August 20, 2014

Seacobeck Resumes Service August 14

Seacobeck Hall will reopen for meal service beginning Thursday, August 14.   Meals will be served Monday through Friday in the Washington Diner through August 22nd according to the following schedule:

Breakfast:  7:30 – 9 a.m.        Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.       Dinner: 5 – 6:30 p.m.

On Saturdays and Sundays brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5 – 6:30 p.m.  The Faculty and Staff Dining Room will reopen at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 25th.    All of our dining facilities will also resume their regular operating hours on August 25th.  For additional information about Campus Dining please contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu or at 540-654-2169.

 

UMW, Germanna Sign Nursing Agreement

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Business Services eUpdate – Summer 2014

Business Services Identifier

Procurement Identifier
Personnel Changes
Procurement Services recently bid farewell to Shannon Finley, Melissa Myers, and Pacifique Munezero. We wish them well in their new endeavors!

In the role of Buyer Specialist, we welcome Monique SanPietro and Michelle Miller; they will report to Asst. Director, Melva Kishpaugh. The new team and Buyer liaison assignments will be in place by late September.

Thank you for your patience as we transition new staff into new roles.
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Cobblestone – UMW Contracts Online!
The CobbleStone contract management system online portal is now live. To view contracts visit: umw.cobblestonesystems.com/public   Viewers may search by contract name, title, contract administrator, etc.

A contract administrator guide is in development.  A sneak peek copy of that guide is attached, it will be formally shared with contract administrators in September.
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FY14 SWaM Spend – 40%
Thank you for contributing to our institutional success in achieving 40% SWaM spend.  UMW discretionary spending channeled more than $31,000,000  to small (including minority and woman-owned) businesses, through prime and subcontract spending.

Well done!
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eVA Tips for Department Buyers

  1. When entering SPCC orders within eVA (PCO), against an established contract, include contract numbers within the comments field.
  2. eVA is the requisite statewide e-Procurement system, purchase orders should be entered to initiate an order. The practice of waiting for an invoice to enter the purchase order should be avoided.
  3. The XO2 purchase order category code should be used when entering requisitions to government agencies such as Virginia Correctional Enterprises (VCE), Virginia Distribution Center (VDC), Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB), and Bureau of Capital Outlay Management (BCOM), for example. If you have any questions as to whether the XO2 should be used for eVA orders issued to other governmental entities, please contact Procurement Services for advice.
  4. The RO2 purchase order category code should be used for unregistered vendors.

If you need assistance with eVA, contact Procurement Services.
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Surplus Items Available!
Contact the Central Storeroom (ext. 5972) to visit and view the current inventory of available low cost or no cost surplus property. More items coming soon to the Central Stores website.
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Summer Contract Activity 

  • Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System – Awarded
  • Janitorial Supplies – Awarded
  • Locksmith Services – Awarded
  • Motorola Hardware/Software Maintenance – Awarded
  • Sun Server Licensing & Maintenance – Awarded
  • Over Seeding for Athletic Fields – Awarded
  • ITCC A/V Equipment – Awarded
  • Online OneCard Deposit Support – Awarded
  • ITCC Equipment – In Progress
  • Horseback Riding – RFP in Progress
  • Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation Software – RFP in Progress
  • Hosted Ticketing Solution– RFP Under Construction
  • Conduct Management Software – Evaluation in Progress
  • Rugby Field – bid program cancelled, to be rescheduled

Parking Identifier
Student “ Move-in” Parking
In the coming weeks, more than 800 students will arrive on campus prior to official student “move-in” date.   Expect some disruption to parking in Fac/Staff lots to allow for student access. Your understanding and support are appreciated.
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Visitor Spaces
To meet campus demands, two parking spaces between Lee Hall(lot #18) and Trinkle, will be designated for 30 min.
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Construction Projects

  • Russell/Marshall lots/traffic pattern  will be disrupted due to stormwater management work.
  • Sunken Road lot #13/Woodard Hall lot contains ‘construction staging area’ for Mercer/Woodard renovations. Use caution in Back Drive area of campus while walking and driving, due to heavy construction equipment/traffic present.
  • Simpson lot/traffic pattern release from construction activities in near future.

