Fermilab Today June 11, 2012 - June 15, 2012

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Power outage - June 15
On Friday, June 15, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. there will be a site-wide power outage to turn off power from the master substation and backfeed it from the Kautz Road substation. This is necessary to conduct maintenance on electrical switches and lines, paint poles and perform upgrades, all lasting for 3 to 5 months. This work will impact most of the Fermilab site except the Main Injector and the Village. General users across the site will notice a disruption of power and networking—including wireless— during the outage, with the exceptions of the Feynman Computing Center, the Wilson Hall 8 Fiber Center Communications Room (WH8-FC), the Wilson Hall 5NW server room and the Grid Computing Center (GCC). Please turn off your computers and small electrical devices in your offices before you leave work on Thursday afternoon to avoid power disruptions on Friday morning. In addition, the Lattice Computing Center (LCC) in the New Muon Lab building will have an extended outage on the same day, Friday, June 15. All LCC computing facilities will shut down at 6:30 a.m. Maintenance is scheduled until approximately 2:00p.m. on Friday. During this time all computing and networking in the LCC computer rooms will be unavailable. Most, if not all, of the New Muon Lab building will have normal power after the initial site-wide power outage occurring between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Budker Seminar June 18
The Budker Seminar will be held at the User's Center on Monday, June 18. Free Pizza and beverages will be served starting at 5:00 pm. Everyone one is welcome to attend. The speaker this month is Alexander Dzyuba from Novosibirsk University; talk title: “SRF past, present and future. Material scientist perspective.”

Heartland Blood Drive June 18 & 19
Fermilab will host a walk-in only Blood Drive June 18 & 19 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the WH ground floor training room. Anyone interested in giving a DRC donation should contact Diana x3771 for an appointment. This will help collect the most units possible for those in need. The April drive collected 72 life saving pints of blood. Note: There is a current shortage of O-, O+, & B- blood types. DRC donations help the most. Please help replenish the areas blood supply if you can. Your donation can save 3 lives. Donors will receive a certificate for a quart of Oberweis Ice Cream. Blessings to all!

English country dancing this Sunday, June 17
English country dancing will meet this Sunday, June 17, at Kuhn Village Barn. The program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and there are dances for everyone from 2 until 5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing continues through the summer on the third Sunday of each month. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or (630)584-0825. For more information please see: http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/.

Nalwo Luncheon/Tour at Cantigny - June 21
Meeting point: 10:30 am at Cantigny Visitors Center. The entrance to Cantigny Park is at: 151 1 South Winfield Road, in Wheaton. There will be time to wander thru the gardens before the tour. Cantigny has 30 acres of botanic gardens, featuring several themes of gardens. The tour of McCormick Mansion is at 11:30 am; McCormick Mansion was the country home of former Chicago Tribune editor and publisher Robert McCormick. The tour is free of charge. After the tour we will meet for lunch at Cantigny Restaurant "LeJardin". RSVP by June 20 to Pauline Berberian at epber@sbcglobal.net or (630)587-6468.

10,000 Steps-A-Day Weekly Participant Winner
Congratulations to Adrienne Kolb. Adrienne is an active participant in the Just Walk 10,000 Steps-A-Day program. She is the winner of this week's drawing for Heart Rate Watch. Register at http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html to log your steps and an opportunity to win weekly prizes. Currently there are 68 participants that have walked a total of 4,634,740 steps, burned 242,289 calories and walked a total of 2,162 miles. For more information or to get your free pedometer to track your steps call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 jkoester@fnal.gov.

Challenge! June 9-15 is Bike to Work Week!
The Active Transportation Alliance is hosting the 2012 Bike Commuter Challenge during Chicago's Bike to Work Week, June 9-15. You can add your name to the Fermilab "Team" and log your miles at: http://reg.bikecommuterchallenge.org/users/new?team_id=213. Even just one trip during that week will count toward the challenge. By the way, the challenge for Fermilab is to place higher than Argonne. Fermilab is entered in the category of Public Agency for 500+ employees. Fermilab's Bicycle Commuter page can be found at http://bike.fnal.gov.

