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NASA HQ Heads Up 25 March 2003

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2003

BLACK HISTORY MONTH OBSERVANCE

Tuesday, March 25, 9 a.m., auditorium. The program will feature motivational speaker and author Jewel Diamond Taylor. Entertainment by the NASA HQ Gospel Choir. Chris Rodriguez, 359-0950.

GODDARD CENTER DIRECTOR'S COLLOQUIUM POSTPONED

Tuesday, March 25. The Colloquium featuring Patricia McLagan has been postponed. Gail Williams, 301-286-0159.

IFM CORE FINANCIAL BRIEFING (FOR CORE FINANCIAL USERS)

Business Warehouse (BW) Demonstration and Q&A. Thursday, March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m., auditorium. (Two sessions are being held for your convenience.) Sandra Smalley, 358-4731.

IFM OPEN HOUSE SESSIONS

- Purchasing (for Core Financial Users): March 25, and 27, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Rm. 3P50.

- Bankcard (for Bankcard Holders and Approvers): March 25, 1-4 p.m., Rm. 3P50.

- Travel Manager: March 26, 9-11 a.m., Rm. 3P50.

Open Houses provide direct support with transactions you might have questions on, or difficulty processing. These are walk-in sessions facilitated by experienced implementation team members where you may bring your questions and receive hands-on assistance with the new environment. Sandra Smalley, 358-4731.

IFM CORE FINANCIAL BANKCARD WORKSHOP

Wednesday, March 26, 1-4 p.m., MIC 5-A. The Core Financial team is conducting a repeat performance of the Bankcard Workshop for the bankcard holders and approving officials that could not attend the first one. The workshop will give a refresher on the policy and procedures for using the Government Purchasing Credit Card and a demonstration of the new IFMP-Card interface. Sandra Smalley, 358-4731.

QUARTERLY FARE SUBSIDY PICKUP RM. 4K31

- April 1, 2, 3, and 8, 10 a.m.-12 noon and 1:30-3 p.m. - April 9 and 10, 10 a.m.-12 noon only. Subsidies not picked up by April 10 will be forfeited for the quarter. LaKisha Dyson 358-0208 or Denise Hurey 358-2105.

EDUCATOR ASTRONAUT PROGRAM DEADLINE APPROACHING

Deadline: April 30. Nominations and applications for NASA's Educator Astronaut Program are due. The program's goals are to generate renewed interest in science and mathematics and cultivate a new generation of scientists and engineers by nominating and recruiting educators for NASA's astronaut corps. The program has already received over 6,200 teacher nominations and attracted thousands of Earth Crew participants. Earth Crew is an exciting, interactive web-based program that links everyone with space-related educational activities. To find out how you can be involved or to nominate a teacher with the right stuff, visit http://edspace.nasa.gov Dwayne Brown, 358-1726.

HQ SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL AWARDS LUNCHEON

Wednesday, April 23, reception 11:30 a.m., luncheon 12 noon, Discovery Ballroom, Holiday Inn Capital. Purchase tickets for $17 by April 18. Contact Marian Beverly, 358-2318, Denise Hurey, 358-2105, or Rhonda Taylor, 358-0444.

HQ TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

  • - March 26. Effective E-mails and Documents.
  • - March 27. Wellness Coach: Get Healthy with Dr. Todd.
  • - March 28. Time Management: Work Smarter Not Harder.
  • - April 1. Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors.
  • - April 2. Creative Compromise to Team Building.
  • - April 9, 16, 23, 30. Basic Statistics.

http://ohr.gsfc.nasa.gov/DevGuide/Hq/Marchfy03.htm

WIN DINNER FOR TWO

Deadline: March 27, 4 p.m. Name NASA's newest dining establishment and win dinner for two at Panevino's Ristorante in Northwest Washington, DC. When the 9th floor dining facility reopens in mid-April, it will be a brand new place, open to everyone, featuring delicious light breakfasts and full lunches (catered by the award-winning company, Eurest). The only thing missing is a name! Submit suggestions at the Exchange Store. The contest ends 4 p.m. March 27. The new name will be announced the following week. Ron Hoffman, 358-1596.

SIGNED COPIES OF "THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON"

Signed copies of Eugene Cernan's book are available to current and retired NASA employees through the National Air and Space Museum for $22.50 plus $6 for shipping and handling. Place orders by telephone to 202-633-2606.

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