Questions? Contact Parking Management at (540) 654-1129 or rjones@umw.edu.

Bookstore Identifier

Bookstore Extended Hours
The Bookstore will be have extended hours beginning Sunday, August. 24 – Thurs. August 28.   Visit www.umw.edu/bookstore for details.
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Personnel Changes
Congratulations to  Jacki Riley on her July retirement!  A search is underway to fill the position.

In May 2014, Janet West transitioned from full time UMW employee to full time UMW student.  Congratulations, Janet! …counting down to Commencement.   Please welcome Erin Metcalf as the new Bookstore Business Manager!
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New Charging Station!
Need a recharge?  Stop by for coffee and a smile.  Join the coffee club.  Recharge your batteries…and your phone!

Bookstore Charging Station

Charging Station in the Bookstore

Copy Center Identifier

Personnel Name Change
Onsite Manager of Mail/Copy Operations, Amme Ingram is now Amme Mahler.
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Network Printing
Are you taking advantage of the wireless feature of the copy machine (aka: multi-function device) near you?   Want to save money on pricey desktop copiers, ink, and consumables?  Contact the Copy Center and request training to use the network features of the equipment within your department.

When making more than just the occasional copy, the Copy Center has the lowest priced copies on campus.  Copy jobs may be submitted electronically.   See the Copy Center website to download a work request form.
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Student Cloud Printing Options
Students will soon have the option to send print jobs to one of 4 multi-functional printers around campus. These printers are located in Simpson Library, ITCC Center, Stafford Library and Trinkle Hall.  Students will be able to print to the cloud from any computer or mobile device.  Simply swipe your EagleOne card to access and pay for print jobs.

Post Office Identifier

Post Office Open!
The UMW Post Office will not be affected by the renovations currently underway in Woodard Campus Center, the PO is open for business!  Stop-by and welcome our new UMW PO Manager, Nancy Paul.

As an available service to UMW, the Post Office will consult with departments to examine best practice handling of any mailing needs.  Available services include cleansing mailing lists to remove duplicate addresses and verify accuracy, affixing labels, printing addresses on envelopes, and providing bulk mail or pre-sort discounts.

In FY14, UMW Post Office services saved the university more than $21,000 using bulk and pre-sort options.
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New Postal Kiosk
To support personal/retail needs, a new postal kiosk is available in Lee Hall, beside the ATM machine (just outside the Bookstore).  The services available through the kiosk include purchasing stamps and mailing packages via USPS. Credit cards are accepted.

Mail & Go Kiosk

Mail & Go Kiosk in Lee Hall

EagleOne Identifier

EagleOne Payroll Deduction= 1 Free Lunch per Month
Sign up for direct deposit automatic payroll deductions.  Get one free lunch per month in Seacobeck with a minimum deduction of $10 per pay period.  Simply fill out the online payroll deduction form, or contact EagleOne for information and assistance.
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Off-Campus Merchants
See the EagleOne website for a current list of our off-campus merchants at: OFF-CAMPUS MERCHANTS

Support our EagleOne merchant partners and enjoy the following specials:

  • Baba Ganoush – 1/2 off chicken Schwarma wrap or Falafel wrap through 9/15/14.
  • Country Cookin’ – $3 burger and fries every Wednesday 4pm-9pm all Fall semester.
  • Home Team Grill – 1/2 price burgers every Tuesday 4pm-11pm.
  • IHOP – 50% off entire check every Wednesday 8pm-4am.  Must purchase beverage and show EagleOne ID.
  • Salad Creations – 25% off salad or smoothie August 15-30, 2014
  • Subway – free bag of chips with footlong and 21 oz. drink, expires on August 31.

 

Please contact Business Services for information and assistance at x1009.

SAC Sponsors School Supply, WhyHunger Campaigns

School Supply Drive 001The Staff Advisory Council’s Activities Committee is initiating two simultaneous campaigns that run through the month of August.

