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As part of our ghoulish, greenish nature, YPPS is being FSC® certified as a Chain-of-Custody vendor for the 3rd year in a row!

For Yale's Founders Day Celebrations, the YPPS Outsource team set up photo booths and lifesized cut outs of President Salovey and Yale's mascot Handsome Dan.  There were many events around campus and students and staff were able to take their photo with the President or Handsome Dan.  These many funny photos were covered on Yale's Flicker Page.  To see all the photos click here. 

Michael Ferguson was approached by the COO of YCCI, Tesheia Johnson, about a new advertisement opportunity for the Yale Shuttles concerning an upcoming campaign about Clinical Research. This was the first time shuttle signs would be facing outward.

The campaign focuses on clinical research and how the local community can volunteer to help with clinical trials and help Yale researchers and the world through the studies.

Last weekend, Jonathan Edwards College (JE), the oldest residential college at Yale, celebrated its first all-years, all-classes reunion. Alumni spanning nearly eigth decades returned to 68 High Street to relive their college years, catch up with old friends, and make new ones in the process.

Former students returned from all over the world-- some for the first time since graduation, others a familiar face around the recently rennovated college. And some even returned to see their children as current JE students enjoying the same beautiful courtyard. 

Join YPPS and 50 other vendors September 30 to October 2 at the Annual Yale University Scientific Vendor Show. This yearly research supplier product show features a variety of top-level exhibitors focusing on scientific lab equipment, and Yale departments displaying supporting resources. Get your free goody bag!

The 3-day vendor show takes place from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm, at alternating campus locations:

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) presented David Michalek’s film installation Slow Dancing. 

The event consisted of 46 larger-than-life, hyper-slow-motion video portraits of dance artists from around the world, displayed on three giant screens on Cross Campus. Each subject’s movement was shot on a high-speed camera at several thousand frames per second to drastically slow their motions. See a sample here.

YPPS's Senior Designer, Peter Johnson, retired this month. He will be truly missed by all.

Peter has had a rich history here at Yale. After entering as a freshman in 1962, he went on to earn his undergraduate degree, and by 1980 had earned two Master of Fine Arts degrees at Yale as well in photography and graphic design. During this period, Peter served four years in the Marines, with a tour in Vietnam.

YPPS has instituted a new printing initiative called BluePrint, and are introducing it to students.

“The main driving force behind changing the software is the fact that we want to have one single print management solution on campus for both students and departments to benefit. The University has the same intention in paper-reduction goals. … By choosing to be with a more robust system we are able to accomplish these goals,” said Jim Mathewson, manager of copier rental and cluster printing at YPPS.

Recently, Eddie Van Keuren and Maura Gianakos received some special thanks in the form of balloons, gifts and written praise. Yale Administration, of which YPPS is a part, has implemented a new program to engage and thank staff members. This new program called #outofthebluethanks was recently launched and these are the first staff awards for YPPS. These mini-ceremonies are preceded by a letter or phone call complementing a staff member for a job well done. 

Qijun Fang, who has only been in the United States for a few weeks, was incredibly excited to have won the BluePrint grand prize.

Having just moved from China, he felt that this was a wonderful welcome gift. Qijun will be studying Statistics at Yale and hopefully, printing will now be one less thing to worry about.  

We wish him the best of luck in his graduate program!