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November 17, 2015

$10 Tickets to all staff and faculty for ECU vs. Cincinnati game on November 28!

Filed under: Announcements,Staff Senate — Kelly @ 11:43 am

On Saturday, November 28th, ECU will host Cincinnati at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in our final home game of the year.  ECU faculty and staff can purchase tickets for the game for just $10 each.  Tickets MUST be purchased online by clicking ECU Faculty/Staff Appreciation Football Tickets. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase.

Please accept these tickets as a sign of our appreciation and a sincere thank you for all you have done and continue to do!

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our ticket office directly at 252-737-4500.

November 3, 2015

Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship application period now open

Filed under: Announcements,Scholarship — Kelly @ 9:22 am

The Staff Senate is pleased to announce that applications for the Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship are now open.  The Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship was endowed to benefit ECU staff directly by providing funds for those staff members who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at ECU.  More information about the scholarship and about Gail Jordan are located below.

Students can file a General Scholarship application for the Staff Senate scholarship opportunities as well as any number of other campus based opportunities via ECUAWard.  The on-line scholarship portal is located at https://ecu.academicworks.com.  The attached document illustrates how to use the system.  Please note that, after completing the General Application, you will need to search the opportunities list for the Gail Jordan scholarship, and click the button to apply.  Additional questions will be asked once you choose to apply to the scholarship.  If you have questions while in ECUAWard, please email scholarships@ecu.edu for assistance.  Applications will be accepted November 1, 2015 until January 31, 2016.

Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund

About Gail Jordan Gail Jordan is remembered as an energetic person who enjoyed helping others.

Jordan spent 36 years as a state employee. After four years with the N.C. Department of Revenue, she was hired in 1973 as a secretary in the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs at East Carolina University. Following a short-lived move to Raleigh with her husband, Jordan returned to ECU in 1975.

Jordan spent the rest of her career as ECU, rising to the job of assistant to the chancellor in 2004. Upon retiring in 2005, she received the ECU’s Founders Day award for her service to the university. She returned to ECU in 2006 temporarily as assistant to Kevin Seitz, then the vice chancellor for administration and finance.

Although Jordan’s life was cut short by breast cancer at the age of 57, the impact of Gail’s work and life at ECU lives on. As Abraham Lincoln noted, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.” Gail put a lot of “life” in her years at ECU, and it’s in her memory that we are establishing the Staff Senate/Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Purpose of the Fund
The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to full-time SPA, CSS, and non-faculty EPA employees who are taking either undergraduate or graduate level courses at East Carolina University, in memory of Gail Jordan, a long-serving ECU staff employee with ties to all levels of the university.

The intent of the scholarship is to cover the expenses for one or more courses (tuition, fees and books) to a staff employee after the employee has exhausted his/her eligibility for tuition free courses for that academic year.

 

 

Children of SPA Employees Scholarship application period now open

Filed under: Announcements,Scholarship — Kelly @ 9:21 am

The Staff Senate is pleased to announce that applications for the Children of SPA Employees Scholarship are now open.  The Children of SPA Employees Scholarship was endowed to benefit the children of ECU staff by providing funds for those who choose to attend ECU.  More information about the scholarship is located below.

Students can file a General Scholarship application for the Staff Senate scholarship opportunities as well as any number of other campus based opportunities via ECUAWard.  The on-line scholarship portal is located at https://ecu.academicworks.com.  The attached document illustrates how to use the system.  Please note that, after completing the General Application, you will need to search the opportunities list for the Children of SPA Employees scholarship, and click the button to apply.  Additional questions will be asked once you choose to apply to the scholarship.  If you have questions while in ECUAWard, please email scholarships@ecu.edu for assistance.  Applications will be accepted November 1, 2015 until January 31, 2016.

Children of SPA Employees Scholarship

The Children of SPA Employees Scholarship was established to assist deserving children of SPA/CSS Employees with tuition assistance while attending East Carolina University. The Scholarship shall be awarded to undergraduate students who are children (including stepchildren and adopted children) of currently employed SPA/CSS Employees at East Carolina University; who have been accepted for admission or who are enrolled full-time at East Carolina University.

Other criteria in order of priority are:

  • Students must be pursuing first undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum 3.0 projected GPA for incoming freshman or actual GPA for current students at ECU.
  • Students must have demonstrated leadership potential.
  • Students must have demonstrated community involvement and extracurricular activities.
  • Any other criteria determine appropriate by the Scholarship Selection Committee.

