Fermilab Today Oct. 25, 2010 - Oct. 29, 2010

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Annual Enrollment
Watch for your annual enrollment packet. It is on the way to your mail station. Resources including the enrollment form and the informational sessions schedule are available on the Benefits Office website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/annual_enrollment.html. Be sure to attend one of the informational sessions. Blue Cross and CIGNA will be at Wilson Hall in the Aquarium from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. They will also be here on Nov. 9 and 17. PayFlex the new FSA vendor will be here on Nov. 4, 11 and 17.

Free Weekly Wellness Classes Offered
Additional free weekly Qigong, Mindfulness and Tai Chi Easy classes to begin in Nov. on Wednesdays from 7-8am in WH Auditorium; Thursdays from 4:45-5:45pm in Users Center Music Room and on Fridays from Noon - 12:45pm in WH Auditorium. Classes feature moving meditation practices for stress reduction, vitality, and health enhancement. Practice gentle movement, breath awareness, and relaxation with guided meditation and visualization to calm the nervous system, reduce reactivity, foster highter immune system function, and activate internal healing resources. Instructor: Seton Handville, MPH. Please see website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/wellness.html.

Martial Arts Classes
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. Come and join in, but come prepared to work. There is no magic pill for this. It requires both mental and physical conditioning. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on Nov. 1. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5 - 6 pm at the Recreation Facility in the Village. You need to register for the class through the Recreation Office, the cost is $55.00. I will provide a uniform for students new to martial arts. My maximum class size is 8, so you get a lot of personal attention. Please contact Bruce if you have any questions at x8663.

Free CERN LHC book
Direct from CERN, we have several hundred complimentary copies of "The CERN Large Hadron Collider: Accelerator and Experiments." The Library is distributing these books to anyone wanting a copy. This is a two-volume compilation technically describing the Large Hadron Collider and experiments at the time of the start-up in September 2008. Rolf-Dieter Heuer, CERN Director-General, expects “The seven articles collected in this book will serve as central references for the stream of scientific publication that we expect to emerge from experiments with the LHC over the next 10-20 years. For more information please visit http://jinst.sissa.it/LHC/ or library@fnal.gov or x3401.

Needles and threads introductory meeting schedule
The Needles and Threads Cancer Awareness Project Schedule: two additional meetings have been scheduled. Monday, October 25, Noon-1:00 p.m., Conference Room One North, WH1N, and Monday, November 1, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Conference Room One North, WH1N. These meetings will provide an overview of the project. Please stop by to pick up an introduction packet. Not able to attend an introduction meeting? Not a problem -- contact Kathy Johnson kjohnson@fnal.gov or Sheila Cisko scisko@fnal.gov for an introduction packet. This activity is open to all Fermilab Employees, Contractors, Users and their families.

Nov. 22 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 Winter 2011 quarter is Nov. 22nd. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.

Toastmasters - Nov. 4
Bring your lunch and join us for 45 minutes in the Wilson Hall 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, Nov. 4 starting at 12:05. In Toastmaster, you will learn self-growth, how to plan and relax, how to present an idea as 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 and 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. www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters

Argentine Tango through Nov. 3
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, October 13, with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Classes take place each Wednesday in Ramsey Auditorium, Class dates: October, 27 and November 3. Level 1: Fundamentals: 7 to 8 p.m. (Practice - 6:30 p.m.) Level 2: Intermediate/Advanced: 8 to 9 p.m. (Practice - 10 p.m.) For information, http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf to sign up or directions, please send an email Pamela Noyes: noyes@fnal.gov

Pedestrian Safety Awareness for Families
"Safe Journey" is an interactive pedestrian safety program designed for families. Follow John as he walks from home to a bus stop to go to a soccer field accross town, he returns home after nightfall. Take a walk with John and help him decide how to handle some tricky safety situations. Follow this link to Pedestrian Safety information provided by the Fermilab Traffic Safety Subcommittee (TSS)http://www.fnal.gov/pub/traffic_safety/.

Pedestrian Safety at Crosswalks
Pedestrian Safety at Crosswalks, a PowerPoint presentation by the Village of Hinsdale, addresses Illinois Pedestrian Law and offers safety tips for pedestrians. Follow this link to the PowerPoint presentation, additional Pedestrian and Traffic Safety information provided by the Fermilab Traffic Safety Subcommittee (TSS)http://www.fnal.gov/pub/traffic_safety/.

ES&H Winter Fair - Nov. 10
The annual ES&H Winter Fair will be in the Atrium on November 10th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come get some safety tips, freebies and a raffle to win some nice prizes!

