Fermilab Today September 29 - October 3, 2014

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Mat Pilates Class Now Offered at Fermi
This Mat Pilates class is suitable for beginner and intermediate level participants. Pilates is an excellent way to reduce back pain, strengthen your core and increase flexibility. This class focuses on low impact floor exercises that target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine. Major benefits include improved posture, balance, core strength, flexibility and long, lean muscles without excess bulk. Sign up for this 8 week class to strengthen that aching back, firm up that flabby belly and tone that drooping posterior. Not recommended for individuals with osteoporosis. Mondays, Oct. 20 Dec. 8, 12-12:45pm, Fitness Center Exercise Rm., $84/8 weeks. Register by 10/13 in WH15W Wellness.

NALWO Annual potluck Luncheon
NALWO invites you to its annual potluck luncheon on Thursday, October 9 at Chez Leon from 11am to 2pm (we'll start eating at noon). Bring along a favorite dish to share, but come even without one. Please RSVP to Rose Moore at 630-208-9309 or to nalwo@fnal.gov.

Town Hall meeting on Oct. 9 -- Kerberos upgrade/CryptoCard end of life
A Town Hall meeting will be held to discuss and answer questions about the upcoming Kerberos upgrade and CryptoCard end of life. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall One West. The Kerberos upgrade will occur on Oct. 11.

CryptoCard end of life Oct. 11
On Oct. 11, the Kerberos domain controller software will be upgraded to enable computers to authenticate to Fermilab Kerberos-protected systems in the FNAL.GOV realm. As a result, CryptoCards will be replaced by a new method of authentication, RSA SecurID. If you currently use a CryptoCard, please email the Authentication Services group at auth@fnal.gov with a brief description of how and why you use your card so the group may assist you in transitioning to using RSASecurID. Mac users should not upgrade to OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Yosemite has not yet been certified for use at Fermilab, and the OS does not work with our current Kerberos software and will not yet work with the new version.

Success & Failure in Engineering - A Paradoxical Relationship - Fermilab Lecture Series - Oct. 24
Engineering is about making and doing things that have not been done before. To be successful, it is essential that engineers properly anticipate how things can fail, and design accordingly. Case studies of past failures thus provide invaluable information for the design of future successes. Conversely, designs based on the extrapolation of successful experience alone can lead to failure. This paradox will be explored in the context of historical case studies. Dr. Henry Petroski is a professor of history and engineering at Duke. His latest book is The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors. His work has been featured in many publications. Tickets - $7 - call 630/840.ARTS or www.fnal.gov/culture.

Paul Taylor's Taylor 2 Dance - Saturday, Oct. 11 at 8 pm - Ramsey Auditorium
This performance is presented in memory of Nancy Jean Carrigan - artist, dancer, poet, and a long-time friend and supporter of the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series. "Taylor 2 is a kind of a miracle! All of the dancers are considerable talents [who] unite fearlessness with skill." - Gia Kourlas, The New York Times Paul Taylor established Taylor 2, a more portable company of six dancers, in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Taylor 2, which tours extensively, has had engagements in nearly 400 cities to date. Tickets - $28/$14 for ages 18 and under, call 630/840.ARTS or www.fnal.gov/culture for info.

Nominations for Director's Award close Oct. 10
The Education Office is now accepting nominations for this year's Director's Award for exceptional volunteer service, funded by Fermilab Friends for Science Education. If you've been impressed by a colleague's education or outreach contribution, let the Education Office know. You can download a Word version of the form or fill it out online via http://ed.fnal.gov/award/. You may nominate a Fermilab staff member, user or contractor. The Education Office will take nominations until Oct. 10. This year's reception will take place on Oct. 20.

English country dancing Sunday afternoon, October 5, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, October 5, at Kuhn Village Barn. The program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 to 5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome to join this social and accessible sort of dancing. The group meets monthly, year-round, with live music usually every other month. The next dance will be a Halloween dance with live music Sunday, Oct. 26. For more information, or to get on an email reminder list, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/.

