Meeting Highlights

Vice Chancellor Paul Forte spoke to the group about priorities for Business Affairs, including a 5-year R&R plan for improvements to academic facilities. Brooke Hester, Chair of the Faculty Welfare committee for Faculty Senate, spoke about a new survey that is coming soon for families with regards to childcare options in Boone. Staff Appreciation Breakfast starts at 7am on Oct. 20th. New mission statement vote was approved with no dissension. An Ad-Hoc Committee for Childcare issues is being formed with Faculty Senate. Contact Carole Greene, Staff Senate Vice Chair, to get involved. For more information, please read our full draft minutes from our Oct. 11th meeting on the "Meetings" page of this site.



Open Enrollment for Health Benefits is Happening Now!

You must take action and choose your health plan by October 31, 2016. Visit to log in and enroll. For plan information, visit

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Next Staff Senate Meeting

November 8, 2016 Staff Senate Meeting - 1:30 PM - I G Greer Room 224.  Snacks and drinks provided. Voting will occur on Proposed Bylaws.


 Staff Connect  Next Date: Oct. 27  PSU Whitewater lounge

Hosted by Chancellor Everts, Staff Connect brings together members of Appalachian’s staff from across campus once each month for a social event that offers opportunities to make and build professional relationships beyond the boundaries of departments or previously established professional ties. This relaxed environment serves as a place for staff to network, meet others, learn of professional opportunities, share expertise and exchange ideas.

SHRA, EHRA and non-student temporary staff are encouraged to attend. Refreshments are served.

Are you a staff member interested in showcasing your performing arts talents in this setting? Contact Debbie Covington at to learn how to become a featured performer at an upcoming Staff Connect event

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