Fermilab Today February 09 - 13, 2015

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Fermilab Natural Areas presents "Hawk Talk"
Fermilab Natural Areas presents 'Hawk Talk'. Saturday February 21, 2015 10am-12 noon Curia II (2nd floor Wilson Hall) Mr. Larry Miller, in conjunction with The Hawk Migration Association of North America, will present a natural history of raptors, including basic identification features. This is a FREE event. All are encouraged to attend.

No On-Site Prescription Safety Eyewear 2/18 & 2/25
Attention Prescription Safety Eyewear Customers: Please be advised that the eye technician will not be on-site February the 18 & 25, 2015. Normal service will resume on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Glacier Tax Prep Presentation
The Law Firm of Amanda Thompson, in conjunction with the Fermilab Visa Office will be giving a presentation for foreign nationals about U.S. Taxes and the usage of Glacier Tax Prep, a tax prep software that we have made available to them. The presentation will be held in Wilson Hall One West on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 11am-12:30pm. For more information email visaoffice@fnal.gov

MPS file scanning retention policy
Currently when a user scans a document to a file (not to email) using a Managed Print Service (MPS) device, the scanned file is kept in the file server fileserv01 for 7 days before it gets deleted. Due to data security considerations, the Core Computing Division will reduce this retention period from 7 days to 4 hours starting from Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m.

Pilates Registration Due February 16
Pilates is an excellent way to reduce back pain, strengthen your core and increase flexibility. This class will focus 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. Class will be held on Mondays, February 23 March 30 from 12-12:45pm at the Fitness Center. Fee is $75. Register in the Wellness Office by February 16. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

Philosophical Society: Thu, Feb 12, 12:30pm, Req Room (WH4NW)
Dear colleagues, this time Alexey Burov will present the last part of his course on history of science "Faith of Fundamental Science", entitled as "The loss of philosophy". Usual place, usual time, feel free to come with your lunch. Everybody is welcome. Sign to our mail list philosophysociety@fnal.gov. Ask Alexey burov@fnal.gov if any question.

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 and 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 and on the labwide calendar. To get on the email 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

Open Gym Basketball for Gym Members
Open Gym Basketball is available to paid Fermilab Gym Members on Wednesdays, 6-9pm, at the Fitness Center in the Village. Come on out and join others in a pick up basketball game. If you are not currently a gym member and are interested in becoming a gym member to utilize the gym please stop by the Wellness Office at WH15W to sign up or for membership information http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/facility.html

Requests Now Accepted for On-site Housing for Summer of 2015
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for reservations for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for SUMMER 2015. Please submit your request to the Housing Office by Monday, March 9, 2015. Requests can be made for any period and need not begin on any particular date. To make a request, please contact the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or housing@fnal.gov . Individual housing requests can be made by using our Online Housing Request form at http://fess.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html . Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to housing@fnal.gov.

Barn Dance - Feb. 15
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Blind Squirrel and calling by Cheryl Joyal. 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/

NALWO Puerto Rican cooking demo - March 9
NALWO invites everyone to join in a participatory demonstration of Puerto Rican cooking, led by Irma Almirall-Padamsee, at Chez Leon. The event will take place on Monday, 9 March 2015 between 10 AM and 1 PM (food will be served about noon). Please RSVP by email to nalwo@fnal.gov by 15 February. (A later RSVP is possible, but it would help our planning to know early.)

Need Cash for College? Abri Awarding Two $1,000 Scholarships!
Abri Credit Union (ACU) believes strongly in giving back to our members and the communities we serve. Abri Credit Union's College Scholarship has been established to recognize, reward and help make possible the pursuit of higher education by members. This year two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded - one to a graduating high school senior and one to an existing higher education student. Visit https://www.idmyway.com/scholarship/scholarship.php for details.

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.

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

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.

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.