Fermilab Today Oct. 4, 2010 - Oct. 8, 2010

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Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle Program
ES&H is rolling out its 2nd annual "Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle" program which kicks off October 1. The event will run from October 1 through December 31. The goal is to exercise three days per week for 30 minutes. For more information, please visit the ES&H web page where you can now enter your time electronically, access hard copy log sheets, etc. http://www-esh.fnal.gov/.

ECS users: ReadyTalk is replacing MeetingPlace
Reminder: ReadyTalk is replacing MeetingPlace as the ECS phone conferencing system. On Sept. 30, MeetingPlace will no longer be available. If you previously had a MeetingPlace subscription, you already have a ReadyTalk subscription that is ready to use. New users who try to register for MeetingPlace through ECS will be redirected to a web page to obtain a ReadyTalk subscription instead. Read more about the ReadyTalk service at www.ecs.es.net. For more information please see http://computing.fnal.gov/videoconferencing/Conf.Phone.html.

Fright Fest Discount Tickets at Six Flags
Purchase Anyday Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America Tickets for $33 ($5 processing fee per online order). Go to https://shop.accesso.com/clients/sixflags/affiliate/login.php?m=8289 Username: fermilabGM, Password: SixFlags6. Special Fermi Outing Day Tickets are also available 10/22-10/24 for $26 (online processing fee waived) go to http://www.sixflags.com. Pick a Park: Six Flags Great America; Enter Promo Code (Fermi) in Upper Right Hand Corner. Print tickets. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation/Wellness Dept. at x2548.

Lion King Musical Discount
The landmark musical event is coming to Chicagoís Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement. Fermilab employees can save $20 on select seats to Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday evening performances. Use priority password: LION 3. To order by phone call 1-800-775-2000. For more information call Jeanne in Recreation/Wellness at x2548 or http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html

Chicago Blackhawks Discount Tickets
Take advantage of this Fermilab ticket offer. Availability is limited so order today! Enter the special offer code of October, and then log in or create an account. Once you complete your order, you will receive an email confirmation to print your tickets. If you have any questions or if you're looking to purchase a group of 15 or more tickets, please contact TR Johnson at (312)455-7095 or http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html or tjohnson@chicagoblackhawks.com or Jeanne in Recreation/Wellness at x2548.

Autism Awareness Seminar - Oct. 6
Autism-101 A Parent's Guide into the World of Autism, Wednesday, Oct. 6, Noon-1:00 p.m., Conference Room One West. Richard A. Fink and Deborah Ditkowsky. Richard and Deborah are the proud parents of three children on the autism spectrum and have been navigating the world of autism for over 10 years. Richard has been the President of The North Suburban Illinois Chapter-Autism Society for 5 years.

Card Stampers Club Oct. 12
Calling all card stampers. Come to the Card Stampers Open House on Tuesday, October 12 anytime between 11:30am - 1:30pm, Wilson Hall, 15W, Aquarium. $10/person. Supplies provided for 3 cards. Bring your own scissors, adhesive and journaling pen. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation/Wellness Dept. at x2548 or email jkoester@fnal.gov.

Toastmasters - Oct. 7
Bring your lunch and join us for 45 minutes in the Wilson Hall 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, Oct. 7 starting at 12:05. 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. www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters

Fermilab Arts Series Presents Suzanne Vega Oct. 9
Luca...Tom's Diner...Left of Center...Solitude Standing...all songs that are distinctly Platinum selling artist Suzanne Vega. Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls. For more information visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

SLF3 - End of Support - Oct. 10
That's right. The End Of Support for Scientific Linux Fermi 3 happens on Oct. 10. There will be no more security errata, enhancements, fastbugs, or bug fixes for Scientific Linux Fermi 3 after this date. If you have not already moved off Scientific Linux Fermi 3, you need to migrate to SLF4 or SLF5 as soon as possible. Although support is ending on 10/10/10, we will not move the SLF3 directories into the obsolete area until the first week of November.

Fibromyalgia Awareness Seminar - Oct. 11
Fibromyalgia Awareness, Monday, Oct. 11, Noon-1:00, Conference Room One West. Fibromyalgia is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. This seminar will provide a better understanding of a chronic pain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Kathy Heikkinen, Public School Teacher and 15 year FM patient; Jayne Holley, Rehabilitation Team Leader, Delnor Hospital.

Mental Health Awareness Part II - Oct. 12
"In Our Own Voice" The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Tuesday, Oct. 12, Noon-1:00 p.m., Conference Room One West. This multimedia presentation will feature the presenters' compelling personal stories of living with mental illness and achieving recovery. They will discuss their Dark Days, Acceptance, Treatment, Coping Strategies, Successes, Hopes and Dreams. John Zurn, Private School Teacher and author of three books; Mary Dalton has worked over 16 years in two Fortune 500 companies and is currently on the staff at NAMI of DuPage.

