December 6, 2016

SAE to Sponsor Stress-Free Zone Events

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Chandler Ballroom will be filled with balloons. Come kick some around!

On Monday, Dec. 12, through Wednesday, Dec. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the University Center, we will offer:

  • Free massages
  • Free snacks
  • Hang out and play with therapy dogs
  • Free coloring pages
  • Punching balloons
  • Stress Socks (Like stress balls)
  • Prize Wheel
  • Commuter Student Coffee

 

On Monday, Dec. 12, through Wednesday, Dec. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. on the third floor of the University Center, we will offer:

  • James Farmer Multicultural Center
    • Music
    • Beading/Macramé Party
  • Talon Lounge
    • Video Game Lounge
  • Colonnade Room
    • Open yoga/ zen / relaxation space
      • Mats provided
    • Open additional study space

 

Stress Free Group Fitness events in the Fitness Center will include:

  • Sunday: Cardio Kickboxing: 6:10 p.m.
  • Monday: Yoga: 5:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Cycle 30: 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Zumba: 5:15 p.m.

 

Bubbles! Come create some bubbles outside by the Jepson fountain!

Giving Tuesday Exceeded Goal!

We did it! Thanks to the incredible efforts of so many people, we exceeded our goal of 200 donors for the Nov. 29 Giving Tuesday event, a global day dedicated to philanthropy.

We received 228 gifts from 224 donors in 21 states , including:

  • 47 young alumni (graduates of the last decade)
  • 31 reunion alumni (class years ending in 2 and 7)
  • 50 parents of current UMW students
  • 11 faculty and staff

Donors gave a total of $45,550, and $22,143 of that was in unrestricted giving to the Fund for Mary Washington. Of the 224 donors, 164 designated their gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington–a great show of support for the University’s mission and leadership. Sixty donors gave to other UMW causes, including academic departments, athletic teams, scholarships, the Amphitheatre restoration, and more.

Thank you to all who made a gift or signed up to give through payroll deduction in honor of Giving Tuesday!

Staff Advisory Council News

Faculty/Staff Dining. Let’s do lunch! The Faculty Staff Dining Room is open in the University Center Chandler Ballroom Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The regular lunch cost is $6 for faculty and staff. Help promote faculty and staff camaraderie and foster the sense of community that is such an important attribute of Mary Washington.

Food Drive. SAC will continue collecting non-perishable food items through Friday, Dec. 16. More than 100 pounds of food has been delivered by SAC to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank! Thanks for your generosity!

Upcoming meeting is Thursday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. in Lee Hall Room 412. UMW Provost Dr. Levin will be our guest speaker. He will discuss UMW’s Strategic Enrollment Plan. Meetings are open to all UMW staff members.

Engagement Assessment Survey. The Engagement Assessment Committee presented Engagement Assessment Survey findings to the Leadership Council in October. The Leadership Council and Leadership UMW 2016 held a joint extended action planning meeting, which resulted in newly instituted protocol for all faculty and staff to receive the SAC newsletter and the Provost newsletter in an effort to improve community communication.  President Paino will offer an update and action steps at the Community Forum to be held in Dodd Auditorium on Jan. 19 at 4 p.m.

Excellent Eagle Employee. 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.

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?

For more SAC news visit our website sac.umwblogs.org and check your email for our monthly newsletter that went out earlier this week.

 

Other UMW informative links
UFC News and Notes
Budget and Financial Analysis, Budget Development
Strategic Plan
 sac.umwblogs.org

2016 UMW Ornament Available Now!

The 2016 UMW holiday ornament is now available for purchase in the bookstore. This year’s ornament is the Monroe Fountain and it’s only $19.99. Get yours while supplies last. Please feel free to check out some of our other UMW ornaments available on the bookstore’s website at bookstore.umw.edu

Staff Advisory Council News

Visit our website sac.umwblogs.org.

FLSA and MyTime Information

  • Classified and A/P employees who are reclassified as non-exempt  will punch starting Nov. 25.
  • Exempt employees (classified and A/P Faculty) begin the 80-hour schedule period/2-week work period on Nov. 28.
  • AP Faculty (exempt and non-exempt) record all leave taken in quarter-hour increments starting Nov. 25.

MyTime FLSA Training Registration is now available.  Visit the HR website for information or to ask a question on how changes may impact you.

 

Faculty/Staff Dining. Let’s do lunch! The Faculty/Staff Dining Room is open in the University Center Chandler Ballroom Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The regular lunch cost is $6 for faculty and staff.

Let’s do our part to promote faculty and staff camaraderie and foster the sense of community that is such an important attribute of Mary Washington.

Food Drive. SAC will continue collecting non-perishable food items through Friday, Dec. 16.   SAC contributed 40 pounds of food last week! Thanks for your generosity!

Excellent Eagle Employee. 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.


Thoughts, Ideas, Suggestions and 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 Thursday, Nov. 17, in Lee Hall 412 at 1 p.m. Our speaker is Kevin Bartram, UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Director.   Come find out about the exciting things going on in the Music Department this year. Meetings are open to all UMW staff members.

For more SAC news visit our website sac.umwblogs.org and check your email for our monthly newsletter.

