Fermilab Today August 31, 2009 - September 4, 2009

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Chicago Field Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence to offer counterintelligence cyber awareness seminar - Sept. 15
Become more cyber aware, learn how to identify the counterintelligence cyber threat, review selected case studies and forensics and more during a seminar on counterintelligence and cyber awareness on Sept 15 and 16, co-hosted by Laurie Tyzenhaus of the U.S. Department of Energy's Chicago Field Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and Argonne National Laboratory's Steve Fuller. Learn more (pdf):

Bowlers wanted Wednesday nights
The Combined FermiLab & Nicor Wednesday Night bowling league (FERMTHERM’s) is looking for a few bowlers or complete teams to participate in a fun evening of entertainment and friendship. This is a sanctioned mixed league with both Fermilab & NICOR employees + friends. Bowling starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15/Week includes bowling and prize funds. Place: Bowling Green Sports Center, 30W150 Roosevelt Rd., West Chicago (Rt. 38 One Mile West of Rt. 59), 30-week season runs 9/9/09 – 3/31/10. For more information or to sign up contact Al Legan, x4074, legan@fnal.gov or Rich Neswold, x3454 neswold@fnal.gov

Thai Village restaurant discount
Corner of Wilson and Route 31, Batavia. The restaurant has long been known for its delicious authentic Thai Food. They would like to offer Fermilab employees this special $7 Lunch set menu (tax included) with 3 orders minimum. Available for dine-in, carry out or delivery. Show your Fermilab ID for discount. To see a menu http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/ThaiVillageLunch.pdf.

Robotics for Fermilab employees' children
The Fox Valley Robotics club invites the children of Fermilab employees grades 5-12 to participate in robotics competitions. In the past many of the club's robots have qualified nationally. Informational meetings for each of three levels will be held at the Rotolo Middle School in Batavia: LegoDogs (grades 5-8, http://firstlegoleague.org) on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, Sept, 12 at 10:30 a.m., and both Coyotes (grades 8-12, http://vexrobotics.com) and Wolves (grades 10-12, http://usfirst.org) on Sat Sept 12 at 2:00pm. For more information contact info@foxvalleyrobotics.com or dwd@fnal.gov.

Argentine Tango through Sept. 9
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., August 19, if you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes, at noyes@fnal.gov Outstanding Chicago tango dancers, Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita will teach the next series of classes. Classes run each Wed. thru September 9 at Ramsey Auditorium. 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

Scrapbooking Open House - Sept. 14
You're invited to have fun learning how to create handmade cards, scrapbooking pages and other projects on Monday, September 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wilson Hall, 15 West, Aquarium, cost is $5-$10 (depending on project). R.S.V.P. Recreation Department x5427 or kphelan@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/index.html.

New Lo Cardio Class - Sept. 14 - Nov. 16
A great class for beginners or choose your own intensity. Improve your cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength at your own pace on the step or floor and we'll add light weights. We'll also work on posture, core and flexibility. A class for anyone who wants to exercise and have fun at the same time. Class Dates: Mondays, September 14 - November 16, from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. at the Recreation Facility Exercise Room, cost is $65 (NO gym membership required). One week advance registration required. For more info contact the Recreation Department at x2548. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/index.html.

New Tai Chi For Health class - Sept. 14 - Nov. 16
Tai Chi is a low impact form of exercise for those who want to improve balance, range of motion, flexibility, increase energy, lower blood pressure, core strength and have mind-body harmony at the same time. We will emphasize core work and posture to help ease lower back pain and relieve tension in shoulders. It is highly beneficial for anyone including those with Arthritis, Diabetes, Joint Pain, Weight Issues, stress or post physical therapy. Can be done seated. Class Dates: Mondays, September 14 - November 16, from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. at Kuhn Barn Upper Level, cost is $65. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/index.html.

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
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.

Fermilab Toastmasters can help you find your voice - Sept. 17
Need help giving a speech? Want to develop 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 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 Comitium, Thursday, September 17, beginning promptly at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information contact: bgalan1@fnal.gov or reese@fnal.gov

S&T Policy: A View from Washington, D.C. - Sept. 18
Join the Chicago Council on Science and Technology for a discussion with Rep. Judy Biggert and Bill Foster and other policymakers on how to maintain healthy and stable levels of funding for basic and applied scientific research and the impact of working to strengthen our countries’ basic scientific research facilities. Friday, Sept. 18, at 5:00 p.m., Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Ave., Chicago. C2ST members: free. Non-members: $15. Please register at http://c2st.org/programs-c%c2%b2st/science-and-technology-a-view-from-washington.

