Employee Appreciation


Honoring All Staff Superheroes!

Staff Appreciation Week

May 17 - 21, 2021

Missouri State University will celebrate our staff employee's contribution, hard work and dedication to the university for an entire week this spring!

In addition to recognizing years of service at the Staff Appreciation Picnic May 19, we will have a full slate of activities to say thank you. This year a picnic will replace the Staff Awards Luncheon traditionally held in January.

Keep an eye out for more details as we get closer to the event!

  • Monday, May 17: "Thank You" message to kick-off Staff Appreciation Week!
  • Tuesday, May 18: Pick up your Staff Superhero t-shirt 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in BearFest Village area behind Carrington Hall.
  • Thursday May 20: Super Shout-Outs - Share photos and shout-outs on social media #MSUStaffSuperhero
  • Friday May 21: Due to potential Rain, the Staff Appreciation Picnic has been moved to Friday!
    • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: We'll have lunch and lawn games in BearFest Village. Show your superhero pride with your t-shirt or other superhero duds.  Bring yourself, a positive attitude and if you have one, a lawn game to share!
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Immediately after the Staff Appreciation event at 1:20 p.m., we will Float into Summer with an ice cream float in the BearFest Village area behind Carrington Hall. 


Service awards

This year our annual recognition luncheon will be a socially distanced, casual event that highlights our Staff Superheroes! Come dressed in your superhero themed mask or shirt and pick up your 2021 collectible superhero pin.

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our team during this week long event!

Additional information

Follow the HR Blog for updates about Staff Appreciation Week.