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5/5/16 SAPA Meeting Video – Dr. Doug Wilcoxson

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Retirement Planning Seminar with Dr. Globig – 2016

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3/3/16 SAPA Meeting Video – Updates from the President’s Office

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CapTrust Presentation – 2/23/16

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2/11/16 SAPA Meeting Video – President Ellis and Cabinet Q&A

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1/7/16 SAPA Meeting Video – Chris Blackstone

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11/5/15 SAPA Meeting Video – Kimberly Rupert

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10/8/15 SAPA Meeting Video – Malachi Crane

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9/3/15 SAPA Meeting Video – Dr. Kim Hayworth

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Retirement Planning Seminar with Dr. Globig

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4/7/15 SAPA Meeting Video – Mary Darling

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2015 SAPA Chili Cook Off Winner

We had a great time at our February SAPA event.  Thanks to all who participated by entering a chili and by judging.

Colorado Chicken Chili (by Jeff Tabone) was the crowd favorite, receiving an impressive 473 points.  Congratulations Jeff!

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2nd Place: “The Winner” by Diane Kintigh – 368 pts.

3rd Place:  “Puerto Rican Chili” by Kristen Hall – 364 pts.

 

Special thanks to all our 2015 Chili Cook Off participants:

President Ellis – “Chili Chili Bang Bang”

Doug Wilcoxson – “Flavor Country”

Barb Manuszak – “Simulated Hot Flash”

Melissa Bright – “Chili My Kids Will Eat”

Aaron Sanford – “Recipe #27”

Joe Neill – “Unicorn’s Last Supper”

Grace Ann Bolton – “Spring Training”

 

For those interested, here is Jeff’s secret recipe!!!

::Colorado Chicken Chili::

(yields ~4 servings)

Ingredients Needed:

2-3 chicken breasts ~1lb

1 tsp. Cumin

1 15oz can of Great Northern Beans

1 15oz can of Black beans (drained and rinsed)

1 16 oz package of “Garden Fresh Gourmet: Jack’s Special” medium salsa (any fresh salsa would do, but we’ve found that Jack’s Special has superior taste and flavor)

2 cups of finely shredded Mexican cheese blend

 

Directions:

Pre-cook then shred chicken

Place all ingredients in a crock pot and mix well Set crock pot to “High” and cook for ~3 hrs, stirring occasionally, ensuring that all the cheese melts Serve and Enjoy!

1/6/15 SAPA Meeting Video – Q & A with the President’s Cabinet

If you missed the Janyary SAPA meeting “Q & A with the President’s Cabinet” you can watch it here.

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11/4/14 SAPA Meeting Video – Health and Wellness Panel Discussion

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9/9/14 SAPA Meeting Video

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3/18/14 SAPA Meeting Video

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

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1/16/14 SAPA Meeting Video

If you missed the January SAPA meeting you can watch it here.  This meeting includes updates from the Executive Team including President Ellis, Rick Bailey (RHB), Jerry White, Kimberly Rupert, and Kim Hayworth.

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11/5/13 SAPA Meeting Video & Handouts

If you missed the November SAPA meeting you can watch it here.  This month’s theme was “Thanksgiving” and six SAU Employees shared testimonies of things they were thankful for.  Garnet Hauger also came to present results from the Task Force on Faculty/Staff Diversity.  The handout from Garnet’s presentation is available by clicking the link below.

Diversity Recommendations Handout

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10/1/13 SAPA Meeting Recap & Video

We had another great turnout for our October SAPA meeting in the RCF.  If you missed this meeting you missed the best SAPA snack display I have ever seen.  Special thanks to Student Development and the Athletics department!  Here are the other highlights:

  • Biggest Loser competition is underway.  Be sure to encourage those who are participating.
  • The President’s Leadership Team is designed to be a channel of communication to and from the administration.  The team meets monthly with the President.  If you have questions or concerns please communicate with the representative from your area who serves on that team.
  • Ryan Cottingham, Athletic Director and Head Coach of our Men’s Basketball team, delivered a few words and introduced his coaching staff.
  • President Ellis shared a short devotional from Genesis focusing on the birth of Ishmael and Isaac, and then he answered questions from the audience.

Just in case you missed it, here is the video:

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9/10/13 SAPA Meeting Recap & Video

We had an excellent turnout for our first SAPA meeting of the year on 9/10/13.  Here are the highlights:

  • New employees were welcomed with a free gift (If you are new and didn’t make it to the meeting, contact Jim Weidman to arrange for your gift delivery).
  • 13-14 SAPA punch cards were passed out.  We’ll have these at each meeting also if you didn’t get one.  Get your card stamped at each SAPA meeting and your department could win a Hinkley’s Donuts party or Marino’s Pizza party.
  • September birthdays were announced
  • Snacks for the 13-14 meetings will again be provided by departments.  See Audra Leininger to sign up.
  • Jim Weidman spoke about the SAU community and what it means for SAPA.  He also explained the concept and intention for the President’s Leadership Team (formerly President’s Council) and touched on some aspects of the Strategic Plan.
  • The verse of the year (Matthew 5:16) was introduced.
  • Time was spent in prayer for the university.
  • Myrtle the “Appreciation” Duck was introduced (more on that later).
  • Staff were encouraged to attend Chapel and SAU athletic events.

