The “Iron Bakers” of SEAC descended on the Ronald McDonald House and baked up a storm in April. Special thanks to Laura and Katy for their enthusiastic volunteerism – and to Peggy and Bonnie for helping to organize the event.
Members of SEAC recently volunteered to help clean and organize supplies at the Akron Ronald McDonald House.
Thanks to Michele, Bonnie, Grace, and Peggy. Your service to the community is a great example.
Members of SEAC joined the students of Make a Difference Day – part of StudentLife’s Serve Akron – to make more ornaments for Operation Evergreen.
Members of SEAC and CPAC worked together to create holiday ornaments for Operation Evergreen – a project established by the Ohio Christmas Tree Association to send trees and ornaments to military personnel serving overseas. Here are a few examples of the creativity:
SEAC will also be joining UA Students for Make a Difference Day as part of their volunteer projects.
Officers from SEAC and CPAC (the Contract Professional Advisory Committee) met with the new UA President for lunch recently. Dr. Scott Scarborough discussed plans for the university and ongoing changes as he settles into his new role. After lunch, the officers were joined by the committee members for photos.
On October 25th, SEAC joined with the students of Make A Difference Day to create ornaments for Operation Evergreen. Over the span of a few hours, dozens and dozens of ornaments were made using kits and embellished with ribbon, foam shapes, and glitter.
Thanks to Student Life for their contribution to Operation Evergreen!
SEAC hosted two crafting tables in the Student Union so that student volunteers could help create original ornaments with every crafting supply imaginable. The glitter glue was – by far – the most popular item. Check out their handiwork below:
SEAC made our annual trip to Wayne Campus this year for our meeting and got treated to the fall colors courtesy of a campus tour with Stephanie Baker. Several members of SEAC commented on the amazing landscaping and we learned that Wayne College staff members were responsible for the colorful mums that decorated the walkways around the campus.
Complements to: Shon Enos and Bill Wade for ordering the mums and to the planting team: Dan Deckler, Barb Caillet, Pam Duncan, Sharon Ostroski, Colleen Teague, Carolyn Freelon, Vern Virgilli, Jon Montavon, and Kathy Batchelder.
The meeting covered an overview of the Leave Bank Project, Operation Evergreen, and a hands-on demonstration of some Zippy Origami! http://uakron.edu/u/zippyigami
Everyone knows of a colleague at UA that has exhausted their sick leave through illness or injury – or by caring for a family member. Those individuals are then forced to return to work while still ill or are forced to find other – often expensive – arrangements to care for their family.
For a number of years, the SEAC committee has been advocating a leave bank where a staff member with an excess of accumulated leave time could donate that leave to either a pool or to an individual in need.
While this has been met with resistance from UA administration with concerns about the set up as it relates to Ohio revised code, SEAC has continued to pursue this issue.
Over the past few months, SEAC has done additional research on the issue in regards to Ohio Revised Code and the implementation of programs at other Ohio schools. This research, as well as a formal request to investigate the issue, has been submitted to the University Council and has been referred to the Talent Development and Human Resources Sub-committee for review.
Given the importance of the issue, SEAC will continue to pursue this through the administrative channels. Updates will be provided to the campus community as a plan is developed to implement a policy that covers the donation of leave.
At its core, this is about people trying to help their colleagues through difficult times.
Questions about the progress of this project/request can be directed to email@example.com
The ornaments are handmade and have to fit some unusual criteria – they need to be flat and sturdy since they will be packaged with trees and shipped all over the world.
Student Life has volunteered to help as part of a service project and expect to donate over 200 ornaments.
Donations will be accepted through the end of October 2014. The ornaments will then be taken to the tree farm for packaging and shipping.