Fermilab TodayMonday, August 25, 2003  
Monday, August 25
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting

Tuesday, August 26
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Monday, August 25
Tomato Florentine soup
Gyros on a Pita with a Village Salad $4.75
Chef's Choice $3.50
All American Sub $4.75
Fried Chicken PoBoy $4.75

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Chez Leon
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A packed audience listened to the talks at the Career Night last week.
A packed audience listened to the talks at the Career Night last week.
Career Night for young physicists draws a big crowd
Over a hundred people attended the UEC's Career Night for graduate students and postdocs on Wednesday, August 20, reported Fernanda Garcia, a MiniBooNE postdoc who helped organize the event. "I was very pleased that a lot of people showed up," said Garcia. "We had a very interactive audience that asked the speakers a lot of questions. I also got a lot of nice comments from the students who attended." The evening featured a cocktail hour followed by three talks that focused on different career options for graduate students and young physicists. The three talks are posted on the UEC's webpage for anybody who missed the event.

PPD Picnic Basket
PPD Picnic
(Left-Right) Rolando Flores, Harvey Bruch, Dan Markley and Mike Sarychev enjoy a water balloon toss at the picnic last week.
The summer picnics continued throughout last week. On Friday the heat eased up so the Particle Physics Division could enjoy its picnic outside of the Kuhn barn. Employees and their families were invited and 387 people showed up to feast on chicken and cold salads. In the shade of the trees, outside the barn, adults played water balloon and beanbag toss while children got their faces painted.

John Cooper, head of PPD, gave away awards to employees who had come up with ideas and devices to increase safety around the laboratory in the last year. Jed Brown, congratulated the division on an outstanding safety record. Brown said PPD had halved its injuries each year since 1999 and reported none so far this year. He presented Cooper with a safety shirt and the hat he was wearing. "Here take my hat," laughed Brown as Cooper replaced his straw hat for the one Brown offered him. "We are proud of you. Give yourselves a great hand," said Brown.

Second Annual Argonne v. Fermilab Ultimate Frisbee Match
Bill Allcock of Argonne is defended by Kip Bishofberger of UCLA/Fermilab.
Kip Bishofberger (right) of UCLA/Fermilab tries to intercept the frisbee from Bill Allcock of Argonne.
On Thursday evening, August 21, the ultimate frisbee teams of Fermilab and Argonne National Lab met for a friendly game at the Surrey Ridge Athletic Complex in Lisle. It was a blazing 97 degrees at game time with about 80% relative humidity, but everyone was excited to play in what is becoming a popular event for both ultimate clubs.

Argonne pulled first and Fermilab efficiently marched the disc down the field for an easy first score. During last year's game, Fermilab was beaten pretty badly, so this first score was celebrated briefly before play continued. Argonne then scored the next two and set the tempo for what became a nip and tuck battle to the very end.
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Accelerator Update
- Fermilab reached its goal for this fiscal year of delivering a total integrated luminosity of 225 pb-1 at 6:53 AM on Friday, August 22.
- Operation established two stores. Those stores delivered approximately thirty-hours and nine minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
- A ComEd power glitch caused the loss of the Pbar stack.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Window Washing Begins Today
Window washing for the exterior of Wilson Hall will begin on Monday, August 25. Scaffolds will be set up during the next two weeks while the window washing is completed. Please avoid walking underneath the scaffolds. For more information, please call Enixe at x2798.

Village Pool Schedule
Due to personnel shortages the pool will be closed Monday, August 25 through Thursday, August 28. The pool will re-open on Friday, August 29. The pool will close Labor Day weekend, Monday, September 1 at 5 PM.

Upcoming Training and Development Classes
Aug. 25 - MS Access 2000 Intermediate
Aug. 27 - Performance Appraisal Workshop: Conducting the PA Discussion
Aug. 28 - FileMaker Pro Intro
Sept. 2,8,10, 12 - Goal Setting for Employees
Sept. 8 - Word 2000 Advanced
Sept. 10 - Excel Intermediate
Sept. 15 FileMaker Pro Intermediate
Sept. 16 - Goal Setting for Supervisors
Sept. 16 & 17 - Performance Appraisal Workshop: Conducting the PA Discussion
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Softball League
The first week of playoffs are over, and the results are:
Boomers 1W 0L
Final Force 2W 0L
D Zero Nuts 1W 1L
Springfield Isotopes 0W 1L
Euro Trash 0W 2L
The Euro Trash have been eliminated from the playoffs. Next weeks games are Final Force vs. Boomers and D Zero Nuts vs. Springfield Isotopes.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus are coming to Chicago at the Allstate Arena and the United Center in November. Priority Seats have been set aside! Tickets can be purchased at a group discount rate for certain performances by filling out the ticket order form located in the Recreation Office or on the Recreation Webpage. Tickets are mailed direct to you. Deadline for ordering tickets by mail, by phone or by fax is noon fifteen days prior to the performance date.

Wednesday Night Bowling League
FermiLab Wednesday night bowling league is looking for bowlers interested in joining the fall and winter league. The league starts on Sept. 3 at 5:30 P.M. Individuals and already formed teams are welcomed. The league bowls at Bowling Green Sports Center on Roosevelt Rd (Rt.38) 1 Mile West of Rt.59. This is a 30 week Non-Sanctioned League. For more information call either Sherry Kindelberger x4025 or Al Legan x4074.

NALWO End of Summer Picnic
The NALWO End of Summer Picnic is on Friday, August 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Barn area. NALWO invites women, family, and guests. Bring food to grill and a dish to share. NALWO will provide charcoal grills, plates/cutlery, soft drinks and desserts. Contact Rose Moore (208-9309) for more information.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 22 , at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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