For Case Western Reserve LPN, Degree Decades in the Making
Vicki Moore-Holzhauer, a licensed practical nurse and appointment manager at Case Western Reserve University Health Services, needs to complete just two credit hours next semester to earn her bachelor's degree. It's a personal project that's been a couple decades in the making.
"I started taking classes because it was fun, with no thought of a degree," she said. "After a while I reached a point where I looked and had a lot of credits. I thought 'maybe I could make a commitment to finish.'"
During the process, Moore-Holzhauer, a political science major, recently had an opportunity to participate in a French television documentary on the recent presidential election. Read more.
The campus bookstore will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24. Refer to the store's Web site for additional holiday hours.
The Weight Watchers at Work program will have a registration meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2009, in the Thwing Center Spartan Room. The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays in Thwing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning January 21. Participants receive 12 sessions for $144, payable by cash, check or charge at the January 14 meeting. Call 368-3924 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
1-2-1 Fitness Center presents the 2009 Weight Loss Challenge. This eight-week success program begins Monday, January 5. The series will include individual and team competitions with grand prizes, health risk assessments, weekly weigh-ins, group sessions and prizes, free access to the fitness center and more. The program is open to everyone, including family members and friends. Space is limited. The first 40 people to sign up will receive a free food scale and fitness consultation. Go online for additional information.
The university is required to furnish all employees with a Form W-2 showing their yearly compensation and tax withholding amounts by January 31. The W-2 form should be used to complete the yearly tax return by April 15. To ensure that W-2 forms are received in a timely fashion, employees are being asked to review their addresses in the PeopleSoft system. Student employees will need to log into PeopleSoft SIS, and can refer to the quick reference guide for assistance. Send an e-mail to email@example.com with questions. Faculty and staff will need to log into PeopleSoft HCM , and also can refer to the quick reference guide for additional information. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Changes must be completed by January 11, 2009.
The university's sustainability office is offering several environmental ideas for the holiday season. Today's tip: Instead of contributing to the annual 25 percent increase of landfill waste, get creative and re-commission things you already have. Think outside the box and opt for creative ways of giving gifts, including baskets, fabric instead of paper, magazines, newspaper, and decorative boxes.
The Thwing Center Postal Substation will be closed Wednesday, December 24.
For Faculty and Staff
University leaders have agreed to close the campus at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24. Some university employees hold positions that require work after 3 p.m. on December 24, including those who work shifts other than the standard 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For employees in this situation, two hours of time off will be made available for future use. Learn more.
December 31 is the deadline to incur expenses for reimbursement from 2008 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Eligible health care and/or dependent care expenses incurred between January 1 and December 31, 2008, can be filed for reimbursement through June 30, 2009. Completed claim forms and proper expense documentation should be mailed to: Meritain Health, 19800 Detroit Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44116-1816. Health care FSA claim forms and dependent care FSA claim forms are available online, as well as information about the spending account programs. Call Benefits Administration at 368-6781 or Meritain Health at (877) 801-1500 with questions.
A meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2009, in Nord Hall, Room 410 for students interested in learning more about semester and year abroad programs. The deadline for submission of applications for study abroad for fall semester 2009 has been extended to February 15, 2009.
Refer to the University Circle Inc. calendar for a list of holiday events and activities taking place in the community today and in the days ahead.
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