January 21, 2017

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night, Jan. 25

Don’t forget to join us on Jan. 25 for this event! Please print out the invitation below and bring it with you to the Will Call table in order to redeem your three free tickets.

 

UMW Basketball Ticket Options:

$20 Courtside VIP Seats

$10 Arena Chair Seats

$5 General Admission Benches

All children under the age of 6 get in for free.

 

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SAC News

UMW Community Forum: Please plan to attend the UMW Community Forum on Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium.  President Paino will give us an update on the engagement assessment, the budget outlook, and UMW’s plans for the future.

Athletics to Host Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night: The Eagle Club and the UMW Athletic Department invite you and your family or friends to Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night at the Anderson Center Wednesday, Jan. 25. UMW Women’s basketball tips off at 6 p.m.; men’s basketball tips off at 8 p.m. Both play Southern Virginia. All faculty and staff will be given a maximum of three additional free admission tickets.

Excellent Eagle Employee: Congratulations again to SAC’s Excellent Eagle Employee for January, April Peterson. Below is what Virginia Ashley had to say about April.

“April should be recognized for the work she has done providing technical solutions for the Admissions and Financial Aid offices.  She has become an expert on the business of recruiting students, offering acceptance and enabling scholarship applications.  Her knowledge has helped her build effective integration between Banner and other systems.  She often advises these business areas of ways they can improve their processes.  April has built exceptional customer relationships and always gives service with a smile.”

Reserved Parking for Excellent Eagle Employee: 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!

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) 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.

Newsletter and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members.

Other UMW informative links

UFC News and Notes
Budget and Financial Analysis, Budget Development
Strategic Plan
Leadership Council information

2017 Psi Chi PowerCards Available

The UMW chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is starting its 2017 fundraiser. Each year, Fredericksburg-area businesses offer discounts for the calendar year to those who purchase a card. For $5, you can save money throughout the year and help a great group of students fund their projects at the same time. If you’re interested in purchasing one, you can contact their faculty advisor, Mindy Erchull (merchull@umw.edu) or the chapter officers (psichiumw@gmail.com).

Dr. Paino to Address University

UMW faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the spring semester’s All University Assembly on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium. President Paino will share more information about his vision and plan for the University’s future.

Amphitheatre Gift Honors Family Legacy

In 1948, Louise Garnett Goodwin ’30 ran for Fredericksburg City Council in an attempt to become the first woman to hold elected office. She did not win, but today her daughter – Mary Katherine Greenlaw ’61 – has the distinction of being the first woman elected mayor of Fredericksburg.

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Recently, Mary Katherine honored her mother’s memory by making a $10,000 gift to the UMW Amphitheatre Challenge. “Mother passed away in 1997, but as we continue to read her diaries and go through her scrapbooks, we’re learning just how much Mary Washington meant to her,” says Mary Katherine.

Louise attended college through a Kiwanis Club scholarship and majored in chemistry and physical education. She was involved in numerous activities, including field hockey, basketball, soccer, and dance. In 1928, she served in the May Court during the ceremonial crowning of the May Queen. After graduating, Louise went on to teach Latin and coach girl’s basketball at Fredericksburg High School and later in the Belmont section of Spotsylvania.

“She loved Mary Washington as a student, and she continued to be involved as an alumna and member of the Fredericksburg community,” says Mary Katherine. “When I was a child, I remember being at the college all the time for various events, so the campus is very much a part of my experience as well. In fact, my son, two daughters-in-law, and two grandsons are also UMW alumni.”

Mary Katherine says she is proud to support UMW’s Amphitheatre Challenge. “Knowing that Mother was a part of the May Court in 1928 and that the campus and the Amphitheatre were a huge part of her life, I felt this was a great way to preserve history and honor her legacy at Mary Washington.”

The Amphitheatre Challenge continues at UMW as the deadline of May 1, 2017, draws near. Last year, the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation in Richmond, Virginia, offered UMW a challenge grant of $125,000 to support a $3 million restoration of the historic Amphitheatre. To receive the challenge grant, UMW alumni, parents, and friends must make NEW gifts to the Amphitheatre totaling at least $125,000. To offer your support before May 1, 2017, visit giving.umw.edu/achallenge or call 540-654-1024.

Staff Advisory Council

UMW Community Forum: Save the date and make plans to attend the UMW Community Forum on January 19th at 4pm in Dodd Auditorium.  President Paino will give us an update on the engagement assessment, the budget outlook, and UMW’s plans for the future.

