Spirit Week 2011 - A vital celebration

by Karen Burbach, UNMC public relations | November 28, 2011

In appreciation of the vital work you do, UNMC employees and students are invited to join us Dec. 5-9 for the second annual Spirit Week celebration.

The week, which includes new activities, as well as a few past favorites, celebrates the work you and your colleagues do each day to make UNMC a vital resource to so many lives.

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UNMC Spirit Week returns to campus Dec. 5-9.
The following is a list of Spirit Week events on the Omaha campus (activities vary at the UNMC campuses in Kearney, Scottsbluff, Lincoln and Norfolk):

Throughout the week:

  • Enjoy free admission to the Center for Healthy Living (includes fitness classes) for employees and students. Free fitness program assistance available as well.
  • Show us your UNMC spirit: Take pictures in front of the UNMC banner during scheduled events and post them to UNMC's Facebook page.
  • Participate or cheer on your favorite team(s) in the second annual student broomball tournament -- Times and days TBA.

Tuesday -- Wake up/wind down with UNMC

  • Free coffee & rolls at in the Durham Research Center and Sorrell Center from 7 to 9 a.m.
  • Free window clings will be on hand for employees to pick up for Thursday's event (see below).
  • UNMC apparel available for sale at Sorrell and DRC.
  • Science Cafe at 7 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Wednesday -- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Ugly sweater, ice skating and hot cocoa

  • Free admission to the UNMC ice rink for students and employees ($3 skate rental fee not included).
  • Don ugly sweaters while you skate. Five ugly sweater skaters will be randomly selected at noon for the chance to win a prize.
  • Qdoba will be on site to sell lunch near the rink.
  • Free hot cocoa.
  • UNMC apparel for sale.

Thursday -- Stick-it to win-it

  • Campus parking will be on the lookout for cars with the UNMC window cling on display. Check your car for a "ticket" and win a prize.

Friday -- Campus lunch and scavenger hunt

  • Scavenger hunt across campus (teams of three or four meet at the Sorrell Center, Truhlsen Events Center at 11:15 a.m.) Prizes awarded to the top three finishing teams. Please register your team at events@unmc.edu by 5 p.m. on Dec. 8.
  • Campus lunch (free pizza) in the Sorrell Center, Truhlsen Events Center -- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • UNMC Musical Society Holiday Concert - 12:15 p.m. Sorrell Center, Truhlsen Events Center.
  • Wear UNMC gear.
  • UNMC apparel for sale.

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