Week 16.5: October 18, 2022

Because I was traveling the last three days of last week, and because I’ll be on vacation Thursday and Friday (and this coming Monday of next week), I am combining the Oct. 14 and 21 e-newsletters into one. Here is the Week 16.5 newsletter.

Please join me in welcoming our newest Advancement & Communications team member, Sophia Timber. Sophia started last Thursday and is the new multimedia producer in College Communications. Her office is located in room 14 on the group floor and she will work with Zach on numerous video and multimedia projects. Welcome Sophia!

Everyone should have seen Janet’s Monday email about the JPBC sub-committee related to ideas around the University’s structural deficit. If you have any ideas related to cost-cutting moves or idea generation, please share them with Janet. Any and all ideas will be reviewed and considered.

The SEFA Campaign runs from Oct. 19th to the 28th and a BIG thank you to Janet, Danique, Dan, and Amy for leading the charge for the College. You can use the on-line form from the Monday email to make your gift to support any number of worthy causes in New York State. The team will be communicating upcoming SEFA news through the Daily Eagle and other sources, so stay tuned!

The Advancement part of our Division is working through the annual “Thank You” process for our scholarship donors. It is somewhat time consuming and involves significant manual steps within the process. If anyone in the Division would like to offer two hours (2-4 pm) this Thursday (10/20) to help, please let Jamie know and you will get a crash training course and the tools needed. All available hands will be welcomed.


In other news:

  • The Writers Forum event on Wednesday (Oct. 19) will feature our friend and former colleague, Dave Mihalyov, who will read from and discuss his book of poetry and other short stories. The session will be held at 7:30 pm in the McCue Auditorium in the Fannie Barrier Williams Liberal Arts Building. For those who are interested, some of us will be meeting at Bill Gray’s Tap Room at 6 pm to grab a bite to eat and a beverage prior to the session.
  • Wednesday is an all-day enrollment and budget retreat for Cabinet. We will be joined by key staff related to these two critical areas. I’ll share updates and actions in next week’s newsletter.


Upcoming events:

  • Take Back the Night Rally & March, 10/19, 7 pm, Seymour Union Fireside Lounge
  • Writers Forum featuring Dave Mihalyov, 10/19., 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium, FBWLAB
  • Fall Open House, 10/22, 9 am (campus)
  • Grand Opening of the Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity, 10/24, 1 pm, Seymour Union, B129


See you next week!