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Women's History Month

Our Extraordinary Pack Employee Appreciation Week

Participate in creative and fun ways to recognize Our Extraordinary Pack employees for this week long celebration from May 5th - May 11th 2024. Enjoy the Theme Day activites and/or create your own appreciation and wellness initiatives. When we practice wellness and team building and show appreciation for one another, we are creating a culture for our Pack to thrive.

Our Extraordinary Pack Appreciation Week:
May 5th – May 11th 2024

Scroll below to see each themed day and to view the events for each day.

Mindful Monday

MAY 6, 2024

Start the week by prioritizing your mental health and well being.

Yoga on the lawn at the NC State campus
Yoga in the Garden class participants enjoy an outdoor Mindfulness at the Museum session at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Thankful Tuesday

MAY 7, 2024

Share your appreciation and gratitude to Pack members who positively impact your work day.

Students picnic in the warm sun at the Court of North Carolina as pleasant weather arrives for the spring 2021 semester. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Wolfpack Wednesday

MAY 8, 2024

Official state of NC Appreciation Day

Celebrate NC State by connecting with people, places and programs to foster Wolfpack spirit.

The Belltower stands in front of a fall sky from the Holladay Hall side looking toward Hillsborough Street. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Team-Building Thursday

MAY 9, 2024

Participate in a team-building event with your Wolfpack, or plan your own.

Students picnic in the warm sun at the Court of North Carolina as pleasant weather arrives for the spring 2021 semester. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Funday Friday

MAY 10, 2024

Finish the week with fun ways to appreciate your Pack.

Students enjoy a frisbee game on the lawn in front of Hunt Library.

Mental Health Awareness Bingo

Howling Cow Ice Cream Socials

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2-4 p.m., Stafford Commons (behind Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave.)
  • Thursday, May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Corner, 941 Main Campus Drive, on Centennial Campus
  • We want to thank our extraordinary pack for making NC State a great place to work. Drop by Stafford Commons or The Corner for some free Howling Cow ice cream while supplies last.

Drop-In Pickleball

  • Tuesday, May 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Come play pickleball for free on Centennial Campus in Research Building IV in suite 1700. The courts are shorter than standard courts but are accessible for players of all skill levels. If you don’t have a paddle to play, no problem. Eight paddles will be on-site, and anyone who needs a paddle can use one. Games will be played to seven points. A moderator will be on-site to help manage questions or concerns.

Staff Senate Hike at Lake Raleigh

  • Tuesday, May 8, 9:30 a.m.
  • Join Staff Senate for a hike around Lake Raleigh. Meet at the Alumni Center parking lot at 9:30 a.m. The center is located at 2450 Alumni Drive on Centennial Campus.

Trivia With NC State Libraries

  • Wednesday, May 8, 12:15-1 p.m.
  • Grab your lunch and bring some friends to suite 1650 in Partners Building I, 1017 Main Campus Drive, to play in a trivia contest hosted by NC State University Libraries staff. You and your co-workers can play as a team, or you can play as an individual. The contest is free and open to everyone. Staff will award prizes each round of the contest. Registration is not required.

Kahoot! Trivia

  • Thursday, May 9, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Do you know the original name of Holladay Hall? Do you know where the World War I Memorial is on campus? If you know the answers to those questions, you should register to participate in an NC State history and fun facts trivia game. We will play via Kahoot!, an online platform. Participants will compete with other NC State employees to see who can answer the most questions correctly in the fastest time. Kahoot! is super easy to use. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn while having fun.