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2017-2018 Knowledge @ Noon Sessions


Presenter:  Ilhan Citak, LTS Librarian, Archives and Special Collections

ERAC is pleased to present the February Knowledge at Noon session on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12:00noon to 1:00pm.    Ilhan will speak about the history of Lehigh, highlighting little-known facts and Lehigh trivia.

Location will be Linderman 200 and reservations are requested. 
Please reply to inerc@lehigh.edu with your name and department by Friday, February 9th. 
Feel free to bring your lunch while light refreshments will be provided.


Doug Strange, Assistant Athletic Director for Campus Athletics
Mary Jo McNulty, Human Resources Associate

ERAC celebrates the New Year by offering its first Knowledge @ Noon session for 2018 with a focus on health and fitness on Tuesday, January 16th from 12:00-1:00pm in the Student-Athlete Lounge on the 4th Floor of Taylor Gym.

Doug will speak about the many fitness opportunities available to all faculty and staff.  Mary Jo will speak about the Be Well Program.  Tours of the Taylor Gym facilities will be available after the presentations.

Enter through the main Taylor Gym entrance and let the desk attendant know you are attending the ERAC event.  Take the stairs and enter through the Administrative Offices door, then up the stairs to the 4th floor.  Follow the signs to the Student-Athlete Lounge.

There is no need to register - just show up.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.  Light refreshments will be provided.



Presenter:  Lizanne Hurst, Manager - Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure

Lizanne Hurst will present ERAC's next Knowledge at Noon on Thursday, November 16th from 12:00 to 1:00pm in EWFM Room 379.

Library and Technology Services has launched a project to modernize and improve Lehigh's communication services.  They are now prepared to begin moving faculty and staff users to our Cisco Unified Communications platform, which supports Voice over Internet Protocol (VolP) phones and offers a suite of related tools and features.  This is a great opportunity for an overview of how the phone migration will happen, what will change and what will not change.

For more information on the new Cisco Unified Communications migration and platform, please visit:  Unified Communications (VolP)

There is no need to registger - just show up.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.  Light refreshments will also be provided.



Presenter:  Katharine Targett, Sustainability Program Manager

Katharine Targett, Sustainability Program Manager for Lehigh's Office of Sustainability will present at ERAC's Knowledge @ Noon on Thursday, October 12th from 12:00-1:00pm in Williams Hall Global Commons.  The topic will be Lehigh's Sustainable Office Program.  The hope is that this session will be an opportunity for staff to learn about what the Sustainable Office Program is, how they can get their office involved, and what the certification process is like.  There will be an opportunity for staff to ask questions and to hear from other certified offices at Lehigh.  This is a great opportunity for interested offices to learn more about the program and how they can move forward with getting certified.  Come learn how your office can contribute to a more sustainable Lehigh!

No need to register, bring your lunch, refreshments will be served.



Lehigh Sustainability Program Manager:  Katharine Targett
CAT Director:  Scott Slingerland
League Cycling Instructor:  Anne Felker
Cycling Savvy Instructor:  John Schubert

Katharine Targett, Program Manager for Lehigh's Office of Sustainability has invited the Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (CAT) to present at ERAC's Knowledge @ Noon on Wednesday, September 6th from 12:00-1:00pm in EWFM 625.  The topic will be bike safety and where to bike in the Lehigh Valley.  The hope is that this session will inform staff and make them more comfortable with biking and alternative methods of transportation in time for Car Free Day on September 22nd.

CAT - LVCAT.org, is a non-profit, based in the Lehigh Valley to support bicycling, walking, public transit and other ways to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and connect our neighbors.  In challenging times where there are 40,000 automobile-related traffic deaths per year, diseases of sedentary lifestyle and socially dysfuncitional neighborhoods, bicycling and walking can bring us closer together.

CAT provides empowerment through education.  At the CAT Bicycle Cooperative in west Bethlehem, adults and families can learn bicycle mechanics.  CAT provides bicycling traffic skills training to adults to epxerientially understand how traffic laws and best practices can really build confidence and comfort on the bike.  CAT also teaches bicycling skills to children at local schools on an age-appropriate level.

Their presentation will cover CAT's work in the Lehigh Valley, how to get started bicycling for recreation or transportation, practical tips for bike setup and having positive experiences on a bicycle interacting in traffic flow.  They will also highlight local multi-use trails, that combinded with the street network, can offer miles of local adventures.

There is no need to register - just show up.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.  Light refreshments will also be provided.  Email Rose Anne Martinuzzi, Chair ERAC Communications and Events Committee at rbe3@lehigh.edu with any questions.