May 2016 Issue

The Staff Advisory Council Newsletter is distributed monthly to all staff members in hopes of keeping staff informed of University issues, events and plans that impact the community.

Newsletter Highlights:
  • Orientation Volunteers needed
  • June Faculty/Staff Mixer
  • June Excellent Eagle Employee
  • May Guest Speaker
The SAC June meeting is CANCELED. The next meeting will be July 21st at the Stafford Campus.

A big THANK YOU to all those that participated in Virginia Public Service Week! Thank you for all that you do!

Fitness Center:
Hours of Operation
Group Fitness Classes are available during the Summer!
Pool Hours: MWF 12pm-2pm; TTh 7am-9am; Sat 10am-12pm.

Human Resources: Questions? Contact HR
To check out the full SAC Meeting Minutes Click Here!
New Student Orientation begins Thursday June 16th and ends Wednesday June 29th with 1.5 day sessions during the following dates:
16-17 20-21 21-22 23-24 27-28 28-29
There will also be a Transfer Student Orientation on Friday, June 17th.

Volunteer to support New Student Orientation and greet our incoming students!
Volunteers can sign-up to:
  • Help with parking
  • Greet new students and family members
  • Provide directions on campus
Use the link below to sign up for a date and time to volunteer

Questions? Contact: Greta Franklin @
Excellent Eagle Employee: June 2016

Congratulations to  Erika Spivey, SAC's Excellent Eagle Employee for June!

In nominating Erika, her champion, Hilary Kanter, wrote: "Erika is the assistant director of media and public relations in the University Relations office. She is a true powerhouse, handling a vast array of projects with the highest levels of competence, panache, and grace, no matter what roadblocks might come at her. She’s a consummate professional, a wonderful teacher, and a true inspiration. If you want to get something done, make sure Erika is involved!"
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.
SAC Faculty/Staff Mixer
Wednesday, June 29th
Home Team Grill
Come out and spend time with co-workers, meet new people, put a face with a name, network, and just have FUN. Enjoy happy-hour priced food and drinks with co-workers and friends!
Guest Speaker: May 2016
Christina Eggenberger, Student Affairs

Did you know: Employees are granted up to 16 hours of paid leave in any leave year to provide volunteer services through eligible non-profit organizations within or outside their communities.
The number of logged Community Service hours have steadily increased over the past 5 years.
Community Outreach and Resources organizes various events over the course of the year to include:
  • UMW Good Notes - notes of encouragement or advice from UMW employees to incoming freshmen
  • Pumpkin Palooza - Trick-or-Treat at UMW
  • Spring Forward Festival - an Egg Hunt at Brompton
  • Head Start Gift Box Drive - Boxes filled by UMW employees/departments that are given to local Head Start programs.
  • Alternative Breaks - Staff leaders are needed for Alternative Spring Breaks
  • Day of Action - Volunteer with the UMW team through the local United Way's event.
Employees are encouraged to look for volunteer opportunities at the Rappahannock United Way Volunteer Center.

For more information on COAR's events, visit:


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