The first campaign is the annual School Supplies Drive, benefiting several area elementary schools.  Among the items needed are pencils, spiral notebooks, erasers, crayons, glue sticks, tissues, and plastic bags.  For a complete list of school supplies, visit www.walmart.com/classrooms/lists/57-Elementary-K-2nd-School-Supplies-List.  Last year, the SAC donated to four area elementary schools.

School supplies will be stored on campus until Friday, Aug 29th, and then delivered on Monday, Sept 1.  All area schools begin on Tuesday, September 2nd this year.

In addition to the School Supply Drive, we will be participating in WhyHunger’s Summer Food Program targeting our area children who have been fed at school during the school year, but may not have enough food during the summer months.

WhyHunger is a national organization striving to close the hunger gap between the close of school in the summer and beginning of school in the fall.

As we collect food, the Activities Committee will deliver the donations weekly to the following WhyHunger centers in our area:

·         Bragg Hill Family Life Center

·         Hazel Hill Complex

·         Mayfield Civic Association

·         Lafayette Upper Elementary

Current UMW donation locations for both drives are:

Fairfax House – Human Resources Office

Jepson Alumni Executive Center

Lee Hall

Marye House

Eagle Village – 4th floor

GW – 3rd floor

Trinkle Hall, 2nd floor

Stafford Campus – South

Facilities Services – Lobby

To find out how you and your department can help, or to become a donation location, contact Priscilla Sullivan, S.A.C. Activities Chair at psulliva@umw.edu.

New Name For Counseling Center Honors Alumna and Her Late Husband

Talley

Betty Dobbins Talley ’68

The University of Mary Washington announces the naming of the Talley Center for Counseling Services to honor a significant campaign gift from Betty Dobbins Talley ’68. The UMW Board of Visitors approved the new name August 5, 2014, to supersede the title of the former Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) center.

A counselor for more than 40 years, Betty Talley thought it especially important to remove the reference to “psychological” in the new name of the center. “Counseling centers on college campuses should have an aura of easy access and warmth without any stigma,” she says. “I believe counseling should be available to help students get over those bumps that occasionally come up in life, or during major transitions, so they can grow and reach their full potential. Professionals and educators shouldn’t make them feel sick. Sometimes students just need to talk to someone.”

Located in Lee Hall, the Talley Center for Counseling Services is staffed by licensed mental health professionals. A part of the Division of Student Affairs, the Center is committed to furthering student development, and it offers crisis intervention, consultation, community referrals, and training and educational outreach programs to the entire UMW community.

The new Talley endowment will count toward the Mary Washington First Campaign goal, and it will enhance existing student counseling services by enabling the center to increase outreach and prevention efforts for early recognition of at-risk behaviors.

“We have a long family history in counseling and education,” says Betty Talley. “My late husband, Page, was also a lifelong counselor and educator. When we began planning our estates, we decided to support the two institutions that had given each of us our initial starts — Mary Washington and his alma mater, Western Kentucky University.”

The $50-million Mary Washington First Campaign began July 1, 2011, and went public April 26, 2014. As of June 30, 2014, donors have committed $30 million in gifts and pledges. Campaign contributions are actively being solicited for the three colleges, scholarships, the Fund for Mary Washington, program initiatives, and restoration of the amphitheater. The Mary Washington First Campaign is scheduled to conclude June 30, 2016. Visit the campaign website for more information.

Vote for the Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

The James Monroe Museum’s bas relief is a large plaster sculpture created in 1904 by artist Karl Bitter (1867-1915), weighing over 350 pounds and over 4 feet tall. It depicts James Monroe, Robert Livingston, and Francis Barbe-Marbois signing the Louisiana Purchase Treaty.

The James Monroe Museum’s bas relief is a large plaster sculpture created in 1904 by artist Karl Bitter (1867-1915), weighing over 350 pounds and over 4 feet tall. It depicts James Monroe, Robert Livingston, and Francis Barbe-Marbois signing the Louisiana Purchase Treaty.

