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ZSR Zephyrs Compete in 2011 Staff Summer Olympics

ZSR Zephyrs 2011: Erik Mitchell (doing his farewell tour), Gretchen Edwards (bringing a new generation of spirit to the team), Rebecca Petersen (a new speed rival to Erik), Susan Smith (oldest Zephyr around), Mary Beth Lock (major cheerleader and team Pollyanna about our weekly chances at winning), and Barry Davis (sport photographer and voted most... Continue reading “ZSR Zephyrs Compete in 2011 Staff Summer Olympics”

Recent Technology “Lunch and Learns” – Let’s Keep It Going!

Last Thursday ZSR hosted a Google+ “Lunch and Learn” that was attended by a dozen members of the WFU community. This Thursday, three people attended the Spotify “Lunch and Learn” to hear about this new “invitation only” application for streaming and sharing music. Both of these came out of an interest by the staff to... Continue reading “Recent Technology “Lunch and Learns” – Let’s Keep It Going!”

One Giant Leap for Off Site Storage

Yesterday morning, the last of the individual books from Data Chambers were delivered, barcoded, accessioned and shelved onto the shelves at the off site storage facility. While we are not nearly “done” with what has to be shelved in the new facility, completing this step was about as important to the start up of this... Continue reading “One Giant Leap for Off Site Storage”

ZSR Visits Accounts Payable at the UCC

It’s great to put faces with names for those of us who interact with people in Accounts Payable (AP), so this afternoon Lauren C., Prentice, Chris, Carol, Linda E. and Kristen went over to the UCC for a quick meet and greet. Angie Downing did the honors of introducing us to the people who process... Continue reading “ZSR Visits Accounts Payable at the UCC”

Zephyrs roll the lanes in Week 4

Carolyn rolls a strike! The Zephyrs hit the lanes today to bowl in the Summer Olympics Challenge. We are an ethical group so didn’t try to sneak Wanda into the line up! It was tempting though…..Our primary competitors were Audra, Erik, JP and Carolyn. Carolyn was the anchor, with the most experience and consistency. Over... Continue reading “Zephyrs roll the lanes in Week 4”

Zephyrs’ Summer Olympic Odyssey: Week 3

This week was one of the most grueling weekly competitions: Inner Tube Water Polo. Not only is it physically challenging (you have to paddle up and down the pool chasing the ball and warding off attacks from the opposing team), but you have to show yourself to all your University colleagues in a swim suit!... Continue reading “Zephyrs’ Summer Olympic Odyssey: Week 3”

Summer Olympics Time Again!

2010 ZSR Zephyrs team from left: Carolyn McCallum, Audra Eagle, Prentice Armstrong, Mary Beth Lock, Heather Gillette, Erik Mitchell, Jean Paul Bessou, Susan Smith Summertime on the WFU campus means another year of friendly inter-departmental competition in the Campus Recreation’s “Faculty & Staff Summer Olympic Challenge.” Over the next 7 weeks, this year’s ZSR Zephyr... Continue reading “Summer Olympics Time Again!”

Geocaching, ZSR Style

In our exploration of new and trendy technology, ZSR decided to purchase a GPS unit to be made available for checkout. The model we decided on was a Magellan eXplorist GC, hoping to be able to partner with other campus departments, such as Campus Recreation, in an attempt to provide new and interesting services to... Continue reading “Geocaching, ZSR Style”

Bookbinding in Asheville

I spent a delightful weekend in Asheville making books at a workshop in west Asheville called Bookworks. The books I made were made with no glue, hence the title “Non-adhesive Bookbinding.” The instructor was Steve Pittelkow, a native of Minneapolis and an internationally know paper-marbler and teacher. Bookworks is a world class facility with a... Continue reading “Bookbinding in Asheville”

End of Semester Stress Relief

Early this year, when the Staff Development Committee put out a survey about what people were interested in covering this year, and one topic people had a lot of interest in was stress management. The committee discussed strategies for how to provide programming in this area and decided to hold two stress management programs (one... Continue reading “End of Semester Stress Relief”