Fermilab Today October 15, 2012 - October 19, 2012

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Zumba on Fridays
The next session of Zumba begins Friday, October 26 - December 21 from noon - 12:45pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. No class 11/23. Fee is $50/person. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

Don Lincoln to present at Geneva Library
Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln will present the first program in a new series sponsored by the Geneva Library Foundation. The presentation "Did the Large Hadron Collider find the Higgs boson?" will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. This is a free event, registration is not required. Refreshments will be served. The Geneva Library is located at 127 James Street in Geneva.

Master Substation power outage - Oct. 22
On Monday, October 22, from 7 to 7:30 a.m. there will be a power outage to reconnect the Master Substation back-feed to its normal line. With the exception of the Main Injector and the Village, this affects all of Fermilab. Please turn off your computer before you leave work on Friday, October 19.

Four-session survey of God's Promise through history - begins Oct. 30
At noon on October 30, the Bible Exploration for Lunch League plans to begin discussing God's Promise through history. For 4 Tuesday lunch hours you are invited to share this inspiring account that will take us from the beginning in Genesis, through every book of the Bible, up to our own time. Online tools that we will use are available at http://2008biblebrief.com. Please join us in the Quarium on the 8th floor of Wilson Hall, southwest corner. Contact bellweb@fnal.gov with questions or see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell.

CSADay 2012 Training Opportunities - Nov. 6
The annual Computer Security Awareness Day (CSADay2012) Nov. 6 offers you the opportunity to walk in, enroll and attend your required ITNA computer security classes that day. In addition, there will be informative Speed Session, non-credit classes in the afternoon, as well as a hands-on demo of the new Password Reset service at the Password Doctor booth. For details go to: http://security.fnal.gov/CSADay2012/CSADposter2012%20(5).pdf .(Supervisor permission advised).

State-of-the-laboratory meetings Oct. 25 and 26
Fermilab Director Pier Oddone and Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim will host four more state-of-the-laboratory meetings in One West next week. The first, for scientists, takes place Thursday, Oct. 25 from 2:30 to 4. The final three take place on Friday, Oct. 26 and are intended for the following groups of employees:• Technical staff: 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. • Engineers: 10:30 a.m. to noon • General staff: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. You are encouraged to attend your designated meeting.

SciTech presents Masters of Lightning - Saturday, Nov. 3
The Masters of Lightning will perform their amazing music and lightning show with the "cage of death" at the SciTech Museum in Aurora on Saturday, Nov. 3. The museum opens at 6 p.m., the program starts at 7 p.m., and the museum will stay open until 9 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. For more information and to purchase tickets go http://scitechmuseum.org/masters-lightning.

Farewell symposium for Bruce Chrisman
Mark your calendars -- everyone is invited to attend: Symposium Friday, October 26, 3-5 p.m. Ramsey Auditorium - Reception, Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor Crossover, Friday, October 26, 5-7 p.m.

NALWO Playgroup Halloween Party
This year's Playgroup Halloween Party is set for Friday, October 26 beginning 5:00pm at Kuhn Barn. ALL Fermilab employees, users, and their families are invited to join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, and frightening food. Children and their parents are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and have a good time. Bring a dish to share or pay $10 per family to cover the cost of food and beverages. Please visit the playgroup website at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/nalwo/playgroup.html to RSVP by October 24.

Abri Credit Union - Money Just Got Cheaper
Abri Credit Union is having a personal loan sale with rates as low as 6.9% APR*. You can get what you want like a big screen TV, a luxury vacation, new appliances, consolidate debts in one payment and much more all with a great interest rate. Visit our website http://www.abricu.com/home/accounts/loans/personal/loans or stop by our branch on the ground floor of Wilson Hall. Hurry offer ends November 15. *Annual percentage rate based on applicant’s personal credit history. This offer does not apply to existing ACU loans or VISA® Credit Card accounts.

Winter volleyball begins soon
The winter volleyball league will be held in the Fitness Center on Mondays from 6-9pm. To subscribe to the fnal_volleyball email list: Send an email to listserv@fnal.gov. Leave the subject blank. In the body of the message you will type - subscribe fnal_volleyball The web page is https://plone4.fnal.gov/P1/Main/Orgs/Volleyball.

Applications being accepted for Wilson Fellowship
The Wilson Fellowship at Fermilab seeks applications from Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two years of postdoctoral experience. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and is intended to support strong, assistant professor-level physicists early in their careers. Additional information and application details are available at the Wilson Fellowship Web page at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/robert_wilson/..

Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle update
30 minutes of exercise, three days a week, is all it takes to participate in the Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle program at Fermilab. We are entering our final four weeks of the program. We encourage current participants to continue their efforts, and we remind participants that anyone can retroactively log hours. We also invite everyone still considering the program to visit the ES&H website and sign up today. Lastly, don't forget to stop by WH7E to retrieve your participation awards. It's never too late to commit to be fit!

The In the Footsteps of Django - Fermilab Arts Series - Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
In The Footsteps Of Django brings together the best of the new Gypsy Jazz masters of Europe —LULO REINHARDT, a third generation German master, whose group the Latin Swing Project combines Gypsy Jazz with Latin rhythms. Lulo Reinhardt is the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voice in Gypsy music today. The performance opens with the gifted SEBASTIEN GINIAUX on guitar. Says Mission, "Sebastian Gineaux is one of the greatest young guitarists in this style in Paris, and therefore probably one of the best in the world. Call (630)840.ARTS or get info or order online at http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Mac users: Upcoming changes to VPN client software.
An upgrade to new VPN hardware (VPN is what you use to connect to the Fermilab network from offsite.) is expected to occur in early October. In order for your VPN client software on your computer to work with the new hardware, a new version of the client software is required. All centrally managed Mac OSX laptops that are communicating correctly with Casper have been updated with the correct version. See https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010605 for more information on what action, if any, you need to take to ensure continued access to the network from offsite.

Professional development courses

Word 2010: Advanced class - Nov. 7 This class will cover:
* Using Word 2010 with Other Programs
* Collaborating on Documents
* Managing Document Versions
* Adding Reference Marks and Notes
* Simplifying the Use of Long Documents
* Securing a Document
* Creating Forms
For more details or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7282

Excel 2010: Advanced class - Nov. 8 This course will cover:
* Streamlining Workflow
* Collaborating with Others
* Auditing Worksheets
* Analyzing Data
* Working with Multiple Workbooks
* Importing and Exporting Data
* Using Excel with the Web
* Structuring XML Workbooks
For details of more information visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7283

Word Tips, Tricks, and Techniques class - Nov. 13.
This class is packed with information using Word to enable your work-day to proceed in a timely fashion. Learning these tips and shortcuts will enhance your ability to perform your tasks and create better looking documents. Learn to use Word¿s Help System when you need more information about a particular subject. Find out what the EXTRA sections contain. For detail or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3632

Excel Shortcuts class - Nov. 15. Learn the quickest way to navigate among worksheets. Create your own toolbars to help customize your worksheets and job functions. Learn shortcut menus, the most efficient ways to enter text and many, many formatting tips. Spend time working with numeric formats, creating codes, working with Styles. Learn the shortcut techniques available with the AutoFill function, how to customize AutoFill and work with ranges. Develop your calculation and formula skills. For details or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3631

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.