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HR News


October is open enrollment and all benefits-eligible employees are required to attend a Benefits Open Enrollment session going on now through Oct. 17 in Shattuck Gallery.  Please follow this link to registered for a 15 minute session:  https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18349740&appointmentType=11498030.

Complete details about open enrollment can be found on our website: https://www.muw.edu/hr/employees/benefits/openenrollment.  Contact Human Resources, 329-7222, if you have any questions.

There is a 3% increase in premiums for State and School Employees’ Health Insurance effective Jan. 1, 2020. View the 2020 rate sheet: http://knowyourbenefits.dfa.ms.gov/media/8980/cy-2020-rate-sheet.pdf

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week


Experience a "CRASH" course on alcohol and drugs in observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. The W Counseling Center, Campus Police Department and Community Counseling Prevention Services are joining together to host an educational and fun event to help promote awareness of the dangers of drinking under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The event will be Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Hogarth Cafeteria.

Teaching Circle Grant deadline Oct. 15

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The Teaching Circle Grants deadline is Oct. 15. A Teaching Circle is a group of W faculty and instructors, consisting of at least five but preferably no more than ten people, interested in talking about or working on some aspect of teaching and/or student learning. Circles can be interdisciplinary or focus on a single discipline and can be reconvened annually for as long as the group desires. New or existing circles are eligible to apply for grants of up to $500 to support their work.

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You can now electronically submit newsworthy items or photo opportunities from your college, division, department or office to be considered as a release to the media or for internal use.  Visit muw.edu/ur and choose "Submit News Story." Please submit information as early as possible, at least two weeks in advance for news releases.

SEPC listening session

In order to maximize the vast knowledge and experience our university community has to offer, the SEPC welcomes feedback, ideas, and opportunities for improvement from the campus community. The next listening session will be Tuesday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Turner Hall Auditorium.

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Phone: (662) 329-7119
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