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-- RMU women's lacrosse 2018 senior captain and midfielder Dana Davis has been bestowed the honor of Northeast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year. The award is presented to a male and female senior from across all sports in the Northeast Conference, and takes into account athletic accomplishments, academic success and community service involvement. On the field, Davis led the Colonials midfield in 2018, recording 30 ground balls, 50 draw controls and 20 caused turnovers, to go with her 20 goals and 5 assists this season. In the 2018 season, Davis ranked among the NCAA's active career leaders in ground balls (6th, 183), ground balls per game (15th, 2.73), caused turnovers (11th, 96) and caused turnovers per game (31st, 1.43). Read more about this honor here.

-- A new staff Performance Development process, replacing the existing performance process, has been developed with university-wide and external expertise and will begin with the 2018-2019 Performance Cycle. This new model for performance development promotes ongoing conversations between managers and employees, aligns performance objectives with university and unit goals, and supports employee engagement and professional growth.  Learn about the new process at these training sessions:

For staff managers, department specific workshops will be coordinated and scheduled between June 18 - August 13. Please contact Human Resources (X6270) if you have any questions about the date of your department's scheduled workshop. 

For staff employees, open sessions to learn more about the new process will be held weekly beginning June 18 with the exception of the week of the July 4th holidayRSVP for a training workshop here 

Please note: Although June begins training for the new 2018-19 performance development process, 2017-18 performance appraisals still must be submitted by Friday, June 29, 2018 using the existing process and forms.

We look forward to sharing more information with you over the coming year related to performance development.  For any questions, please contact Nicole Wilson ( X6279 or Selena Catanzarite ( ext. 6276.

-- RMU in the News is jam-packed with news media coverage of the university from May.

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