April 30, 2017

SAC News

2017 Administrative Professionals Day Appreciation Lunch: To recognize the exceptional work and dedication that our administrative support professionals provide on a daily basis, UMW will provide a complimentary lunch for administrative support professionals on Thursday, April 27, from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Dining Room of the University Center.

Volunteers Needed for Midnight Breakfast: Campus Dining will be hosting the traditional free “Midnight Breakfast” for all UMW students the first night of exams – Monday, May 1 – at the Top of the UC. Volunteers are needed to assist with serving between 10:45 p.m. and 12:15 a.m.  Everything is very casual (you can even come in your jammies!), and it’s lots of fun! Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Kristin Menard in Campus Dining at 540-654-2165 or Kristin.Menard@Sodexo.com by Friday, April 28.

Virginia Public Service Week: SAC’s Virginia Public Service Week event is two weeks away!  Sign up now for volleyball.  No need to sign up for Giant Jenga, Giant connect 4, or Cornhole.  Just show up Tuesday 5/9 anytime between 11:30 and 1 and join the fun!  Fitness Center demos are at 11:30 (Yoga for the Office), 12:00 (Bands & Bodyweight), 12:30 (Cycling)  http://sac.umwblogs.org/2017-virginia-public-service-week-event-sign-up/

Summer Kickball League for Faculty & Staff!  Games will begin the week of May 22. All games will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m. on Ball Circle. Each team will play a minimum of one game per week for four weeks and have a minimum of eight players. Sign up as an individual, or note teammate requests on the registration form. The $10 individual registration fee can be paid online or in person at the Fitness Center.  Register here before May 8 and let’s have a fun Summer Kickball League!

May S.A.C. Meeting:  Our May meeting will be held Thursday, May 18, in Lee Hall Room 412.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Sandra Fritton, Director of Disability Resources. She will give an overview of Disability Resources and students with disabilities at UMW.  There will also be an opportunity for discussion and to ask any questions you may have. You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C to attend monthly meetings – all are welcome!

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.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

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“The New Guy” Premiere: This Friday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in the Digital Auditorium of Hurley Convergence Center, “The New Guy” starring UMW President Troy Paino debuts. There will be a happy hour afterward in The Underground, Lee Hall.

UMW Book Club:  The UMW Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 414.  The book to be discussed is A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, the story of a 5-year-old Indian boy who becomes separated from his small village family and ends up on the streets of Calcutta. It is the subject of the current movie Lion.  If you would like to purchase a copy of the book at the Book Club discount, please contact Margaret Mock at ext. 1017 or mmock@umw.edu.

April SAC Meeting:  Our April meeting will be Thursday, April 20, at the Stafford Campus South Building Room 208 at 1 p.m. You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

Summer Kickball League for Faculty & Staff!  Games will begin the week of May 22. All games will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m. on Ball Circle. Each team will play a minimum of one game per week for four weeks and have a minimum of eight players. Sign up as an individual, or note teammate requests on the registration form. The $10 individual registration fee can be paid online or in person at the Fitness Center.  Register here before May 8 and let’s have a fun Summer Kickball League!

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.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

 

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Multicultural Fair Volunteers Needed:  The Multicultural Fair is Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. James Farmer Multicultural Center is seeking volunteers — students, faculty and staff can contribute in a multitude of ways by helping with set-up/take-down, serving as an MC for stage performances, helping to hand out programs and helping to keep our campus clean during the Fair.  Visit their website http://students.umw.edu/multicultural/fair/volunteering/ to complete the form and let us know if you are interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, please email JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu or call the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.

UMW Book Club:  The UMW Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 414.  The book to be discussed is A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. It’s the story of a 5-year-old Indian boy who becomes separated from his small village family and ends up on the streets of Calcutta. It is the subject of the current movie Lion.  If you would like to purchase a copy of the book at the Book Club discount, please contact Margaret Mock at ext. 1017 or mmock@umw.edu.

April SAC Meeting:  Our April meeting will be Thursday, April 20, at the Stafford Campus South Building Room 208 at 1 p.m. You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

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.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

 

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#MaryWashDay Makes History!  Mary Wash Giving Day marked the largest single-day fundraising effort in Mary Washington history. In just 24 hours, 1,112 donors made gifts to areas across the University totaling $194,870. Held on the 109th anniversary of UMW’s founding, #MaryWashDay was promoted across social media as “a chance to put your Mary Washington pride into action by giving back to University programs and students.”

Health & Wellness Fair & Information Session:  On Tuesday, March 28, Campus Dining by Sodexo and the Office of Human Resources are sponsoring a special two-part Health & Wellness Fair in Chandler Ballroom at the University Center.  Part 1: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Showcase for UMW Employees. Meet with representatives from our retirement vendors, all of our health & dental insurance companies, Weight Watchers, Commonhealth, NSWC Federal Credit Union, PNC and Virginia Credit Union.  Vendors will have giveaways and a grand door prize.  Part 2: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For the entire UMW community. Exhibits, freebies and demonstrations offered from providers of products and services that promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.  Additionally, on Wednesday, March 29, there will be a Health & Wellness Info Session at the Stafford Campus from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in University Hall.  For staff, faculty and students at the Stafford Campus, this is a great opportunity to learn about the health and wellness resources available at UMW.

