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Christmas celebrations and hospitality expenses

Posted on: Nov 20, 2018

When we were a faith-based institution we held various Christmas celebrations on campus. This tradition still forms part of our heritage, but as a more open institution we also recognize the important celebrations of other religious traditions.

With that in mind, we will be hosting two events in December, both fairly closely connected to our Christmas traditions. The first is a Christmas tree lighting on December 1 (3pm-6pm) that will be a nice family and community outreach time involving children’s crafts, hot chocolate and treats, carols, horse drawn sleigh rides on Ada Boulevard, and…the lighting of our tree. The second is the potluck on December 19, at which we enjoy a good lunch together and some Christmas carols (I promise NOT led by me).

But what of our traditional CUE funded Christmas get together? In the interests of consistency and fiscal responsibility each CUE employee has been allocated a maximum of $35 per year for a social event in their faculty, department, or unit. This event may occur at the discretion of the leader of that administrative unit at any time of the year.

The Hospitality Expenditure Policy and related procedures are available here.