Inspiration

The following are examples of RAK@App's efforts to inspire faculty and staff to create a kinder campus:

We have proof! April showers really do bring May flowers!

Our RAKTivists were busy bees, crafting adorable Lollipop Flowers to welcome Spring to the High Country and spread some additional cheer to the App State Campus.

Seven RAKTivists spent a fun, April Friday afternoon Planting Seeds of Kindness in peat pots, then wrapping them in a gift bag and bow. Once distributed, they made some faces light up! The intention behind them was to brighten the recipient's day, and they sure did!

March's RAK Activity was truly a blessing! The group had a wonderful time crafting Irish "blessings" with Betsy Craft.

Betsy hand water colored on paper. Then the group cut them into hearts, fashioned them into shamrocks, and created heart-warming postcards for distribution on campus.

February's activity was oh, so sweet -- spreading Valentine's Day cheer in the form of "Cupid Crunch" throughout campus.

November 2018's Project. Here are some of the RAKTivists after making Cinnamon Ornaments to spread throughout campus.

Some RAKTivists spotted a Random Act of Kindness event on campus on Nov. 14, 2018. Here are faculty and students working together to spread Positivity outside their office. Thank you, Office of Student Success!

October 2018's RAK Project.

Fall/Halloween inspired rice krispy treats!

September 2018’s RAK Project provided inspiration to readers. It is our intent to remind all our bookworms on campus about the importance of kindness.

August 2018's RAK Project. These little gems are handmade by the RAKtivists and placed in collected jars. Each arrangement includes a hand-written, inspirational message. And the most fun part? Giving them away!

A group of RAKtivists gathered to create beautiful hand-made cards, and distributed them to faculty and staff around campus. Each has a different message encouraging kindness.

Cards hand made by RAK@App participants
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A RAKtivist created this beautiful bulletin board, on which Library faculty and staff publicly thank or recognize a Library colleague. The kudos are collected at the end of the month for a drawing in which the winner receives a small gift card to the Bookstore. What a wonderful way to promote community and positivity!

Not to be deterred by a lack of experience or artistic ability(!), a group of RAKtivists painted rocks to inspire their colleagues. These were strategically placed around campus at mid-terms.