Staff Notes Daily Announcements

A new Delphi question and answer has been posted about: UCAR's slogan.

To learn more about Delphi, visit the Delphi website.

Posted by Sharon Clark at ext. 2948,

Friday, December 15, 2017 to Thursday, December 21, 2017

Why wait to download articles you know you will need, when you can do it now? In January, the NCAR Library is transitioning its online journal subscription service to provide access to journals held at CU Boulder. We encourage you to do your research early, as there will be changes to Library website and the configuration of our services.

If you have any questions or need help downloading articles, don’t hesitate to contact us at or ext. 1180.

Posted by Jennifer Phillips at ext. 1173,

Friday, December 15, 2017 to Monday, December 18, 2017
Our annual EAC holiday parties have officially come to an end for 2017. We celebrated three wonderful traditions; Holiday Market, Children's Holiday Party, and UCAR's Holiday Party & Awards Ceremony. These events wouldn't be possible without the support of Events Services, Logistics, FMS&S, and MultiMedia Services in supporting the setup, execution, and recovery processes:
Here's a special shout-out to people that made each event so wonderful:
Michael Albright
Cathy Ryan
Lisa Packard
Nancy Post van der Burg
Morgan Cousins
Brian Martinez
Fabian Portillo
Neelee Smith
Mark Dirks
Bob Yale
Maggie Sheridan
Mary Freeman
Yanna Wilson
Roger Thyfault
Spencer Jess
Joe Morgan
Reed Summers
Kelvin Tavarez
Mathew Scherpenseel
THANK YOU once again. Cheers to 2017!
Looking forward to 2018....

Posted by Toni Wallace at ext. 8716,

Friday, December 15, 2017 to Saturday, December 16, 2017

Limited time only!

Help spread the word and share your Mesa Lab pride with this wide selection of clothing, glassware, coffee mugs, desk items, and other memorabilia with the unique 50th anniversary logo. The sale of these products benefits our mission by informing the public about the 50th anniversary of the Mesa Lab and its iconic role fostering science in service to society.

Twenty percent of every purchase helps support the activities of Friends of UCAR.

Visit the site and order your holiday gifts now!

These items may only be available through December 31. Due to popular demand, we are investigating other ways in which we can make NCAR and UCAR logowear and memorabilia available to you.

Posted by Peggy Stevens at ext. 8601,

Thursday, December 14, 2017 to Friday, December 29, 2017
Staff and family members gathered at Center Green 1 on Friday, December 8, to celebrate the year's accomplishments and connect with colleagues from across the organization. During the festivities, UCAR President Antonio Busalacchi named the winners of the 2017 Outstanding Accomplishment Awards, as well as the Distinguished Achievement Award. Read the details here.

Posted by Zhenya Gallon at ext. 8607,

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to Friday, December 29, 2017

In an effort to simplify wireless access for our visitors, guests, and staff with personal devices, there will be a new unencrypted wireless network called "UCAR Visitor" available on Monday, December 18th at all UCAR sites.  Rather than use a weekly password to access the network, guests, visitors, or staff may enter their name and email address to gain short or long term access.

Additionally on December 18th, neither the "UCAR VPN" nor the "UCAR Guest" wireless networks will be available at any UCAR site.  Please direct visitors and guests to the "UCAR Visitor" wireless network. UCAR staff have the option of enrolling on the "UCAR Visitor" network or else working with their IT staff to enroll on the "eduroam" network.  The "eduroam" network has the additional advantages of being both encrypted and also available at other participating labs and educational institutions across the globe.

For any questions related to this change, please send email to

Posted by CISL Help at ext. 2400,

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Mark your calendars for UCAR’s 2018 Pre-Health Fair Bloodwork sessions and Health & Benefits Fair, sponsored by the Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC).  These valuable wellness events are open to UCAR employees, retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent adult children 18-26 years of age. For more information, visit the UCAR Health Fair website.

Pre-Health Fair Bloodwork Registration Site Now Available

To participate in the pre-health fair bloodwork screenings, register to attend one of the following onsite sessions.  The standard full-blood chemistry screenings and PSA blood screening for men 50+ are FREE; optional, additional bloodwork screenings are also available upon request at participant cost. Each participant must register individually.

Pre-Health Fair Bloodwork Session Dates/Locations (Registration and 12-hour fast required; Light refreshments provided at each location)

  • FL:        January 25, 2018, 7:30-11:30 am, FL2-1003
  • ML:       February 1, 2018, 7:30-11:30 am, ML-Damon
  • CG:       February 8, 2018, 7:30-11:30 am, Room 3131
  • NWSC:   February 14, 2018, 7:00-9:00 am, NWSC Janice Room
  • RAF:      February 15, 2018, 8:00-10:30 am, RAF Conference Room

Schedule a blood draw appointment through Health Promotions Management's external, secure registration site: Registration site requires account setup for each participant.

