‘Ville Bulletin September 6, 2018

’Ville Bulletin | September 6, 2018

ALERTS FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

Attention Campus Community:

Thank you for your patience with the hot and humid weather during our first two weeks of school. The unprecedented heat wave coupled with the University’s participation in PJM (Pennsylvania Jersey and Maryland) Demand Response Program caused uncomfortable heat levels across campus.

Although the University is committed to sustainability, we have suspended our participation in this program when classes are in session, as creating and maintaining an acceptable indoor living-learning environment for students, faculty and staff is paramount.

Please note, as the PJM demand response program was created to avoid brown-outs and black-outs throughout the region, we will continue our participation outside of normal class hours and during the summer.

Thankfully, more good news. The Millersville University Weather Center says the heat wave will break tonight.

Again, thank you for your patience.

Thomas Waltz

Assistant Vice President for Facilities

Facilities Management Department

p.s. If you’re hot today, please stop by the lawn next to Gordinier for free ice cream with President Wubah from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s a great way to cool off.

 

 

September 6, 2018

’Ville Daily | September 6, 2018

FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

Do you love yoga?

Bike Millersville: Riders/Walkers Wanted for 9/15/18 (deadline 9/10/18)

Grant Funding available for Undergraduate Student Research – Apply Now!

Council of Trustees’ Meetings

Disability Rights and Public Policy in Pennsylvania: A Commemorative Conference

The Arts at Millersville Season Launch Party

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STUDENT NEWS AND GET INVOLVED

New Today: Join President Wubah for Ice Cream Social 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

New Today: Lancaster Barnstormers – Marauder Night Sept. 14

New Today: Study Abroad Opportunities for Marauders – Visit the Study Abroad Fair on 9/12!

Reminder from Registrar’s Office-Withdrawal Deadline

Study in England May 2019–Mathematics & Romantic Poetry

Join us this semester for our Courageous Conversations Series

Undergraduate Admissions Student Employment Opportunities

Dining News:  Not Too Late for a Meal Plan, Upper Deck Breakfast and Commuter Breakfast

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FACULTY/STAFF

New Today: PASSHE STEM Conference – Applications are being accepted

New Today: Information Technology Update as of 9/5/18

Faculty and Staff: Come out to the Barnstormers Game, September 14

Join a Faculty Learning Community!

State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) Campaign Open Now

CAE Announces its Fall 2018 Calendar

Article 40 Incentive/Professional Development Funding

Facilities Management Department Notice: Lyle Hall – Window Replacement

Faculty Senate Committee Service Opportunities

September 2018 PASSHE Academy Professional Development Opportunities

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NEWS RELEASES

Millersville University Establishes First Student-Managed Investment Portfolio

Bike Millersville is set for Sept. 15

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MEDIA COVERAGE

9/5 – York Daily Record – Dr. John Wallace and MU students featured in, “Mayflies on the menu: Insect could be a breakthrough in fertilizer – and human food”

9/6 – LNP – Grammy award-winning guitarist David Cullen to perform at Winter Center, Sept. 11

9/6 – Reading Eagle – Brief on guitarist David Cullen’s performance Sept. 11

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EVENTS: UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

9/6- Football at Indiana, 6:30 p.m.

9/7 –

State of the University Address – 4 p.m. Winter Center

Women’s volleyball vs. Bloomfield at MU, 1 p.m., vs. USciences at 5 p.m.

Women’s golf at Mercyhurst Invitational

9/10 – Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment”

9/12 – An Evening with Peace Activist Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. – Wednesday, Sept. 12

9/16 – Celebrating Rita on Sunday, September 16

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September 5, 2018

’Ville Daily | September 5, 2018

FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

Good News: Demand Response Due to Heat is Cancelled

New Today: Do you love yoga?

Bike Millersville: Riders/Walkers Wanted for 9/15/18 (deadline 9/10/18)

Grant Funding available for Undergraduate Student Research – Apply Now!

