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January General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 20

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Pharmacy Building, Room 204

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

HR Update—James Gallaher, Vice President for HR, Diversity, and Wellness
Butler Community Arts School—Karen Thickstun
Costco Meeting Sponsor—Discounted memberships will be offered


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.

  • Julie Barrett
  • Sarah Diaz
  • Dawnya French
  • IT Help Desk
  • Chera McCabe
  • Stacey Orme
  • Scott Peden
  • Monica Strigari
  • Jill Wildemann


Welcome, New Staff

  • Sheena Sanders, COPHS—Pharmacy Practice
  • Allison Troutner, Desmund Tutu Center

December General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 16

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Pharmacy Building, Room 150

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

HR Update—James Gallaher, Vice President for HR, Diversity, and Wellness
Open Forum—Share your ideas and suggestions with Staff Assembly leadership

P.S.—Five sets of two tickets to the Butler vs. Providence game on New Year’s Eve will be included in the raffle! 


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.

  • Kim Anderson
  • Admission Staff
  • Judy Clark
  • Heather Hazelwood
  • Molly Martz
  • Alex Perry

November General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, November 18

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Atherton Union, Reilly Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

United Way Campaign—Andrew Cullen and Natalie Evans, United Way
Indiana Canine Assistant Network*—Jillian Miller and Dino Sierp

*Staff will have the opportunity to interact with a number of their dogs.


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.

  • Kim Anderson
  • Dave Board
  • Marcia Ewbank
  • Jeff Ferguson
  • Lindsay Gretz
  • Kim Orbik
  • Gustavo Penaloza
  • Janelle Phillips
  • Tonya Williams

October General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 21

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Update—President Jim Danko
HR Update
—Chandler Shambarger


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.

  • Kim Anderson
  • Deryl Botta
  • Judy Clark
  • Virginia Delgado
  • Anila Din
  • Ejuanda Fields
  • Facilities Ground Crew
  • Roberto Lazo
  • Rhonda Louks
  • Molly Martz
  • Ashley O’Riley
  • Upendra Pandya
  • Lynn Poore
  • Courtney Rousseau
  • Zach Skidmore
  • Paul Thornton
  • Ana Torres
  • Charlie Truax
  • Stephanie Velasquez
  • Napolean Watkins
  • Gary Weaver

Committee Updates

Networking and Resources

  • A luncheon for new employees is being planned – details will be released soon. Special thanks to Nate Haugh from Dining Services for their sponsorship of this soon-to-be-announced event. Please keep an eye on the Connection and regular Staff Assembly channels (blog and Facebook page) for more information.

Activities and Socials

  • 5:01’s the third Thursday of every month (next one is November 19) at Bent Rail Brewery (5301 Winthrop Ave.); this is a chance to informally interact with fellow colleagues.

Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
Employees may enroll in Butler healthcare plans through my.butler self-service November 2–16.  Human Resources will send out open enrollment information packets on October 26. All info regarding Open Enrollment can be found on the HR webpage.

Healthcare Forums

A Fit Bit and HRC membership will be given away at each of the Open Enrollment Forums!

  • October 20, 8:30–9:30 AM | Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • October 21, 3:00–4:00 PM | Jordan Hall, Room 141 (immediately following Staff Assembly)
  • October 22, Noon–1:00 PM | Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, Room 204

September General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

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!


Agenda

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


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.

  • Tim Thomas
  • Kim Orbik
  • Anita Watts
  • Jacque Mickel
  • Josh Hayes
  • Jill Thompson
  • Deb Quirin
  • Phil Hughes

Committee Updates

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 tthomas1@butler.edu or x8533.

Communications

  • 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.

Announcements

“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 aflahert@butler.edu or ext. 9570. An information session with more information will be offered soon. Watch the Connection for details!