News Archives

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UST Welcomes New Hourly Employees

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We welcome two new non-exempt staff members to UST!

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Staff Appreciation Breakfast Highlights

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The annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast was great fun this year!

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Background on Nominees - 2013 NESC Elections

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Please take a few moments to read through the bios submitted by the nominees. Your vote is important - thank you very much.

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Welcome to St. Thomas - New Employees

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New employees hired recently - please welcome them.

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Nominations sought for upcoming NESC Elections

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Nonexempt (hourly) Employees are invited to nominate themselves or colleagues to serve as candidates in the upcoming Nonexempt Staff Council Election.

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Welcome New Employees to St. Thomas, October-November, 2012

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We are pleased to welcome seven new hourly employees to St. Thomas!

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You may wish to refer to these numbers throughout the year -

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You may need to refer to these numbers throughout the year - please become familiar with them so you'll remember they're here if you ever need them.

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All Staff Forum Recording Available Online

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Technical difficulties due to network outages caused many to miss the teleconferenced all staff forum.

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All Staff Forum, November 1

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All nonexempt (hourly) and exempt staff are invited to the 2012-13 All-Staff Forum on Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Welcome to St. Thomas, September 2012

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We are happy to welcome these new non-exempt employees who have been hired in the past month -

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Supply Swap Lots of Fun

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Hours after the Supply Swap opened its doors for business, the tables began to empty!

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Leadership Academy announces fall classes

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Leadership Academy announces new classes!

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Policy Letter from Sara Gross Methner to All

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Sara Gross Methner sent this letter to the entire UST community reminding us of the policies in place and where to find them to review. She invites your questions and introduces a new tool, EthicsPoint.

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Welcome to St. Thomas, August 2012

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A new year has begun - and we are happy to welcome to St. Thomas six new staff members!

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NESC Welcomes the New Year

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Several members of the Non-exempt Staff Council served donuts and coffee outside the Anderson Student Center on September 4, 2012.

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Jane Jackelen Receives 2012 Appreciation Award

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Jane Jackelen received the 2012 Nonexempt Staff Council Appreciation Award at this year’s Staff Appreciation Breakfast March 28. The award is presented annually to an hourly staff member in recognition for living and promoting the mission of the University of St. Thomas.

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All I want for Christmas … are UST gifts this year

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The University of St. Thomas celebrates its 125th anniversary this year with some great Christmas gifts for Tommies past and present, from prints of the Arches to the Opening Kitchen Doors cookbook.

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Deadline is today to pre-order Opening Kitchen Doors cookbook at discounted rate

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Today is the deadline to pre-order the Opening Kitchen Doors cookbook.

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Opening Kitchen Doors cookbook offers pre-sale discount

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Order before Nov. 16 and save $1.50.

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Tickets still remain for Twins game

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Bring the family Aug. 11. Get your tickets today!

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NESC hosts Twins outing for families

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Tickets cost just $14 for the Aug. 11 game against the Kansas City Royals.

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Twins Game Outing

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Twins Game Outing for Staff, Faculty, and their Families:
Sunday, June 19th @ 1:10 p.m. - Twins vs. San Diego Padres

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New voluntary programs available to staff for time away from work

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Both — the Voluntary Unpaid Leave of Absence program and the Hourly Employees Purchase Leave Time program — were suggested by St. Thomas employees to the administration this year.

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2009 NESC Appreciation Award

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Barbara Dunker is the 2009 winner of the Non-Exempt Staff Council Appreciation Award.

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A thank you from the NESC Staff

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Thank you for attending the NESC Staff Appreciation Breakfast

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Children's Christmas Party

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Thank you for donating at the Children's Christmas party

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Staff invited to ‘Laugh for the Health of It’

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This Non-Exempt Staff Council brown bag event Thursday will feature local trainer Robin Getman, who will help staff identify ways to be renewed and look forward to work each day.

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Non-Exempt Staff Council adopts new mission statement

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For complete minutes or to contact the NESC, visit its Web site.

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2008 NESC Sponsored Twins Game

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The annual NESC Sponsored Twins Game.

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Cheer for the Minnesota Twins Aug. 19 with the Non-Exempt Staff Council

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The Twins take on the Oakland A’s, and all faculty, staff and their families are welcome to attend.

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What’s happening with the Non-Exempt Staff Council?

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What’s happening?

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Pat Alexander receives 2008 Staff Council Appreciation Award

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The Non-Exempt Staff Council congratulates Alexander, who has worked at St. Thomas nine years.

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UST Staff Open Forum is April 22

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The forum will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at both Twin Cities campuses. For those who are unable to attend, the forum will be recorded and streamed for viewing.

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Online voting for Non-exempt Staff Council positions begins today

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Voting will continue through Tuesday, April 8.

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Contribute your energy and ideas; join the Non-Exempt Staff Council (NESC)

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Elections to fill eight positions on the council will be held in late March. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 28.

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2007-08 Year-end Report

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View the 2007-08 Year-end Report compiled by the NESC.

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NESC Bulletin Board

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NESC has a bulletin board on the second floor of Aquinas Hall near room 204.

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HR Open Forum for non-exempt staff is Dec. 18

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Pre-submit your questions and the issues you’d like discussed. HR’s Edna Comedy and Pete Ronza will discuss these topics during the forum.

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Non-Exempt Staff Council posts August minutes

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The council next meets Sept. 19.

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Here’s what you missed at UST this summer …

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If you weren’t on campus this summer, you might have missed some news. Catch up with a look at the Bulletin Today archive.

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Non-Exempt Staff Council posts July minutes

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Minutes are posted on the council’s Web site.

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Non-Exempt Staff Council looks to fill vacant seats

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The council hopes to fill one of its seats from the Minneapolis campus.

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Non-Exempt Staff Council members named for 2007-08

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Twelve are named to the council.

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Mary Kay O’Rourke receives Staff Council Appreciation Award

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Congratulations to O’Rourke “who lives and promotes the mission of the University of St. Thomas.”

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Non-exempt Staff Council thanks Appreciation Breakfast attendees, donors

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The April 17 breakfast collected some 150 food items and $845 for the needy.

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Nominations for Staff Council Appreciation Award are due March 12

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Nominate an hourly staff member who lives and promotes UST’s mission.

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Contribute your energy and ideas: Join the non-exempt Staff Council

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Nominate yourself or a co-worker for one of eight vacancies.

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Staff Council will hold brown bag info session with Human Resources Associate Vice President Edna Comedy

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Discuss HR-related issues Jan. 17.

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Board approves strategic priorities; implementation to begin

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Father Dennis Dease, president of St. Thomas, brings you up to date on the university’s strategic planning process.

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Staff Council Appreciation Award nominations requested

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Nominate a non-exempt staff member who you think best lives and promotes the UST mission and convictions. Deadline is Feb. 24.

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Staff Council elections will be held in March

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Nominations for the seven vacancies are due Feb. 6.

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Non-exempt employees invited to Staff Council open constituents

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Guest administrators will answer your questions at this luncheon event that will be available on the Minneapolis campus via VideoCast.

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Non-exempt staff invited to open Staff Council meeting Oct. 14

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Have some chili and ask questions of guests: Dr. Mark Dienhart, Dr. Tom Rochon, Edna Comedy and Dr. Gene Scapanski.

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Nominations for Staff Council positions due March 14

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Five positions are available; voting will be held the week of April 7.

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Staff Council nominations due by Feb. 28

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The election will be held with written ballots the week of March 25.

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Staff Council Constituent’s Meeting Thursday

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Staff Council seeks nominations

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Nominations for six vacancies are due Monday.

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