January 2022 Campus Updates

Update Provided By: Roni Martin

  • Talked about the new Electronic Evaluations.
  • Goals of the BSC SEM Team.
  • Committees: Ideas for upcoming events.

Update Provided By: JaLee Lynnes

  • No updates.

Update Provided By: Laura Fetting

  • Staff Senate sponsored a potluck for faculty and staff on January 6th. The event turned out great with a large number of employees participating!
  • Staff Senate’s 2nd Annual Tree Decorating Contest was a success!  Thank you to all who entered their trees.  The results of the contest are as follows:
    • 1st Place – Jordan Panganiban’s Tree
    • 2nd Place – Leslie Ramos’ Tree
    • 3rd Place – Osborne Tree
  • Staff Senate is reaching out to all Staff Employees who are interested in assisting with DSU Staff Senate committees.
  • Nominations are open for the 2022 1st Quarter Above & Beyond Award.

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Update Provided By: Teresa Agnes

  • Staff Senate meeting was postponed for January – no updates.

Update Provided By: Janese Lehman

  • MSU has the following winners for our monthly award for staff:
    • November High Five winner: Mindy Rudnick
    • December High Five winner: Audrey Livingston
  • We also awarded our annual Staff Senate Scholarship to Kelby Armstrong.

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Update Provided By: Al Bernardo

  • NDSU Staff Senate did not meet in January. No updates.

Update Provided By: Paula Cox

  • Senate leadership held its monthly meeting with UND Pres. Armacost
  • Community Relations Committee continues to run Jeans Give Back every Friday, donating to local nonprofits.
  • Finished the 31 Days of Glory and was a huge success given the pandemic.
  • Events: January 20, 2022 – Coffee wiht Kathy event held via Zoom; Tubs of Love for the CVC and Northland Rescue Mission Backpack Program is underway until February 4, 2022.
  • Continuing to discuss a variety of tuition waiver benefit questions, increasingly a big issue to tackle.
  • Continue with Monthly UShine Awards.
  • Still working on assigning staffers to various University Senate Committees and Staff Senate Committees.
  • UND HR and TTaDA are resurrecting our Staff Mentoring program and is underway.

Update Provided By: Kelsie Carter

  • We are planning a staff appreciation event on February 4th at a double-header basketball game.
  • We are continuing to welcome new staff through greetings and handing out a VCSU t-shirt.

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Updates Provided By: Ramona Breuer

  • NDUS/CTS is currently accepting scholarship applications until March 1st. This is an annual scholarship with the following criteria :
    • The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a current employee of CTS or NDUS System Office.
    • Applicant must be seeking first associate or bachelor degree.
    • Applicant must be enrolled full-time at an NDUS institution during the 2022-23 academic year.