Help Feed Hungry Families
NIH’ers can make a difference in the lives of area families by donating non-perishable food items to the 2015 Feds Feed Families (FFF) Campaign. Many people in our community experience hunger. Your donations will help individuals served by three local organizations: the Children’s Inn at NIH, the Safra Family Lodge and the Capital Area Food Bank.
Between July 6 and Aug. 26, drop off unexpired, non-perishable, unopened food items in any FFF box at 42 on- and off-campus locations. Forgot to bring in your donations? You can donate online. For a list of locations and most-wanted items, as well as directions for donating online, see www.ors.od.nih.gov/FedsFeedFamilies.
Also, be on the lookout for multiple “Fill the Truck” events at which staff can walk, bike, or drive to set locations to help fill a donation truck. The events will take place 8-11 a.m. on July 14, 15, 21, 22 and Aug. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at various locations.
If you have questions, contact FedsFeedFamiliesNIH@mail.nih.gov.
Grad, Professional School Fair Set, July 15
The NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair will be held on Wednesday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Natcher Conference Center. The fair provides an opportunity for NIH summer interns and postbacs, as well as other college students in the D.C. area, to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., M.D./Ph.D. and other graduate and professional degrees. In addition to more than 150 representatives visiting from various schools and career-planning workshops, there will be exhibits open from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Visit https://www.training.nih.gov/gp_fair for a list of participating institutions and registration information.
Children’s Inn Seeks Facilities Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to assist the facilities management team at the Children’s Inn at NIH with light maintenance-related projects. These include hanging pictures, installing hair dryers, small painting projects, rearranging furniture, etc. Hours are flexible during weekdays.
If interested, contact Laura King, senior director of volunteers and community outreach, at email@example.com.
Flag Status Answers Now Available
Employees and visitors to the NIH campus sometimes notice that the flags in front of Bldg. 1, Bldg. 10 and other locations are occasionally at half-staff. Curious about the flag status, they often call the NIH switchboard for answers. Now, there is an instant way to find out. Simply send an email to Flag_Notification@sos.state.md.us. Your email will generate an automatic response, including an option to join a flag status listserv. Responses typically cover the display status of both the United States flag and the Maryland state flag.
Food Service Returns to Bldg. 1
The Bldg. 1 Café debuted on June 15 on the third floor and is open 6:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The café, adjacent to the site of the old Bldg. 1 cafeteria, is available to all NIH staff and visitors and offers a range of espresso drinks, assorted flavors of coffee and smoothies. In the morning, the Bldg. 1 Café offers breakfast pastries to accompany your coffee. At lunch, there is an assortment of salads, grab-and-go sandwiches and soup, as well as toasted sandwiches and paninis. The café is a service of the Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services.
Photos: Eric Bock