2017 UNCG Employee Field Day

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News, Service.

EVENTS

Individual games will run continuously throughout the day (approximately every 15 minutes). Winners of the individual games will win an Employee Field Day Medal. Winners of the Minute to Win It games will win an Employee Field Day Ribbon.  Events Include:

  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Ball Toss
  • Egg/Spoon Race
  • Musical “Chairs”
  • Minute to Win It Games
    • “Junk in the Trunk” – players try to bounce a ping pong ball out of a tissue box that is tied around their waist
    • “Cookie Face” – players place a cookie on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands
    • “Wrecking Ball Bowling” – players wear a stocking with a tennis ball in it on their head and using only the stocking/ball try to knock over water bottles filled with dried beans/rice

Team Events will run on the half hour – 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30. Teams will be competing for bragging rights and the coveted Employee Field Day Trophy – this year in GOLD! Events Include:

  • Obstacle Course Relay Race (Dizzy bat, Waiter/Waitress walk, Crabwalk, Over/Under)
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Human Relay
  • Tug of War

Fitness competitions are new this year! A leader board will be posted throughout the event and winners will be notified at the end of the event (around 1:45 pm). Participants will be competing for bragging rights and the coveted Employee Field Day Trophy – this year in GOLD!

 Fitness events include:

  • Plank  – How long can you hold it?
  • Push up – How many can you do?
  • Burpees – How many can you do?

Spartan Pride Dress Your Best Contest! Spiro will be judging the individual with the most Spartan Spirit and the team with the most Spartan Spirit! Winners announced at 1:45 pm! Wear your blue and gold!

We will have several open play, leisure games, such as corn hole and ladder toss,  for you to play throughout the day! 

We will also be collecting donation for the Humane Society of the Piedmont. For a list of items needed, please click here

To register your attendance, please do so HERE!

To register your team, please do so HERE! 

 

Rain date: April 28, 2017

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Pet Food Drive

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News, Service.

The Staff Senate is sponsoring a one-week pet food drive for the Humane Society from 4/17/17 – 4/21/17. Bins for pet food collections will be in Becher-Weaver, Bryan, the Caf, the EUC, and Mossman.  Bins will also be available at Employee Field day on Friday, April 21st. Please support the Humane Society to help them feed local pets in need. For more information about the Humane Society and what they do for our community, please visit their website: http://www.hspiedmont.org/

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JBR Memorial Staff Scholarship Accepting Applications until May 1, 2017

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Applications are now being accepted for the UNC Staff Assembly’s Janet B. Royster Memorial Staff Scholarship. The deadline is May 1, 2017.

The Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund was created in August of 2011 by the UNC 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 one or more annual awards, based on the availability of funds.  Scholarships provide assistance towards earning a degree or other professional certification.  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 his or her UNC 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 UNCG university ID card, and a copy of your résumé. You may also include information about the course or training which you are seeking.

Visit https://www.northcarolina.edu/scholarships/janet-b-royster-jbr-memorial-staff-scholarship-fund for more information.

About the Staff Assembly

The UNC Staff Assembly is the elected body of representatives of the staff of the seventeen campuses of the University of North Carolina, General Administration, and affiliates. Delegates of the UNCG Staff Senate represent The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on the Staff Assembly.

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Staff Senate Scholarship 2017-2018

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Professional and Personal Development.

The Staff Senate is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 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 2017-18?
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 2017-18 Staff Senate Scholarship.

For more information, please visit: http://staffsenate.uncg.edu/about-us/professional-and-personal-development/staff-senate-scholarship/

Scholarship applications must be received no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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Update: “Top Ten” Staff Priorities

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.
Approximately one year ago the Staff Senate released a list of staff priorities entitled the “Top 10.” This report was a joint effort between the Staff Senate and UNCG administration to identify and address staff concerns at UNCG.

Today we are happy to share our yearly update. The report can be accessed here
http://go.uncg.edu/topten
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Brown Bag Seminar: UNCG Budget 101

Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Professional and Personal Development.

Back By Popular Demand!

The Staff Senate Professional and Personal Development committee is pleased to offer the following Brown Bag Seminar:

UNCG Budget 101 
presented by Charles Maimone, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

An overview of university & state budget processes & trends.
Come learn about the big picture & how what you do impacts us all.
Space is limited. Please register HERE.

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2017 Teacher Supply Warehouse Drive

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Service.

EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 31, 2017

Did you know public school teachers spent, on average, $500 out of pocket on their students? And that 92% of teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies, while 85 % buy instructional materials for their students.  Help support our local teachers by contributing to the Staff Senate’s Teacher Supply Warehouse Drive.

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Say Yes to Education – Info Session

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Professional and Personal Development.

Say Yes to Education Guilford:
Helping Guilford County Students get to and through College

Come learn about “Say Yes to Education Guilford” and ways you can get involved. Hear speakers from “Say Yes” as well as UNCG Alumni Engagement who are helping Guilford County Schools’ students get to and through college. There will be time for questions and answers. Space is limited to 50 people, so please register as soon as possible.

When:  February 2, 2017, 2-3:30pm

Where:  Anna M. Gove Student Health Center, Training Room #015

Register HERE.

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Staff Excellence Award 2016-2017

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Staff Recognition.

The University Staff Excellence Award recognizes staff members who have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to the University this year.

The University Staff Excellence Award of $1,000 will be presented to up to two deserving permanent SHRA or EHRA Non-faculty employees who are in good standing and have been employed at UNCG for at least two years as of the nomination deadline. Staff, faculty, supervisors, administrators and/or students may make nominations for this award. Nominations should be based on one or more of the following criteria:

    • Devotion to Duty

The nominee has exhibited unselfish devotion to duty far and above the normal requirements and has contributed significantly to the advancement of service to the UNCG community and to the people of North Carolina.

    • Innovation

The nominee has successfully established new and outstanding work methods, practices and plans for his/her department that are consistent with the University Mission.

    • Service

The nominee has made outstanding contributions to the University through involvement on committees and/or representing the University in civic or professional organizations, etc.

    • Human Relations

The nominee has made outstanding contributions in the field of human relations or employee-management relations that foster a model working and and/or learning environment.

    • Other Achievements

The nominee has made outstanding contributions or service deserving recognition not described in the categories above. This could include, but is not limited to, acts that demonstrate safety and heroism or other examples beyond the call of duty.

Nomination form

Nomination Deadline: February 3, 2017

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2016 Staff Senate Angel Tree

Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Service.

The Staff Senate Service Committee invites you to help make the holidays a little brighter for five UNCG staff members and their families who have been selected to be recipients of the UNCG Staff Senate Angel Tree.

Please check out the Wish List for a list of needed items.

Donations will be accepted through Dec. 7th.

Donations may be dropped off to:

  • Lori Krise – 264 Mossman
  • Vickie Debari – 208 Sink
  • Connie Uselman – 401D Bryan

Got no time to shop for specific items? There is always a need for:

  • Gift cards for Target, Walmart, grocery stores, drug stores, etc.
  • Visa or MasterCard gift cards to pay utility bills or purchase gas
  • Grocery store gift cards are especially useful as some families use their resources to pay their basic bills with very little left to purchase food.

Please contact Melissa Barnes (mkbarnes@uncg.edu) or Janeen Chastain (jkchast2@uncg.edu) with questions.

 

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