We hope that HR made your October just a tiny bit more fun with all the enjoyable and useful things we did last month! We continue to receive positive feedback regarding the Mammography Van and other Breast Cancer Awareness month activities, which inspired our student body to join us in raising funds for the cause. Only a handful of our employees participated in Sober October, but those that did, report seeing the benefits of 31 days free of alcohol (and they get some awesome prizes!). And Halloween – oh how much fun that was for our big and little Tigers alike! We are so grateful to all the departments who participated in bringing a little oasis of normalcy to our employees’ children!
Speaking of gratitude, we in HR will be celebrating November as the month to be thankful! Check out Debbie’s Wellness Wednesday Newsletter for more details, and be on the lookout for “Thankful Thursdays” events and activities. If you have tips and tricks on how to practice the attitude of gratitude in these isolating times, please reach out so we can share them with the rest of the community. One way to express your gratitude is to give a shout out to your colleague(s) who go above and beyond to make this place a great one; scroll down to find out how. Bill Gillen and Mike Timma are our most recent recipients of the “shout out” award!
These are challenging times, and we must be kind and patient with one another and work as a cohesive team in order to not just survive but thrive. We challenge every single member of the H-SC team to do their best at cultivating empathy, practicing attitude of gratitude, and assuming positive intent. Teaching is difficult and so is sweeping the floors of the classrooms. Some would love to be able to clock out at 5 pm and not worry about work until 8:30 am the next day. Others prefer the flexibility. To somebody who has worked regularly on campus throughout the summer, it may seem that the individual working from home is at an advantage. To that individual that has to work from home, routine and structure of an office environment may seem like a better deal. Whatever it takes, we must continue to trust one another in order to continue to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning.