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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!

February General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 18

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

Location: Atherton Union, Reilly Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

IndyGO Resolution—see resolution and instructions to provide input
University Branding—Stephanie Judge Cripe
HR Update—Nikila Stevens
Relay for Life—Chris Davis
Moore Restoration—meeting sponsors


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.

  • Fred Gibson
  • Tim Downs
  • Brenda Bantz
  • Rebecca DeGrazia
  • Katie Orlowski
  • Julie Barrett
  • Melissa Smurdon
  • Dawnya French

Updates

Difference Makers:
The nomination process will open soon! Watch the Connection for more details.

Employment Affairs:
The committee is meeting Tuesday, February 17.

Networking and Resources:
New hires! If you were hired between September and November 2014 and would like to learn more about what Butler Dining Services offers and have a lunch in A-Town at the same time…read on! Lunch will be on Friday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m. in Atherton Union. RSVP to Judy Gauer by Wednesday, February 25. We will have a short info session and then lunch—all you can eat!

Personal and Professional Development:
Save the date for our upcoming Personal and Professional Development sessions!

  • Wednesday, March 5, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Location: Gallahue Hall, room 105
    Topic: Communications
    Facilitator: Anila Din, Director, Employee Relations
  • Thursday, March 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. 
    Location: Pharmacy Building, room 106A
    Topic: Team Building
    Facilitator: Anila Din, Director, Employee Relations
  • Tuesday, March 24, 12:00-1:00 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.

Policy Work Group:
The University’s Policy Work Group met January 28 and approved of a number of BUPD-related policies.  They will meet next on February 25 to review additional policy proposals from BUPD.