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Staff Advisory Council Conversation Project

We would like to hear from you on a myriad of different topics.  Your view on what the Staff Advisory Council does at Brown and how we can further assist everyone making Brown University a better work environment is very important to us. The purpose of this survey is to then share our results with the President in order to make her aware of pressing needs.  We can't help if we don't hear from you.  This survey is confidential so please tell us what you really think.  Click here to share your thoughts on our survey.

Winter Poll Break - The Results are In!

From renovating kitchens, to cross-country family reunions, to anniversaries in Rome - we have filled our Winter Break with down-time and family time, thanks to the generosity of our University President! You can see a simple summary of staff winter break activities here, and read SAC's 'thank you!' letter on behalf of the staff at Brown University to President Ruth Simmons here!

 


 

 

Be a Part of the Celebration! 

Want to help in the commemoration of Ruth Simmon's accomplishments at Brown Universy? Click on this link to see what you can do!

 

Read the SAC 2011 Report to President Simmons!

You can find it - along with the other presentations and reports that have been delivered to our President - in the links at the bottom of this page!

 


 

 


Congratulations SAC Class of 2012!

After an extremely competitive review process, we are pleased to announce the new members of the President's Staff Advisory Council for 2012. Special thanks to all those who nominated their colleagues and to those who applied.

Carlen Adler, Senior Project Coordinator, Bio-Med Development
Renee Bolden, Administrative Assistant, Alumni Events
Paul Deissler, Supervisor, Mail Services
Terry Durkee, Financial Coordinator, Facilities Management
Jennifer Hadden, Financial Coordinator, Bio-Med Administration
Phyllis Harris-Smith, Financial Analyst, Controller's Office
Jessica Hodgdon, Executive Coordinator, Office of Continuing Education
Carrie Honeman, Executive Assistant, Graduate School
Jenna Legault, Center Manager, John Nicholas Brown Center
Ashley Lundh, Events Coordinator, Music Department


 

 

SAC and the Brown Bookstore Team Up to Fill the Shelves at the Segue Institute for Learning - and You Can, Too!

Buy a book from a list of titles chosen by the school's library staff and teachers - at a discount! - from the Brown Bookstore, and help give students the tools they need to achieve! Read more here!



First Annual Fall Stroll - SAC Best of Brown Event on October 13th.

All who attended the Fall Stroll had a great time!  We'd like to acknowledge Chira Delsesto from the Granoff Center who provided the reception space and Emily Bruce from Theater Arts and Performance Studies who donated 10 pairs of tickets to Lady Windemere's Fan (play by Oscar Wilde which is playing November 3-6 and November 10-13).

Special thanks to the Brown University students for providing us with their knowledge of the buildings and architecture of Brown University.  

 For more information about the Fall Stroll click here!

 


 

 

Fun had by All at 2nd Annual "Have a Treat on Us!"

A hearty thank you goes out to all who attended the President's Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Have a Treat on Us! at the Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 15th!  We had some great giveaways like Brown's sports tickets and some raffle prizes too.  

This year, SAC organized a Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety and Awareness table and gave out reflective "snap bands" reminding everyone to be safe while walking and to be aware of pedestrians when driving.  

To view pictures of the event, click here.


SAC Announces its Newest Member

The Staff Advisory Council is pleased to announce its newest member, Geralyn Hoffman. Geralyn is Curator of Programs and Education for the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. She will join the Events and Morale subcommittee and assist with planning Best of Brown tours and events.  Welcome Geralyn!

 

 

 

 


 

 

Anika Profit Named SAC Chair for 2012

The President´s Staff Advisory Council is pleased to announce that Anika Profit, Biographic Data Specialist in the Department of Advancement-Bio Records, has been selected as Co-Chair of SAC. She will assume the role of Co-Chair with Heather Hower from now through December and will begin serving as Chair in January 2012.  

