Fermilab Today January 26 - 30, 2015

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MS Office 2013/Office 365: Transition from Office 2010 on February 17
In this briefing you will: See the new look of MS Office 2013/Office 365 and explore common features -Learn about the exciting new enhancements in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. To enroll visit the website for the Office for Professional and Organization Development at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html.

Artist Reception Wednesday February 4 from 5-7pm
Please join us on Wednesday February 4, 5-7pm in the Art Gallery for the artist reception of "Art@CMS". At 4pm, 1West Michael Hoch, Xavier Cortada, Peter Markowitz, Lindsay Olson will be speaking.

Barnstormers Delta Dart Night
Barnstormers Delta Dart Night Wednesday, February 11, starting promptly at 5:30pm at the Kuhn Barn. Delta Darts are small rubber band powered airplanes that can be built in less than an hour and then flown indoors. Anyone can build and fly one of these airplanes and have loads of fun. Flying will immediately follow building for prizes. All required materials will be provided by the Barnstormers. Competition flying will start at 7pm sharp. If you would like to compete please be at the Barn no later than 6pm. Open to the Fermilab Community and their families. For further information: Jim Zagel, x4076, or Alan Hahn, x2987.

English country dancing Sunday afternoons, February 1 and March 1, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, February 1, 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. The next dance is on Sunday, March 1, with live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. 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/ .

Windows users: Adobe software upgrade and licensing change on Windows - Feb. 3
Adobe's primary license model has changed from perpetual to subscription-based licensing. Adobe users will have access to their Adobe software as long as they continue to pay the subscription fee. In response, the Core Computing Division will be converting Adobe software licensing to subscription-based licensing and upgrading Adobe software to the latest subscription version on Windows computers on Feb. 3. Individual users will receive detailed email instructions prior to their upgrade. For more information, see the FAQ at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011519.

Microsoft Office 2013 eBooks
Microsoft Office 2013 eBooks are now online at the Fermilab Library. Go the the library's book catalog page and search for Microsoft Office and series "eBooks." Or try this link http://www-spires.fnal.gov/spires/find/books/wwwbrief?title=microsoft+office&author=&isbn=&series=eBooks&SEQUENCE=cl

Fermi Philosophy Society: Thu Jan 29, 12:30pm, Req Room (WH4NW)
This meeting is for an open discussion of Mike Albrow and Albert Stebbins talks on “A Cosmology with Time as a Closed Loop”. You may think about metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, and generally philosophical implications and consequences of that approach, and prepare your comments and questions. Everybody is welcome; feel free to come with your lunch.

Fermi Singers seek new members in New Year!
The Fermi Singers are seeking new members in the New Year! We meet each week on Wednesday from noon to 1pm on the Ramsey Auditorium stage in Wilson Hall. All vocal parts are welcome, no experience or tryouts necessary. Please join us as we explore a variety of pieces from the Medieval to the Modern. Contact: Terry Hart with questions tlh@fnal.gov.

URA Thesis Award Competition
Fermilab and the Universities Research Association invite submissions for the eighteenth annual URA Thesis Award competition. Nominations must be submitted to Lenny Spiegel at lenny@fnal.gov by March 20, 2015 and should include two letters supporting the merits of the thesis being nominated. At least one letter should be from a member of the thesis committee of the PhD granting institution and, for work carried out in collaboration with Fermilab scientists, at least one of the letters should come from one of those scientists. For further details consult the URA Thesis Award website at: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_thesis/index.html.

Getting paid the greener way - get paperless pay stubs
Thinking of using less paper in 2015? Wanting to simplify your life? Sign up for a paperless pay stub! Simply send an email to askpayroll@fnal.gov, and request that you no longer receive paper pay stubs. If every employee signed up for paperless pay stubs, we would save almost 50,000 pieces of paper per year, not to mention ink, toner and the electricity used by the printers. To view your paycheck electronically, go to the Fermilab at Work/ Work Resources page, select Employee Self Service and sign in with your Fermilab ID and employee self service password. Click on Self Service, then View Paycheck. Past paychecks are viewable online.

Abri Credit Union Appreciates Our Members
On behalf of the Abri Credit Union staff, we would like to thank you for your continued support and business. Please stop by the branch to enter to win a Chez Leon gift certificate. The drawing will be held February 2.

Windows 8.1 approved for use
Desktop Engineering has approved the Windows 8.1 operating system for use across Fermilab. From Thursday, January 15, users will be able to submit a Service Desk ticket to request Windows 8.1 for use on their current equipment, or request Windows 8.1 to be installed when they receive new hardware. Please submit a Service Desk ticket if would like to request Windows 8.1 or you have any questions.

Barn Dance January 18
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by John Lane on fiddle and Brandon Cummings on guitar. Chanel Lane calls. 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/.

Vaughan Athletic Center Membership Rates Effective Feb. 3
The Vaughan Athletic Center, located at 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, is teaming up to offer Fermi members another year of discounted rates effective February 3, 2015. If you already have a membership its time to renew. If you are interested in joining the Vaughan Athletic Center now is the time. $25 Enrollment Fee for New Members. Fitness Membership: $25/month or $300/year/person. All-Inclusive Membership: $37/month or $444/year/person. Membership Forms are available in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For more info call the membership desk at 630-907-9600 or for info on the facility http://www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/facilities/vaughan-athletic-center/.

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 Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.

Fermilab Functions scheduled on March 3, 5, and 11, 2015
Fermilab Functions is a three half-day series of presentations from subject matter experts throughout the Lab. They provide an overview of their functions, roles and responsibilities, and will identify your complimentary role and responsibilities as a supervisor. Topics include: Project Management, Compensation, Employment, ES&H, Medical, Site Security, Computer Security, Procurement, Budgeting, FMLA and Benefits, EAP, Visa, and Audit. To enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3733

Managing Conflict on March 24
This course is for individuals who want to boost their conflict management skills. You must first complete the Interpersonal Communication Skills as a prerequisite. For more description of the course and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=1865.

Interpersonal Communication Skills on March 10
This course is for employees that would like to increase awareness of their communication skills and personality type. It will help the participant develop the skills for more productive work relationships. For more information and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865

Scottish country dancing Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish country dancing is held every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. Winter cancellations are announced by email the afternoon of the dance. To get on the list, or for more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or call 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825.

2015 FRA scholarship applications accepted until April 1, 2015
Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA) offers a number of four-year scholarships to children of regular full-time FRA employees. The scholarship award continues for a maximum of four years provided the student remains in a four-year undergraduate program and maintains satisfactory academic progress. The maximum scholarship award amount available for tuition and fees is $5,000 per year. Applications are being accepted through April 1 for the 2015 FRA scholarship awards. For more information or to obtain an application please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/FRA_scholarship.html. If you have questions, contact Karen Karlix by emailing karlix@fnal.gov.

GSA updated the Mileage rate to 57.5 cents for 2015
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2015 standard mileage reimbursement rate for non-Government owned vehicles. It is 57.5 cents per mile, effective January 01, 2015.

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

The Take Five Challenge/Poster – Winter 2014/2015
The Take Five Challenge has been posted, so here is your opportunity to win a safety prize and also become more familiar with safety signs, especially the new Globally Harmonizes System (GHS) which are new guidelines for signs. Just go to our Take five website http://www.fnal.gov/pub/takefive/challenge/challenge-008.html and match each of the signs, in our challenge puzzle, with its correct message. The top five scorers will be drawn from a raffle and the winners will be notified of their prizes. To participate, complete the online form on the ESH&Q Take Five for Goal Zero website or, print and submit it to the ESH&Q Section in person, or mail to Mail Station-119.