Start Your Financial Year Strong with Pete the Planner

Don’t lose your grip on your financial priorities during end-of-the-year festivities. On Wednesday, October 29, 3:00–4:00 p.m., in the Johnson Board Room, Pete the Planner will help you step back and assess what you can learn from your financial life this year. Start the new year strong by first finishing this year right!

This program is sponsored by Healthy Horizons and Staff Assembly’s Personal and Professional Development Committee.
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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!


  • 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 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.


Healthcare Forums Announced

Please plan to attend one of the following Healthcare Forums next week.

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2:00–3:30 p.m. in JH-141
  • Wednesday, October 22, p.m. 8:00–9:30 a.m. in PB-103
  • Thursday, October 23, 8:30–9:30 a.m. in PB-156 (this session is one hour due to room availability)

These are the Healthcare Forums at which Vice President for Finance and Administration Bruce Arick will speak. Historically, these sessions preceded the open enrollment sessions. Open enrollment session dates and the open enrollment process will be announced soon.

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.