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Volunteers Needed for Welcome Back Picnic

September 10th, 2012 by Andre Louis

From Jesse Hurse, Assistant Director of Student Life:

Greetings Colleagues,

The Welcome Back Picnic Planning Committee hopes that you might be available to volunteer your time and services for the Welcome Back Picnic on Thursday, September 13, 2012.   The Welcome Back Picnic is one of the most anticipated events for our students and it cannot be successful without your help!  We currently are asking for help with the following items:

  •  Set Up/Clean Up –  Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up Kearsley Street and Willson Park for the event.  Set up begins roughly at 7:30 A.M. and clean up will transpire around 7:30 P.M.
  • Food Servers – Volunteers are desperately needed to help serve food to students.  We are seeking assistance between the hours of 1 – 3 P.M. and 5 – 7 P.M.  Food will be served on the lawn of the First Street Residence Hall.
  • Cake Donators – Each participant in the Annual Cake Race receives a free-baked item donated by UM-Flint faculty and staff.  We typically have around 100 racers/walkers for the event.  Presently, we have 40 promised baked goods.  *We ask that you please consider buying or baking a cake and help us keep the tradition alive!

*If you are planning to donate a baked good for the event, the drop off location will be at the corner of Kearsley Street and Wallenberg Street.

Your help will be greatly appreciated, and is crucial to the success of this important campus event.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete and submit the Welcome Back Picnic Volunteer Form at your earliest convenience. Keep in mind that all volunteers will receive an All-Access Wristband for participating.  The All-Access Wristband gets you a 2012-2013 Welcome t-shirt, free food, and access to each event attraction.  Event participants must have the All-Access Wristband in order to fully participate in the events and activities of the day.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jessie Hurse in the Office of Student Life at 810.762.3431.

Thank you and GO BLUE!

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September 2012 Trivia Question

September 10th, 2012 by Andre Louis

The September trivia question will test your visual perception of our campus.

Q: Where is this artwork located? Please indicate the building and floor where this piece is located.

Submit your answer HERE before September 30, 2012.

Contest Terms and Conditions:

  1. Correct answers will be posted/published online, via-email, and on the Staff Council Blog.
  2. Individuals must be members of Staff Assembly to be eligible to win prizes. Eligibility will be verified by HR. Current members of Staff Council are ineligible to win prizes.
  3. Previous winners (although welcome to participate in the contest at any time) are not eligible to win again for six months.
  4. Two prizes will be awarded per trivia question. Winners will be drawn each month from all correct answers and eligible participants.
  5. The availability of a new question will be announced monthly (as prizes are available) via-email.
  6. Responses should be submitted online via the Trivia Contest Answer Form.
  7. Terms and conditions are subject to change.

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Staff Council and the Strategic Plan

April 20th, 2012 by Laura Staudacher

Did you know that Staff Council is part of the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan? In the coming year and beyond, Staff Council will be working to help coordinate staff development; facilitate communication between staff and the office of Human Resources, and make Staff Council representative of academic units, student affairs, and business and finance. Read more HERE

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Staff Recognition Award Breakfast 2009

May 18th, 2009 by drowden

Please join us for the 15th Annual Staff Assembly Meeting Breakfast on Thursday, May 28 from 9:00-11:00am in the Michigan Rooms.  

We will have have a short program, beginning at approximately 9:30am, to recognize the nominees and winners of the 2009 Staff Recognition Award.  We look forward to seeing you!

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Sterling Staff Awards – July 2008

August 15th, 2008 by drowden

Staff Council is pleased to announce that eight (8) staff members were nominated during the month of July.  Each recipient received their printable certificate of achievement.

Please join us in congratulating Sandy Alberto, Kathy Cornman, Jon Davidson, Dominic Fusero, Lynn Kruse, Stacy Lee, Kristen Matthias, and Louanne Snyder.  Also,  Stacy Lee was randomly selected as Recipient of the Month and received a Sterling Staff Awards mug and special recognition on the Spotlight on Staff page.

More information about the recipients is available on the Sterling Staff Award website at http://www.umflint.edu/staffcouncil/sterlingstaff/recipients.htm.  Another location for viewing the list is the Staff Council bulletin board which is on the second floor of University Pavilion just north of the Registrar’s office.

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First Year Student Book Project

August 14th, 2008 by drowden

Dear Colleagues:


Once again we are asking for your support and participation in the First Year Student Book Project.  The project is a gesture of welcome from faculty and staff members to incoming students at their convocation.


As in the past, we are asking for staff members to donate up to three books of interest to students, and write a message of welcome in them for the students.  These messages may say something about the book, or extend an invitation to stop by and meet.  The book(s) you choose to donate conveys a message about yourself, and about a welcome to our community of scholars.  In the three years this gesture has been extended, students and parents have truly appreciated the personal touch that the gift conveys.


This year we are expecting our largest freshman class ever, and the date of the Freshman Convocation is Tuesday, August 26.  If you can participate, please send your book(s) to the Department of Psychology, 411 MSB by Sunday, August 24.  If you have questions, please contact any Staff Council representative.


Thank you for participating in this worthy project!

Debi Rowden

Staff Council Chair, 2008-2009

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May Birthday Club

May 14th, 2008 by drowden

May 2008 Birthday Club
Happy Birthday!

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