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February 2024 Newsletter

Going on now:

  • TCNJ Sock DriveThe Staff Senate/SECB is partnering with the Office of Government and Community Relations to support Assemblywoman (and TCNJ Alum) Verlina Reynolds-Jackson’s Annual Sock Drive. We are collecting new socks for all ages and genders through March 15th, which will be donated to the Rescue Mission of Trenton.

Please fill out the following spreadsheet if you are willing to host a box: “Host” a Donation Box – Sign-Up Sheet

For more information on the drive, please contact Raj Manimaran ( or visit:

Please see the attached flyer for the event.

  • Lunch & Learn – this Friday, February 23rd at 12:30pm –  (via Zoom) –  featuring Althia Muse, Director of the Bonner Institute. Althia will be sharing how TCNJ Bonner Scholars engage in cross-cutting social justice action and advocacy year-round, and will be joined by current Bonners, Ashauna Francis and Bryan Wood. (sponsored by Social Justice (CAUSE) Council)


Coming soon:

  • Staff Recognition Awards – Be on the lookout for the email calling for nominations. It will be coming out in the next few weeks.

  • Week of Giving – March 4-8th – Mark your calendars for Week of Giving because the countdown is officially on!  Check out TCNJ Alumni’s Instagram , Week of Giving website, and digital signage around campus to get details about each day’s events.

  • Lunch & Learn – Friday, March 8th 12:30 PM – (via Zoom) – “Designing Your Life” framework with Shannon Conklin. “Designing Your Life” is a global movement inviting people to navigate life’s ambiguity through design thinking, where the goal is to design lives and careers full of joy and meaning. Shannon participated in the Life Design Studio in Summer 2023 and will introduce you to the life design framework to support your own life and career, as well as our students’.      Meeting ID: 941 1870 1099        Passcode: 642900   (sponsored by Development & Recognition Committee)

In the near future:

  • SECB sock collection ending – Friday, March 15th – please see above for details

  • Mentoring Family Feud – Tuesday, March 19th at 12:30 – School of Business lounge – sponsored by Staff Mentoring Council

  • Staff Senate monthly meeting – Wednesday, March 20th – general meeting, Education 115

  • Lunch & Learn – Friday, March 22nd at 12pm -(via Zoom) – “Goodbye, work-life balance. Hello, work-life harmony!” facilitated by Dr. Debeka Bennett, Staff Psychologist and Mental Health Training and Development Coordinator – sponsored by Social Justice (CAUSE) Council

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