Fermilab Today February 10 - February 14, 2014

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School's Day Out : February 17
School's out Day Camp: Feb. 17. Childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., cost is $25.00 per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Friday, Feb. 14. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Email daycare@fnal.gov to register.

Barn Dance Feb. 16
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Blind Pigs and calling by Cheryl Joyal. 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 at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

Martial Arts
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on February 17. I will teach you how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, and basic self defense. I will also train you in the use of Bow Staff and Japanese sword. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5 - 6pm at the Recreation Facility in the Village. You need to register for the class through the Recreation Office. The cost is $60.00 you do not need a gym membership to join this class. I will supply a free uniform to students who have never participated in martial arts before. My class size is limited to ten students.

Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish country dancing is held every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. The group and is taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. Winter cancellations are announced by email the afternoon of the dance. To get on the list, or for more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or call (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194.

International folk dancing meets Thursday evenings at Kuhn Village Barn
International folk dancing is held every Thursday evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. Newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. Winter cancellations are announced by email the afternoon of the dance. To get on the list, or for more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or call (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194.

Summer 2014 Onsite Housing Requests Now Accepted
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for reservations for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the SUMMER of 2014. Please submit your request to the Housing Office by Monday, March 3. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date. To make a request, please contact the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or housing@fnal.gov Individual housing requests can be made by using our Online Housing Request form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to housing@fnal.gov.

Society of Philosophy Club Meets Feb. 13
History shows that fundamental science is a fruit of a certain faith. How was this faith expressed through centuries and what is its condition now? What is the relation between the scientific faith and scientism? Does physics send a spiritual message to humanity? Does it shed any light on the mystery of our own existence? Learn more about it at this newly formed Fermilab club. The Society of Philosophy Club will meet in a three part series: Feb. 13, Feb. 27 and March 13 in the Req Room (WH4NW) from 12:30-1:30pm. For more information http://philosophysociety@fnal.gov.

All-hands meeting video and slides online
On Feb. 6, Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer led an all-hands meeting to discuss the current state of the laboratory. A video of the talk and the presentation slides are now available in the online archive: http://vmsstreamer1.fnal.gov/Lectures/AllHands/140206AllHands/index.htm.

Garden Club Spring Meeting
The Fermilab garden club spring meeting will be held on February 20, at noon, in WH7XO. New and prospective members should attend to find out about the club and learn about renting a garden plot. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Garden%20Club.html.

Performance Review: March 26 or March 27 (prerequisite: Interaction Management)
This one day course is for managers and supervisors who conduct performance reviews. You will learn the elements of an effective performance review; Learn how to prepare for an interactive performance review discussion; Practice communication skills that encourage two-way communication; Practice the steps of conducting a performance review discussion; Practice handling difficult situations. You must have completed the Interaction Management 3-day course to enroll. For more information and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3711.

Interaction Management: March 5, 12, and 19
The objective of this 3-day course is for managers and supervisors to learn the essential skills and discussion guidelines for effective coaching through practice and feedback. Please review the description for more detail and enroll at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2986.

URA Visiting Scholars Program deadline - Feb. 24
Universities Research Association has announced a deadline of Feb. 24 for the submission of applications for the spring 2014 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Award recipients will be notified at the end of March. These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA's 88 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. URA makes two rounds of awards each year, in the spring and the fall. For more information, visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_visiting_scholars/index.html.

Artist Reception for Jay Strommen Feb. 7 5-7pm
Please join us on Friday, February 7, from 5-7pm in the Art Gallery on the 2nd floor Wilson Hall for the artist reception of "Jay Strommen- Creativity is not Created".

Indoor Soccer
Indoor soccer Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm at the Fitness Center Gymnasium in the Village. Gym membership is required to participate. Contact O'Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.

Family Science Days in Chicago - Feb. 15-16
Family Science Days is a free community science showcase featuring hands-on demos, shows - including Fermilab's Mr. Freeze - and other activities appropriate for K-12 children and their families. The event features a broad range of educators and scientists promoting an interest in science among the public. As part of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, it takes place this year at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Purple Level, on Feb. 15-16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit http://meetings.aaas.org/public/family-science-days/ for more information and to register.

Fermi Singers invites new members
The Fermilab singers invite all interested lab employees and their family members to join us Wednesdays from noon-1pm in Ramsey Auditorium. All vocal parts are welcome to join and no experience is necessary. We work though a wide variety of classical and contemporary choral pieces in a variety of languages, and are always looking for new material. Start the new year by extending your vocal repertoire! Questions can be sent to Terry Hart at tlh@fnal.gov where you also may request to be added to our mailing list.

Interpersonal Communication Skills Apr. 16
In this class you will assess your communication strengths and weaknesses; understand the differences between passive, assertive and aggressive communication; learn how to speak with more enthusiasm, expressiveness and clarity; become a more effective listener; learn how non-verbal messages affect communication; learn how to work and communicate more effectively with different personality styles; and set specific communication goals as part of your individualized Communication Plan (CAP) and apply them daily back on the job. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865.