April 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.

Virginia Public Service Week is May 2 - May 9th. Check out the Activities for Employees. In appreciation for all that you do, Monday, May 9th is Employee Appreciation Day!! The University is closed. Enjoy your much deserved day off!!

Did you know?

Anyone can come to the SAC meetings to hear what is discussed or to come listen to the guest speakers! Contact an SAC representative for more information if you are interested in attending a meeting, and check out the Upcoming Guest Speaker down below for who will be speaking next month!

Goodwill Drop N Go Program
The Office of Residence Life and Commuter Student Services partners with Goodwill to sponsor the Goodwill Drop N Go program on campus during residence hall move out.

Over the past three years the program has collected 34,000 lbs of discarded items that would have otherwise made it to the landfill! This year Residence Life and Commuter Student services is expanding the program to include Faculty and Staff!

A collection bin has been conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the University Center, near the elevators. This box will be available until May 9th. Faculty and Staff may donate any unwanted items from their home or office. This year, the collection goal is 12,000 lbs. Please consider donating unused or unwanted items in support of meeting this goal.

Human Resources:
Open Enrollment
for Health/Dental/Flexible Spending Accounts is May 1-May 23. Check your mailbox at home and email next week for more information. Contact HR with any questions.

Hurley Presidential Commendation: The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 29th. Contact Jennifer Cooper or Terri Lockhart for more information.  

To check out the full SAC Meeting Minutes Click Here!
Excellent Eagle Employee: May 2016

Congratulations to  Tracey Funtanilla as the Excellent Eagle Employee for May! The award for this honor is a designated parking space for the month.

In nominating Tracey, her champion wrote:
"Tracey is a great team member of the Accounting Department who is always willing to step in and assist when & where she is needed. She often provides support to the Cashier's Office in addition to maintaining her own tasks. She communicates and coordinates with other departments which exemplifies good internal customer service. Tracey always seeks to expand her knowledge and skills while also sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. UMW Finance is fortunate to have Tracey on staff!

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.
Campus Recreation is pleased to offer a variety of health and fitness options for the UMW community this summer:

Facility Hours through May are as follows:

Mon April 25 – Thurs 28 7am-9pm
Fri April 29 7am-7pm
Saturdays from April 30 – May 21 10am-2pm
Sundays from May 1 – May 22 12pm-4pm
Mon, Wed & Fri, May 2 – May 30 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
Tues & Thurs, May 3 – May 31 7am-9am, 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
Sat May 7 – Sun May 8 CLOSED; GRADUATION

 Programs include Yoga, Mindfulness, and Personal Training!NEW

The Pool will be closed through May, but will open with limited hours for the remainder of the summer beginning June 1.
These Instructional Program descriptions and registration will be available starting Monday, May 2 on the Campus Recreation website:
Upcoming Guest Speaker: May 2016
Christina Eggenberger, Student Affairs

Did you know the Commonwealth of Virginia gives State Employees 16 hours of volunteer leave?! Are you wondering what kind of activities qualify? Wondering what volunteer opportunities are out there waiting for your help? Christina Eggenberger, Director of Service, will answer these questions and offer resources to find volunteer opportunities that interest you at the next Staff Advisory Council Meeting on May 19th at 1pm in Lee Hall 412.
Guest Speakers: April 2016
Kevin Caffrey, Office of the Registrar
Rita Dunston,
Office of the Registrar

The Registrar's Office has used Social Media as not only a new resource to disseminate information to students, staff and faculty, but also as a way to change their role and reputation on campus.

The Registrar's Office found that the average student has 3 electronic devices and the most popular forms of social media are Facebook and Twitter.

The Registrar's Office established a Facebook and Twitter account to connect and communicate with students.


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