Project Management Introduction class scheduled in July
Learn to: Identify steps required to effectively and efficiently manage a project; Iniatiate, plan, schedule, evaluate, control, and lead projects to meet time, cost and xperformance objectives; Apply the principles of good team leadership; Recognize common snags and pitfalls that occur in projects and determine the best ways to anticipate them, avoid them or minimize their impact if they do occur; Analyze current project management practices and recommend improvements. Enroll at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6099.

Employee Discount for Father's Day at GiftTree.com
Celebrate Father's Day at GiftTree.com. Save $10 when you spend $50 or more. Enter promo code: PRFD10 during checkout. Expires 6/20/12. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Scottish country dancing cancelled June 12, moves to Auditorium June 19
Scottish country dancing is cancelled Tuesday, June 12. The group will move for the summer to the stage of Ramsey Auditorium, where they will dance weekly beginning Tuesday,June 19, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. No need to come with a partner! More info at (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.

International Folk Dancing in barn on June 7, Ramsey Auditorium through rest of June
International folk dancing will meet in the barn on June 7 and then will move for the summer to the stage of Ramsey Auditorium where the group will meet weekly beginning Thursday, June 14 (except for the first Thursday of July and August back in the barn). Dancing is held from 7:30 - 10 p.m.) Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov.

Video series on 6 different world religions starts June 19
On Tuesday, June 19, the Bible Exploration for Lunch League plans to begin a new video series called "Ultimate Survivor" from Worldview Academy. The series has interviews with people from 6 different religions about what they believe: a Hindu Priest, Buddhist monks, a Muslim, a Pantheist, a Jewish Rabbi, and a Christian preacher. Everyone is welcome to join us at noon each Tuesday in the Quarium in the southwest corner of the 8th floor of Wilson Hall. For more information see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell or send a message to bellweb@fnal.gov.

After-hours shuttle trial extended through June
The experimental after-hours shuttle service will end its extended trial at the end of June. Every Wednesday and Friday at 5:15 p.m. a taxi leaves from the horseshoe in front of Wilson Hall and stops at SiDet, CDF, DZero and the Users' Center. Usage will dictate whether the service continues after June. For more information, please email David Carlson at carlson@fnal.gov or Michael Cooke at mpc@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Prairie Quadrat Study
Help us gather valuable data on prairie plant populations. It's not difficult. With a little practice, you will be able to use our equipment to identify prairie plants, map a prairie plot and enter your data in our website. Join our experts as we track restoration progress along. Public Dates: Tuesday, June 26 – Individuals, Thursday, July 12 – Individuals, Saturday, July 28 – Families Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm. Employee Dates: Thursday, August 16 - Employees, Time: 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Location: Lederman Science Center For registration, see calendar at http://ed.fnal.gov.

10,000 Steps Weekly Participant Winner
Congratulations to Russell Rucinski. Russell is an active participant in the Just Walk 10,000 Steps-A-Day program. He is the winner of this week's drawing for an Gym Bag. Register at http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html to log your steps and an opportunity to win weekly prizes. Currently there are 61 participants that have walked a total of 2,985,678 steps, burned 156,031 calories and walked a total of 1394 miles. For more information or to get your free pedometer to track your steps call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 jkoester@fnal.gov.

Outdoor Soccer: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Outdoor Soccer: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Village soccer field. For more information contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at joshinowo@fnal.gov.

Pool Memberships Available
Fermi Pool Hours: Tuesday, June 5 – Sunday, Aug. 26. Tuesday-Friday: Noon–7 pm. Saturday-Sunday: 1–6 pm. Pool membership is open to Fermilab employees, retirees, visiting researchers, contractors, employees of the DOE office at Fermilab, and their immediate families living in the same household. Memberships are not transferable and are non-refundable. Single Membership is $100.00. Family Membership is $230.00 (up to 4 family members). Additional Family Members are $40.00. Children age 2 and under free. Memberships sold in the Wellness Office of Wilson Hall, 15 West, Monday-Friday.

