June 24, 2016

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS

SAC FACULTY/STAFF MIXER, JUNE 29

Join SAC for a MIXER! Come out and spend time with co-workers, meet new people, put a face with a name, network, relax after orientation, and just have fun! SAC is hosting a faculty/staff mixer at Home Team Grill on Wednesday, June 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.   Enjoy Home Team’s happy hour pricing until 6 p.m. Make sure you’re there for the door prize giveaway.

FLSA CHANGES AND YOU
Look for information about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes. HR will be hosting open sessions to discuss the changes and answer your questions.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
UMW’s SAC is coordinating with a local school again this year to provide needed school supplies. Collection boxes will be available soon!


EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
Don’t forget to nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. To recognize someone for excellent work 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.


CONTACT THE SAC!
Click here to submit comments, questions, suggestions, or issues to SAC. If you wish to remain anonymous, please put “Anonymous” for the name and leave out the email address. SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, July 21 at the Stafford campus. Meetings are open to any UMW faculty or staff member who’d like to attend.  For more information visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/

 

“Common Read” Books are Available!

Copies of the 2016-2017 Common Read, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by alum Kristen Green, have arrived and are now available. If you would like to participate in the discussion groups on Friday, Aug. 26, please email Tim O’Donnell or Kelli Slunt.  Copies of the book are also available at the Academic Services window in Lee Hall.

SAC Mixer and Other News

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS

SAC FACULTY/STAFF MIXER, JUNE 29
Join SAC for a MIXER! Come out and spend time with co-workers, meet new people, put a face with a name, network, relax after orientation, and just have fun! SAC is hosting a faculty/staff mixer at Home Team Grill on Wednesday, June 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.   Enjoy Home Team’s happy hour pricing until 6 p.m. Make sure you’re there for the door prize giveaway.

EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
Don’t forget to nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. To recognize someone for excellent work, 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.


CONTACT THE SAC!
Click here to submit comments, questions, suggestions, or issues to SAC. If you wish to remain anonymous, please put “Anonymous” for the name and leave out the email address. SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, July 21, at the Stafford campus. Meetings are open to any UMW faculty or staff member who’d like to attend.  For more information visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/

2nd Annual UMW Adopt-A-Pot

The 2nd annual UMW Adopt-A-Pot is here!

Landscape & Grounds has a surplus of annual plants. We cannot give them away, but there is no policy against adoption.

How it will work? L & G will put together annuals in decorative pots. Faculty and staff can then adopt one or a pair of pots to be placed outside on the Fredericksburg Campus and maintained by the adopter.

L & G maintains the right to: remove pots that have not thrived, award adoptions that spread pots across campus (not at just one building), match pots to the environment, decide to award singular or paired pots depending on the location.

Pots will come with a watering can and access to water at the closest spigot.

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Submit an adoption request to Joni Wilson at jwilson@umw.edu, including your name, contact information and suggested location. Submissions will be accepted until June 23 or until pots run out. Awards will be made on a first come, first served basis and at the sole discretion of the Director of Landscape and Grounds.

Levin Announces Safferstone’s Retirement

From the office of Provost Jonathan Levin:

Dr. Mark J. Safferstone, executive director of the Stafford and Dahlgren campuses, will retire from the University of Mary Washington, effective June 24.  During his nearly 20-year tenure, Mark has served the University in a variety of roles. He joined the Business Administration faculty in 1997 after a long career in the public and private sectors. The next year, he was appointed Associate Dean in what was then the Center for Graduate and Professional Studies.

Mark Safferstone

Mark was instrumental in development of the Dahlgren campus. He has also played a key role in developing and supporting the Leadership UMW program, which recently graduated its second class. In retirement, Mark is looking forward to spending more time with his wife, Sharon, and his children and his adorable grandchildren.

Please be sure to share your best wishes with Mark as he delves into the next chapter of his life.

June 17 Event to Showcase Joe DiBella’s Students’ Work

Belle Arte and Juxtaposed Generations: A Pop-Up  Event of Student Work

From Joseph DiBella’s Topics in Painting, Summer 2016

UMW Distinguished Professor of Art Joe DiBella is retiring this year after almost 40 years at the University of Mary Washington. The work featured in this special pop-up is from his last class.

DiBella was the first Director of the University of Mary Washington Galleries (1983-88) and was instrumental in establishing the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. In addition, he was co-director of the University of Mary Washington summer program in Urbino, Italy (1994-2003). A signature member of the National Watercolor Society, he has shown his work in local, regional, national and international exhibitions. DiBella has taught courses in design, drawing, painting, color theory, watercolor and materials and techniques.

The special pop-up show will take place at Art Mart, 1405 Princess Anne Street, in downtown Fredericksburg on Friday, June 17, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a spin-off show at Frame Designs Gallery in the near future.

Tilt Susan Five Femmes

“Five Femmes,” by Susan Tilt, 2016. Oil on wood panel, 48″ x 48″.

 

 

UMW Orientation, June 16-29

It’s that time of year again! UMW orientation begins Thursday, June 16 and ends Wednesday, June 29. UMW is anticipating the arrival of more than 900 students and their families and guests on campus. For more information about orientation, visit http://orientation.umw.edu/.

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 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book, which will be held in Charlottesville from Wednesday, March 22, through Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Professors or staff members who have written books in the last one to two years are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to books released between Sept. 16, 2016, and March 20, 2017.  The program is interested in fiction, poetry, biography, memoirs, current affairs, history, Virginia stories, mysteries, science, science fiction, cooking or sports, with an emphasis on books that would appeal to the general reading audience.

For more information, visit VaBook.org. Guidelines and the online form can be found via How To Participate. The deadline is Oct. 1, 2016.

http://vabook.org/how-to-participate/

 

 

 

SAC Faculty/Staff Mixer, June 29

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS


ORIENTATION
First-Year Orientation sessions begin June 16. We’re expecting more than 900 students to attend orientation with their families and guests between June 16 and June 29. For more information, visit orientation.umw.edu


***** SAC FACULTY/STAFF MIXER *****
After Orientation, join SAC for a MIXER! Come out and spend time with co-workers, meet new people, put a face with a name, network, relax after Orientation, and just have fun! SAC is hosting a faculty/staff mixer at Home Team Grill on Wednesday, June 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Enjoy Home Team’s happy hour pricing until 6 p.m.


EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
Don’t forget to nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. To recognize someone for excellent work 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.
 

CONTACT THE SAC!
Click here to submit comments, questions, suggestions, or issues to SAC. If you wish to remain anonymous, please put “Anonymous” for the name and leave out the email address. SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, July 21, at the Stafford campus. Meetings are open to any UMW faculty or staff member who’d like to attend.  For more information visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/

 

 

 

UMW’s Psi Chi Chapter Honored

The University of Mary Washington’s Chapter of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, was recently honored as the 2016 Southeastern Regional Chapter of of the Year.  This award recognizes the chapter as modeling excellence through programming and service and identifies it as one of the premier chapters in the country.  The Department of Psychological Science would like to thank the 2015-16 office team and the membership as a whole for all of their hard work, which is truly deserving of this recognition.