One of the great benefits we have here at RIT is the BetterMe employee wellness program, which was begun in fall 2007. It’s based on the idea that a proactive approach to good health is better than paying to address health problems once they arise.
Does the Staff Recognition Awards ceremony just spontaneously occur? I wish that were possible, but so far the ceremony elves have failed to show up every year. So, then, how does it happen? I bet you’d be amazed by the things that go on behind the scenes – I know I am!
Ever wonder how the recipients of the RIT Staff Recognition Awards are selected, and what goes into choosing the final 6 out of the many outstanding nominees? Well here’s the tell-all blog that will unmask the mystery and give you a look at the clandestine meetings that are held in an undisclosed location behind lock and key…don-don-don-da (dramatic music plays).
Okay, I have to be honest - I don’t know! Sorry to get your hopes up, but we are all going to have to wait until the Fifteenth Annual Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony on October 5th to find out. In the meantime, our Staff Recognition Awards Display has been repopulated with a bunch of nameless silhouettes as a teaser to help build anticipation leading up to the big day.
Jennifer Freer, business librarian, RIT Libraries, earned third place for her paper, “The Patriot Act and the Public Library: An Unanticipated Threat to National Security,” in The Richard A. Clarke National Scholarly Monograph Contest, sponsored by The Center for First Amendment Studies.
RIT Staff Council would like to thank Dr. Destler and all the Staff Council Members who helped to make this year's Picnic another great success especially the SC Events Committee: Jackie Ott, Donna McKeown, Nick Rogers & Jeanette Tydings - Well done!!!!
Hot off the presses…. read all about it… RIT Creates New Website for Sports Camps.
RIT created a brand new website for all the Sports Camps that are run here at RIT during the summer and throughout the year. The camps are run for kids and teens (the ages varies by sport).
For the last 6 years JDRF’s Rochester Walk to Cure Diabetes has been held right here on the RIT Campus. This year’s walk starts with registration/fun @ 9AM in the Gordon Field House on Sunday, May 15th
Unfortunately we all know too many people who have this terrible disease. Please think about joining the RIT Tiger Team and help in the search for a cure for diabetes. It actually is a really fun event.
What started as an idea by one of our Staff Council Communication committee members Adel Henen from FMS has become a reality. Adel had this great idea that we should recognize the Staff Council Award Recipients not just one time in the fall- but that we should create some kind of a display to recognize them throughout the year.
RIT’s Innovation and Creativity Festival is coming up on Saturday, May 7.
Imagine an event that showcases the wide array of talent, skills and innovation - exhibited by the RIT community. Imagine thousands of people coming to this event. Imagine the RIT campus alive with the sights sounds and smells of a community festival. This was Dr. Destler’s dream just a few short years ago. It is now a reality.