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Thursday January 5,  2023

Allison (Allie) Provost is a new  representative this year from the Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) where she is a General Merchandise Manager at the Bookstore.  Allie currently serves on the newly reinstituted Compensation, Benefits & Budget Committee (CBB) for Non-Represented Staff.  Click here to find out more about the work of CBB as well as all the committees.  When Allie became a representative, she stated, "As a newcomer to the University of Vermont network, it’s important to me to actively seek out ways to get involved, meet new people who challenge me and help me grow, and establish myself within the community. My grandmother was a former UVM employee, and my mother is a UVM graduate, so I feel I owe it them to be a catalyst for positive change in a place they both deeply value. "

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

Keep checking here for details to come as both the Social Committee and Community Engagement Committee offer ways to get through the winter and into next summer with a walking tour of The Fleming Museum with Alice Boone, Curator of Education and Public Programs, on 2/8 at noon, bowling outing in February, a casino bus trip in late winter or early spring, reboot of the golf outing in summer.  The staff book club will be reading Monstress by Lysley Tenorio this spring and wanted to announce the choice now in case anyone is looking for something to read over the break. 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.  

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)
Click image below for the recording of the 1/3/23 full Staff Council meeting.
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
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
The Conformist is a lavishly produced Freudian political melodrama, a portrait of the psychological need to conform and be “normal” at the social level in general and the political level in particular. The screenplay is based on Alberto Moravia’s 1951, with a score by the great Georges Delerue (Contempt, Jules et Jim, etc.) and breathtaking color cinematography by the Oscar-winning Vittorio Storaro.
UVM employees can access $2 discounted tickets for the 1/12 screening at 7pm by entering promo code UVM2022 when selecting a ticket to add to your cart. Once you are on the show page for the film you'd like to see, click "Get tickets", then "Buy tickets". You'll then see (above the price options listed) a teal box that says "Know a promotion code?". Click that, enter UVM2022, and then you'll see Ticket- $2 pop up as an option to select. Continue following the prompts from there 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.)
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.