Fermilab Today Feb. 23, 2009 - Feb. 27, 2009

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Phillips Park Golf League
Golf Season is coming soon, the Fermilab Thursday Night Golf League has opening for individuals up to a team. If interested contact Steve Baginski X3721, baginski@fnal.gov or visit http://home.fnal.gov/~baginski/leagues/phillipspark.html

New electronic org chart
An electronic Fermilab org chart accessible from on-site computers is now available online. You can access the org chart by going to the Fermilab at Work web page, http://www.fnal.gov/faw/fermilab_at_work.html and clicking on the tab for "Administration" on the left side of the page. Then choose "Detailed Organization Chart." You can also access the org chart directly from the following link using an on-site computer: https://www-bss2.fnal.gov/orgpluscharts/fermilabcharts.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Don Flynn, x2650.

Muscle Toning Classes
The next set of Muscle Toning Classes are Feb. 3 - Feb. 26, $36.00 for 4 weeks, March 3 - March 26, $36.00 for 4 weeks, March 31 - Apr. 30, $45.00 for 5 weeks. Registration forms can be found in the Recreation Office, WH15W, or on the Recreation Website. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

Kyuki Do Classes - Feb. 16 & March 30
The next set of Kyuki Do classes are Feb. 16 - March 25, $50.00 March 30 - May 6, $50.00. Registration forms can be found in the Recreation Office, WH15W or on the Recreation website, http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

English Country Dancing, March 1
English Country Dancing will take place on Sun., March 1, at Kuhn Village Barn. A session for advanced dancers starts at 1 p.m. Dancing for all levels begins at 2 p.m. and there will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. A potluck supper will probably follow (assuming there is interest) at about 5:30 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. All the dances are taught and walked through and no partner is required. For more information, please contact folkdance@fnal.gov or call (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194.

Sounding of outdoor sirens, March 2
On Monday, March 2, a contractor will perform maintenance on all outdoor sirens at Fermilab, starting around 9 a.m. As part of the maintenance, each siren will be tested individually, sounding it for 10-20 seconds. Over the course of the day, all sirens will be maintained and tested: CUB, Fire Department, Tech Division, E2, Lab E and the Village. Only the siren being worked on will be sounded. All sirens will be tested simultaneously on Tuesday, March 3, at 10 a.m. (the usual first Tuesday of the month). If you have questions, please contact Bill James, x8901.

Introduction to LabVIEW class offered March 5th
Learn how to build powerful, custom test, measurement, and control applications from scratch using intuitive, measurement-specific graphical programming. Gain hands-on experience with LabVIEW and learn how you can use LabVIEW graphical development to reduce development time and create flexible applications that easily integrate with thousands of I/O devices from hundreds of vendors. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3694

Arianna String Quartet Performs in Gallery Chamber Series - Sunday, March 8
Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet hasestablished itself as one of America's finest chamber ensembles. Formed in 1992, they garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the 1994 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions. They were also Laureates in the 1999 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. The quartet has performed at Tanglewood, Spoleto, and on NPR's "Performance Today." They are faculty and Artists in Residence at Univ. of Missouri - St. Louis. Tickets are $15.00 per person. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

On-Site Housing - Summer 2009 - Deadline - March 9
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the Summer of 2009. Please submit your request for reservations to the Housing Office by Monday, March 9, 2009. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date. Contact the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or housing@fnal.gov. Individual housing requests can be made by using our online form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to housing@fnal.gov.

Deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program - March 12
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Spring 2009 quarter is March 12. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html

Fermilab Arts Series Presents Solas - March 14
Since its birth in 1996, Solas has been loudly proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. Even before the release of its first CD, the Boston Herald trumpeted the quartet as "the first truly great Irish band to arise from America and the Irish Echo ranked Solas among the "most exciting bands anywhere in the world". Since then, the praise has only grown louder. The Philadelphia Inquirer said they make "mind-blowing Irish folk music, maybe the world's best". The New York Times praised their "unbridled vitality". For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

Altium Designer Lunch and Learn Seminar - March 17
Learn the new features of Altium Designer Winter 09 and become a more productive user. For more information and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4882

Excel 2007 Pivot Tables class offered March 18
Learn how to use Pivot Tables to summarize and analyze large amounts of data. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0040&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

PowerPoint 2007: Intro class offered March 19
Learn to work with design templates, various types of diagrams, special effects, custom slide shows, collaboration functionality, and advanced presentation delivery. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0039&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Bulgarian Dance Workshop, March 19
Fermilab International Folk Dancing is pleased to present a (second) workshop on Bulgarian dance, this one with Nina Kavardjikova, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, at Kuhn Village Barn at Fermilab. Nina is returning to Fermilab for the first time since her workshop here in 1995. Suggested donation is $8 for adults/$4 for students. Please contact folkdance@fnal.gov or call (630)584-0825 or x8194. For information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

URA visiting Scholars applications due March 20
Universities Research Association, Inc. has announced a deadline of Friday, March 20, for the submission of applications for the first round of 2009 awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. The URA awards support visits by researchers, faculty, postdocs or students from the 87 URA-member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. Read more about the program here or view the program poster.

