Faculty Appreciation Week is an annual event to recognize our faculty members for their dedication and contribution to the UMMC mission. Hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs, the event is held in the fall of each academic year, and several UMMC offices, departments, and orgnaizations collaborate to host events that celebrate all UMMC faculty.
Faculty Appreciation Week 2023 will be held September 18 - 22, 2023.
Faculty who participate events during the week will earn entry into the Faculty Appreciation Week 2023 grand prize drawings. Be sure to scan our event QR code each time you participate in an event -- in-person or virtually!
The Faculty Appreciation Week 2023 calendar includes social events, self-care and well-being activities, games, raffles, and much more! The full list of events is below.
But First, Coffee!
Enjoy a free coffee from the Associated Student Body!
Cupcakes with CHPE
Enjoy a free cupcake and other sweet treats from the Continuing Health Professional Education!
Spin the Wheel Rounds
Spin the wheel to learn about the Office of Faculty Affairs and win prizes.
Hooray for Fruits and Veggies
Did you know that most Americans don't eat enough fruits and veggies? We'll show you how they pack a health punch, and we'll talk about how to add more to your meals and pump up the flavor.
Shelley Gilmore, senior customer success manager at TELUS Health, will lead an informational session to learn more about our Employee and Student Assistance Program (EAP).
School of Nursing, A102andArthur C. Guyton Research Center
John D. Bower School of Population Health, TR203andTranslational Research Center
Join Sadara Evans, Project Manager in the Office of Well-being and RYT200, for Faculty Flex. Class will be held in the Small Sanderson Community Room, CH008A, and is beginner friendly. There is space in this class for 20 people with yoga mats and blocks provided. This is a beginner friendly yoga class but will involve getting up and down from the floor. Please note that while this class is in-person, the instructor will be virtual for this event.
Join Sadara Evans, Project Manager in the Office of Well-being and RYT200, for Desk Yoga. Class will be held digitally via WebEx and is beginner friendly. No special clothing or equipment is required. In this class, you can expect to stretch and strengthen at a slow pace using only your body and your chair.
Bingo and Brews
Have a drink on us, win prizes in live BINGO, and grab a taste of local cuisine at Fertile Ground Beer, Co., located in the Belhaven Town Center (BTC).
The BTC also hosts dining, retail, and events -- and it is family-friendly!
Fertile Ground Beer Co.800 Manship StSuite 100Jackson, MS 39202
Please help us with head count and RSVP.
School of Dentistry, D114andRowland Medical Library
HR Benefits Fair
Social Hour with UMMC Leadership
Join Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs Dr. LouAnn Woodward and UMMC leadership for a casual social hour. Light hors d'oeuvres provided.
Verner S. Holmes Learning Resource Center, VC Suite Atrium, Ground Floor
International Coffee Hour & Office of Faculty Affairs Open House
Enjoy coffee, tea, and an array of global treats and sweets hosted by our international faculty.
Office of Faculty Affairs, N 125 - located in the Portrait Hall Attrium
Interested in bringing a treat from your home country to share? Please RSVP.
UMMC 101: Discovery and Translation
Dr. Gene Bidwell, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, will present the UMMC 101 session, "Discovery and Translation." Box lunches will be available to the first 75 attendees.
Everyday Wellness Walking
Join Everyday Wellness for a 20-minute lunchtime walk to get you up and moving. Please wear comfortable shoes.
*All events are hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs. For more information, email FacultyAffairs@umc.edu.