December 2014 - January 2015
*Tim Hanna - Great
*New Year's Eve
The "First Three Inches of Snow" winner was Wendi Route! She correctly predicted our first three inches of snow on November 26th.
The "14 Degrees or Below" winner was Eric Barnett! He correctly predicted temperatures would fall below 14 degrees on November 19th.
Congratulations and Think Spring!!!!!
Becca Culver was the student winner for the second year in a row!
Cliff Wiles was the employee winner!
Congratulations to both winners and thank you to all who participated or came out to show your support!
Please click the image above for additional information. We hope to see you there!
Students nationwide lifted mattresses around campuses to help sexual assault survivors "Carry That Weight". Here at Mansfield University, members of Human Resources and Multicultural Affairs signed the mattress to show their support of this important message.
Click the link to the right if you'd like to read more about this Day of Action!
The Women's Center has been working on some great programming for students and staff alike. The most recent was The Red Flag Campaign. Stop by the Women's Center to check out their bulletin board with all the red flags.
Be on the lookout for these upcoming events:
|Mental Health Wellness Fair co-sponsored with the AHD department will be held on Wednesday, November 12th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m in Alumni Hall 307. More information will be coming out soon but mark your calendars for this great program!|
|Know your Numbers Wellness Screening for PEBTF employees is happening on Tuesday, November 18th. Over 140 employees have already signed up and the screening is full. If you are a PEBTF employee and still need to sign up for a screening, please contact Michelle Holbein at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will let you know what you need to do.|
|The 2014 Giving Tree Project will be coming - we plan on having our tree up before Thanksgiving. When you go shopping on "Black Friday" pick up an extra pair of mittens/gloves and a hat or scarf. We hope to beat our 2013 record of over 100 items! Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and willingness to give!|
|The annual Holiday Decorating contest theme will be announced soon! Start thinking about decorations and ideas. Judging will take place on Wednesday, December 10th! Scroll down to the bottom of this page for last years winners.|
The 2014 Mansfield University Employee Picnic was held on Tuesday, July 29th, hosted by President and Mrs. Hendricks. Employees and student workers were invited to come and enjoy a picnic lunch and a variety of games and activities. The photo album can be viewed HERE!
10 Employees participated in our Annual Bake-Off contest. First prize was awarded to Colleen Devine for her Banana Split Cobbler! Second and third prizes were awarded to Annette Mase and Jan Yoder for their respective desserts: Chocolate Nut Raspberry Pie and Lemon Delight. Click HERE for a complete listing of all the Bake-Off entries and recipes!
Thank you to everyone who came out and a special thank you to the Facilities and Grounds crew for assisting with the set up and tear down as well as those who offered their services during the event!
We had a successful Take Your Child To Work Day!
More than 70 children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of MU employees enjoyed a full day on campus. They were kept busy learning about bee keeping, taking a yoga class, being a campus chef, growing a plant, hearing ghost stories, and many other topics which Mansfield faculty, staff, and retirees provided. The day ended at Decker Gymnasium where the kids were able to chose from swimming, soccer, and field hockey. They even received a treasure bag filled with goodies!
Thank you to ALL of the volunteers who guided children around campus. Thank you to the presenters who taught the children a little something while they were here. Finally, thank you to the parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles who brought the children and enjoyed lunch with them!
Annual Service Recognition Celebration
The annual Service Recognition Celebration was held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Manser Hall North Dining Room. This event was our 35th year to honor employees who have served Mansfield University for 10, 15, 20, 25, & 30 years. Those employees who have retired within the last year or will be retiring this summer were also recognized.
We also celebrated Tammy Felondis who was named Employee of the Year. The Employee Recognition Committee selected Tammy, Director of Budget Planning, after a campus-wide nomination process.
Peggy Dettwiler, Professor of Music, Gretchen Sechrist, Associate Professor of Psychology, Janeen Sheehe, Professor and Chair of the Health Science Department, and Jessica Trump, Director and Chair of TRiO Student Support Services, were also finalists for the honor
Among the comments made on the nominations Tammy received were, “For the past 24 years Tammy has been a dedicated employee of Mansfield University, with service throughout the campus including Human Resources and Finance and Administration…She has assisted with various interim positions including Interim Director of Purchasing and Interim V.P. for Finance and Administration…Tammy readily volunteers for various ‘extracurricular activities’ including commencement and move-in days.”
The Health Sciences Department received the Spotlight Award, which is given annually to a department that exemplifies the four facets of the Mansfield Creed: Character, Scholarship, Culture and Service. The winner was decided after a campus-wide nomination process.
The nomination concluded by saying, “With its major contributions and readily apparent commitment to the success of Mansfield University, its students and community, the Health Sciences Department is an especially worthy recipient of the 2014 Spotlight Award.”
The MU Concert Choir, conducted by Peggy Dettwiler, provided entertainment. Music students Sarah Polinski and Heather Sitek also provided musical accompaniment during the luncheon. Karen Russell gave the welcome on behalf of the Mansfield University Council of Trustees.
In his closing remarks, MU President Fran Hendricks praised all those honored and thanked them for their service to Mansfield. “People often ask me to define excellence,” he said. “I would tell them that that excellence is in this room”
Congratulations to those who were honored!
36 employees and spouses/significant others participated in the Spring Wellness Program!
Thank you to everyone who participated, hopefully this jump started your exercise for the summer!
Several employees offered a raffle with some of their items - below are the raffles and the list of winners:
Congratulations to the winners and thank you again to the employees who showed their crafts!
Search Teams, Hiring Managers, and Department Chairs will learn more about this in the near future!
Thank you to everyone who donated to The Giving Tree. Over 100 items were collected and donated to Tioga County Human Services who will be adding them to the local children's gift boxes to distribute for Christmas. They were very appreciative and thankful for our donations. These gifts of warmth will make a difference with many local families this holiday season. Thank you!