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2006 Holiday Greetings from President Shirley Strum Kenny

To: All Faculty and Staff
From: President Shirley Strum Kenny
Date: November 13th, 2006

The winter holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to reunite family and friends, and to enjoy family and cultural traditions.

For the Thanksgiving holiday many offices on the West Campus will choose to remain closed on Friday, November 24. Employees who wish to work on that day should contact Human Resource Services at 2-1129 to arrange alternative work locations.

The year-end holiday season is traditionally a time when employees spend some time away from the university. Final exams end on Friday, December 22, and many offices will choose to operate with reduced staffing from Tuesday, December 26, 2006 through Friday, December 29, 2006. Please note that campus operations must continue with at least a skeleton crew throughout this period. Official closings are on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1 for Christmas and New Year’s Day, respectively.

Stony Brook University Medical Center and Health Science Center outpatient facilities, as well as the Long Island State Veterans Home, will maintain normal operations during the holiday period. The Health Sciences Center building will remain fully functional, except for the legal holidays on Monday, December 25 and January 1. Human Resource Services will provide more detailed holiday information, and guidelines on time and attendance issues.

As we approach the holiday season, let me thank you for all that you have accomplished in 2006. I wish you, and your families, happy holidays.