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Monday10/18
6:00 am11:00 pm
New! ERS Walk and Talk Podcast (available through all major podcast platforms)

Join us on a 20-30 minute walk while we talk about health, wellness, and life in general. From the Employees Retirement System of Texas, podcast host Lacy Wolff walks and talks with her mentors, friends, experts and leaders about health and wellness. Learn more through the link below, or search ERS Walk and Talk through your favorite podcast platform! Learn more and participate whenever convenient for you!

10:00 am11:00 am
Todd Whitthorne: Prioritize YOU.. you are worth it!

Taking YOUR power back requires prioritizing you! Prioritizing self-care is not always easy, but it is the only way to be at your best for those around you. Each one of us has been impacted both personally and professionally by the massive changes we have faced since March 2020. While the “rules” are still changing, it’s critical to prioritize both your physical and emotional health. What can that look like for you? Todd Whitthorne will share very timely and actionable strategies to not only manage, but actually flourish during these times of challenge.

2:00 pm2:30 pm
Membership & Elections Committee Meeting

The Membership and Elections Committee is charged with the responsibility of regularly reviewing staff representation in university governance and making recommendations for staff appointments to university-wide committees. The committee oversees the elections of Staff Council members and officers and makes recommendations to the Staff Council President to fill vacancies in Council membership. The committee coordinates member onboarding.

6:00 pm7:30 pm
LECTURE: Olalekan Jeyifous

Jeyifous discusses his design and artistic practice and process of examining contemporary socio-political, cultural, and environmental realities through the tradition of architectural utopianism, from a sci-fi inspired and Afro-surrealist perspective.

6:00 pm8:00 pm
Kick off Pep Rally and Homecoming Court Announcement with RHA

Come kick off Homecoming Week with our annual pep rally! Grab some free food and hang out with the University of Houston Football Team, the Spirit of Houston, and Shasta and Sasha! Be sure to check out the event to be introduced to the 2021 Homecoming Court!

12:00 am12:00 am
Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Mandatory Training

The Fiscal Year 2022 Mandatory Training period will begin on Monday, October 4, 2021, and run until Friday, November 19, 2021. Per SAM policy 02.A.26, it is the responsibility of each System employee to complete annual mandatory training. This includes full and part-time faculty and staff, student workers, and temporary employees paid through the University’s payroll system.