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					                                                                            VOLUME 11 • NUMBER 1 • NOVEMBER 2007

IN THIS ISSUE        Staff Council Member List   Corporate Challenge Results   In The Staff Spotlight
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                     Did You Know...             Faculty Author Reception
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and President’s Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, November 7 the                  and recent Staff Council
                                           Scholarship recipients.
Staff Council will present its
Annual Fall Forum and the
                                           As part of the program, President
President’s Town Hall                      Daniel answers questions from the
Meeting. The event will be                 floor, so we are asking you to
held in the Davidson                       submit questions for him to
Auditorium in SOM 1.118                    answer. These questions will be
                                           used as an “ice breaker” if needed
from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
                                           or to fill in if time allows. If you
This is a great opportunity to meet        are unable to attend or would like
your Staff Council representatives         the Staff Council to ask questions
and hear Dr. Daniel’s report on the        on your behalf, please email your
dynamic accomplishments and                question to Paul Oelkrug at
goals for the campus community.  

The Staff council will report on its       Plan to join Dr. Daniel and the
activities during the past year and        Staff Council as we honor staff
recognize CARE Award winners               contributions at UT Dallas.

               On October 31,              parking problems saying that a              customer service. As we grow, new
               Districts 5 & 6 had         budget and a master plan for                buildings need to be built and in
               an opportunity to           parking is currently being worked           March 2008 we will break ground
sit down with President Daniel and         on and will be finalized in 2008. In        on the new dorms.
talk about UT Dallas. Dr. Daniel           the coming years, there will also be
mentioned the on-going                     a larger focus on increasing                The next Coffee with the President
improvements to the side walks             enrollment by offering new degree           is December 19 for Districts 1 & 3.
and signage around campus. He              programs, hiring more instructors,          Ask your Staff Council
addressed our concerns about               additional advertising and better           representative about attending.
                   The 2007-2009 Staff Council – Contact List

        Name               District   Phone                    Email          Name          District Phone            Email
Abraham, Jacob                2        2389           jabraham          Lee, Tom              5     2331     tom.lee
Aguilera, Patsy               3        6555           paguiler          Long, Jacqueline      7     4279     jalong
Bennett, Ed                   2        6174           bennett           Long, Michelle        2     2768     mlong
Blakely, Kristen              1        6373           kristen.blakely   Losavio, Tricia       4     2061     tlosavio
Boyer, Lynne                  7        2932           Lynne.Boyer       Mahar, Brenda         3     4103     bmahar
Brown, Laurie                 4        4901           lbrown            Marroquin, Irene      7     2805     imarroquin
Burge, Heather             at large    4262           heather.burge     Maute, Lin            1     6851     lmaute
Calhoun, Daniel **            2        2103           daniel            McLain, Remona        7     2935     rpm014100
Cantua, Corina                4        5963           corina.cantua     Minnish, Roxanne      6     2106     roxanne.minnish
Caplinger, Dina               6        2312           dina.caplinger    Murry, Rebecca        7     4346     rebecca.duncan
Coppage, Darlene              3        2227           darlene.coppage   Oelkrug, Paul         3     2553     oelkrug
Crossley, Caroline            2        4903           carolinec         Patterson, Judith     1     4360     jlpatter
Dickson, Chris *              5        2331           dickson           Perkowski, Gaby       4     6816     perkowsk
Hamilton, Robert              6        6206           roberth           Phillips, Loreen      3     2126     loreen.phillips
Holt, Gayle                   4        6815           gholt             Riall, Tara           6     4331     tara.riall
Holt, Patrice                 5        2266           plm021000         Sawyer, Sandra        1     2952     ssawyer
Ivey, Carolyn                 6        2315           civey             Shedd, Douglas        6     4832     shedd
Jacobsen, Lori                3        6269           lori.jacobsen     Skillestad, Lori      4     4086     lls019000
* Staff Council Chair   ** Staff Council Vice-Chair                     White, Kathy          2     6111     kjw021000
UT Dallas participated in the Tenth Annual
                                                    EVENTS              OVERALL      MEN      WOMEN       MIXED
Corporate Challenge sponsored by the City of
                                                    Badminton             Gold       Gold      Gold        Gold
Richardson. UT Dallas was one of thirty-
                                                    Basketball            Silver
eight companies that came together in
                                                    Bass Fishing         Bronze
friendly competition to build teamwork and
camaraderie and to raise money for Special          15K Bike               4th
Olympics. Last year, all total, the companies       Billiards              4th        5th        5th       Silver
raised $76,100.                                     Bowling              Bronze
                                                    Darts                  6th        7th        5th      Bronze
The final numbers are in, and UT Dallas has         Dominos                7th        9th        7th
done it again! After another terrific run, UT       Flag Football         Gold
Dallas is bringing home the 1st place trophy.       Golf                  Silver
It earned that coveted spot by obtaining            Horseshoes             6th        4th        5th        5th
numerous medals including four gold, four           Kickball               4th
silver, and four bronze.                            Miniature Golf        Gold       Silver      4th       Silver
                                                    Punt, Pass & Kick     Silver
Thanks to the enthusiasm and involvement of
                                                    5K Run                Gold
many UT Dallas staff and faculty, UT Dallas
                                                    Soccer                 6th
has also earned the most participation points
                                                    Softball             Bronze
of all divisions. UT Dallas also won the t-shirt
award and spirit award for the BB Division.         Swimming              Silver
                                                    Table Tennis           5th       5th         4th        7th
Along with the great talent shown in both           Tennis                Gold       Gold       Silver    Bronze
athletic and non-athletic events, the UT            Texas Hold 'Em         7th
Dallas community has surpassed their                Volleyball           Bronze
fundraising goal and is contributing over
$4,000 to Special Olympics this year.              Congratulations to all the GOLD MEDAL WINNERS!
UT Dallas definitely stepped up and made its       Men's Tennis team: Marcos Chavez and Jason Huffenberger.
involvement in this year’s Corporate
Challenge an amazing run.                          Flag Football team: Ben Piper, Corina Cantua, Adriana Cantua,
                                                   Joe Fernandez, Jamey Finch, Megan Greene, Dave Greene, Andrea
                                                   Moody, Paul Moody, Tricia Losavio, and Matt Polze.

