Fermilab Today March 10 - March 17, 2014

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An Overview of Applied Vacuum Technology (Shortened version of Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology)7
This 2-day course is for managers, technicians, engineers, and scientists who desire an introduction to the concepts, hardware, and instrumentation used in applied vacuum technology today. Those interested in a short review of vacuum basics will also find this course valuable. Learn about common vacuum system hardware and instrumentation, including pumps, gauges, flanges, valves, and feedthroughs. Understand applications and processes involving vacuum technology. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6360.

SharePoint My Site maintenance March 14-17
SharePoint My Site maintenance March 14-17 In preparation for migration to FermiPoint (SharePoint 2013), your MySite will be unavailable for up to 4 hours between 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14 and 7 a.m. on Monday, March 17. For more information about the migration, please see the FermiPoint Migration page at https://sharepoint.fnal.gov/project/spp/SP2013/SitePages/Home.aspx.

Have you used all of your 2013 Healthcare Reimbursement Account funds?
Healthcare expenses to be reimbursed with the 2013 Health Care Reimbursement Accounts must be incurred by March 15, 2014. Claims must be submitted to the plan administrator, Payflex, by April 30, 2014. Any flexible spending contributions remaining after the deadline are forfeited. If you have further questions regarding the FSA debit card, debit card substantiation requests or tips on using the PayFlex online tool, visit the Employee Benefits website. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/index.html.

HAWK TALK: Raptors of the Fermilab Region
Presented by: Larry Miller in conjunction with the Hawk Migration Association of North America, Saturday, March 15, from 10-Noon. Hosted in room Curia II which is located next to the art gallery on the second floor of Wilson Hall at Fermilab. Signs will direct you from the first floor, front entrance. This is a FREE event. All are encouraged to attend!

Fantasticks: Steampunk at Fermilab Arts Series - Saturday
"FAR AND AWAY THE BEST TREATMENT OF THIS RECORD-SETTING 52-YEAR-OLD MUSICAL THAT I'VE EVER SEEN"- -Warren Francke THE READER. "Try to Remember" a time when this charming, romantic musical wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. THE FANTASTICKS is the world's longest-running production of any kind, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. A timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. Sat., March 15 at 8 pm - Ramsey Auditorium - Tickets just $30/$15 for ages 18 and under - 840-ARTS or http://www.fnal.gov/culture to order without fees.

Barn Dance March 16
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Jordan & Co. and calling by Dan Saathoff. 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/

West Bike Rack Area Closed
The bike racks and adjacent area located west of Wilson Hall will be closed due to construction activities for the remote operations centers. The east side bike racks will be available during the construction period.

Walk 2 Run Begins March 20
This FREE 10-week program will teach you to run, improve your fitness, and assist you in losing weight and lowering cholesterol. Week One will consist of running 2 minutes and walking 4 minutes, repeated 5 times. We will gradually increase your running potential each week. Week Ten will consist of a 30 minute continuous run. You are welcome to join us regardless of age, speed or level of experience. Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes. Bring water. Thursdays, March 20 May 22, 4:45 5:30pm. Meet outside Wilson Hall East Side. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

"Particle Fever" opens in Naperville and Chicago - March 14
The new documentary "Particle Fever" opens on Friday, March 14, at the AMC Showplace Naperville 16 and the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. In select showings at the AMC in Naperville, audience members will be treated to a special Q&A with scientists on LHC experiments. Stay tuned to Fermilab Today for times and other details. "Particle Fever" follows several scientists in their search for the Higgs boson at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in the years running up to the discovery. Visit http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/particle-fever-opens-in-the-us.

Weight Management registration deadline March 27
This 10 week convenient workplace program will be led by Tiffany Davis. Tiffany is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian with a strong passion for nutritional counseling. Tiffany recognizes the impact that stress, depression, and anxiety can have on one's eating. As a Dietitian, she effectively works with individuals motivating, educating and inspiring to bring about life long changes. Thursdays, April 3 June 5, 12-1pm, WH Curia II. $50/person. Registration deadline is March 27th in the Wellness Office, WH15W. Min 15ppl/Max 40ppl. For more info contact Jeanne at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov

MySQL relational database management system course - April 22-23
This 2-day course encourages application and web developers and system administrators to explore database fundamentals, as well as MySQL features. You will learn the basics of MySQL use and the programming of stored routines and triggers. You will also participate in database design discussions, perform administrative functions, learn about optimization and performance tuning, and explore various APIs. Enroll here http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=8459

Employee Appreciation Day Massages
Sign up today for your complimentary 10 minute chair massage by emailing jecker@fnal.gov or x2548. Tuesday, March 11, Wilson Hall/One East, 10am - 1pm or Thursday, March 13, Users Center/Music Room 10am - 1pm.

Portions of West Atrium Stair Closed for Construction
Construction work for the Experimental Operations Center is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 10, 2014. This work, on the Atrium Level of Wilson Hall, will require the closing of portions of the west stairway. Access from the ground floor, Atrium level and second floor of this stairway will be blocked for the duration of the construction activities. Access above the second floor will be maintained.

2014 FRA Scholarship
The FRA Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to the child of a parent who is a regular, full-time Fermilab/FRA employee. Scholarship applications are due in the Office for Professional and Organization Development by Apr. 1. The scholarship application and detailed information are available at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/FRA_scholarship.html. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Karlix at x4365 or karlix@fnal.gov

Help Abri Credit Union celebrate our members and Pi Day
Abri Credit Union members stop by March 14 and pick up a coupon for a free piece of pie from the cafeteria.*Coupons must be redeemed March 14 while quantities last.

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.

URA Thesis Award Competition
Fermilab and the Universities Research Association invite submissions for the seventeenth annual URA Thesis award competition. Nominations must be submitted to Bob Zwaska at zwaska@fnal.gov by March 20, 2014 and should include two letters supporting the merits of the thesis being nominated. At least one letter should be from a member of the thesis committee of the PhD granting institution and, for work carried out in collaboration with Fermilab scientists, at least one of the letters should come from one of those scientists. For further details consult the URA Thesis Award website at: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_thesis/index.html.

Photography contest
Entries are now being accepted for the Summer Lecture Series photo contest. The winning photo will be featured as the background of the lecture series poster, which will be displayed throughout the Fermilab campus. Entries should convey the themes of Fermilab and summer. Entrants should also keep in mind that the photo will appear underneath text. Everyone may participate. The prize is a print of your photo and a pound of artisan coffee, compliments of the Fermilab Photo Club. The entry deadline is Friday, March 21, at noon. Submit your entry to photo2014@fnal.gov. The rules are at the Photo Contest web site, http://bit.do/photo2014

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.