Fermilab Today March 9-13, 2015

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Fermilab Today to update format - March 16
Following the establishment of the Fermilab labwide calendar [http://calendar.fnal.gov/], Fermilab Today is updating its layout to encourage readers to use the calendar to learn about scientific and nonscientific events at the laboratory. Starting Monday, March 16, the seminar event listings in Fermilab Today will be replaced by a link to the labwide calendar. In addition, the announcements will move from the bottom of the right column to the top of the left column so readers can more easily see new announcements. We will also replace full menu listings and the weather forecast with links to their respective resources.

Monday Golf League
The Tanna Farms Golf League has openings for additional players on Monday evenings. First night of league play will be May 4th and run for 16 weeks. Individual handicap format with weekly games. Please contact Ron Evans at rone@fnal.gov or x4166 or Gary Davis at gdavis@fnal.gov or x4171 for more information or to join.

Barn Dance Party March 15
Help Dave Harding celebrate his birthday this Sunday, March 15 with a barn dance at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn. Music provided by Entwyned. Maggie Jo Saylor calls. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to know anything, just come and have fun! There is no admission this week. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

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.

Zumba Toning Registration Due March 17
When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar. Learn how to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast. Tuesdays, March 24 – April 28, at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 12-12:45pm. $40/person. Register by March 17 in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For info contact Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548 http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

Changarro Restaurant Offers Fermi Employee Discount
Changarro Restaurant offers a fusion of Mexican-Brazilian dishes. Located at 1400 S. Neltnor Blvd., corner of Rte. 59 & Rte. 38, West Chicago. Show Fermi ID for 20% discount off lunch. Closed on Tuesdays.

Help Abri Credit Union celebrate our members and Pi Day!
Abri Credit Union members stop by March 13th and pick up a coupon* for a free piece of pie from the cafeteria. *coupons must be redeemed March 13th while quantities last.

Philosophy Society, A. Burov: "Value of Fundamental Science", Thu Mar 12, 12:00
As scientists, citizens and humans, we have to address the big question: Why the fundamental science has a value, in what it is, and what determines its strength? The dominant answer: the value of science is caused by the curiosity and by the technological benefits through byproducts. Is this answer really good? Thursday March 12, 12:00–1:00, Req Room (WH4NW). Note that our meetings are shifted now by a half an hour. Everybody is invited; specific knowledge of philosophy is appreciated but not required. Feel free to come with your lunch.

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

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 URA 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.

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.

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.