Dunking for dollars
University police sets up dunking booth to raise money for
University police volunteers plan to get waterlogged when they open their dunking booth for business as part of fund-raising efforts during the final week of the State Employee Charitable Campaign.
Employees and students may step up to the plate when the dunking booth opens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 14, in front of the University Police Department building.
Additional events will be held the final week of the campaign, including a visit by the San Antonio Spurs Coyote. The mascot will arrive at the Health Science Center auditorium Thursday, Sept. 16, at 11:30 a.m.
The charitable campaign runs through Friday, Sept. 17, and provides donations to a variety of local organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Association for Retarded Citizens of San Antonio and the Santa Rosa Children's Clinic.
The Sept. 16 visit from the Spurs Coyote will include an opportunity to be photographed with the mascot and the NBA Championship Trophy. For a $5 donation, participants may be photographed and will be allowed to keep the negatives from the photos. Proceeds will go to the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.Food and drink sales will be held in conjunction with the event for hungry donors.
To reserve a table for food sales during the event, contact La Shawn Payton at <email@example.com>.
The Most Outrageous Hawaiian Shirt contest will be held Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the third-floor Medical School snack bar. Interested participants have the opportunity to advertise their outrageous shirts in advance and raise funds for the campaign by using promotional posters and soliciting donations.
Contest participants may contact Al Julian, director of photographic services, at ext. 2269 to have a photograph taken for the 11-by-17-inch promotional poster.
Additional events will be held during the final week of SECC,
including bake sales and an ice cream sale.
SECC Food Sales
Monday, Sept. 13
Cooperative Research Taco Sale, 9:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.,
Medical School Foyer
Tuesday, Sept. 14
Biochemistry Bake Sale, 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Medical
Office of Public Affairs Ice Cream Sundae Sale,
11 a.m - 2 p.m., Medical School Foyer
Thursday, Sept. 16
Facilities Management Bake Sale, 7 a.m. - noon, Medical
Friday, Sept. 17
Medical Service R&D Taco Sale, 7:30 -11:30 a.m.,
Medical School Foyer
Parking questions answered
Q. Is Lot II parking available after business hours
to employees and students for library visitors, late-night
researchers and weekend workers?
as registration and permit pickup
A. From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays, weekends and
holidays, the non-reserved spaces are available on a first-come
basis. Reserved spaces will be reserved at all times.
Q. Will there be an after-hours shuttle system to and
from Lot 17/Zone V?
A. Shuttle bus service will connect Lot 17 and the main
campus all regular and skeleton workdays. The current schedule
is 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. After all registration is completed,
a "needs assessment" will be taken and the hours will
be adjusted accordingly.
Q. Will the parking garages be fully lit in the middle of
the night? Will a 24-hour guard be on duty in the garages?
A. Security lighting will be on in the parking garages
every night. Security devices, such as closed-circuit television
cameras, will be monitored by the University Police Department
24 hours a day, seven days a week. Although there are no plans
at this time to post a guard in the garages, there will be
frequent security patrols by on-duty officers.
Q. Is there a waiting list for better parking spaces as
employees leave the Health Science Center or retire?
A. A waiting list will be established for Zones I, II and
III, for both reserved and non-reserved parking.
Q. If an employee pre-registered for parking during the
allotted time and sent a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the
University Police Department, will the employee also need to
pick up the permit in person?
A. Employees who pre-registered for payroll deduction
will now have to complete a form for tax purposes before
receiving a permit. However, employees can fax the form to
567-4467, or drop it off at any entry control station or at the
police department. The completed form must be on file before
issuing or mailing the permit on which payroll deduction is
indicated. The form is available
Hispanic Heritage Week
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy, pediatric dentistry (left),
presents Dr. David Espino, family practice, with a plaque
for outstanding faculty achievement during the 1998 Hispanic
Hispanic Heritage Week Events -- Sept. 13-17
Hispanic Heritage Week kicks off on Monday, Sept.13, and will
continue through Friday, Sept.17. Various events, coordinated
by the Medical Hispanic Center of Excellence, will honor the
accomplishments of Hispanics in health care professions.
A scientific poster display will be held the entire week in the
lecture hall foyer. Additional events include:
Tues., Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Medical School entrance breezeway.
Mariachi music and reposteria.
Wed., Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Blood drawing and bone marrow registry targeting Hispanic
registrants, Medical School student break area. For more
information, contact Julie Mendez at ext. 7783.
Thurs., Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Students from the Math and Science Academy at Edgewood ISD
visit campus for lab and lecture series.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
"Diez y Seis Celebration" in conjunction with the
SECC fund-raising event. Participants can have a picture taken
with the Spurs Coyote and the NBA championship trophy. Mariachi
music, food booths and refreshments.
Fri., Sept 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Medical School entrance breezeway.
Excellence Awards presentation to outstanding Hispanic
student, faculty and staff. Scientific poster session student
and faculty awards. Music, "Grito" contest, tamale
plates available for $3.75.
New technology training classes offered
Beginning in mid-October, Desktop Customer Services in the Computing Resources Department will be offering new technology training courses for faculty and staff. Classes will be available for online registration beginning in mid-September.
Desktop Customer Services has begun to integrate all existing technology courses from other departments with new course offerings to begin an on-campus technology training initiative.
Classes are free, but a $50 charge will be assessed to registrants who do not attend classes. Health Science Center staff and Computers Made Simple will provide instructor-led technology training. Classes will last 3 1/2 hours each.
The training will enable faculty and staff to fully utilize all available information technologies and new initiatives, such as a management information system.
