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Message regarding Windows 8.1
Microsoft recently released Windows 8.1. Many of the tools required by Fermilab, such as Symantec Antivirus, must release updated products compatible with Windows 8.1. The Computing Sector will recommend approval for Windows 8.1 once these tools are integrated into our environment and testing is complete. The sector will work towards this goal as fast as we can, but the entire process may take several months. As a reminder, Fermilab has strict guidelines on adopting new operating systems. When Windows 8.1 is approved for use at Fermilab, we will make another announcement. Until then,
Windows 8.1 is not allowed on Fermilab-owned equipment.
Microsoft Office eBook available
For handy help with Microsoft Office, this eBook is available anytime:
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/fermilab/docDetail.action?docID=10405266. Fermilab has site-wide online access to this eBook and thousands more. For more information, check the Library web page: http://bss.fnal.gov/library/index.html.
English country Halloween dance Sunday afternoon, Oct. 27, at Kuhn Barn with live music
English country dancing will hold a Halloween dance on Sunday, October 27, at Kuhn Village Barn, on the new oak floor! There will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. The program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 to 5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. The group meets monthly; the next dance is Dec. 1, and will continue on the first Sunday of each month. For additional dates and more information, or to get on an email reminder list, contact email@example.com or (630)584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/.
International folk dancing returns to Kuhn Village Barn Thursday evenings
International folk dancing moves back to the new oak floor in Kuhn Village Barn this Thursday, Oct. 24, and will continue there with a Halloween party on Oct. 31. The group dances every Thursday from 7:30 to 10 p.m., led by Mady Newfield. Newcomers and school-age children are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.
Scottish country dancing returns to Kuhn Village Barn Tuesday evenings
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing moves back to the new oak floor in Kuhn Village Barn this Tuesday Oct. 22 and will continue there with a Halloween party Oct. 29. The group dances every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or email email@example.com or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.
PHYSICS SLAM 2013 - Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series - Nov. 15
Five Topics - Five Physicists - ONE SLAM CHAMP Moderated by College of DuPage's Chris Miller, each speaker gets 10 minutes to convince the audience why they, and their topic, deserves to be Slam Champion. Our Contenders...Don Lincoln: Recreating The Big Bang in the Lab Hugh Lippincott: Hunting for Dark Matter Tia Miceli: The Case Files of the Neutrino Brian Nord: Cosmic Nightly News - A Day in the Life of the Universe Chris Polly: The Universal Mysteries - Revealing Clues with Mus. Last year's Slam was SOLD OUT so order early! Tickets are just $7- Call (630)840.ARTS, or order on-line with no additional fees at www.fnal.gov/culture. Ramsey Auditorium - Nov. 15 - 8 p.m.
Stars of Dance Chicago - Fermilab Arts Series - Nov. 9
This Chicago based tradition brings some of the most exciting performers from Chicago's eclectic dance scene, curated by Dance Chicago Executive Director John Schmitz! Featuring Trinity Irish Dancers, Mexican Dance Ensemble, NoMi LaMad Dance Company, Kate Jablonski Statement, Beyond Words Dance Company, Lira Polish Dance Ensemble, Tommye Giacchino Ballroom and Latin Dance, Michelle Nasicmento (Flamenco), Tres Dumas and Jus'LisTen (tap). Tickets are just $28/$14 for ages 18 and under. Call 630/840.ARTS, or order on-line with no additional fees at www.fnal.gov/culture. Ramsey Auditorium - Nov. 9 - 8 p.m. More info at www.dancechicago.com.
Deadline for Wilson Fellowship application - Nov. 1
The Wilson Fellowship committee at Fermilab seeks applications from Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two years of postdoctoral experience. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and is intended to support strong, assistant-professor-level physicists early in their careers.
Additional information is available at the Wilson Fellowship website, http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/robert_wilson/. Questions may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3290. Read more here: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2013/today13-10-17.html
Fermilab Family Halloween Party Oct. 25
The Fermilab Family Halloween Party will take place Friday, October 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Kuhn Barn. Join us for ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food! There will be games, activities and trick-or-treating for all ages. Please bring a dish to share. The party is organized by the NALWO Playgroup, but all Fermilab employee and user families are welcome. For more information: http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/nalwo/playgroup.html. If you have questions, please contact Katie at email@example.com or x4112.
DONATE winter wear for Fermilab Coat Exchange
Fermilab’s Helping Hands Committee wants to remind all employees, users and students to recycle their coats and help keep our Fermilab family warm. We are in great need of new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Please place donations in one of the bins which have been placed throughout Fermilab. Details about the Winter Coat Exchange in November can be found here - http://www.fnal.gov/pub/eeofiles/COATdrive.pdf.
Heartland Blood Centers will hold a “Walk-In” Fermilab Blood Drive on Tuesday, Nov 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 8:00am to 2:00pm
Heartland Blood Centers will hold a “Walk-In” Fermilab Blood Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 8:00am to 2:00pm using the Heartland Mobile Coach parked in the east lot of Wilson Hall. Check in & registration to be held at Wilson Hall ground floor east. No appointment required. Double Red Cell Donations will be available on a First Come/First Served basis. Donors receive Warm Heart Club Points to spend on merchandise & gift cards at Heartland's online store.
Office of Science's Patricia Dehmer speaks at UChicago - Nov. 5
Patricia Dehmer, Deputy Director for Science Programs in the DOE Office of Science, will give a talk on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the University of Chicago Harper Center. The talk is titled "Facing Our Energy Challenges in a New Era of Science." For more information or to register for the event, visit http://epic.uchicago.edu/events/patricia_m._dehmer_us_department_of_energy_facing_our_energy_challenges_in.
Money Just Got Cheaper
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Lepton flavor violation course in lecture series begins Oct. 8
The lepton flavor violation course in the new Allure of Ultrasensitive Experiments academic lecture series begins on Oct. 8. Come hear scientists talk about the theory behind lepton flavor violation, lepton flavor violation searches in muons and in other systems, the Mu2e experiment, the magnetic moment of the electron, and the electron electric dipole moment. Visit this site for more information: https://indico.fnal.gov/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=7309. Videos of the talk will be posted there as well.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Discounts
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze. Discounted tickets are available for Fermilab employees at the United Center November 20 - December 1. Contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at firstname.lastname@example.org ticket order form and details.
Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle
Exercise for 30 minutes three days a week, is all it takes to participate in the Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle program at Fermilab. We are entering our final month of the program. We encourage current participants to continue their efforts, and we remind participants that anyone can retroactively log hours. We also invite everyone still considering the program to visit the ES&H website and sign up today. Lastly, don't forget to stop by WH7E to retrieve your participation awards. It's never too late to commit to be fit! See http://esh.fnal.gov/xms/. (See Quick Links + Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle).