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January 19, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • January  19, 2018, 12:00 p.m.: Nominations Deadline for the Sustainability Champion Award. The purpose of the Sustainability Champion Awards is to recognize and reward individuals - a student, a faculty member, and a staff member - who have demonstrated exemplary effort, dedication, and leadership throughout the year in fostering a campus culture of sustainability. Award recipients will be recognized at the 4th Annual Sustainability Breakfast in March 2018.
  • January 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Bethancourt Ballroom: HUB Vendor Fair hosted by Procurement Services. Texas A&M, through its commitment in doing business with qualified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) suppliers, encourages all departments to support the Texas HUB Program.  This event will be a great way to discover the wide range of goods and services available through the HUB vendors.
  • Beginning February 6, 2018: Parking Services will be giving tours as part of the program developed by the Onboarding CIT.
    • Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: tour the Cain Garage. Register for a Cain Garage Tour by selecting the date and time in this Doodle poll. Please arrive five minutes prior to the scheduled start time at the Cain 1st Floor Lobby area.
    • February 8, 2018 and February 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Tour the Parking Enforcement Vehicles and Ticket Writers at Central Campus Garage.  Register for a Parking Enforcement Tour by selecting the date and time in this Doodle poll. Please arrive five minutes prior to the scheduled start time on the walkway north of the Central Campus Garage.
    • For more information, contact Larry Thomas via e-mail - lthomas@tamu.edu.

 Professional Development:

  • January 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: The Equation of Employee Success – (WebEx online training) - This course is an introduction to supervisory best practices for managing employee performance. If you have any questions or need assistance registering, please contact the Professional Development Department at 979-845-4153 or PDinfo@tamu.edu.
  • Registration is now open for the STAND Up workshops scheduled for the Spring Semester: tamu.edu/standup. The STAND Up workshop is designed to assist individuals in learning positive and helpful ways to have conversations with individuals who have been involved in a traumatic event.  The workshop provides information about sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; social perspectives; the impacts of trauma on the brain; listening techniques; tools for mandated reporters; and campus and community resources.
  • Professional Development Department (formerly Employee and Organizational Development) Featured CourseMircrosoft Outlook 2016: (A) Fundamentals Learn the fundamentals of using Microsoft Outlook to send receive, reply to, and forward email messages. Practice attaching files to messages, opening and saving attached files, and how to insert hyperlinks and signatures. Discover how to use the global address book and create contacts. Use the calendar feature to open and share calendars, create and send appointments, and schedule meetings. Create and modify tasks and notes. 

University Events/Deadlines:

