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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 16, 2011) -- Both University of Kentucky Staff Appreciation Day and UK Fun Night will be held on Thursday, May 19. Staff Appreciation Day is scheduled 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Student Center with free food, live music, a T-shirt giveaway and more. Fun Night will be from 6-9 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium in the Blue parking lot with more free food and entertainment for staff and faculty as well as their families.

Special prize drawings will be held during Staff Appreciation Day by the following exhibitors at their respective tables in the Student Center Grand Ballroom:  Scott-Gross Company, Inc., UK Parking and Transportation Services, MCPc, Inc., Creative-image Technologies, Cardinal Office Systems, UK Health and Wellness Program, Sleep Outfitters and PNC.

There will also be an electronic drawing for door prizes in advance, so winners may pick their prizes up on the day of the event at a table to the left of the main entrance to the Grand Ballroom.  The drawing will include a prize of round-trip coach airline tickets for two persons from AAA Corporate Travel Services and a parking permit from UK Parking and Transportation Services. 

To accommodate the east side of campus, a shuttle will pick up staff between Ag North and the UK Chandler Hospital’s Emergency Department entrance to transport them to the Student Center.  To return, staff should report to the Flag Plaza, across Avenue of Champions from Memorial Coliseum. 

Staff Appreciation Day is sponsored by the Staff Senate, the Office of the President and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Later that same day, Fun Night will get under way at 6 p.m. with free everything - food, inflatables, carnival rides and live music by My Blue Heart and Adrea LaRoche. Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their families to enjoy a lively spring evening on campus.

For everyone’s convenience, a shuttle will pick up employees between Ag North and the UK Chandler Hospital’s Emergency Department entrance to take them to the stadium. Buses will stop at the same stadium location to return faculty and staff to the hospital.

UK Fun Night is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Staff Senate.

The Staff Appreciation Day Commission that plans and coordinates both events includes members of the Staff Senate and other campus staff who volunteer their time throughout the year. The commission is always seeking volunteers to assist with these events. Contact Staff Appreciation Day Commission Chair Mike Adams at or 421-2062; or Holly Clark in the Office of the Staff Senate at or 257-9242; or for more information.