Summer’s almost here and we have many events to show our appreciation and recognition of you, the staff that make everything possible at Berkeley. Please mark the week of June 11 to 15 on your calendar for Summer Staff Appreciation Week and July 19 for the NOW Conference. Here’s what we have planned for you:
Tuesday 6/12: Keynote Presentation – Jennifer Strauss from our Seismology Laboratory will give an overview on earthquake hazards in the Bay Area, some cool science the lab is working on to help increase knowledge and safety, and bust some common myths about earthquakes and preparedness. Sibley Auditorium or streaming online.
Wednesday 6/13: Summerfest! It’s back - recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of our exceptional staff with great food, fun giveaways and awesome entertainment. I hear the t-shirts this year are our best yet! More details at summerfest.berkeley.edu. Note: we do still need extra hands to help make Summerfest a huge success - volunteer now solo or with a group! For as little as an hour of your time, skip the lines, get the special blue ‘volunteer only’ t-shirt and still get a great lunch.
Friday 6/15: UC Walks- All points lead to the Campanile! Join UC Berkeley leaders for walking, dancing, prizes, great giveaways and more. This is always a very popular event, so please register in advance.
The Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference will be held at Berkeley Marina’s Doubletree hotel on July 19. It’s an excellent free opportunity for staff to develop their careers through inspiring keynote speakers, workshops, and career planning resources. Registration opens in two parts this Wednesday and Thursday to give everyone a chance to sign up - we’ll send you a separate reminder CalMessage.
I do hope to see you at one or all of these events!
With thanks and appreciation for all that you do,
Jo Mackness, Interim AVC-HR
If you are a manager who supervises UC Berkeley employees without email access, please circulate this information to all.