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Creation's Birthday - July 5 - at Ramsey - A New Play about Hubble and Einstein
The Astronomy League and Chicago Astronomic Society present CREATION'S BIRTHDAY, by Hasan Padamsee, a new play about Hubble, Einstein and the expanding universe. The performance will be at the Ramsey Auditorium on July 5th at 5 pm. Doors open at 4.50 pm. All Fermilab employees and companions are welcome at NO CHARGE. A short description: How did boxing champ, war-hero, and prodigy astronomer, Edwin Hubble gang up with a moon-shine-peddling janitor and a Jesuit priest to defeat the champion of science, Albert Einstein? For more information, read this blog post from last year.

Requests now Accepted for On-Site Housing for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for reservations for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the remainder of 2012 and the spring of 2013. Please submit your request for reservations to the Housing Office by Monday, July 16. For more information, please contact the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or housing@fnal.gov. Individual housing requests can be made by using our Online Housing Request form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html . Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to housing@fnal.gov.

Collider New Play Project, July 7, 14 and 21
Beginning July 7, the Fox Valley Repertory will present its 2012 Collider New Play Project, a collaboration among playwrights and Fermilab scientists. Every Saturday (July 7, 14 and 21), at 1 p.m. at Pheasant Run in St. Charles, a different playwright will present a staged reading of a new play that helps us better understand the universe and who we are, while illuminating and celebrating the worlds of art, science and technology. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 (suggested donation). More information is at the Fox Valley Repertory website: http://www.foxvalleyrep.org/Collider/.

Developing Circuit Design Applications with National Insturment's Multisim course offered July 19
Learn circuit design applications using National Instruments Multisim and Ultiboard design environments. Learn how to optimize electronic circuits early in the design stage using powerful SPICE simulation capabilities in the Multisim environment that ties automatically to the Ultiboard rapid prototyping environment for your custom PCB design. Learn how to develop accurately, quickly, and cost-effectively electronic designs such interface cards, analog filters and amplifiers, Switched-Mode Power Supplies, and more. http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7139

Martial Arts Classes June 25
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on June 25. New students are always welcome. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5 - 6pm at the Recreation Facility in the Village. You need to register for the class through the Recreation Office, the cost is $55.00. You do not need a gym membership to join this class. I will supply a free uniform to students who have never participated in a martial art. My class is limited to ten students.

10,000 Steps Weekly Participant Winner
Congratulations to Hema Ramamoorthi. Hema is an active participant in the Just Walk 10,000 Steps-A-Day program and is the winner of this week's drawing for a Resistance Band Exercise Kit. Register at http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html to log your steps and an opportunity to win weekly prizes. Currently there are 76 participants that have walked a total of 7,285,218 steps, burned 373,038 calories and walked a total of 3,394 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Fermilab employee discounts

Pockets - expires June 30, show Fermilab ID. 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. May not be combined with any other offers or specials. Valid at Pockets, 2933 N. Kirk Road, Aurora only.

Changarro Restaurant - show Fermilab ID. 15% off cost of food only. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm, 5 - 9 pm and Sundays 12 - 8 pm. Closed Mondays. 1400 S. Neltnor (Rt. 59 & 38).

Dragon II - show Fermilab ID. Fermilab employees are entitled to a 15% discount on all items. 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. Located at 125 Roosevelt Road (Rt. 38), West Chicago. Take Rt. 59 to Joliet Street. Cross Rt. 38 and it's on your left.

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).

Raging Waves Waterpark - Fermilab employees are now able to buy discounted tickets for Raging Waves Waterpark with the added convenience of printing your admission tickets and presenting them at the entrance turnstiles, bypassing ticket booth lines. Go directly to online store 24/7 at https://tickets.ragingwaves.com and enter this personalized Store Name: Fermilab.

For more information on any of the above discounts, call Jeanne at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.