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August General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, August 18

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Jordan Hall, Room 141

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Title IX—Nikila Stevens, HR
Staff Assembly Overview

Sam’s Club
—Meeting Sponsor


Props to…

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.

  • Gustavo Penaloza
  • Josh Hayes
  • Erin Cochard
  • Julie Howerton
  • John Nation
  • Dawnya French
  • Rhonda Louks
  • Julie Allen
  • Doug Howell
  • Toni Mattingly

2015–2016 Meeting Dates

Mark your calendar for the 2015–2016 Staff Assembly general meetings! All meetings are from 2:00–3:00 PM unless otherwise indicated. Locations are subject to change due to class schedule conflicts; the latest information will be on the Staff Assembly blog.

  • August 18: Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • September 16: Gallahue Hall, Room 108
  • October 21: Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room
  • November 18: Atherton Union, Reilly Room
  • December 16: Pharmacy Building, Room 150
  • January 20: Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • February 17: Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • March 16: Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • April 20: Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room
  • May 18: Johnson Board Room

Upcoming Activities & Socials

Third Thursday @ 5:01

Location: Bent Rail Brewery (5301 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220)

  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

Save the Date: Wine Night

Location: Holcomb Observatory
Friday, November 13 | 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration details available soon.

July General Meeting

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, July 22

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Jordan Hall, Room 141

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Parking Update—Ben Hunter
Office of Talent, Diversity, and Wellness Update—
Randy Brown
Summer Games—
Elesia Yoon & Isabel Hagedorn
HR Update—
Nikila Stevens


Props to…

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.

  • Scott Crawford
  • Dawnya French
  • Fred Gibson
  • Sue Gray
  • Karen Hand
  • Jami Kong
  • Cynthia Payne
  • Kay Purdum
  • Jaime Rivas
  • Amber Rowland
  • Tim See
  • Matt Stach
  • Susan Westermeyer

May General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 20

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Pharmacy Building, room 150

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Ice Cream Treat
President Danko
Randy Brown


Props to…

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.

  • Jaci Thiede
  • Jennie Jones
  • Judy Gauer
  • Jessica McCormack
  • Anila Din
  • Nikila Stevens
  • Jennifer Griggs
  • Andrea Scarlett
  • Wade Guisewhite
  • Larry Darling
  • Stephanie Judge Cripe
  • Megan Ward

Updates

Staff Assembly Executive Committee Election Results

Congratulations to the following elected members:

  • Colin Moore (Operations)—2-year term
  • Emily O’Neal (Internship and Career Services)—3-year term
  • Chris Price (COE)—3-year term

A special thanks to our outgoing members:

  • Karen Newberry (University Events)
  • Megan Ward (Marketing & Communications)
  • Andy White (Admission)

Tech Tips

MyRoll
This app is free and available on iOS and Android. It is a photo-roll organizer that groups photos into “moments” based on time or event. It also recognizes which photos you view more often and displays your favorites more prominently. You can think of it like it auto-albums your pictures, then it’s easier to find what you’re looking for. You also can switch to a traditional view. It was recently featured by Business Insider in the App 100: The World’s Greatest Apps.
Moodle Renovation
Changes to Moodle will be taking place for fall 2015. Interested in the updates? Check out the ongoing blog that details Moodle updates now and in the future: blogs.butler.edu/moodleevolution.

April General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 22

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse, room 1130

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Advancement—Mark Brouwer
HR Update
Hinkle Fieldhouse Tours—Ken LaRose


Props to…

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.

  • Annie Minnich-Beck
  • Andrew Revard
  • Shonda Cheever
  • Howard Bess
  • Todd King
  • Mary Proffitt

Updates

Staff Assembly Executive Committee Elections: Elections are now open for four at-large positions for Staff Assembly Executive Committee. The ballot will be open until noon, Friday, April 24. See the list of nominees and vote now!

Difference Makers:
Nominate a staff member who is making a difference; nominations are open until May 1. Learn more.

Employment Affairs:
The committee will meet for the final time this academic year on Tuesday, April 21.

Announcements

Healthy Horizons’ spring rewards cards are due by Friday, May 8. We have some great prizes including HH aprons, fleeces, long- and short-sleeve dri-fit shirts, yoga mats, food portion control items, and much more! Stop in Healthy Horizons, PB 110, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

March General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 18

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Atherton Union, Reilly Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Parking Update—Ben Hunter
HR Update—Anita Watts
Stand Tall Project—Noelle Rich
Subway—Ali Khan, meeting sponsor


Props to…

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.

  • Mary Macmanus Ramsbottom
  • Julie Allen
  • Shonda Cheever
  • Priscilla Cobb
  • Joe Ader
  • Jami Kong
  • Debbie Rushton
  • Anila Din
  • Tina Vawter

Updates

Difference Makers:
Nominate a staff member who is making a difference; nominations are open until May 1. Learn more.

Employment Affairs:
The committee continues to pursue process improvements and is supporting initiatives aimed at increasing employee morale.

Personal and Professional Development:
The “Communication” session presented on March 4 by Anila Din, Director of Employee Relations, was very informative and well attended. It was so good, the attendees have requested an additional session in the near future to expand on what was discussed in the first session. Watch for more information on this in early summer. Save the date for our upcoming Personal and Professional Development sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 24, Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Location: Pharmacy Building, room 015 (COPHS lower level)
    Topic: Blogging—Bring on the Basics
    Facilitator: Erin Albert, BS ’94, RPh, MBA, PharmD, JD, Esq.
  • Tuesday, April 7, Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Location: Atherton Union, room 302
    Topic: Taking Care of You
    Facilitator: Cynthia Payne, member of Staff Assembly’s Personal and Professional Development Committee; RSVP to tvawter@butler.edu or ext. 9655
  • Tuesday, April 14, Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Lunch will be provided; RSVP to tvawter@butler.edu or ext. 9655
    Topic: Making the Pieces Fit—The Importance of Estate Planning
    Facilitator: Susan Hunter, Attorney and Owner of Hunter Law Office

Activities and Socials:
A letter of thanks was received from The Salvation Army for our participation in their Christmas Toy Shop toy drive. Thank you to everyone who donated to the cause. It is clear that our collective efforts made a positive impact, and they are very appreciative of our generosity!