Staff Appreciation Day

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Professional Development and Well-Being Sessions


Putting Fun to Work

Presented by Matt Weinstein, Playfair, Inc.
Two sessions available - 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (90 minutes each)
Location: Cooperage 2

All staff and managers are invited to attend this exciting presentation by award-winning speaker Matt Weinstein, but please RSVP as soon as possible as the program is expected to fill up quickly. For more details, please view the session flyer (pdf). To RSVP, email your name, department, and preferred session time to Pre-registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

TSA and Tax Deferred Savings Informational Fair For Additional Retirement Savings (Drop-ins Welcome - No Limit)

Presented by Payroll and Benefits
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Schulz 1121

The Payroll and Benefits office has invited representatives from the CSU Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) plans and The Savings Plus Program to visit our campus during Staff Appreciation Day to help you with retirement planning. Even if you are enrolled in the CalPERS or PST retirement program, most employees will need to supplement their retirement benefit with additional retirement savings. Setting aside a portion of your salary now will help you secure your retirement in the future. With a minimal investment of just 50 cents a day, you can take advantage of “compounding,” which means your money generates earnings as your funds are re-invested over a period of time. Plus, there are additional opportunities to invest beyond the limit if you are age 50 or older, and/or have worked for the CSU for 15 years or more and missed opportunities to invest earlier in your CSU career. Stop by the informational fair to see how you can take advantage of these optional retirement programs. View the flyer (pdf) for more information.

Environmental Technology Center Tour & Copeland Creek Walk (30 person limit)

Presented by Katie Musick, Center for Sustainable Communities/Sociology/CCJS
10:30 a.m.
Meet at Environmental Technology Center

The session will start at the Environmental Technology Center (ETC) with a short talk about the ETC and green building design. We will then explore the organic garden followed by a casual walk along Copeland Creek enjoying the sights and sounds of the creek and nature. We will see some of the restoration sites and eventually end up at the Native Plant and Butterfly Garden. If time permits, we can walk across the creek to look at the wetlands created in the Green Music Center parking lot. Wear comfortable, close-toed shoes and expect to walk about a 1/2 mile.

Green Music Center Tour (30 person limit)

Presented by Patrick Maloney and Kamen Nikolov, Green Music Center
10:30 a.m.

Location: Meet in front of the entrance to the Hospitality Center
Experience firsthand the elegance of the Donald & Maureen Green Music Center. Enjoy a brief musical selection in world-class Weill Hall and learn more about the superb architectural and acoustic features that define this exciting new addition to Sonoma State University. See how far the project has come — with nearly all interior spaces finished, including the hall, lobby, hospitality center, gallery, backstage rooms, and much more. Join us for this special behind-the-scenes Staff Appreciation Day tour of Weill Hall, before the complex opens to the public this fall.

Indoor Cycling (17 person limit)

Presented by Laura Lupei, Budget and Treasury
10:30 a.m.
Location: Silver Strand Studio, Recreation Center
Come sweat your stress away! Looking for a way to mix-up your workout routine, challenge yourself, or try something new? Come to Indoor Cycling at the Rec Center! Indoor cycling is a great low-impact, high-energy, calorie burning workout. You’ll learn the basics, including how to set up the bike and the standard three positions used for all Indoor Cycling workouts. Once you’ve mastered the basics, there will be a 45 minute workout set to a motivating soundtrack. The workout will include a warm-up and a variety of fun drills including jumps, sprints, endurance, hills and more, followed by a cool down and stretching. All fitness levels welcome. Please wear appropriate athletic clothes and foot ware and bring a bottle of water.

Vinyasa Yoga (30 person limit)

Presented by Ryan Fitzpatrick, Recreation Center
10:30 a.m.
Location: Niagara Studio, Recreation Center
NOTE: If you have them, please bring a yoga mat, workout towel, yoga blocks and straps. We have enough equipment for 20 participants.

This special yoga class will be a Vinyasa flow style class that includes moving from posture to posture in a sequence that will develop strength, flexibility, and sense of lightness in your practice.  We will be moving the breath into tight areas in the body to work out kinks and allow energy to flow.  The class will commence with a 5 minute relaxation time.  All levels are welcome to this active class, be prepared to have fun, sweat and challenge your natural ability.  Modifications will be offered and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Mats, workout towels, yoga blocks and straps, will be provided for the first 20 participants.  Please wear comfortable active clothing, bring a water bottle and an open heart!


Coordinated by Mike Dominguez, Recreation Center
2:00 p.m.
Location: Mt. Everest Gym, Recreation Center

Grab your gym shoes, basketball shorts, a t-shirt, and come out to the Rec Center for the 2:00 p.m. Staff Appreciation Day Basketball game. Experience doesn't matter. Three things you will get out of this session: a good workout, meet some new faculty and staff on campus, and have a great time.

Learn to Dance the Foxtrot (25 person limit)

Presented by Dennis Goss, Office of the Provost
2:00 p.m.
Location: PE 1

Escape for a while as we float around the floor learning the foxtrot. This dance has many personalities, being smooth and elegant, yet also playful. It is an easy dance to learn and is great for parties, weddings or even in nightclubs. No experience or partner needed.

What’s New in PeopleSoft This Summer (20 person limit)

Presented by Ross Stivison and Meryl Montalto, Common Management Systems (CMS)
2:00 p.m.
Location: Schulz 2007

In late June, we will be joining the rest of the CSU system on PeopleSoft 9.0. Come for an overview of common changes and where to find documentation and help information. There will be an opportunity for you to explore the new structure, easier access, and faster ways to get things done. This hands-on session will provide time for you to log-in, test navigation and screen usage, and ask questions that pertain to your use of the system.


Staff Appreciation Day Home