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Volunteer Opportunity - Community Outreach to Feed Children
Feed My Starving Children ~ With the typhooon in the Phillipines, the need is great so please join the Diversity Committee's Helping Hands Team to pack food needy children. The packing date at the Aurora facility is Thursday, December 5 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. To sign-up contact Teri Dykhuis x3607, or Samantha Poeppelman x3933, Sandra Charles x4574. See flyer: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/eeofiles/FeedMyStarvingChildren.pdf.
Abri Credit Union – Rake in the Savings
Abri Credit Union has reduced our Home Equity Loan rates by 1.25%. Consolidate bills, make home improvements, or refinance at a lower rate for only 4.24% APR for 5 years. Visit our website http://www.abricu.com/home/accounts/loans/home-equity/loan or stop by our branch on the ground floor of Wilson Hall.
Local password named "administrator" on Windows computers
In order to optimize computer security, the Core Computing Division will disable the local account named “administrator” on all Windows machines beginning 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. This account, which is automatically created on Windows computers, is often targeted for malicious attacks and is therefore a security risk. Users may have created their own local account on their computer to perform administrative functions. Only the account named “administrator”—no other local accounts—will be disabled. For the majority of users, this will have no impact. In the rare case that the local administrator account named “administrator” is required, the custodian should contact the service desk.
Take 5 and win a prize!
Take 5 to visit the Take Five for Goal Zero webpage and participate in the Take 5 Winter Challenge 2013 online. You may also download and print the challenge and bring it to the ESH&Q Section on Wilson Hall 7-East, or send it in through the Fermi Mail to MS 119 by December 2, 2013. All successful submittals will be entered into the ESH&Q Take 5 Raffle. Five personnel will be notified of their prizes on December 3, 2013. So, don’t delay, take the challenge today! A Clue! A great place to get help with the challenge questions is the Take-5 Posters.
Argonne, Fermilab, UChicago event: Clean Energy 2030 - Dec. 4
You are invited to "Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future," the eighth in a series of joint speaker events for UChicago faculty and Argonne and Fermilab scientists, researchers and engineers. The program takes place Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6-9 p.m. at the Argonne Theory and Computing Science Building. An optional tour of Argonne's new Energy Science Building is included. Mark Peters, Argonne deputy laboratory director for programs, will moderate a discussion with Leah Guzowski, Hussein Khalil, Peter Littlewood, Robert Rosner. For more information, visit http://reply.uchicago.edu/jointspeakerseries/2013nov-email.html. RSVP by Nov. 27: https://nationallabs.uchicago.edu/page/rsvp-clean-energy-2030.
LabVIEW seminars offered Dec. 5
National Instrument will be offering two seminars at the training center on Dec. 5. See the links for details. Introduction to LabVIEW and Computer-Based Measurements Hands-On Seminar http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=8319 and Developing Monitoring and Control Systems with LabVIEW FPGA and CompactRIO Hands-On Seminar http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=8320.
Nov. 21, 2013 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 winter 2014 quarter is Nov. 21, 2013. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.