Council of Trustees’ Meetings

Disability Rights and Public Policy in Pennsylvania: A Commemorative Conference

The Arts at Millersville Season Launch Party

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STUDENT NEWS AND GET INVOLVED

New Today: Reminder from Registrar’s Office-Withdrawal Deadline

New Today: Study in England May 2019–Mathematics & Romantic Poetry

New Today – Happening Today:  Office Hours-Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Join us this semester for our Courageous Conversations Series

Undergraduate Admissions Student Employment Opportunities

Dining News:  Not Too Late for a Meal Plan, Upper Deck Breakfast and Commuter Breakfast

AUDITIONS: Jesus Christ Superstar, Sept. 5 & 6, Dutcher Hall

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FACULTY/STAFF

New Today: Faculty and Staff: Come out to the Barnstormers Game, September 14

New Today: Join a Faculty Learning Community!

New Today: State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) Campaign Open Now

New Today: CAE Announces its Fall 2018 Calendar

Article 40 Incentive/Professional Development Funding

Facilities Management Department Notice: Lyle Hall – Window Replacement

Faculty Senate Committee Service Opportunities

September 2018 PASSHE Academy Professional Development Opportunities

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NEWS RELEASES

Millersville University Establishes First Student-Managed Investment Portfolio

Bike Millersville is set for Sept. 15

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MEDIA COVERAGE

9/5 – LNP –

  • Millersville’s Eric Horst interviewed for “Too Hot for School.”
  • Cross Country – MU freshman Jillian Miller won the women’s race at the Alumni Run on Saturday.
  • Golf – MU men’s team opened its fall season with a 15th place finish at the Glade Springs Intercollegiate Invitational.

News Highlights from State System

9/4 – Caller-Times (Texas) – Texas A&M-Kingsville announced Steve Roach as the university’s new Executive Director or Athletics and Campus Recreation on Tuesday. Roach worked at Millersville University 2007-2012.

9/4 – Montgomery Media – Former adjunct professor (2000-2004) and commencement speaker, Lawrence F. Stengel, former chief judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, who recently announced his retirement, has joined the law firm of Saxton & Stump.

9/4 – York Daily Record – 2018 York Fair will include the German Club from Millersville University.

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EVENTS: UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

9/5 –

Women’s tennis vs. Goldey-Beacom at MU 3 p.m.

Women’s ( 7 p.m.) and Men’s soccer (4:30)  vs. Bloomfield at MU

Women’s volleyball at Jefferson Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

9/6- Football at Indiana, 6:30 p.m.

9/7 –

State of the University Address – 4 p.m. Winter Center

Women’s volleyball vs. Bloomfield at MU, 1 p.m., vs. USciences at 5 p.m.

Women’s golf at Mercyhurst Invitational

9/10 – Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment”

9/12 – An Evening with Peace Activist Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. – Wednesday, Sept. 12

9/16 – Celebrating Rita on Sunday, September 16

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September 4, 2018

’Ville Daily | September 4, 2018

FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

New Today: Facilities Management Department Notice – Heat Advisory Causes Demand Response

New Today: Bike Millersville: Riders/Walkers Wanted for 9/15/18 (deadline 9/10/18)

New Today: Grant Funding available for Undergraduate Student Research – Apply Now!

New Today: Council of Trustees’ Meetings

Disability Rights and Public Policy in Pennsylvania: A Commemorative Conference

The Arts at Millersville Season Launch Party

Today: LGBTQIA+ Welcome Reception – Tuesday, Sept. 4

An Evening with Peace Activist Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. – Wednesday, Sept. 12

PSECU Has Relocated

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STUDENT NEWS AND GET INVOLVED

Join us this semester for our Courageous Conversations Series

Undergraduate Admissions Student Employment Opportunities

Dining News:  Not Too Late for a Meal Plan, Upper Deck Breakfast and Commuter Breakfast

AUDITIONS: Jesus Christ Superstar, Sept. 5 & 6, Dutcher Hall

Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment”

Wanted – Students Helping Admissions Recruit Prospects (SHARP Team)

Registrar’s Office Fall 2018 Bulletin

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FACULTY/STAFF

New Today: Article 40 Incentive/Professional Development Funding

Facilities Management Department Notice: Lyle Hall – Window Replacement

Faculty Senate Committee Service Opportunities

September 2018 PASSHE Academy Professional Development Opportunities

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NEWS RELEASES

Saxbys a Success for Millersville University

Berardelli’s hat trick leads Millersville to a 7-0 shutout over Converse

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MEDIA COVERAGE

9/4 – Lancaster Online – Millersville’s Eric Horst interviewed for, “Heat advisory starts at noon in Lancaster County; at least 1 school district plans early dismissal.”

