Fermilab Today September 24, 2012 - September 28, 2012

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Applications being accepted for Wilson Fellowship
The Wilson Fellowship at Fermilab seeks applications from Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two years of postdoctoral experience. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and is intended to support strong, assistant professor-level physicists early in their careers. Additional information and application details are available at the Wilson Fellowship Web page at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/robert_wilson/..

Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle update
30 minutes of exercise, three days a week, is all it takes to participate in the Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle program at Fermilab. We are entering our final four weeks of the program. We encourage current participants to continue their efforts, and we remind participants that anyone can retroactively log hours. We also invite everyone still considering the program to visit the ES&H website and sign up today. Lastly, don't forget to stop by WH7E to retrieve your participation awards. It's never too late to commit to be fit!

The Eerie Silence: E.T., Where Are You? - Fermilab Lecture Series - Oct. 12
Whether or not we are alone in the universe is one of the oldest questions of philosophy. About 50 years ago it became part of science when astronomers began sweeping the skies with radio telescopes in the hope of picking up a message form an extraterrestrial civilization. After half a century of nothing but an eerie silence, what can we conclude? Lecture on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium by Paul Davies, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and best-selling author. For info & to order tix call (630)840.ARTS(2787) http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

The In the Footsteps of Django - Fermilab Arts Series - Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
In The Footsteps Of Django brings together the best of the new Gypsy Jazz masters of Europe —LULO REINHARDT, a third generation German master, whose group the Latin Swing Project combines Gypsy Jazz with Latin rhythms. Lulo Reinhardt is the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voice in Gypsy music today. The performance opens with the gifted SEBASTIEN GINIAUX on guitar. Says Mission, "Sebastian Gineaux is one of the greatest young guitarists in this style in Paris, and therefore probably one of the best in the world. Call (630)840.ARTS or get info or order online at http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Heartland Blood Drive
Fermilab will host a walk-in only Heartland Blood Drive October 8 & 9 8am-2pm in the WH ground floor training room. Anyone who donated on Tuesday, Aug.14 will not be able to donate Monday, Oct. 8 but may on Tuesday, Oct. 9. 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 special edition t-shirt. The August drive collected 73 life saving pints of blood. Your donation can save 3 lives. Flu shots won't defer donors, please give.

NALWO - Event and Luncheon in St. Charles on September
Come to our monthly event and luncheon on Thursday, September 27, Noon - 2pm lecture at the St. Charles Library - Huntley Room - FREE learn about Elizabeth Van Lew, a well-born Richmond, Virginia resident, who built and operated an extensive spy ring for the Union during the American Civil War, 2:15 pm - lunch at the Office in St. Charles - individual checks; 3:15 pm - Walk in the Park to enjoy 5 permanent and 10 temporary sculptors - Mount Saint Mary's Park is a small arboretum; the walk around the park is 5/8 mile. RSVP by September 26 to Pauline Berberian epber@sbcglobal.net or (630)587-6468

Main Site ICW Flushing
FESS/Ops will be performing the annual ICW flushing process (excluding the Village) beginning Monday, October 1 through Friday, October 5, during the hours of 8:00am-4:00pm daily. Any further questions or comments may be directed to John Pollock at x5253 cell (630)659-6211 or email pollockj@fnal.gov and or Steven Shirley at x3007 cell (630)951-5300 or email shirley@fnal.gov

Abri Credit Union’s Shred, Recycle & Donate Event at Romeoville Branch
Help the Environment. Attend Abri Credit Union’s Shred, Recycle and Donate Event Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, ONLY at the ROMEOVILLE BRANCH (corner of Renwick and Weber Roads). Bring your personal documents, old cell phones, computers, printers, cameras, as well as gently used, clean clothing and shoes. There is no limit on how much you can shred. Tax receipts will be provided. Also, get a chance to win a personal shredder and much more. Visit http://www.abricu.com for more information.

Mac users: Upcoming changes to VPN client software.
An upgrade to new VPN hardware (VPN is what you use to connect to the Fermilab network from offsite.) is expected to occur in early October. In order for your VPN client software on your computer to work with the new hardware, a new version of the client software is required. All centrally managed Mac OSX laptops that are communicating correctly with Casper have been updated with the correct version. See https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010605 for more information on what action, if any, you need to take to ensure continued access to the network from offsite.

