decades party invitationMcGovern Medical School officially kicks off its yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration ­­with an Ice Cream Social Tuesday, Sept. 17, featuring a Decades Party theme sponsored by the Employee Relations Committee.

The party will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Leather Lounge and will feature ice cream, a decades-themed costume contest, music throughout the decades, and a photo booth with various props featuring the 50th anniversary logo.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite outfit from their favorite decade. The costume contest will begin at 12:30 p.m., and winners will be announced at 1 p.m. Three prizes will be awarded to the best costumes with the winner taking home a $50 gift card, the runner-up receiving a $25 gift card and the third-place finisher winning a swag bag.

In addition to the costume contest, McGovern Medical School will launch its monthly social media giveaway at the Decades Party. Each month, one of the Medical School’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) will post a scavenger hunt task. Participants who complete the task will be entered in a random drawing for a prize. The first task will be to take a picture at the Decades Party photo booth and post it to Instagram while tagging @McGovernMedSchool and using including #50YearsMcGovern in the post.

To learn more about the Medical School’s 50th Anniversary, visit the newly designed website by clicking here. The website features a timeline of historic events from the past half-century as well as photo and video galleries, a growing list of events, and access to an array of 50th anniversary downloads.