As the chair of Staff Council over the past year, I have been so lucky to be able to attend the Student Government (SG) meetings. It is literally one of the high points of each week for me. Last Friday- I was thrilled to be in attendance because the students had planned a very special tribute to one of our own.
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Staff Council hosted a reception to celebrate its 20th anniversary. RIT President Dr. Bill Destler and President Emeritus Dr. Al Simone joined the festivities in the Vignelli Center University Gallery.
Thank you to those who participated in the Staff Council survey conducted between March 6 and March 16, 2012. We received a total of 527 responses, which is approximately 24% of all RIT Staff. The winner of the drawing to receive an RIT branded Nalgene water bottle is John Eldridge from CIAS. Congratulations John!
Here are results of the survey, along with some key comments, themes and feedback that was submitted. Staff Council will analyze these results and take the feedback into consideration.
Have you been finding your desk or chair somewhat uncomfortable? Are you feeling any eyestrain, pain in your wrists, or other discomfort you suspect may be related to your workstation? Or would you like to borrow a piece of equipment (such as a chair, keyboard tray, document holders, or foot rest) to see how it works for you? Then the Workplace Ergonomics Lab (WEL) is the place to go.
I was logged on the MyRIT homepage recently when a headline caught my eye. It was a link to Reporter and it intrigued me so I clicked on the link and found that it was such a great story that I thought I'd blog about it. It was actually a "Letter to the Editor" by Alumnus Bruce Hartley titled: "So you call yourself a hockey fan at RIT? I'm calling most of you out on behalf of the women's team."
Below you will find the link to the Reporter
Keep this email handy with the following Staff Council Website links that were the most visited* on the Staff Council Website for 2011:
If you missed them the first time around, check the most popular Staff Council blogs from 2011 by clicking on the links below:
Written by Barbara Fagenbaum from the Department of Access Services
I am just going to tell you right now - that Rauncie’s story is life changing not only for her, but for anyone who reads it.
I am not even going to spill any of the details as you need to read it as she wrote it in her own words.
All I can say is WOW and a heartfelt congratulations to Rauncie on choosing to make the changes in her life that she always wanted and the courage to follow through.
Thank you Rauncie - for sharing your story with the RIT community.