Category Archives: Staff Assembly

Thank You

Staff Assembly would like to thank Bruce Arick, La Veda Howell, Claire Aigotti, Julie Bingham, and other members of the committee for hosting the two open forum sessions early this week to address the reclassification process. We appreciate the opportunity to provide a venue for communication where staff could have their voices heard and ask questions.

October General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 22

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Atherton Union, Reilly Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

  • President Jim Danko and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Keith Burks
  • United Way Company that Cares Award Presentation

Staff Assembly Committee Updates

Activities and Socials:

  • Wine Night at the Observatory is confirmed for Friday, November 7. More details to come!
  • The committee would like to invite you to our 501’s this year. What is a 501? It’s where you meet after work at 5:01 p.m. to have a drink, snack, or just conversation! All 501’s will meet at Twenty Tap (6406 N College Ave.). Open to staff, faculty, and friends. Remaining dates: November 13, January 8, February 12, March 12, and April 9.

Networking and Resources:

  • The committee would love to have more staff join the effort to welcome new staff to campus and help them feel connected. Current mentors should look for a “thank you” lunch coming up in November! If you are interested in joining the effort to welcome new staff to campus, please contact Judy Gauer at jgauer@butler.edu or 317-940-9346.

Personal and Professional Development:

  • The committee has confirmed the following workshops for all staff:
    • PowerPoint Tips & Tricks/Atomic Learning 101 overview
      Friday, November 1, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. in JH 041.
    • Outlook Tips & Tricks/Atomic Learning 101 (con’t.)
      Wednesday, December 10, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. in JH 043

Sign-up information will be sent two weeks prior to the workshop via the Connection. Seating capacity will be limited to 24 per session, on a first-come, first-served basis.


 

Submitted Reclassification Comments

The Staff Assembly Executive Committee would like to thank staff for submitting their comments on the reclassification process through Staff Assembly’s online suggestion form. We have forwarded these anonymous comments to the appropriate administrators.

6th Annual Bulldog Tailgate

FOOD, FUN, FRIENDS, AND FOOTBALL!
Brought to you by Staff Assembly Activities and Social Committee

When: Tailgate from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Game starts at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse Parking Lot, in front of Gate 4
What you need to know:

  • We will have games, food, and fun all happening before the
    Butler vs. SanDiego football game.
  • Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 3-12) and include game
    admission, food and drinks. Game tickets will be handed out at the tailgate.
  • Alcohol is allowed but will not be provided. (Please, no glass containers.)

RSVP to Terese McAninch, HRC
– Via website to pay with a credit card
– Via this form to pay with cash or check

 

September General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 17

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Clowes Memorial Hall

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

HR Update – La Veda Howell, Executive Director of Human Resources

Butler DiningNate Haugh, Aramark

Clowes Update Josh Lingenfelter, Director of Marketing for Clowes

A card to be sent to Suzanne Fong, in honor of Dr. Fong, will be available for staff to sign. If you wish to make a memorial contribution, you may do so by giving to the Fong Scholarship, which was established at Butler in 2005.


Staff Assembly Committee Updates

Activities and Socials:

  • The committee would like to invite you to our 501’s this year. What is a 501? It’s where you meet after work at 5:01 p.m. to have a drink, snack, or just conversation! All 501’s will meet at Twenty Tap (6406 N College Ave.). We hope you will join us and take some time to get to know others on campus in a relaxed setting. Feel free to bring a friend!
  • The 501 schedule is as follows: October 9, November 13, January 8, February 12, March 12, and April 9.

Employment Affairs:

  • Committee members for this year: Scott Peden – Chair (Recreation), Tina Vawter (COPHS), Anila Din (HR), Katie Abernathy (COB), Sheila Blackwell (Financial Aid), Cheryl Hospodarsky (Business Office), Judy Malarney (Center for Global Education), and Kirk Young (IT).
  • Their next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16; the goal is to narrow focus of Process Improvement Plan and elevate highest priority to Staff Assembly Executive Committee.

Difference Makers:

  • Congratulations, again, to our 2014 winners and thank you to all who make a difference at Butler!
    • Job Performance and Attitude: Jen Agnew, Programs for Leadership and Service Education; David Board, Maintenance Services; Laura Green, Admission
    • Making a Difference in the Butler Community: Chris Davis, Campus Impressions
    • Service to Students: Angie Hewitt, Information Technology; Riki Lawrence, Learning Resource Center

Networking and Resources:

  • We are still actively looking for more volunteers to serve as mentors/buddies to new staff on campus. It is a small commitment of time offering great emotional rewards. Please contact Judy Gauer at jgauer@butler.edu if interested.

Personal and Professional Development:

  • The committee met recently and put together a tentative program schedule for 2014–2015. Once dates and times are confirmed, they will be posted on the Staff Assembly blog and placed in the Connection.
  • Save the Date: October 29, 3–4 p.m., and join us for Pete the Planner’s discussion on “Future Life Purchases.” This session will help you prepare for future large purchases that are not necessarily scheduled in your current budget. More details will follow closer to the date of the event.
  • Monthly tips from Healthy Horizons, the Health and Recreation Complex, and the Center for Academic Technology will be provided at each general meeting. We will post links to the monthly topics on the Staff Assembly blog.