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Celebrating Our #PoolePack for Employee Appreciation Week

hands together in team

In conjunction with NC State’s Employee Appreciation Week, Poole College will host events and activities for faculty and staff May 6-10. The week-long celebration is focused on building community with each other and having fun!

In addition to each day’s themed activities, there will be weeklong opportunities to participate:

  • Join our NEW College Water Cooler in Google chat! You can opt in here. Here’s how it works: Throughout the week, there will be a daily Fun Facts Challenge to learn new and interesting things about our co-workers. Submit your fun facts here. In addition to the daily Fun Facts quiz, there will also be a special themed competition in the College Water Cooler every day. All winners will be drawn at random and announced at the end of each day.
  • In Where’s the Dean? you’ll try to find our “Undercover Dean” (think: Flat Stanley) hidden somewhere different in Nelson Hall each day. Hints will be provided in the College Water Cooler.
  • Earn points for every activity you participate in throughout the week, keeping track through the leaderboard in our digital hub. More points = more prizes.

The week will culminate with a catered lunch and prize “ceremony” on Friday, May 10. Please RSVP for lunch by Monday, May 6, if you plan to attend.

All events and activities are brought to you by the college’s Employee Appreciation Week committee: Kat Byrd, Jonathan Hennessy, Natalya Locklear, Tara Madden, Maggie Merry, Doug Rowe, Jaquan Scott, Suzanne Stanard, Megan Van Hook and Taylor Wood.

The week’s details are below. Mark your calendars!

Mindful Monday | May 6

  • Campus walk: Led by Jonathan Hennessy, there will be a shorter option (to the Memorial Belltower and back) and a longer option that will also include the Court of North Carolina, the Wolf Ears sculpture on the Brickyard, and more. Both walks will depart from the front of Nelson Hall at 12 p.m.
  • College Water Cooler: Meme Monday (+ ongoing Fun Facts quiz). Share your favorite (work-appropriate) memes!

Thankful Tuesday | May 7

Wolfpack Wednesday | May 8

  • Show your #PoolePack pride by wearing your Poole College or NC State gear today.
  • Take a selfie in your spirit wear (solo or with your co-workers) anytime today in front of our photo backdrop in PCJ!
  • College Water Cooler: Show us your Family Pack (+ ongoing Fun Facts quiz)

Team-Building Thursday:

  • Family Feud: Join this bracket-style competition led by Jaquan Scott in Nelson 2210. Sign up here. Teams will play three total games (20-30 minutes each): the first round at 10 a.m., second round at 11 a.m. and championship at 1 p.m. Spectators welcome!
  • Board games and fun: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in PCJ.
  • Mario Kart playoff: Starting at 10 a.m. in Nelson 2302
  • College Water Cooler: Share your Fun Team Photos (+ ongoing Fun Facts quiz)

Fun-Day Friday

  • Lunch and Awards: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Nelson 2210. Enjoy a catered lunch by Backyard Bistro (Did someone say mac and cheese?) and collect your participation prizes in a ceremony led by our resident emcee Doug Rowe. Please RSVP for lunch by May 6.
  • Casual dress today!
  • College Water Cooler: This or That