Fermilab Today March 23-27, 2015

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Cafeteria open Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m
The Wilson Hall Cafeteria will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. this Saturday March 28, for the Tornado Seminar.

Two-step and Waltz workshops Sunday, April 5, at Kuhn Barn
Noted dance historian Susan de Guardiola will present two workshops on Sunday, April 5 at Kuhn Barn. From # to 6 p.m., she will offer an introduction to Introduction to Ragtime and Two-step dance styles of the late 19th century and early 20th century. Then from 7 to 10 p.m. she will teach Cross Step Waltz, a review and new variations. The workshops are sponsored by the International folk and English country dance groups and are open to anyone, with no previous experience needed. $10 suggested donation per workshop. More info at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/ or on the printable flyer at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/SDWwSdG2015.pdf.

Fermilab Village Easter Egg Hunt April 8, with RSVP by April 1
All Fermilab children are invited to NALWO-Playgroup's Fermilab Village Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 8, at 5 p.m. Check in is at the Music Room of the Users' Center by 5 p.m. sharp. There will be age-specific activities starting right after 5 p.m. Attendees should bring healthy snacks for sharing and an Easter basket to fill. Please RSVP BY APRIL 1 to Michaela Zalesakova at firomichala@hotmail.com. Flyer at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/nalwo/easter2015.pdf

Book Fair Tuesday & Wednesday
Books Are Fun brings the store to Fermilab, Wilson Hall Atrium on Tuesday, March 31, 10am-3pm and Wednesday, April 1, 8am-2pm. Great products at discounted prices for our employees. Hosted by the Wellness Department, an Office of Workforce Development & Resources Section. Proceeds support wellness/recreation programs. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Employee Discount at Chipotle on March 30th
Chipotle Mexican Grill, located at 2902 Kirk Road, Aurora, is offering Fermilab employees a one day BOGO entree (buy one, get one free entree does not have to be the same entree). Show your Fermi ID for this special offer available on Monday, March 30th ONLY. Hours are 11am - 10pm. Valid only at 2902 Kirk Road, Aurora, location. For more info contact jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Wilson Hall southwest stair work - temporary access restriction – March 25, 2015
Starting Wednesday, March 25 the Wilson Hall South West Stair will be temporarily closed at several floors while construction work is completed. The stairs at the closed floors will be available for emergency use only. Work in the stairs well is expected to be completed on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Fermilab Board Game Guild
The Fermilab Board Game Guild meets every Tuesday at the User's Center from 6:00 PM to 10::PM. Everyone is welcome, and no connection with Fermilab is required. Board games playes include, but are not limited to, Puerto Rico, Ticket To Ride, Seven Wonders, Stone Age, Attica, Alhambra, Citadels, and many more. Attendance for the full four hours is not required. Come and go as you please. Any questions, e-mail wmtan@fnal.gov

Pilates Registration Due March 30th
This Mat Pilates class is suitable for beginner and intermediate level participants. 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 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, April 6–May 18, 12-12:45pm, in the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $87. For more info x2548.

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.

MAC OS X security updates Tues., March 24
On Tues., March 24 from 7 a.m. the Core Computing Division is enabling OS X security updates for Mac computers running OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), Mavericks (10.9.5), and Yosemite (10.10.2). An alert will prompt installation or you can select "Software Update" in the Apple menu; no restart is required. If you do not install manually now, automatic install will start on Tuesday, April 14. If you experience any issues, please submit a Service Desk ticket.

Networking DNS Software Upgrade Tues., April 7
Between 7 a.m. 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, the Network Services team will be upgrading the Domain Name Service (DNS) server software. There should be no impact to the majority of users, or users who use AnyCast DNS (DNS server set to in their DNS client systems). However, some users, those with manually configured or older network systems, may experience a networking outage of about 15 minutes within the maintenance window depending on their applications and the configuration of their servers. Please submit a Service Desk ticket if you experience any issues or have any questions.

Nominations for Employee Advisory Group due April 17
Nominations are now being accepted for new members to serve on the EAG. The committee meets once per month and is regularly joined by several members of the senior management team. Fermilab benefits from the EAG's formal recommendations, which come after the EAG studies a topic, as well as the extensive discussions of complex issues. Nomination forms are available online http://www.fnal.gov/faw/EAG/nomination_form.html or in the Office of Communication on the atrium level of Wilson Hall. More information about the EAG is available on the EAG website http://www.fnal.gov/faw/EAG/index.html.

2014 FSA Deadline is April 30
Employees with a 2014 Healthcare or Dependent Care Reimbursement Account must spend the remaining balance by the end of the plan year. Healthcare expenses to be reimbursed with the 2014 Health Care Reimbursement Accounts must be incurred by March 15, 2015. 2014 Dependent Care expenses must be incurred by December 31, 2014. Claims for both types of accounts must be submitted to the plan administrator, Payflex, by April 30, 2015. Employees submit flexible spending claims to PayFlex online at www.healthhub.com or via fax.

Muscle Toning Class Registration Due March 24
This class meets for a fun and effective workout, designed for all fitness levels. It can build endurance and strong muscles, speed up metabolism, and improve balance and flexibility. Endurance training develops long, lean, well-shaped, toned musculature – muscles that are strong and do not fatigue easily. This enables better performance in most sports and – most importantly – everyday activities. The next session is held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 31 – May 26, from 5 – 6pm in the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $82/person. Register by March 24. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov, x2548 or http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

Interpersonal Communication Skills course - May 20
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.