The Scholarship award shall be for the amount of $1,000 annually ($500 per semester) or up to the amount of annual income on the endowment. The Foundation has the discretion to determine if the fund will allow more than one scholarship to be awarded.

 

January 16, 2015

Aycock Residence Hall Public Forums

Filed under: Announcements,Special Events — Jennifer Harris @ 4:08 pm

Robert Brinkley, chair of the ECU Board of Trustees, invites you to join him and other interested parties for a conversation about the trustees’ consideration of a request to remove Governor Aycock’s name from a campus residence hall. You will have the opportunity to express your views and to listen to the views of others. Additional information about Governor Aycock and the university naming policy can be found by visiting www.ecu.edu/aycock.

There will be two public forums; one designed specifically for students and one designed specifically for ECU faculty/staff, alumni, and community residents. You may attend either or both of the forums.

Monday, January 26
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Wright Auditorium
(ECU Student Forum)

Tuesday, January 27
4:00-5:30 p.m.
East Carolina Heart Institute, Auditorium
(ECU Faculty/Staff, Alumni, & Community Forum)  

January 15, 2015

Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Filed under: Announcements,Scholarship — Jennifer Harris @ 12:20 pm

Give a gift in memory of Gail by following these simple steps:

  • Go to www.giving.ecu.edu.
  • In the yellow bar on the left, click on Give a Gift.
  • Look for Click here to choose the designation for your gift in the middle of the page.
  • In the search box under Search Fund Designation, type Gail Jordan.
  • Select this as your gift designation by clicking on Staff Senate/Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund.
  • Enter your gift amout, and all other requested information on the page, then Next at the bottom.

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to full-time SPA, CSS, and non-faculty EPA employees who are taking either undergraduate or graduate level courses at ECU, in memory of Gail Jordan, a long-serving ECU staff employee with ties to all levels of the university.

It is the goal of the Staff Senate to grow this fund in the hopes that the first scholarship can be awarded in fiscal year 2016.

June 13, 2014

Staff Senate Welcomes New Senators And Alternates

Filed under: Announcements — Sherry Bingham @ 12:46 pm

 

ECU LogoThe Staff Senate conducted it’s June orientation meeting on June 12th.

 

Please Welcome Our Newly Elected
Senators And Alternates:

 Academic Affairs
(A)  Betsy Brown
(A)  Travis Bulluck

 Admin and Finance
(S)  Patrick  Clark
(S)  Michael Hale
(S)  Robert Ables
(S)  Letty Lalu
(S)  Brock Jones
(S)  Dawn King
(A) Catherine
Stephenson

 Athletics
 None

Chancellor’s Division
(A) Kimrey Miko

 Health Sciences

(S)  Lisa Lalla
(S)  Ann Wall
(S)  Loretta McDaniel
(S)  Rachel Cherrier
(S)  Karan Roblin
(A)  Kevin Mills
(A)  Angela Robinson

Research and Graduate Studies

(A) Debbie Hathaway

 Student Affairs


(A)  Justin Janak

(A)  Lynn Caverly

University Advancement

(A)  Karen
Whitehead

A new photo of the Staff Senate body will be posted as soon as it is available on our Staff Senate – Members page.

March 28, 2014

Time to Vote for New Staff Senators

Filed under: Announcements,Staff Senate — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

Every spring the Staff Senate elects new senators and alternate senators. This year over 20 seats will be filled across eight divisions. All candidates were nominated by their peers and approved by their supervisor and Human Resources.

StaffSenatemembers2013

Each division is allotted senate seats based on the number of staff. One senator is elected for every 100 staff members. Each division also elects up to two alternate senators. The alternate senators are active delegates and participate in Senate and committee meetings. Senators are elected to a two year term while alternate senators serve a one year term. The Staff Senate reports to the Chancellor and works hard to represent the best interests of SPA, CSS, and EPA non-faculty employees. We also assist in communicating issues and activities affecting staff members and encourage a sense of community among all University employees.

