Today, we kick off Staff Appreciation Week, five days of events and activities recognizing our exemplary staff. Each one of us benefits daily from the support of staff members. I hope you will take a moment to extend a personal thank you for all that our staff do to keep UVM’s operations on track for all of our community.

The inaugural event of Staff Appreciation Week is the Social on the Green on Monday, September 9, 2019. The picnic lunch will take place on the Davis Center Green. The barbecue is served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and the music, raffles, and great conversation—hopefully accompanied by sunshine—make for a festive lunch. We hope to see you there for this fun event!

Staff Appreciation Week is planned by a committee across the University, and includes other events throughout the week. The annual Celebrate Staff! Celebrate Art! exhibition in the Davis Center’s Livak Fireplace Lounge runs throughout the month of September. You can meet contributing artists at the Staff Art Exhibit Reception on Tuesday, September 10, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Visit the exhibition and see for yourself some of the many talents found in our UVM staff community!

I want to acknowledge the dedicated work of Staff Council, which serves as the collective voice for staff members at UVM and is the staff’s representative body to UVM leadership. Staff Council advocates for the staff community and makes our entire community stronger through its efforts. Thank you all!

For the Social on the Green we ask that, whenever possible, appropriate coverage be arranged during the noon hour so that all of our staff members can be free to attend this lunch in their honor.

I look forward to seeing you at the Social on the Green later today!


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