March Staff Senate Rewind

Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Professional and Personal Development, Service, Staff Recognition.

Gay Pride Month

On behalf of the Office of Intercultural Engagement, we would like to share with you our fun-filled U.N.C.G. Pride Month calendar. As in years past, our goal is to provide a variety of spaces for education, development, and fun, examining and celebrating queer life through many lenses.

Here you will find all versions of the Pride Month Calendar – please share widely with your offices, student groups, classes, and peers!
For the most updated and detailed information, please visit the Pride Month website on the Office of Intercultural Engagement page.

The 2019 Governor’s Awards for Excellence

Nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Awards for Excellence begin February 4th and will end March 29th. Nominees should be submitted to the campus coordinator, Sarah Alson ( by March 18th. This award is the highest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the State of North Carolina and its citizens. The award gives us an opportunity to recognize exemplary state employees whose service and contributions go beyond the call of duty and make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow North Carolinians.

Awards may be made in the following categories:

  • Customer Service
  • Efficiency and Innovations
  • Human Relations
  • Outstanding State Government Service
  • Public Service
  • Safety and Heroism
  • Spirit of North Carolina

U.N.C. Greensboro may submit as many as 8 nominees. For more information, go to the Governor’s Awards for Excellence website.

Week in the G

For one week – March 31 through April 6 – U.N.C.G. will tell its story in a bold, collaborative way. “A Week at the G” expands upon the popular “Day in the Life” concept by showing what it’s like to be a Spartan over the course of an entire week. Through a collaborative, coordinated effort between students, faculty, staff, alumni and others, U.N.C.G. can generate a wave of compelling, relevant, distinctive visual content. University Communications will publish these photos and videos spanning the entire U.N.C.G. experience through all of our available channels online and in near-real time.

Submit an individual photo for possible inclusion during the week of March 31 to April 6. Participants can do this by online form or through social media by tagging their posts #AWeekattheG and #UNCGWay. You can also send a request to have an event covered by the professionals.

If you submit a photo, please send them to Kisha Carmichael ( or Julie Voorhees ( as well so that we can share them on the Staff Senate social media pages. For more information, go to the Week at the G website.

Like us on Facebook

Did you know the Staff Senate has a Facebook Page. Like us and find out what is happening around campus! See which co-workers are receiving Staff Stars or what new service project just wrapped up. Learn what’s going on at the UNCG Staff Senate Facebook Page.

Out of the Garden

Please sign up to volunteer with “Out of the Garden Project” to help with the Fresh Mobile Markets – Food Drops. This is an incredible opportunity for our U.N.C.G. staff to engage with the community and see what the Out of the Garden Project is all about. And use the 24 hours of community service leave you are allotted as an S.H.R.A. or E.H.R.A. employee of U.N.C.G. Dates have been added to the Out of the Garden Project through May, including:

  • April 9, 2019 and
  • May 7, 2019

You can SIGN UP! with Signup Genius for a day that works best for your schedule.

Concerning Behaviors Workshop

There are many behaviors that may cause concern for the safety and well-being of an individual or the campus as a whole. Learn how to identify, how to report, and what the investigation process is like.

In situations where an individual has concerns about someone’s behavior but is unsure whether such behavior constitutes a “threat” to self or others, the individual should report the information to the University Campus Police to allow the University the opportunity to assess the situation and respond as necessary.

All are welcome to attend. This event is part of the April 11th Staff Senate Meeting. Feel free to join the meeting at 10 AM and stay for the workshop…or just come for the workshop scheduled to start at 11 AM.

See the Concerning Behaviors Workshop flyer for more information, and Sign-up to attend.


Employee Field Day

Come join us for this day of play designed to relieve stress, build morale, encourage camaraderie and promote fun. Come as an individual player, as part of a team, or just as a spectator and cheerleader. Food, prizes, and fun for everyone. Wear your blue and gold. You will even have the opportunity to snag a picture with Spiro! April 12 in Foust Park will be the site of fun.

The first 100 employees to RSVP as individuals or a team by March 20th will receive our 2019 Employee Field Day T-shirt!

For more information on the event, including game descriptions or to RSVP, visit the employee field day website.

The Staff Senate will also be collecting non-perishable food items for summer meal packets for the Moss Street Partner School at the event. More information to come on this.

Critical Conversations Conference: Teaching & Leading for Social Justice in Current Times, April 12th and 13th

The purpose of this conference is to create dialogue to address the current socio-political climate in the United States. A central goal of this conference is for participants to walk away with a set of pedagogical tools to use in their practice. We seek to extend these critical conversations with faculty, students, teachers, educational leaders, and other community members who are interested in having a positive impact on the world.
This two day event begins with a Reception & Keynote Address on April 12th and Workshops on April 13th.

For more information, see the attached flyer. Registration ends April 1st.

Staff Senate Scholarship

The Staff Senate is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Staff Senate Scholarship.

Do you meet these criteria?

  • Are you or your dependent, spouse or domestic partner enrolled in a degree seeking program at UNCG for 2019-2020?
  • Are you a permanent full-time UNCG staff member? Do you have at least 5 years of service in the North Carolina State System?

If so, you may be eligible to apply for the 2019-2020 Staff Senate Scholarship. Applications are due to Megan Cayton, Staff Senate PPD Committee Chair, no later than 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

See the attached flier or visit the staff senate scholarship website for more information.

Save the Dates:

Run, Hide, Fight Workshop on May 3rd. See attached flyer for more information.

Staff Appreciation Day on May 20th.

First Aid and CPR Certification Workshop on May 17th. Open to all staff and faculty. Space is limited. Registration is required. Cost is $30. See attached flyer for more information.

Sullivan Garden Clean-up on May 31st.

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