Happy Holidays from your Staff Senate!

Posted on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 by staffAdmin under Featured News.

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November Staff Senate Rewind

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Information Resources.

Staff Senate Angel Tree

It is that time of year again and the Angel Tree 2019 Signup Genius is LIVE!! We would love for you to sign up to purchase gifts for our wonderful Angel Tree Families to help make their holidays special. Find a particular item or items you would like to purchase, sign up and go shopping!

Once you have purchased your gift(s), contact the individuals listed below to arrange a time to drop off your donations by Friday, December 6th.

Gifts do not need to be wrapped but do need to be  tagged with Family#, gender and age.

Contact:  Britt Flanagan, bsflanag@uncg.edu, 336.334.4686, 123A Moore Nursing Building OR Katherine Stamey, ksstamey@uncg.edu, 336.256.1397, 114A Guilford Hall


Provost Search and Forum

It was announced last month to the campus that Provost Dunn will be transitioning from her role effective July 31, 2020. We are sad to see her go and wish her well in her future endeavors. As was announced in this Campus Weekly article, there is a scoping survey available. This is your opportunity to assist in the search for our next Provost. This survey will be open until November 25th.


Volunteer Opportunity – Toy Drive

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for their Toy Drive this year. The following dates are available: Monday, December 9th, 9 a.m. – Noon & 1:30 p.m. 5 p.m.; Wednesday, December 11th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday, December 12th, 9 a.m. – Noon; Friday, December 13th, 9 a.m. – Noon & 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information contact: Hannah Holcomb hannah.joyce@uss.salvationarmy.org


Out of the Garden Volunteer Opportunity

When: November 21 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Renaissance Plaza, 2517 Phillips Avenue

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 SHRA or EHRA employee.

Sign up here.


Alzheimers’ Study

Dr. Jennifer Etnier is looking for participants for an Alzheimers’ Study. The study needs 240 participants from Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson, Alamance, Randolph and Rockingham Counties. The inclusion criteria are: individuals aged 40-65, cognitively normal, English speaking, and currently not meeting physical activity guidelines and willing to be randomly assigned to a control condition or a 1 year physical activity intervention. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/PAAD2atUNCG/


Staff Senate Channel on the UNCG Mobile App

Want to stay up to date on events, service opportunities, and other announcements from Staff Senate? If so, subscribe to the new Staff Senate Channel on the UNCG Mobile App.

So, how do you do that? It’s easy! Open the app and tap on the Notifications icon, then click on the Explore all Channels link. Tap on Staff Senate Communication and Opt-in. It’s that easy!


Have something to include in the Staff Senate Rewind? Submit this form


Stay connected with Staff Senate

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Angel Tree 2019

Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Service.

Angel Tree 2019

Happy Holidays!!! It is that time of year and Staff Senate would love for you to sign up to purchase gifts for our wonderful Angel Tree Families (FIVE OF THEM), to help make their holidays special. Find a particular item/items you would like to purchase, sign up, and shop. Once you have your gift, please contact one of the following people to arrange a time to drop off your donation by Friday, December 6, 2019:

Britt Flanagan (123-A Moore Nursing Building); bsflanag@uncg.edu; 336.334.4686

Katherine Stamey (114-A Guilford Hall); ksstamey@uncg.edu; 336-256-1397

You do not need to wrap items, however, PLEASE MAKE SURE to tag them with Family #, gender, and age. Let us know if you have any questions – Katherine Stamey  or Britt Flanagan

Angel Tree Gift Sign Up

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Submit Angel Tree Nominations

Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Service.

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Do you know a staff member or student in need this Holiday Season? The Staff Senate is sponsoring an Angel Tree this winter to benefit members of our campus community.

Please submit your nomination by November 1st, by completing an application and submitting to Katherine Stamey, ksstamey@uncg.edu,  6-1397 OR Britt Flanagan, bsflanag@uncg.edu,  4-4686.

