Fermilab Today July 16, 2012 - July 20, 2012

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Tektronix and ConRes (Continental Resources) New Products Demonstration
We welcome you to join us at a product demonstration show highlighting the latest in test and measurement equipment, available through ConRes (Continental Resources) from our premier manufacturers: Tektronix, Keithley, and Fluke. We will offer hands-on demonstrations of the latest technologies! Friday, July 20, 11:00am-2:00pm, One North - 1st Floor Wilson Hall. Please contact Eileen Showalter, ConRes, with any questions at (847)312-0843 or email eshowalter@conres.com.

Ecology Lunch Bus Tour July 31
Ecology Lunch Bus Tour, Noon to 1 pm. meet outside Wilson Hall east side ground floor, for a guided bus tour of Fermilab’s ecology. See lesser-known habitats & hidden gems. Bring your lunch! Space is limited to 15 passengers, please RSVP to ryancamp@fnal.gov.

Cafeteria Closed Saturday - July 21
The Wilson Hall Cafeteria will be closed this Saturday, July 21, due to the loss of air conditioning for the building.

Live music for International Folk Dancing Thursday, July 19, in Ramsey Auditorium
Master accordionist Don Weeda from Austin, Texas, will provide live music for International Folk Dancing this Thursday, July 19, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Newcomers are always welcome and many dances are taught or can be easily followed. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.

August 17 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 Fall 2012 quarter is August 17. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.

Artist Reception -July 20 - 5-7pm
Please join us on Friday, July 20 from 5-7pm for the artist reception, "Rugged Elegance by Mike Baur and Stephen Mueller" in the Art Gallery. For more information please visit hhttp://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/index.html.

NALWO - Tour and Luncheon on July 19
Come with us to tour the Fabyan Japanese Garden and Villa in Geneva with docent Rose Moore. The tour starts 11 a.m. followed by the optional lunch at 12:30 p.m. at Cotto a Legna in Geneva. Tour: Discover the wonders of the Fabyan Japenese garden and villa, home of Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan. They hired Frank Lloyd Wright to enlarge and re-model the existing farmhouse. The Fabyans' Japanese Garden was installed in 1910. Lunch: 12:30 p.m. at Cotto a Legna at 500 S. 3rd St. RSVP by July 18 to Pauline Berberian at epber@sbcglobal.net or 630-587-6468.

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.

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.

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 Heat Transfer: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7179 - Introduction to ANSYS Meshing:http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7159

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/.

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.