Fermilab Today Announcements
Submit an announcement
Main Ring Road closed - March 18-19
In order to repair a recently faulted cable on Feeder 46B, Main Ring Road will be closed between A2 and A3. The road will be closed on Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Travel to locations around the ring prevented by the road closure will be possible by going the opposite direction. Service buildings A1, A2, and A3 will also be without power during these times. Operations will keep an eye on sump pumps during the outage.
C2ST: Investing in Innovation for the Future - March 21
Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) is hosting a breakfast program, “Investing in Innovation for the Future: Science and Technology” on Thursday, March 21. Coffee and registration are at 8 a.m.; presentation is at 9 a.m. The event features author Dr. Robert Atkinson, president of the non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Atkinson and Stephen Ezell, the co-author of “Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage” argue in their new book that a major culprit in America’s halting recovery is the U.S.’ decline in the race for global innovation advantage. Visit http://www.c2st.org/ to register or for more information.
Fermilab Lecture Series presents The World According to Higgs - Chris Quigg
New developments in particle physics offers a new and radically simple conception of the universe. Fundamental particles called quarks and leptons make up everyday matter, and the two new laws of nature rule their interactions. Until July 4, 2012, our neat story was missing one piece, a particle called the Higgs boson. Without it, there would be no atoms, no chemistry, no liquids or solids, and no basis for life. Why did thousands of physicists devote decades to the hunt, and how does the "discovery of the century"¯ change the way we see the world? Chris Quigg addresses these issues in his talk on Friday, April 12. Tix- $7, available at 840.ARTS, https://www.fnal.gov/culture, or in WH Box Office.
School's Day Out
School's out Day Camp will be held March 25-29. 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 day/per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Wed. March 20. 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, a.m. and p.m. snack will be provided. Registration is by email only: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.Please include the number of days your child will attend. If attending less than 5 days, please list days your child will attend.
Employee Art Show Reception Friday March 22
Please join us on Friday, March 22 from 5-7pm in the Art Gallery to celebrate the arts.
Monday Golf League
There are currently openings on the Monday Golf league (Tanna Farms). This is an individual competition league based upon your handicap. For more info contact Ron Evans email@example.com or Gary Davis firstname.lastname@example.org. Season runs from April 29 - August 26.
Hiring managers: submit Summer Personnel Requisitions by April 12
Hiring managers are encouraged to submit their Summer Personnel Requisitions as soon as possible, but no later than April 12. The summer employment announcement will be posted on the Employment website upon receipt of an approved Summer Personnel Requisition form. The SPR form is available via the Service Desk website. Under the "Request Things" heading, click "Summer Personnel Request." Please contact Jason Johnson at x5810 with questions regarding the summer hiring program.
Job Descriptions and Employment class March 22
Understand how Fermilab's job descriptions are developed, reviewed and how they relate to the employment requisition/hiring process. Learn about the different Employment functions including: *Recruitment Process *Client Engagement Meeting *Interview Process *Job Offer Process *New Hire Orientation *Initial Employment Period To enroll or for more informaiton visit
Healthcare Spending Account Deadline March 15
Have you used all of your 2012 Healthcare Reimbursement Account funds? Employees with a 2012 FSA/Healthcare must spend the remaining balance by March 15. Claims must be submitted to the plan administrator, Payflex, by April 30. You can submit flexible spending claims to PayFlex online at https:www.HealthHub.com or via fax. Please note that any flexible spending contributions remaining after the deadline are forfeited. If you have further questions regarding the FSA plan, visit the Employee Benefits Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/index.html.
Walk 2 Run to Start March 14
Due to new snow Walk 2 Run will start one week later on March 14th. This FREE 10-week program can help you improve your fitness, reduce cholesterol and lose weight by gradually increasing your running potential. The first week we will begin walking and then run 2 minutes. At the conclusion of the 10 weeks we will complete a 30 minute continuous run. You are welcome to join us regardless of age, speed or level of experience. Thursdays: March 14 – May 16. Meet outside Wilson Hall, East Side: 4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes. Bring water. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or email@example.com.
Writing for Results: Email and More class offered May 3
In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to boost your productivity, increase your efficiency by as much as 30%, and impress your readers by:-Creating effective emails that readers will actually read and respond to sooner rather than later-Promoting clarity and understanding by writing clearly and with the right tone-Using visual tools to reduce readers reading time and effort, and increase persuasive impact. To enroll or for more information visit
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/.
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 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.
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.