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After-hours shuttle trial extended through June
The experimental after-hours shuttle service will end its extended trial at the end of June. Every Wednesday and Friday at 5:15 p.m. a taxi leaves from the horseshoe in front of Wilson Hall and stops at SiDet, CDF, DZero and the Users' Center. Usage will dictate whether the service continues after June. For more information, please email David Carlson at email@example.com or Michael Cooke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fermilab Prairie Quadrat Study
Help us gather valuable data on prairie plant populations. It's not difficult. With a little practice, you will be able to use our equipment to identify prairie plants, map a prairie plot and enter your data in our website. Join our experts as we track restoration progress along. Public Dates: Tuesday, June 26 – Individuals, Thursday, July 12 – Individuals, Saturday, July 28 – Families
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm. Employee Dates: Thursday, August 16 - Employees, Time: 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Location: Lederman Science Center
For registration, see calendar at http://ed.fnal.gov.
10,000 Steps iPod Shuffle Winner
Congratulations to Briant Lawson. Briant is an active participant in the Just Walk 10,000 Steps-A-Day program. He is the winner of this week's drawing for an iPod Shuffle. Register at http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html to log your steps and an opportunity to win weekly prizes. Currently there are 45 participants that have walked a total of 2,103,529 steps, burned 108,555 calories and walked a total of 979 miles. For more information or to get your free pedometer to track your steps call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or email@example.com.
Garden Club Plots Available
The Fermilab Garden Club has plots available for planting this summer for interested Fermilab employees, retirees, users, and contractors. Each plot is 20' x 40', is located in the village and has access to a water pipe. The yearly membership fee is $10.00 per plot. All of the plots are ideal for perennials, vegetables, fruit, herbs, or flowers. Contact Eileen Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Folk Dancing cancelled this week, moves to Auditorium June 14
International Folk Dancing is cancelled this Thursday, May 31. The group will meet in the Barn on June 7 and then will move for the summer to the stage of Ramsey Auditorium where the group will meet weekly beginning Thursday, June 14 (except for the first Thursday of July and August back in the Barn). Dancing is held from 7:30 - 10 p.m.) Newcomers are always welcome. More info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email email@example.com.
ES&H & Computing Sector web sites, CVS/Redmine/Subversion, CRL outage - June 2
On Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Core Computing Division will move the general-purpose Postgres production database, FNALPGSPRD, to a virtual environment. An outage will be required, but this move should otherwise be transparent. During the outage, these services will be unavailable: ES&H and Computing Sector web pages, Redmine/CVS/Subversion, Control Room Logbooks. See a complete list of affected FNALPGSPRD databases at http://www-css.fnal.gov/dsg/internal/freeware/Postgres/TemplateForPostrgresDatabases.htm (requires VPN if off site).
Ecology bus tour - June 1
Take a guided tour of Fermilab's natural hidden gems and lesser-known habitats. The next Ecology Lunch Bus Tour, led by Ryan Campbell, takes place on June 1 from noon to 1 p.m. Feel free to bring a lunch. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Soccer: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Outdoor Soccer: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Village soccer field. For more information contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at email@example.com.
Pool Memberships Available
Fermi Pool Hours: Tuesday, June 5 – Sunday, Aug. 26. Tuesday-Friday: Noon–7 pm. Saturday-Sunday: 1–6 pm. Pool membership is open to Fermilab employees, retirees, visiting researchers, contractors, employees of the DOE office at Fermilab, and their immediate families living in the same household. Memberships are not transferable and are non-refundable. Single Membership is $100.00. Family Membership is $230.00 (up to 4 family members). Additional Family Members are $40.00. Children age 2 and under free. Memberships sold in the Wellness Office of Wilson Hall, 15 West, Monday-Friday.
Fermilab Management Practices Seminar Schedule begins Oct. 4 - Dec. 6
The Fermilab Management Practices Seminar (FMP) provides new supervisors and managers with the essential tools for effective leadership and management. It also provides experienced supervisors and managers with the opportunity to update and renew their management skills. The FMP Seminar consists of six courses: Managing within the Law Job Descriptions and Employment Behavioral Interviewing Interaction Management Performance Review Fermilab Functions Oct. 4 - Dec. 6 http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/courses.html.
Interpersonal Communication Skills - Nov. 14
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type. Assess your communication strengths and weaknesses; understand the differences between passive, assertive and aggressive communication; learn how to speak with more enthusiasm, expressiveness and clarity; become a more effective listener; learn how non-verbal messages affect communication; learn how to work and communicate more effectively with different personality styles; and set specific communication goals. http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865
Fermilab Users' Meeting - June 12-13
The annual gathering of the Fermilab Users Organization will be held on June 12-13. This meeting is an opportunity for discussion of new physics results from the laboratory's experimental program, future initiatives at the lab, and thoughtful presentations from leaders of the scientific policy community. The meeting will also feature selected talks from outstanding young physicists. For more information visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/fermilab_users_org/users_mtg/2012/index.html .
Tevatron symposium - June 11
A symposium celebrating the Tevatron program's lasting impacts on science, technology and society will take place in Ramsey Auditorium on Monday, June 11. All Fermilab employees and users are invited to attend. The symposium, which begins at 1 p.m., will feature a keynote address by Harvard physicist Lisa Randall and presentations on the history and achievements of the Tevatron accelerator and experiments, the Tevatron's legacy in particle physics, technology, and at the LHC, and the future of Fermilab. A reception will follow at 6 p.m. For more information please visit: http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/pages/events/new_perspectives/index.html .
Join Walk 10,000 Steps-A-Day
Why walk? Why not? How many steps do you take in a day? How many more steps can you add to your day to get in shape and improve your health? To find out, join Just Walk 10,000 Steps-a-Day. We’ll give you a pedometer so you can measure your daily progress toward 10,000 steps. Soon you’ll be walking more and seeing the benefits of short, but consistent physical activity throughout the day. This eight-week online program allows you to log daily steps, track progress, and receive coaching tips and fun facts. Register at http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html.
June 15 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 Summer 2012 quarter is June 15th. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html
Adult Water Aerobics
Adult Water Aerobics will be held on Mondays, June 18 - August 6 at the Fermilab Village Pool from 12-12:45pm, $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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swim Lessons for Adults, Youth & Preschoolers
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atrium work updates
Follow the progress of the Wilson Hall atrium construction with updates from FESS here http://fess.fnal.gov/atrium_construction.html.