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Road D closed Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29
Due to construction of the IARC Office Technical and Educational Building (OTE), part of Road D will be closed. The section of Road D effected will be between the intersection of Road D & B and the east entrance to the Industrial Center building (Circle Drive).
Reminder - FSA Debit Card PIN Required
As a part of the Consumer Protection Act of 2010, on or after April 1st employees will need to set up a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to use their PayFlex Card® for payment. Currently, when consumers swipe the PayFlex Card® for payment, they must choose "credit." Under this new law, merchants and consumers have the choice of how they use debit cards. As a result, each employee in the plan will need to obtain a PIN for the debit card. For further details review this pdf: http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/PayflexPINFAQ.pdf. You can also visit the employee benefits website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/index.html.
Fermilab Arts Series Presents Barynya: Music & Dance of Russia-April 20
"One of America's top traditional Russian song and dance troupes, NY based Barynya performed...once again clearly the festival favorite. 7 Dancers and musicians made the trip from NY to perform songs and dances of Russian, Ukrainian and Cossack heritage." - Register Guard, Eugene, OR. Barynya performs Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion), balalaika contrabass, bayan, Gypsy guitars, domra, violin. Barynya has performed at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in NY. For more information visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture.
Fermilab Heartland Blood Drives for 2013 upcoming dates
Please reserve the following 2013 dates for Heartland Blood Drives • April 15-16 • June 10-11 • Aug. 12-13 • Nov. 4-5
International folk dancing meets Thursday evenings in Kuhn Barn
Fermilab International Folk Dancing meets every Thursday evening in Kuhn Village Barn from 7:30 to 10 p.m. There are dances for children and teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email email@example.com or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.
Nominations open for 2013 Tollestrup Postdoc Award - through April 1
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.
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.
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.
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.