August 21, 2017

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/.

 

SAC News

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 its members.

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.

We offer two types of Safe Zone workshops 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.

We are currently accepting enrollment for a Basic training session for any interested faculty or staff member on Friday, Aug. 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are offering an Advanced training on Thursday, Aug. 24 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.

Nutritionist on Campus Aug. 3 & Giant Food Discount – Lindsay Pugliese, MS, RD, LDN from Giant grocery store will be on campus on Aug. 3 to speak about 8 Steps to a Healthier Diet. Come out and hear practical tips for putting some pep in your step. The program will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Lee Hall, room 412.  Giant Food at Eagle Village is now offering a 5% discount to UMW staff and students.  You must show your UMW Eagle one card and the discount is only at the Eagle Village location for now.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Cooper  at jcooper4@umw.edu.

UMW FY 18 Salary Increase – Be sure to read through Sabrina Johnson’s 6/13 email regarding the UMW FY 18 Salary Increase.  You can contact Paula Wilder, pwilder@umw.edu  in the Office of Human Resources with any questions you may have.

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.

 

SAC News

Additional Copier Training Opportunity – If you missed copier training last week, there is another opportunity for training on Friday 7/21 at the Eagle One Card Office from 8:30am-11:30am. Any questions, please call Kathy Sandor at 540-654-1648 or email her at kunderwo@umw.edu

Nutritionist on Campus August 3rd & Giant Food Discount – Lindsay Pugliese, MS, RD, LDN from Giant grocery store will be on campus on Aug. 3 to speak about 8 Steps to a Healthier Diet. Come out and hear practical tips for putting some pep in your step. The program will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Lee Hall, room 412. Giant Food at Eagle Village is now offering a 5% discount to UMW staff and students. You must show your UMW Eagle one card and the discount is only at the Eagle Village location for now. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Cooper at jcooper4@umw.edu.

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/

Joni Wilson Article – In case you missed it last week, there is a great article in The Free Lance-Star about longtime Director of Landscape & Grounds Joni Wilson, who is retiring after 30+ years of service. The article can be viewed online by going to https://t.co/U2FnKbCft5

UMW FY 18 Salary Increase – Be sure to read through Sabrina Johnson’s 6/13 email regarding the UMW FY 18 Salary Increase. You can contact Paula Wilder, pwilder@umw.edu in the Office of Human Resources with any questions you may have.

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

July 2017 SAC Meeting – Our July meeting will take place on Thursday July 20th at the Stafford Campus and there will be ice cream!  The meeting will be at 1:00pm in the South Building Room 208.  All are welcome to attend.  Our guest speaker will be Melissa Yakabouski, Director of Undergraduate Admissions.  In addition to discussing the incoming class profile, Melissa will also share information about new initiatives in the Admissions area.  The SAC will also be voting for a new SAC Vice President. That person will be SAC President next year.  We also have upcoming fall activities and event to discuss.  For planning purposes, if you plan on attending, please RSVP to Pam Lowery (plowery@umw.edu).

Joni Wilson Article – There is a great article in The Free Lance-Star about longtime Director of Landscape & Grounds Joni Wilson, who is retiring after 30+ years of service.  The article can be viewed online by going to https://t.co/U2FnKbCft5

Faculty & Staff Calendar Items – Faculty and staff who want to submit calendar items for the upcoming academic year, please visit https://at.umw.edu/ and post your events.

UMW FY 18 Salary Increase – Be sure to read through Sabrina Johnson’s 6/13 email regarding the UMW FY 18 Salary Increase.  You can contact Paula Wilder, pwilder@umw.edu  in the Office of Human Resources with any questions you may have.

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

Volunteers Needed for New Student Orientation: New Student Orientation is coming up in June and volunteers are needed for assistance with answering questions and parking and directing students and their guests to the right locations. Last year New Student Orientation was a great success because of the UMW faculty and staff who volunteered! If you’re interested in helping, please complete this online form by Sunday, May 28. Within a week of completing the online form, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for specific shifts. If you have any questions or concerns about signing up, please contact Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu or JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu.

