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CNAS, Sunflower and Procard unavailable – Saturday, Aug. 28
CNAS, Sunflower and Procard will be unavailable Saturday, August 28, between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. as the Fermilab Procard System is migrated to a new server. If you encounter any problems, please 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/.

Sign up for fall Science Adventures
The fall Science Adventures classes have been posted to the Education Office's website. Classes are available for children in grades K-8 and take place on Saturdays. Visit our website for a schedule and downloadable registration form. For more information call Andrea at x8259 or email avarry@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Procard System – New link starting Monday, Aug. 30
On Monday, August 30, Procard users will have a new link to log into the Fermilab Procard System. If you have a bookmark for this application, please change it to point to this new link: https://bsscs01.fnal.gov:8300/forms_procard/frmservlet. If you encounter any problems, please 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/.

Performance Review briefing - August 25
Get a quick two hour overview of the performance review process, discussion and form. Get your questions about performance review answered by Employee Relations and Compensation personnel. This briefing is a review for experienced supervisors and those who are new to the process. Learn more or enroll

Fermilab Time and Labor system downtime on Saturday 8/21 from 12:00 Noon
The Fermilab Time and Labor system requires a down time for maintenance from 12:00 Noon (CST) on Saturday, August 21 until 05:00 a.m. (CST) on Sunday, August 22. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Looking for league bowlers
The Combined FermiLab & Nicor Wednesday Night bowling league (FERMTHERM’s) is looking for a few bowlers (or complete teams). This is a sanctioned mixed league with both Fermilab & NICOR employees + friends. Bowling starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15/week includes bowling and prize funds. Place: Bowling Green Sports Center, 30W150 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago, IL (On Rt. 38 one mile west of Rt. 59). Phone: (630) 231-2400. The 30-week season starts on Sept. 8 and ends on March 30, 2011. For more information or to sign up as teams or individuals contact Linda Purcell-Taylor, X2502, lpurcell@fnal.gov or Rich Neswold, x3454, neswold@fnal.gov.

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

Toastmaster August 19
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wilson Hall 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, August 19 at Noon! 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 and 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

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.

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.

Fermilab Blood Drive August 30 and 31 (Walk in only)
Heartland Blood Centers will gladly take donations in the Wilson Hall ground floor NE Training Room Aug. 30 9-2 p.m. and 31 8-1 p.m. This drive will be walk-in only for whole blood donations. Your generous donation can save 3 lives. Please give if you are able. Contact Diana at x3771 if you are interested in a Double Red Cell (DRC) donation. All donors will receive an Oberweis gift card. All Premiums will now be redeemed online and you must be a 4 seasons club member. Info & membership available at http://www.heartlandbc.org/promo_4seasons_FAQ.html and also at the drive.

Scottish country dancing in Ramsey Auditorium through August 31
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will hold the last two summer meetings in Ramsey Auditorium on Tuesdays, Aug 24 and 31, and then return to Kuhn Village Barn after Labor Day, beginning Sept. 7. Dancing starts each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email at folkdance@fnal.gov

International Folk Dancing in Ramsey Auditorium through Sept 2
International Folk Dancing will hold the last summer meetings in Ramsey Auditorium, Thursdays, Aug. 19, 26 and Sept. 2 before returning to Kuhn Village Barn for the fall season, beginning Sept. 9. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday and newcomers are always welcome. More info at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email at folkdance@fnal.gov

Fermilab Lecture Series Presents A Croc Odyssey: Speedy Gallopers with a Taste for Dinosaur
The Lecture Series kicks off with a talk by Paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno, University of Chicago. Follow the expeditions that discovered a menagerie of new extinct crocs. Meet colossal SuperCroc, fearsome BoarCroc, agile DogCroc and bizarre DuckCroc, as Sereno paints a vivid picture of these extinct African castaways and tangles with their living descendants to unravel the evolutionary story. Sereno’s latest discovery is a site dating back to a time before the pyramids some 10,000 years ago, these people inhabited a “Green Sahara” that was home to 6-foot long perch,crocs and hippos. For more information please visit http://www.www.fnal.gov/culture.

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.

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.

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