Fermilab Today April 13-April 17, 2015

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Wilson Hall Cafeteria to be open this weekend
The Wilson Hall Cafeteria will open this Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to accommodate several meetings and conferences.

Philosophy Society: "Value of Fundamental Science", open discussion Thu Apr 23
An open hour-long discussion on a previously given talk "Value of Fundamental Science" is scheduled on Thu Apr 23, 12:00, Req Room (WH4NW). Everybody is invited. Feel free to come with your lunch. Sign to our philosophysociety@fnal.gov (through http://listserv.fnal.gov/archives/philosophysociety.html) to receive our news and meeting reminders. Find us on the web to get access to our video and slides. Ask Alexey Burov (burov@fnal.gov) if any question.

CCD has launched the RemoteApp service
The Core Computing Division has launched a new service called RemoteApp. RemoteApp provides an enhancement to the existing Windows Terminal Server service. RemoteApp enables you to run many Windows applications, including Microsoft Office suite, on your Windows, Mac and Linux computers and on your mobile devices. RemoteApp applications run in their own resizable window, can be dragged between multiple monitors, and have their own entry in the taskbar just like a local application. Read the user's guide at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011578 on how to use the service.

Yoga Registration Due Soon
The next session of Monday Yoga will be held April 27 - June 15 from 12-12:45pm in the Wilson Hall Ground Floor East Training Room. Fee is $55. Register by April 21 in the Wellness Office, WH15W. No class on Memorial Day, 5/25. The next session of Thursday Yoga will be held April 30 - June 18 from 12-12:45pm in the Wilson Hall Ground Floor East Training Room. Fee is $60. Register by April 23 in the Wellness Office, WH15W. If you are new to Yoga and are interested in attending a free trial class on Monday, April 20, 12-12:45pm in the Wilson Hall Ground Floor East Side Training Room please RSVP to jecker@fnal.gov or x2548 by April 17.

Bardeen Engineering Leadership Program Lecture
Date: Friday April 17 4:00PM - Location: AD/Huddle (X-Gallery) - Speaker: Johnathan Edelen, Colorado State University - Title: Theory and Simulation of Electron Back-Bombardment in Thermionic Cathode RF Guns

Barn Dance April 19
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Zero Zip Nada and calling by Dot Kent. 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/

Interaction Management (3 days) scheduled for June 28, July 9, and July 28
This 3-day course is for managers and supervisors to learn the essential skills and discussion guidelines for effective coaching through practice and feedback. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2986

Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Village 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. There is occasional live music. For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or call 630-840- 8194 or 630-584-0825.

PowerPoint template and FermiMail signature options available today
Today (Tuesday) the Core Computing Division will install on Windows PCs (except for the Accelerator Division) the Fermilab Microsoft PowerPoint template as a default template and two FermiMail signature options that conform to the Fermilab graphic design standards. To make use of these options, users will need to reboot their Windows PCs. For information on the PowerPoint template and Outlook signatures, see http://www.fnal.gov/faw/designstandards/index.html

Free yoga trial open house class
Are you interested in trying out a Fermi Yoga class? This is your opportunity to try out a Yoga class for free on Monday, April 20th, from 12-12:45pm in the Wilson Hall Ground Floor East Side Training Room. If you are new to yoga this class will help you feel both energized and relaxed. Alignment-based poses and flowing movement combine to improve your flexibility, strength and balance. If you have a yoga or exercise mat please bring it. If not, some will be available for your use. Wear comfortable clothing. If you are a potential new student interested in attending this free class please RSVP to Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548 by April 17th.

Fermilab Summer Day Camp
Day Camp information and registration applications are now available in the Recreation Office WH15W and at The Children's Center. Children age 6-12 (must have completed First Grade) who are dependents of Fermi employees, visitors or contractors are elibigle to attend Day Camp. Camp will consist of 12 one week sessions beginning June 8. Child care will be June 1, however the pool will not be open and there will not be a field trip. See the handbook for additional information. All applications and a $25.00 deposit per session, per child must be turned in before your child can be enrolled. If you have questions, please contact Mary S. or Patti at The Children's Center: daycare@fnal.gov or x3762

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn
International folk dancing is held every Thursday evening, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. Newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early in the evening and request dancing later on. Many of the dances are lines and circles, with no partners needed. The session will end with cross-step waltz practice to keep up skills from recent workshops. The group dances year-round, moving to Ramsey Auditorium in the summer. To get on the list, or for more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or call 630-584-0825 or 630- 840-8194

Discounted tickets for Creation's Birthday by Hasan Padamsee
Fermilab employees enjoy a 30% discount on tickets to see "Creation's Birthday" by Hasan Padamsee at the Athenaeum Theatre. Enjoy the story of the legendary battle between astronomer Edwin Hubble and the scientific icon Albert Einstein. How did a boxing champ, war-hero, Rhodes scholar, and upstart astronomer gang up with a moonshine-peddling janitor (Milton Humason) to discover our expanding universe? And how did Hubble and his Jesuit priest-ally (Father George Lemaitre) use the expanding universe to expose the greatest blunder of the greatest scientist? Use code FERMI or follow this link to purchase tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/940206/prm/FERMI. Box office 773-935-6875.

MS Excel 2013: Introduction on April 28 and 30, two half day A.M. or P.M.
This training is for those who are new to Excel and/or spreadsheets and those wishing to understand proper spreadsheet building concepts, basic formula building, and formatting. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9080

MS Word 2013: Introduction on May 5 and 7, two half days A.M. or P.M.
This training is for individuals comfortable with the Windows environment who need to learn the basics of Word 2013. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9079

Performance Review training for managers/supervisors on August 4, 5 and 6
This training is for Managers and Supervisors who conduct performance reviews. Learn the elements of an effective performance review; Learn how to prepare for an interactive performance review discussion; Practice communication skills that encourage two-way communication; Practice the steps of conducting a performance review discussion; Practice handling difficult situations. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3711

Players needed for 2015 Fermilab co-ed softball league
Several teams in the 2015 Fermilab co-ed softball league are looking for both male and female players. Games are played once a week in the Village on either Wednesday or Thursday from the beginning of May through early September, followed by a double-elimination playoff. Come out for the fun! No experience necessary. Contact league rep Chris Greer at cgreer@fnal.gov.

Indoor Soccer
Indoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sundays from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Gym at the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.

Managing Conflict (am only) on June 10
This class is for individuals who want to boost their conflict management skills. Learn to accept and manage conflict more effectively. Upon completing this half day class, you will be able to identify your default conflict management style, how to capitalize on various conflict management styles, accept conflict as an inevitable part of all work situations, be aware of the positive and negative byproducts of conflict on the job, understand how to establish a cooperative atmosphere in which to resolve conflicts as they arise, and learn and practice a step-by-step collaborative approach to resolving conflict http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=1865

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

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.