Personal trainer and Olympic gold medalist Olga Connolly leads one of her twice-weekly wellness classes for staff, faculty and students in Aldrich Park through Campus Recreation’s Fit Squad program. Steve Zylius/UC Irvine CommunicationsSpring Fit Squad Classes

Campus Recreation is proud to announce the return of Fit Squad, a fitness program designed to get you moving. Starting this week, you can join your co-workers for a quick workout during lunch or after work. Classes run through Friday, June 9, and are free for all UCI faculty and staff. Registration is required. If you not a current Anteater Recreation Center member, you can create a guest account online or contact the ARC at 949-824-3738. Contact Kali Knapp Sudbrook at with any questions.


Health & Fitness Fridays: What’s for Breakfast?

Join your co-workers noon Friday, April 21, at the Anteater Recreation Center for the next installment of Health & Fitness Fridays titled “What’s for Breakfast?” Studies have linked eating breakfast with good health, including better memory and concentration, lower levels of LDL cholesterol and reducing risk of diabetes, heart disease and being overweight. Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. Attendees will learn how to start off the day right with healthy, quick and easy-to-prep recipes. Register through the UC Learning Center.


Parenting Resources 101
Learn about all of the parenting resources and programs UCI has to offer at the Parenting Resources 101 workshop noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Human Resources training room at 111 Theory, Suite 200. Led by UCI Wellness Program Administrator Dyan Hall, the workshop will focus on maximizing your medical benefit plans, childcare resources, flexible work arrangements and saving for college. Register to attend via the UC Learning Center.


Facilities Management Is Ready to Help

Requesting a service takes only a moment. Submit an online request to the Facilities Management Services Portal (UCInetID is required). You also may contact the service desk at or 949-824-5444 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In the event of an after-hours emergency, please call the service desk at 949-824-5444 or Central Plant at 949-824-5520.


Know Your Cost Transparency Tool by Castlight

Higher costs don’t always lead to better outcomes. For UC Care, UC health savings account and CORE medical members, the Know Your Costs tool from Castlight helps you make better healthcare decisions when you choose to use an Anthem Preferred provider. With the Know Your Cost tool, you can:

  • Find a doctor in UC Select and Anthem Preferred and estimate your out-of-pocket costs
  • Check to see if your prescription drug is covered and get an estimate on drug pricing options
  • Understand your plan and its benefits
  • Get personalized updates on your spending and plan coverage
  • View ratings from patients


Are You Medicare-Eligible?

Are you turning 65 soon? Whether you’re still working, or planning to retire, make sure you understand the rules about Medicare and how to enroll properly. Read more about enrolling in Medicare and how it works with your UC-sponsored medical plan on UCnet.


UCI Grad Slam Finals and Reception

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2017 Grad Slam finals and reception 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Newkirk Alumni Center. Nine graduate student finalists will compete in this three-minute research pitch competition for the title of UCI Grad Slam Champion. Students are judged based on their ability to clearly and effectively present their work with poise and confidence. The winner will represent the campus in the UC systemwide challenge in May. Learn more about the event and register to attend on the Graduate Division website.

National Public Safety Telecommunications Appreciation Week

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is April 9-15. UCI Police Department dispatchers are the first to respond to calls from Anteater community members who are in need of emergency resources, such as fire, medical or police services. In 2016, dispatchers answers 6,593 emergency 911 calls from the UCI and UC Irvine Medical Center community. They also answered more than 52,000 incoming calls with 97 percent being answered in under 10 seconds. Thank you to UCIPD’s stellar communications unit!