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September 21, 2011

In Brief

Students dig into service

students in blue shirts on dirt pile

First-year students Jiyoon Park of Cupertino, Calif., Pooja Suresh of Bangalore, India, Cari Guida of Buffalo, N.Y., and Jordan Greenberg of Bloomfield, Conn., take a break for a  photo at Freshwise Farms in Penfield. More than 1,000 freshmen from the College and the Eastman School volunteered at nearly 60 nonprofit organizations in Rochester during the annual George Eastman Day of Service and Wilson Day in August. See more photos at

Men’s Health Day is Sept. 23

The Medical Center will present the eighth annual Men’s Health Day, a day of information and education for men ages 45 and older, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester hotel, 125 E. Main St.

Tickets are $15 and include breakfast, lunch, giveaways, prizes, and free parking at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Purchase tickets at 275-2838.  Learn more at

Alternate login ID for HRMS

A new option to allow users the choice to use an alternate login account to access HRMS is now available. The new option allows users to maintain a separate login account for HRMS while continuing to use NetID to access other systems and services. To request an alternate login account or for answers to frequently asked questions, visit If you opt to use the service, you must use the new alternate login account when you access HRMS. For assistance, contact the Help Desk at 275-2000 or

Danforth offers September lunch special

The newly renovated Danforth Dining Center announces a $5 all-you-can-eat lunch special every Friday for the University community. The $5 lunch is a limited time offer that runs through Friday, Sept. 30. Located in Susan B. Anthony Hall, the center serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunches are $6.50, Monday through Thursday. Email RCDining@services.rochester for more information.

Community principles: The Year of Respect

The Communal Principles Project is an initiative of the College, coordinated by the Office of the Dean of Students. The project aims to promote the communal principles of fairness, freedom, honesty, inclusion, respect, and responsibility.

Beginning with the 2011–12 academic year, one of the six principles will be highlighted annually. This year will be the Year of Respect. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to develop a program or activity that exemplifies the spirit of respect to the community. Students will be invited to apply for mini grants to support their programs. For more information, call 275-4085 or visit

Share your thoughts about campus signs

Four new signs have been installed on the River Campus, intended to more clearly identify campus roads, buildings, and parking lots. The new signs are prototypes—part of the University’s Exterior Signage and Wayfinding Program. Email to share your thoughts on the prototypes. Photos and locations of the new signs are available at

Faculty, staff must designate life insurance beneficiary

Regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff must designate a beneficiary for their University-paid basic term life insurance—even if they do not have employee-paid group universal life (GUL) or group optional term life (GOTL) insurance.

To designate or change a beneficiary, go to Securian Life’s secure website, If you have not visited the site before, you will be prompted to enter your user ID and password. User ID: “UR” and your employee ID; password: your eight-digit date of birth (mmddyyyy) followed by the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Call Securian Life at 1-800-941-2192 with any questions.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team forming

The Medical Center plans to show its support at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 2. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Frontier Field in Rochester. The Medical Center has formed a team for this year’s event. Everyone who participates in the fundraiser will receive a free T-shirt. Visit to join the Medical Center team. For details, contact team captains Jodie Phaneuf, 784-2929 or; or Sandy Sabatka, 276-4529 or

Lose weight, win money

The Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center will again host an eight-week program called the Amazing Weight Loss Race. Participants pay $40 ($25 for members) and get personal training, weekly weigh-ins, sessions aimed at helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle change, and use of the center and its programs (with locker). Participants with the top weight loss will win cash prizes. Registration ends Sept. 28. For more information call 275-2437 or visit the center’s website.

Simon Dance Club offers free salsa lessons

Simon Dance Club will offer free salsa and salsa rueda lessons to the University community every Friday from 6–8 p.m. The fall session starts Friday, Sept. 23, in Friel Lounge, Susan B. Anthony Hall. Beginner through advanced dancers are welcome. To join the club’s email list or for more information, email or find Simon Dance Club on Facebook.