October School's Day Out
School's out Day Camp on Oct. 5 and Oct. 8: childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn, lower level, from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per day/per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Friday, Sept. 28. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 8 register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call Mary or Patti at x3762 or email daycare@fnal.gov to register.

Chess club starting new season
The Fermilab Chess club is open to all employees and visitors and meets during the year, depending on demand, for casual games. During the academic year we also participate in evening matches sponsored by the Chicago Industrial Chess League. Half of these matches are played at Fermilab and the other half are played at nearby companies and organizations, such as Lucent Technology and Argonne National Laboratory. Please contact either Lenny Spiegel (x2809) or Irwin Gaines (x4022) if interested.

Discussion of the views of Sam Harris on religion
The Bible Exploration for Lunch League will discuss objections of popular writer and lecturer Sam Harris toward the Bible and religion, using excerpts from his own recorded presentations, and will examine his outlook and approach. Background, methods, consistency, and terminology will be reviewed to better understand his position and claims. The meetings are planned for four Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 1pm beginning October 2, in the Quarium on the southwest corner of the 8th floor of Wilson Hall. For more information see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ or contact bellweb@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 September 24. I will teach you how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, and basic self defense. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5 - 6 pm 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 martial arts before. This class is limited to ten students.


Professional development courses

Invitation to Administrative Staff: Writing for Results: Email and More October 30, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Sponsored by the Office for Professional Development and the Diversity Council. If you write more than five emails or memos a day, this class will help you write better communications in less time and with more confidence:

  • Learn strategies to improve every email or memo you write
  • Learn how to build on your strengths
  • Never waste another moment of your time on an email message that fails to deliver the results you need
During class, taught by Dr. Jane Curry, author of "Be a Brilliant Business Writer," you'll receive one-on-one instruction time and have the chance to participate in a Q&A session. Class size is limited to 20. To enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7359.

Word 2010: Intermediate class - Oct. 9. This course will cover:
* Managing Lists
* Customizing Tables and Charts
* Formatting with Styles & Themes
* Modifying Pictures
* Creating Customized Graphic Elements
* Inserting Content Using Quick Parts
* Controlling Text Flow
* Using Templates to Automate Document Creation
* Automating Mail Merges
* Using Macros to Automate Tasks
For more details or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7279

Word 2010: Advanced class - Nov. 7. This class will cover:
* Using Word 2010 with Other Programs
* Collaborating on Documents
* Managing Document Versions
* Adding Reference Marks and Notes
* Simplifying the Use of Long Documents
* Securing a Document
* Creating Forms
For more details or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7282

Excel 2010: Intermediate course - Oct. 11. Thisclass will cover:
* Creating Data with Advanced Formulas
* Organizing Worksheet and Table Data
* Presenting Data Using Charts
* Analyzing Data Using PivotTables, Slicers and PivotCharts
* Inserting Graphic Objects
* Customizing and Enhancing Workbooks and the Excel Environment
For details or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7280

Excel 2010: Advanced class - Nov. 11. This course will cover:
* Streamlining Workflow
* Collaborating with Others
* Auditing Worksheets
* Analyzing Data
* Working with Multiple Workbooks
* Importing and Exporting Data
* Using Excel with the Web
* Structuring XML Workbooks
For details of more informaiton visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7283

Word Tips, Tricks, and Techniques class - Nov. 13.
This class is packed with information using Word to enable your work-day to proceed in a timely fashion. Learning these tips and shortcuts will enhance your ability to perform your tasks and create better looking documents. Learn to use Word¿s Help System when you need more information about a particular subject. Find out what the EXTRA sections contain. For detail or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3632

Excel Shortcuts class - Nov. 15. Learn the quickest way to navigate among worksheets. Create your own toolbars to help customize your worksheets and job functions. Learn shortcut menus, the most efficient ways to enter text and many, many formatting tips. Spend time working with numeric formats, creating codes, working with Styles. Learn the shortcut techniques available with the AutoFill function, how to customize AutoFill and work with ranges. Develop your calculation and formula skills. For details or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3631

Fermilab Management Practices Seminar - 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

Access 2010 classes scheduled. The Professional Development office has scheduled Access 2010 classes for this fall. Click on the link provided for details or to enroll:
Access 2010: Intro - http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6801
Access 2010: Intermediate - http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7281
Access 2010: Advanced -http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7284 .

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