Fermilab Today December 03, 2012 - December 07, 2012

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Register for 10-minute meetings with Director Search Committee
The Fermilab Director Search Committee, led by former Lockheed Martin chairman and CEO Norman Augustine, will have its next meeting at Fermilab on Dec. 11 and 12. As part of the search process, the committee seeks input from Fermilab employees and the physics community. You can register for a private, ten-minute meeting to be held on Tues., Dec. 11, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a subgroup of the committee. There are a limited number of slots, so register as soon as possible to secure your meeting time at http://fra-hq.org/interviews/.

Budker Seminar December 10
There will be a Budker Seminar Monday, December 10 at 5:00 pm in the User's Center. Speaker: Gene Kafka from IIT. Talk Title: "Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment: Step 1." Please join Gene for free pizza, beverages, and good conversation. Any questions or concerns please contact Slava Yakovlev at yakovlev@fnal.gov.

Give the gift that everyone can use!
This holiday avoid the crowds this year. Purchase a Visa® Gift Card at any Abri Credit Union branch. You can use it anywhere Visa® debit cards are accepted and they are replaceable if lost or stolen. Holiday designs are available and you choose the amount you want to give, anywhere from $10 up to $500. Stop by today to get the perfect gift. For more information visit: http://www.abricu.com/home/accounts/prepaid/gift.

School's Out Day Camp
School's Out Day Camp to be held December 26, 27, 28, January 2, 3, 4: childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 per camper/per day. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, December 19. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 campers 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 The Children's Center x3762 or email daycare@fnal.govday to register.

Service Desk staffing hours have been extended
The Service Desk has extended its staffing hours to better serve its customers. The new hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Barn Dance Dec. 9
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Money Creek and calling by Cheryl Joyal. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to know anything, just come and have fun! Admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

Revised Procedures for Researchers document available online
A revised version of PFX, the document describing procedures for researchers at Fermilab, is now available at http://www.fnal.gov/directorate/PFX/PFX.pdf. The new version of the document addresses the changes that have occurred since May 2011, the date of the previous version. Researchers and service providers are invited to send suggestions and corrections to PFX@fnal.gov in order to ensure it stays useful and up-to-date.

Learn how to reduce clearance through customs from hours to minutes - Thursday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, One West -- and streamed live
If you travel overseas, plan to attend a presentation by Fermilab International Services (in collaboration with the Users Executive Committee) on Global Entry, a program that allows for expedited clearance through immigration and customs on return to the U.S. During live streaming of the presentation at http://www-visualmedia.fnal.gov/live.htm, questions will be accepted via email at visaoffice@fnal.gov. After, the recording of the presentation slides will be available at visas.fnal.gov. You need not attend the presentation to participate in the Application Interview Event at Fermilab on February 28. Email visas.fnal.gov to request to be scheduled for an interview.

The Good Lovelies: Under the Mistletoe - Fermilab Arts Series
Join us on Saturday, December 8 for an evening of great music and good cheer with The Good Lovelies. This is are not your run-of-the-mill “girl” band. At a time when too many of us are affected by gloom, doom and recovering from recession, these three women are the perfect antidote. Winners of the 2010 Juno Award ( Canadian Grammy) for Roots Album of the Year and the New Emerging Artist Award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards—the Good Lovelies are making waves across Canada and the United States. The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore - https://www.goodlovelies.com. Info & tickets at https://www.fnal.gov/culture or 840.ARTS. Tickets are $23/$12 for ages 18 and under.

Sign Up for An Honest Approach to Weight Management
Kronos Weight Management is a free 12-week course for sustainable weight loss. No gimmicks, no drugs, no weigh-ins, no pre-packaged foods to buy. Kronos Weight Management helps you end the cycle of losing weight and gaining it back with a plan you can live with. In a convenient workplace meetings led by Kronos Health Educators, you’ll receive healthy doses of education, support and common sense. Our honest lifestyle approach leads to realistic and sustainable results - on average, participants lose up to 2 pounds a week and keep it off! Thursdays, 12 - 1pm, 01/10/2013 - 03/28/2013. Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor, Curia II. Pre-register by December 21 at https://www.registerformyevent.com/Fermi_LMP.

Fermilab Heartland Blood Drive December 10 & 11 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m
Fermilab will host a walk-in only Heartland Blood Drive on December 10 & 11 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the WH ground floor training room. Anyone interested in giving a DRC donation should contact Diana at x3771 for an appointment. Our October drive collected 84 lifesaving units of blood. Please don’t forget to redeem your gifts online at https://www.membersforlife.org/heartland. Your donation can save 3 lives. Happy Holidays to all!

Employee Discount at Journey Cycle and BMX
Journey Cycle and BMX, located in Aurora at Kirk and Butterfield Road, will be celebrating the season by offering 15% off the purchase of a new bike and/or 10% off any service or accessory when customers bring in a used bike for donation. Bicycles will be cleaned and tuned up and donated to a local organization including Hesed House and DuPage PADS. The program is running through December 20, 2012. Journey Cycle and BMX is a full service shop new to the Kane County area, providing a variety of cycles for men, women, children and avid BMX riders. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

AFS Passwords To Be Discontinued Beginning December 11
Soon, users of AFS passwords will have one fewer password to remember. Passwords used to log in to AFS (not Kerberos credentials, which grant access to AFS as well as other services) will be discontinued beginning December 11 to be complete by December 13. If you access AFS via UNIX, Linux or Mac (using your MIT Kerberos credentials) or via Windows (using NetID Manager), this change will have no impact on you. If you use an AFS password to access AFS, you will need to take one of the actions in the "What Do You Need To Do?" section of this article from the Service Desk at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010730.

Fermilab's Holiday Celebration on Dec. 13
Thursday, December 13, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Wilson Hall Atrium Celebrate with your Fermilab colleagues and coworkers. Join in on the fun and bring your family -- we will provide pizza, salad and soft drinks. Enjoy the festive holiday entertainment in the Atrium: The Fermilab Singers will perform in fine style, Fermilab Daycare children will sing songs and Luciano Ristori will amaze us with his magical talents. If you would like to share a favorite family cookie or dessert, please bring it on a disposable plate or tray. Questions? Email debseb@fnal.gov.

Holiday stress relief massages - Dec. 20
Don't let the holidays stress you out. Free massages on Thursday, December 20, WH1W Small Dining Room from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov to reserve your massage. Compliments of Brinka Health and Wellness Center.

No International Folk Dancing on Thanksgiving, but dancing every Thursday through December
International Folk Dancing will not meet this Thursday on Thanksgiving (11/22), but will meet every Thursday in December, as usual at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. On Dec. 27, a special dance party is planned to welcome visitors who are back in town for the holidays. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov.

C2ST screening of A Beautiful Mind - Dec. 6
On Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., the University of Chicago and the Chicago Council for Science and Technology will screen "A Beautiful Mind", the first screening of the new Science on the Screen series.

Where: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.

Advance tix recommended: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/events/a%20beautiful%20mind/2012-12-6_18.00/the%20screening%20room,%20logan%20center?back=2&area=d6077c67-f0c7-4f0c-8950-313b754a473f&type=ga

Screening will be followed by a discussion with Nobel laureate and UChicago economist Roger Myerson and UChicago psychiatrist Michael Marcangelo, MD.

Visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/content/science-screen for more info.

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.

Professional development courses

Ruby course offered Jan 22 - 24. Learn the fundamentals of the Ruby programming language. For details or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7339 .

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