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PREP counter moving
The new counter will be located on the 1st floor of FCC, just off the east lobby area. Entrance from the outside will be through the east entry doors (on the opposite end of the building from our current office), and the parking slot reserved for PREP customers will move to the east end of the FCC parking lot.
Distracted driving seminar - A traffic safety subcommittee event - May 1
Featuring Matt's Law Coalition Video, new driving brochures and maps, May 1, One West, 1st floor - Wilson Hall, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Feel free to bring your lunch.
NALWO - spring tea - May 1
Please come to NALWO’s Spring tea, hosted by, Barbara Oddone - To be held at her home, Site #29, just inside the Wilson street gate.
Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. You may come in at the Wilson street entrance (from Kirk Road) and turn right at the driveway just beyond the gate, Friday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please bring a favorite dessert or appetizer from your country, but if you cannot bring a treat, please come anyway. For additional information contact Susan Kayser at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Margie Nagaitsev at email@example.com, or the Housing Office at x3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (630)232-7308 by Apr. 21.
Village power outage - May 2
On Sat., May 2, there will be a power outage from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that will affect the entire Fermilab Village. It is important for Fermilab's Electrical Group to conduct preventative maintenance in order to minimize any unplanned power interruptions in the future. Please minimize opening refrigerators and freezers during this outage in order to maintain proper temperatures for fresh and frozen foods, this is especially true for the dormitories. If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Office at Aspen East, x3994, or email@example.com.
English country dancing, May 3
English Country Dancing will be held Sunday, May 3, at Kuhn Village Barn. Dancing for all begins at 2 p.m. A session for advanced dancers starts at 1 p.m. If there is interest, a potluck supper will follow the dancing at about 5:30 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. All the dances are taught and walked through and no partner is required. This month, exceptionally, dancing will be held again on May 17, as the schedule shifts to the 3rd Sunday of the month for the summer. On May 17 there will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (630)584-0825 or x8194 or please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/
Word 2007: New Features class offered May 5
Explore the new features of Word 2007. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0043&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000Xl
Excel 2007: New Features class offered May 7
Explore the new features of Excel 2007. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4788
National Day of Prayer observance May 7
An observance of the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer will be held from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. on May 7 in the Wilson Hall 7th floor crossover center conference room. We will read the Presidential Proclamation and have volunteers pray for our nation and laboratory for no more than 5 minutes each. For more information see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ndop2009.html. Organized by the Bible Exploration for Lunch League.
Best of Dance Chicago - Fermilab Arts Series - May 9
A whole new line up of amazing artists, but the same excitement and variety of dance styles returns to Ramsey Auditorium as we bring you The Best of Dance Chicago. The tour’s last visit to Fermilab brought 11 exciting and dynamic companies, and this presentation promises to be just as breathtaking! Join us as a huge list of talent takes the stage, including Michael Levine and Vivian Chen of the Joffrey Ballet, Mexican Dance Ensemble, HipHop ConnXions Elite, Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, Salsa with Brandon and Serena, tap with Jus'LisTeN, Robot Mafia and others. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture
Argentine Tango classes through May 13
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., Apr. 15, if you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes, at email@example.com. Outstanding Chicago tango dancers, Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita will teach the next series of classes. Classes run each Wed. thru May 13. No Class April 29. Class set, $60.00 per person or $18.00 per class - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Practice prior to class – 6:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf
Rapid Hardware Prototyping and Industrial Control Application Development with LabVIEW FPGA, Compact RIO, and FlexRIO by National Instruments - Seminar offered May 13
This 2-hour lecture explores National Instruments LabVIEW graphical embedded development tools and National Instruments off-the-shelf prototyping and deployment-ready systems. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4959
Coed softball season begins May 13
Men and women from any level of play are welcome to participate. If you don't have a team, we'll find you one. Games are Wednesday or Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Fermilab softball field. Captains meeting is April 15 in the cafeteria at noon. For more information or to join a team, contact Dave Hockin at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Softball.html
Angels & Demons Lecture Night: The Science Revealed - May 21
Join us for "The Power of Antimatter," a lecture by Dr. Marcela Carena being presented as part of a nationwide series of lectures designed to explain the science that is intrinsic to the plot of "Angels & Demons." The new Sony film starring Tom Hanks set at CERN, is based on the bestselling book by Dan Brown. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture
Deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program - May 22
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Summer 2009 quarter is May 22. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html
NALWO - Brown Bag Lunch - Chinese Pottery - May 26
NALWO invites you to a “Brown-Bag” Lunch Program featuring: Chinese Ceramics from 4800 BC to 1368 AD presented by Pat Read, Tue., May 26 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall - 1 North. Bring your lunch, and join us for this informal gathering as we view and discuss slides from a study group of the Art Institute Associates. No reservation is needed. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. For additional information contact Susan Kayser at email@example.com or Margie Nagaitsev at firstname.lastname@example.org. NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.
Science adventures for children
Register your children for the Education Office's Science Adventures program. Classes are available this summer for children in grades K-10. Check out the Science Adventures website http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadvfor a full listing and description of classes and a registration form.
Discounted Rates at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Discounted rates. Come enjoy a Wisconsin retreat at the AAA Four Diamond Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva starting at $109 per night.
