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Fermilab prairie quadrat study
You can be a citizen scientist! Help track prairie restoration at Fermilab! Learn to identify prairie plants and map a prairie quadrat. You will spend about two hours collecting information and then entering the data into the website scientists use to monitor the prairie’s condition. The information will help track the progress of the restoration of this prairie. Fermilab has a goal to restore the prairie to the condition it was in when the pioneers first came to the area. This is the fourth year of this project that will continue for many years. Volunteers will be able to explore areas of the prair. http://ed.fnal.gov/data/life_sci/citizen/
iPod drawing friday for active participants in 10,000 Steps-A-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. http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html
Deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program - June 25
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Summer 2010 quarter is June 25. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website.
Adult water aerobics - Mondays
Adult water aerobics class will be held on Mondays beginning June 7 and will run through August 2 at the Village Pool from 11:15 a.m. - Noon. The fee is $65/person. Contact Jeanne Koester in the Recreation Department at x2548 for more information.
Adult swim lessons - Mondays
Adult swim lessons will be held on Mondays beginning June 7 through August 2 at the Fermi Village Pool from 11:15 a.m. - Noon. Fee: $60/person. Contact Jeanne Koester in the Recreation Department at x2548 for more information.
Learn about green science in Nature's Power Lab, a Science Adventure
For grades 6-9: How do you get three paper cups, two paper plates, a piece of string and a gentle breeze to pull a book across a table? Learn about exciting, fast-growing, green technologies using the sun, wind, water and biofuels in this hands-on, inquiry-based class for teens. Hear from people in this exciting new field, build your own green machines and learn the advantages of using clean, inexhaustible resources for power. June 14-18, 2010; 9:00 a.m. - noon; $160 per student. Call or email Andrea at x8258 or email@example.com. Or visit http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv.
International Folk Dancing cancelled June 3, resumes in Auditorium June 10
International Folk Dancing will not meet Thursday, June 3, and then will move to the stage of Ramsey Auditorium for the summer. The group will meet weekly beginning Thursday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/
Blood drive June 21 and 22
Fermilab will host a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive June 21 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and June 22, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Donors will receive a certificate for a quart of Oberweis ice cream. Please schedule appointments via the new Heartland web link or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680 for assistance. Walk-ins welcome time permitting. Anyone interested in a DRC donation should call Diana x3771.
Pool opens June 8
Pool Hours are Tuesday - Friday, noon-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-6 p.m. (closed Mondays). Pool memberships are available in the Recreation Office, Wilson Hall, 15 West. Single Pool Pass is $85. Family Pool Pass (up to 4) is $190. Also offering Adult Water Aerobics Adult Swim Lessons, Preschool and Youth Swim Lessons beginning June 7th. For more information call Jeanne at x 2548.
Walk to Health class begins June 7
Are you interested in kicking up your physical activity level one notch higher, but do not know where to start? Then come join us in Walk to Health! This eight week class will help begin to show the most athletically-challenged individuals a path to health. The only equipment you need is comfortable clothes and shoes for walking. Held Mondays from 5-5:45pm, June 7 - August 2. Meet at Ring Road A1. $45/person. For more information call Jeanne in Recreation at x2548.
Butts & Guts class begins June 7
Tired of doing the same basic crunches and sit-ups? This strength training workout focuses on increasing flexibility and strengthening the abdominal area. Participants learn a variety of exercises designed to increase core strength that benefit activities of daily living. This class is suitable for any level of fitness! Held Mondays, June 7 - August 2 at the Recreation Facility from noon - 12:45 p.m. $53/person. For more information call Jeanne in Recreation at x2548.
Earned Value Management (EVMS) - June 8 and 9
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 email@example.com 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. http://home.fnal.gov/~wb/2010-06-lectures.html
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Video series on scientific case for God's existence starts June 15
This summer, the Bible Exploration for Lunch League (BELL) will be viewing a 10-part video series from TrueU entitled "Does God Exist? building the scientific case." All are welcome to join us any Tuesday June 15-August 17 from noon-1pm in the Quarium, Wilson Hall, Southwest corner. For more information see our website at http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ or send email to email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5638
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 email@example.com or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf
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.
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.
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.