September 22, 2017

SAC News

August Staff Advisory Council Meeting – Our August SAC meeting will take place on Thursday August 17th from 1-3PM in Lee Hall 412.  You do not have to be a member to attend — all are welcome!

Rick Pearce to Retire – Vice President for Administration and Finance Rick Pearce will retire from the University, effective January 1, 2018. President Troy Paino made that announcement in an email to the UMW community on Thursday.   For more information, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/10/message-from-president-paino-2/

Office of Disability Resources Workshop – The Office of Disability Resources is presenting a workshop on Universal Design and Accessible Communication for the UMW community. Korey Singleton, Assistive Technology Initiative Manager, George Mason University, widely recognized as an expert in the field, is the presenter. The presentation is in the University Center, Chandler Ballroom, on Aug. 18 and runs from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  This program explores the ways in which UMW Faculty and Staff could utilize the insights of Universal Design and new and emerging technologies to make our campus more inclusive and accessible. (Questions? Contact ODR, x1266; odr@umw.edu  or Tim O’Donnell, x1252; todonnel@umw.edu

Larry Atkins Award Nominations now Open – The SAC has opened nominations for the 2017 Larry Atkins Award.  S.A.C.’s Larry Atkins Award recognizes UMW employees who are the unsung heroes of our offices.  Employees can be honored by their teammates and co-workers with this award, and they’ll receive $100.

The S.A.C. chooses one wage, one classified, and one administrative professional faculty employee for the award.  Nominees lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a smile, and set a positive example for others.

You’ll find more information on the Larry Atkins page on the UMW website.  To nominate a colleague, complete the online nomination form by 5pm Friday, September 15th.  If you have questions, please contact Christy Pack.

Winners will be announced at the Fall Employee Luncheon, October 17th.

Annual Coleman & Hurley Award Nominations now Open – Nominations can now be submitted for University Recognition Awards.   We will continue our celebration of excellence with the announcement of this year’s nominees, their champions, and the award recipients at the fall staff luncheon event on October 17.  For more information on the awards, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/14/annual-coleman-hurley-award-nominations/ or contact Terri Arthur (tlockhar@umw.edu).

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/

 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.