9/3 – Reading Eagle – Millersville’s clarinetist Christy Banks interviewed for “Manor Winds blowing into Shillington for Saturday concert.”

9/2 – LNP –

9/1 – WLWT-CIN (NBC) – Cincinnati, OH – Millersville University mentioned in article about heavy rainfall in area.

9/1 – NBC 10 Philadelphia – Millersville’s Eric Horst interviewed for, “Heavy Rain Causes Flooding, Closes Roads in Southcentral Pa.”

9/1, 8/31 – Lancaster Online – Millersville’s Eric Horst interviewed for articles on flooding including “Flash-flooding aftermath in northwestern Lancaster County: ‘Streets turned into rivers.’”

9/1 – AP interview by MU’s Eric Horst was picked up by:

  • PennLive
  • WITF
  • Indiana Gazette
  • Evening Sun
  • York Daily Record

8/31 – The Associated Press – Millersville’s Eric Horst interviewed on flooding in area. Story was distributed nationwide.

8/31 – LNP – The Town and Country Garden Club of Lancaster will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, Chris Steuer, sustainability manager at Millersville University, will be the speaker.

8/30 – Merchandisers/Advertisers – “Organizations Partner for Bike Millersville.”

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EVENTS: UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

9/4 – Men’s golf at Glade Springs

9/5 –

Women’s tennis vs. Goldey-Beacom at MU 3 p.m.

Women’s ( 7 p.m.) and Men’s soccer (4:30)  vs. Bloomfield at MU

Women’s volleyball at Jefferson Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

9/6- Football at Indiana, 6:30 p.m.

9/7 –

State of the University Address / Garden Supper Save The Date

Women’s volleyball vs. Bloomfield at MU, 1 p.m., vs. USciences at 5 p.m.

Women’s golf at Mercyhurst Invitational

9/16 – Celebrating Rita on Sunday, September 16

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‘Ville Bulletin August 31, 2018

’Ville Bulletin | August 31, 2018

ALERTS FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

Emergency personnel have indicated that there is flooding throughout the area. There is a flash flood emergency in place for Rapho, Mount Joy and Manheim Townships until 7:30 p.m.

  • Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.
  • Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be swept away quickly.
  • Do not park your vehicle along streams, rivers or creeks, particularly during threatening conditions.

Public Alerts can be found at: https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=65ab35c3a7d8bffc&hl=en&gl=US&source=web

Map: Real-time traffic flow

List: Traffic accidents right now

Millersville University Weather Information Center

TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

 

 

August 31, 2018

’Ville Daily | August 31, 2018

FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

Disability Rights and Public Policy in Pennsylvania: A Commemorative Conference

The Arts at Millersville Season Launch Party

LGBTQIA+ Welcome Reception – Tuesday, Sept. 4

An Evening with Peace Activist Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. – Wednesday, Sept. 12

Student Research Opportunities Available

Made in Millersville

PSECU Has Relocated

Introducing expanded D2L Help Desk Support

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STUDENT NEWS AND GET INVOLVED

Join us this semester for our Courageous Conversations Series

Undergraduate Admissions Student Employment Opportunities

Student Employee Needed in Mail Services

Dining – Not Too Late for a Meal Plan

Dining – Upper Deck Breakfast

Dining – Commuter Breakfast

AUDITIONS: Jesus Christ Superstar, Sept. 5 & 6, Dutcher Hall

Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment”

Wanted – Students Helping Admissions Recruit Prospects (SHARP Team)

