Fermilab Today January 03, 2012 - January 06, 2012

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Barn Dance Jan. 8
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Heather and Jonathan (fiddle and piano) and calling by Dan Saathoff. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to know anything, just come and have fun! Admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/

Abri Credit Union Appreciates Our Members
On behalf of the Abri Credit Union staff, we would like to thank you for your continued support and business. Please stop by the branch to enter to win a Chez Leon Gift Certificate. The drawing will be held on Feb. 1.

North Eola and West Wilson to close for winter
North Eola Road and West Wilson Road were originally scheduled to close for the winter in December. A very late corn harvest in those areas and mild weather, delayed those closings. These two stretches of road will close for the winter early on Monday Jan. 9 and will reopen in mid-March.

Anyone Forget they ordered Battery Pack(s)?
Receiving dept. has a shipmemt of "Rechargeable Battery Pack(s) for Digital Camera/Camcorder". The shipper was ATC Supply Naperville, Il. (possibly drop shipper)for another company. These arrived early Nov. 2011. There is no recipient information to whom they belong too. Please contact x3542 with order information.

FRA scholarship applications due Apr. 1
The FRA scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to the child of a parent who is a regular, full-time Fermilab/FRA employee. Scholarship applications are due in the Office for Professional and Organization Development by Apr. 1. The scholarship application and detailed information are available at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/elr/FRA_scholarship.html. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or Nicole@fnal.gov

Access 2010: Intro - Mar. 14
The contents of this Acess 2010 Intro course include: • Getting Started with Access • Identifying Components of a Database • Building a Database • Managing Data in a Table • Viewing Data in Tables • Querying a Database • Designing Forms • Generating Reports. For more informaiton or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6801.

Excel 2010: Intro - Mar. 8
The contents of this Excel 2010 Intro course include: • Creating a Basic Worksheet • Performing Calculations • Modifying a Worksheet • Formatting a Worksheet • Printing Workbook Contents • Managing Large Workbooks. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6800.

Outlook 2010: Intro - Feb. 22
The contents of this Outlook 2010 Intro course include: • Getting Started with Outlook • Composing Messages • Organizing Messages • Managing Contacts • Scheduling Appointments • Scheduling Meetings • Managing Tasks & Notes. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6802.

PowerPoint 2010: Intro - Feb. 28
The contents of this PowerPoint 2010 course includes: • Getting Started with PowerPoint • Creating a Presentation • Formatting Text on slides • ClipArt and WordArt • Modifying Objects • Adding Tables to a Presentation • Insert Charts in a Presentation • Delivering a Presentation. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6798.

Word 2010: Intro Mar. 6
The contents of this Word 2010 Intro cousre include: • Exploring the User Interface • Creating a Basic Document • Editing a Document • Formatting Text • Formatting Paragraphs • Inserting Tables • Inserting Special Characters and Graphical Objects • Controlling Page Appearance • Proofing a Word Document. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6799

Martial Arts classes begin Jan. 9
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. Come and start the New Year off right, 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 Jan. 9. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5-6 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. Uniform will be provided for students new to martial arts. My maximum class size is 10, so you get a lot of personal attention.

"Doing The Right Thing" video series
The Bible Exploration for Lunch League http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ is beginning viewing and discussing a new video series entitled "Doing The Right Thing", an exploration of ethics from the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. All are welcome to join us on Tuesdays at noon in the Quarium, WH8SW. Contact bellweb@fnal.gov if you have questions.

Two Zumba classes offered
The next session of Zumba will be offered on Wednesdays, Jan. 11 - Feb. 29 in the Fitness Center from 12 - 12:45 p.m., fee is $45/person. Another session will be held on Fridays, Jan. 13 - Mar. 2 in the Fitness Center from 12 - 12:45 p.m., fee is $45/person.

Our Expanding Cosmic Horizons - Lecture by Dr. Rocky Kolb Jan. 20
New scientific tools will expand our cosmic horizons and enable us to discover life on planets orbiting other stars, allow us to see the first galaxies, and reveal the nature of dark matter and energy. In 1983 he was the founding head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group and in 2004 the founding Director of the Particle Astrophysics Center at Fermilab. His book Blind Watchers of the Sky, received the 1996 Emme Award of the American Aeronautical Society. Rocky's research is the application of elementary-particle physics to the very early Universe. He is a co-author of The Early Universe.

Gallery Chamber Series featuring David Schrader, Harpsichord Jan. 22
Equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, piano, or fortepiano, David Schrader is "truly an extraordinary musician ... (who) brings not only the unfailing right technical approach to each of these different instruments, but always an imaginative, fascinating musicality to all of them" (Norman Pelligrini, WFMT, Chicago). David's concert, the first of the Gallery Chamber Series, includes music of Bach, Buxtehude and others. Tickets are $17 for this concert, or $42 for the series of all three Gallery Concerts including Quintet Attacca on Feb.12 and Arianna String Quartet on Mar. 4.

Fermilab Arts Series Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo Feb. 4
It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being. - Paul Simon. For more than 40 years, LBM has married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape. Nominated for the 2012 Grammy Award! Tickets $30/$15 for ages 18 and under.

January 2012 timecards - float holiday
During the month of January the Kronos timecard is unable to populate the 2012 floating holiday. You will be able to select and record your floating holiday beginning Feb. 1, 2012. If you are going to use your 2012 floating holiday in Jan. please e-mail the Payroll Manager at lsmith@fnal.gov before you complete your timecard, so that a manual entry of the hours can be set up.

403(b) supplemental retirement plan contributions
Effective January 1, 2012, the maximum that participants can contribute to their supplemental retirement account increases to $17,000. Employees age 50 and older, or those who will become age 50 at any time during 2012, may make additional contributions (403(c)) of up to $5,500. If you want to change your supplemental retirement or catch-up contributions for calendar year 2012, please complete a Salary Reduction Agreement which can be obtained on the Benefits website at: http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/2012SalaryReductionAgree.pdf or from the Benefits Office.

Open Badminton at the Gym
Open Badminton is held at the gym on Wednesdays from 11am - 1pm and Fridays from 4 - 6pm. Gym Membership required. Free trial memberships available. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov

Atrium work updates
Follow the progress of the Wilson Hall atrium construction with updates from FESS here http://fess.fnal.gov/atrium_construction.html.

Sam's Club Announces Membership Offer for Employees
Sam's Club is offering all Fermi Lab associates a 25% reduction on the cost of their memberships. Simply come in to the Batavia Sam's Club with this special flyer from our website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/convenience.html and receive a $10 or $25 gift card for your new sign up or your renewal. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov

Indoor soccer
Indoor Soccer: 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays in the gymnasium. For more information contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at oshinowo@fnal.gov.

Butts & Guts begins Jan. 5
The next session of Butts & Guts will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 5 - Feb. 23 in the Fitness Center from 12 - 12:45 p.m., fee is $53/person. Gym membership is NOT required.

Yoga begins Jan. 3
The next session of Yoga will be held Tuesdays, Jan. 3 - Feb. 21, in the Wilson Hall Auditorium from Noon - 1 p.m. 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/exercise mat. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov

Visa Office closures over the holidays
Fermilab's Visa Office will be closed from noon, Wednesday, Dec. 21 through Monday, Dec. 26, re-opening Tuesday, Dec. 27. It also will be closed from 4 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 28 through Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, re-opening Tuesday, Jan. 3. Please plan accordingly. No petitions or other substantive visa work will be done during Visa Office closures. Please contact the Users Office at usersoffice@fnal.gov if you have a DS-2019 to be signed.