Fermilab Today April 06, 2009 - April 10, 2009

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April is National humor month...click on the link for the joke of the day
Did you know that an average preschool-age child laughs up to 400 times per day, while an average adult laughs only 17 times per day? Laughter impacts your physical health and well-being. Here’s how…Laughter reduces pain by releasing endorphins, boosts your immune system and speeds healing, works your abdominal muscles and relaxes other muscles, helps you to overcome negative feelings and to see life in a new perspective, opens your blood vessels and may reduce risk of heart attack, raises energy expenditure and increases heart rate 10–20%. Laughing for 15 minutes can burn 10-40 calories. Please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/index.html

Free 30-Minute Ab Workout
This ab workout is designed for beginners who want to increase muscle and strength in their core and abdominals and work towards a flat toned stomach. Class offered Wednesday, Apr. 15, 12:15-12:45 p.m., and Thursday, Apr. 23, 4:15-4:45 p.m., at the Recreation Facility Exercise Room. No registration or gym membership required.

Fermilab club & league fair
Are you looking for a new lunchtime or after-hours activity? Check out the club & league fair in the Wilson Hall Atrium on Wednesday, Apr. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will something for everyone. All clubs and leagues interested in participating should contact the Recreation Dept. at x5427 to reserve your space by Apr. 15.

Blackberry Oaks Golf League
Individual medal play competition will take place during Monday evening league. Each golfer will be competing against the field every week based on handicap. A $20 entrance fee is charged and this money will be returned via contest recognition. For more information contact Ron Evans at x4166 or http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/BlackberryOaksGolfLeague.pdf

Got golf? Join the Fermilab Golf League
The Fermilab Golf League consists of individual leagues, playing on local courses on different nights of the week. There are about 100 golfers in the league. We'd like a few more. We play weekly at the following local courses; Arrowhead Golf Course, Bliss Creek Golf Course and the Fox Valley Golf Course. Membership is open to all Fermilab employees (both present and past), their families and contractors doing business with the lab. If you don't feel that you can commit to playing every week, all of the leagues offer positions for substitutes that play in an as needed basis. Contact Matt Matulik, x4091, matulik@fnal.gov

Muscle toning classes
The next set of muscle toning classes will take place March 31 through April 30, $45.00 for 5 weeks. Registration forms can be found in the Recreation Office, WH15W, or on the Recreation Web site. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

Harlem Globetrotter employee discount April 13
Don’t miss the 2009 World tour of the Harlem Globetrotters. Save $7 per ticket at the United Center on Monday, April 13, 7 p.m. See the flyer to order your tickets. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/HarlemGlobetrotters.pdf

Argentine Tango classes begin Apr. 15
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., Apr. 15, if you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes, at noyes@fnal.gov. Outstanding Chicago tango dancers, Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita will teach the next series of classes. Classes run each Wed. thru May 13. No Class April 29. Class set, $60.00 per person or $18.00 per class - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Practice prior to class – 6:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

Chic Gamine at Fermilab
2009 Juno Award Winners for World/Traditional Album, if you enjoy a cappella, world, doo wop, or folk/traditional music, please take a moment to check out Chic Gamine. This amazing group of four female singers plus a percussionist uses their voices to sound like a multiple musical instruments, and blends together a huge range of influences, including Latin, French Canadian, doo wop standards, and African. The result is simply gorgeous and universally appealing, and now award winnning. Fantastic evening for the entire family. For more information please visit http://www.myspace.com/chicgamine.

Changes to Participating Pharmacies Blue Cross Pharmacy Program
Target Pharmacy will continue to be part of the 30-day retail program but will not participate in the Blue Cross Blue Shield 90-day retail pharmacy program. Additional information can be found on the benefits website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/benefits_bulletins.html. Please contact the Benefits Office if you have any questions regarding this change.

Barn Dance April 19
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Apr. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with traditional stringband music by Money Creek and calling by Lynn Garren. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free. 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions: http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/

Artist within - employee art show '09
Artist within - Fermilab employee art show, intent application due before April 20. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/App09.pdf copies also available in the Art Gallery. Exhibition dates May 15 - July 6. If you have any questions please contact Georgia at georgia@fnal.gov.