Intramural Sports Officials Job Opportunity

Looking for a Job? Campus Recreation Opportunities

Important: Students’ Responsibilities for Added / Dropped Classes

Fall 2018 Drop/Add Deadline

Registrar’s Office Fall 2018 Bulletin

Student Advisor to the Millersville Borough Council Application

Peer Support Group

MU Wind and Jazz Bands

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FACULTY/STAFF

New Today: Facilities Management Department Notice: Recent Heat Wave – UPDATE

New Today: Facilities Management Department Notice: Lyle Hall – Window Replacement

New Today: Faculty Senate Committee Service Opportunities

September 2018 PASSHE Academy Professional Development Opportunities

Employment Wellness Lunch & Learn

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NEWS RELEASES

Fulbright Fellowship Takes MU’s Dr. Tim Mahoney to Poland

PSECU Upgrades to New Space

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MEDIA COVERAGE

8/31 – Lancaster Online – Information from Millersville’s Eric Horst included in “Today will be a break from the heat and sun, but expect rain, storms over Labor Day weekend.”

8/31 – LNP – Football recap, “MU takes lumps in loss.”

8/30 and 8/31 – Fox 43 – Coverage of Millersville’s football game.

8/30 – Chambersburg Public Opinion – Millersville’s Eric Horst interviewed for, “Mild winter? Nah, it’s going to be a ‘long, cold, snowy one,’ another farmers almanac says.”

August 2018 – QSR – Millersville University’s Saxbys included in “One Coffee Shop’s Mission-Focused Approach to Marketing.”

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EVENTS: UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

8/31 – Women’s Volleyball vs. Ohio Dominican (2 p.m.) and Cedarville (4:30 p.m.)

9/1 –

  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Ursuline (2 p.m.)
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Goldey-Beacom (7 p.m.)
  • Women’s Soccer vs. California (Pa.) (1 p.m.)
  • Women’s Cross Country at Alumni Run (10 a.m.)
  • Field Hockey at Queens (11 a.m.)

9/2 – Field Hockey vs. Converse (11 a.m.)

9/7 – State of the University Address / Garden Supper Save The Date

9/16 – Celebrating Rita on Sunday, September 16

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August 30, 2018

’Ville Daily | August 30, 2018

FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

New Today: Disability Rights and Public Policy in Pennsylvania: A Commemorative Conference

New Today: The Arts at Millersville Season Launch Party

LGBTQIA+ Welcome Reception – Tuesday, Sept. 4

An Evening with Peace Activist Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. – Wednesday, Sept. 12

Student Research Opportunities Available

Made in Millersville

PSECU Has Relocated

Introducing expanded D2L Help Desk Support

Celebrating Rita on Sunday, September 16

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STUDENT NEWS AND GET INVOLVED

New Today: Join us this semester for our Courageous Conversations Series

New Today: Undergraduate Admissions Student Employment Opportunities

New Today: Student Employee Needed in Mail Services

New Today: Dining – Not Too Late for a Meal Plan

New Today: Dining – Upper Deck Breakfast

New Today: Dining – Commuter Breakfast

AUDITIONS: Jesus Christ Superstar, Sept. 5 & 6, Dutcher Hall

Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment”

Organization Outbreak – Thursday, Aug. 30

Wanted – Students Helping Admissions Recruit Prospects (SHARP Team)

Intramural Sports Officials Job Opportunity

Looking for a Job? Campus Recreation Opportunities

Important: Students’ Responsibilities for Added / Dropped Classes

Fall 2018 Drop/Add Deadline

Registrar’s Office Fall 2018 Bulletin

Student Advisor to the Millersville Borough Council Application

Peer Support Group

MU Wind and Jazz Bands

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FACULTY/STAFF

New Today: Heat Wave Causes Issues On Campus

New Today: September 2018 PASSHE Academy Professional Development Opportunities

Welcome New Faculty 2018-2019

Employment Wellness Lunch & Learn

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NEWS RELEASES

Fulbright Fellowship Takes MU’s Dr. Tim Mahoney to Poland

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MEDIA COVERAGE

8/30 – LNP – Eckert Art Gallery show, “Force of Nature: Gretna Campbell and Louis Finkelstein” featured in Art calendar

8/30 – LNP – Profile of new Lacrosse Coach Cindy Wilson

8/30 – LNP – Millersville Football preview against Pace

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EVENTS: UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

Today, 8/30 –

8/31 – Women’s Volleyball vs. Ohio Dominican (2 p.m.) and Cedarville (4:30 p.m.)

