Copy                                                                              October 2016 Issue
Newsletter Highlights:
  • UMW Excellent Eagle Employee - November!
  • Fall Employee Luncheon Award Recipients
  • Upcoming SAC November Meeting
  • Campus Recreation Small Group Trainings - Custom Yoga and Fitness Fusion
Upcoming Activities and Events:
Do you have suggestions for activities you would like the SAC to sponsor?
Let us know! Suggestions for SAC Sponsored Activities
Congratulations to Jean Elliott, SAC's Excellent Eagle Employee for November 2016!
In nominating Jean, her champion, Pam Verbeck, wrote: “I would like to nominate Jean Elliott, Parking Management Supervisor, for the Excellent Eagle award.  I received a phone call today from an 66-year old adult full-time student who wanted to let people know how Jean Elliott went above and beyond the call of duty to help her this week.  She has a leg injury and was having extreme pain and difficulty trying to get back and forth to her classes from the George Washington lot.  On short notice, Jean picked the student up and delivered her to her class, and then made special arrangements for her and added an additional reserved spot close to the student’s classes."

Thank you, Jean, for all the work you do!

Nominate a colleague for being an Excellent Eagle!

If you would like to nominate someone for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, 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.
Custom Yoga & Fitness Fusion
Campus Rec Small Group Trainings

If you're interested in a private fitness experience with your peers, beginning a workout routine, starting a regular yoga practice, getting personal attention from a fitness professional, or just want to take your fitness to the next level, then check out Campus Recreation's exciting small group training programs Fitness Fusion and Custom Yoga!

These programs are ones in which you would work with a personal trainer (Fitness Fusion) or a yoga instructor (Custom Yoga) to improve your workout routines, yoga practices, and fitness levels based on your skills and goals within groups of 5 or less. All levels of fitness are welcome!

Fitness Fusion: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm-1pm in Goolrick Studio 5
Custom Yoga: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12pm-12:45pm in Goolrick Studio 5
Dates: 5 Week Session (October 24 - December 5)
Cost: $130 for UMW Affiliates/ $150 for Secondary Cardholders & Alumni +1s

For more information and to register, check out the Small Group Training page on the Campus Recreation website!
This year the Staff Advisory Council is partnering with the UMW Buyer Users Group to support Home Instead, a local senior care service provider, for their "Be a Santa for a Senior" program.

Those who have volunteered to participate in this opportunity will be helping to provide items listed on a senior's wish list for the holidays. These items are anything from gift certificates, to books, to even toiletry items.
SAC November 2016 Meeting

Guest Speaker: Kevin Bartram, UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Director

Where: Lee Hall Room 412
When: Thursday, November 17th 1:00-3:00pm

Kevin will be coming to discuss all of the exciting events going on in the Music Department this year!

The UMW Staff Advisory Council is collecting non-perishable food donations through Friday, December 16th. Donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and 100% of those donations collected between November 6th-11th will benefit the Student Athlete's STOP Hunger Now Food Drive.
SAC October 2016 Meeting
Guest Speaker: Dr. Anand Rao

Thanks to Dr. Anand Rao for joining the SAC for our October meeting and discussing the new faculty governance structure and outlining some of the issues that the UFC is working on this year. We appreciate hearing our faculty counterpart perspective!

To check out the full SAC Meeting Minutes Click Here!
Upcoming SAC Elections

An email was distributed on October 18th from the Staff Advisory Council for the upcoming Staff Advisory Council elections. The Staff Advisory Council is an elected body of classified, wage, and administrative staff whose purpose is to promote collaboration and ensure open communication channels throughout all levels of the University. 

Would you like to nominate yourself or a fellow colleague? Click on the Take the survey link in that email or in this newsletter and you will be able to make a nomination. Visit SAC's website for more information about the council and for a list of current members. Nominations end Friday October 28th.

Voting will take place on election date, November 8th.
We want a variety of areas of campus represented so please consider running or nominating someone in your area to serve on this council!
Thank you from all SAC members!

Faculty and Staff Mixer

When: Tuesday November 15th
Where: Home Team Grill
Afterwards, join us for an "Eagle Walk" to the Ron Rosner Arena in the Anderson Center for the Men's basketball game at 7:00pm!
Come out and enjoy the weather with some happy hour priced food and drinks with co-workers and friends! This is a great chance to gather, meet people outside of your area, finally put a face with a name, and network!
2016 Larry Atkins Awards

Congratulations to those who were nominated and selected for the following awards during the 2016 Fall Employee Luncheon:

Award Winners:
Barbara Scott - Visitor Center Attendant, Belmont
Julia Coates - Office Manager, Historic Preservation
John Wiltenmuth - Associate VP for Facilities Services

Cartland Berge, Susie Kuliasha, Rose Maddox, Sharon Neville, Michelle Pickham, Amanda Rutstein, Nicole St. John, Leah Tams

Thank you all for your hard work, dedication, and positive attitude. We couldn't do it without you! Visit our website to read all of the nominations.


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