Fermilab Today April 27-May 1, 2015

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Bardeen Engineering Leadership Program talk - May 1
Priya Raman is a candidate for Ph.D. from the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois. As a candidate in the Bardeen Engineering Leadership Program she will be interviewing on-site this Friday. Her on-site visit will conclude with a talk given on Friday afternoon. All are welcome to attend. Date: Friday May 1st, 4:00pm Location: Comitium (WH2SE) Speaker: Priya Raman, University of Illinois Title: HIGH POWER PULSED MAGNETRON SPUTTERING: A METHOD TO INCREASE DEPOSITION RATE

Prescription Safety Eyewear Form Updated
The Prescription Safety Eyewear form has been updated and is available via Fermilab's ESH&Q web page (http://esh-docdb.fnal.gov/cgi-bin/RetrieveFile?docid=2313). Prior versions will not be accepted after May 1, 2015.

International folk dancing meeting in Ramsey Auditorium April 30 only
International folk dancing will move this Thursday evening, April 30, from Kuhn Barn to Ramsey Auditorium. The group meets from 7:30 to 10 p.m. 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. Dancing will return to Kuhn Barn for May, except for May 28 when it is cancelled, and will move to Ramsey Auditorium later in June for the summer months. To get on the email 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

Fermilab Board Game Guild
The Fermilab Board Game Guild meets every Tuesday at the User's Center from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, and no connection with Fermilab is required. Board games played 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

Harvard Implicit Association Test: Thursday, April 30
The Fermilab Women's Initiative invites everyone to participate in a lunchtime discussion on Thursday, April 30. The topic will be gender and the Harvard Implicit Association Test. This event will be facilitated by CD's own Lita Scott and will be held in the Comitium (WH2SE) from 11:30-1PM; bring your own lunch. Prior to attending, please remember to take the "Gender-Career" and "Gender-Science" tests at https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html We look forward to an enjoyable and challenging discussion.

Artist Reception - May 1
Join us on Friday May 1st from 5-7pm in the Art Gallery for the artist reception "Systems and Intuition" paintings, and sculpture by Fawn Clarke-Peterson, Jen Evans, Rita Grendze.

Online and mobile language learning service now available
Learn over 80 languages in any of 50 languages with the Pronunciator language learning service available at http://learning.pronunciator.com/getstarted.php?library_id=19523. Brought to you by the library, Pronunciator accommodates both casual and committed language learners, with content ranging from simple to university level. An 8-week travel prep course is also available. After logging in on site, Pronunciator is available for smartphones and tablets via their free app. Users can switch seemlessly between computer and mobile devices. Visit the link to get started.

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

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.

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

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.

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.