Fermilab Today June 15, 2009 - June 19, 2009

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Reminder: Changes to FTL system began this week.
Changes to the Fermilab Time and Labor Reporting system went into effect on Monday, June 15. See the latest Q&A here.

Time to complete accomplishment reports
It is that time of year to reflect on our past year’s performance. Please note the following forms must be completed in July: • 2008-2009 accomplishment report (completed by employee) • 2008-2009 performance review form (completed by manager). You may view forms, instructions, and resources on the website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/elr/perform_rev.html If you have questions, please contact the Employee Relations department.

East lab gate closed June 22-26
Between early morning on June 22 and late afternoon on June 26 Fermilab’s East entrance will be closed to allow Canadian National Railway to make repairs to the tracks and crossing in that area. All traffic that normally enters through that gate will need to enter through the Pine Street or Wilson Street gates on the West side.

Free upper body 30-minute workout - June 25
Join us at the Recreation Facility for a basic upper body workout targeting muscles of the chest, back, shoulders and arms allowing you to improve your overall upper body strength. Free session offered, Thursday, June 25, 4:45-5:15 p.m. Please wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. Gym membership NOT required. For more information call the Recreation Department at x2548, please see website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html.

Bristol Renaissance Faire Discount Tickets
Every Faire day recreates a time when knights were noble, maids were merry, and turkey legs, titanic. Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574. Visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Faire boasts a beautiful 30-acre site with open-air stages featuring Swordfighters, Minstrels and Jesters. Meet Robin Hood or Queen Elizabeth, in person. Click on Premium Partners 2009 and enter code BRX723 at http://www.renfair.com/bristol/.

On-site housing-fall 2009/spring 2010
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for on-site houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the remainder of 2009 and the spring of 2010. Please submit your request to the Housing Office by Monday, July 20. Requests can be for any period and need not commence on any particular date. Please contact the Housing Office at x3777 or housing@fnal.gov. Individual requests can be made with our online form at http://lss.fnal.gov/housing/housing_request.html. Full Announcement is at http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0906&L=housing_office&T=0&P=277..

Six Flags Great America discount tickets
Fermi Day tickets are $29 (Savings of $27.64) offered June 27–28, July 4–5, July 25–26, August 8–9. Better Than A “Buy One Get One” Ticket! Any Day Tickets are $34 (Savings of $22.64). Better Than An “Everyone Pays Kids Price” Ticket! Season Pass is $72.09 each. Sales tax already included in prices. Tickets are available at the Recreation Office, WH15W. For more information call x5427 or see website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html.

Pool memberships 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.

Argentine Tango classes through June 24
Our new series of 5 tango classes starts Wednesday, 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

Conserve Water! Support FNA with a Rain Barrel Purchase
Fermilab Natural Areas (FNA) is taking advance orders for rain barrels. The barrels are recovered food-grade plastic barrels fitted with an inlet screen and a spigot to dispense the water. They are available in black, blue, gray and terra-cotta for $85 each. Wood platforms to raise the barrels off the ground are $20. Check out a picture at the FNA Blog at http://fermilabnaturalareas.blogspot.com/ or call Rod at x2565. Delivery at Fermilab takes about two weeks.

Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins June 22
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. In the class you will learn how to kick, punch, block, fall, and basic self defense. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Recreation Facility in the Village. You need to register through the Recreation Office and also be a member of the Recreation Facility.

Donors needed for Fermilab Blood Drive June 23 & 24. Give a pint - Get a quart of Oberweis Ice Cream
Fermilab will host a blood drive on June 23 & 24 in support of the Heartland Blood Centers located in the NE training room on the ground floor of Wilson Hall. June 23 from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please schedule an appointment on the ES&H home page at http://www-esh.fnal.gov or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. If you have type O blood or type B blood please consider a DRC donation as it helps many more people than a whole blood donation can. It adds about 15 minutes to the donation process and 2 parking spaces reserved for donors both days.

