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Find Your Best U During the Week of Well-Being April 3-7

WOW-Web-Home-SmallTake care of your body, mind, and spirit to find your best U during the University of Miami’s fifth annual Week of Well-Being. From April 3-7, faculty, staff, and students on all three campuses are invited to transform the way they think about psychological health through a number of exciting events, including Wellness Fairs featuring free massages, samples from local health food vendors, and giveaways from various booths.

Other featured events of the week include The Laughing Guide to Well-Being, a presentation on how humor and science can make you happier and healthier, hosted by Isaac Prilleltensky, dean of the School of Education and Human Development (registration required); a group yoga class presented by the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center; and a Mindfulness Training session designed to positively inspire all facets of your life, presented by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

For more information on the week, including a full schedule of events, visit miami.edu/wow.

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Ticket Distribution for Family Day with the Marlins Continues

Celebrate with co-workers and family members at our 12th annual event as the Miami Marlins take on the Pittsburgh Pirates 

marlins-ticket-distributionIn appreciation of the dedication and outstanding work of its employees, the University of Miami will host its 12th annual Family Day with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, April 29, at Marlins Park in Little Havana, when the Marlins take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10 p.m.

Each regular employee, as well as contract employees, can pick up one complimentary ticket and purchase up to two additional tickets for $1 each; extra tickets will be available for $10 apiece. Children under 3 do not require tickets. Each ticket comes with a food voucher for a hot dog, chips, and a fountain drink or bottle of water.

Tickets will be distributed to employees with a valid ‘Cane Card and cash only on the following dates, time, and locations:

  • Coral Gables campus: Monday, March 27; and Monday, April 3, on the Foote University Green, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Miller School campus: Thursday, March 30; and Thursday, April 6, at the Schoninger Research Quadrangle, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Rosenstiel School campus: Friday, March 31, on the Breezeway, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You must have a valid ‘Cane Card (UM ID) to receive your tickets, and you must pick them up at a single ticket distribution session; you cannot go multiple times. You will not be permitted to bring anyone else’s ID to purchase tickets for them.

If you plan to sit with other UM employees, you must pick up your tickets together, at the same time, and at the same distribution site. Cash only will be accepted for all ticket purchases. Family Day tickets will be available for sale at all ticket distribution sites on all days while quantities last.

Pregame and Postgame Activities

The event will feature pregame activities for the entire family. Family activities and entertainment will be located on the West Plaza beginning at 5 p.m. Pregame on-field ceremonies will highlight the University of Miami.

Watch a video from the Marlins and look for more information about UM Family Day in e-Veritas.

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Learn How to Take Action on Survey Results April 4

Leaders are invited to participate in  a webinar on Tuesday, April 4, from 12 to 1 p.m. to learn how to analyze and take action on the results of the engagement survey. The Driving an Engaging Workforce course provides leaders with insights and tools they can use to create an environment in which their team members thrive and engagement is high.

During this course, participants will gain:

  • the empowerment necessary to take ownership of their team’s engagement
  • an understanding of the factors that influence engagement and how to use the 12 elements of engagement as a lens to improve team culture and performance
  • specific actions leaders and their team members can take to enhance the team’s engagement
  • tools and insights that will help leaders lead individual and team conversations about interpreting their team’s current state of engagement

To register for a live webinar, please visit ulearn.miami.edu and search for “Driving an Engaging Workforce”. 

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Passionate About the Success of the U? Become an Engagement Champion!


The University of Miami’s first class of Engagement Champions will coach leaders and serve as experts on engagement.

As leaders across the University prepare to share the Faculty and Staff Gallup Engagement Survey results with their teams, a group of volunteers is training to become Engagement Champions and lend a hand. With a love for the U and its future success, Engagement Champions will coach leaders and serve as experts on engagement.

Nadia Castaing, director of accounts receivable management, is one of 25 of the University of Miami’s newest Engagement Champions.

“I wholeheartedly believe that when people and teams are engaged at work, they can achieve optimal results,” said Castaing. “I look forward to listening and learning from other leaders’ challenges and their plans to improve engagement in their areas.”

More spots are available to volunteer. To become an Engagement Champion, employees must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 1.5 years as full-time/permanent employee
  • Performance review of at least “meets standards” and no performance warnings for the past year
  • In a leadership position with direct reports, for at least a year
  • Successfully complete Engagement Champion training and preparation process

If you are interested in becoming an Engagement Champion and paving new paths of success at the U, please fill out the Commitment Form and submit it to engagementsurvey@miami.edu.


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UMIT to Roll Out New Authentication for Wired Devices

Wired_NetworkUniversity of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) is implementing a new authentication method for wired devices — those that connect to the Internet through a physical connection — over the next few months. The 802.1x security enhancement, which will help validate and ensure authorized access to our UM network, is being rolled out building by building across all campuses. Details on the specific buildings being updated are available at the UM Network Update: 802.1x Authentication news webpage.

After the update, you will be prompted to enter your CaneID and password to gain access to the UM network. If you are not prompted to enter your credentials, please visit http://nac.miami.edu for more information and ensure your computer is configured for 802.1x authentication. For devices not capable of performing 802.1x authentication (e.g., gaming consoles), please utilize the Network Device Registration Portal to register them for access.

If you experience any issues authenticating, or have any questions or concerns, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or itsupportcenter@miami.edu.


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