Fermilab Today February 27, 2012 - March 02, 2012

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Take the Take Five Winter Challenge - March 19
Take the new Take-Five Challenge: Complete the crossword puzzle by March 19, 2012 and win a prize. The latest Take-Five poster will help you solve the puzzle. You can find the poster and other information, such as the "Safe, Healthy, Green & At Home" sections, on the Take Five website, a great tool to help you stay safe and healthy at work and at home.

Abri Credit Union is now selling books of stamps
Stamps can be sold to members and non members. Non members must pay cash. There is no additional service fee. Currently, stamps are $9.00 per book.

Yoga Begins Mar. 6
Reduce your stress level and sign up for yoga on Tuesdays, Mar. 6 - Apr. 24, noon - 1 p.m. in the Auditorium, $85/person. Suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Learn a variety of physical and resting poses along with various breathing and relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga or exercise mat. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548.

CERN book give-away
The Library is distributing copies of The CERN Large Hadron Collider: Accelerator and Experiments at http://jinst.sissa.it/LHC/. The scientific articles collected in this two-volume work set the stage for the work to come at the LHC. Pick up copies at the Library (Wilson Hall 3X)or e-mail library@fnal.gov to have copies sent to you.

Fermilab Garden Club Spring Meeting Mar. 14
The Fermilab garden club spring meeting will be held on Mar. 14, at noon, in WH7XO. New members should especially attend to find out about the club and learn about renting a garden plot. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Garden%20Club.html.

Walk 2 Run Mar. 1 through May 3
This FREE 10-week program can help you improve your fitness and lose weight by gradually increasing your running potential. The first week you will begin walking and then run 2 minutes. At the conclusion of the 10 weeks you will complete a 30 minute continuous run. You are welcome to join us regardless of age, speed or level of experience. No need to sign up. Join us on Thursdays: Mar. 1 – May 3. Meet outside WH, East Side: 4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes. Bring water. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

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.

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

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.

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

URA Visiting Scholars Program deadline - Feb. 29
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of February 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 March 2012. For more information, please visit the URA website: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_visiting_scholars/index.html.

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.

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.