ACU car buying tips demonstration June 24
Knowledge is power when buying a car. Attend ACU’s free demonstration to see the online resources available to help you get the best deal on your next new or used car purchase. The free demonstration will be held on June 24 at 12:00 p.m. in 1 North Wilson Hall. Receive a free gift after the demonstration, while supplies last. Reserve your seat today as space is limited. To register call 815-267-7731, or e-mail sgrask@argonnecu.org or stop by any ACU branch.

Taking Control of Stress - June 24
If you have experienced stress in your life this Lunch & Learn is for you! Join us Wednesday, June 24, 12:00-1:00 p.m., One West Conference Room. Learn how stress affects your body and mind and how you can successfully reduce and manage stress through researched proven techniques. By participating in this workshop you will understand the physiological effects of stress; be introduced to several stress management tools and techniques; and sample a relaxation technique in the workshop. Reducing stress helps cut your risk of heart problems, strengthens your immune system and reduces anxiety.

Environmental Safety and Health Fair - June 29
Come to the Environment Safety & Health Fair and have some fun. You will gain awareness of summer safety hazards and safety concerns. Get to know your Senior Safety Officer (SSO) and other safety personnel from all our divisions and sections. Topics that will be covered include: Motorcycle & Bicycle safety, hazardous weather, flu, travel, West Nile and many others. There will be raffles and give-aways to make your summer safe for you and your family.

Volunteers needed for Fermilab Prairie Quadrat Study - June 30
The Education Office is looking for volunteers, both adults and teenagers, to help with the plant monitoring program. In a 3-hour session, participants will learn to identify prairie plants, map a prairie plot and track restoration progress just like the experts. The next session is offered Tuesday, June 30, 9-12 with a registration deadline of June 24. Sign up as individual or as group. More information please visit http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/quadrat/

Interaction Management and Performance Review courses scheduled for summer 2009
Note to Managers/Supervisors: To prepare for upcoming performance reviews, the Professional Development Office has scheduled special summer sessions of the "Interaction Management" and Performance Review" classes. To enroll for Interaction Management, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2986 and to enroll for Performance Review, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3711

Discount for SciTech Summer Camps - July 6
The SciTech Hands-On Museum offers week-long summer camps for kids ages 6 to 14 that will help make them love science and knock their socks off. Satisfaction guaranteed or you’ll receive a full refund. Camps start July 6. Fermilab employees can sign up their kids for the discounted price of $199 each. Use the code FERMI2009 after clicking on http://www.scitechmuseum.org/brochurehome09.html, call Esther Allen at (630)859-3434, x228 for more information.

MATLAB software tools 75% off for Fermilab - July 15
Mathworks company, developers and distributors of Matlab, Simulink and other mathematical tools have just added Fermilab to the list of institutions which receive 75% off discounts for all new software purchases or license renewals. Mathworks will also offer a free training at Fermilab on July 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Fermilab Training Center. The agenda for the training will be announced in early July.

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

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.

Barn Dance June 14
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by the Common Taters and calling by Walter Hojka. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free. 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. For more information and directions please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/

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

Toastmasters meeting June 18
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Come to the next Toastmasters meeting on Thursday, June 18, 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m., Wilson Hall, One West. People who communicate effectively get ahead in life. Wouldn't you like to develop this priceless skill? Now you can. Toastmasters will show you how to listen effectively, think on your feet and speak confidently. You will learn valuable leadership skills in a supportive non-intimidating environment. Come visit our Toastmasters club and see what we can do for you. For more info call the Recreation Dept. x2548.

Bike to Work Week is June 13-19
Record your miles at http://bike.fnal.gov and enter to win prizes. For more information see the Active Transportation Website at http://www.activetrans.org/biketoworkweek or contact Jamieson Olsen at x2779 or email at jamieson@fnal.gov.

International folk dancing resumes in Auditorium
International Folk Dancing will meet for the summer on 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/

NALWO "A Summer Evening Potluck Picnic"
NALWO - Invites you to gather for…A Summer Evening Potluck Dinner, Friday, June 19 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Kuhn Barn Picnic Area (In case of rain, we will be inside). Please plan to bring a side dish to pass, and if the weather is nice, we will have the grill available, if you would like to prepare something on the grill, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. To make your reservation contact: Margie Nagaitsev at mnagaitsev@hotmail.com or (630)232-7308.

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

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

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