Congratulations to PING FENG, financial management analyst in the Department of Physics, who received the School of Humanities and Sciences' Arnice P. Streit Award for Distinguished Service. In announcing the winner at the school's annual staff-recognition luncheon on May 8, Dean RICHARD SALLER said a simple job description would not do Feng's contributions justice. She provides administrative support to four faculty members with very diverse research interests, and she assists large numbers of students and research associates—academically and otherwise. "Her concern about our well-being extends outside of work," Saller quoted from one student's nomination letter. "Her good advice and encouragement were invaluable to me after my adviser left, and was one of the reasons I chose to remain at Stanford." ARNICE STREIT was a staff member in H&S for 27 years and excelled in several key posts. The award honoring her service began in 1987; before Feng, recent recipients included PATRICIA RAMIREZ, PAM JAHNKE and JEANNETTE LEE-ODERMAN.
In an effort to encourage more staff to take advantage of career guidance offered by private counselors, KATHLEEN SEXTON in the Learning and Development office has chosen practices closer to campus that are more familiar with Stanford as a workplace. Now, the Career Counseling Network includes more members based in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Eligible staff may use up to $300 of STAP funds each fiscal year, without a supervisor's approval, for the counseling. More information is available at http://ld.stanford.edu/compass/ccn.html.
In the days leading up to Multicultural Springfest, CHONNA DELANEY and her staff in Contracted Maintenance Services were not stuffing money into the 4,000 commuter cups that were given out at the all-staff picnic last Thursday. But they might as well have been. What they inserted were fliers that list 13 cafés and eateries on campus that will discount the price of coffee or tea if you bring in your own cup. The markdowns vary in amount and, in most cases, apply to all drink sizes. Delaney worked with JULIE MUIR at the Stanford Recycling Center and JOHN MULROW, an Earth Systems major and member of Students for a Sustainable Stanford, to get buy-in from the businesses. Muir said the cups are intended to get more people used to carrying around a beverage container and re-using it. Just be sure it's washed before handing it to the cashier.
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