October 24, 2017

SAC News

Larry Atkins Award Winners!  Congratulations to Cindy Toomey, Michael Morley & Melissa Yakabouski for being selected as this year’s Larry Akins Award winners!  A big shout-out also to all our other nominees: Marta Smith, DiShante Fryer, Martha Link, David Dean, Tracey Funtanilla, Caitlin DeMarco, Tameka Brown, Ronald McKiver, Ann Witkowski, Amanda Rutstein and Dan Quann!

SAC Nominations – Did you nominate yourself or a co-worker to serve on SAC next year?  If not, no worries — you can nominate at this link – http://umw.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6EjYeGyrjTy7BE9

Bake Off Winners!  Thank you to all those who showed up to our Bake Off on the 16th!  The winners were: Maie Makin (1st Place – Pie), Jay Sullivan (1st Place – Cookies), Jean Elliott & Brian Ogle (2nd Place tie – Cookies), Jose Veloz (1st Place – Cake), Linda Falden (2nd Place – Cake), and Julie Pugliese (3rd Place – Cake).

Open Enrollment New Tuition Program Ends October 21st – Open Enrollment for Tuition Reimbursement under our new policy is October 1-21, 2017,  for courses taken January-June 2018.  The complete policy and procedures will be officially posted shortly, but to give you a head start, here are important and key provisions to have in mind.  You may contact Jennifer Cooper at jcooper4@umw.edu with any questions.  For more information, go to: http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/09/27/open-enrollment-new-tuition-reimbursement-program/

November 17th Blood Drive – The UMW Red Cross Student Organization welcomes faculty and staff donors at our monthly blood drives on the Fredericksburg campus! This upcoming drive is the LAST chance to donate in the fall semester!  The drive will take place on November 17th at the Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium Date from 11am-5pm.  Sign up online to donate at redcrossblood.org/give, search zip code 22401, and select the UMW drive. Walk-ins are welcome but please be aware that appointments take priority and we’ve had almost completely full appointment lists this semester!

Please email umw.redcrossclub@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

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.

 

SAC News

Due to budget cuts, the Student Health Center will not be providing flu shots this year. However, through cooperation with Giant Food, there will be an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to receive the shots on campus.  There will be an $18 fee for those who do not have health insurance or wish to pay out of pocket. Giant will bill your health insurance for the vaccines, so please remember to bring your insurance card and identification. Giant will distribute consent forms at the time of the shot.

There will be three clinics at the Fredericksburg Campus:

Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m – UC- Patio area ( in case of rain the clinic will be inside at Kiosk A)

Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. – UC – Kiosk

October 19th – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  – UC – Kiosk

The flu shots will be available on Oct. 24 at the Stafford Campus, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. (location not available at this time).

1st Annual SAC Bake Off – The 1st Annual SAC Bake Off will be Monday October 16th 12:30-2:30 in the Chandler Ballroom, University Center.  To sign up go to http://sac.umwblogs.org/bake-off/

Annual Staff Fall Luncheon  – The fall staff luncheon will be held on Tuesday October 17th 11am-1:30PM in the Chandler Ballroom, University Center.  In addition to Dr. Paino’s address, the SAC, Hurley & Coleman award winners will be announced.  Door prizes as well.  Wear UMW apparel and receive 2 additional raffle tickets!

Open Enrollment New Tuition Program – Open Enrollment for Tuition Reimbursement under our new policy is October 1-21, 2017,  for courses taken January-June 2018.  The complete policy and procedures will be officially posted shortly, but to give you a head start, here are important and key provisions to have in mind.  You may contact Jennifer Cooper at jcooper4@umw.edu with any questions.  For more information, go to: http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/09/27/open-enrollment-new-tuition-reimbursement-program/

2017-2018 Holiday Calendar – The 17-18 holiday calendar is now available.  http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/09/26/2017-2018-holiday-calendar/

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.

SAC News

New Parking Open for Staff/Faculty – The newly paved College Avenue lot on the site of the former Annex B is now open for faculty and staff parking. Be aware of the fencing, which will remain in place for the time being to allow for the germination/protection of grass.

