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Friday, April 9
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: G. Watts, University of Washington
Title: DZero Results on Electroweak, Top Quark and Higgs

Monday, April 12
2:30 Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: D. Merritt, Rutgers University
Title: Dark and Luminous Matter Interactions with Supermassive Black Holes
4:00 All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Beam Spot Measurements at D0

Friday, April 9
Clam Chowder
Batter dipped cod w/rice $3.25
Baked meat lasagna w/garlic bread $3.75
Grilled marinated portabella mushroom sandwich w/crumbled bleu cheese and wild greens $4.75
Crab fritters w/batter dipped fries $4.75

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Chez Leon
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Fermilab Barn Dance Celebrates 25 Years
Fermilab Barn Dancers
Fermilab Barn Dancers (Click on image for larger version.)
The Fermilab Folk Club and Fox Valley Folklore Society will celebrate 25 years of Fermilab barn dances at their next two events: April 11 at 6:30 p.m. and April 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Warrenville Community Building.

"Dave and Betty Hansen held a single dance at the Kuhn Village Barn in 1979," said Lynn Garren, who heads the Fermilab Folk Club with Dave Harding. "It went so well that they started a series."

The barn dances have been open to the public since the series began, and held in Warrenville since October 2001. Each event features live music from a Chicago-area band and a caller for the contra, square and circle dances that are performed. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Admission for all barn dances is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 12-18 and free for children under 12. Contact Lynn Garren or Dave Harding for more information.
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Fermilab Design: Past, Present and Future
Fermilab's Legendary Mark
Angela Gonzales' depiction of the evolution of the Fermilab mark. Click here for an explanation of each image.
The Fermilab mark has been the laboratory's core graphic identity for more than 36 years. Designed by Angela Gonzales and Robert Wilson to capture the essence of the young laboratory, the mark premiered in the National Accelerator Laboratory's 1968 Design Report and has remained a constant as the laboratory has evolved.

"The mark is timeless," said Fred Ullrich, manager of Visual Media Services and a member of the Design Task Force subcommittee for graphic standards, working to formalize the original dimensions and proportions of the design, and to establish guidelines for its use.

The mark represents two types of beamline magnets constrained within a circle, and its specifications are laid out in a detailed technical drawing from the late 60s. The curved lines represent the quadrupole magnets used to focus beams of particles, while the straight lines represent the aperture of dipole magnets that are used for beam steering.

The Fermilab logo is defined as the historic mark plus the word "Fermilab" in a distinct relationship, as represented at the top of Fermilab Today and the new Fermilab home page.

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Meet with Members of the Director Search Committee
Wilson Hall
The Fermilab Director Search Committee will hold its next meeting at Fermilab on April 15-16. The Committee has scheduled a series of interviews with members of the Fermilab community to get their views on the search, including the highest-priority characteristics to be sought in the next director. A limited number of additional laboratory community members can meet individually with subgroups of the Search Committee on Thursday, April 15. The 10-minute meetings will be held between 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. in several meeting rooms in Wilson Hall. If you wish to participate, please sign up in advance by sending a message as soon as possible to Jean Boutchyard in the URA Headquarters Office. Committee members will be able to meet with the first 36 people who sign up.

Since it might be impossible to schedule interviews with all people who desire to meet with the Committee, the Committee encourages members of the lab community to provide their views and candidate nominations in confidence via e-mail at search@ura.nw.dc.us, or via the "Comments" section of the Search website. In addition, six members of the Search Committee are on the Fermilab staff, and you may wish to contact one of them to schedule a brief meeting at a mutually convenient time.

In the News
From the New York Times, April 7, 2004
'A HOLE IN TEXAS' - Another Tale of Sex, Politics, Hollywood and Particle Physics
By Janet Maslin
Herman Wouk's new novel carries the occasional hint that the author is closing in on his 89th birthday next month. There are indications that his Pulitzer Prize-winner, "The Caine Mutiny," arrived more than 50 years ago. So when the new book, "A Hole in Texas," turns to the subject of movies, its main character observes that "compared to Valentino, Tom Cruise is a body double." The beautiful Chinese woman in the story is said to be "so pretty, sort of like Anna Mae Wong."
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New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today. A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom left corner of Fermilab Today.

Fermilab Children's Swim Lessons-Registration begins May 3
The YMCA will again be conducting Children's Swim Lessons at Fermilab in the summer of 2004. Lessons are open to children of employees, users, and approved contractors ages 4 yrs. to 12 yrs. Lessons will be taught in two-week sessions, Monday through Thursday, with Fridays reserved for make-up classes. Preschool classes (age 4 & 5) will be 30 minutes in length and cost $37.00 per child/per session. The cost for all other classes is $42.00 per child/per session. For more information on class dates and times go to the Recreation web page.

Muscle Toning Class-Spring is almost here! Are You Ready???
The next muscle toning class begins April 13 - May 20. Cost is $45.00 for this 6-week session. Deadline to sign up is April 9.

Summer Volleyball League
It's Spring, and time to start thinking about our Summer Sand Court Co-Ed FUN Volleyball League! Our league has 10 rules. The most important one is: "This is a fun league." Last year we had 7 teams. If you can get enough people for your own team: great, the more the merrier. If you want to play and don't have a team, contact Lisa Carrigan at lcarrigan@fnal.gov or x3185.

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