Fermilab Today June 21, 2010 - June 25, 2010

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Submit timecard on new system by Friday, June 25
This week, every Fermilab employee should begin using the new Fermilab Time and Labor electronic reporting system to create and submit timecards. To help with this transition, please submit your weekly timecard through the new FTL system by Friday, June 25. You can access the new timecard, training materials and contact information for local support teams at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/ftl/launch.html. You can also contact the Service Desk for assistance by calling x2345 or by opening a Service Desk ticket at https://ar-mt1.fnal.gov/arsys/shared/login.jsp?/arsys/.

Session 3 Preschool & Youth Swim Lesson Registration due July 2
Registration for Session 3 of Preschool and Youth Swim Lessons is due July 2. This session will run Monday through Thursday the weeks of July 12 and July 19. Fridays are reserved for makeup days if needed. Preschool Lessons are for ages 4-5. Youth Lessons are for ages 6-12, $60/child. Register in the Recreation Office, Wilson Hall, 15 West. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548.

Requests for On Site Housing Now Accepted for Fall 2010 & Spring 2011
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for reservations for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the remainder of 2010 and the Spring of 2011. Please submit your request by Monday, July 19, 2010. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to housing@fnal.gov send requests to the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or email at the above. Individual housing requests can be made by using our Online Housing Request form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html.

Day Camp Payments Due
June Sessions were due May 24. July Sessions are due Monday June 21. August Sessions are due July 26. If you have not paid the June and July sessions please bring payment to WH15W as soon as possible.

Time to complete accomplishment reports
To all supervisors: Do you need help preparing for performance reviews? Get a quick 2-hour overview of the performance review process, discussion and form. Have your questions answered by Compensation and Employee Relations. This briefing is a review for supervisors who have completed the FMP Performance Review course and for supervisors who are new to the process but have not yet completed the course. To enroll go to http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4558.

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: • 2009-2010 accomplishment report (completed by employee) • 2009-2010 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.

Web of Science citation database online trial
Fermilab has a site-wide online trial of the Web of Science citation database through the end of June at http://tinyurl.com/34dwzjr. Web of Science has tools for bibliometric analysis including cited reference searching and graphical citation maps. If you're interested, please try this online product, and send comments to the Fermilab Library at library@fnal.gov. We rely on usage statistics, comments, and price to determine which online resources remain available at Fermilab.

Adult water aerobics - Mondays
Adult water aerobics class will be held on Mondays beginning June 7 and will run through August 2 at the Village Pool from 11:15 a.m. - Noon. The fee is $65/person. Contact Jeanne Koester in the Recreation Department at x2548 for more information.

Adult swim lessons - Mondays
Adult swim lessons will be held on Mondays beginning June 7 through August 2 at the Fermi Village Pool from 11:15 a.m. - Noon. Fee: $60/person. Contact Jeanne Koester in the Recreation Department at x2548 for more information.

Argentine Tango, Wednesday, June 16 to 30
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, June 16 with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Class dates: June 16, 23, and 30. Level 1: Fundamentals: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Practice - 6:30 p.m.) Level 2: Intermediate/Adv.: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.(Practice - 10:00 p.m.) Pricing for class levels: Regular/Student Attending single level 1 OR 2 (3 class set): $45/$40; Attending both Levels 1 and 2 (class set): $75/$70; 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

Walk to Health class begins June 7
Are you interested in kicking up your physical activity level one notch higher, but do not know where to start? Then come join us in Walk to Health! This eight week class will help begin to show the most athletically-challenged individuals a path to health. The only equipment you need is comfortable clothes and shoes for walking. Held Mondays from 5-5:45pm, June 7 - August 2. Meet at Ring Road A1. $45/person. For more information call Jeanne in Recreation at x2548.

Butts & Guts class begins June 7
Tired of doing the same basic crunches and sit-ups? This strength training workout focuses on increasing flexibility and strengthening the abdominal area. Participants learn a variety of exercises designed to increase core strength that benefit activities of daily living. This class is suitable for any level of fitness! Held Mondays, June 7 - August 2 at the Recreation Facility from noon - 12:45 p.m. $53/person. For more information call Jeanne in Recreation at x2548.

Lecture Series: Intermediate/Advanced Topics in C++ Programming
There are two remaining lectures in the 2010 Lecture Series on C++ Programming. “Exploiting Callability in C++: What Can We Do with a Function Object?” will be held Monday, June 21. “A Survey of Concurrent Programming Using Next-Generation C++ Threads” will be held Wednesday, June 23. Both will be in Wilson Hall Curia II from 1:00PM to approximately 3:30PM. There is no cost to attend. More information, including the lecture schedule and topics, is available at http://home.fnal.gov/~wb/2010-06-lectures.html.

Ask HR: 15th floor visits TD - ICB Tuesday June 29
Do you have questions about open jobs, personnel policies or employee programs? Would you like to view job fair media, drop of items for the maternity closet or submit a vacation donation form? Staff from Employment/Employee Relations will be available to answer questions and provide information from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 in the TD - ICB Hermitage conference room. Please stop in.

Free Webinar on "Retirement Planning for Women", June 30
This informative Webinar will focus on retirement planning and particular issues women face. Join ACU and speaker Jennifer Johnson from Financial Network Investment Corp., who will discuss the unique investment challenges women have, how to invest to work towards your goals and how to determine if you are prepared for the future? This free Webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on June 30, 2010 online. Learn more and R.S.V.P online, by calling (815) 267-7731 or at ACU’s Fermilab Branch.

