Fermilab Today April 16, 2012 - April 20, 2012

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Mac software update procedure change
Due to the recent Trojan viruses and malware that have affected the Mac OSX environment, we will begin deploying all required Mac software updates as they become available. This change will affect everyone with centrally managed, Fermilab-owned Mac computers. See more information in the Service Desk newsbox http://servicedesk.fnal.gov.

National Day Of Prayer observance on May 3
All are invited to a National Day Of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 3, from 12:00-12:30 in the "Racetrack" room on the Wilson Hall 7th floor crossover. More details are at http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ndop2012.html. Organized by the Bible Exploration for Lunch League. Contact bellweb@fnal.gov if you have questions.

Native Plug Planting Wednesday, Third Thursday Cleanup
Apr. 18 Native plant plug planting, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Meet at the Margaret Pearson Prairie Interpretive Trail on westbound Pine Street. Apr. 19 “Third Thursday” Fermilab Lunchtime Clean-up, NOON to 1:30 pm. Meet outside Wilson Hall’s east side; shuttle bus & cleaning gear provided, picnic lunch served afterwards. Note special start time due to ES&H Earth Day Fair!

International Folk Dancing at Ramsey Auditorium Apr. 19 only; Apr. 26 Bulgarian workshop in the Barn
International folk dancing will meet this week only in Ramsey Auditorium -- Thursday, Apr. 19, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Next week the group will return to the Barn and host a special guest teacher from the Netherlands, Jaap Leegwater, teaching Bulgarian folk dances. All ages are welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.govor visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.

Earth Day Fair Apr. 19, Atrium
The ES&H Section will sponsor the annual Earth Day Fair. Come join the festivities in the Atrium on Thursday Apr. 19 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. There will be giveaways and a chance to win great raffle items. Come learn ways to be more earth friendly and what you and others can do to preserve our planet.

No Prescription Eye Technician On-Site Wednesday, Apr. 18
Attention Prescription Safety Eyewear Customers: Please be advised that the eye technician will not be on-site Wednesday, Apr. 18. Normal service will resume on Wednesday, Apr. 25. If you have an order that you have received delivery notifiction via email, you may retrieve your order by visiting WH7E. ES&H apologies for the interruption in service yet thanks your for your patience and cooperation.

2012 standard mileage reimbursement rate
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2012 standard mileage reimbursement rate for non Government owned vehicles. It is 55.5 cents per mile, effective Apr. 17, 2012

Work Zones at Fermilab
April 23-27, is National Work Zone Safety Week. A few tips for driving safely in work zones at Fermilab and in your travels off-site: Stay alert, pay attention, merge early, slow down, don’t tailgate, minimize distractions, and plan ahead. For further information visit Fermilab Traffic Safety Subcommittee (TSS) web sites at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/traffic_safety/ and http://bss.fnal.gov/security/accidents.html.

The Big Woods Forest Preserve Earthday Clean Apr. 21-22
You are invited to the 8th Annual Earthday 2012 Celebration & Big Woods Forest Preserve Cleanup on Apr. 21 and Apr. 22. We will work both days - pick one or both. It will be a fun event, so come out and get muddy with all of us! Please wear sturdy shoes and workclothes. Meet at 9am in backyard at 2651 Prairieview Lane South, Aurora, IL. Gloves, bags and equipment provided. You are invited to a “Workers Hot Dog Lunch” immediately following cleanup. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Signed waiver required. For further info call Terri Voitik at (630)585-9212.

MANYA: Living History of Marie Curie - Fermilab Arts Series on Saturday
This one-woman drama exposes the struggles and triumphs of Madame Marie Curie (née Maria Sklodowska) — an academically impassioned, vehemently private, fervently Polish scientist, mother, and teacher. From the political oppression of her childhood, to scientific emergence and fame to the tragedy that forced her into single motherhood as well as further world prominence, this is a life that challenges our assumptions about what one person can achieve and the responsibilities of science. Written and performed by Susan Marie Frontczak, $16/$8 for ages 18 and under http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Sleights of Mind: Neuroscience of Magic - Fermilab Lecture Series
Magic tricks fool us because humans have hardwired processes of attention and awareness that are hackable-a good magician uses your mind's own intrinsic properties against you in a form of mental jujitsu. The insights that magicians have gained over centuries of informal experimentation have led to new discoveries in the cognitive sciences, and they also reveal how our brains work in everyday situations. Stephen and Susana are laboratory directors at the Barrow Neurological Institute where they study various aspects of visual, sensory and cognitive neuroscience. $7 - http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

James Sewell Ballet - Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series
Hailed by Anna Kisselgoff of The New York Times as “a polished gem of a chamber dance troupe,” this exquisite chamber-sized contemporary ballet company brings a dynamic choreographic vision as well as a sense of humor to the stage. Truly the "un-stuffiest" ballet you'll ever see! With music that ranges from Chopin and Stravinsky to Lady GaGa and the Bad Plus, JAMES SEWELL BALLET creates works that engages audiences of all ages. The founders envisioned a close-knit company of dance artists willing to both challenge their physical limits and expand their notions about ballet.

