Fermilab TodayMonday, April 19, 2004  
Monday, April 19
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: S. Seager, Carnegie Institute of Washington
Title: Characterizing Extrasolar Planets
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Tuesday, April 20
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: N. Vinogradov, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Development of Front Ends for the RIA Facility Linear Accelerators

Wilson Hall Cafe Grand Opening
Monday, April 19
Potato au Gratin soup
Crab Cake Sandwich with Cajun Remoulade $4.75
Savory Roasted Chicken Quarters $4.75
Lasagna Bolognase $3.50
Bacon Spinach & Tomato Panini $4.75
Sicilian Style Pizza $2.75
Szechuan Style Pork Lo Mein $4.75

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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Grand Opening of Wilson Hall Café
Southern Foodservice Management
Hank Dreyer (right) is Southern's director of food operations at Fermilab. Howie Leighty is Southern's director of catering at Fermilab. (Click on image for larger version.)
Have you wondered about the changes taking place in the Wilson Hall cafeteria? Today is the grand opening of the Wilson Hall Café under Fermilab's new foodservice contractor, Southern Foodservice Management. To celebrate the first week of operations, free samples from vendors such as Frito Lay and Starbucks will be available in the Café throughout the week.

"We want employees to come down and see the new look and concepts," said Hank Dreyer, Southern's director of food operations at Fermilab. "We're adding a lot of different elements to the cafe, including the Showplace, where an experienced chef will cook meals to order."

Southern Foodservice Management also provides complete catering for the laboratory, under the direction of Howie Leighty. Southern has been in business for over 50 years and operates in 20 different states.
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Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Introducing New Wilson Hall Building Manager Stan Boyson
Stan Boyson
New Wilson Hall Building Manager Stan Boyson (Click on image for larger version.)
As of March 1, Stan Boyson of FESS became the Wilson Hall Building Manager. Prior to his current position, Boyson was a Construction Coordinator for FESS. "I often worked hand in hand with the Wilson Hall building manager when I was a Construction Coordinator," said Boyson. "Everything is going very smoothly so far as Building Manager." Boyson started his career at Fermilab 29 years ago as a model maker in the Technical Division. He worked for the Technical Division up until 1999 when he became a Construction Coordinator for FESS. "The site model that is now on the fifteenth floor was one of the first models that I worked on when I first came here," Boyson said. "I suppose I've gone from the very small to the very large."

Accelerator Update
April 14 - April 16
- Operations established one store during this period of time. That store combined with an existing store provided the experiments with approximately 15 hours and 48 minutes of luminosity.
- A problem developed with the some Meson SWICs and SEMs.
- The TeV quenched early Thursday morning. A TeV kicker prefire caused the quench. The kicker posed a problem all the way through to Friday morning.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
From Berkeley Lab, April 16, 2004:
From Top Quarks to the Blues
Berkeley Lab physicists develop way to digitally restore and preserve audio recordings
The 1995 discovery of the top quark and singer Marian Anderson’s 1947 rendition of Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen may seem unrelated. But through an interagency agreement with the Library of Congress, the same technology used to study subatomic particles is helping to restore and preserve the sounds of yesteryear.
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Director's Corner
Shoulder the Pain
Safety Tip of the Week
Working with your hands
raised over your head
for a long period of time
is a common way to
injure your shoulders.
(Click on image
for larger version.)
Baseball players aren't the only ones who suffer from shoulder injuries. Damaging your shoulders from every day tasks is easier than you think.

Since 1984, Fermilab has experienced 122 recordable shoulder injuries. Although this is less than 5% of the total, shoulder injuries have accounted for 12% of the lost work and limited duty days. At Fermilab, 57 percent of the shoulder injuries are caused by overexertion. Fermilab's Business Services Section has gone 610 days without a DART case, but it actually has a higher rate of shoulder injuries than the rest of the lab because material handling is a major feature of their work.

Shoulder injuries primarily occur from overuse or from falling on an outstretched hand. The Medical Department has seen overuse injuries in employees who work for prolonged periods with their hands raised. To reduce your chances of sustaining a shoulder injury, consider the following precautions:

  • Avoid working for extended periods with your arms in an awkward position. Rearrange things if necessary.
  • If you have a pre-existing shoulder problem, avoid activities that may aggravate your condition.
  • Learn and practice exercises that can improve your shoulder flexibility and strength.
  • Pay attention to what you are doing -- especially with regard to slip, trip, and fall hazards.
Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
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Upcoming Classes
April 20 - Outlook 2003 Intermediate
April 27 - Outlook 2003 Advanced
April 28 & 30 - Authoring Tech Reports Using MS Word
May 3 - 7 - AutoCAD
May 11-13 & May 20-21 Java Intro
May 18 & 19 - Access 2000 Application Development
June 15 & 17 - HTML Intro, Intro to Web Publishing
June 16 - Accomplishment Report Writing
June 21 - 25 LabView Intermediate I: Successful Dev. Prac.
June 29 & July 1 - HTML Intermediate, Enhanced Layout
July 8 & 21 - Accomplishment Report Writing
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Fermilab Creative Writers' Club
Interested in writing? Join us for a quick writing exercise at today at noon in Abacus East, WH4. The environment is friendly and the reviews are gentle. For more information, look at our website or contact dinker@fnal.gov

National Dark Sky Week
Today begins the 3rd annual National Dark Sky Week. To increase the visibility of the night sky, please turn off any unnecessary lights so that people can take a better look at the wonders that our universe holds. Please do not turn out any lights that are necessary for safety reasons such as busy walkways and busy parking lots.
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Free Osteoporosis Screening
Free osteoporosis screenings will be offered Wednesday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at these Meijer stores: 855 S. Randall Rd. in St. Charles; 755 E. Boughton Rd. in Bolingbrook; and 400 S. Randall Rd. in Algonquin. On Thursday, April 22, screenings will be offered from 7:00-2:00 at the Meijer store located at 7000 W. Forest Preserve Dr. in Norridge. Bring a friend!
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Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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