  • January 24, 2018: Nominations Deadline for the 31st Annual President’s Meritorious Service Awards. President Michael K. Young will present these awards to recognize and reward staff members for their meritorious service to our great university. The awards will be presented to 25 individuals, 2 outstanding work teams, and 2 exceptional supervisors. Each honoree will receive a monetary award, a commemorative plaque, and a lapel pin. Learn more about the nomination process, criteria, and eligibility.
  • February 1, 2018: Nominations Open for 2018 Accountability, Climate and Equity (ACE) Awards. The ACE Awards are sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Office for Diversity, Department of Multicultural Services, Department of Disability Services, Women's Resource Center, Aggie Allies, Consensual Language, Education, Awareness, and Relationships Office and Student Government Association Diversity Commission. The ACE Awards acknowledge and honor students, faculty and staff for their demonstrated commitment to the Texas A&M core value of RESPECT by promoting respectful treatment of others, affirming and encouraging individuals to take pride in their social and cultural identities, and including all in their definition of the "Aggie Family". The ACE Awards are named in the spirit of the Texas A&M Diversity Plan, which centers award criteria on the three overarching goals of the Diversity Plan: Accountability, Climate, and Equity.   Each honoree will receive a monetary award and commemorative item. Learn more about the nomination process, criteria, and eligibility.
  • February 20, 2018. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Save-the- date for the Engaging National Leaders in Student Success An Undergraduate Studies Think Tank featuring the work of Kenneth J. Meier, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Project for Equity, Representation, and Governance. This campus-wide forum will highlight Dr. Meier’s work identifying institutions of higher education with success in persistence and graduation of undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups. Three representative teams from invited peer institutions will present examples of practices, processes, and collaborations that have contributed to the success of their students. Presentations will be followed by discussion and development of actions to impact student success at Texas A&M University. This program will be of interest to faculty, academic advisors, student affairs professionals, academic administrators, financial aid professionals, admissions staff and others.         
  • March 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m.: Nominations Deadline for the John J. Koldus III Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards. The John J. Koldus III Faculty and Staff Achievement Award is given to an outstanding faculty or staff member who exhibits a strong interest in overall student development and success.  The nominee should be an A&M faculty or staff member who through guidance, leadership, and personal interest, has gone beyond occupational requirements to enhance students’ experiences at A&M and, subsequently, the rest of their lives. The award recipient will be announced at the Division of Student Affairs Awards Ceremony on May 2 and will receive a plaque and the opportunity to designate a $2,000 honorarium to a Texas A&M student organization or student activity.  Each honoree will receive a monetary award, a commemorative plaque, and a lapel pin. Learn more about the nomination process, criteria, and eligibility.
  • April 23 - 28, 2018: Save-the-dates for Staff Appreciation Week.
January 12, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • January  19, 2018, 12:00 p.m.: NEW deadline for submitting a nomination for a Sustainability Champion Award.
  • January 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Bethancourt Ballroom: HUB Vendor Fair hosted by Procurement Services. Texas A&M, through its commitment in doing business with qualified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) suppliers, encourages all departments to support the Texas HUB Program.  This event will be a great way to discover the wide range of goods and services available through the HUB vendors.
  • Beginning February 6, 2018: Parking Services will be giving tours
    • Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: tour the Cain Garage. Register for a Cain Garage Tour by selecting the date and time in this Doodle poll. Please arrive five minutes prior to the scheduled start time at the Cain 1st Floor Lobby area.
    • February 8, 2018 and February 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Tour the Parking Enforcement Vehicles and Ticket Writers at Central Campus Garage.  Register for a Parking Enforcement Tour by selecting the date and time in this Doodle poll. Please arrive five minutes prior to the scheduled start time on the walkway north of the Central Campus Garage.
    • For more information, contact Larry Thomas via e-mail - lthomas@tamu.edu.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • January 24, 2018: Nominations Deadline for the 31st Annual President’s Meritorious Service Awards. President Michael K. Young will present these awards to recognize and reward staff members for their meritorious service to our great university. The awards will be presented to 25 individuals, 2 outstanding work teams, and 2 exceptional supervisors. Each honoree will receive a monetary award, a commemorative plaque, and a lapel pin. Learn more about the nomination process, criteria, and eligibility.
  • April 23 - 28, 2018: Save-the-dates for Staff Appreciation Week. 
January 5, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • January 30, 2017, 9 a.m to 12 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Bethancourt Ballroom: HUB Vendor Fair hosted by Procurement Services. Texas A&M, through its commitment in doing business with qualified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) suppliers, encourages all departments to support the Texas HUB Program.  This event will be a great way to discover the wide range of goods and services available through the HUB vendors.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • January 9, 2018, 12 p.m.: Deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017-2018 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards. The guidelines can also be found on the Office of the Dean of Faculties website at: http://dof.tamu.edu/Awards-and-Honors/AFS-Distinguished-Achievement-Award.
  • April 23 - 28, 2018: Save-the-dates for Staff Appreciation Week

 Helpful Information and Announcements:

December 22, 2017

Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and safe holiday season. 

The Weekly Communication will resume publication following the winter break.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • TODAY December 22, 2017, 12:00 p.m.: Early Release
  • December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018: Winter Break - University Holiday
December 15, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • All TAMU staff members are encouraged to complete two Workday training courses prior to the December 17, 2017 Navigating Workday and Workday Core Concepts will introduce you to the information you as a staff member need to know.  Each course takes roughly 30 minutes.  Additionally, more information is available on the Workday website: workday.tamu.edu.  This includes deadlines for submitting information in the current systems – like LeaveTraq.
  • #StepInStandUp  - Green Dot Training and STAND Up Workshop.  The Office of Consensual Language, Education, Awareness, and Relationships (CLEAR) is hosting two workshops to provide comprehensive education and training on how to Step In and Stand Up against sexual violence at Texas A&M University. Green Dot Training and STAND Up Training will be held twice over two days to provide flexible scheduling options for participants. 
    • Monday, December 18, 2017
      • Green Dot Training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • STAND up Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
      • Green Dot Training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • STAND up Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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University Events/Deadlines:

