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UK Appreciation Day Commission Accepting T-shirt Designs from Employees

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2016) — Employees should mark their calendars for Thursday, May 26, as the University of Kentucky takes time out to say thank you to all those that make the university a thriving, collaborative academic community.

UK Appreciation Day returns to campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seaton Center Gymnasium and Pieratt Field (corner of Cooper and University Drive), featuring some traditional activities that employees have enjoyed over the years as well as some new ways for employees to engage in the annual event.

As in past years, employees can enjoy food, live music, exhibits, a UK t-shirt giveaway, caricatures and more – all for free.

This year, the UK Appreciation Day Commission is offering employees a chance to design the t-shirt given away at the event. Those interested are encouraged to submit a t-shirt design to Trisha Clement at by Feb. 15 at 5 p.m.

Designs will need to be two colors maximum and be suitable for either a light or dark background. The winning design will have to be approved by UK Public Relations and Marketing (some minor modifications may be made by UKPR). The winner will receive a prize from the UKAD Commission.

The Appreciation Day Commission would love to hear from you. The commission is in the process of creating a frequently asked questions page. If you have any ideas or suggestions for future events, please do so at the following link:

UK Appreciation Day is sponsored by the Office of the President, coordinated by the Staff Senate, and brought to you by the Appreciation Day Commission.

For more information, contact the Office of the Staff Senate Office Coordinator Holly Clark at or UKAD Commission Chairs Misty Dotson at and Orvis Kean at

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Harder, 859-323-2396,