WILDFIRE RELIEF EFFORTS
Donations and fundraising are the most effective assistance the LMU community can provide at this time in regards to relief efforts for those effected by the recent wildfires. 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 wildfires in the most-effective way possible.
The following agencies are on the ground and are already providing aid to those impacted by the wildfires in Northern California:
United Way-Bay Area and The United Way of the Wine Country both provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to North Bay and Wine Country residents affected by the wildfires.
The Redwood Credit Union is raising funds to support those effected by the wildfires. You can select which county you wish to support.
The Sonoma Humane Society and Napa Human Society are providing shelter for animals that were separated from their owners or for pet owners who need a place to board their animals.
FALL BLOOD DRIVE
Center for Service and Action together with Crimson Circle sponsor two Blood and Bone Marrow Drives every academic year. Every pint collected saves three lives so please consider donating to this important cause! To schedule an appointment, please call CSA at 310.338.2959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff
Free flu shots for faculty and staff will be offered on Monday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Macintosh. Flu season usually starts sometime in October and can last until May, so it is important to get vaccinated early. Faculty and staff should bring their insurance card on the day of their vaccination. Students without insurance will be charged $25. Register today by contacting email@example.com for an appointment.
RESPONSE TO TRAGIC EVENTS IN LAS VEGAS
Our LMU community prays for all those affected by the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. Below are the various ways the university has responded thus far:
- President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., shared his thoughts on Twitter.
- The noon Mass in Leavey Chapel on Oct. 2, with Father Tom Rausch as presider, was offered in remembrance of those killed and injured.
- A prayer service was held on Oct. 2 in Sacred Heart Chapel to give the LMU community the opportunity to gather and pray. Prayers will be offered at all daily Masses this week for those killed and injured.
- On Wednesday at 6 p.m., LMU’s non-denominational Christian Bible Study included prayers for those killed and injured.
- On Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., The WELL, LMU’s non-denominational Christian evening of praise and worship, was focused on praying for those killed and injured.
- In honor of the victims and their families, the flags on upper campus and at University Hall were lowered to half-staff.
- Students who have been affected may contact the Student Affairs Dean’s Office, located in Malone Student Center 301, at 310.338.3756.
- LMU’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a strictly confidential service is being provided at no cost to full-time faculty and staff members and their household members. Experienced, master’s and doctoral level clinicians are available to assist, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here is a brief overview of the resources available to you. For further information or to access the service, please contact ComPsych Guidance Resources at 800.327.1850 or visit www.guidanceresources.com. (Company ID: LOYOLA).
Additional information will shared as it becomes available.
Staff Senate Tailgate
Join Staff Senate for their first tailgate of the academic year on Nov. 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. before the women’s volleyball game against Gonzaga. Your RSVP is requested. Please contact Sharon Dukesherer for more information.
Provost’s 2017 Convocation Address
Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon cordially invites you to attend his 2017 Convocation Address:
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Your RSVP is kindly requested.
Save the Date – 2017 Convocation Address from Dean Shane P. Martin
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the School of Education.
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
The address will be followed by a luncheon in University Hall.
An invitation with further details is forthcoming.
HURRICANE AND EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORTS
Donations and fundraising are the most effective assistance the LMU community can provide at this time in regards to hurricane and earthquake relief efforts in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico. 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 and earthquake 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 Charities of Galveston-Houston provides food, clothing and shelter to those most effected by Hurricane Harvey.
Catholic Relief Service is soliciting donations to respond to damage caused by Hurricanes Irma Jose and Maria for people in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and other Caribbean Islands.
UNICEF is supporting recovery services in the Mexican cities effected by the recent earthquakes.
Colegio San Ignacio, a high school in San Juan, is one of the Jesuit ministries of the Central Southern Province. Donations will support students, families and parishioners who have been effected by Hurricane Maria.
Americares is focusing its relief efforts on providing emergency medicine, supplies and medical outreach to residents of Puerto Rico.
LMU students from Houston organized a “Houston, we have a problem” art and music event last Friday, Sept. 22 that raised over $1,000. Additionally, Campus Ministry will donate their collections from the 10 a.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Masses to relief efforts. 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.
LMU Faculty/Staff Dining at The Hill
LMU Hospitality by Sodexo is proud to host Faculty & Staff Dining every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in The Hill located on the 4th floor of the Malone Building. Enjoy a catered meal complete with gourmet salads, vegetarian options, cold beverages and decadent desserts for just $8.99. Community Members paying with Flexi Dollars automatic earn Flexi rewards at 20%. Flexi rewards are credited to your account at the end of the last month of each semester. After your fourth visit stamp you are eligible to receive a complimentary refillable fountain vessel for use at Roski, Crimson, And Concessions as part of our sustainability efforts.
2017 ITS Technology Workshops
The Fall 2017 ITS technology workshop schedule is available now. In addition to regularly-offered titles in Excel, make sure to check out the following workshops:
· What’s New in Box and the Essentials: Discover new and improved features – Favorites as home page, Messages to view shared links and invites, copy-and-paste the easy way, and much more.
· ITS Security Awareness: Explore ways you can stay safe online, create strong passphrases, defend yourself against a phishing attack, and other security tips.
· InDesign Essentials: Create a new document, add text and graphics, thread text frames, use Fitting to display graphic content, modify and apply Master Page, and other essential functions.
Visit the ITS training page to decide which workshop is for you or to sign up.
Free New York Times Online Access
All students, faculty, and staff members are now being provided a free 365-day online membership to the New York Times and all eligible apps! You can create your free account by using your @lmu.edu or @lion.lmu.edu email address at the link here. Again, this service is brand new and completely free to all!