Fermilab Today April 20, 2009 - April 24, 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

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

Argentine Tango classes through May 13
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

New Fermilab Service Desk online
The new Fermilab Service Desk is now live. If you need to report IT incidents or to make routine IT requests, please contact the Service Desk: http://servicedesk.fnal.gov. Please remember that your first login to the new Service Desk will initially work slowly as the system creates your personal profile. Subsequent visits will operate much faster. If necessary, call the Service Desk directly at x2345.

Discounted Rates at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Discounted rates. Come enjoy a Wisconsin retreat at the AAA Four Diamond Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva starting at $109 per night. Lake Geneva is one of Wisconsin's premier golf and ski destinations. With Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture and an activity for everyone, Grand Geneva provides just the right mix of high-tech convenience and comfort. All guestrooms feature marble bathrooms, LCD televisions and furnished outdoor patios or balconies. Prices: Sunday - Thursday: $109/night - Saturday & Sunday: $139/night For more information please visit www.grandgeneva.com/fermilab

Maintenance of WH sprinkler system April 22-25
Maintenance on the pumps for the Wilson Hall sprinkler system will start on Apr. 22 and last for three days. The Wilson Hall sprinkler system will be impaired during that time. As always, if you detect smoke or fire, exit the area immediately and pull the fire pull station to activate the fire alarms on the affected floors. Then, from a safe location, call x3131 to report the problem.

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 - Apr. 26
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

PREP counter moving - closed Apr. 28
On Tuesday, Apr. 28, the customer counter for the Physics Research Equipment Pool (PREP) will be moving its customer counter to a new location in the Feynman Computing Center (FCC). The new counter will be located on the 1st floor of FCC, just off the east lobby area. Entrance from the outside will be through the east entry doors (on the opposite end of the building from our current office), and the parking slot reserved for PREP customers will move to the east end of the FCC parking lot.

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Seminar - Apr. 29
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Seminar, Wednesday, Apr. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., One West. Speakers: Sara Klaas, MSW, C-ASWCM, Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children. Discussion will include spinal cord injury and the challenges in adjustment and coping post-injury/diagnosis. Nick Fonner will discuss how he is living with his spinal cord injury. Presented by Unity Coat, Fermilab Disability Awareness Group, Fermilab Diversity Council.

Greek Folk Dance workshop - Apr. 30
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.

English country dancing, May 3
English Country Dancing will be held Sunday, May 3, at Kuhn Village Barn. Dancing for all begins at 2 p.m. A session for advanced dancers starts at 1 p.m. If there is interest, a potluck supper will follow the dancing at about 5:30 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. All the dances are taught and walked through and no partner is required. This month, exceptionally, dancing will be held again on May 17, as the schedule shifts to the 3rd Sunday of the month for the summer. On May 17 there will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. For more information contact folkdance@fnal.gov or (630)584-0825 or x8194 or please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/

Word 2007: New Features class offered May 5th
Explore the new features of Word 2007. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0043&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000Xl

Excel 2007: New Features class offered May 7th
Explore the new features of Excel 2007. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4788

National Day of Prayer observance May 7
An observance of the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer will be held from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. on May 7 in the Wilson Hall 7th floor crossover center conference room. We will read the Presidential Proclamation and have volunteers pray for our nation and laboratory for no more than 5 minutes each. For more information see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ndop2009.html. Organized by the Bible Exploration for Lunch League.

Best of Dance Chicago - Fermilab Arts Series - May 9
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

Summer co-ed volleyball league begins June 1
Men & women of any experience level are welcome to participate. Games are held on Monday's or Tuesday's at 5:30 at the village sand courts behind the pool. To form a team, please submit a roster by May 27. For more information, please contact Jenny Thorson at jthorson@fnal.gov or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/volleyball.html You can also stop by the Summer Volleyball booth at the Club & League fair on Apr. 29 to get more information or to turn in a roster

Registration for Users' meeting is open
Registration for the annual Fermilab Users' Meeting on June 3-4, 2009 is now open. Attendees should register via URL: http://indico.fnal.gov/confRegistrationFormDisplay.py/display?confId=2444. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/fermilab_users_org/users_mtg/2009/

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Administrative Professionals Day - Apr. 22
Administrative Professionals Day Fermilab will celebrate the contributions of its administrative professionals Wednesday, April 22, in One West and One North. Cyndi Maxey, Business Coach and Speaker, will present “Speak Up! How to Master the Art of Influence with your Boss and your Team.” A Continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. in One North and the program will start at 10:00 a.m. in One West. All administrative and clerical employees are invited to attend.

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