Fermi National Laboratory

Volume 24  |  Friday, September 28, 2001  |  Number 16
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November 6, 2001

NALWO invites all Fermilab women (spouses, guests, users, visitors, employees) to a Special Coffee Morning featuring glorious pictures of several US National Parks; 10:30am to 12 Noon in the Music Room of the Usersí Center. OFF-SITE NON-EMPLOYEES MUST CALL X3777 TO REGISTER. http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/nalwo/parkpix.html.


Free English classes in the Users' Center for FNAL users and their spouses. The schedule is: Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Separate classes for both beginners and advanced students.

Lab Notes

Smoke Alarm Reminder: "Change your clock, change your batteries"

Fermilab Fire Chief Jack Steinhoff has this reminder: On October 27, when you turn back your clocks, take the time to install new batteries in your smoke detectors. Then push the test button to make sure the alarm sounds. A smoke detector cuts your risk in half if there's a fire in your home-but the smoke detector must be working. Batteries last about a year. Check your smoke detectors monthly, using the test button. Make it a family event, and discuss your escape plans. Use a wooden broom handle, if you can't reach the test button easily. Batteries are cheap, but your family is priceless.

August Mier Collection on Display

The August Mier collection of Native American weapons, tools and artifacts, previously displayed on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, is currently on loan to the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst, Illinois. The Mier collection is part of a special exhibit, "Prehistoric Stone Weapons and Tools in Illinois," running through December 30. For more information, contact the Lizzadro Museum, Wilder Park, 220 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst, IL 60216; telephone 630-833-1616, or visit the Web at www.lizzadromuseum.org



To Fermilab's Internal Audit Department: the 2001 Commitment to Quality Improvement Award, by the Institute of Internal Auditors. The international award recognizes "an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of internal auditing in the areas of professional excellence, quality of service and professional outreach." The semiannual award was inaugurated in 1999; Fermilab was one of only three internal auditing departments recognized in the June 2001 selections.


Paula Cashin (ID 07127, LS-Benefits), October 31, 2001


  • John J. McGrath, Director of Public Affairs at Argonne National Laboratory, on Oct. 4 at University of Chicago Hospitals. McGrath, 57, had been undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Thornton Murphy (BD-External Beamlines, ID 02125N), on Friday, Oct. 12 at his home in Batavia. On September 28, Murphy conducted the Fermilab Choir at the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Enrico Fermi.

  • last modified 10/22/2001 by C. Hebert   email Fermilab