Fermilab Today July 28 - August 01, 2014

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Walk 2 Run Offers 2 Time Slots in August
Walk 2 Run will have two time slots available in August. This free 10-week program teaches you to run, improves fitness, and assists in losing weight and lowering cholesterol. All are welcome regardless of age, speed or experience. Wear athletic shoes. Minimum 6 participants/session. Tuesdays, August 26 – October 28. Outside WH East Side: 3:45-4:30pm. Thursdays, August 28 – October 30. Outside WH East Side: 4:45-5:30pm. Please rsvp to Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov and let me know what day you are interested in.

C++ FNAL Software School Aug. 4-8
The first C++ FNAL Software School will take place at Fermilab from Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8. Registration is now closed. Registered participants can find details on the website http://indico.fnal.gov/event/FnalSoftwareSchool. If you have further questions, please email the organizers Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy sexton@fnal.gov and Sudhir Malik malik@fnal.gov.

Bowlers Wanted
FERMTHERM’s is looking for more bowlers to participate in a fun evening of entertainment and friendship. We are looking for complete teams of (4), or if you can substitute in someone’s absence. This is a non-sanctioned mixed league with Fermilab & NICOR employees, friends, and families. Bowling Starts at 5:30pm sharp on Wednesday nights and begins September 3. Contact Greg Meyer at 840-4459 for more info.

Meet with Pace on train station shuttles - Aug. 1
On Friday, Aug. 1, at noon in Curia II, the Sustainability Committee and Chris Rose and Michael Groh, representatives from local public transportation agency Pace, will host a question-and-answer session on a new Call-n-Ride program expected to begin in October at Fermilab. Those interested in ridesharing are invited to attend. The meeting is a result of the lab's interest in greener commuting.

Yoga Registration
Yoga Thursdays: August 7 – October 2. One vacation day tbd during session. WHGFE Training Room: 12-12:45pm. Fee: $60/person/8 weeks. Register by July 31. Yoga Mondays: August 11 – September 29. No class 9/1 plus one vacation day tbd. WHGFE Training Room: 12-12:45pm. Fee: $45/person/6 weeks. Register by August 4 in WH15W Wellness Office. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

August 18 deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the fall 2014 quarter is August 18. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Karen Karlix at x4365 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.

Call for applications: URA Visiting Scholars Program
Universities Research Association Inc. has announced a deadline of Monday, Aug. 25, for the submission of applications for the fall 2014 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Award recipients will be notified at the end of September. 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 fall. The application deadline for the spring 2015 cycle is Feb. 23, 2015. Proposed visits can range from attendance at conferences or summer schools held at Fermilab to year-long research stays. Support from this program can include transportation costs and local lodging expenses during a series of shorter visits or salary support during a longer visit. Individual awardees may receive up to a maximum of $50,000 in any 12-month period. The 88 URA member universities each have agreed to contribute $5,000 a year for five years in support of joint Fermilab-URA research and education initiatives. For details on the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab, including eligibility, application process, award administration and the names of past award recipients, visit the URA Visiting Scholars Program website.

Fermilab Tango Club
Free beginner Tango lessons on Thursdays, 5-7pm, in Ramsey Auditorium, everyone invited. For more info email tangoclub@fnal.gov.

Outdoor Soccer
Outdoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Village Soccer Field. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo for more information.

Fermilab Prairie Plant Survey
You can be a Citizen Scientists at Fermilab. Help us gather valuable data on prairie plant populations. It's not difficult. With a little practice, you will be able to use our equipment to identify prairie plants, map a prairie plot and enter your data in our website. Join our experts as we track restoration progress along. Suggested age is 10 and older. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Public Dates: Saturday, July 12 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Wednesday, July 23 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Saturday, August 9 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Location: Lederman Science Center. For more information and registration, see the calendar at ed.fnal.gov

Fermi Days at Six Flags Great America
Fermilab Days at Six Flags Great America on 7/12, 7/13, 8/2 or 8/3 (valid one day only). $33 (age 3 and older/no processig fee). Go to www.sixflags.com. Choose a park (Six Flags Great America). Enter Promo Code (Fermi) in upper right hand corner. Tickets are Print and Go from your computer. Pre-purchase parking online and save $3. Hurricane Harbor requires an additional fee, FREE with season pass. Guests 2 years and younger are admitted free. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.