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September 2019 Newsletter
Happy Fall Semester!
From the Desk of the President
Erica Hanson 

Greetings and Welcome to a new semester at the University of Illinois.

Is it just me, or does there seem to be a bit of crispness in the air?  You know that time of year when you can feel fall is almost here and you can’t wait to wear a blazer and boots again, but don’t really want summer to end?  The feeling that, once again, I didn’t do everything I wanted to do this summer?  That’s okay.  None of us ever get done everything on our to-do list (landscape the backyard) or our bucket list (visit Greece!).  It’s just inevitable!  Yet somehow you’re still grateful to have had the luck of having a good job, good friends, and another summer where you could eat at a restaurant on Green Street.  Yes, folks, it’s the simple things in life that make it all worthwhile. 

While we’re gearing up for another academic year, please remember to reach out with any suggestions or tutorials that might help others in their daily jobs, whether it be a trick to using Banner; something you learned “on the fly” about something campus wants us to be doing, but failed to send out a notice; or some great new software organizational tool you have discovered.  In case you haven’t heard, there will soon be an open enrollment session for revising some health benefits due to the new contract negotiations.  Word is this will not include MCAP or DCAP plans, however.  I’ll spread more news as I obtain it. 

A big thank you to Karen Deering, Maria McMullen, and Angie Rice for providing lots of interesting and useful information during our last Career Connections luncheon.  I know I learned a few new things that will benefit guests and candidates when visiting campus – and isn’t that what these luncheons are all about?! Learning and networking?  We’ll be announcing future events in each newsletter so you can better plan with your supervisor the time needed for these professional development opportunities.

For now, keep your chin up and a smile on your face, and know the kids will eventually figure out how to look up from their phones when walking or talking to you!

Career Connections Calendar
Special thanks to our guest speakers from Source2Pay and Campus Parking for attending the August IAP Luncheon. Flickr is https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGyd6Ky.
Special thanks to our guest speakers from Source2Pay and Campus Parking for attending the August IAP Luncheon. Flickr is https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGyd6Ky.

Topic:      TEM with guest speaker Tammy Ziegler from Payables
When:      Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Where:     2101 Everitt Labs, 1406 W. Green St., Urbana

Lunch provided by Daily Byte.  Please RSVP at https://go.illinois.edu/IAPTEMPresentation by Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm. 

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.  

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 David Perryn (dperryn@illinois.edu).

Membership and Mentoring
Are you ready to reap the benefits of becoming a mentor or a mentee?

Forbes has identified Six Strategies for Building a Mentoring Program that Benefits People and Organizations. Mentoring is a two-way relationship that benefits organizations and individuals. It doesn’t matter how much or how little experience you have; there is always room to grow, both professionally and personally, with the opportunity to develop friendships along the way. If you’re interested in becoming either a mentor or mentee complete this form by Friday, Sept. 27. In early October we will work with you to make the best matches possible, and plan a special meet and greet to kick off the program for the year.  

 “The IAP Mentoring Program helped me so much!  Angie took the time to pair me with the perfect individual who I feel we both had similar back grounds, interests, and  a strong work ethic. Jen Sans was awesome in helping me update my resume since I had been out of the business work force for many years (staying home with my kids and working at the local elementary school). Jen also helped me in getting study information to take the Office Manager test! This all resulted in me achieving my initial goals, which were to update my resume and be promoted! I feel this program is definitely very beneficial as well as successful!” – Tina Harms, Office Manager

“The IAP mentoring program was a great way for me to network, ask questions in a comfortable environment, and get advice that I may not have been able to get within my current department. Within the mentoring program I gained the self-confidence to test for a higher promotional line, attend interviews, and received multiple job offers. In the end, I was able to promote within my current department with confidence and ease. I would recommend the IAP mentoring program to anyone of any level who would like to learn more about a specific topic, would like to network, needs assistance with the promotion process, or has goals that they would like assistance to achieve them.” – Hannah Stites, Office Support Specialist

Birthdays and Anniversaries

September Birthdays:

  • 1 – Anne Stites
  • 6 – Susan Conrad and Terri Palumbo
  • 10 – Jennifer Dixson and Sandy Hardin
  • 20 – Darlene Dallas
  • 28 – Diana Marshall

September Anniversaries:

  • Elizabeth Lewis – 2 years
  • Marcy Frerichs -- 17 years
  • Lori Osterbur – 19 years
  • Laura Ketchum – 22 years
Illinois Administrative Professionals Philanthropy Committee Annual Mum Sale

The Illinois Administrative Professionals will be hosting our annual mum sale again this year, with mums locally grown from Country Arbors nursery. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for helping families in need at Thanksgiving and our Adopt-A-Family program at Christmas. We are always looking for other ways to make a difference and this year we are helping to provide school supplies for those in need in the unit 4 district.

