Student Employee Appreciation Week

Student Employee Appreciation Week (SEAW) last took place in 2021 from April 12-16. During that week we had multiple events and activities planned across campus. Some of those events included a hot dog roast, daily prizes, daily raffles, student employee spotlights and an ice cream social. 

The purpose of SEAW is to highlight our student employees at Grand Valley State University and show our gratitude for all they do. GVSU wouldn't be the same without our student employees and all of their incredible contributions to our campus. Please see below for details on how we celebrated our student employees in 2021 and check back next year for information on SEAW 2022.

 

 


Monday Events

KICK OFF - Special "Thank You" from President Mantella

10am - DAILY SCAVENGER HUNT! Every day we will show a close up image of a well known landmark on one of the GVSU campuses. The first 3 student employees to correctly guess which landmark was indicated will win a prize basket! Winners will be announced at 4pm along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. See below images for details. 

12pm - OFFICE DECORATING CONTEST! Please email all submissions to studentjobs@gvsu.edu by 12pm today in order to be included in the contest. Images of your office decorations will need to be placed on a 1 page Word document and saved as a JPG. Please include your office/department name on the document.

12pm - DAILY RAFFLE! Each day we will be choosing a random GVSU student employee to receive a prize sponsored by the GVSU Laker Store. Winner will be emailed and announced on our social media pages.

2pm - OFFICE DECORATING CONTEST VOTING OPENS! All student employees and student supervisors can cast up to 3 votes for your favorite office decoration. Voting will be open for 24 hours with the winner announced tomorrow.

4pm - SCAVENGER HUNT REVEAL! The 3 winners will be announced along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. Winners will be notified via email and must pick up prize within 1 week. 

Scavenger Hunt Hint

Scavenger Hunt Hint of abstract yellow metal with blue sky and clouds in the background

If you think you know the location of the scavenger hunt hint above, click on the button at the top of the screen to submit your entry! Must be a GVSU student employee. Winner will be announced at 4pm today. 

Prize

Prize basket including a Grand Valley umbrella, Grand Valley socks, a Grand Valley mug and candy.

To start out the week, the first 3 student employees to correctly guess which landmark the image to the left indicates will win a "GV Bling" prize basket including a GV umbrella, GV socks, a GV mug and candy.

Scavenger Hunt Reveal

Yellow sculpture by Mackinac Hall on the Allendale campus

Congratulations to Georgia Barber, Nathan Funckes, and Connor Boerma for correctly guessing the scavenger hunt location this morning! The location shown was the yellow sculpture at Mackinac Hall on the Allendale campus. We had so many students submit the correct answer so tomorrow we’ll make things a little more difficult! 

Tuesday Events

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - Today we are highlighting student employees Alexis Greb from the Padnos International Center & Jordan Pellerito from Catering.

10am - DAILY SCAVENGER HUNT! Every day we will show a close up image of a well known landmark on one of the GVSU campuses. The first 3 student employees to correctly guess which landmark was indicated will win a prize basket! Winners will be announced at 4pm along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. See below images for details. 

12pm - DAILY RAFFLE! Winner will be emailed and announced on our social media pages.

2pm - OFFICE DECORATING CONTEST VOTING CLOSES

3pm - OFFICE DECORATING CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED! The winning office will receive a lunch party for their student employees sponsored by GVSU Student Employment. Announcement will be made on our social media pages and winner will be notified via email.

4pm - SCAVENGER HUNT REVEAL! The 3 winners will be announced along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. Winners will be notified via email and must pick up prize within 1 week. 

Scavenger Hunt Hint

Rounded concrete object with green building in the background

If you think you know the location of the scavenger hunt hint above, click on the button at the top of the screen to submit your entry! Must be a GVSU student employee. Winner will be announced at 4pm today. 

Prize

Scavenger hunt prize including a candle, a journal & pen, lotion, Chapstick, hot chocolate, a cleansing face mask and chamomile tea.

We know this semester has been a tough one, so the first 3 student employees to correctly guess the location of the image to the left will win a self-care basket. This basket includes a candle, a journal & pen, lotion, Chapstick, hot chocolate, a cleansing face mask and chamomile tea.

Scavenger Hunt Reveal

Water fountain behind the Student Services Center

Congratulations to Hadley Christensen, Talia Simons, and Brianna Wisti for correctly guessing the scavenger hunt location this morning!  The location shown this morning was the fountain located on the back side of the Student Services Center on the Allendale campus.

Wednesday Events

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - Today we are highlighting student employees Madison Zielinski & Anusha Yalamanchi from the Chemistry Department.

10am - DAILY SCAVENGER HUNT! Every day we will show a close up image of a well known landmark on one of the GVSU campuses. The first 3 student employees to correctly guess which landmark was indicated will win a prize basket! Winners will be announced at 4pm along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. See below images for details. 

12pm - DAILY RAFFLE! Winner will be emailed and announced on our social media pages.

4pm - SCAVENGER HUNT REVEAL! The 3 winners will be announced along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. Winners will be notified via email and must pick up prize within 1 week. 

Scavenger Hunt Hint

Painting using the colors blue, orange, black, white and teal

If you think you know the location of the scavenger hunt hint above, click on the button at the top of the screen to submit your entry! Must be a GVSU student employee. Winner will be announced at 4pm today. 

Prize

Scavenger hunt winner prize basket includes a notebook, pens, highlighters, sticky notes, Gatorade, granola bars, flash cards, popcorn, and cheese its.

