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June 16, 2016

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Get Your Student Off to College on the Right Foot

Let your graduating high school student benefit from the expertise of Carnegie Mellon’s Academic Development Office by enrolling him/her in Academic Development’s free Academic Success Workshop.

Workshop topics include time management, goal-setting, stress and procrastination, note-taking skills and exam preparation. Workshop sessions are from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 28, 29 and 30 in the Academic Development Suite in Cyert Hall B5. Lunch is included.

To register, call the Academic Development Office at 412-268-6878 or send email to

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 6. 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