Staff Spirit Week (August 3-7) celebrates the dedication and drive for excellence that Yale staff members exhibit day in and day out to make the university the thriving institution it is today. We are excited to invite you to a series of themed virtual events. President Salovey will kick off the week’s celebration on August 3 with Music Monday/Staff Appreciation Day, followed by Homes & Gardens Tuesday, Staff Spirit Day on Wednesday, Cultural Thursday, and Foodie Friday. Scroll down to see what is planned for each day.
President Salovey opens Staff Spirit Week festivities with a video shout-out. A virtual, live music event features a musician playing select tunes submitted by staff members—look for Spotify and Apple Music playlists of all the songs previously submitted to It’s Your Yale. Also, we announce the winners of the song-request contest.
Staff members who previously submitted garden photos and questions will have their queries answered by Yale gardening experts in a video. Enjoy interviews with garden aficionados along with links to local community gardens and farmers markets. Also, we announce the winners of the gardening-question contest.
Yale leaders appreciate you today via video. A photo gallery shows staff members really getting their spirit on—three will be random-prize winners. Play a knock-out trivia game and you could be a winner. See discounts from YaleAdvantages; and use the new “Chat Stickers” to connect with colleagues.
Get into the kitchen with two online cooking demos from Yale Hospitality and save the recipe cards. Listen to President Salovey’s podcast interview with Hospitality staff members. Also, have fun with Yale’s “Chewing the Fat” series, Maria Warner’s cooking adventure with her son, and the new “Chat Stickers.”