April HR newsletter

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U N I V E R S I T Y O F N O R T H G E O R G I A A P R I L 2 0 2 3 Inside this issue: Summer 2023 TAP Page 10 Healthy Foodie Finds Page 11 Employee Engagement Survey Page 12 New Nighthawks Page 13 Summer Hours Calendar Page 3 Departmental Spotlight Page 4 Arab American Heritage Page 6 U Away From UNG Page 8

Some schedules may vary due to operational needs If you have already requested time off during the summer schedule, please check that request to make sure it has the correct hours If you will have a different summer schedule or do not wish to switch to the summer schedule, please notify Karen Banks Additional half-hour required for 2 days to make-up for May 29, Please note: June 19, & July 4 Summer Hours Calendar S UND A Y , MA Y 7 - S A T URD A Y , A UGU S T 1 2 Schedules in OneUSG have been updated to reflect the summer schedule. Summer Schedule, May 7, 2023 Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:30 (30 minute lunch) Friday 8:00-noon Fall Schedule, August 12, 2023 Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:30 (1 hour lunch) Friday 8:00-3:00

Department Spotlight Sponsored Programs THE OFFICE OF Formerly known as Grants & Contracts Administration, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) supports the pursuit of external funding for research and creative activities at UNG. From grant proposal development to award management, OSP serves up dedicated assistance and training to UNG faculty and staff interested in grants. MEET OUR STAFF CHRIS JACKSON YOLANDA CARR LOURDES BASTAS KELLY MILLSAPS

Resources CHECK OUT OUR UNG DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT Interested in your UNG department being showcased in the HR newsletter? Email us for submission Conduct funding searches using our funding database subscriptions Learn about the submission process here at UNG, including review and approval requirements Attend workshops and learn about other training opportunities Access resources on myUNG, such as reports, proposal templates, and upcoming deadline lists While we may have changed our name and place in the UNG organizational structure this past year, we’re still your one-stop shop for external funding. In fact, all proposals for external funding are processed through OSP – and we look forward to working with you! Email grants@ung.edu for additional information on resources available to UNG employees for grants and contracts activities. OSP Contact Us

Arab AmericanWomen's Society of Georgia Cl i ck here for more i nformat i on about AAWSG AAWSG was established in 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia, for the purpose of educating about the diverse Arab cultures. The society offered Arabic language classes for adults and children, participated on annual basis in various educational and cultural events in the city, and presented several arts & culture exhibitions. In 2004, AAWSG became a partner in education with the Alif Institute of Atlanta, Georgia. On annual basis, AAWSG participates in the Atlanta Arab Festival hosted by the Alif Institute. The festival draws thousands of visitors each year. In addition, AAWSG cooperates with the Alif Institute in presenting several other educational and outreach programs.

For many years as a nonprofit educational organization, the ArabAmerican Fund of Georgia (AAFG) provided financial and material support to organized groups, schools, institutions and similar educational and cultural bodies to promote the history and culture of the Arab Middle East. The concept of establishing a comprehensive educational center focused on Arab culture was presented to AAFG. The board supported this unique concept, and in 1999, it established the Committee for the Alif Institute to raise awareness and funding for the Alif Institute project under the tax-exempt status of AAFG. The committee held three successful fundraising events and worked actively on promoting the project. On January 17, 2004, the Alif Institute officially opened its doors to the public as a nonprofit education, culture, arts, and enrichment center with a focus on the Arab culture and Arab- Americans. PABLO BUENO MENDOZA, PH.D. DIRECTOR OF UNG DIVERSITY & INCLUSION Alif Institute Cl i ck here for more i nformat i on about Al i f I ns t i tute

U away from SARAH STRICKLAND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR STUDENT RETENTION & SUCCESS-SCHOLARSHIPS Brent and his wife on their recent cruise. And, notice that Brent is wearing his UNG Weeks of Welcome sunglasses from years past! BRENT JENN CONVOCATION CENTER OPERATIONS MANAGER UNG U away from UNG Sarah and her husband on their annual ski trip to Copper Mountain, Colorado

JOANNA KIM PROFESSOR & ASSOCIATE DEPT HEAD OF MUSIC Joanna is a fanatic for golf and even hit her first hole in one this past December! Michael (left hand side) enjoys working on his podcast “Relative Pitch” with co-creators Lorin Green and Anthony Morris MICHAEL BROWN PART-TIME MUSIC FACULTY We want to know what outside hobbies and activities you all love to do outside of work. Please submit your photo here MARSHA NORRIS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF AUXILIARY SERVICES Marsha (right hand side) and her family visited California. They enjoyed San Diego and she showed her grandson, Hart, how to build a snowman at Mammoth Lake.

USG Deadline Friday, April 14 by close of business at 3PM Full-time TAP Application Part-time Nursing TAP Application Email TAP@ung.edu The following USG TAP link will provide updated TAP information, including applications, policy, registration dates, and TAP Coordinators at each Institution

HEALTHY FOODIE FINDS b y : Cry s t a l Ma t t h e ws AMBITIOUSKITCHEN.COM DIRECTIONS INGREDIENTS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond butter, eggs, coconut sugar, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract until smooth. Fold in the coconut flour, baking soda, salt and ½ cup chocolate chips. Add dough to prepared pan and spread evenly towards the edges. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tester comes out somewhat clean. Allow bars to cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting into 16 squares. Enjoy! 1. 2. 3. 4. 1 cup creamy, drippy natural almond butter (just roasted almonds) 2 eggs ½ cup coconut sugar ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon coconut flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling on top FUDGY ALMOND BUTTER BLONDIES Email us to share your healthy recipes This recipe may contain food allergens. Please consult a treating physician before beginning any diet or exercise regimen.

To complete survey, refer to email sent 3/24/2023 at 2:20PM titled "Employee Engagement Survey" Click on the link in email Email HR with any questions EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SURVEY UNG’s strategic plan features five priority areas, including one focused entirely on enhancing human resources and infrastructure. One of the primary objectives is providing and supporting human resource initiatives that promote a people-focused environment and encourage work-life balance. Last year, UNG employees participated in a national higher education campus climate assessment to determine what employees liked most about their jobs and what improvements they would like to see. To build upon this information and identify ways we can continue to make UNG a great place to work for staff and faculty, we invite your participation in a short survey specific to UNG. Please note, all your responses will be anonymous. We appreciate your feedback and time! SURVEY WILL CLOSE APRIL 7, 2023

NEW NIGHTHAWKS March 2023 New Employees Moving/Setup Worker Coordinator, SAS Custodian, Facilities North Financial Aid Counselor I Shuttle Driver II Groundskeeper I Brinceton Baum Michael Enright Cassandra Landrum Kendra Reddy Michael Tomlinson Jonathan Wall

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