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UMSL Staff Association
UM Intercampus Staff Advisory Council (ISAC)
The UM Intercampus Staff Advisory Council (ISAC) was formed to advise university administration on matters related to staff. ISAC is comprised of members from each of the four campuses, the Hospital, and System and meets four to six times each year to discuss matters that affect UM staff. UMSL’s ISAC representatives are the Staff Association President and Vice President. ISAC Corner will have news and updates from these meetings or other campuses.
Check out the new ISAC webpage to review agendas for upcoming meetings, minutes from past meetings, and other resources as they become available.
Do you know a staff member who has been or should be recognized for their achievements at or outside of UMSL? We would like to applaud those who help make UMSL proud.
Staff Council 2013-2014
We are proud to welcome and welcome back the following Staff Council members for 2013-2014. For information on terms or to contact a Staff Council member, please visit our web page.
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Jubilations! I cannot begin to tell you all how honored and excited I am to serve you as Staff Association President, especially in this year of UMSL’s Jubilee. Your elected Staff Council members will soon get together to make plans and set goals for the upcoming year. Thank you to those of you who took time to complete the Staff Association Survey in June. The results of that survey will be critical in our planning and goal-setting. We always value feedback from the UMSL community. A new email address has been set up to receive such feedback. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, concerns, comments and suggestions.
The Staff Association continues to run year after year thanks to those who serve on our committees. We need your help! There are several vacancies on the various committees. Please check out our web page to learn more about what each committee does and to recommend yourself or a colleague to serve on a committee:
Time commitment is often minimal and the input provided by those who serve is critical. Serving on a committee is a great way to meet other colleagues across campus and learn more about UMSL and its operations.
We are thrilled to be able to bring back The Link and in a new format. Stay tuned as we present new information each month.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to a productive year!
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Message from the Staff Council President
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University Assembly Committee Representatives:
Budget and Planning
Physical Facilities, Space, and General Services
Express Scripts Hall
Touhill PAC, Arts Administration Bldg, MSC Garages
Lucas Hall, Clark Hall, Fine Arts Building
Millennium Student Center
Woods Hall, Normandie Hall, Music Building
Benton, Stadler, Research, TJ Library, Center for Nanoscience
Mark Twain, Parking & Transportation Bldg, RCEW
Social Science Bldg, Tower
President: Preside at meetings of the Staff Association, represent staff at various campus and university meetings.
Vice-President: Preside in the absence of the President; conduct committees.
Secretary/Treasurer: Responsible for meeting documentation and financial records.
University Assembly Committee Representatives: Represent staff at University Assembly Committee meetings and report to Staff Association meetings.
Unit Representatives: Report on matters related to represented staff within their unit at Staff Association meetings, communicate Staff Association business and events to staff within their unit.
MaryBeth Creason & Brad Williams
Jamillah Boyd & Dan Doerr
Sara Ross & Tara VanDeVoorde
Laura Hayes & Nora Hendren
Jerry Hoffman & Antoinette Sterling
Terry Alaniz & Tanisha Stevens
Jaleh Noland & Nick Palisch
Martin Hecht & Jenn Porter
Title Tech Procurement Coordinator (x6128)
Title Director - Residential Life
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Masters in Higher Education Administration from UMSL
Undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan- Go Wolverines!
Title Student Retention Specialist
I am involved with the YWCA as a part of the Sexual Assault Response Team meeting with victims in the hospital, the staff association appreciation committee planning the annual staff association golf tournament, and love to speak on social justice and the importance of community service.
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BBQ @ the MSC
Weeks of Welcome 2013
Friday, August 16
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to go to the website to volunteer!
Learn to eat for health and enjoyment Register for Eat for Life Fall Online Class!
Discover the benefits of this innovative approach to weight management through Healthy for Life’s Eat for Life program. This 10-week program uses mind-body practices (meditations and yoga), the principles of mindful and intuitive eating, skills training, and group support to guide you in making lifestyle changes that will help you create a healthier relationship to your food, mind, and body. If you have a history of chronic dieting, have rigid “healthy” rules about eating, or find yourself eating when you’re stressed, bored, or unhappy, this may be the program for you.
