UWG Daily Report
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
• Furry Friends for Finals Cancelled
• Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Temporary Closure
• Current Issue of Student Health 101 Available
• Student Activity Fee Budget Allocation Deadline Approaching
• Funding for Faculty and Staff Research Projects
• Grants Workshop
• Multicultural Book Discussion
• UWG Wind Ensemble
• ePro Requester Training
• The division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management will be closed on Thursday afternoon, December 5, from 3:30-5 pm for their Holiday Social. The offices that will be closed include: Vice President's Office, Admissions, Career Services, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Student Involvement, Counseling Center, Enrollment Service Center, Excel, Financial Aid, First Year Experience, Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, Student Conduct, Registrar, and University Recreation.
• The current, December Issue of Student Health 101 is now available.
Click here for the parent issue link.
Archived issues can be accessed here.
Student Health 101 links are posted on the Wolf Wellness website.
Student Health 101 addresses important health and wellness topics for college students, but faculty and staff may also find the information interesting.
• The Student Activity Fee Budget Allocation (SAFBA) Committee is now accepting proposals for funding from Student Activity Fees for the 2014-2015 academic year, with a December 6, 2013 deadline. To apply for funds, complete one of the forms. Click on “Funding Guidelines” for information about the use of SAFBA funds, and funding criteria.
For University departments: Department Chairs/Directors should submit one total request for all programs in his/her department, and can evaluate and prioritize requests from their staff/faculty within that request.
For Registered Student Organizations: Either the organization President or Advisor may complete a proposal. However, both will be held accountable for spending the funds as requested, and therefore it is advisable to work together on requests.
· The Committee reviewed all travel and scrutinized any travel which primarily benefited individuals. Committee recommended travel be used to benefit Vibrant Campus Life, leadership, and organizations.
· The committee reviewed all food requests to ensure events were open to all students.
· The committee reviewed and discouraged “member only” programs, meals, and specialty items.
· The committee recommended groups consider on-campus accommodations for leadership retreats.
· The committee reviewed any request for student assistants, to ensure funds were used to enhance campus life/vibrant campus life, and not to support departmental functions.
The activity fee supports UWG Goal 5: The University Community will provide a balanced variety of cultural, recreational, leisure, and informal education programming opportunities for faculty, staff and students that enhance the quality of campus life.
The Student Activity Fee directly supports the mission of the University by providing funding for activities and programs designed to supplement and complement the academic experience of UWG students. The fee provides the means by which the University can provide the variety of activities and experiences referenced in Goal 5.
Student Activity Fees must be used by departments/organizations to provide recreational, entertaining and/or culturally enriching programs or services which do not solely support academic programs.
Please feel free to contact Chris Geiger in the Center for Student Involvement if you have questions about the forms or process. Send completed applications to the Center for Student Involvement, Room 304, Campus Center.
President’s Development Awards are for faculty and staff to investigate new areas of research and creative scholarship. The goal of PDA grants is to generate preliminary data or pilot small projects that will eventually lead to external funding.
Proposals are due in to ORSP December 15. We will announce the recipients in early January, and the projects are expected to operate from January 2014 to December 2014.
The details are posted on our website.
1. Effectively use Grant Forward for identifying funding sources and understanding proposal due dates
2. Use Grants.gov for identifying federal opportunities
Please join us December 10, at 2 pm sharp in Mandeville Hall, 2nd floor, conference room.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.
*Please bring your laptop for interactive searches
Contact: Melissa Kelly, Pre-Award Services Specialist
• The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s First Multicultural Book Discussion for this academic year is scheduled for Friday, December 6, at noon in Room 212 East Wing, Row Hall. The book chosen for the first discussion is “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The Multicultural Book Discussion is designed to promote intercultural communication, education and awareness through the reading of various books that shed knowledge about disparate cultures. The book discussion is open to the university community. Beverly Dittmer, Counseling Services will lead the discussion. Faculty and Staff are welcome. For more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 9-5400.
• The UWG Wind Ensemble with Josh Byrd, conductor, will perform the final concert of the fall semester on Saturday, December 7, at 7:30 pm. This is our annual Holiday Concert and the evening will be filled with holiday favorites as well as special performances. This event will take place in the Townsend Center and admission is free.
• ePro Requester training will be held on December 11 & 12 at 9 am each day. Attendance is required on both days. This training is required of any employee who desires to have access to the eProcurement system as a requester. Requesters utilize the eProcurement system to enter purchase requisitions through the GeorgiaFirst Marketplace and for non-catalog special request items. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register.