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Friday, December 8, 2017
Save The Date: LVAIC Retirement Series Event


The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) is presenting a series of informational events for faculty and staff nearing retirement. Following the successful first session in November, the LVAIC series continues in January with an evening focusing on the emotional transitions prior to and after retirement.


Guest speakers at this event will include faculty and administration members from Lafayette College who will share their experiences with adjusting to this major milestone. A buffet dinner is included in the evening. Faculty, staff, and significant others affiliated with LVAIC member institutions are invited to attend. Mark your calendars now:


Monday, January 29, 2018
Lafayette College, Pfenning Alumni Center

6:00 p.m.                                 Buffet Dinner
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.          Presentation


Look for your email invitation including the registration link on January 11.



Capital BlueCross Offers Savings on Gym Memberships


If your goals for 2018 include getting fit and saving money, Capital BlueCross has a great offer for you.


Join Fitness Your Way this month and they will waive the $25 enrollment fee, then you can work out at more than 9,500 gyms nationwide with a single membership.


By enrolling now, you save money to start the year, and you’ll be locked in at the low monthly rate of $25 per month. (Be Well Tip: That’s just five dollars more than your $20 monthly wellness credit from Be Well once you’ve reached Level One)


With Fitness Your Way, you can work out where you want, when you want and for an affordable monthly fee.


To enroll, go to and search for Fitness Your Way. Make sure you have your Capital BlueCross Member ID Card handy and use code FYW25 at checkout to redeem offer.


Hurry – this offer expires December 31, 2017.



Staff Holiday Calendars Updated


Are you the kind of person who likes to know how many floating holidays we’ll have in 2020 so you can plan your vacations? Are you wondering if the Independence Day holiday will give you a three-day weekend in 2019? We get you!


The staff holiday calendars for the next four years are now up on the Human Resources website. There are separate calendars for university police and power house personnel, so make sure you’re looking at the right document.


To access the calendars, go to and click on “Holidays.”