Quick Takes: Three Things You Should Know About This Month

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

1)    Have You RSVPed For The Holiday Party?

Lehigh faculty and staff received an email invitation to the upcoming annual holiday party on December 2. The link to RSVP is included in the email. Please respond by December 12 so that we can have an accurate count for Dining Services.

This year’s theme is Lehigh’s Magical Holiday Garden. It should be a sparkly and warm gathering. We’ll be collecting cash donations for the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Bethlehem.

2)    Lehigh University Awards Nominations Underway

Are you thankful for someone extraordinary at Lehigh? Show your gratitude by nominating him or her for a 2014 Lehigh University Award. 

The Lehigh staff and faculty awards are given annually to talented individuals in recognition of their contributions to Lehigh. Nominations for the 2014 awards will be accepted until February 14, 2014. 

Faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate and graduate) can nominate employees for awards in a variety of categories.

Award recipients are recognized at the annual Lehigh Appreciation Dinner on April 29, 2014. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit The Lehigh University Awardswebsite.

3)    When Your Office Closes During The Holiday Season
Here’s a friendly reminder: The university is open for business during the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. This year, the schedule is as follows:

December 23 -25: Christmas Holiday, University Closed
December 26-27 and 30-31: University Open
January 1:  New Year’s Holiday, University Closed

As a general policy, when the university is open, offices should be open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

In some cases, departments may decide to be closed for some or all of the holiday week. If your department will be closed during this period, you should post an announcement in the Staff Daily Announcements email to inform the campus community. 

Keep in mind that all staff members who take time off from work during the holiday week -- including staff in departments that are closed -- need to use vacation time or floating holidays.