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Employee Appreciation

Employee Appreciation Women’s Basketball Family Fest set for Feb. 20

Jan. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to cheer on the Commodore women’s basketball team as they take on the Missouri Tigers on Thursday, Feb 20. This free Employee Appreciation event begins with a Family Fest at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Practice Gym, followed by the game at 7 p.m.

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VCFC Summer Camp Fair is Feb. 20

Jan. 31, 2020—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will host a Summer Camp Fair on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Gym. The fair is part of the Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball Family Fest sponsored by Employee Appreciation.

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2019 Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss a success

Jan. 8, 2020—More than 2,800 Vanderbilt faculty and staff members stopped by E. Bronson Ingram College on Dec. 20 for the annual “Turkey Toss” Employee Appreciation event.

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Thankful Thursday: Reflection and relaxation

Nov. 27, 2019—Tomorrow is the most Thankful Thursday of all. Enjoy your time off tomorrow, as Vanderbilt says "thank you" for all of your contributions and support.

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Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Dec. 20 in new location

Nov. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s 2019 Turkey Toss is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event for university employees will be held in a new location this year: the E. Bronson Ingram College Dining Hall.

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Thankful Thursday: Showing appreciation

Nov. 20, 2019—Join Employee Appreciation as we make each Thursday in November a “Thankful Thursday.” During meetings this week, save a few minutes for team members to share a quick appreciation.

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Open Mind: Giving thanks to our Vanderbilt community

Nov. 18, 2019—Ahead of Thanksgiving, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente expresses gratitude for the faculty, staff, students and all members of the Vanderbilt community who bring the university's mission to life each day, she writes in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Thankful Thursday: Expressing gratitude

Nov. 12, 2019—Join Employee Appreciation as we make each Thursday in November a “Thankful Thursday.” Consider that someone special in your work life who's always there for you, and send them a handwritten thank you note expressing your gratitude.

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Human Resources celebrates Thankful Thursday

Nov. 8, 2019—This week’s “Thankful Thursday” theme was gratitude. HR celebrated its employees with cake. Look for more “Thankful Thursday” exercises in upcoming Wednesday editions of MyVU.

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Thankful Thursday: Reflect on the positive

Nov. 5, 2019—Join Employee Appreciation as we make each Thursday in November a “Thankful Thursday.” Take time out of your week to reflect on and highlight the positive moments or people you experienced within the past seven days.

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Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award

Oct. 21, 2019—Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 20 for the 2019 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor. The annual award recognizes staff members who have made significant contributions to Vanderbilt University’s pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service each year.

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New employee recognition strategy launched

Sep. 18, 2019—A new recognition strategy to guide the university’s efforts in enhancing the Employee Appreciation and Recognition programs has been launched.

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