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Cisco AnyConnect client upgrade Nov. 7
A new version of the Cisco AnyConnect client, used to connect to the Fermilab network while working remotely, will be available for install at noon on Thursday, Nov. 7. Users will be prompted to install the newest version of the client prior to connecting to the VPN. The installation takes approximately ten minutes to complete and will initiate a reboot.
Kidney Pond pedestrian bridge under repair - Nov.11
The west Kidney Pond parking lot pedestrian bridge will be under repair Monday, Nov. 11. The bridge will remain open during construction.
Barn Dance Nov. 10
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Baker's Dozen and calling by Maggie Jo Saylor. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to know anything, just come and have fun! Admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to
18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions:
Artist Reception for "Fermilab Examined-a juried exhibition by members of the Fermilab Photography Club", Wednesday November 20 5-7pm
Please join us on Wednesday, November 20, from 5-7pm in the Art Gallery on the 2nd floor Wilson Hall for the artist reception of "Fermilab. Examined-a juried exhibition by members of the Fermilab Photography Club".
Veterans Day luncheon in Kuhn Barn November 11
Fermilab's Veterans will host an event in honor Of Veterans Day on Monday November 11 from 11:30a.m. until 1:30p.m.in Kuhn Barn. ALL Veterans are welcome, including all foreign Armed Forces. Guest Speaker is 26 year Navy Veteran Eric Wentz who served as an intellegence officer, interrogator,linguist and author who has written several books that will be available at the luncheon.East Aurora H. S. Navy JROTC will present the colors. Tickets are available by contacting ticket sellers listed on poster or RSVP to ticket sellers or Joe Morgan ext 4181 or email@example.com to reserve tickets at the door for $7.00 per person for this Corky's catered event. Head count needed to insure food order.
Springer eBooks Available Site-Wide
Fermilab has site-wide access to thousands of Springer eBooks, with book-chapter PDFs that are easy to view and download.
Butts & Guts Begins November 13
The next session of Butts & Guts will be held November 13 - December 11 from 11:45am - 12:30pm in the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $40/person. Register in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For more info https://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html
Yoga Begins November 12
The next session of Yoga will be held November 12 - January 14 in the Auditorium. No class on 12/24 or 12/31. The fee is $90/person. Register in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For more information http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness.html
Kyuki-Do Martial Arts begins November 11
The next session of Kyuki-Do will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, November 11 - December 18 from 5-6pm in the Fitness Center Gymnasium. The fee is $90/person. Register in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For more info http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html
SharePoint maintenance Nov. 8-11
SharePoint will undergo scheduled maintenance beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 and continuing throughout the weekend. Service will be restored by 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Any data that is not saved prior to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, as well as any unsaved updates you make during the maintenance window, will be lost.
FCC access limited this week
Road B, the road to the east of Feynman Computing Center, is being repaved Nov. 5-8 as weather permits and will be closed to vehicles. During this time, foot traffic across B Road will be limited to a designated walking path. PREP will be open as usual; however, designated parking for PREP visitors will be unavailable. The taxi will pick up and drop off in the overflow parking lot across B Road from FCC. See a map of alternate routes and parking areas for FCC at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011100.
Labwide party - Dec. 6
Celebrate the restart of Fermilab's accelerator complex with your colleagues. Join the labwide party on Friday, Dec. 6, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall.
Certified Administrative Professional - Lunch and Learn
Administrative Professionals! Wondering what opportunities are available to help further your career at Fermilab? On Wed., Nov. 13, 2013 from 12-1 PM, the Diversity Council Subcommittee for Non-Scientific and Non-Technical Staff will host a brown bag lunch & learn session in the Black Hole, (WH2E) to learn about our next study group, “Powerboosting Skills for Administrative Professionals”. This group will prepare attendees to sit for the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam. Current certification holders will share their experience of participating in these classes and obtaining certification. Bring your lunch. Desserts will be provided! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSADay 2013 Training Opportunities - Nov. 12
The annual Computer Security Awareness Day (CSADay2013) on Nov. 12 offers you the opportunity to walk in, enroll and attend your required ITNA computer security classes that day. In the afternoon, there will be informative Speed Session, non-credit classes. This year, Dell Services will demo using the Password Reset Service for Windows and Services Domains at the IT Doctor’s booth. For more details, go to: http://tinyurl.com/pemwrjp. (Supervisor permission advised prior to attending).
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.