Fermilab Today May 24, 2010 - May 28, 2010

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Cafeteria closed Saturday, May 29
The Fermilab Cafeteria will be closed Saturday, May 29, for the Memorial Day weekend.

Behavioral interviewing
This course is targeted to hiring managers and supervisors; group leaders involved in the hiring process. The objective of the "Behavioral Interviewing" course is to instruct you how to hire new employees who have a high probability of success by using behavior-based interviewing techniques.

Earned Value Management (EVMS) - June 7&8
Learn how the essential elements of the EVMS guidelines will be implemented on major projects. This course will provide the student with opportunities to work problems that reinforce the basic EVMS concepts. This 2-day course explains the Earned Value Management (EVMS) requirements as applied to the Department of Energy projects. The EVMS requirements of DOE Order 413.3 represent a disciplined project management approach for establishing an integrated baseline plan against which project schedule and cost performance is measured during the execution phase. Learn more . Contact Dean Hoffer at x8898 or dhoffer@fnal.gov with any questions.

Lecture Series: Intermediate/Advanced Topics in C++
A series of six lectures will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, June 7 in Wilson Hall Curia II from 1:00PM to approximately 3:30PM. Each talk is designed as a professional development experience emphasizing effective computer programming in modern standard C++ (“C++03”) or in next-generation C++ (“C++0X”). Although the format is lecture-based, there will be considerable flexibility for interaction regarding any points of special interest to attendees. There is no cost to attend.

Diversity Office volunteer opportunity May 25-June 8
The Fermilab Diversity Office has a volunteer opportunity. Items are needed for a medical outreach trip to the Amazon River Basin. Needed items include: Used sunglasses for men, women and children; pacifiers; toothbrushes; fishing line (15-20 lb. test) and hooks; individually wrapped candy, such as lollipops, Tootsie rolls, Sweet Tarts, etc.; Ibuprofen (such as Advil) and Tylenol (400 mg and 800 mg); multivitamins; antacids (such as Tums); and bandages and antibiotic ointments (such as Bandaids and Neosporin). Please bring any of the above items you'd like to donate to Elaine Phillips on the 8th floor, west side of Wilson Hall.

Weekly time sheets due Friday
Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, weekly time sheets are due in Payroll by 10 a.m on Friday May 28.

Ask HR: 15th floor visits CD - FCC on Wednesday, June 2
Do you have questions about open jobs, personnel policies or employee programs? Would you like to view job fair media, drop of items for the maternity closet or submit a vacation donation form? Staff from Employment/Employee Relations will be available to answer questions and provide information from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2 in the FCC West Entrance. Please stop in.

Ask HR - 15th floor comes to CDF today
Do you have questions about open jobs, personnel policies or employee programs? Would you like to view job fair media, drop of items for the maternity closet or submit a vacation donation form? Staff from Employment/Employee Relations will be available to answer questions and provide information from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the CDF "The Big Room" 327 conference room. Please stop in.

Argentine Tango each Wednesday, May 5 to May 26
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, May 5 with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Class dates: May 5,12,19,26. Level 1: Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 PM (Practice - 6:30 p.m.) Level 2: Intermediate/Adv.: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.(Practice - 10:00 p.m.) Pricing for class levels: Regular/Student, Attending single level 1 OR 2 (4 class set): $60/$50; Attending both Levels 1 and 2 (4 class set): $85/$80; Individual classes: $18/$15. Pay first day of class. For information, sign up or directions, please send an email to noyes@fnal.gov or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

ES&H Web Server down May 24 & May 26
The ES&H production web server will be upgraded, which will require 2 downtimes. Monday, May 24 & Wednesday, May 26 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Project Scheduling and Earned Value Management Systems May 26-27
The "Project Scheduling and Earned Value Management Systems" workshop is intended for individuals who need to understand the principles of Scheduling and Earned Value in the management of projects. It introduces the principles of Scheduling and the Earned Value Management System, you will gain an understanding of the schedule development process, learn how to develop and calculate a network, learn the basic principles to organize, plan, authorize, monitor, and control a project. Deadline to enroll is May 25. For more information please see http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5858

