Staff Stars

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News, Staff Recognition.

UNCG Employees are long known for volunteering and service.
Do you know a UNCG employee that has been caught in the act of caring?

The Staff Recognition Committee encourages all staff, campus-wide, to nominate employees whom they observe being kind, thoughtful, helpful or considerate.

Ready to make someone a Star?

Complete the Staff Stars Recommendation Form
(Requires UNCG username and Password)

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New Out of the Garden

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News, Service.

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 for September, including:

  • September 27, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Tim and Carolyn Rice Children’s Center located at 301 Wendover Ave E. #400, Greensboro, NC 27401

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

 

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Professional Development Opportunities

Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News, Professional and Personal Development.

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT – Active Shooter Training

This workshop provides information on surviving an active shooter incident. “Shots Fired!” is the last thing you expect to hear in the workplace or at school. Unfortunately, the possibility of this violent event taking place in your community has become a reality that employees and students have to deal with. Although no one is exempt from this threat, injury or death does not have to be the inevitable outcome.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will recognize the sound of gunfire, demonstrate the three response options, explain when each option should be used, and describe your interaction with law enforcement when they arrive.

Targeted audience: All students, Staff, and Faculty

Instructors: S.C. Dedona, Support Services Captain and A. Westbrook, Professional Standards Lieutenant.

Space is limited, so please register as well as cancel ahead of time to provide space/seat for others who may be interested and who are on the waiting list.

Upcoming Wednesday Trainings

  • Dates: September 25, 2019 and November 30, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: UNCG Police Building, Room 212

Upcoming Thursday Trainings

  • Dates: October 24, 2019 and December 12, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: UNCG Police Building, Room 212

 

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OWRR Volunteers Needed for Move In Day

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2019 by staffAdmin under Service.

Volunteers are needed to help O.W.R.R. (Office of Waste Reduction & Recycling) on Move In Day. Each shift will meet at the end of College Ave. near Guilford Residence Hall. Volunteers will be given an orange shirt and gloves that they can keep afterwards as a thank you gift along with a meal pass that can be used at Fountain View Dining for a free lunch that day.

The job entails reminding incoming students and their families on how to sort their move-in trash properly and break down bulky boxes. During move-in Facilities Operations staff put out additional trash and recycling containers to cope with the sharp increase of packaging and moving containers needing disposal in the Residence Halls as students prepare their dorm rooms. These temporary dumpster sites need help staying tidy and safe, these containers are outdoors and historically August is a very hot time of year.

Volunteers need to wear clothing conducive to working outside in the heat with minimal shade along with wearing closed toed shoes. Bring water with you! If you have questions, please contact Ben Kunka at 336-709-9707.

Location: College Ave. near Guilford Residence Hall

To volunteer, sign up on Signup Genius

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May Staff Senate Rewind

Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Professional and Personal Development, Service.

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.
Visit the website for more information.


Moss Street Partnership School Field Day

Please join us on Friday, May 17th in helping the Moss Street Partnership School with their Field Day! A day filled of relay races and fun events for kids from kindergarten to fifth grade! This will be an all day event from 8 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. or you can sign up for a shift. The K-2 group will be participating from 8:30-10:30 then they will have lunch and 3rd-5th grade will be from 11:30-1:30.

SIGN UP TODAY!


Staff Appreciation Day and Awards Ceremony

UNCG’s staff will be recognized and applauded Monday, May 20. Please come and enjoy the special event. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. that afternoon, the University will host its inaugural all-staff celebration and appreciation event at Alumni House and the adjoining Taylor Garden (weather permitting).  At 3:30 p.m., the Staff Senate chairs will provide a welcome, and Chancellor Gilliam will provide remarks on the critical role staff play at our university, before presenting the Excellence Awards and Gladys Strawn Bullard Award.

Staff award recipients – including those who have received unit awards – will have special nametags marked with ribbons so they can easily be recognized throughout the afternoon.


Sullivan Garden Clean-Up 

Spend the morning tending to the Patricia A. Sullivan Education Garden on the Downtown Greenway Friday May 31st!We’ll be mulching, removing old foliage, pulling weeds, and doing some general tidying of the garden. Wear comfortable clothing and bring gardening/work gloves, any small weeding tools you may have, and water. (Shovels and rakes for spreading mulch will be provided.)

Date: Friday May 31st

Time: 9am-11am

Limited parking is available in the Morehead parking lot on Spring Garden St.This is where colorful murals have been painted on the concrete road supports where Spring Garden St. passes under Freeman Mill Rd. Getting to the garden requires a short walk South on the Greenway towards Lee St., crossing under the railroad tracks.
Hope to see you there for a fun service project!

For more information, please contact Britt Flanagan.


Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body 

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Presented by the Greensboro Chapter of the North Carolina Alzheimers Association.

Healthy Living Flier

June 3, 2019 – 3PM to 4PM. For more information, please contact Megan Delph Cayton

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please register at UNCG Workshops

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Moss Street Partnership School Field Day!

Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Please join us on Friday, May 17th in helping the Moss Street Partnership School with their Field Day! A day filled of relay races and fun events for kids from kindergarten to fifth grade! This will be an all day event from 8 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. or you can sign up for a shift. The K-2 group will be participating from 8:30-10:30 then they will have lunch and 3rd-5th grade will be from 11:30-1:30.

SIGN UP TODAY!!

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April Staff Senate Rewind

Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

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 26th in Foust Park will be the site of fun.

