Fermilab Today July 02, 2012 - July 06, 2012

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10,000 Steps-A-Day participation winner
Congratulations to Kathleen Grabowski. Kathleen 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 Fitness Ball. Register at http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html to log your steps and an opportunity to win weekly prizes. Currently there are 88 participants that have walked a total of 11,721,701 steps, burned 603,878 calories and walked a total of 5,470 miles. For more information or to get your free pedometer to track your steps call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Wilson Hall Cafeteria will be closed Saturday, July 7
The Fermilab cafeteria in Wilson Hall will be closed this Saturday, July 7.

School Supply Collections
Abri Credit Union is collecting school supplies from July 1 until July 27. Supplies will be donated to Dupage Township Youth Services Dept Tools for Schools program.

July 17 - 11 am, 1pm and 3pm CDT - EAP Webinar, "Do I Have Enough? Saving for Retirement"
Planning for a financially healthy retirement means more than just putting aside money for a rainy day. Knowing what you'll need to get there and where to put those investments can make a big difference. We can help with a comprehensive library of articles, tip sheets, financial calculators, and resource links to information you can use. Please visit http://www.ers-eap.com; username fermilab; password eap .

International Folk Dancing in Kuhn Barn July 5
International Folk Dancing will be held at Kuhn Village Barn Thursday, July 5, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and then will continue in its usual summer location of Ramsey Auditorium on July 12 (except for the first Thursday of August back in the Barn). There are dances for children and teaching early in the evening and requests later. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov.

Scottish country dancing in Kuhn Barn July 3, then Ramsey Auditorium
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will be held at Kuhn Village Barn this Tuesday, July 3, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and then will continue in its usual summer location of Ramsey Auditorium from July 10 on. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.

Earned Value Management course offered July 10 and 11
Learn how the essential elements of the EVMS guidelines are to be implemented on major projects. This course will provide you with opportunities to work problems that reinforce the basic EVMS concepts. To enroll or for more information visit the following link http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4819.

Howard Levy & Chris Siebold - August 18
Fresh from a Grammy win from his work with Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Chicago-based musician Howard Levy returns to Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium on Saturday, August 18, joined by guitarist Chris Siebold. Howard is known for his eclectic work as a harmonica player with Bela Fleck, as a soloist, composer, with his Latin-jazz band Chevere, and as a back up musician on a wide range of recordings with artists such as Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paul Simon and others. "...a revelation; there are times when it is hard to believe he is playing only a harmonica" - London Observer levyland.com and www.fnal.gov/culture.

Louisiana roots band Red Stick Ramblers - Fermilab Arts Series
"That rare young roots band that both embodies and transcends their influences, The Red Stick Ramblers continue to hone their unique hybrid of Cajun, honky-tonk, and swing (Western and otherwise..." - Bluegrassjournal.com. Don't miss this lively band that originated in Baton Rouge almost 20 years ago on July 14 as they perform on the Fermilab Arts Series. Red Stick Ramblers are at the very forefront of a new generation of Louisiana roots musicians who are reinventing their tradition while remaining deeply aware of their heritage. Known for energetic live shows, this band appeals to all ages. For more info, go to http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

ANSYS courses offered in July and August
The Office for Professional Development will offer 3 ANSYS courses this summer. Please click the link after each course title to enroll or for more course information. ANSYS Mechanical Application (Workbench) Introduction: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5698 - ANSYS DesignModeler: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5738 - Introduction to ANSYS Meshing:http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7159

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 10 and 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

Project Management Introduction class scheduled in September
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 performance 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.

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.

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

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

Fermilab employee 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).

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 e-mail jkoester@fnal.gov.