9/1 –

  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Ursuline (2 p.m.)
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Goldey-Beacom (7 p.m.)
  • Women’s Soccer vs. California (Pa.) (1 p.m.)
  • Women’s Cross Country at Alumni Run (10 a.m.)
  • Field Hockey at Queens (11 a.m.)

9/2 – Field Hockey vs. Converse (11 a.m.)

9/7 – State of the University Address / Garden Supper Save The Date

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August 29, 2018

’Ville Daily | August 29, 2018

FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

LGBTQIA+ Welcome Reception – Tuesday, Sept. 4

An Evening with Peace Activist Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. – Wednesday, Sept. 12

Student Research Opportunities Available

Made in Millersville

PSECU Has Relocated

Introducing expanded D2L Help Desk Support

Celebrating Rita on Sunday, September 16

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STUDENT NEWS AND GET INVOLVED

New Today: AUDITIONS: Jesus Christ Superstar, Sept. 5 & 6, Dutcher Hall

New Today: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment”

Organization Outbreak – Thursday, Aug. 30

Wanted – Students Helping Admissions Recruit Prospects (SHARP Team)

Intramural Sports Officials Job Opportunity

Looking for a Job? Campus Recreation Opportunities

Important: Students’ Responsibilities for Added / Dropped Classes

Fall 2018 Drop/Add Deadline

Registrar’s Office Fall 2018 Bulletin

Free T-Shirts and Food for first 150 students at the football season opener

Student Advisor to the Millersville Borough Council Application

Peer Support Group

MU Wind and Jazz Bands

Visual & Performing Arts – Student Technical Support Worker Needed

Visual & Performing Arts – Student Event Assistant Needed

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FACULTY/STAFF

Facilities Management Department Notice: Electrical Load Sheding

Welcome New Faculty 2018-2019

Employment Wellness Lunch & Learn

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NEWS RELEASES

State System Highlights

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MEDIA COVERAGE

8/29 – WITF – Dr. Daniel Wubah featured on Smart Talk

8/29 – LNP – Millersville University’s Weather Information Center featured in “Sweating it Out”

8/29 – LNP – Millersville’s football team profiled in “Challenge Accepted”

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EVENTS: UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

Tonight – Spirit Night at the Lookout

8/30 – First football game – Marauders Vs. Pace

9/7 – State of the University Address / Garden Supper Save The Date

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August 28, 2018

’Ville Daily | August 28, 2018

FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

New Today: LGBTQIA+ Welcome Reception – Tuesday, Sept. 4

New Today: An Evening with Peace Activist Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. – Wednesday, Sept. 12

Student Research Opportunities Available

Made in Millersville

PSECU Has Relocated

Introducing expanded D2L Help Desk Support

Celebrating Rita on Sunday, September 16

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STUDENT NEWS AND GET INVOLVED

New Today: Organization Outbreak – Thursday, Aug. 30

New Today: Wanted – Students Helping Admissions Recruit Prospects (SHARP Team)

New Today: Intramural Sports Officials Job Opportunity

New Today: Looking for a Job? Campus Recreation Opportunities

Important: Students’ Responsibilities for Added / Dropped Classes

Fall 2018 Drop/Add Deadline

Registrar’s Office Fall 2018 Bulletin

Free T-Shirts and Food for first 150 students at the football season opener

Student Advisor to the Millersville Borough Council Application

Peer Support Group

MU Wind and Jazz Bands

Lancaster Barnstormers-Marauder Night

Visual & Performing Arts – Student Technical Support Worker Needed

Visual & Performing Arts – Student Event Assistant Needed

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FACULTY/STAFF

New Today: Facilities Management Department Notice: Electrical Load Sheding

Welcome New Faculty 2018-2019

Employment Wellness Lunch & Learn

Faculty to Check Rosters and Report Non-Attending Students

Register now for a headshot session on Sept. 11 or Nov. 15. Space is limited!