NALWO - Adler Planetarium Trip - March 21
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum Sat., March 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A chartered school bus will be leaving from the Lederman Education Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tour costs: $10/adult & $8/children (children ages 3 to 14) Pre-paid reservations are required by March 7. Tour cost includes general admission to the planetarium, and to their latest show “Cosmic Collisions” in their all-digital projection Definiti® Space Theater. Lunch is on your own, you may bring a "brown bag".

Child Care program offered - March 24
Exciting Explorations!, a child care program for children ages 7-12, will be offered March 30- Apr. 4 depending on interest. A summer camp counselor will lead the program. Two snacks and beverages are provided. Please send a sack lunch. Program cost is $25.00 a day and payment is due upon reservation. Reservations are due March 24. To register or for more information , contact Mary or Patti at the Children's Center, x3762 or email daycare@fnal.gov

Publisher 2007: Intro class offered April 1
Learn how about this easy to use, flexible program for creating newsletters, brochures, business cards, postcards, flyers, and other items for print, email, and the Web. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0036&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Conflict Management & Negotiation Skills class offered Apr.1
Broaden your understanding of the main sources of conflict, the different modes of conflict management and the critical steps to joint problem solving and negotiation. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0031&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Outlook 2007 New Features class offered April 8
Learn the new features of Outlook 2007 and become comfortable with the interface, mail messages and contact management. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4785

SciTech Summer Camps
Between July 6 and August 14, the SciTech Hands-On Museum offers various week-long summer camps for kids ages 6 to 14. Information on the camps is available online at http://www.scitechmuseum.org/brochureschedule09.html, or call Esther Allen at (630)859-3434, x228.

NALWO - Brown Bag Lunch Program - "Australia: Travels in the Land Down Under" - Feb. 24
NALWO invites you to a “Brown-Bag” Lunch Program featuring-Australia:“Travels in the Land Down Under” presented by Cynthia Albright Tue., Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Wilson Hall - 1 North. Bring your lunch and join us for this informal gathering as we view travel slides of the Commonwealth of Australia. No reservation is needed. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided. NALWO welcomes all people associated with the lab, and their families to this event.

The Dark Side of the Universe, Feb. 24
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology presents a public lecture by Astronomer Rocky Kolb, Particle Physicist Joe Lykken and Cosmologist Michael Turner, who will discuss what we know about the nature of dark matter, dark energy and the role of particle accelerators and telescopes in solving the mystery of the unseen 96 percent of the universe. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Blackstone Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Reception: 5:30 p.m. Presentation: 6:00 p.m. For more information please visit http://www.c2st.org/

Online Oxford English Dictionary now available site wide
The Fermilab Library has arranged for site-wide online access to the Oxford English Dictionary: http://dictionary.oed.com. An OED Online tutorial is now available for download in zipped Powerpoint format (2.9MB) here: http://dictionary.oed.com/services/tutorial.html. This useful tool can help you understand the power of the OED Online Web site and explain the search options available.

Daycamp Information and Registration - Deadline - Feb. 26
Applications for the onsite day camp for children of Fermilab employees ages 7-12 will be due Feb. 26. For all information there are booklets and registration forms available in the Recreation Office WH15W, the users office, the housing office, the children's center or on the Recreation website. All applications must be in by Feb. 26 by 4 p.m. along with a $25.00 deposit per session per child. Please click on the link for more information on Fermilab's summer camp.http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/dependent.html

The Pierre Auger Experiment - Lecture by Dr. Angela Olinto - Feb. 27
The most energetic particles in the universe are ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Millions of times more powerful than anything produced by man-made accelerators, their origin has been a mystery for about a century. Over the last several years, an international collaboration of 17 countries joined forces to solve this mystery by building the Pierre Auger Observatory. Spread over 3,000 square kilometers in western Argentina, the observatory was recently inaugurated. During its construction, the observatory gathered enough of these rare particles to find the first clues to their origin. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

Summer Student Program - Feb. 27
The summer is coming once again and it's time to bring in summer student hires. Employess can find the Summer Student Request form on the Employment Department website page under for Fermilab Employees http://wdrs.fnal.gov/employ/index.html The deadline to request for a summer student(s) is Apr. 10. Students can start applying for the summer jobs beginning Feb. 27 and the deadline for them is Apr. 6. Any questions please contact Jason Johnson in the Employment Department at jasonj@fnal.gov.

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