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Staff News: January 2014

News

  • Read on...the library introduces a new service

    The Wallace Library has made ordering Interlibrary Loan items not owned by Wheaton College or the HELIN Consortium, including InRhode (Brown University), much easier by implementing an enhanced software system called ILLiad.  ILLiad stands for Interlibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database.  After a one-time registration to create your account, you’ll be amazed at how simple it is to use!  By entering your Wheaton ID (wID#) and e-mail password, you’ll have access to your user-friendly ILLiad account.

    You can link to ILLiad using the following URL:

    http://wheatoncollege.edu/library/library-research/inter-library-loan/

    Using ILLiad you can do the following:
    •  Place requests electronically
    •  Save your contact information one time and have it applied to all of your requests
    •  Update your contact information any time
    •  Check on the status of your requests and ask for renewals
    •  View your history of past requests - those that have been requested through ILLiad
    •  Receive many articles through electronic delivery
    •  Access ILLiad from anywhere, as long as you have Internet connectivity and a web browser

    ILL requests can be submitted directly from most of our Library’s edatabases.   You can also logon to ILLiad from the Interlibrary Loan link found on our Library Research webpage to enter your ILL items.  See the Interlibrary Loan FAQ page within ILLiad for more information.

    If you have additional questions or need help getting started, please contact Kim Guarino at 508-286-5821 or send an e-mail to Interlibrary Loan at ill-link@wheatoncollege.edu.

  • Read Staff Council meeting minutes

    Staff Council is pleased to share the minutes of its December meeting here: 

    Minutes of the 12/2013 Staff Council Meeting

    The minutes of the January 14 meeting will be posted once they are approved, which will be at the February meeting.  The council meets on the second Tuesday of every month; please join us and get a copy of the minutes there!

  • Planning for days after Wheaton

    Did you know that…

    The maximum employee contribution to retirement for 2014 will remain at $17,500.  The special ‘catch-up’ allowance for individuals age 50 and above will also remain at $5,500 for a total pre-tax contribution of $23,000. If you are interested in learning more about these allowances or wish to increase your voluntary contribution to retirement, please contact Human Resources at extension 8206 or email hr@wheatonma.edu.

  • Financial health checklist

    TIAA-CREF: 2013 Retirement Year-End Checklist

    To help you better prepare for all that 2014 has to offer, TIAA-CREF is providing you with a checklist of key financial steps you may want to consider.  You will find this checklist at http://wheatoncollege.edu/hr/files/2013/12/TIAA-CREF-Year-End-Checklist.pdf

  • It's awards season at Wheaton, too

    Please take time to recognize and thank a staff member or staff department or work team whose work has helped make our experience at Wheaton better because of outstanding service.  Listed below is information about the awards.  The nomination process is online, and nominations may be made through this webpage:

    http://wheatoncollege.edu/hr/2013/12/03/staff-nominations-2/

    Simply use your Wheaton ID (W#) and email password to log in.

    If you do not have access to a computer, paper nomination forms are available through Human Resources.

    The Awards:

    President’s Award for Outstanding Service (for an individual staff member)

    Each year up to four staff members may be selected to receive the President’s Award for Outstanding Service.  This award includes a choice of one week’s pay or an extra week of vacation, a reserved parking space, name placed on a plaque in Balfour-Hood, and a special celebratory luncheon with the President.

    Vision of Service Award. (for a staff department or team)

    One staff department, committee or work team may be selected to receive the Vision of Service Award. This award includes a day off with pay for each team member, recognition on a plaque, and a special celebratory luncheon with the President.

    Gladys Kelley Memorial Award for Professional Development.(for staff professional development funds)

    This award was established in 2006 by former Vice President for Advancement, Catherine Conover and her husband, Christopher Covert, in memory of Gladys Kelley, who for more than twenty-eight years served Wheaton and its alumnae/i as an administrative assistant in College Advancement.  Staff members may apply for this award themselves (self-nomination) or supervisors or others may nominate staff members for this award, which will provide access to $500 for one staff person to use for professional development.

    The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, January 17th, 2014.  Award recipients will be announced at the March 31st, 2014 Service Awards program.

    Please take this opportunity to show your appreciation for outstanding service by submitting nominations for these awards.

Updates

Events

  • Join us for the February Staff Council meeting

    Please join Staff Council at its next meeting on Tuesday, February 11, at noon in the President's Dining Room 1 and 2 in Emerson Hall.

    The agenda is still being finalized, but confirmed agenda items include:

    • Approval of January meeting minutes
    • Representation from  President’s Council by President Crutcher and Gail Berson
    • Committee Reports
      • Nominations and Elections
      • Employment Environment
      • Communications
    • Discussion of farewell to President Crutcher
    • “Onboarding” our new President, Lisa Yenush and Brian Douglas
    • Discussion of All-Staff meeting, Tuesday, March 11, 9-11:00 AM, Hindle
    • Search for new Co-Chair for Spring 2014 semester
    • New business
    • Old business
    • Other announcements - Do you have a brief announcement for staff?   Let us know.

    We hope to see you there!

  • Open house at the Amen Nursery School

    The Elisabeth Amen Nursery School is opening its doors at Open Houses for parents seeking to enroll children for the 2014-15 school year.  Visit on Tuesday, January 14th or Wednesday, January 15th from 9:30am to 4:30pm or 6:00pm to 7:30pm. at 20 E. Main St., Norton.   An overview of the preschool program and enrollment materials will be provided.   For more information or to schedule a visit on a different day, please contact Marie O’Malley at 508-285-8220 or omalley_marie@wheatoncollege.edu.  Visit our website at www.wheatoncollege.edu/nursery-school/

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