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Service Award Program
Did you know that in 2009, 57 employees reached 30-years of service, 24 reached 35-years, and 14 reached 40-years? Employee Relations is pleased to celebrate such dedicated service across the Lab. Eligible employees will receive formal invitations to upcoming celebratory luncheons for those who reach 10, 20, 25, 30, 35, & 40 years. We are currently catching up on 2009 anniversary date luncheons and will begin 2010 luncheons in the spring. The service anniversary award policy and process map for gift selection are now online. Please contact Jeannelle Smith x4367 with any questions. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/policies/policy/serviceaward.html and http://wdrs.fnal.gov/HR_Answers/service_award_process.html .
2010 standard mileage reimbursement rate
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2010 standard mileage reimbursement rate for non Government owned vehicles. It is 50 cents per mile, effective January 01, 2010. For more information please visit http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=9646&contentType=GSA_BASIC.
Chicago Bulls Discount Tickets Available Online
Fermilab Appreciation Nights offered with the Bulls. Use special offer code: Bulls. Visit the Recreation Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html or call x5427.
Introduction to Argentine Tango Series of Classes - FREE
If you have ever wanted to try Argentine Tango, this is your chance for Free. For the month of February, in addition to the regular tango series, Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita will offer a series of 4 Introduction to Argentine Tango classes for FREE!!! The series will run Wednesday evenings, February 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. For more information, directions and to sign up, contact Pamela Noyes at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf
Qi Gong, Mindfulness and Tai Chi Easy for Stress Reduction
This is a FREE weekly wellness class in moving meditation practices for vitality, wellness and stress reduction. We practice gentle movement, breath awareness, self-applied massage, and relaxation practice with guided meditation and visualization to foster higher immune system function, reduce reactivity, and activate internal healing resources. This is not a formal, martial Tai Chi class – but may serve as an introduction to the structured forms. Ongoing Fridays beginning Feb. 5, 12:00 p.m to 12:45 p.m., Wilson Hall Auditorium. For more info call Seton Handville at x2152 or the Recreation Dept. at x5427
Fermilab Blood Drive Feb. 15 and 16
Fermilab will host a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive February 15, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and February 16, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Donors will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gas card. Please schedule appointments via the Web or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. Appointments will be seen before walk-ins - DRC's should arrive timely or a bit early please. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/esh_home_page.html. The December drive collected 121 units of blood. Thanks on behalf of the recipients.
Excel 2007 Advanced class offered Feb. 18
Learn the advanced features of Excel 2007. For information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5539.
Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class - Feb. 22
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women's Organization - NALWO - Invites you to a “Brown-Bag” Lunch Program featuring:
“Ukrainian Egg Decorating” presented by Elena Pavlova, Monday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Music Room at the Users’ Center. Bring your lunch, and come to learn the art of Ukrainian egg decorating called “Pysanky”. The ancient history of the Pysanka has been lost, as the eggs are fragile, however, the tradition of decorating continues today, as the art is passed from generation to generation. Please join us as we learn how to create “pysanky”! Space for this class is limited. Tools for creating an egg will be provided. Registration will be accepted thru February 15. Contact:
email@example.com. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. (NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.)
Weight Watchers at Work Begins New Session
Get Weight Watchers to work for you. Whenever you're bored, stressed or running short on time, hunger is right there tempting you with wrong food choices. Weight Watchers can help you change all that. Join Weight Watchers at Work now. Next session begins Wednesday, February 17. Visit any Wednesday prior to that, at no cost, to learn more about Weight Watchers at Work. Location: Wilson, Hall, 15th Floor, Aquarium, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x5427 or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/wellness.html.
BLAST! The Movie: intro, film and Q&A - Feb. 19
Don't miss this ground-breaking documentary by Paul Devlin about his brother's experiment in Arctic Sweden. BLAST -Balloon-borne, Large Aperture, Sub-millimeter Telescope. BLAST is designed to gather information on how our universe evolved by collecting the very faint sub-milimeter light from thousands of the earliest galaxies ever detected. To see these celestial births, the telescope must go through a risky launch on a NASA high-altitude balloon and float above the atmosphere for several days before it lands in Arctic Canada. Pre-film talk w/Mark @ 7:30 p.m., film at 8 p.m., Q&A w/Paul & Mark Devlin.
English country dancing Feb. 7, with live music
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, February 7, 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. There will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band and a potluck supper afterwards. Newcomers are always welcome. To get on an e-mail reminder list, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-584-0825.
Applications accepted for awards in URA Visiting Scholars program
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of Feb. 19 for the submission of applications for the spring 2010 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of March. 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. URA makes two rounds of awards each year, in the spring and fall. The application deadline for the fall 2010 cycle will be in August. Successful applicants will be notified in September. Visit the URA Visiting Scholars Web site for more information.