Open Enrollment New Tuition Program – Open Enrollment for Tuition Reimbursement under our new policy is October 1-21, 2017,  for courses taken January-June 2018.  The complete policy and procedures will be officially posted shortly, but to give you a head start, here are important and key provisions to have in mind.  You may contact Jennifer Cooper at jcooper4@umw.edu with any questions.  For more information, go to: http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/09/27/open-enrollment-new-tuition-reimbursement-program/

2017-2018 Holiday Calendar – The 17-18 holiday calendar is now available.  http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/09/26/2017-2018-holiday-calendar/

Faculty, Staff and Students Flu Shots - Due to budget cuts, the Student Health Center will not be providing flu shots this year. However, through cooperation with Giant Food, there will be an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to receive the shots on campus.  There will be an $18 fee for those who do not have health insurance or wish to pay out of pocket. Giant will bill your health insurance for the vaccines, so please remember to bring your insurance card and identification. Giant will distribute consent forms at the time of the shot.

There will be three clinics at the Fredericksburg Campus:

Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m – UC- Patio area ( in case of rain the clinic will be inside at Kiosk A)

Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. – UC – Kiosk

Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  – UC – Kiosk

The flu shots will be available on Oct. 24 at the Stafford Campus, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. (location not available at this time).

SAC Bake Off – Save the Date Monday October 16th for the SAC Bake Off!  More information coming soon!

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.

 

SAC News

Larry Atkins Award Nominations now Open – The SAC has opened nominations for the 2017 Larry Atkins Award.  S.A.C.’s Larry Atkins Award recognizes UMW employees who are the unsung heroes of our offices.  Employees can be honored by their teammates and co-workers with this award, and they’ll receive $100.

The S.A.C. chooses one wage, one classified, and one administrative professional faculty employee for the award.  Nominees lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a smile, and set a positive example for others.

You’ll find more information on the Larry Atkins page on the UMW website.  To nominate a colleague, complete the online nomination form by 5pm Friday, September 15th.  If you have questions, please contact Christy Pack.

Winners will be announced at the Fall Employee Luncheon, October 17th.

Staff Advisory Council September Meeting – The Staff Advisory Council September meeting will be held in the University Center Colonnade Room on the Thursday September 21st at 1PM.  All University staff  invited to attend and provide feedback on the strategic vision for UMW that President Paino presented at the assembly last month.  We will hold round-table style discussions beginning at 1:30 to gather feedback on each of the four key areas of the vision and the related action steps.  Our feedback will be shared with President Paino.  The vision will be achieved by concentrating on the four key areas/goals:

  • promoting the values of service and social justice
  • reconstituting the liberal arts for the digital age
  • immersing our students in applied, impactful learning experiences
  • creating a diverse and inclusive community as an essential requirement for academic excellence and academic success

Hope to see you there!

Faculty/Staff Welcome at Blood Drive this Friday!  The UMW Red Cross Student Organization would love to see more faculty and staff donors at our monthly drives, held in the Hurley Convergence Center’s Digital Auditorium. The first drive of the year is Friday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., co-sponsored by the Performing Arts Club. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org/give with zip code 22401.  Please consider donating blood – you can’t live without it!  For tips on a successful donation, go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/tips-successful-donation.html

Stafford County Schools at Stafford Campus –  This fall, the Stafford County Public School system began renting space at the Stafford Campus for their Alternative Education Program. The program will utilizes the first floor offices and classrooms in the Gates Hudson Building. Activity will mostly be during the day between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. UMW staff, faculty and students should be aware that this may affect parking availability during these hours so please plan accordingly. Should you have any questions about the program, you may contact Kevin Caffrey, Stafford Campus Coordinator, kcaffrey@umw.edu.

University Book Club to meet September 20thThe University Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bookstore to discuss “A Man Called Ove,” a New York Times bestseller by Fredrik Backman. Members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock, mmock@umw.edu, if you have questions.

September Safe Zone Workshops – The Safe Zone program offers workshops that are designed to educate members of the University community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ+) issues to increase the safety and inclusion of all campus citizens.  Safe Zone consists of people who will:

  1. Be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if LGBTQ+ individuals need help, advice or just someone to talk to.
  2. Not tolerate homophobic and heterosexist comments and actions and will address them in an educational and informative manner.
  3. Have received training and can provide information regarding on- or off-campus resources.

