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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Calendar Highlights

September 3:

PACE Volunteer Fair. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., CFA Lawn. All faculty, staff and students are invited to the PACE Volunteer. Talk with about 50 local nonprofits about one-time and ongoing volunteer and advocacy opportunities at their organizations. Partners are also welcome to attend. Agencies will represent work to address a wide variety of social issues including senior services, children and youth programming, hunger and homelessness, environmental preservation, animal support and much more. Questions can be directed to Student Activities at 412-268-8704.

September 9:

Professional Development Workshop: Financial Data Warehouse 101. 2 - 4:30 p.m., Hearth Room, Whitfield Hall. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on navigation, common terminology and techniques used in the financial data warehouse. Participants will also learn how to copy, edit, filter and run a query and export the data results to Excel. This class is required to obtain access to the Financial Data Warehouse. Offered by Finance Training and Communications. Enroll online.

September 10:

Professional Development Workshop: Workday 25—What’s New? 9 - 11 a.m., Near and Far Clusters, Hunt Library. One important aspect of the Workday software-as-a-service product is the bi-annual updates. Each year in March and September, Workday will add new functionality, improve the user interface and correct major issues. This month, Workday version 25 will be launched. During this session, end users will be able to learn about and preview the changes in Workday 25. Enroll online.

Professional Development Workshop: Purchasing Card (PCard) Training. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Club Room, Whitfield Hall. This class provides detailed information on the university's purchasing card (PCard) program, reviews policies, processes and procedures, and defines the responsibilities and obligations of an authorized university cardholder, when purchasing on behalf of the university. This class is required to obtain a university purchasing card. Offered by Finance Training and Communications. Enroll online.

September 11:

Moments of Remembrance. CMU will remember the anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 with a lone bagpiper playing at the 9/11 Memorial Tree on the Cut.  The Memorial Tree was planted in memory of the seven alumni who perished that day. The piper will play at the moments of impact: 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m., marking the times four airliners crashed into the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and an open field in Shanksville, Pa.

S.A.F.E.: Self Awareness & Familiarization Exchange. 9 - 11 a.m., Cohon University Center, Connan Room. S.A.F.E. is an unparalleled two-hour educational awareness crime-victim prevention program. It encompasses strategies, techniques, options and prevention that provide women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. Offered by University Police Department. Enroll online.

"Give from the Heart" Blood Drive. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mellon Institute, 3rd floor social room. Please visit and enter group code CU040010 or Mellon Institute — Brenda at or SEI — Rob at Walk-ins welcome.

September 14:

Professional Development Workshop — Starting at the Beginning: Creating Good Research Questions. 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Rooms, Cohon University Center. In this session, participants will learn how to take a general idea and shape it into a set of research questions that are specific, manageable, relevant and actionable. We will discuss the various types of research questions and the methodologies best suited to each type. Offered by the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis. Enroll online.

September 15:

Professional Development Workshop — Focus on You: Understanding Professional Development Services at CMU. 9 - 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. You show up every day and contribute your talents and skills to your responsibilities at CMU. For Professional Development Services, our focus is you. We invite you to attend this session and learn about the multitude of professional development programs and resources available to you. This session will provide you with the opportunity to explore the ways in which you can develop your own skills and abilities by tapping into the many resources available. Enroll online.

September 16:

Carnegie Bosch Institute 25th Anniversary Conference. "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Global Markets," 1-5 p.m., McConomy Auditorium. Keynotes, panel discussions and lightning talks will cover the following topics:

  • A Networked World: Reshaping Global Business;
  • Trends for the Future | Impact on Global Industry & Management;
  • Innovation in Global Markets;
  • Technologies for the Future; and
  • Leading Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Confirmed speakers are: Provost Farnam Jahanian; CMU deans Jim Garrett, Andrew Moore, Ramayya Krishnan and Bob Dammon; CyLab Director David Brumley; Werner Struth, member of the Board of Management, Bosch Group; and Sean Ammirati, partner, Birchmere Labs. The panel host will be Bill Flanagan of the Allegheny Conference and host and producer of WPXI-TV's Our Region’s Business. The conference emcee is alumna Brittany McCandless, associate producer for CBS This Morning. Learn more.

Professional Development Workshop — Leadership Begins Within: Developing Self-Awareness and Engaging Reflective Practice. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Rooms, Cohon University Center. External leadership begins with internal leadership and a deep understanding of yourself, your strengths and what motivates you. In this session participants will explore their leadership and communication styles, identify their personal leadership vision, and explore reflective practice as a way to increase leadership effectiveness. Enroll online.

