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Ertel discusses newly formed Division of Communications at May USAC meeting

May. 18, 2018—The University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Vice Chancellor for Communications Steve Ertel as speaker at its May meeting. Last year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos identified the need to pull the communications functions from the Division of Public Affairs and recruited Ertel to champion the restructure.

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USAC gets preview of employee benefits for 2019

Apr. 13, 2018—At the University Staff Advisory Council's April 10 meeting, University Benefits Executive Director Catherine Wood discussed upcoming changes to employee benefits for 2019.

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Recipient of a workplace kindness? Share your story

Mar. 30, 2018—The C.A.R.E. (Civility, Appreciation and Respectful Environments) Committee is seeking stories from faculty and staff about instances when they’ve witnessed or received an expression of kindness involving a co-worker at Vanderbilt.

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Zeppos speaks to USAC, calling staff the lifeblood of university

Mar. 14, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos spoke to the University Staff Advisory Council on March 13, saluting the nearly 4,500 staff members for their role in Vanderbilt's upward trajectory.

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Construction projects transforming campus discussed at USAC meeting

Feb. 20, 2018—At its February meeting, the University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Facilities Officer Mike Perez, who gave an overview of the FutureVU initiative. Perez spoke about current projects as well as future areas of focus and provided a vision of what the Vanderbilt campus may look like by 2023.

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USAC sponsoring February food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank

Feb. 9, 2018—The University Staff Advisory Council is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to collect food items around campus during the month of February.

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USAC, American Red Cross team up for blood drive Feb. 16

Feb. 5, 2018—The University Staff Advisory Council will team with the American Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive on Friday, Feb. 16. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sarratt Student Center.

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Provost addresses USAC, highlights key initiatives

Jan. 15, 2018—At its first meeting of 2018, the University Staff Advisory Council hosted Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, who discussed key university initiatives including Immersion Vanderbilt, graduate education, international strategy, big data and more.

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Crisis management panel talks campus safety at USAC meeting

Nov. 22, 2017—VUPD Assistant Chief Rick Burr and a panel of Vanderbilt administrators trained in crisis management addressed the University Staff Advisory Council at its November meeting to discuss protests, demonstrations and other types of events that may lead to unrest on campus.

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Vanderbilt IT speaks to University Staff Advisory Council about how to protect against phishing attacks

Aug. 9, 2017—Masood Sidiqyar, VUIT’s director of security operations, spoke to members of the University Staff Advisory Council Aug. 8 about how to spot a malicious email.

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Leaders discuss respecting differences at latest CARE event

Apr. 6, 2017—Sandra Barnes, Vanderbilt University assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, and Arie Nettles, associate professor of clinical pediatrics and director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace April 6.

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CARE event will discuss respecting differences April 6

Mar. 21, 2017—“Workplace Civility: Respect Our Differences” is the topic of an April 6 lunchtime discussion sponsored by CARE (Civility, Appreciation and Respectful Environments). All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend.

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