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
Fermilab Family Open House Feb. 21.
Fermilab's annual Family Open House will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, and to register or sign up for tours, please visit http://ed.fnal.gov/ffse_new/openhouse/
Python Programming class offered Feb. 24-26
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
Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills offered Mar. 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. For more information or to enroll, 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 .
Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.0 Level 1 class offered Mar. 4
Learn to access and create PDF documents plus much more. For more informaiton or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0072&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.
On-site Housing for Summer 2010 - Mar. 8 Deadline
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the summer. Please submit your request for reservations to the Housing Office by Monday, March 8. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date. Contact the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or email@example.com. Individual housing requests can be made by using our online form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
DreamWeaver CS3: Intro offered Mar. 9 or Mar. 16
Learn how to use Dreamweaver to design and develop a Web Site. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4019
Adaptive Leadership: Coaching for Individual Differences class offered Mar. 9
This is a follow-up course to the Fermi Management Practices seminar. This course will help you to recognize the four challenging tendencies in coaching situations and demonstrate how you can adapt your coaching approach to maximize the effectiveness of your coaching discussions. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0078&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
Excel Power User / Macros class offered Mar. 11
Learn the complexity of the Visual Basic Applications code in Excel. For more informaton or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000541&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
Hiring Summer Students for 2010
It's the beginning of a New Year, which means the summer will be approaching us soon. Meaning "Summer Student Hiring Time". The links for summer students to apply for summer positions will be posted on our job opportunities page starting March 1. Employees who want to request for a summer student can find the request form on the WDRS Employment page under the heading of "For Fermilab Employees". If you have any questions please contact Jason Johnson at email@example.com. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/summer_employee_request.html
FRA Scholarship 2010
The application period is now open for the 2010 FRA Scholarship for children of regular, full-time employees at Fermilab. View http://wdrs.fnal.gov/elr/FRA_scholarship.html for more details and application materials. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2010.
International folk dancing, Thursdays at Kuhn Village Barn
International Folk Dancing meets every week on Thursday from 7:30 - 10 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scottish Country dancing Tuesdays at Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing meets every week on Tuesday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or e-mail email@example.com.
Argentine Tango Classes Thru Feb. 24
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., Feb 3 with Daniel Noce & Ramona Nita. Classes run each Wed. thru Feb. 24 at Ramsey Auditorium. Class set, $60.00 per person or $18.00 per class - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II Classes – 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Intermediate & Adv. Classes – 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Also during the month of Feb., Daniel and Ramona will offer a free 4 class set of Introduction to Argentine Tango from 6:45 to 7:30 PM each Wed. prior to the Basic I and II classes. To sign-up contact Pamela Noyes at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf
PII training required for all Fermilab computer users
All Fermilab employees and users who use Fermilab computers must complete a one-time training course on how to protect personally identifiable information. The 15-minute course explains how to handle PII that employees may come across in trip reports, resumes, databases, etc. To take the training, go to the TRAIN class schedule page at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/class_sched.html. Enter your Fermilab ID, select the training category "Computing" and click "Submit." Next, click on "Protecting Personal Information at Fermilab." Then click on "Go to Online Test and hit "Request Test". You'll receive an e-mail with links and instructions.
Muntu African Dance Theatre - Feb. 6
Fermilab's Arts and Lecture Series will host Muntu African Dance Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Muntu Dance Theatre researches and performs authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music, and folklore. A colorful and dynamic company, Muntu brings its audiences out of their seats and into the aisles with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm and song. African drumming helps to make the Muntu experience unique. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for individuals 18 and under. For more information, visit the Fermilab Art Series Web site or contact the ticket office at (630) 840-2787.
ACU’s presents “How much will I need to retire?” Feb. 9
Retirements are lasting longer these days. Will you have the resources to provide the lifestyle that you are working so hard to achieve? Join ACU’s Financial Planner, Bill O’Malley, who will help answer those questions and much more. Mark your calendar for February 9 and join ACU at 12:00 p.m. in One West, Wilson Hall. Attendees will receive a free gift, while supplies last. Space is limited. Learn more and reserve your seat online at http://www.argonnecu.org/home/misc/sem_info_fermi or R.S.V.P. by calling (815)267-7731 or at ACU’s Fermilab Branch.
Perfect Your Leadership skills: Join Toastmaster - Feb. 4
In Toastmaster, you will learn self-growth, how to plan and relax, how to present an idea whether you have time to prepare or just 10 seconds. You will learn to listen and think effectively, how to prepare and give speeches with confidence in a wide range of situations. Best of all, you'll practice in a friendly, supportive environment, with people who are there for the same reasons.
Our next 1-hour meeting will be on February 4 in the Theory NW at 12:00. You are welcome to bring your lunch. For more information, please contact Ben at email@example.com