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NASA HQ Heads Up 8 May 2003

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2003

Thursday, May 8, 2003

NASA HQ HEALTH FAIR
Thursday, May 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Multipurpose Room (CG61). Sponsored by the Health Unit, Fitness Center, and Employee Assistance Program. Participating organizations will provide health-related information and services (such as screenings and consultations). Topics include spinal health, blood pressure, massage, lung capacity, and more! This event is free for NASA employees and contractors. Tanya Limpakan, 358-0138.

EXCHANGE COUNCIL BOOK FAIR
May 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., west lobby. "Books are Fun" is featuring books, gifts, children's items, seasonal merchandise, music, videos, and more. For details, see http://www.hq.nasa.gov/exchange/council/events.html#bookfair Karen White, 358-1056.

REGISTER FOR THE GREATER D.C. CARES SERVATHON
Friday, May 9 - deadline. Join the NASA Friends and Family Team for the Servathon on Saturday, May 31, and support community organizations and schools in the Washington, DC, area. Minimum age for participation is 14 years old. To register, Mitchell.D.DeShong@nasa.gov 358-1564, or Terri.Robinson@nasa.gov 358-1203.

HQ TRAINING CALENDAR FOR MAY
http://ohr.gsfc.nasa.gov/DevGuide/Hq/Mayfy03.htm

COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER (CTC) CLASSES
- May 13. Excel Basics II (PC).
- May 15. HTML. Intermediate II (PC).
- May 22. PowerPoint 2000 Advanced II (PC).
- May 28. Access 2000 Basics II (PC).
To register, ctc@hq.nasa.gov or call 358-1111. For details, see http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codec/codeci/ITservices/ctc/ctc.htm

HQ ACADEMIC PROGRAM DEADLINE
Thursday, May 15 - deadline. Continuing Education Program (CEP) applications. For details, see http://ohr.gsfc.nasa.gov/devguide/DevPrograms/hqacademic.htm Submit applications and nominations to Mary Alice Diedrich, NASA/GSFC, Code 114.H. Serena Rounceville, 301-286-8250.

DINE AT THE COLUMBIA CAFE
The Columbia Cafe now has a Web site (http://columbiacafe.hq.nasa.gov) featuring weekly menus and daily specials. A light breakfast service is available from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Lunch is served between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Columbia Cafe is located on the 9th floor in 9G41.

"PRESIDENT'S MANAGEMENT AGENDA - NASA PERSPECTIVE"
Thursday, May 22, reception 5:30, dinner 6:15 p.m., and program 7 p.m., University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center. Join the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for a program featuring a panel of NASA's top officials discussing NASA's approach and performance in meeting the President's Management Agenda. The Master of Ceremonies will be Al Diaz, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center. Panelists include Scott Pace, NASA Deputy Chief of Staff; Vicki Novak, Assistant Administrator for Human Resources; Tom Luedtke, Assistant Administrator for Procurement; Patrick Ciganer, Program Executive Officer for IFMP; Scott Santiago, NASA Office of the CIO; Doug Comstock, Office of the Comptroller. To purchase tickets, see http://www.jhuapl.edu/aiaabaltimore/PMA.pdf Darlene Ahalt dahalt@aol.com 301-812-2674.

HEADQUARTERS LIBRARY MODERNIZATION
The Office of Headquarters Operations is considering a number of options to modernize HQ library services. Ideas include a shift from paper publications to on-line databases, more telephone based interaction between NASA staff and patrons, and use of scanned materials. The Library is a valuable resource that will retain its unique collection of material under all proposed modernization scenarios. Any comments or suggestions regarding modernizing the HQ Library can be directed to Ron Hoffman at 358-1596.

"NACA REUNION X" PLANNED
October 10-12, Cleveland, Ohio. All alumni of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) are invited to attend. For details, write to NASA Glenn Research Center, Attn: NACA Reunion X. Mail Stop 500-311, 2100 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135, or call 216-433-5358.

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