Two types of Safe Zone workshops are offered for faculty and staff. The Basic training focuses on terminology, issues related to privilege, increasing awareness and sensitivity, and how to support the LGBTQ+ population on campus. The Advanced training is for faculty and staff who have already completed the Basic training and covers more advanced topics, including bystander intervention.  Enrollment is currently being accepted for a Basic training session for any interested faculty or staff member on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Advanced training is being offered on Monday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. Please email Laura Wilson at lwilson5@umw.edu to register for the training or if you have questions.

SAC Bake Off – Save the Date Monday October 16th for the SAC Bake Off!  More information coming soon!

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.

 

SAC News

Message from President Paino on DACA – Go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/09/06/message-from-president-paino-about-daca-decision/ for Dr. Paino’s statement on the recent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program news.

Beware of Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams – When a tragedy strikes, cyber criminals typically set up fraudulent donation sites, and online scammers look to prey on people who want to help.

This week, scammers have been using Hurricane Harvey-themed messages to trick people into opening phishing emails and links on social media sites. This, in turn, can not only con victims out of money, but lead to stolen login information and devices infected with malware. Please be vigilant about exercising caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Harvey, even if they appear to originate from a trusted source.  Always be mindful when opening any email attachment or clicking on a link. Think before you click! I have included below some tips from Homeland Security’s National Cyber Awareness System.

If you ever have a question about an email you receive, forward it to abuse@umw.edu or contact the IT Help Desk.

Larry Atkins Award Nominations now Open – The SAC has opened nominations for the 2017 Larry Atkins Award.  S.A.C.’s Larry Atkins Award recognizes UMW employees who are the unsung heroes of our offices.  Employees can be honored by their teammates and co-workers with this award, and they’ll receive $100.

The S.A.C. chooses one wage, one classified, and one administrative professional faculty employee for the award.  Nominees lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a smile, and set a positive example for others.

You’ll find more information on the Larry Atkins page on the UMW website.  To nominate a colleague, complete the online nomination form by 5pm Friday, September 15th.  If you have questions, please contact Christy Pack.

Winners will be announced at the Fall Employee Luncheon, Oct. 17.

Annual Coleman & Hurley Award Nominations now Open – Nominations can now be submitted for University Recognition Awards.   We will continue our celebration of excellence with the announcement of this year’s nominees, their champions, and the award recipients at the fall staff luncheon event on Oct. 17.  For more information on the awards, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/14/annual-coleman-hurley-award-nominations/ or contact Terri Arthur (tlockhar@umw.edu).

September Safe Zone Workshops – The Safe Zone program offers workshops that are designed to educate members of the University community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ+) issues to increase the safety and inclusion of all campus citizens.  Safe Zone consists of people who will:

  1. Be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if LGBTQ+ individuals need help, advice or just someone to talk to.
  2. Not tolerate homophobic and heterosexist comments and actions and will address them in an educational and informative manner.
  3. Have received training and can provide information regarding on- or off-campus resources.

Two types of Safe Zone workshops are offered for faculty and staff. The Basic training focuses on terminology, issues related to privilege, increasing awareness and sensitivity, and how to support the LGBTQ+ population on campus. The Advanced training is for faculty and staff who have already completed the Basic training and covers more advanced topics, including bystander intervention.  Enrollment is currently being accepted for a Basic training session for any interested faculty or staff member on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Advanced training is being offered on Monday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. Please email Laura Wilson at lwilson5@umw.edu to register for the training or if you have questions.

Save The Date!  UMW 1st Annual SAC Bake Off is Monday, Oct. 16. More information coming soon.

Excellent Eagle Employees!   Do you know an excellent employee?  Well then nominate them to be an Excellent Eagle!  You can nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award by completing the Excellent Eagle Employee nomination form on our website. 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.

 

SAC News

Excellent Eagle Employees!  Congratulations to Marissa Miller (Office of Student Conduct & Responsibility) for being selected as our Excellent Eagle for August, and to Dishante Fryer (Academic Engagement & Student Success/James Farmer Scholars) for being selected as our Excellent Eagle for September!  You can nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award by completing the Excellent Eagle Employee nomination form on our website. Winners get reserved parking on campus for the month.

