April 29, 2016

Parking Lot Maintenance & Closures, May 1-5

The following message is from the Office of Parking Management:

Greetings Campus Community,

We are excited to host UMW transfer students for Orientation on Monday, May 2. This process is very important to help our new students and their families acclimate to the University community.  Your support to create a welcoming atmosphere and campus experience is greatly appreciated.  As part of this process, the orientation committee has outlined the needed parking for orientation. This may alter where you will need to park on Monday. Thanks in advance for your support.

In support of UMW Student Orientation, the following parking lot reservations will apply for Monday, May 2 from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

George Washington Hall (GW), lot College Avenue row of spaces.

NOTE:  This does not include handicap parking spaces; if you are eligible, those spaces remain available.

On, Sunday, May 1, Facilities Services will begin pre-Commencement parking lot maintenance throughout campus. Be alert for lot closures and parking changes throughout the week.

Please see the following list as the tentative work schedule. As with all outdoor projects, there may be delays due to weather conditions. If you have questions or concerns about the nature of the work please contact Joni Wilson at jwilson@umw.edu. Other questions may be relayed to Robin Jones with Parking Management at rjones@umw.edu.

 

Sunday, May 1

University Center Lots

Cleaning

 

Double Drive Lot #1

Cleaning

Painting

Curbs, Spaces and Cross Walks

 

GW/Westmorland Lots #2

Cleaning

 

Woodard Lot #14

Cleaning

 

Monroe Lot # 16

Cleaning

 

Monroe Lot #15

Cleaning

 

Campus Drive #1

Cleaning

 

Lee Circle

Cleaning

 

Lee Lot #17

Cleaning

 

Lee Hall Lower Lot #18

Cleaning

 

Jefferson Square #27

Cleaning

 

Monday, May 2

Double Drive #1

Painting

Curbs, Spaces and Cross Walks

 

Randolph/Mason including Police/Safety Area #20 -#21

Cleaning

 

Pizza Hut Lot #35

Cleaning

 

Thornton Street Lots #28 and #29

Cleaning

 

Tuesday, May 3

 Anderson Center #8

Cleaning

 

Seacobeck Lot #4

Cleaning

 

Sunken Road North #11

Cleaning

 

Marshall Hill

Cleaning

 

Alvey Lot #12

Cleaning

 

Wednesday, May 4

Jepson Lot #6

Cleaning

 

Jefferson Lot #26

Cleaning

 

William Street Lot #30

Cleaning

 

Sunken Road South Lot #12

Cleaning

 

 

Thursday, May 5

Double Drive #1

Cleaning

 

Simpson Lot #5

Cleaning

 

Brent/Police Area #22

Cleaning

 

Marshall Lot #25

Cleaning

 

Russell Lot #23

Cleaning

 

This email is being sent to you in accordance with the UMW Broadcast Email Policy. Please do not respond directly to this message with comments or questions, but instead to the office or individuals listed above.

 

Leadership UMW 2017

To:  All  Full Time Faculty and Staff

Applications are now being accepted for Leadership UMW 2017.  

We hope you will join others who have taken this  opportunity to:

  • Assess and build your leadership capacity with a cohort of faculty and staff from across the university.
  • Understand yourself and others through self and multi-rater feedback assessments, group interaction and mentorship relations.
  • Learn the things that effective leaders do to motivate/improve individual and team performance.
  • Develop individual development plans.
  • Learn the inner workings of UMW as an academic institution and as a business. Information about  the curriculum, participants, mentors, and more can be found here. 
  • Thank You
  • For questions about the application process or the program  you may contact any member of the Leadership UMW Team:  Sabrina Johnson at sjohnson@umw.edu ,  Mark Safferstone at msaffers@umw.edu,  Golda Eldridge at geldridg@umw.edu or Dave Henderson at dhender3@umw.edu.
  • The application form is available and due  May 13, 2016.

Hurley Presidential Commendation Nomination Deadline: April 29

For questions on the nomination processes, please contact Jennifer Cooper (jcooper4@umw.edu) or Terri Lockhart (tlockhar@umw.edu) in the Office of Human Resources regarding the Coleman and Hurley awards.

