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Subject: Instant HR/Payroll: Come Out for a Walk on April 1 with Dean Prohaska and a Reminder that April is Financial Literacy Month with Some New Resources from TIAA-CREF


Let’s Take a Walk on April 1: The American Heart Association’s National Start Walking Day

In honor of National Start Walking Day, Dean Tom Prohaska is leading Who’s Walking Wednesday at noon on Wednesday, April 1.  Meet up with him in the “Wellness Circle” in front of Merten Hall and take a 30 minute campus walk.  Wondering who else is leading “Who’s Walking Wednesday”? Check it out!


April 1:                  Dean Tom Prohaska

April 8:                  Tom Calhoun

April 15:                Nance Lucas (Special Team Theme Walk – Bring your colleagues in themed outfits (same color t-shirt, same baseball hat, etc.); the largest team on all three campuses wins a pizza party courtesy of the Center for     the Advancement of Well-Being)

April 22:                Mason Academic Advisor Network

April 29:                Doc Nix/Jeremy Freer

May 6:                  Mason Academic Advisor Network

May 13:                Dr. Ángel Cabrera

May 20:                Available opportunity to “exercise your leadership”

May 27:                CHSS Dean’s Office


Who’s Walking Wednesday is available on all three campuses.  To sign up to lead a walk, please visit, scroll down to Walking Wednesday, and select the campus of your choice.


HR & Payroll is delighted to be a part of the Spring into Well-Being celebration underway at Mason through April 30.   Spring into Well-Being and Mason’s Well-Being University initiative are dedicated to helping faculty, staff, students, and alumni build lives of vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement.  To learn more, visit


Updated Reminder: April is Financial Literacy Month

In honor of Financial Literacy Month (and Spring into Well-Being)  we have a number of opportunities to share with you.


Register for classes at; click on the course calendar tab.


·         Some NEW resources from TIAA-CREF

o   TIAA-CREF is offering classes in their new Virtual Environment online learning portal at  The TIAA-CREF portal offers 24/7 access to in-depth financial education, including self-paced seminars.  There are also live webinars scheduled on a range of financial well-being topics; a sample includes “Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt”, “Money at Work: Foundations of Investing” and “Equally Prepared: Financial Planning for the LGBT Community”.  For a Spring schedule of live webinars, please visit TIAA-CREF Webinars

o   They have also developed a curriculum resource so you can focus on the classes that meet your individual needs.