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Tame Your Stress

From Worksite Wellness

What is stress?
Life asks a lot of us; spouses, jobs, arguments with friends, sick pets. At a certain point we have more to deal with than we can handle emotionally. That’s when stress kicks in.

It’s your response to danger
You know the feeling of sweaty palms, racing heartbeats, and an upset […]

January 22nd, 2015|Newsletter|

Meet ACA Reporting

From Mercer

This year, Americans will be asked for the first time to indicate on their personal tax returns whether they had medical coverage in 2014. While the press release from the Departments of Treasury and HHS says doing so is “as simple as checking a box,” some tax preparers and DIY tax programs may […]

January 21st, 2015|Newsletter|

New Faces on Campus

Welcome to those who have recently joined our team!

Polanco Alvaro — Adjunct Faculty — Art
Alicia Castagneto — Head Coach — Acrobatics & Tumbling — Athletics
Jamie Giles — Adjunct Faculty — Political Science
Travis McGuire — Safety Officer — Campus Safety
Christina Munson — Adjunct Faculty — Chemistry
Alisa Reynolds — Adjunct Faculty — Art

January 12th, 2015|Newsletter|

Coming Events

Compliance Training — January 30th — John L. Hill Chapel
2:30 for all Staff
4:00 for all Faculty

The Compliance Committee has been working on developing a formal on-going training program dealing with specific compliance topics. These topics are as follows –

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Bloodborne Pathogens
Emergency Response
Fraternization / Traveling with Students
Harassment / Sexual Harassment
Red Flag / […]

January 12th, 2015|Newsletter|

7 of the best money tips

Jerry Lynch

I have been a financial planner for quite some time now. There are a lot of things that are very easy to understand about planning and there are many other aspects that are incredibly complex. At least when you are starting out, by focusing on the basics and doing them well, you […]

January 12th, 2015|Newsletter|

Prescription Drug Coverage – A Cheaper Alternative?

Kroger and Walmart both provide lists of $4-$10 medications. Visit the following websites to learn more.

Kroger: https://www.kroger.com/topic/save-on-generic-prescriptions
Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/cp/4-Prescriptions/1078664

December 8th, 2014|Newsletter|

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 27th
Friday, November 28th

Christmas Break
Wednesday, December 24th through Sunday, January 4th

Some offices may be open — your manager will let you know if you are required to work this day.

November 25th, 2014|Newsletter|

10 Life Facts All Women Need to Know

By Debbie Dickerson – CEO/Founder of Trifecta Executive Coaching

1. Very few things in life are true emergencies – I used to think that when a client asks for something, I should drop everything and rush into panic mode. Of course, it is important, but unless that client is asking for an organ, it probably […]

October 31st, 2014|Newsletter|

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence) can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors.

The Victims
• 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
• Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of […]

October 23rd, 2014|Newsletter|

6 Decisions You’ll Never Regret Making

The Huffington Post
Lindsay Holmes

We have a lot of decisions to make in our lives: Where to live, what job to pursue, what flavor coffee to drink. Some are obviously more serious than others, but regardless of the frivolity of some choices, we still are constantly making selections on a daily basis. And when […]

October 7th, 2014|Newsletter|

Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace: HR Reaction

From HR Affiliates

Companies with great workplaces and corporate culture are more financially successful than their peers. Great workplaces have lower employee turnover than their competitors and are able to recruit top talent that fits their culture and needs. The end result is they provide top quality customer service and create innovative products and […]

September 30th, 2014|Newsletter|

Tiger Cubs

Welcome to our latest Tiger Cubs!

Adriel Joy Griffin — Daughter of Coach Nick Griffin — Athletics

Evelyn Ann Karls — Daughter of Eric Karls — Wellness Coordinator b

September 2nd, 2014|Newsletter|

Most Account Holders Fail Basic HSA Quiz

By Stephen Miller, CEBS 7/10/2014

High-deductible health plans and health savings accounts (HSAs) have been in the market for over a decade now—and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) have been around for much longer. Yet consumers, including current account holders, do not fully understand them.

Only 30 percent of current […]

July 18th, 2014|Newsletter|

New Faces on Campus

Welcome to those who have recently joined our team!

Savannah Benningfield – Ropes Course Facilitator — Student Life
Thomas Blue — Part-Time Safety Officer — Campus Safety
Justin Carr — Manager – Image Services Center — Auxiliary Services
Mary Ann Doyle — Adjunct Professor — Education
Madeline Fritz — Graphic Artist — Marketing & Communications
Sonya Hall — Data […]

June 20th, 2014|Newsletter|

Upcoming Events

July 4th (Friday) Independence Day
Some offices may be open — your manager will let you know if you are required to work this day.

June 20th, 2014|Newsletter|

Six Rules To Ensure A Comfortable Retirement


As you approach retirement, there are steps you need to take to ensure your savings can last a lifetime. Regardless of your retirement goals — whether they include travel, moving to a warmer part of the country or spending more time with family, you need to ensure you will have enough money to […]

June 20th, 2014|Newsletter|

Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes

By Sarah Green, based on Failure to Communicate by Holly Weeks

Mistake #1: We fall into a combat mentality.
When difficult conversations turn toxic, it’s often because we’ve made a key mistake: we’ve fallen into a combat mentality. This allows the conversation to become a zero-sum game, with a winner and a loser. But the reality […]

June 9th, 2014|Newsletter|

10 Tips to Help You Boost Your Retirement Savings

Even if you began saving late or have yet to begin, it’s important for you to know you are not alone, and there are steps you can take to kick-start your retirement plan. Merrill Lynch has provided the following tips to help boost your savings — no matter what stage of your life — […]

June 2nd, 2014|Newsletter|

Upcoming Events

Easter Holiday
April 18 — Good Friday

March 20th, 2014|Newsletter|

New Faces on Campus

Welcome to those who have recently joined our team.

Raymond Bailey — Adjunct Faculty — Religion
Jeremy Bass — Adjunct Faculty — Music
Mason Daniel — EGSL Activities Coordinator — Chemistry
Layne Earlywine — Building Technician — Building Services
Robert Fox – Adjunct Faculty — Religion
Floyd Hockensmith — Safety Officer — Campus Safety
Jeremy King — Building Technician — Building […]

March 20th, 2014|Newsletter|