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September 2015 CENTRE EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER

Oct 1, 2015 | 2 comments

A TASTY TREAT

This month’s recipe comes from Michelle Lucca Stamatis from the Psychogenic Research Department in one of our satellite facilities.  She says that Nicholas, her son, considers this favorite dessert and it is very easy (and healthy) to make!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Bananas (Chopped and Frozen)
  • 1 Heaping Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Honey

Step 1: Throw all ingredients into a blender/food processor, mash until creamy.

Step 2: Eat Up!

This is at least 2 servings, and can be topped with sprinkles, chocolate chips, fruit, or other delicious delights.  It can be re-frozen in Tupperware to be dessert for several days.  Enjoy!

A Hacker’s “Sole” Mate

As some of you may have noticed, our mainframe was compromised by an unnamed hacker late last week.  While this is not the first time we’ve had our security compromised, this was the first time we had a fashion-forward intruder.   Our IT Department strongly apologizes for the receipt of any emails to your corporate accounts for shoe deals that sounded too good to be true. We know some of you were enticed and even followed the link (please refer to your Annual Security Training regarding NOT clicking such links), only to find yourselves on other less advisable websites.  We have been advised that no personal or sensitive information was compromised.  For those of you disappointed by the Jimmy Choo hijinks, Blue Cove Suede Shoes will be offering a 15% discount for anyone with a Centre Employee ID throughout the month of October (20% if there is an Elvis sighting!).

MEET LEANNE IN THE PR DEPARTMENT!

Leanne, a Communications Specialist in the Public Relations Department has provided us with a brief interview about her very important job here at the Centre.

Q: How were you recruited to the Centre?
A: I was working for a think tank in a similar role and was head-hunted by the head of the department. The offer was attractive so I took it. 
Q: Tell us a little about your job- what do you do on a day to day basis?
A: I generally field queries from the local media and send out press releases. I also make sure the field staff are fully briefed on the dos and don’ts of speaking to the media.
 
Q: What advice would you give new recruits to the Centre?
A: Know your field of expertise inside and out but be smart about it. Keep your head down and try not to play office politics. 
 
Q: And lastly, what is a fun fact about yourself?
A: I write fiction in my spare time and have published one novel already. Other than that, I’m pretty boring. 

If you would like to be the next employee featured in the monthly newsletter, please email tower@thepretender.org and management will be in touch!

Photo Contest for ALL Employees!

It’s “improve your office” month here at the Centre.  We know that sometimes the Centre seems rather stark and dour looking (chrome and white doesn’t do it for some people), so in an effort to eliminate the plainness, we are instituting a mood-enhancing office renovation. We want to turn things around and encourage your to improve your space by initiating a “best desk” contest.  Please submit photos of your office, desk, workspace, or even desktop background to tower@thepretender.org and we will publish our favorites next month.  Our ASSMO, Emily, will be on duty this week with supplies for you to make your area the best design around!

THE CHASE BEGINS!

Rebirth

rebirth

Saving Luke

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