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News Briefs
Help U save energy over the holidays

Ventilation in most campus buildings will be reduced during the holidays to save energy. Those whose areas will be fully staffed during the Dec. 23-Jan. 2 period are advised to contact Building Automations Services with work schedules by Dec. 15 so that full ventilation can be maintained during the holidays.

Animal research and other critical facilities that normally require 24-hour-per-day ventilation will not undergo reductions during this period.

Heat will not be turned off in any buildings; reductions pertain to ventilation only. Remember to close windows to prevent pipe freeze-ups and subsequent flooding.

Schedule requests and information on staffing schedules should be faxed to Tim Kennedy at 936-3942 or e-mailed to timken@umich.edu. For more information call Building Automation Services at 763-4013.

Regents meeting Dec. 15

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Dec. 15 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comment on agenda items will be taken prior to consideration of the agenda item. Public comments on non-agenda items will be taken five minutes after the regular business agenda is completed. People with disabilities who wish to attend and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at (734) 764-3883. For more on the regents, visit: www.regents.umich.edu/.

New healthy programs provide grants

The Michigan Healthy Community's Enhanced Ergonomic Awareness program is announcing the Ergo Grant Incentive Program to help fund effective ergonomic solutions. Those looking to purchase equipment, conduct training or redesign work processes to reduce ergonomic risk and help maintain a safe, healthy efficient work environment should submit grant applications through Dec. 31. If your unit already has implemented an ergonomic solution such as new or modified equipment, training programs or work process redesigns, have your success recognized by submitting a nomination for the Effective Ergonomic Solutions Award to MHealthy.umich.edu.

U-M Counseling Center assessment tool chosen

The Center for the Study of College Student Mental Health (CSCSMH) at Penn State University advisory board has selected the U-M Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) to be the recommended intake/outcome assessment instrument. Developed by CCAPS at U-M, this instrument has been donated to the CSCSMH project. The instrument will be collaboratively managed by U-M CCAPS and the CSCSMH advisory board.

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