Archives—December 2015

WorkLife Annual Survey Still Open

We in the WorkLife Advisory Committee appreciate the feedback you have provided to us thus far regarding your concerns and challenges when it comes to work-life integration.

Our first annual survey remains open, and will be open until December 28, 2015. This survey asks for information relating to challenges you face between work-related demands and home-life responsibilities, childcare needs, adult-care needs, and self-care needs. We also ask about what areas of work-life blending you would be most interested in or find most helpful.

Please help us out by taking about 10-15 minutes to provide your feedback. Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/worklife_connections .

All answers are completely anonymous.

Our goal in the New Year is to develop new programs for you, based on the data provided through the survey.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at worklife@mtu.edu . If you are interested in serving on the committee, please email us as well.

Thank you for your help.


“Oh No…It’s a Snow Day!” Lunch & Learn

Join us Wednesday, December 9, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  in the Memorial Union Ballroom A1 for a panel discussion and idea sharing Lunch and Learn event: “Oh No…It’s a Snow Day!”

Despite this year’s mild weather, the Keweenaw is notorious for receiving large amounts of snow and experiencing below freezing temperatures. Snow day closures of the local school systems are pretty much a given, and it can be very challenging to figure out what to do at the last minute.

Bring your lunch to the “Oh No…It’s a Snow Day!” lunch and learn to hear from Eva Hatfield, Director of Little Huskies, and Jada Gullstrand, Director of Recreation, Programming, and Development at the SDC. Eva and Jada will discuss some options and ideas on how to manage this challenge. The group will spend time sharing ideas for building a local network for childcare options, and learning more about local resources.

Faculty, staff, and students—especially those who are new to Michigan Tech—are encouraged to attend, whatever the age of your children.

Light refreshments will be available; participating employees will earn 500 HuskyPaw points for attending.