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This section should include a monthly message that highlights any strategic initiatives, or discussions on the strategic focus for the departments.

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Updates & Dates ● Click below for more information on flu shot benefits :

This section can also include a specific congratulations towards a staff member or department that has been particularly successful, most importantly it should be the voice of the executive to the department as a whole.

● Faculty & Staff may now make payroll deductions entirely online—no more printing, signing, and mailing forms! The new form is available here!

George and Senior Associate Lastly, and likely most important- Vice President for Administraly this section should include tion, Ed Schonfeld information on the view of the priorities, regarding what has happened and what will happen moving forward. This is the preface to the entire newsletter and should encourage folks to read more.

● Nov 9, 2-3pm Marvin Center 405 OVPR will be hosting a workshop “How to Get Your First Grant Funded.” All Researchers are invited. ● Men’s BB Game: tonight @7pm!

Welcome to the New Monthly Administration Communiqué We look forward to your feedback! Welcome to the new (and hopefully) improved Monthly Administration Communiqué. For this first newsletter, we are hoping to include more information that is relevant to you and your teams, and most importantly is read by all of you! While we have received some feedback from the

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senior leadership, we encourage you to provide any feedback you have via email to Anya Hughes, at anyah@gwu.edu or 4-5851. You may also provide feedback to your director, who will return the feedback to the communiqué team.


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Shine a Spotlight On—Dave Sodero Story on Dave Sodero and the role of the GWorld Technians.

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All Around GW: Success Stories GW will be the first to make a Clinton Global University Commitment to Action by collecting 20,000 used cell phones and portable electronics by March 2012

Edward Akowaya, Assistant Animal Technician in the Animal Research Facility, recently passed the examination to be certified as a Laboratory Animal Technician. OVPR held a workshop titled, “What we can do for you…” which offered an overview of the OVPR services for researchers on Oct 13th. See the front page for information on the next of this series of fall workshops. External Relations staff organized a very successful Colonial Weekend, which included Bill Maher, Colonials Invasion, the 9th Annual Foggy Bottom/ West End Neighborhood Block Party, and a presentation to parents by VP for External

Relations, Lorraine Voles. Jin Chon and team hosted the GW+Phones = Hope event with Chelsea Clinton and Christy Turlington Burns, where nearly 1,000 phones were collected, with a goal of 20,000 total. GW will be the first to make a Clinton Global University Commitment to Action by collecting 20,000 used cell phones and portable electronics by March 2012 to be recycled to fund maternal and child health mobile technology projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nepal. Jennie Moline and the Government & Community Relations Team organized the successful commemoration of the Virginia

Science & Technology Campus 20 year anniversary , strengthening partnerships with Loudon. Thanks also to Cattleya Wongkodkatap and the Events team for their stellar performance. Government & Community Relations had a successful district government workers alumni event at Bens Chili Bowl in October. The Science and Engineering Hall is the subject of a new video, “Our Future is Here” The Arlington Education Center, hosted classes in it’s new location this summer, and had an opening ceremony on Oct 13th. The center houses CCAS, CPS, GSEHD, GWSB and SEAS programs.

Sustainability Efforts The new Sustainable Urban Planning MPS program launched this fall with an initial cohort of 17 students.

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Each month, Ed Schonfeld, or one of his direct reports will answer a question posed by a staff member in one of his departments. Please submit your questions to Communiqué Editor, Gina Kalasky at gkalasky@gwu.edu. Topics can be related to Administration departments, or general questions about GW.

Team Effort = Better Service, Better Data Have you been to J Street lately?

ture better data on food purchases.

If so, you should have zipped right through the lines, due to the new scanners being used by cashiers.

So far the scanners have done just that, increased the speed of service, and provided information on what students buy and want more of.

As part of the planned overhaul of campus dining this past summer, Campus Dining Director, Rich Yokeley suggested implementing the use of scanners in J Street to make long lines quicker, and cap-

Thanks to collaboration with GWorld, and particularly the work of Steve Nichols, the project was easily implemented and has encountered little issues.

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW GW COLONIALS! ● Allison Herbert, who has joined OVPR as an Executive Aide. Allison works with the research portfolio of the Columbian College . ● Dennis Narango will join GW in November as Associate Vice President for Medical Center Development and Associate Dean of SMHS. He comes to us from the University of Maryland School of Medicine ● Angela Olson joined the Communications team this week as the new Media Relations Specialist. She grew up in Kansas City, graduated from American University, and worked as a publicist for Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center and The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda before joining GWU. Angela will be promoting CCAS theater and dance, CCAS social sciences, the Textile Museum, Gelman Library, Law School, Global Media Institute, Office of Civic Engagement and Public Service, and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Administration . ● Catherine Parker, who has joined OVPR as a Sponsored Program Administrator II. Catherine works with the research portfolios of the Elliott School, the School of Business, the Law School, and the College of Professional Studies . ● Tom Russo, GW’s first Assistant Vice President for Industry Research, whose new role is situated within OVPR. Tom will serve as a link between industry and research by facilitating introductions between GW faculty and people from industry and corporations, with the goal of forming joint ventures and collaborations and industry-funded research at GW.

Our Community… Do you have some interesting news to share? Perhaps you are running a marathon and need encouragement, or have welcomed a new addition to your family? Are you working towards, or have completed a degree here at GW? Are you interested in starting a book club, or extreme sports group? Perhaps you recently read a great book on management styles, and think it might be encouraging to others?

Just let us know! It was suggested that staff may be interested in connecting on a different level, and this newsletter can provide the platform, should you chose to participate. If you have any updates for the next upcoming newsletter, please provide updates by November 30th, to Gina Kalasky, gklasky@gwu.edu.

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