BU Employee Connect: Food, Folks, & Fun!

BU Employee Connect: Food, Folks, & Fun!
Date Wednesday, May 19, 2021
10:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location CLC Lawn - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
RegistrationIf you would like lunch, you must RSVP by Friday, May 14 at noon. Employees who wish to attend the gathering, but not eating lunch need not RSVP. Register
SponsorsOffice of Human Resources in collaboration with Jackie Batres Bonilla (Christian Formation & Church Relations), Kate Carnivale (Business Office), Jacob Manning (Registrar's Office), Suzi Nelson (Academic Affairs), Christine Osgood (Center for Wellbeing), Miranda Powers (Student Life), and Avis Soderstrom (Conference and Event Services)

Event Description

Let's get together to celebrate with BBQ, a public thank-you from President Ross and Provost Robin, games, prizes, and fellowship among coworkers! All employees (staff and faculty) are invited to a celebration on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 19th, made possible by generous donations from the Board of Trustees. This past year came with many unprecedented challenges and noteworthy triumphs. Let's celebrate and reflect on what we have accomplished together in a meaningful way!

Due to COVID-19 and space, we will provide standing tables and designated spaces to gather but chairs will not be provided. We encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket from home if you would like to have a place to sit or standing won't be conducive for you.


Timeslot #1: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Speech by Ross & Robin: 11:30 a.m.

Timeslot #2: Noon-1:00 p.m.
Speech by Ross & Robin: 12:30 p.m.

Menu: BBQ Bowls


  • Beef Brisket
  • Seasoned Chicken Breast
  • Black Bean Burger


  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cole Slaw
  • Red Potato Salad
  • Dill pickles
  • Fresh Watermelon
  • Fresh Grapes
  • Lays Potato Chips


  • Assorted Cookies


  • Assorted Sodas
  • Bottled Water


  • Bingo: Complete activities and cross them off on a Bingo card for a chance to win big! Completed Bingos cards can be entered into a drawing for a chance to select a big-ticket item prize (prize options to TBD). One entry per employee. A drawing will take place at the end of each timeslot
  • 4 Square: Find yourself in the right square at the right time, and you might just win yourself a Royal Grounds Free Drink Card!
  • Other Games: Cornhole/Bags, Giant Jenga, Ladder Toss, Spikeball, and Giant Tic Tac Toe.
  • Gratitude Station: Tell a coworker how much you appreciate them by writing them a message on a thank-card or postcard. We'll make sure they receive it!


Contact employee-recognition@bethel.edu.


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