June 16, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 24

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Call for picnic volunteers 

"Freedom 2000," the Health Science Center's annual Independence Day picnic, will  be held Friday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the courtyard and  auditorium foyer. Volunteers are needed at various times to cook, serve food and  drinks, wrap hot dogs and help clean up. For a schedule, call Joe OCampo at  ext. 7-2980 or e-mail him at ocampo@uthscsa.edu, or e-mail Mary Yanes at  yanes@uthscsa.edu. Help make this year's picnic a success! 

Parking committee meeting 

The Health Science Center Parking and Traffic Safety Committee will meet at 3  p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the student services conference room, 348L.  Dr. Richard King, physiology, chairman of the committee, invites the university  community to attend the open business portion of the meeting. Individuals who  wish to address the committee or to have an item discussed may do so provided  they contact the chairman before the meeting so the item can be placed on the  agenda.  Appeals for citations are discussed at the end of the regular business meeting  in closed session. Only the individual appealing the citation is allowed in the  room with the committee during the process. Discussions and votes on citation  appeals are closed to the public.  To have an item placed on the agenda, contact Dr. King at ext. 7-4342 or kingr@uthscsa.edu

Last chance to update ZIP codes 

The Health Science Center's new ZIP code, 78229-3900, becomes final July 1. From  that date all stationery (letterhead, envelopes and business cards) and all  incoming Health Science Center mail must carry the new ZIP code, which went into  effect starting July 1999.  Any departments that have not already updated their mailing lists and stationery  should do so immediately. All routine correspondents and journal and magazine  subscription offices need to be notified of the new ZIP code. Web sites and  autosignature addresses must be changed as well.  If you have questions, call Deborah Cornwell, director of general services, at  ext. 7-5960, or David Reina, mail services supervisor, at ext. 7-5992. 

Useful travel Web addresses listed 

Donna Henckel, Office of Accounting, who teaches the Basic Travel Procedures  class, provided the following helpful Web addresses for staffers who prepare  travel reimbursement vouchers. 

  • Lodging rates:  

http://www.window.state.tx.us/comptrol/san/fm.notices.date.html/fm00/fm00-40.html

  • Texas mileage:  

http://www.window.state.tx.us/comptrol/texastra.html 

  • Travel warnings:  

http://travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html  

  • Contract airfare rates:  

http://www.gsc.state.tx.us/travel/fy20air3.html

  • Foreign travel currency conversion: 

http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic 

Technology training classes scheduled 

The Technology Training Office has scheduled the following classes for the  upcoming week. Three classes will be held Tuesday, June 20: MS PowerPoint  2000-1, from 8:30 a.m. to noon; MS PowerPoint 2000-2, from 1 p.m. to 4:40; and  LYNX Transfer of Funds, from 9 a.m. to 10. Classes offered on June 21 are MS  Excel 2000-3, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and MS Excel 2000-4, from 1 p.m. to 4:40.  LYNX Payroll will be taught from 9 a.m. to 11:30 on June 22.  

To register, visit http://www.uthscsa.edu/computing/training/training.html.  

Call the training office at ext. 7-2072 if you have questions.