GiftTree.com Offers Mother's Day Discount
Mother's Day values expressly for Fermilab employees. Save $10 when you spend $50 or more. Valid on most gifts. Enter promo code MDAY12 during online checkout at http://www.gifttree.com, expires 5/18/12. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Argentine Tango Classes, Take Your First Class for Free!
Learn to dance Argentine Tango with Daniel Noce of Tango Che! Daniel Noce is a native Argentinian where he trained in Argentine tango and folklore. You can learn more about him at http://www.tangoche.com/Welcome.html. Daniel would like to invite you to take your first Argentine Tango class for free. Tango classes are held each Wednesday in Ramsey Auditorium. Tango Basic Class: 7 to 8 p.m.; Intermediate Tango: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Student discount, pay per class or class pass packages are available, sign-up at class. All levels welcome! For information send an email to noyes@fnal.gov or (630)587-6468.

NALWO - Buffalo Barn Tour and Luncheon on Apr. 26
Starting at 11 AM at Site 53, Fermilab Bison program staff will show us through the barn and corral system and answer questions about the program. Be prepared to walk outside and wear shoes that can get dirty. We will NOT be allowed to go inside the fence. Also, the reason will be explained why there are no calves expected this spring. Optional lunch after the tour - around 12:30 PM - at Wang's Garden (2933 Kirk Road, Aurora). RSVP by Wednesday, Apr. 25 to Pauline Berberian at epber@sbcglobal.net or (630)587-6468.

NALWO - Spring Tea on Thursday, May 10
NALWO invites you to attend our Spring Tea hosted by Barbara Oddone to be held in her home from 11 AM to 1 PM at Site #29, by the Wilson Street Gate. Please bring a favorite dessert or appetizer from your country to share. If you cannot bring a treat, please come anyway! You may enter at the Wilson Street Entrance (from Kirk Road) and turn right at the driveway just before the gate. For additional information send email to nalwo@nal.gov or call Annamaria Feher at (630)926-4989.

Dragon II Restaurant Offers Employee Discount
Enjoy a wide selection of freshly prepared Asian dishes at any time or a tasty variety available in a buffet during luncheon hours and all afternoon on Sundays. Fermilab employees are entitled to a 15% discount on all items with Fermi ID. Located at 125 Roosevelt Road (Rt. 38), West Chicago. Take Rt. 59 to Joliet Street. Cross Rt. 38 and its on your left. Hours are 11am-10pm Monday-Thursday, 11a9m-11pm Friday and Saturday and noon-10pm on Sundays. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Take Control of Your Cholesterol
This free 5-week course will help you take control of your cholesterol. You can play an important role in lowering your risk. Discover healthier habits, smarter dietary choices, and proven strategies to prevent or improve high cholesterol. Even if your doctor has prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, making lifestyle changes can help you take control. Thursdays, May 3 - May 29, 12-1 p.m., WH2W, Curia II. Limited space. You must register in advance to attend at http://www.registerformyevent.com/Fermi_LMP. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Women of Fermilab
Remember those summer days when all the neighborhood kids got together and played softball. Well, the Fermilab Softball League needs your help. The league needs women players. There is no cost to play and there is no experienced required, just come out and have some fun. The league currently has five teams and they are all in need of women players so there is no waiting list to play. Games are on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 5:30 in the village. Check out the softball web site at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/softball.html for general league information.

Changarro restaurant offers 15% discount to employees
Changarro Restaurant located at 1400 S. Neltnor (Rt. 59 & 38) is now offering a discount to Fermilab employees. Show Fermi I.D. for 15% off the cost of food only. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm, 5 - 9 pm and Sundays 12 - 8pm. Closed Mondays. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing is held Kuhn Village Barn every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.

International folk dancing meets Thursday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn
Fermilab International Folk Dancing meets every Thursday evening in Kuhn Village Barn from 7:30 to 10 p.m. There are dances for children and teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.

Chicago Fire Soccer Apr. 15 and May 12
Special offer for Fermilab employees to Chicago Fire Soccer games on Apr. 15 and May 12. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov. For more information please visit https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=chicagofire&o=2496711&g=1090 .

Fermilab Golf League
The weather is changing and your clubs are getting anxious. Do them a favor and play more golf this summer! The Fermilab Golf League is starting it's 2012 season and is looking for golfers. We have leagues at three different local courses on different evenings during the week. Our leagues have golfers of all abilities (some even play left-handed). The leagues offer structured, friendly, handicapped team competition. Openings exist for golfers playing once a week and those interested in substituting once in a while. Playing better golf requires playing more golf, give the Golf League a try! If interested, please contact Mike Matulik (x-4091) matulik@fnal.gov.

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.

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.