WMU News

Student employee appreciation week is Feb 12-16

Feb. 8, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The campus community will recognize its student employees Feb. 12-16 during the 15th annual Student Employee Appreciation Week.

Sponsored by Career and Student Employment Services, the week is designed to recognize the contributions of WMU's largest employee group--the more than 4,000 University students it employs each year.

The theme for 2001, "Student Employment: Student Learning With a Purpose," acknowledges the learning and personal growth that often results when students take jobs on campus. All faculty and staff are encouraged to thank their student workers in some way during appreciation week. Suggestions for doing so include bringing in treats for the students, posting their pictures and a list of their special contributions on bulletin boards, and sending complimentary notes about them to their family.

A highlight of this year's celebration will be an awards reception at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the President's Dining Room of the Bernhard Center. The event will honor the "Student Employee of the Year" and "Supervisor of the Year" along with the other 2001 nominees and their nominators. Dean of Students Diane Swartz will present the awards.

The deadline for this year's award nominations was Feb. 6. Student nominees are judged on their reliability, quality of work, initiative and professionalism, as well as the uniqueness of their contributions to WMU. Nominated supervisors are judged on their professionalism and contributions to student learning and development. Student employees and supervisors who have won in the past were not eligible to win again.

For details about the week's activities or more tips on how to honor student employees, call Finian McGaffey at 387-2787 or George Eskro at 387-2733, or visit the <www.broncojobs.wmich.edu> Web site.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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