Category Archives: Human Resources

Mindful Eating: Developing healthier, happier eating habits

How often do you truly enjoy your meals or finish a meal thinking that you made poor food choices but don’t know why? Many people who struggle with food react mindlessly to unrecognized triggers as mentioned in a previous blog post, Environmental Factors that Encourage Overeating and Recommended Solutions. On [...]

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Support the annual University Store’s Fall Food Drive

The annual University Store’s Fall Food Drive runs from Friday, November 7th through Friday, November 21st. Canned food donations and additional $1 donations are accepted and should be dropped off at the University Store. The food and monetary donations support W&L’s Campus Kitchen, a project that combats hunger and promotes nutrition by recovering food [...]

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2015 University Holiday Schedule

The University’s scheduled holidays for 2015 are announced below and are available on the HR website for your reference throughout the year.
As a reminder, department heads may choose to close their offices during the winter holiday season.  If so, the decision should be made early in the calendar year and communicated to employees so [...]

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Complete Your Health Survey by November 15th For A Chance To Win!

Have you completed your Health Survey for the wellness year that started in July?  If you complete the survey by November 15th, you will be entered into a raffle. We are giving away a $100 Main Street Lexington Gift Certificate! You can spend it on a nice dinner, a treat [...]

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Faculty Votes to Cancel Classes on MLK Day Beginning in January 2016

At its November meeting, the undergraduate faculty voted to cancel classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day beginning with January 2016. Although classes will be not held, the university will be open. In December the faculty will consider options for altering the winter term calendar to accommodate this change. As [...]

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Changes to 2014 Performance Development Program

Now that we have been using the Performance Development and Compensation Program for five years, we felt it was important to review it, to make sure the program has been achieving the goals that were initially set out, and to look at ways we could enhance and improve the system. [...]

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Learn More About Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Today

Today, Jill Martinelli, LCSW, will be presenting a seminar on Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. All registered attendees will receive $3 off lunch at the eCafé on the day of the seminar. To sign up for the seminar you can register online here or contact Human Resources by email or phone [...]

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Post-Halloween Survival Hints from Weight Watchers

Don’t let this past Halloween haunt you for months to come!
What’s even creepier than ghosts, goblins and witches? How about giant bowls of candy leftover in the office kitchen and reduced prices on those bags of goodies at the supermarket? Have no fear! Weight Watchers has some smart strategies to [...]

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Mid-year Benefits Changes

I’m writing with a reminder that per Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules, employees enrolled in pre-tax benefit plans may only make elections or changes to their plans once per year (during open enrollment).   However if you experience one of the following special circumstances, known as Qualifying Life Events, the event [...]

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Upcoming Races in Lexington

Daily exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, feel positive and combat feelings of stress and depression. One of the best ways to motivate yourself to exercise is to pick a goal and work towards it. With multiple runs in the Lexington area coming up, this is the perfect [...]

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