Fermilab Today July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

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QuarkNet Boot Camp poster session - today
The poster session for this week's QuarkNet Boot Camp takes place today, Friday, July 27, at 4 p.m. in the Wilson Hall atrium, immediately following the wine & cheese gathering. The poster session is the capstone project for attendees at QuarkNet week see http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive_2012/today12-07-23.html.

Heartland Blood Drive Aug 13-14
Fermilab will host a walk-in only Heartland Blood Drive August 13 & 14 8am-2pm in the WH ground floor training room. Anyone who donated on Tuesday, June 19 will not be able to donate Monday, Aug. 13 but may on Tuesday, Aug. 14. DRC appointments can be reserved by contacting Diana x3771. Unscheduled DRC's may be available by checking with HBC staff. Appointments will help collect the most units possible for those in need. Donors will receive a certificate for a quart of Oberweis Ice Cream. The June drive collected 90 life saving pints of blood. Your donation can save 3 lives. Blessings to all.

Bristol Renaissance Faire Employee Discount
Fermilab employees can purchase and print online tickets to the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Click on Premium Partner and enter code BRX723 at http://www.renfair.com

Muscle Toning Class Begins August 7
The next session of Muscle Toning will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 7 – October 2, (no class 9/27) at the Fitness Center from 5:30–6:30pm, fee $77/person. For more info or to register call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

Martial Arts Classes
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on August 6. I will teach you how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, basic self defense, and how to use a Bow Staff. 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 before.

Enter To Win
Stop by Abri Credit Union for your chance to win the palm tree pool in our lobby. The drawing will be held August 15.

GCC outages July 25 & 26 to impact CMS, Enstore, grid and cloud, other scientific computing
Computer room maintenance will be performed at the Grid Computing Center (GCC) on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several scientific computing services will be impacted. Please check the list of affected services at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010516 for details. Some services will be down for additional time. Contact the Fermilab Service Desk, http://servicedesk.fnal.gov, with questions.

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.

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.

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

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: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 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.