September 22, 2017

SAC News

Excellent Eagle Employees!  Congratulations to Marissa Miller (Office of Student Conduct & Responsibility) for being selected as our Excellent Eagle for August, and to Dishante Fryer (Academic Engagement & Student Success/James Farmer Scholars) for being selected as our Excellent Eagle for September!  You can nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award by completing the Excellent Eagle Employee nomination form on our website. Winners get reserved parking on campus for the month.

Weight Watchers at Work – If you’re interested in learning about Weight Watchers @ Work, stop  by any Thursday and check out UMW’s Weight Watchers@Work. They meet from 12:15 to 12:45 in Room 111 on the ground floor of the Hurley Convergence Center. For a recent story about some UMW Weight Watchers Success Stories, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/24/weight-watchers-work/

September 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 campus citizens.  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.

Two types of Safe Zone workshops are offered 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.  Enrollment is currently being accepted for a Basic training session for any interested faculty or staff member on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Advanced training is being offered on Monday, Sept. 18 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.

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, Oct. 17.

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 Oct. 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).

New in Campus Rec – Find out all that’s new with Campus Recreation this year by going to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/24/new-campus-rec-year/

SAC Bake Off – Save the Date Monday, Oct. 16, for the SAC Bake Off!  More information coming soon.

#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.