Staff Senate Updates

Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

  • Volunteers for NC Folk Festival
  • Janet B. Royster Memorial Staff Scholarship
  • General Education Proposals
  • Flu Shots
  • Global Student Welcome Reception
  • Staff Star

 N.C. Folk Festival

Three Days Left Until the Inaugural N.C. Folk Festival Takes Over Downtown Greensboro! Assistance needed along Spartan Way includes: setting up and breaking down, checking in/out volunteers, preparing items for student ambassadors on SWAG patrol, and greeting visitors to our UNC Greensboro activity stations!  The NC Folk Festival is September 7-9 in downtown Greensboro. You can pick one day or multiple days to volunteer using the link below. An email will be sent to you prior to the event with further details. Volunteers are still needed for the 8th and 9th. And get a free commemorative t-shirt as a thank you for your time.

Employees, Alumni, Friends Sign-up here —

General Education Curriculum

There are 4 new General Education Proposals for updates to our General Education Curriculum. Members of the Gen Ed Task Force will be presenting at the Full Staff Senate meeting on 9/13. Please share/review the proposals with yor departments. Be prepared to discuss and ask questions about the proposals.


FLU Shot Clinics

Mark your calendars for our upcoming flu shot clinics.

October 1st from 9:00 to 4:00, EUC

October 2nd from 9:00 to 4:00, EUC

October 10th from 9:00 to 4:00, Campus Supply Training Room

Applications for Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship

On Friday, August 31, 2018 the UNC System Staff Assembly will begin accepting applications for the Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship. The deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

The Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund was created in August of 2011 by the UNC System Staff Assembly in memory of UNC-TV employee Janet B. Royster. Janet represented UNC-TV on the General Administration Staff Forum and was subsequently elected to the UNC Staff Assembly. She served as its first Parliamentarian until her untimely death in June 2011. This scholarship promotes staff development for permanent, full-time, non-faculty employees, as well as recognizes and honors Janet’s leadership and dedication to all UNC employees.

The JBR Memorial Staff Scholarship provides an annual award, based on the availability of funds. Scholarships provide assistance towards earning a degree or other professional certification and development. The maximum award amount per academic year is $1,000. Awards are not automatically renewable. Recipients are selected by a Selection Committee. Some of the following factors will be considered by the committee in making selections:

  • The educational goals of the applicant
  • The financial needs of the applicant
  • The commitment of the applicant to their UNC System employer institution
  • The relationship of the educational program to the applicant’s job

In addition to the application, you will also need two letters of recommendation, a copy of your UNC System employee identification card, and a copy of your résumé or CV. You may also include information about the course or training which you are seeking.

Visit the Janet B Royster Scholarship website for more information.

About the Staff Assembly

The UNC System Staff Assembly is the elected body of representatives of the staff of the seventeen campuses of the University of North Carolina, System Office, and affiliates. Delegates from each campus Staff Council, Forum, or Senate represent their individual university on the Staff Assembly.

Global Student Welcome Reception

The GO Center would like to invite you and your friends to our Global Student Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 6th at 5.30-7.30 PM. This event is an opportunity for those in the local area with international backgrounds or interests in global business and issues to connect. Students from local schools and representatives from business will be attending and this is a great chance to network and meet new people.

More information about the event and registration can be found here:

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact Fani Pramuditya. Also, please feel free to share with the staff, students and anyone who this may be of interest to.

Fani Pramuditya

Mobile Number: 619-514-9573

E-Mail Address:

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