Just in case you missed it, here is the video:

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May’s SAPA Meeting: Jeff Edwards

If you missed May’s SAPA meeting, here is the link: http://youtu.be/zv7zSq5YWb. Watch and enjoy!

April’s SAPA Meeting: Brent Ellis

If you missed April’s SAPA meeting, here is the link: http://youtu.be/ToY2bPZ2p8o. Watch and enjoy!

March’s SAPA Meeting: Kimberly Hayward

If you missed March’s SAPA meeting, here is the link: http://youtu.be/zv7zSq5YWbc. Watch and enjoy!

Check Out February’s SAPA Meeting

Just click on the link and enjoy! Link:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isVQ02d9qcY

 

 

Video of January SAPA Meeting

If you missed the January SAPA meeting, here is the link: http://youtu.be/f6Yrq9RoHF8

Enjoy!

SAPA Meeting: Q & A with the President

If you missed the last SAPA meeting, please follow the link to watch and enjoy:http://youtu.be/Vx_1EOZODjw

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact SAPA President, Jim Weidman at james.weidman@arbor.edu.

Video from Last Month’s SAPA Meeting

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September’s SAPA Meeting

Special Meeting: President’s Report – Board of Trustee’s Meeting

On Monday, May 14 from 2-3 p.m. there will be a SAPA meeting in the White Auditorium. President Webb will be reporting on the Board of Trustees meeting that took place today (May 11th).

For those who cannot attend the meeting in person on Monday… 

Follow these instructions and call in 10 or 15 minutes before 2:00 PM to get acclimated to how the system works.   Be sure and “mute” your own phone, (unless you have a comment or question to ask).

 

5/1 | The Power of Values | Tammy Dindoffer

Thanks to those of you who came out for our May SAPA meeting in the Poling Center!

About 60 of you were there to enjoy the fellowship, food, prizes and encouraging and challenging message from Tammy Dindoffer on The Power of Values.

A brief outline of that meeting is below and visit the Pages for detailed minutes, prayer requests and more. The Blogroll on the right sidebar now has an “Archived SAPA Meetings” link. Be sure to check it out!

The Mystery Baby Photo was of Jami Lowstuter. Eleven of you guessed correctly and Brooke Harris is our winner this month!

SAPA Meeting – May 1st, 2012

· Welcome. Our President, Rhonda Saurbek, called our meeting to order and welcomed everyone. She gave a few announcements, which included recognizing new employees, reminder to submit your SAPA ballots by May 9th, and recognition of those who have faithfully attended all our meetings this year. Seven employees have done so, and Jill Mason was our winner.

· Devotions. Gary Mason led us in devotions with the theme of importance of prayer.

· Speaker Tammy Dindoffer shared about “The Power of Values“. We were challenged to identify our top values and integrate those values into our vision for the future and use that to influence our leadership and followership.

· Prize Drawings and Closing Prayer by Steve Newton and Lorie Cornell.

The next SAPA gathering is our picnic at Somerset Beach Campground on Wednesday, June 13th from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. Lunch will be serviced at 1:00 PM. Watch for further announcements to come.

4/3 | Growing in Resources | Robbie Bolton

Thanks to those of you who came out for our April SAPA meeting in White Auditorium!   About 45 of you were there to enjoy the fellowship, food, student activity updates and informative and helpful library resource information from Robbie Bolton. A brief outline of that meeting is below, and formal minutes will be posted on the Minutes page of this site.

The Mystery Baby Photo was of Jill Mason.  Ten of you guessed correctly and Laura Tenney is our winner this month. Congratulations Laura!

SAPA Meeting – April 3, 2012

  • Welcome.  Our Vice President, Marie Slisher, called our meeting to order and welcomed everyone.  She gave a few announcements, which included a reminder to mark your calendars for the SAPA picnic, June 13th, and SAPA nominations are being finalized.  An electronic ballot will be coming within the next week or so.
  • Devotions.   Gary Mason led us in devotions with the theme of unity in Spirit.
  • Announcement.  Student Government President, Hannah Adams, gave updates on recent student activities.
  • Speaker Robbie Bolton shared about “Growing in Resources”.  We were informed and encouraged to take advantage of the resources available through our White Library, which include simply linking to their sites on facebook, twitter and www.arbor.edu/whitelibrary
  • Prize Drawings and Closing Prayer by Steve Newton and Lorie Cornell.