It may be hard to believe, but this semester is nearly over. Today’s prize is a finals week survival basket that includes everything you’ll need to survive and conquer finals week 2021. The first 3 student employees to correctly guess the location of the image to the left will win a notebook, pens, highlighters, sticky notes, Gatorade, granola bars, flash cards, popcorn, and cheese its.

Scavenger Hunt Reveal

Fish Mural on the downtown campus

Congratulations to Audrey Best, Hannah Dunham, and Ashley Lothschutz for correctly guessing the scavenger hunt location this morning! The location shown this morning was of the fish mural underneath the Front St. overpass on the downtown campus. Join us again tomorrow at 10am for another scavenger hunt hint!

Thursday Events

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - Today we are highlighting student employee Noah Hyler from the Human Resources Benefits Team & Ella Beringer from the Charter Schools Office.

10am - DAILY SCAVENGER HUNT! Every day we will show a close up image of a well known landmark on one of the GVSU campuses. The first 3 student employees to correctly guess which landmark was indicated will win a prize basket! Winners will be announced at 4pm along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. See below images for details. 

11am-2pm - ICE CREAM GIVEAWAY sponsored by the GVSU APSS Union. Pick up your frozen treat in the Kirkhof Center Lobby (Allendale Campus) or the PCEC Advising Center (EC 101 in Grand Rapids). The giveaway will continue while supplies last or until 2pm. You will need to show your “ticket” in order to receive your ice cream. This ticket was emailed to you in the April Student Employee Newsletter on April 7. Thank you to the APSS Union for generously sponsoring this event!

12pm - DAILY RAFFLE! Winner will be emailed and announced on our social media pages.

4pm - SCAVENGER HUNT REVEAL! The 3 winners will be announced along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. Winners will be notified via email and must pick up prize within 1 week. 

Scavenger Hunt Hint

Wire cable with brick in the background

If you think you know the location of the scavenger hunt hint above, click on the button at the top of the screen to submit your entry! Must be a GVSU student employee. Winner will be announced at 4pm today. 

Prize

Scavenger hunt prize basket including Goldfish crackers, Pringles, Mackinac Island oatmeal cookies, popcorn, mini Oreos, granola bars, Chex Mix, and Gatorade.

The first 3 student employees to correctly guess the location will receive a snack basket! This basket includes all your sweet and salty snacks including Goldfish crackers, Pringles, Mackinac Island oatmeal cookies, popcorn, mini Oreos, granola bars, Chex Mix, and Gatorade.

Scavenger Hunt Reveal

Wrecking ball by Padnos

Congratulations to Erin Dood, Annalise Meilink, and Kathryn VanOort! You correctly guessed the scavenger hunt hint and will receive a snack basket to curb all of your sweet and salty cravings. The location shown this morning was of the wrecking ball on the Allendale campus. Stay tuned tomorrow for the final scavenger hunt image!

Friday Events

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - Today we will be highlighting student employees Adrian Hall from the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Tamary Harris from the Campus Dining Department.

10am - DAILY SCAVENGER HUNT! Every day we will show a close up image of a well known landmark on one of the GVSU campuses. The first 3 student employees to correctly guess which landmark was indicated will win a prize basket! Winners will be announced at 4pm along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. See below images for details. 

11:30am-1pm - HOT DOG ROAST! We are happy to announce that the beloved (and yummy) hot dog roast will be taking place this year! We’ll be handing out hot dogs to student employees by the clocktower on the Allendale campus and in the food court on the GR campus until 1pm today. You will need to show your “ticket” in order to receive your food. While supplies last. We hope to see you there!

12pm - DAILY RAFFLE! Winner will be emailed and announced on our social media pages.

4pm - SCAVENGER HUNT REVEAL! The 3 winners will be announced along with the location of the scavenger hunt hint. Winners will be notified via email and must pick up prize within 1 week. 

WEEK CLOSE - Thank you to all of our incredible student employees! This campus would not be the same without you and we hope you know how appreciated you are. We wish you the best of the luck with the rest of your semester and looking forward to seeing you all for Student Employee Appreciation Week 2022.

Thank you also to the GVSU APSS Union, the GVSU Laker Store and the Campus Dining Department for helping sponsor this week. We'll see you again next year!

 

Scavenger Hunt Hint

blue post with black lava rocks

If you think you know the location of the scavenger hunt hint above, click on the button at the top of the screen to submit your entry! Must be a GVSU student employee. Winner will be announced at 4pm today. 

Prize

Scavenger hunt prize basket includes a GV water bottle, candy, GV temporary face tattoos, pom poms, a beaded necklace, and GV hand warmers.

If you think you know the location of the image to the left, this is your last chance to win the prize! Today’s prize is a game day basket to help you attend GVSU sporting events in style. The first 3 student employees to correctly guess the location of the image to the left will win a GV water bottle, candy, GV temporary face tattoos, pom poms, a beaded necklace, and GV hand warmers.

Scavenger Hunt Reveal

Blue tunnel sculpture by the lake halls on the Allendale campus

Congratulations to Megan Loffer, Jacob Neiheisel, and Sarah Rockow! You correctly guessed the scavenger hunt hint and are the final winners of this week’s scavenger hunt event. The location shown this morning was of the blue tunnel sculpture by the lake halls on the Allendale campus. Thank you to everyone who participated this week! We look forward to bringing you the scavenger hunt again next year.


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