February 19, 2010

Good Morning,

I hope you will join me for our Staff Appreciation Family Fun Day at Tulane's track and football practice field Saturday, February 27.

The day will begin with a walk for staff members and their families at 11 a.m. (registration begins at 10 a.m.) followed by plenty of free jambalaya, fruit, beverages and other snacks, along with games for the kids and fun for the whole family. At 1 p.m., staff members and their families will get free admission to Turchin Stadium as the Green Wave hosts the Bisons of Lipscomb University.

Because the health of our staff is so important, there will also be free screenings for high blood pressure, obesity, elevated lead levels and depression along with information about skin health, skin cancer, reconstructive surgery and more. For more information and to RSVP for this well-deserved thank you, please visit this website.

Showing appreciation will always remind me of my friend Bobby Boudreau, whom I wrote about a few weeks ago. I am sad to report that Bobby passed away early in the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. I will truly miss Bobby and his e-mails and good humor.

As part of his love for all things Tulane, Bobby had great respect and gratitude for our faculty, students and staff. He often mentioned this in his many messages to me, which he would invariably end with "Roll Wave," "Roll Tulane Faculty," "Roll Tulane Students" or "Roll Tulane Staff." His spirit and love for Tulane will always be with us. Bobby will roll forever in my memory.

Have a great weekend,


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