1. Hosted a Walking Challenge and Health Fair on “Wear Red Day” in conjunction with Healthy Heart Awareness
  2. Passed out pink ribbons in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October
  3. Encouraged the inclusion of staff accomplishments in the Campus Ledger
  4. Added the Staff Senate information to the Athens State website
  5. Continued the “All in a Day’s Work” program at monthly meetings where staff members do a presentation on the responsibilities of their office
  6. Served as a Focus Group for the Vision 2020 ten‐year campus plan
  7. Worked on the revision of the Performance Evaluation tool for Staff
  8. Oversees the Professional Development Fund for Staff
  9. Hosted the Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Guest Speaker Rusty Johnson, the VPs formed the receiving line
  10. Provided workbooks and materials from the Staff Professional Development Fund for in‐house computer training
  11. Participated in the United Way Day of Caring
  12. Participated in the ‘Seven Habits Workshop’
  13. Decorated the courtyard with white lights for the holidays
  14. Served as hosts and facilitators for the E-Learning Symposium
  15. Held a fund drive for a Memorial Bench for Rita Harden
  16. Sold red carnations for Valentine’s Day
  17. Gave the Staff a formal voice on all administrative and University issues
  18. The Staff Senate now has a permanent seat on all planning bodies of the University
  19. Began the “Outstanding Staff Member of the Year” award, which became the “John Booty Murray” Award
  20. Brought in motivational speaker Alan Mann who spoke to Faculty/Staff to “Just Say It”
  21. Hosted “Athens State Night” at the Huntsville Havoc and Huntsville Stars games to boost morale
  22. Had a major part in initiating the staff and faculty service recognition awards
  23. Hosted the Staff Appreciation Luncheon; the VP’s were asked to serve the lunch
  24. Held a FERPA training workshop

Staff Senate Meet and Greets
At the request of staff members, the Athens State University Staff Senate began a series of Staff Senate Meet and Greets this spring. The sessions were created to give staff members the opportunity to get together to learn what different departments on campus do, meet the employees in those departments, and to learn about what their roles are.
The Meet and Greets will be offered once a semester and each one will feature a different department on campus. Athens Teaching & Learning Innovation Services (ATLIS) hosted the first session, which was attended by about 60 people and received several positive reviews.