LSC Newsletter | February 2020
Welcome to the Limestone Staff Council Newsletter. Published monthly, this newsletter contains information for all Limestone staff.
Special Announcements
TIAA's Onsite Advice Scheduled For March 5
The most popular employee benefit at Limestone is its Retirement Plan which allows you to make contributions immediately to your retirement savings. Access your account information and use online tools and calculators to help manage your investments at .

Schedule a one-on-one session with Terry Pait on Thursday, March 5 at 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the 3 rd Floor Conference Room of the Dobson Center. Register by visiting or calling 800.732.8353, weekdays, 8 am to 8 pm (ET).
Limestone College Awarded "Business Of The Year" By The Cherokee County Chamber Of Commerce
We are delighted to inform you that Limestone College has been selected as the  Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year”  for 2020!

This is the first time in history that Limestone has won this prestigious award.

The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors selected Limestone during its official voting on Tuesday, February 12. Limestone was one of several local businesses/institutions nominated for the award, and we are truly honored to be the one selected. 

Limestone will be recognized as the Cherokee County “Business of the Year” during the Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet scheduled for  Tuesday, March 10 .

Congratulations to all of you – because your dedication to Limestone helped make this possible! What a great time to be a Saint!
Limestone Adding New Minor In Computer Programming
With the rising popularity of gaming, the design and development of computer games is a rapidly growing academic area that has now made its way to Limestone.

For students who want to be involved in the game development process, starting this fall Limestone will begin offering a minor is Computer Game Programming.

Ceremonial Shovels Turn Dirt As Limestone Breaks Ground On Library Center
Under a large white tent on a sun-soaked morning, Limestone held a groundbreaking ceremony in a spot where its new 65,000 square foot library and student center building will stand in 16 months.

The festivities took place in the parking lot area behind Montgomery Hall, just off the front campus. Construction preparations have already begun, and the anticipated occupancy date is May 2021. The large crowd in attendance – which included students, faculty, staff, state and local officials, and area residents – was treated to a large-screen slideshow throughout the ceremony that displayed the architectural renderings of the three-story structure that will express a strong relationship to the existing historic campus architecture, which also featuring accents including a creative exterior brick design, a light-filled glass-wall entryway, and large gathering spaces on the inside.

Staff Council Bulletin Board
Limestone Welcomes New Employees
The following four employees joined the Limestone staff between January 1 - February 18, 2020, as reported by the Human Resource Office:

  • John Height, Adjunct
  • Lori McCraw, Adjunct
  • Remington Steele, Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach
  • Connie Woods, Receptionists (Columbia, SC)

Congratulations and welcome to Limestone College! We look forward to your contributions towards Limestone's educational mission.
Saints Shoutouts
Sponsored by the Division of Student Success, the Saints Shoutout program allows faculty, staff, and students to send a Kudo to a member of the Limestone community to celebrate accomplishments, recognize achievements, say thank you. This program recognizes small wins throughout the semester and will give positive feedback to our Saints family.

Submit your shoutout to a Limestone faculty, staff, and/or student by selecting the LINK and completing an online form.

Got The Wintertime Blues? You Are Not Alone.
Clinically referred to as seasonal affective disorder, SAD affects an estimated 10 million Americans each year. SAD occurs most commonly during late fall and winter, when exposure to sunlight is limited.

SAD Symptoms Checklist:

  • Lack of interest in normal activities
  • Social withdrawal
  • High-carb cravings
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue

Fight Back

  1. Get outside when natural light is brightest.
  2. Eat well (fruits, vegetables, whole grains).
  3. Exercise.
  4. Talk to your doctor about light therapy, which may boost your body's level of serotonin (the "feel good" neurotransmitter) while decreasing production of melatonin, the hormone related to our sleep cycle.
Our Work Makes A Difference
Limestone College is an accredited, independent, coeducational four-year liberal arts institution chartered by the State of South Carolina. Select the following LINK to view a listing of positions currently available at Limestone College, along with descriptions.

Important Influenza Update

If you exhibit flu or flu-like symptoms – cough, sore throat, fever – please stay home or visit the nurse while on the job. Also, it is best to avoid crowded indoor spaces and events.

Recommendations for preventing the flu and guidance for those who contract the virus:

Get a flu shot if you have not received one already. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is still recommending the flu shot if you have not yet received one this flu season.

If you have the flu, the College strongly recommends you be proactive and do the following:

  • Self-isolate to prevent spreading the virus. Consider going home to rest.
  • Rest, drink lots of fluids and take ibuprofen or Tylenol for fever.
  • Return to the nurse if your symptoms worsen.
2019-2020 Staff Council Members

Limestone Staff Council is composed of staff employees and representatives are elected by their staff colleagues to represent the concerns of and act as a voice of their constituents.
Upcoming Holiday Reminders
March 11, 12, and 13, 2020
April 10, 2020
April 13, 2020
College Events
Athletics Spring 2020 Schedule

Visit -- the OFFICIAL site for Limestone Athletics with news, information, schedules, videos, and more for Limestone Field Hockey, Football, Men's and Women's Soccer, and Women's Volleyball.
Fine Arts Spring 2020 Schedule

Visit -- the OFFICIAL site for the Fine Arts at Limestone with news, information, upcoming events, online ticket purchasing for Theatre events, and more. View a list of upcoming events for the Fine Arts HERE .
Staff Council Member Spotlight
Name: Stephen Jennings

Department: Testing Center, Student Success

Hometown: Union, South Carolina

Family: Typhani (Fiancee) and Carter (Son)

Education: BA, Limestone College; MEd, DePaul University

Favorite Movie: Django Unchained

Favorite Food: Meatloaf and Green Beans

Favorite Song: You should not ask a music major and a minister of music that question. We have a lot!

Favorite Spot on Campus: Front campus because where I can see where we have come and where we are going.

Fun Fact: When I cook, I pretend that I am Gordon Ramsey on Hell's Kitchen.
Staff Question or Concerns?

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