Hello UR Team! If you are interested in joining us for our next UR Walks, please fill out this form. Brian Diss will be leading the walk from Grace Hall at 12:00PM. As there may be some non-pavement, trail walking, we advise that appropriate footwear be considered. Signing up also helps us to contact those who are interested just in case we need to cancel at the last minute due to inclement weather. We look forward to catching up with you while getting in our steps. Happy trails!
Happy birthday to all our UR employees celebrating their special days in October! We hope you have a scary good year!
10/12—Christopher De Trempe
10/27—Mary Jane Añón
As you know, training for asceND has begun. Every user will have his/her asceND account activated in our Test/Sandbox environment prior to their training session. During this time, you may receive the following.
- A message similar to the one shown below. Please review and approve before training so that your account will be in sync with OKTA.
- Emails from asceND Test with the subject beginning with the word “SANDBOX” notifying you of a deceased individual, an approved assignment/research request, etc. These are TEST MESSAGES only. No action should be taken on these messages.
Please reach out to Carleen Quinlan if you have any questions.
I’m excited to announce that Valerie Plinovich has been promoted into the Digital Marketing Specialist role within the Marketing Operations Team, effective Monday, October 9, 2023. We are excited that Val’s marketing experience, creativity, and can-do attitude will be utilized in a greater capacity within the Annual Giving team.
Val joined the Annual Giving team last year as our Development Coordinator, Member Experiences. In this prior role, she primarily fielded Giving Society donor inquiries, and has assisted in our membership experiences. This role has made her an extremely knowledgeable resource within our team.
Formerly, Val graduated from Purdue Northwest with a BA in Communications and was later a HR Program Manager at Luke Family of Brands. She led employee and community engagement initiatives and created training content for business divisions.
If you were working with Sydney Kuhn (formerly in this role) recently on crowdfunding or other digital marketing campaign needs, please direct those to me in the next couple of weeks until Val is onboarded in October.
Looking to hit your step goal? Craving some sunshine? Want face time with our department’s senior leaders? If you answered yes to any of these, please consider signing up for an upcoming UR Walks!
These informal walks take place over the lunch hour, and all you need is a pair of comfortable shoes. For your convenience, we have upcoming walks starting from both ESC and Grace Hall. Please sign up for one or both of the walks using the links below:
UR Walks with Lou Nanni – Thursday, September 28 at 12:00PM (ESC)
Sign up here
UR Walks with Brian Diss – Tuesday, October 3 at 12:00PM (Grace Hall)
Sign up here
In preparation for the transition to asceND Go-Live scheduled for October 23, 2023, we have compiled a few helpful training items that you may review prior to your registered training session. These have been placed in Canvas (the University’s Learning Management System) as part of a course that will ultimately convert into the training criteria for new hires.
For those gaining access to asceND, you should have received an email stating that you’ve been invited to participate in the course (called asceND). All you need to do is click on the “Get Started” link and you will be directed to the homepage and available Modules. Feel free to browse through pages to learn how to personalize your profile and navigation bar, execute searches and learn about terminology and data management.
We look forward to sharing more at the upcoming training sessions starting September 25th. If you don’t have a training time on your calendar yet, you will soon!
Get ready to asceND!
Hello UR Team! If you are interested in joining us for our next UR Walks, please fill out this form. Lou Nanni will be leading the walk from ESC at 12:00PM. As there may be some non-pavement, trail walking, we advise that appropriate footwear be considered. Signing up also helps us to contact those who are interested just in case we need to cancel at the last minute due to inclement weather. We look forward to catching up with you while getting in our steps. Happy trails!