Fermilab Today December 15-19, 2014

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Lifestyle Patterns Approach to Weight Management
Start the New Year out right. This 10 week convenient workplace program will be led by Tiffany Davis, MS, RD, LDN. Tiffany is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian with a strong passion for nutritional counseling. Tiffany believes that nutrition therapy is not only about food quality and quantity but more importantly one’s relationship with food. She recognizes the impact that stress, depression, and anxiety can have on one’s eating. As a Dietitian, she effectively works with individuals motivating, educating and inspiring to bring about life long changes. Class held on Thursdays, Jan. 15-March 19, 12-1pm, WH15W, Aquarium. $50 for 10 weeks. Register by Jan. 8. For info jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Taiji and Qigong for Health
Two days offered. Wednesdays starting Jan. 7, 7-8 a.m. Fridays starting Jan. 9, noon-1 p.m. Both classes are held in the Auditorium. Sign-up is required. Contact Seton Handville at x2152.

Ultimate Core Class Registration Due January 2
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! Class will be held on Fridays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, noon-12:45 p.m. at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $60. Register by Jan. 2. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

For Women Only Qigong Class
This relaxing and interesting hour of qigong and acupressure focuses on women's health, nutrition and stress management. Sign-up is requred. Contact Seton Handville at x2152. Class is held on Mondays, Jan. 5-Feb. 23, noon-1 p.m. in the Auditorium Auditorium.

Users Center Closed - Dec. 22 - Jan. 2
The Users Center will be closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 2. It will re-open on Mon. Jan. 5.

Cafeteria holiday hours
The Wilson Hall Cafeteria will be open 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Breakfast/Grill Only) on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Cafeteria hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, and Jan. 2.

Pilates Registration Due December 29
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. Some of the major benefits include improved posture, balance, core strength, flexibility and long, lean muscles without excess bulk. Sign up for this class to strengthen that aching back, firm up that flabby belly and tone that drooping posterior. Not recommended for individuals with osteoporosis. Mondays, January 5 – February 16 (no class 1/19), 12-12:45pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $65. Register by December 29. For more info http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) end of life January 12, 2015
On January 12, 2015, any Apple Computer running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) will be blocked from accessing the Fermilab network. This operating system is no longer supported by Apple and therefore, no longer receives security updates. Fermilab-owned computers, by laboratory policy, must run vendor-supported operating systems to avoid security risks. If your Fermilab-owned computer is running Mac OS X 10.7, please contact the Service Desk immediately by calling x2345 or via the web interface at https://fermi.service-now.com/fsc/ to determine whether your computer can be upgraded. Computers that cannot be upgraded must be excessed or removed from the Fermilab network.

Scottish country dancing Tuesday evenings throughout December and into January at Kuhn Barn
Scottish country dancing is held Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and will take place without a break through December 2014 and into January, as they prepare for the New Year's Ball Weekend January 16-18 in St. Charles, with nationally famous musicians Earl Gaddis and Karen Axelrod. 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/ .

2015 Float Holiday
As in previous years, the 2015 Float Holiday will not be available for use on your January 2015 timecards. You will be able to select and use it beginning Feb. 1, 2015. If you plan on using your 2015 float holiday in January 2015 please e-mail the Payroll Manager at lsmith@fnal.gov before you complete your timecard and the hours will be manually set up for your use on the timecard.

Holiday wishes from the Employee Advisory Group
The Employee Advisory Group will be handing out candy canes at a booth in the Wilson Hall atrium Thursday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to stop by!

Yoga Thursdays registration due December 30
Thursday Yoga Classes will be held January 8 – February 26 in Wilson Hall, Ground Floor, East Side Training Room from 12-12:45pm. Fee is $60. Register by December 30tin the Wellness Office, WH15W. For more information http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

Free Abs Class on December 22
Gym membership not required for this open house class held in the Exercise Room at the Fitness Center from 12pm – 12:30pm on Monday, December 22. Gym will be open. This abdominal workout is designed to increase your overall core strength. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Free Lower Body Blitz Class December 19
Gym membership not required for this open house class held in the Exercise Room at the Fitness Center from 12pm – 12:30pm on Friday, December 19. Gym will be open. This Lower Body workout includes exercises for your hips, buns and thighs that are designed to help burn fat and tone up your muscles in your lower body. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

International folk dancing holiday party, Thursday Dec. 18, then break till Jan 8
International folk dancing will hold a Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Barn. In addition to international favorites, there will be some special dances for Hanukkah and Christmas. The group will then not meet until Thursday, Jan. 8, resuming weekly Thursday dancing then. 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/.

