Parking Alert - The parades scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday Oct. 3, have been canceled due to weather. During football Game Day Saturday, the Parade Ground will be closed to parking. Parking will be on a first-come, first-served, basis on paved areas only. Tailgating will not be allowed on the Parade Ground. For more information, click here.

Personal Contact Skills 

New business acquaintance:

  • Be mindful of your attire and your personal appearance.
  • Offer a firm handshake.
  • Remember the importance of your posture/body language.
  • Confidence and openness are critical to good communication.
  • Use eye contact.
  • Use your listening skills - participate in two-way conversations.
  • Show interest in others.
  • Store names and facts in your memory for later use.

Co-workers - all of the above PLUS:

  • Be friendly, but not too friendly. Do not depend on your co-workers to be your base of friends outside of work.
  • Leave personal life outside of the office.
  • Try not to get pulled into listening to others' tales or problems.
  • Do not be a part of the office gossip; be aware of what is being said, but do not pass it along.
  • Stay apart from office politics; again, be aware of what is happening and who the players are, but do not become embroiled in it.