Staff Council will be busy this fall with meetings, new initiatives, and our favorite service activities! We’re working hard to finalize our fall semester events calendar and will you keep updated on developments through the AU Staff Council website and Facebook page. In the meantime, check out what’s already planned for the fall:
Important dates for university offices:
August 27: Fall classes begin
September 3: Labor Day; university offices closed
November 22-23: Thanksgiving; university offices closed Thursday and Friday
December 22-January 21: Winter break; university offices closed
Staff Council events (tentative):
August: Opening Convocation (8/24)
You are invited to join President Neil Kerwin, the administration, faculty, and staff as we open the academic year and formally welcome the Class of 2016 and incoming transfer students. Highlights of the ceremony include remarks by President Kerwin, Student Government President Emily Yu, and Scholar-Teacher of the Year Richard Sha. Faculty and staff will gather in the Bender Lobby at approximately 10:30 a.m. to greet the students as they enter the Bender Arena.
End of October: Staff Council Book and Media Swap
Not sure what to do with that stack of Dan Brown novels sitting next to your couch? Trade them in for something new! Drop off your books, DVDs, CD’s, etc. (no textbooks or reference materials, please) from 9am-12pm in the designated Book and Media Swap area, and come pick up some new ones to take home later in the day.
Mid-November : Staff Council Luncheon & Dollar Drive kick-off
Join us for this opportunity to meet your Staff Council Representatives, share a meal with your colleagues, and hear from HR about benefits changes and the annual benefits open enrollment process.
The luncheon also marks the start of the Staff Council Dollar Drive – an opportunity for every AU staff member to give back to the local community by donating $1 to benefit a local charity. In past years, all funds raised have been donated to Martha’s Table to provide nourishing meals to DC families in need.
December: Dollar Drive continues!
More activities, events, and service opportunities are in the works – remember to “Like” us on Facebook for up-to-date event announcements!
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