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Thursday, January 26, 2012

News Briefs

Tepper School Alumni Fifth in Forbes’ Most Satisfied List

Tepper School of Business alumni recently claimed the fifth spot on Forbes Magazine’s listing of “The Most Satisfied B-School Graduates.” The listing is a compilation of 5,000 survey responses received from the Class of 2006 at more than 100 business schools. Respondents (graduates) provided insight relating to their satisfaction in three areas: MBA education; preparedness relative to other MBA graduates; and current job status. The overall satisfaction was determined by averaging the individual categories. The Top 10 schools are included in a slideshow at Forbes.com.

EH&S Sponsors AED/CPR Training Classes

Environmental Health & Safety has announced three additional AED/CPR training classes:

  • Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – noon, Wean Hall 5310                  
  • March 2, 10 a.m. – noon, Location TBD                       
  • March 21, 1 – 3 p.m., Rangos 2, University Center                     

 Anyone interested in attending one of these classes can register by going to http://www.cmu.edu/ehs/training/index.html, clicking on AED Training, and going to the registration page at the end of the course description.

Weight Watchers at Work Session Begins Feb. 8

A new Weight Watchers at Work session begins Feb. 8. The cost is $39.95/month, which includes access to e-tools. Twenty members are needed to start the new session. If interested in joining, please attend our information session from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 in Cyert B6B. If you have questions, or cannot attend the information session, please contact Rita Motor (rita@cmu.edu).

Alcohol and Drug Policy Brochure Available Online

Carnegie Mellon's annual alcohol and drug policy brochure is available online at http://www.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/dean/publications/2011-2012-alcohol-and-drug-brochure.pdf. The university takes seriously its obligation to ensure community members understand Pennsylvania law and the university’s policies and expectations regarding alcohol and other drugs. The brochure also provides information on the support available for anyone in need. This publication was compiled as a resource by staff in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. Contact the Student Affairs Office at 412-268-2075 should you have questions or comments.

ETC Helps Develop New iPhone App for Kids

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College has launched Out-A-Bout, a new iPhone app for children between the ages of 3 and 5 to encourage physical activity, outdoor play, early literacy and parent-child interaction. The app, developed in part by the Entertainment Technology Center, is the first in a series of digital media apps being created through the Early Career Fellows program. To learn more, visit www.fredrogerscenter.org

Cultural Trust Offers Discounted Tickets to CMU Community

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is offering students, faculty and staff discounted tickets to several performances in January, February and March. They include:

  • The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (Jan. 21 at the Byham Theater); Suite Bill (Jan. 21 at the August Wilson Center);
  • Sean Jones Duets Generations (Jan. 26 at the August Wilson Center);
  • PMT’s Spring Awakening (Jan. 26 – Feb. 4 at the Byham);
  • Billy Elliot (Jan. 31-Feb. 12 at the Benedum Center);
  • Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Feb. 8 at the Byham);
  • National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul Brian Skerry (Feb. 12 at the Byham);
  • PJO Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (Feb. 18 at the August Wilson Center);
  • Dance Works Rotterdam (Feb. 18 at the Byham);
  • Cirque Dreams Pop Goes the Rock (Feb. 21-26 at Heinz Hall);
  • Between a Ballad and a Blue (Feb. 24-25 at the August Wilson Center);
  • Bodiography Red Carpet Rollout (Feb. 24-25 at the Byham);
  • Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy (Feb. 25 at the Benedum);
  • Armitage Gone! Dance in Three Theories (March 3 at the Byham);
  • Blues Brothers Revue (March 8 at the Byham); and
  • Dynamic Women of Dance (March 9-10 at the August Wilson Center).

To order tickets, go to http://www.trustarts.org and login using the promo code CMU1112 to receive the discount.

Special Dinner and Show packages, which include dinner at Lidia’s, are available for the Feb. 9 performance of Billy Elliot. To order these packages go to http://www.trustarts.org/lidias

Nominations Open for Graduate Student Awards

The Graduate Student Service and Teaching Award nominations are now open and will be due on Friday, Feb. 10. The committees would greatly appreciate your support in soliciting and submitting nominations of graduate students who have excelled in teaching or service so that their efforts can be recognized by the university community. Nomination information can be found at http://www.cmu.edu/celebration-of-education/graduate-student/index.html. Awards will be presented on Thursday, April 5, at the "Innovation with Impact: Graduate Student Celebration of Research, Teaching and Service" during Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Recipients will also be recognized at the Celebration of Education on Wednesday, April 25.

Washington Semester Program Seeks Public Policy-Minded Students

Undergraduates from any course of study who would value firsthand public policy experience are invited to apply to CMU’s Washington Semester Program (WSP), sponsored by the university's Center for International Relations and Politics. In this semester-long program, students live, work and study in Washington, D.C., coming into direct contact with political, business and community leaders, and learning about the most pressing policy issues of the day. Interested students can download a program brochure and application at http://www.cmu.edu/ir/academic-programs/washington-semester-program/index.html.
 
WSP information sessions will be held Thursday, Feb. 2; Tuesday, Feb. 7; and Wednesday, Feb. 22. All sessions will take place from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Baker Hall 154R. Refreshments will be provided. All application materials must submitted no later than March 8 to CMUWSP Adviser Emily Half. For more information contact cmuwsp@andrew.cmu.edu.

Housing and Dining  Services Has Cash Registers for Sale

Housing and Dining Services recently upgraded its point of sale (POS) terminals (cash registers with touch screen monitors) in its dining facilities and are selling the units they've replaced. Twenty used Micros Workstation 4 POS systems in good working condition are available for $300 each. Specifications for the units are available at: http://corporate.cbord.com/products/hardware/bi_ws4.pdf. Contact Jason Woods at jawoods@andrew.cmu.edu for additional information.