UNCG Chancellor & Provost Town Hall

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News.

Town Hall Meeting – March 25, 2020

Hosted by the Faculty and Staff Senates, UNCG Chancellor Frank Gilliam and Provost Dana Dunn address UNCG faculty and staff questions due to the impact of the COVID-19. Click here to go to the recorded video.

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Staff Senate Scholarship 2020-2021

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News.

The 2020-2021 Staff Senate Scholarship application is available now!

The purpose of the Staff Senate Scholarship is to provide an award for a permanent employee or eligible dependent. Established in 2006, this scholarship provides an opportunity to remember deceased colleagues and honor the handwork and dedication of current employees.

 To be eligible for this award, the applicant must:

  1. Have a completed FAFSA on file with the UNCG Office of Financial Aid by May 1, 2020;
  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)

Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2020.

The scholarship recipient will be notified in writing by the UNCG Staff Senate Professional and Personal Development Committee no later than June 15, 2020. 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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February 2020 Staff Rewind

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News.

2020-21 Staff Senate Scholarship

The purpose of the Staff Senate Scholarship is to provide an award for a permanent employee or eligible dependent. Established in 2006, this scholarship provides an opportunity to remember deceased colleagues and honor the hard work and dedication of current employees.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Have a completed FAFSA on file with U.N.C.G. Financial Aid by May 1st, 2020
  • Be enrolled at a degree-seeking program at U.N.C.G.
  • Be a North Carolina resident
  • Be a permanent, full-time U.N.C.G. Staff Member, with at least 5 years of service to the state
  • Remain a permanent employee of U.N.C.G. through the period for which the scholarship is awarded
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements set forth by U.N.C.G. Financial Aid

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply at this link.


Staff Excellence Award Nominations

Do you know a staff member who shows outstanding devotion to duty, is an innovator in their work, and has made significant service contributions to the university? If so, take time to nominate that person for a Staff Excellence Award!

The University Staff Excellence Award of $1,000 will be presented 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 ( March 13, 2020 ). Staff, faculty, supervisors, administrators and/or students may make nominations for this award.

Submit a nomination


Supplies Needed for Teacher Supply Warehouse

UNCG Staff Senate is conducting the annual supply drive to benefit the Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse. (More information is available in the Campus Weekly article as well.)

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 restock the shelves so teachers can visit the facility up to four times a year for items needed in their classrooms.

Most needed supplies:
copy paper, #2 pencils, pencil boxes, crayons, notebooks, colored markers, colored pencils, permanent markers, construction paper, dry erase markers, highlighters, index cards, post-it notes, 2
pocket folders, clipboards, facial tissues, scissors, Clorox wipes

Donations can be dropped off in collection bins through Friday, February 28 at:

  • Curry Building, main lobby, 2nd floor
  • School of Education Building, main lobby
  • Jackson Library, main lobby
  • Bryan School of Business & Economics, room 401-D
  • Moore Nursing Building, main lobby
  • MHRA Building, main lobby
  • 821 S. Josephine Boyd Building, receptionist area
  • Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, room 208M
  • Mossman (bin location TBD)
  • Moran Commons (main lobby near Taco Bell)

Questions about donation items or collection sites? Contact Barbara Chadwell or Wayne Johnson


Out of the Garden Volunteer Opportunity

When: March 12, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church

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 a SHRA or EHRA employee.
Sign up here


Private Tour of the Weatherspoon “To the Hoop” Exhibit

The Staff Senate has a private tour of the new “To the Hoop” exhibit on display at The Weatherspoon on March 4th at 2:00 p.m.

Find out more information about the exhibit here.


C.P.R. Workshop

Don’t forget to register for our C.P.R. Workshop, happening on May 19th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For more information and to sign up, visit our Workshops page.


Staff Senate Channel on the U.N.C.G. 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

U.N.C.G. Employees are long known for volunteering and service. Do you know a U.N.C.G. 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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New Out of the Garden

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 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 March, including:

  • March 12, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church

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

 

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#BelieveintheG

Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Calling all Believers!

Are you a Believer? February 20th is UNCG’s biggest day of giving. On this special day, alumni and friends all over the world help celebrate UNCG!

Please join us in wearing blue and gold to show Spartan spirit and share with the world why you love UNCG using #BelieveintheG. Please also consider making a gift to support your favorite area of campus. This year, Staff Senate has a goal to raise $500 to provide an additional educational scholarship for a UNCG staff member or their dependent. To help, you can pledge online at BELIEVE IN THE G 2.20.20 (Instructions: Give Now – Choose a different designation – Other – Staff Senate Scholarship Fund) or stop by the Staff Senate table in the EUC between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00 to fill out a pledge form.

