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Staff Appreciation Massages Offered
The Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Fermilab Wellness Committee and Advanced Physicians, is offering free 10-minute massages on Tuesday, February 16 in the Exercise Room of the Village Recreation Facility and on Thursday, February 18 in the EOC, Ground Floor of Wilson Hall. Massages will be offered between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on both days. Please call Kathy at x5427 to reserve your time slot. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/wellness.html

Barn Dance Feb. 14
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by the Third Sunday Irregulars and calling by Lynn Garren. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free. 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/ or call x5427.

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.

Employee Discount Offered at Batavia Rosati's
Rosati's of Batavia is now offering Fermilab employees a 15% discount on all menu items: Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches/Wraps, Salads. Rosati’s of Batavia will deliver to Fermilab. Visit them on the web at http://www.RosatisBatavia.com. For more information visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html

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.

Harlem Globetrotters Special Ticket Price - April 15
The Harlem Globetrotters 2010 World Tour offers Fermilab employees a special ticket price on Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the United Center. For tickets please visit http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com and use Promotion Code: FNAL. For more information contact the Recreation Department at 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

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.

Engineers Week Activities - Feb. 15-19
Check out http://eweek.fnal.gov> for the schedule of talks and tours during Engineers Week, February 15-19. Please register ahead of time for the tours, as there is limited space available.

Unleash those stomach butterflies
Join us for a fun-filled hour of a friendly, supportive environment. Toastmaster meetings are open to all, and now you can visit us during the lunch-hour 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m. on February 18 in Wilson-Hall 1-North, feel free to bring your lunch. You will improve communication skills, learn the tricks of public speaking, and relax! For more information, please contact Ben at bgalan1@fnal.gov for more information please visit http://www.toastmasters.org

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class - Feb. 22
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women's Organization - NALWO - Invites you to a “Brown-Bag” Lunch Program featuring: “Ukrainian Egg Decorating” presented by Elena Pavlova, Monday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Music Room at the Users’ Center. Bring your lunch, and come to learn the art of Ukrainian egg decorating called “Pysanky”. The ancient history of the Pysanka has been lost, as the eggs are fragile, however, the tradition of decorating continues today, as the art is passed from generation to generation. Please join us as we learn how to create “pysanky”! Space for this class is limited. Tools for creating an egg will be provided. Registration will be accepted thru February 15. Contact: mnagaitsev@hotmail.com. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. (NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.)

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.

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.

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

Blood drive sign up
To be included on the registered donor list please sign up for the blood drive by 3:00 p.m. Feb. 12 if you wish to have a Feb. 15 appointment. Please sign up by Feb. 15 by 3:00 p.m. if you wish to have a Feb. 16 appointment. Appointments are very much appreciated. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/esh_home_page.html

Kyuki-Do Martial Arts Classes Begins Feb. 15
The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on February 15. You will learn how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, and basic self defense. Classes are held for six weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. at the Recreation Facility in the Village. You need to register for the class through the Recreation Office. The cost is $55.00. You do not need a gym membership to join this class. Kyuki-Do classes are ongoing throughout the year. I will supply a free uniform to new students who have never participated in martial arts before.

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/


Ask HR Sessions to be held at the Computing Division and Wilson Hall
Do you have questions or need information about your benefits? The Benefits Office Staff will be available to answer your questions and provide general information about your Fermilab benefits on Wednesday, February 24 at the Computing Division, FCC 1 West, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Benefits Staff will also be available on Tuesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 25 in the Wilson Hall Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills offered Mar. 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. For more information or to enroll, 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 .

Hiring Summer Students for 2010
It's the beginning of a New Year, which means the summer will be approaching us soon. Meaning "Summer Student Hiring Time". The links for summer students to apply for summer positions will be posted on our job opportunities page starting March 1. Employees who want to request for a summer student can find the request form on the WDRS Employment page under the heading of "For Fermilab Employees". If you have any questions please contact Jason Johnson at jasonj@fnal.gov. Please visit at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/summer_employee_request.html

Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.0 Level 1 class offered Mar. 4
Learn to access and create PDF documents plus much more. For more informaiton or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0072&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

March 5 deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Spring 2010 quarter is March 5. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html

On-site Housing for Summer 2010 - Mar. 8 Deadline
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 at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct e-mail to housing@fnal.gov

DreamWeaver CS3: Intro offered Mar. 9 or Mar. 16
Learn how to use Dreamweaver to design and develop a Web Site. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4019

Adaptive Leadership: Coaching for Individual Differences class offered Mar. 9
This is a follow-up course to the Fermi Management Practices seminar. This course will help you to recognize the four challenging tendencies in coaching situations and demonstrate how you can adapt your coaching approach to maximize the effectiveness of your coaching discussions. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0078&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Excel Power User / Macros class offered Mar. 11
Learn the complexity of the Visual Basic Applications code in Excel. For more informaton or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000541&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

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.

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.

Engineers Week Kick-Off at Fermilab
Engineers Week at Fermilab kicks off on Wednesday, February 10 with the annual Directors Talk, group photo, and pizza party. Check out the website for all events, including talks and tours during the week of February 15. For more information please visit http://eweek.fnal.gov/program.html

Ask HR Session at PPD on Wednesday, Feb. 10
Join the staff of the Benefits Office on Wednesday, February 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at PPD Conference Room located at LAB A –AC x-Connect-Carrier Room (next to Bert Gonzalez’s office).

Excel 2007 Advanced class offered Feb. 18
Learn the advanced features of Excel 2007. For information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5539.

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

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