2024 Staff Appreciation Picnic Starts at 11 a.m. Today

The Staff Appreciation Picnic will be located at the 1021 Food Hall.
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The Staff Appreciation Picnic will be located at the 1021 Food Hall.

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Staff Appreciation Picnic on May 15! Staff Senate is excited to continue its partnership with Chartwells and the 1021 Food Hall after an incredible event last year. We will have fun vendors, good food and great company. You don't want to miss this one!

When: Wednesday, May 15

What Time: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: 1021 Food Hall (formerly Brough Commons at the corner of Dickson Street and Garland Avenue)

Among the other great vendors and local businesses, Natural Hearing Centers will be on-site with their fully equipped mobile clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., providing hearing tests for U of A staff and spouses. Call or text 479-582-4327 for an appointment.

Free parking is available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lot 50C and levels 7, 8 and 9 of the Harmon Avenue Parking Garage for those driving to the picnic.

Map showing options for parking to attend staff appreciation picnic

About Staff Senate:  Created in 1976 by Board of Trustees Policy 810.1, Staff Senate and its elected senators have the responsibility of making recommendations to university leadership on any matter of staff concern, including quality of work life, the efficiency of operations, and staff service to the campus community. Staff Senate advocates in the areas of compensation, working conditions, health and wellness, fringe benefits, safety, parking, and other workplace issues. In addition, Senate works to celebrate, recognize, and give back to staff through programs such as Employees of the Quarter & Year, awards for Staff Team and Part-Time Employee of the Year, Staff Appreciation Week, the annual Staff Appreciation Picnic, Staff Senate Scholarships, and RazorGifts. 

Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m. and are open to the public both in-person and virtually. Meeting details, lists of sitting senators, and additional information can be found at the Staff Senate website.


Kaitlyn Riggin, chair
Special Events Committee
479-575-5004, ssenate@uark.edu


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