University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Rebecca Slade is October U-Shine recipient

rebecca-sladeStaff Senate is proud to announce that the October U-Shine Award recipient is Rebecca Slade, service manager of marketing for the Memorial Union.  Rebecca was nominated by Tony Trimarco, director at the Memorial Union, and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President Patricia Young.

This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out of his or her way to make UND a better place.

Here is an excerpt of what was said about Rebecca:  “This past weekend was Welcome Weekend at UND. New things were tried to include a pep rally at Memorial Stadium, where about 1,600 in-coming freshmen took a first-ever group photo (which was on the front page of the Grand Forks Herald on Tuesday, Aug 21, and on UND's web site).

Another new event this year was a ‘convocation’ ceremony, meant to inspire new freshmen and welcome them to the University environment.  The plan was that a copy of the picture taken Sunday would be given to all freshmen attending the convocation on Monday.  According to UND's web site ‘Students who attended the convocation received a padded diploma folder with the UND seal to use once they graduate. Inside the folder is the class photo taken at the pep rally.’  Again, a first-ever for UND.

Unknown to many, after the picture was taken on Sunday, it was brought to the Sign & Design graphics studio in the Memorial Union where Rebecca Slade leads this campus function. Rebecca worked from 7:30 p.m. on Sunday night until 10:30 p.m., making 1,800 color copies of the photo, so they would be ready for distribution to students at the Convocation event on Monday. This is one of many examples of how Rebecca goes above and beyond to support the needs of students and campus departments.”

All UND staff members are eligible to receive this award.  Nominations can be submitted through the Staff Senate web site at; forms are available at UND Facilities, Dining Services and the Memorial Union Post Office. Nominations must be received by the 15th of each month.

-- Kim Keeley, coordinator, U-Shine, 777.4146,

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