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Atrium events - book through Office of Communication
Due to the overwhelming and often overlapping events in the Wilson Hall atrium, a new scheduling system has been implemented. A new conference room, DIR WH Atrium, has been added to the list of available spaces. You can view the space on Directorate Conference Rooms http://www-dir.fnal.gov/meetingmaker/DirConfRoomsEvents.htm for planning purposes, but only Barb Kronkow, x6633, in the Office of Communication can book events in this space. Facilities Request Forms will still be required.
Barn Dance Dec. 20
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Money Creek and calling by Paul Watkins. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/
Lederman Science Center holiday hours
Christmas & New Years: CLOSED December 21-26 and December 31 - January 1, 2010, OPEN December 28-30 and January 2, 2010. Check the Education Office website for more information on closures http://ed.fnal.gov or call x8258.
Martial Arts Classes beginning Jan. 4
The next session of martial classes start on Monday, January 4. They are held at the Recreation Facility in the Village, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will learn how to kick, punch, and all the things you expect from a martial art and you will get something else: self confidence, grace, balance and power, and camaraderie. Assure your spot by signing up now. For more information contact Bruce Worthel at x8663 or by email at email@example.com.
International folk dancing meets Jan 7
International Folk Dancing will resume Jan. 7, 2010. The group meets Thursdays 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. There are dances for children and teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/
Scottish country dancing will meet every Tuesday through December
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will be held every Tuesday evening through December without any holiday break.The group meets weekly starting at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn and is taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or email email@example.com for more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/
Fermilab December Payroll Information
Due to the upcoming Holidays, weekly time sheets for week ending 12/27 timesheets are due in Payroll by 10:00 a.m on 12/21. Revisions for w/e 12/20 are also due. Pay date will be 12/30. Monthly paid employees will be paid on 12/30. The payroll department will be closed the following dates: December 24, 25, 31 and 1/1/10.
Sign up for spring Science Adventures classes
The Education Office's spring Science Adventures classes, for children in grades K-10, can now be viewed on our web page at http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv. For more information call Andrea at x8258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Country Dancing - Jan. 3
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, Jan. 3, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2-5 p.m. The session will focus on dances for the upcoming Ball weekend with Earl Gaddis and Karen Axelrod (see http://rscds.org under "events"). Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing will continue through the winter on the first Sunday of the month, with live music by Old Fezziwig's Band on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. For more information, contact email@example.com or 630-584-0825
Process Piping Materials, Fabrication, Examination & Testing (ASME B31.3) class offered in Feb. 3-4
The focus of this course is to assist you to understand the relationship of the Fabrication & Examination rules of the B31.3 code to the Design and Materials rules. The presentation will include examples of problems that occur as a result of not understanding the relationship of the ASME code to design rules and materials selection. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5538
East gate to begin closing 1-5 a.m. beginning Jan 5
On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Fermilab will start closing the east gate at night from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Personnel called in during those hours to work on emergency repairs will be provided access. All other employees and users who wish to enter the site between 1 and 5 a.m. will need to use the main entrance on Pine Street. As the laboratory gains experience with emergency repair access during the night, Fermilab management will modify the procedures as necessary. For more information about the new gate, please read the articles published in Fermilab Today on Sept. 24 and Sept. 29.
Fermilab Management Practices Seminar beginning Feb. 11
The Professional Development Office has scheduled the winter session of "Fermilab Management Practices" beginning in February. To enroll, please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html
Python Programming class offered Feb. 24-16
Learn the basics of Python programming and become proficient enough to apply the language for day to day tasks. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647
Give the Gift of Movies
Discount movie tickets make great stocking stuffers! The Recreation Department has discounted movie tickets for AMC and Goodrich Quality Theaters. Goodrich Theater tickets are $7. AMC anytime tickets are $8 and 2 week restricted tickets are $7. For more information call x5427 or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html.
Chicago Blackhawks Discount Tickets
Discount tickets are available to Fermilab employees for select Blackhawk games. Click on the attached link https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=blackhawks&o=3375006&g=168 to purchase tickets, use special offer code - FNAL. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x2548.
