September 28, 2016

2016 Student Leadership Colloquium

The Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service asks that you invite your students to participate in our 2016 Student Leadership Colloquium. The event is open to all UMW students and takes place Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the University Center. This free event features dynamic speakers representing a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the areas of leadership and business.  And, for the first year, you can try your hand at the challenging ropes course to be held on Ball Circle.  It will be a unique, valuable way to build your leadership, communication and team-building skills! There also will be a raffle for some great prizes for individuals and clubs. More information is available at http://students.umw.edu/chls/leadership-colloquium-workshops/ Students can register on MyUMW at https://orgsync.com/59560/events/1483990/occurrences/3357894

Staff Advisory Council News

Congratulations, Tommy Pack! Tommy is our Excellent Eagle Employee award winner for the month of October.  Below is what Marie McAllister said about him.

“Tommy is the brain behind the Help Desk. Whenever I call x2255, he has the answer for how to get things working right. Whether I talk to the student aides or him, and whether the issue is e-mail, classroom technology, a software update, or anything else, Tommy can tell me how to fix it. He’s always patient and friendly. Even better, he’s a natural teacher: someone who doesn’t just fix things but also teaches me how to fix things for myself next time around!”

Congratulations Tommy!

To nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, simply send an email to eenominations@umw.edu with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department, and work location with the most convenient parking lot, and the reason they should be recognized.

FOOD DRIVE
SAC’s annual One Can Hope food drive begins Friday, Sept. 30.  SAC will collect non-perishable food through Friday, Dec. 16.   Donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Donation collection boxes will be arriving in your office areas soon. If you’re interested in having a box in your area please contact SAC Activities.

UMW’s 2nd ANNUAL ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

Join the Office of Sustainability and President Paino in recognizing UMW as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA® campus. The celebration takes place Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Ball Circle and includes a waste-reduced cookout. Plates and cups will not be provided. Remember to bring your own reusable water bottle.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND BE A UMW FLU FIGHTER

It’s that time of year again, and the University Health Center is hosting a free flu shot clinic Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. While there isn’t a nationwide shortage of vaccine this year, UMW has a limited number of vaccinations available. Flu shots will be available for students, faculty and staff free of charge on a first come first served basis. If you have questions about the flu shot clinic, please contact the University Health Center at extension 1040.

FALL EMPLOYEE LUNCHEON AND AWARDS

Our annual Fall employee luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom. Join your co-workers and friends for lunch, fun and fellowship. Charles Coleman and Larry Atkins award winners will be announced. Everyone will have a chance to win prizes. Bring your EagleOne ID card to enter the luncheon and be entered to win a gift card.

THOUGHTS, IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS & FEEDBACK

Your input and suggestions are important to us! Share your thoughts and ideas with S.A.C. by completing the suggestions form on our website. Let us know what’s on your mind. What can we do to help make UMW a great place to work?

UPCOMING MEETING S.A.C.’s next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Stafford campus at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to any member of the UMW community who’d like to attend.  Dr. Anand Rao will be our guest speaker.  Dr Rao is director of the Speaking Intensive Program and Chairman of the University Faculty Council.

Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 7

The University Health Center is hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

While there is no shortage of vaccine this year, UMW has a limited number of vaccinations available.

Flu shots will be available for students, faculty and staff free of charge while supplies last.

Free flu shots are also available at specified locations for state employees and their covered family members that are enrolled in employee health plans. Please contact your health coverage provider for additional information and locations.

Anyone with questions regarding the flu clinic may contact the Health Center at 654-1040.

 

Conference on Dementia: Supporting the Caregiver

UMW’s BSN Completion Program is hosting a conference titled “Dementia: Supporting the Caregiver” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Gates-Hudson Building, UMW Stafford Campus.

The conference is aimed at both family member caregivers and professional caregivers. The keynote speaker will be UMW alum Rachael Wonderlin (’11). She is the author of “When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community: Words to Say and Things to Do,” due to be released on Oct. 9, 2016.

Rachael Wonderlin is a gerontologist, dementia care expert and popular dementia care blogger who helps caregivers cope with the difficult behaviors, emotions and anxieties that they and their loved one may experience. She will be available for book signing during the conference.

