Fermilab Today February 20, 2012 - February 24, 2012

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Fermilab Lecture Series Presents The Intensity Frontier Mar. 23
With the Energy Frontier moving over to Europe and the LHC, Fermilab is making plans to increase its dominance of the Intensity Frontier. The focus of the planned program will be investigations in the area of muon, kaon, neutrino and nuclear studies which will probe for potential new phenomena beyond the current Standard Model of Particle Physics. This lecture will explain the importance of the Intensity Frontier to the world's understanding of nature and its significance to Fermilab. Join Dr. Stan Wojcicki, former spokesperson for MINOS, on Mar. 23 at 8:00pm in Ramsey Auditorium, $7 per person. For more informaiton please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Butts & Guts begins Mar. 1
The next session of Butts & Guts will be held on Thursdays, Mar. 1 - Apr. 19 from noon - 12:45 p.m. in the Fitness Center Exercise Room, $53/person, register by Feb. 27. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Deadline Approaching for Summer 2012 On-Site Housing Requests
Those requesting reservations for on-site housing (houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms) for the SUMMER of 2012 can now submit their request to the Fermilab Housing Office. The deadline is Monday, Mar. 5. For more information, please contact the Housing Office at (630) 840-3777 or housing@fnal.gov. 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 housing@fnal.gov

Special Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar - Feb. 23
A Special Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in One West. The talk is titled, "Measurement of the mass of the W Boson from CDF with 2.2 fb-1." The speaker is Ashutosh Kotwal, from Duke University.

Weekend SharePoint Outage beginning Feb. 24 through Feb. 26
The SharePoint support staff expects to upgrade SharePoint to Service Pack 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 through 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. SharePoint will be available in read-only mode during this time. There may be short periods of time when the read-only version is not available. The SharePoint login page at https://sharepoint.fnal.gov/ will be updated to show when the upgrade is finished.

NALWO - Luncheon on Mar. 8
Tour the Schingoethe Center for Native American Culture at Aurora University in Aurora and lunch at Orchard Valley Country Club Restaurant - The tour starts at 11:15am at the Schingoethe Museum, Marseillaise Pl. and Randall Rd., Aurora University. The museum has artifacts and information about Native American Indian Culture. The museum is in the downstairs of Dunham Hall. Follow the signs. Lunch around 12:30pm at Orchard Valley Restaurant, 2411 W. Illinois Ave, Aurora. RSVP by Tuesday, Mar. 6 before the event/luncheon to Pauline Berberian at epber@sbcglobal.net or (630)587-6468

Free ACU Demo "Understanding Credit Reports" Mar. 1
“Understanding Credit Reports” - Stop by the Abri Credit Union Branch in Wilson Hall anytime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 1 to learn in 10 minutes or less: What lenders look for - What’s in a credit report - How to get a free credit report - How to dispute incorrect data. No appointment necessary.

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 with 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.

SciTech Preschool Open House - Feb. 18 & 25
The SciTech Museum’s 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 preschool@scitechmuseum.org or call (630)859-3434. Please visit site at http://scitechmuseum.org/gotta-get-stem-0.

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.

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.

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 jkoester@fnal.gov

FRA scholarship applications due Apr. 2
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.

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 jkoester@fnal.gov

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
Indoor Soccer: 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays in the gymnasium. For more information contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at oshinowo@fnal.gov.