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Thursday January 19,  2023

Cindy Lee has been a representative on Staff Council since 2016 and at UVM since 2011.  Cindy is currently serving the Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) where she is a Senor Executive Assistant.  Cindy serves on the Personal & Professional Development, Occupational Environment (PPD) committee.  Click here to find out more about the work of PPD as well as all the committees.  Cindy brings a wealth of institutional knowledge and skills to Staff Council.  She provides a mindful view ensuring all voices on campus are consider as well as very practical and detailed approach to her work on Staff Council.

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

The UVM Staff Council serves as an advocate for staff 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 works to create a cohesive community, have a positive impact on staff culture, and promote the betterment of all.

In This Issue:
Staff Council News

Campus News
Community Resources
UVM Professional Development & Training - Updated
Staff Council News

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 2/7/23 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. 

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)
Join a guided tour of the Fleming Museum lead by Chris Dissinger, Manager of Visitor Engagement, as well as Amy Vile, member of the Community Engagement Committee,  and learn about the newest exhibitions at the University’s Fleming Museum. Meet at the museum’s lobby shortly before noon on Wednesday, February 8th.  Click here to add to your calendar.  No sign up or registration required.
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.  
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
A Conversation with the President of The University of Vermont on Vermont Public (Formerly VPR) – 12/23/22. (26min)  -Click image below to view.
INSIDE UVM is the primary communication source from administration to the UVM community, produced and distributed by the Office of Strategic Communication.  You can also expect a vast majority of announcements coming from Human Resource Services to be communicated via INSIDE UVM.  For more information, click here.
The Career Path Development project is rooted in the University of Vermont's commitment to connecting its core values with the evolving needs of a diverse workforce. To do this, UVM has engaged Mercer, a worldwide leader in Human Resources Consulting, to help redesign HR processes and strategies that enable talent development, foster equitable pay, and speed up necessary HR transactions. For details, click here.
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at UVM is a community of adult learners who enjoy year-round programs and events that are diverse, interesting, fun, and affordable. OLLI at UVM joins 125 colleges and universities in the United States that provide lifelong learning opportunities to 50+ adults. Registration is open for Winter/Spring 2023 Programs
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.)
Community Resources
Food and Meal 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. 3rd quarter application period is open.
For PD&T's latest newsletter, click here.
Download Full Fiscal Year Schedule (pdf)
Classes are added throughout the year, so check back regularly.