Weight Watchers at Work – If you’re interested in learning about Weight Watchers @ Work, stop  by any Thursday and check out UMW’s Weight Watchers@Work. They meet from 12:15 to 12:45 in Room 111 on the ground floor of the Hurley Convergence Center. For a recent story about some UMW Weight Watchers Success Stories, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/24/weight-watchers-work/

September Safe Zone Workshops – The Safe Zone program offers workshops that are designed to educate members of the University community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ+) issues to increase the safety and inclusion of all campus citizens.  Safe Zone consists of people who will:

  1. Be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if LGBTQ+ individuals need help, advice or just someone to talk to.
  2. Not tolerate homophobic and heterosexist comments and actions and will address them in an educational and informative manner.
  3. Have received training and can provide information regarding on- or off-campus resources.

Two types of Safe Zone workshops are offered for faculty and staff. The Basic training focuses on terminology, issues related to privilege, increasing awareness and sensitivity, and how to support the LGBTQ+ population on campus. The Advanced training is for faculty and staff who have already completed the Basic training and covers more advanced topics, including bystander intervention.  Enrollment is currently being accepted for a Basic training session for any interested faculty or staff member on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Advanced training is being offered on Monday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. Please email Laura Wilson at lwilson5@umw.edu to register for the training or if you have questions.

Larry Atkins Award Nominations now Open – The SAC has opened nominations for the 2017 Larry Atkins Award.  S.A.C.’s Larry Atkins Award recognizes UMW employees who are the unsung heroes of our offices.  Employees can be honored by their teammates and co-workers with this award, and they’ll receive $100.

The S.A.C. chooses one wage, one classified, and one administrative professional faculty employee for the award.  Nominees lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a smile, and set a positive example for others.

You’ll find more information on the Larry Atkins page on the UMW website.  To nominate a colleague, complete the online nomination form by 5pm Friday, September 15th.  If you have questions, please contact Christy Pack.

Winners will be announced at the Fall Employee Luncheon, Oct. 17.

Annual Coleman & Hurley Award Nominations now Open – Nominations can now be submitted for University Recognition Awards.   We will continue our celebration of excellence with the announcement of this year’s nominees, their champions, and the award recipients at the fall staff luncheon event on Oct. 17.  For more information on the awards, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/14/annual-coleman-hurley-award-nominations/ or contact Terri Arthur (tlockhar@umw.edu).

New in Campus Rec – Find out all that’s new with Campus Recreation this year by going to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/24/new-campus-rec-year/

SAC Bake Off – Save the Date Monday, Oct. 16, for the SAC Bake Off!  More information coming soon.

#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.

Caffrey Releases New CD

Senior Associate Registrar Kevin Caffrey releases his latest CD, Downshifter, on Friday, Sept. 1. Consisting of all original music, the main inspiration behind the work is Caffrey’s personal experience with adopting a simpler lifestyle that emphasizes and focuses on meaningful family, social and personal relationships. He’ll be performing at Union Market in Richmond on Sept. 1 and at Grounds Bistro in Stafford on Sept. 9.

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SAC News

August Staff Advisory Council Meeting – Our August SAC meeting will take place on Thursday August 17th from 1-3PM in Lee Hall 412.  You do not have to be a member to attend — all are welcome!

Rick Pearce to Retire – Vice President for Administration and Finance Rick Pearce will retire from the University, effective January 1, 2018. President Troy Paino made that announcement in an email to the UMW community on Thursday.   For more information, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/10/message-from-president-paino-2/

Office of Disability Resources Workshop – The Office of Disability Resources is presenting a workshop on Universal Design and Accessible Communication for the UMW community. Korey Singleton, Assistive Technology Initiative Manager, George Mason University, widely recognized as an expert in the field, is the presenter. The presentation is in the University Center, Chandler Ballroom, on Aug. 18 and runs from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  This program explores the ways in which UMW Faculty and Staff could utilize the insights of Universal Design and new and emerging technologies to make our campus more inclusive and accessible. (Questions? Contact ODR, x1266; odr@umw.edu  or Tim O’Donnell, x1252; todonnel@umw.edu

Larry Atkins Award Nominations now Open – The SAC has opened nominations for the 2017 Larry Atkins Award.  S.A.C.’s Larry Atkins Award recognizes UMW employees who are the unsung heroes of our offices.  Employees can be honored by their teammates and co-workers with this award, and they’ll receive $100.

