Next General Membership Meeting
Join us at the next General Membership meeting on Thurs., Dec. 18, 2014 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus
- J. Brice Bible, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
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What PSS Committees Are Working On
PSS in the News
2014 Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service winners!
- Bárbara I. Avila-Shah
- Scott A. Hollander
- Joseph O. Kerr
- Cynthia M. Shore
- Kurt F. Winter
This award recognizes individuals who have repeatedly sought improvement of themselves, their campuses, and ultimately the State University of New York and, in so doing, have transcended the normal definitions of excellence. Read about the awardees in the UB Reporter.
UB Reporter talks about PSS
Read the reports from the SUNY 2014 Fall Plenary:
Announcements and Events
End of Semester Potluck Luncheon
Building Community through Inclusive Traditions
Presented by the PSS Inclusion & Diversity Committee
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014 • 12 - 1:30 p.m.
210 Student Union, North Campus
Bring your favorite dish to share with colleagues, both new and old, as we celebrate the holiday season. This is your chance to embrace UB’s rich diversity, make “real-time” connections with fellow professional staff members and enjoy homemade (or store-bought) dishes.
Attendees are encouraged — but not required — to bring a dish that represents their unique culture, family history or personal life story. Water and iced tea will be available. No dish? No problem. Everyone is welcome!
Please RSVP by December 5 and indicate if you will bring a dish to share.
Awarding Excellence and Outstanding Service
The Awards Committee of the Professional Staff Senate is pleased to announce this year’s call for nominations for three awards:
- The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service provides SUNY-wide recognition for superlative performance and outstanding achievement by professional service staff.
- The Outstanding Service Award recognizes services to the university and the community of noteworthy scope and depth.
- The Outstanding Service to the Professional Staff Senate Award recognizes outstanding service by an individual or group to the Professional Staff Senate.
All recipients will be recognized at the PSS Awards Luncheon in the spring of 2015.
PSS Surveys Staff
The Professional Staff Senate conducted a survey to its over 2900 staff members during the month of October. Here is a glimpse of the preliminary results (PDF). We will share more detailed information after the data is further analyzed.
Professional Clothing Drive
Please join us in making a difference in the life of someone else by donating new and gently used women’s and men’s professional clothing on behalf of many Buffalo organizations.
Collections ended on October 31. Thank you for your donations!
A Huge Success! Sustainable Living Fair
The 2014 Sustainable Living Fair held on Sept. 16th was a resounding success!
Attendance was more than 1,100, up 60% over last year. When asked, "Are you interested in participating in the UB Sustainable Living Fair next year?” 100% of the vendors responded, "Yes!"
The UB Sustainable Living Fair is designed to raise awareness of environmental stewardship and provide UB students, faculty and staff an opportunity to visit with vendor representatives.
PSS Professional Development Conference: Strengthening your Professional Core
- Are You Capitalizing on Your Strengths? (PPSX)
- Video recap:
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The Professional Staff Senate serves the interests of all professional staff not holding academic rank who work at UB, including exempt staff of the Research Foundation, the Faculty Student Association, and UB Foundation.
Last updated: 26 November 2014