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Fermilab Today Jan. 25, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2010

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PII training required for all employees
All Fermilab employees must complete a one-time training course on how to protect personally identifiable information. The 15-minute course explains how to handle PII that employees may come across in trip reports, resumes, databases, etc. To take the training, go to the TRAIN class schedule page at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/class_sched.html. Enter your employee ID, select the training category "Computing" and click "Submit." Next, click on "Protecting Personal Information at Fermilab." Then click on "Go to Online Test and hit "Request Test". You'll receive an e-mail with links and instructions.

2010 standard mileage reimbursement rate
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2010 standard mileage reimbursement rate for non Government owned vehicles. It is 50 cents per mile, effective January 01, 2010. For more information please visit http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=9646&contentType=GSA_BASIC.

On-site housing for summer 2010 - now taking requests
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for houses, apartments and dormitory rooms for the summer. Please submit your request for reservations to the Housing Office by Monday, March 8. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date. Contact the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or housing@fnal.gov. Individual housing requests can be made by using our online form. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct e-mail to housing@fnal.gov.

Chicago Bulls Discount Tickets Available Online
Fermilab Appreciation Nights offered with the Bulls. Use special offer code: Bulls. Visit the Recreation Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html or call x5427.

Introduction to Argentine Tango Series of Classes - FREE
If you have ever wanted to try Argentine Tango, this is your chance for Free. For the month of February, in addition to the regular tango series, Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita will offer a series of 4 Introduction to Argentine Tango classes for FREE!!! The series will run Wednesday evenings, February 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. For more information, directions and to sign up, contact Pamela Noyes at noyes@fnal.gov or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

Qi Gong, Mindfulness and Tai Chi Easy for Stress Reduction
This is a FREE weekly wellness class in moving meditation practices for vitality, wellness and stress reduction. We practice gentle movement, breath awareness, self-applied massage, and relaxation practice with guided meditation and visualization to foster higher immune system function, reduce reactivity, and activate internal healing resources. This is not a formal, martial Tai Chi class – but may serve as an introduction to the structured forms. Ongoing Fridays beginning Feb. 5, 12:00 p.m to 12:45 p.m., Wilson Hall Auditorium. For more info call Seton Handville at x2152 or the Recreation Dept. at x5427

ACU’s presents “How much will I need to retire?” Feb. 9
Retirements are lasting longer these days. Will you have the resources to provide the lifestyle that you are working so hard to achieve? Join ACU’s Financial Planner, Bill O’Malley, who will help answer those questions and much more. Mark your calendar for February 9 and join ACU at 12:00 p.m. in One West, Wilson Hall. Attendees will receive a free gift, while supplies last. Space is limited. Learn more and reserve your seat online at http://www.argonnecu.org/home/misc/sem_info_fermi or R.S.V.P. by calling (815)267-7731 or at ACU’s Fermilab Branch.

Fermilab Blood Drive Feb. 15 and 16
Fermilab will host a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive February 15, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and February 16, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Donors will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gas card. Please schedule appointments via the Web or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. Appointments will be seen before walk-ins - DRC's should arrive timely or a bit early please. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/esh_home_page.html. The December drive collected 121 units of blood. Thanks on behalf of the recipients.

Weight Watchers at Work Begins New Session
Get Weight Watchers to work for you. Whenever you're bored, stressed or running short on time, hunger is right there tempting you with wrong food choices. Weight Watchers can help you change all that. Join Weight Watchers at Work now. Next session begins Wednesday, February 17. Visit any Wednesday prior to that, at no cost, to learn more about Weight Watchers at Work. Location: Wilson, Hall, 15th Floor, Aquarium, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x5427 or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/wellness.html.

BLAST! The Movie: intro, film and Q&A - Feb. 19
Don't miss this ground-breaking documentary by Paul Devlin about his brother's experiment in Arctic Sweden. BLAST -Balloon-borne, Large Aperture, Sub-millimeter Telescope. BLAST is designed to gather information on how our universe evolved by collecting the very faint sub-milimeter light from thousands of the earliest galaxies ever detected. To see these celestial births, the telescope must go through a risky launch on a NASA high-altitude balloon and float above the atmosphere for several days before it lands in Arctic Canada. Pre-film talk w/Mark @ 7:30 p.m., film at 8 p.m., Q&A w/Paul & Mark Devlin.

Muntu African Dance Theatre - Feb. 6
Fermilab's Arts and Lecture Series will host Muntu African Dance Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Muntu Dance Theatre researches and performs authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music, and folklore. A colorful and dynamic company, Muntu brings its audiences out of their seats and into the aisles with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm and song. African drumming helps to make the Muntu experience unique. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for individuals 18 and under. For more information, visit the Fermilab Art Series Web site or contact the ticket office at (630) 840-2787.

International folk dancing, Thursdays at Kuhn Village Barn
International Folk Dancing meets every week on Thursday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. There are dances for children and teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or e-mail folkdance@fnal.gov.

Scottish Country dancing Tuesdays at Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing meets every week on Tuesday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or e-mail folkdance@fnal.gov.

English country dancing Feb. 7, with live music
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, February 7, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2-5 p.m. There will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band and a potluck supper afterwards. Newcomers are always welcome. To get on an e-mail reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825.

Applications accepted for awards in URA Visiting Scholars program
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of Feb. 19 for the submission of applications for the spring 2010 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of March. These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA's 87 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. URA makes two rounds of awards each year, in the spring and fall. The application deadline for the fall 2010 cycle will be in August. Successful applicants will be notified in September. Visit the URA Visiting Scholars Web site for more information.

Argentine Tango Classes Thru Feb. 24
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., Feb 3 with Daniel Noce & Ramona Nita. Classes run each Wed. thru Feb. 24 at Ramsey Auditorium. Class set, $60.00 per person or $18.00 per class - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II Classes – 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Intermediate & Adv. Classes – 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Also during the month of Feb., Daniel and Ramona will offer a free 4 class set of Introduction to Argentine Tango from 6:45 to 7:30 PM each Wed. prior to the Basic I and II classes. To sign-up contact Pamela Noyes at noyes@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

Fermilab Management Practices Seminar beginning Feb. 11
The Professional Development Office has scheduled the winter session of "Fermilab Management Practices" beginning in February. To enroll, please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html

Fermilab Family Open House Feb. 21
Fermilab's annual Family Open House will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, and to register or sign up for tours, please visit http://ed.fnal.gov/ffse_new/openhouse/


Python Programming class offered Feb. 24-26
Learn the basics of Python programming and become proficient enough to apply the language for day to day tasks. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647

FRA Scholarship 2010
The application period is now open for the 2010 FRA Scholarship for children of regular, full-time employees at Fermilab. View http://wdrs.fnal.gov/elr/FRA_scholarship.html for more details and application materials. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2010.

Jim Wendt and Ray Hren are retiring
After 42 years Jim Wendt and Ray Hren are retiring. Please join us in saying goodbye at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 28 at Orchard Valley Restaurant, 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora. Please contact Karoline at x3317, or Larry at x4386 for more information.

Romanian/Fusion Dance workshop Jan. 28 at Kuhn Village Barn
Fermilab International Folk Dancing will host Daniel Sandu, an internationally known teacher of Romanian dance, and his special fusion of percussive dance and Balkan Roma (gypsy) styles, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Kuhn Village Barn. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $4 for teens. For more information on Daniel Sandu check this Web site, and for workshop info, e-mail folkdance@fnal.gov or call (630)584-0825 or x8194.

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