Dear Student Affairs Staff,
Happy Spring! I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful warm weather.
Staff Updates: Please join me in welcoming the following new staff members: Janae Hollenback, International Student and Scholar Center, and Matthew Hinojosa, Social Sciences Testing Center.
Congratulations to Angie McLean for receiving the Super Staff Award from the WSU Staff Advisory Committee, and to Randy Wilson for being elected to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound as the 2014-16 Public Relations Officer.
Staff departures: Sarah Padilla will be leaving Student Affairs Technology on April 28 when she will travel to Ireland for dissertation research dealing with conflict resolution. Eulogio Alejandre accepted a position as the principal for Esperanza Elementary Charter school in West Valley City starting full-time on June 1. We wish Sarah and Eulogio all the best in their future endeavors!
I’d also like to recognize the following staff for being honored with a WOW Award: Tara Peris (Woman of Weber), Becky Madison (Woman of Wonder), Jessica Oyler (Woman of Wisdom), Marilee Rohan (Woman of Wellness), Woodie Wood-Slaughter (Woman of Wit) and Claire Hughes (Woman of Worth).
“Dining for Dollars” at Sonora Grill is tomorrow, April 10, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Committed to providing educational opportunities for first generation or low-income students, Sonora Grill will donate 100% for all sales on April 10 to benefit Weber State University students. Reservations encouraged at 801-393-1999 or www.thesonoragrill.com for more information contact Steve Ballard at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Community Engaged Learning is planning the next large day of service, WSU Makes a Difference in Ogden on May 8. Time off to participate is covered under the Service Leave Policy, and CCEL is hoping that staff will join in and give back to a great community. A variety of projects is scheduled throughout the day. To sign-up, contact Scott Ball at email@example.com. This is a great opportunity for staff bonding and to network with other departments through service.
Weber State University has once again been recognized as the No. 1 public institution in Utah for “return on investment” (ROI). PayScale, a salary data collection and comparison website, released the 1st place ranking as part of its 2014 College ROI Report. The report states that WSU has a 20-year net ROI of $381,300. The number represents the amount of money WSU students will make over 20 years minus the cost of attending the university. WSU’s 1st place ranking applies when comparing either in-state or out-of-state tuition among Utah institutions. Visit weber.edu/wsutoday for more news about Weber State University.
Reminders: This year’s Employee Performance Reviews or PREPs should be completed by May 31.
Tech Trivia: This spring, many of the streets on the Ogden campus will be officially named, which will help first responders find locations on campus faster during emergencies. Learn more about the address changes at http://www.weber.edu/address. Dani McKean is updating addresses on department websites, contact her if you see an old address. Follow Student Affairs Technology on Facebook to get helpful tips and win prizes! https://www.facebook.com/WSUSAT
Diversity Fact: For Fall 2013, we had 2,456 underrepresented students, and only 656 (26.7%) of these students used student services (Career Services, Multicultural Student Center, Non-Traditional Student Center, Tutoring, and Women's Center). Do you know how your department or service is reaching out to students of different backgrounds?
Student Affairs Awards Ceremony. Don’t miss this year’s end-of-year celebration on Tuesday, April 29 from 11:30 - 1:30 in SU ballroom C. The theme is “Back to the Future.”
Love UT, Give UT: Thanks to departments/ areas and individuals who participated in the annual Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on March 20. The total amount raised in Student Affairs was $3,250. Congratulations!
As always, please send Marlen or me your suggestions or ideas for future Division E-Updates. Thanks!