Staff Day to offer awards, lunch, activities

The annual break from your daily routine is right around the corner, as the University’s Staff Day will be May 19.

The event, in its 28th year, honors personnel for their contributions to the University’s success and will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with the Staff Service Award and Recognition Ceremony in Edison Theatre.

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will host the program and will be assisted by the University’s vice chancellors and deans. The ceremony will honor those with 10, 15, 20, 26 and 30-plus years of service.

Also presented will be the sixth annual Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award, recognizing a staff member for exceptional effort and contributions that result in the enhancement of the University.

A buffet lunch and social gathering will follow at noon in Bowles Plaza. In case of inclement weather, lunch will be in Mallin-ckrodt Student Center.

From 1-3 p.m., open activities for staff members include wallyball and racquetball, swimming, running on Bushyhead Track and use of the fitness center in the Athletic Complex. Those preferring something less strenuous can have a caricature drawn or try their luck at bingo, bridge and other table games in Holmes Lounge.

A new event will be offered this year. Tyson Research Center personnel will be offering two tours of the facility: a bird-watching walk and a visit to the abandoned Mincke Hollow mining town and quarry cave. For information on the tours, call Joyce Duncan at 935-8430.

In addition, the following group activities will be available:

• Golf at Forest Park: Call Bev Owens at 935-6482. Golfers will have box lunches at the park before their 12:15 p.m. tee time.

• A Hilltop Campus tour: Call Jim Burmeister at 935-5801.

• A bike ride in Forest Park: Call Bobbe Winters at 935-6231.

• Softball: Call Tom Lauman at 935-5967.

• Volleyball: Call Janine Prost-Domasky at 935-5005.

• WUSTL Walks: Call Betsy Foy at 935-7386.

At 3:30 p.m. in Bowles Plaza, winners of various activities will be presented with trophies or plaques, and there will be drawings for grand prizes. Treats from Ted Drewes will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis during the awards.

“Staff Day is a great way to thank our staff members for their hard work and contributions to the University,” said Ann B. Prenatt, executive director of human resources. “A great deal of time and effort is put into the organizing and implementing of the event by the Staff Day Com-mittee and the Office of Human Resources.

“It is always worth it when we see the smiles of those receiving service awards, colleagues enjoying the competitions and just having a fun afternoon.”

For more information, call 935-5990.