Fermilab Today Sept. 21-25, 2015

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Pine street Closed for Repairs on Saturday, 9/26/15 from 6am-1pm
This Saturday, 9/26/15, Pine Street will be closed between Kirk Rd and Pine Crossover Street from 6am to 1pm for blacktop work on both inbound and outbound Pine St.

Siemens Mobile Showcase Is Coming to Fermilab
Siemens will be onsite, Tuesday, September 29, 9am to 1pm, exhibiting a fully-functioning instrumentation demo rig on wheels, showcasing their latest Process Instrumentation and Analytics products. You'll get free hands-on demonstrations, interactive process simulations, video training, and the chance to meet with Siemens product specialists, all under a single roof. ALL Fermilab personnel are welcome and encouraged to attend! Location: Fermilab Parking Lot, West of Wilson Hall, on Kautz Rd, next to the Reflection Pond.

NALWO Evening Social
Everyone is invited to an Evening Social sponsored by NALWO, Fermilab's Community Organization, on Wedensday October 7, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Users' Center (Music Room). Hors d'oeuvres and lemonade will be provided; other beverages may be purchased at the bar. Contributions of food are welcome, and we encourage you to share your recipe for later distribution in a pamphlet! (Recipes may be sent to mady.newfield@gmail.com, or brought to the event.) Questions? Contact nalwo@fnal.gov or Susan Kayser at 630-876-5998.

Wilson Hall southwest elevator offline Sept. 22-26
Wilson Hall Elevator Car no.1 (Southwest Unit) is scheduled for extensive repairs that will require the unit being off-line from Tuesday Sept. 22nd through Saturday Sept. 26th The repairs will encompass replacement of the unit's sheaves and cables.

Process Piping Design (ASME) and Process Piping, Material, Fabrication, Examination and Testing (ASME & API) scheduled October 13, 14, 15 and 16
This four day training is intended for piping engineers and designers who need a greater understanding of code design and analysis requirements to produce a safe, economical piping system. To learn more and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9344

Outdoor Soccer
Outdoor Soccer is on Tuesdays (6:00 pm 9:00 pm) and Thursdays (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) and Sundays (4:00 pm 7:00 pm) at the Village Soccer Field. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.

Professional & Organization Development 2015-16 fall/winter course schedule
The Office for Professional & Organization Development 2015-16 fall/winter course schedule is available. The schedule includes management, professional development, technical and computing courses, including all Microsoft 2013 application courses. To view course descriptions and to enroll, please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html If you have a request for specialized training, contact Barbara Brooks x5021.

FSPA Officer Nominations
he Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association (FSPA) is calling for nominations for next year's FSPA Officers! If you are a young researcher at the lab and want to give something back to the community consider nominating yourself or someone you know. This is a great opportunity to see how the lab is run, to have a chance to meet your Congressional representatives in Washington DC, and to organize activities with your fellow students. The nomination period ends on Monday Sep. 21st, 2015. Candidates will be announced and voting will begin shortly thereafter. Send nominations and questions directly to fspa_officers@fnal.gov

Norris Recreation Center Employee Discount
Norris Recreation Center, 1050 Dunham, St. Charles, is offering Fermilab employees a discount. $18 setup fee. $49/mo/family. $29/mo/individual. Does not include tennis time. www.norrisrec.org

OS X El Capitan (10.11) not yet certified for Fermilab use
Apple has announced that the latest version of the operating system, OS X El Capitan (10.11), will be released on Sept. 30. Desktop Engineering has begun testing to ensure that OS X El Capitan works with Fermilab tools and services including dependent vendor tools that enable Fermilab to remain DOE compliant. Once confident that OS X El Capitan meets the performance requirements, an approval announcement will be sent out, and you may submit a request through the Service Desk to have the upgrade installed. Desktop Engineering expects to complete this process by early December.

PowerPoint 2013: Introduction / Intermediate scheduled Nov 18
Individuals wishing to learn the art of presentation skills should consider enrolling in this one day computer training. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9293

Excel 2013: Level 2/Intermediate scheduled October 22
Individuals with basic knowledge of Excel and those who have experience creating worksheets and charts but could use additional benefits should enroll in this one day computer training. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9291

Access 2013: Level 2 / Intermediate scheduled October 21
This one day computer training class is for individuals responsible for creating new databases, the designing of tables and relationships, intermediate level queries, forms, reports, and data access pages. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9259

English country dancing, September 27, in Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, September 27, 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 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.

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

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 .

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 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