Fermilab Today May 07, 2012 - May 11, 2012

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Budker Seminar
Speaker: Denise Ford, Northwestern University, Title: "First Principles Materials Science Investigations of Niobium Superconducting Radio-Frequency Cavities". Superconducting radio-frequency cavities will provide the accelerating gradient for future high-performance linear particle accelerators such as in Project-X and the International Linear Collider. Optimizing cavity performance in the superconducting state requires very high purity materials with low surface roughness, and a processing procedure is currently under development to achieve the necessary material conditions.

Barn Dance May 13
Bring your mother to a dance! The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by White Mule and calling by Allan Sundry. 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 http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/

Adult Water Aerobics
Adult Water Aerobics will be held on Mondays, June 18 - August 6 at the Fermilab Village Pool from 21:00-12:45pm, $65/person. Makeup classes due to weather will be added at the end of the session if need be. Registration due June 11. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Swim Lessons for Adults, Youth & Preschoolers
text: Sign up for swim lessons by June 11. See http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/pool.html for details and registration form or call Jeanne at x2548 or email jkoester@fnal.gov.

Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will be held Kuhn Village Barn every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. through June 12 (after that in Ramsey Auditorium for the summer. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. There is some live music nearly every week. More info at (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov.

DASTOW - June 20
Fermilab's Daughters and Sons to Work day will take place on Wednesday, June 20. Fermilab's DASTOW program returns with traditional favorite activities including Mr. Freeze's cryogenics show, a trip to see the bison, the FUNdamentals of Physics show and a demonstration of skills and safety at the Fermilab Fire Department. For a complete schedule of events and to see photos from previous DASTOW events, visit the DASTOW website at http://www.fnal.gov/faw/dastow/.

Six Flags Great America Discounts
Six Flags Great America Fermi Days: 7/14, 7/15, 8/4 or 8/5 at http://www.sixflags.com Choose a park, enter promo code (FERMI) in upper right hand corner. Cost: $29.50 (age 3 and older/no processing fee). Tickets are print and go from your computer. Purchase Any Day Tickets at http://www.sixflags.com/partnerlogin User Name: fermilabGM, Password: SixFlags6 (case sensitive. Cost: $37.00 (age 3 and older/$5.00 processing fee per order, not per ticket). For more information call Jeanne at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Family Outdoor Fair
Bring your family and explore the outside world. Activities for all ages: sweep for insects, compare yourself to a bison, net for pond critters, go on a nature scavenger hunt, and see how raptors see. The fair is free and is located at the Lederman Science Center. For more information, go to http://ed.fnal.gov/events/outdoor-fair/ or call (630)840-8258.

DreamWeaver CS5: Intro class offered June 19-20
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: establish database connectivity - work with recordsets - create interactive page elements - administer database records - create a user authentication system - administer websites. Please note: This class will be taught at DCG Learning Center located at 1551 Bond Street, Suite 109 Naperville, Illinois 60563. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7059.

Intermediate / Advanced Python Programming class offered June 20-22
Learn the Intermediate and Advanced features of Python programming Course Content including: Complex data revisited - GUI programs - Regular expressions - Threads *Modules (basics, packages, & advanced topics) - Object Oriented programming (OO basics, creating classes, & advanced topics) - Network programming - Connecting to databases - Extending to Python with CComplex data revisited. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3691.

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

Martial Arts Classes
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on May 14. I will teach you how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, and basic self defense. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5-6pm 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. My class size is limited to ten students.

Zumba Fitness
The Zumba program is an effective, exhilarating, Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness party that has taken the fitness industry by storm. It achieves the perfect balance of a progressive core workout, full-body cardio and strength training, and a stress-relieving, energy-producing fitness experience. Wednesdays, May 9 - June 27, 12-12:45, Fitness Center Exercise Room, fee is $45. Fridays, May 11 - June 29, 12-12:45pm, Fitness Center Exercise Room, fee is $45. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Introduction to LabVIEW class offered May 15
Learn how to build powerful, custom test, measurement, and control applications from scratch using intuitive, measurement-specific graphical programming. 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. To enroll or for more information, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3694.

2012 CTEQ-Fermilab School: Final Week for Applications
This is the final announcement of the 2012 CTEQ-Fermilab School on QCD and Electroweak Phenomenology, to be held in Lima Peru. The primary goal of this year's CTEQ school will be to provide a focused introduction to perturbative quantum chromodynamics and electroweak physics with applications to LHC and Intensity Frontier experiments. The school is ideally suited for advanced graduate students and young postdocs. For further information, including application procedures, please refer to the School website at http://www.phys.psu.edu/~cteq/schools/summer12/.

Employee Offer at Pockets
The offer is for a choice of a FREE 6 oz. frozen yogurt, or small soft drink with the purchase of any full sized Pocket, Salad or Calzone. This promotion will apply to dine in, pick up and delivery orders, 7 days a week and run through June 30. May not be combined with any other offers or specials. Valid at Pockets, 2933 N. Kirk Road, Aurora only, please show Fermi ID. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.