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April 25, 2013

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Parking Open Enrollment Continues Through May 3

The Open Enrollment period for campus permit parking is now underway through Friday, May 3. Everyone must apply during this two-week period. Permits will not rollover to next year.

To apply, go to and select three different options for your parking location. Carpool leaders must apply online and submit a paper application.

Contact Parking & Transportation Services at 412-268-2052 or with questions.

New SMART ID Cards To Be Issued for Pittsburgh Campus

The Pittsburgh campus will upgrade to SMART ID Cards this summer. The new SMART Card will provide faculty, staff and students with more efficient access to Port Authority Transit within Allegheny County.

All benefits-eligible faculty and staff members on the Pittsburgh campus will be re-carded this July. Returning students will be re-carded in September.

For more details and distribution information, visit If you have questions about the transition, send email to

Vote for the New ID Card Design

As the university prepares to transition to SMART Cards this summer, The HUB is requesting your input in choosing the new design.
Throughout the month of March, many students submitted creative and thoughtful designs to the "CM-yoU ID Card Design Contest." Three designs have been chosen by a review board – and now it's time for the campus community to vote! Cast a vote by tomorrow, April 26, by visiting Only one vote per person will be counted. The design with the most votes will be the look of the next CMU ID Card. The winning design will be announced May 1.
For more information about SMART Cards, visit Thank you for your participation!

Staff Council Elects New Officers

Staff Council elected its new officers for 2013-14. Vice chair is Pattye Stragar, operations manager of fitness/aquatics for the Department of Athletics and Physical Education. Secretary is Alicia Angemeer, external relations and outreach coordinator for the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems. Treasurer is Heather Depasquale, senior business administrator for Computing Services. This year’s vice chair, John Lanyon, tutor coordinator for Academic Development, becomes chair for 2013-14.

Vote for Staff Council At-Large Reps

Staff Council at-large elections for the 2013-2015 term have begun. Please go to to cast your vote by 5 p.m., Friday, May 3. You can select up to five candidates to serve on council. You may view the candidates’ biographies and photos on the elections page as well. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Elections Committee at

Student Activities To Present Student Organization Awards

For the first time, the Office of Student Activities will be presenting Student Organization Awards to recognize student organizations, officers/members and advisers at Carnegie Mellon. The awards will be presented at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 in the University Center’s Danforth Lounge. Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Student Organization
  • Outstanding Student Organization Program
  • Outstanding Student Organization Leader
  • Outstanding Student Organization Adviser

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, May 1. For award descriptions and how to submit a nomination, visit:

Andy Award Nominations Now Open

It’s time to nominate staff for the 2013 Andy Awards, the university-wide recognition program that honors individual staff members and teams of colleagues for their outstanding performance, commitment to excellence and significant impact on the university. Awards are given in six categories: Dedication, Commitment to Students, Innovation, Culture, University Citizenship and Community Contributions. The deadline for nominations is July 10. For information on the nomination process, go to

Libraries Call for Nominations

University Libraries are accepting nominations from the CMU community through May 10 to honor library personnel for outstanding service in 2012-13. The libraries’ Excellence Award recognizes library employees’ excellence in any of five areas: Citizenship, Customer Satisfaction, Innovation, Outreach or Productivity. The Transformation Award, new this year, recognizes library employees for activities that have dramatically changed thought or action within the libraries. Nomination forms and library award program details are available at

Roberts Road To Close April 29 Through October 2015

Roberts Road will be closed April 29 through the duration of the Scott Hall Project (October 2015) from the FMS pedestrian bridge to the top of the drive near Scaife Hall.  For more information and project updates, see the Scott Hall Construction website at