Students from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces Visit Campus
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) hosted a one-day symposium about
basic research on April 12 for students of the Industrial College of the
Armed Forces (ICAF), an educational institution established to study national
resource management. TSRI speakers included: Assistant Professor Benjamin
Cravatt, Associate Professor M. G. Finn, Professor Steve Kay, Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies Jeffery Kelly, and Executive
Vice President Arnold LaGuardia. The students, who are either military
officers or government officials, are completing a Masters program designed
to prepare them for senior management positions in the United States Department
ScrippsAssists Hosts Ice Cream Social
Did you know that if you are an employee of TSRI you are already a
member of ScrippsAssists, the employee volunteer club? And, as a member
of ScrippsAssists, you are invited to celebrate National Volunteers Week
with an ice cream social in the TSRI cafeteria on Wednesday, April 25,
from 12:30 to 2 PM. Perhaps you donated items for the Senior Holiday Basket
Project, or helped maintain the trail at Torrey Pines Reserve. Maybe you
meant to get involved with ScrippsAssists but just haven't been able to
find the right project or the right time. In any case, you are invited
to celebrate volunteerism with delicious build-your-own ice cream sundaes.
This is an opportunity to find out what ScrippsAssists has been up to,
learn what projects are upcoming, and contribute your ideas on new activities
for the group. Come by and meet the members of the ScrippsAssists Steering
Committee, have some ice cream, and celebrate volunteerism!
A Look at TSRIs Vision Plan
Benefits Administration would like to remind participants in TSRI
medical plans that the vision plan is offered through Medical Eye Services
(MES). The coverage is as follows:
- One routine examination per 12 consecutive months,
- Up to $110 toward frames per 24 consecutive months,
- One pair of standard lenses OR up to $100 toward contact lenses per
12 consecutive months.
Vision plan participants need to bring an MES claim form when attending
routine eye exams or purchasing eyewear. A $10 co-payment is required
at the time of annual services.
MES packets are available in Human Resources. The packet includes an
MES claim form, an MES provider directory (which lists ophthalmologists,
optometrists, and opticians), and a fact sheet. If you have questions
or would like an MES packet, please contact Benefits Administration, x4-8487,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also visit the MES website at www.mesvision.com
Discover the Power of Acrobat
Have you wondered what Acrobat is all about? At TSRI, some people
use Acrobat to fill in online documents, such as grants, performance evaluations,
and job requisition forms. Acrobat can also be used as a tool for a collaborative
editing effort where the edit reviews are performed online, perhaps cross-platform.
Acrobat can also be used to build interesting and interactive documents
and "kiosk" style presentations. One handy feature of the full program
is Acrobat Catalog, which creates powerful keyword searches for one or
Acrobat training will be offered in three sessions: Acrobat Basics,
Annotating and Enhancing PDF Files, and Distiller and Catalog. Acrobat
Basics is a prerequisite for the other two classes. The Basics class will
cover the following topics:
- Explanation of the work area and toolbars,
- Navigating a document,
- Minor editing and reordering pages,
- Creating bookmarks and links,
- Converting a Word document using PDFWriter,
- Building a simple "fillable" form.
The first Acrobat Basics course is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24,
8:30 to 11:00 AM. If you would like to learn more about Acrobat and complete
the prerequisite for the other classes, go to http://www.scripps.edu/rc/training/signup.html
or email email@example.com.
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