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Thursday - 2017 Staff Appreciation Week

Volleyball Tournament

Staff Appreciation Annual Volleyball Tournament

BREAKING NEWS: Tournament Rescheduled for Friday, June 2 Due to Rain!
Location: Quad
Time: First game begins at 8:30am

Come out to the Quad to join in the fun and good times at the annual staff volleyball tournament! Cheer for participating teams from around AU as they play to win the volleyball trophy and bragging rights for the whole year! The winner will be announced on the steps of the Mary Graydon Center at 11:00 a.m. or upon the tournament's completion.

Share your game day highlights on Twitter @AUemployees, #AUappreciates.

View the 2017 Volleyball Rules.

For more information, contact Jonathon Sorge.

AhealthyU Health & Wellness Fair

AhealthyU Wellness Fair

Location: MGC 2-5
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Stop by the fair to chat with our health & wellness vendors, attend a breakout session, and enter our raffle to win one of many great prizes. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the benefits and programs that are available to you at AU.

NEW FOR 2017 – Breakout Sessions (MGC 5)

Breakout sessions are mini demonstrations and informational sessions that answer general questions and provide a starting point for further exploration. All breakout sessions will be held in MGC. 

Session 1: Breakfast Bowl Mini-Demo with AU Dining 
9:30 - 9:45
Make your own light and easy breakfasts on the go. 

Session 2: Eldercare Demo with Bright Horizons
10:30 - 10:45 

Session 3: Self-Defense Demo with AU Public Safety
11:30 - 11:45 

Favorite Fair Activities

  • Complimentary five-minute seated massages (MGC 247, onsite sign-up required)
  • Specialty screenings
  • Fruit Walk on the Quad”
    AhealthyU’s fun take on the “cake walk.” This aptly named “fruit walk” awards the winner with an Edible Arrangement® fruit bouquet donated by Kaiser Permanente. Three Fruit Walk rounds will be held hourly at 10am, 11am, and 12pm.
  • Raffle with prizes including an essential oil sample and Live Naturally with Essential Oils Beginner's Guide donated by dōTERRA®, a Fitbit donated by CareFirst, a Capital Bikeshare Membership donated by AU Sustainability, and much more!
Fair Vendors

  • AhealthyU
  • AU Counseling Center
  • AU Dining
  • AU RecFit
  • AU Risk Management
  • AU Staff Council
  • Bright Horizons
  • CareFirst
  • Center for Vein Restoration
  • dōTERRA
  • From the Farmer
  • Kaiser
  • Kay Spiritual Life Center
  • National Capitol Poison Center 
  • Pivot Physical Therapy
  • Sustainability 
  • The Barker Foundation
  • Uptown Acupuncture
  • Workplace Learning & Development

Contact Leah Tasman for more information.

Annual Eagle’s Nest Alumni Photo

Eagle's News Alumni Photo

Location: SIS Staircase by Abramson Family Founders Room
Time: 11:15am

Celebrate your accomplishments and contributions to AU as an alumni and staff member by joining President Neil Kerwin, SPA/BA '71, and fellow staff alumni in the annual Eagle’s Nest photo. Staff alumni who took the alumni photo last year and did not get a copy can pick up their 2016 photo at the photo shoot. Contact Isaac Thweatt for more information.

Annual Staff Picnic

Staff Appreciation Picnic

Location: Bender Arena due to rain
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Picnic Menu


Kick off the summer and come out to the Quad for delicious BBQ favorites from Simply Fresh Events at the annual staff picnic. Contact Jonathon Sorge for more information.

AthankU for Your Thyme

AthankU for Your Thyme

Location: Bender Arenda due to rain
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Pick up a complimentary potted herb while you're at the staff picnic. It's a "thank you" for your time and service to AU. Choose from basil, thyme, rosemary, cilantro, and more. (Limit 1 plant per staff member). Create your own dishes with AU Dining's favorite fresh herb recipes.

Staff Council After Hours Event

American University Staff Council logo Location: Tenley Bar & Grill (formerly Public Tenley)

Time: Begins at 5:30pm

RSVP to Attend

Come mingle with fellow AU staff and Staff Council members at Tenley Bar & Grill. It's a great way to catch up with old friends and connect with others from around campus. AU staff ID required. Please RSVP to attend.