TV is theme for Staff Council Luncheon

The UCCS Staff Council Spring Luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 26 in the University Center Ballroom but the first of many door prizes was awarded May 10.

Mitch Karstens, program coordinator, Office of Student Activities, won the prize. He was the first to correctly answer the TV trivia question posed in an e-mail announcing this year’s luncheon and its theme, “TV Shows.”

Karstens knew “The Simpsons” was the answer to the question, “What is the longest running sitcom in American history?” A trivia contest and other interactive games involving television shows are among the festivities planned for the luncheon, which annually recognizes and celebrates the staff’s hard work and contributions to UCCS.

Lunch, dessert and drinks will be served.  All staff and those wishing to honor staff are welcome to attend, but RSVPs are recommended.

“We’ve got a lot of great games and cool stuff to give away,” said Tina Collins, past president, Staff Council, and one of the luncheon organizers. “We’re also encouraging everyone to attend in costume, dressed as their favorite TV characters. We really want everyone to get in the spirit, so we hope each department will choose a specific show, and dress up as the show’s characters.”

A costume contest with group and individual divisions is among planned activities. Games are also set up for team and individual competition. Departments and teams need to RSVP for the group activities and the chance to win a free lunch for the department.

Lunches from Chick-Fil-A and Jimmy Johns are among the food prizes. Other prizes range from hotel stays to a free round of golf for four at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

The annual themed luncheon is the venue for Staff Council to present selected staff members with service and longevity awards. Past themes such as “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Sports,” and “The Stone Age” inspired clever and imaginative costumes, and Collins said she expects the same this year, given the number of cowboys, cartoon characters, space aliens and the like who have appeared on TV over the years.

Please contact Jennifer O’Connell, administrative assistant, Student Health Center, or 255-4448 with questions and to RSVP.

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