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May 2013
From the Desk of Lee Stone, Staff Council President

The Task Force on Staff Talent was recently recognized as the most actively engaged of all of the stakeholder groups in the strategic planning process. Staff go above and beyond, and many times are the unsung heroes. President Stone discusses the importance of staff and faculty working together in the strategic planning process.

Preventing Sexual Harassment Training

All employees are required to successfully complete Preventing Sexual Harassment (PSH) training, a refresher course, or a comparable classroom training program every three years.  The information linked pertains to those who have not completed the Preventing Sexual Harassment training or the refresher course within the past three years. 

Staff Council Awards

The Staff Development Committee of the Staff Council invites you to noiminate yourself or a colleague for the first annual Staff Council awards! There are three awards:

  • Staff Council Member of the Year
  • Staff Council Outstanding New Member
  • Staff Council Outstanding Committee Chair

Award descriptions and nomination forms can be found here.

Nominations are available either through an electronic survey or on a paper form, whichever is easier. Self-nominations and nominations of others are completely welcome. You do not have to be a Staff Council member to nominate someone.

The nominated members will be notified of their nomination and the winners will be announced at the annual Staff Council Retreat on July 12th at Victory Field.

Questions? Concerns? Most importantly, nominations that you’d like to send? Contact Caitie Deranek at or (317) 278-8918.

The Gerald L. Bepko Staff Council Spirit Award, Nan Bohan Community Engagement Award, Multicultural Impact Staff Award, and the Carol D. Nathan Staff Council Scholarships will open on June 1. More information will be available at that time.

Highlights and Opportunities
  • Pantry Partners for the Ronald McDonald House
  • Congratulations goes to Phyllis Washington, winner of the Alvin S. Bynum Mentor Award for 2013! Ms. Washington is the coordinator of the Twenty-First Century Scholars Success Program at IUPUI.
  • Graduate and Professional Programs: The Secrets of Graduate Admissions, May 22, 2013
  • Staff Council Member Feature - Meagan Senesac, Data Systems Analyst, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Reminder! Be sure to review the Strategic Plan recently released for comments. The document can be found here. Directions for giving comments are found on the webpage.
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