Congratulations to Dan Freet, the new Director of Institutional Safety! Dan’s selection was the result of a search led by Sharon Johnson, Dean of the School of Social Work. Dan replaces Forrest Van Ness, who retired in May, and will oversee Campus Police as well as Parking and Transportation. Continue reading “UMSL’s New Director of Institutional Safety”
Please join us in welcoming our newest HR team member, Mallorie Nelson! As Total Rewards Generalist, Mallorie will assist UMSL faculty and staff with health insurance plans, wellness programs and retirement planning. Mallorie was most recently employed with Graybar Electric as Lead Employee Service Representative and Benefits Coordinator. She also worked in customer service in the Pharmaceutical industry. Continue reading “HR Welcomes Mallorie Nelson, Total Rewards Generalist”
The following employees were in attendance at the most recent New Employee Orientation on June 12, 2017. Please join us in welcoming them to UMSL!
Back Row, Left to Right: Theresa Murphy (Business Administration Mgr.- Optometry), Lindsey Scales (Library Information Asst.), Frank Pannetti (Case Worker, Comm. Psychological Svcs.), Tiffany Arnold (Library Information Specialist), Nigel Cook (Mental Health Professional – Child Advocacy Ctr.), Sarah Phillips (Research Specialist I – MIMH)
Front Row, Left to Right: Tamas Javor (Asst. Director – Business Admin. – College of Business), Julianne Mason (Academic Advisor – College of Nursing), Erin Schaeffer (Educational Program Coordinator – Optometry)
Title IX, which is federal law, marks its 45 year anniversary in June. The law was written with the intent to end sex discrimination in education and simply states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Initially, emphasis was placed on athletic requirements and regulations. Policy focused on institutions’ obligation to provide equal opportunity and detailed the factors to be considered in assessing compliance.
In April 2011, the Department of Education issued the “Dear Colleague Letter” which provided policy guidance, making it clear that Title IX also protects against sexual harassment, sexual violence and other forms of gender based discrimination. With that guidance, the University of Missouri System invested in enhancing our policies and procedures that specifically address sexual misconduct.
For additional information about Title IX, visit our website at umsl.edu/title-ix .
Dana Beteet Daniels, Title IX Coordinator and Senior HR Consultant
Jessica Swederske, MPPA, Deputy Title IX Coordinator and HR Consultant
The Title IX team, located in the Arts Administration Building, is available and ready to answer any questions you have regarding Title IX, as well as provide training workshops to employees, students and student organizations.
According to the CDC’s 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, domestic violence affects more than 12 million people in the United States each year. This month, we have the chance to bring awareness to domestic violence, especially to those members of the campus community impacted by it. Below is a list of activities taking place in the month of October in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All are invited to attend! Please spread the word to faculty, staff, and students and help support the UMSL community!
Silent Witness Statues: October 10-14th, throughout campus
Show Support by Wearing Purple; #TritonsWearPurple: October 19th
Law and Order: Domestic Violence Laws: October 24th, 11:30 am to 1 pm, 494 Lucas Hall (Gender Studies Office)
Decision Points (Interactive Play): October 24th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, J C Penney Auditorium
We look forward to seeing you at these events and don’t forget to wear your purple on October 19th #TritonsWearPurple! If you have any questions about these events or need further information about domestic violence, please contact Jessica Swederske, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, at 314-516-5748 or email@example.com.