Fermilab Today March 24 - March 28, 2014

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Tour Guides for Illini Alumni Event May 3
A Illini Alumni Event on the morning of May 3 is looking for volunteers to give tours in Wilson Hall. This event will have tours from 9 am until 10:30 am followed by a "Mr.Freeze Show". Please contact Jerry Zimmerman x4571 or email jerryz@fnal.gov.

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. 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. The group dances year-round, moving to Ramsey Auditorium in the summer. 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.

C2ST: The Real Science behind Star Trek - April 2
Star Trek is a story of exploration that has fascinated us for the last 50 years. A crucial part of this story are unbelievable scientific and technological advances that make the exploration of the universe possible. But are these advances really beyond our reach, or have we already surpassed some of them? Dirk K. Morr, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a talk titled "The Real Science Behind Star Trek" on Wednesday, April 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. It takes place in the Behavioral Science Building (BSB) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 1007 West Harrison Street, Room 250. Admission is $20. http://c2st.org/event/2014/04/real-science-behind-star-tre.

On Sale Now: FNA Hats and Shirts
Get your Fermilab Natural Areas baseball cap (made in USA) and long- or short-sleeved t-shirt (organic cotton) for just $10.00 each! We are having our spring sale! See photos at: http://fermilabnaturalareas.org/shop.html. Email your order, including shirt size, to fermilabnaturalareas@gmail.com. Pick up at Fermilab.

Active For Life Multi-Life Challenge
Whether you are thinking about becoming physically active or have been active for years this 9-week program encourages you to be more active and eat healthier. This is a team based approach with individuals setting their own goals. Their are 6 DOE Labs competing in the challenge. Earn life points for each minute of physical activity. Earn bonus points for drinking water and eating fruits & vegetables. Challenge begins April 1. Join a team at activeforlife.org by April 14. Team captains needed. Contact Jeanne at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov. Watch Fermi Today for contests, events, and prizes.

Martial Arts
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on March 31. I will teach you how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, and basic self defense. 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.

Fermilab App Development Day for High School Students
Do you have a great idea for an app but need help with the programming? Join Fermilab computer scientists on Saturday, March 29 from 1-5pm for help building your app on the platform of your choice. Please bring your own programming device: laptop or tablet. This event is open to high school students ages 13 and up. Questions, please call 630-840-3351 or email fermilab@fnal.gov. Register: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forms/fermilab_app_day.html.

Supervisors needed for SIST Interns
The Fermilab Summer Internships in Science & Technology (SIST) Program is the oldest internship program in the National Laboratory System: celebrating our 45th year! We'll have 13 incredible STEM interns this summer. Let us know if there is a place for one of our interns in your work effort by completing the form at: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=O4MDTnrWeUtJ-dZ5Zq1xCg. Key aspects of the SIST program: Dates: May 19 - Aug 8, 2014 Interns are undergrad college students from schools in the US Majors: Physics, Engineering, Math & Computer Sci Interns' salaries are paid by EOO -- They are free to you! Deadline for submission: April 1. For more info: http://sist.fnal.gov.

LabVIEW seminars scheduled on April 10
National Instrument will be offering two seminars at the training center on April 10. See the links for details and enrollment. 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.

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.

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

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

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.