BULLYING: It's everyone's problem Nov. 18
Thursday, Nov, 18, Noon-1:00 p.m., One West, Speaker: Michael Cortina MS., LCPC. A recent study indicates that half of 43,000 students surveyed admitted to bullying in the past year. Suicide, one result of bullying, has been in recent news and is on the rise. This seminar will address recent statistics, the effects on the target individual, and offer tips on how to deal effectively with bullying. It will focus primarily on bullying in children and young adults and will address bullying in the work place. Michael Cortina is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle Program
ES&H is rolling out its 2nd annual "Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle" program which kicks off October 1. The event will run from October 1 through December 31. The goal is to exercise three days per week for 30 minutes. For more information, please visit the ES&H web page where you can now enter your time electronically, access hard copy log sheets, etc. http://www-esh.fnal.gov/.

Chicago Blackhawks November Discount Tickets
Take advantage of this Fermilab ticket offer. Availability is limited so order today! Enter the special offer code of fermilab, and then log in or create an account. Once you complete your order, you will receive an email confirmation to print your tickets. If you have any questions or if you're looking to purchase a group of 15 or more tickets, please contact TR Johnson at (312)455-7095 http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html or tjohnson@chicagoblackhawks.com or Jeanne in Recreation/Wellness at x2548.

Yoga Begins Nov. 2
The next session of Yoga will be held on Tuesdays, Nov. 2 - Dec. 21 from noon - 1pm in the Auditorium. Fee is $85/person. This class is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Learn a variety of physical and resting poses along with various breathing and relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga or exercise mat. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation Dept. at x2548. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html.

Scrappers Meet Nov. 2
Do you like scrapbooking? Scrappers will meet Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the Aquarium, WH15W. Stop by between 11:30am and 1:30pm. $10/person. The first 2-page layout will be Halloween or Autumn. The second 2-page layout will be "____ things I love about _______". There will be no specific picture sizes - we'll mat/embellish that day. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

Facilitating Meetings That Work class offered Nov. 4
If you find yourself bored or frustrated with the meetings you must lead yourself, you will walk away with dozens of easy-to-implement ideas that will make your next meeting much more results-focused, and therefore much more successful. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4779.

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills class offered Nov. 9 & 16
Learn how to influence others over whom you do not have authority; to 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/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4659.

Scottish country dancing Halloween Party Tuesday, Oct. 26
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will hold a Halloween party Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and will do a selection of "seasonal" dances. Costumes and treats are encouraged. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.

Indian Creek Road to be closed Wed., 10/27 and Thu., 10/28
Indian Creek Road will be closed at the MI-8 Service Building on Wednesday, Oct. 27 and again on Thursday, Oct. 28. This closure will start at 7:00 am and end at 3:30 pm each day. We advise that all vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians excercise extreme caution whenever they are near the MI-8 construction area.

Employee Art Show: April 2011
Mark your calendars! More information to follow. If you have any questions please contact georgia@fnal.gov.

International Folk Dancing Halloween Party, Oct. 28
International Folk Dancing will hold a Halloween party Thursday, Oct. 28, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. Dances will be selected to go with the Barns decorations, and there will be some interesting and seasonal music. Costumes and treats are encouraged. 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/.

Director of the Office of Science to speak at Fermilab, Oct. 29
William Brinkman, the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, will speak at Fermilab on Friday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. All Fermilab employees and users are encouraged to attend.

Bone Density Screenings Nov. 2
Free bone density screenings are available on Tuesday, November 2 from 10am - 2pm in Wilson Hall One North. Call Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548 or email jkoester@fnal.gov to schedule your 10 minute screening.

English country dancing for Halloween, Oct. 31, with live music at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, October 31, at Kuhn Village Barn. There will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. Given the date, costumes are encouraged, and thematic dances will be on the program. 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. The monthly group will then meet Nov. 14 and Dec. 5. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/.

Word 2007: Intro class offered Nov. 9
After this course, you will be able to create, edit, format, add tables to, and create graphic objects. • Explore the User Interface • Explore the Ribbon • Create a Basic Document • Edit a Document • Formatt Text • Formatt Paragraphs • Add Tables • Insert Graphic Objects • Control Page Appearance • Proof a Document. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4781.

Fright Fest Discount Tickets at Six Flags
Purchase Anyday Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America Tickets for $33 ($5 processing fee per online order). Go to https://shop.accesso.com/clients/sixflags/affiliate/login.php?m=8289 Username: fermilabGM, Password: SixFlags6. Special Fermi Outing Day Tickets are also available 10/22-10/24 for $26 (online processing fee waived) go to http://www.sixflags.com. Pick a Park: Six Flags Great America; Enter Promo Code (Fermi) in Upper Right Hand Corner. Print tickets. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation/Wellness Dept. at x2548.

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