 

3/6 | Growing in Christ | Paul Patton

Thanks to those of you who came out for our March SAPA meeting!

Over 70 of you were there to enjoy the fellowship, food and fun and receive updates and an encouraging message from Paul Patton.   A brief outline of that meeting is below, but you can check out the tabs for detailed minutes,  prayer requests and more.

The Blogroll on the right sidebar now has an “Archived SAPA Meetings” link.   Check it out!

The Mystery Baby Photo was of Rhonda Saurbek.  Six of you guessed correctly and Austin Norton is our winner this month!

SAPA Meeting – March 6, 2012

  • Welcome.  Our President, Rhonda Saurbek, called our meeting to order and welcomed everyone.  She gave a few announcements, which included a reminder to submit nominations for next SAPA year’s officers.   See the SAPA Nomination Form with descriptions and submission information. Nominations are due to Ronda by March 23rd.
  • Reminder:  Please plan to join Jerry White and Betty Overton-Adkins on Tuesday, March 20 from 4-5 p.m. in the White Auditorium to discuss the SAU budget situation. This meeting will be an informal gathering where Jerry and Betty will answer questions and take suggestions. The SAPA Executive Committee appreciates the opportunity to meet with Betty and Jerry and we encourage your participation. Instructions to call in for the meeting will be sent soon. Thank you!
  • Devotions.   Gary Mason led us in individual table discussions of spiritual growth—how have we grown spiritually in our lives?
  • Announcement.  Robyn Florian of University Communication introduced the new branding campaign for the university.
  • Speaker Paul Patton shared about “Growing in Christ”.    We were inspired by Paul who shared with us a couple of stories that show “where we are” and the legacy of B.T. and Ellen Roberts.
  • Prize Drawings and Closing Prayer by Steve Newton and Lorie Cornell.

 

2/7 | Growing Globally | Carla Koontz

Thanks to those of you who came out for our February SAPA meeting!  Over 50 of you were there to enjoy the fellowship, food and fun and receive an enjoyable, informative update from Carla Koontz.

Our President, Rhonda Saurbek, called our meeting to order and welcomed everyone, including new employees who were present.

Devotions were led by Rick Morgan with a focus on finding our “value” from God and ministering to others because they are “valued” as God’s children.

Announcements:

  • Jill Raymond needs help with dinners for Team Impact, who will be ministering here in Jackson over Spring break.
  • Gwen Hersha gave updates from recent Faculty meeting.

Prize Drawings from all over the world.

Speaker Carla Koontz shared about “Growing Globally”.
(1)    Why provide cross cultural experiences for students.
(2)    Appreciation to whole SAU village for their part in making these connections possible.
(3)    Introduction of our visiting scholars.  Lily was present at the meeting.
(4)    Highlights of programs SAU offers and are pursuing.
(5)    Rachel DeSimpelare, who recently returned from Guatemala Semester shared.

The Mystery Baby Photo was of Christy Randall!  What a cutie!!  Six of you guessed correctly and Eileen Santee is our winner this month. Congrats to Eileen!

We apologize that the live streaming and call-in features were not available at the meeting.  Look for new instructions for a better live-streaming platform in March.   We will ensure the phone-in feature will be functioning in March as well.

You will want to check out the tabs on this site for detailed minutes, President’s Council report,  prayer requests and more.

See you in March!

1/17 | Growing in Customer Service | Jeff Edwards

Thanks to those of you who came out for our January SAPA meeting!

Almost 60 of you were there to enjoy the fellowship, food and fun and receive a challenging  and encouraging message from Jeff Edwards.   A brief outline of that meeting is below.  Be sure to check out the tabs on this page for detailed minutes, President’s Council report,  prayer requests and more.

The Mystery Baby Photo was of Gordon Eccles.  Thirteen of you guessed correctly and Terri Reeves is our winner this month!

SAPA Meeting – Jan 17, 2012

Our President, Rhonda Saurbek, called our meeting to order and welcomed everyone, including new employees who were present.

Devotions were led by Gary Mason with a focus on our theme of Growing in Customer Service. Besides Jesus’ example (Matt 10:28) and admonition (John 20:21), Gary summarized the story of “Johnny the Bagger”. Listen to the story below:
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Announcements:
Dan Vander Hill gave a brief Budget Committee Update.
Rhonda Saurbek and Julie Zeller gave a brief update from the OE Task Force.

Speaker Jeff Edwards shared about “Growing in Customer Service”.
(1)    Foster a heart of hospitality.
(2)    See what our guests see.
(3)    Remember our purpose.
(4)    Be empowered to act.

 

Prize Drawings and Closing Prayer by Steve Newton.

