Fermilab Today May 25, 2009 - May 29, 2009

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Pool Memberships are available in the Recreation Department
The Recreation Department will be selling pool memberships from now until August. You may purchase membership at the Recreation Office in Wilson Hall 15 West from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Single membership $80, family membership (2-4 members) $180 with additional family members $10 each. Children 2 and under are free. Children's swim lesson information will also be available. Forms are available in the Recreation Office, or on the Recreation Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/pool.html.

Finance Section Has the Largest Turnout at Employee Health & Fitness Day
The Finance Section had 47% of their department turnout for Fermilab's Employee Health & Fitness Day Walk. Congratulations! Finance Section employees that participated will receive a Free 30-Day Membership to the Recreation Facility. ES&H was on their heals with 46%, WDRS followed with 29%, Accelerator Division 17%, Technical Division 11%, Directorate 10%, PPD 8%, Computing Division 7%, CMS Center 7%, Business Services 6%, Accelerator Physics Center 2%, and FESS 1%. Thank you for participating in this year's walk. Hope to see you out there again next year.

New URA Email Address
We have recently changed the domain name of the URA email address, as follows, from, address@ura.nw.dc.us, to, http://www.ura-hq.org/. For awhile our old address will run in parallel with the new, so that we don't lose any emails sent from the previous address.

Users Office closed May 27, 29
The Users Office will be closed on Wednesday, May 27, and Friday, May 29 to prepare for the upcoming Users Annual Conference.

Asian/Pacific quiz contest winners week 3
The third week's winners of the Asian/Pacific Quiz Contest are: Joseph Syu (first place), Matt Crawford, Robert Woods, Robert Riley, Norman Ho(tied second place), Ingrid Fang (6th place), Roger Hernandez, and Suzanne Laxer. Prizes have been sent out to them. Take the final chance to win more prizes, find the question board in the atrium or go to http://kisspad.com/asia.

Computing account requests reach peak season
May is peak season for creating new computer accounts due to the influx of students, visitors and researchers on-site and requests from remote users around the world. The Fermilab Service Desk is processing many account requests per day and is working additional hours to reduce the wait. The Service Desk personnel appreciate your patience during this time. If you have a serious issue, please contact the Incident Manager, Allen Forni, forni@fnal.gov,(630)840-8052. If you need to report IT incidents or to make routine IT requests, please contact the Service Desk: http://servicedesk.fnal.gov, or call (630)840-2345.

Concerned about H1N1? Ask a question
Information about H1N1 inluenza is now available through Fermilab's Inluenza Q&A Web page. A flu questions form also allows employees and users to submit questions related to the H1N1 influenza.

Argentine Tango Classes through June 24
Our new series of 5 tango classes starts Wed., May 20, 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 June 24 in Ramsey Auditorium. No Class June 3. Class set, $75.00 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

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/

Scottish Country Dancing moves to Ramsey Auditorium, beginning June 2
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will move to Ramsey Auditorium for the summer beginning Tuesday, June 2. The group meets weekly starting at 7:30 p.m. and is taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills class - 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

Accelerated C++ Short Course: registration open - June 8
On June 8, Fermilab will offer the first session of Accelerated C++: A Short Course in Practical Programming by Example. The Short Course is an extended professional development experience that emphasizes computer programming in modern standard C++. No tuition is charged; the required textbooks will be available for check-out from the Fermilab Library. Participants receive TRAIN credit upon successful completion of the eight-session course. Walter Brown, who participates on Fermilab's behalf in the international C++ standardization effort, is the course instructor. He is a member of the Co. For more information please visit http://home.fnal.gov/~wb/AcceleratedCpp.html

International folk dancing - last at Barn May 28, cancelled June 4, resumes at Auditorium June 11
International Folk Dancing will meet for the last time at Kuhn Village Barn Thursday May 28, before moving for the summer to the stage of Ramsey Auditorium. The group meets weekly through the summer in the Auditorium, beginning Thursday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. There will be no dancing on Thursday, June 4. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Python Training June 17-19
James Lee will teach Python training at Fermilab on June 17-19. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647

English Country Dancing, June 21
English country dancing will next meet on Sunday June 21, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The group often holds a potluck picnic to follow dancing. Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing will continue through the summer on the 3rd Sunday of the month. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english

Microsoft Office 2007 help at the Library
Need some help using Microsoft Office 2007? The Fermilab Library has a variety of new books on how to use applications of Microsoft Office 2007 available for check-out. See the books on the New Books display shelf in the Library, or view the Library's New Books online display at http://library.fnal.gov for more information.

Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in October
Gain a clearer understanding of how piping systems fail and the code requirements and guidance to prevent such failures. Learn about the concerns and questions that must be addressed to produce a safe piping system, and learn where and how to get these answers. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4999.

Nanotechnology Lecture: Crafting of Self-Assembling Materials for Medicine & Energy - Fermilab Arts Series
Function in the biological world emerges from self-assembly of macromolecules and small molecules across scales. This lecture will describe 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. The implications for this type of research are endless, and the research done at the Stupp Laboratory has already noted advances in regenerative improvement from spinal cord injuries, from damage to the heart, and in rebuilding blood vessel growth. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

Science adventures for children
Register your children for the Education Office's Science Adventures program. Classes are available this summer for children in grades K-10. Check out the Science Adventures website http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadvfor a full listing and description of classes and a registration form.

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

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.

Intermediate/Advanced Python Programming July 22-24
James Lee will teach Intermediate/Advanced Python Programming training at Fermilab on July 22-24. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3691

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

NALWO - Brown Bag Lunch - Chinese Pottery - May 26
NALWO invites you to a “Brown-Bag” Lunch Program featuring: Chinese Ceramics from 4800 BC to 1368 AD presented by Pat Read, Tue., May 26 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall - 1 North. Bring your lunch, and join us for this informal gathering as we view and discuss slides from a study group of the Art Institute Associates. No reservation is needed. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. For additional information contact Susan Kayser at sukayser@fnal.gov or Margie Nagaitsev at mnagaitsev@hotmail.com. NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.

Susan Werner - Singer/Songwriter Performs on Arts Series
Hailed as "The most innovative songwriter working today" by the Chicago Tribune, Susan Werner has cultivateda reputation as a clever, daring songwriter with a killer live show. She boldly endeavors to weave old with new to created altogether new genres of music, and regularly keeps the audiences guessing and laughing at the same time. Susan's last album, "The Gospel Truth," blended faith and doubt, was described as "agnostic gospel." It was named 2007 Top Folk Album of the Year by NPR/Folk Alley and she was named Best Contemporary Folk Artist at the 2008 Int'lFolk Alliance conference. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

Are you Fit to a T? May 27 event
That's right, T-score. If you had to think twice about what a T-score is, and no, it's not a golf-term; chances are you're not alone. It's all about your bones. If you want to shop til you drop, golf til your legs ache and line dance til you're 84 - - knowing that your bones won't let you down - here's what you need to know. Join the Recreation Department on Wednesday, May 27, from noon-1 p.m. in Curia II on the 2nd floor of Wilson Hall for a "Fit to a T" bone health and osteoporosis education program. Program is open to men and women of all ages. For more info call x2548.

Costco Warehouse Club Memberships
You are invited to join Costco from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 29 at the Argonne Credit Union office. Costco representatives will be offering two types of annual memberships. Purchase the $100 Executive membership, and receive a $20 Costco gift card. Also, the Executive membership includes a 2% annual rebate reward. Or, purchase the $50 Gold Star membership, and receive a $10 Costco gift card. The Argonne Credit Union office is located at Fermilab, on the ground floor of Wilson Hall. Please call x3293 if you have questions.

Free yoga open house
A free yoga open house class will take place in the User's Center Piano Room on Thursday, May 28, 4:45-5:45 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes. In this one hour class you can learn a variety of breathing and relaxation techniques along with resting poses and body purifiers. These exercises can help bring the body to optimal balance and health.

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