Friday, October 5, 2012

New signs designate campus smoking areas

The installation of signs identifying designated smoking areas on campus has been completed. A new UW-Eau Claire smoking policy went into effect May 1.

The policy prohibits smoking on campus except in designated areas and on city-owned streets that run through campus. View the policy and map of designated smoking areas.

The policy was created by a committee of UW-Eau Claire staff and students appointed by then Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich. In 2010 Levin-Stankevich received two different proposals regarding campus smoking restrictions: one from the University Senate (composed of representatives from the university's faculty and academic staff) calling for a
tobacco-free campus, and one from the Student Senate objecting to the tobacco ban but recommending that smoking be shifted away from areas heavily traveled by non-smokers, building entrances and air intakes. The chancellor's committee was charged with creating a policy that, as proposed by the Student Senate, would establish fewer smoking areas on campus.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Benefit enrollment/change period begins Oct. 8; Health/benefits fair set for Oct. 9

Each year, employees enrolled in one of the state group health insurance plans have the opportunity to change from one health insurance carrier to another or to add eligible family members who are not currently covered. This year, the benefit enrollment and change period runs from Oct. 8-Nov. 2. Employees are encouraged to attend the health and benefits fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Dakota Ballroom of Davies Center. For more information, view UW System's annual benefit enrollment website or call Human Resources at 715-836-2513.