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October 23, 2017

From the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

In order to better service the university in our advisory capacity, APAC is canceling our monthly meeting in November so that members can attend the ERP vendor demonstrations. The Executive Council encourages Councilmembers to attend as many of the demonstrations from both vendors as possible in order to provide input to the RFP Evaluation Committee on which product would best suit the needs of WSU through participation in post-demonstration surveys. Those responding to the survey should attend the same sessions from both vendors wherever possible. Demonstrations will take place November 6-9 and November 13-16. The final demonstration schedule will be sent out as soon as it is available by WSU Announcements and will be on the WSU Modernization website.

Brigitta Jozefowski
Chair

Professional Development Seminar

APAC is pleased to sponsor Rueben Mayes, Chief Development Officer for Pullman Regional Hospital to speak to all WSU Staff and Faculty on “Five Keys to Success in Leadership, Work, and Life”.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 9:30-11:15 in the CUB Junior Ballroom.

AMS Sites Scheduled: Everett, Puyallup, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver.

Please register for this free event on Skillsoft: http://ihr.hrs.wsu.edu/skillsoft/default.aspx?c=ilt_wsu_PD_1141

WSU Staff Scholarship

The WSU Staff Academic Scholarship supports WSU employees (civil service and AP) or their children with scholarship dollars. The scholarship provides $1000/yr in scholarship support. If you would like to support this scholarship or read more information about this scholarship please read the gift use agreement. The scholarship will be awarded through the Student Financial Services.

Professional Development Mini-Grants

Professional development is highly valued by Washington State University and is supported by the President’s and Provosts’ offices. AP Mini Grant Fund is used to provide matching funds in conjunction with AP’s unit/department. Deadline for fall applications is October 31stRead more >>>

AP Spotlight

Faith Price, Assistant Director of Native American Programs, is making a difference for students. Price directs the Native American student ambassador program who are current undergraduate students that provide campus tours, attend community events, and speak to prospective students about the Native student experience at WSU. Price is of Wampanoag descent, and grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Along with her full-time duties with Native American Programs, Price in currently in the Prevention Science doctoral program at WSU. Read more >>>

The Management Tip of the Day

The Management Top of the Day is brought to you by the Harvard Business Review.

Daydreaming (With a Purpose) Can Recharge Your Mind – Resisting distractions seems like an intuitive way to be more productive, yet research shows that excessive focus exhausts your brain. Read more >>>

Get Your Flu Shot

Flu season is nearly upon us. WSU employees are encouraged to get their flu vaccinations. Read more >>>

Monthly APAC Meetings

The AP council encourages other AP employees to attend the monthly meetings either in person or by video conference at other campus locations. Our next meeting will be held on December 14th from 9:00-10:30am in Lighty 405.

Regular APAC meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Meetings are broadcast via AMS. Can’t attend the meeting in person? Call in on the phone bridge at 509-335-9445, meeting ID is 02722. All meetings will be held in Lighty 405.  Read More >>>

 

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