Staff Council News & Notes

Upcoming Staff Council Meetings

All UT Dallas staff members are welcome to attend each month’s Staff Council general meeting in the T.I. Auditorium, ECSS 2.102. Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. Plan to join us for these upcoming meetings:

February 12

Our guest speaker will be Rod Wetterskog, Assistant Dean and UTDesign Coordinator. Wetterskog with highlight the UTDesign program, and student researcher Heather Thomas of the eBike team will give a demonstration.

March 12

Our guest speaker will be Orkun Toros, Director of Financial Operations, who will provide an overview of the new Budget and Finance FAQ system.

April 9

Our guest speaker will be J. P. McGowan, who will give a presentation about the University Toastmasters of Dallas.

Don’t forget to share your questions, suggestions, concerns, compliments and congratulations by contacting us at staffcouncil@utdallas.edu.

Spring Fling!

Come celebrate the arrival of warmer weather as Staff Council hosts its spring staff appreciation event on Thursday, March 20 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Faculty-Staff Dining Hall. We’ll bid the frosty winter weather goodbye as we enjoy food, beverages and fun activities together!

Staff Council Scholarship Deadline Approaching Fast

The application deadline for the Spring 2014 Staff Council Scholarship is February 15. For more information and to download the application form, visit the UT Dallas Staff Council Scholarship page.

Staff Council also would like to issue a special thanks to Colleen Dutton, Assistant Vice President for Administration-Human Resources, for recently making a $400 donation to the Staff Council Scholarship Fund. Staff Council scholarships are awarded in the fall and spring semesters to UT Dallas staff members pursuing higher education degrees. Thank you Ms. Dutton and congratulations to our most recent scholarship recipients.

Have Finance Questions, Do You? Then askYODA!

The Office of Budget and Finance is pleased to introduce Ask Your Online Data Assistant (askYODA), a self-help website that offers answers to frequently asked questions for accounting, payroll, purchasing, travel, payables, budget, and student financial services areas.

With more than 300 published references, askYODA helps users find the answers quickly through a smart search or browsing the site. If an answer is not currently in askYODA, users can forward the question to Budget and Finance staff by using the “Ask a Question” link on the homepage.

Please visit askYODA and search “What is askYODA?” for more information.

Diversity Award Nominations Needed

The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement is accepting nominations for its Annual Diversity Award now through March 7. Nomination forms can be found online.

Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, while providing leadership and direction in building a culture of inclusion on the UT Dallas campus and/or the community at large.

For additional information, contact Rosie Peterson, Director of Institutional Diversity Initiatives, at rpeterson@utdallas.edu or (972) 883-4560.

 

Last Modified: February 7, 2014