June 28, 2017

SAC News

Parking Decal Expiration – This is a reminder that the old parking decals for Faculty/Staff expire on July 1st. Please make sure to request your new parking decal before July 1st to avoid getting ticketed while parking on campus. If you have any questions, contact Parking Management: http://adminfinance.umw.edu/parking/

Banner and System downtime for fiscal year end - Fiscal year end is approaching which brings system(s) down time to accommodate year end processing.  Please mark your calendar that Banner will be down from 2:00PM on Friday June 30th until noon on Saturday, July 1st.  This impacts the Banner production environment, including SSB functionality and any system exchanging data with Banner.  Please refer to the End of Year System Down Time site for additional detailed information including EalgePay, Admission Deposits etc.  Finance will make every effort to have the systems restored as quickly as possible. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience. Please contact tess@umw.edu with any questions.

Semi-monthly July Pay date  – Please be advised that the pay date for the 6/10/17-6/24/17 semi-monthly pay period will be Monday, July 3rd.  The 7/3 pay date may impact automatic transfer payments you have set up with your bank.  Please make sure to review your personal situation for any needed adjustments.  The Comptroller of Virginia establishes the pay dates for classified employees paid semi-monthly.  Due to legislation enacted in 1994 the pay day for the final pay period in the 2nd quarter of the year (July 1 pay day) will always be the first work day of July.  This is required for budgetary purposes as the Commonwealth’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.  The 2017 calendar of scheduled pay dates for fulltime employees is found on the UMW website. http://adminfinance.umw.edu/payroll/files/2013/08/2017-Pay-Calendar.pdf.   Please share with any employee who may not have immediate access to a computer. Contact the Payroll Office with any questions.

UMW FY 18 Salary Increase – Be sure to read through Sabrina Johnson’s 6/13 email regarding the UMW FY 18 Salary Increase.  You can contact Paula Wilder, pwilder@umw.edu  in the Office of Human Resources with any questions you may have.

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.

Language Academy Partnership Offers New Path to UMW

Prospective students who require English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction prior to enrollment will now have a path to the University of Mary Washington, thanks to a new partnership with the International Language Academy of Washington, D.C. (ILA).

Beginning this fall, ILA will provide an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructional program at both the University’s Fredericksburg campus and ILA’s campus in McLean, Virginia. In addition, ILA will provide an ESL Bridge program at UMW, pending approval from Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a federal entity that maintains current information on non-immigrant students.  The Bridge Program would allow students to directly transfer into Mary Washington upon completion of ILA’s Intensive English Program.

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The Bridge track will provide highly motivated ILA students the opportunity to concurrently attend UMW. Those students, nearing the end of their language program, will live on the Fredericksburg campus and will have the opportunity to take advantage of co-curricular offerings, academic support services and more.

“The joint program is a strong fit for our students,” said ILA Director Dana Saif. “Mary Washington offers a variety of academic programs that not only give students wide options from which to choose, but will also provide them with the resources they need to succeed. The academically focused curriculum ILA offers will be the basis for a smooth transition for students who are interested in either the Bridge or the Non-Bridge program.”

Under the program, prospective students will apply and will indicate the option they prefer.

“The ESL and Bridge programs are important new resources for prospective students who need to strengthen their English language skills, and for those students who are seeking to attend UMW, the Bridge program will provide a strong foundation for academic study and a smooth transition through the application process to becoming a successful UMW student,” said Acting Provost Nina Mikhalevsky.

For more information, visit UMW Admissions or the ILA Bridge program.

SAC News

Orientation Parking Reminder – UMW is hosting new student Summer Orientation June 14th through June 28th. Orientation is an opportunity to welcome incoming students and their families to our campus. The UMW community support in creating a welcoming atmosphere for our campus guests is greatly appreciated. During this time, please be aware of parking rules. Specific information can be found at http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/06/12/orientation-parking-message-2/

Banner and System downtime for fiscal year end – Fiscal year end is approaching which brings system(s) down time to accommodate yearend processing. Please mark your calendar that Banner will be down from 2:00PM on Friday June 30th until noon on Saturday, July 1st. This impacts the Banner production environment, including SSB functionality and any system exchanging data with Banner. Please refer to the End of Year System Down Time site for additional detailed information including EalgePay, Admission Deposits etc. Finance will make every effort to have the systems restored as quickly as possible. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience. Please contact tess@umw.edu with any questions.

