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Friday, July 9
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO JOINT EXPERIMENTAL THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR THIS WEEK

Saturday, July 10
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Arts Series - Ramsey Auditorium
Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band

Monday, July 12
THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS SEMINARS WILL RESUME IN THE FALL
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: RICE Testbeam Results

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Friday, July 9
Cream of Wild Mushroom soup
Blackened Fish Filet Sandwich $4.75
Southern Fried Chicken $3.75
Casserole Florentine with Italian Sausage $3.50
Eggplant Parmesan Panini $4.75
Pizza Supreme $2.75
Baked Potato Bar with Chili $4.75
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Fermilab Supports Energy Department Science Education Initiative
QuarkNet students
QuarkNet students on a tour at Fermilab (Click on image for larger version.)
Following the launch today by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham of a major new Department of Energy initiative for science education, officials of Fermilab expressed support for the new program. At a gathering of researchers and graduate students at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto, California yesterday, Secretary Abraham outlined a seven-point program to use resources of DOE and its national laboratories to improve science education for the nation's students.

"As a DOE national laboratory, Fermilab has a longstanding commitment to strengthening science education," said Fermilab Director Michael S. Witherell. "Secretary Abraham's initiative will help to leverage the unique resources at Fermilab and other DOE national laboratories around the country. By connecting students and teachers with the excitement of research, we have the opportunity to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists."
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PPD's Paul Nienaber Wins Fermi Linux Logo Contest
Paul Nienaber
Paul Nienaber with the new Fermi Linux logo (Click on image for larger version.)
Paul Nienaber, guest scientist in PPD and collaborator on MiniBooNE, won first place in the Fermi Linux Logo Contest by redrawing the Linux penguin using geometric patterns. "I wanted to make a logo that was simple enough to be easily reproducible, but also engaging," said Nienaber. "The Linux Penguin is universally recognizable in geekdom, so it was just a matter of giving it a Fermilab spin."

Elizabeth Clements of the Office of Public Affairs, Mark Kaletka of the Computing Division and Fred Ullrich of Visual Media Services judged the contest. "The goal of the contest was to create a standard logo that everyone could recognize," said Ullrich. "Nienaber's use of simple, elegant lines and ellipses made his design easily identifiable, elegant, and an overall great picture." The new logo will appear on the main page of the Fermi Linux website, as well as on the Fermi Linux installation CDs.

Harry Cheung of the PPD received third place for his line drawing of a buffalo, with "Linux" written below it, and Dinker Charak of the Computing Division took second place for his design, which replaced the "n" in "Linux" with an image of Wilson Hall. "They were both very creative images," said Nienaber. "I'm surprised I won."

In the News
Department of Energy Press Release, July 8, 2004
Energy Department Science Education Initiative Launched
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham
Secretary of Energy
Spencer Abraham
PALO ALTO, CA U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories are launching an initiative to promote science literacy and help develop the next generation of scientists and engineers.
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Fermilab Singers Showcase Musical Talent
Fermi Singers
The Fermilab Singers take a bow at Wednesday's concert. (Click on image for larger version.)
For one half-hour Wednesday, the Fermilab Singers entertained a crowd in Ramsey Auditorium with their annual summer concert. The 26-member choir presented 10 songs from the 1600s to the 1900s, including "Cantate Domino" by Monteverdi, the traditional Scottish song "Loch Lomond" and "The Way You Look Tonight" by Jerome Kern.

"I thought it went really, really well," said Tamsin Edwards, a graduate student from the University of Manchester working on the DZero experiment, and the Fermilab Singers' music director for the past six months. "Everyone took it up another level from rehearsal -- it was really fantastic."

The Singers will be back to work next Wednesday at noon in the auditorium, preparing new songs for their next concert. Membership in the Singers is open to all Fermilab and DOE employees, contractors, users and adult family members-to join, visit their website or show up at a rehearsal.

Announcements
New Posters on 15th Floor
Beginning Monday, July 12, Public Affairs and Visual Media Services will begin to replace the poster exhibits on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall. Contractors will patch and paint the walls. The new posters will feature large photos with captions to meet the demands of tours given by employees and docents. If you have questions, please contact Kurt Riesselmann at x5681.

Fermilab Library "Lost and Found" Box
The Fermilab Library has a new "Lost and Found" box. It is located in the Library cross walk, on the reference stacks. It already contains several notepads, and overhead transparencies.

New Classified Ads Posted on Fermilab Today
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.

Free English Classes
NALWO-sponsored free English language classes for beginning and advanced levels are Fridays at the Users Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fermilab Golf League Outing Next Week
The Fermilab Golf League is sponsoring a Golf Outing at the Tamarack Golf Club in Naperville next Friday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to play. There will be games and prizes for golfers of all skill levels. The cost is $59.95.
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Fermilab Association of Rocketry Meets Tomorrow
The Fermilab Association of Rocketry is having its next monthly club launch on July 10, 2004 from noon until 4:00 p.m. The club plans to launch many big high power rockets. There will also be a raffle for a rare Estes Saturn V flying model rocket kit. Anyone can enter the raffle. The winner will be selected between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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