Fermilab Today February 17 - February 21, 2014

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Butts & Guts Registration Due Feb. 28
The next session of Butts & Guts will be held on Fridays, March 7 - April 25 in the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 11:45am-12:30pm, $60/person. Register by Feb. 28 in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For more info contact Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548. See http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Fermilab Natural Areas Annual Meeting
The Fermilab Natural Areas Annual Meeting is Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. Please join the board of directors and other friends to hear about accomplishments in the past year as well as where the group hopes to go in 2014! We are seeking members and volunteers to help us make the natural areas of Fermilab beautiful. The meeting will be held in Wilson hall on the first floor in One West.

Deadline approaches for on-site summer housing requests
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 at x4361. 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.

Lunch and Learn demo: using Blue Cross Blue Shield, Prime Therapeutics online tools
Beginning Jan. 1, medical coverage for Fermilab employees transitioned to Blue Cross Blue Shield and Prime Therapeutics. Blue Cross Blue Shield and its prescription drug partner Prime Therapeutics offer online tools for Fermilab employees. On Wed., Feb. 26, at noon in One West, employees are invited attend a Lunch and Learn live demo to learn how to navigate the tools. Feel free to bring a bag lunch. For more information, contact Jennifer Gondorchin at jgondo@fnal.gov at x4361


Interaction Management: March 6, 13 and 20
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.

Zumba Toning Registration Due Feb. 27
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. Classes will be held on Thursdays, March 6 – April 24 at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 11:45am – 12:30pm. Fee is $50/person. Register by February 27 in the Wellness Office at WH15W. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548. See http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Zumba Fitness Registration Due Feb. 25
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: March 4 – April 22 at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 11:45am – 12:30pm. Fee is $50/person. Please register in the Wellness Office, WH15W by February 25. For more info contact Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548. See http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Rembrandt Chamber Players - Gallery Chamber Series - March 9
The 2014 Gallery Chamber Series closes out the season with one of Chicago's most revered ensembles, The Rembrandt Chamber Players on Sunday, March 9 at 2:30 pm in 2nd Floor Art Gallery. "The Rembrandt Chamber Players have been a lively, gifted ensemble since their first concert 21 seasons ago. Formed by some of Chicago's leading musicians, they manage to find the sweet musical spot between the familiar and the unusual."- Chicago Classical Review. The ensemble maintains a full season of performances, and has been heard frequently on WFMT. The members perform with many other ensembles in Chicago include Lyric Opera & Music of the Baroque. For more information please call (630)840-ARTS or visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture for tickets.

Direct from Ireland - Alan Kelly Gang - Fermilab Arts Series - March 1
"Alan Kelly is fast becoming a national treasure. The piano accordion maestro has assembled a group - or gang - around him, who can complement his own amazing skills. See these guys as soon as you get the chance." - Irish Music Magazine. The Alan Kelly Gang has been taking audiences by storm, impressing music lovers and critics alike. Fronted by Ireland's piano accordion maestro, described by New York's Irish Voice as "in league with the best piano accordionists in the world," the band includes some of Ireland & Scotland's finest musicians on flute, fiddle, vocals, & guitar. Saturday, March 1 at 8 pm, Ramsey Auditorium, tickets just $23/$12 for 18 and under. For more information please call (630)840-ARTS or visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

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.

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 philosophysociety@fnal.gov.

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.

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.