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July 07, 2016

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Swimming Pool To Close Through Aug. 5

The swimming pool in the Cohon University Center will close at 5 p.m., Saturday, July 2, and remain closed through Aug. 5, so the pool can be drained and retiled. The diving well will remain open.

Arrangements have been made for members of the CMU community to use the pool at Chatham University and/or the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. At the JCC, you must show your ID and pay $5 to swim.

Contact Alicia Gorman at with questions.

Abandoned Bicycles To Be Removed July 13

University Police and Facilities Management Services will be removing abandoned bicycles from the main Pittsburgh campus on Wednesday, July 13. University Police will identify and tag the abandoned bikes on Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3.

Abandoned bikes are those that are in poor condition from not being used. Bikes in poor condition are identified by such features that include, but not limited to, two flat tires, missing major parts, frozen brakes and rusted chains that make the bike unusable.

Tagged bikes, bike parts, and locks will be removed July 13. Those that are deemed to be operational will be stored on campus for six months. Owners seeking to claim their bikes should contact University Police at 412-268-2323. Non-operational bikes and bike parts will be donated to approved charitable or neighborhood organizations.

A separate round up of bikes stored at Housing Facilities will be scheduled in the near future.

Openings Available for CMU’s FITT Camp

Openings are available for CMU’s FITT Camp, from noon to 4 p.m., July 11-15; 18-22 and 25-29. FITT Camp, for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14,  introduces campers to lifetime sports and skills. Campers participate daily in swimming and basketball. Other activities may include circuit training, tennis, racquetball, squash, badminton, hikes/trails, soccer, ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard and track & field events. Participants should bring a bathing suit, brown bag lunch and their own water bottle.
The cost of the program is $40 per day. Students may attend for one day, or as many days as they like. All fees must be prepaid at the equipment desk. Master Card, Visa and Discover are accepted. There will be no refunds or credits unless there is a medical excuse.
For more information about FITT camp, contact Pattye Stragar, Fitness Operations Manager in the CMU Athletic Department, at or 412-268-1235.

CMU Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women Offers Staff Discount

The Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women is offering a 33 percent discount for CMU staff. The academy was created specifically to address the distinct challenges faced by motivated, goal-oriented female leaders, helping women surpass both personal and organizational growth objectives. With a focus on practical implementation, the academy begins with a 360˚ assessment to help women assign benchmarks and identify areas of focus with their personal executive coach.

Several CMU staff link their success directly to the program.

"The Leadership and Negotiation Academy has made a tremendous impact on both my professional and personal life,” said Kathryn Heidemann, assistant dean of Heinz College and College of Fine Arts initiatives. “I was able to apply negotiation strategies with a near-immediate ‘return on my investment,’ and also make lifelong friends that will likely be champions for my whole career and beyond."

The academy is now enrolling candidates for a September start. For more information, visit the academy's website or contact Leanne Meyer at

Say "Thank You" With an Andy Award Nomination

The Andy Award nomination period is now open through July 15. Named for Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon, the Andy Awards are a tribute to the spirit of teamwork and dedication embodied by the staff at Carnegie Mellon. Individual staff members and teams of colleagues whose work has had a significant impact on the university are recognized for their outstanding performance and commitment to excellence through the Andy Awards program.

Awards are given in five categories: Commitment to Excellence, Commitment to Students, Innovative and Creative Contributions, Spirit, and Teamwork and Collaboration.

For more on the program and categories, nomination criteria and nomination forms visit the Andy Awards website.

Defensive Driving Classes Offered

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is offering four defensive driving classes for those who drive a vehicle on behalf of the university. The course is classroom instruction only.

Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the EH&S conference room on Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8.

Register online