Fermilab Today July 26, 2010 - Aug. 1, 2010

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Users Office Closed, Friday, July 30 and Monday, Aug. 2
The Fermilab Users Office will be closed on Friday, July 30, and Monday, August 2, due to circumstances out of our control. If you have any questions regarding a visitor ID badge please contact Amanda Petersen at x4203 or visaoffice@fnal.gov. If you have any questions concerning a car rental please contact Enrique Lopez at x4037 or (847)707-3643-cell. We are sorry if this may cause any inconvenience.

Bristol Renaissance Faire discount
Fermilab employees may purchase adult tickets for $12 each (regularly $18.95) and children's tickets for $7.50 (regularly $9.50). The Bristol Renaissance Fair is open Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day through September 6. It's located off I-94 at the IL/WI border and open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information contact the Recreation Department at x2548 or to purchase discount tickets use the Premium Partner Code BRX723 at http://www.renfair.com/bristol/tickets/premiumpartner.asp

Aug. 20 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 Fall 2010 quarter is Aug. 20. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website.

Applications for URA Visiting Scholars Awards due Aug. 20
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of August 20 for the submission of applications for the fall 2010 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. For details on the URA Visiting Scholars at Fermilab Program, including eligibility, application procedure, award administration and names of award recipients, visit the URA Visiting Scholars website.

Martial arts classes begins Aug. 9
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on August 9. I will teach you 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 to 6 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.

Regal Movie Theater discount tickets available
The Recreation Department now has Regal Movie Theater Discount Tickets available. Regal Theaters recently purchased the AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville. Other Regal locations include Bolingbrook Stadium 12, Lake Zurich 12 and Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16. We have $8 unrestricted tickets and $7 restricted use tickets available. IMAX and 3D are subject to a surcharge at the theater.

NIM and Physics Reports now completely online at Fermilab
Fermilab now has complete site-wide online access to the full-text of these two important HEP journals: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01689002 and Physics Reports http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03701573. This is available from any Lab computer from anywhere on-site at Fermilab. Here is imformation on gaining access when off-site http://bss.fnal.gov/library/offsite.html. Please contact the library at library@fnal.gov.

Toastmaster - Aug. 5
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wilson Hall, 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, Aug. 5 at 12:00. In Toastmaster, you will learn self-growth, how to plan and relax, how to present an idea to whether you have time to prepare or just 10 seconds. You will learn to listen and think effectively, how to prepare and give speeches with confidence in a wide range of situations. Best of all, you'll practice in a friendly, supportive environment, with people who are there for the same reasons. For more information please visit http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters

Grounding and Shielding of Electronic Systems course - Aug. 12 and 13
Learning how to solve electromagnetic interference and signal integrity problems on the job can be frustrating for the engineer and very expensive for the lab. While most of the electromagnetic and circuit principles involved are simple, the complexity of many systems masks the logic and simplicity of possible solutions. This course treats signals as currents; explains fundamental grounding, shielding, and mcuh more. To enroll or for more information visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3915.

Free Piano Concert featuring Sandor Feher, Ramsey Auditorium at noon on Aug. 12
NALWO - FERMI NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION invites you to a 12:00 p.m. piano concert featuring: Sandor Feher, Thursday, August 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Ramsey Auditorium - Sandor Feher returns, once again, to envelope us with his pure energy at the keyboard in Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium. Sandor’s summer break from his studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, is our opportunity to hear the splendor of Frederic Chopin. Sandor’s program includes a tribute to Frederic Chopin, as this is Chopin’s bicentennial year, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Polish composer. Please join us as we welcome Sandor back! No reservation or ticket is needed. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. For additional information contact Margie Nagaitsev at mnagaitsev@hotmail.com. NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.

What's New with NI and the latest version of LabVIEW (NI Week highlights)? - Aug 19
NI Week is the industry's premier event on graphical system design that attracts more than 3,000 of the world's brightest engineers, educators, and scientists. Come and get a recap of the latest technology from NI that automates everything around us and improves everyday life. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5159.

Gizmo Guys - Fermilab Arts Series - Sept. 25
“master jugglers with ebullient energy and exquisite skill…Human virtuosity with a touch of lunacy.” – The New York Times Gizmo Guys are a comedy juggling act. But they are much more. Their act includes original routines, quick-witted verbal repartee and world class juggling skills in a very light-hearted approach to the art. Touring worldwide since 1987, the Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 2500 live performances, for millions more on television. In addition to touring extensively in the U.S. and Canada, the Gizmo Guys have toured across the globe.

Club & League Fair - Aug. 11
Calling all Employee Clubs and Athletic Leagues. If you are interested in promoting your club or league on August 11th from 11:30-1pm in the Atrium of Wilson Hall contact Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548 or via email at jkoester@fnal.gov. We will provide you with a table and chairs. Please respond by July 23. This is a great opportunity to let your coworkers know about your club or league and obtain new members.

Claudia Schmidt - Singer/Songwriter - Fermilab Arts Series - Aug. 14
An incredibly versatile singer/songwriter, Claudia Schmidt is equally at home whether singing folk music, jazz standards, or music for the theater. For almost 40 years Claudia Schmidt has been exploring the nuances of acoustic music with her voice, 12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer with an exciting collection of original, traditional, and contemporary writing. ...She has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, a television documentary on KTCA-TV in St. Paul called "I Sing Because I can't Fly" and won a Jeff Award for her role in the Goodman's "A Good Person Szechuan."

Day Camp payments due today
August sessions are due today. If you have not paid the June and July sessions please bring payment to WH15W as soon as possible.

2010 Summer Intern Group Photo - July 27
All summer interns are requested for a group photo, July 27 at 9:30 SHARP Wilson Hall atrium. Please join in and let your friends know.

Argentine Tango, Wednesday, July 28
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, July 7 with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Class dates: July 7, 14, 21 and 28. 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 (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

Wilson Hall Cafeteria Closed Tomorrow, July 31
Due to water pipe repairs and loss of air conditioning in Wilson Hall, the cafeteria will be closed Saturday, July 31.

JoAnn Larson Wins iPod in Walking Program Drawing
Congratulations to JoAnn Larson! JoAnn is last week's drawing winner for an iPod Shuffle in the 10,000 Steps a Day Walking Program hosted by the Recreation Department and CIGNA. We had an 8-week grand total of 107 participants that walked a total of 16,531,728 steps, burned 895,822 calories and walked a combined total of 7,761 miles. Keep walking! Log on to http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html for an opportunity to sign up for a 52-week continuation program. Keep up the good work.

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Take 5 Challenge Quiz
The new Take 5 Challenge #3 quiz is available on-line on the Take 5 Web page. June was NSC Safety Month and five NSC safety flyers were mailed out to each mail stop. The quiz questions are based on the information in those flyers. Hope you read them. Three winners will be picked on July 30 and will receive some nice prizes. See quiz at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/takefive/.

Benefit News
Each month the Benefits Office features topics of interest in our Benefit Bulletins. Please visit the Benefits office web site to view the latest bulletins at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/benefits_bulletins.html. If you have a topic that you would like us to cover, please contact a member of the Benefits Staff.

Safari Online access to O'Reilly content available for purchase
The Fermilab subscription to Safari Online renews in August. This is a package of accounts, each for one-person unlimited online access by password, to O’Reilly computer books and more. New subscribers need approval to have the $156 annual charge applied to their task code. Please send new subscription requests to library@fnal.gov by July 29. (Renewing subscribers have already been contacted.) A free trial of Safari is available at http://my.safaribooksonline.com/

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