Fermilab Today September 17, 2012 - September 21, 2012

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Invitation to Administrative Staff: Writing for Results: Email and More October 30, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Sponsored by the Office for Professional Development and the Diversity Council. If you write more than five emails or memos a day, this class will help you write better communications in less time and with more confidence:

  • Learn strategies to improve every email or memo you write
  • Learn how to build on your strengths
  • Never waste another moment of your time on an email message that fails to deliver the results you need
During class, taught by Dr. Jane Curry, author of "Be a Brilliant Business Writer," you'll receive one-on-one instruction time and have the chance to participate in a Q&A session. Class size is limited to 20. To enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7359.

October School's Day Out
School's out Day Camp on Oct. 5 and Oct. 8: childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn, lower level, from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per day/per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Friday, Sept. 28. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 8 register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call Mary or Patti at x3762 or email daycare@fnal.gov to register..

Prescription Safety Eyewear Notice
Attention Prescription Safety Eyewear Customers: please be advised that the eye technician will not be on-site Wednesday, September the 26th. Normal service will resume on Wednesday, October the 3rd.

Chess club starting new season
The Fermilab Chess club is open to all employees and visitors and meets during the year, depending on demand, for casual games. During the academic year we also participate in evening matches sponsored by the Chicago Industrial Chess League. Half of these matches are played at Fermilab and the other half are played at nearby companies and organizations, such as Lucent Technology and Argonne National Laboratory. Please contact either Lenny Spiegel (x2809) or Irwin Gaines (x4022) if interested.

Discussion of the views of Sam Harris on religion
The Bible Exploration for Lunch League will discuss objections of popular writer and lecturer Sam Harris toward the Bible and religion, using excerpts from his own recorded presentations, and will examine his outlook and approach. Background, methods, consistency, and terminology will be reviewed to better understand his position and claims. The meetings are planned for four Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 1pm beginning October 2, in the Quarium on the southwest corner of the 8th floor of Wilson Hall. For more information see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ or contact bellweb@fnal.gov.

Artist Reception - Martyl - Thursday 9/20
Please join us on Thursday, September 20 from 5-7 pm in the Art Gallery for the arist reception, "Martyl - a retrospective".

Update on Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Mac users, here is an update on the recent release of Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion): The Desktop Engineering group has evaluated the release and has found no issues. The Fermilab Computer Security Team is now reviewing the request to deploy the release. Once approved, the new systems that are currently being held will be deployed and requests for upgrades will proceed. Desktop Engineering expects this process to be completed toward the end of September or early October. Another announcement will be made when OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) has been approved.

Change in User Office Hours
Beginning Wednesday, September 12, the User's Office business hours will change, to accomodate early closing on Wednesday afternoons. Our new office hours are: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 7:30am to 4pm and Wednesdays: 8am to 2:30pm. Please note that ID Badge applications will not be accepted after 2:30 pm on Wednesdays.


Martial Arts Classes
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on September 24. 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 - 6 pm 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. This class is limited to ten students.


International Folk Dancing returns to Kuhn Village Barn Sept. 13
International Folk Dancing will meet once more in Ramsey Auditorium this Thursday, Sept. 6, and then return to Kuhn Village Barn on Sept. 13 for the fall season. Dancing is held weekly Thursdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. with instruction and dances for newer dancers early and request dancing later. 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/.

NALWO and Playgroup SciTech Museum Visit
NALWO and Playgroup invite Fermilab employees, users, and their families to experience the Aurora SciTech Museum, scitechmuseum.org, on Saturday, October 6 from 10am to 5pm at a reduced rate of $3 per person. For more information and to register, please visit our website at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/nalwo/playgroup.html/or contact nalwo_playgroup_officers@fnal.gov

Scottish country dancing returns to Kuhn Village Barn - Sept. 4
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will move back Kuhn Village Barn for the fall season this Tuesday, Sept. 4. The group meets from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.

Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series - Broadway's Next H!T Musical - Sept. 22
"Hilarious!" - New York Times Broadway's Next H!T Musical is NYC's original, award-winning improvised musical comedy! Broadway's Next H!T Musical abandons the same ol' song and dance to create a brand new, fully improvised musical comedy every show! Every lyric, melody, and jazz hand is made up on the spot to create a show that is spot-on, energetic and absolutely hilarious! The show's 1st act is an award ceremony spotlighting songs from 4 "Best Musical" nominees based on audience-created song titles, and the second act is the ENTIRE musical based on the winning song from Act 1. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

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 joshinowo@fnal.gov.

Professional development courses

Fermilab Management Practices Seminar - 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

Access 2010 classes scheduled . The Professional Development office has scheduled Access 2010 classes for this fall. Click on the link provided for details or to enroll:
Access 2010: Intro - http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6801
Access 2010: Intermediate - http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7281
Access 2010: Advanced -http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7284 .

Atrium work updates
Follow the progress of the Wilson Hall atrium construction with updates from FESS here http://fess.fnal.gov/atrium_construction.html.