10,000 Steps-a-Day Walking Program
Walk Your Way to Fitness. Register for our 10,000 Steps Per Day Walking Program. On the website you can: log your daily steps, receive coaching tips and fun facts, review educational materials, and sign up for an optional continuation program upon completion of this eight week walking program. If you weren't able to participate in the Employee Health & Fitness Day on May 19 and need a pedometer, please stop by the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15 West. For more info call Jeanne, x2548. Program hosted in partnership with CIGNA. For more information go to http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html

Introduction to LabVIEW course being held July 13
Learn how to build powerful, custom test, measurement, and control applications from scratch using intuitive, measurement-specific graphical programming. Gain hands-on experience with LabVIEW and learn how you can use LabVIEW graphical development to reduce development time and create flexible applications that easily integrate with thousands of I/O devices from hundreds of vendors. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3694

Embedded Design with LabVIEW FPGA and CompactRIO seminar being offered July 13
This hands-on session utilizes National Instruments LabVIEW graphical embedded development tools and off-the-shelf prototyping systems. Discover firsthand how to design, prototype, and deploy embedded systems more productively using NI LabVIEW embedded programming tools and rapid prototyping hardware. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?

Interaction Management Coaching Forum - July 27
This workshop is a follow-up to the Interaction Management workshop series and the Fermilab Management Practices seminar. The workshop is designed to develop a specific coaching/management action plan for a particularly tough, real-life coaching challenge. For more informaiton or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5638

SciTech summer camps start June 14
From June 14 to July 30, SciTech Hands-on Museum in downtown Aurora will offer 24 one-week camps for children, including the popular camps "Totally ballistic!" and "Kitchen Chemistry" as well as the new "Wild Weather Wonders" camp. Camp schedule and descriptions are at http://www.scitechmuseum.org. Cost per camp: $225. Members receive discount. Before and after care is available for a fee. For more information and to sign up, call Joyce at 630-859-3434, ext. 214. SciTech is located at 18 W. Benton Street, Aurora.

International Folk Dancing resumes in Auditorium June 10
International Folk Dancing will not meet Thursday, June 3, and then will move to the stage of Ramsey Auditorium for the summer. The group will meet weekly beginning Thursday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Blood drive June 21 and 22
Fermilab will host a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive June 21, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and June 22, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Donors will receive a certificate for a quart of Oberweis ice cream. Please schedule appointments via the new Heartland web link or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680 for assistance. Walk-ins welcome time permitting. Anyone interested in a DRC donation should call Diana x3771.

Ask HR: 15th floor visits FESS - Site 38 on Tuesday June 22
Do you have questions about open jobs, personnel policies or employee programs? Would you like to view job fair media, drop of items for the maternity closet or submit a vacation donation form? Staff from Employment/Employee Relations will be available to answer questions and provide information from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 in the FESS - Site 38 conference room. Please stop in.

Oracle E Business Suite and ProCard application systems downtime on Friday, June 25 from 08:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Due to required maintenance, the Oracle E Business Suite and ProCard application systems will be unavailable from 08:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

10,000 Steps-a-Day winner announced
Jane Sylvester won last week's drawing for participating in Fermilab's 10,000 Steps-a-Day walking program. Jane won a Hydracoach Bottle that automatically calculates recommended daily hydration goals and displays the total amount of fluid consumed. To date we have 83 participants that have walked 6,176,496 steps, burned 337,271 calories and walked a total of 2,920 miles. For more information about the walking program contact Jeanne in Recreation at x2548.

Deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program - June 25
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Summer 2010 quarter is June 25. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website.

Kyuki-Do Martial Arts Classes began June 21
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on June 21. You will learn how to kick, punch, block, throw and 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 for the class through the Recreation Office. The cost is $55.00. You do not need a gym membership to join this class. I will supply a free uniform to students who have never participated in martial arts before. My class size is limited to eight students.

Ask HR: 15th floor visits Wilson Hall Atrium on Friday June 25
Do you have questions about open jobs, personnel policies or employee programs? Would you like to view job fair media, drop of items for the maternity closet or submit a vacation donation form? Staff from Employment/Employee Relations will be available to answer questions and provide information from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 25 in the Wilson Hall atrium. Please stop in.

Fermilab Arts Series Presents Corky Siegel and Chamber Blues June 26
Is it blues, is it classical? Walking the line between Beethoven and B.B. King and armed with the creative genius and instrumental prowess that have defined his career for nearly four decades, blues harmonica player, and part of the Siegel/Schwall Band, Corky has pioneered an original, genre-busting Chamber blues - a fresh, innovative sound capturing the sparkling qualities of classical music merged with the emotional melodic style of blues, all within an intimate chamber setting. Under Corky's lead, The West End String Quartet and percussionist Frank Donaldson complete the Chamber Blues Band. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gpv/culture/NewArts/Arts/09-10/corky.shtml

Sign up for summer Science Adventures classes
Parents of children in grades K-10 can now sign up their children for the Education Office's summer Science Adventures classes. Visit our website at http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv for class listings and a downloadable registration form. For more information call Andrea at x8259 or email avarry@fnal.gov

Get to know great inventors in Inventor's Workbench, a Science Adventure
For grades 2-4: Get to know several of the world's greatest inventors such as Edison, Newton and Leonardo and learn about their inventions. Experiment with some of their ideas and strategies that made them world-renowned inventors. Grow as an inventor as you design, collaborate and learn. June 28-July 2 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; $100 per student. To register or for more information call or email Andrea at x8258 or avarry@fnal.gov or visit http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv

Nominations Requested for Employee Profiles
Do you know an employee who exemplifies what it means to work at Fermilab? The Employment department is updating Employee Profiles on our website to provide applicants with insight on what it is like to work at Fermilab. The profile may include first name, job title, duties, special projects, and career path. Please e-mail your nominations of fellow employees for Employee Profiles to hsidman@fnal.gov by June 25.

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