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Employee of the Year

In May, Lucy Millman won the Northwestern University Employee of the Year award. Lucy, assistant director of the Harvey Kapnick  Business Instituions Program, was a finalist for the last 2 years, so this year she was very excited to finally reach her goal.  She started at NU almost 20 years ago in Payroll and her trainer, Mary Schroeder, had won the award a couple of years earlier. When Lucy saw Mary’s picture in the HR Department with all the other Employees of the Year, she aspired to have her picture there too.

The Employee of the Year award is given annually to a staff employee who has worked for the University a minimum of 3 years and has made a positive contribution to the NU community. The award is announced at the Annual Staff Recognition Luncheon, sponsored by HR and the NU Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC). This year the lunch was held at the Mid-America Club in Chicago. Employees with 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service are also honored at the luncheon.

Besides spreading community within the undergraduates involved in BIP, Lucy was a member of NUSAC from 1997 -2000. She is also a 2 time breast cancer survivor. She did her first Susan G Komen 3 day Walk for the Cure in 2002, five years after her first diagnosis. She has been walking ever since.

Congratulations, Lucy!

Six Flags Great America tickets at a discount for Northwestern employees

New this year: Northwestern employees can receive discounted tickets to Six Flags Great America, just for being Northwestern employees! Individual tickets are $35 each (including tax) and you can buy up to 20. Tickets are normally $56.99 for adults at the park and $36.99 for children (children ages 2 and under are always free). To take advantage of these prices, you must go through the WildCARD Advantage page where you will need your netID and password to log in: http://www.northwestern.edu/uservices/wildcard/advantage_discounts/businesses/six-flags-great-america.html Plan a program or departmental outing, or take your family for a day of fun. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy!

Conversations with the President

Continuing a practice introduced in the first year of his tenure, President Morton Schapiro again invited all University staff, faculty and students to join him for the second conversation on the state of the University. This took place on Wednesday, May 25 at the McCormick-Tribune Forum on the Evanston campus. It was webcast live, and all members of the Northwestern community were.

The Conversations with the President are a collaboration of the Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council, the office of the President and the General Faculty Committee.

Interested in watching the last Conversation (or previous Conversations/State of the University addresses)? Click on this link: http://www.northwestern.edu/president/conversations-with-the-president.html or go to the Office of The President’s webpage to link to current and past presidential speeches.


Photo Courtesy of Stephen Anzaldi

NUSAC launches NU Cares Program!

NU Cares offers faculty and staff an opportunity to make contributions to assist fellow employees who may experiencing a crisis. For more information, go to: http://www.northwestern.edu/nusac/nucares/index.html.

Coffee with the President

Over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year, NUSAC will host six events entitled “Coffee with the President”. In these intimate events President Morton Schapiro, along with representatives from NUSAC and Human Resources, will converse with staff across all departments at NU to find out what issues and concerns are important to us. The events are purposefully small, and the participants are randomly chosen from both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. NUSAC is proud to offer the chance for the President to hear about staff issues at Northwestern University directly from the source.

The events have covered a variety of issues ranging from the work environment, the state of the economy and specific departmental concerns. NUSAC is looking forward to our future Coffee with the President events, and make sure to stay tuned to our newsletter as we provide updates on the issues brought forward during the course of the year.

If you would like to contribute to the discussion, contact a NUSAC representative or attend the open-invitation “Conversations with the President” in the coming months.