 

 


SAC Summer Stroll

Summer Stroll 2011Summer Stroll 2011Summer Stroll was a great success. many of you to joined us for a lunch time Summer Stroll around Campus on the first day of Summer! Guided tours of statues, sculptures and memorials were scheduled for Tuesday, June 21st 12:00 and 1:00. Click on our event poster for more information and pictures!

 

 

 


 

 

Best of Brown Series: Guided Tours of the Annmary Brown Memorial and the Garibaldi Panorama 2011

 

Read about this successful tour, as well as past offerings from SAC's Best of Brown Series!

 

 

 


 

 

First Annual Girls on the Run...A Huge Success!


Close to 140 Runners participated in the first annual Girls on the Run on Saturday June 4th.  Thanks goes out to the Brown University volunteers who cheered the runners on!

Girls on the Run  combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Volunteers Answered the call at Amos Soup Kitchen

SAC volunteers went to serve a meal to at Amos House on Saturday, May 21, from 9:00am - 1:00pm; For more information on Amose House and what SAC did, please click here.

 


 

 

Brown University Staff Lends Many Helping Hands at Hasbro Children's Hospital Gala

Read about how the staff at Brown University answered the call in record time for volunteers for Elmo's Red Tie Ball - you can find the story & pictures here, with links to information on the single largest event that Hasbro Children's Hospital presents every year!

 

 

 


 

 

John Hay Library TourJohn Hay Library Tour

New Best Of Brown Series Event

The John Hay Library Treasures Tour that happened on March 23rd was a HUGE success. To read more about the event & to view the slideshow, click here

 

 

 


 

 

Concert for Haiti 2010 

This past March, the Staff Advisory Council, in partnership with the Haiti Crisis Response Committee, hosted a concert to benefit the earthquake victims of Haiti. Performances showcased the diverse talent of the Brown Community. SAC is pleased to share this video of the event with you.

 


 

 

Please welcome the SAC class of 2011-12

After an extremely competitive review process, we are pleased to announce the new members of the President's Staff Advisory Council for 2011.  A special thanks to all those who nominated their colleagues and to those who applied.

  • Michelle Adam, Computing & Information Services
  • Laurinda Custodio, Office of VP for Campus Life & Student Services
  • Mona Delgado, Italian Studies
  • William Gaudet, Facilities Management
  • Osiris Gonzalez, Computing & Information Services
  • Heather Goode, President's Office
  • Anika Profit, Advancement
  • Diane Ricci, Dining Services
  • Leslie Strolla, BioMed Institute for Community Health Promotions
  • Leslie Uhnak, Humanities Center

Also, we would like to officially welcome Tanitia Sello of the Graduate School who joined SAC as an alternate in April 2010, and Chrissy Sarkady of the Investment Office who joined in July, 2010.


Volunteers Helped Out At Amos House Soup Kitchen

Amos HouseAmos HouseAmos House is a non profit social services agency that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island.  In 1976, founder Sister Eileen Murphy started a small soup kitchen to provide dinner to several dozen homeless men; today, Amos house serves free breakfast and lunch to as many as 800 people, nearly every day. On May 21st, SAC volunteers answered the call and helped out in a major way for those less fortunate.  To view pictures, click here.


PARL's 23rd Pet Walk 2011

PARL's 23rd Pet Walk 2011PARL's 23rd Pet Walk 2011Hundreds of Rhode Islanders and their pets will come together for our 23rd annual signature event, Pet Walk on Saturday, May 14th.  There will be family fun activities including pet games and contests, activites for kids, and fabulous prizes.  For more information, click here.

 


Pray for Japan: Earthquake Relief Concert

 Join us on Sunday, March 20th from 6-9pm for JCA's fundraiser for Japan earthquake relief. The event is being sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Association. There will be many different types of performances; including acapella, break dancing, spoken word and much more. For more information, please click here.

 


 

 


SAC-Sponsored Used Cell Phone Drive Begins Now!

 

 

Through Shelter Alliance, used cell phones are processed using a zero landfill recycling process. The program will help dispose of used cell phones responsibly while raising money for the Women’s Center of RI. Click on the link above to find out where your old, out-dated cell phones can be dropped off!

