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Service Desk web interface upgrade - January 31
The Service Desk web interface will be upgraded at noon on Thursday, January 31. The upgrade will take approximately one hour. During this time you may notice some degradation of service, but you may continue to use the Service Desk web interface. During the upgrade there will be a reboot which will cause the interface to be unavailable for a couple of minutes. At any time during the upgrade, you may use one of the other methods of contacting the Service Desk: Call (630)840-2345 or stop by Wilson Hall ground floor in person.
Budgeting Basics for 2013
Abri Credit Union (ACU) will be hosting a free webinar on basic budgeting. Certified Financial Counselors Judy Lightfoot and Maria Vazquez from ACU will talk about how to establish savings goals, review a monthly budget, why good credit is important and where you can go to get help. Join us on Wednesday, January 30 at 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT) or on Saturday, February 2 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Choose a date and register online today at https://www.abricu.com/home/misc/webinar_budgeting_basics !
Scottish country dancing Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Kuhn Village Barn. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. The group taught by Doug Jensen. More info at (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or email email@example.com or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.
Artist Reception –- January 25, 5-7 pm
Please join us on Friday, January 25 from 5-7pm for the artist reception, "Mary Stoppert, Relics & Reliquaries" in the Art Gallery. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/index.html.
URA Visiting Scholars Program deadline - Feb. 25
Universities Research Association has announced a deadline of Feb. 25 for the submission of applications for the spring 2013 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Award recipients will be notified at the end of March. These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA's 85 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. URA makes two rounds of awards each year, in the spring and the fall. For more information, visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_visiting_scholars/index.html.
January 2013 Float Holiday for Timecard Use
As in previous years, the 2013 Float Holiday will not be available for use on your January 2013 timecards. You will be able to select and use it beginning Feb. 1. If you plan on using your 2013 float holiday in January 2013 please e-mail the Payroll Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org before you complete your timecard.
Abri Credit Union- Member Appreciation
Thank you! We appreciate your business. Stop by the branch between Jan. 15 and Jan. 31 to enter to win a Chez Leon Gift Certificate. Drawing will be held Feb. 1. *One entry per member*.
UChicago panel discussion on Higgs discovery - Feb. 7
Last summer, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, announced the discovery of a new particle that could explain why elementary particles have mass. On February 7, join a panel of experts from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab to learn why this discovery marks the beginning of a new era in particle physics research. Young-Kee Kim moderates. Panelists are Marcela Carena, Fermilab and UChicago; Tom LeCompte, Argonne; Patricia McBride, Fermilab; Mark Oreglia, UChicago. For more information please visit http://discoveryseries.sites.uchicago.edu/page/critical-mass-how-higgs-boson-discovery-swept-world.
2013 FRA scholarship applications accepted until April 1
Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA) offers a number of four-year scholarships to children of regular full-time FRA employees. The scholarship award continues for a maximum of four years provided the student remains in a four-year undergraduate program and maintains satisfactory academic progress. The maximum scholarship award amount available for tuition and fees is $4,700 per year. Applications are being accepted through April 2nd for the 2013 FRA scholarship awards. For more information or to obtain an application please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/FRA_scholarship.html If you have questions, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or Nicole@fnal.gov.
Indoor Soccer: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at the gym in the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.
International Folk Dancing Thursday evenings in Kuhn Barn
International Folk Dancing meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. Save the date of Saturday, March 2, for the group's special
25th Anniversary party! More info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email email@example.com.
Fermilab Arts Series - Tomas Kubinek - Jan. 26 @ 7 p.m.
"Absolutely expert and consistently charming!" - The New York TimesBilled as a Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible, the one and only Dr. Professor Tomas Kubinek is also a comic genius, a virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-around charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they'll remember for a lifetime. With appearances in over 30 countries and a professional career spanning 3 decades, Mr. Kubinek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway and at international festivals of culture. Tickets $22/$11 for ages 18 and under - 840.ARTS or www.fnal.gov/culture - Note Family Friendly 7 p.m. start time
Professional development courses
Interpersonal Communication Skills course offered in May
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type and develop the skills for more productive work relationships. To enroll or for more information visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865.
Fermilab Management Practices courses are now available for registration
The Professional Development Office has scheduled Fermilab Management Practices for this winter/spring. Please she the Professional Development website to enroll or for more infromaiton. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html
USA Athletic Club and Spa Discount for Employees
Employee Discounts on AAA Membership
New discount for Fermilab employees! Save on AAA Membership, Auto and Home Insurance. AAA members $AVE at thousands of local and national hotels, restaurants and retailers. Membership discounts are effective now in IL, IN and WI…insurance discounts will be effective 2/1/13 in IL. To join AAA or get an insurance quote in Il (Code EP021), please contact Mike Weseen at 630-587-7700 x212 / firstname.lastname@example.org. WI employees, please contact Matt Staley at 847-258-0237 / email@example.com. Already a member of AAA, contact the agent for the state where you reside and ask him to apply the Fermilab group discount at your renewal! You may also contact AAA Customer Service at 1-888-203-2606.
USA Athletic Club and Spa (located behind Hampton Inn on I-88 & Orchard Rd., Aurora) offering a discounted membership. Offer expires 2/11/13. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Complimentary child care. Full service locker rooms w/sauna and steam rooms, 4 lane lap pool, therapy pool, Jacuzzi, full gym with basketball court, 3 group exercise studios, personal training and TRX suspension training, towel service, massage therapy, polar body age, 100 pcs. of cardio w/tv's and more. Enrollment fees waived. Single membership reduced from $59 to $49.95/mo. Couple membership reduced from $99 to $89.95/mo. Free personal training session ($65 value) with offer. Show Fermi I.D. For info call Jeanne, x2548.
Interested in a Vaughan Athletic Center Membership Discount?
The Vaughan Athletic Center, located at 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, is teaming up to offer all members special discounted rates. This full service facility offers more than 200 pieces of state-of-the-art strength and cardiovascular equipment, two running/walking tracks: 1/6 mile and 1/8 mile, a field house for basketball and volleyball, more than 90 group exercise classes, including aerobics, cycling, yoga and Pilates. The aquatic center features a water park, lap pool and therapy pool. If you are a current member or are interested in becoming a member contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. I have free 3-day fitness passes for first-time visitors.