Laurie KenneyNovember 30, 20151min
The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for November 2015: Newly hired Terry Emmons was hired as accounting specialist in chemistry on Nov. 2 Celestine Schwenneker was hired as administrative assistant in university relations on Nov. 2 Martha Crebbin was hired as administrative assistant in the college of social studies on Nov. 30 Transitions Renee Johnson-Thornton was hired as the Dean for the Class of 2018 on Nov. 16 Departures Nicholas Vennochi, sports information intern in communications.

Olivia DrakeNovember 11, 20151min
The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for October 2015: Newly hired Timothy Bacon was hired as assistant squash coach intern in the Department of Athletics on Oct. 1 Mildred Rodriguez was hired as health professions advisor in the Wesleyan Career Center on Oct. 9 Jordan Knicely was hired as associate director of institutional research on Oct. 29 Departures Mickie Dame, administrative assistant in the College of Social Studies Devin Ford, Public Safety dispatcher Annette Howard, analyst programmer, project leader in Information Technology Services Armando Ortiz, Public Safety officer Parker Smathers, acquisitions editor for Wesleyan University Press

Olivia DrakeNovember 10, 20153min
Elisa Cardona and Bulaong Ramiz from the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development each received a Cardinal Achievement Award for their extraordinary efforts in facilitating a series of community discussions and educational workshops (over several weekends) in the wake of the publication of a controversial op-ed about the Black Lives Matter movement in the Wesleyan Argus. “These have been significant time commitments in addition to their already hectic job responsibilities” said Dean Mike Whaley. “I also want to highlight my observation that these discussions have been especially helpful and healing because they were designed in a way that participants were…

Olivia DrakeOctober 26, 20151min
The Office of Human Resources hosted its annual Employee Service Recognition Luncheon Oct. 19 in Beckham Hall. President Michael Roth attended the lunch and commended the employees for their many years of service at Wesleyan. Employees who were celebrating their 20th, 25th, 30th, 35, and 40th year were invited to the luncheon with a guest. Employees honored included: Admissions Clifford Thornton, 30 years Sheila von Schoeler, 30 years Christian Lanser, 20 years Center for the Arts Mark Gawlak, 30 years (more…)

Olivia DrakeOctober 26, 20151min
Jim Kamm, Bill Nelligan and Rose Pandolfo received Cardinal Achievement Awards in October for providing extraordinary support to their Wesleyan colleagues. Kamm is a desktop support specialist with Information Technology Services; Nelligan is director of environmental services for Physical Plant - Facilities; and Pandolfo is a staff accountant with the Office of Finance. All three staff members extended themselves above and beyond the expectations of their position to provide support in their respective areas of expertise with good will, good humor and limitless patience. This special honor comes with a $250 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts. Award recipients…

Olivia DrakeOctober 7, 20152min
The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires, transitions and departures for September 2015:  Newly hired Max Sass was hired as a men’s basketball intern in the Department of Athletics on Sept. 1. Laura Pierce was hired as a women’s basketball intern in the Department of Athletics on Sept. 1. Adrian Blackadar was hired as a men’s soccer intern in the Department of Athletics on Sept. 1. Prashanie Silva was hired as senior budget analyst in financial planning on Sept. 3. Marek Mikunda was hired as program coordinator in Upward Bound on Sept. 14. Lee Maes was hired as a volleyball intern in…

Bryan Stascavage '18June 8, 20152min
The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires, transitions and departures for April and May 2015: Newly hired Kyle Archer was hired as an assistant football coach, quarterbacks and passing game on April 1. Brendan Plake was hired as a desktop support specialist on April 6. Kyle Tousignant was hired as a desktop systems engineer on April 8. Daniel Mercier was hired as an instructional design director on April 20. Laurie Kenney was hired as an editor/writer on April 20. Jeff Murphy was hired as a facilities business manager on May 4. Stacey Cuppett was hired as a…

Olivia DrakeJune 4, 20152min
On June 3, the Office of Human Resources coordinated an Ice Cream Social for faculty and staff. The event took place at Usdan University Center's Huss Courtyard. Employees won raffle prizes and participated in volleyball games, water balloon toss and bean bag toss. Mario Torres, a material handler from Physical Plant, deejayed the event while the Center for the Arts provided musical entertainment with steel pan drums. Several students who work on campus over the summer also attended the social event. "This was a fun way for colleagues to get out of the office, mingle and kick off the summer…

Olivia DrakeJune 2, 20152min
Scott Antonio, library assistant, was recently presented with a Cardinal Achievement Award for his work in physically transferring 200 Art Reserve items into Olin Library Reserves. At the same time, 350 Science Reserve items were transferred from Olin Library Reserves to the Science Library. Antonio handled all physical transfers, including all of the data changes and settings into the online library catalog, all of which had to be completed under deadline for the start of the Fall 2014 semester. “Due to Scott’s flexibility and willingness to always pitch in and absorb additional responsibilities where most needed, the Reserves function – a…

Lauren RubensteinApril 17, 20151min
The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for March 2015. Newly hired Zachariah Pfeifer was hired as coordinator of Greek life on March 2. Julian Goldfield was hired as desktop support specialist and art workshops technology administrator on March 2. Pierina Cheung was hired as a research associate on March 6. Francesca Livermore was hired as digital projects librarian on March 16. Alexander Vazquez was hired as the instructional media specialist on March 23. Kera Jewett was hired as a development officer on March 30. (more…)

Lauren RubensteinApril 16, 20151min
#THISISWHY Lisa Pinette, library assistant V, was recently presented with a Cardinal Achievement Award for her work on the Signage Task Force, creating more than 200 new and color-coded signs installed in Olin Memorial Library and the Science Library. Pinette coordinated a group effort to select sign styles that would allow for future changes as needed, solicited input from library staff, worked with University Communications on the design, and ensured that all signs were ADA compliant. Finally, she hired a company to manufacture and install the signs. “The signs look great and provide wonderful consistency and clarity from floor to floor…