 



 

 

Pray for Japan: Earthquake Relief Concert

 Join us on Sunday, March 20th from 6-9pm for JCA's fundraiser for Japan earthquake relief. The event is being sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Association. There will be many different types of performances; including acapella, break dancing, spoken word and much more. For more information, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 



 

Brown University Staff Lends Many Helping Hands at Hasbro Children's Hospital Gala

Read about how the staff at Brown University answered the call in record time for volunteers for Elmo's Red Tie Ball - you can find the story & pictures here, with links to information on the single largest event that Hasbro Children's Hospital presents every year!

 

 



 

John Hay Library TourJohn Hay Library Tour

New Best Of Brown Series Event

The John Hay Library Treasures Tour that happened on March 23rd was a HUGE success. To read more about the event & to view the slideshow, click here

 

 

 

 


 

 

SAC Memories from 2010

Conversation with President Simmons & Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar: The Staff Advisory Council met with Ruth Simmons and her assistant Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar for a lively discussion about SAC's activities since January and a future look into SAC's goals and charges for 2011. For SAC members, meeting with the President is always an honor as well as an engaging and informative experience!

 


 

 

SAC Co-Chair Announced

The President´s Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) is pleased to announce that Joe Gagne, Compensation Analyst, Human Resources, has been selected as Co-Chair of SAC. He will assume the role of Co-Chair with Amy Umstadter from now through December and will begin serving as Chair in January 2010. We are positive that Joe's dedication to the committee and to staff at Brown will lead to exciting endeavors in the year ahead. (updated 7/09)

 


 

 

Application period for Campus Planning Advisory Board position has ended

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the Campus Planning Advisory Board (CPAB). We are pleased to announce the appointments of Lisa Vaillancourt and Christopher Beattie to the board.(updated 6/09).

Application period for Human Resources Advisory Board position has ended

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the Human Resources Advisory Board position (HRAB). We are pleased to announce the appointments of Ruth Crane, Erin Shreve, and Cliff Hirshman to the board.(updated 6/09).

Application period for Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies has ended

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies. (ACCRP). We are pleased to announce the appointments of Kathleen Morrissey and Christine Sprovieri to the board.(updated 4/09)

Application period for Brown University Resource Committe has ended

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the Brown University Resource Committee. (URC). We are pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony DeGregorio to the board.(updated 3/09)

Application period for Brown University Community Council has ended

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the Brown University Community Council. (BUCC) We are pleased to announce the appointments of Paul Magliocco and Merle Krueger to the board.(updated 2/09)

Town Meeting, Monday December 8

The President’s Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) hosted a town meeting on December 8 to discuss the effects of the economy on Brown and its staff. Thank you to everyone who participated. Information about the meeting and a video of the proceedings can be found in Today at Brown. For recent communications regarding the economy please see the links below.

Application period for Parking Violation Appeal Board has ended

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the Parking Violation Appeals Board (PVAB). Applications were due Friday, December 12. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Lane to the board.(updated 2/09)

Introducing SAC Class of 2009!

After an extremely competitive review process, we are pleased to announce the new members of the President's Staff Advisory Committee for 2009. Special thanks to all those who nominated their colleagues, and to all those who applied.

  1. Karen Asquith, Project Manager, Computing and Information Services
  2. Patricia Davey, Administrative Assistant, Community Health
  3. Sean DeBobes, Assistant Manager - Retail Operations, Dining Services
  4. Joe Gagne, Compensation Analyst, Human Resources
  5. Therese Doyle-Parillo, Assistant Director of Alumni Events, Alumni Relations
  6. Jason Masi, FRS Operations Accountant, Controller's Office
  7. Michelle Nuey, Manager of the Community Relations and Outreach Bureau, Department of Public Safety
  8. Marla Pearsall, Application Support Specialist, Financial & Administrative Services
  9. Roberta Swanson, Postdoctoral Program Manager, BioMed Graduate and Postdoc Studies
  10. Jennifer Whitworth, Administrative Assistant, Computing and Information Services