February 24, 2024

Staff Advisory Council Updates

Larry Atkins Award Nominations

Nominations are open for the annual “We Couldn’t Do it Without You” Larry Atkins award. Nominations are open until Sept. 10.  Please go to: http://bit.ly/1h7G8If

 UMW Back-to-School Drive

The S.A.C. is currently collecting donations for the annual back-to-school drive that ends Aug. 28. In cooperation with Stafford County Schools and Apple Federal Systems, our donated school supplies will be distributed to the most needed places. Each campus will have a LARGE yellow box that will be used to store donated items and Stafford county will pick them up.

Box locations:
Fredericksburg campus — GW hall main entrance and various small boxes across campus
Stafford campus — South building
Dahlgren campus — lobby

Needed Items:
Pencils – Pens – Crayons – Paper (large rule) – Folders – binders – Glue – Glue sticks – Tissue – Colored pencils – Calculators – Backpacks
*Aug. 7 – 9 is the tax free weekend to shop for back to school items

UMW School Supplies Drive Starting Now

As you go out and gather school supplies for your own students, please think to pick up an extra pack of paper or colored pencils, etc. to drop in our collection boxes for Back to School Days @ UMW.  The
S. A. C. is sponsoring the collection of elementary school level supplies to help needy students in the area this year. The members of the S. A. C. have been asked to put a collection box out in their area to collect items. We need all items necessary for back to school, including backpacks, tissue boxes, paper packs, pencils, colored pencils, crayons and composition books.

We appreciate everyone’s effort to support those less fortunate in our area. This program will run until the end of August.


Your Staff Advisory Council members

Staff Advisory Council Mixer Today at 4:30 p.m.

All Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to come and network, kibitz or otherwise hobnob with other faculty and staff at Home Team Grill in Eagle Village.  Your Staff Advisory Council is hosting this mixer as we end our orientation swing and hope you will come by and visit!  This mixer will be from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. with happy hour pricing until 6 p.m. on drinks and some appetizers. C’mon out and relax and enjoy the atmosphere that is Home Team Grill. It will be a great day to be an EAGLE!

Staff Advisory Council Mixer, June 25

wine-optionSave the date: June 25, 2015!  Your S.A.C. will be hosting an end of orientation (almost) mixer from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Home Team Grill in Eagle Village. Plan to take a few minutes and visit with fellow staff and faculty with happy hour prices until 6 p.m. for drinks and some appetizers.

UMW Staff Present at MABUG Conference

UMW Enterprise Applications Services (EAS) and UMW advancement staff attended and presented at the annual MABUG meeting in Virginia Beach hosted by Old Dominion University. The Mid-Atlantic Banner Users Group (MABUG) is an association of colleges and universities in Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Of the 10 attendees from UMW, seven made presentations during the conference. Sessions included: Oracle Security on a Shoestring with Jim Rawlings, Data Base Administrator; Single Sign-on Manager for Banner with Jill Ellington, Applications Developer and Jim Rawlings, Data Base Administrator; Banner Security Life Cycle with John Symonds, Applications Data Base Administrator; Setting up Banner Mobile Applications with Shannon Swanson, IT Analyst/Developer, and The Best of:  Advancement’s Reporting Services, Ben Kjar, Associate Director, Linda Lovin, SQL Server Data Base Administrator, and Jane Cariker, Director of Advancement IT Services. Also attending were: Linda Thornton, Associate Director, Business Process Analysis; Tom Cummings, Sr. Systems Analyst; and April Peterson, Applications Developer.

The topics encompassed all of the functional areas within a university using Banner.  There were a total of 84 presentations given across the spectrum from admissions to technical.  In attendance were 395 participants, representing 55 participating institutions, and 27 major vendors.

Participants remarked on the relevancy and the quality of UMW presentations. Conference organizers noted that UMW was third among all 55 attending organizations in number of presentations, preceded by Ellucian (Banner software vendor) and ODU (the host institution).