Annual Campus Store event Dec. 3

The Campus Store is giving faculty and staff members an opportunity to do some early holiday shopping.

The store will hold its 11th annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event Dec. 3 and will offer a 30 percent discount to Washington University faculty and staff members from 3-8 p.m.

To receive the discount, faculty and staff members will need to bring either their WUSTL I.D. cards or an invitation to the event, which were sent via campus mail in mid-November.

WUSTL faculty and staff members normally receive a 20 percent discount at the bookstore.

The event will feature door prizes, complimentary light refreshments and a performance from 3-6:30 p.m. by the William Lenihan Trio, a jazz band led by William Lenihan, director of jazz performance in the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences.

In addition, faculty and staff members who enroll in the store’s “We’re Reading” free frequent buyer program during the event will receive a complimentary copy of the 2009 Book Lover’s calendar while supplies last.

“My staff and I always look forward to hosting the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event,” said Betsy Schneider, Campus Store director. “We invite all WUSTL faculty and staff members to stop by the Campus Store and mingle with colleagues, listen to the wonderful music of the William Lenihan Trio and enjoy great savings — all while getting a jump start on your holiday shopping.”

The 30 percent discount is good for general reading books and merchandise, including clothing and gifts. New York Times Best Sellers, course books and computer hardware, software and peripherals are not eligible for the discount.

The store is located on the main floor of Mallinckrodt Student Center on the University’s Danforth Campus.

For more information about the event or what items are eligible for the discount, visit the Campus Store or call 935-5500.