Fermilab Today December 1-5, 2014

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Cashier's office closed during holidays
The Cashier's Office will close at 3 pm on December 19 and reopen at 1 pm on January 6, 2015.

New time for Pace Call-n-Ride departure from Fermilab starts Dec. 8
Effective Monday, Dec. 8, the Pace Batavia Call-n-Ride trip that operates from Fermilab to the Metra Geneva train station at 4:17 p.m. will depart five minutes earlier, at 4:12 p.m. The earlier 4:12 p.m. departure time will help improve schedule reliability. Updated schedules will be posted online [http://pacebus.com/].

English country dancing Sunday afternoons, December 7 and January 4, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, December 7, at Kuhn Village Barn. The program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 to 5 p.m. We will be going over dances for our upcoming New Year's Ball weekend, Jan. 15-16, in St. Charles, with Earl Gaddis and Karen Axelrod. Newcomers are always welcome to join this social and accessible sort of dancing. The next dance is Sunday, January 4. The group meets monthly, year-round, with live music usually every other month. For more information, or to get on an email reminder list, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/.

Budker Seminar Monday, 12/8/14
Please join us at the User's Center, Monday December 8th for the monthly Budker Seminar which begins at 5:00 pm. This month's speaker is Frank Liu from Indiana University. Free pizza and beverages will be served.

Opera Concert at Fermilab by International Artists
CAIF, Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab, invites you to attend the Opera Concert at Fermilab on Sunday Dec. 7th by international artists: A. Silvestrelli, J.A. Bitter, I. Feoktistova. Poster available at http://goo.gl/EHp5LS. No ticket is requested, just free offer and registration at http://goo.gl/YT7AKV

RSVP by Dec 5 for Fermilab Family Holiday Party
All Fermilab families are invited to a Holiday Dinner and Secret Santa Party on Friday, December 12 from 4:30-6:30 in Kuhn Barn. Join your fellow Fermilab families for pizza and potluck and a special visit from Santa! Please RSVP by December 5 to firomichala@hotmail.com or x3342. Families are asked to bring a main dish to pass and to provide a small (less than $4) gift and gift wrap so that Santa can surprise your child with a special present. NALWO will wrap your gift together with a few other small items. Gifts and wrap should be delivered to the Aspen East lobby on Dec 3 from 4:30-5:30 or to the Wilson Hall cafeteria on December 5 from 9-10. We hope to see you there!

Artist Reception Friday December 12, 5-7pm
Please join us on Friday December 12, 5-7pm in the Art Gallery for the artist reception of "Imagined Landscape" by Melanie Brown, Suzanne Loechl and Julian Williams. Mark your calendar for a Gallery Talk on December 17 at noon.

No On-Site Prescription Safety Eyewear 12/24 & 12/31
Attention Prescription Safety Eyewear Customers: Please be advised that the eye technician will not be on-site December the 24 & 31, 2014. Normal service will resume on Wednesday, January 15, 2015.

Reduced Shakespeare Company's Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) - Dec. 6
"Delightfully twisted holiday cheer. Christmas will never be the same once you share the holiday with the inspired lunacy of the masters of condensing the classics - the Reduced Shakespeare Company." - San Diego Theatre World. Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody's Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we'll believe anything. But there's a problem - none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so the three members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company are pressed into service to perform the entire Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves. Tix $30/$15 ages 18 & under. www.fnal.gov/culture or x2787.

Fidelity town hall meetings this week
Effective Feb. 2, 2015, Fidelity will be the sole provider of retirement savings plan administration and record-keeping services These retirement plan changes will take a few months to implement. During this time you are invited to attend on-site town hall meetings and schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Fidelity consultant. A transition guide and schedule of events was mailed to your home in late November. Please review the transition guide and schedule of events that was mailed to you or visit the Fidelity transition website ((https://nb.fidelity.com/public/nb/fermilab/transition-hom).

