November 24, 2017

SAC News

Safe Zone Workshops The Safe Zone program offers workshops that are designed to educate members of the University community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ+) issues to increase the safety and inclusion of all its members.

Safe Zone consists of people who will:

  1. Be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if LGBTQ+ individuals need help, advice or just someone to talk to.
  2. Not tolerate homophobic and heterosexist comments and actions and will address them in an educational and informative manner.
  3. Have received training and can provide information regarding on- or off-campus resources.

We offer two types of Safe Zone workshops for faculty and staff. The Basic training focuses on terminology, issues related to privilege, increasing awareness and sensitivity, and how to support the LGBTQ+ population on campus. The Advanced training is for faculty and staff who have already completed the Basic training and covers more advanced topics, including bystander intervention.

We are currently accepting enrollment for a Basic training session for any interested faculty or staff member on Friday, Aug. 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are offering an Advanced training on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. Please email Laura Wilson at lwilson5@umw.edu to register for the training or if you have questions.

Nutritionist on Campus Aug. 3 & Giant Food Discount – Lindsay Pugliese, MS, RD, LDN from Giant grocery store will be on campus on Aug. 3 to speak about 8 Steps to a Healthier Diet. Come out and hear practical tips for putting some pep in your step. The program will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Lee Hall, room 412.  Giant Food at Eagle Village is now offering a 5% discount to UMW staff and students.  You must show your UMW Eagle one card and the discount is only at the Eagle Village location for now.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Cooper  at jcooper4@umw.edu.

UMW FY 18 Salary Increase – Be sure to read through Sabrina Johnson’s 6/13 email regarding the UMW FY 18 Salary Increase.  You can contact Paula Wilder, pwilder@umw.edu  in the Office of Human Resources with any questions you may have.

Move-In Crew Volunteers Needed!  Residence Life and Housing invites you to participate in one of the most exciting and memorable days of the year: Move-In Day!  Move-In Day for first year and transfer students is Wednesday August 23, 2017.  Move-In Day for returning students is Saturday, August 26, 2017. As Move-In Volunteers, you will welcome our new and returning students and their families, help unload cars, carry suitcases and boxes, and enjoy the energy that comes with the first day of students for the academic year.   For more information, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/07/20/move-in-crew-volunteers-needed/

Update on Summer Construction Projects – Find out all the latest information on campus construction projects by going to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/07/19/update-on-summer-construction-projects/

Excellent Eagle Employee Program: Nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. It’s easy! Just complete the Excellent Eagle Employee nomination form on our website. Take some time to nominate someone today! Winners get reserved parking on campus for the month.

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) In addition to the Excellent Eagle program, you can also recognize a colleague using HR’s #1 F.A.N. program. Did you experience exceptional customer service or awesome collaboration? If so, nominate the person or people involved in that experience. Complete the #1 F.A.N. form on the HR website, and your colleague will be able to choose a UMW spirit item as a token of appreciation.