Pursuit of Happiness
Pursuit of Happiness Day: April 13, 2015
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson pinned these words in the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming all people had the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Pursuit of Happiness Day is a day to reflect and celebrate happiness and our right to pursue it. The Pursuit of Happiness Day occurs each year on April 13, Thomas Jefferson's birthday.
On Monday, April 13th, UCM will celebrate the Pursuit of Happiness Day to promote the mission of the national Happiness Initiative. The goals of the Happiness Iniative are to work for a just, healthy and resilient society where all people have the opportunity to pursue happiness.
Pursuit of Happiness Day 2015 Schedule:
|Service and Games||10:00-11:30||Union Mall|
|Happy Dance||12:00-1:00||Union Mall|
|Ceremony for Awards "Happiness Award" and essay contest winners.||1:00-2:00||Union 237B|
In the event of rain, Union Atrium and Union 238 will be used for events that would have occurred at the Union Mall.
To nominate a faculty or staff member to receive a Pursuit of Happiness Day Award, please click here!
More information about events will be forthcoming.
Here are some photos from Pursuit of Happiness Day 2014:
A student enjoys Pursuit of Happiness Day and poses with a canine from the Warrensburg Police Department.
John Culp presents a Pursuit of Happiness Day award to Beth Rutt.
Click HERE for UCM's 2014 Events