Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display


R·I·T Staff Council is pleased to announce the Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display, to be held (weather permitting) in conjunction with the Staff Appreciation Day & Community Picnic on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 11am-2:30pm (set-up starts at 10am).   Classic vehicles belonging to R·I·T employees, retirees, trustees, alumni and students will be on display for the enjoyment of the R·I·T community.

Staff Council is seeking nominations for representatives in Blocks 1, 3 and 5 to serve from June 2017 thru May 2019. There is also one non-exempt rep needed for Block 2 serving June 2017 thru May 2018.

It’s February and your well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions are starting to dwindle. No worries, RIT’s Better Me program has you covered! As with most people, my New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get healthy and before I give up, I’ve decided to take advantage of everything Better Me has to offer.  

Open Enrollment for RIT Benefits is going on through November 16, 2016. Please remember that the Benefits Open Enrollment period is your only opportunity to enroll, change, or cancel most of your benefits elections, unless you have a qualified family or employment status change during the year.

There are 2 Benefits Open Lab sessions staffed by HR representatives, where you can come at your convenience, for help logging in to Self-Service and completing the enrollment process. All sessions will be held in the Wallace Library, in Room 3650 (Bib Lab).

The nominees for the 2016 RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff have been selected! View the list of nominees here

Have you ever thought to yourself, "Argh! I really wish I knew some sign language"? Never fear! The beginning of a new academic year is the perfect time to address this wish. Simply set a reasonable goal for yourself, which could range from learning a few basic "survival signs" of American Sign Language (ASL) to developing conversational skills, or even to adding to the conversational skills you may already have. Determine the steps you will take this year to start achieving this goal, and then get your plan (and your hands) into motion.

The work of Staff Council makes RIT a better place to work and learn, but it can do even more for you personally.

Looking to build connections beyond your role at RIT? Need an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, develop new skills or build on existing ones? Consider running for Staff Council.

It’s never too late to get started on your New Year’s resolution to get into shape, here are a few suggestions that might help you get started.

First, take a look at the new and updated Better Me website:

Students at RIT already use Google Apps for Gmail, Calendar, etc. But did you know that RIT faculty and staff can use Google’s cloud storage application, Google Drive, for free? This is a great way to store your work-related files and access them from anywhere. It also makes it easy to share files, regardless of size. All you need to do to get started with Google Drive is to opt-in to the service. Here’s how:

“Expressions of King’s Legacy” is the longest running diversity program at RIT and a place for the local community to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I’m a fan of this annual event and look forward to the announcement of each year’s guests.  Once again, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has come up with an amazing program, this time with four (!) exciting events on Thursday, January 28, 2016

All events are FREE and open to the public.