LMU this Week

Important Information About Your Nov. 9, 2017 Bi-weekly Paycheck

Due to a Bank Holiday on Friday, Nov. 10, the Payroll Department will need to process bi-weekly pay checks for November 9, earlier than normal. Timecard approvals in MyTime must be completed by Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:00pm. MyTime will be locked and you will not be able to edit after this deadline. You will need to estimate the hours worked for yourself and/or staff for work days beginning 11/02/17 through 11/04/17 and enter estimated hours on the timecard by Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. We recognize this may require you to do timecard amendments, based on the actual time worked. Any amendments will be paid on November 22, 2017.

Enter hours based on yours and/or your employees normal work week for the pay period dates: 10/22/17 – 11/04/17.  

NOTE! Due to MyTime being pulled at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, no employees will be able to make entries or clock in after this time from 11/02/17 through 11/04/17 midnight. After midnight on 11/05/17, MyTime will again re-open for the new period (11/05/17-11/18/17), and you may login to record work time and any amendments.

**Normal timecard procedures will commence as of the next pay period beginning on 11/05/17 – 11/18/17.

If you have any questions please contact the Payroll Department at 310-338-2713 or mytime@lmu.edu.

Veterans Day Luncheon

Faculty and staff members who are veterans are cordially invited to celebrate Veterans Day as the Loyola University Club and the Division of Student Affairs honor LMU alumni, faculty, staff and students who have served, and are currently serving, our country.

Friday, Nov. 10
noon – 1:30 p.m.
Sculpture Garden

Details and to RSVP click here. For more information, please contact Gigi Kurz.

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.

Dining Menu 10.31.17
Dining Menu 11.2.17

 

WILDFIRE RELIEF EFFORTS

Donations and fundraising are the most effective assistance the LMU community can provide at this time in regards to relief effors 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.

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.

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 pam.rector@lmu.edu.

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!

 

 

View HR Learning and Development Workshops – Fall 2017

View the Presidential Letter: We Stand With Our Dreamers

 

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