UCR Day at the L.A. County Fair

The L.A. County Fair is offering free admission to UCR students, faculty and staff on Sept. 20. All you need is to present your UCR ID and a coupon for free admission. The coupon is available at the office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, at Room 381 in the Highlander Union Building. The coupon is required for all college-day discounts. Participants are also encouraged to wear UCR’s school colors! For more information, go to www.lacountyfair.com/2013/educationcommunity/collegedays.asp.

The Barn Announces Fall Lineup

The Barn’s fall series begins on Thursday, Oct. 3, as part of the campus’s Welcome Week. The lineup includes the ninth installment of Comedy Apocalypse, Chuck Inglish and Suedehead. The regular Wednesday night performances begin on Oct. 23. For more information, go to fineartsticketoffice.ucr.edu or call 951-827-4403. The shows start at 7:30 p.m.

The Barn Fall 2013 Lineup

Oct. 3, Branches & Gypsies, Judges, free.

Oct. 23, Mad Caddies, Suedehead, $12

Oct. 30, Elephant Revival, $12

Nov. 6, John Brown’s Body, Stick Figure, $15

Nov. 13, Chuck Inglish (from Cool Kids), King’s Dead, $20

Nov. 20, KUCR’s Comedy Apocalypse IX, $12

The Wellness Program Wants Your Videos

Move More for 3-4 is an awareness messaging campaign sponsored by the UCR Faculty and Staff Wellness Program and UCR Ergonomics Program. The campaign’s goal is to encourage everyone to increase movement/activity throughout the day to promote better health, reduce ergonomic risks, and create a positive, healthy culture change.

Now in its second phase, the campaign is asking for Move More videos starring UCR employees. Create and submit your videos with co-workers to earn rewards. Winning videos will be awarded a healthy breakfast for the entire group. For instructions, go to the Move More website (wellness.ucr.edu/move_more/movemore.html).

Free Software Training Available via Lynda.com

Want to know how to make a pivot table in Excel, or edit photos in batches on Adobe Photoshop? With lynda.com, you can — for free. The  online software training library is available to all staff and faculty through R’Space.

Lynda.com provides courses and video tutorials on a wide variety of software and technology topics such as Microsoft Office, Adobe software, SharePoint, personal computers, application development, web and graphic design, and much more. Aside from software certification, the site also offers practical courses on subjects including project management, leadership, or even conflict management.

To access the lynda.com portal, log into your R’Space account and find the lynda.com link under “Authorized Applications.” To get started, view the “How to use lynda.com” course, and learn how to find, access, and view lynda.com tutorials.

 

Scavenger Hunt Rewards the Health-conscious

Search for healthy opportunities throughout UCR by participating in the “Search for Health Scavenger Hunt,” organized by UCR’s Wellness Program. Improve health and reduce sedentary time at work by walking to healthy UCR destinations to earn rewards.

Throughout the eight-week challenge, participants will walk to 10 healthy destinations around campus, such as the new community garden, the Barn and the 14 hydration stations. Take a picture of the destination and send it to the Wellness department. Logging visited destinations will earn participants rewards for completing the health search.

To register, visit www.ucrlearning.ucr.edu.

For more information, contact Julie Chobdee, wellness program coordinator at Julie.chobdee@ucr.edu or (951) 827-1488.

Pool Memberships Available

Memberships for the UCR Swim Program are now available. The pool is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Annual membership costs $190 for UCR faculty and staff, and is valid through June 13, 2014. It includes pool usage, locker and weekday towel service. The summer membership costs $60, and is valid through September 21, with pool usage, locker and weekday towel service. A 30-day pass, valid for 30 consecutive open dates for pool use only (no locker and towel service) is $30. Single day passes are also available for $3, for pool use only.

To purchase your membership, visit the Athletics & Dance Building equipment check out counter located in the men’s and women’s locker rooms. Membership purchase hours are from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

You may also download the UCR Swim Program flier for additional information, or contact Tom Rector in the UC Riverside Athletics Equipment Room at (951) 827-5737.

Water-filling Stations Installed in Orbach and Rivera Libraries

Good news for those who enjoy a drink of cool, clean water while studying; water-filling stations have been installed in both the Orbach and Rivera Libraries.

In Rivera, upon entering the building, turn right past the snacks and the stairwell and the drinking fountain and the water station are along that (right) wall. In Orbach, in the lobby, past the staircase and the two elevators along the left wall, are the drinking fountains and the water station (before the slate ends and the carpeting begins).

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