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August, 2010

  1. First Friday Event: Ice Cream Social on September 3

    August 19, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    The Staff Advisory Team would like to cordially invite you to September’s First Friday event. Please join us on the afternoon of Friday, September 3 for ice cream and games (with prizes!). Remember to get the okay from your supervisor since this event does take place during regular work hours.

    Ice Cream Social

    Please RSVP by Friday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m. so we know how much ice cream we need to provide.

  2. Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, August 19

    August 18, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    $3600 left in the budget

    Upcoming First Friday Events

    Ice Cream Social (Friday 9/3): led by Leah & Kristen

    • 3-3:30pm at the Holland Center
    • 1–2 games w/prizes (Baskin Robbins giftcards)
    • 3 flavors of ice cream + a non-dairy option and various toppings
    • Need 3 ice cream scoopers + 1 game announcer

    Pumpkin Potluck (Friday 10/1): led by Shawna

    • Does Shawna need a second person to help plan this event?

    Amazing Race Challenge? (Friday 11/5): led by Nathan & Tom

    • Revisit campus beautification event?
    • Root beer floats?

    Wine tasting/chestnut roasting? (Friday 12/3)

    Other Ideas

    • TIAA-CREF info session
    • Brown bag lunches w/knowledge sharing (lunch ‘n learn)
    • Campus history walking tour (spring event?)

  3. August First Friday Recap: Hawaiian BBQ

    August 10, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    We had a record turn out at the MIIS Hawaiian Barbecue held on Friday, August 6. We hope all who attended enjoyed the company and the food. A special thank you to Rachel Christopherson and Linae Ishii-Devine who kindly provided the decorations, and to Priscilla Lorenzo for the wonderful Hawaiian music. Also, a big thank you to Turf Club Catering, and to everyone who helped with the event — and we had lots of help! We hope that you enjoyed the afternoon and look forward to hosting future events for faculty and staff.

    If you have any ideas or comments you wish to share with the new team, please email us at or fill out our handy contact form. We would love to hear from you.

  4. Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, August 4

    August 4, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    Projects to think about

    • New staff orientation
    • Org chart
    • Professional development
    • Staff survey
    • Local discounts for employees
      • Alice will email Rafael to find out where he left off on this project
    • Encourage staff/faculty to upload photos to directory
      • How does this tie in w/Campus Security photo ID project?

    Upcoming First Friday Events

    Hawaiian BBQ/Luau (Friday 8/6): led by Alice & Anna

    Approx. 93 attendees expected
    Total cost: $1000


    10am: available SAT members arrive at Holland Center to set up
    11:15am: caterer arrives
    12:30pm: SAT introduction
    1:15pm: take down/cleanup

    Ice Cream Social (Friday 9/3): led by Leah & Kristen

    Pumpkin Potluck (Friday 10/1): led by Shawna

    • Halloween theme
    • Pumpkin carving contest by department
    • Ask our offices how well a potluck would be received

    Amazing Race Challenge? (Friday 11/5): led by Nathan & Tom

    Using Evite for future Events

    • Include an “RSVP by” date
    • Uncheck the “allow guests” option
    • Use URL for invites