Today at Berkeley Lab

CANCELED: Blood Drive Feb. 16; Amazon Gift Card for Donors

Help the American Red Cross fight a winter blood shortage. Blood drive takes place on Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria lot. Donors receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Go here to schedule an appointment (sponsor code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Use RapidPass to expedite the registration process.

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Lab CUCSA Accepting Staff and Leadership Award Nominations

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is accepting award nominations for the Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award and the Outstanding Senior Leadership Award. The awards honor employees who are supportive and inclusive of staff, and encourage equity and diversity. Deadline is Feb. 24. Pictured is former winner Lady Idos (right).

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Photo Club ‘Architecture’ Contest Winners Announced

First place goes to John Christensen (EESA), second to Robert Cheng (ETA), third to Randy Roig (retiree), and fourth to Joost Daniels (ATAP). Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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Lab Asian Association Hosts Chinese New Year Festival on Feb. 5

The event — from noon to 3 p.m. at Perseverance Hall (Building 54) — includes such activities as making and sampling dumplings and a tea tasting. All Lab employees and affiliates are welcome. Contact Larry Li Guo for more information.

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Employee Discount for Berkeley Symphony Concert, Jan. 26

The Berkeley Symphony concert, Program III: Relevance, takes place Jan. 26, 8 p.m. on campus at Zellerbach Hall. Lab staff can enjoy a special rate of $20 for side and rear orchestra seats (use code LAB20). Go here to purchase tickets. For assistance, call (510) 841-2800, ext. 1. More>

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Be Good to Yourself…Attend Weekly Lab Yoga Classes

Is taking better care of your body among your New Year’s resolutions? Consider attending classes hosted by the Lab’s Yoga Club on Mondays and Fridays in Bldg. 70-191 from noon to 1:15 p.m. All levels are welcome. Equipment (mats, blocks, straps) is provided. Cost is $15 per class, or $60 for a series of five. First class on Friday is free. Classes are listed on the Lab events calendar.

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Photo Club ‘Anything Holiday’ Contest Winners Announced

In first place is Haris Mahic (ALS). Tied for second are Janie Page (ETA), Karen Lingua (OCFO), Tim Kneafsey (EESA), and Ross Schaefer (Facilities). Tied for third are Stephen Czarnecki (ETA) and Matt Rivas (Facilities). Tied for fourth are John Christensen (EESA) and Jon Bertsch (JGI). Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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Staff Spread Holiday Cheer Around the Lab

With the holidays just around the corner, employees around the Lab are getting into the spirit of the season by festooning their offices with garland, stockings, lights, and other adornments. Have a photo you’d like to share? Email the image along with division/group name, location, and ID for employees in photo.

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Red Cross Blood Drive on Dec. 15

The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Perseverance Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Photo Club ‘Shadows’ Theme Winners Announced

Tied for first place are Janie Page (ETA), Karen Salvini (OCFO) and Stephen Czarnecki (ETA). Second place goes to Matt Rivas (Facilities), while Tim Kneafsey (EESA), Paul Porter (Computing), and Joost Daniels (ATAP) tied for third place. Go here to view the images and for more on the Photo Club.

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