AFSCME 2421 General Meeting – Sept. 4

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NEWS RELEASES

Faculty/Staff Activities – New Faculty Orientation

AmeriCORPS Vista program aims to help Millersville University’s Integrated Studies

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MEDIA COVERAGE

8/27 – WGAL – Back to school coverage (4:35 a.m. and 5:28 a.m.)

8/27 – Fox43 – Millersville University students return to class, experience new changes on campus

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EVENTS: UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

8/29 – Spirit Night at the Lookout

8/30 – First football game – Marauders Vs. Pace

9/7 – State of the University Address / Garden Supper Save The Date

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‘Ville Bulletin August 27, 2018

’Ville Bulletin | August 27, 2018

ALERTS FOR MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

Dear Fellow Marauder Family members,

Welcome to the 2018-19 academic year! I am thrilled to start this new year with you as your new president. Last week, we welcomed about 1,380 new undergraduates and 175 new graduate students to our campus community. We are happy they have chosen to be part of the Marauder family.

Millersville University is fortunate to have a dedicated and talented faculty and staff who serve our students each day in and out of the classroom. We are also blessed with a committed Council of Trustees, alumni and friends who support our mission.

Since my arrival in early July, I have visited several offices on campus and intend to visit all of our offices by the end of the academic year via the Listening Tours that will be announced soon. Through consultations with my senior leadership team on how we will work together to make Millersville University a destination campus, I have identified a few priorities that need focused attention. Among these priorities is the need for some immediate organizational changes.

The purpose of the changes is to improve and enhance services to our students and the overall campus community and to forge greater synergy and better balance across the university divisions.  I would like to express my appreciation to those staff members affected by the changes.  We value the dedication and talents of these employees and appreciate the contributions they make to our University. I said during my candidacy for this position that before making any organizational changes, I would personally inform the impacted individuals.  At the end of this past week, I met with three departments to communicate the upcoming changes and I have already informed the Council of Trustees.

Now let me share the changes with you:

University Communications & Marketing – From the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to the Division of University Advancement

  • University Communications & Marketing serves the entire campus community and moving the unit back to Advancement is a better platform from which to focus on the overall university message to propel us forward.

Academic Advisement and Student Development – From the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to the Division of Academic Affairs

  • Academic Advisement and Student Development plays a critical role in our students’ success and moving it back to Academic Affairs will allow the faculty and staff in this unit to work closely with academic departments and other academic support services to improve our retention and graduation rates.

University Police – From the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to the Division of Finance & Administration

  • University Police perform an essential function in ensuring the safety and security of our entire campus and this realignment will lead to a more streamlined reporting line to my office and promote a more campus-wide focus.

President’s Office

  • To better support the Office of the President and the exciting goals that we are embarking on, I have listened to the advice of many internal and external leaders and will be bringing back the position of Chief of Staff.  This position will help me to handle the many external relationships that need to be cultivated and ensure that our strategic thinking and plans are executed. I am pleased to announce that Dr. Victor DeSantis, Dean of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning, has agreed to join my office as the Interim Chief of Staff.

The organizational changes outlined above will take effect on September 6, 2018. I am committed to gaining greater familiarity with the people, programs, traditions and needs of our University during my first few months. Working with all of you, we will continue to assess the institution and organizational structure and explore new avenues to propel the University forward.  After these assessments, additional changes will be made as needed.

While I remain committed to important initiatives already underway – such as our capital campaign, strategic plan and Middle States self-study – I am also keenly interested in the exploration of and investment in wonderful new ideas to serve our current and future students.

I look forward to a productive year working with every Marauder as we build an exciting future for our University.

Enjoy the energy and excitement of opening day of the 2018-19 academic year and I hope to see you at the State of the University Address at 4 p.m. on September 7 at the Winter Center.

Warmest wishes,

 

Dr. Daniel Wubah

President