Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 2:00–3:00 PM
Location: Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room
All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Benefits Update—Bruce Arick, Office of Finance and Administration
Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) Collaboration—Mary Ramsbottom and Ben Hunter
Butler Dining Services—Nate Haugh (Sponsoring Meeting)
“No More” Domestic Violence Awareness—Sarah Diaz and Nikila Stevens
The following staff are recognized through our Thank a Colleague program. If there is someone you’d like to give props to, let us know.
- Tim Thomas
- Kim Orbik
- Anita Watts
- Jacque Mickel
- Josh Hayes
- Jill Thompson
- Deb Quirin
- Phil Hughes
Networking and Resources
- The “Connecting Across Campus” event to connect new staff members with current staff, originally scheduled for September 2, was postponed and will be rescheduled soon. More information on the rescheduled event will be posted to the Connection and publicized through regular Staff Assembly channels. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to meet our new folks, re-meet some of us who have been here for some time, and hopefully identify some new opportunities for partnership and collaboration across the campus.
Activities and Socials
- 5:01’s the third Thursday of every month at Bent Rail Brewery (5301 Winthrop Ave.); this is a chance to informally interact with fellow colleagues.
- Let the Games Continue: Euchre and Paper Football! Staff Assembly’s Activities and Socials Committee is sponsoring a weekly brown-bag-lunchtime gathering during the fall semester (and beyond). We’ll have cards for euchre and paper footballs to play, well, paper football! Beginners to both games are welcome—on-site instruction will be available. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome Wednesdays noon-1:00 PM, September 9–December 2, in Jordan Hall, Room 048.Please let Tim Thomas know if you have any questions or would like more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8533.
- The Communications committee met and discussed how we can improve communication on items of interest/importance to staff. Our goal is to reach as many staff members as possible; currently, we use the Staff Assembly blog, Facebook, and Twitter. We are open to suggestions for additional forms of communication! Submit suggestions using our online form or place your suggestion in one of the suggestion boxes located in the following places: Facilities Service Center (near Structure Shop entrance), outside JH 144, main floor of HRC, and bottom of stairs going into C-Club in Atherton Union.
“No More” Month
October is “No More Month” at Butler. Staff members are encouraged to learn more about how we can help end domestic violence and support survivors. An enlightening series of events and learning opportunities are being coordinated by Butler’s Office of Health Education and Outreach Programs, Human Resources Management and Development, Counseling and Consultation Services, and the Stand Tall Project. Stay tuned to the Butler Connection for more information on events and follow the @ButlerHRC on Facebook and Twitter for updates and info about campus and community resources!
Themed Living Communities
Coming Fall 2016 for all first year students—Themed Living Communities (TLC’s)! With the opening of our newest residence hall, the closing of Schwitzer Hall, and changes to our primary designated first-year halls; Residence Life has programmatic changes underway for our residential communities. If you would be interested in learning more about the TLC’s and serving as a TLC Coordinator, please contact Anne Flaherty, Dean of Student Life at email@example.com or ext. 9570. An information session with more information will be offered soon. Watch the Connection for details!