University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Staff Senate seeks new senators

Staff members - we need you! Staff Senate will hold nominations for new senators for the coming year.

Nomination form:

What can you do with Staff Senate?

- Be a respected voice for staff of UND. We have a good working relationship with University leaders from administration, faculty and students. As founding members of the North Dakota University System Staff Senate, the Capitol and the State Board of Higher Education also hear our voices.

- Support fellow staff and the campus community. Throughout the year, Staff Senate sponsors and supports Denim & Diamonds, Spring Fling, the U-Shine Award, Denim Days, and special staff programming with U2; and supports COSE with Employee Appreciation Week.

- Be a source of scholarships for staff and our dependents. Profits from special projects, 31 Days of Glory and from the silent auction during Denim & Diamonds let Staff Senate give over 25 scholarships to dependents of staff, the most of any campus in the North Dakota University System, and also various grants to staff for professional development.

Please consider serving. A single term is three years. Time commitment includes a monthly full Senate meeting (about an hour and a half) and a monthly committee meeting (about an hour). Talk to current and former senators about Staff Senate and feel free to contact me with any questions. Current member lists and information can be found at

-- Kristi Swartz, CILT, 777.6403,

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