Fermilab Today March 12, 2012 - March 16, 2012

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Slides from winter HEPAP meeting now available online
The slides from winter HEPAP meeting now available online here: http://science.energy.gov/hep/hepap/meetings/previous-meetings/hepap-agenda-march-2012/.

Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts
Do you have funds left in your 2011 FSA? You have until Apr. 29 to file your claims. Claims incurred from Jan. 1, 2011 through Mar. 15, 2012 can be submitted for reimbursement under your 2011 FSA. Learn more about your FSA and substantiation in our benefits bulletin located at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/HealthcareFSA.pdf.

Barn Dance Mar. 18
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Mar. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Can I Get an Amen and calling by Lynn Garren. 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/

SciFinder Training Mar. 20
SciFinder Training will be held in the Fermilab Library WH3X on Tuesday, Mar. 20 at 1pm. SciFinder is a large and exquisitely curated set of databases with tools for highly refined search results for Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry and Physics. Fermilab has full online access to SciFinder http://www.cas.org/ accessible anywhere by password account. Contact library@fnal.gov to get your free account. SciFinder is produced by the American Chemical Society, growing out of their Chemical Abstracts product.

Muscle Toning Begins Mar. 20
The next session of Muscle Toning will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar. 20 - May 17 at the Fitness Center from 5:30 - 6:30pm, fee is $77/person. Get a head start in getting fit and have fun doing it. Gain strength, lean body mass and increase muscle definition with these strength training classes. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov

School's Day Out: Mar. 26-30
School's out Day Camp Mar. 26-30, 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 Friday, Mar. 23. 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.

Take the Take Five Winter Challenge - Mar. 19
Take the new Take-Five Challenge: Complete the crossword puzzle by Mar. 19 and win a prize. The latest Take-Five poster will help you solve the puzzle. You can find the poster and other information, such as the "Safe, Healthy, Green & At Home" sections, on the Take Five website, a great tool to help you stay safe and healthy at work and at home.

Abri Credit Union is now selling books of stamps
Stamps can be sold to members and non members. Non members must pay cash. There is no additional service fee. Currently, stamps are $9.00 per book.

Fermilab Garden Club Spring Meeting Mar. 14
The Fermilab garden club spring meeting will be held on Mar. 14, at noon, in WH7XO. New members should especially attend to find out about the club and learn about renting a garden plot. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Garden%20Club.html.

Fermilab Lecture Series Presents The Intensity Frontier Mar. 23
With the Energy Frontier moving over to Europe and the LHC, Fermilab is making plans to increase its dominance of the Intensity Frontier. The focus of the planned program will be investigations in the area of muon, kaon, neutrino and nuclear studies which will probe for potential new phenomena beyond the current Standard Model of Particle Physics. This lecture will explain the importance of the Intensity Frontier to the world's understanding of nature and its significance to Fermilab. Join Dr. Stan Wojcicki, former spokesperson for MINOS, on Mar. 23 at 8:00pm in Ramsey Auditorium, $7 per person. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Python Programming class - April 16-18
Learn the basics of Python programming and become proficient enough to apply the language for day to day tasks. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647.

Fermilab Management Practices courses are now available for registration
The Office for Profesional and Organization Development has scheduled a session of Fermilab Management Practices (FMP)which includes: Managing within the Law, Job Descriptions and Employment, Behavioral Inteviewing, Interaction Management, Performance Review and Fermilab Functions. To enroll or for more information, visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/courses.html.

"5 Treasures" Qigong for Stress Relief begins Jan. 23
"Five Treasures" is a short, easy to learn, set of Qigong exercises. Specific attention on coordination of breath, posture and intention. This is a more in-depth approach compared to the drop-in classes on Wednesday and Friday. Mondays: Jan. 23 - Mar. 26, Wilson Hall Auditorium, 12 - 1 p.m. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov

FRA scholarship applications due Apr. 2
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/train-dev/FRA_scholarship.html. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or Nicole@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.

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.