The S.A.C. chooses one wage, one classified, and one administrative professional faculty employee for the award.  Nominees lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a smile, and set a positive example for others.

You’ll find more information on the Larry Atkins page on the UMW website.  To nominate a colleague, complete the online nomination form by 5pm Friday, September 15th.  If you have questions, please contact Christy Pack.

Winners will be announced at the Fall Employee Luncheon, October 17th.

Annual Coleman & Hurley Award Nominations now Open – Nominations can now be submitted for University Recognition Awards.   We will continue our celebration of excellence with the announcement of this year’s nominees, their champions, and the award recipients at the fall staff luncheon event on October 17.  For more information on the awards, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/08/14/annual-coleman-hurley-award-nominations/ or contact Terri Arthur (tlockhar@umw.edu).

Move-In Crew Volunteers Needed!  Residence Life and Housing invites you to participate in one of the most exciting and memorable days of the year: Move-In Day!  Move-In Day for first year and transfer students is Wednesday August 23, 2017.  Move-In Day for returning students is Saturday, August 26, 2017. As Move-In Volunteers, you will welcome our new and returning students and their families, help unload cars, carry suitcases and boxes, and enjoy the energy that comes with the first day of students for the academic year.   For more information, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/07/20/move-in-crew-volunteers-needed/

 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.

 

SAC News

All University Assembly –  All faculty and staff are invited to President Troy Paino’s annual Opening Assembly. It will be on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., in Dodd Auditorium.

Free Tickets to see The Flying Squirrels!  UMW is one of the title sponsors for the Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. Portland Sea Dogs baseball game on Wednesday, August 9.  Human Resources will have 75 free tickets first come, first serve that can be picked up in GW 209.  (Four tickets per person.) Game time is 6:35 p.m. and gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Test of UMW Emergency Alert System – The University will conduct testing of the Emergency Alert System, which includes UMW Alerts, desktop alerts, and the digital screens across campus. For more information, contact Christopher D. Cash, emergency systems integrator, at ccash@umw.edu or 540-654-1579.

Move-In Crew Volunteers Needed!  Residence Life and Housing invites you to participate in one of the most exciting and memorable days of the year: Move-In Day!  Move-In Day for first year and transfer students is Wednesday August 23, 2017.  Move-In Day for returning students is Saturday, August 26, 2017. As Move-In Volunteers, you will welcome our new and returning students and their families, help unload cars, carry suitcases and boxes, and enjoy the energy that comes with the first day of students for the academic year.   For more information, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/07/20/move-in-crew-volunteers-needed/

Update on Summer Construction Projects – Find out all the latest information on campus construction projects by going to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/07/19/update-on-summer-construction-projects/

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.

Stafford Campus Fitness Room

All UMW faculty, staff and spouses are permitted to use the Stafford Campus Staff & Faculty Fitness Room.  The Fitness Room is located in Room 107 of the South Building of the Stafford Campus and contains a treadmill, two elliptical machines, a small dumbbell set, jump ropes, weight bands, and a step platform.  The Fitness Room provides faculty and staff who work predominantly at the Stafford Campus an easier opportunity to access state of the art exercise equipment free of charge and supports the university’s goal of providing the campus community with “opportunities to adopt healthy and well-balanced lifestyles through programming and resources and to foster an environment in which the university community can grow in their overall health and wellness.”  Hours of operation coincide with the building hours for the Stafford Campus.  To gain access and be eligible to use the fitness room, all individuals must first sign a liability waiver. To obtain the liability waiver, please contact Kevin Caffrey at 540-286-8008 or via email at kcaffrey@umw.edu.

The idea for a fitness room at the Stafford Campus originated in a Staff Advisory Council meeting several years ago, serving as a great reminder of the advantage of having a Staff Advisory Council that “provides an avenue for employee input and feedback and a means of participating in the design, development, and implementation of University programs, projects, and services.”  Meetings of the Council are open to employees, students, and the public. For more information on the Staff Advisory Council, go to: http://sac.umwblogs.org/.