Semi-monthly July Pay date – Please be advised that the pay date for the 6/10/17-6/24/17 semi-monthly pay period will be Monday, July 3rd. The 7/3 pay date may impact automatic transfer payments you have set up with your bank. Please make sure to review your personal situation for any needed adjustments. The Comptroller of Virginia establishes the pay dates for classified employees paid semi-monthly. Due to legislation enacted in 1994 the pay day for the final pay period in the 2nd quarter of the year (July 1 pay day) will always be the first work day of July. This is required for budgetary purposes as the Commonwealth’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. The 2017 calendar of scheduled pay dates for fulltime employees is found on the UMW website. http://adminfinance.umw.edu/payroll/files/2013/08/2017-Pay-Calendar.pdf. Please share with any employee who may not have immediate access to a computer. Contact the Payroll Office with any questions.

UMW FY 18 Salary Increase – Be sure to read through Sabrina Johnson’s 6/13 email regarding the UMW FY 18 Salary Increase. You can contact Paula Wilder, pwilder@umw.edu in the Office of Human Resources with any questions you may have.

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.

New UMW Students on Campus for Orientation

More than 150 first-year Mary Washington students attended summer Orientation on Wednesday, June 14, and Thursday, June 15, 2017. [Read more…]

SAC News

UMW FY 18 Salary Increase – Be sure to read through Sabrina Johnson’s 6/13 email regarding the UMW FY 18 Salary Increase.  You can contact Paula Wilder, pwilder@umw.edu  in the Office of Human Resources with any questions you may have.

Orientation Parking Reminder – UMW is hosting new student Summer Orientation June 14th through June 28th.  Orientation is an opportunity to welcome incoming students and their families to our campus.  The UMW community support in creating a welcoming atmosphere for our campus guests is greatly appreciated.  During this time, please be aware of parking rules.  Specific information can be found at http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/06/12/orientation-parking-message-2/

Final Reminder — Parking Decals to Expire July 1: While we’re on the subject of parking, here’s a final reminder that all Faculty/Staff decals will expire July 1, 2017. New decals are ready to be issued. Contact Parking Management at x1129 with your banner ID number to order decals, or order through Banner Self Service. Decals will be delivered to your office.

Long Farmer’s Market @ Stafford Campus – Interested in farm fresh products as well as a wide variety of other locally produced goods?  Then stop by the Stafford Campus this summer on Wednesdays from 3-6PM for the Long Farmer’s Market.  In addition to fresh produce, you will find meats, honey, baked goods, granola, ice cream, pickles, pizza, popcorn, salsa, coffee & tea, soaps & other personal care products, hot foods, and a more!  More information can be found here: https://www.virginia.org/listings/Shopping/LongFarmersMarket/

Campus Recreation Summer Group Fitness Classes – If you or your colleagues are looking for ways to be active during the summer, consider coming to the Fitness Center for FREE group fitness classes. These classes are ONLY for Faculty and Staff.   You also will have access to strength and cardio equipment, Goolrick pool, locker rooms, and the basketball courts.  Group fitness classes kicked off on May 22nd and are still going on. Just come by the Fitness Center with your EagleOne ID, check in at the front desk, and head to one of the beginner-friendly, but adaptable, classes. All equipment is provided. If attendance doesn’t increase, these classes will be CANCELLED! http://students.umw.edu/campusrec/be-active/group-fitness-classes/

 

Mondays: 12:15pm-1pm Pilates & Yoga with Kelly

Tuesdays: 12:15pm-1pm Strength with Brittanie; 5:30pm-6pm Cycle with Erin

Wednesdays: 12:15pm-1pm Cycle and Strength with Kelly; 5:30pm-6:15pm Pilates with Erin

Thursdays: 4:30pm-5pm Cycle with Brittanie

 

Summer Fire System Testing:  Campus Fire Safety will be conducting its semi-annual fire system testing this summer. Go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/05/18/summer-fire-system-testing-2/ for the full schedule.

 

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.

Calling All Authors: Virginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Book, a program of the Center for the Book at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, seeks applications for the 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book, which will be held in Charlottesville and Albemarle counties from Wednesday, March 21, through Sunday, March 25, 2018.  [Read more…]

Harris Talks Monroe on C-SPAN

A presentation by James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library Director Scott Harris is scheduled to air on C-SPAN3 on Saturday, June 10, at 5:15 p.m., and on Sunday, June 11, at 6:35 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. [Read more…]

SAC News

Seersucker Thursday – The summer heat is here and it is time to pull out the seersucker!  For eight years UMW has kept the tradition of wearing hot-weather-friendly seersucker during the summer months and for one special day altogether.  Please join us for the 8th Annual Seersucker on Thursday, June 8, at 3:30 on the steps of Trinkle Hall.  All are welcome!