Lake Geneva is one of Wisconsin's premier golf and ski destinations. With Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture and an activity for everyone, Grand Geneva provides just the right mix of high-tech convenience and comfort. All guestrooms feature marble bathrooms, LCD televisions and furnished outdoor patios or balconies. Prices: Sunday - Thursday: $109/night - Saturday & Sunday: $139/night
For more information please visit www.grandgeneva.com/fermilab
Summer co-ed volleyball league begins June 1
Men & women of any experience level are welcome to participate. Games are held on Monday's or Tuesday's at 5:30 at the village sand courts behind the pool. To form a team, please submit a roster by May 27. For more information, please contact Jenny Thorson at email@example.com or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/volleyball.html You can also stop by the Summer Volleyball booth at the Club & League fair on Apr. 29 to get more information or to turn in a roster
Registration for Users' meeting is open
Registration for the annual Fermilab Users' Meeting on June 3-4, 2009 is now open. Attendees should register via URL: http://indico.fnal.gov/confRegistrationFormDisplay.py/display?confId=2444. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/fermilab_users_org/users_mtg/2009/
Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills class offered on June 3 and 10
Broaden your understanding of the main sources of conflict, the different modes of conflict management and the critical steps to joint problem solving and negotiation. To enroll or for further information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0031&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
Discount tickets to "1964"...Beatles tribute - June 6
Special corporate discount, one day only, Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m., Rosemont Theatre. To order your tickets http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Beatles.pdf
Susan Werner - Singer/Songwriter Performs on Arts Series
Hailed as "The most innovative songwriter working today" by the Chicago Tribune, Susan Werner has cultivateda reputation as a clever, daring songwriter with a killer live show. She boldly endeavors to weave old with new to created altogether new genres of music, and regularly keeps the audiences guessing and laughing at the same time. Susan's last album, "The Gospel Truth," blended faith and doubt, was described as "agnostic gospel." It was named 2007 Top Folk Album of the Year by NPR/Folk Alley and she was named Best Contemporary Folk Artist at the 2008 Int'lFolk Alliance conference. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture
SciTech summer camps
Between July 6 and Aug. 14, the SciTech hands-on Museum offers various week-long summer camps for kids ages 6 to 14. Information on the camps is available online at http://www.scitechmuseum.org/brochureschedule09.html, or call Esther Allen at (630)859-3434, x228.
NALWO - Mexican Cuisine Cooking Demonstration
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization MEXICAN CUISINE COOKING DEMONSTRATION Friday, Apr. 24, 10:30 a.m until 2:00 p.m. Chez Leon join lab women (guests, visitors, users, and employees) to enjoy the flavors of Mexico, as Liliana Hernandez and Laura Erandi Robles Roman will demonstrate recipes of traditional foods from the various regions of Mexico. To make your reservation contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (630)232-7308 by Apr. 21.
Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification.
Fermilab club & league fair
Are you looking for a new lunchtime or after-hours activity? Check out the club & league fair in the Wilson Hall Atrium on Wednesday, Apr. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will something for everyone. All clubs and leagues interested in participating should contact the Recreation Dept. at x5427 to reserve your space by Apr. 15.
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Seminar - Apr. 29
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Seminar, Wednesday, Apr. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., One West. Speakers: Sara Klaas, MSW, C-ASWCM, Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children. Discussion will include spinal cord injury and the challenges in adjustment and coping post-injury/diagnosis. Nick Fonner will discuss how he is living with his spinal cord injury. Presented by Unity Coat, Fermilab Disability Awareness Group, Fermilab Diversity Council.
April is National humor month...click on the link for the joke of the day
Did you know that an average preschool-age child laughs up to 400 times per day, while an average adult laughs only 17 times per day? Laughter impacts your physical health and well-being. Here’s how…Laughter reduces pain by releasing endorphins, boosts your immune system and speeds healing, works your abdominal muscles and relaxes other muscles, helps you to overcome negative feelings and to see life in a new perspective, opens your blood vessels and may reduce risk of heart attack, raises energy expenditure and increases heart rate 10–20%. Laughing for 15 minutes can burn 10-40 calories. Please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/index.html
Muscle toning classes
The next set of muscle toning classes will take place March 31 through April 30, $45.00 for 5 weeks. Registration forms can be found in the Recreation Office, WH15W, or on the Recreation Web site. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html
New Fermilab Service Desk online
The new Fermilab Service Desk is now live. If you need to report IT incidents or to make routine IT requests, please contact the Service Desk: http://servicedesk.fnal.gov. Please remember that your first login to the new Service Desk will initially work slowly as the system creates your personal profile. Subsequent visits will operate much faster. If necessary, call the Service Desk directly at x2345.
Greek Folk Dance workshop - Apr. 30
Fermilab International Folk Dancing is pleased to present Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi, a widely-known expert on dances of Greece, who will offer a workshop on Greek dancing at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 30, at Kuhn Village Barn at Fermilab. Joe will teach dances for all levels and newcomers are welcome. Suggested donation is $8 for adults/$4 for students. For more information please call (630)584-0825 or x8194, or email@example.com or please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/