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F&A Weekly

| Kyran Hamill

Photo caption: About 180 kids attend the Children's Nature Academy and the staff includes approximately 80 student employees.

Check-in with VC Crickette

Unfortunately Vice Chancellor Crickette is on the road today and not available for a video. Enjoy the snow and she'll be back next week!

Lower campus on snowy day

3 Big Things to Know This Week

  1. All faculty and staff are invited to our Divisional Town Hall from noon-12:50 p.m. on Wednesday in the Woodland Theater of the Davies Center. Vice Chancellor Crickette will be joined by divisional leaders to give a Fall update and look-ahead, followed by a question & answer session.
  2. The Marshfield Mobile Clinic returns to campus on Wednesday, Nov 16! All UW-Eau Claire employees, spouses and dependents are eligible to use primary care and lab collection services on the unit. This is a FREE service and no insurance is needed. Learn more and schedule an appointment here.
  3. Risk Management, Safety & Sustainability has launched a new university-wide Sustainability webpage. Click here to explore resources, news and more.


This week's Q&A is with Jon Willi, procurement specialist II.

Jon Willi
Jon Willi, Procurement
What inspired you to pursue the career you have today?

I feel purchasing and supply chain are fairly straightforward. I can see the process from the beginning to end; starting with a purchase request/requisition, to a purchase order issued to a supplier and ending with receiving the order/service and payment made to the supplier. Its work that is continually needed and the variety of orders can be interesting. I enjoy helping others with their requests; answering any questions they have and working through any issues that come up.

What’s your favorite 80s band?

Aerosmith’s albums were my go-to cassette tapes growing up in the 80s. My dad was always on board as he loved rock and roll.  My mom was agreeable but not sure about the lyrics.

What’s the best office snack?

The best office snacks are homemade cookies, brownies and bars. If someone goes through the work of baking its my responsibility to enjoy the treats.

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