 

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

 

Join Weight Watchers@Work on Thursdays

Stop by UMW’s own Weight Watchers@Work from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hurley Convergence Center, Room 111. A Weight Watchers’ representative will share ways you how you can steal some find time for yourself as well as lose weight without sacrificing your favorite foods.

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The Commonwealth of Virginia offers Weight Watchers at special pricing to state employees. Those eligible for the health benefits program also may be reimbursed for half the cost of services, once they have completed program requirements.

If you have questions, please contact Julia Coates at jcoates@umw.edu or Martha Link at mlink@umw.edu.

President Paino Pushes Up to Challenge

Join President Paino and the UMW Association of Student Veterans on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) during a lunchtime tribute at 12:45 p.m. to raise awareness about the epidemic of veteran suicide. As we celebrate Veterans Day and the service of so many of our community members, we must also remember that every day 22 veterans lose their struggle with depression, PTSD, TBI, substance abuse or other issues and take their own life. The 22 challenge raises awareness by having community members video themselves doing 22 push-ups and then challenging friends, family and coworkers to do the same. President Paino kicks off the UMW campaign at 12:45 on Nov. 11 in front of the UC. Come out and cheer him on or join in and help raise awareness about this critical issue facing our nation’s veterans.

Thanksgiving Meals at the UC

Campus Dining is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet lunch for faculty and staff on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Chandler Ballroom at the University Center. The buffet will include roast turkey and all the trimmings. Cost for faculty and staff is $7. Cost for guests is $9.15 plus tax.

A Thanksgiving dinner will be served at the Top of the UC that evening for students from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The dining room will be closed between 2 and 4 p.m. in order to set up the room for the special buffets. For additional information, contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or rbenedic@umw.edu.

Staff Advisory News

SAC Elections
Voting will take place on Election Day, November 8. Please vote and make sure your area is represented on SAC!

 

Faculty/Staff Mixer
Bring your co-workers and join SAC at Home Team Grill for a Faculty/Staff Mixer on Tuesday, November 15, 4:30 – 6:30. Enjoy Home Team’s happy hour pricing on food and drinks. Relax, have fun, and get to know your UMW teammates. There will be raffle prizes. After the mixer plan to head to Rosner Arena at the Anderson Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff of the UMW Men’s Basketball game.

 

Faculty/Staff Dining Let’s do lunch! The Faculty/Staff Dining Room is open in the University Center Chandler Ballroom Monday through Friday, 11:15am to 1:30pm. The regular lunch cost is $6 for faculty and staff.

Let’s promote faculty and staff camaraderie and foster the sense of community that is such an important attribute of Mary Washington.

 

Food Drive
SAC will continue collecting non-perishable food items through Friday, December 16. Over 100 pounds of food has been delivered by SAC to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank! Thanks for your generosity!

SAC is partnering with UMW students and Sodexo in an effort to end hunger in our area.  All SAC donations between November 4th and November 10th will be added to our student athletes’ Stop Hunger Now campaign. Stop Hunger Now campaigns are organized by Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org) for the benefit of local food banks. The SAC campaign and our student Athletes’ campaign both benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

 

FLSA Info

  • Classified and A/P employees who are reclassified as non-exempt  will punch starting November 25th
  • Exempt employees (classified and A/P Faculty) begin the 80 hour schedule period/2-week work period on November 28th
  • AP Faculty (exempt and non-exempt) record all leave taken in quarter-hour increments starting November 25th

 

MyTime FLSA Training Registration is now available.  Visit the HR website for information or to ask a question on how changes may impact you.

 

Excellent Eagle Employee
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.

 

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
Thursday, November 17 in Lee Hall 412 at 1 p.m. Our speaker is Dr. Kevin Bartram, UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Director. Come find out about the exciting things going on in the Music Department this year.

Meetings are open to all UMW staff members.

For more SAC news visit our website sac.umwblogs.org and check your email for our monthly newsletter that was emailed last week.

 

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

 

Admissions Office Events in November

The Admissions Office is hosting several events in November and you’re welcome to participate! Evening on-site admissions events will be held on Thursday, November 10 at Cambria Hotels & Suites in Rockville, MD and on Thursday, November 17 at the Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen, Va.  Prospective seniors and their families are invited to join UMW staff, faculty, students, and alumni for an informal reception and program. On-the-spot admissions decisions will be available for seniors who submit all necessary admissions documents to complete their applications.

On Wednesday, November 16, high school guidance counselors from Virginia and the surrounding states will visit UMW and have an opportunity to participate in a one-day Counselor Workshop. Program components include an Admissions Committee Simulation, complimentary lunch in Chandler Ballroom (11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.), a UMW student life panel, a presentation about the “UMW First Year Experience,” and a campus tour.

In addition, on Saturday, November 19, UMW alumni and their applicants will visit campus for a Legacy Admission Event. The itinerary includes an information session and campus tour, complimentary lunch in the University Center’s fourth floor dining room (12 noon–1 p.m.), and a student life panel. On-the-spot admissions decisions will be available for seniors who submit all necessary admissions documents to complete their applications.

If you are interested in attending an on-site event or having lunch with counselors and/or legacies and their families, please contact the Admissions Office at 540-654-2000 or admit@umw.edu.