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HLS hosts a variety of events for its employees to create a community of connection, collaboration, and creativity. On this page, you can see upcoming events for HLS Staff and a summary of events offered throughout the year. You can also learn about programming for staff on the Staff Dashboard

Upcoming Events for HLS Staff

  • Lunchbox Pop Up: Book Swap

    October 6, 2022
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    ​Join us for our second Lunchbox Pop Up for HLS Staff, where we will be hosting a Book Swap.
  • HLS Staff Appreciation Luncheon

    October 12, 2022
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Join us for the Staff Appreciation Luncheon as we celebrate all of our wonderful staff, and honor our Longer Service Staff. More information for the event will be sent to your email. This event is for HLS Staff.
  • Trick or Treat Suites & Fall Festivities@4

    October 25, 2022
    2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

    The HR Keeping Connected Team invites you to participate in Trick or Treat Suites, our Halloween decorating competition between offices and departments.
  • Tuesdays@10

    November 15, 2022
    10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Join us for Tuesdays@10 where staff gather for food, beverages and conversation. More information for the event will be sent to your email. This event is for HLS Staff.

Event Overview

Below we’ve provided some descriptions for events offered throughout the year!  More details for the events will be emailed directly to the HLS community.  If you’d like to learn more about events for staff at HLS, you can reach out to Gloria Alonzo.

Social Events

  • Tuesdays@Ten

    Stop by Tuesdays@Ten for a chance to mingle with your colleagues across departments and chat with Dean Manning.  These informal, hour-long gatherings provide a chance to break up your morning, catch up outside of the office, and build your HLS community.

  • Festivities@Four

    Typically held on a Thursday or Friday, these festivities are a chance for staff to come together and unwind over apps, drinks, and games.

  • HLS Holiday Party

    Staff, faculty and their families are invited to gather together every December for our HLS holiday party.  Come celebrate the end of the year and the holiday season with your colleagues and their families.

  • HLS Staff-Faculty Picnic

    Staff, faculty and their families are invited to gather together every summer during our HLS community picnic.  Hosted on campus, stop by to enjoy games and picnic food.

  • Meals with Manning

    Meals with Manning gives Dean Manning a chance to hear from and get to know you over lunch. He invites you to join him at some point this year and to bring your stories, your feedback, and your thoughts on how we can together make the Law School even stronger.

Community Learning Events

  • Topics@Ten or Two

    Join us as we gather to hear one of our faculty experts discuss their latest research at Topics@Ten.  These hour-long sessions provide an opportunity for our community to connect with the excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research central to the Law School’s academic mission.

  • Library Fridays@Four

    The Library Historical & Special Collections department teach us about their most recent endeavor during Library Fridays@Four.  Employees are invited to gather in the Caspersen room where the latest special collection will be on display and Library staff will provide a brief history about the collection and their experience curating the project.

  • Mock Class

    Catch a glimpse of what it is like to be a Law School student.  Our hope is that the sessions will give employees a fun and lively view into what happens in our classrooms and also explore some of the topics that our students engage with.

Community Building Events

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence

    The Dean’s Award for Excellence recognizes staff members who embody both the letter and spirit of excellence within the HLS community.  Each year staff nominate their colleagues, and honorees are chosen by the advisory committee in accordance with the award criteria.  Each year, all staff are invited to celebrate the recipients at an awards ceremony.

  • Thanksgiving Pie Giveaway

    Join us for a day of gratitude and take home a pie during the Thanksgiving season.  All staff are welcome to come grab a pie to take home and write a thank you note for a fellow colleague.

  • Week of Service

    At least once per year, we designate a week for service. For this week, we collaborate with a handful of local organizations to send a small group of our staff to volunteer together.  This provides an opportunity for staff to go off campus and spend part of their day giving back to the community with fellow colleagues.  We provide on campus participation opportunities as well.  This event helps unify staff behind good causes and provides an opportunity to engage the staff in community service.

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