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Monday, December 18, 2017

Campus closed for Winter Break

UTA will be closed Monday, Dec. 25-Tuesday, Jan. 2, for Winter Break. Operations and classes resume Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Other Winter Break hours are online for Dining Services, the Maverick Activities Center, the UTA Bookstore, UTA Libraries, and the Planetarium at UTA. The E.H. Hereford University Center is open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 22, and is closed Saturday, Dec. 23-Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Via rideshare program begun in Arlington

  via rideshare  

Arlington's new Via rideshare program——is underway. Rides are available for $3 Monday-Saturday in UTA, Downtown Arlington, the Entertainment District, and the Centreport Station of Trinity Railway Express.

The Metro Arlington Xpress, or MAX, bus program ends Dec. 31. LEARN MORE.

Office Green Teams should share experiences

Departments participating in the Office Green Team program are encouraged to share their green office tales from 2017. Send your stories to Meghna Tare at The Office Green Team program is sponsored by the Institute of Sustainability and Global Impact.

Last open session today for candidates for CAPPA dean

The remaining candidate for dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs will have an open session with the University community at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, Room 401, CAPPA building. The candidate will speak and then answer questions.

The first four candidates appeared at open forums last week.

Visit the Senior Leadership Searches webpage to learn more about the dean search for the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs and feedback surveys.

Power energy savings by turning off electrical devices

  Turn off the lights  

A few actions on your part can help conserve energy on campus during the winter break. The Office of Facilities Management suggests these steps to realize maximum energy savings:

  • Turn off and unplug electrical devices. Many devices remain in a standby mode or use power even when turned off, including computers, monitors, scanners, printers, copiers, chargers, power supplies, appliances, and other electrical devices. If items are plugged into power strips, simply turn off the power strips.
  • Lower the heating temperature and turn off air conditioning. Areas controlled directly by an occupant should have the air conditioning and fans turned off. Heating and air conditioning in many campus buildings are controlled by a computerized energy management system that will set these areas to maximize energy conservation during the break.

Be prepared for CrashPlan upgrade Tuesday

CrashPlan, a data protection software that backs up and restores University files, will be upgraded Tuesday, Dec. 19. The newest version of CrashPlan includes new functionality with the administrative console to simplify app customization deployment, as well as additional performance enhancements.

Faculty and staff should connect all devices to a wired UTA network connection to receive the latest CrashPlan update. Upgrades will not be applied to devices connected to VPN or wireless. Please contact your department desktop support associate or open an IT Help Desk ticket at 817-272-2208 or as soon as you are able to connect your device. Then, the upgrade can be pushed to your device. You also may submit a ticket using the self-service portal.

Payday checks available Jan. 2

The next monthly payday is Tuesday, Jan. 2, when the University will be closed for Winter Break. To accommodate employees who pick up their paychecks, Payroll Services will be open 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 2. All other payroll business or any payment issues will be handled when University offices open Wednesday, Jan. 3. Email for details.

Financial Seminar Series continues in 2018

  financial seminar series  

Look ahead when planning your future with the Financial Seminar Series hosted by the Office of Human Resources. Register online to attend "Your Retirement Plan at Work" 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Room 601 of Nedderman Hall. Breakfast is included.

Coming Up

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