May 15, 2009
  News Briefs


Town Hall meeting Monday
President Scott Ransom's next Town Hall meeting is set for May 18 at noon in Luibel Hall. He'll discuss the latest Board of Regents’ actions and answer your questions. 
Submit questions for the meeting to, and we'll pass them along to the President's Office, anonymously if you like. Pizza and bottled water will be served at the meeting.
Note that there will not be a 7 am Town Hall this quarter. The May 18 meeting will also be streamed live over the Internet at this link: mms://

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
The Department of Cell Biology and Genetics in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is now known as the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the name change as of April 28.

EBAC sells reduced-price Six Flags tickets
The Employee Benefits and Action Committee has a limited number of drastically reduced-price Six Flags tickets available in Human Resources. For $27, each ticket includes admission to Six Flags any day during the 2009 season, a parking pass, a food voucher good for one meal, and a Holiday in the Park ticket – a package that normally costs $128. Ticket sales are limited only by the number of tickets available – anyone can buy one or 100 until they’re gone. Call Randy Thomas at ext. 2155 for more information.

The benefits of direct deposit
Use direct deposit and you’ll never lose a paycheck through carelessness, a mail glitch or pair of un-inspected pants tossed too quickly in the laundry. With direct deposit:

  • Paychecks won’t be lost or stolen.
  • Payments reach your account the day the check is issued – even if you are out of town, sick or unable to get to your financial institution.
  • You can avoid bouncing checks because the deposit is direct and on time.
  • You save trips to the bank and long lines at tellers.
  • Check-cashing fees are a thing of the past.
  • You don’t have to carry cash.

Come by the Payroll Department (EAD 636) to find out about your options.

HSC Police reminds you to Click it or Ticket
With the Memorial Day holiday and the summer driving season just around the corner, UNTHSC Police and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are teaming up to increase seat belt use.  It’s part of TxDOT’s Click it or Ticket campaign to raise awareness of seatbelt safety.  Remember, drivers and passengers can be ticketed, and fines range from $25 to $200, plus court costs. For more on seat belt safety visit the Click it or Ticket Web site.


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