Fermilab Today December 30, 2013 - January 03, 2014

Fermilab Today Announcements

Submit an announcement

Free Weekly Tai Chi Easy, Integral Tai Chi/Qigong
Free weekly wellness class that features moving meditation practices for vitality, health enhancement, and stress management. We practice gentle movement, breath awareness, and relaxation with guided meditation/visualization to calm the nervous system, foster higher immune system function, reduce reactivity, and activate internal healing resources. This is not a martial Tai Chi class. Come join us to re-balance and re-charge. Free fitness towel to those attending a class January 6 - 10. Classes are held Mondays & Fridays, January 6 - May 3 from noon - 1pm and Wednesdays, January 8 - May 28 from 7 - 8am in the WH Auditorium. For more info contact Seton at shandvi@fnal.gov

Kyuki-Do Begins Monday, Jan. 6
The next session of Kyuki-Do will be held January 6 - February 10 in the Fitness Center gymnasium from 5-6pm. Fee is $60/person. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office a jecker@fnal.gov

WANTED! Are you an AJAS Fellow?
AJAS Annual Convention/Fermilab Tour - AJAS (American Junior Academy of Science) is having its annual convention in Chicago, February 12-16. The students are touring Fermilab on Thursday,February 13. We are looking for AJAS Fellows to speak to and inspire this remarkable group while they are here. Please contact Maureen Hix at mhix@fnal.gov x5588 or Sue Sheehan at sheehan@fnal.gov x5058 for more information.

ASM Handbooks are online site-wide
ASM Handbooks Online at http://products.asminternational.org/hbk/index.jsp feature the complete content of twenty-eight ASM Handbook volumes and two ASM Desk Editions, giving peer-reviewed information on metals and materials technology. Our site license includes access to over 25,000 pages of articles, illustrations, tables, graphs, specifications and practical examples, and is updated quarterly. Contact the Fermilab Library for more information at library@fnal.gov or x3401.

Butts & Guts Registration Due Jan. 3
Tired of doing the same basic crunches and sit-ups? This strength training workout focuses on increasing flexibility and strengthening the abdominal area. Participants learn a variety of exercises designed to increase core strength that benefit daily living activities. Suitable for any level of fitness! Fridays, January 10 – February 28 from 11:45am – 12:30pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room, $60/person. Register by January 3. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548. Registration forms available at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Float Holiday - 2014
As in previous years, the 2014 Float Holiday will not be available for use on your January 2014 timecards. You will be able to select and use it beginning Feb. 1, 2014. If you plan on using your 2014 float holiday in January 2014 please e-mail the Payroll Manager at lsmith@fnal.gov before you complete your timecard and the hours will be manually set up for your use on the timecard.

Wilson Street entrance closed for construction
Wilson Street entrance to the Fermilab site is closed. It is scheduled to reopen on January 2, weather permitting. Otherwise the entrance will be reopened January 6. Truck deliveries and employees will be re-routed to the Pine Street entrance.

Zumba Toning Register by January 2
When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar. Learn how to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast. Thursdays, January 9 – February 27 (no class 1/16)at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 11:45am – 12:30pm, $45/person. Register by January 2. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548 http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Zumba Fitness Register by Dec. 31
Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will soar! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. Tuesdays, January 7 – February 25 at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 11:45am–12:30pm, $50/person. Register by December 31. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548 http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Indoor Soccer
Indoor soccer Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. at the Fitness Center Gymnasium. Gym membership is required to participate. Contact O'Sheg Oshinowo for more information.

2014 BCBS PPO & PPO Premium plan ID Cards
2014 BCBS PPO and PPO Premium plan ID cards were mailed on December 10th. Remember if you have family coverage, both ID cards have the employee's name. If you need additional cards call BCBS at 1-800-548-1686 or go to http://www.bcbsil.com.

English country dancing, Sunday, Jan. 5, at Kuhn Village Barn
English country dancing meets Sunday, Jan. 5, at Kuhn Village Barn. 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, on the 1st Sunday of the month through May. They are currently preparing for a New Year's Ball weekend, Jan. 18-19, held at the Baker Center in St. Charles. For additional dates and more information, or to get on an email reminder list, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or (630)584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/.

Dreamweaver class offered in Feb.
The Office for Professional Development will offer a Dreamweaver Level 1 and 2 class on Feb. 3rd and 4th. For information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=8340&fid=10164N

Cashier's Office closed during holidays
The Cashier's Office will close at 3 pm on December 20 and reopen at 1 pm on January 2, 2014.

Box Office moves to the Mezzanine December 5
On Thursday, December 5, Fermilab's Box Office will move from One North to the mezzanine. Ticketing services will be unavailable during the move. To contact the Box Office, please call 630/840.ARTS or email audweb@fnal.gov. If you have questions or concerns about the move or about how to find our new location on the mezzanine, please contact Amanda Thompson at x4203.

Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings through Dec. 17 at Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing meets at Kuhn Village Barn on Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, and then will resume on Jan. 7, 2014. The group dances from 7:30 to 10 p.m., sometimes to live music, and is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/

International folk dancing meets Thursday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn
International Folk Dancing takes place in Kuhn Village Barn every Thursday evening, and will continue through the holidays without a break. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m with instruction and dances for children, and there is request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/. Members of the group will also be performing a program of Welsh dances to live music at the Museum of Science and Industry on Sat., Dec. 14, at 12:45 p.m. See: http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/christmas-around-the-world/events/december/.