It’s time to submit nominations for the Richard V. and Rosemary A. Hurley Presidential Commendation.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Please visit the University Recognition Awards webpage for award selection criteria, nomination procedures and the online nomination form.

  • Richard V. and Rosemary A. Hurley Presidential Commendation. The intent of this award is to honor Mr. and Mrs. Hurley, who have consistently demonstrated a desire to recognize and reward outstanding service of University employees, and who have led by example in their work at Mary Washington.  The benefactors of the award are Elmer and Marceline Weatherly Morris, Class of 1950.  Eligibility for this award is open to UMW employees, with preference for administrative/professional faculty members.

In order for President Hurley to participate in his final award presentation, the winner will receive the award and will be announced in May.  Acknowledgments will also be made during the Fall 2016 staff gathering.

Nominations for the Charles Coleman Memorial Service Award and the Staff Advisory Council’s Larry Atkins Staff Awards will be due in the fall to be awarded during our Fall Staff Gathering. More information to come.

 

 

REVISED: Recruiting Classified Employees for Building Coordinators

Please contact Marilyn Birriel at mbirriel@umw.edu with any questions. 

The University is currently inviting full -time classified employees to submit  letters of interest to serve as Building Coordinators (BC) in designated university buildings. Please note buildings highlighted below have been added to the original. Coordinators are needed in the following buildings:

  • Mansion & Economics
  • Brent House
  • Combs Hall
  • Dupont , Pollard & Melchers Hall (2)
  • Eagle Village
  • Fitness Center
  • George Washington Hall
  • Jepson Science Center
  • Lee Hall (2)
  • Marye House
  • Mercer Hall
  • Monroe Hall
  • Physical Plant
  • Stafford Campus
  • Trinkle Hall
  • Woodard Hall

 

Compensation: Building Coordinators will be given a $1,000 annual lump sum bonus payment (subject to federal and state withholdings) at the beginning of each fiscal year. This bonus is available only to building coordinators whose primary duties or function is not building management.

Please review the attached job announcement, full position description and supervisor recommendation form.  Submit required materials online at jobs@umw.edu by the close of business on the date below:

 

Deadline:   Friday, May 13, 2016

Save Energy for Earth Day!

Perhaps you’ve noticed one in the communal office kitchen.  Maybe you’ve noticed one in the copy room.  Have you noticed one in a classroom where you teach?

Wherever you may be on campus, there will always be an opportunity to make an effort to save energy and reduce waste.  The President’s Council on Sustainability (PCS), with the approval of the Vice President for Administration & Finance as well as the Director of Safety and Police Chief Hall, had Save Energy! Turn Off Lights After Use stickers created in a concerted effort to decrease the amount of wasted energy on campus when lights are kept on in unoccupied areas.

Feedback has been very positive from different areas on campus regarding the Save Energy stickers; of the 1,000 stickers created, there are now about 200 left. They serve as a good reminder to turn off lights when they’re not in use–especially since Earth Day is Friday, April 22.

If there are staff or faculty who would like another sticker, contact Kevin Caffrey (kcaffrey@umw.edu).  As a campus community committed to creating a sustainable future, we must all do our part to save energy and reduce waste.

 

 

Midnight Breakfast Servers Needed

Campus Dining will be hosting our semi-annual Midnight Breakfast (a free hot breakfast for all UMW students) on Monday, April 25, and we are looking for volunteer servers to assist us.  Servers would be asked to arrive at 10:45 p.m. and stay until about 12:15 a.m.  It’s lots of fun and students really enjoy seeing faculty, staff and administrators serving up the goodies! If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu or call 540-654-2169.

Recruiting Classified Employees for Building Coordinators

Please contact Marilyn Birriel at mbirriel@umw.edu with any questions. 

