Fermilab Today June 29, 2009 - July 3, 2009

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Reminder: Changes to FTL system
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.

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 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.

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

Raging Waves Waterpark Online Discount Ticket Program
You can purchase discounted tickets for Raging Waves Waterpark with the added convenience of printing your admission tickets from your computer and presenting them at the entrance turnstiles bypassing ticket booth lines. You may purchase tickets by visiting our Raging Waves Waterpark Online Discount Ticket Store in one or both of the following ways, #1: Clicking on the following online store web link: https://tickets.ragingwaves.com/affiliate.asp?ID=D897A797-90D1-4E69-B784-5E2FDAA84A14 #2: Go to our online store, https://tickets.ragingwaves.com and enter this personalized Store Name: Fermilab

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.

Artist Within - Pick Up Artwork July 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Artist Within - Fermilab Employee Art Show. Please sign out and pick up your artwork from the art gallery on July 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Free Webinar on Car Buying, July 8
Attend ACU’s free Webinar on Car Buying and learn how to understand dealer margins, window stickers, dealer incentives and much more. We will also provide you with negotiation tips to help you with your car buying decision, reviewing your choices and clarify some of those confusing terms. Register today by visiting http://www.iownacu.com, and choose between the two hour-long presentations at 12:00 p.m. or 7 p.m. CDT.

Fermilab Barnstormers - July 8
The Fermilab Barnstormers Model Airplane club will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, at the Frelo Field (close to site 39). In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held at the Users Center. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/barnclub/

Scrapbooking Open House - July 13
Have fun creating your own hand-stamped greeting cards, summer projects or scrapbooking page on Monday, July 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Users Center Piano Room. Fee is $5-10 depending on the project. RSVP the Recreation Dept. x5427 by July 8th.

Adult Swim Lessons and Water Aerobics Offered at Fermi Pool - July 13
Classes held at Fermi Pool on Mondays, July 13 - August 17, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration due July 8. Swim Lessons: $50, Water Aerobics: $65.

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.

Argentine Tango classes through July 22
Our new tango series will consist of 4 classes starting July 1, if you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes at noyes@fnal.gov. Eduardo Villalba will teach the next series of classes. Classes run each Wed. thru July 22 in Ramsey Auditorium. 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.

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

Outlook 2007: New Features class Aug. 6
Become comfortable with the interface, mail messages and contact management within Outlook 2007. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0041&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program Aug. 17 deadline
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Fall 2009 quarter is Aug. 17. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html

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.

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.

Arrowhead Golf league hole-in-one
Congratulations to Ed Crumpley of the Tuesday night Arrowhead Golf League who on June 23 shot a hole-in-one on the 4th hole of the south course using an 8 iron.

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/

OSG Storage Forum June 30 & July 1
This forum will be held at Fermilab June 20 (afternoon) and July 1st. You can also join by video via ECS Ad-hoc bridge. We will discuss emerging storage technologies suitable for T2/T3 sites. The storage software developers and expert storage administrators will be invited to share tips on how to improve stability and scalability of deployed storage system. We would try to assess storage readiness for LHC and identify the area where we need improvements.For more information please visit http://indico.fnal.gov/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2538

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