August 19, 2010

College Participates in Compensation Study

This summer a large number of employees participated in compensation study conducted by Mercer (a private consulting firm). The information they presented will be used as a starting point to have College-wide discussions regarding the direction we want to proceed regarding compensation philosophy. A forum will be held to answer questions.

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Nominate Someone For Our Distinguished Alumni Award

 The Alumni Board and Advancement Office are seeking nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award. Recipients will be honored during several activities on Homecoming, October 9.

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Huntsman Library Nears Completion And Other Facility Changes

 Crews in Ephraim and Richfield have been busy all summer working on the new and old libraries, the Student Center, and the Richfield Administration Building. No action on the old elementary school yet.

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Plans Underway To Build Dorms

 Yes, after 40+ years, there may be more housing options/opportunities for students.

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A New School Year Brings New Faces To Both Campuses

 The HR Office reports the hiring (since July 1) of 13 full-time faculty members and four full-time staff members. Several part-timers join the Badger family as well.

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Scholarships May Be Available For Your Students

 The Advancement Office has secured new funding for various scholarships. There are opportunities for students studying English, Sociology, Allied Health, and more.

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Email System Will Change - Eventually; There Have Been Other IT Changes

 Some have asked when we'll transition to the new Outlook system. The change is coming. Responsibilities with IT employees have shifted a bit; they are eager to meet your needs.

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"Caught Ya" Doing Good

Keith Church, who serves as our assistant director for the Utah SBDC at Snow College, is also certified as an instructor for the FastTrac business class (10 week training program) we teach for business owners and soon-to-be business owners. From a participant completing a recent FastTrac program, his supervisor received an unsolicited letter praising Keith's performance as an instructor in that role. His service certainly upholds Snow College's standard of excellence! Good work, Keith!

Each year AARP calls for nominations of individuals who, through their service have improved communities and inspired service from others. Jamee Wheelwright was reviewed and was given AARP Utah's 2010 "Outstanding Utah Volunteer Award." Jamee's nomination focused primarily on her organizing and heading a countywide dog rescue organization called Wag-N-Train Dog Rescue, which she started in 2002. We're told, "Jamee is a champion of service...her service through Wag-N-Train Dog Rescue would easily be in excess of 5,000 hours of loving, unpaid, mentally and physically demanding work. Add to this the many hours leveraged from others as a result of her starting Wag-N-Train and inspiring continued service from many volunteers and the result is staggering." Thank you, Jamee, for implementing our service-based mission into your personal - as well as professional - life!

With Sympathy

Arlea Howell, friend to Snow College and mother of Jannette Anderson, passed away. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 21. We extend our sympathy to Jannie and her family. More information

Helen Dyreng passed away this summer. She served as our Alumni President and - along with her husband, Morgan - received our Honorary Degree. Her son, Doug, is also a member of our Business faculty, and her grand-daughter, Holly, is our current Alumni President. We extend our sympathy to the Dyreng family.

"Move-In Party" Is Happening

A tradition started by President Wyatt continues this year. He, his vice presidents, and direct reports will be helping students move boxes into their apartments on Saturday, August 21. Come help them, meet students, and join the fun! Come to the Student Center or any on-campus housing units between 11:00 - 2:00 to participate.

Annual Back-To-School BBQ Is Scheduled

The Wyatts would like to invite you and your spouse/guest to their home on Wednesday, September 1, at 6:00 for the annual BBQ. Great entertainment and good food will be enjoyed by all... we hope!

"2-for-1" Deal Now Available For Season Theatre Tickets

Each year the Theatre Department offers this "perk" to employees. You get two show tickets (for each performance!) for the price of one.

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Support Badger Basketball And Receive Benefits

Basketball season will be here before we know it, and the team wants your support. They'll give you some great deals, and it doesn't cost too much.

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"Department Demos" Being Scheduled To Become Better Acquainted With Each Other

With the intent of helping us better know and understand what our fellow employees do every day, informal open-house-style events are being scheduled. President Wyatt will buy the refreshments if you're willing to "show your stuff." Please let Marci know if your department is interested in hosting one.