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Thursday March 2,  2023
In This Issue
Staff Council News

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 3/7/23 from 12:05-1:30
All members of the UVM community are welcome. 
The Microsoft Teams meeting link will be posted prior to the
meeting on the front page of the Staff Council website, or my may join in-person at the Jost Foundation room in Davis.  Meeting agendas, minutes, and video recordings
are also available on our website. 

Staff Council Primer
The UVM Staff Council has served as an advocate for staff for over 50 years by seeking out and responding to their ideas and concerns, representing them to the University administration, and keeping staff informed of University initiatives.
Staff Council Leadership is comprised of Jon Reisenweaver, President and Katherine McGinn Hall, Vice-President.  Both of their two-year terms expire in the spring of 2023 so we will be initiating the election process to bring in two new leaders for beginning AY24.  click here for full primer
Congratulations to our 5 awardees for the 3rd quarter, receiving a total of $2,425 to support their professional development journey.  To date for FY23 the fund has awarded grants to 16 staff members totaling $7,725.  The Q3 awardees came from across campus including SPA, DEM, CESS, DOSA and CEMS.
All non-represented staff staff are eligible to apply. (With the ratification of the UVMSU contract, UVMSU members are no longer eligible per the Memorandum of Understanding)

Nichole Hathaway has been serving Staff Council since for many years.  She serves on the Personal & Professional Development Committee as well as the Staff Council Professional Development Fund Committee, both of which are perfect fits as Nichole is an Outreach Professional at PACE (Professional and Continuing Education) serving as their Staff Council representative.  Nichole brings her knowledge and passion to professional development to every meeting.  She was a key contributor in 2018-2019 on the formation and proposal for the Professional Devolvement Fund.  Click here to find out more about the work of PPD as well as all the committees.  

Consider joining Nichole as a representative on Staff Council, Visit our representative page on our website for additional openings.

Come learn more about where to walk on campus when the weather isn’t so great! Staff will meet with Cyrus Carey, Associate Director of Campus Rec, Operations, who will talk to Staff about the process of accessing the Fitness Center, Campus Rec spaces, and the Indoor Track. Then, Staff will be able to walk the indoor track until 1pm. Meet in the Fitness Center Lobby.  No sign up or registration required.
Monday, March 6, 12pm click to add to your calendar 
Come enjoy a hint of spring and hidden gem while learning about of UVM’s Main Campus greenhouse. Join Greenhouse Facilities Director Derek Allen on a guided tour Wednesday, March 22nd at noon. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.   

Wednesday, March 22, 12pm click for required registration
The staff book club will be reading Monstress by Lysley Tenorio.  The book consists of eight short stories, and we will be meeting to discuss the first four on Friday, February 3 at noon and the second four on Wednesday, March 8 at noon. Email Allison Spain if you wish to join the group even if you missed the first meeting.
Skate night is back, happening on March on March 31st, click for details.

After a COVID hiatus, we are very excited to bring back the annual Golf Day to the Williston Country Club.  Be on the lookout for registration details yet to come.
UVM Animal Stars
The UVM Animal Stars pet directory is temporarily not accepting new profiles. We'll let you know when we open back up for new furry friends!

What would you like to see here?  The brief survey indicated a majority that responded wish to see the Animal Stars remain as is until we can start again with new pets.
campus news

Tuesday, March 21 - Friday, March 24, 2023

The 2023 Inclusive Excellence Symposium explores what it means to be in community with the University of Vermont's Our Common Ground values with speakers Loretta Ross, Rabia Chaudry, D'Lo, and Maimouna Youssef with both in-person and online offerings. click here for details 

New Threat Recognition and Reporting Webpage
Safety is UVM's highest priority.  Threats on campus and in the broader community are a possibility for which we must all be prepared.  UVM's new reporting webpage is a vital resource for helping keep our campus safe and secure.  click here for more
Move your body.
Record your time moved.
Win a prize!
Regular physical activity offers numerous health benefits. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of physical activity per week. UVM Campus Rec is encouraging you to move 600 minutes during March. Move your body any way YOU choose.
Challenge yourself!
The challenge runs February 27 – April 2. Join at any time!
Participating is easy: Click here to record your active minutes. (Bookmark this link so you can go back to it every time you are active.) If you would prefer a paper log, visit the Gucciardi fitness center reception desk.
Prizes: Campus Rec staff will tally your minutes at the end of the challenge and reach out with some fun swag!
Learn more about the ACSM and CDC recommendations here.

The UVM Book Nook is proud to announce its 13th annual Spring Semester Book Drive. UVM Students love to read compelling books of fiction and nonfiction They enjoy classic and contemporary novels, and are deeply passionate about books examining Race, Social Justice, Philosophy, exposure to Poetry, Writing, and Publishing, Gender Studies, Politics, History, Religion and Spiritualism. UVM Students read important books; books that inform, provide enjoyment, and widen their perspectives of the World.

Please consider the Book Nook as a year-round source for donating books that captivated and inspired you. Your book may go to enrich and even transform a student’s life in a way that they had never imagined.

To donate Books: We have a convenient Book Nook Donation Box located in the Dudley Davis H. Davis Center Atrium, next to Brennan’s Pub. For larger donations you can contact:

March 9th, 7pm: 
Family Game (Arsenault et fils)
A tight thriller simultaneously works as a sensitive portrait of rural Quebec, not far from the border with USA. Meet the Arsenaults, a small-time tight-knit poach family who have ruled for generations in the back-country district of Témiscouata, Quebec. Arsenault & Sons is the name of their family auto repair shop that serves as cover for their more illicit activities. The return of Anthony, the youngest of the family, then the arrival of Emilie, a radio host who exerts a strong influence on Anthony and especially his older brother Adam, will come to test the harmony of the clan.
Screening to mark the month of Francophonie.
March 24th at 5:15pm:
The Automat
March 24th at 7:15pm:
Paang: In the Shadow of Everest
The UVM promo code for the $2 discount is UVM_2023

To redeem the code, select the film, click buy/get tickets, and before adding a ticket to your cart, click "Know a promotion code?". After it has been entered, you will see the discounted ticket as an option, add to your cart and proceed to checkout. 
This season, the UVM Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is sponsoring a show featuring the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world” that celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage”.
The show will be on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
UVM community members can purchase tickets for 10% off (tickets range $25-$79).  You can purchase the tickets through Alvin Ailey Theater at the Flynn by using code UVMDEI.
UVM employees get 15% off. When ordering online, you will need to sign in with your UVM credentials and then you will see the fac/staff discount. (The 15% cannot be combined with the other discount packages we’re offering.) Click Here For the Digital Brochure.  
Community Resources
COVID-Support VT: VT Everyone Eats:
The Champlain Housing Trust announced a suite of initiatives and financing options to help Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) become homeowners through its signature shared equity program.  Click to learn more.
This section of Staffline highlights both internal and external opportunities for training and development. We try to feature both free events and those which have a cost, with a friendly reminder that if you are a non-represented staff, you could potentially apply for the Staff Council Professional Development Fund to pay for them. 4th quarter application period is open.

Every year, PACE help thousands of non-traditional students continue their education at the University of Vermont. Through collaborations with UVM’s various colleges and schools, we offer courses and programs to help you explore your options. Whether you’re planning a career change, looking for personal enrichment or professional development, or preparing for an undergraduate or advanced degree.

Contact us via email ( or phone (800-639-3210) to meet with an advisor who can help you map an educational plan based on your background and goals.

Professional Development and Training Calendar
Classes are added throughout the year, so check back regularly.