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Scholarships available for dependents of benefited staff

Successful fundraising has once again enabled the Staff Senate to provide student scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The application is available through our website at UND.edu/staff-senate. We encourage you to have your undergraduate dependent children who are admitted to attend UND full-time during the Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015 apply for this scholarship. The [...]

Over $13,000 donated to Denim Days in 2013

UND employees donated a total of $13,626 in Denim Day donations in 2013! Your regular Denim Day dollars provided financial support to the following 13 local non-profit charities: Altru Family YMCA – Child Care Scholarship Fund; Altru Health Foundation – Child Life Program; Altru Infant & Child Bereavement Program; Circle of Friends Humane Society; Community [...]

Tubs of Love continues through Dec. 10

Staff Senate’s annual Tubs of Love started Nov. 1. All proceeds will go to Santa Claus Girls and CVIC. Items sought include; daily essential items such as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes and new children’s toys (12 and under). Your generosity will help us brighten someone’s day in our community. Donation tubs can be found [...]

Staff Senate’s ‘Popping for Scholarships’ begins July 23

Staff Senate will be “Popping for Scholarships” in the Memorial Union on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 23. Thanks to student government’s generous offer to allow us to use their equipment. Staff Senators will be selling hot fresh delicious popcorn for $1 a bag on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 23 through Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to [...]

Seeds for Staff Success quarterly deadline is June 15

Successful fundraising has enabled Staff Senate with the ability to provide professional development opportunities to benefitted staff members. This program was developed by Staff Senate to provide staff members with a source of funding that allows them to continue their education; attend conferences and workshops; or participate in other staff development opportunities they might have [...]

Staff Senate seeks new senators

Staff members – we need you! Staff Senate will hold nominations for new senators for the coming year. Nomination form can be found at UND.edu/staff-senate. What can you do with Staff Senate? – Be a respected voice for staff of the UND. We have a good working relationship with University leaders from administration, faculty and students. As [...]

Staff Senate seeks new senators

Staff members – we need you! Staff Senate will hold nominations for new senators for the coming year. Nomination form: UND.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1SyZzawwkzGYFJH 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 [...]

Scholarships available for dependents of benefited staff

Successful fundraising has once again enabled the Staff Senate to provide student scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application is available through our web site at UND.edu/staff-senate. We encourage you to have your undergraduate dependent children who are admitted to attend UND full-time during the fall 2013 and/or spring 2014 apply for this scholarship. [...]

Staff Senate to host Gorecki Center tour Dec. 19

Staff Senate is sponsoring a Gorecki Alumni Center tour for faculty and staff from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. The Center is located at 3100 University Ave. The Gorecki Alumni Center, which is near the Chester Fritz Auditorium, officially opened its doors with a dedication ceremony on Oct. 12. The center houses Admissions [...]

Staff Senate awards development grants

Successful fundraising has enabled Staff Senate to fund professional development opportunities to benefited staff members through the Seeds for Staff Success grant program, which was developed by Staff Senate to provide staff members with a source of funding to continue their education, attend conferences and workshops, or participate in other staff development opportunities in which [...]

Staff Senators sought

Staff Senate has senator positions open. Please contact us if you are interested in filling a 2013 position. E-mail or call Kristi Swartz at kristi.swartz@UND.edu, 777.6403. — Staff Senate.

Staff Senate seeks donated food and personal care items through Dec. 11

Staff Senate would like to give everyone the opportunity to help others who are in need this holiday season. Donations of food and personal care items will be collected and donated to St. Joseph’s Social Care and Thrift Store  in Grand Forks. Tubs will be set up at the following locations: Aerospace, Education Building, EERC, [...]

Staff Senate will sponsor Hughes Fine Arts Center tour Oct. 31

Staff Senate is sponsoring a Hughes Fine Arts Center Tour from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Leave for lunch and escape to the Arts! Hear Nariaki Sugiura play the Bösendorfer piano with endowed chair cellist Simona Barbu. Listen to the Concert Choir, the 12:00 Jazz Ensemble and the Steel Pan Band. Check out [...]