Parking Decals to Expire July 1st: All Faculty/Staff decals will expire July 1, 2017. New decals are ready to be issued. Contact Parking Management at x1129 with your banner ID number to order decals, or order through Banner Self Service. Decals will be delivered to your office.

Upcoming Summer Construction Projects: Please be aware of upcoming summer construction projects on campus. For detailed information, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/05/11/upcoming-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.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and find other 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.

SAC News

VPSW Thank you: A special thank you to all those that made Virginia Public Service Week possible. Thank you for all that you do.

 

May S.A.C. Meeting: Our May meeting will be held this Thursday, May 18th 1:00PM in Monroe 240.  We will have two guest speakers this month — Rick Pearce, VP for Administration and Finance, will bring us the latest budget news and BOV information.  Sandra Fritton, Director of Disability Resources, will give an overview of the Office of Disability Resources and accessibility issues on campus, and discuss tools and tips we can use to help disabled students and guests.  There will also be an opportunity for discussion and to ask any questions you may have for either speaker. You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C to attend monthly meetings – all are welcome!

 

Dr. Jeffrey W. McClurken appointed Special Advisor to the President: Dr. Jeffrey W. McClurken was announced as the new Special Advisor to the President, effective July 25, 2017.  Dr. McClurken is Professor of History and American Studies and also currently serves as Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology and Innovation. He was selected through an internal search process that invited applications from full-time UMW teaching faculty. In his new role, Dr. McClurken will report to the President and will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet. Among his duties, he will provide advice and counsel on the strategic direction of the University, serve as Clerk and liaison to the Board of Visitors, and represent the University to the external community. Dr. McClurken will also continue to teach each year and will maintain a role in strategic oversight of digital learning initiatives.

 

Leadership UMW 2017-2018 – Apply Now!  Applications are now being accepted for Leadership UMW 2017-18. Take this  opportunity to assess and build your leadership capacity with a cohort of faculty and staff from across the university, understand yourself and others through self and multi-rater feedback assessments, group interaction and mentorship relations, learn strategies to motivate and improve individual and team performance, develop individual development plans, and learn the inner workings of UMW as an academic institution and as a business. Information about  the curriculum, participants, mentors and more can be found at http://adminfinance.umw.edu/hr/employee-development-program-2/leadership-umw/.   The application form is due May 19, 2017.  For questions about the application process or the program, contact Sabrina Johnson at sjohnson@umw.edu or Golda Eldridge at geldridg@umw.edu.

 

Upcoming Summer Construction Projects:  Please be aware of upcoming summer construction projects on campus.  For detailed information, go to http://eagleeye.umw.edu/2017/05/11/upcoming-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.

 

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and find other 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.

SAC News

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

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Sale The UMW Bookstore will be offering 15% off  a single apparel, insignia, or gift item the week of finals (May 1-6).

2017 Health & Flexible Benefits Open Enrollment May 1-15 Open Enrollment is your opportunity each year to make changes to your health care or flexible spending accounts (FSAs).   EmployeeDirect for health benefits is under construction, so you must submit an Enrollment Form for Employees to your Benefits Administrator this year for enrollment or changes.  Instructions are in Spotlight.   Remember, the deadline to enroll or make changes is the close of business on Monday, May 15, 2017.

You can view an enrollment form and other Open Enrollment materials on the DHRM website at www.dhrm.virginia.gov.  If you have any questions, contact your Benefits Administrator or send an email to openenrollment@dhrm.virginia.gov

Focus on Your Future Workshop May 10th MetLife will be in Lee Hall, Room 412, on May 10 for a workshop called “Focus on your Future.” This workshop will aid in starting or planning for a comfortable retirement. For additional information, please contact Geoffrey Marsh at gmarsh@financialguide.com

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 18th in Lee Hall Room 412.  We will have two guest speakers this month — Dr. Sandra Fritton, Director of Disability Resources, will give an overview of Disability Resources and students with disabilities at UMW, and Rick Pearce, VP for Admin & Finance, will present the latest budget opportunity.  There will also be opportunity for discussion and any questions you may have for either speaker. 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.

 

 

 

SAC News

“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.!