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.

Announcements & Reminders

HR Update—Manager Training

During the planning phase of Management Training at Butler University, HR will be collecting information from various sources to build the training program. Non-supervisory staff may use the suggestion form on the Staff Assembly website from January 21–February 4 to submit topics and/or objectives they believe would be valuable to a Management Training program. These suggestions will be considered as HR prepares the foundational principles for the training program. Note: Only suggestions related to the Management Training program will be sent to HR. 

Tech Tip

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Open Forums for Brand Guidelines, Website

There will be open forums regarding new brand guidelines and website happening soon. Dates and times will be announced in Connection.

Financial Wellness

It’s a new year, and with the new year comes the opportunity to do new and exciting things. This year, make financial wellness your goal. It’s easy to lose your path without goals, that’s where greencandy.com can help. Take a few minutes today to set financial goals in the ‘Your Financial Goals’ section on greencandy.com. Setting 30-day goals and 90-day goals will help you make the most of your financial life without getting frustrated. These resources are brought to you by Pete the Planner and Healthy Horizons.

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January General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 21

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

Location: Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Butler Community Arts School—Nicole Vasconi & Karen Thickstun
HR Update
Relay for Life—Chris Davis


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.

  • Stephanie Haggard
  • Anila Din
  • Mark Brouwer
  • Beth Falkenbach
  • Angie Hewitt
  • Lindsay Wimmer
  • Priscilla Cobb
  • Rhonda Louks
  • Judy Malarney

Updates

Networking and Resources:
Networking and Resources is continuing with our new staff mentoring. Newer Butler staff should be contacted soon about an upcoming lunch to meet other new staff, socialize, and get questions answered. For any questions, please contact Judy Gauer at jgauer@butler.edu.

HR Update—Manager Training:
During the planning phase of Management Training at Butler University, HR will be collecting information from various sources to build the training program. Non-supervisory staff may use the suggestion form on the Staff Assembly website from January 21–February 4 to submit topics and/or objectives they believe would be valuable to a Management Training program. These suggestions will be considered as HR prepares the foundational principles for the training program. Note: Only suggestions related to the Management Training program will be sent to HR. 

Recycling Survey, Health Tip

Campus Recycling Survey

In an effort to improve recycling accessibility on campus, the Butler Sustainability Council would like to gather information about recycling behaviors and awareness. The Council has created a brief survey to collect this information. We kindly ask that you complete the online questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bu-recycle

Please direct any questions to McKenzie Beverage.

Health Tip

Enjoy The 12 Ways to Health by the CDC to start your year right!

Thanks to Operations Crew

On behalf of the campus community, Staff Assembly would like to thank the many individuals who work outside in the freezing temps to keep our campus clear of snow and ice. Your hard work is greatly appreciated!