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Current News & Activities

Upcoming Events

Spring Communications Symposium

Tuesday, March 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in The Rose Room, Brennan Hall 509
A light lunch will be served. Download the flyer.

This semester, we welcome the opportunity to hear about Student-Faculty Research in the Sciences with the following guest presenters with their students:

  • George R. Gomez, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Biology Department. He will explain how central research is at the undergraduate level to allow our undergraduate students to take a critical step at a point when they are learning and mastering the fundamentals of a specific discipline. His presentation will focus on how he, and his students, take advantage of the facilities and resources at our undergraduate institution to create an environment that enables our students to conduct top-notch research that makes them competitive with students from larger A-1 research universities.
  • Nicholas P. Truncale is a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering. Nicholas will discuss his years of experience collaborating on FSRP projects with students with project topics ranging from analyzing the visible spectra of rocket fuel to creating a patented experimental device that allows a deaf student to visualize sound
  • Students from the College of Arts and Sciences that are currently involved in student-faculty research.

Click here to RSVP for the Communication Symposium.

Employee Resource Document

The Staff Development Committee has updated the Employee Resource Document. View the document.

Monthly Staff Senate Meeting

Meeting Dates

Staff members are welcome to attend. If more than three (3) staff members from your department are planning on attending, please let Mark Murphy, Staff Senate President, know in advance so that adequate arrangements (seating, etc.) may be made to accommodate all guests.

Staff Handbook Available Online

As of June 20, 2013 the updated Handbook for Staff and Administrators has been distributed electronically and posted to the HR website

This major project was led by the Office of Human Resources with support and feedback from the Staff Senate and President's Cabinet.  The revision process began with Human Resources updating the existing handbook to reflect current practices and appropriate compliance and legal mandates.  A revised draft was then provided to the Staff Senate for input.  The Staff Senate convened the committee, reviewed the handbook and provided constructive feedback.  Once the Staff Senate completed this review, follow-up meetings were held with Human Resources to discuss the Senate's comments.  This draft was then presented to the President's Cabinet for final review.

This 2013 Handbook replaces and supercedes all previous versions of the handbook in its entirety and should be used as the current source of information regarding employment with the University.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at (570) 941-7767.

Contact Us

The Staff Senate is more involved than ever and wants to hear from staff members on issues that we can bring to the table for discussion and resolution. If you have any issues that you would like us to address, please email the Staff Senate at or one of your representatives.