The Staff Council Scholarship Application is now available to all benefits eligible ISU employees for the 2013-2014 academic year. To be eligible for consideration, you must meet the following criteria:

                        * Must currently hold a benefits-eligible staff position.

                        * Must have held a benefits-eligible staff position for the 12 consecutive months immediately prior to submitting the application

                       *  Must be in good standing with the University.

                        * Must be enrolled in classes at ISU for the upcoming academic year (at the time of submitting the application)

                       *  Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 if college credits have been accumulated.

You can apply in one of TWO ways:

Apply now ONLINE
Print and fill out application (PDF - 2 pages)

If printing out application, completed applications must be submitted to Lisa Stein, Welcome Center,
DEADLINE: 4:30pm., on Friday, June 28, 2013. ALL applications received after the cutoff date will not be considered.

If you have any further questions/concerns, please contact Pam Chamberlain at x2536 or email at


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April 2013 - TIAA-CREF LOANS
HR has asked us to post this information sheet, with specifies loan guidelines for TIAA-CREF.
Questions? Please contact HR at X8331.

May 2013 - WELLNESS
An article about a presentation made to the Board of Trustees was printed in the Tribune-Star on May 5, regarding proposals for a wellness plan for ISU. Here is the article.

The presentation made to the BOT was posted on the HR website here.



June 2013 - Suicide prevention training

QPR, stands for Question * Persuade * Refer. It is a program offered through Mental Health America. The whole point of the program is to have many eyes and ears out in the community, watching for possible signs that a person is in distress, then refer them to the professionals. So this does NOT in any way replace mental health/counseling professionals, it is an aid to them. Our counseling/psych staff can’t be everywhere on campus, so this gives them added assistance in spotting those who need help.

Since our reps are all over campus, I thought the training might be good for us. The bonus of the training is that it is usable in all areas, whether frequented by staff, faculty or students. (BTW, recent statistics indicate that suicide rates have seen a large increase in the middle-aged populations.

The trainings are FREE, but space is limited to 25 at each session. The first session is on June 28, the second one on July 26.


Wil Downs already has several folks on his staff signed up for the training, and I know that this
flyer has been passed around to numerous departments on campus.