"Caught Ya!" - January 20, 2011

Compliments from Colleagues

Many employees in the Student Center spent the holiday break working extra hours to make sure things were in place for students when they returned to school. Susan Stevenson especially went above the call of duty. Instead of ringing in the New Year with fun and celebration, she spent the holiday in her office processing piles of paperwork. Thanks, Susan (and the rest of you) for adjusting your work schedule and vacation time to get ready for a new semester.
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When the heating system in the Science Building crashed over the weekend of January 8th and 9th, Margie Anderson and Beth Ann Ericksen responded to a late Sunday evening phone call asking for help in finding alternate classrooms for Monday classes to be held the next day.  They sprang into action, rolling up their sleeves and rolling out the whiteboards at 9 p.m. and sticking with it till midnight when they sent out a detailed schedule showing the alternate locations of dozens of classes.  Their willingness to go the third mile, not just the second mile, exemplifies the Spirit of Snow and their tireless dedication to the goal of serving students.  Thanks to these two great ladies.
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Sue Dalley is very responsive to our office. She is quick to return phone calls and always goes out of her way to do what is best for students. She is great to work with.
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Christie Allred and her student employee have spent hours preparing for our first ever Summer Job/Career Fair. The event will be held on February 2 (in Ephraim) and February 3 (in Richfield).  We expect about 30 employers to participate in either or both of the events. Thanks for your efforts, Christie. (Note to Everyone: Please invite/encourage your students to attend!)
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(Please send a quick note to Marci to recognize your peers. We want to let others know of the many good things our employees do each day. Thanks so much!)

Pick Up Your W-2, Please

W-2s will be available for pick up in the HR Department of each campus starting Monday, January 24th.  Recognition and thanks to Jim Kittelsrud and Christie Allred for their work in preparing the documents.

Accreditation and Administrative Changes

As we all know, there is a lot of work to be done for accreditation. With an upcoming visit and a new process, strong leadership is necessary. Dr. Rick White will lead the accreditation efforts full-time, and Mr. Leon Stewart will be the "look to" person for our CTE programs.

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Attention Faculty Members -- Honors Program Director Opportunity

Are you excited about and committed to enhancing and promoting a vibrant, stimulating, and intellectually challenging honors program at Snow College? Are you inspirational in the love of learning? Are you innovative and creative? This assignment would account for 40-50% of your load during the academic year, and summer assignments may be available by contract.

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Legislative Session Begins

The 2011 Legislative Session begins on Monday, January 24. You can search bills, view agendas, and listen to hearings all on-line. Click http://le.utah.gov/ for more information. President Wyatt, his vice presidents, and liaison Rick Wheeler will keep the road to Salt Lake hot for the next 45 days. Good luck!

Welcome, New Employees!

Taft Beio was hired as a full-time Custodian (working from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.).  He was previously employed by the Sevier School District and before that the city of Broken Arrow Oklahoma doing custodial work. Welcome, Taft!

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to have Christine Ashcroft joining the staff as the Academic Projects Assistant.   In this part-time role, she will be assisting faculty in such areas as the Honors Studies Program, Global Studies, et cetera, as we all work to provide enhanced opportunities for our students. Ms. Ashcroft brings over 10 years of experience with the University of Nevada Reno in working with faculty and students to this new role at Snow. Please join us in welcoming her to our College.

In the past few weeks we have welcomed several new part-time staff in the Wellness and Student Life areas:  Sandi Nunley joined the Wellness Center staff as a part-time wellness counselor to help with our increasing student need and Brandon Patterson and Ashley Squire (Snow alum Class of 2006), both came on board as part-time student activities coordinators to help in the busy world of Student Life.  We extend a warm welcome to all three of these new members of the Snow College team!

Update from the Athletic Department

- The Activity Center is preparing for the naming of the building (The Horne Activity Center, to be called the HAC) with updates in the gym - a fresh coat of paint and some new signage.  
- After a very successful sales campaign for passes to the AC, the community is using the facility, and it is a very busy place!  
- Snow College basketball teams are both having a great year. They are on the road this weekend, traveling to CSI and North Idaho for two important region match-ups. The Badgers will return home for a five game home stand with games the following three weekends. Tickets are still available!
- The search continues for a new volleyball coach with interviews next week with plans to name a new coach the first part of February.
- Congratulations to Tyler Hughes as he takes over the Head Coach position of the football team.

- Intramurals continue to expand; the number of students participating and watching is very exciting.  Great job, Carol Green!
- Thanks, too, to new Athletic Director Rob Nielson for his leadership.

Departmental Demo

The Dance Department will "show-and-tell" their program on Tuesday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio. Treats will be served, and we hope you will stop by for this get-to-know-you experiment.

Upward Bound Enjoys Success

Snow College Upward Bound has had a very busy season. They have been out and about visiting colleges, and sites have completed their own cultural and service activities. Students have also been extremely busy taking part in a job shadowing/mentoring experience. Several seniors applied for the Utah State Aspire Scholarship, and they have begun getting their acceptance letters to the colleges of their choice. It is so exciting to see their faces now that they know this dream of a college education is going to begin in earnest.

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