February 10, 2016

SAC’s Willy Nilly Chili Cook-off and FUN-raiser

UMW’s Staff Advisory Council is hosting the

Second Annual Willy Nilly Chili Cook-off and FUN-raiser

Wednesday, March 2

11:30am – 1:00pm

University Center’s Chandler Ballroom

If you just want to taste and vote on the best all-around chili, then bring your taste buds between noon and 1. If you’d like to compete in the chili cook-off, sign up on our community page in Sharepoint and take your chili to the ballroom before 11:30 on March 2.

Click on the community page, then click the yellow sticky for Chili Cook-off signups.

There will be prizes, goodies, and giveaways.

Feb. 10 Retirement Reception to Honor Locksmith Bob Tinnell

Bob Tinnell, Access Control Supervisor, is retiring from nearly 13 years of employment at the University of Mary Washington. He will be honored at a retirement reception on Wednesday, Feb. 10, between 2 and 4 p.m., in the link between Randolph and Mason Halls.

La Ceiba Microfinance Premiere

La Ceiba is an entirely student-run microfinance organization here at UMW. We offer small loans that are used for both income-generating and consumption purposes for the men and women in El Progreso, Honduras. Our loans are offered with low interest rates, no collateral, and no penalties. We pride ourselves on being a client-centered organization by offering education and artisan programs. Our monthly events with our clients and our Constant Client Contact program allows us to stay in touch with our clients and gives them an opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns. Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. in Monroe 116 for our premiere event. We hope to see you there. 

UMW Supplier Expo

SAVE the DATE! There will be a supplier expo on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Chandler Ballroom. All UMW department chairs, buyers, and those who influence purchases are encouraged to attend.

The list of suppliers is growing, and to-date includes:  The Supply Room Companies, UMW temporary personnel services contractors, and more;

Printing: Allegra, Stafford
Temporary Personnel: Primere Staffing, McDonald Eudy
Facilities: Bartlett, Beltway Supply, B3 Enterprises, Team Henry, TrueValue
Scientific: Colonial Scientific
Services: Vending Services, Pepsico, Anytime Limousine
Bookbinder: Southwinds Bindery
Name badges and custom stamps: USA Custom
Internet Service Provider: CoxCom

COAR’s Variety Show

Support UMW’s Community Outreach and Resource’s office by attending the Variety Show on Feb. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium. We will have raffles and will be auctioning off various items. All proceeds will go to supporting the Habitat for Humanity Alternative Break Trips. This is a family-friendly event.

Washington Wizards Tickets, Feb. 19

The following message is from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

 The James Farmer Scholars program will be hosting a “Wizards Night” to see the Washington Wizards take on the Detroit Pistons, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., at the Verizon Center and will open up ticket sales to all JFS members and to all members of the UMW community.

The cost is $40 per person, which includes charter bus transportation to and from the game. All are welcome to purchase seats.  There is a section in 400s reserved for the University of Mary Washington James Farmer Scholars program.

Tickets may be purchased in the James Farmer Scholars office, GW 312/Combs 101, by Monday, Feb. 15, no later than 5 p.m. Please call x2119 if interested.


Patient First & Anthem Members

Patient First has notified existing patients with Anthem coverage that it will no longer accept NEW patients who are Anthem members effective Feb. 2, 2016.  This includes members in the state COVA Care and COVA HDHP plans. Existing Patient First patients would not be affected by the change.  Anthem and Patient First continue negotiations. We will let you know when we receive any updated information.

Please refer employees who have questions to Anthem at 1-800-552-2682.

Henrietta Lacks Great Lives Lecture Postponed

The Chappell Great Lives lecture on Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28, in the University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium has been postponed due to the speaker’s illness. The lecture has been rescheduled for April 7, 2016, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Office of Events Welcomes Coordinator of Community Events

Ali Gauch Hieber returns to UMW, joining the Office of Events and Conferencing as Coordinator of Community Events.  She will work collaboratively with colleagues across campus coordinating our undergraduate graduation ceremony and the Great Lives Series. Recently, Ms. Hieber has served as Special Assistant to the VP for Academic Affairs and Student Services and Dean of Enrollment Services at Germanna Community College and was responsible for recruitment, the Admissions and Records Office, Financial Aid Office, the Veteran’s Center and educational sites in Stafford and Culpeper counties.  In this role she was responsible for two annual commencement ceremonies and multiple public events.

Ali previously served the University from 1993-2012, most recently as the Associate Dean of Admissions.

Both named February Excellent Eagle Employee

Staff Advisory Council is pleased to recognize William ‘BJ’ Both as the Excellent Eagle Employee for February. The award for this honor is a designated parking space for the month.

In nominating BJ, his champion wrote:

I would like to nominate BJ Both for the Excellent Eagle award. 

BJ always has great recommendations for getting our computers and printers back up and running.  BJ is always calm and professional in delivering top-notch customer service with an awesome attitude and a smile.

Congratulate BJ when you see him. If you’d like to nominate someone for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, send an email to eenominations@umw.edu with Excellent Eagle Employee in the Subject Line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department, work location (with the most convenient parking lot), and the reason they should be recognized.