Fermilab Today April 23, 2012 - April 27, 2012

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Widespread service outage May 1 & 2 off hours
System maintenance on the BlueArc network file server will be done from 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 2. This maintenance will affect a variety of computing services, including the ES&H Section and Computing Sector websites, DocDB, InDico and various Windows project and home directories that are stored on the Bluearc network file server. For a list of systems impacted, see the Fermilab Service Desk announcement at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010400.

Outlook 2010: Calendar/Contacts/Tasks Intro classes offer May 8
Schedule an individual and a recurring appointment and an event. Edit, delete, and restore an appointment. Print the calendar in two different views. Schedule a meeting and reserve meeting resources, reply to a meeting request, propose a new meeting time, update a meeting, track meeting responses and attendee status, and cancel a meeting. Add and edit a contact, sort and find contacts. Create tasks and notes. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6818 .

International party - May 4
All Fermilab employees, users and their families are invited to the international party at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in Kuhn Barn. Please bring posters, books, traditional clothes, food, crafts or anything that will tell us about your culture. Come at 5 p.m. to set up. We will provide cups, plates, bowls, drinks and snacks. Please contact nalwo_playgroup_officers@fnal.gov for more information.

Sexual Harassment Training for FNAL Managers and Supervisors course offered May 15
There will be a discussion of sexual harassment discrimination, examples of sexual harassment behavior and Fermilab's policy on sexual harassment. For more details visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=702.

Mathematica seminars offered May 9
Mathematica will be at the training center on May 9 offering two seminars. Please visit the webpages for more information on each of the seminars. Mathematica for Engineering and Physics at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7039. Mathematica for Modeling and Data Analysis at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7040.

NALWO and Garden Club - Plant and Seed Exchange Event- a Second Chance by Popular Demand
Come on Apr. 27 between 11:30am - 12:30pm to the Users Center parking lot to give away your unwanted plants or to receive a freebee. Dig up your surplus plants, count your leftover seeds, prepare your extra herbs and bring them to exchange or give away. Please include basic info with seeds/plants - like shade or sun loving, how tall when grown, etc. You can come to give or come to receive! You don't have to bring plants or seeds to receive! For more info contact Annamaria Feher at (630)926-4989.

Bulgarian dance workshop Apr. 26 and review May 3 at Kuhn
Fermilab International Folk Dancing is pleased to welcome back Jaap Leegwater, a world-known teacher and researcher of Bulgarian dance, for a workshop on Thursday, Apr. 26, at Kuhn Village Barn from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Newcomers are welcome, and all ages are invited, though most of the material will be aimed at teens and adults. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. Jaap will return to review his dances on Thursday, May 3. Don't miss this chance to learn from a delightful and engaging teacher! For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or call (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.