Campus Recreation Summer Group Fitness Classes – If you or your colleagues are looking for ways to be active during the summer, consider coming to the Fitness Center for FREE group fitness classes. These classes are ONLY for Faculty and Staff.   You also will have access to strength and cardio equipment, Goolrick pool, locker rooms, and the basketball courts.  Group fitness classes kicked off on May 22nd and are still going on. Just come by the Fitness Center with your EagleOne ID, check in at the front desk, and head to one of the beginner-friendly, but adaptable, classes. All equipment is provided. If attendance doesn’t increase, these classes will be CANCELLED! http://students.umw.edu/campusrec/be-active/group-fitness-classes/

Mondays: 12:15pm-1pm Pilates & Yoga with Kelly

Tuesdays: 12:15pm-1pm Strength with Brittanie; 5:30pm-6pm Cycle with Erin

Wednesdays: 12:15pm-1pm Cycle and Strength with Kelly; 5:30pm-6:15pm Pilates with Erin

Thursdays: 4:30pm-5pm Cycle with Brittanie

Mary Wash Moves – UMW Staff & Faculty Walking Challenge  Grab your walking shoes & get ready to rack up the steps this summer with your UMW colleagues!  For more information go to http://students.umw.edu/campusrec/be-active/mary-wash-moves/

No June SAC Meeting:  Just an FYI that there will be no SAC meeting this June.  Details about our July meeting will be announced within the next few weeks.  As always, you’ll find important information in our monthly newsletter as well as on our website and our Twitter account.

Summer Fire System Testing:  Campus Fire Safety will be conducting its semi-annual fire system testing this summer. Go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/05/18/summer-fire-system-testing-2/ for the full schedule.

Parking Decals to Expire July 1: All Faculty/Staff decals will expire July 1, 2017. New decals are ready to be issued. Contact Parking Management at x1129 with your banner ID number to order decals, or order through Banner Self Service. Decals will be delivered to your office.

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.

 

Walking Challenge June 12 – July 14

Mary Wash Moves!

UMW Staff & Faculty Walking Challenge Brought to you by UMW Campus Recreation and UMW Human Resources.

Let’s show off how much Mary Wash Moves! Grab your walking shoes and get ready to rack up the steps this summer with your UMW colleagues.

How It Works: ◾Dates: June 12 – July 14 ◾Teams: Each team is created randomly and you will be given a wristband in your team color to show off your team spirit! There are six teams. ◾How to win: Log your steps walked in the official tracking document . The team color with the most steps by the end of the challenge wins! ◾Campus walking maps with step estimates will be provided on this web page soon.

Sign up here.

◾Prize: Each person on the winning team will receive 1 free personal training assessment through UMW Campus Recreation. ◾Winning team members must register for their personal training session by July 30.

 

Social Media Campaign to Trace Monroe’s 1817 Tour

In March of 1817, James Monroe began his first term as the fifth president of the United States with a sense of reverence and purpose.

Attaining the nation’s highest office was the logical culmination of his 50-year career in public service. The new president soon took to the road, ostensibly to inspect military installations in the northern region of the country. Covering more than 2,000 miles in seven states in 15 weeks, Monroe’s successful tour inspired the phrase that would describe his administration: the Era of Good Feelings.

Two hundred years later, The James Monroe Museum kicks off a new social media campaign in celebration of the bicentennial of Monroe’s presidency and his 1817 tour of the northern states. The three-part initiative marks the launch of the new Twitter username @PresMonroe. The social media campaign features three major themes designated by three different hashtags. Tweets featuring #JMo1stTerm will concentrate on the beginning of Monroe’s presidency (1817-1821), including issues of focus as represented by his first inaugural address, cabinet appointments, and purpose for and speeches from his presidential tours. This portion of the campaign features a secondary hashtag, #JMoInaugural, which will highlight excerpts from his inaugural address.

The 1817 Tour of the Northern States will come to life through tweets from the road from President Monroe using #JMo1817Tour. The messages will trace the trail of the tour and highlight cities and towns Monroe stopped in, as well as the receptions he received, the activities he engaged in and excerpts from speeches along the way. It will also feature selections from newspaper articles about the tour.

The campaign includes a modern-day element, as well, through the use of #MonroeUSA, which will feature fun facts and stories about places named after James Monroe, with a focus on cities, counties and towns he visited on his tours.

All three hashtags, plus the occasional use of #PresMonroe will appear in tweets on the new @PresMonroe account and help distinguish its different themes.

The existing @JMonroeMuseum account will still be used to disperse Monroe history and Museum information, as usual.

To learn more, contact The James Monroe Museum at 540-654-1043.

The James Monroe Museum is a National Historic Landmark owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by the University of Mary Washington.