UIT Sponsors a Day to Honor Tufts Front-line Support Providers
It has been said that employees in the workplace don't notice their IT support providers when things are going well - we only see them or communicate with them when we have a problem with our computer hardware, email account, or network access. They, on the other-hand, are working quietly behind the scenes keeping IT services available, solving problems and managing IT-related crisis. At Tufts, the people on the front-lines in this chain of IT support and services are the Front-line Support Providers, more commonly known by the acronym FSP's.
To acknowledge and thank the FSP's for their efforts, UIT organized and sponsored the second annual FSP day, which was held in Cousens Gym on June 24th, 2004. FSP's from the 3 campuses came together for a day of games, food, camaraderie, and fun. The organizers of this year's event were Kate Organ, Paul Luppino, and David Bragg. They planned the day's activities,arranged for breakfast and a catered lunch, and presided over the team and individual competitions for raffle tickets. One of the day's most popular events was the Chubby Bunny competition, where participants challenged each other to see who could say "chubby bunny" with the most marshmallows in their mouth. The finals, with Ermann Sully and Bidiak Amana, will be remembered by all who were present for years to come. Raffle prizes this year included printers, handheld's, mp3 players, and gift certificates. Other UIT contributions to the day came from the NOC, who provided wireless access in the gym for the day, and USG's fabulous fruit and chocolate fondue.