Kent State to Honor Employees at Appreciation Day Event

Take a group picture with colleagues in the photo booth. Strut your stuff in the lip sync contest. Feel like dancing? Bust a move during Zumba demos. Assemble a small crew of comrades and complete a deceptively simple challenge in 60 seconds for Minute to Win It. Can you name that tune in one note?

Take a selfie with Flash, Rocky the black squirrel or Elvis! Post your personal pics on social media and watch the live feeds via Instagram and Twitter. Join the Spirit Patrol and find and reward employees dressed in blue and gold. Or you can relax with a soothing chair massage courtesy of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

All of this and much more awaits Kent State University staffers at the annual Employee Appreciation Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The day event takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. A special evening event will be held for second- and third-shift workers from 10-11:30 p.m. 

Enjoy complimentary food, friends and lots of fun with members of the Kent State family. But don’t wait to register. Sign up before Sept. 2 to be automatically entered to win a swag bag or gift basket. And don’t forget to pick up a free Kent State T-shirt.

Employees are not required to use designated sick or vacation leave to attend. Participation in this event should be coordinated with guidance from your supervisor or manager.

Regional Campus employees are invited to attend the Sept. 13 event on the Kent Campus. However, Regional Campus workers will be recognized during an employee appreciation component at designated open enrollment and wellness fairs this fall. Details and dates for these visits will be included in open enrollment communications.

If you have questions, contact the Employee Engagement and Outreach Office at 330-672-2100 or

Please note: Although the university certainly values its graduate assistants and student employees, Employee Appreciation Day events are intended for all full- and part-time faculty and staff. This does not include graduate assistants and student employees.

For all you do, this event is for you!

POSTED: Thursday, August 18, 2016 03:47 PM
UPDATED: Thursday, December 08, 2022 07:04 PM

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