Fermilab blood drive April 21 and 22
Mark your calendars. Heartland Blood Centers will be here for the Fermilab blood drive on Apr. 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Please schedule appointments via the Web or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/esh_home_page.html. The April blood drive collected 94 units of blood. Many thanks to all who participated on behalf of Heartland Blood Center and the recipients.

MathWorks Seminar - April 21
Learn about MatLab - MATLAB(r) Introduction: Accessing data from Excel and other sources Analyzing and Visualizing data Reporting and Publishing results Building and deploying GUI-based applications. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0051&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

NALWO - Mexican Cuisine Cooking Demonstration
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization MEXICAN CUISINE COOKING DEMONSTRATION Friday, Apr. 24, 10:30 a.m until 2:00 p.m. Chez Leon join lab women (guests, visitors, users, and employees) to enjoy the flavors of Mexico, as Liliana Hernandez and Laura Erandi Robles Roman will demonstrate recipes of traditional foods from the various regions of Mexico. To make your reservation contact: mnagaitsev@hotmail.com or phone (630)232-7308 by Apr. 21. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification.

Word 2007: Styles and Templates class offered April 23
Learn timesaving benefits of using templates and the type of templates that may be best to use at your office. Understand the importance of using and managing styles. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0045&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Lederman Science Center to host outdoor fair
Lederman Science Center will hold the outdoor family fair, Sunday, Apr. 26 from 1-4 p.m. This is an activity designed with the whole family in mind. Featured will be insect sweeping, netting in the pond, a live raptor demonstration, and other great activities for the whole family. There is no charge, but registration on line is required. To register please visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/education/index.html

Greek Folk Dance workshop
Fermilab International Folk Dancing is pleased to present Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi, a widely-known expert on dances of Greece, who will offer a workshop on Greek dancing at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 30, at Kuhn Village Barn at Fermilab. Joe will teach dances for all levels and newcomers are welcome. Suggested donation is $8 for adults/$4 for students. For more information please call (630)584-0825 or x8194, or folkdance@fnal.gov or please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

NALWO - spring tea - May 1
Please come to NALWO’s Spring tea, hosted by, Barbara Oddone - To be held at her home, Site #29, just inside the Wilson street gate. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. You may come in at the Wilson street entrance (from Kirk Road) and turn right at the driveway just beyond the gate, Friday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please bring a favorite dessert or appetizer from your country, but if you cannot bring a treat, please come anyway. For additional information contact Susan Kayser at sukayser@fnal.gov, or Margie Nagaitsev at mnagaitsev@hotmail.com, or the Housing Office at x3777 or housing@fnal.gov or phone (630)232-7308 by Apr. 21.

Best of Dance Chicago - Fermilab Arts Series
A whole new line up of amazing artists, but the same excitement and variety of dance styles returns to Ramsey Auditorium as we bring you The Best of Dance Chicago. The tour’s last visit to Fermilab brought 11 exciting and dynamic companies, and this presentation promises to be just as breathtaking! Join us as a huge list of talent takes the stage, including Michael Levine and Vivian Chen of the Joffrey Ballet, Mexican Dance Ensemble, HipHop ConnXions Elite, Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, Salsa with Brandon and Serena, tap with Jus'LisTeN, Robot Mafia and others. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

Rapid Hardware Prototyping and Industrial Control Application Development with LabVIEW FPGA, Compact RIO, and FlexRIO by National Instruments - Seminar offered May 13
This 2-hour lecture explores National Instruments LabVIEW graphical embedded development tools and National Instruments off-the-shelf prototyping and deployment-ready systems. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4959

Coed softball season begins May 13
Men and women from any level of play are welcome to participate. If you don't have a team, we'll find you one. Games are Wednesday or Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Fermilab softball field. Captains meeting is April 15 in the cafeteria at noon. For more information or to join a team, contact Dave Hockin at hockin@fnal.gov or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Softball.html

