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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Save the date: This year’s Staff Appreciation Day & Community Picnic is Wednesday, May 25th.
This year's picnic will include the “Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display”, Mini-Golf, and a Photo Booth. RITchie will also be there and there will be lots of fun, food, and friends! Join us in the Gordon Field House from 11AM-2PM.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Today's Better Me Inspirational Story is courtesy of Kathleen Martin. Kathleen has been with RIT for 35 years; the first 23 of which were with NTID.
I always thought Kathleen was a great professional role model ever since my first day here at RIT. Kathleen facilitated the new hire session I attended when I started. She also impressed me the day she presented at Staff Council last year. Not only does she do everything with class and elegance she does it with a smile. She is a very knowledgeable and engaging speaker who signs her own presentations.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Recently I sat down for an interview with Dr. James Watters, RIT’s Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, to talk about the Better Me program that he’s championed since it was introduced to the RIT community in 2007. Better Me is an employee wellness initiative which aims to “create a culture of health and wellness” by providing health education and a variety of resources to faculty and staff. I asked Dr.
Monday, March 21, 2011
It is also the start of the community Eat Well Live Well Challenge so get those pedometers clipped on and let’s go…
We will be kick starting our Better Me Series again with a couple more Inspirational Stories to share as well as some information you may not know about The Student Life Center (SLC) and the future plans for the Better Me program.
Below is some (vetted) information I received about the various places on campus to walk
One Mile =
8.5 laps in the Ice Arena
Friday, March 11, 2011
That’s the question I asked Steve Schwab 6 years ago. Steve was the corporate relations director at that point, he was my peer in development and a Staff Council member. He said that I would have the chance to meet many people at RIT I would never come across in my day-to-day job and I would get a great view of what is going on at RIT. I trusted Steve so I went for it and he was right. I have met really great people from departments I did not know existed: First Year Enrichment, Building Services, Risk Management – who knew?