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July 2014

2014 Staff Senate Elections Open July 7 – July 18

  • Elections for the next term of the Staff Senate will be held from Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 18, 5:00 pm.
  • Ballots will be distributed electronically via the Staff Senate Listserv on Monday, July 7. Voting will also be available at the Summer 2014 Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatches.
  • Only classified and nonstudent wage employees are eligible to vote for senators across all campuses and categories.
  • To confirm that you are on the Staff Senate listserv, email kbreittb@gmu.edu.
  • Meet the nominees at the Summer 2014 Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatches.
  • In addition to the candidates on the ballot, write-in candidates are allowed for each campus.
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July 2014

Announcing . . . The New Staff Senate Logo

The Staff Senate is pleased to share it’s new logo!  Designed for us by students in the School of Art, the idea behind the logos is the Staff Senate’s three initiatives–to advocate, appreciate, and educate staff–holding the Mason staff community together.  Whenever you see this logo, know that the Staff Senate is working hard to serve your needs!

Staff Senate Logo

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July 2014

Staff Senate on Hiatus for July General Meeting

No Staff Senate general meeting this month! The Staff Senate is putting its energy into the Summer 2014 Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatches!  Stop by to meet your senators, senator nominees, and enjoy a cup of coffee on us at the dates below:

Arlington, Monday, July 7, 9:30-11:00 am, Founders Hall 125

Prince William, Thursday, July 10, 9:30 – 11:00 am, Bull Run Hall Atrium

Fairfax, Wednesday, July 16, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Patriot Lounge, Sub I

 Next general meeting will be Wednesday, September 3, 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  Guest speakers and location to be announced.

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July 2014

June Employee of the Month: Janet Walker

June 2014 Employee of the Month
June 2014 Employee of the Month

The biggest congratulations possible for Janet Walker, Work Life & Communications Coordinator, Human Resources/Payroll.  Anyone who knows Janet, knows that she is always smiling!  That makes sense, since Walker is effusive about her love for Mason.  “It’s a caring community, full of fascinating people, doing amazing things. I enjoy coming to work because each day is unique,” she says.

Read more about Janet at this Mason News article.

To learn more about Mason’s recognition programs, click here.

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July 2014

Summer Social: Celebrating the Arlington Campus

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Arlington Campus Summer Social on Monday, July 28, from 1 pm – 3 pm.  More details will be distributed as the date nears.

For questions, contact Regional Campuses at 703-993-8284 or University Life at 703-993-8984.

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July 2014

Free Summer Yoga for Well-Being

Students participate in outdoor Yoga.
Students participate in outdoor Yoga.

A central aspect of the mission of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) is to contribute to the well-being of our Mason community. CWB is thrilled to offer a summer session of our weekly Yoga for Well-Being practice open to all Mason students, faculty and staff.

“Yoga for Well-Being” is a hatha yoga class carefully themed to deepen one’s experience of an interdisciplinary approach to yoga. This practice includes precise instruction in beginning and intermediate level postures, breathing practices, and guided relaxation. Modifications will be offered to individualize the practice. You will need to bring your own yoga mat and any props you need. All are welcome. Let the instructor know at the beginning of class if this is your first yoga practice or if you have any serious physical limitations.

More information can be viewed on Center for the Advancement of Well-Being website or on the Free Summer Yoga flier.

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July 2014

Training for the New Fiscal Year

Get ready for the new fiscal year by brushing up on your knowledge and making sure that you are up to date on the policies and rules. You can view a list of fiscal trainings and other workshops on https://ittraining.gmu.edu/workshops.cfm.

Learn more about Fiscal Services on their website, including videorecordings of training session in case you can’t attend a session in person.

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July 2014

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Tick Tock Discounts: Discounts with a Deadline

We invite you to check out the latest tick tock discounts at http://mymasonhr.gmu.edu.  Log in using your email user name and password, select “myDiscounts” from the left-hand menu, and choose the “Tick Tocks.”  Currently there are opportunities from the Washington Nationals, Café Rio, Global Fit, Verizon, Macy’s and more.  They’re all time sensitive though so check them out before they sizzle up in the summer heat!

Summer’s Here and the Time is Right for Recognition!

Reward & Recognition has some fun, summer-inspired awards perfect for spreading a little sunshine:

  • Flip Flops
  • Battery-powered fans
  • Car sun visors

To request an award, simply send an email to awards@gmu.edu with the employee’s name, G# and reason for the award.  For more information click here.

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July 2014

Congratulations to Senator Recipients of Staff Professional Development Certificates!

Linda Harber, Associate Vice President Human Resources and Payroll, presenting at the professional development awards ceremony
Linda Harber, Associate Vice President Human Resources and Payroll, presenting at the professional development awards ceremony

A big congratulations to the seven Staff Senators earning certificates as part of HR and Payroll’s Faculty & Staff Professional Development Recognition Ceremony on June 19, 2014:

  • Lisa Bair – Customer Service Certificate Program: Subject Matter Experts and HR Liaisons Certificate Program and Mason Advisor Certificate Program,
  • Susan Brionez – New SUPERvisor Series,
  • Jennifer Hamilton – Customer Service Certificate Program: Subject Matter Expert,
  • Lindsey Lowenberg: Advanced Customer Service Certificate Program,
  • Stacey Remick-Simkins – HR Liaisons Certificate Program,
  • Nicole Roth – Customer Service Certificate Program and Advanced Customer Service Certificate Program, and
  • Stephanie Zeher – Mason Advisor Certificate Program.

 

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July 2014

Summer Camps and Youth Program at Mason, Summer 2014

Students stand on the deck of the Observatory Tower the Center for Restructuring Education in Science and Technology (CREST) Camp at Fairfax Campus.
Students stand on the deck of the Observatory Tower the Center for Restructuring Education in Science and Technology (CREST) Camp at Fairfax Campus.

Got kids? Need to keep them busy this summer?  Consider some of the great camps offered across a variety of departments on all the Mason campuses this summer.

Summer Camps and Youth Programs 2014