Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 29

Marking another milestone

We passed the $400k mark earlier today. We are on the home stretch toward our half-million-dollar goal. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. If Black Friday is your thing, happy hunting. If you are one of the many working today, at UTMB or elsewhere, thank you for being there for the rest of us. …

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Nov 28

Thanksgiving has arrived with special meaning for UTMB Lucky 2013

Well dear friends, it is early Thanksgiving morning and I am about to leave for Philadelphia to visit my son. With so much to be thankful for, I am also taking with me the memory of the two homeless men I saw yesterday at the 61st Street intersection. These were not young men and they …

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Nov 25

A dark day has dawned…or has it?

We are out of tumblers. Or, at least we are out of tumblers that have not been spoken for. The state campaign sent us a supply of insulated drinking tumblers; we were making them available to anyone who made a pledge of $20 or more, while our supply held out. The magic number was 1320; we have run out of …

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Nov 24

Message from the SECC 2013 Chair

Dean Pam Watson

Well fellow UTMB employes: Here it is Sunday again. Truly it seems like I just sent a message but that was seven days ago.. I, like many of you, ask.. “Where did that week go?” For me I spent two days of last week participating in the UTMB Leadership Challenge Workshop, learning to be a …

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Nov 23

If a picture is worth a thousand words…


Nov 22

Three cheers for our 100% areas

I’ve always been impressed by 100%. Our department has a relatively small  (about 20) group of pretty positive, engaged and socially conscious people, and I can’t remember any time in recent history we’ve risen very much above 70%. Even with the best intentions, people are out, schedules get crossed, competing needs or priorities take precedent. Glitches happen. So when I …

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Nov 22

When things don’t go according to plan

Getting this message from outside our network? We're working on a fix.

Who has time for anything, right? I write this as I’m scarfing down a ziplock bag of leftover cereal, which will likely serve as my lunch today. Our days are all busy. So I know many of us like to do certain things, like review the SECC, on our own terms and time, when we can casually peruse our …

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Nov 19

UTMB: Congrats on breaking the $300K barrier!

Today at lunchtime we hit another significant SECC milestone: we pushed beyond the $300,000 mark. As I write this, we are at $303,627 from 1,523 great employees (and at least one retiree). Thank you to those that have already supported us. If you missed it, Dean Watson sent a message to campus about the campaign earlier today.  Where …

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Nov 18

Help for Typhoon Haiyan recovery

Dean Watson has had a number of people ask her if the SECC could be used as a way to support recovery in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan, which affected 9.5 million people and displaced more than 600,000. The answer is “You bet.” Remember that recovery from a disaster like this is a marathon as much …

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Nov 17

It is a wonderful Sunday morning for gving to SECC

Dear Fellow UTMB employees: On this Sunday morning in mid November 2013, I ask you to join me in supporting UTMB’s SECC Campaign…help me to sustain UTMB’s remarkable legacy of generosity to those who need our help. We have passed the halfway mark on our way to our goal of $500,000…and your contribution will go …

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