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Day Camp Payments Due
June Sessions were due May 24. July Sessions are due Monday June 21. August Sessions are due July 26. If you have not paid the June and July sessions please bring payment to WH15W as soon as possible.
Drug Sniffing Dogs at Users Center June 18
The Drug Sniffing Dogs (unofficially known as the CDF band) will be practicing, live, at the Fermilab User's Center, Friday, June 18, at 7 p.m.
Time to complete accomplishment reports
It is that time of year to reflect on our past year’s performance. Please note the following forms must be completed in July: • 2009-2010 accomplishment report (completed by employee) • 2009-2010 performance review form (completed by manager). You may view forms, instructions, and resources on the website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/elr/perform_rev.html. If you have questions, please contact the Employee Relations department.
Web of Science citation database online trial
Fermilab has a site-wide online trial of the Web of Science citation database through the end of June at http://tinyurl.com/34dwzjr. Web of Science has tools for bibliometric analysis including cited reference searching and graphical citation maps. If you're interested, please try this online product, and send comments to the Fermilab Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. We rely on usage statistics, comments, and price to determine which online resources remain available at Fermilab.
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.
International Folk Dancing 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 email@example.com. http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/
Bike to Work Week June 12-18
Riding your bike to work is a great way to start the day and it helps reduce traffic congestion and dependence on fossil fuels. If you've not yet tried it here's a great opportunity -- Bike to Work week is June 12-18. Ride your bicycle to work and record your mileage at http://bike.fnal.gov for a chance to win prizes. Bike to work week is organized by the Active Transportation Alliance http://www.activetrans.org/
Argentine Tango, Wednesday, June 16 to 30
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, June 16 with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Class dates: June 16, 23, and 30. Level 1: Fundamentals: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (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 (3 class set): $45/$40; Attending both Levels 1 and 2 (class set): $75/$70; Individual classes: $18/$15. Pay first day of class. For information, sign up or directions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf
Submit FTL timecards by Friday, June 18
The laboratory will move to the new Fermilab Time and Labor electronic timecard system on Monday, June 21. To help with this transition, please submit your weekly timecard through the current system by Friday, June 18. For more information about the new timecard system, please visit http://www.fnal.gov/ftl. If you have questions about using the new timecard system or about finding training resources, Service Desk representatives will be available to help at the Timecard Doctor Booth in the atrium during lunch hours on Monday, June 21, through Wednesday, June 23, and on Friday, June 25.
Attention Fermilab employees with 30 or more years of service
WDRS will be unveiling a Fermilab Service Wall in Wilson Hall 15NE to honor those who have dedicated 30 or more years of service to Fermilab. The Directorate is hosting an open house on Friday, June 18 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. for employees with 30 or more years of service (including those who will reach their 30-year milestone by 12/31/2010). Please stop by to view your name on the service plaques, enjoy cookies, coffee and punch and catch-up with other 30+ year employees from the Lab.
10,000 Steps-a-Day Heart Rate Watch Winner
Congratulations to Ryan Montiel, for actively participating in our 10,000 Steps-a-Day Walking Program. Ryan won a Sport Line Heart Rate Watch in last weeks drawing. At this time we have 74 participants that have walked 3,697,717 steps, burned 202,244 calories, and walked a total of 1,751 miles. It's not too late to sign up. Next drawing is June 18. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation Dept. at x2548.
English country dancing this Sunday, June 20
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, June 20, 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. There will be a potluck supper afterwards. Newcomers are always welcome. On Sunday, July 25, there will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, call 630-584-0825 or contact email@example.com or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/
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.
Blood drive - new sign up link
Please sign up by Friday, June 18 for whole blood donation to properly reserve your desired donation time via the link provided in the Fermi News. Times for whole blood donation can be flexible so appointments are really appreciated even if you need to change your appointment and become a walk-in. Walk-ins will be served as soon as possible, please visit http://iwebb.heartlandbc.org/pls/iwebb/aspn?pzp=60423&psp=SPON101317
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.
Lecture Series: Intermediate/Advanced Topics in C++ Programming
There are two remaining lectures in the 2010 Lecture Series on C++ Programming. “Exploiting Callability in C++: What Can We Do with a Function Object?” will be held Monday, June 21. “A Survey of Concurrent Programming Using Next-Generation C++ Threads” will be held Wednesday, June 23. Both will be in Wilson Hall Curia II from 1:00PM to approximately 3:30PM. There is no cost to attend. More information, including the lecture schedule and topics, is available at http://home.fnal.gov/~wb/2010-06-lectures.html.
Ask HR: 15th floor visits FESS - Site 38 on Tuesday June 22
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 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 in the FESS - Site 38 conference room. Please stop in.
Kyuki-Do Martial Arts Classes begin June 21
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on June 21. You will learn how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, and basic self defense. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m at the Recreation Facility in the Village. You need to register for the class through the Recreation Office. The cost is $55.00. You do not need a gym membership to join this class. I will supply a free uniform to students who have never participated in martial arts before. My class size is limited to eight students.
Ask HR: 15th floor visits Wilson Hall Atrium on Friday June 25
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 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 25 in the Wilson Hall atrium. Please stop in.
Ask HR: 15th floor visits TD - ICB Tuesday June 29
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 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 in the TD - ICB Hermitage conference room. Please stop in.
Free Webinar on "Retirement Planning for Women", June 30
This informative Webinar will focus on retirement planning and particular issues women face. Join ACU and speaker Jennifer Johnson from Financial Network Investment Corp., who will discuss the unique investment challenges women have, how to invest to work towards your goals and how to determine if you are prepared for the future? This free Webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on June 30, 2010 online. Learn more and R.S.V.P online, by calling (815) 267-7731 or at ACU’s Fermilab Branch.
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. For more information go to http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.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
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
Get to know great inventors in Inventor's Workbench, a Science Adventure
For grades 2-4: Get to know several of the world's greatest inventors such as Edison, Newton and Leonardo and learn about their inventions. Experiment with some of their ideas and strategies that made them world-renowned inventors. Grow as an inventor as you design, collaborate and learn. June 28-July 2 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; $100 per student. To register or for more information call or email Andrea at x8258 or email@example.com or visit http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv
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.
Preschool & Youth Swim Lesson Session 2 Registration Deadline is Today
The next session of Preschool and Youth Swim Lessons will be held Monday thru Thursday mornings, June 21 - July 1st, at the Fermilab Village Pool. Makeup days are on Fridays. Preschool Lessons are for 4-5 year olds. Youth Lessons are for 6-12 year olds. Register in the Recreation Office, Wilson Hall, 15 West by Monday, June 14. Fee is $60. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x 2548.
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, 8th floor Wilson Hall, Southwest corner. For more information see our website at http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask HR: 15th floor visits PPD - SiDet on Wednesday June 16
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 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at PPD - SiDet. Please stop in.
Toastmaster June 17
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor, Curia II, Thursday, June 17 at 12:00. In Toastmaster, you will learn self-growth, how to plan and relax, how to present an idea to 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. For more information please visit http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters
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.