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Happy Independence Day!
Celebrate Safely! Check out this article from Davis Vision about protecting yourself, especially your eyes, during 4th of July festivities this year!
Benefits Corner
Henry Ford Health System added to Priority Health Network
Great news!
Effective Aug. 1, 2014, Priority Health members will have access to all 2,000 doctors at Henry Ford hospitals, health centers, urgent care facilities and outpatient clinics.

Fidelity and TIAA-CREF On Campus
Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be available for one-on-one sessions on the following days:

Tuesday, July 22, Lake St. Clair, Oakland Center
Wednesday, July 23, Lake St. Clair, OC
Tuesday, August 26, Gold Room A, OC
Wednesday, August 27, Lake Superior A, OC

Call (800) 732-8353 to schedule an appointment or go to the TIAA-CREF website.
The Fidelity representative will be on campus the following dates:

Monday, July 14, Lake St. Clair, OC
Monday, July 28, Lake St. Clair, OC
Monday, August 4, Lake St. Clair, OC
Monday, August 11, Lake Huron, OC

Call (800) 642-7131 to schedule an appointment with Bethany Pagnani or go to Reservations.
Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Representative on Campus
Your local Liberty Mutual representative, Michael Meyer, will be onsite providing coverage evaluations on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 15, Lake Huron, Oakland Center
Tuesday, August 19, Lake Huron, Oakland Center

To make an appointment, please call (800) 230-9302, ext. 56727.

Employee Discount Program
Many of Oakland University's business partners offer OU employees a discount on their products and services.  Please see our Employee Discount page for more information!

Staff Member News
Please welcome all of the new employees that have joined us in June, 2014!
Heather El-Khoury - Coordinator of Field and Student Support - Sociology and Anthropology
Adeline Gonzales - Grant Administrator - Grants, Contracts & Sponsored Research
Nicole Hart - Financial Aid Coordinator - Financial Aid
Joshua LeVoir - Library Technology Specialist - Library
Elizabeth Ann Pace - Financial Aid Adviser - Financial Aid
Laura Phillips - Unit Marketing Coordinator - University Communications & Marketing
Christina Radowick - Office Assistant II - Registrar
Adam Ritchie - Benefits, Compensation and HRIS Manager - University Human Resources
Claire Scanlan - Assistant Womens Soccer Coach - Athletics
Jeanne Schulte - Art & Practice of Medicine Course Coordinator - School of Medicine
Thomas Socha - Work Order Systems Coordinator - Facilities


Loretta is an Office Assistant III in the Office of the Registrar, and has been with Oakland University for 4 years.

Read about Loretta's contribution to the University on her Employee of the Month page.
Nominate a shining star for Employee of the Month! 

Click on the Nominate link to complete the online form.
Training Update
UHR Training Courses Offered for July 2014
 Google Overview
7/8/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Google Drive (Google Docs)
7/22/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Smart Data OnLine for P-Card Reclassification
7/31/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Banner New User Training
Ongoing - by appointment

If you have any questions, please contact the training department at x4579.  You can click here to enroll in these and many other courses.  Course schedule is subject to change, please check the training website for updates.

Banner Training for New Users
One-on-one training is available to help orient new users to the Banner interface.  Please fill out the Banner Training Request form with as much detail as possible, and one of our trainers will contact you soon to set up a training session.
Online Learning
Microsoft Office Courses - FOR FREE!
Did you know you could take unlimited training courses online for all of the Microsoft Office products? Whether you want to refresh your skills, learn something new, or prep for certification, the extensive catalog on SkillSoft has you covered.  I recently saw the same type of classes offered online for "the amazing price" of $399, but FREE is definitely better. Take advantage of the learning benefits that Oakland University is offering you!

Microsoft Office courses can be found in the SkillSoft catalog under "Desktop Curricula."  Go to our SkillSoft page for more information and to request an account.

If you are unsure which SkillSoft courses to take, contact the UHR Training Dept at x4579, or email

Please click here to request an account on SkillSoft, if you do not already have one.

**Having trouble accessing SkillSoft or not sure what to take?  Contact Dana ( or Vicki ( for help.**

Building a Better yOU

Summer Yoga Update!
Thank you to all OU Employees participating in Outdoor Summer Yoga! There is still plenty of time to sign up and join us every Thursday morning through July 31st. Start your mornings feeling energized and refreshed! All fitness levels are welcome to attend; no experience is necessary.
  • Thursdays (through July 31)
  • 6:30 a.m.
  • Rock Garden on the grounds of Meadowbrook
Registration links are available at under the 'PROGRAMS' tab. Please email Stephanie at if you have any questions!

Be Well Points+ Members! SAVE THE DATE!
Trainings will be held at the end of July in order to learn how to track your points online! Training sessions will be held on the following dates at 12:10 p.m. in the Rec Center Wellness Classroom:
  • July 21, 22, 23
  • July 28, 29, and 30
Please mark your calendar for one date that you are available to attend! Trainings will last no longer than 30 minutes. Registration links and more information to follow.

Have you seen the new Wellness website?
Check out

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Social Engineering
By now we know better than to open email attachments from people we do not know. As the technology of communication changes, new ways of sending harmful files to your computer are created, such as through Facebook, Twitter, chat messages, etc. Be wary of any attachments or links that are sent to you, even from "friends," because their computers may have been compromised.

Contact UTS for more info.

Pets @ OU

A Girl's Best Friend! Starr is five years old and her mom is Nechole Miller in Financial Aid. At a month old, she was found after wandering away from the rest of her litter and it was love at first purr. Starr enjoys cuddling, running up walls, and long cat naps!  

Submit your pet photo and story to

Congratulations to Max, the Jeep-loving black lab, and his friend Leslee Rogers!

Coming soon!
Pet Halloween Costume contest!

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