May 30, 2023

Staff Advisory Council News

Take care of yourself and be a UMW flu fighter

It’s that time of year again, and the University Health Center is hosting a free flu shot clinic Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. While there isn’t a nationwide shortage of vaccine this year, UMW has a limited number of vaccinations available. Flu shots will be available for students, faculty and staff free of charge on a first come first served basis. If you have questions about the flu shot clinic, please contact the University Health Center at extension 1040.


Community Engagement Forum

THANK YOU to all who attended the Community Engagement Forums. Your input is valuable! Forum Notes have been posted. Please take a moment to review the notes and leave comments. The engagement committee will follow up with the Cabinet within the next few weeks to share insight and perspective from the forums.


Food Drive
SAC is collecting non-perishable food items through Friday, Dec. 16. Donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. If you’re interested in having a donation collection box in your area, please contact SAC Activities.


Fall Employment Luncheon and Awards

Our annual Fall employee luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom. Join your co-workers and friends for lunch, fun and fellowship. Charles Coleman and Larry Atkins award winners will be announced. Everyone will have a chance to win prizes. Bring your EagleOne ID card to enter the luncheon and be entered to win a gift card.


Excellent Eagle Employee
To nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, simply send an email to with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department, and work location with the most convenient parking lot, and the reason they should be recognized.


Your input and suggestions are important to us! Share your thoughts and ideas with SAC by completing the suggestions form on our website. Let us know what’s on your mind. What can we do to help make UMW a great place to work?


SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Stafford campus at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to any member of the UMW community who’d like to attend. Dr. Anand Rao will be our guest speaker. Dr Rao is Director of the Speaking Intensive Program and Chairman of the University Faculty Council.



  1. Margaret Mock says

    Thanks for your newsletter. It’s where I learned about the employee luncheon on Oct. 18!