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CIGNA Site and System Maintenance This Weekend
Due to site maintenance, myCIGNA.com or CIGNAaccess will be unavailable from 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday July 17 through 2:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 18. CIGNA Call Centers will be closed at 9:00 p.m. EST on Friday July 16 and will reopen at 7:00 a.m. EST on Monday July 19. If you call during this time frame, you will hear the following message: "Thank you for calling CIGNA. Our systems are being upgraded this weekend to provide you with even better service in the future. As a result we are unable to take your call at this time. We will reopen Monday morning".
Take 5 Challenge Quiz
The new Take 5 Challenge #3 quiz is available on-line on the Take 5 Web page. June was NSC Safety Month and five NSC safety flyers were mailed out to each mail stop. The quiz questions are based on the information in those flyers. Hope you read them. Three winners will be picked on July 30 and will receive some nice prizes. See quiz at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/takefive/.
Pre-K & Youth Swim Lesson Session 4 Deadline
The last session of swim lessons for pre-k and youth is scheduled for the weeks of July 26 and August 2 (Monday - Thursday). Friday is used for makeup day if needed. Deadline to register is 4:00 p.m., Monday, July 19. Fee is $60/child. To register please see http://dev.xenomedia.com:12082/recreation/pool.html.
Last Week's Walking Program Drawing Winner
Congratulations to Mark Ruschman, last week's winner of a 3 month gym membership and a fitness t-shirt. To date, we have 99 participants that have walked a total of 12,593,476 steps, burned 688,418 calories and walked 5,942 miles. It's not too late to register and participate in our weekly drawings. We have another iPod to give away this month. Need a pedometer to count your steps? Stop by the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15 West. For more info call Jeanne, x2548 or log on to http://www.cornerstonefitness.com.
Housing Office Still Accepting Requests for On Site Housing for Fall 2010 & Spring 2011
Please contact the Housing Office to make a request for reservations of on-site houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the remainder of 2010 and the Spring of 2011. Please submit your request to the Housing Office by Monday, July 19, 2010. Individual housing requests can be made by using our Online Housing Request form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html. or by calling (630)840-3777. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit timecard on new system by Friday's
This week, every Fermilab employee should begin using the new Fermilab Time and Labor electronic reporting system to create and submit timecards. To help with this transition, please submit your weekly timecard through the new FTL system by Friday, June 25. You can access the new timecard, training materials and contact information for local support teams at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/ftl/launch.html. You can also contact the Service Desk for assistance by calling x2345 or by opening a Service Desk ticket at https://ar-mt1.fnal.gov/arsys/shared/login.jsp?/arsys/.
Argentine Tango, Wednesday, July 7 to 28
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, July 7 with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Class dates: July 7, 14, 21 and 28. 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 (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
Club & League Fair August 11
Calling all Employee Clubs and Athletic Leagues. If you are interested in promoting your club or league on August 11th from 11:30-1pm in the Atrium of Wilson Hall contact Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you with a table and chairs. Please respond by July 23. This is a great opportunity to let your coworkers know about your club or league and obtain new members.
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.
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.
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
Habitat Restoration at Fermilab
Would you like to make the Fermilab site more beautiful than it already is? Here is your chance! Saturday, July 17, the Habitat Restoration group will gather at 9 a.m. in the Lederman Science Center parking lot. Our goal is to remove non-native brush in different areas on site. We remove trees such as Buckthorn from around ponds and along forest edges. Please wear clothing that covers your body as we may encounter mosquitoes, and bring gloves. We work until Noon. Please contact Barb Kristen at x4800 for more information. Please visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/about/campus/ecology/prairie/habitat_restoration.html
Artist Reception - Saturday, July 24 from 5-7 pm
The artist reception will be held on Saturday July 24 from 5-7pm in the Art Gallery for the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/index.html
Sons of the Never Wrong - July 24 - 8 p.m
This Alt-Folk trio from Chicago has been creating original "turbo-charged folk music" for 17 years to a cult-like national following. With their different take on three part harmony on top of witty, whimsical songs, Sons’ style springs from a tradition you’d swear you've heard, but this just ain't your grandpop's folk music! "Destined to play together, making music that is both sweetly mingled & tangy with contrasts. In performance, the words take a back seat to the joyous harmonies, grooves and choreography that lift Sons' audiences out of their chairs." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
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
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.
Grounding and Shielding of Electronic Systems course offered Aug 12 and 13
Learning how to solve electromagnetic interference and signal integrity problems on the job can be frustrating for the engineer and very expensive for the lab. While most of the electromagnetic and circuit principles involved are simple, the complexity of many systems masks the logic and simplicity of possible solutions. This course treats signals as currents; explains fundamental grounding, shielding, and mcuh more. To enroll or for more information visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3915.
Free Piano Concert featuring Sandor Feher, Ramsey Auditorium at 12:00 p.m. on Aug. 12
NALWO - FERMI NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION invites you to a 12:00 p.m. piano concert featuring: Sandor Feher,
Thursday, August 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Ramsey Auditorium - Sandor Feher returns, once again, to envelope us with his pure energy at the keyboard in Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium. Sandor’s summer break from his studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, is our opportunity to hear the splendor of Frederic Chopin. Sandor’s program includes a tribute to Frederic Chopin, as this is Chopin’s bicentennial year, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Polish composer. Please join us as we welcome Sandor back! No reservation or ticket is needed. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. For additional information contact Margie Nagaitsev at email@example.com. NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.
Claudia Schmidt - Singer/Songwriter - Fermilab Arts Series - Aug. 14
An incredibly versatile singer/songwriter, Claudia Schmidt is equally at home whether singing folk music, jazz standards, or music for the theater. For almost 40 years Claudia Schmidt has been exploring the nuances of acoustic music with her voice, 12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer with an exciting collection of original, traditional, and contemporary writing. ...She has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, a television documentary on KTCA-TV in St. Paul called "I Sing Because I can't Fly" and won a Jeff Award for her role in the Goodman's "A Good Person Szechuan."
Gizmo Guys - Fermilab Arts Series - Sept. 25
“master jugglers with ebullient energy and exquisite skill…Human virtuosity with a touch of lunacy.” – The New York Times
Gizmo Guys are a comedy juggling act. But they are much more. Their act includes original routines, quick-witted verbal repartee and world class juggling skills in a very light-hearted approach to the art. Touring worldwide since 1987, the Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 2500 live performances, for millions more on television. In addition to touring extensively in the U.S. and Canada, the Gizmo Guys have toured across the globe.
Cafeteria to Offer Limited Menu on Saturday, July 10
This Saturday, July 10, the cafeteria grills will be closed, due to a limited power outage of the exhaust systems. The cafeteria will offer a continental breakfast. Lunch selections will include salads, deli sandwiches, and hot pizza slices.
ASK HR: The Office for Professional Development - July 12
What questions do you have about management, computer and technical courses or the Lab's tuition assistance programs? "ASK HR:
The Professional Development Office" is coming to the Accelerator Division
on: Monday, July 12 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Dungeon Conference Room (located in the Cross Gallery). Stop in and give us your input on our current programs and your suggestions for future development programs.
All Supervisors: Do you need help preparing for performance reviews?
Get a quick 2-hour overview of the performance review process, discussion and form on July 7 and July 15. Have your questions answered by Compensation and Employee Relations. This briefing is a review for supervisors who have completed the FMP Performance Review course and for supervisors who are new to the process but have not yet completed the course. To enroll go to http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4558.
Toastmaster July 15
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wilson Hall, 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, July 15 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