Traffic Alert, Part Two
In addition to the previously announced construction project between La
Jolla and TSRI (see News&Views
June 30, 2003), traffic around TSRI will be affected by the replacement
of the 71-year-old bridge on North Torrey Pines Road over Los Peñasquitos
Creek. Two lanes should remain open at all times during construction,
which will begin this fall and is scheduled to last about 18 months. The
new 340-foot-long bridge will include bicycle lanes, a pedestrian walkway
on one side, bus turnouts, and access ramps leading from the beach to
the bridge. The bridge will be wide enough for three lanes of traffic
but will be limited to two under California Coastal Commission restrictions.
New English-as-a-Second-Language Class to Begin
A new English-as-a-second-language class will begin Tuesday, August 12.
This class, taught by instructor Cassandra Wadkins, will meet from 6:30
to 8:30 PM every Tuesday in the Immunology Building West Conference Room.
The price for three months (12 classes) is $60. Each intermediate-level
English class is divided into speaking and listening, idioms and vocabulary,
and reading and writing. If you would like to improve your English communication
skills and your understanding of friends and colleagues, movies, television
shows, and the news, this class is for you. The instructor uses movies,
games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawing, and novels to
teach standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the same
time! For more information, leave a message at x4-2176.
Carpool to Work
A carpool sponsored by TSRI's Parking Services is now available to employees.
To register go to: http://www.scripps.edu/services/parking/carpool.htm.
Dental Plan Reminder
Benefits Administration would like to remind all participants in the TSRI
Dental Plan that they will receive the maximum level of coverage when
visiting a DeltaPreferred Dentist. With a DeltaPreferred Dentist, routine
exams and cleanings are covered at 100% with no deductible. It is important
to verify that your dentist is still part of the DeltaPreferred network
before each visit as dentists can move in and out of the network. If you
visit a dentist who is contracted with Delta but is not in the DeltaPreferred
network, you will receive 80% coverage after a $50 deductible for routine
exams and cleanings. Coverage is also available through non-Delta dentists
although you may be responsible for more out-of-pocket expenses when using
this option. To find a DeltaPreferred Dentist, visit www.deltadentalca.org
or contact Benefits Administration for a provider booklet. If you have
any questions about your dental coverage, you may contact the Benefits
group at x48487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws, and Tetanus Vaccinations
On Monday, August 11, Wednesday, August 13, and Friday, August 15, personnel
from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be onsite to conduct TB screenings,
Hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus vaccinations. The
clinics will be conducted at the Administrative Offices (3301 North Torrey
Pines Court) on the P1 level from 11 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are necessary.
TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals receiving
the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday, and individuals
screened on Wednesday, will need to return on Friday. Initiation of the
TB screening process will not be available on Friday, but hepatitis B
immunization, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations will be. To learn
more about these programs, see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational
Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information sheets.
Look for Next News&Views August 25
The next issue of News&Views, which is published every other week
throughout the summer, will be posted by Monday, August 25. The deadline
for announcement and calendar submissions is Wednesday at noon for the
following Monday's publication.
Go back to News & Views Index
Picnic Teams Ride on the Cutting Edge
This year's picnic team competitions included "sword fights" on "horseback,"
true to the event's Renaissance theme. In first-place was a team called
The Chastity Belters, captained by Frank von Delft; in second place was
Team Blackadder, captained by Gavin Jenkins; and in third place was The
Gladiators, captained by Adriane Mosley. Photo by Kevin
Betty Chastain Retires After 26 Years
Administrative Assistant Elizabeth "Betty" Chastain (a.k.a.
"Goddard") retired last month after 26 years of service. "Working with
Richard Ulevitch and his staff for the last 19 years was the highlight
of my career and a very enriching growth period," she says. "Richard's
support and encouragement to be independent will serve me very well as
I move forward into my new career." Now a resident of Colorado Springs,
Colorado, Chastain notes, "I miss Scripps dearly. [But] Colorado Springs
is absolutely beautiful and a great place to be. I've already found a
quilt shop!" Photo by BioMedical Graphics.