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LabView sessions scheduled for Nov. 16
National Instruments will be at the training center on Friday Nov. 16 offering two sessions:
Embedded Design with LabVIEW FPGA and CompactRIO http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4839 .
National Instruments NIWeek Conference Recap - focus on the Science & Big Physics Symposium http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7459 . Please see the provided links for more information or to enroll.
Kautz Road Substation power outage - Oct. 29
On Monday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 7:30 a.m. there will be a power outage to install jumpers on a transmission line. This outage will only affect the Main Injector.
Yoga Begins October 30
The next session of Yoga will be held on Tuesdays, October 30 - December 18 in the Wilson Hall Auditorium. Fee is $90/person. Learn a variety of physical and resting poses along with various breathing and relaxation tehniques. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga or exercise mat. Suitable for all ages and levels of experience. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.
English country dance Halloween Party Sunday afternoon, Oct. 28
English country dance this Sunday afternoon will celebrate Halloween with a “seasonal” program and fine live music by Old Fezziwig’s Band. Costumes (historic, whimsical, scary or otherwise) and treats for the break are encouraged. The Barn is decorated for the occasion. Newcomers are welcome and there are dances for everyone from 2 to 5. The group returns to its usual 1st Sunday of the month schedule beginning Dec. 2. For more info go to http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/
call (630)584-0825 or email email@example.com.
Calling All Veterans
Join the Fermilab Veterans Group computer contact list and participate in the Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 12 in Kuhn Barn. Veterans of all foreign Armed Forces are also welcomed. Join your comrades in arms for a fun event from 1130-1330 hours. Our group is 128 strong to date. For information or to join, contact Rafael Coll at x8518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butts & Guts
Butts & Guts class held on Tuesdays, October 30 – December 18 (no class 11/27) at the Fitness Center from 12 – 12:45 p.m. Fee is $52/person. Butts & Guts is also held on Thursdays, November 1 – December 20 (no class 11/22 or 11/29) at the Fitness Center from 12 – 12:45 p.m. Fee is $46/person. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or email@example.com.
Nov. 26 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 Winter 2012 quarter is Nov. 26. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.
NALWO Naperville Riverwalk tour and luncheon Thursday, Oct. 25
Join NALWO members at noon on Thursday, Oct. 25, for a walk along the Riverwalk in historic downtown Naperville, followed by lunch at 1 p.m. at Heaven on Seven, a Cajun restaurant. RSVP to Pauline Berberian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630)587-6468 by Wednesday. More information at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/nalwo/Oct25NALWOLUNCHEON.pdf .
International Folk Dance Halloween Party, Thursday, Oct. 25
International folk dancing will hold a Halloween Party this Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. Costumes are encouraged and treats are welcomed. There will be an assortment of dances to interesting and unusual music. As always, newcomers are welcome. For more information, call (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email email@example.com.
"Playing with Time" at the Field Museum - register by Oct. 31
The University of Chicago Joint Speaker Series features the panel discussion "Playing with Time," which takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at The Field Museum. Fermilab's Joe Lykken will be one of the panelists, and will be joined by scientists from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Registration is required. The deadline for registration is Oct. 31. Visit http://reply.uchicago.edu/jointspeakerseries/2012nov-rsvp.html for more information and to register.
2013 403(b) plan limitations
403 (b) Elective Salary Deferral Limit
The maximum that participants can contribute to their account in the supplemental retirement plan for 2013 calendar year will increase from $17,000 to $17,500. The $17,500 limit becomes effective on January 1, 2013.
Catch-up Elective Deferrals
Employees age 50 and older, or who will become age 50 at any time during 2013 may make elective deferred contributions beyond the $17,500 limit in 2013. These employees will be able to contribute an additional $5,500 in 2013. The limit for the catch-up contribution did not increase for 2013. The catch-up will apply only to those employees who are making the maximum contribution of $17,500.
For more information, visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/403b.html.
Enrollment for 2013 benefits - Oct. 22 to Nov. 6
All employees should have received their 2013 benefits information packets via interoffice mail. This is an active enrollment, which means that even if you intend to continue with the same plans and coverage that you have this year, you must re-enroll. If you do not re-enroll, your coverage will be suspended on Dec. 31, 2012. Periodic active enrollments are necessary to ensure that beneficiaries and dependents are up-to-date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Professional development courses
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.