February 25, 2018

SAC News

4th Annual Willy Nilly Chili Cook Off (and Cornbread Bake Off) – The 4th Annual Willy Nilly Chili Cook Off will take place on Tuesday March 6th from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom of the University Center.  If you’d like to enter, just go to http://sac.umwblogs.org/2018-chili-cook-off-entry-form to complete an Entry Form!  Support your colleagues by arriving early to vote on the best chili and the best corn bread!

SAC on Social Media The Staff Advisory Council is now on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/umw_sac and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/umwsac).  Be sure to follow us and share with others to stay up-to-date on all of our activities!

New Freedom Meal Card Available for Faculty & Staff – Campus Dining is now offering Freedom Meal punch cards that UMW faculty and staff can use to purchase meals at the Top of the UC, or for selected Meal Deals at any of five retail dining locations.  The Meal Deal option can provide faculty and staff with a savings of anywhere from $1 to $4 or more on the purchase of food items at Qdoba, Jamba Juice, Li’l Joe’s, the Underground, and the Market at the Nest.  Each card is good for 10 meals and may be purchased at any Campus Dining location for $60.  For more information, contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or rbenedic@umw.edu.

Don’t Forget!  Show your colleagues some appreciation!  With the Excellent Eagle Employee Program, you can 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.  Additionally, there is the #1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) 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.

Subscribe to New MyTime Minute

The UMW Payroll department is pleased to announce a new communication tool, MyTime Minute.

http://adminfinance.umw.edu/payroll/mytime-minute/

MyTime Minutes are quick tips and how-to’s that provide MyTime navigation support and best practices for time and leave reporting.

Subscribe to the MyTime Minute to receive email notifications when a new MyTime Minute is published.

For more information or questions related to MyTime Minute, please contact payroll@umw.edu.

If you are experiencing a technical issue with MyTime, please contact the IT Help Desk at 540-654-2255.

UMW Supplier Expo Set for March 5th

Come join us Monday, March 5th for the annual UMW Supplier Expo!

Make connections with vendors, have a light lunch provided by Sodexo, and sign in at the entrance for your chance to win one of eight $25 gift certificates to the Bookstore!

Some registered vendors include:

TSRC

Allstar Photobooth

Daniel’s Promo

Massage Therapy Center

Abel Industries

Campbell’s Vending

Diamond Springs

and any more!

We hope to see you there:

Monday, March 5th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University Center’s Chandler Ballroom

Al-Tikriti Joins Fulbright Liaison Scholar Workshop

On 16 February, Professor Nabil Al-Tikriti attended a Fulbright Scholar Liaison (FSL) workshop at the Institute for International Education (IIE) in Washington, DC. In the course of this workshop, IIE informed and prompted guest FSL attendees from throughout the nation on various Fulbright programs, and related initiatives to internationalize campuses.

Issues addressed in the course of this workshop included the following, which might be of interest to the UMW community:

  • Fulbright Scholar Program for eligible faculty members
  • Fulbright Scholar in Residence (SiR) Program
  • International Education Administrator (IEA) Seminars
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • Fulbright Specialist Program
  • Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) speakers list
  • Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) possibilities for guest lecturers
  • Institutional membership in IIE
  • Individual membership in the Fulbright Association
  • Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program
  • Pre-Departure Orientations on applicant campuses
  • Placing foreign graduate students at U.S. TESL programs

The primary Powerpoint presentation made at the workshop can be accessed here: https://www.cies.org/document/power-point-fulbright-scholar-program-workshop

If colleagues would like to hear more about this workshop, or explore certain potential initiatives further, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Al-Tikriti.

Larus Appears on Live Show “Midnight in America”

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Waple Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, discussed US naval diplomacy in the Pacific on the Feb. 9 episode of the live stream show Midnight in America. Hosted by renowned University of Sydney sociologist Salvatore Babones, Midnight in America is the most provocative source of global affairs content on the Internet. The episode may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Nzsrjksj8

‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Runs through Sunday

Don’t miss UMW Theatre’s production ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone.’ Remaining performances will be Feb. 22-24 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre, duPont Hall, at the University of Mary Washington. There will be a sign-interpreted performance on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Friday […]

Meal Prep 101: Giant Food Nutritionist Offers Tips

Come hear from Lindsay Pugliese, nutritionist at Giant grocery store on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 412. Her topic will be “Meal Prep 101. ” Note: This is a new date. There will be a food tasting, coupons and recipes to give out to the audience. The event is open to all UMW students and staff.

Eagle Village Giant Food grocery store is offering a 5% discount to UMW staff and students.  You must present your Eagle One ID card and it is valid at the Eagle Village location only.

Giant also offers heart healthy store tours– see link for dates in February:  february-2018-heart-healthy-store-tours

Upcoming Fire Drills Scheduled

The Fire Safety office plans to conduct fire drills in administrative and academic buildings beginning the week of February 26th.

The schedule is listed below, showing buildings, and which week they are tentatively scheduled. The exact date and time will not be posted.

Please review the UMW Administrative and Academic Building Fire Drill Guidelines so everyone is aware of their roles and responsibilities.

The drills are in accordance with fire safety guidelines.

For questions, please contact Campus Fire Safety Officer Mike Muckinhaupt at mmuckinh@umw.edu or 654-2108.

Week 1: Feb. 26 to March 2 – Brent, GW Hall, Alumni Center, Tennis Center
Week 2: March 5 to March 9 – No Drills Scheduled
Week 3: March 12 to March 16 – Belmont, Woodard, Anderson, Goolrick, Fitness Center, Heating Plant
Week 4: March 19 to March 23 – Stafford N/S, DuPont, Ridderhoff/Martin, Trinkle, Tyler
Week 5: March 26 to March 30 – Dahlgren, Lee, Jepson Science, JMLO, Combs
Week 6: April 2 to April 6 – Fairfax, Hamlet, Monroe, Mercer, HCC
Week 7: April 9 to April 13 – 1201 William St, Pollard, Melcher, Simpson, Marye

New Freedom Meal Card Available for Faculty & Staff

Campus Dining is now offering Freedom Meal punch cards that UMW faculty and staff can use to purchase meals at the Top of the UC, or for selected Meal Deals at any of five retail dining locations.  The Meal Deal option can provide faculty and staff with a savings of anywhere from $1 to $4 or more on the purchase of food items at Qdoba, Jamba Juice, Li’l Joe’s, the Underground, and the Market at the Nest.  Each card is good for 10 meals and may be purchased at any Campus Dining location for $60.  For more information, contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or rbenedic@umw.edu.

Rafferty Publishes Latest Essay in Presidential Series

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English, had his essay on William Howard Taft, “Judgment (#27),” published in the newest issue​ of The Collapsar.

This is the latest in his series of essays devoted to U.S. presidents.