ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Severe Weather Possibility – Know Where to Go
According to The National Weather Service, Tuscaloosa County may experience severe weather with the potential for a brief tornado and/or damaging winds up to 60 mph from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. The forecast can change before Saturday and should be monitored through the NWS website. Know where to go in case of severe weather.
TIAA Webinars Oct. 13-15
TIAA is offering several one-hour, live webinars Oct. 13-15 addressing an array of financial issues including retirement assets, Medicare, alternative investments, Health Savings Accounts and cybersecurity. To enroll in the seminars and find more information, visit the HR website.
WellBAMA Screenings Continue
Three WellBAMA health screening opportunities will be offered in coming weeks. Screenings will take place Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UREC courtyard; Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Russell Hall courtyard; and Thursday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Capstone College of Nursing. Employees should schedule their health screening in advance.
Political Activities Policy and Rule Reminder
With Election Day just around the corner, the University remains committed to supporting free speech and encouraging voter participation among students, faculty and staff. Employees are reminded to review and follow the University’s Electronic Media Policy, Board of Trustees of the UA System Rule 304 and state ethics laws, which outline limitations and prohibitions on political activity for UA employees when such activity uses University resources or is potentially tied to their University employment. Among other things, a UA employee may not use University time or resources, including University email addresses, for or on behalf of any political candidate, campaign or organization, or for any contribution or solicitation of contributions to a political campaign or organization.
PSA Holds Annual Brewer-Porch Coat Drive
Each year the Professional Staff Assembly holds a coat drive for children at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center. Now through Nov. 1, donations of new coats and cold-weather gear in child sizes small through extra large, and adult sizes small through large are being accepted. Drop off donations to Chelsea Ratcliff in 302 Russell Hall, or email email@example.com to schedule a donation pick-up.
Student Media Launches Black Student-Led Magazine
Nineteen Fifty-Six is a Black student-led magazine that amplifies the voices within The University of Alabama’s Black community. Founded by current Editor-in-Chief Tionna Taite, it seeks to educate students from all backgrounds on culturally-important issues and topics in an effort to produce socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded citizens. Read the first issue.
Sign Up for Sentinel Testing With myBama Email
Faculty and staff are encouraged to register to be included in the random sampling of students, faculty and staff for COVID sentinel testing. Sentinel testing helps the University understand the underlying prevalence of infection on campus in order to respond promptly. The goal is to test around 3% of the campus population each week with a sampling technique using a self-administered nasal swab. Use your myBama username @ua.edu when signing up at healthy.verily.com for sentinel testing.
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Information on COVID-19 and campus operations is updated frequently. For more FAQs, go to UA’s healthinfo website. If you have questions not answered on the website, please call UA’s COVID-19 hotline at 205-348-CV19 (2819).