The University is currently inviting full -time classified employees to submit  letters of interest to serve as Building Coordinators (BC) in designated university buildings. Coordinators are needed in the following buildings:

  • Mansion & Economics
  • Brent House
  • Combs Hall
  • Dupont , Pollard & Melchers Hall (2)
  • Fitness Center
  • George Washington Hall
  • Jepson Science Center
  • Lee Hall (2)
  • Marye House
  • Mercer Hall
  • Monroe Hall
  • Trinkle Hall
  • Woodard Hall

Compensation:  Building Coordinators will be paid $1000 annual lump sum bonus payment (subject to federal and state withholdings) at the beginning of each fiscal year. This bonus is only available to BC’s whose primary duties or function is NOT building management.

Please review the attached job announcement, full position description, and supervisor recommendation form.  Submit required materials online at jobs@umw.edu by the close of business on the date below:

 

Deadline:   Friday, May 13, 2016

 

UMW College of Business Launches Business Seminar Series

Beginning in May, the College of Business will offer a series of monthly seminars taught by our faculty and business alumni. It’s a great way to revitalize your business skills and broaden your knowledge!

Please don’t let the title of the series fool you – you do NOT have to have an MBA to attend nor do you have to have a UMW MBA to register. If you are interested in a topic, please join us!  Cost is $125 per session (plus 2.75% service fee).

Fridays, 8-10 a.m. at Cary Street Partners
Please visit http://business.umw.edu/blog/2016/04/refresh-your-mba/ to register.

Date Course Instructor
5/13 The Relationship Between Financial and Cost Accounting Ken Machande
6/10 Contract and Commercial Law Refresher: Contract
Provisions, Performances and Remedies
Kimberly Kinsley
7/8 Business Analytics and Big Data Chris Garcia
8/12 Emerging Platforms and Services Mukesh Srivastava
9/9 Human Resources Revisited Nichole Phillips
10/14 Increasing Marketing’s Impact by Using Social Media Kashef Majid
11/11 Leadership Assessment Bob Greene
12/9 Taking the Mystery out of the Project Management Lingo Cara Parker ’05 MBA

Admissions Hosts Admitted Student Day: Destination UMW

The following message is from the Office of Admissions:

The Admissions Office will host Destination UMW on Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the goal of yielding admitted students for the 2016-2017 academic year.  We are expecting more than 450 students and their families, with a total guest count of approximately 1100 people.

Students will attend a sample lecture with a professor and a student engagement activity with current student leaders. Two tracks will offer an opportunity to message differently to students who have already committed to attend UMW in the fall and those who are still deciding among their college options.  Nearly one half of the students registered have already paid an enrollment fee and will receive their First-Year Seminar (FSEM) and residence hall assignments during the event.

A sample agenda is posted here.  Visitor parking has been reserved in the George Washington (GW) lot and along Double Drive with overflow parking in the Parking Deck. Primary event locations are Dodd Auditorium, Lee Hall, Monroe Hall, Woodard Hall, the University Center, and campus/residence hall tours. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus and curious newcomers at the Top of the University Center (fourth floor), especially between noon and 2 p.m.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. Our guests frequently comment on how “friendly, helpful, and engaging” our UMW community is!  Guests shared the following about what they enjoyed the most during their recent visits to campus:

  • “People were genuinely enthused by the school and the environment around.”
  • “The campus and the people there were inviting and organized.”
  • “The excitement that the leaders showed and also President Hurley.”
  • “My tour guide was incredible and made me feel at home on the campus.”

Their impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here, so thank you for going the extra mile on these important recruitment days!

One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #DestinationUMW trending throughout the day.

The Office of Admissions appreciates your involvement in and support of these signature programs that shape the Class of 2020.

Welcome New Employees

Please join us in extending a warm UMW welcome to our newest employees:

Nigel Haarstad – Online Learning and Learning Management System Specialist.

Michele Whiteside – Public Relations and Marketing Specialist.

Tanasha Whittaker – Trades Utility Worker.

Shawn Young – Art and Art History Office Manager.

Ronald Chapman – Desk Attendant.

Carla Sehbani – Bookstore Clerk.

Once again, welcome to the University of Mary Washington!