For more information, contact the BSN Completion Program, 540-286-8084 or email mhall7@umw.edu.

Registration is limited to 90 participants. You can register at http://cas.umw.edu/nursing. The conference is offered at no charge to UMW staff and faculty.

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Admissions Open House Sept. 24

On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, the University of Mary Washington will host its first Admissions Open House this academic year! About 200 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 600 visitors.

A sample agenda is posted here.  Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of Route 1 and on Double Drive.  Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center, and campus/residence hall tours in Mason. 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 visitors frequently comment on how “friendly, helpful, and engaging” our UMW community is! Visitors shared the following about what they enjoyed the most during their recent visits to campus:

  • “The campus tour was wonderful and helped me make my decision about the school!”
  • “Everybody was very welcoming and this was an amazing experience!”
  • “I really enjoyed meeting all the faculty. Everyone was super nice, helpful, and fun to talk to!”
  • “Seems to be a wonderful school!”
  • “Perfect size. Nice people. All around great visit!”

We encourage you to show your support and tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day. If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540-654-2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions

540-654-2000

admit@umw.edu

Staff Advisory Council News

FOOD DRIVE

SAC’s annual One Can Hope food drive begins Friday, Sept. 30. SAC will collect non-perishable food through Friday, Dec. 16.  Donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Donation collection boxes will be arriving in your office areas soon. If you’re interested in having a box in your area, please contact SAC Activities.

 

UMW’s 2nd ANNUAL ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
Join the Office of Sustainability and President Paino in recognizing UMW as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA® campus. The celebration takes place Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Ball Circle and includes a waste-reduced cookout. Plates and cups will not be provided. Remember to bring your own reusable water bottle.

 

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND BE A UMW FLU FIGHTER
It’s that time of year again, and the University Health Center is hosting a free flu shot clinic Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. While there isn’t a nationwide shortage of vaccine this year, UMW has a limited number of vaccinations available. Flu shots will be available for students, faculty and staff free of charge on a first come first served basis. If you have questions about the flu shot clinic, please contact the University Health Center at extension 1040.

 

FALL EMPLOYEE LUNCHEON AND AWARDS

Our annual Fall employee luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom. Join your co-workers and friends for lunch, fun and fellowship. Charles Coleman and Larry Atkins award winners will be announced. Everyone will have a chance to win prizes. Bring your EagleOne ID card to enter the luncheon and be entered to win a gift card.

 

EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
Please nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, simply send an email to eenominations@umw.edu with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department and work location with the most convenient parking lot, and the reason they should be recognized.

 

THOUGHTS, IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, & FEEDBACK
Your input and suggestions are important to us! Share your thoughts and ideas with S.A.C. by completing the suggestions form on our website. Let us know what’s on your mind. What can we do to help make UMW a great place to work?

 

UPCOMING MEETING S.A.C.’s next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Stafford campus at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to any member of the UMW community who’d like to attend.  Dr. Anand Rao will be our guest speaker.  Dr Rao is Director of the Speaking Intensive Program and chairman of the University Faculty Council.

Supporting Distressed Students: Presentation

Many students experience emotional and psychological difficulties at some point in their lives. Some students either arrive at UMW or develop at some point in their journey an emotional, physical or psychological disability that requires additional support and possible academic accommodations.

Sandra Fritton (Director of the Office of Disability Resources) and Tevya Zukor (Director of the Talley Center for Counseling Services) will be discussing how faculty and staff can identify, refer and support distressed students and assist them in receiving appropriate accommodations to allow those students to be successful.

There will be two opportunities to attend this presentation, which will occur in Lee Hall Room 414:

Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m.

Please encourage faculty and staff to attend this important training.

Tickets Now Available for the Leadership Colloquium @ UMW

Pamela Bridgewater, career ambassador, will give the keynote lecture at the 23rd annual Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington. The conference, centered on the theme “Real Women, Real Issues, Real Solutions,” will take place at UMW’s Stafford campus from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3.