                                                   5K runners: Duane Buhrmester, David Holmes, Rob Gribble, Gina
                                                   Pace, Heather Huntley, and Monica Rankin. Thanks to all 60+

                                                   Mini Golf team: Sharon Etheredge, Jay Etheredge, Lynn Butler,
                                                   Larry Redlinger, Rich Grant, and Carol Lanham.

                                                   Swimming individual gold medalists:
                                                   Greg Metz - Men's Freestyle
                                                   Martha Grayson - Women's Freestyle & Backstroke

                                                   Badminton team members: Unnat Bhansali, Deborah Sauer, Abhiji
                                                   Biswas, Nanda Kumar, Manori Nadesalingam, and Nina
UT Dallas gold-winning Flag Football team.
                           IN THE STAFF
                           SPOTLIGHT By Lori Jacobsen
                           Cynthia Ladejo
                Cynthia Ladejo has   When she isn’t working, Cynthia
            been employed at UTD     enjoys sewing, jigsaw puzzles, and
for over 5 years. She works in the   cooking (on special occasions
Bursar Office as the Third Party     ONLY). She has three grown
Billing Analyst. Her                 children, two who are currently
responsibilities include invoicing   attending college and one who
vendors who pay students tuition     graduated from barber college.         If you would like to suggest
and fees. She is also responsible    Cynthia is also the teacher for        someone for the Staff Spotlight
for making sure the daily bank       young adults for her church’s          section of the Sun, email their
                                                                            name and contact information to
deposits are balanced and bagged     Sunday school class. She is a native
properly. Cynthia says she loves     Texan from Dallas who graduated        Suggestions will be reviewed and
working for UTD for its              from Prairie View A&M with a B.S.      chosen by the Staff Council
atmosphere and because she loves     in Psychology.                         Communications Committee.
her Bursar Office family.

Did You Know . . .
by Paul A. Oelkrug, C.A.

The Special Collections
Department, located in McDermott
Library recently completed a two
year project with JAK Films?

