Fermilab Today August 03, 2009 - August 07, 2009

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Newcomers Brown Bag Lunch
On Aug. 12 at 12:00 p.m. in the Blackhole, there will be a brown bag lunch for newcomers (anyone who has been here for less than 2 years), to help them transition to life at Fermilab. The 1-hour event includes a short presentation, Q&A time about either the presented topic or any other problem, and time to socialize. “Old-timers” (anyone who has been here 2 years of more) also are welcome to offer advice from their experiences. This month's presentation is by the Office of Communication, on "Communicating at Fermilab" - A How-To Guide, which will discuss the Fermilab website among other topics.

URA Visiting Scholars Program now accepting applications

Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of September 18, 2009 for the submission of applications for the second round of 2009 awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of October. These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA’s 87 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. Learn more: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_visiting_scholars/index.html

Bristol Renaissance Faire Discount Tickets
Every Faire day recreates a time when knights were noble, maids were merry, and turkey legs, titanic. Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574. Visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Faire boasts a beautiful 30-acre site with open-air stages featuring Swordfighters, Minstrels and Jesters. Meet Robin Hood or Queen Elizabeth, in person. Click on Premium Partners 2009 and enter code BRX723 at http://www.renfair.com/bristol/.

Six Flags Great America discount tickets
Fermi Day tickets are $29 (Savings of $27.64) offered August 8–9. Better Than A “Buy One Get One” Ticket! Any Day Tickets are $34 (Savings of $22.64). Better Than An “Everyone Pays Kids Price” Ticket! Season Pass is $72.09 each. Sales tax already included in prices. Tickets are available at the Recreation Office, WH15W. For more information call x5427 or see website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html.

Pool memberships available in the Recreation Department
The Recreation Department will be selling pool memberships from now until August. You may purchase membership at the Recreation Office in Wilson Hall 15 West from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Single membership $80, family membership (2-4 members) $180 with additional family members $10 each. Children 2 and under are free. Children's swim lesson information will also be available. Forms are available in the Recreation Office, or on the Recreation Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/pool.html.

Raging Waves Waterpark Online Discount Ticket Program
You can purchase discounted tickets for Raging Waves Waterpark with the added convenience of printing your admission tickets from your computer and presenting them at the entrance turnstiles bypassing ticket booth lines. You may purchase tickets by visiting our Raging Waves Waterpark Online Discount Ticket Store in one or both of the following ways, #1: Clicking on the following online store web link: https://tickets.ragingwaves.com/affiliate.asp?ID=D897A797-90D1-4E69-B784-5E2FDAA84A14 #2: Go to our online store, https://tickets.ragingwaves.com and enter this personalized Store Name: Fermilab

Yoga Class - August 11 - September 29
This class is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Yoga is held on Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Auditorium. The next class is August 11 - September 29. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration fee of $85 can be made in the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15West. For more info call x5427.

Muscle Toning Class - August 4 - September 28
Muscle Toning Class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Recreation Facility Exercise Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The next class is August 4 - September 28, fee is $77. Registration and payment can be made in the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15W. For more info call x5427.

Accelerated C++ Short Course begins August 6
On August 6, Fermilab will offer the first session of Accelerated C++: A Short Course in Practical Programming by Example. This Course is an extended professional development experience emphasizing computer programming in modern standard C++. No tuition is charged; the required textbooks are available for check-out from the Fermilab Library. Participants receive TRAIN credit upon successful completion of the eight-session course. Course registration is now open, please see http://home.fnal.gov/~wb/AcceleratedCpp.html

Health after 50 seminar
Health After 50, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Room One West in Wilson Hall. Speaker Sean Rardin, DO - Family Practice Physician, Provena Medical Group. Learn more about common medical conditions that effect us after age 50 and ways to maintain health at this age. Sponsored by Unity Coat, Fermilab Disability Awareness Group. Dr. Sean Michael Rardin is a family practice physician focused on individualized patient education, prevention and overall wellness.

The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program Aug. 17 deadline
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Fall 2009 quarter is Aug. 17. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html

Fermilab Blood Drive August 25 and 26
Fermilab will host a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive Aug. 25, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Aug. 26, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Donors will receive a Travel Blanket. Please schedule appointments via the Web or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/esh_home_page.html. The June blood drive collected 106 units of blood thanks to all the wonderful people who were able to participate. Heartland Blood Center and the recipients thank you all so much. (Appts preferred, walk-ins welcome)

What's New in NI LabVIEW 2009? offered Aug. 27
National Instruments will be at the Training Center Aug. 27 discussing the latest with LabVIEW. For more information or to enroll in this session, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0059&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Office 2007 New Features class offered in September
This Septermber, the Office for Professional and Organziation Development is offering New Features classes in Outlook 2007, Access 2007, Word 207, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. For information or to enroll please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html

Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in October and November
Gain a clearer understanding of how piping systems fail and the code requirements and guidance to prevent such failures. Learn about the concerns and questions that must be addressed to produce a safe piping system, and learn where and how to get these answers. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4999.

Services account password needed for Fermilab Time & Labor reporting
Starting the week of July 27, all employees will need a services account password to access the Fermilab Time and Labor electronic reporting system. You can activate your account through http://www.fnal.gov/tuneitup. Volunteers will offer help activating services accounts in the atrium at lunch periodically throughout the month.

Summer Intern Presentations - August 5
Undergraduates in the Summer Internship in Science and Technology (SIST) program will be presenting their summer projects on Wednesday, August 5. For more information please see http://indico.fnal.gov/conferenceTimeTable.py?confId=2665

Osteoarthritis(degenerative arthritis) Seminar
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room One West in Wilson Hall. More than half of those over 65 and millions of others suffer from the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis -- also known as degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. Without treatment, osteoarthritis can totally incapacitate a joint. Learn more about the effects of osteoarathritis and various available treatments at this seminar. Speaker -- Virgine Galloway, OTR/L, Senior Occupational Therapist, Provena Mercy Medical Center. Sponsored by Unity Coat, Fermilab Disability Awareness Group.

International folk dancing resumes Aug. 6 with special teaching of Indian stick dancing
International folk dancing will resume weekly sessions Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 in Ramsey Auditorium. There will be special teaching by Sushma Kola, who will present a stick dance from India. All are welcome. There is teaching every week, with many dances also easy to follow. Folk dancing will move to Kuhn Barn in September. For more information, call 630-584-0825 or x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.

Need help giving a speech? Fermilab Toastmasters Club is the solution
Have questions about developing your leadership skills? Fermilab Toastmasters Club is the perfect organization for you. The mission of the Fermilab Toastmasters Club is to provide a supportive and positive learning environment in which club members can develop oral communication and leadership skills, which will in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. The next Toastmasters Meeting will be held in the Fermilab cafeteria dining room by the vending machines across from 1 West, Thursday, Aug. 6, beginning promptly at 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m.

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