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First Wednesday Update: Nov. 2, 2011
"Go State." Marketing Campaign
The College has launched a new marketing campaign, intended to increase awareness of Seminole State and heighten our visibility with prospective students. The theme of the campaign is "Go State." ... a directional message encouraging our community to turn to Seminole State as a first-choice higher education destination. A major component of the campaign is a series of new TV commercials for the College, filmed entirely with Seminole State students, employees, and graduates. Many thanks to all those appearing in the commercials. Here is the link to each of the four new TV spots where you can see your co-workers and students "in action": www.seminolestate.edu/go-state/.
You will also see the new "Go State." campaign reflected on the College's billboards, print ads, website, and other marketing materials. However, before using the "Go State." campaign in your own individual communication or departmental materials, please contact the College Relations & Marketing department for specific usage guidelines -- by phoning extension 2285 or via email at email@example.com.
Endowed Teaching Chair Nominations
All faculty and staff members are invited and encouraged to nominate any full-time faculty member for one of the Endowed Teaching Chair Awards which will be officially bestowed at the conclusion of the 2012 Spring Term. You may nominate as many faculty members as you choose and you are encouraged to again nominate faculty you might have nominated in past years. Complete details are on the attached document. Deadline for nominations is this Friday, November 4. If you would like to nominate a faculty member, please take a few minutes to click on the following link, complete the short nomination form, and submit it electronically on the Foundation website.
Veterans Day Gathering
At 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, the Seminole State Student Veteran Association will host a one-hour "Honoring All Who Have Served" event in the Concert Hall on the Sanford / Lake Mary Campus. During this ceremony, the students will be acknowledging and thanking our 935 current students and 40-plus Seminole State employees who have served in our military branches. Some elected officials will be in attendance, and military colors and music will also be presented. All Seminole State students and employees are invited to attend, if your schedule permits. Afterwards, light refreshments will be available in the Fine Arts lobby.
Foundation Mini-Grants Fall Awards
All full-time College faculty and staff are invited to apply for the annual Mini-Grant Program of the Foundation for Seminole State College. The maximum award for an individual grant is $2,000. Grants are awarded by a committee composed of members of the Presidents' Club Advisory Council and Board of Directors of the Foundation. Deadline for grant submission is 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11. Attached is the information to apply for the Fall 2011 Mini-Grant Awards. NOTE: The application form has changed -- please review it carefully before applying. For additional information, please contact the Foundation at 407.708.2429.
Employee Reimbursement By Direct Deposit
Effective in December, the Business Services Department will begin to direct deposit employee reimbursements into individual bank accounts of record in our payroll system, rather than issuing checks. Funds will only be deposited bimonthly, followed by an email detailing the deposit. (Attached is a sample email notification.) The new direct deposit process will apply to the following employee reimbursements: travel expenses/advances, employee dependent tuition, SPD funds, professional study, and other miscellaneous reimbursements related to employee self-purchases of College supplies/goods/services.
College Advisory Council Recap
Last week, the College Advisory Council (CAC) met for the monthly exchange of information and ideas between the Executive Team and leaders from the Faculty Senate, the CSEC, the PEC, the SGA, and other areas of the College. Here is a brief recap of the discussion regarding each agenda item from the October 25 meeting:
Please feel free to contact your representative on the CAC if you have a suggestion for a future CAC agenda item.
The College will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27. Please be sure to turn off all computers and office equipment before departing for Thanksgiving, in order to hold down utility costs during the College's closure. We wish everyone a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving Break.
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