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Fermilab Today March 08, 2010 - March 12, 2010

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Watch you mail station for the arrival of your Fermilab Statement of Benefits
Your 2009 Statement of Benefits has been sent to your mail station. Please take this opportunity to review your statement. We would appreciate your feedback. Please take a few moments to complete our survey which can be accessed at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB22AC89W9SXS

Employee Discount at Batavia Rosati's
Rosati's of Batavia is now offering Fermilab employees a 20% discount on pizzas and 15% discount on other kitchen items. 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

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.

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 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

International Folk Dancing, Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn
International Folk Dancing meets every week on Thursday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. There are dances for children, teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Argentine Tango through March 31, Student Discount
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wednesday, March 3 with Daniel and Ramona. Class dates: March 3, 17, 24 and 31 (no class Mar 10)Level 1: Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Practice - 6:30 p.m.)Level 2: Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Practice until 10:00 p.m.). Regular/Student pricing for class levels: Attending one Level, 1 or 2 (4 class set): $60/$50; Attending both Levels 1 and 2 (4 class set): $85/$80; Individual classes: $18/$15. Pay first day of class. For information, sign up or directions, please send an email to noyes@fnal.gov or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

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

English country dancing - Sunday, March 7
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, March 7, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 until 5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/

Calling All Softball Players
Come join Fermilab’s summer COED 14 inch softball league, new teams forming now. Games are played in the village on Wednesday or Thursday nights at 5:30. Season starts May 12 and runs through the end of August. This is not your typical park district league, there is no experience required and there is no cost to join the league. The only requirement is to have some fun, get a little exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. For more information, contact hockin@fnal.gov or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Softball.html

Yoga Class Begins March 9
The next Yoga Class will be held on Tuesdays, March 9 - April 27, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Auditorium. Class fee for this 8 week session is $85/person. A variety of physical and resting poses are performed in this one hour class along with various breathing and relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothes and bring an exercise mat. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x2548. For more details see http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html.

Robert Oppenheimer play at Waubonsee in Sugar Grove - March 20
Noted humanities scholar and author Clay Jenkinson will portray physicist and "father of the atomic bomb" J. Robert Oppenheimer at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, in the Auditorium of Waubonsee Community College's Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Tickets for the performance are $39 and can be purchased at http://www.waubonseetickets.com. All tickets are subject to a transaction fee. For more information please visit http://www.waubonsee.edu/news_topic_summary.php?NewsID=1873.

Influence and Motivation: The Empowering Leader course offered March 24
This course builds on the skills taught in Interaction Management/FMP by helping managers and supervisors to: create an environment that fosters higher levels of energy and commitment with their staff; motivate individuals to perform better and achieve desired departmental results: and reinforce the key concepts and skills taught in the Interaction Management course. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0079&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

PowerPoint 2007 Advanced course offered March 25
Personalize the PowerPoint Interface, customize save options, and apply advanced customization options. Set up a slide master, customize slide layouts, create custom themes, customize bullets, add common slide information, modify the Notes Master and the Handout Master and much more. For more informatin or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5542

English country dancing - Sunday, March 28
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, March 28, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 until 5 p.m. There will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. Newcomers are always welcome. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/

Requesting Donations for Fermi Maternity Closet
Employee Relations is launching a maternity closet for Fermilab employees/users and spouses/significant others to recycle maternity clothing. We are requesting donations of new or gently used maternity clothes for the spring/summer seasons. You may donate permanently or on a temporary basis (if you may need to use the clothes again). The rollout is expected late March – stay tuned for our grand opening. Contact Heather Sidman at x3326 or hsidman@fnal.gov with questions or to arrange to drop off the clothing at WH15NE.

Excel Programming with VBA class offered March 30 and April 1
The following topics will be covered: Working with Procedures and Functions, Understanding Objects, Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions, Controlling Program Execution, Working with Forms and Controls, Working with the PivotTable Object, Debugging Code and Handling Errors. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0075&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

March 31 Deadline to Enroll Young Adult Dependents
March 31 is the last day to enroll your young adult dependent for health coverage under the special enrollment period. You may add a dependent to your medical and/or dental plan whether or not they are a student effective 1/1/2010, but you must do so by March 31. To find out more about adding a dependent, go to http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/mailings.html and click on the Ninety - Day Initial Enrollment Period for Young Adult Dependent Coverage mailing, or contact the Benefits office at x3395 or x4362.

Intermediate /Advanced Python Programming offered May 19-21
Learn the Intermediate and Advanced features of Python programming including: Complex data revisited, GUI programs, Regular expressions, Threads, Modules (basics, packages, & advanced topics), Object Oriented programming (OO basics, creating classes, & advanced topics), Network programming, Connecting to databases and Extending to Python with C. To enroll or for more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000551&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

On-site Housing for Summer 2010 - Deadline TODAY
The deadline for submitting requests for on-site housing (houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms) for the summer of 2010 is TODAY, March 8. Please submit your request to the Housing Office. 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

New Bible discussion starting March 9
On March 9, the Bible Exploration for Lunch League (BELL) will begin a discussion of the book of Romans during weekly Tuesday lunchtime (noon-1 pm) meetings in the 'Quarium' (WH-8SW). An inductive guide, entitled 'Romans/A Reasoned Faith,' will be utilized which fosters self discovery rather than prepackaged answers, and is user-friendly regardless of your level of familiarity with the Bible. Feel free to attend on a trial basis to determine if you'd like to continue; the first meeting will be introductory. For more details see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell or contact bellweb@fnal.gov

Interpersonal Communication Skills offered March 16
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type. Develop the skills for more productive work relationships. For more informaotin or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000503&thi.

Word 2007 Advanced class offered March 16
Learn to use Word efficiently with other programs. Modify user information, send a document for review, compare and merge document changes and review track changes and comments. Create, compare and merge document versions and much more! For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0073&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Fermilab Blood drive had a $100 gas card winner
Congratulations to Randall Ward. The February blood drive collected 64 units of blood. Many thanks to all the caring people that shared the gift of life.

DreamWeaver CS3: Intro offered March 9 or March 16
In this class you will create a Web site structure on your local machine, explore the Dreamweaver environment, add HTML Pages, set document properties. Organize site files using the Files panel. Create templates to help you develop multiple pages easily. Create a navigation bar using behaviors and by using the Insert Navigation Bar Tool, and much more. Please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0005&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X for more information or to enroll.

Barnstormers Delta Dart Night March 10
Come build and fly a Delta Dart rubber powered indoor airplane, building starts at 5:30 p.m. Competition flying at 7:00 p.m. sharp, prizes for longest flights in child and adult categories, kits are supplied by the Fermilab Barnstormers model airplane club. For more informaiton please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/barnclub/Dart_2010.html

Facilitating Meetings That Work course offered March 17
This course promises fast-paced coverage of the secrets of facilitating meetings that truly produce results. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0035&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Art Gallery Talk - Virginia Broersma - March 10
On March 10, Virginia Broersma will be discussing her exhibition “I live in a duplex” which includes her latest series of double portrait paintings as well as selected pieces from earlier bodies of work. Virginia has been working primarily with the medium of painting since finishing her BFA and has been navigating the challenges of being an artist, and even more specifically, being a female artist. Discussion will be encouraged and questions welcome.

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