April 25, 2019

Annual Appreciation Lunch for Administrative Support Professionals, Friday, April 26

The following message is from the Office of Human Resources. 

For All Administrative Support Professionals and their Supervisors:  

The Annual Appreciation lunch for our Administrative Support Professionals will be on Friday, April 26, this year.

We would like to recognize the exceptional work and dedication that our administrative support professionals — administrative assistants, office managers, general administrative coordinators 1 or 2,  and administrative office specialists —  give daily. The University will provide a complimentary lunch for our administrative support professionals, on Friday, April 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Dining Room of the University Center (on the pizza and pasta side of the dining room).  We look forward to celebrating these valued members of the UMW team. When you arrive, please sign the attendance form at the cashier’s desk.

Please RSVP for the luncheon to: Terri Arthur – tlockhar@umw.edu.

Again this year, we hope that our administrative support professionals are able to take advantage of the professional development and networking opportunity at Germanna—it is a one-day Administrative Professionals Seminar, sponsored by Germanna Community College, Center for Workforce & Community Education on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Many of our administrative support professionals have attended for the last seven years and continue to rave about the experience!  Please see the link to registration information on the conference and how to register. Any questions about the training please contact Susan Brown at 540-891-3095 or by email at sbrown@germanna.edu. Apply the promo code ‘APS10’ to receive a $10 discount off the registration fee.

 

All University Assembly on May 9

UMW President Troy D. Paino

UMW President Troy D. Paino

An All UMW Assembly will be held on Thursday, May 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Chandler Ballroom in the University Center. President Paino will discuss the Huron engagement and other matters of University business. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Erchull Quoted in Article on Teen Body Image and the Rise of Cosmetic Surgery

Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull

Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull

Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull was quoted in an article on MEA WorldWide entitled “‘Unrealistically perfect images’ on social media influencing more and more teens to go under the knife.” Professor Erchull said, “The answer to more and more teens opting for cosmetic surgeries lies in how these young kids perceive their own body image and their thought process built around it.” Read more. 

 

 

Greenlaw Quoted on Grade Distribution in Inside Higher Ed

Professor of Economics Steven Greenlaw

Professor of Economics Steven Greenlaw

Professor of Economics Steven Greenlaw was quoted in an article on InsideHigherEd.com entitled “Forced to Fail Students?” The article examines an accusation by a former professor at Arizona State University who says he was fired for failing to adhere to grading quotas. “Asking professors to strictly follow a grade distribution is highly unusual,” Greenlaw said. “If a professor is giving out too many A’s, that might necessitate a conversation, but not a mandate to fail a specific proportion of the class.” Read more. 

 

 

Democrats Slam Giuliani for Russia Comments (CTV News Channel)

Individuals, Not Big Corporations, Top List of Political Donors (WVTF)

Richardson Column in The Free Lance-Star

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

Read College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson’s latest column in The Free Lance-Star: “Have to” vs. “Get to.” 

 

I LOVE QUOTES. And one of my favorite quotes of all time is from Charles Swindoll. He says, “We have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day … life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our attitudes.”

Read more. 

 

Forced to Fail Students? (Inside Higher Ed)

“Unrealistically perfect images” on social media influencing more and more teens to go under the knife (meaww.com)

RICHARDSON: “Have to” vs. “Get to” (The Free Lance-Star)