The Cafeteria has rebranded itself as the Slick Café.
Come visit us at the Slick Café for $5 Fridays every Friday this summer! Come in each Friday through August 30, to see our featured $5 Special for the week:
Remember – the specials rotate, so come in to experience the Fresh Difference and to see what our featured special is for the week!
New fitness program available for retirees on the Hartford plan
SwRI retirees and spouses enrolled in the Institute’s Hartford medical plan are eligible to enroll in a new Silver&Fit program that includes:
Ready to get started? Visit www.silverandfit.com to enroll or call customer service at 1-877-427-4788.
Happy Times is going green! You can help save some trees and still get all of your usual news from the digital version. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Electronic Happy Times” in the subject line. Please be sure to include both your email and home address for verification purposes.
For inquiries, please contact JoLyn Swain at email@example.com or 210-522-5100.
Barbara L. Harding, a specialist in the Intelligent Systems Division (10), is retiring following 20 years of service. A ceremony is scheduled in her honor at 3 p.m. Friday, July 19, in Bldg. 68 Conference Room G.
Jeanne Jenks, a research technologist in the Fuels and Lubricants Research Division (08), is retiring following 36 years of service. A ceremony is scheduled in her honor at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 19, in the Bldg. 171 Conference Room 1st Floor.
Dr. Ben Abbott, an Institute Engineer in the Intelligent Systems Division (10), is retiring following 20 years of service. A ceremony will be held in his honor at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, in the Bldg. 68 Conference Room B.
Mary E. Bernal, a senior secretary in the Mechanical Engineering Division (18), is retiring following 24 years of service on Friday, August 2. No formal ceremony is scheduled.
Monica Doré, a staff administrative assistant in the Intelligent Systems Division (10), is retiring following 30 years of service. A ceremony is scheduled in her honor at 3 p.m. Monday, August 5, in Bldg. 68 Conference Room G.
It is with sorrow that we share the news that the following retirees have died this past month:
Pete Larsen, who died June 26, joined the Institute in 1990. At the time of his retirement from SwRI in January 2004, he was a director in the former Training, Simulation, and Performance Improvement Division (07). Before joining the Institute, Larsen served in the United States Air Force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. The family plans to hold a private memorial in Wisconsin.
His obituary and memorial are available online.
Technology Today podcast featuring SwRI’s Ron Green is now available!
When we turn on the tap, many of us are tapping into the groundwater system. Whether your water comes from an aquifer or well, groundwater is flowing into your home. A range of issues, from too much pumping to changes in climate, can threaten the delicate balance of this natural resource. The summer months can be especially taxing on the underground water supply. Our guest in this episode has made it his life’s work to stay ahead of the threats and come up with solutions to keep the system in check. He tells us what it takes to guard our groundwater and how each of us can help protect it.
Listen now as we plunge into our underground waterways.
The Technology Today podcast can be streamed on a computer or device from SwRI.org or Soundcloud. Subscribe to get this and future episodes automatically delivered to your device. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher, or wherever you download your podcasts.
A podcast is essentially a radio show on the internet that you can listen to from almost anywhere. There are two options to listen: Through a website (aka streaming) or by downloading the podcast via an app so you can listen anytime, even without an internet connection.
To download and subscribe: Get the podcast delivered to your phone or tablet each month using an app. For iPhones and iPads, use the Podcasts app already installed on your device or download the app from the App Store. In the Podcasts app, search Technology Today. For Android phones and tablets, use Google Play Music and search Technology Today. You can also find the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. Don’t forget to hit the Subscribe button so you never miss a new episode. Your device may need to be on your cellular provider's network, rather than the SwRI network, to subscribe and download.
For more information, contact Lisa Peña at 210-522-2046.
The SwRI Fitness Center offers a group exercise class especially for SwRI Retirees to improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance as well as muscular strength, range of motion, and balance. This is a low to non-impact class making it safe for your active lifestyle. The class meets from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information about this and other classes, call the Fitness Center at 210-522-5100 or 5200.
Please note that our access link for group exercise class registration for Retirees and Spouses is being revamped. Please contact the SwRI Fitness Center and we will assist in getting you registered for your classes. Email or call 210-522-5100.
July 16 - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
August 20 - Longitude by Dava Sobel
September 17 - Open Book Month
October 15 - The Trials of Nina Mccall by Scott W. Stern
November 19 - I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
December 17 - Open Book Month
Retiree Benefits: Phone number: 210-522-2232 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Silver&Fit Program Benefits include:
Ready to get started? Visit www.silverandfit.com to enroll or call Customer Service at 877-427-4788.
Silver & Fit representatives will give a presentation on February 28 at 9:30 to 10:30am in the SwRI cafeteria.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) season has kicked off, with 23 locations across San Antonio. Last year this program returned more than $70 million dollars to many of our friends and neighbors in San Antonio. VITA is available free of charge for individuals and households that earned up to $55,000 in total income last year. VITA volunteers electronically file basic federal income tax returns for families and individuals.
This program is sponsored by the City of San Antonio, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, and Catholic Charities. For more information or to find a nearby VITA site and its business hours, tax filers can go online to www.vitasa.org or call the United Way Helpline at 2-1-1.
Call 1-800-842-2252 for assistance.
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Use Code: 201700290. New Braunfels Partner Resort Discounts are subject to availability. As inventory is limited during the water park season, book early! Once our occupancy reaches 85%, the Partner Discount is no longer available.
Love to Read? Interested in joining a book group? Share your thoughts with the Library!
The Slick Reads Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month in the Library Reading Room from noon – 1:00 pm. If you’d like to join in the fun, or would like more information about this program, please contact the Library at 210 522 2125 or email@example.com.
Slick Book Exchange
Next time you’re on campus, stop by the Thomas Baker Slick Memorial Library and visit the ‘Slick Book Exchange’ located in the Library Reading Room.
Here’s how it works: come by the library anytime Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop off your gently used books and exchange them for the same number of books that are new-to-you. That’s all—it’s a one-for-one swap and there’s no need to check these books out or return them unless you want to swap again.
Help build the book exchange collection by bringing in your gently used fiction, non-fiction and technical books and make sure to visit the exchange often as the selection will change frequently. For more information or questions, please contact the Library at 210 522 2125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RRA Happy Times
The March 2019 RRA Happy Times is available online.
We encourage you to ‘go green’ and view the Happy Times online. Send us a message and we’ll notify you when the Happy Times has been posted each month for your viewing pleasure. Submit an ad for the Happy Times at email@example.com.
Submit Roadrunner news to Tracey Whelan or call 210-522-2256.
Tech Today/Annual Report
You will receive the Technology Today and Annual Report by mail by default. If you would like to receive these online instead, email Bryan Dempsey at firstname.lastname@example.org to change your subscription.
Contact Tracey M.S. Whelan, 210-522-2256, for questions or comments.
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