Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Are you interested in K-12 education and public outreach? If so, please join your colleagues in an online Zoom discussion about this topic on Tuesday, January 26 from 2:30-3:30 pm. During this meeting, we will share updates on education and outreach efforts happening across the organization, discuss ideas for collaborations across groups, and discuss new ideas for education and outreach efforts we want to consider doing in the future.

To RSVP, please send an email to Shaun Bush at sbush@ucar.edu and you'll be added to the calendar invite.

If you would like to discuss or share anything at the meeting, please add it to our agenda. This is a living document that you can fill out before and during the meeting.

In addition, if you haven't already signed up for the email list for this group (k12@ucar.edu), please email Emily Snode-Brenneman at emilysb@ucar.edu and let her know that you would like to be added to the list to get notifications about education and outreach opportunities.

We hope to see you at the meeting!

Posted by Emily Snode-Brenneman at ext. 2579, emilysb@ucar.edu

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Eric Gilleland - National Center for Atmospheric Research

Spatial forecast verification has exploded into an increasingly complicated set of tools for either automatically assessing forecast performance or providing diagnostic plots and other information.  A set of tools that breaks that mold by providing simple, easy-to-understand summary measures has also gained some traction in recent years, and are now included, for example, in the MET software.  No single summary will provide all the information needed and each will have its pros and cons.  Recent work has demonstrated some common pitfalls with each of them.  Predicated off of this work, a new summary measure is proposed that does not suffer from any of these flaws, while providing useful information about forecast performance.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Live webcast - https://operations.ucar.edu/live-ral

Posted by Jenny Bolton at ext. 2852, jbolton@ucar.edu

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to Thursday, February 18, 2021

Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup

This is a cozy, hearty soup that is great on those chilly winter days.  This can easily be made totally vegetarian by omitting the chicken stock and using vegetable broth instead.  Top with bacon, fresh chives (or green onions), cheese, or my recipe below for homemade croutons.

Homemade Croutons

I like to freeze leftover bread to make homemade croutons for salads and soups.  I usually have leftover buns, rolls and sometimes sandwich bread as there are only 2 of us in our household.  You can even toast the bread and make your own bread crumbs if you have a food processor.  For the bread crumbs follow this recipe, but then grind them up to your desired consistency.  Store in an airtight container.

Neelee Smith, Banquet Captain

nsmith@ucar.edu

 

Links to Recipes:

Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup

Homemade Croutons

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here  

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Monday, January 4, 2021 to Thursday, February 4, 2021

Supervisor Orientation is now available as a eight-hour virtual training, spread out over three weeks. This program is designed to give supervisors a high-level understanding of their role and responsibilities in our organization. This orientation is required for all new supervisors, and is highly recommended for current supervisors or anyone interested in exploring advancement to a supervisory role.

The training highlights the responsibilities and legal duties of supervisors and applies these to real-world scenarios. The session focuses on issue-spotting and how to address legal situations through the life cycle of an employee (hiring, performance management, end of employment). We tell you what you need to know as a supervisor about harassment, discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, wage and hour laws, workplace safety, and much more.

You can register for Supervisor Orientation in Workday.

If you have questions about Supervisor Orientation, contact Mary Helen Matthews regarding training content, or Devon Duncan for help with Workday registration. We look forward to having you join us!

Warmly,

The LEAD Team

Mary Helen Matthews (Office of General Counsel)

Carolyn Brinkworth, Kristen Aponte, and Katy Putsavage (Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)

Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace, and Devon Duncan (Talent & Learning Development)

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 0, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Monday, January 4, 2021 to Sunday, January 31, 2021

Swedish Apple Ring

I’m missing visiting with you all while we enjoy a morning cup of coffee. So as we head into chillier weather, this recipe is one to make and enjoy with one of those cups of coffee we should be having together over a good chat. This recipe is one of my Grandma Svea's from Sweden. In her kitchen there was ALWAYS a coffee cake! When I was growing up I think I believed that the coffee cake existed for my Grandpa, and maybe it did. But a piece of cake was always available and it was a very “adult” thing to have with coffee. Grandma Svea’s cakes were dense but light, and flavored only with a small amount of extract and a few chopped nuts and dried or fresh fruits for filling. This cake recipe uses a bit of both -- dried and fresh fruits and is just the right amount of sweet to enjoy with your family and your morning coffee.

