Annual Events


DEFENSIVE DRIVING

EAP provides this popular defensive driving class each semester, taught by an instructor certified by the National Traffic Safety Institute and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. This 6-hour class can reduce your auto insurance cost up to 10%, or reduce up to 4 points on your license.

Currently an EAP-sponsored defensive class is not scheduled.  If you are interested in taking the class, please contact the EAP office for community resources. 


ANNUAL SEASONAL FLU SHOT CLINIC

Due to the decreasing number of attendees over the past few years at the EAP-sponsored employee flu shot clinic and the increasing number of venues in the community to receive a flu shot, EAP will not be providing a clinic. Please speak with your physician, and check with your health insurance provider regarding your immunization and vaccination coverage. 

 

Resources for influenza information:

NYS Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLU:
FLU SYMPTOMS:

  • Fever over 100 degrees
  • Chills
  • Severe headache and muscle aches
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Sudden onset of above symptoms

FLU PREVENTION TIPS:

  • Stay home if you are ill with the above symptoms to prevent the spread of the flu.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and immediately dispose tissue.
  • Clean the surfaces you and others touch often, like doorknobs, computer keyboards, phones, counters, refrigerator handles, etc.
  • Wash your hands with soap and hot water frequently and especially after blowing your nose, using the bathroom, and being in contact with someone who is sick.
  • Fight stress to boost your immune system with plenty of rest, exercise and a balanced diet.

Source: New York State Department of Health


 

EARTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

Co-sponsored with the Office of Environmental Sustainability
 

Save the date!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Lecture Center Concourse

This year's event theme is "Our Heritage: The Root of What Sustains Us."

Join us for this annual gathering for the campus community to focus on wellness and sustainability.  This year's theme is sparked by the creation of UAlbany's new Heritage Garden and will explore how our culture and "roots" can support our overall health and well-being.  Join us as tap into our sense of history, community, and connection! 

Event details:

An array of exhibitors on hand
Student/faculty poster session on the theme
EAP Community Service Project
Photo contest (Vote for the best entries!)
Free soil analysis* provided by the Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Light Refreshments

For Earth and Wellness Day flyer, click here.

Special thanks to UAS for its sponsorship!

Invitation to enter the Earth and Wellness Day PHOTO CONTEST:   

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate.  Deadline to enter the contest is by midnight on Friday, April 10, 2015.  For entry details, click here.   

*Soil Sample Analysis Instructions

Provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners

The first soil analysis is free of charge.  If you wish to have more than one bag of soil analyzed, there is a $3.00 fee per bag.

Dig down about four (4) inches and take a few tablespoons of dry soil and place it in a Ziploc-type bag. This can be done in a few areas and blended together to form one sample from a garden or the front lawn. The sample should be labeled with contact information and location, such as vegetable garden or rose bed, etc. At the Spring Awakening Fair, take your sample to the Cornell Cooperative Extension table. There you will fill out a form and submit your soil. The Cooperative will test the soil at their lab and mail you your soil’s pH level along with any recommendations for amendments.