The goal for Believe in the G Day is 1,500 gifts in 24 hours. Thank you for being part of this special day. Your participation helps ensure a brighter future for the students of today and the UNCG of tomorrow.

Make your gift at BelieveintheG.com

UNCG Staff Senate Scholarship Fund

Your gift to the UNCG Staff Senate Scholarship fund will directly benefit hard-working staff members at UNCG. Gifts to this fund allow the UNCG Staff Senate to award educational scholarships each year to eligible and deserving UNCG staff members and their dependents/spouses/partners who are enrolled as students at UNCG. Last year, the Staff Senate was able to award two $500 scholarships, and with your help, hopes to increase that to three or more scholarships this year and in future years. Your support of UNCG staff scholarships helps UNCG reward and retain talented, dedicated employees who keep the University running smoothly.

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Staff Senate Meeting – Campus Enterprises Update

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Hear an Update from Campus Enterprises at the Staff Senate Meeting on February 13th

Did you know that Campus Enterprises oversees all of these services on campus: Auxiliary Services, the Bookstore, Dining, Parking, Passport Services, Postal, Spartan Printing, Real Estate, The Shops at Spartan Village, Spartancard Center, Sustainability, and Vending. Come to the Staff Senate Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13th at 10:00 am (Virginia Dare Room) to hear all about it from Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Enterprises & Real Estate, Scott Milman.

Staff Senate Meetings are always open. We hope you’ll join us.

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Staff Excellence Award Nominations

Posted on Friday, January 31st, 2020 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News, Staff Recognition.

Do you know a staff member who shows outstanding devotion to duty, is an innovator in their work, and has made significant service contributions to the university? If so, take time to nominate that person for a Staff Excellence Award!

The University Staff Excellence Award of $1,000 will be presented 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 (March 13, 2020). Staff, faculty, supervisors, administrators and/or students may make nominations for this award.

Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/yDfxawfuved1cX3H3

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Staff Senate Workshop

Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2020 by staffAdmin under Professional and Personal Development.

Ergonomics – Are  you set up for success?

Prevention is the best medicine. Ergonomics can roughly be defined as the study of people’s body positioning in their working environment while interacting with devices and processes. The main goal is the elimination of discomfort and risk of injury. In addition to ergonomics, UNCG offers many other opportunities contributing to employee wellness and self care. Learn about these opportunities in this session facilitated by the EH&S Dept – Bethany Pryor and Todd Beck

When: February 11, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: Elliott University Center (E.U.C.), Maple Room

Sign up on the Workshops website.

 

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Staff Stars

Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2020 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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January 2020 Staff Rewind

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

Out of the Garden Volunteer Opportunity

When: February 20 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm 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 a SHRA or EHRA employee.

Sign up at the SignUpGenius.


Campus-wide Town Hall for Capital Campaign

As you may be aware, UNCG is in the silent phase of a comprehensive capital campaign launching this fall! We invite you to attend a campus wide town hall to hear more about what University
Advancement is doing, and where we are going.
When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where: Elliott University Center


Alzheimer’s Study

Dr. Jennifer Etnier is looking for participants for an Alzheimer’s 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 the PAAD2 website.


Position Profile: UNC System President

Are you interested in learning more about the ideal leader that the UNC System is looking for in the next President? If so, you can review the candidate profile here.


Supplies Needed for Teacher Supply Warehouse

UNCG Staff Senate is conducting the annual supply drive to benefit the Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse. (More information is available in the Campus Weekly article as well.)
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 restock the shelves so teachers can visit the facility up to four times a year for items needed in their classrooms.

Most needed supplies include: copy paper, #2 pencils, pencil boxes, crayons, notebooks, colored markers, colored pencils, permanent markers, construction paper, dry erase markers, highlighters, index cards, post-it notes, 2 pocket folders, clipboards, facial tissues, scissors, Clorox wipes

Donations can be dropped off in collection bins through Friday, February 28 at:

  • Curry Building, main lobby, 2nd floor
  • School of Education Building, main lobby
  • Jackson Library, main lobby
  • Bryan School of Business & Economics, room 401-D
  • Moore Nursing Building, main lobby
  • MHRA Building, main lobby
  • 821 S. Josephine Boyd Building, receptionist area
  • Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, room 208M
  • Mossman (bin location TBD)
  • Moran Commons (main lobby near Taco Bell)

Questions about donation items or collection sites? Contact Barbara Chadwell or Wayne Johnson


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


Stay Connected with Staff Senate

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