According to a UNM press release, the Provost Committee for Staff at UNM is hosting “Meet, Greet and Give” every day this week from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Club, an event designed to to connect University staff with the committee and learn about its initiatiives.

“The event not only supports Lobo Food Pantry, but gives staff members across campus an opportunity to meet current members and learn how they, too, can get involved,” Program Coordinator Lisa Hahn was quoted as saying in the press release. “We are hopeful that this event will help in recruiting new members from underrepresented spaces across campus.”

According to the release, the goals of the event include: recruitment of new members from units not currently represented on the PCS; providing information on what PCS does and how staff can get involved; spreading the word about nominations for staff awards opening up later this month; and to collect non-perishable food donations to contribute toward the Lobo Food Pantry.

As part of the event, attendees can enjoy lunch at the University Club for only $7.95 with a canned food donation, according to the release. If anyone is interested in attending, but doesn’t have time for lunch, they can drop off a canned food item and receive a free entry for a raffle that will be held on Friday.

According to the press release, the Provost Committee for Staff was founded in 1989 to assist the provost in providing opportunities for staff development, recognition and service.

Members of this committee represent staff on issues that affect staff, disseminating information, and carrying out activities regarding staff development and recognition. Committee meetings are held once per month.

Matthew Reisen is the news editor at the Daily Lobo. He can be reached at or on Twitter @MReisen88.