Staff Senate

Staff Senate Theme for 2018-2019

Working to break down silos at Pacific by:

  • Building a Community of connection with strategic events and experiences.
  • Creating a Culture of personal and collective growth through professional development opportunities.
  • Maximizing opportunities for Collaboration with faculty, staff and students across areas and departments.

Staff Senate Elections

Staff Senate Elections will be held 4/17-24

Staff Senate Nominees - Bios
Staff Senate Nominees - Bios (Spanish)

The Staff Senate has eight (8) senator positions available for the 2019-2021 term. Elections for the eight positions will be held April 17 – 24.

The Staff Senate serves as the official representative body of the university staff community by actively participating in campus governance. The Staff Senate will 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 also provides a forum for the exchange of information between members of the staff, administration, faculty, and students. The Staff Senate contributes to the advancement of the university’s mission and vision by supporting the educational environment of the institution.

Thank you for participating in the election process. If you need additional information, please contact Beth Ross or any Staff Senator.

Sponsored Events and Announcements

Get Ready for NCORE

Pacific will be sending a large group of students, staff and faculty to  NCORE — one of the largest conferences regarding equity, diversity and inclusion, hosted this year in Portland (May 28 - June 1). If you are registered for the event, please complete this form or email kimg@pacificu.edu. Find more details online.

 

Consent Color Run – Sponsored by Campus Wellness
Saturday, 5/4/19 – 9 a.m.

Do you want to run, walk, dance, or frolic through explosions of color to support a good cause?

The Consent Color Run is a 5k, un-timed event. There are color stations along the route where color runners have the option to be doused from head to toe in colored powder. After the race ends, the fun continues with music, dancing, photo ops, and color throws. Everyone from first-time runners to seasoned athletes are welcome! Proceeds will go to benefit the Sexual Assault Resource Center.
Early bird registration ends March 22. Get discounted tickets while you can!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2149588682021626/
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/consent-color-run-2019

 

Honors & Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, 5/8/19
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Taylor Meade Auditorium
Join us for an afternoon of recognizing the amazing staff and faculty at Pacific! Celebrate the many years of service, those retiring and the recipients of 2019 staff and faculty awards.

 

Spring Commencement – Volunteers Needed
Saturday, 5/18/19
Morning and Afternoon ceremonies

Celebrate our students and their families by volunteering for spring commencement! Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas including, but not limited to…

  • Entrance locations (greeting and passing out programs)
  • Directing graduates (and their families) in front of Stoller Center
  • Parking duties
  • General information table
  • Honor cord distribution
  • Helping the graduates get in their lines

Please email jen.walsh@pacificu.edu with questions or to volunteer.

 

Intramural Signups

Sign-ups for intramural leagues begin Monday, Aug. 27. In addition to sports leagues, Pacific’s intramurals and recreation program offers yoga, Zumba, Aikido, and access to the fitness center. These activities are open to students and employees alike. Visit goboxers.com/intramurals for details and to sign up, or contact Angela Moberg, director of Intramurals & Recreation, at amoberg@pacificu.edu for more information.

 

Dining Meal Plans Available to Staff

  • Economy Plans are a great option for anyone who eats in The Grove 1 to 3 times a week.
  • The cost of a Block Meal in one of our economy plans is as low as $6.00 per meal (as high as $6.25).  That is for an all-you-care-to-eat meal in the dining hall that would otherwise cost $7.50 (lunch) at the door.   
  • Meal Plans can be purchased online if the faculty or staff member has previously had an account set up.  Accounts can be set up by Ben Magnuson (503.352.2217) in Washburne Hall room 105. 

 

Mail Services Ends Personal Package Processing

Due to increased demand for Mail Services throughout the university from our growing student body and departments, personal, non-university related parcels (packages) addressed to university employees at the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses will no longer be accepted by Mail Services. Additionally, Mail Services will no longer process personal parcels for outward bound pickup and shipping that are not related to university business. Please immediately update your shipping preferences on any personal accounts you have which may include a university delivery address.

Self-stamped letters will still be accepted by Mail Services for pickup by the U.S. Postal Service, but employees are asked to have all personal mail, including letters and periodicals, mailed to their home residence or personal post office box.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email mailservices@pacificu.edu.

 

Professional Development Opportunities

Interest Groups

Preparedness Lunches
Thursdays, Noon - 1 p.m.
Scott Hall, 219

This informal special interest group will meet weekly. Topics available by email. Contact peter.morgan@pacificu.edu for more information..

Health & Wellness Opportunities

Yoga
Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Starting Sept. 8)
Warner Hall - Room 4: Free Yoga class for all current Pacific students, faculty and staff.
Hosted by Pacific Intramurals & Recreation, instructor is Lila Martin-Bergroth.

ZUMBA
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Starting Sept. 5)
MPR or the Milky Way: see goboxers.com/intramurals for specific dates/rooms
Free Zumba class for all current Pacific students, faculty and staff.
Hosted by Pacific Intramurals & Recreation, instructor is Candice Begg.

Pick-up Basketball
Fridays, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Stoller Gym
*Drop-In, no sign-ups

Fitness Center Hours (Stoller)
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Angela Moberg, Director of Recreation and Intramurals

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 staffsenate@pacificu.edu or complete the form, here.