By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer
The Employee Diversity Team is out and about this
fall, making the NCI at Frederick community aware of various
cultural traditions and events that employees can participate in around Frederick County. The team is working
with Native American staff to feature a display case and movie selection celebrating Native American Heritage
month in November. The team will keep you informed about Frederick events taking place in November and December.
Keep a look out for EDT e-mails. Members of the EDT will also be at the NCI at Frederick Farmers’ Market, where
you can find out more information about the team and what it does.
Each month the EDT features a movie for staff to watch during lunchtime in Building 549. These movies celebrate
a variety of cultures.
If you can’t make it in person, the movies are available for renting through the Scientific Library. Currently,
there are more than 100 titles to choose from. Find out more by visiting the Scientific Library website.
November is Native American Heritage
Month, and to celebrate, the EDT is featuring artifacts from various Native
American tribes in the EDT display case located in the Building 549 lobby. Other heritages that were highlighted
throughout the year included the Women of NCI at Frederick, Caribbean Display – Dreamin’ of the Islands, and Indian
Independence – Celebrate India.
EDT’s display cases are an opportunity to showcase the diverse cultures represented by NCI at Frederick staff.
The also provide an opportunity to win two free movie tickets to Regal Cinemas. The latest ticket winners are
Jeanne Warfield (Leidos Biomed) and Robert Koogle (NCI). To enter for a chance to win, visit the EDT display case
each time it is updated, answer the questions, and place your answers in the box located next to the display case.
The questions are distributed via the List-Events listserv.
The EDT is always looking for new ideas and perspectives. If you would like the team to feature a specific culture
or cultural event, please contact any EDT member. The team meets on the first Thursday of every month, and is
always looking for new members.
Current EDT members are: Andrea Frydl (chair), Laura Geil (past chair), Ethel Armstrong, Peter Boving, Molly Buehn,
and Myla Spencer (Advanced Technology Research Facility representative).
We encourage you to check out the newly revamped website at:
http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/Staff/Diversity/. Here you’d find the latest and greatest on what the EDT
is offering the NCI at Frederick community.