Fermilab Today July 14 - July 18, 2014

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Call for applications: URA Visiting Scholars Program
Universities Research Association Inc. has announced a deadline of Monday, Aug. 25, for the submission of applications for the fall 2014 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 88 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 fall. The application deadline for the spring 2015 cycle is Feb. 23, 2015. Proposed visits can range from attendance at conferences or summer schools held at Fermilab to year-long research stays. Support from this program can include transportation costs and local lodging expenses during a series of shorter visits or salary support during a longer visit. Individual awardees may receive up to a maximum of $50,000 in any 12-month period. The 88 URA member universities each have agreed to contribute $5,000 a year for five years in support of joint Fermilab-URA research and education initiatives. For details on the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab, including eligibility, application process, award administration and the names of past award recipients, visit the URA Visiting Scholars Program website.

FermiWorks for Managers with Direct Reports
All supervisors and managers are encouraged to attend a classroom training session on FermiWorks, the new human resources management system launched on June 30. Please enroll here http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=8599.

Fermilab Tango Club
Free beginner Tango lessons on Thursdays, 5-7pm, in Ramsey Auditorium, everyone invited. For more info email tangoclub@fnal.gov.

Outdoor Soccer
Outdoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm 9:00 pm at the Village Soccer Field. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo for more information.

Fermilab Prairie Plant Survey
You can be a Citizen Scientists at Fermilab. 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. Suggested age is 10 and older. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Public Dates: Saturday, July 12 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Wednesday, July 23 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Saturday, August 9 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Location: Lederman Science Center. For more information and registration, see the calendar at ed.fnal.gov

Scottish country dancing at Ramsey Auditorium Tuesday evenings
Scottish country dancing is meeting Tuesday evenings in Ramsey Auditorium for the summer. Dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The times on summer Tuesdays in Ramsey Auditorium will be the same. The group is usually taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. For more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or call 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825.

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Ramsey Auditorium
International folk dancing meets Thursday evenings through the summer at Ramsey Auditorium. Dancing runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or call 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194

Fermi Days at Six Flags Great America
Fermilab Days at Six Flags Great America on 7/12, 7/13, 8/2 or 8/3 (valid one day only). $33 (age 3 and older/no processig fee). Go to www.sixflags.com. Choose a park (Six Flags Great America). Enter Promo Code (Fermi) in upper right hand corner. Tickets are Print and Go from your computer. Pre-purchase parking online and save $3. Hurricane Harbor requires an additional fee, FREE with season pass. Guests 2 years and younger are admitted free. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Employee Appreciation Day at Hollywood Palms Cinema
Every Tuesday is Fermilab Employee Appreciation Day at Hollywood Palms Cinema, Bar & Eatery. Free admission for you and one guest. Bring your employee badge and I.D. to the box office. One item(food/beverage) minimum purchase per person and $3 studio charge for 3D movies applies. Hollywood Palms is located at 352 S. Rt. 59, Naperville. For showtimes visit www.hollywoodpalmscinema.com.