FMLA and FTL Policy Updates
On 10/28/09, as part of the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was amended to expand exigency and military caregiver leave. View the updated policy at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/policies/policy/fmla.html. Contact the Benefits Office at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/phone.html. With the conversion of exempt employees to Fermilab Time and Labor System, we have updated the Time Recording policy at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/policies/policy/timesheet.html. For more details on FTL, visit the Finance homepage at http://finance.fnal.gov/index.html.
Register for Quigg Symposium Dec. 14-15
In honor of Fermilab theorist Chris Quigg’s 65th birthday, the Fermilab Theory Group will host a symposium titled “Minute Particulars & Hidden Symmetries,” on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 14-15. More information is available here: http://theory.fnal.gov/mphs/. Anyone interested in attending the symposium or symposium banquet can access registration information here: http://theory.fnal.gov/mphs/register.html.
Prescription Eyewear Technician – Location Change
Please be advised that the contracted on-site eyewear technician will be moving to a new location beginning Wednesday, November 25. This service will now be located on the Ground Floor in the ES&H Training Room next to the East side entrance - directly across from duplicating. This is also the area where the blood drive is located. Please contact the ES&H Section at x5811 if you have any questions.
Free Introductory Martial Arts Classes - Dec. 14 and 16
On December 14 and 16, the Kyuki-do Martial Arts class will be free to all who wish to try and are willing to sign waivers. You will be taught basic warm up exercises, stretches, and basic kicks, punches, and movement. You will also learn some basic self defense. There will be demos of more advanced technique. Why learn a martial art? One answer is that it’s a great aerobic exercise that over a period of time teaches you a skill. Another answer would be that along with the exercise you learn self-discipline, control, balance, movement, self-confidence, respect, and comradery.
Free Martial Arts Classes - Dec. 14 & 16
Come try out martial arts next week on December 14 & 16 for free. The class starts at 5:00 p.m. and lasts an hour. The class meets in the aerobic room at the recreation center, come early and wear comfortable clothes you can workout in. If you have any questions, call x8863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The next six-week session begins on Monday, January 4.
Fermilab Blood Drive December 15 and 16
Fermilab Blood Drive December 15 and 16. Fermilab will host a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive Dec 15, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Dec 16, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Donors will receive a Hoodie sweatshirt. Please schedule appointments via the Web or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. (Whole blood times are flexable but please sign up for a count - DRC's should arrive timely). For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/esh_home_page.html. The August drive collected 102 units of blood. Thanks on behalf of the recipients.
Tell Us About Your Take 5 Moment by Dec. 16
We are asking employees to "Tell Us About Your Take 5 Moment". Share a time when taking five minutes to think about what you we are doing was a good decision. Use this Web form: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/takefive/challenge-form.html. On Dec. 16, at the laboratory-wide potluck party, we will randomly choose five entrants and award each of them a Fermilab fleece sweatshirt.
FermiLab Mac Users' Group Meeting - Dec. 16
FermiLab Mac users will hold their monthly group meeting on Wednesday, December 16 at 2:15 p.m. Location is WH Racetrack (WH7 Cross Over). All Mac users are welcome. Please join us to discuss; Central OSX Support, TuneITUp Campaign Overview and Results, QMX What it is, What it does and What it is not, SMS Data Collection Demo, OSX 10.6 Certification Time Line, Open Discussion. All Mac users are welcome. For more information please visit http://indico.fnal.gov/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2945.
TTIAA-CREF Financial Education Seminar - Dec. 21
On December 21, 2009, TIAA-CREF will hold a Financial Education Seminar covering two new features that have been added for the benefit of Fermilab employees: Roth 403b and Advice and Planning Services. The seminar will held be at Wilson Hall in the 1 West conference room at 9:00 a.m. Since the seminar takes place during working hours, you will need your supervisor’s consent to attend. In order to attend the seminar, you will need to enroll with TIAA-CREF either by calling Anne Lowery at (312)345-5633 or by going on online at the following link: https://www.tiaa-cref.org/events