Computer classes will include Microsoft Word 97, Excel 97, Access 97, PowerPoint 97, Outlook 97/98, Windows, and Internet Explorer 4.0 and 5.0. Additional courses are planned for later this year. Computer-based training will continue to be available over the PLEXUS network for PC users.
Name and department account number will be required to register.
Individuals may log onto the
site, send e-mail to <techtraining@ uthscsa.edu> or call
the Technology Training Office at ext. 2072. A catalog for the
new classes is being developed to appear on the Web and in
Calendar for September 13 - 19
Monday, September 13
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Dr. Aaron Hoffmann, Salt Lake City,
Utah (MED: 309L)
Medical Housestaff Specialty Conf. "Residents & Interns: M&M" (MED: 409L)
Tuesday, September 14
Podiatry Case Conf. (LEC: 2.010)
Medical Housestaff Specialty Conf. "Women's Health," Dr. Andrew Diehl (MED: 409L)
Rehab Medicine Conf. "4 for the Customer," Adelita Gonzales (UH: Reeves Rehab Center 3rd-floor classroom)
Training Office "How to Use All Copy Machines" (Dental School-5th floor) (call ext. 2320 to enroll)
Training Office "Lab Animal Resources" (MED: 113D) (call ext. 2320 to enroll)
TNT "Health Information Management: HIM Partnering in Improving Patient Care," Kimberly Hrehor, Texas Medical Foundation, Austin (call ext. 2700 for information)
Seminars in Aging Research "Is Free Radical-Mediated Oxidation of Biomolecules a Cause or Consequence of Aging?" Dr. Earl Stadtman, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (MED: 409L)
Medicine Research Conf. "Manipulation of NF-kB for Lung Graft Preservation," Dr. Charles Bryan, & "Cytochrome P-450 Omega Hydroxylase in the Lung," Dr. Stephen Im (MED: 209L)
Psychiatry Grand Rounds "Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia: How We Should Proceed," Dr. Zafar Sharif, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Queens Village, N.Y. (MED: 409L)
TNT "Laboratory Technology Issues: Measured vs. Calculated LDLs," Dr. Linda Gorman, University of Kentucky, Lexington (call ext. 2700 for information)
Molecular Medicine Seminar Series "The RecA Superfamily of Proteins in DNA Recombination, Replication, Transcription & Repair," Dr. Edward Egelman, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center (IBT: 3.002)
Wednesday, September 15
Podiatry Grand Rounds "Bone Tumors," Dr. Ronald Williams (MED: 309L)
Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Mellick Sykes (MED: 209L)
Medical Grand Rounds "Molecular Basis of Fibrotic Disease," Dr. Wayne Border, University of Utah Medical Center (MED: 409L)
Training Office "Medical Terminology Basics" (Training classroomthis class meets on three consecutive Wednesdays) (call ext. 2320 to enroll)
Surgery Trauma M&M Conf., Dr. Ronald Stewart (MED: 309L)
TNT "Respiratory Care: How to Train Staff on Critical Thinking Issues," Dr. Douglas Murphy (call ext. 2700)
TNT "Social Work: Strengthening Relationships During Terminal Illness," Judy Richmond, Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, Mo. (call ext. 2700 for information)
Pharmacology Seminar "Cellular Effects of Dopamine in the Prefrontal Cortex & Possible Implications for Working Memory Function," Dr. David Jaffe, U. T. San Antonio (MED: 444B)
TNT "Nutrition Updates: The American Dietetic Association Standards of Professional Practice for Dietetics Professionals," Sylvia Escott-Stump, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. (call ext. 2700)
Thursday, September 16
Thoracic Surgery Resident Teaching Conf. (VA: 4th-floor CT Library A404)
Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds "HSV in Pregnancy," Dr. Jeanna Piper (MED: 309L)
Neurology Grand Rounds "Headache: Current Concepts," Dr. Neil Raskin, University of California School of Medicine (MED: 444B)
Pain Management Grand Rounds "Radiation Safety," Christy Shriver & Dr. Robert Waggener (UH: Reeves Rehab Center 3rd-floor classroom)
Training Office "Library Pathways" (Library classroom 2A) (call ext. 2320 to enroll)
TNT "Health Care Education & Training: The Knack of Needs Assessment," Judith Mailloux, Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, N.J. (call ext. 2700 for information)
Pulmonary, Thoracic & Oncology Conf. (MED: 309L)
TNT "Comprehensive Care & Management of Diabetes: Advances in Non-pharmacologic Therapy of Diabetes," Dr. Janet Blodgett (call ext. 2700 for information)
Surgery Tumor Conference, Dr. Anatolio Cruz (MED: 209L)
Combined Citywide Thoracic & Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Conf. "Pathophysiology & Prevention of Excessive Bleeding After Cardiac Surgery," Dr. George Despotis, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (MED: 309L)
Friday, September 17
Pediatric Grand Rounds "New Guidelines on the Treatment of Asthma," Dr. Mark Steele, Duke University Medical Center (MED: 409L)
Training Office "Tips, Techniques & Laws" (Training classroom) (call ext. 2320 to enroll)
Continuing Dental Education "High-Speed Infection Control: Doing the NecessaryEliminating the Money & Time Wasters," Drs. Robert Cooley & Richard Karpay (call ext. 3177 for information)
TNT "Histotechnology: Technical Pitfalls & Artifacts Commonly Found in Immunohistochemistry," Dana Dittus, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (call ext. 2700 for information)
Saturday, September 18
Surgical Physiology Conf., Dr. Kenneth Sirinek (MED: 209L)
Continuing Dental Education "OrthodonticsWhere We Are & How It Can Impact Your Practice," Dr. Bloyce Britton (call ext. 3177 for information)
General Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Wayne Schwesinger