Fermilab Today October 06 - October 10, 2014

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Pace Batavia Call-n-Ride service to Fermilab
Pace's Call-n-Ride service is expanding to Fermilab, areas of Batavia and the Geneva Metra train station on the Union Pacific West line. Pace charges a fee of $1.75 for a one-way ride. Exact fare is required. Cash and Ventra payments are accepted. For Fermilab pickup and dropoff times, view this brochure: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2014/images/pace-fermilab-call-n-ride.pdf. For more information, see this Fermilab Today article: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2014/today14-10-09.html. Email Katie Kosirog at kswanson@fnal.gov if you have additional questions. Call-n-Ride: http://pacebus.com/sub/schedules/call_n_ride.asp

Managing Conflict on November 5 (a.m. only)
This training is for individuals who want to boost their conflict management skills. Upon completion of this half day class you will be able to identify your default conflict management style; learn 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. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=1865

Interpersonal Communication Skills on 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 enrollment, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865

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: Advanced on December 3
This course is intended for individuals who need to learn various advanced techniques for manipulating data. For more information visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7283

Zumba Fitness Registration Due October 16
Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will soar! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. Thursdays, October 23 – November 20 at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 11:45am – 12:30pm. Fee is $35/person. Register by October 16 in the Wellness Office, WH15W, x2548.

Excel 2010: Intermediate on October 29
This training is for 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

Ultimate Core Class Registration Due Oct. 15
Participants learn a variety of exercises designed to increase core strength. This strength training workout focuses on increasing flexibility and strengthening the abdominal area. Suitable for any level of fitness! Wednesdays, October 22 – November 26 from 11:45am – 12:30pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $60/person. You do not need a gym membership to enroll in an exercise class. Register by October 15. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548. Registration forms available at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Barn Dance October 12
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Fred Campeau & Friends. We're having a square dance caller jam! 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/.

Gallery Talk 10/15 noon
Please join us on Wednesday, October 15 at noon in the Art Gallery for an informal gallery talk by Renee Robbins and Bruce Riley.

Zumba Toning Registration Due Oct. 14
When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar. Learn how to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast. Tuesdays, October 21 – November 25 at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 11:45am – 12:30pm. Class fee is $40/person, register by October 14. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov to register.

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.

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/.

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/.

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.