Fermilab Management Practices Seminar Schedule begins Oct. 4 - Dec. 6
The Fermilab Management Practices Seminar (FMP) provides new supervisors and managers with the essential tools for effective leadership and management. It also provides experienced supervisors and managers with the opportunity to update and renew their management skills. The FMP Seminar consists of six courses:  Managing within the Law  Job Descriptions and Employment  Behavioral Interviewing  Interaction Management  Performance Review  Fermilab Functions Oct. 4 - Dec. 6 http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/courses.html.

Interpersonal Communication Skills - Nov. 14
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type. Assess your communication strengths and weaknesses; understand the differences between passive, assertive and aggressive communication; learn how to speak with more enthusiasm, expressiveness and clarity; become a more effective listener; learn how non-verbal messages affect communication; learn how to work and communicate more effectively with different personality styles; and set specific communication goals. http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865

Join Walk 10,000 Steps-A-Day
Why walk? Why not? How many steps do you take in a day? How many more steps can you add to your day to get in shape and improve your health? To find out, join Just Walk 10,000 Steps-a-Day. We’ll give you a pedometer so you can measure your daily progress toward 10,000 steps. Soon you’ll be walking more and seeing the benefits of short, but consistent physical activity throughout the day. This eight-week online program allows you to log daily steps, track progress, and receive coaching tips and fun facts. Register at http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html.

June 15 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 Summer 2012 quarter is June 15th. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html

DASTOW - June 20
Fermilab's Daughters and Sons to Work day will take place on Wednesday, June 20. Fermilab's DASTOW program returns with traditional favorite activities including Mr. Freeze's cryogenics show, a trip to see the bison, the FUNdamentals of Physics show and a demonstration of skills and safety at the Fermilab Fire Department. For a complete schedule of events and to see photos from previous DASTOW events, visit the DASTOW website at http://www.fnal.gov/faw/dastow/.

Six Flags Great America Discounts
Six Flags Great America Fermi Days: 7/14, 7/15, 8/4 or 8/5 at http://www.sixflags.com Choose a park, enter promo code (FERMI) in upper right hand corner. Cost: $29.50 (age 3 and older/no processing fee). Tickets are print and go from your computer. Purchase Any Day Tickets at http://www.sixflags.com/partnerlogin User Name: fermilabGM, Password: SixFlags6 (case sensitive. Cost: $37.00 (age 3 and older/$5.00 processing fee per order, not per ticket). For more information call Jeanne at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Employee Offer at Pockets
The offer is for a choice of a FREE 6 oz. frozen yogurt, or small soft drink with the purchase of any full sized Pocket, Salad or Calzone. This promotion will apply to dine in, pick up and delivery orders, 7 days a week and run through June 30. May not be combined with any other offers or specials. Valid at Pockets, 2933 N. Kirk Road, Aurora only, please show Fermi ID. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Dragon II Restaurant Offers Employee Discount
Enjoy a wide selection of freshly prepared Asian dishes at any time or a tasty variety available in a buffet during luncheon hours and all afternoon on Sundays. Fermilab employees are entitled to a 15% discount on all items with Fermi ID. Located at 125 Roosevelt Road (Rt. 38), West Chicago. Take Rt. 59 to Joliet Street. Cross Rt. 38 and its on your left. Hours are 11am-10pm Monday-Thursday, 11a9m-11pm Friday and Saturday and noon-10pm on Sundays. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Changarro restaurant offers 15% discount to employees
Changarro Restaurant located at 1400 S. Neltnor (Rt. 59 & 38) is now offering a discount to Fermilab employees. Show Fermi I.D. for 15% off the cost of food only. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm, 5 - 9 pm and Sundays 12 - 8pm. Closed Mondays. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.