Annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event at Campus Store Nov. 9

The Campus Store will give Washington University faculty and staff members an opportunity to do some early holiday shopping.

The store will hold its 13th annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event Tuesday, Nov. 9, and will offer a 30 percent discount to Washington University faculty and staff members from 3-8 p.m.

The event also will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and a performance from 3-6 p.m. by William Lenihan, director of jazz performance in the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences. Door prizes will be offered courtesy of The Fountain on Locust, St. Louis Symphony, Missouri Historical Society and Sheldon Concert Hall.

In addition, student sculptor, Duncan Sherwood-Forbes, a sophomore in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, will be on hand creating and offering his wire sculptures for sale.

The Campus Store’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event typically is held in late November or early December but was scheduled earlier this year to accommodate the Campus Store’s upcoming renovations to the store’s upper level, which will begin soon after the Thanksgiving holiday, says Betsy Schneider, Campus Store director.

“This year, this festive event gives faculty and staff members a great way to save and jumpstart their holiday shopping,” Schneider says. “It also gives the Campus Store an opportunity to reduce its inventory before the upcoming upper-level renovations.”

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

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

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

The Campus Store is located on the main floor of Mallinckrodt Center on the university’s Danforth Campus.

All renovations to the Campus Store are scheduled to be completed by August 2011, Schneider says. Renovations on the Campus Store’s lower level began in May 2010. The Campus Store will remain open throughout the renovation.

Details on renovations to the store’s upper level have not been finalized, but Schneider says the changes will “greatly enhance many of the services we provide and offer a new fresh look for our students, faculty, staff and the campus community.”

For more information about the event or what items are eligible for the discount, visit the Campus Store or call (314) 935-5500.