Archive | April, 2014

Myrtle Travels Back in Time

Myrtle and Susan

After her radio debut, Myrtle made a move to the White Library and landed on the desk of Library Acquisitions Technician and Archivist, Susan Panak.

Here is what was said in appreciation of Susan:

“Susan is amazing at her job! Her love for history and Spring Arbor University comes through in her diligent work in the Archives. 2013 was a milestone year for SAU Radio as we celebrated 50 years of broadcasting. She helped us sort through all sorts of files and artifacts to create an awesome display just in time for our Radio Open House last fall. You can see her awesome work in the ever-changing display case on the main level of the library, as well as in the cases located in the Archives room downstairs. Thanks Susan for your hard work and for keeping the stories of SAU alive!”

Congratulations, Susan!

Myrtle Isn’t Just “In the Air” She’s “On the Air”

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Myrtle made her radio Debut last week with a visit to Home.FM Program Director, Tonya Hernandez.

Here is what was said in appreciation of Tonya:

“Myrtle A. Duck spreads her wings and takes flight to home, HOME.fm that is! Myrtle heard about the work that Tonya Hernandez is doing in the SAU Radio offices. Tonya is involved in students’ lives by encouraging them to be all they can be as they work for the radio station. Teaching and modeling what it means to have a “real” job is an above and beyond part of Tonya’s responsibilities as radio program director here at SAU. Good job Tonya.”

Congratulations, Tonya!

Duties of SAPA Officers:

 

President
  1. Organize, set dates for, and chair all executive committee meetings.
  2. Chair SAPA meetings.
  3. Participate as ex-officio member of all SAPA committees.
  4. Establish committees to organize the fall workshop and one-two social event(s) each year.
  5. Work with SAPA executive committee to plan programming for monthly SAPA meetings.
Vice President
  1. Chair Benevolent Fund Committee
  2. Confirm time, place, and dates for all meetings with the Master Calendar.
  3. Submit necessary forms to maintenance and tech services for meeting setup.
  4. Work with SAPA executive committee to plan programming for monthly SAPA meetings.
Secretary
  1. Distribute reminders to all SAPA members announcing monthly meetings.
  2. Arrange/order food and beverages for the meetings
  3. Record minutes at executive and monthly meetings.
  4. Post monthly meeting videos on SAPA website.
  5. Work with SAPA executive committee to plan programming for monthly meetings.
Benefits
  1. Chair Benefits Committee.
  2. Review all policy (employee handbook and/or website) concerning salaries and other benefits.
  3. Serve as a voice of the staff/administrative personnel in matters of individual or collective concern on conditions of employment.
  4. Recommend, as appropriate, ways to improve systems of communication between administration and employees.
  5. Seek out, publicize, and communicate discounts and other employee benefits available.
  6. Work with SAPA executive committee to plan programming for monthly meetings.
Treasurer
  1. Approve and track all expenses for SAPA.
  2. Oversee the SAPA budget.
  3. Work with SAPA executive committee to plan programming for monthly meetings.
Faculty Representative*
  1. Attend faculty meetings on a regular basis.
  2. Report pertinent information to SAPA body.
Student Government Representative**
  1. Attend Student Government meetings on a regular basis.
  2. Report pertinent information to SAPA body.

 

* As of 2015/16 the Faculty Representative Position has been filled by the Faculty Forum President or his/her appointed representative.

** As of 2015/16 the SGA Representative position has been filled by a current member of the SGA.

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Myrtle Sweeps Over to Dave McCullum

Myrtle and Dave

Last week, Myrtle made another move over to the Physical Plant and into the hands of Dave McCullum.

Here is what was said in appreciation of Dave:

“Dave McCallum, thanks for being such an awesome person of God!  Many people:   students, staff and faculty have been blessed by your example.  You probably don’t have any idea how much God has used you to bless the lives of others!  Thank you for your work at SAU!”

Congratulations Dave!

Myrtle the Duck “Connects” with Barb Coleman

Myrtle and Barb

The Academic Student Connections offices may have moved recently, but that didn’t keep Myrtle from finding her way to the desk of Barb Coleman, Coordinator of Academic Student Connections and Student Disability Services.

Here is what was said in appreciation of Barb:

“Barb Coleman has a heart for students and is a positive influence on our campus as she cares and guides students who visit Academic Student Connections.  She knows her stuff and creates an environment that keeps students enrolled at SAU.  She is always warm & friendly, helpful & pleasant, and sweet!  We are blessed to have Barb as a member of the Spring Arbor University community!”

Congratulations, Barb!

Myrtle Springs Into Admissions

Myrtle and Randy (2)

Myrtle is on the move again!   This week she has made her way back through the doors of the  Admissions office and into the chair of Randy Comfort, Executive Director of Admissions.

Here’s what was said in appreciation of Randy:

Randy,

I admire your caring personality with your team and with everyone you meet. You listen intently and convey great care and respect in every matter. It has been a great joy of mine to work with you on a couple large projects at SAU because your focus and attention to details are incredible. Your sense of humor and light-hearted spirit has made challenging issues manageable. We are blessed at SAU to have you represent the “face” of our school. You are truly an ambassador for Christ. God bless you!!

Congratulations, Randy!

3/18/14 SAPA Meeting Video

If you missed the March SAPA meeting you can watch it here.

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