Fermilab Today February 02 - 06, 2015

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Budker Seminar, Monday, February 9 at 5:00 pm
Please join us at the User's Center Monday, February 9 for the monthly Budker Seminar which begins at 5:00 pm. Free pizza and beverages will be served. The speaker is Jeff Eldred from Indiana University. Title: Proposed Harmonic Cavity for Enhanced Dynamical Stability of Slip-stacking. Abstract: Slip-stacking is an accumulation technique that involves two RF cavities at near but distinct frequencies operating on the same beamline. In this Budker seminar, we propose a new RF cavity at a frequency that is double the average of the other two frequencies and out of phase by pi.

Barn Dance February 8
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Can I Get an Amen and calling by Bill Sudkamp. 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/

Callipygian Players - Baroque Trio at Fermilab Gallery Series - 2/15 at 2:30 pm
The Callipygian Players are an ensemble of Chicago's finest period instrument musicians and singers under the leadership of Baroque Violinist Martin Davids. They present innovative and exciting concerts of music from the Baroque era. Known for interesting programming, their concerts feature music of well known composers as well as lesser known masterpieces. Group includes Martin Davids, violin; David Schrader, harpsichord; and Craig Trompeter, baroque cello and viola da gamba. They recently released a CD of the sonatas of Henry Eccles. Concert in Fermilab Art Gallery at 2:30 on Sunday, Feb. 15; includes reception with artists. Tix $17- www.fnal.gov/culture 630-840.ARTS

Cirque Zuma Zuma at Fermilab Arts Series - 2/7 at 7pm
"a rhythmic, high-energy African show that blends tradition with contemporary-circus skills. Dressed in elaborate costumes that draw on tribal culture and African art, the athletic performers never stop moving, tumbling, stacking up on one another, contorting, juggling objects on their feet, and leaping through the air to the sounds of live, traditional music. Jacob likes to describe it as a blend of Cirque du Soleil artistry and Harlem Globetrotters fun with deep African cultural roots." - Straight.com, Vancouver. Saturday, February 7, at 7 pm - early start time for families! Tickets are $30/$15 for ages 18 and under. For more information please visit www.fnal.gov/culture; phone 630.840.ARTS or atrium box office 9-4 weekdays.

MS Office 2013/Office 365: Transition from Office 2010 for Windows on Feb. 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 visitnhttp://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=8919

School's Day Out: February 16 and 27
School's Day Out : February 16 and 27 School's out Day Camp: Feb. 16 and 27. Childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., cost is $25.00 per camper/per day. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, Feb. 11 for the Feb. 16 date and Monday, Feb. 23 for the Feb. 27 date. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Email daycare@fnal.gov to register.

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 8 and March 1, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, February 8, at Kuhn Village Barn (rescheduled after the snow-related cancellation of Feb. 1). 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/.

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 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.

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.