The James Monroe Museum needs your help to get their artifact listed as a Top 10 Endangered Artifact! Go to http://www.vamuseums.org/?Top10 and vote for the Louisiana Purchase Bas Relief that was submitted by the museum. Voting ends Aug. 23, 2014.

News from HR

Meet our New Employees

Please join us in extending a warm UMW welcome to our newest employees

George Greene joined the Athletics, Health and Physical Education Department as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist on July 25.

Erin Morris joined the Simpson Library as a Reference and Sciences Librarian on July 25.

Susanne Tomillon joined the Registrar Office as an Education Services Assistant on July 25.

Rachel Wheeler joined the Athletics, Health and Physician Education Department as an Assistant Athletic Trainer on July 25.

Cirque Du Soleil Discount Tickets -Discount tickets available for purchase: http://www.ticketsatwork.com/tickets/packages.php?sub=venue_events&action=view_event&id=3264&company=UMW

State Employee Discounts – A number of discounts are available through the Department of Human Resource Management: http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeediscounts.html

Seersucker Thursday

Summer wouldn’t be complete without the annual University of Mary Washington Seersucker Thursday. Began in the United States Congress in the 1990s, Seersucker Thursday was started as a tradition to recognize the past Southern U.S. history when seersucker, a light and breathable fabric, served in place of the yet to be invented air conditioning. At UMW, the tradition was started by Charles Tate at the Stafford campus when he decided that we could outshine Congress! And it seems that we are doing just that. Congress discontinued the tradition in 2012, but we will carry it on. Anyone is welcome to join in the tradition. Contact Charles Tate if you’d like to be added to the email list.

Staff Advisory Council Updates

School Supply Drive 001

Members of the Staff Advisory Council collecting school supply donations for local schools.

The Staff Advisory Council will be initiating two simultaneous campaigns beginning Aug. 4 and running through the month of August.

The first campaign is the annual School Supplies Drive, benefiting several area elementary schools. Among the items needed are pencils, spiral notebooks, erasers, crayons, glue sticks, tissues, and plastic bags. For a complete list of school supplies, visit http://www.walmart.com/classrooms/lists/57-Elementary-K-2nd-School-Supplies-List. Last year, the S.A.C. donated to four area elementary schools. School supplies will be stored on campus until Friday, Aug. 29, and then delivered on Monday, Sept. 1. All area schools begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2 this year.

Reminder ~ School supply/clothing Tax-Free days are Friday, Aug. 1 – 3. For further information about the Tax-Free weekend, visit http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=SchoolSuppliesAndClothingHoliday.

In addition to the School Supply Drive, we will be participating in WhyHunger’s Summer Food Program targeting our area children who have been fed at school during the school year, but may not have enough food during the summer months.

WhyHunger is a national organization striving to close the hunger gap between the close of school in the summer and beginning of school in the fall.

As we collect food, the S.A.C. Activities Committee will deliver the donations weekly to the following WhyHunger centers in our area:

  • Bragg Hill Family Life Center
  • Hazel Hill Complex
  • Mayfield Civic Association
  • Lafayette Upper Elementary

Current UMW donation locations are:

Fairfax House – HR
Jepson Alumni Executive Center
Lee Hall
Marye House
Eagle Village – 4th floor
GW – 3rd floor
Trinkle Hall, 2nd floor
Stafford Campus – South
Facilities Services – Lobby

To find out how you and your department can help, or to become a donation location, contact Priscilla Sullivan, S.A.C. Activities Chair at psulliva@umw.edu.

Tammy Pettus and Baldwin

Tammy Pettus and Baldwin

The Eagle Has Landed

Baldwin’s latest victim is Tammy Pettus. Check out sac.umwblogs.org for more details on this initiative.

 

Stafford Campus Blood Drive, Sept. 10

The American Red Cross will be sponsoring a blood drive at the Stafford Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The drive will take place in University Hall from 1-5 p.m. All those who donate will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Tailgate Party Gift Basket right in time for the beginning of football season. To make an appointment to donate, please contact Kevin Caffrey at kcaffrey@umw.edu or 540-286-8008.