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Lee National Denim Day 2015

Every year the MSU Staff Senate hosts a fundraiser to support breast cancer research. The week-long drive culminates with the Lee National Denim Day, one of the largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer, a disease that impacts countless lives every year. Please plan on participating to support this great cause!

Click here for the printable Denim Day flyer to hang in your office!

July Administrative Professional Forum

The Administrative Professional Forum Committee is pleased to present our July Fourm, Writing For Admins! The Forum will be presented by Michael Frizell, Director of Studnet Learning Services. It will take place on July 15, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:30pm in Karls Hall 101. More information can be found on the event flyer.

MSU Asministrative Professional Forum

Please join the Administrative Professional Forum Committee on Wednesday, May 27th from 11:30am to 1:00 pm in Library 101 to better understand the changes made to the Human Resources System! Attendees will benefit by learning more about the HR Systems upgrades, how to improve collaboration with Human Resources, and so much more! Registration is availale through My Learning Connection. More information is available on the event flyer. We hope to see you there!

2015 Staff Senate Nominations

Staff Senate is now accepting senator nominations for the term beginning July 2015.  Those elected will have the chance to serve Missouri State University by advocating for continuous improvements  to personal and professional development opportunities for staff and by initiating or assisting in programs and changes that benefit staff at the university.  Senators must be able to fulfill all three of the following criteria:

  • commit to a three-year senate term
  • attend one Staff Senate meeting each month (usually the first Thursday of the month from 11 AM to noon)
  • serve on at least one Staff Senate committee each year

If you or another staff person that you know would like to get involved by becoming a Staff Senate senator, fill out the nomination form found on the Staff Senate Blog by May 1, 2015.

The following Staff Senate seats are available for the term beginning July 2015:

1 seat – Job Family 1 (administrative support positions)
1 seat – Job Family 2 (skilled crafts/trades positions)
1 seat – Job Family 4 (executive, administrative, and managerial positions)
1 seat – President’s Area
1 seat – University Advancement
1 seat – Research & Economic Advancement

If you do not know the job family of the person you wish to nominate, you can refer to the Office of Human Resources web page on job descriptions.  Follow this link, and then enter the job title of the person you wish to nominate.  Locate and click on the appropriate job description page, and then scroll down until you find the heading “Job Family.”

2015 Administrative Professional's Celebration Luncheon

The 2015 Annual Administrative Professional's Celebration Luncheon is scheduled for April 22, 2015 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Please visit our event page for more information!

Staff Senate Approves Resolution on LGBT Ordinance Issue in Springfield

At the March, 2015 Staff Senate meeting, the Senate considered a proposed resolution to Staff Senate regarding the upcoming vote to repeal the Springfield City Council Civil Rights ordinance as it relates to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) population.  This issue is on the Springfield ballot in April.  Several staff members attended the meeting and spoke on this issue.  The Staff Senate voted to aprove the resolution, making it clear that Staff Senate supports upholding the Springfield City Council Civil Right Ordinance and opposes the repeal of protections extended to any members of our community, especially in relation to the LGBT community.  

To view the resolution, click here.

To view the Springfield City Council Civil Rights Ordinance, click here.

Learn More About Staff Senate

To learn more about the purpose of Staff Senate at Missouri State, check out our promotional video!

Isabel's House Toy Drive

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Isabel's House toy drive this year!  Thanks to the generosity of the staff at Missouri State, we donated approximately $3,100.00 in toys this year!  That's almost a 60% increase over last year's donation!  In addition, individuls donated an additional $165.00 in non-toy supplies for Isabel's House.  

"Proud to be Staff" Shirts for Sale

Proud to be Staff Shirt Mock-upThis year, Staff Senate has partnered with the MSU Bookstore to create t-shirts that say “Proud to be Staff.”  For every shirt sold, $2 will be donated to the Staff Senate scholarship.  Click on the image to the right to view a larger version of the t-shirt design.  You can purchase these fabulous shirts for $12 at the MSU Bookstore front counter when you show your staff ID card.


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