University of Vermont

Office of the President

Staff Appreciation Week Is September 15-19

A Full Schedule of Events Has Been Announced

Staff Enjoying a Picnic Lunch

Staff Appreciation Week 2014 festivities include:

The Social on the Green will be on Monday, September 15 with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., under the tent in front of the Fleming Museum. All UVM staff are invited to attend this fabulous picnic lunch. Enjoy good food, live music (including a special guest or two!), great conversation, a photo booth, plus the chance to win one of a number of raffle gifts. The celebration will be hosted by President Tom Sullivan and Leslie Black Sullivan.

The fourth annual Staff Art Show Reception Celebrate Staff! Celebrate Art! will be Tuesday, September 16 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Davis Center's Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery. The Art Show, running from September 10th through the 30th, will showcase the varied artistic talents of the UVM staff community and celebrate the Staff Council's 43rd year of service at the University of Vermont. Meet several of the 25 or so contributing artists and enjoy light refreshments.

The UVM AdvoCats will offer specially-designed 60-minute Campus Walking Tours for staff (NOT your basic visitor's tour!) on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Advance registration is required; sign up here.

Staff Council will sponsor the I ♥ UVM Staff campaign. The campaign will be at the Social on the Green and then in the Davis Center Atrium on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to encourage student, faculty and staff participation. Use the poster materials provided to write out a positive statement about a colleague or department, then take a photo in our portable photo booth to show why you ♥ UVM staff. Share the love on Twitter and social media outlets throughout the week using #UVM, #iheartstaff, #iheartuvmstaff, @UVMStaffCouncil, and @UVMStaffApp.

The Staff Recognition Dinner, held on the evening of Thursday, September 18 at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington, (reception at 5:30 p.m.; doors open for dinner at 6:15 p.m.), will honor staff celebrating a milestone year. With a view toward highlighting the distinctive nature of this special occasion, staff who are being honored for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service will be invited, along with up to three guests, to this dinner in recognition of their service. In addition, staff being recognized for 25 years of service will receive a personalized University chair in celebration of their milestone. The evening gathering will be emceed by Vice President Gary Derr and hosted by President Tom Sullivan and Leslie Black Sullivan. Attendance is by invitation only and an RSVP is required.

The 10 and 15-Year Luncheon on Friday, September 19 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Dudley H. Davis Center will honor those staff who are in either their tenth or fifteen year of service to the University. This meal, hosted by Provost David Rosowsky and Vice President Wanda Heading-Grant, is by invitation only and an RSVP is required.

Questions about Staff Appreciation Week? e-Mail

Invitations for the 10 and 15-Year Luncheon and the Staff Recognition Dinner will be sent to eligible staff by Monday, August 18, with a firm deadline to reply by Friday, September 5. If you have a problem with your invitation, e-mail Rafae Khan.