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Infrastructure Systems will be doing firmware updates to all network switches on Sunday, July 21, from 7:00 AM through 10:00 AM. Network service in all campus locations will experience periodic short interruptions during the updates. Please contact Mike Nacko with any questions at

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Professional Development and Wellness

Allyship: Best Practices for a More Just Community (Updated Schedule)

This three-part training is scheduled for:
Mondays, July 29, August 12, and August 19 | noon - 1 p.m. | HUB Social Hall West

Lunch will be provided; seating is limited.

Facilitated by: Rabbi Marley Weiner, Director of the Asbell Center for Jewish Life
**Why can it be so hard to advocate for meaningful social change? How can we overcome those internal and external roadblocks?
**What are some best practices to build community buy-in for change?
**How can we create a concrete plan to make our ideals of equity and inclusion a lived reality?

Rather than focusing on one area of bias, this training will teach skills that can be applied to many different types of bias in an intersectional way.

Registration is required. You must be able to commit to all three sessions. Enroll and sign-up in Totara by clicking on the more information the link below.

Rabbi Marley Weiner is a multifaith organizer and social-justice educator. She has trained with POWER: Philadelphia’s multifaith student clergy team, the National Coalition Building Institute, and the Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project. She is the director of the Asbell Center for Jewish Life within the Division of Equity and Inclusion

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TIAA July Webinars

Register for TIAA’s live webinars to get financial information, news and tips from our experts:

Wednesday, July 10 | noon to 1 p.m. (ET): Quarterly Economic and Market Update
Hear from TIAA’s chief investment officer about challenges investors are facing and tips on how to navigate them.

Tuesday, July 16 | 2 to 3 p.m. (ET): She’s Got It -- A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing
Join TIA for a revealing trip through investing and saving strategies developed especially with women in mind.

Thursday, July 18 | noon to 1 p.m. (ET): Your New TIAA -- Discover the Redesigned Online Experience
The new experience presents a picture of your retirement with advice and content that is tailored to inform, motivate, and reassure you during your retirement journey.

Thursday, July 25 | 3 to 4 p.m. (ET): Basic Social Security Strategies
Better understand how and when you can rely on Social Security income. It’s likely to play a significant role in building your retirement income.

Reserve your spot by registering now at by clicking on the more information link below. Check back at any time for future webinars.

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Protecting Our Community | Live Session Schedule and Online Modules

Tuesday, August 27 | 2:45-4:15 p.m. | Stern Center, Great Room in conjunction with New Faculty Orientation

Dickinson College is committed to providing a supportive working environment for all employees. On a biennial basis, all members of the community are required to complete educational programs which provide an overview of regulatory guidelines and tools to recognize and address potential harassing and discriminating behavior.

Login to Totara to check to see when you are due and register for the session that fits your schedule. Web-based modules are available in Totara through the employee’s dashboard.

Click on the more information link below to register for the interactive, in-person session in Totara.

To access the web-based modules, go to Totara and:
--Click on Dashboard
--Click on Protecting Our Community Certification... tile
--The next page will provide links to the required online courses to complete the certification.
--Recertification path: minimum of two online courses; New Certification path: maximum of three online courses

For questions, please email or contact Carol Shaffer at ext. 1152.

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TIAA Retirement Consultations

Thursday, August 1 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | HUB Mary Dickinson Room

Questions about retirement? Your financial consultant has answers. Making decisions about your money can feel complicated. TIAA’s experienced financial consultants are here to help you plan for your future. One-on-one personal advice and education* about your retirement plan assets is available at no additional cost. During our discussion, they’ll cover questions like:
1. Am I saving enough?
2. Am I invested appropriately?
3. Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?

Schedule time today for an appointment with TIAA financial consultant, Nigel Stearns. To schedule a personal meeting please sign up online by clicking the more information link below or call 800-732-8353 (remember to ask for the Dickinson College schedule), weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

All appointments must be scheduled through TIAA.

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RSVP Events

Employee Pizza Party

Tuesday, July 30 from 4-5:30 p,m, on the Academic Quad (rain: Rector Atrium).

Join colleagues for a slice and some good company. Pizza, including gluten free and vegan options, and salad will be provided by the College Farm. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Please RSVP by July 24 by clicking "More Information" below.

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