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Staff Spirit Week
Yale’s first annual Staff Spirit Week winner announced
Creating “Care Rocks” to give Smilow cancer patients courage, hosting a spirited volleyball tournament, taking in a bird’s eye view of New Haven from the top of Harkness carillon tower, and enjoying A LOT of ice cream were just a few of the ways that over 1,258 staff members amped up the volume during Yale’s first annual Staff Spirit Week, June 3-7.
More than 34 managers expanded on the university’s tradition of Staff Appreciation Day to celebrate their staff members. Housing manager, Katlyn St. Marie, and her team at the Housing Office were the lucky winners of the prize drawing for Insomnia Cookies (yes, and ice cream, too!).
Thank you to all who participated—you rocked it!
View the slide show of how departments celebrated:
Winners of the prize drawing, the Housing Office likes to celebrate big, participating in Tourist Tuesday, Yale Spirit Day, and Dessert Day!
The Office of Quality Assurance and Training started off their week with a breakfast potluck.
The Genetics department treated their staff to coffee, donuts, and bagels for Spirit Week.
The Office of New Haven Affairs celebrated Spirit Week with a full potluck breakfast.
Endocrinology staff visiting The Cushing Center to see the 'brains' for Tourist Tuesday.
The Yale College Development BOLD team loved exploring campus on Tourist Tuesday.
The Neurology team spent Tourist Tuesday exploring the collections at the British Art Center.
Peabody Museum staff spent some time outside for Tourist Tuesday.
The School of Managemnt Facilities team visiting the dinosaurs at the Peabody Museum for Tourist Tuesday.
The Yale Housing department took a tour inside Harkness Tower for Tourist Tuesday.
The departments at 246 Church Street celebrating Yale Spirit Day sporting their Yale gear.
Spread out across many labs, clinical settings, and administrative offices, Endocrinology connected on Yale Spirit Day with photos and fun.
The Facilities HR/Administration team celebrated Yale Spirit Day with Yale swag.
Yale School of Medicine Employee Relations team showed off their Yale spirit at Staff Appreciation Day.
Office of Sponsored Projects staff enjoyed their first Staff Appreciation Day with President Salovey.
Yale Graduate Housing staff enjoyed popsicles and displayed their new Yale swag at Staff Appreciation Day.
History of Art staff enjoyed meeting new people and showed their spirit at Staff Appreciation Day.
Orthopedics Senior Admins showed their Yale spirit!
The Diversity and Inclusion Office volunteered with Women's United to put together classroom kits for young children.
Yale Medicine Insurance Follow-up staff pepped 'Care Rocks' to be painted for Smillow Cancer patients.
The HR Operations team offered 'helping hands' all week long, collecting books to donate to New Haven Reads.
School of Management staff teamed up to help YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel get ready for their upcoming season.
The Psychology department painted 'Care Rocks' for Smillow Cancer patients.
Staff members from Faculty of Arts and Sciences celebrated Spirit Week with an ice cream lunch at Arethusa.
The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs on their walk back from celebrating Dessert Day at MilkCraft.
The Dermatology/Dermpath department managers served ice cream in style to staff and physicians for Dessert Day.
The Office of Development team treated themselves to ice cream at MilkCraft for Dessert Day.
The Office of International Students and Scholars enjoyed Talenti ice cream for Dessert Day.
Radiology and Biomedical Imaging staff celebrated Dessert Day with an ice cream social at the Rose Garden lawns.
Student Financial Services celebrated Dessert Day with a delicious ice cream social.
The Employee Relations Central Academic Team enjoying the signature MilkCraft bubblecone ice cream for Dessert Day.
The Diversity and Inclusion Office shared their Dessert Day ice cream with Comp & Benefits, YTSS, OESD, and Leave Management.
Anesthesiology invited the Walnut Beach Creamery Ice Cream Truck to visit for Dessert Day.
Yale School of Medicine Finance team hosted a spirited volleyball tournament on Dessert Day.