SILS staff and faculty participate in Jingle Bell Jog

December 7, 2012
Staff and faculty of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill participated in the University's annual Jingle Bell Jog on Dec. 7, 2012.
 
Kaitlyn Murphy, student services manager, undergraduate and organizer of SILS team; Lara Bailey, student services manager, graduate; Susan Sylvester, executive assistant to the dean; Shaundria Williams, human resources manager; Tammy Cox, assistant dean of administration; Lori Haight, career services coordinator; Mark Snyder, desktop support and help desk manager; Heather Lewis, health informatics coordinator; Tom Caruso, health information liaison research associate; and faculty members Evelyn Daniel, dean emerita; Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor; Ron Bergquist, clinical assistant professor; and Brian Sturm, associate professor - along with Margarita, Evelyn's faithful golden labrador - made up the SILS team who finished the run/walk on a cold and rainy day in Chapel Hill. The group chose M&Ms as the theme for their costumes and wore antlers to finish the festive look.
 
The Jingle Bell Jog is a three mile fun run or 1.5 mile walk open to all UNC faculty and staff. In the past, over 500 participants have completed the Jingle Bell Jog as either part of a team or individually. The event is designed to promote physical activity, health and well-being.

The group made a canned food donation on behalf of SILS to a local shelter and pet donations went to the Orange County Animal Shelter. All participants were eligible for prize drawings following the run/walk. Heather Lewis was one of the recipients. She received a UNC at Chapel Hill magnet and a gift certificate to Kildare’s Pub.  Sadly, the award for best team costume went to another group this year.

Jingle Bell Joggers
Preparing to run at the Campus Recreation Building are joggers, from left to right, Gary Marchionini, Mark Snyder, Kaitlyn Murphy (organizer), Ron Bergquist, Tammy Cox, Susan Sylvester, Tom Caruso, Heather Lewis, Shaundria Williams, Brian Sturm, Evelyn Daniel and Lara Bailey in front.