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October 2018 Newsletter Issue
Message from the President
Michael Foellmer

Fall is officially here and I hope you are taking advantage of the cooler weather! I know I’m getting excited for Halloween (mostly for the candy, obviously!) and many bonfires in the backyard.

It was great seeing so many of you on the North end of campus for our Career Connections luncheon last month at the ECE. What a fascinating and incredible place for our students and researchers here on campus! Speaking of Career Connections, I hope to see you at the Boss of the Year Celebration on October 17. This is a great opportunity to recognize our bosses and to thank them for everything they do for us!

Did you know our organization turns 70 this month!? It is so exciting to know we are a part of a legacy on this campus and I’m so pleased you are joining us for another year! We will be celebrating our special birthday in December and will have some cool new swag available soon. Read more about it below.

Lastly, don’t forget to stop by our table at the All Employee Expo on October 18 from 10 to 2. See you there!



Career Connections Calendar
Kristi Webster, Sharetta Hall, Laura Lotzgesell, David Perryn
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Topic:                  Boss of the Year Celebration

Guest Speaker:    Susan Key, Director of Portfolio Human Resources
                          Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Location:             114 Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St. Champaign

Time:                  Doors open at 11:45 am. 
                          Program will begin around 12:10 pm with every attempt made to end by 12:55 pm

Lunch Option:      Ada's Catering (Catered by Pennie Allen)

Spinach Lasagna
Pesto Chicken Alfredo
Baked Mostaccioli
Tossed Salad w/Dressings
Garlic Bread

Cost is $12.00

RSVP is required

RESERVATIONS (Deadline:  5 p.m., Friday, October 12).

Reservations will NOT be accepted past the deadline date. Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the deadline date or payment will still be required.

RSVP for you & your guest by clicking the following link:  October BOTY 2018

Please note:  be sure to finish the registration form completely, this assures your lunch is ordered correctly. Remember cancellations must be received 48 hours before the deadline date or payment will still be required.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristi Webster or David Perryn


2018 All Employee Expo

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Illini Union - Rooms A, B, & C 

Please save the date for the All Employee Expo. All University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employees are encouraged to attend the annual All Employee Expo. Representatives from campus, community and affiliated organizations will provide information about benefits, services, programs and other related topics. There is no charge for admission.

This is an approved event for Civil Service employees. Civil Service employees may take up to one hour to attend the Expo, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Topic:                           70th Anniversary Celebration
Location:                       Illini Union

70th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee
Debbie McCall & Leta Summers, Co-Chairs

You will want to attend the December 12 meeting to be held in the Illini Union. This will be IAP’s main event to recognize the organization’s 70th anniversary and with the plans being developed, it will be quite the celebration.  

The list of silent auction items continues to grow and we are still seeking donations for more. Do you or your office have an item to donate? Contact the committee at your earliest convenience so it can be added to the list.

Items already in Silent Auction:

  • Merino wool hand woven scarf
  • Silpada jewelry, several pieces
  • Ivy & Fig handbag
  • Wooden Block I coaster sets

70th Anniversary Planning Committee Members:

Sharon Conatser,
Selena Douglass,
Andréa Fain, 
Teresa Harvey,
Debbie McCall,
Terri Palumbo,
Leta Summers,

Membership:Information, Connections and Celebrations
Jill Ouellette & Angie Wisehart, Co-Chairs

DON'T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES! If you are a current member please remember to renew your membership. Dues were to be paid no later than August 1st. New members may join the organization by paying their dues at the same link, so please forward this newsletter to your colleagues to share all of the exciting things that we are doing and encourage them to sign up today!

WE WANT TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED! Have you or a colleague received a promotion or moved to a new office? Are you continuing your education here on campus, EIU, Parkland or elsewhere? Are you serving on any campuswide committees? Please let Jill Ouellette know and she will share that information in the next newsletter. Our goal is to make as many connections as possible to ensure you are successful in whatever it is that you are doing!

Please remember to let us know if you are planning to retire soon so that you can be an honorary IAP retiree member! We will miss you very much, but we hope that you’ll come back for a visit!

For general inquiries email:

The Membership and Mentoring Committee
Jill Ouellette, Co-Chair or 333-6104
Angie Wisehart, Co-Chair or 264-4677
Jill Odom, or 333-1560

October Birthdays

Sheree Denham (10/1), Jill Odom (10/4), Deb Schoonver (10/4), Andrea Semiche (10/6), Kara Denzler (10/13), Erin Farrar (10/22), Sarah Adams (10/25), Sonja Bean (10/26), Selena Douglass (10/30), Wendy Kunde (10/30), Lisa Lenigner (10/30)

October Anniversaries

Gary Brennan (1 year), Lisa Leininger (4 years), Beth Leamon (10 years), Rebecca Nash (11 years), Brenda Deaville (17 years), Anne Stites (36 years)

Philanthropy: Making a difference in our community
Jane Baumgartner, Jill Odom, Jen Sans

We are still collecting dental hygiene products through the October 17 luncheon.  These products will be donated to CU@Home/Phoenix Drop-In Center. If you have any of these unopened items laying around in closets or drawers, please feel free to donate them to our cause. You may bring the items to the monthly luncheon in October. Thank you for your support. 

The Committee would like to thank all who purchased mums during our fundraiser!  We sold 96 mums with a profit of $307.00.  The proceeds will go towards providing Thanksgiving baskets and our Adopt-A-Family at Christmas. 

Photos Taken From Last Month's Meeting
Selena Douglass

The link to the rest of the pictures in Flickr is