Fermilab Today October 27-31, 2014

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Silk and Thistle Scottish dancing celebrates 20 years at Fermilab at Kuhn Barn - Nov. 4
The Silk and Thistle Scottish country dance group will celebrate 20 years of Scottish dancing at Fermilab on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the usual time of 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Kuhn Barn. In addition, there are retirements, anniversaries, and birthdays in the group to mark. We will dance some favorites the group has had over the past 20 years. All are welcome, though there won't be too much dance teaching. Generally, newcomers are always welcome, and you need not come with a partner. Dances are taught and walked through, and there is occasional 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/

Ramsey Auditorium horseshoe road closure beginning Nov. 3
The Auditorium horseshoe road will be closed to through traffic so that utility work can be performed. The road will be closed at the East end starting November 3. The duration of the closure is expected to be about 2 weeks. Access to the parking areas will be from the West entrance.

Performance Goal setting courses - Enroll in TRAIN
To assist employees with the goal setting process, HR will facilitate workshops at the Training Center. Please visit the TRAIN website for workshop dates and times and to enroll: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=8840.

Computer Security Awareness Day 2014 - Nov. 11
Annual Computer Security Awareness Day 2014 - Tuesday, Nov. 11. Morning session will include ITNA-credit classes and PII training in WH1W and WH1E. Afternoon general-interest Speed Session classes in WH1W. View the schedule details at https://cd-docdb.fnal.gov:440/cgi-bin/DisplayMeeting?conferenceid=584. All employees, visitors and contractors are encouraged to obtain supervisory permission in advance. Contact Ron Cudzewicz, cudzewicz@fal.gov, with questions or comments.

International folk dance Halloween Party Thursday Oct. 30 at Kuhn Barn
International folk dancing will hold a Halloween Party this Thursday, Oct. 30, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. Costumes and treats are encouraged and there will be dances to unusual and interesting music selections. Newcomers are always welcome. 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/.

Revamped Linux User Group meets Oct. 29
The Linux User Group, now held quarterly, will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall Curia II. Topics include: firewalld, a new feature SL 7; sysdmin tools and techniques; service changes including the recent Kerberos upgrade, HEPiX and more. All Linux users and system administrators are encouraged to attend.

Scottish country dance Halloween Party Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Kuhn Barn
Scottish country dancing will hold a Halloween Party Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Kuhn Village Barn from 7:30 to 10 p.m.There will be live music for part of the evening by Tim Macdonald (the new US Scottish fiddle champion) and friends. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. The following week on Nov. 4 the group will celebrate its 20th anniversary at Fermilab, and more. For more information contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-840-8194 or 630-584- 0825 or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/

English country dancing Halloween Party Sunday afternoon, October 26, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will hold a Halloween Party Sunday, October 26, at Kuhn Village Barn. There will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. The thematic program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 to 5 p.m. Costumes and treats are encouraged. Newcomers are always welcome to join this social and accessible sort of dancing. The group meets monthly, year-round, and the next dance is Nov. 9. 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/.

November 24, 2014 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 2015 quarter is November 24, 2014. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Karen Karlix at x4365 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html

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

Halloween Party for Fermilab families, Wednesday, Oct. 29, Kuhn Barn
NALWO Children's Playgroup invites all Fermilab families to a Halloween Party, Wednesday, October 29, at 5:30 p.m. at Kuhn Barn. There will be crafts, games, trick or treat, and a costume parade. Pizza and drinks will be provided and a potluck supper will be held. Please bring a main dish to share. A reservation is requested by Oct. 25 with the number of children. Contact Michaela at x3342 or 630-853-5728 or firomichala@hotmail.com to reserve or with questions.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is not yet certified
Apple released the latest version of its operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, on Oct. 16. This operating system is known not to work with some of the tools and services used at Fermilab. Computing is working on making these tools and services compatible. Mac users should not install or use OS X 10.10 Yosemite until it is certified for use at Fermilab. When that occurs, we will announce this via the mac-announce mailing list and Fermilab Today.

Hollywood Palms Employee Appreciation Day
Hollywood Palms offers Fermilab Employee Appreciation Day. Free admission on Tuesdays for you and one guest. Bring Fermi Badge and ID to box office. One item minimum per person purchase. $3 studio charge for 3D movies applies. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Ask Me About FermiWorks booth in atrium
Staff will be on hand to answer your questions about FermiWorks at the Ask-Me-About-FermiWorks booth in the Wilson Hall Atrium from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 17; Oct. 20-22; and Oct. 27-29.

Wilson Fellowship Accepting Applications
The Wilson Fellowship at Fermilab seeks applications from Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two (2) years of post-doctoral experience. The Fellowship supports strong, assistant professor-level physicists early in their careers. It provides unique opportunities for self-directed research in experimental physics through work on the Fermilab particle physics experiment of the candidate's choice. Additional information and application instructions are available at: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/robert_wilson/.

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.

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

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