Down Syndrome Awareness Seminar - Oct. 13
Down Syndrome -- Imagine the Possibilities, Wednesday, Oct. 13, Noon-1:00 p.m., Conference Room One West. National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS). Increase your awareness and knowledge about Down syndrome, the resources that are available to individuals and families affected by it, and learn how both children and adults with DS have incredible talents and potential and are more like everyone else than different. Nancy Goodfellow (NADS) is the parent of a child with Down syndrome, past board member of NADS, and currently speaks to universities and hospitals about Down syndrome.

NALWO Children's Playgroup Halloween Party
The Fermilab NALWO Children's Playgroup invites you to a Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 22, 5:30pm, Kuhn Barn. (All Fermilab families are welcome!) Wear your costume and have fun! Crafts, Games, Trick-or-Treat, & Costumer Parade. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner. (Drinks provided.) RSVP by Oct. 15. (Please let them know how many kids are coming.) For your reservation e-mail NALWO_PLAYGROUP_officers@fnal.gov or call Ana Maria or Gabi (630)844-6608


Word 2007: New Features class offered Oct. 20
Explore the new features of Word 2007. Describe the types of toolbars and the Office Window Frame with 90% accuracy. Customize the Word Interface with Word Options Dialog Box. Apply Styles and document Themes. Correctly create Illustrations using SmartArt Graphics as directed by the Instructor. Save a document in XML format and use the Compatibility Checker feature accurately as described in the Lesson Lab. For more informaiton or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4787.

Excel 2007: New Features class offered Oct. 20
Explore the new features of Excel 2007. Customize the Excel Interface to fit your workplace needs. Analyze the enhancements in Excel spreadsheets and select those that will improve particular applications. Apply a Formula, use the enhanced Function Wizard, calculation options and the Function Library to improve the usability of a spreadsheet. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4788.

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 Lecture Series Presents The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of the Earth's Climate Oct. 22
One of the ongoing points of discussion in the climate change debate is the impact of carbon emissions. In his lecture, The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100'00 Years of the Earth's Climate, Dr. David Archer, geophysicist at the University of Chicago and renowned author on the topic of global warming, presents some of the latest scientific findings on the complex topic of the global carbon cycle. The "lifetime" of fossil fuel CO≤ in the atmosphere is a complicated question but in general the CO≤ concentration will be higher than natural for hundreds of thousands of years. For more information visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Americans with disabilities act update - Oct. 4
ADA and You; Information and Update. Monday, Oct. 4, Noon-1:00 p.m., Conference Room One West. Do you, a family member, or friend have a disability and are concerned about recent ADA updates? This informative seminar will provide an introduction to the ADA with general information and updates, followed by a question and answer session. Attorney Alan M. Goldstein is the Manager of the Illinois ADA Project and a senior attorney at Equip for Equality, the Illinois protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities.

Scrappers Scrapbooking Open House
Do you like to scrapbook? Come to the Scrappers Open House on Tuesday, October 5th anytime between 11:30am - 1:30pm, Wilson Hall, 15W, Aquarium. $10/person. Supplies provided for themed and generic layouts. Bring your own scissors, adhesive and journaling pen. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation/Wellness Dept. at x2548 or email jkoester@fnal.gov.

Access 2007: Intro class offered Oct. 13
Learn to design, create and modify new databases and their various objects. For more information or to enroll please see http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4791.

Mental Health Seminar, Part I - Oct. 5
Ending the Silence, Tuesday, Oct. 5, Noon-1:00 p.m., Conference Room One North. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) DuPage is committed to advocacy, support and education to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families. Pat Doyle is the Education Program Director for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) DuPage. Patís passion on the topic of mental illness was shaped by her experiences growing up. Come and learn about the free resources NAMI has to offer individuals and their families.

Indian Creek road closed at 7:00 am Ocotber 6
Indian Creek Road will be closed at MI-8 from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Access to MI-10 will be available via Kautz Road during these periods.

Physics for Everyone lecture series begins Oct. 6 in Auditorium
"Physics for Everyone" is a non-technical lecture series about Fermilab science and culture. The first lecture will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Ramsey Auditorium. Fermilab scientist Herman White will talk about the laboratory's past and present and take a look at some of the areas Fermilab will focus on in the future. There will be time for questions and answers. Subsequent lectures will take place on the first Wednesday of each month, unless scheduling conflicts arise. Fermilab scientists and staff will give straight-forward, plain English lectures on one of a wide variety of topics, including the history of the laboratory, how particle physics benefits society and even the laboratory's involvement in cancer therapy.

School's Out Day Camp
On Oct. 11, childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 campers register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call Mary or Patti at The Children's Center; x3762 or email daycare@fnal.gov to register your child.

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