April 2012
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The Office of Human Resources is holding Open Enrollment this month, an annual opportunity to review and modify benefits selections. All eligible University and Hospital faculty and staff must review and re-enroll in all benefits options during Open Enrollment—even if selections remain unchanged. Download the schedule and further information from the Office of Human Resources here xxx ( Note: link to the PDF). (Note: Kay, please place this on a line by itself.)
Howard University came in first place during the inaugural “D.C. Campus Challenge: How Much Can You Power Down?” competition. The University’s Green Team led the energy-saving movement that reduced overall energy use by 14 percent in participating dorms. The team used various tactics, such as creating a “study buddy” system to encourage students to complete homework with a group in order to reduce the amount of lights used in dorm rooms.

101 Magazine and HowardUniversityNewsService.com received region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards. 101 Magazine received an award for Best Student Magazine, while HowardUniversityNewsService.com received an award for Best Independent Online Student Publication–4 Year College/University. Aaron B. Stills, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies, received the Samuel H. Johnson Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development. The award is given annually to a member of the counseling and psychology professions who has demonstrated and promoted awareness of multicultural issues and the call for social justice.

Ryan O'Donnell, a physics major, was selected for the highly competitive 2012 summer internship at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. (CERN is the European organization for nuclear research.) O’Donnell currently serves as the president of the Howard University Chapter of the Society of Physics Students.
The School of Divinity is the location for Sodexo’s new Simply-to-go café. The grand opening was held on March 21. In this new and improved café lounge, you can enjoy great food and receive a 10 percent discount when paying with Bison Bucks.
Howard University Cancer Center encourages all University employees, ages 50 and older, to get screened for colon cancer. Appointments can be made by calling the center at 202-865–7741.

Howard University, in conjunction with members of the U.S. Congress the Women Ambassadors Foundation, will hold the 17th Annual Women Ambassadors Conference on, April 17 in the Blackburn Center and April 18 in the U.S. Congress. The conference allows students from various universities to hear from dignitaries and experts about some of the major issues in international relations. The conference also honors women diplomats.
Alumnus Winston Harris will hold a discussion about his exhibition “Influence Over Time: The Art of Winston Harris,” on April 11, 5–6 p.m., Howard University Gallery of Art, 2455 6th St., NW, Washington, DC 20059.

The Division of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, along with nursing schools at various other universities, will be sending health professionals to Rwanda this summer to support education at the countrynursing schools. The clinicians and educators will serve one-year to seven-year stints providing education, clinical training, mentorship, training in nursing and midwifery, research experience and opportunities. The Office of University Communications, introduced The Howard Ticker, a newsletter that features recent accolades, events and special projects at Howard University. This publication provides the latest University news in a form that is easy to access and share with others. Visit www.howard.edu/newsroom/newsroomticker.html to read the latest version.
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