Fermilab Today November 05, 2012 - November 09, 2012

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Artist Reception Friday, Nov. 16 from 5-7pm
Please join us in the Art Gallery for an artist reception for Adam Benjamin Fung on Friday, Nov. 16 from 5-7pm.

Indoor Soccer
Indoor Soccer: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at the gym in the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.

Calling All Veterans
Join the Fermilab Veterans Group computer contact list and participate in the Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 12 in Kuhn Barn. Veterans of all foreign Armed Forces are also welcomed. Join your comrades in arms for a fun event from 1130-1330 hours. Our group is 128 strong to date. For information or to join, contact Rafael Coll at x8518 or rcoll@fnal.gov.

Windows 8 at Fermilab
Several manufacturers are selling computers with Windows 8 (recently released from Microsoft) installed. To ensure new operating systems work well within our environment, Fermilab has strict guidelines for releasing new operating systems for use on Fermilab-owned computers. The Core Computing Division, with members of other divisions and sections, will be evaluating and testing Windows 8 for use at Fermilab. This process, which involves testing with our applications and support structure, will be prioritized so that Windows 8 may be certified and in use at Fermilab as soon as possible. Until then, Windows 8 should not be installed on Fermilab-owned equipment or used in the FERMI domain.

Martial Arts Classes
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on November 5. 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 $60.00. 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. My class size is limited to ten students.

Nov. 26 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 Winter 2012 quarter is Nov. 26. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.

Professional development courses

LabView sessions scheduled for Nov. 16 National Instruments will be at the training center on Friday Nov. 16 offering two sessions:
Embedded Design with LabVIEW FPGA and CompactRIO: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4839.
National Instruments NIWeek Conference Recap - focus on the Science & Big Physics Symposium: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7459.
Please see the provided links for more information or to enroll.

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 .

Writing for Results: Email and More class offered Nov. 29. Learn the strategies and objective benchmarks you need to improve every email or memo you write. You'll also learn how to address any weaknesses in your writing and how to build on your strengths over time. For more information or to enroll, please visit: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7359

Fermilab employee discounts

Fermilab discount for the play "QED" - a day in the life of Richard Feynman
Tickets are regularly $25 but by following the link below, Fermilab employees can purchase $20 tickets. Tickets are $18 if there is a group of 10 or more http://fermilab.eventbrite.com password: fermilab. The show runs Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Collaboraction, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Here are some links to recent reviews: Chicago Sun-Times = "Highly Recommended" - Hedy Weiss http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/15947636-421/qed-a-tour-de-force-for-rob-riley.html. New City = "Recommended" - Johnny Oleksinski http://newcitystage.com/2012/10/29/review-qedtheatre4humanity/ .

Country House Employee Discount
A discount of 20% will be given on the food portion of any check paid by a Fermilab employee. You must present a current valid Fermilab ID to receive discount. Promotion is available for lunch or dinner every day of the week, even on carry outs. Discount may not be used for alcohol and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount or offer. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

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