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Have you discovered your top talents yet?

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If you haven't already, be sure to take the online StrengthsQuest assessment to identify your top five talents. ASR is once again covering the cost for staff to participate. You can use your results to help you understand how you can continue to grow and develop personally and professionally. Contact Tina Falkner if interested.

Got stress?

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Feeling a bit stressed this month? Take an hour on Thursday, March 27 to stop by a "Control Your Stress!" presentation by Dr. Patricia Frazier from the Department of Psychology. She'll share information about her research on stress and how you can regain a sense of control. The event will take place in 402 Walter Library. For more information, see the Department of Psychology Spring Colloquium Series.

Learn your top five talents!

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Curious what your greatest strengths are? Take the online StrengthsQuest assessment to identify your top five talents. ASR is once again covering the cost for staff to participate. You can use your results to help you understand how you can continue to grow and develop personally and professionally. Contact Tina Falkner if you're interested in taking the StrengthsQuest assessment.

Become a more engaged employee

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Want to know how to become a more fully engaged employee and market your value? Plan to attend a meeting hosted by HR's Organizational Effectiveness Lea Bittner-Eddy to learn about employee engagement tools and resources available to staff. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19 from noon-1 p.m. in 312 STSS. For more information and to RSVP, email Bonnie Marten.

New ASR onboarding video

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The Academic Support Resources onboarding video is now available on the ASR intranet site. A link to the video can also be found in the professional development resources page. The video will help new employees understand how ASR departments function individually and as a whole.

Secure your home network

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Not sure if your home network is secure? The January issue of "OUCH" offers tips and tricks for ensuring your security is up to par. You can also check out a video on encryption. It's a great way to secure your data, yet many people don't understand what it is or how it works.

Holiday shopping online

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Are you planning to avoid the crowds this holiday season and shop online instead? The November issue of "OUCH!" has a few tips for doing so securely. Take a minute to also download and share "OUCH!" to share with your family, friends, and other would-be online shoppers.

Guidelines for mobile apps

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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.

Watch list in ServiceNow

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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.
*Upcoming issues of News & Notes will feature additional ServiceNow tips and tricks.

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Upcoming Astra Schedule user groups

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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

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