Multicultural Fair Volunteers Needed:  The James Farmer Multicultural Center is seeking volunteers for the 27th Annual Multicultural Fair taking place on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can contribute in a multitude of ways by helping with set-up/take-down, serving as an MC for stage performances, helping to hand out programs and helping to keep our campus clean during the Fair.  Visit their website http://students.umw.edu/multicultural/fair/volunteering/ to complete the form and let us know you are interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, please email JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu or call the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.

April SAC Meeting:  Our April meeting will be Thursday, April 20, at the Stafford Campus South Building Room 208 at 1 p.m. You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

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.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

 

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Chili Cook-Off (and Cornbread Bake-Off) Winners!  Congratulations to all the Chili Cook-Off and Cornbread Bake-Off winners!  For Chili, first place went to Arin Doerfler, second place went to James DeLoatch and third place went to Linda Falden. Linda Falden took first place in the Cornbread Bake-Off with Alicia Osborne coming in second and Jay Sullivan coming in third. Thank you to all our other chefs as well: Julie Smith, Angela Brau, Vickie Chapman, Jill Ellington, Rick Pearce, Paul Messplay, Linda Thornton, Amy O’Reilly, Angela Lilly, Jean Elliot, April Peterson and Charles Tate. We had a great turn out!  There’s a few pictures from the event on our Twitter page.  Be sure to check it out and tweet us your own if you have them. Finally, a big thank you to all the SAC members and all other UMW staff who assisted with the event – we couldn’t have done it without you!

March SAC Meeting:  Our March meeting will be March 16 in Lee Hall 412 at 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Joni Wilson, Director of Landscaping & Grounds.  You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

Faculty/Staff Fitness Class Registration Open: Registration for private fitness classes is now open for UMW faculty, staff and their sponsored guests. Sessions run from March 20 – April 21.  More information on classes is available on the Campus Recreation websitePlease contact Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu with questions.

Multicultural Fair Volunteers Needed:  The James Farmer Multicultural Center is seeking volunteers for the 27th Annual Multicultural Fair taking place on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can contribute in a multitude of ways by helping with set-up/take-down, serving as an MC for stage performances, helping to hand out programs and helping to keep our campus clean during the Fair.  Visit their website http://students.umw.edu/multicultural/fair/volunteering/ to complete the form and let us know you are interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, please email Ms. JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu or call the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.

 #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.

 

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

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Chili Cook Off (and Cornbread Bake-Off): Come support your colleagues and vote for your favorite chili and cornbread on Thursday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom! Would you like to enter the contest? Visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/2017-chili-cook-off-entry-form/ to submit your name and contact information.

University Closed March 10: Remember that UMW will be closed on Friday, March 10, for Spring Break.

UMW to Hold 24-Hour Giving Day: UMW will hold its first Giving Day on Tuesday, March 14, a significant day in the University’s history as it marks 109 years since its founding in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. During Mary Wash Giving Day on March 14, donors can make gifts at mwgivingday.com from midnight through 11:59 p.m. Gifts received during this time will celebrate the UMW spirit of giving back and help fill the gap, since funding from the commonwealth of Virginia accounts for just 25% of the University’s operating budget.

Faculty/Staff Fitness Class Registration Open: Registration for private fitness classes is now open for UMW faculty, staff and their sponsored guests. Sessions run from March 20 – April 21.  More information on classes is available on the Campus Recreation websitePlease contact Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu with questions.

Multicultural Fair Volunteers Needed:  The James Farmer Multicultural Center is seeking volunteers for the 27th Annual Multicultural Fair taking place on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can contribute in a multitude of ways by helping with set-up/take-down, serving as an MC for stage performances, helping to hand out programs and helping to keep our campus clean during the Fair.  Visit their website http://students.umw.edu/multicultural/fair/volunteering/ to complete the form and let us know you are interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, please email Ms. JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu or call the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.

March SAC Meeting: The next SAC meeting will be held in Lee Hall, Room 412 on Thursday, March 16th at 1:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Joni Wilson, Director of Landscaping & Grounds.  You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

#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.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

 

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March Excellent Eagle Employee: Congratulations to Tiffany Oldfield, J.D., Title IX Investigator, Diversity and Inclusion for being selected as the Excellent Eagle for March!  As one of her co-workers explains:  “Tiffany from the very beginning has been a valuable colleague. She stepped up right away reviewing our policy and procedures here in Title IX. She understands her role and continues to be asset, not only to our team but to the University. Now that the University has lost two key individuals in our department, she has agreed to take over the Title IX role once an investigator has been hired. But in the meantime she is doing so much of the work to keep us on task, in compliance, moving us in new directions, preparing copious amounts of material for another office (not affiliated with the University), etc. Her organizational skills, knowledge about law/policy and support has not gone unnoticed. I am not sure where we would be without her.”  Great job, Tiffany!  It’s easy to nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. 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.

