Welcome to Staff Appreciation Week 2018!

With the support of University President Michael K. Young, we are hosting the 5th Annual Staff Appreciation Week at Texas A&M to honor the thousands of staff employees who keep our university growing and thriving! Take photos during the week and tag them with #SAW2018 on social media and share them on the SAW Facebook Event page.

SAW 2018 events and activities are open to staff from Texas A&M University,  A&M System Office, agencies and affiliates, as well as SSC Services for Education and Chartwells.

Please RSVP and register by Friday, April 20!

NOTICE:  All sessions of Staff Development Day are now full (morning, luncheon, and afternoon). We are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. Watch the morning and/or afternoon sessions via livestream at tx.ag/kamustream.

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SAW Scheduled Events

 

Monday, April 23

President’s Meritorious Service Award Ceremony

MSC Bethancourt Ballroom
Ceremony: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Reception: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

We are kicking-off Staff Appreciation Week with the President’s Meritorious Service Awards (PMSA) recognizing outstanding staff for demonstrating their commitment to the Aggie core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service. President Michael K. Young will recognize recipients at the award ceremony. Full PMSA details here.

Parking Map Limited paid parking is available in Cain Garage and University Center Garage, so check real-time availability online here prior to the event or use the university bus system to travel to the MSC (bus routes).  Due to construction, bus stops on West Lamar have been moved to Old Main.  Please plan accordingly.


Tuesday, April 24

Staff Development Day
Engage. Encourage. Empower.

Memorial Student Center, Room 2406

NOTICE:  All sessions of Staff Development Day are now full (morning, luncheon, and afternoon). We are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. Watch the morning and/or afternoon sessions via livestream at tx.ag/kamustream.

This year, Staff Development Day will feature a diverse group of guest speakers to engage, encourage, and empower you to become the BEST version of YOU. Whether you are looking to grow personally or professionally, this day is for you!

Parking Map Limited paid parking is available in Cain Garage and University Center Garage, so check real-time availability online here prior to the event or use the university bus system to travel to the MSC (bus routes).  Due to construction, bus stops on West Lamar have been moved to Old Main.  Please plan accordingly.


Wednesday, April 25

Department Appreciation Day

Campus Departments are encouraged to internally celebrate staff

Wednesday has been set aside for individual units to host special appreciation events/activities within their respective offices. President Young is again encouraging 100% participation in unit-hosted events/activities by adding an incentive to encourage participation, two department grants to be used for future staff appreciation and/or professional development efforts! Your department day event can be held on a different day if needed, but must be held during the week of April 23-28 to enter the contest.


Thursday, April 26

Community Discount Day

Throughout our Bryan-College Station community
All day

The Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce is the official sponsor for this community discount day specifically for Texas A&M staff and local staff from Agencies and Affiliates, as well as SSC Services for Education and Chartwells staff. Many Chamber businesses and campus businesses will offer special discounts to staff who show their staff ID card when visiting specific businesses on Thursday!


Friday, April 27

Maroon & White Walk and Fitness Friday at the Rec

Walk: 11:30 a.m. | Route Map
New
start locations for East & West teams!

  • East Campus Team: Meet at Sul Ross statue (Academic Plaza)  Walk Leader: Executive Vice President and CFO, Dr. Jerry R. Strawser
  • West Campus Team: Meet on grassy plaza (between West Campus Library & Bio/Bio building)  Walk Leader: Vice President, Dr. Barbara A. Abercrombie
    *In the event of inclement weather a campus email will be sent to cancel the walk.

Wear maroon and white workout gear (t-shirts), comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen and gather coworkers to join the walk. Meet for a warmup at 11:30 a.m. at either location then follow the team on a quick walk to the Rec Center for a brief rally and light snacks then stay for Fitness Friday!

Rally: 12:00 p.m. | Terrace at the Rec Center (2nd floor)

Fitness Friday: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Rec Center

Join us at the Rec to participate in various activities such as yoga, meditation, use of the outdoor pool or rock wall as well as other activities such as pickleball, racquetball, and table tennis. Pick-up your bingo cards on the terrace and participate for extra chances to win fun fitness related prizes!

  • Light refreshments and water provided on the outdoor Terrace, while supplies lasts
  • Free SAW 12th Man Towels while supplies lasts
  • Parking Map or use the university bus system to travel to the Rec (bus routes).  Due to construction, bus stops on West Lamar have been moved to Old Main.  Please plan accordingly.

Saturday, April 28

Staff Photo Day

Across Campus | Details here
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RSVP here

To show their appreciation to all Texas A&M staff, President and Mrs. Young invite all university staff to spend the day on campus to have professional photographs taken in some of the most iconic areas of the university. Bring your pet, significant other, friends or extended family to take part in the celebration.

 


Staff Appreciation Week is presented by The Office of the President, Division of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness, University Staff Council, SSC Services for Education and Chartwells.
sawcommittee@tamu.edu | #SAW2018


SPECIAL THANKS: BCS Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Members!

BCS Chamber of Commerce