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The deadline for Fall Professional Development applications is getting closer! Make sure to get your application in by Monday, October 2nd, in order to be considered. More information and the application form can be found here.

Hello Staff Member,                                                                                                                                              August 2017

I welcome you back to campus and to a wonderful exciting fun filled year! There are many things that I would like to see happen this year and Staff Council is already in full “go” mode! There are so many activities and events planned for the staff, I hope that you will participate in them all.

My goal this year as your president is to give support to Bengal Wednesday not only on the campus but also in the community in hopes we can unite both the campus and community. So keep an eye out for competitions on Facebook and Twitter and check the web page often for the events and activities we are sponsoring this year.

I want you to know that we are a working committee attending university meetings and learning how we can help with questions, policies, and needs of the staff. We will be updating the By-Laws and you are encouraged to participate. I have a sincere commitment to the staff at ISU and will do my best to keep you informed of the issues and interests of the university.

I have been at Idaho State University for fifteen plus years now and have experienced many changes on campus and with the institution. I have learned that staff keeps this institution moving and shaking and that it is important to roll with what you can’t change but to be available with a voice for what you can.  

I appreciate the commitment of the staff council members and the support of their supervisors for allowing them to participate on the committee and in the activities Staff Council supports.

As a reminder, Staff Council meets the third (3rd), Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3:30. The Executive Board meets on the second (2nd) Thursday of the month from 1:30-3:30. If you would like to attend a council meeting, please do!


                                                                                                                 Anticipating an awesome year!


                                                                                                                 Mia Benkenstein

                                                                                                                 2017/18 Staff Council President


  • October 25th at 7pm we'll be watching Hocus Pocus for our monthly family movie night at the Bengal Theater. There is no charge for the movie, so bring your family or just bring yourself and have some fun!

  • The deadline for Fall Professional Development applications is quickly approaching. Remember to apply by October 2nd! More information and the application can be found here.
  • There are a number of proposed ISU policies under review at this time. Please visit the office of General Counsel's page to review the policies and send your comments in to or through your Staff Council representatives.

    To be considered, you must include your name, organization, and department in your comments. Deadlines are September 28 for policies on P-Cards and a drug and alcohol free workplace, and October 18 for a policy on ITS, phones, and networks.

Check the Staff Council webpage on a regular basis to keep you informed and remember you can contact your Staff Council representative to get additional information. Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.



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