From Grandma Svea’s table to yours, I invite you to enjoy this Apple Ring Coffee Cake to help "ring" in a sweet NEW YEAR!

So follow along with the video and look out for more recipes on Life is a Banquet … Taste Everything!

Grandma Svea Brubaker & Chef Nancy Bottlemy

bottlemy@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Swedish Apple Ring

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here  

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Thursday, December 31, 2020 to Sunday, January 31, 2021

Buffalo Tenderloin Steak with Chili Espresso Rub

Buffalo is a much leaner meat and delicious when paired with this unique, flavorful rub. Be sure to check out all of the other rubs and marinades in the recipes below.

Chef Matt Pinter, Center Green

mpinter@ucar.edu

 

Assorted Rubs & Marinades

Here is a collection of about 13 different rubs and marinades to season just about any protein or foods you can think of, including BBQ rubs, Cajun rubs, Chili marinades, and so much more. 

Chef Matt Pinter & Chef Nancy Bottlemy

mpinter@ucar.edu, bottlemy@ucar.edu

 

Links to Recipes:

Buffalo Tenderloin Steak with Chili Espresso Rub

Assorted Rubs & Marinades

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here

 

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 to Saturday, January 30, 2021

Vegetable Pozole

Here is a warm and comforting vegetarian recipe good for the holiday season!

Lazaro Lopez, Foothills Assistant Chef

llopez@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Vegetable Pozole

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here  

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 to Friday, January 29, 2021

French Onion Soup

This is one of my all time favorite soups. I love cheese and I love caramelized onions. This soup is like a warm hug on a cold day. I hope you enjoy it.

Neelee Smith, Banquet Captain

nsmith@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

French Onion Soup

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here  

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Monday, December 28, 2020 to Thursday, January 28, 2021

Holiday Ponche

Ponche or “punch” is another traditional drink that I make for the holidays! It’s better to be served hot in my opinion!!

Berry Plantains

Here is a festive dessert recipe great for celebrating the holidays that you can pair with my berry plantain recipe, enjoy!

Lazaro Lopez, Foothills Assistant Chef

llopez@ucar.edu

 

Links to Recipes:

Holiday Ponche

Berry Plantains

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here

 

In case you missed our UEngage & Event Services special event last week, you can catch up and build your Gingerbread House with us during this replay where we give you lots of fun and helpful tips! Don't forget to send in your pictures of the final masterpiece to eventsvs@ucar.edu so we can post your creations on our UEngage website.

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Sunday, January 24, 2021

The U-Engage! committee is inviting all staff and their families to participate in a monthly snow sculpture building contest. Don’t worry if you live in an area with no snow, you can still get creative with other nature items, such as sand, or even items in your house. All types of (snow) art are welcome, including but not limited to snowpeople, snow angels, sculptures, structures, etc.

Each month (December 2020-March 2021), contestants will need to send a photo of their sculpture to Ellen Thomas (ellent@ucar.edu) to add to a monthly Google Drive and numbered anonymously. At the end of each month, staff will be invited to vote for their favorite creation via a Google form. The top 3 creations with the most votes will win first, second, and third place for that month. Winners will be given the choice of several UCAR/NCAR co-branded prizes and will be announced the following week.

Rules:

  • Participants can only win once.
  • Participants should keep their creations work appropriate.
  • Participants are allowed a single entry per month, however; if they submit an entry for the month and wish to change their entry before the end of the month, they may do so by emailing a new entry indicating such.

 

Put on your artistic (and your winter) hat, and keep an eye on the forecast! We look forward to seeing what you’ll create over the next few months!

This activity is for the purpose of socializing and entertainment. Staff who would like to participate will need to use personal time as work hours cannot be charged for attending this event.

Posted by Ellen Thomas at ext. 2604, ellent@ucar.edu

Friday, December 11, 2020 to Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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