Fermilab Today Aug. 9, 2010 - Aug. 15, 2010

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Wilson Hall west side road closed Thursday-Monday
The road on the west side of Wilson Hall leading to the Linac will be closed for resurfacing beginning Thursday morning. The road is scheduled to reopen during the evening on Monday, Aug. 16. Please see the diagram (pdf) for more information.

Fermilab Singers concert Friday, Aug. 13 at noon
Come and hear the Fermilab Singers at noon on Friday, Aug 13. in the auditorium.

English country dancing this Sunday, Aug. 15
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, Aug. 15, 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. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825. http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/

H1N1 Temporary Sick Leave policy removed
Due to the steady decline in both frequency and severity of influenza-like illness across the laboratory throughout 2010, WDRS has removed the Temporary Changes to Sick Leave (Influenza-Like Illness) policy from the Fermilab personnel policies. The standard sick leave policy is in effect immediately. Learn more

Ask HR: Professional Development at SiDet Aug. 11
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 Sidet on: Wednesday August 11 from 9:00-10:00 a.m., Sidet Cafeteria. Stop in and give us your input on our current programs and your suggestions for future development programs.

Singer and songwriter Claudia Schmidt performs in Fermilab Arts Series - Aug. 14
Versatile singer/songwriter Claudia Schmidt is equally at home whether she’s singing folk music, jazz standards or music for the theater. For almost four decades Schmidt has explored the nuances of acoustic music with her voice, 12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer. She performs a collection of original, traditional and contemporary writing. She's been featured on PRI's A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage as well as in and Frank Galati's production of "Good Person of Szechuan" at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, for which she won a Jefferson Award. Hear Claudia Schmidt in Ramsey Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14. For more information, visit www.fnal.gov/culture or call the Box Office at 630-840-ARTS (2787).

Argentine Tango, Wednesdays, through Aug. 25
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, August 4 with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Class dates: August 4, 11, 18,25. 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

Bristol Renaissance Faire discount
Fermilab employees may purchase adult tickets for $12 each (regularly $18.95) and children's tickets for $7.50 (regularly $9.50). The Bristol Renaissance Fair is open Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day through September 6. It's located off I-94 at the IL/WI border and open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information contact the Recreation Department at x2548 or to purchase discount tickets use the Premium Partner Code BRX723 at http://www.renfair.com/bristol/tickets/premiumpartner.asp

Aug. 20 deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Fall 2010 quarter is Aug. 20. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website.

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.

Martial arts classes begins today
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.

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.

What's New with NI and the latest version of LabVIEW (NI Week highlights)? - Aug. 19
NI Week is the industry's premier event on graphical system design that attracts more than 3,000 of the world's brightest engineers, educators, and scientists. Come and get a recap of the latest technology from NI that automates everything around us and improves everyday life. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5159.

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.

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.

Lunch & Learn about the power of preventative health care - Aug. 18
Wednesday, August 18, noon - 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Curia II, 2nd floor. Learn health care techniques to help prevent or modify certain conditions and diseases, including age-appropriate screenings and vaccinations and topics including: nutrition, fitness, heart health and smoking cessation. Hosted by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Drawings for prizes. Please RSVP to Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548 by Aug. 11.

Grounding and Shielding of Electronic Systems course - 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.

Employee Club & League Fair Wednesday
Did you know that Fermilab has over 25 employee clubs and athletic leagues available for you to participate in? Come and see what we have to offer on Wednesday, August 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium of Wilson Hall. Entertainment begins at noon with demonstrations from the Folk Club Dancers, Fermilab Singers and the International Dancers. Stop by the Recreation table and enter your name in the drawing for giveaways. Prizes given away every 15 minutes. For more information contact Jeanne in the Recreation Dept. at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov

FTL System Downtime on 08/11(Wednesday) from 6-8 p.m.
Due to required maintenance, the FTL system will be unavailable from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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