June 23, 2024

SAC News

SAC Unites with UFC and Student Leaders – The Staff Advisory Council of the University of Mary Washington strongly condemns the hateful violence and acts of bigotry that occurred in Charlottesville during a “Unite the Right” event earlier this month.  The Staff Advisory Council stands in solidarity with our student leaders and the University Faculty Council condemning these acts of intimidation, bigotry, and hatred.  We support the First Amendment rights of free speech and peaceable assembly, however acts of violence and terrorism are not protected by this amendment.  We support and encourage respectful civil discussion of varied viewpoints, opinions, and differences.  The Staff Advisory Council is committed to UMW values and to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment of mutual respect for students, faculty, staff, and community of all backgrounds and identities.

We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of Heather Heyer and state troopers H. Jay Cullen and Berke M.M. Bates whose lives were lost.  Our thoughts are also with the dozens who were injured, the University of Virginia, and the Charlottesville community.

UMW United Statement

UFC statement on “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville

Larry Atkins Award Nominations now Open – The SAC has opened nominations for the 2017 Larry Atkins Award.  SAC’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 SAC 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://umweagleeye.wpengine.com/2017/08/14/annual-coleman-hurley-award-nominations/ or contact Terri Arthur (tlockhar@umw.edu).

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.