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UK EVENT THANKS STAFF EMPLOYEES

By Kathy Johnson

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Staff Appreciation Day features free food, entertainment, door prizes and other donated gifts.  The event gives staff the opportunity to learn more about the departments and services at UK.

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May 8, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – Nearly 3,000 people are expected to participate in the eighth annual University of Kentucky Staff Appreciation Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 12 in Memorial Coliseum.

Full- and part-time staff comprise UK’s largest employee group.  The annual event is organized by UK Women’s Forum, an organization that addresses the challenges of women working at UK. 

Staff Appreciation Day features free food, entertainment, door prizes and other donated gifts.  The event also gives staff the opportunity to learn more about the departments and services at UK.    Various departments are sponsoring more than 55 booths this year.

The event, originally held in the UK Student Center, has grown every year.  Last year’s Staff Appreciation Day attracted nearly 2,500 people.  UK President Charles T. Wethington Jr. was among those.

“I am delighted UK Staff Appreciation Day has become such a popular event on campus for university employees.  UK Women’s Forum has done an excellent job organizing and promoting this event to show staff members how much we value all their good work,” Wethington said.

The UK Staff Appreciation Day committee is chaired by Laura Holmes-McIntyre with UK Human Resource Services and Pamella Shaw with the Health Career Programs at the UK Outreach Center.  More information about the event is available on the Web at www.uky.edu/Staff/Appreciation.


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