January Transfer Orientation and Other Dates:
Thursday January 12   New/Transfers move in & orientation begins
January 12 – 14           Transfer orientation
Sunday January 15      Returning students can move in
Monday January 16    MLK day no classes/UMW closed for staff, too
Tuesday January 17    Spring semester classes begin

Winter Club Carnival Volunteers Needed: The Office of Student Activities & Engagement is looking for volunteers to help out with the Winter Club Carnival on Wednesday, January 18th. The shifts are 1pm – 3pm, 4pm – 6pm, and 6pm – 8pm. If you’re interested please complete the volunteer sign up form and someone will be in touch with you.

UMW Book Club: The next meeting of the UMW Book Club will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on January 18 in Lee Hall 414. We will be reading The Wilson Deception by David O. Stewart, who will be the first Great Lives speaker on January 24. If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Mock by email or at x1017.

Athletics to Host Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night: The Eagle Club and the UMW Athletic Department invite you and your family or friends to Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night at the Anderson Center Wednesday, January 25th. UMW Women’s basketball tips off at 6pm, Men’s basketball tips off at 8pm. Both play Southern Virginia. All Faculty and Staff will be given a maximum of three additional free admission tickets.

Reserved parking for Excellent Eagle Employee: 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! #1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) 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.

Newsletter and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members.

Other UMW informative links
UFC News and Notes
Budget and Financial Analysis, Budget Development
Strategic Plan

 

Excellent Eagle Employee

Congratulations to April Peterson! You are SAC’s Excellent Eagle Employee for the month of January.  Below is what Virginia Ashley had to say about April.

“April should be recognized for the work she has done providing technical solutions for the Admissions and Financial Aid offices.  She has become an expert on the business of recruiting students, offering acceptance and enabling scholarship applications.  Her knowledge has helped her build effective integration between Banner and other systems.  She often advises these business areas of ways they can improve their processes.  April has built exceptional customer relationships and always gives service with a smile.”

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!

 

Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences with Tiffany Jana

Tiffany Jana, CEO of her own international diversity and inclusion strategies consulting firm and author of the book titled Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences, is speaking on campus on Jan. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center. This event is free and open to the public.

About Tiffany Jana: Tiffany Jana is the co-founder and CEO of TMI Consulting, a Richmond based leading-edge, global diversity and inclusion strategy company. An international public speaker and co-chair of the transition team for Richmond Mayor-elect Levar Stoney, Tiffany also has written several articles. Her awards and talks include: Diversity Journal’s 2013 ‘Women Worth Watching,’ Metropolitan Business League’s 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year, BCorp Best for the World 2016 Award, TED Talk: The Power of Privilege, and B Inspired Talk.

 

Staff Advisory Council News

Student Employee Supervisors: If you supervise a student and didn’t go to the Dec. 8 training, please plan to go to training on Jan. 12 in the HCC Digital Auditorium, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

UMW Community Forum: Save the date and make plans to attend the UMW Community Forum on Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium. President Paino will give us an update on the engagement assessment, the budget outlook, and UMW’s plans for the future.

January Transfer Orientation and Other Dates:
Monday, Jan. 9           Orientation coordinators move in
Tuesday, Jan. 10         Orientation leaders move in
Thursday, Jan. 12       New/transfers move in & orientation begins
January 12 – 14           Transfer orientation
Sunday, Jan. 15           Returning students can move in
Monday, Jan. 16         MLK day no classes/UMW closed for staff too
Tuesday, Jan. 17         Spring semester classes begin

Athletics to Host Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night: The Eagle Club and the UMW Athletic Department invite you and your family and friends to Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night at the Anderson Center Wednesday, Jan. 25. UMW Women’s basketball tips off at 6 p.m., Men’s basketball tips off at 8 p.m. Both play Southern Virginia. All faculty and staff will be given a maximum of three additional free admission tickets.

Reserved Parking for Excellent Eagle Employee: 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!

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) 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.

NEWSLETTER AND OTHER INFORMATION You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members.

Other UMW informative links
UFC News and Notes
Budget and Financial Analysis, Budget Development
Strategic Plan

 

Dr. Paino Appears on Richmond Morning Show

From WTVR:

RICHMOND, Va. – In July, The University of Mary Washington welcomed a new President to the school. Dr. Troy D. Paino talked about his transition to the school and the wonderful learning environment.

http://wtvr.com/2016/12/15/dr-troy-d-paino/