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The Deep Dive

Dive deeper into the stories, announcements, and events you may have seen in The Brief or other email communications from the University.

Return to Campus Scheduling

The Return to Campus Steering Committee would like to get a better idea of when employees are returning to campus in order to make sure we have enough staffing and amenities to serve employees.  Staff and Welcome Back Ambassadors will be distributing keys and answering questions in Common Grounds from 8 am to 12 pm […]

July 29, 2021

Introducing Brooke Bernard, Director of Residence Life

Simmons’ new Director of Residence Life, Brooke Bernard, brings extensive higher education and Residence Life experience to our institution. Previously serving as the Assistant Director of Residential Life at Cornell University, Brooke supported five identity-based living communities. In her new role at Simmons, Brooke will provide critical leadership as she partners with Academic Affairs to […]

July 28, 2021

Welcome Rae-Anne Butera, Dean of Student Experience

Rae-Anne, who has served as the Olin College Dean of Student Affairs for the past eight years, brings extensive leadership experience and knowledge of Student Affairs to Simmons. In her new role as Dean of Student Experience, Rae-Anne will be a key partner in ensuring a welcoming campus community that is open and accessible to […]

July 28, 2021

Remote Work Request/Approval Process Now Available

We are pleased to announce the new Remote Work Request process for employees now available in Workday. First, a proposal must be sent to your manager for review. Next, an agreement will go to your manager and Vice President or Dean for review. Both direct and indirect managers are able to view completed agreements using […]

July 28, 2021

Calling For Street Team Volunteers

Student Affairs is looking for faculty and staff to join the Street Team and assist with student move-in this August. This is a great way to meet other employees and new students in our community. Learn more and complete the sign-up form by Friday, August 6. Email questions to Corey Zohlman.

July 26, 2021

Welcome Back Ambassadors

The Return To Campus Team is looking for volunteers to serve as Welcome Back Ambassadors to greet returning employees. Ambassadors will receive a sneak peek at the new campus renovations along with other important information to be a helpful resource for your colleagues. We will offer two-hour time slots for volunteers during the first two […]

July 23, 2021

Service-Learning Course Design Stipends

Simmons Community Engagement is excited to offer a limited number of stipends for faculty to design a new service-learning course, or add service-learning to a course. Stipends will be accompanied by course design support from Community Engagement and the Center for Faculty Excellence. Full-time faculty members offering a new service-learning course in the 2022-2023 academic […]

July 23, 2021

Deadline for FY21 FSA Expenses

If you are an existing FY21 FSA enrollee, the deadline for incurring FY21 FSA expenses is December 31, 2021. This is an extension due to COVID, and will not apply to future years. Claims for FY21 FSA expenses must be filed on or before January 15, 2022 with ConnectYourCare. Note: any money left unclaimed is forfeited. 

July 23, 2021

Express Scripts Prescription Refill

Medical plan participants are required to call Express Scripts to continue to receive their prescription at their local pharmacy. When you fill your first prescription for this fiscal year, you will receive a message from your pharmacy to call Express Scripts at 1-800-892-5119. Please contact Express Scripts before your 3rd refill, or you may experience delays refilling medication.

July 23, 2021

Google Calendar: Introducing Virtual or In-Person RSVP

As offices around the world prepare for a post-pandemic normal, Google Calendar is introducing a new option that lets users specify whether they’ll be attending a meeting on their calendar virtually, or in-person. The new RSVP option will appear directly in your Google Calendar invite, allowing users to select “Yes, in a meeting room” or “Yes, joining […]

July 23, 2021