By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer
Faculty and staff who have dedicated five or more years to the university will be honored at the Starskys employee recognition ceremony.
The Starskys are an annual employee service and recognition event hosted by university advancement, human resources and the president’s office. The event will be from 3 to 5 p.m. April 8 in the atrium of Wanda L. Bass Music Center. The event is for faculty and staff only.
Special acknowledgment is given to university employees who are retiring or have served more than 20 years.
“Faculty members put a lot into our education and our futures,” said Katie Schneider, dance management junior. “They should be recognized for their work and have a time to celebrate.”
The event is meant to be a festive and fun party atmosphere, featuring a photo booth, contests, prizes and a make-your-own popcorn bar.
“It’s a camaraderie builder and morale booster,” said Paige Gregory, director of special events.
The Starskys have not always been a fun, party-like awards ceremony. Before last year, the event was more formal and only consisted of the recognition service in Petree Recital Hall in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center.
Since more faculty and staff have been attending the event, it might move into a different space to accommodate all the guests, Gregory said.
Sixty service pins will be given out this year and three retirees will be honored at the Starskys.