Fermilab Today August 13, 2012 - August 17, 2012

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Pre-Retirement Planning Program
I still have space available, if you are interested in attending the Pre-Retirement Planning Program that is scheduled for August 22, 2012. You need to be at least 55 years or older to attend. The invitation memo provides information about the program. If you are interested please complete the registration form. The completed registration form may be dropped off to Wilma Cardona at Wilson Hall on the 15th floor west side of the building, or you may fax it to x5583 or you can scan it and send it to my e-mail at wcardona@fnal.gov. Please do not mail it. The first individuals that provide the form will be selected. I will confirm all the individuals that are selected by e-mail. If you have any questions, I can be reached at x6800.

Paddle Boat Tour on Thursday, August 23
PADDLE BOAT CRUISE ON THE FOX RIVER at 3:30 p.m. Join Capt Anderson who has piloted the boats since 1945 up the Fox River to Elgin and back. See the spectacular views, birds, and homes on the river. Cost: $7.50 adults $6children 15 years and under, 3:30 p.m. departure. Optional lunch at 1:45 p.m., have a delicious Northern Indian/Nepalese lunch at the Taste of Himalayas restaurant in St.Charles; Buffet $10 or order off the menu. RSVP by August 22 to Pauline Berberian at epber@sbcglobal.net or (630)587-6468.

Jonathan Asaadi is the winner of Abri Credit Union's palm tree pool drawing.

Free Weight Management Course
No gimmicks, no drugs, no pre-packaged foods to buy in this free 12-week course. You’ll learn life skills that enable you to make lasting changes in practical ways. Thursdays, 12pm - 1pm starting 9/6/12 through 11/29/12 (No class Thanksgiving). Location: Wilson Hall, Curia II. Attend 10 of 12 classes as well as complete the Pre- and Post-Surveys in order to win various incentives! Limited space. You must register online in advance for this class by 8/24/12. For more info call Jeanne at x2548 in the Wellness Office to sign up please visit https://www.registerformyevent.com/Fermi_LMP.

English country dancing this Sunday, August 19, with live music
English country dancing will meet this Sunday, August 19, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon will feature live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. The program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 until 5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. The next dance will be Sept. 16, and then Oct. 14 there will be a guest caller from England, Colin Hume, with the Cosmic Otters for music. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or (630)584-0825.

Zumba Offered Twice a Week
Zumba will now be offered on Wednesdays and/or Fridays. Wednesdays, August 22 - October 10 from 12-12:45pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $45. Fridays, August 24 - October 12 from 12-12:45pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $45. Sign up for one or both of these classes by Friday, August 17th in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For +more info call Jeanne x2548.

Butts & Guts Offered Twice a Week
The next session of Butts & Guts will offer two classes. Tuesdays, 8/21-10/16 (no class 10/2) from 12-12:45pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $53. Thursdays, 8/23 - 10/18 (no class 10/4)from 12-12:45pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Register by Friday, August 17th, for one or both of these classes in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For more info call Jeanne at x2548.

Bowlers Wanted 2012/2013 Season
The combined Fermilab & Nicor Wednesday Night bowling league (FERMTHERM'S) is looking for more bowlers to participate in a fun evening of entertainment and friendship. We are looking for complete teams of (4) or if you can subsitute in someone's absense. This is a non-sanctioned mixed league with Fermilab, NICOR, employees, friends, & families. Bowling starts at 5:30pm sharp. Cost is $15.00 a week: includes: Bowling, Red Pin Nights, Prize funds and a Banquet. Located at the Bowling Green Sports Center 09/5/12 - 3/27/13. Contact: Mike Mascione at (630)896-1401 or m.mascione@sbcglobal.net.

Fermilab Triathlon, August 18
It's on! This year's triathlon will be held Saturday, August 18 so hurry and register now! For more information visit: http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/pages/events/triathlon/index.html and to register follow this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE53LTY4WUptd0FOaFB3VXVuSzgxRXc6MQ.

Scottish country dancing in Ramsey Auditorium through August 31
Scottish Country Dancing will meet in Ramsey Auditorium this Tuesday, August 7, and for the remaining Tuesdays of August (before moving back to Kuhn Barn in September). 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 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.

International Folk Dancing in Ramsey Auditorium through August
International Folk Dancing will meet in Ramsey Auditorium this Thursday, August 9, and for the remaining Thursdays of August. 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 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.

URA Visiting Scholars Program deadline - Aug. 27
Universities Research Association has announced a deadline of Aug. 27 for the submission of applications for the fall 2012 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Award recipients will be notified at the end of September. These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA's 85 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. URA makes two rounds of awards each year, in the spring and the fall. For more information, visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_visiting_scholars/index.html.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

For more information on any of the above discounts, call Jeanne at x2548 or e-mail jecker@fnal.gov.