Note from Staff Council President Karmen Swim
Holidays! Can you believe that 2017 is almost over!?! It
has certainly been a year – a rollercoaster ride for me -
and I am very much looking forward to the holidays to
self-reflect, rejuvenate and be ready to take on what 2018
will bring my way! I hope you each find some time to
relax, do things that make you happy and come back in 2018
with renewed energy and peace.
continue to do amazing work on Staff Council and the
representatives of your units and colleges are putting in
the hard work and effort to represent the Staff at the
University. It certainly is an exciting time to be part of
Staff Council. If you want to get involved, I ask you to
step forward. You can do so by volunteering for Staff
Council’s committees, initiatives, and events, becoming a
Staff Council Representative for your unit or college, or
simply by reaching out with questions, concerns or
comments that will help foster positive change and shape
upcoming initiatives for Staff Council. Please reach out
to the Staff Council Office or for more information please
Staff Council Meeting
next Staff Council meeting will take place on Tuesday,
December 5th, 12:05-1:30 in Waterman's Memorial
here for a copy of the agenda.
It's Time for the
2017 Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive!
Council invites you to join us from 9:00am-3:00pm on Wednesday,
December 6, 2017 in the Grand Maple Ballroom
for our annual Holiday
Bazaar and Food Drive!
is Staff Council's biggest one of the year - all our
crafters and artisans are UVM affiliates, and the money
we raise helps support events and discounts for staff
all year long. You
can also still sign up to volunteer or donate to the
addition, we hope to again beat our record for food
donations to the Chittenden Food Shelf! Bring a
non-perishable food item and get a free raffle ticket.
We've got tons of great prizes this year.
email us you have further questions at Staff.Council@uvm.edu.
Double-Discounted Athletic Tickets Still On Sale Through
We're still taking orders for double-discounted hockey
and basketball tickets over winter break! The Staff
Council's Social Committee subsidizes these ticket
purchases for UVM staff members and this year we've
added an additional game. You can attend UVM Men's Ice
Hockey versus UMass on January 13th and UVM Men's
Basketball vs. UMBC on January 6th for just $6 per
ticket. You must be UVM staff to order, but you can
order as many as you'd like.
Print out the order form here.
Orders are due in the Staff Council Office by
December 15th, but get your orders in soon -
these tickets are while supplies last.
Council News :
LGBTQA Center Presents Home for the
Holidays: December 7th, 4pm to 7pm,
Allen House You're invited to join the LGBTQA
Center for an end-of-the-semester celebration. Home
for the Holidays is a wonderful way to casually
connect with friends and colleagues before the winter
break. Enjoy crafts, music, games, food, and
The UVM Bookstore’s Holiday End of Semester
Sale runs from December 8th through
December 15th in store and online with coupon code
“Evergreen.” Receive 25% off clothing, gift, and
office/art supply purchases and 20% off trade book
purchases. Plus, spend $125 and receive a free limited
edition UVM Sweater Bear!
to the Bookstore's End of Semester Sale? New this
year, have your gifts wrapped by Staff
Council members for a $5 donation to the Staff
Emergency Loan Fund, weekdays 11-2 during
the Sale. Look for the Gift Wrap Table next to the
call the Staff Council Office
Staff Council Office
85 So. Prospect Street
313 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405
M -TH 8am - 3:30pm
F 9am - 1pm