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Fermilab Management Practices courses are now available for registration
The Office for Professional Development is once again offering the Fermilab Management Practices Seminar on the following dates: Job Descriptions and Employment (am only) - March 5, Managing within the Law- March 12, Behavioral Interviewing (2 half-days) - March 19 & 20, Interaction Management (3 days)- April 2, 4 & 9,Performance Review - April 11, Fermilab Functions (3 half-days) - April 16, 18 & 24. Please visit
http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html to enroll or for more information.
Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series Presents ScrapArtsMusic - March 23
Five hot musicians deliver adrenaline-laced performances using over 145 of the most unusual instruments you’ll ever see. All original music on one-of-a-kind mobile sculptures. An eco-
powered percussion presentation unlike any other! ScrapArtsMusic designs their own
instruments from recycled materials, creating a unique series of percussive art, in the most true sense of the word. Their performances are intricately choreographed, and high-energy in a way you've never experienced before. For a sample, go to their web page at scrapartsmusic.com. Tickets are $30/$15 for ages 18 and under and available on-line at http://www.fnal.gov/culture/, by phone at x8640 or in the box office, WH User's Office.
Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing is held Kuhn Village Barn every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. There is sometimes live music. More info at (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.
Welsh country dancing for St. David's Day, Sunday, March 3
Fermilab English country dancing is going Welsh for St. David's Day (a Welsh National Holiday)! Hope you can join us for an afternoon of these fun dances to live music by Old Fezziwig's Band who accompany Fermilab's own Ddraig Goch (Red Dragon -- like the Welsh flag) dancers, a Welsh performing group. Sunday, March 3, will be participatory dancing -- everyone invited -- from 2 to 5 p.m, with more advanced dances from 1 to 2 p.m., at Kuhn Village Barn. The dances, like English, are done in sets of couples, but you needn't come with a partner. And the Welsh tunes are delightful. More info at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/ / or and .../welsh/ (630)584-0825 or
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.
Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series Presents Arianna String Quartet - March 10
“Quartet playing does not get much better than this.” – Chicago Tribune. Continuing our long standing relationship with the Arianna String Quartet, we are pleased to have them close out the Gallery Chamber Series for 2013. Fermilab audiences have watched the ascent of this impeccable ensemble, from their debut at the Fischoff Competition while still a quartet-in-residence at Northern Illinois University, studying with the Vermeer Quartet, through numerous awards and prestigious performances. Stops along the way include Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, The Dame Myra Hess Series, NPR’s Performance Today, tours around the world, $17 at x8640 or at https:www.fnal.gov/culture.
Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series Presents THE BELIEVERS: A SCIENCE DOCUMENTARY
"The Believers" begins in 1989, when two respected scientists announced a startling claim:
they can solve all the world's energy problems using seawater, batteries, and a mysterious glass contraption in a process they called "Cold Fusion". Within days, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann were media stars. But only three months later, their careers in tatters and their reputations ruined, they fled the country and Cold Fusion became synonymous with "bad science." This film, produced by 137 Films, will be shown in Ramsey Auditorium on Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 and available at the box office, by phone at x8640, or online at https:www.fnal.gov/culture.
DOEGrids certificates to be decommissioned—New certificate option
On March 23, the DOEGrids certificate authority will stop issuing new certificates and renewing existing certificates. Existing DOEGrids certificates will continue to work until they expire one year after they are created or renewed. Therefore, there will be no valid DOE certificates past March 2014. The new Open Science Grid certificate authority is now issuing certificates for those who need to replace their DOEGrids certificates. If you need a replacement for your DOEGrids personal, host or service certificate, see the PKI Transition website at http://security.fnal.gov/pki-transition for information and documentation.
International Folk Dance 25th Anniversary Party, Saturday, March 2
Fermilab International Folk Dancing started on Feb. 25, 1988 and has met nearly every Thursday evening since then. We're celebrating with a 25th anniversary party on Saturday, March 2 at Kuhn Village Barn. We'll hold a potluck supper at 6 p.m., with open bar for beer/wine/soft drinks from 6 to 10 p.m, and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. The program will be planned in advance - please RSVP with your dance requests by Feb. 27 to email@example.com. We hope anyone who has ever danced with us will come back to visit and bring memorabilia to share. Info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1. More details at http://amanda.uci.edu/~daniel/2013_Alvin_Tollestrup_Annc.pdf.
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.
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.
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.