Staff Council is seeking nominations for a representative from two areas:
1) Student Success, University Counsel, Dean of Students, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Campus Life, Enrollment Management and Retention and Graduation
2) Facilities Services/Project Administration
Staff Council members "foster communication and serve as a conduit between staff and the president, provide recommendations on all matters pertaining to staff and promote the welfare of all staff through professional development and formal recognition while serving the mission of the University." If you are in the above mentioned areas and would like to be part of Staff Council, click "More On This Announcement" below to access the nomination form. The form is due today, Aug. 14, and should be sent to Ann Cotton, Adams House. Elections will take place on Aug. 22.
Event Date: August 14;
IT is offering a variety of training sessions this August. All training sessions are drop-in, so do not require registration or sign-up.
Blackboard Basics - Learn the basics of setting up your Blackboard course – how to make it available, post content, create assignments and tests, and a brief overview of available tools.
Blackboard Collaborate - Learn more in-depth how to use the Collaborate web conferencing tool built in to your Blackboard course.
Blackboard Grade Center - Delve deeper into the settings and options available to you in the Grade Center. Learn about calculated columns, smart views, and organizational tools.
Where to store your files? - Explore the various places available for you to store and backup your important data, including OneDrive, Google Drive, and network drives.
Click "More On This Announcement" below for the training schedule.
Location: Combs Building 232
Student Affairs is initiating a linens and school supply drive for students beginning or returning for the fall semester. Several of our students will not have the ability to purchase some basic items necessary to make their fall semester successful. In an effort to help, we are looking for new twin sheets and/or comforters, and simple school supplies such as notebooks, pens/pencils, binders, etc. Anyone willing to help can drop off items at the Fitness and Wellness center during their summer hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m., and Sunday, 1–5 p.m. Students will appreciate any items you can provide.
By replacing office hours with student hours and moving some of those hours outside the office, we engage today's students by meeting them where they are. Try holding some portion of your student hours in high-traffic areas like Java City, Starbucks, Einstein's, the library, or the Science Building lobby. Some faculty have already seen great results helping students be immediately more comfortable. Conversations can be continued in your office when necessary. A small change to your fall syllabus and your weekly routine can have big results.
Event Date: August 19;
After you have participated in the beginning-of-semester ASK ME campaign (or even if you can't get involved with that valuable program), devote a little time later in the semester to the ASK YOU campaign. This partnership with Residence Life is an easy way to meet students where they are, simply by spending a little time at the front desk of one (or more) of the campus Residence Halls, greeting students as they come and go with two easy questions: "How are things going?" and "How can I help you?" To participate, click "More On This Announcement" below to find the linked Google sheet and sign up for one spot or many, visiting one Hall or several of them. A brief introduction will help students feel accepted and included. When we stretch ourselves to make informal outreach we create space for follow up conversations when students encounter problems that leave them feeling isolated and unsure of where to turn.
Event Date: August 21;
Location: All Residence Halls
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is hosting a panel discussion about supporting students in introductory quantitative courses. Panel members include Monika Banbel (Bratzke Student-Athlete Academic Success Center), Shawn Clift (Mathematics and Statistics Tutoring Center), Lara Vance (Student Success Center), and Starr Wentzel (First-Year Courses and Learning Communities). Everyone is welcome.
Event Date: August 15; 1:30 p.m.
Location: Wallace Building 345
Come to the Whitlock Building lobby to enjoy free donuts and coffee, courtesy of the The University Club at Arlington. There will be membership information and the opportunity to win a free four-month EKU dining membership.
Event Date: August 14; 8-9:30 a.m.
Location: Whitlock Building Lobby
Parking is asking for volunteers who would like to help students the first two days of classes. Volunteers will help returning and new students feel more comfortable with parking. If you would like to help, contact Director Courtney Collins.
Event Date: August 19; All day
Location: Commonwealth Hall
EKU's Student Involvement Fair will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28. This signature event provides an opportunity for academic programs/departments to kick off the fall semester. Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that are active and in good standing with Student Life & First Year Experience are encouraged to participate.
Complete the Colonel Craze form by clicking "More On This Announcement" below. Submit the form before Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.
Event Date: August 28; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Keen Johnson Plaza