• Online Orientation: starting September 27
• Online Class: week of October 4 – week of December 6
• Cost: $50 for faculty, staff, retirees, and spouses/partners ($25 rebate with full participation); $180 for community members.
For more information, click the link below
Program is taught by health psychologist, Dr. Lynn Rossy. Register by emailing Craig Deken at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cary Goldwasser writes a regular column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Ryan Trattles had a story published in Indiana Review.
"Helpful Products for Family Men: A User’s Guide"
Lindsay Shadwell, opened new small business.
College of Business Administration Names New Dean
Charles Hoffman has accepted an offer to become the next dean of the College of Business Administration. He begins his new duties Sept. 1.
This month’s Staff Council meeting will be held on Thursday, August 15th at 1:30pm in 403 J.C. Penney Building & Conference Center.
Monthly Staff Council meetings are open to the campus community. Please join us as we receive updates on campus & university business, Staff Association events, and more.
Our special guest speaker will be Ron Gossen, President of Triton Toastmasters. Ron will discuss the professional and personal benefits of joining the Toastmasters organization and answer questions.
Fall Staff Association Meeting
The bi-annual Staff Association meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
202 JCP Building
This meeting is open to all staff. Please feel free to bring your lunch and eat during the meeting. Meet your 2013-2014 Staff Council, get campus and university updates from Chancellor George, learn about UMSL Month of Giving coming up in October, and learn more about UMSL’s Strategic Plan and what staff can do to contribute towards our strategic goals.
Certificate courses now 50% off this Fall for UMSL Staff.
Mobile Marketing: Sat, Sep. 14 & 21
Social Media Marketing: Sep 20, 28 & Oct. 5
E-Mail Marketing: Oct. 11 & 19
Strategic Search Engine Marketing: Nov. 1, 2 & 9
Call to Register: x5994
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Upcoming Events & Programs
UMSL Community Quilt
UM Curator's Meeting
"Louie on the Loose"
State of the University Address
MFA Jubilee Anniversary Event
Sep. 12 MSC Nosh
Sep. 12-13 at MU
Sep. 12 & 24 Busch Stadium
Sep. 13 Fridays in the Nosh
Sep. 19 Ritz Carlton (Reservations Req.)
Sep. 26 JCP Auditorium (Open to all)
Sep. 26 Gallery 210 (Open to all)
Ryan Trattles had a story published in Indiana Review.
"Helpful Products for Family Men: A User’s Guide"
Lindsay Shadwell, opened new small business.
Message from the Staff Council President
Congratulations to this year’s Staff recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence:
John Burton, Service/Maintenance
Kelly Gregory, Administrative/Professional
Kimberly Stanger, Office/Technical
These awardees will be recognized at the Founders Dinner on Thursday, September 19th and again at the State of the University Address on Thursday, September 26th at 3:00pm in the J.C. Penney Conference Center. I invite and encourage all of you to attend the State of the University Address to not only celebrate these staff who demonstrate exceptional competence, commitment and customer service, but to also recognize the many outstanding achievements of our campus community throughout the year.
Congratulations, John, Kelly, and Kimberly on this outstanding recognition!
Congratulations to the Staff Appreciation BBQ Raffle Winners!
Everyone wins for a having a good time!
Christina Scott (Center for Teaching & Learning)
Sam Snyder (Admissions)
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You have received your new ShoreTel IP phone, but you would like to understand
the benefit of moving to an IP phone. The answer is simple – features, features,
and more features!
The new ShoreTel system has a software application that can be downloaded to your computer called “ShoreTel Communicator.” The ShoreTel Communicator software enables your phone and computer to communicate with each other. You can make setting changes to your phone, choose which voicemail messages to listen to first, check your call history, integrate with Outlook to receive voicemail through your email (a great way to pick up messages from your smart phone or tablet while away), search for colleagues’ phone numbers in the Directory, and more.
Information about ShoreTel Communicator is available at
This page has the link to download the software free of charge to your computer, instructions for setting up ShoreTel Communicator, and a link to an online tutorial created by ShoreTel.
