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Nominations open for 2013 Tollestrup Postdoc Award
URA will make an award for outstanding work conducted by a postdoctoral research fellow at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists. All Ph.D. researchers in non-tenure track who are within six years of the receipt of their Ph.D. are eligible. The work for which the award is made must be performed in conjunction with a Fermilab experiment or project, or under the auspices of the Fermilab Theory or Astrophysics Groups. Nomination materials should be sent in electronic form to email@example.com by April 1. More details at http://amanda.uci.edu/~daniel/2013_Alvin_Tollestrup_Annc.pdf.
Dancers needed for Fermilab project - Feb. 15
Dancers (any skill level) are needed at 2 p.m. in the Remote Operations Center on Friday, Feb. 15, for a Fermilab video project. For more information, contact Kathryn Jepsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barn Dance Feb. 17
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by the Common Taters and calling by Lisa Ornstein. Everyone is welcome, you don't need to know anything, just come and have fun! Admission is $6m children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions:
Martial Arts begins Feb. 18
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on February 18. 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. My class size is limited to ten students.
International folk dancing Mardi Gras French dance evening Feb. 14
International Folk Dancing will hold a special party for Mardi Gras on Thursday, Feb. 14, in which dances of French-speaking countries will be features. All are welcome and no experience is needed.
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
Housing Office now accepting requests for Onsite Summer Housing
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for reservations for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the SUMMER of 2013. Please submit your request for reservations to the Housing Office by Monday, March 4. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date. For further information, please contact the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or email@example.com. Individual housing requests can be made by using our Online Housing Request form at
http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
URA Thesis Award Competition
Fermilab and the Universities Research Association invite submissions for the sixteenth annual URA Thesis award competition. The award recognizes the most outstanding thesis based on work conducted at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists. Nominations must be submitted to Bob Zwaska email@example.com by March 1, 2013 and should include two letters supporting the merits of the thesis being nominated. For further details consult the URA Thesis Award website at
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.
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 2 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.
Internet edge routers upgrade - Feb. 14
The Network Services group will upgrade the Internet edge routers to support higher capacity data transfer on Thursday, February 14 from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. During the upgrade window, Fermilab on-site users will experience intermittent connection interruptions while browsing non-Fermilab websites such as www.google.com or www.energy.gov. Fermilab websites such as www.fnal.gov, esh.fnal.gov or sharepoint.fnal.gov will not be affected. If you are connecting to Fermilab network via VPN, this upgrade will not affect you. If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk.
Increased Online Access to Scientific Journals
Fermilab now has complete site-wide online access to 20 scientific journals such as Physics Reports, Physics Letters B, and Nuclear Instruments and Methods A&B, We also have access to over 2000 other Elsevier journals from 1995 to the present. This is the result of collaboration between Elsevier Publishers and a consortium of DOE libraries. Here is a webpage with links to the 20 journals with full online access: http://bss.fnal.gov/library/elsevier.html. We are in the process of adding links to additional journals here: http://bss.fnal.gov/library/journals.html.
March 7 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 spring 2013 quarter is March 7. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.
Fermilab Barnstormers Delta Dart Night
The Fermilab Barnstormers Radio Control Model Club will host their annual Delta Dart Night at the Kuhn Barn next Wednesday night February 13, starting at 5:30pm. All Fermilab employees and their families are invited. The Delta Dart is a small rubber band powered airplane constructed of balsa wood and tissue paper. You can build one of these airplanes in about 45 minutes and fly it that evening in the Kuhn barn for fun and prizes. Everything you need to build and fly is provided. The junior's fly off will be held beginning at 7pm sharp. In order to compete you should plan to arrive at the Barn no later than 6pm to allow time to build and test fly your model.
School's Day Out
School's out Day Camp on Feb. 18 and March 1. Childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., cost is $25.00 per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Thursday, Feb. 14 for Feb. 18 and noon on Monday, February 25 for March 1. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 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 The Children's Center x3762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
2013 standard mileage reimbursement rate
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2013 standard mileage reimbursement rate for non Government owned vehicles. It is 56.5 cents per mile, effective January 01.
Employee art show applications - due Feb. 20
Employee Art Show intent applications are due 2/20. If you would like to participate in the Employee Art Show this needs to be filled out and sent to Georgia Schwender MS 232. The exhibit will be on display March 20-May 7. http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/EmployeeArt2013.pdf.
Fermilab Gallery Series - Dios no Choro (Brazilian Flute & Guitar)
A great Sunday afternoon concert on Feb. 24 in the 2nd Floor Art Gallery. Dios no Choro was formed in 1997. After hearing a CD of Brazilian flutist Altamiro Carrilho in 1995, classically trained (and Fulbright scholar) Julie Koidin, see more at www.juliekoidin.com began her interest in Brazilian choro music, a genre originating in the late 1800's, mixing African rhythms and European dance melodies. She met Paulinho Garcia, Chicago's best Brazilian guitarist/vocalist in 1997 and their duo was formed. He was named the 2010 Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz. Concert starts at 2:30 p.m., and is followed by a reception. Tickets are $17, available by calling 840.ARTS or on-line at www.fnal.gov/culture.
Fermilab Lecture Series - Engineering Biology: Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, Electronics, the Environment and Medicine Dr. Angela Belcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organisms have been making exquisite inorganic materials for over 500 million years.
Although these have many desired physical properties such as strength, regularity, and environmental benign processing, the types of materials that organisms have evolved to work with are limited. There are many properties of living systems that could be potentially harnessed to make advanced technologies that are smarter, more adaptable, and synthesized to be compatible with the environment. On Feb. 22 at 8 pm, Angela Belcher, MIT, will address conditions under which organisms first evolved to make materials and scientific approaches to move past naturally evolved materials. For more information please visit www.fnal.gov/culture/ or 840-ARTS.
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/.
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.
Professional development courses
Project Scheduling and Earned Value Management Systems course offered Feb 18 & 19
Learn the principles of Scheduling and the Earned Value Management System. Gain an understanding of the schedule development process. Learn how to develop and calculate a network. Learn the basic principles to organize, plan, authorize, monitor, and control a project. For moreinformaiton or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5858
Delnor Health & Wellness Center Discount
Our Fermilab corporate membership will offer a one week pass to the Delnor Health & Wellness Center, waive the enrollment fee and after 6 months of paid dues, the 7th month is complimentary. Enjoy the following services and amenities: fitness assessment and equipment, variety of land and aquatic group exercise classes, pools, luxurious locker rooms with towel service and toiletries, steam room, sauna, whirlpool tub, and indoor track. Contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2548 for more information or to obtain your free one week pass.
Employees Save $10 at GiftTree.com
60% off Vaughan Athletic Center Memberships
A Valentine's Day Value for Fermilab employees. From now until February 17, save $10 on a purchase of $50 or more for Valentine's Day at GiftTree.com Enter Code: VDAY10 at checkout. Expires 2/17. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at email@example.com or x2548.
The Vaughan Athletic Center, located at 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, is offering discounted rates of 60% off. 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. Free 3-day fitness passes for first-time visitors.