Meet the Author of Hidden FiguresMargot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, will deliver a lecture and sign books at Dodd Auditorium this Saturday, March 4, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. This is a free event. Books are available to purchase in the University bookstore and also will be available at the event.  For more information about purchasing copies of Hidden Figures, contact Margaret Mock in the UMW Bookstore at 540-654-1017 or email mmock@umw.edu.

Procurement Supplier Expo: March is National Procurement Month. Procurement is hosting its second annual Supplier Expo on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Center Chandler Ballroom. Come out and meet some of UMW’s contracted vendors and local vendors and see what they can offer you and your area.

Chili Cook Off (and Cornbread Bake-Off): Support your colleagues and vote for your favorite chili and cornbread on Thursday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom! Would you like to enter the contest? Visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/2017-chili-cook-off-entry-form/ to submit your name and contact information.

University Closed March 10: Remember that UMW will be closed on Friday, March 10, for Spring Break.

UMW to Hold 24-Hour Giving Day: UMW will hold its first Giving Day on Tuesday, March 14, a significant day in the University’s history as it marks 109 years since its founding in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. During Mary Wash Giving Day on March 14, donors can make gifts at mwgivingday.com from midnight through 11:59 p.m. Gifts received during this time will celebrate the UMW spirit of giving back and help fill the gap, since funding from the commonwealth of Virginia accounts for just 25% of the University’s operating budget.

March SAC Meeting: The guest speaker for our next meeting on March 16 will be Joni Wilson, Director of Landscaping & Grounds.  You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

#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.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

 

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Coffee with the President: Thursday, Feb. 23, in the HCC Digital Auditorium from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., President Paino will be hosting the first of several “Coffee with the President” informal gatherings. It is planned to be laid back, so come and go as you please. Come to share your thoughts, feelings and concerns about the University with the President. The next one will be held on March 21 in the University Center Maple Room.

Great Lives Lecture Series: Last week, William Crawley gave a presentation at our February S.A.C. meeting about the history of the Great Lives Lecture Series. The Spring 2017 Great Lives Lectures Series schedule is available at http://www.umw.edu/greatlives/. This series is open to the public free of charge. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium. Each lecture concludes with an audience Q&A session with the speaker and a book signing. Please remember that our monthly S.A.C. meetings are open to all UMW staff.

March SAC Meeting: Our guest speaker for our next meeting on March 16 will be Joni Wilson, Director of Landscaping & Grounds.

UMW Shred Event 2017: UMW Landscape and Grounds is hosting the UMW RecycleMania Shred Event again this year. Confidential documents for shredding will be collected on Feb. 28, 2017. Please visit the UMW Sustainability website for pick-up schedule and details http://sustainability.umw.edu/2016-recyclemania-shred-event/

Chili Cook Off (and Cornbread Bake-Off)! Support your colleagues and vote for your favorite chili and cornbread on Thursday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom! Would you like to enter the contest? Visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/2017-chili-cook-off-entry-form/ to submit your name and contact information.

UMW to Hold 24-Hour Giving Day: UMW will hold its first giving day on Tuesday, March 14, a significant day in the University’s history as it marks 109 years since its founding in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. During Mary Wash Giving Day on March 14, donors can make gifts at mwgivingday.com from midnight through 11:59 p.m. Gifts received during this time will celebrate the UMW spirit of giving back and help fill the gap, since funding from the commonwealth of Virginia accounts for just 25% of the University’s operating budget.

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) 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.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

Caffrey Returns to Songwriters’ Showcase

Senior Associate Registrar Kevin Caffrey will be featured as part of the Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase at LibertyTown Arts on Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. The Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase is a monthly concert series featuring original acoustic music. Caffrey first performed at the Showcase in January 2014. He returns this month to premiere new songs form his forthcoming CD, downshifter.  Admission is $10; $5 for children and students. LibertyTown Arts is located on 916 Liberty St. in downtown Fredericksburg.

Green Zone Training Initiative

A “Green Zone” is a location recognized by veterans as a safe place. Student veterans and service members are a diverse group of individuals, ranging in age, race/ethnicity, gender, and backgrounds.  Please join UMW Green Zone volunteers in the Magnolia Room of the University Center on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. for veterans awareness training. The session will begin with a panel of student veterans providing their perspective on transitioning from the military to a college campus, and will then be followed by an open discussion on working with student veterans and service members to assist them with the transition to student life

As of this past spring, Virginia ranked fourth in states with the most active duty and reserve members of the military. It’s imperative that UMW staff and faculty educate themselves about working with student veterans and service members.

*Please feel free to bring your lunch to this training session.  We believe attendance may be high for this training session.  Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Kevin Caffrey (kcaffrey@umw.edu).