 

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Professional Development Opportunity

Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Mindfulness Workshop with Denise Gabriel

UNCG Staff are invited to join the Staff Senate for an afternoon workshop with UNCG School of Theatre Professor Denise Gabriel. Mindfulness invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with our inner experience. Mindfulness reduces stress, improves attention, reduces emotional reactivity, and promotes a general sense of health and well-being.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 5th
  • Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Gove Student Health Room 015

To register, go to the workshops website at https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/mindfulness-workshop-with-denise-gabriel/

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Civic Engagement Matters Day at UNCG

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

A Civic Engagement Matters Day at UNCG

U.N.C.G. students, staff, faculty and retirees are invited to come and learn how to become more involved in upcoming local, state, and national elections by volunteering for the following non-partisan civic groups:

  • League of Women Voters
  • NC You Can Vote
  • Common Cause
  • Democracy NC

Students will also learn about two courses they can take at U.N.C.G. where they learn civic engagement knowledge and skills.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 19th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House, and is co-sponsored by U.N.C.G. Association of Retired Faculty (A.R.F.), U.N.C.G. Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement, U.N.C.G. Faculty Senate, U.N.C.G. Staff Senate, and U.N.C.G. Chapter of A.A.U.P. Free pizza and drinks will be supplied for attendees.


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Mead

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Sullivan Garden Cleanup

Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Volunteer Opportunity Available

Do you love to garden? Do you love to volunteer? Here’s an opportunity to combine those passions. The Staff Senate Service Committee is organizing the cleanup and fall planting of the Sullivan Garden on the Greenway (see map below) on Friday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. This will involve weeding, planting, mulching and watering. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up through the link below. Don’t forget that you can use your community service leave to cover your time away from work – just be sure to get it pre-approved by your supervisor.  Parking is available under the Freeman Mill Bridge at Spring Garden Street.

For more information and to sign up, visit the SignUpGenius.

 

 

 

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September Staff Rewind

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Out of the Garden’s Fresh Mobile Market

Hey staff! Looking for a way to get involved in the community? Here’s your chance—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 UNCG 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 SHRA or EHRA employee of UNCG.

Opportunities are available every month and your next chance to serve is September 27 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.


Habitat for Humanity of Greensboro

Helping hands are needed on September 27 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to help put final touches on our Women Build House located at 1401 Asher Downs Drive. All are welcome! Sign up here!


2019 Flu Shot Clinics

Flu season is almost here, but NOW is the time to protect yourself, your family and your coworkers. The flu is easy to get and easy to spread. The best way to keep from getting sick is to get a flu shot every year.
Get your flu shots here:

  • October 8 – EUC Alexander Room
  • October 9 – EUC Alexander Room
  • October 16 – Campus Supply Store (Training Room)

Time: 9:00 am to 4:30pm
**BRING YOUR SHP/BCBS ID CARD.**


Run, Hide, Fight: Active Shooter Training

When: October 24 OR November 20th OR December 12th

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 must 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. Sign up here!


New Academic Achievement Center

In order to better meet the needs of UNCG students, TASP and SIP have merged to form the Academic Achievement Center (AAC). They will still provide the same support for students, including Supplemental Instruction and small group tutoring in many courses, academic skills coaching and outreach workshops on learning skills. Any UNCG student is welcome to participate in academic skills coaching or workshops, and tutoring and Supplemental Instruction will continue to be available for students enrolled in supported courses. Online and evening appointments will also continue to be offered.

Their offices are in the Forney Student Success Commons, suite 114. Students can learn about and request services on their website.

If you are currently teaching a class, leading a student organization, supervising students, etc., then information about the AAC’s services can be found via this link.

You can also contact the AAC staff directly at aac@uncg.edu with any questions.


Staff Senate Channel on the UNCG Mobile App

Want to stay up to date on events, service opportunities, and other announcements from Staff Senate? If so, subscribe to the new Staff Senate Channel on the UNCG Mobile App.

So how do you do that? It’s easy! Open the app and tap on the Notifications icon then click on the Explore All Channels link. Tap on Staff Senate Communication and Opt-in. It’s that easy!


Make Someone a Staff Star

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

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Staff Stars

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 by staffAdmin under 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 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 November, including:

  • November 21, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Renaissance Plaza, 2517 Phillips Avenue

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

 

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