Environmental Factor, January 2007, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Nottingham Staff Welcome the Holidays
By Eddy Ball
Nottingham NIH, NIEHS and contract staff got the holiday season off to an early start on December 13 with a covered-dish/holiday party in their main conference room. The room was packed, and virtually everyone with offices on the second floor participated in the event, which featured musical entertainment, a comic skit and a lively White Elephant gift exchange. For a week afterwards, the break room refrigerators were still filled with cheeses, sweets, backed goods and other food items.
Master of Ceremonies Rob Levine kept the entertainment in perspective: "We have plenty of entertainment," he quipped, "just not a lot of talent." Still, even if a few singers weren't always on-key and if a rare joke bombed, everyone had a great time eating, laughing and applauding the performers.