If you are considering a mum purchase this fall, please consider ordering from our fundraiser. There will be 3 different sizes offered in varies colors. Attached is the order form. Orders for these beautiful mums will be taken from now until September 9. Delivery will be September 19. The pick-up location will be at the Natural Resources Building loading dock. This is located at 615 E. Peabody Dr. The dock/circle drive is located on the south side of the building off of Pennsylvania. Pick up time will be 4:00-5:30.

Payment must be received no later than Monday September 9. Please email your order to jmbaumga@illinois.edu and then forward the original order form and check made out to Secretariat Philanthropy committee to:

Illinois Administrative Philanthropy – Mum Sale c/o Jane Baumgartner Office of the Provost 317 SAB MC-304

Thank you, IAP Philanthropy Committee Jane Baumgartner, Deb Flessner Jill Odom, & Jen Sans



Customer Name:______________________


Phone Number:______-_______-_________


Mum 6”   $5.00 each

_____White _____Yellow _____Purple _____Red_____Pink _____Orange _____Bronze

Mum 12"   $10.00 each

_____White _____Yellow _____Purple _____Red_____Pink _____Orange _____Bronze

Mum 14"   $15.00 each

_____White _____Yellow _____Purple _____Red_____Pink _____Orange _____Bronze


Please indicate the number you would like in front of each color.

Total 6” Mums:____________

Total 12" Mums:____________

Total 14" Mums:____________



Orders and payment must be received by September 9, 2019. Mums will be delivered Thursday September 19. The pick-up location and time will be at the Natural Resources Building loading dock. 615 E. Peabody Drive. South side of building, off of Pennsylvania Ave between 4:00-5:30. Please e-mail your order to jmbaumga@illinois.edu and forward the order form and check made out to Secretariat Philanthropy to: Jane Baumgartner - Office of the Provost - 317 Swanlund MC-304. Thank you!

Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Illinois Administrative Professionals Boss of the Year

Nominations for the 2019-2020 IAP Boss of the Year are now open.  The Boss of the Year Celebration will be held in 2101 Everitt Hall, where the winner will be announced. The speakers at the meeting will be the 2018-19 Bosses of the Year recipients Melanie Loots, Chief of Staff, Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Angela Douglas, Interim Assistant Director of Budget and Resource Planning, National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Nominations can be made by any current member of Illinois Administrative Professionals (IAP) to nominate his/her boss. Eligible IAP members who would like to nominate more than one boss should submit separate nomination forms/letters. Elected officers of IAP and members of the “Boss of the Year and Office Professional of the Year” committee are excluded from submitting a nomination. In order to facilitate an unbiased evaluation of each nomination letter, please do not mention your boss or department by name, but instead use a moniker/nickname throughout your letter. Any references that might identify the candidate will be redacted so the committee can be completely unbiased.

The following guidelines are suggested for the nomination letter:

The nominee should:
• Perform his/her duties beyond the expected
• Enthusiastically support the University of Illinois and its programs
• Routinely show consideration and support of others – staff, colleagues, students and visitors to office/campus
• Perform courtesies beyond the daily responsibilities.
• Exhibit other qualities that exemplify outstanding leadership and organizational skills

The nominator and the nominee must register for the October 16 luncheon, where the winner will be announced. If in the event of an emergency, such as illness or unforeseen meetings/conference where the nominee or nominator would be unable to attend the luncheon, please contact Lisa Yanello at yanello@illinois.edu.  The “2019 Boss of the Year” award recipient and one nominator will receive complimentary lunches.
Please submit the nomination form and nomination letter to Sharetta Hall at shall03s@illinois.edu or via campus mail to the Sharetta Hall, Office of Corporate Relations, 528 E. Green, Champaign, IL, MC 412. Nominations are due no later than Friday, September 27, 2019.

Acknowledgement of receipt of the nomination paperwork will be emailed to the nominator and the nominee by October 4, 2019. Any nominator who does not hear from the committee by then should contact Sharetta Hall at shall03s@illinois.edu.

Thank you!
Sharetta Hall, Beth Lewis, Penny Nigh, Lisa Yanello, Special Events Committee Members

BOTY Nomination Form