Staff Senate

Upcoming Events

Staff Senate Elections

2016 Staff Senate Nominees

The Staff Senate has nine (9) senator positions available for the 2016-2018 term. Nominations for these positions were accepted through the month of March. Nominees were announced at the April 20 All Staff meeting.

An email link was sent to staff on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Votes must be received by 5 p.m. April 27, 2016.  Thank you for your participation in the election process. If you need additional information, please contact Peter Morgan or

Professional Development Opportunities

CPR Training

Pacific University Staff Senate and Pacific University has teamed up with The Body Shop to bring you the opportunity to learn life-saving skills at a great discount.  We are providing American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR/AED Classes for you over the next several months.

The American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR/AED class is a four-hour course and includes adult, child and infant CPR as well as use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Upon successful completion, you will receive a course completion certificate that is valid for two years.

The great thing about taking these courses through Pacific University is that you get them at a tremendous discount and Pacific University picks up the balance of the normal course tuition.  Learning life-saving skill with friends, save money, and you even get refreshments during the class.  It doesn't get any better than that.

Sign up for your course today at:!boxer-cpr/tw4m4
Password is “Boxer.”
Select your class and click on “register.” Secure on-line payment allows you to pay at the time of registration, securing your seat in class.

Interest Groups

Personal Preparedness Basics
Wednesday, 4/13/16
Noon - 1 p.m.
Creighton Hall 502, Hillsboro

Description: Come join us for a brown bag discussion about some hazards (like a cascadia earthquake or the zombie apocalypse!) that could impact us and how we can prepare now to reduce the disruption to our lives.  We will discuss some specific hazards & vulnerabilities, emergency plans you can make, and kits you can build or buy. Please RSVP to

Preparedness Lunches
Thursdays, Noon - 1 p.m.
Scott Hall, 205

This informal special interest group will meet weekly. Topics available by email. Contact for more information..

Crafter’s Lunch Break
Bring a lunch, a personal craft project, craft supplies and your crafty self! Gather with your crafty co-workers once a week to finish those half-finished yarn projects, overdue art cards, much-needed mending and those scrapbooks you’ve been meaning to do for years. It’s amazing what can be accomplished over the lunch hour. To learn more about dates and locations, please contact Deni Cadd or x3096.

Health & Wellness Opportunities

ZUMBA! Open to all staff, faculty and students
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Starting Sept. 29)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Milky Way
Questions? Contact Angela Moberg, Director of Recreation and Intramurals

Evening Yoga
*Bring your own mat. Instructor: Wynne Lobel
Mondays & Wednesdays
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Cascade Hall - Fireside Lobby

Noon Basketball (Drop-in play)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Stoller Main Gym

Fitness Center Hours (Stoller)
Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 12 a.m. (midnight)
Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Questions? Contact Angela Moberg, Director of Recreation and Intramurals

Boxer Boost - Monthly Snack Breaks for Staff!

Join us for Boxer Boost sponsored by Aramark and Staff Senate. Usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Connect with fellow staff members for a snack and coffee break and meet your Staff Senate members. Locations vary so check schedule.

Date Time Forest Grove Location Hillsboro Location
10/22/15 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall HPC2 Atrium
11/19/15 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall HPC2 Atrium
12/17/15 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502
1/21/16 3 - 4 p.m. MPR, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502
2/18/16 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502
3/17/16 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502
4/21/16 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502



Skillbuilder Sessions | The Staff Senate Professional Development Committee has been hard at work organizing Skillbuilder Sessions. These sessions are opportunities for all staff to learn more about tools to make your work life easier. Our goal is that you walk away from each Skillbuilder Session with at least one practical, usable skill to add to your toolbox. Please click "Suggestion Box" above if you have ideas for future Skillbuilders.

January 2012 Vault Training

September 2012 Excel Training

Interested in hosting your own Staff Senate Skillbuilder? Complete a Request for Proposal, telling us about the Skill Builder you would like to present. For more details, contact

We look forward to learning from you! 


Send Your Suggestions to the Staff Senate

The Staff Senate serves as the official representative body of the University staff community by actively participating in campus governance.  The Staff Senate shall foster a spirit of unity and cooperation, providing representation of non-faculty personnel in coordination with the faculty and student governing bodies.  The Staff Senate shall also provide a forum for the exchange of information between members of the staff, administration, faculty and students.

— from the University Handbook

Staff Senate exists to serve you.  We care about the quality of your life relative to campus and the larger global community.  We are committed to openness, collaboration and inclusiveness.  Any issues or concerns you have are welcomed by the Staff Senate.  Email us any time at

Staff Senate Year in Review

Summary of 2013-2014 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2012-2013 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2011-2012 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2010-2011 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2008-2009 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)