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Fermilab Today Feb. 22, 2010 - Feb. 26, 2010

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Employee Discount Offered at Batavia Rosati's
Rosati's of Batavia is now offering Fermilab employees a 15% discount on all menu items: Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches/Wraps, Salads. Rosati’s of Batavia will deliver to Fermilab. Visit them on the web at http://www.RosatisBatavia.com. For more information visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html

Harlem Globetrotters Special Ticket Price - April 15
The Harlem Globetrotters 2010 World Tour offers Fermilab employees a special ticket price on Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the United Center. For tickets please visit http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com and use Promotion Code: FNAL. For more information contact the Recreation Department at x5427.

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 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

Benefits Office Ask HR Session - Friday, Feb. 26
Do you work at or around Warehouse II? Do you have questions or need information about your benefits? The Benefits Office Staff will be available to answer your questions and provide general information about your Fermilab benefits on Friday, February 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Warehouse II in the Support Services Conference Room.

Fidelity Representative at Fermilab Friday, Feb. 26
Jim Stair, a Fidelity Representative, will be at Fermilab on Friday, February 26. To make an appointment for an individual retirement counseling session please call Fidelity at 1-800-642-7131 or by using the Fidelity web site at http://www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations

International Folk Dancing, Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn
International Folk Dancing meets every week on Thursday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. There are dances for children, teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Fermi Martial Arts Classes
A new six-week session just started. It's not to late to sign up and begin learning a new skill as well as getting some good aerobic workouts. Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Immigration Law Information Session - March 1
Two attorneys specializing in Immigration Law will be here to discuss a range of immigration issues including: Preliminary background information, Description of agencies, immigration process, potential delays, Extraodinary Ability Visa, National Interest Waiver, Options for H1B holders at all points during their status. Following the session there will be an open question and answer session. Monday March 1 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Wilson Hall 1 West, you may bring your lunch.

Muscle Toning Class Begins March 2
Muscle Toning Classes offered in the Recreation Facility Exercise Room beginning March 2 thru April 29 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm. Class Fee: $86.00. Make payment in the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15 West. For more information call Jeanne at x2548 or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

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 jasonj@fnal.gov. Please visit at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/summer_employee_request.html

March 5 deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program - March 5
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Spring 2010 quarter is March 5. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html

English country dancing - Sunday, March 7
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, March 7, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 until 5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/

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 housing@fnal.gov. 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 housing@fnal.gov

New Bible discussion starting March 9
On March 9, the Bible Exploration for Lunch League (BELL) will begin a discussion of the book of Romans during weekly Tuesday lunchtime (noon-1 pm) meetings in the 'Quarium' (WH-8SW). An inductive guide, entitled 'Romans/A Reasoned Faith,' will be utilized which fosters self discovery rather than prepackaged answers, and is user-friendly regardless of your level of familiarity with the Bible. Feel free to attend on a trial basis to determine if you'd like to continue; the first meeting will be introductory. For more details see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell or contact bellweb@fnal.gov

DreamWeaver CS3: Intro offered March 9 or March 16
In this class you will create a Web site structure on your local machine, explore the Dreamweaver environment, add HTML Pages, set document properties. Organize site files using the Files panel. Create templates to help you develop multiple pages easily. Create a navigation bar using behaviors and by using the Insert Navigation Bar Tool, and much more. Please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0005&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X for more information or to enroll.

Interpersonal Communication Skills offered March 16
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type. Develop the skills for more productive work relationships. For more informaotin or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000503&thi.

Word 2007 Advanced class offered March 16
Learn to use Word efficiently with other programs. Modify user information, send a document for review, compare and merge document changes and review track changes and comments. Create, compare and merge document versions and much more! For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0073&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Facilitating Meetings That Work course offered March 17
This course promises fast-paced coverage of the secrets of facilitating meetings that truly produce results. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0035&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

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

Art Gallery Talk - Virginia Broersma - March 10
On March 10, Virginia Broersma will be discussing her exhibition “I live in a duplex” which includes her latest series of double portrait paintings as well as selected pieces from earlier bodies of work. Virginia has been working primarily with the medium of painting since finishing her BFA and has been navigating the challenges of being an artist, and even more specifically, being a female artist. Discussion will be encouraged and questions welcome.

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

Influence and Motivation: The Empowering Leader course offered March 24
This course builds on the skills taught in Interaction Management/FMP by helping managers and supervisors to: create an environment that fosters higher levels of energy and commitment with their staff; motivate individuals to perform better and achieve desired departmental results: and reinforce the key concepts and skills taught in the Interaction Management course. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0079&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

PowerPoint 2007 Advanced course offered March 25
Personalize the PowerPoint Interface, customize save options, and apply advanced customization options. Set up a slide master, customize slide layouts, create custom themes, customize bullets, add common slide information, modify the Notes Master and the Handout Master and much more. For more informatin or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5542

Excel Programming with VBA class offered March 30 and April 1
The following topics will be covered: Working with Procedures and Functions, Understanding Objects, Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions, Controlling Program Execution, Working with Forms and Controls, Working with the PivotTable Object, Debugging Code and Handling Errors. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0075&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

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.

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills offered March 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 March 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.

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 noyes@fnal.gov or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

Ask HR Sessions to be held at the Computing Division and Wilson Hall - Feb. 23-25
Do you have questions or need information about your benefits? The Benefits Office Staff will be available to answer your questions and provide general information about your Fermilab benefits on Wednesday, February 24 at the Computing Division, FCC 1 West, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Benefits Staff will also be available on Tuesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 25 in the Wilson Hall Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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