e-Veritas Archive | October, 2017

Street and Parking Lot Closures for Homecoming Week


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This week’s Homecoming festivities and the parade on Friday, November 3, will necessitate the roadway interruptions, lot closures, and shuttle route changes outlined below and on the map. Parking staff and UM Police will be onsite directing the community. Please allow extra time for your commute.

 Tuesday, October 31:    

·         Red Lot 302 (purple outline) will be closed on Tuesday, October 31 and reopen the following Tuesday, November 7.

 Friday, November 3: 

·         Pink Lot 307 and all parallel parking spaces on Levante Avenue will be closed all day (purple outline).

·         Stanford Circle will be closed all day (black striped area).

 From 3:30 – 11:00 p.m.:

·         Miller Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic.

 From 6 to 8 p.m.:

  • Levante Avenue will have partial closure (red shaded area).
  • Pavia Street will be closed (red shaded area). Vehicles parked inside the Pavia Garage will be directed by parking staff to exit via the Merrick Garage and proceed towards Merrick Drive. Left turns out of the Merrick Garage will not be allowed during parade activity.
  • Lot 306 next to the Counseling Center will be closed (red shaded area).
  • White Lot 303 in front of the Lowe Art Museum will be closed (red shaded area).
  • Access to White Lots 304, 304A/B/C, 309, 310 and the Mahoney-Pearson Garage will be closed via Stanford Drive. During this time, drivers will be able to exit directly onto Ponce De Leon Boulevard via the Mahoney Pearson gate (blue arrows path).
  • The parade will follow the route of the yellow arrows.

 The Stanford shuttle route will be modified due to Stanford Circle being closed all day. The modified route is shown in green on the map. Please note that the shuttle might pause temporarily during the parade.

 The Miller shuttle route will be modified from 3:30 to 11 p.m. to accommodate food trucks along Miller Circle. The modified route is shown in orange on the map.

 If you have questions, please contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096 or parking.gables@miami.edu.

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CORRECTION: Active Shooter Response Training on November 13 at 1:30 p.m.

CORRECTION TO INFORMATION PROVIDED IN VERITAS: The time, place and subject of the Monday, November 13, session is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Whitten Learning Center, room 140, and the topic is Active Shooter Response Training.

Attendance is worth 150 Well ’Canes points for those participating in the Well ’Canes program. To receive program credit, attendees must sign a wellness points attendance roster with their C number at the end of the class. Eligible participants will receive their points four to six weeks after attending one of these sessions:

The 1.5-hour Active Shooter Response Training includes a presentation and discussion of active shooter preparation techniques, warning signs, and survival tactics based on material provided by the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA and adapted for the UM campus community.

For more information, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@miami.edu or 305-284-8005 during business hours.

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Forum Addresses Well-Being, Health and Safety on College Campuses

Special to UM News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 27, 2017)—With student and employee well-being as a central theme, a two-day conference hosted by the University of Miami’s Division of Student Affairs and Department of Wellness and Recreation examined strategies and best practices to foster a culture of health and safety on college campuses nationwide.

Held October 13-14 at the Herbert Wellness Center, the forum attracted 18 leaders from 12 colleges and universities and was co-hosted by the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)—two organizations that recognize that a campus environment of healthy behaviors not only contributes to academic success but also plays an important role in forming and maintaining positive relationships in communities.

Representatives from the American College Health Association (ACHA) also attended and spoke at the forum, exchanging their experiences and perspectives on student and employee well-being.

NIRSA Past-President Kathleen Hatch facilitated the forum and encouraged dialogue about how to best align campus partnerships and resources to successfully integrate universal well-being into campus cultures.

NIRSA’s mission is to advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport, and wellness by providing educational and developmental opportunities, generating and sharing knowledge, and promoting networking and growth for their members. The organization also believes in transforming lives and inspiring the development of healthy communities worldwide.

The leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession, NASPA has a similar mission with four guiding principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry. NASPA’s vision is to be the principal source of leadership, scholarship, professional development, and advocacy for student affairs.

UM’s Department of Wellness and Recreation strives to foster a lifestyle of responsible choices supporting the mind, the body, and the spirit in educational, wellness, and recreational programs through services and facilities for the University community.

“Wellness involves more than physical fitness—it’s about maintaining a balanced lifestyle,” said Scott Levin, UM’s executive director of wellness and recreation, who, along with Vice President for Student Affairs Pat Whitely, hosted the meeting. “At the Herbert Wellness Center, we offer programs such as group fitness classes, intramural sports, and weight training that focus on physical well-being as well as classes like cooking, meditation, mindfulness, and yoga that focus on mental well-being.”

All of the organizations present at the forum have missions aligning core values that attempt to grow and develop their community to make choices that promote a wholesome lifestyle. Through the forum, the organizations were able to develop content and resources to assist their community members in finding their wellness fit.



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Use JobX to Post Student Jobs

JobXVery motivated and hardworking students are looking for on-campus job opportunities. If you have student-job openings, please post them on JobX (miami.edu/jobx).



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Faculty Research Mentors Needed

Are you a University of Miami faculty researcher working in a laboratory or on a great project? If so, please consider serving as a faculty research mentor. More and more UM undergraduates are seeking research positions year-round. These students come from all majors and disciplines and can conduct research as volunteers or for credit. If you are interested in mentoring, please email the Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach at ugrinfo@miami.edu or call 305-284-5058.


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