Next General Membership Meeting
Please be sure to join us for our meeting in September. Have a great summer!
Have You Met?
Meet Pam Rose
Pam Rose has spent most of her life working in UB’s Health Sciences Library. She’s a fixture in many other local organizations, too, especially the Buffalo Zoo; Buffalo Humane; AniMeals, which feeds pets as part of Meals on Wheels; and Therapy Animals of Western New York (TAWNY). She’s also an avid gardener, and this year her gardens will be featured in the National Garden Festival’s Open Gardens.
Announcements and Events
PSS is Realizing UB 2020!
PSS encourages you participate in Realizing UB 2020 by:
- Reading the current draft of the Realizing UB 2020 document.
- Attending an Open Forum.
- Sharing your thoughts about the themes identified for further development.
Since January, PSS has gathered feedback from professional staff and has submitted two reports to the Campus Advisory Committee:
- CAC Feedback Report (5/10/13) (PDF)
- CAC Feedback Report (2/11/13) (PDF)
- Photos of the PSS January feedback session.
PSS Attends the 2013 SUNY Plenary
Awarding Excellence and Outstanding Service:
2013 winners announced!
The Awards Committee of the Professional Staff Senate is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s three awards:
- The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service: Edward Brodka (Career Services), Jacqueline Hollins (Academic Advising), William McDonnell (School of Architecture and Planning), Ginny O’Brien (UB Art Galleries) and John Wood (International Education)
- The Outstanding Service Award: Carol Adler (Resource Planning and Information Management) and Anne Marie Swartz (University Law Library)
- The Outstanding Service to the Professional Staff Senate Award: Kathleen Kielar (HUB Support)
Join us for the Annual Awards Celebration and Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus.
Dessert Social: Sweetly Celebrating Our Individual Stories
Thursday, June 13 • Noon - 1:30 p.m. • Capen 107, Honors College
EVENT FLYER (PDF)
UB Professional Staff Senate Diversity Committee invites you to bring your favorite dessert to share and make new connections with colleagues. As a way to learn more about the members of our diverse community, we encourage participants of the Dessert Social to share a little something about themselves. In 140 characters or less, tell us your story. Give us a glimpse into your past, your future or your every day. Consider how diversity is reflected in your life. In essence, tell us what makes you uniquely you?
4th Annual Pot Luck Picnic & Summer Clothing Drive kickoff
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Student Union Courtyard (Rain Location: Student Union Room 145)
Join your PSS colleagues for a potluck picnic in June. Bring your favorite dish to share. PSS will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers.
At the picnic, we will also kickoff our summer professional clothing drive. When you come to the picnic, bring clothes you wish to donate. The clothing drive will help those in need to join/rejoin the workforce. We welcome donations of women’s and men’s new and gently used professional clothing on behalf of Every Woman Opportunity Center, Inc., Center for Employment Opportunities, and Back to Basics Group Ministries.
Taste of UB Cookbook Now Available!
Many of the recipes from the delicious dishes shared at the Taste of UB Festive Potluck Luncheon in December are available in the new Taste of UB Cookbook (PDF). Enjoy!
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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: 24 May 2013