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UK Appreciation Day T-Shirt Design Submissions Now Being Accepted

LEXINGTON, KY (March 1, 2021) — It’s that time of year again that the University of Kentucky Staff Senate calls on our creative employees to submit their design for the University of Kentucky’s Appreciation Day T-shirt.

There are several guidelines which must be honored for the design to be considered. No outdated versions of the logo or mascot are allowed, and the logo itself cannot be enclosed within a circle or square. Designs must feature only one color and be suitable for a gray T-shirt (short sleeve).

Finalists will be selected by the Staff Senate Special Events committee and approved by UK Public Relations and Marketing (some minor modifications may be necessary). Three designs will be chosen and voted on by the university community in March.

T-shirt designs must be submitted to the Staff Senate coordinator by Monday, March 15. The winner will receive a prize from the Staff Senate Special Events committee.

Appreciation Day T-shirts for departments will be done again through an online form to be completed between March 5th and May 3rd. Information will be sent out for ordering the first week of March. Be sure to check your emails and other university and UK HealthCare communications. Shirts must be ordered through the online request. There will be no individual shirt pickup day of delivery.  

Details on in-person or virtual celebration will come later.

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

For more information, contact the Office of the Staff Senate Program Coordinator Caitlin DiBiasie or UKAD Chair Melissa Barger.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.