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The December Staff Council E-Newsletter

The CEHD Staff Corner newsletter is intended to create community and keep you informed. For more information, please visit our website.
What has your Staff Council been up to?

Technical Training
Thanks to all who attended the 11/14 information session titled, A Day in the Life of a Business Manager - What does it take to be a Business Manager? 

American Sign Language Training
Dr. Judith Emerson will host American Sign Language instruction in the spring for all CEHD staff members.  Free and open to all.  The short 30 minute training sessions will be held Tuesdays at 1 PM starting January 16. Each week will build on previous week’s instruction.  This training will cover signs, fingerspelling, and non-manual markers.   Room 1030 CEHD.  No previous experience necessary.
Staff Mixer at East Coast Wings - Next one in February 2018!
Thanks to all who came out on 11/16. Your Staff Council will be personally visiting with you to invite you to our next mixer in February.

Implicit Bias Training
Thank you to all who attended the Implicit Bias workshop on 11/10 and for completing the online survey.

Please stay tuned for next steps and exciting opportunities to engage in further conversations.

Thanks to all who came out to the November TEDTalk  What reality are you creating for yourself? by Isaac Lidsky. We received lots of positive feedback. Thank you Michael Carter for moderating! Stay tuned for our next TEDTalk moderated by Candiss Addison.

Co-Worker Kudos

Have you seen a co-worker do something great in your office, your floor or the college as a whole that supports a positive working environment? Take a moment to acknowledge them and we'll feature one of these colleagues each month.

This month, we're highlighting Gina Ramsey, Grants & Contracts Officer in the ESC Department.
Gina is a great team player, always willing to jump in and help with whatever is needed. She has been a constant and steady force on our grants and contracts team through staff turnover and restructuring earlier this year. She is always so organized and thorough that not even a paper clip is out of place on her desk!  When urgent audit requests come in, the grant files she keeps are in perfect order so the research becomes a breeze. Thank you Gina for being the wind beneath our wings. You help us soar!

Thank you to Michael Carter & Hillary Meister for Serving on the CEHD Staff Council!

Hillary and Michael have both done exceptional work on the CEHD Staff Council. Thank you both for your commitment to the CEHD staff.

Please consider nominating yourself or a co-worker for the CEHD Staff Council! we will be sending out a call for nominations in January.

We invite you to participate in the
50 Years of Moving Lives Forward Service Challenge!


Upcoming Events

Thursday, Dec 7
3 - 5 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts
60's Themed Costume Contest
Cookie Decorating
Food & Live Music
Staff Award Announcements

American Sign Language Training
1 - 1:30 PM every Tuesday starting January 16, 2018 Room 1030

CEHD Staff Development Day
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Pet Corner

This is Stella, Nicola Allen's miniature Schnauzer who has the spirit of a giant Schnauzer. Stella's favorite pastimes includes chasing birds, playing with squeaky toys and going on car rides.

December Birthdays!
Katie Lowry
Ada Perry

Do you have a birthday coming up? Want to celebrate your work anniversary? Want to share a cute photo of your pet? Fill out this form and you could be featured in an upcoming issue of this newsletter!

Fun Facts about your co-workers

Matt Gillett,
College Administrative Officer, Dean's Office. Matt received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgia State University.

Matt started full time at Georgia State in July 1998 in the Office of Budget & Planning before joining the College of Education & Human Development in 2008. Matt married Leslie Currah on October 13, 2017. Congratulations Matt and Leslie! Matt and Leslie have 2 dogs and 1 cat. Dash is a 7 year old pitbull, Ciel is a 12 year old Shiba Inu mix, and Opie a 14 year old tabby cat.

Melissa Brasic, Research Associate II in the ESC Department, Center for Literacy and Deafness. Melissa received her Masters Degree from Georgia State University.

Melissa has worked on the CLAD Team since 2015, she grew up in Minnesota and loves the snow! Melissa uses American Sign Language to teach and interact with deaf students.
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