Fermilab Today Aug. 31-Sep. 4, 2015

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Honest Abs Class Registration Due September 9
Honest Abs is a 30-minute class that focuses on sculpting the abs, hips, glutes, and legs. Participants will learn a variety of exercises designed to increase overall core strength, improve definition and strengthen the lower back area. This abs class may incorporate the use of bands, tubing, rings, dumbbells, stability balls and your own body weight. Suitable for any level of fitness! Class will be held on Wednesdays, September 16 November 4 from 12-12:30pm in the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $45/person. Register by September 9. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.govjecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Interpersonal Communication Skills scheduled October 20
This course is for employees that would like to increase awareness of their communication skills and personality type. It will help the participant develop the skills for more productive work relationships. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865

Managing Conflict (am only) scheduled November 4
This class is for individuals who want to boost their conflict management skills. Learn to accept and manage conflict more effectively. Upon completing this half day class, you will be able to identify your default conflict management style, how to capitalize on various conflict management styles, accept conflict as an inevitable part of all work situations, be aware of the positive and negative byproducts of conflict on the job, understand how to establish a cooperative atmosphere in which to resolve conflicts as they arise, learn and practice a step-by-step collaborative approach to resolving conflict. Enroll here http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=1865

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) end of life December 14
Starting December 14, the Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) operating system will no longer be supported by Apple and therefore, will no longer receive security updates. Fermilab-owned computers, by laboratory policy, must run vendor-supported operating systems to avoid security risks. Mac OS X 10.8 users must submit a Service Desk ticket at https://fermi.service-now.com/fsc/ to have their computer upgraded to OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) before December 14. After that date, any computer running OS X 10.8 will be blocked from accessing the Fermilab network. If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk.

"Ask Me About ReadyTalk" booth in atrium today
Staff will be on hand to answer your questions about ReadyTalk services at the "Ask Me About ReadyTalk" booth in Wilson Hall Atrium on Thursday, Sept. 3 and Friday, Sept. 4 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Python Programming Basics scheduled for October 14, 15 and 16, 2015
Learn the basics of Python programming and become proficient enough to apply the language for day to day tasks. For more information and to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647

Python Programming Advanced on December 9, 10 and 11, 2015
This course is for individuals who have basic Python Programming skills and are interested in learning intermediate and advanced skills. For more information and to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3691 .

Lecture: "The Life of a Honeybee" on 9 Sept.
NALWO is offering a lecture, "The Life of a Honeybee", to be presented on Wednesday, 9 September at 12:00 noon in Curia II. The speaker, Laura Andersen, has been keeping bees in Illinois for the last 15 years. Her talk will cover the history of beekeeping, bee behavior, and the different kinds of honey. Refreshments will be served; please feel free to bring some snacks to share. Everyone is welcome, but because space is limited, please RSVP by 7 September to NALWO@fnal.gov or to Susan Kayser 630-876-5998.

Workshop on the Future Linear Colliders (LCWS15) hosted by TRIUMF will be held from 2-6 November 2015 in Whistler
The workshop will be devoted to the study of the physics case for a high energy linear electron-positron collider, taking into account the recent results from the LHC, and to review the progress in the detector and accelerator designs for both ILC and CLIC projects. The workshop website is http://lcws15.triumf.ca/index.html. Deadline for early registration is September 28, 2015.

Pilates Registration Due September 8
The next session of Pilates will be held on Mondays, September 14-October 26 from 12-12:45pm in the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $87. Sign up by September 8th in the Wellness Office, WH15W. Mat Pilates class is suitable for beginner and intermediate level participants. Pilates is an excellent way to reduce back pain, strengthen your core and increase flexibility. This class focuses on low impact floor exercises that target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine. Some of the major benefits include improved posture, balance, core strength, flexibility and long, lean muscles without excess bulk. For more information contact Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548

Scottish country dancing moves to Kuhn Barn Tuesdays evenings after Labor Day
Scottish country dancing will meet on Sept. 1 at Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall, then move after Labor Day, beginning Sept. 8, to Kuhn Village Barn for the fall season. Dancing is held weekly from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. For more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or call 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825.

International folk dancing returns to Kuhn Barn Thursday evenings after Labor Day
nternational folk dancing will meet on Sept. 3 in Ramsey Auditorium, then will move back to Kuhn Village Barn for the fall season, beginning Sept. 10. Dancing is held weekly, Thursday evenings, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early in the evening and request dancing later on. Many of the dances are lines and circles, with no partners needed. For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or call 630-584-0825 or 630-232-9089

Fermilab Board Game Guild
The Fermilab Board Game Guild meets every Tuesday at the User's Center from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, and no connection with Fermilab is required. Board games played include, but are not limited to, Puerto Rico, Ticket To Ride, Seven Wonders, Stone Age, Attica, Alhambra, Citadels, and many more. Attendance for the full four hours is not required. Come and go as you please. Any questions, e-mail wmtan@fnal.gov or x5228

Fermilab Lecture Series presents Visualizing the Future of Biomedicine - Sep.18 at 8pm
Huge computing advances have created the need to make corresponding progress in our ability to understand large amounts of information arising from multiple sources. To understand and use the vast amounts of information being produced is one of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st Century. Visual computing, which takes advantage of the interplay among techniques of visualization, large-scale computing, data management, and imaging, is fundamental to understanding models of complex phenomena, which are often multi-disciplinary in nature. Dr. Johnson provides examples of visual computing as applied to important problems in biomedicicine, tickets $7 - www.fnal.gov/culture or x ARTS

Fermilab Arts Series presents 10,000 Maniacs!
The marvelous closing (Hey Jack Kerouac) sent the crowd away feeling fulfilled and elated to spend the Saturday night with 10,000 Maniacs. It is not often music fans have the opportunity to experience an influential band such as 10,000 Maniacs in such an intimate setting. It can not be understated the impact the band had on Alternative Rock during the 1980s, and thankfully their legacy still continues all these years later. Cryptic Rock. Join us for 10,000 Maniacs. One of the most significant bands for the last twenty years will play old favorites and new music on Sat., Sept. 26 at 8pm. Tix are just $39/$20 for ages 18 & under, info & tix at www.fnal.gov/culture or call 630/840.ARTS

Bible exploration group starting new study called "Live Justly" September 8
On September 8 the Bible Exploration for Lunch League is beginning a new study called "Live Justly". You are welcome to join us in the Quarium in Wilson Hall, 8th floor southwest corner, at noon. For more information see http://orgs.fnal.gov/bell or contact bellweb@fnal.gov.

English country dancing Sunday, August 23, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, August 23, 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. Newcomers are always welcome to join this social and accessible sort of dancing. We will dance to beautiful recorded music. Next month's dance, on September 27, will feature live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. The group meets monthly, year-round, and is looking forward to a special October weekend with the nation's most famous English dance musicians, Bare Necessities. For more information visit http://chicagolandecd.org or contact folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Prairie Plant Survey
Be a field scientist along with Fermilab docents to help monitor prairie restoration. Learn to identify plants, map a prairie quadrat, and gather data that will be used to help track the progress of the prairie. Join us on one or more of the following dates: Saturday, August 15, or Saturday, September 19, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM. A complete schedule of sessions and registration information can be found at http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/quadrat. For more information, contact edreg@fnal.gov or x8258.

September AEM Meeting date change
The All Experimenters' Meeting in September will meet on Monday, September 14, 2015. This is a change from what was previously announced because Sept. 7th is Labor Day and a holiday at Fermilab. Please make a note of this new meeting date.