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February 14, 2019
Dear Colleagues, 

First, Staff Council would like to sincerely thank all of you who attended any or all of this week's events related to the Higher Learning Commission's visit.  It was wonderful to see staff represent the University in such large numbers.   

Below you will find Staff Council's February newsletter.  

As always, we ask that you please stay in touch with us and let us know how we are doing.  We want to hear from you! You are welcome to email Staff Council directly at, or contact us anonymously using the online feedback form located at council

ust a reminder to please check the feedback page located on the Staff Council website.  Some updates have been made to it in response to feedback forms we have received from staff members across campus.  

Thank you!

JCU Staff Council 

Save the Date: Upcoming Events***
  • Friday, March 1 - First Friday Coffee Hour & Elections Information Session
    8:30a.m. - 9:30a.m., Location TBD

  • Wednesday, March 13 - Lunch Hour, Fish Fry; 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
    Additional information, including location & how to RSVP,

    will be forthcoming
  • Thursday, March 14 - Staff Council Meeting
    2:00p.m. - 3:30p.m., Murphy Room (Lombardo Student Center)
  • Tuesday, March 26 - Happy Hour, 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.
    Slyman's Tavern Orange (Click
    here for directions from JCU.)
    RSVP information will be forthcoming

    ** Please check your email, Inside JCU, and/or the Staff Council website for all event updates!  

Want To Be A Campus Colleague?

Have you considered serving as a Campus Colleague?
Staff Council is always looking for new volunteers! 
here for additional information about the Campus Colleague program, including how to sign up.  

2019 Staff Council Elections

This is just a reminder that Staff Council will begin seeking nominations for 2019 elections in March! Please take some time to consider whether you, or a colleague, would like to serve, and advocate for, the JCU staff community as a member of Staff Council.  Also consider attending the First Friday Coffee Hour & Elections Information Session on Friday, March 1 at 8:30a.m
Location is TBD and additional information about elections will be forthcoming.  Please check your email, Inside JCU, and/or the Staff Council website for updates!         

Fashion For Fatima

Staff Council would like to encourage all staff members to participate in a student-led upcoming clothing drive, sponsored by several JCU students for their Leadership Capstone Project.  Donations will support the Fatima Family Center and families in the Cleveland area.  Women’s Business Clothing is preferred, but all unused or unwanted clothing will be accepted. Clothing donations can be made the week of March 11– 15, with donation bins located in the Dolan Science Center Atrium.

WINNERS: The Soups & Stews Cookoff

Congratulations to the winners of Staff Council's Soups & Stews Cookoff!!

1st place: Kate Malone ~
Sweet Potato & Lentil Curry Soup
2nd place: Andy Welki ~ Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup
3rd place: Megan Wilson-Reitz ~ Peanut Butter Soup

Click on each soup title above to see the recipe.

Special thanks to our winners, all of those who participated,
and all of those who attended!

WINNERS: Walk the Talk Scavenger Hunt

Congratulations to the winners of the Ignatian Heritage Week Walk the Talk Scavenger Hunt!!

1st place: TEAM 3
Cat Stover (Leader), Ann Buda, Lisa Heckman, Sue Isabella, Holli Roberts,
& Andy Welki

2nd place: TEAM 2
Jeff Your (Leader), Reiko Simmons, Mark Waner, Leanne Tang, & Melissa Yon

3rd place: TEAM 6
Lisa Lewis (Leader), Trent Maverick, Mary Grace Millar, & Gavin Martin

Click here to view the Scavenger Hunt presentation.  It includes pictures!
Special thanks to our winners and all of those who participated!

Women At Carroll

As part of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of John Carroll University admitting women as full-time students,
we will highlight 365 Women of Carroll - including you!

Please answer a few questions so we can celebrate you and your contribution to our community.  Click here to access the online form. 

Please also share this opportunity with other female students, staff, and faculty across John Carroll's campus.

Human Resources Policies Under Review
There are currently no Human Resources policies under review.
Link: "Stay in touch with Staff Council/We want to hear more from you!"
See who's new to JCU! Click here to read more. (Updated on January 11, 2019)
Have a tricky question? Let Staff Council help! See our Q&A page for more.
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"Recognition and respect of all members of the John Carroll University community are necessary and appropriate for the University to live up to its mission, vision, and core values. As one of the largest constituencies on the University campus (second only to students), the staff represents a highly diverse group of professionals whose contributions are critical to the quality, integrity, credibility and continued growth of the University. An informed, active, and engaged community, with the ability to participate and share its opinions and interests concerning the conduct of institutional affairs and life in the workplace, is critical to the mission of the University." -- Staff Council Constitution