12/5 | SAPA/Faculty Christmas Buck Lunch

12/5 | SAPA/Faculty Christmas Buck Lunch

Gary’s festive tie only hints at the fun had today at our SAPA/Faculty Christmas lunch. Thanks to everyone who made it such a success and a special thanks to all our musicians!

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10/4 | Growing with Students | Sam Riggleman & students

Thanks to those of you who came out for our October SAPA meeting! Over 70 of you were there to enjoy the fellowship, food and fun and receive a challenging and encouraging message from Sam Riggleman and three of SAU’ athletes. A brief outline of that meeting is below, but you can connect to our new SAPA site for more information and pictures. Check out the tabs for detailed minutes, prayer requests and more. Connect at: https://sites.arbor.edu/sapa/

The Mystery Baby Photo was of John Beck. Six of you guessed correctly and Duane Skene is our winner this month!

Winner of the prize drawing from our sites was Hope Taylor from our Detroit Site! Thanks for connecting with us….and for your patience as we work through the kinks to improve this.

SAPA Meeting – Oct 4, 2011

Our new President, Rhonda Saurbek, called our meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

Devotions were led by Gary Mason, followed by a time of prayer around individual tables.

Announcements:
( 1 ) Lorie Cornell gave a brief update on budget meetings. Rhonda Saurbek will now begin attending these meetings to represent SAPA.
( 2 ) Lorie also reported formation from Student Government Association.
( 3 ) David Goodrich gave a debut on our new SAPA web page.

Speaker Sam Riggleman shared about “Growing With our Students”. Three of SAU’s athletes, Ashley Stelter, Taylor Lange and Steven Kolb also shared testimonials related to their experience here at SAU.

Prize Drawings and Closing Prayer by Steve Newton.

Next Month’s meeting is November 1st, 2011 with the theme “Growing in Joy”. Mark your calendars and come out for a time of fellowship and extra special fun!

 

SAPA Agenda Oct. 4, 2011

SAPA Agenda Oct. 4, 2011

  • 10:03 am – Welcome/SAPA Announcements | Rhonda Saurbek
  • 10:05 – 10:10 am – Opening Prayer/ Devotions | Gary Mason
  • 10:10 – 10:15 am – Announcements from groups Budget Update from Monday’s meeting | Lorie Cornell
    • Student Government Update | Lorie Cornell
  • 10:15 – 10:50 am – Presentations
    • Intro Sam Riggleman | Rhonda Saurbek
    • Growing with Students | Sam Riggleman
    • Testimonies Student athlete(s)
  • 10:50 am – Prizes & Closing Prayer | Steve Newton
“Growing Our Campus” Recap | Sept 20, 2011

“Growing Our Campus” Recap | Sept 20, 2011

Thank you to those of you who came out for our first SAPA meeting of the year!!  Over 80 of you were present!! You can see an archive of parts of the meeting here while the technology cooperated and don’t miss the pictures from our time together here!

Many of you left your finished ballots with us already for the SAPA presidency. If you still need to send us your vote then stop by the office of Donna Bentle (Business Office), Marie Slisher (Academic Affairs Office), or David Goodrich (Technology Department ) to vote in person by end of the day on Friday, Sept 23rd.

Don’t miss the Power Point from Tuesday’s meeting that has the Mystery Photo so you can vote on it if you haven’t already:

SAPA Meeting – Sept 20, 2011 (Detailed minutes are available for download in the “Minutes” page)

  • Marie Slisher called our meeting to order and introduced the current SAPA Executive team.
  • Presented Gordon Eccles and Rhonda Saurbek as our nominees for SAPA President. Ballots were distributed.
  • Recognized new employees who were present.
  • Items we will institute throughout this year in SAPA. * BYOM, *Live Streaming, *Diversity Table, *Table Talk and *Mystery Baby Photo.
  • Prayer and Devotion given by Gary Mason
  • Upcoming Opportunities presented: (1) Student Success Initiative by Kim Hayworth, Brooke Harris and Robin Smith.
  • (2) Planned time of regular prayer presented by David McCallum. (3) Biggest Loser starting back up this fall by Marie Slisher. First meeting Wednesday, Sept 21 at 2:00 pm. (4) Special Extended SAPA meeting Thursday, Sept 22 at 2:00 with representatives from the E-team. Taking place in Ralph Carey Forum.
  • Speaker Bobby Pratt shared about “Growing Our Campus”.
  • Prize Drawings and Closing Prayer by Steve Newton.

Next Month’s meeting is Oct 4, 2011 in Ralph Carey Forum with Sam Riggleman – Growing with Students.

Pics from “Growing Our Campus” SAPA Meeting | 9.20.2011

Pics from “Growing Our Campus” SAPA Meeting | 9.20.2011

October Recap: Jeff Edwards

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September Recap: Kim Hayworth

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