Timecards for Dec 15-21 are due early (Due: Thursday Dec 18)
Timecards for Week of Dec 15-21 are due early. •Employees submit their timecard by 10 a.m. Thursday Dec. 18. •Supervisors have all timecards approved by noon Thursday Dec. 18. •Payroll will sign off at noon (non exempt) and 3 p.m. (exempt) on Thursday Dec. 18. For the next week of December 22-28, if the timecard can be completed and approved before the required date (12/29) it would be appreciated however it is not mandatory. For questions please contact: LindaSue x2992, Meghan Czamanske x5806 or Payroll x3046.

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.

ASM Handbooks Available Online
ASM Handbooks, the authoritative source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technologies, is available for site-wide reference any time at http://products.asminternational.org/hbk/index.jsp. The collection features the complete content of twenty-eight ASM Handbook volumes and several ASM Handbook supplements. Fermilab has these and thousands more eBooks available. For more information, visit the library web site at http://ccd.fnal.gov/library/.

Yoga Mondays Registration Due December 29
Yoga Mondays, January 5 - February 23 (No class 1/19). Held in Wilson Hall Ground Floor East Training Room: 12-12:45pm. Fee is $55. Register by December 29 in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For more information http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Gallery Talk Wednesday Noon
Please join us on Wednesday, December 17 at noon in the Art Gallery for an informal gallery talk by artists Julian Williams, Melanie Brown and Suzanne Keith Loechl, who are curently exhibiting their work.

Health Screenings for Active Employees January 13 & 14 at Training Center
This screening offers active employees an opportunity to have their cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure and body composition checked. You will also meet one-on-one with a Health Coach to review results, ask questions, and discuss health and wellness resources. Register at https://www.hsscreeningreg.com and enter username login (fermi) and password (healthy). A reminder e-mail will be sent to you. Employees that signed up last year should sign in as an Existing Customer. This 25 minute health screening is voluntary, confidential and offered at no charge to active employees. Your test results will not be shared with your company. Contact: Jeanne in Wellness at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series Presents Chicago Harp Quartet
The Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series kicks off on Sunday, January 11 at 2:30 with the Chicago Harp Quartet-reception follows. Since its formation in 2012, the Chicago Harp Quartet has presented unique and charismatic performances on the concert stage across the country. Harpists with the CHQ have performed with some of the world's greatest ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Minnesota Orchestra, and the symphonies of Baltimore, Milwaukee, Symphony, St. Louis and Toronto, just to name a few, as well as festivals such as Ravinia and Aspen. Tickets are $17/$14 if you buy the entire Gallery Series. For tix or info go 840.ARTS or www.fnal.gov/culture.

SharePoint online training videos available for on-site users
On-site users can access more than 900 SharePoint training videos online through the Fermilab Library’s subscription. Most of the videos are less than a minute long, and each addresses a specific question. You can access the SharePoint video site at http://ccd.fnal.gov/library/fermilabonly/sharepointindex.html

Writing for Results: Email and More on February 27
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. You will learn the strategies and objective benchmarks you need to improve every email or memo you write. You'll also learn how to address any weaknesses in your writing and how to build on your strengths over time. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7359

Cashier's office closed during holidays
The Cashier's Office will close at 3 pm on December 19 and reopen at 1 pm on January 6, 2015.

English country dancing Sunday afternoons, December 7 and January 4, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, December 7, 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. We will be going over dances for our upcoming New Year's Ball weekend, Jan. 15-16, in St. Charles, with Earl Gaddis and Karen Axelrod. Newcomers are always welcome to join this social and accessible sort of dancing. The next dance is Sunday, January 4. The group meets monthly, year-round, with live music usually every other month. 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/.

No On-Site Prescription Safety Eyewear 12/24 & 12/31
Attention Prescription Safety Eyewear Customers: Please be advised that the eye technician will not be on-site December the 24 & 31, 2014. Normal service will resume on Wednesday, January 15, 2015.

Norris Recreation Center Discount for Employees
Special annual club membership for Fermilab employees. $49/month for family. $29 per month for individual. Setup fee is waived. Included in membership is yoga, pilates, 5 rooms of cardio and machine equipment, Zumba, spin classes, group fitness, child care (with family membership), 50 meter swimming pool with expanded swim hours, access to tennis courts (does not include tennis time). 1050 Dunham Rd., St. Charles, 630-377-1405 www.norrisrec.org