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Staff Council President’s February Letter to Staff

Hello from Staff Council!

Hoping you are enjoying the new year.  Just wanted to reach out to remind you all of the wonderful opportunities available to you as an employee of UHD.  We welcome you to get involved with Staff Council by attending one of general council meetings or by simply shooting us an email at UHDStaffCouncil@uhd.edu.  We are always happy to hear from you.

STAFF COUNCIL EVENTS / COSPONSORED

Staff Council General Counsel Meeting

  • February 18 (10-11 a.m., Milam Room)
  • Everyone is welcome

UHD EVENTS

Free Tax Preparation from VITA (Volunteer Income Assistance)

  • February 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29  (9:30 a.m., Shea Street Building, B-226)

Breast Cancer in African American Women

  • February 5,  (11:30 a.m., N1099)
  • Presented by Dr. Shahnjayla Connors and sponsored by the Center for Critical Race Studies as part of Black History Month

Seri Robinson Exhibition

  • Various Days (O’Kane Gallery)

African American Read-In

  • February 6,  (11:30 a.m., Mural Area)
  • Hosted by CHSS Assistant Dean, Crystal Guillory and sponsored by the Center for Critical Race Studies as part of Black History Month

JCPenney Suit-Up Event

  • February 9,  (6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Meyerland JCPenney Plaza)
  • Discounts for UHD students faculty and staff for professional attire
  • Register at Register at JCPenney Suit-Up Event

VitalVoices / VitalAlumni- 3rd Annual Innovation in CPS Symposium

  • February 11,  (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Commerce C100)

CCRS Scholar-in-Residence Administrator and Staff Development Seminar

  • February 13,  (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Milam Event Room)
  • Presenting Dr. Tina M. Harris

Critical Race Studies Annual Lecture Series – Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Tina Harris

  • February 13,  (6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium)
  • Presenting Dr. Tina M. Harris

The Uses and Misuses of Reverend Dr. martin Luther King Jr: Reflections on 30 Day Journey with martin Luther King Jr.

  • February 18,  (1 p.m. – 2 p.m., N1099)
  • Presentation by Dr. Johnathan Chism, Assistant Professor of History
  • Sponsored by Center for Critical Race Studies as part of Black History Month

Hero or Villain:  A Deeper Look into Erik Killmonger of Marvel’s Black Panther

  • February 18,  (1 p.m. – 2 p.m., N1099)
  • Presentation by Dr. Darius Benton, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
  • Sponsored by Center for Critical Race Studies as part of Black History Month

VitalVoices / VitalAlumni – Social Work Person of the Year

  • February 20,  (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Commerce C100)

Possibilities and Perils of Political Rhetoric

  • February 25,  (1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium)
  • Sponsored by Dr. Windy Lawrence, Associate Professor in Communication Studies
  • Reception and refreshments following

Health Fair

  • February 26,  (9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ACAD A300 Special Events Center)
  • Sponsored by Student Life, ESO and UHD PD
  • Over 40 health and wellness vendors, STD testing and Ash Wednesday Service

Candidate Meet and Greet

  • February 26,  (9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Milam Event Room)
  • Presentation by SGA and Center for Public Deliberation
  • Register at Candidate Meet & Greet

African American Psychology:  Examinations for a Positive Perspective

  • February 27,  (10 a.m. – 11 a.m., N1099)
  • Presentation by Dr. Stacie DeFreitas, Associate Professor Psychology
  • Sponsored by Center for Critical Race Studies as part of Black History Month

TRAININGS

FITNESS/HEALTH WORKSHOPS

  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certification
    • February 7, (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., OMB N602)
    • $25 fee for certification, free for all others

    Yoga for Beginners

    • February 11, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., OMB N602)
    • Lite refreshments, everyone welcome
    • Come prepared to exercise

    Zumba Valentine’s Party

    • February 13 (4 p.m. – 6 p.m. North Deck or Studio)
    • Lite refreshments, door prizes, everyone welcome

    Healthy Eating Habits on a Budget

    • February 27,   (2 p.m. – 3 p.m., B110)
    • Lite refreshments, everyone welcome

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