JAK Films, Inc., formed in 1994 by   Recently, Special Collections
George Lucas to produce the final    received copies of the segments in
                                                                             Pointsetta Sales
three episodes of Star Wars,         which their materials were used.        are coming up!
contacted Special Collections in     These copies are available to
August 2005 requesting WWI           anyone who wishes to view them.            The Staff Council will be
moving and still images for a DVD    The first volume of the series was       selling Poinsettias to benefit
series they were producing titled    released October 23, 2007. It             the Staff Scholarship Fund
The Adventures of Young Indiana      should also be noted that UTD’s              beginning the week of
Jones. They requested moving and     Media Services participated in the             NOVEMBER 12.
still images of Manfred von          project by converting VHS video
Richthofen (the Red Baron),                                                     The Poinsettias will be
                                     tape to a broadcast-quality format.
Anthony Fokker, and the Lafayette                                               delivered November 30.
Escadrille. These images were        Submit your ‘Did You Know...’            An e-mail with more details
used in companion documentaries      to                      will be posted to the
for Episode 12: Attack of the
                                     for the next issue and                    Staff bulletin board soon!
                                     keep us all informed.
McDermott Library Faculty Author Reception
by Tom Koch

Dean of Libraries, Larry D. Sall,                  This year McDermott Library also    UT Dallas goes into Space
Ph.D. and Executive Vice                           initiated a program to honor
President and Provost, Dr. Hobson                  faculty members who achieved        A UT Dallas flag flew with
Wildenthal, Ph.D., came together                   tenure - “Achieving Tenure:         astronaut Jim Reilly, a UT Dallas
at the McDermott Suite in                          Celebrating Books.” The program,    alumnus, to the International
McDermott Library October 18,                      devised by Ellen Safley, Ph.D.,     Space Station this summer. Mr
2007 to celebrate the publishing                   McDermott Library's Senior          Reilly gave to the UT Dallas
contributions of our distinguished,                Associate Director for Public       students, staff and faculty a framed
creative, and dedicated faculty. UT                Services and Collections, invited   collage of the crew, crew patch and
Dallas’ commitment to scholarship                  newly-tenured UT Dallas faculty     a small Texas flag that flew with
is demonstrated through the                        members to select a book for the    Reilly to the International Space
breadth and depth of the faculty’s                 library collection and to have a    Station.
publications. This occasion allowed                bookplate placed in the book to
all UT Dallas faculty, McDermott                   commemorate their achievement.      The inscription in the framed
Library staff, and special guests to               Newly-tenured faculty members       collage reads, “This Texas state
become acquainted with the                         were encouraged to choose a title   flag and accompanying UT Dallas
literary works of our colleagues.                  that represents something           banner were flown aboard the
The honorees in this second annual                 meaningful to them, either          United States Space Shuttle
reception consisted of those who                   professionally or personally.       Atlantis during STS-117, which
published a creative work during                                                       launched June 8, 2007, and landed
the past 12 months.                                Newly-Tenured Faculty members:      June 22, 2007, for a mission
                                                   Marco Atzori, Ph.D.                 duration of 13 days, 20 hours, 12
                                                   Indranil Bardhan, Ph.D.             minutes and 44 seconds and 220
                                                   Sergey Bereg, Ph.D.                 orbits covering a total distance of
                                                   Homer Montgomery, Ph.D.             5,809,363 miles. Presented to the
                                                   Dean Terry, MFA                     Faculty, Staff and Students of the
                                                                                       University of Texas at Dallas,
                                                                                       where the uncompromising search
                                                                                       for academic excellence provides
                                                                                       students the ability to reach past
                                                                                       their expectations. From the
                                                                                       National Aeronautics and Space
                                                                                       Administration and the crew of
                                                                                       Atlantis, STS-117. (Signed) Jim
                                                                                       Reilly, Jim Reilly, EV-1 UTD
                                                                                       alumnus BS ’77, MS ’87, PhD ‘95”

Left to right: Library staff
Debbie Gilbert-Stadigh,                                                                Pictured left: Dean of Libraries
Nadira Zakhidova,                                                                      Larry Sall with the UT Dallas
Linda DePhillips                                                                       space flag and commemorative

                                          Laurie Brown, Chair
                               Corina Cantua             Lori Jacobsen
                               Michelle Long             Lin Maute
                               Paul Oelkrug              Loreen Phillips