You may wonder what the Staff Senate does for you?  Just a recap of the activities the Staff Senate took part in during the 2013-2014 session:

  • Worked with University Administrators to help make the Adverse Weather and Closure messages more clear for staff
  • Organized the Health Walk on the Health Sciences Campus in the fall
  • Organized the Staff Appreciation Week activities and give-aways for Spring 2014 (to include the Health Walk on East Campus)
  • Participated in many volunteer activities across Pitt County
  • Worked with the Chancellor and Executive Committee to re-work the Winter Break Schedule in order to maximize the time staff have off
  • Provided an entire Thanksgiving meal (and a grocery gift card) for a very deserving family that was struggling with medical issues
  • Worked with Human Resources regarding the new 24 month probation.  Staff Senate ensured that staff could use leave and were eligible to take advantage of the Free Class benefit at the date of hire (not after the probationary period was over)
  • Worked with ECU Human Resources to ensure Staff Senators were allotted time to serve in the Staff Senate, as well as 30 additional hours to use in volunteer service to ECU (Pirate Boarding Crews, Midnight Madness, etc…)
  • Working with our ECU Human Resources and the Office of State Human Resources to get the 3rd free class reinstated
  • Organized Staff Forums in order to communicate what is happening on campus with staff
  • Worked with multiple committees regarding the future of East Carolina University (Committee on Fiscal Sustainability, Committee on the Status of Woman, Strategic Planning Committee, Parking Committee, etc…)

The Staff Senate is a terrific way for every employee to become more engaged with the University and REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  If you are not currently a part of the Staff Senate, please consider running for a Senator in Spring, 2015 (click here to learn more about the duties and responsibilities of an ECU Staff Senator), until then, please take a moment to vote for those employees that are currently running for the ECU Staff Senate.

As someone that is serving their 1st year on the ECU Staff Senate – this experience has been tremendously rewarding.  I have had multiple face to face interactions with Chancellor Ballard, Dr. Locklear, Dr. Niswander, my Division Vice Chancellor, and many of the other Divisional Vice Chancellors.  I feel that I have had important input on multiple Human Resources issues, and policies and procedures that directly impact staff.

Staff members may vote for candidates in their respective division though the online voting application.

Please take a moment to vote for your candidate(s) of choice within your division. The elections will be open until April 11 at 5pm.
Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
https://ecu.qualtrics.com/WRQualtricsSurveyEngine/?Q_SS=8vjXKiM4WNtaI2F_b7x6inEpEMk34tS&_=1

March 14, 2014

Staff Appreciation Week April 7-11th, 2014

Filed under: Announcements,Special Events,Staff Senate — Mary Schiller @ 9:17 am

Mark your calendars, the 2014 ECU Staff Appreciation Week will be April 7th – 11th.  The Staff Senate Rewards and Recognition Committee along with our Staff Senate Chair and Chair-Elect have been working very hard to ensure this year’s celebration is a GREAT one!

There are many local businesses in and around Greenville that appreciate the staff at ECU as well, so we would like to ask for everyone’s help in getting the awareness out there, so they can help us celebrate!  If you know of any local businesses you would like us to contact, please send us their name and contact information (if available) and we will be sure to touch base with them, or if you would prefer, you can pass along the Staff Senate email address staffsenate@ecu.edu, and the business can email us with the details of the discount,  promotion, or donation they would like to offer.

This is a great opportunity for local businesses to show their support for the ECU Staff!  Please note that all information must be received by March 21st, in order for us to be able to include their names in our Staff Appreciation Week information and announcements.

Go Pirate STAFF!

 

 

January 24, 2014

Civil Rights, Then and Now, presentation by Julian Bond

Filed under: Announcements,Special Events — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ECU will host Julian Bond on January 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for his presentation titled “Civil Rights, Then and Now.”

Julian Bond currently serves as Distinguished Professor in Residence in the Department of Government at American University, Washington D.C. and as Profesor Emeritus, Concoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. 

In 1960, Bond served as a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, and has since served for two decades in the Georgia House and Georgia Senate, served as president of the NAACP, he helped found and served as the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC) in Alabama, and he was the first black person to be nominated for the Vice Presidency of the United States.

You can get your two free tickets by calling the ECU Central Ticket Office at 252-328-6804.

Julian Bond

(Julian Bond)

January 17, 2014

Manifest Your Destiny, presentation by Hill Harper

Filed under: Announcements,Special Events — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

In celebration and honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ECU is hosting keynote speaker Hill Harper. on January 21st, at 7:00 p.m.  for his presentation titled “Manifest Your Destiny.” 

Hill Harper is a Philanthropist, award-wining actor, lecturer, best selling author, and political activist.   He is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Sheldon Hawkes in the CBS drama CSI:NY and his book “Letters to a Young Brother.  His message “Manifest Your Destiny” means to stretch boundaries to reach full potential. Harper’s foundation helps youth reach their potential by expanding their boundaries and providing resources that they have no access to.

The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, founded by Harper, helps create opportunity for underprivileged youths through academic programming, college access skills and personal development.

You can get your two free tickets by calling the ECU Central Ticket Office at 252-328-6804.

Hill Harper

(Hill Harper)

 

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