ITS is happy to present ShoreTel Communicator training sessions, led by an instructor. Attend one of these sessions to learn about the many benefits of this software and how to use it. A session schedule is available online or you may contact Mary Brown to schedule a specialized session for your department.
- Mary Brown and Meg Naes
This month’s Staff Council meeting will be held on Thursday, September 19th at 1:30pm in 305 Clark Hall. Monthly Staff Council meetings are open to the campus community. Please join us as we receive updates on campus & university business, Staff Association events, and more. Our special guest speaker will be Megan Green, Director of the Office of New Student Programs. Megan will discuss two upcoming events: Family Weekend and the Jubilee Service Project, all occurring October 4-6.
NEXT STAFF COUNCIL
Need a delicious, healthy alternative to the vending machine? Let the Belleville Farmers Market deliver a fresh snack to you weekly with Fruit My Cube!
Fruit My Cube (FMC) is a
delivery service offered across the STL region to individuals at local businesses. They offer “mini” cubes and regular cubes of fruit as well as Q-buddy snack boxes and Market Crates of fresh vegetables each week delivered right to your workplace. Fruit My Cube participation is completely optional and you can opt-in and out on a weekly basis. In
short, pay as you go.
UMSL is a participating drop off location. If you decide to order, your cube will be delivered to MSC 225 on Monday afternoon. When it’s dropped off, you’ll receive an email letting you know that you have been “cubed” and you can pick it up at your convenience. It’s that easy!
If you’d like to learn more about the program or sign up for a delivery, you can check out their website at
This year the International Studies and Programs Performing Arts series is FREE to staff, students & faculty with a valid UMSL ID.
On Saturday, October 11th at 8:00PM the John Whelan Band, who is in the forefront of Celtic Music, appears in the Anheuser Busch Theater at 8:00. John Whelan is one of the best Celtic accordionists in the world and his band will cut loose and rock the house.
On Saturday, November 9th we welcome Sachiyo Ito & Company, a classical Japanese dance troupe out of New York City for one performance in the Lee Theater at 8:00.
On Sunday, December 1st we feature Hellenic 5 which specializes in traditional Greek music in the Lee Theater at 7:00 and we finish the year out on Saturday, March 1st with the Moipei Quartet in their first US tour direct from Kenya who will be performing traditional Maasai music which highlights the plight of girls in the Maasai community in the Lee Theater at 8:00.
ALL of these fabulous evenings are FREE to UMSL staff with your valid ID in the Touhill box office. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to experience the cultures of the world right here on the UMSL campus for FREE!
Our 2013 campus campaign runs from October 1st through October 31st. Everyone who participates in the UMSL employee campaign for United Way or Community Health Charities will be entered into a random drawing for $100. Those who donate $50 or more the will be automatically entered into a random drawing to win one of several prizes provided by Maritz, the UMSL Office of Student Life, College of Nursing, Bookstore, Center for Teaching & Learning, MIMH, the Touhill and others.
The first of two random drawings will be held Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Nosh.
The second drawing for the remaining prizes will be held Nov. 6, and winners will be notified by email.
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Did you know that in 1962, James Cash Penney transferred the Penney Warehouse in St. Louis to the University of Missouri with a ceremonial key
This Jubilee moment brought to you by
This project was done with Jubilee funding and volunteer service at the UMSL Jubilantly Serving Our Community service event last Saturday.
Happy Fall! As the leaves begin to change, I am taken aback, as I am each year at this time, at the beauty of our campus. We are fortunate to be settled on rolling hills with mature trees that showcase the many beautiful colors of nature. If you are looking for an opportunity to step outside of your office area for a brief time, I encourage you to attend one of the many events that take place here on campus, like the Staff Council meeting on the third Thursday of each month. We are always seeking interested individuals for the many committees that plan events or keep the Staff Association informed and on-track with their business. Please check out the Staff Association website for information about committees and to recommend yourself or a colleague to serve:
Staff Council President's Message
This month’s Staff Council meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 1:30pm in B12 Bellerive Hall. Monthly Staff Council meetings are open to the campus community. Please join us as we receive updates on campus & university business, Staff Association events, and more. Our special guest speaker will be Officer Dan Freet, who will discuss the implementation of BEST (Building Emergency & Safety Team).