September 17:

Carnegie Mellon Women's Association Fall Reception. 4:30 - 6 p.m., President's Residence. CMWA members are invited to attend the annual fall reception tea hosted by Honorary CMWA President Mary Suresh, which will kick off the organization's centennial celebration. The CMWA was founded in 1916. Click here for the full invitation and to RSVP by Sept. 10. To become a CMWA member, visit

September 18:

Professional Development Workshop: Twenty Years and Counting Roundtable. 8:30 to 10 a.m., Pake Room, Cohon University Center. Have you been at the university for 20+ years? Come and meet (or reacquaint yourself) with other staff members who have worked at Carnegie Mellon for more than 20 years. Engage in a dialogue through a roundtable format on the ways in which CMU has changed over the years, strategies on staying motivated and what the next several years have in store. Enroll online.

September 21:

Professional Development Workshop: Introduction to Scotty Goes Green. 9 - 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Scotty Goes Green has over 38 departments and 650 people engaged in the program that aims to help offices and departments adopt environmental and sustainable practices. Come and learn from others who have accomplished the goals, and how your office can participate. Also, learn about Carnegie Mellon Green Practices and resources that can help your office become greener. By completing 30 of the 40+ actions, your office will earn bragging rights as a Bronze Certified Office and receive Scotty Goes Green pins! The categories for actions include: Participation, Energy, Transportation & Commuting, Kitchen, Events, Recycling, Reducing & Reusing and Purchasing or you can add one or two of your own actions. Offered by Environment@CMU. Enroll online.

Professional Development Workshop — Workday: Meeting the Challenges—Department Initiator Training. 9 a.m.  12 p.m., Near and Far Clusters, Hunt Library. Adopting a new HR/Payroll system always has it challenges. This hands-on session will examine the most common errors, questions and mishaps that occur in Workday and impact Department Initiators. Interacting with other Department Initiators, CMUWorks Service Center staff and Human Resources staff, participants will have the opportunity to review key tasks and action items and meet their challenges head on. Enroll online.

September 22:

Taste of the Tartans. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rangos Ballroom, Cohon Center. Take your taste buds on an international tour as you enjoy free, tasty samples offered by Dining Services. All members of the CMU community are welcome to sample food from restaurants and vendors from all locations on campus. Learn more about Dining Services.

September 23:

Professional Development Workshop: Overview of Research Compliance and Research Misconduct. 12 - 1 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Rooms, Cohon University Center. Presented by Ann Mathias, Assistant Vice President of Research, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance, this session is part of the CMU Office of Research Integrity and Compliance education program titled Responsible Conduct of Research Brown Bag Sessions. The sessions are intended to provide participants with an introduction to the topics typically included in RCR curriculum. The sessions are part lecture and part discussion of case studies. Group discussion is intended to help participants understand the complexity of these issues. Offered by the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance. Enroll online.

Professional Development Workship: Oracle Purchase Order Training. 1 - 4:30 p.m., Hearth Room, Whitfield Hall. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on how to create, approve and print a purchase order in the Oracle financial system. Participants will also learn how to create a receipt, do a return, and how to modify an approved purchase order. Throughout the class, there will be a high level of policy and procedure review from the Introduction to Purchasing class. This class is required to be granted access in the Oracle financial system to create purchase orders. Offered By Finance Training and Communications. Enroll online.

Professional Development Workshop — Flex Your Followership: Strategies for Leading Without Authority. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. “Who would become leaders if they were not first followers?” (Ira Chalef) Effective followership is essential to the leadership process and offers a unique opportunity to practice leadership behaviors regardless of your role. This session explores strategies to lead from where you are and motivate and inspire others by setting an example of leadership through effective followership. Enroll online.

September 24:

Professional Development Workshop — Mapping Out Your Professional Development Plan: A Hands-On Approach. 9 - 11 a.m., Far Clusters, Hunt Library. Albert Einstein once said, “Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information.” How do you create a focused learning experience that nurtures your growth? Developing an intentional and individualized professional development plan is the first step to creating a targeted learning experience. In this workshop, participants will explore their professional development plan and map learning opportunities to their goals in order to achieve success. Enroll online.

September 25:

Professional Development Workshop: Workday Department Initiator Roundtable Discussion. 9 - 10:30 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Having trouble with a particular part of Workday? Made a great discovery on a Workday functionality you would like to share? Interested in getting the most up-to-date information about improvements and new functionality? Willing to share ideas, problem-solve and give feedback on the Workday system? All Department Initiators are invited to attend this roundtable and join in the conversation. Enroll online.

September 29:

Professional Development Workshop: Workday Activity Pay Manager Training. 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Near and Far Clusters, Hunt Library. The Activity Pay Manager is the individual who processes all payments outside the day-to-day payroll functionality. This might include awards, adjunct faculty, private instruction and one time payments. Activity pay will also include the charging instructions for these transactions. Individuals serving in the Activity Pay Manager role must complete this training prior to gaining access to these functions in Workday. Enroll online.


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