Fermilab Today March 2-6, 2015

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Zumba Fitness Registration Due March 12
Zumba Fitness will be held on Thursdays, March 19 - April 30 in the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 12-12:45pm, $45/person. Register in the Wellness Office, WH15W, by March 12. See http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

Barn Dance March 8
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Heather Maluyk and Dan MacDonald and calling by Chris Kimmons. 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/.

Budker Seminar March 9
Please join us at 5:00 pm in the User's Center for the Budker Seminar. Alexey Kochemirovskiy from the University of Chicago will be the speaker. Free pizza and beverages will be served. Talk Title: "Study of RF breakdown in strong magnetic fields". Abstract: RF Breakdown in strong magnetic fields has a negative impact on a cavity’s performance. As a part of this research agenda, an experimental program was developed based on a modular pillbox cavity. Our goal is to build a coherent picture of processes inside the cavity during breakdown.

Power Outage Affects Fermilab Village on Saturday, March 7
On Saturday, March 7, the power will be shut off to the entire Fermilab Village for up to 5 hours, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Commonwealth Edison, the electrical utility company that provides power to the Village, needs to shift the electrical load for the Village to another power line.

Garden Club Spring Meeting
The Fermilab garden club spring meeting will be held on March 5, at noon, in Curia II, WH2SW. New and prospective members should attend to find out about the club and learn about renting a garden plot. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Garden%20Club.html.

10 Minute Employee Appreciation Chair Massages
Chair massages will be held on Tuesday, March 17 from 9am-1pm in Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor, Curia II. Reserve your complimentary 10-minute chair massage by emailing Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

2015 Alvin Tollestrup Award application deadline - April 1
Universities Research Association Inc. (URA) will make an award for outstanding work conducted by a postdoctoral research fellow at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists. All Ph.D. researchers in non-tenure track or non-tenure track equivalent positions at Fermilab or URA member institutions, or institutions collaborating in Fermilab projects, who are within six years of the receipt of their Ph.D. (as of the nomination deadline) are eligible. The work for which the award is made must be performed in conjunction with a Fermilab experiment or project, or under the auspices of the Fermilab Theory or Astrophysics Groups. The deadline for applying is April 1. See: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/alvin_tollestrup/index.html.

March 6, 2015 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 spring 2015 quarter is March 6, 2015. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Karen Karlix at x4365 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.

URA Visiting Scholars Program proposal deadline delayed to March 30
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a delayed deadline of Monday, March 30 for the submission of proposals for the Spring 2015 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. For details on the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab, including eligibility, application process, award administration, and the names of past award recipients, visit the URA Visiting Scholars Web site.

March 9 Deadline Approaches for Summer On-site Housing Requests
The March 9 deadline for requesting onsite housing reservations for the summer of 2015 draws near. Requests for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms 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.

Lab-Corps Program open to Fermilab employees
Lab-Corps, a new U.S. Dept. of Energy program that gives national lab researchers the opportunity and tools to determine if technology they have developed is suitable for commercialization, is accepting applications https://www.younoodle.com/competitions/labcorps_program until 5 p.m. on March 13. To learn more about the Lab-Corps program, visit Argonne's Lab-Corps webpage at http://www.anl.gov/careers/your-career/lab-corps-program. For application assistance, contact Cherri Schmidt cherr@fnal.gov or Aaron Sauers asauers@fnal. Questions? Contact David McCallum, Lab-Corps Program Manager dmccallum@anl.gov or Jason Pariso, Lab-Corps Training Advisor jpariso@uchicago.ed.

Fermilab Golf League 2015 Season just around the corner. Not kidding!
Fermilab Golf League is opening it's 2015 season in the spring. If you're interested in playing as a member of a four-person team in a competitive, but handicapped, league, please consider joining. We have members of all abilities and genders, so you'd fit right in. We have openings in both our Tuesday and Wednesday evening leagues. Golf is an activity enjoyed by many, but mastered by few. The key to getting better is to play more often. The Golf League provides an opportunity to do just that - reinforced by the competitive component. We play through the summer and have an outing in the fall. If you're interested in more information, please contact Mike Matulik matulik@fnal.gov x4091.

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.

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn
International folk dancing meets Thursday evenings every week at Kuhn Barn. Dancing runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or call (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194.

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 at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.

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

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.)

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