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Nominations: March 17-April 14 Extended through April 30!


Staff Senate Nominations Open - Extended through April 30!

Nominations for Staff Senate are now open! This year we have the following vacancies:
5 – Business Affairs
3 – Academic Affairs
3 – Student Affairs
1 – Chancellor's Division

Submit a nomination through MySeaport under Administrative Services -> Single Sign-On Services -> Staff Senate Application or go directly to the nominations site.

Staff Senate is comprised of staff from all divisions at UNCW. Representation for each division on Staff Senate is proportional to the percentage each division makes up of overall staff. At this time, seats are open in the Chancellor's Division, Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, and Student Affairs. If you are a staff member from one of these divisions and you are interested in joining Staff Senate, please submit a nomination!

Spring Staff Senate Survey Results

Staff Senate distributed their Spring 2016 survey in March and the results are in! Visit the Staff Senate Priorities Committee page for more information about Staff Senate's recent survey.

Spring Survey Results In Announcement

Dawn Brown, Staff Senate Chair, Speaks at Chancellor's Installation

Dawn Brown represented UNCW Staff and the Staff Senate by speaking on Installation Day. See more about her speech in this Star News article.

Travel Grant Reminder

Staff Senate would like to remind all Staff Members who are interested in obtaining a global perspective in order to uniquely and comprehensively fulfill their roles at UNCW to please Apply [PDF] for the Global Travel Grant. The application for the grant is due May 30th to the Office of International Programs / Staff Global Travel Award, Campus Box 5965.

Staff Senate would like to remind all UNCW Staff to glance at SWOOP often for this and other opportunities.

Staff Senate presents scholarships to staff members

In the December Staff meeting Staff Senate presented Mellissa Dionesotes and Olivia Causby their scholarship awards.

Melissa Dionesotes receives award
Mellissa Dionesotes – Recipient of the Staff Senate Scholarship
Mellissa is an Executive Assistant and has been working in the Center for Marine Science since 2008.  She is also a research diver and her dream is to advance to a research position.  This year she was also accepted into the Masters in Environmental Studies program.  The upcoming spring semester she has an opportunity to advance her diving certification and this will allow her to pursue a graduate research project of her own.  We want to congratulate Mellissa and wish her the best in fulfilling her dreams here at UNCW.

Olivia Causby receives award
Olivia Causby – is an Administrative Associate in (Foreign Language) World Languages and Cultures
Olivia will be attending the 2nd annual International Conference on Communication and Management.  It will be held in Athens, Greece May 9-12, 2016. Global experts will present on cultural communication, performance management, human resources, cross-cultural marketing, and multiple other fields relevant to her position.  Knowledge of these practices will allow her to better assist faculty, students, and community members from different backgrounds.  Congratulations Olivia and safe travels!

Beau Cummings – Development Director, Majors Gift (Advancement)
Beau will be attending The Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising April 18-22, 2016 in Loughborough, UK, at Loughborough University.  Beau has the opportunity to attend this Fundraising conference then travel to Hertfordshire University to spend time with colleagues at a UNCW Partner institution.  By understanding the perceptions of fundraising abroad and what influences other cultures to give back or not give back we can be better prepared to cultivate relationships with our growing international bas of graduates.  Beau’s purpose is to better understand the culture of Higher Education Philanthropy abroad.  Congratulations Beau and safe travels!

If you would like to apply for the Staff Senate Scholarship please visit our Scholarships page for details. If you are interested in applying for the Global Travel Grants for Staff you can apply on their website.

Holiday Cards for Heroes a Huge Success

staff senate postcards for troops

UNCW Staff Senate's Holiday Cards for Heroes was a huge success. As part of Giving Tuesday, students, faculty and staff participated in sending special greetings to North Carolina military personnel who cannot be home for the holidays.

Kudos Award

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