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STAFFLINE: A Publication of the UVM Staff Council                                             May 1, 2018

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A Note from President Tom Sullivan

I am sure you can all agree we’ve waited a very long time to welcome spring this year. At the promise of these first days of sun-warmed temperatures and unfurling buds, it’s a joy to see the Green come alive with students and colleagues across our UVM community celebrating their release from a long winter’s hibernation. And just in time for finals and commencement!

Our grounds crew is working hard across campus making our public spaces ready for the big influx of May commencement celebrants in just a few short weeks. With every commencement, within the ranks of undergraduates and graduate students we have UVM staff and family members of staff who are also receiving degrees and celebrating impressive academic accomplishments.

This May, as we recognize the hard work and achievement of all of our graduates, I want to especially acknowledge and congratulate our wonderful, dedicated staff members across the University who are receiving degrees, and extend my congratulations to the graduating children and other family members of staff. Continue reading...

Upcoming Staff Council Meeting

The next Staff Council meeting will take place today, Tuesday May 1st, 12:05-1:30pm in Waterman's Memorial Lounge. Click here for the agenda.

At this meeting the Council will hear from the nominees for Staff Council President and Vice President, Stephen Lunna and Caleb Gilbert. You are welcome to attend to hear the candidates' proposals and ideas for the 2018-2020 term.

Information from Staff Council:

Staff Council Welcomes New Representatives!

Staff Council is welcoming several new representatives to the 2018-2019 Council. The new representatives will begin their service on July 1, 2018 and we're excited about the energy and enthusiasm they will bring!

    Arts & Sciences - Holly Brevent
    Education & Social Services - Erin Wertlieb
    Engineering and Mathematical Sciences - Jacob Leopold
    University Relations and Administration- Heather Allard
    Enrollment Management - Alex Howe and Alan Shashok
    Extension - Cheryl Herrick

In addition, the Council will welcome back the following seasoned representatives who have been appointed for new terms. We are grateful for their dedication and continued service.

    Finance - Katrina Preiss
    Larner College of Medicine - Robert Bolyard
    University Event Services - Holly Pedrini
    University Relations & Administration - Brendan Andrews

Lastly, there are four vacancies remaining for next year's Staff Council - if you're a member of the staff in ETS, LCOM's clinical offices, Rubenstein, or HRDMA, we want you. Click here to learn more about service on Staff Council.

Staff Council Officer Election Voting Opens Tomorrow, May 2nd!

In May 2018, Staff Council will elect a new President and Vice President. New officers are elected every two years for a two-year term of service. Officers advocate for staff, guide meetings, advance Staff Council's ideas and proposals, and help to make UVM a great working environment for all.

If you are a non-represented staff member, you are eligible to vote in the Staff Council Officer Election. You will receive an emailed ballot later this week. Please take a moment to open this email, read about the candidates and vote before the election closes on May 7th.

SIGN UP NOW for Staff Council Summer Events!

We are currently accepting orders for the UVM Night at the VT Lake Monsters Game, Sunday, July 8, 2018, 5:05pm. This ticket guarantees you a reserved seat and the BBQ dinner. Here's the poster and order form. All orders for the game and BBQ must be received in the Staff Council Office by JUNE 26th!

We are also happy to offer the 14th Annual Golf Outing which will be Friday, August 10th at West Bolton Golf Club. Price includes: greens fees for 18 holes with cart, snacks and prizes! To learn more about this event, prices and details, click here. Registration forms and payment for this event must be received in the office by August 3rd.

We have just opened a Call-For-Artists for the UVM Staff Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be held in September 2018 in the Davis Center. If you are interested, please contact the Staff Council Office by no later than June 15th. Note that submissions for this event are open to UVM staff only. For more information about the UVM Staff Art Exhibit, see more detail here.

Try the New Greenride Bikeshare Program for just $25!

photo descriptionYou may have seen the new Bikeshare stations that have popped up outside Waterman and elsewhere around town.

Greenride Bikeshare offers over 100 bikes, including 25 electric-assist bikes, with hubs spread out over 17 locations in Burlington, Winooski, and South Burlington, including 5 hubs on UVM’s campus. The mission of Greenride is to strengthen our connection to where we live, work, and play by offering a reliable, accessible, and affordable bikeshare program to Chittenden County.

We're excited to announce that UVM affiliates can become members for just $25 per year, which is half off the normal price of $50. This gives you an hour of free riding each day with the option to pay for more time. Registration is now available through the Social Bicycles app and the Greenride Bikeshare website! Just select the "Campus Launch Plan" when signing up - no code needed.

Last Call to Join TEAM UVM at the VT Corporate Cup! Form your teams and let Staff Council know by May 4th

photo descriptionThis year's VT Corporate Cup will take place on Thursday, May 17th. This annual 5K (walkers or runners) puts forth multiple teams from businesses and organizations all throughout the state! Once you form your team of three that are all walkers or runners register online at www.vcccsar.org and let Staff Council know that you registered. You will score a TEAM UVM tech shirt, a swag bag, and an opportunity a chance to win a FITBIT. Don't have a team of 3? No problem, we provide a match service and help to try to form a team so you can participant.

For more information and the info on how this works, click here.

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