Employee discount for Chicago Fire vs. Montreal Impact - Oct. 5
Don't Miss Chicago Fire Action at Toyota Park on Sunday, October 5. Fermilab employees are eligible for a discount. Order your Chicago Fire tickets at https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=chicagofire&o=4393579&g=2038. Select "Find Tickets". Enter the Special Offer Code "Fire." If you already have a Chicago Fire group account, simply log-in with your email address and password. If you do not have a Chicago Fire group account or Ticketmaster account, simply create an account with your own unique password. Select the number and price range of the tickets you would like to purchase. Confirm your seat locations and complete the order. Print your tickets at home using Ticketfast. For info contact Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548

Scottish country dancing Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Barn
Scottish country dancing is held Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn from 7:30 to 10 p.m. 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. Occasionally there is live music. For more information contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825 or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/

Managed Print Services Update, Thursday, Sept. 25
On Thursday Sept. 25, the printing via Managed Print Services will be unavailable from about 6:30 a.m. for about one hour as the software is updated. Please do not send any print jobs to Managed Print devices until after 8 a.m. on Sept. 25.

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn
International folk dancing is held every Thursday evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. Newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. The group dances year-round, moving to Ramsey Auditorium if the Barn is not available. To get on the email list, or for more information contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.

Labwide celebration - Oct. 8
A labwide celebration, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 8, will kick off at 10 a.m. in Ramsey Auditorium with a presentation by members of the NOvA team, followed by a coffee reception in the Wilson Hall atrium. A dinner for all Fermilab employees and users will be held in the atrium beginning at 4 p.m., also on Oct. 8.

NALWO Playgroup meets Wednesdays, 5:15 at Users' Center
Parents with children ages 0 to 10 are welcome to join the NALWO Playgroup, which has resumed meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 5:15-6:45 p.m. at the Users' Center. Playgroup provides an opportunity for socialization for both parents and children. For older children, there are games and arts and crafts projects. Please contact Michaela Zalesakova at 630-853-5728 or firomichala@hotmail.com before coming. To get regular announcements of Playgroup activities, you may also subscribe to the NALWO_Playgroup listserve at http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=nalwo_playgroup&A=1

Indoor Soccer
Indoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm 9:00 pm in the Gym at the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo for more information.

Managing Conflict (am only) on November 5
This class is for individuals who want to boost their conflict management skills. Learn to accept and manage conflict more effectively. Upon completing this half day class, you will be able to identify your default conflict management style, how to capitalize on various conflict management styles, accept conflict as an inevitable part of all work situations, be aware of the positive and negative byproducts of conflict on the job, understand how to establish a cooperative atmosphere in which to resolve conflicts as they arise, and learn and practice a step-by-step collaborative approach to resolving conflict http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=1865.

Writing for Results: Email and More (am only) on October 30
This half-day course is for anyone who writes more than five emails or memos a day and who wants to write better communications in less time and with more confidence. Never waste another moment of your time on emails that fail to deliver the results you need. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7359

Interpersonal Communications Skills - October 21
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 as part of your individualized Communication Plan (CAP) and apply them daily back on the job. For more information and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865.

Excel 2010: Advanced on December 3
This training is intended for individuals who need to learn various advanced techniques for manipulating data. The class covers the following: Streamlining Workflow, Collaborating with Others, Auditing Worksheet, Analyzing Data, Working with Multiple Workbooks, Importing and Exporting Data, Using Excel with the Web, and Structuring XML Workbooks. For more information and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7283

Access 2010: Advanced on November 12
This training is for individuals with responsibilities such as working with heavily related tables; creating advanced queries, forms, and reports; writing macros to automate common tasks; and performing general database maintenance. For more information and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7284

Excel 2010: Intermediate - October 29
Individuals with basic knowledge of Excel and who has experience creating worksheets and charts but need the additional benefits this class provides. For more information and enrollment, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7280.