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2010 Summer Intern Group Photo - July 27
All summer interns are requested for a group photo, July 27 at 9:30 SHARP Wilson Hall atrium. Please join in and let your friends know.

Applications for URA Visiting Scholars Awards due Aug. 20
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of August 20 for the submission of applications for the fall 2010 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. For details on the URA Visiting Scholars at Fermilab Program, including eligibility, application procedure, award administration and names of award recipients, visit the URA Visiting Scholars website.

English country dancing, Sunday, July 25
English country dancing will meet this Sunday, June 25, 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. Live music will be provided by Old Fezziwig's band. Newcomers are always welcome. The group will meet next on August 15. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/

Martial Arts Classes begins Aug. 9
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on August 9. I will teach you 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 to 6 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.

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/.

Last Week's Walking Program Drawing Winner
Congratulations to Susan Rahimpour, last week's winner of a Water Hydration Bottle and a 1 month gym membership. To date, we have 103 participants that have walked a total of 14,180,780 steps, burned 770,891 calories and walked 6,677 miles. Next week's drawing is for an iPod. 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/fermi/10ksteps.html.

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

Benefit News
Each month the Benefits Office features topics of interest in our Benefit Bulletins. Please visit the Benefits office web site to view the latest bulletins at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/benefits_bulletins.html. If you have a topic that you would like us to cover, please contact a member of the Benefits Staff.

Safari Online access to O'Reilly content is available for purchase
The Fermilab subscription to Safari Online renews in August. This is a package of accounts, each for one-person unlimited online access by password, to O’Reilly computer books and more. New subscribers need approval to have the $156 annual charge applied to their task code. Please send new subscription requests to library@fnal.gov by July 29. (Renewing subscribers have already been contacted.) A free trial of Safari is available at http://my.safaribooksonline.com/

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 jkoester@fnal.gov. 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
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.

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

Regal Movie Theater Discount Tickets Available
The Recreation Department now has Regal Movie Theater Discount Tickets available. Regal Theaters recently purchased the AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville. Other Regal locations include Bolingbrook Stadium 12, Lake Zurich 12 and Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16. We have $8 unrestricted tickets and $7 restricted use tickets available. IMAX and 3D are subject to a surcharge at the theater.

NIM and Physics Reports now completely online at Fermilab
Fermilab now has complete site-wide online access to the full-text of these two important HEP journals: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01689002 and Physics Reports http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03701573. This is available from any Lab computer from anywhere on-site at Fermilab. Here is imformation on gaining access when off-site http://bss.fnal.gov/library/offsite.html. Please contact the library at library@fnal.gov.

Toastmaster July 15
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wilson Hall, 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, Aug. 5 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

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 mnagaitsev@hotmail.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.

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.

Submit timecard on new system by Fridays
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/.

Today is the Deadline for ON-SITE Housing Requests
Today, Monday, July 19, is the deadline for submitting your 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. 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 housing@fnal.gov

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.

Summer prairie walk - noon, July 21
Fermilab consulting restoration ecologist Ryan Campbell will lead a walk into the summer prairie at noon on Wednesday, July 21. Anyone interested in attending the free walk should meet at noon at the Margaret Pearson Interpretive Trail parking lot. There will be ample opportunities for discussion on prairies and plants.

Lunch and Learn about Health Attachments in Relationships - July 21
Repairing the Connection: How Attachment Techniques Resolve Conflicts in Relationships. Wednesday, July 21, WH Curia II, 12-1pm. Attendees can expect to walk away knowing 5 real life ways to nurture and/or repair their relationships by learning how conflict is inevitable; patterns of behaviors that cause conflicts to escalate versus those that lead to compromise and healthier relationships; and the “5 A’s” of attachment used to repair conflict and create a deeper sense of meaning in the relationship. These principals can be applied to coworkers, siblings, parents, children, spouse or friends.

Ask HR: Professional Development at CDF July 21
ASK HR: The Office for Professional Development - 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 CDF on: Wednesday July 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at CDF – Assembly Building Corridor. Stop in and give us your input on our current programs and your suggestions for future development programs.

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