Monthly faculty/staff gathering scheduled at Holiday Inn and Suites

The Shared Governance and Communications Committee hosts its monthly after-work get-together for all faculty, staff and administrators from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in a new location: Holiday Inn and Suites, 5278 E. Pickard St.

The socialization events are scheduled monthly through April, usually on the third Thursday of the month. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is sponsoring the October event.

Yannick Marchalant, faculty co-chair of the committee, encourages all new faculty and staff to attend these get-togethers so they can advance the personal connections that will cement them as part of the CMU community.

Barrie Wilkes, the staff co-chair and vice president of Finance and Administrative Services, said the monthly events respond to repeated requests to give faculty and staff a space and time to connect.

Discounted drinks and appetizers will be available Thursday for those with a CMU ID. Parking is available behind the hotel.