March Staff Senate Rewind

Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2019 by staffAdmin under Featured News, 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 Featured News, 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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Teacher Supply Warehouse Drive

Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Service.

Teacher Supply Warehouse Drive

U.N.C.G. 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 Friday, February 22:

  • 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
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Angel Tree 2018

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News, Service.

Angel Tree 2018

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. Please contact one of the following people to arrange a time to drop off your donation by December 7, 2018:

Katherine Stamey (114-A Guilford Hall)

Britt Flanagan (123-A Moore Nursing Building)

Jan Szelkowski (1613-A MHRA, Office of Research wing)

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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November Rewind

Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Senators

Here are some upcoming events and opportunities you should share with your departments, co-workers and friends. Please share the information below.

  • Run, Hide, Fight Workshop
  • Angel Tree Sign Up
  • Gladys Strawn Bullard Award
  • FIRST AID & CPR CERTIFICATION
  • Habitat for Humanity

Thank you.


Run, Hide, Fight

UNCG Staff Senate will host a Run, Hide, Fight workshop on November 27, 2018 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM in the Police Department Building, Room 212. Space is limited and registration is required.

Please register at UNCG Workshops and Events

Download (PDF, 217KB)


Angel Tree 2018

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. Please contact one of the following people to arrange a time to drop off your donation by December 7, 2018:

Katherine Stamey (114-A Guilford Hall)

Britt Flanagan (123-A Moore Nursing Building)

Jan Szelkowski (1613-A MHRA, Office of Research wing)

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


Bullard Award Nominations Open

Nominate faculty, staff and students who have shown outstanding leadership and service for the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award. Potential nominees are those who have gone above and beyond the normal expectations and community involvement of faculty, staff and students. Winners will be granted a $1,000 award. To nominate someone, go to Gladys Strawn Bullard Award Nomination Form  before December 12th.

The Gladys Strawn Bullard Awards were established in 1981 with an endowed gift honoring the late Mrs. Bullard, an alumna of UNC Greensboro. She was president of the UNCG Alumni Association and a member and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. For more information about the award and nomination process, email s_dreier@uncg.edu.


FIRST AID & CPR CERTIFICATION

UNCG Staff Senate will host a Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED course on December 14, 2018 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. This certification course will be held in the Kaplan Center and costs $27.00 per participant. This is the basic level course incorporating the latest science and teaching to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, and cardiac emergencies.

Snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Please register at UNCG Workshops and Events

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Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer date is December 14th.  Staff Senate will be helping families build and improve places to call home. We need at least two more volunteers. The work this day, starting at 7:45 am, will be indoors, working on vinyl floor installation. No experience necessary. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Katherine Stamey if you are interested.

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Staff Senate Staff Rewind October 2018

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Please share with your departments, co-workers and friends. Please share the information below.

  • Veteran Card Signing
  • Chancellor’s Town Hall
  • Blood Drive
  • Angel Tree Nominations
  • Gladys Strawn Bullard Award
  • Habitat for Humanity
  •  Staff Star
Thank you.

Veterans Day Celebration

UNCG will host its annual Veterans Day Celebration this Friday, November 9th. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with a holiday card signing for deployed service members, hosted by the Student Veterans Association and the Staff Senate from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm in E.U.C. Commons Area!

Stop by anytime to sign a card or sign up here to help man the table Veterans Day Volunteers

Chancellors Town Hall

The Chancellor’s Town Hall for faculty/staff has been rescheduled for Monday, November 12th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the E.U.C. Auditorium Pre-Function Room. The Town Halls were meant to replace the State of the Campus address. 

The Chancellor will offer brief remarks. The core of the meeting will be a Q.&A. format.

If you have a question for the Q.&A. portion of November’s Town Hall, please submit to Questions for Town Hall Meeting. You can also ask your questions at the meeting.  


Donate Blood

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th for the next E.U.C. Blood Drive. The drive takes place from 8:30am – 6:30pm in the EUC Cone Ballroom. All presenting donors will receive a t-shirt from the American Red Cross. Please go to the Blood Drive Signup for an appointment time.

See/Post the attached flyer. Help spread the word.


Angel Tree Nominations Extended

The deadline for Angel Tree nominations has been extended to Wednesday, November 14th.  If you know a staff member or student in need this Holiday Season, please complete the application and send to Britt Flanagan at bsflanag@uncg.edu or (336) 334-4686 OR Katherine Stamey at ksstamey@uncg.edu or (336) 256-1397.


Bullard Award Nominations Open

Nominate faculty, staff and students who have shown outstanding leadership and service for the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award. Potential nominees are those who have gone above and beyond the normal expectations and community involvement of faculty, staff and students. Winners will be granted a $1,000 award. To nominate someone, complete the Nomination form before December 12th.

The Gladys Strawn Bullard Awards were established in 1981 with an endowed gift honoring the late Mrs. Bullard, an alumna of U.N.C. Greensboro. She was president of the U.N.C.G. Alumni Association and a member and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. For more information about the award and nomination process, email s_dreier@uncg.edu.


Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunity

There is an opportunity to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity on December 14th. More information will be forthcoming.


Ready to make someone a STAR?

It is easy to recognize a staff members good deeds.

Staff Star Recommendation Page

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E.U.C. Blood Drive

Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News.

Elliott University Center (E.U.C.) Blood Drive

The next E.U.C. Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Get complete details and register to give at the E.U.C. Blood Drive Website.

We are trying to build the participation of the staff. Please spread the word.

  • The need is constant.
  • The gratification is instant.

All E.U.C. blood drives take place in Cone Ballroom from 8:30am-6:30pm.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News, Professional and Personal Development.

Run, Hide, Fight

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. Open to all staff and faculty.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Location: U.N.C.G. Police Building Room 212

Space is limited. Registration required. Please register at the U.N.C.G. Workshops & Events website. Additional dates are also available and listed on the website.

Accessibility Notice: For event accommodations, please contact Megan Cayton at mcdelph@uncg.edu or 336-334-3375.


Concerning Behaviors: How to Identify and Report

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.

  • Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Time: 11:00am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: U.N.C.G. Police Building Room 212

All are welcome to attend. This event is part of the April Staff Senate Meeting. Feel free to join the meeting at 10:00 am and stay for the workshop… or just come for the workshop.


First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

Have you ever wanted to save a life but did not have the proper certifications? Adult and Pediatric C.P.R./First Aid/A.E.D. (Lay Responder) is the basic level course incorporating the latest science and teaches to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, as well as how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age.

Staff Senate in conjunction with Recreation and Wellness will offer American Red Cross C.P.R. courses taught by experienced instructors, which include online learning, in-person lectures, videos, demonstrations, practice, and testing skill scenarios. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certification that is valid for two years.

  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Kaplan Center

Reminder: Cost is $30.00 per participant. Required online modules need to be completed prior to face to face workshop. 

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. Registration closes May 10, 2019.

For disability/event accommodations, please contact Colleen Burford at 336-334-4614 or cmburfor@uncg.edu.

 

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Staff Stars

Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2018 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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