In response to recent inquiries from University groups on the topic of mobile application development and branding, University Relations has created guidelines and requirements for branding University-related mobile apps. For more information, check out the mobile app guidelines.
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Ever assign a ticket to another group and wonder what happens to it? Maybe it never comes back to you and you have no idea how, or if, it was resolved? Consider using the Watch List--it's located on the bottom right of the initial fields. By clicking on the little 'person' icon, you can add yourself (or someone else) to the Watch List and will be notified of all updates to the ticket. This is also a good way to keep certain people in the loop about the project.
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A series of Astra Schedule user groups is scheduled for this fall. Session topics will address issues that schedulers experience in their day-to-day use of Astra Schedule. They also serve as an opportunity for users to share ideas with each other and receive help solving specific problems.
No registration is required to attend. Locations and times for each session are as follows:
Thursday, September 26, 9-10:30 a.m., Nolte Center 140
Friday, October 25, 1:30-3 p.m., STSS 512B
Tuesday, November 19, 9-10:30 a.m., Nicholson Hall 110
Tuesday, December 17, 9-10:30 a.m., STSS 512B
As an ASR employee, you may request to attend professional development activities that help you become more successful in your current position or to advance to the next level in your career. You can view the professional development policy by employment group in the ASR Employee Handbook. ASR employees are also eligible for the Regents Scholarship, which covers 100% of the tuition for a first bachelor's degree and 75% for graduate and professional degrees, if you decide to go back to school. Nice!
When do you hyphenate words such as full time, off campus, part time, etc.? Well, it depends upon how you're using the word in a sentence. Use a hyphen only when modifying a noun. Here's an example: Alex is a full-time employee. (Full-time modifies employee.) But he works full time. Here's another example: She lives off campus. It's an off-campus house. (Off-campus modifies house.) With a little practice, you'll start to get the hang of it!
Wise words: "The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."
-- Elbert Hubbard
This is a tough grammar rule, because, well, folks are on both sides of the fence about it. When do you use "more than" instead of "over" to mean "in excess of"? For a long time, American journalists argued that "more than" should always be used before a numeral. For example, "There are more than 100 people in line." The consent now is to use whichever sounds better in the sentence. Here's an obvious example: "There was over one suggestion for how to fix the problem." That sounds sort of silly, doesn't it? "There was more than one suggestion for how to fix the problem" sounds a lot better. So, though "more than" is typically used in front of a number, when in doubt, choose whichever you prefer. How's that for rule bending?
Looking to enhance a few professional skills? Check out a variety of courses offered on campus that cover topics ranging from communicating across cultures and conflict fluency to engaging in change and discovering your strengths at work.
When do you use "then" rather than (no pun intended) "than"? Here's the trick: Then is used with "if then" combinations. For example, "If you drive too fast, then you may get a ticket." Than is used in "rather than" combinations, such as, "Rather than waiting to the last minute, I'll go today."