5th annual CSW/SC Professional Development Conference slated for Oct. 4

September 27, 2012

The ASU Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), in conjunction with the ASU Staff Council (SC) presents the fifth annual ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 4. The conference will host a variety of one-hour workshop sessions on all four campuses, three different conference luncheons featuring inspiring keynote speakers, as well as a conference reception/resource fair featuring more than 20 different organizations and units.

The conference and all of its events are completely free of charge and open to all ASU staff, faculty and students. ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference Download Full Image

“We inaugurated the ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference five years ago, and over that time, the conference has grown significantly,” says Karen Engler, CSW senior coordinator. “This year we are expecting close to 1,000 people to attend workshops and events across the four campuses.”

There are 46 workshop sessions scheduled, on topics ranging from career development, leadership strategies, and legal issues in the workplaces to unique options such as “Working With & Supporting Your Student Worker,” “Project Management” and “De-Stress at Your Desk: Practicing Mindfulness at Work.” All the workshops are designed to provide concrete strategies for success that attendees can take back to their desk and apply immediately.

Attendees are invited to participate in as many sessions as their work schedules permit, whether that is just one workshop, or the full day. Staff and supervisors are encouraged to identify reasonable work modifications to provide for conference attendance without negatively affecting service. 

The conference is co-sponsored by 24 different academic and administrative units, who not only provide financial support towards conference costs, but provide their support for the value and importance of the event.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to get high-quality training and development strategies from a variety of experts right here on campus,” explains Engler. “Each year, I am always overwhelmed by the positive feedback we receive from attendees and presenters. The comments speak to the quality of the conference and the unique opportunity it provides." 

To register for the conference, visit: http://asu.edu/csw/pdc2012REGISTRATION.html

To date, the ASU CSW/SC 2012 Professional Development Conference is sponsored by:
ASU Commission on the Status of Women, ASU Staff Council, Office of Human Resources, University Business Services Administration, University Business and Finance, Barrett The Honors College, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, College of Technology and Innovation, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU at the Downtown Phoenix Campus, W.P. Carey School of Business, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, University College, College of Public Programs, ASU Online, Graduate College, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Campus Environment Team at the Tempe Campus, Campus Environment Team at the Polytechnic Campus, ASU Faculty Women’s Association, Facilities Development & Management, University Libraries, Educational Outreach and Student Services at the Polytechnic Campus, Educational Outreach and Student Services at the Downtown Campus, and the ASU Employee Assistance Office.

Juno Schaser

Event coordinator, Biodesign Institute


Flu vaccines available for students, faculty and staff at all campuses

September 28, 2012

Flu vaccines will be provided on all campuses to ASU students, faculty and staff to ensure the university community stays healthy this flu season.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that results in mild to severe illness, represented by fever, chills, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. A healthy adult can infect others a full day before symptoms develop, and up to seven days after that. Download Full Image

Besides getting an annual flu vaccine, additional tips to stay healthy include washing hands with soap and warm water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Avoid close contact with people who are ill and cover your cough or sneeze. If you do get the flu, see your health care provider as soon as possible to get a prescription for antiviral medication to decrease the impact and duration of your illness. You also should stay home from work or school to avoid spreading the illness.

ASU has several flu clinic dates scheduled for students who must bring their ASU Sun Card and insurance card. The vaccine is covered by ASU Aetna and Bridge Plan. For students who don’t have insurance, the vaccine is $20 and will be placed on their student account. Private insurance is also accepted and most insurance carriers will be billed.

Flu shots will also be provided for ASU faculty and staff. The vaccine is free to all benefits-eligible employees. If you are in a benefits-eligible position but have declined coverage, or if you are in the 90-day waiting period prior to receiving benefits, you may also receive a vaccine at no cost. (Note: Verification of benefits eligibility will be confirmed.) Employees must present both a valid State-of-Arizona issued employee insurance card and a valid ASU Sun Card.  

Non benefits-eligible employees may receive a flu vaccine for $20 (cash or check only). Employee family members and retirees are not eligible to receive a vaccine through this program.

Please remember to bring the Vaccine Release Form with you - http://www.asu.edu/hr/documents/fluvaccinerelease.

Shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis for as long as the supply lasts. 

Student Flu Vaccine Schedule by Campus:

Downtown Phoenix:
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4
University Center (UCENT) 822A

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3
Cooley Ballroom

5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9
Century Hall Study Lounge

noon-3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24
Changemaker Central


7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9
Memorial Union Room 228

7 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10
Memorial Union Room 228

7 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11
Memorial Union 228

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22
Memorial Union Orange Mall

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23
Memorial Union Orange Mall

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24
Memorial Union Orange Mall

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10
Sands Courtyard

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1
Sands Courtyard

Employee Flu Vaccine Schedule by Campus:

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 2
UCB, La Sala & Foyer

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3
Student Union, BR A

Downtown Phoenix:
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4

7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 9 - 11
Memorial Union 228 (Cochise)

If you are unable to make any of the scheduled clinic dates, stop by ASU Health Services during normal business hours at any campus for a vaccine. No appointment is necessary.

Learn more about the flu and how to protect yourself: https://cfo.asu.edu/pandemic/. For more information on ASU Health Services: https://students.asu.edu/health.

For more information about Employee Wellness: https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-wellness. Vaccine Information: http://www.asu.edu/hr/documents/flu2012.pdf.