Fermilab Today April 20-24, 2015

Fermilab Today Announcements

Submit an announcement

Linux User Group meets Wed., April 29
The Linux User Group, now meeting quarterly, will assemble on Wednesday, April 29 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall Curia II. Topics for discussion include Service Updates, Linux at Fermilab and a feature talk on the Ceph Filesystem by Lincoln Bryant from the University of Chicago. All Linux users and system administrators are encouraged to attend.

For the Life of the World video series starting May 5
The Bible Exploration for Lunch League invites you to view and discuss a new 7-part video series entitled "For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles." The editor of Christianity Today wrote that this series is "the best treatment of faith and culture ever put on a screen." A trailer is available at http://letterstotheexiles.com. Come to the Quarium, Wilson Hall, 8th floor, southwest corner, at noon on Tuesdays beginning May 5. For more info see http://orgs.fnal.gov/bell/ or contact bellweb@fnal.gov.

National Day of Prayer Observance - May 7
All are invited to a National Day Of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 7, from 12:00-12:30 in the "Racetrack" room on the Wilson Hall 7th floor crossover. Details are at http://orgs.fnal.gov/bell/ndop2015.html. Organized by the Bible Exploration for Lunch League. Contact bellweb@fnal.gov if you have questions.

Interpersonal Communication Skills on 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

Bardeen Engineering Leadership Program Lecture
Title: Material Characterization for SRF Cryomodules Speaker: Saravan Kumar Chandrasekaran Date: Friday April 24th Time: 4:00pm Location: Comitium (WH2SE)

Zumba Toning & Zumba Fitness Registration Due Soon
The next class of Zumba Toning will be held Tuesdays, May 5 - June 9 in the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 12-12:45pm. $40/person. Register in the Wellness Office, WH15W, by April 28th. The next session of Zumba Fitness will be held Thursdays, May 7 - June 4 in the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 12-12:45pm. $35/person. Register in the Wellness Office, WH15W, by April 30th.

Mac OS X security patches enabled TODAY (Tues., April 21)
Starting at 7 a.m. today (Tues., April 21), the Core Computing Division will be enabling OS X updates for Mac computers running OS X Yosemite (10.10.2), Mavericks (10.9.5) and Mountain Lion (10.8.5). Alerts announcing the availability of the security updates for a manual installation will appear on your screen. You can install these updates at a time that is convenient for you. These updates will require a restart. If you do not install the updates at this time, the automatic installation will begin on Tuesday, May 19. If you do not receive alerts or the security updates do not appear after the software update check, please contact the Service Desk for assistance.

Retirement gathering for Barry Barnes - RSVP by April 22
Barry Barnes is retiring from Fermilab after 46 plus years of service. A celebration of Barry's career at the lab will be held Monday, April 27th, at 11:30 a.m. at Kuhn Barn. The cost is $20 per person (includes catered lunch, soft drinks, cake and gift for Barry). If you would like to attend, please sign up and pay Nancy Sells (X4446) by Wednesday, April 22nd.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.