Duck of the Week aims to tell the stories of our employees and their work in their own words.
Here we highlight those who have gone above and beyond – such as creating new ways to engage with students, or taking care of critical infrastructure on campus, or embracing technology to stay connected with colleagues.
Take a moment to suggest a coworker or two to be featured in an upcoming week. Nominations are open to faculty members, officers of administration, classified staff, graduate employees and student workers.
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The purpose of Duck of the Week is to help foster community among UO employees and share employee experiences by learning about different UO jobs and hearing from our colleagues’ point of view. Being included in the series is not intended to be an assessment or evaluation of on-the-job effectiveness or otherwise connected to a formal performance review.
Beyond the Call: Linda Long is a curator of manuscripts for UO Libraries
Beyond the Call: Daniel Mundra is a senior developer in Information Services
Beyond the Call: Micah Howe is the assistant director for visit programs
Beyond the Call: Tom Hahn is a career instructor of architecture
Beyond the Call: Joelle Rankins Goodwin is the senior associate director for recruitment administration
Beyond the Call: Geordi Helmick works as a student shop manager on campus
Beyond the Call: Nic Walcott has worked on virtual visits, town halls and commencement
Beyond the Call: Michael Luna is the interim coordinator of welcome and transition experience for prospective students
Heather Gustafson, an assistant registrar, says picking up the phone can solve many issues
Gary Sullivan, director of User Support Services, leads the UO’s tech support