Fermilab Today Nov. 8, 2010 - Nov. 12, 2010

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School's Day Out
School's Out Day Camp On Nov. 22 and 23, childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Thurs., Nov. 18. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call Mary or Patti at The Children's Center x3762 or email daycare@fnal.gov to register.

Cisco AnyConnect VPN client will be unavailable today intermittently
The new VPN service, Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, will be unavailable on Thursday, Nov. 11, starting at 9 a.m. The VPN service will be intermittent throughout the day. This only affects AnyConnect VPN client, not the older Cisco client.

Help Fermilab track greenhouse gas emissions - take a survey
Fermilab wants to learn more about employees' commuting practices. By taking a commuting and travel survey, you can help the ES&H Section better estimate the greenhouse gas emissions from employees commuting to work or traveling on business. To learn more about the survey read the article in Fermilab Today: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive2010/today10-11-08.html . This survey is only targeting employees (those with the letter N after their ID number). Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WXG9WS .

Fermilab Winter Volleyball League
2010/2011 winter volleyball league games will start on Monday, November 15th, at 6pm. All teams have to be registered by or at the Captain's Meeting, which will take place in Wilson Hall Cafeteria on Thursday, November 11th, at noon. All captains, and interested players are invited. Additional inquiries with league representative Sergey Los at los@fnal.gov or visit https://plone4.fnal.gov/P1/Main/Orgs/Volleyball.

Turkey date for Thanksgiving dinner
International Services will play matchmaker again this Thanksgiving between volunteers at Fermilab who are hosting Thanksgiving dinners and anyone at Fermilab who does not already have Thanksgiving plans. Visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/users/turkeydate/ to fill out a host or guest questionnaire. The program is open to anyone at Fermilab, domestic or international, user, employee or contractor. Contact Kathy Johnson at kjohnson@fnal.gov with questions.

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.

Free noontime concert: solo piano by Jacqueline Schwab, Nov. 11, Ramsey Auditorium
Noted pianist Jacqueline Schwab will give a free concert from 12 - 1 p.m., Thursday, November 11, at Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall. Jacqueline is best known for her work on Ken Burns' PBS Documentaries and her concert will feature 19th century and 20th century American traditional music in her own unique improvisational style. A gift to the lab community from the lab’s dance groups and women’s organization, this concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825.

Tango at Fermilab through Dec. 1
Our new series of four tango classes and new Choreography class starts November 10, with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Classes are held each Wednesday in Ramsey Auditorium, Class dates: Nov 10, 17, 24, and Dec 1. Level 1: Fundamentals: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Level 2: Intermediate/Adv: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Choreography: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, please send an email to Pam Noyes noyes@fnal.gov or http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

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.

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/.

Book Fair Nov. 17 & 18
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 10am-4pm and Thursday, Nov. 18, 8am-3pm. Cash, credit cards and checks accepted. Wilson Hall Atrium. Great opportunity to start your holiday shopping. For more information call Jeanne in Recreation/Wellness at x2548.

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.

Toastmaster Nov. 18
Bring your lunch and join us for 45 minutes in the Wilson Hall 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, Nov. 18 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. Please visit http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters.

Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle Program through Dec. 31
ES&H is rolling out its 2nd annual "Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle" program which kicks off Oct. 1. The event will run from Oct. 1 through Dec. 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.

FNPRT Upgrade Delayed until November 18
The FNPRT upgrade scheduled for Nov. 4 has been deferred to Nov. 18 due to concerns about some recently discovered problems in the underlying virtual server infrastructure supporting the new print server that need to be investigated and resolved.

Computer Security Awareness Day - Nov. 9
Complete required computer security training sessions and attend a variety of speed sessions about keeping your information and reputation safe online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Wilson Hall on Computer Security Awareness Day, Tuesday, Nov. 9. During the event, CD employees in the Wilson Hall atrium will also offer free USB drive scanning at the Password Doctor booth. All employees, friends and family members are invited to attend CSADay2010. Sessions are free and do not require registration. For more information, see http://security.fnal.gov/CSADAY2010

Stampers Club Nov. 9
Do you like card stamping? Stampers will meet Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the Aquarium, WH15W. Stop by between 11:30am and 1:30pm. $10/person. Bring scissors and adhesive. Supplies provided for 3 cards. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

Muscle Toning begins Nov. 9
Get a head start in getting fit and have fun doing it. The next session of Bod Squad Muscle Toning will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Nov. 9 - Dec. 21 (no class 11/25). Class is held in the Exercise Room at the Recreation Facility. Cost is $59/person. Gain strength, lean body mass and increase muscle definition with these strength training classes. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation/Wellness Dept. at x2548, Wilson Hall, 15 West.

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. Please plan on attending the informational session. Blue Cross and CIGNA will be at Wilson Hall in the Aquarium from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. PayFlex the new FSA vendor will be here on Nov. 11, and 17.

Lunch and Learn about Qigong, Mindfulness & Tai Chi Easy for Stress Reduction Nov. 10
Learn about free weekly wellness classes offered at Fermilab. Lunch and learn will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in Curia II from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Classes feature moving meditation practices for stress reduction, vitality, and health enhancement. Learn how gentle movement, breath awareness and relaxation can reduce stress. Presented by Seton Handville, MPH. For more information call Jeanne in Wellness at x2548.

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

Indian Creek Rd. closed until 3:30 pm Thursday
Indian Creek Road will be closed at MI-8 from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11. Access to MI-10 will be available via Kautz Road during these periods. Please remember to use extreme caution whenever near construction sites.

Special English Country Dance with Jacqueline Schwab, Nov. 10 in St. Charles
Fermilab English Country Dancing will hold a special dance with noted pianist Jacqueline Schwab of the Bare Necessities music ensemble at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Baker Community Center, 101 South 2nd Street, St. Charles. Jacqueline will play as well as call the dances. Newcomers are welcome to dance or listen. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825.

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