My # 1 New Year’s Resolution is, as usual, to lose weight. I am hoping that since I am posting it on this blog that I will have to make it come true this year - right? Everyone has New Year’s resolutions and good intentions for keeping them but I think we all need a little inspiration.
I recently bought a new home computer. I was offered various deals for software like Microsoft Office. I smiled and politely said no thank you. The next day I paid a visit to the Digital Den in the SAU and bought Microsoft Office for under $20.
What great benefits we have here at RIT. Did you know that you can shop at BJ’s in Henrietta and receive membership pricing? Just present your RIT ID card to the person at the membership desk. You will be given a membership card to use during that shopping trip.
University News Service once did an article about getting out on campus, as there are a lot of stories to experience. Last year I did just that and went to the employee craft fair in the SAU. It was such a great experience, I thought I’d write about it for the Staff Council blog, especially since this year's Craft Fair is this week on Wednesday, Dec 8th from 10-4pm in the SAU.
Welcome! If you are reading this article you are now reading it on the new and improved RIT Staff Council website; a portal full of valuable information for RIT Staff and community members.
The biggest change for this new website is the use of a new platform called Drupal. Drupal is a content management system, or a website development tool, that allows the end user or client to modify, add, or edit their website without having to know web programming. The Drupal platform was adopted by RIT in 2009.
Congratulations to the following RIT staff members who have recently been recognized by the division of Student Affairs for their outstanding work:
Congratulations to the following RIT staff members who have recently been recognized by the division of Student Affairs for their outstanding work. Staff Council was notified of their recognized achievements via the Award Announcement Form, which you can use to let us know if someone in your area has been recognized recently!
Last week real-time captionists demonstrated their support of the RIT Hockey team by wearing orange. They congratulate the team for a great season!
Please join the Student Learning Support and Assessment Cluster, English Language Center, Staff Council and Ombuds Offices for an Open House in our new space.
Staff Council will be have giveaways and we'll all enjoy the food generously provided by Learning Support Services.
Hope to see you there!
If you decide to follow President Destler's and Rebecca Johnson's example and ride your bike to or on campus you can check out the recommended bike routes. These routes even include how to get back to the office or your parked car (if applicable). RIT's Parking and Transportation Services has information about the bicycle program on their website that includes campus bike routes, safety tips, FAQs and other links.
Have you ever wondered if there was a serene (and easily accessible) place to escape during your lunch break or before/after your day of hustle and bustle at RIT? We have a wonderful resource available to us all, the nature trails on campus. The 1 ¼ miles of trails in the woods adjacent to the quarter mile are a great place for a walk or jog.