Vol 11. Issue 17 / May 16, 2011
Martha Fedor to Speak at NWiS LectureSeries
Styrofoam Now Recyclable on California Campus
Scripps Research scientists and staff are encouraged to recycle all forms of styrofoam, placing smaller pieces in the blue single-stream recycling bins. Larger pieces may be left in the hallways outside labs for Environmental Services pickup.
While styrofoam recycling cannot currently be accommodated on the Scripps Florida campus, Safety Coordinator and Green Team member Carol Swete notes the campus may begin the eco-friendly practice in the future.
Fairs for Good Health
Both events will feature health and wellness screenings—including body fat analysis, spinal screenings, and blood pressure testing—fitness and recreation demonstrations, chair massages, giveaways, and food samples. Exhibitors will include the American Red Cross; San Diego Humane Society; Costco; Sam's Club; Legoland, Disneyworld, and SeaWorld; and Fidelity Investment, as well as medical and dental insurance companies, including those affiliated with Scripps Research benefit plans. All Scripps Research employees and graduate students are invited to attend.
Lunch & Learn: "The Human-Animal Bond"
In the event, sponsored by the Counseling and Physiological Services Department, featured speaker Lorri Greene, clinical psychologist, author, and recognized expert on the human-animal bond, will cover:
New Location Set for Annual Scripps California Golf Tournament
Scheduled for 12:30 to 8 PM, the tournament's $65-per-person fee includes green fees, warm-up/driving range balls, and dinner. The scramble format allows 36 four-person teams; each team must include at least two Scripps Research employees. Individual players will be matched with teams whenever possible, according to organizer Todd Maxwell, safety officer with Environmental Health and Safety.
Reservations are available on a first-come, first-play basis and must be paid by July 1. A reservation form for the 2011 tournament will be available at the Sports@Scripps golf webpage in the near future, said Maxwell.
This year's event will feature trophies and prizes awarded to the top teams, closest to the pin, and longest drive. According to Maxwell, "We will also continue our recent tradition of honoring our fallen friend with the 'Jared Purton Spirit Award,' bestowed on the player(s) who best represent the 'duffer spirit.'"
For further tournament details, contact Maxwell.
Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu
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