Note from President Tom Sullivan
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
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
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
from 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
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.
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.
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
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
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!
may have seen the new Bikeshare stations that have
popped up outside Waterman and elsewhere around
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.
to Join TEAM UVM at the VT Corporate Cup! Form your
teams and let Staff Council know by May 4th
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
Council News :
call the Staff Council Office
Staff Council Office
85 So. Prospect
313 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405
M -TH 8am - 3:30pm
F 9am - 1pm