Employee News and Updates (faculty and staff email) — March 16, 2020

Events suspended

All university-related events scheduled to occur between March 16 and April 5 are suspended. This includes but is not limited to recruitment events, tours, student programs, reunions, performances, conferences and social events. We will continue to evaluate event hosting and will issue an announcement regarding events slated for April 6 and beyond.

Shuttle service

In order to encourage safe social distancing as we monitor the coronavirus situation, all campus shuttle services, including service to and from Oxley College of Health Sciences, are suspended until at least April 6. If any member of the TU community needs special assistance or accommodations, please call Campus Security at 918-631-5555. Also, since there will be fewer students and faculty on campus through April 5, registered drivers may park in Delaware, Mayo Village, Brown Village and LaFortune lots if they choose not to park in their permitted lots. We hope that reduces the distance and time spent walking to and from your vehicle each day.

Gym closure

In keeping with the university observance of the social distancing policy and for the health and safety of all, the Collins Fitness Center is closed until further notice. Check for updates at https://utulsa.edu/fitness-center/.

Campus Conversations

Thanks to those of you who joined Interim President Janet Levit and key members of the leadership team on Friday to discuss the university’s budget challenges, the Huron report and steps taken to date. Due to coronavirus concerns and to comply with social distancing recommendations, the Campus Conversations were held virtually as opposed to in-person as originally planned. If you were unable to attend, the morning session has been uploaded to the Budget Response site and may be accessed on SharePoint at your convenience.

Call for nominations

To recognize staff contributions to campus, the Staff Advisory Council has award categories for individuals (quarterly Pillars of the Commitment Awards) and teams (annual Commitment Cup). Individual nominations for Q4 Pillars of the Commitment are due by Wednesday. Team submissions for the Commitment Cup will be accepted until April 20.

Submit nominations for either category online or download the form in Microsoft Word. For questions or to submit Word documents, email staff-council@utulsa.edu.

TIAA webinars

Your financial goals are important! Keep them on track with TIAA’s live webinars.

Learn about market-proofing your retirement, Social Security and more. Reserve your spot on the TU Portal.