Luncheon Learning Series

Staff Senate

Luncheon Learning Series

  If you have a topic that you would like discussed at the Luncheon Learning Series, we would like to hear from you. Please submit any topic ideas with your RSVP or contact any of your Staff Senators at www.mtech.edu/facultystaff/staffsenate/senators


Session 15: Understanding a Piece of the Diversity Puzzle: LGBTQ, John Cummings and Ezerae Coates - Wednesday April 18, 2018

Sponsored by Montana Tech’s Rape Prevention Education Task Force and Staff Senate. Students are welcome to attend!

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Session 14: Things To Know Before You Call IT, Jedediah Wilson - Wedmesday March 21, 2018

Join Jed Wilson as he guides us through helpful computer and networking troubleshooting tips that make your “computing” life easier: • Passwords (how to change, password policy)

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Session 13: Campus Wellness Incentives, Activities and You, Luke Buckley - Wednesday February 7, 2018

Want to make the year 2018 the start of a new, healthier you? The Montana University System provides its employees with many opportunities to increase your health and wellness.

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Session 12: Meaningful Student Employment - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tristan Sewell (Financial Aid) and Angela Stillwagon (Career Services) presented a Luncheon Learning session on student employment information.  Angela began with tips on providing meaningful student employment opportunities, including the competencies associated with career readiness.  Tristan outlined the process of hiring students and reviewed essential paperwork, policies, and time card changes.


Session 11: Current Research and Theory for Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dr. Berkowitz helps universities design programs that address social justice and health issues. He presented an overview of critical issues related to sexual assault, the Social Norm approach, bystander intervention theory and strategies, and issues and strategies in working with men.

Contact Joyce O'Neill joneill@mtech.edu or Cricket Pietsch cpietsch@mtech.edu for more information.

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Session 10: Graphic Design Tips and Ideas - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lisa Sullivan, Graphic Arts Manager, Montana Tech Public Relations discussed the basic principles and elements of effective graphic design and shared tools and information available for Montana Tech staff.

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Session 9: HPER Remodel Reveal - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Nick Bowsher, assistant Athletic Director gave a tour of the newly remodeled swimming pool and the HPER complex.


Session 8: Deferred Compensation Plan - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Jenny Weigand, Education Supervisor, Montana Public Employee Retirement Administration, shared the advantages of participating in the MPERA Deferred Compensation Plan. She covered the enrollment process, how contributions are deducted, and designing the right retirement plan for you.

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Session 7: Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lyle Hansen, University of Idaho Extension A Solid Finances webinar presentation sponsored by the Montana State University Extension Service offered participants information on how to calculate the amount of income they will need to retire and determine additional savings needed for retirement, as well as other related types and strategies.

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Session 6: Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Joyce O’Neill and Cricket Pietsch, MT Tech Counselors for North Campus and Highlands College, discussed reasons for the high rate of suicide in Montana, warning signs, and resources to help.

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Session 5: Chairing a Committee to Get Results: Secrets Revealed - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

R.J. White, Professor & Director, Center for Advanced Mineral and Metallurgical Processing (Camp) offered tips and guidelines for leading a focused committee.

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Session 4: Tech Tips - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Kay Eccleston, MSTC, Intern Writing Director covered Email etiquette and formatting, tips on how to write professional, attention-getting, and non-confrontational emails, confirming email receipts and follow-up tips and when to use an email message versus when to use attachments.

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View Crafting Effective Email Messages Checklist


Session 3: The MUS Health Benefit - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mary Lachenbruch, Associate Director of Benefits for the Montana University System discussed: What a self-funded benefit plan is, How your deductibles and co-payments work, Your Flex Account benefit, and How employees can help contain costs.

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Visit the MUS Benefits Website


Session 2: Montana Tech Website - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

David Nolt, Web Developer and Amanda Badovinac, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, demonstrated how to request changes and updates to the website, Access Montana Tech logos and other publication tools on the website, and how to use the e-mail signature.

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View Montana Tech Guidelines


Session 1: Tech Tips - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kathy Stevens, Distance Learning Coordinator, demonstrated Skype and Skype for Business.  Jennifer Simon, Information Services Director, shared tips for effectively organizing and dealing with email.  Andrew Young from the Tech Help Desk offered Office 365 tips.

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Contact Kathy Stevens or Technology Support