The Crafting of Self Assembling Materials for Medicine & Energy - Lecture by Dr. Samuel Stupp
Function in the biological world emerges from self-assembly of macromolecules and small molecules across scales. Dr. Stupp describes the design of molecules for self-assembly into nanostructures that can function as bioactive materials to signal cells in regeneration, or hybrid materials to optimize charge and energy transfer. Dr. Samuel Stupp is Director of Northwestern University's Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine, an interdisciplinary group organized around collaborative projects with participants from various fields of science and engineering. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills class offered on June 3 and 10
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. To enroll or for further information, 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

Discount tickets to "1964"...Beatles tribute - June 6
Special corporate discount, one day only, Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m., Rosemont Theatre. To order your tickets http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Beatles.pdf

SciTech summer camps
Between July 6 and Aug. 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.

Tartan Day party at Silk and Thistle Scottish country dancing
Fermilab’s Silk and Thistle group will hold a party for Tartan Day, the American celebration of its Scottish Heritagem next Tuesday, Apr. 7, starting at 7:30 at Kuhn Village Barn. This year we’re encouraging our usual dancers to “bring a friend”… but that also means that any newcomers or folks we haven't seen in a while would be especially welcome. There will be instruction of easy social and ceilidh dances. Wear your tartan and bring Scottish treats to share with tea if you'd like. More information at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

COMSOL Multiphysics workshop at Fermilab - April 6
On April 6, a COMSOL multiphysics modeling workshop will be arranged by COMSOL Inc. at Fermilab. This free of charge event is an introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics modeling including a quick tour of the software, a live demo, and a hands-on tutorial. Anyone interested in simulating engineering phenomena based on PDE-s, such as structural mechanics, heat transfer, electromagnetics, fluid flows, etc., can attend. No preliminary experience with the software is required. Seating is limited, so registration in advance is advised. For more information, please visit http://www.comsol.com/events/cmmw/6867/

Users office closed - Apr. 8
The Users Office will be closed on Wednesday, Apr. 8 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. due to training.

New Financial Planning & Investment Services at ACU
Argonne Credit Union is offering investment services through a new alliance with Financial Network Investment Corporation. Financial Advisor, Bill O’Malley of Financial Network, will be available at ACU’s Fermilab branch on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. - noon to provide face-to-face investment and planning advice. Visit http://iownacu.com to learn more and schedule a complimentary consultation. Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Financial Network Investment Corporation, Member SIPC. Financial Network is not an affiliate of Argonne Credit Union. Investments are not ASI insured. Not a deposit. No Credit Union guarantee. May lose value. Not insured by any federal government agency.

Fermilab garden club spring meeting
The Fermilab garden club spring meeting will be held on April 8, at noon, in the Black Hole (WH2NW). New members should especially attend to find out about the club and learn about renting a garden plot. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Garden%20Club.html

FMUG 04-09 & Apple mobility tour
Come see and touch the latest portable hardware from Apple. The Apple team will be here to demonstrate or cover multiple topics including: external display options, input options and new devices, battery options, EPEAT explained what is it and why do I care, mobility-best practices, tips and tricks and physical security options. Also the Mac support team will be available to install the new QMX Client that prevents looping as well as install Sophos Anti Virus your lab owned systems. You can also schedule a time to have a Mac team come and install it. For more information please visit http://indico.fnal.gov/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2485

Seeking Wellness Advisory Committee members
The Recreation Department is seeking prospective committee members for the Wellness Advisory Committee. Members of the Committee will be invited to attend quarterly meetings during a 1 or 2 year term and can assist by identifying employee/user interests, concerns and educational needs related to health and wellness programs. The Committee is limited to 12 committee members. If you have an interest in promoting employee health and wellness please contact Jeanne Koester, Recreation Services Supervisor, at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov. Meeting date: Apr. 9, 1:30 p.m., WH Small Dining Room.

Goodrich Quality Theater and AMC Theater tickets
Discounted movie theater tickets are available for purchase in the Recreation Office, WH15W. Ticket price is $7 each. Please complete the Recreation Order Form at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html

Barn Dance April 12
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Chrysopoeia and calling by Meg Dedolph. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free. 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions: http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/

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