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No On-Site Prescription Safety Eyewear Feb. 29
Attention Prescription Safety Eyewear Customers: please be advised that the eye technician will not be on-site Wednesday, Feb. 29. Normal service will resume on Wednesday, Mar. 7. Customers who have received an email notification that glasses have been delivered can make arrangements with ES&H Admin. at x3066 or x5811 to pick the order up.
Fermilab Arts Series Presents Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul - Mar. 10
"..the future of the Celtic fiddle." - The Washington Post "a sensation." - Billboard Magazine - Just in time for Saint Paddy's, it's one of the most accomplished Celtic fiddle players of our time, Eileen Ivers with her Band Immigrant Soul. Eileen was the original music star of Riverdance, and has gone on to perform with the London Symphony and Boston Pops, found Cherish the Ladies, perform on numerous film as well as wtih musicians such as The Chieftains, Sting, and Patti Smith. Her live shows are legendary for their energy and creativity. Tickets at www.fnal.gov/culture or 840.ARTS.
Gallery Series Present Arianna String Quartet - Mar. 4
"Quartet playing doesn't get much better than this" raves the Chicago Tribune about the award winning Arianna String Quartet. Don't miss an afternoon of music by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, along with an "almost" world premiere of a new work commissioned for the quartet by composer David Stock. The work actually premieres two nights prior. This group has performed around the world, and won numerous international competitions. They are artists in residence at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis. The 2:30 concert, in the Second Floor Art Gallery,incl udes a post-concert artist reception.
Barn Dance Feb. 19
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Just Us Chickens and calling by Dan Saathoff. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to know anything, just come and have fun! Admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions at
Lunchtime Concert Feb. 21
Waubonsie Valley High School's Mosaic Ensemble will perform during lunchtime in Ramsey Auditorium, next Tuesday, Feb. 21. The 30 minute concert will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 pm.
School's day out Feb. 20
School's out Day Camp on Feb. 20, 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 Friday, Feb. 17. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 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 email@example.com to register.
Fermilab Natural Areas Annual meeting Feb. 16
Fermilab Natural Areas, a not-for-profit group with the mission of conserving and restoring the natural areas on the Fermilab site, will hold its annual general membership meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 pm in Wilson Hall One West Conference Room on the Fermilab campus. All are welcome to hear about the progress that FNA has made over the past year. There will be a short program focusing on various aspects of Fermilab's environment, and the selection of Board of Directors members. For information, call Rod Walton at (630)840-2565.
SciTech Preschool Open House - Feb. 18 & 25
The SciTech Museums Discovery Preschool in downtown Aurora invites parents and kids to see and experience one of the only S.T.E.M. based curriculum preschools in the country. This is an open-house type format program with "try-it" opportunity for you and your preschooler! When: Saturdays, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mar. 3, and Mar. 10;Time: 10 am- 12 pm. No admission fee. Learn all about our S.T.E.M. curriculum. Do science activities that will amaze and let your preschooler amaze you! Learn. Share. Enjoy. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630)859-3434. Please visit site at http://scitechmuseum.org/gotta-get-stem-0.
On Site Housing Requests for Summer of 2012 now accepted
Requests for reservations of on-site houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the SUMMER of 2012 can now be submitted to the Fermilab Housing Office. Please submit your request by Monday, Mar. 5. For further information, please contact the Housing Office at (630) 840-3777 or email@example.com. Individual housing requests can be made by using our online Housing Request form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Martial arts classes
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on Feb. 20. I will teach you how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, bow staff, and basic self defense. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5 - 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.
URA Visiting Scholars Program deadline - Feb. 29
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of Feb. 29 for the submission of applications for the Spring 2012 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of Mar. 2012. For more information, please visit the URA website at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_visiting_scholars/index.html
Mar. 2 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 Spring 2012 quarter is Mar. 2. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.
Python Programming class - April 16-18
Learn the basics of Python programming and become proficient enough to apply the language for day to day tasks. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647.
Introduction to LabVIEW scheduled for Feb. 23
Gain hands-on experience with LabVIEW and learn how you can use LabVIEW graphical development to reduce development time and create flexible applications that easily integrate with thousands of I/O devices from hundreds of vendors. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3694.
Embedded Design with LabVIEW FPGA and CompactRIO class scheduled - Feb. 23
This hands-on session utilizes National Instruments LabVIEW graphical embedded development tools and off-the-shelf prototyping systems. Discover firsthand how to design, prototype, and deploy embedded systems more productively using NI LabVIEW embedded programming tools and rapid prototyping hardware. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4839.
Fermilab Management Practices courses are now available for registration
The Office for Profesional and Organization Development has scheduled a session of Fermilab Management Practices (FMP)which includes:
Managing within the Law, Job Descriptions and Employment, Behavioral Inteviewing, Interaction Management, Performance Review and Fermilab Functions. To enroll or for more information, visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/courses.html.
"5 Treasures" Qigong for Stress Relief begins Jan. 23
"Five Treasures" is a short, easy to learn, set of Qigong exercises. Specific attention on coordination of breath, posture and intention. This is a more in-depth approach compared to the drop-in classes on Wednesday and Friday. Mondays: Jan. 23 - Mar. 26, Wilson Hall Auditorium, 12 - 1 p.m. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or email@example.com
FRA scholarship applications due Apr. 1
The FRA scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to the child of a parent who is a regular, full-time Fermilab/FRA employee. Scholarship applications are due in the Office for Professional and Organization Development by Apr. 1. The scholarship application and detailed information are available at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/FRA_scholarship.html. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or Nicole@fnal.gov.
Access 2010: Intro - Mar. 14
The contents of this Acess 2010 Intro course include: Getting Started with Access Identifying Components of a Database Building a Database Managing Data in a Table Viewing Data in Tables Querying a Database Designing Forms Generating Reports. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6801.
Excel 2010: Intro - Mar. 8
The contents of this Excel 2010 Intro course include: Creating a Basic Worksheet Performing Calculations Modifying a Worksheet Formatting a Worksheet Printing Workbook Contents Managing Large Workbooks. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6800.
PowerPoint 2010: Intro - Feb. 28
The contents of this PowerPoint 2010 course includes: Getting Started with PowerPoint Creating a Presentation Formatting Text on slides ClipArt and WordArt Modifying Objects Adding Tables to a Presentation Insert Charts in a Presentation Delivering a Presentation. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6798.
Word 2010: Intro Mar. 6
The contents of this Word 2010 Intro cousre include: Exploring the User Interface Creating a Basic Document Editing a Document Formatting Text Formatting Paragraphs Inserting Tables Inserting Special Characters and Graphical Objects Controlling Page Appearance Proofing a Word Document. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6799
Open Badminton at the Gym
Open Badminton is held at the gym on Wednesdays from 11am - 1pm and Fridays from 4 - 6pm. Gym Membership required. Free trial memberships available. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Atrium work updates
Follow the progress of the Wilson Hall atrium construction with updates from FESS here http://fess.fnal.gov/atrium_construction.html.
Indoor Soccer: 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays in the gymnasium. For more information contact OSheg Oshinowo at email@example.com.