Confirmation emails will include additional instructions with links to all required forms:  bloodwork lab form and instructions, listing of optional blood test and costs (optional tests to be paid by participants), and consent and release forms for you download, complete and bring with you to your appointment.  You'll also receive appointment email reminders closer to your appointment date.  Please note, bloodwork screening results can be claimed at the Health Fair. To have a proxy claim your results, they must bring your signed Proxy Release Form to the Health & Benefits Fair.  All unclaimed results will be postal-mailed to participants.

For those who can't make any of the onsite sessions, click here for information, forms and instructions to have bloodwork done at a local Quest Lab location.  All Quest Lab appointments must be completed by February 15, 2018.  Results will be postal mailed to participants. 

UCAR 2018 Health & Benefits Fair
Tuesday, March 28, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
No registration required

Health Fair events include:  Blood Screening Results and Private Consultations; Blood Pressure Screening, Full Blood Chemistry, PSA Prostate Cancer Screening; Optional Blood Screening Screenings; Pulmonary Screening; Bone Density Screening; Body Mass Analysis; Skin Cancer Screening; Vision/Hearing Screening; Ergonomics; Child and Elder Care Resources; Benefits Information; Chair Massage; Health Information Booths, Refreshments, Giveaways; Prizes; and much, much more!

UCAR offers these events as a service and participation is voluntary.  UCAR does not recommend or endorse any products, services or resources associated with these events. For more information, visit UCAR's Health & Benefits Fair website.

Posted by Laurie Carr at ext. 8702,

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 to Friday, December 29, 2017

The next cohort of UCAR|NCAR Equity and inclusION (UNEION) training is starting at the end of January! To date, more than 60 colleagues at our organization have participated in this training experience. In a post-UNEION survey one participant stated “I believe what I have learned from the UNEION classes make me not only a better employee, but also a better citizen... (NCAR|UCAR) should be proud that UNEION is making a crucial societal impact.”

This is a unique learning opportunity to join a cohort of your colleagues in discussion, readings, and activities that will broaden your understanding of ways in which various identities can affect our experiences in society and the workplace. UNEION is a four-part training series with a new topic covered each meeting and there is about 2-3 hours of preparation work before each session. You must register for ALL FOUR sessions to participate.

To register please log into the Connect Website. Select the link titled "View the EOD Training Calendar and Register for Courses" and search for “UNEION”.

We look forward to having another invested cohort engage in the UNEION curriculum. If you have questions or need more information please contact Kristen Luna Aponte.

Posted by Kristen Luna Aponte at ext. 1657,

Friday, December 8, 2017 to Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Thank you for everyone that was able to attend the Children's Holiday Party this past Saturday on 12/2/17. An average, we had about 350 children there! It was festive and the attendees were happy and really enjoyed themselves.

A special thank you to all of the volunteers that helped:
Setup and Decoration: Macy Nedelka, Tom Cordova, and Laurie Chavez.
Event - Morning Shift: Belinda Housewright and family, Gokhan Danabasoglu and family, Heather Hoyer and family, Mijeong Park and family, Karrey Van Sky, and Justin Small and family.
Event - Afternoon Shift: Laurie Chavez, Annareili Morales, Amy Smith and family, Aleta Baker and family, Anne-Marie Tarrant, and Benjamin Cross and family.
Cleanup Crew: All hands were on deck! Thank you to everyone for the additional support!

SPECIAL Thank You to Santa Claus: Michael Kercher from Cheyenne, WY . We appreciate your support and kindness to volunteer for the task of being Santa and making kiddos smile! =)

It's clear that this event is treasured by families within our organization and that many appreciate the tradition. Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible.

Looking forward to next year's Children's Holiday Event already!!!

Click here to view photos from the event.

Posted by Toni Wallace at ext. 8716,

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 to Friday, December 22, 2017

There are only a few slots left for this 3.5 day workshop, which is geared towards new users of NCL. It will include a combination of introductory lectures on NCL, scientific data formats, and graphics, with interactive sessions and hands-on labs every day. During the labs, the instructors work with students to help them write NCL programs for analyzing their own data.

Registration is limited to 16 students. The deadline is January 15, 2018, but we recommend that you register earlier to guarantee a spot.

See the link below for full details and a link to the registration form.

Posted by Mary Haley at ext. 1254,

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Monday, January 15, 2018