A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
May 17, 2013


Staff Appreciation Week features a farmers market, a down-home breakfast, an ice cream social, a picnic and more.

Message from Leadership

The provost says the biggest challenges in the next phase of UC Merced's growth are twofold: defining a clear trajectory and shaping the important university processes and practices.


Pam Taylor recently became an administrative services manager for the Department of Public Safety, which has her helping with fiscal planning, analysis, oversight and much more.


Changes to transit and parking on campus are on the way as construction continues.
The campus is expected to confer more than 1,000 degrees during two commencements ceremonies this weekend.
Representatives from an array of campus units gathered May 2 for an overview and demonstration of several key components of the UCPath system, which is planned to go live at UC Merced in July 2014.
The long-range plan's amendment will allow more rapid and cost-efficient construction of facilities through 2020.
CatTracks and Route 22 riders looking for more detailed information about bus routes, schedules, landmarks and places of interest near stops throughout Merced will soon have a new tech-friendly resource at their fingertips: a new website with interactive maps.

Human Resources

Fidelity Investment Education Classes, Guidance Consultant Fidelity Investments retirement savings education classes are offered June 18 in KL 360. Classes are open to faculty and staff. Register in advance by calling 800-642-7131 (walk-ins are welcome). Classes offered are:

Library Notes

Emily Lin, head of Digital Assets for the UC Merced Library, will join colleagues from UC San Diego and the California Digital Library to share knowledge about preserving and providing access to electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) at a national conference at Claremont Colleges in July.

Business and Financial Services

Financial Management Certification Program Underway


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