  • TODAY AND TOMORROW - December 15 - December 16, 2017: December 2017 Commencement Ceremonies in College Station
  • SUNDAY - December 17, 2017: Workday Go Live – learn more on the Workday website.
  • December 22, 2017, 12:00 p.m.: Early Release
  • December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018: University Holiday
  • January 9, 2018, 12 p.m.: Deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017-2018 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards. The guidelines can also be found on the Office of the Dean of Faculties website at: http://dof.tamu.edu/Awards-and-Honors/AFS-Distinguished-Achievement-Award.
  • April 23 - 28, 2018: Save-the-dates for Staff Appreciation Week

Helpful Information and Announcements:

December 8, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  •     Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Bethancourt Ballroom: Division Holiday Open House 

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • #StepInStandUp  - Green Dot Training and STAND Up Workshop.  The Office of Consensual Language, Education, Awareness, and Relationships (CLEAR) is hosting two workshops to provide comprehensive education and training on how to Step In and Stand Up against sexual violence at Texas A&M University. Green Dot Training and STAND Up Training will be held twice over two days to provide flexible scheduling options for participants. 
    • Green Dot Training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • STAND up Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Green Dot Training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • STAND up Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Monday, December 18, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • All TAMU staff members are encouraged to complete two Workday training courses prior to the December 17, 2017 launch. Navigating Workday and Workday Core Concepts will introduce you to the information you as a staff member need to know.  Each course takes roughly 30 minutes.  Additionally, more information is available on the Workday website: workday.tamu.edu.  This includes deadlines for submitting information in the current systems – like LeaveTraq. 

University Events/Deadlines:

  • December 15 - December 16, 2017: December 2017 Commencement Ceremonies in College Station
  • December 17, 2017: Workday Go Live– learn more on the Workday website.
  • December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018: University Holiday
  • January 9, 2018, 12 p.m.: Deadlinefor submitting nominations for the 2017-2018 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards. The guidelines can also be found on the Office of the Dean of Faculties website at: http://dof.tamu.edu/Awards-and-Honors/AFS-Distinguished-Achievement-Award.
  • April 23 - 28, 2018: Save-the-dates for Staff Appreciation Week
December 1, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:00 a.m.: Deadline for submitting Major Grant Abstracts to the Aggie Green Fund.
  • Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 p.m.: Deadline for submitting a nomination for a Sustainability Champion Award.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Bethancourt Ballroom: Division Holiday Open House

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Professional Development Department (formerly Employee and Organizational Development) Featured CourseMicrosoft Word 2016: (B) Enhancing Documents - Use advanced features of Word to communicate your message visually and create documents that adhere to the Texas A&M University brand guide. Organize and present data using tables, charts, diagrams, and even content from Excel. Discover how to apply borders and shading, insert symbols and special characters, adjust image appearance and remove image backgrounds. Learn how to insert screenshots, videos, and draw shapes. Find out how to add text effects to make your documents stand-out!
  • #StepInStandUp  - Green Dot Training and STAND Up Workshop.  The Office of Consensual Language, Education, Awareness, and Relationships (CLEAR) is hosting two workshops to provide comprehensive education and training on how to Step In and Stand Up against sexual violence at Texas A&M University. Green Dot Training and STAND Up Training will be held twice over two days to provide flexible scheduling options for participants. 
    • Monday, December 18, 2017
      • Green Dot Training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • STAND up Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
      • Green Dot Training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • STAND up Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • The Equation of Employee Success WEBINAR – Monday, November 27, 2017, 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., via WebEx Online: This webinar provides an introduction to supervisory best practices for managing employee performance through the use of the PCER model, and presents strategies on how supervisors can prepare for a successful performance review period by: setting performance and behavioral expectations, and recognizing and rewarding performance. 

University Events/Deadlines:

  • December 15 - December 16, 2017: December 2017 Commencement Ceremonies in College Station
  • December 17, 2017: Workday Go Live – learn more on the Workday website.
  • January 9, 2018, 12 p.m.: Deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017-2018 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards. The guidelines can also be found on the Office of the Dean of Faculties website at: http://dof.tamu.edu/Awards-and-Honors/AFS-Distinguished-Achievement-Award.
  • April 23 - 28, 2018: Save-the-dates for Staff Appreciation Week 

Helpful Information and Announcements:

  • The Division has created an intranet site with helpful information including a list of Professional Development Resources.  You may access the site by clicking Intranet on the main menu of the division website or by using the following URL: https://intranet.tamuds.tamu.edu/.