10,000 Steps Per Day Walking Program
Walk Your Way to Fitness. Register for our 10,000 Steps Per Day Walking Program. On the website you can: log your daily steps, receive coaching tips and fun facts, review educational materials, and sign up for an optional continuation program upon completion of this eight week walking program. If you weren't able to participate in the Employee Health & Fitness Day on May 19 and need a pedometer, please stop by the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15 West. For more info call Jeanne, x2548. Program hosted in partnership with CIGNA. For more information go to http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html

Sand Volleyball Held on Tuesdays begins May 25
Outdoor Sand Volleyball has decided to play on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, beginning May 25 through the month of August at the Village Sand Volleyball Courts behind Kuhn Barn. For more information contact Oscar at oglez@fnal.gov

May Benefits Bulletin
You may view the newest Benefits Bulletin on the Benefits Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/benefits_bulletins.html. This month's topic is Walking for Fitness.

43rd Fermilab Users Meeting Registration June 2 - 3
Please register at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/fermilab_users_org. We are again accepting nominations for talks to be given by graduate students. Faculty advisors may nominate their students for these talks by sending a letter of nomination and a one-page description of the proposed talk to GRADTALKS2010@fnal.gov. Nominations should be received no later than May 15.

Toastmaster is great - meeting June 3
Come and join us in the Wilson Hall 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, June 3 at 12:00 p.m., you can bring your lunch! 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.

SciTech summer camps start June 14
From June 14 to July 30, SciTech Hands-on Museum in downtown Aurora will offer 24 one-week camps for children, including the popular camps "Totally ballistic!" and "Kitchen Chemistry" as well as the new "Wild Weather Wonders" camp. Camp schedule and descriptions are at http://www.scitechmuseum.org. Cost per camp: $225. Members receive discount. Before and after care is available for a fee. For more information and to sign up, call Joyce at 630-859-3434, ext. 214. SciTech is located at 18 W. Benton Street, Aurora.

Employee Discount at Batavia Rosati's
Rosati's of Batavia is now offering Fermilab employees a 20 percent discount on pizzas and 15 percent discount on other kitchen items. 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

Fermilab Arts Series Presents Corky Siegel and Chamber Blues June 26
Is it blues, is it classical? Walking the line between Beethoven and B.B. King and armed with the creative genius and instrumental prowess that have defined his career for nearly four decades, blues harmonica player, and part of the Siegel/Schwall Band, Corky has pioneered an original, genre-busting Chamber blues - a fresh, innovative sound capturing the sparkling qualities of classical music merged with the emotional melodic style of blues, all within an intimate chamber setting. Under Corky's lead, The West End String Quartet and percussionist Frank Donaldson complete the Chamber Blues Band. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gpv/culture/NewArts/Arts/09-10/corky.shtml

Sign up for summer Science Adventures classes
Parents of children in grades K-10 can now sign up their children for the Education Office's summer Science Adventures classes. Visit our website at http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv for class listings and a downloadable registration form. For more information call Andrea at x8259 or email avarry@fnal.gov

Introduction to LabVIEW course being held July 13
Learn how to build powerful, custom test, measurement, and control applications from scratch using intuitive, measurement-specific graphical programming. Gain hands-on experience with LabVIEW and learn how you can use LabVIEW graphical development to reduce development time and create flexible applications that easily integrate with thousands of I/O devices from hundreds of vendors. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000552&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Embedded Design with LabVIEW FPGA and CompactRIO seminar being offered July 13
This hands-on session utilizes National Instruments LabVIEW graphical embedded development tools and off-the-shelf prototyping systems. Discover firsthand how to design, prototype, and deploy embedded systems more productively using NI LabVIEW embedded programming tools and rapid prototyping hardware. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0048&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Interaction Management Coaching Forum - July 27
This workshop is a follow-up to the Interaction Management workshop series and the Fermilab Management Practices seminar. The workshop is designed to develop a specific coaching/management action plan for a particularly tough, real-life coaching challenge. For more informaiton or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0082&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

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