The annual Nonexempt Staff Appreciation Breakfast will be held Wednesday, March 31. Invitations have been sent to all nonexempt and union staff members. The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in Room 304, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.

Because space is limited this year, everyone is asked to register and indicate “Attending Breakfast” or “Cannot Attend” to Cynthia Horsmann by Wednesday, March 24. Those who register are eligible for door prizes – whether the response is “yes” or “no” – and their names will be included for the prize drawings.

For the first time, credit cards will be accepted for the annual silent auction. In addition, the Opening Kitchen Doors cookbook will be available for sale. The cookbook includes more than 300 recipes submitted by faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of UST. Proceeds will go to the NESC Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

Attendees also are asked to support the School of Social Work’s “Kits for Kids” effort to collect school supplies for children in Haiti. Attendees are invited to donate notebooks (wide- or college-ruled, 150-200 sheets; no loose-leaf paper notebooks), blunt scissors, 30-cm. rulers, pencil sharpeners, unsharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, erasers (about 2.5 inches long), construction paper in assorted colors, boxes of 16 or 24 crayons, and sturdy cloth bags approximately 12-by-14 inches, with cloth handles or drawstring closure.

Questions? Contact Barb Joynson, NESC president, (651) 962-6434.