During her Foreign Service career, Bridgewater helped open communication channels between the African National Congress and the U.S. and, as special coordinator for peace in Liberia at the height of a civil war, led a U.S. delegation to peace talks that set that country on a road to recovery. Bridgewater served as U.S. ambassador in three countries under three different presidents: President Bill Clinton appointed her U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Benin; President George W. Bush named her U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana and President Obama appointed her as Ambassador to Jamaica.

The daylong event also includes a variety of seminars from speakers including Michelle Caldwell Thompson, Donna Tyson, Mauricio Velasquez, Hope Taylor and Linda Worrell.

The registration fee ($179 for registrants before Oct. 1, $199 from Oct. 1-31, and $219 from Nov. 1-6) includes breakfast, a buffet luncheon, afternoon tea, and all sessions, forums and materials.

*NEW* Student tickets are available for $30, and groups of five or more may register at the discounted rate of $179 through Oct. 21. For more information or to register, visit http://www.umw.edu/lcpw/.

Staff Advisory Council

PROCUREMENT SERVICES OPEN FORUM

Procurement Services is holding an open forum Monday, Sept. 19, in the HCC Digital Auditorium. Topics of discussion include eVA requisitions, IT purchasing process, WORKS spending and dashboard reporting, Procurement Services website review, and more. Procurement will also be available to answer questions.

The Procurement Forum will be held Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To help Procurement Services prepare for the forum, please send questions to James DeLoatch.

UMW COMMUNITY FORUM
Mark your calendar and join your colleagues at one of the UMW 2016 Faculty and Staff Engagement Assessment Community Forums.

• Monday, Sept. 19, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Dodd Auditorium, Fredericksburg Campus
• Thursday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., University Hall, Stafford Campus

The forums provide an opportunity to review the Faculty and Staff Engagement Assessment report and provide feedback to your Staff Advisory Council and the University Faculty Council.

FALL EMPLOYEE LUNCHEON AND AWARDS
Our annual Fall employee luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18. Join your co-workers and friends for lunch, fun, and fellowship. Charles Coleman and Larry Atkins award winners will be announced.

EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
Please nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, simply send an email to eenominations@umw.edu with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department, and work location with the most convenient parking lot, and the reason they should be recognized.

GIVING
SAC thanks everyone who donated to our School Supply Drive! Spotsylvania County Schools and the Courthouse Academy truly appreciate it!

SAC’s ONE CAN HOPE food drive kicks off Oct. 1.

THOUGHTS, IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, & FEEDBACK
Your input and suggestions are important to us! Share your thoughts and ideas with S.A.C. by completing the suggestions form on our website. Let us know what’s on your mind. What can we do to help make UMW a great place to work?

UPCOMING MEETING
S.A.C.’s next meeting is Thursday, Sept. 15, in Lee Hall, Room 411 at 1 p.m.. Meetings are open to anyone who’d like to attend.

Faculty/Staff Dining Room Opens in Chandler Ballroom, Sept. 19

The following message is from the Vice President of Administration and Finance:

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that a new Faculty/Staff Dining Room will open on Monday, Sept. 19, in the University Center.  The location will be in a section of the Chandler Ballroom, located on the first floor of the building. The hours of operation will be 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The regular lunch cost will remain $6 for faculty and staff.

I hope that this space will promote faculty and staff camaraderie and foster the sense of community that is such an important attribute of Mary Washington. Food service will be buffet-style, initially served using chafing dishes on tables. Eventually the room will feature mobile buffet units, which are being ordered but will take up to 10 weeks to be delivered.

Please note that there will be a few times during the year when the entire ballroom will be needed for a major University event.  The Faculty/Staff Dining Room will not be available on the following dates: Sept. 22 (Graduate School Fair); Sept. 27 (COAA VA Conference); Oct. 4 (Catering Showcase); and Oct. 7 (rain location for Rocktoberfest).

Due to the need to maintain access control, those who choose to eat in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room may not also utilize the fourth floor dining area options or bring food items from one dining area of the building to another.

I want to thank our Sodexo partners and the staff of the University Center for assisting us in offering this opportunity.  Please contact me if you should have any questions.

-Rick Pearce
Vice President for Administration & Finance
rpearce@umw.edu or 654-1020