Rain Location: MAC Court in Kaplan Center

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

The Staff Senate will also be collecting non-perishable food items for summer meal packets for the Moss Street Partner School at the event. Please bring your donations to our drop off table.


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.

Visit the website for more information.


RUN, HIDE, FIGHT WORKSHOP

This workshop provides information on surviving an active shooter incident.”Shots Fired!” is the last thing you expect to hear in the workplace or at school. Unfortunately, the possibility of this violent event taking place in your community has become a reality that employees and students have to deal with. Although no one is exempt from this threat, injury or death does not have to be the inevitable outcome.

Space is limited. Registration Required. Please register at the UNCG Workshops & Events website.
Friday, May 3, 2019 – 2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Police Department Building Room 212

For more information, please contact Megan Cayton at mcdelph@uncg.edu or 336-334-3375


Save the Dates

  • Staff Appreciation Day on May 20, 2019
  • First Aid and CPR Certification Workshop on May 17, 2019. Open to all staff and faculty. Space is limited. Registration is required. Cost is $30.
  • Sullivan Garden Cleanup on May 31, 2019.
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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 (s_alston@uncg.edu) 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 (klcarmic@uncg.edu) or Julie Voorhees (jkvoorhe@uncg.edu) 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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February Staff Senate Rewind

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Professional and Personal Development.

Believe in the G

On February 21st, wear your jeans and favorite UNCG t-shirt. Go Blue and Gold!


Staff Senate Scholarship

Are you a permanent full-time UNCG employee with at least five years of service in the state system? Are you a dependent, spouse, or domestic partner of an eligible employee that is enrolled in a degree seeking program at UNCG? If so, you may be eligible for the UNCG Staff Senate Scholarship. See the attached Staff Senate Scholarship flyer or visit the Staff Senate Scholarship page for more information. The scholarship application goes live February 15th. Applications are due May 15th.

Questions? Contact Magan Cayton (mcdelph@uncg.edu or 336-334-3375).


Teacher Supply Warehouse Collection

UNCG Staff Senate is conducting the annual supply drive to benefit the Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse. The Warehouse offers new and gently-used school supplies to teachers in Guilford County Schools free of charge. Donations from our campus community will help keep the shelves stocked so teachers can visit the facility up to four times a year for items needed in their classrooms.

Most-needed supplies include:

  • #2 pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Colored markers
  • Composition notebooks
  • Copy paper
  • Construction paper
  • Facial tissue
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Adult scissors
  • Glue sticks

Donations can be dropped off in collection bins at the following locations through Thursday, February 28:

  • Sink Building, 2nd floor near receptionist desk
  • School of Education Building, Room 141, mailroom
  • Jackson Library, main floor across from Access Services desk
  • Housing and Residence Life, 001 Ragsdale Residence Hall
  • Bryan 401-D
  • Sullivan Science Building, Room 435
  • MHRA Building, 1st floor, main lobby
  • Becher-Weaver Building, 1st floor
  • Moore Nursing Building, main lobby
  • 821 S. Aycock St. Building, receptionist area

See the Teacher Supply Warehouse flyer. Questions? Contact Barbara Chadwell via email or phone 336-256-1276.


Life Design Boot Camps

Two workshops are being offered in March.

  • BUILD A BETTER YOU on March 4th
  • FIND YOUR WAY; FIND YOUR WHY on March 8th.

Both workshops will be held in the UNCG Stone Building, room 219, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. See the attached Life Design Boot Camps flyer.

For more information, contact Bill Johnson via email or phone 336-207-6795.


Concerning Behaviors- How to Identify and Report

The Staff Senate and the University Police Department are offering this workshop on concerning behaviors.

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.

For this presentation, please plan to attend the April 11, 2019 Full Staff Senate Meeting. As a reminder, all Staff Senate Meetings are open to everyone. The presentation will being a 11:00 AM. See the attached Concerning Behaviors Information flyer for more information and to share. Note the location change to the Police Department.

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Staff Senate Scholarship 2019-2020

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

The 2019-2020 Staff Senate Scholarship application is available now!

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must:

  1. Have a completed FAFSA on file with the UNCG Office of Financial Aid by October 1, 2018.
  2. Be a resident of the State of North Carolina.
  3. Be a permanent full-time UNCG Staff Member with at least 5 years of service in the North
    Carolina State System OR dependent, spouse, or domestic partner of an eligible employee.
  4. Be enrolled in a degree seeking program at UNCG (Visions, Visiting, Auditing and some
    certificate programs are not eligible as they are not degree seeking programs).
  5. Remain a permanent employee of UNCG (dependent, spouse, or domestic partner of an eligible employee) during the time period for which the scholarship is awarded.
  6. Meet eligibility requirements as set forth in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid Eligibility
  7. Be aware that the following may be taken into consideration during the review process:
    • Eligibility of Employee as determined by HRS or EPA‐HR Financial Need as determined by Financial Aid with FAFSA
    • Academic Standing of applicant
    • Disciplinary record of Employee
    • Application
    • Essay (see last page of application)

Deadline and Notification:

Applications are due to Megan Cayton, Staff Senate PPD Committee Chair, no later than 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

The scholarship recipient will be notified in writing by the UNCG Staff Senate Professional and Personal Development Committee no later than June 15, 2019. Funds will be distributed through the University via The Office of Financial Aid and are subject to policies set forth through the Office of Financial Aid.

 

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