Reminder – Take the SimpsonScarborough Brand Survey
At the end of last week, you received a survey email from LMU’s brand research partner, SimpsonScarborough. Don’t let it slip to the bottom of your inbox! Please take 10 minutes to share your perspectives on LMU. Our goal is to gather evidence-based viewpoints by canvassing a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and audiences. Read about the brand development initiative from last Tuesday’s LMU This Week, and check your email for a message from Daniel Himmelfarb, which contains your unique survey link. Your responses will be submitted directly to SimpsonScarborough and will be kept confidential.
Animal Matters Lecture at Annenberg PetSpace
Thursday’s lecture at the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace in Playa Vista, presented by global experts in the field of human-animal studies, is entitled, “Everything (We Wish We Knew) About Dogs & People.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m., so visitors can tour the space, meet adoptable pets, and learn about the science behind the human-animal bond, before this exciting event. Three scholars from top universities, including Dr. Greger Larson (Oxford University), Dr. Eric Strauss (LMU Center for Urban Resilience), and Dr. Naomi Sykes (University of Nottingham), will discuss the unique relationship between dogs and people, and the 30,000 year process that took a wild wolf and turned him into the loving pet that waits by the door for us to come home.
Thursday, Sept. 21
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace
12005 Bluff Creek Dr., Playa Vista
Tickets are on sale now, and space is limited. The cost is $25, which includes hors d’oeuvres. For more information, please contact Maria Curley at email@example.com.
Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts
Donations and fundraising are the most effective assistance the LMU community can provide at this time in regards to Hurricane Irma relief efforts. It is best that you make monetary contributions, no matter how small, so that agencies on the ground can use these funds to meet the needs of the victims of the hurricane in the most effective way possible.
The following agencies are on the ground and are already providing aid to hurricane victims:
- United Way of Miami Dade supports local agencies that will provide for local community needs such as hotel vouchers, food pantries, and mental health services.
- Catholic Relief Service is soliciting donations to respond to Irma and to prepare for Hurricane Jose for people in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and other Caribbean Islands.
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is working with animals who have been separated from their owners during Hurricane Irma.
- Team Rubicon is deploying veterans to Florida to begin the clean-up of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.
If you would like to work on a fundraising event or for more information, please contact Pam Rector in the Center for Service and Action at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicare 101 – Basics of Medicare
Learn the basics of Medicare, options, cost, and enrollment process. For faculty and staff members enrolled in Kaiser Permanente HMO Plan, you can learn more about the Kaiser Senior Advantage Plan offered to retired members. This session is being offered by a Kaiser Permanente Medicare Consultant.
Tuesday, Sept. 26
1- 2:30 p.m.
UHALL 1900 – Human Resources Training Room
For more information, please contact Wendy Maximo at email@example.com.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Donations and fundraising are the most effective assistance the LMU community can provide at this time in regards to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. It is best that you make monetary contributions, no matter how small, so that agencies on the ground in Houston can use these funds to meet the needs of the victims of the hurricane and flood in the most effective way possible.
The following agencies are on the ground in Houston and are already providing aid to hurricane and flood victims:
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galvestson-Houston
- Houston Food Bank
- Texas Diaper Bank
- Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Texas
- Team Rubicon-Veterans who are first responders in the Houston area
If you would like to work on a fundraising event or for more information, please contact Pam Rector (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Center for Service and Action.
Reminder – Password Security
Last month, several LMU employees inadvertently gave away their passwords due to email phishing scams. As a result, their accounts were used to send out large amounts of spam, and LMU’s online reputation was compromised. ITS has worked diligently to successfully restore our online standing, however, some Internet Service Providers take longer than others to update, and some of your emails may be rejected as potential spam. If you’ve received a “bounce back” message when trying to send email to off-campus recipients, please try sending the email again. As noted in our back-to-school email last Monday, please use extreme responsibility in protecting your LMU credentials. ITS will never ask you for your password. If you are ever in doubt about the validity of an email, please contact the ITS Help Desk.