Mosaico Hispanico - celebrating Hispanic music and dance - Sept. 19
Presented in conjunction with the Fermilab Diversity Council, join us as we celebrate the music and dance of Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The evening begins with the Las Guitarras de Espana, featuring music and dance of Spain, primarily Flamenco. The colorful Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago then takes the stage, with 22 dancers and multiple costume changes. The evening closes with Puerto Rican singer Mannix Martinez & Su Orquesta, featuring a nine-piece band. Tickets are $22/$11 for 18 & under. For tickets call 630/840.ARTS. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

English Country Dancing - Sept. 20
English country dancing will next meet on Sunday Sept. 20, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1:00 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The group often holds a potluck supper to follow dancing. Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing will revert to the 1st Sunday of the month after September. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or call (630)584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english.

MathWorks and Avnet demonstration Sept. 23
MathWorks and Avenet representatives will hold a demonstration/training session on Sept. 23. 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=WDRS0066&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Sign up for fall Science Adventures classes
Parents of children in grades K-10 can now sign up their children for the Education Office's fall Science Adventures classes. Visit our website at http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv for class listings and a downloadable registration form.

Office 2007 New Features class offered in September
This September, 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

Buttered Rum performs on Fermilab Arts Series Oct. 24
Pre-Concert Talk by the band on their alternative fuel touring van at 7 p.m. "Think of HBR as alternative bluegrass, or a pop-inspired-folk band, where a show might include the Beatles' Norwegian Wood, or a set that seems straight out of the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?" – SEATTLE TIMES. In the short time since Hot Buttered Rum debuted its music, dubbed as a "High Altitude Acoustic Experience," the band has been praised by fans, peers and national media alike, recognizing Hot Buttered Rum for their "stunning instrumental & vocal virtuosity." Tickets- $25/$13 for 18 and under. For more information please see http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre - at Fermilab Arts Series - Nov. 7
“Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. blends classic vaudeville shtick with wondrous new inventions to surprise, engage, amuse and beguile us.” - nytheatre.com. Fast-paced, energetic, universally engaging and theatrically clever, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. has won the praise and affection of audiences worldwide. Seen on the Late Show with David Letterman at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, on Broadway at the New Victory Theater and on stage and television in Chile, Japan, Ireland and Brazil (just to mention a few). Call 630/840.ARTS or go to http://www.fnal.gov/culture for more information.

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.

"The Night Before Christmas Carol" at Fermilab Arts Series - Dec. 5
"David absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!" - Cedric Charles Dickens, Great-grandson of Charles Dickens. The Night Before Christmas Carol is a historically accurate and highly humorous holiday production by Elliot Engel. It takes place in 1843 on the night that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous. Join Charles Dickens in his study as he composes his winter morality tale, and glimpse into the life of the real Dickens explaining his inspirations. Call 630/840.ARTS or go to http://www.fnal.gov/culture for more information.

Vacation policy changes for exempt employees - Sept. 1
Beginning in September 2009, the reporting period associated with vacation time taken will change for exempt (monthly) employees to synchronize reporting and accounting dates in the electronic Fermilab Time and Labor system. This change does not affect the amount of vacation exempt employees accrue. For details, please read the letter http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/VacationPolicyChangeforExempts-Sept2009.pdf that was sent to all exempt employees and the updated vacation policy. Please contact Payroll at x3046 or at askpayroll@fnal.gov

Country dancing moves to Kuhn Village Barn, beginning Sept. 1
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will return to Kuhn Village Barn for the fall season on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The group meets weekly starting at 7:30 p.m. and is taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/

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

International folk dancing returns to Kuhn Village Barn on Sept. 3
International Folk Dancing will return to Kuhn Village Barn for the fall season on Thursday, Sept. 3 The group meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Weekly Time Sheets due September 4
With the upcoming Labor Day Holiday, Weekly Time Sheets are due in Payroll by 10 a.m. on Friday September 4

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