SeaQuest Academy - Craig Roberts - Strong-Coupling QCD, and the Ins and Outs of Bound-States - Dec. 3
SeaQuest Academy on Wednesday, DEC 3rd, noon to 1 p.m., Racetrack (WH7XO). Speaker: Craig D. Roberts (Theory Group Leader, ANL). Title: Strong-Coupling QCD, and the Ins and Outs of Bound-States. Abstract: With discovery of the Higgs boson, the Standard Model of Particle Physics became complete. Its formulation and verification are a remarkable story. However, the most important chapter is the least understood. Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is that part of the Standard Model which is supposed to describe all of nuclear physics; and yet, almost fifty years after the discovery of quarks, we are only just beginning to understand how QCD builds the basic bricks for or nuclei: pions, neutrons, protons.

Wilson Hall Super Science Stocking Stuffer Sale - Dec. 10-11
It's that time of the year again! The Education Office is hosting its annual holiday sale in Wilson Hall December 10 & 11, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. We will be in the SW alcove of the cafeteria between One West and the vending machines. Come get your Fermilab apparel, logo items and science toys! Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit or debit cards will be accepted. Call Andrea at x8259 or email avarry@fnal.gov for more information.

HEPAP meeting available by ReadyTalk - Dec. 8-9
The next HEPAP meeting, which takes place in Bethesda, has been scheduled for Dec 8-9. Please visit the HEPAP website for Ready Talk instructions: http://science.energy.gov/hep/hepap/meetings/

Two meetings on international LBNF collaboration - Dec. 5, 12
The Fermilab directorate invites scientists to participate in one of two meetings on the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), to be hosted by Fermilab. One is at CERN on Dec. 5 from 1-6 p.m. local time. The other is at Fermilab on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. local time. An LBNF collaboration-forming process began this summer with the establishment of an interim International Executive Board, which drafted a letter of intent. Meeting attendees will discuss the LOI with the goal of developing an international collaboration of scientists interested in taking advantage of LBNF. https://web.fnal.gov/project/iiEB/Pages/iiEB-home.aspx

Zumba Fitness Registration Due December 4
Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® Fitness 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. Thursdays, December 11 – January 22, at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 12-12:45pm. No class Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Fee is $35. Register by December 4th. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

Goal Setting in FermiWorks
Learn how to enter your performance goals in FermiWorks. Bring the goals you discussed with your manager. to begin entering them in FermiWorks. You will also receive guidance on how to set SMART goals that are: specific, measurable, action-oriented, and time-oriented. For more information and to enroll go to: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=8840. All goals should be finalized and approved in FermiWorks by December 1, 2014.

Norris Recreation Center Discount for Employees
Special annual club membership for Fermilab employees. $49/month for family. $29 per month for individual. Setup fee is waived. Included in membership is yoga, pilates, 5 rooms of cardio and machine equipment, Zumba, spin classes, group fitness, child care (with family membership), 50 meter swimming pool with expanded swim hours, access to tennis courts (does not include tennis time). 1050 Dunham Rd., St. Charles, 630-377-1405 www.norrisrec.org

NALWO Winter Coffee/Tea
NALWO invites everyone to attend the Winter Coffee & Tea on Monday, 8 December, between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM in the Wilson Hall Art Gallery cross-over. Coffee, tea, and various snacks, sweet and savory, will be offered. If you would like to bring an edible contribution of your own, an ethnic favorite or just something you enjoy, please do, but don't feel obliged to do so. For more information, contact NALWO at nalwo@fnal.gov or Rose Moore at 630-208- 9309. http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/nalwo/WinterTea2014.pdf

Indoor soccer
Indoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Gym at the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo for more information.

Scottish country dancing Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Barn
Scottish country dancing is held Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. Occasionally there is live music. For more information contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn (except on Thanksgiving)
International folk dancing is held every Thursday evening (except for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays) 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 if the Barn is not available. To get on the email list, or for more information contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/