UM Intercampus Staff Advisory Council
The UM Intercampus Staff Advisory Council (ISAC) was formed to advise university administration on matters related to staff. ISAC is comprised of members from each of the four campuses, the Hospital, and System and meets four to six times each year to discuss matters that affect UM staff. UMSL’s ISAC representatives are the Staff Association President and Vice President. Information, agendas, and meeting minutes may be found on the ISAC website at
At the September meeting of ISAC, campus, Hospital, and System representatives provided updates about what they are doing and discussing. Many of the Councils just wrapped up elections of their officers and are kicking their year off. UM Hospital is one of four hospitals chosen nation-wide by Children’s Miracle Network to pilot a program titled “Miracle Mile.” Participants are encouraged to walk, run, or just move for one mile and raise $10 every day for 27 days, which equals a marathon at the end of the challenge.
After the June Board of Curators meeting, a Total Rewards Ad Hoc Task Force was formed to assist the Vice President of Human Resources in the development and communication of recommendations regarding the Total Rewards Program offerings for employees and retirees, and to facilitate the dissemination of information to and from stakeholders, consistent with the pre-established objectives and assumptions. For the purposes of this Task Force, Total Rewards includes the following: retirement plan, medical insurance, ancillary insurance, tuition reduction/education assistance. The task force is currently working with consultants to review information. The task is to review the complex information and make recommendations for providing benefits on a more limited budget.
The Global Grading Initiative went into effect July 1st. A PowerPoint presentation explaining Global Grading is available on the UM System Compensation webpage:
Global Grading allows the university to recruit, retain and reward employees. Additionally, it allows for a path for employee career development and a process for increases and promotions.
The Triton Toastmasters Club became an official charter of Toastmasters International on October 1, 2013 with 24 members!
2014 holiday bazaar
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Drop off donations to Faith Lucas (204 Woods), Candi Agnew (401 Woods), Dave Maczynski (103 SSB), Or Kathy Meeks (201 EAB)
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I know that one day we will conference on top of a mountain,
and there's going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises.
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Pictured are David Lewis, Antoinette Sterling, Maya Scruggs-Hicks, and Tiffany izard.
Wednesday, November 20 & Thursday, November 21
Location: MSC in the Nosh by Red Stage
Health, Wellness, Counseling and Disability Access Services along with the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NCADA) will be hosting our Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Awareness Event.
Marshall Vincent Naes wAS
born on Sunday, November 3 around 8:30am. He weighed 6lbs 14oz and measured 19 inches long. Everyone is home now and doing well. Thanks for all of your well-wishes!
This month’s Staff Council meeting will be held on Thursday, December 19th, at 1:30pm AT
155 villa Hall.
Monthly Staff Council meetings are open to the campus community. Please join us as we receive updates on campus & university business, Staff Association events, and more. Our special guest speakers will be Ryan Claus and Jenny Workman, who will discuss the Healthy for Life UM Wellness Program.
ISAC members traveled to Columbia in October to meet in-person and then have a meeting with President Wolfe to discuss his strategic initiative for recruiting and retaining the best people. President Wolfe discussed the need to develop, promote, compensate, and evaluate employees. He also believes in setting best practices in hiring and recruiting, including diversity in workforce and thought in our teams, and putting fundamentals in place such as annual assessments.
ISAC will have a regularly-scheduled meeting in November via Telepresence to continue conversations regarding Global Grading, campus initiatives, and nominations & elections of ISAC officers for 2014.
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UMSL staff across campus responded
to the water main break last Thursday by not panicking and facilitated the closing of campus. Thank you to all that are involved.
Beginning Sunday, December 1 Parking Lots C and D will be closed to initiate construction on the Student Wellness and Recreation Center. The lots will not reopen. Additional parking can be found in the North and South Millennium Garages.