Staff Senate sponsors tour of Gorecki Alumni Center Nov. 6

Staff will get a chance to see the public spaces and other office spaces throughout the Gorecki Alumni Center from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Registration can be completed through the University Within the University (U2) Program at u2.UND.edu/registration or 777.4316. The tour is sponsored by Staff Senate; it will highlight the LEED [...]

Staff Senate lists highlights from annual report

The Staff Senate is an elected body of 50 staff members that represents each job category. These dedicated people have a substantial impact in making specific recommendations for changes. The Staff Senate has been involved in numerous professional development initiatives and proposals. In 2011-2012, Staff Senate was involved in the following: Building/Facility Access Committee Chester [...]

Staff Senate seeks candy donations for Potato Bowl and Homecoming

Staff Senate is entering a float in the Potato Bowl Parade on Sept. 8 and the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 13. Staff Senate is seeking candy donations to hand out to children during the route. We cannot accept chocolate, because it melts. If you wish to contribute, there are numerous candy donation drop off sites: [...]

Staff Senate announces new leadership

Staff Senate has named Patricia Young of Lifelong Learning and Professional Development as president for a one-year term beginning in May 2012. Young will begin her tenure along with newly elected vice president, Diane Hillebrand of SMHS Research Affairs. Young and Hillebrand were elected by their peers. “We are blessed with outstanding, dedicated senators and [...]

Seeds for Staff Success drawing set for May 23

Staff Senate is proud to announce a new program for benefited staff called Seeds for Staff Success, which aids staff in professional development. To view the criteria for the program and to fill out an application form, visit our web site at http://und.edu/staff-senate/. Purchase your Seeds for Staff Success raffle ticket for just $5 from [...]

Scholarships for staff dependents deadline extended

Staff Senate has extended the application deadline date for scholarships for dependents of benefited staff to April 5.  The application and scholarship criteria can be found on the Staff Senate web site at http://und.edu/staff-senate. — Sharley Kurtz, instructional designer, Nursing, 777-4147, sharley.kurtz@und.edu.

Can you spare a $1 for scholarships?

Help Staff Senate provide scholarships for dependents of UND staff members by signing up for a payroll deduction – it’s fast and easy. Visit the Staff Senate web site at http://und.edu/staff-senate/committees.cfm and click on the Fundraising/Scholarship committee to download and fill out the form. — Sharley Kurtz, instructional designer, Nursing, 777-4147, sharley.kurtz@und.edu.

Staff Senate offers department tours

See the heart of the University during the Facilities tour and possibily see a heart operation simulation during the School of Medicine and Health Sciences/Clinical Education Center tour. Staff Senate has been offering various tours around campus to promote networking and also give staff a chance to gain knowledge about other areas of our wonderful campus. Past [...]

Application available for staff dependent scholarships

Dependents of staff members are eligible to receive a $500 annual scholarship from Staff Senate. The application can be found on the Staff Senate website (click on the link in the “What’s Happening” box) http://und.edu/staff-senate/ The deadline to apply is Feb. 27. Thank you to everyone who purchased a 31 Days of Glory ticket, bought [...]

Can you spare a dollar for scholarships?

Many people already have! On behalf of Staff Senate, thank you. Faculty and staff at UND have generously signed up for payroll deduction to support scholarships for dependents of UND staff members. For as little as $1 per pay period you can help as well. For all the details, please visit http://und.edu/staff-senate/_files/docs/forms/payroll-deduction-form.pdf. –  Staff Senate.

Staff Senate announces December U-Shine recipient

Staff Senate is proud to announce the December U-Shine Award recipient is Brent Gerhardt from Admissions/Student Financial Aid. Brent was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President Kristi Swartz. This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out of his or her way to make [...]

Staff Senate announces October U-Shine recipient

Staff Senate is proud to announce that the October U Shine Award recipient is Carol Drechsel from Institutional Research. She was nominated by Carmen Williams and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President Kristi Swartz. This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out [...]