Fermilab Today May 18-22, 2015

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Diversifying the S.T.E.M. Workforce talk at 3pm on 5/26 in the Audititorium
The Fermilab Women's Initiative invites everyone to a talk by Elizabeth Simmons titled "Diversifying the S.T.E.M. workforce." Please join us on Tuesday, May 26 at 3-4pm in the Auditorium. For more information about this talk and future Women's Initiative events, go to wi.fnal.gov

Chicago Science Fest - May 28-30
The Fermilab-sponsored Chicago Science Fest is coming up. This three-day science extravaganza includes a panel with Congressman Bill Foster, film screenings, an art exhibit, and a full day of science talks aimed at adults. Topics for the talks include microorganisms on your body, the real science of GMO foods, and plenty of others including physics talks by Fermilab's Dan Hooper, Elise Jennings, and Keith Matera. http://www.illinoisscience.org/event/chicago-science-festival/

Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Village Barn
Scottish country dancing is held Tuesday evenings through June 9 at Kuhn Barn and then will move to Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall for the summer, starting June 16. Dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. For more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or call 630-840-8194 or 630- 584-0825.

Muscle Toning Registration Due June 2nd
The next session of Muscle Toning will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 9 - July 30, from 5-6pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $82. Please register in the Wellness Office, WH15W by June 2. 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. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn thru June 11, cancelled May 28
International folk dancing meets Thursday evenings through June 11 at Kuhn Barn , then moves for the summer to Ramsey Auditorium, starting June 18 and continuing weekly on Thursdays. There will be no meeting, however, on May 28. 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

English country dancing this Sunday, May 24, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held this Sunday, May 24, at Kuhn Village Barn. The program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 to 5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome to join this social and accessible sort of dancing. We will dance to beautiful recorded music. Next month's dance, on June 21, will feature live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. The group meets monthly, year-round. For more information, the summer's schedule or to get on an email reminder list, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/

WalkingWorks Week 1 Winners
Thank you to those who have signed up and participated in the WalkingWorks program that we kicked off at Employee Health & Fitness Day on May 12th. This program will run for 8 weeks. Week 1 Participation Drawing Winner is Rosette Mace. Our Top Walker goes to Gordon Koizumi. Congratulations to the both of you. Winners should stop by the Wellness Office, WH15W, to pick up a prize. Weekly prize drawings will be held on Tuesdays, giving you an opportunity to log those steps from the weekend on Monday. It's not too late to sign-up at walkingworks.com For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Safari Online
Safari Books Online provides online access to books, videos, and tutorials on technology, design and business, as well as electronic access to all of the O'Reilly computing books. These resources are accessible to Fermilab employees through individual, password protected accounts and can easily be used away from the lab. Interested in a Safari O'Reilly eBooks account? Send your name, Fermilab email and task code to Melissa Clegg (cleggm1@fnal.gov) in the library by Tuesday, May 26th. For more information about Safari Books Online or for a free trial, click here.

Bill Kurtis Presents How the American Diet is Killing You
Broadcast Journalist, Bill Kurtis, will present How the American Diet is Killing You on Wednesday, June 3, 12-1pm in Wilson Hall One West. Seating is limited. Contact Jeanne Ecker at jecker@fnal.gov or call x2548 to reserve your seat. With more than 40 years in broadcasting, Emmy and Peabody award winning Bill Kurtis has created a body of work that is virtually unparalleled. As a reporter in both Chicago and Los Angeles, he's covered history's biggest stories. Kurtis cemented his reputation as an investigative journalist when he broke the Agent Orange story in 1978 detailing the health effects suffered by veterans exposed to the chemical during the Vietnam War.

Pilates Registration Due May 22nd
The next session of Pilates will be held on Mondays, June 1 to July 13, from 12-12:45pm in the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $87. Please register by 5/22, WH15W. 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 focuses on low impact floor exercises that target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine. Some major benefits include improved posture, balance, core strength, flexibility and long, lean muscles without excess bulk. Sign up for this class to strengthen that aching back, firm up that flabby belly and tone that drooping posterior.

Talk: How can scientific collaborations produce knowledge ? by Vitaly Pronskikh. May 21, 2015. 12:00. Req Room (WH4NW)
Fermi Society of Philosophy May 21, 2015 12:00. Req Room (WH4NW) I shall focus on differences in knowledge production between individual scientists and collaborations as well as contrasts between small and large collaborations, and mono- versus interdisciplinary ones. Strategies that can be practiced to increase confidence in results will be discussed using case studies. More information to appear soon at https://fermisocietyofphilosophy.wordpress.com/

H4 Training Discount for Fermi Employees
Bored of your current workout routine? Tired of the big box gyms not caring about you or giving you the service you need? Then try H4 for 30 days! Special Fermilab employee rates. 30 day trial-normally $69, Fermilab employees get it for just $49. If you have a gym membership already then simply show your pass and get the trial for FREE on us! Trial includes: 2 personal training sessions a week in a small group setting, nutritional and cardio coaching. Fermilab employees also get 10% off our monthly membership rates! H4 Training is located at 26W293 Geneva Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187. 630.244.0536. To start today or for more info: hank@h4-training.com, www.h4-training.com

Pedometers Available for WalkingWorks Program
Have you picked up your pedometer to log your steps and earn a chance for weekly prize drawings for the new WalkingWorks program? If not, stop by the Wellness Office, WH15W, or email your name and mail station to jecker@fnal.gov. Start logging those steps at www.walkingworks.com by clicking "Register Now". Fill in your email, name, and work zip code (60510). Leave "Team Member" checked. You are a member of our Fermilab Team. Plan: Illinois Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Group: Fermilab. Program: 2015 Walking Works. Team: Fermilab WalkingWorks 2015. Record your activity to be entered into weekly drawings. For more information contact Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Fermilab Pool Open June 9th...Memberships Available
Pool open Tuesday, June 9-Sunday, August 16. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12-7pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1-6pm. Closed Mondays. Pool membership open to Fermi employees, retirees, visiting researchers, contractors, onsite DOE employees, students & immediate families living in the same household. Memberships are not transferable and are non-refundable. Memberships are sold in the Wellness Office of WH15W, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Single Membership $130. Family Membership $305 (up to 4 family members, additional family members over 4 are $55). Lifeguards do not sell memberships. They do sell daily passes. Daily Rate $8/person. After 4pm $6/person. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/pool.html or jecker@fnal.gov

Outdoor Soccer
Outdoor Soccer is on Tuesdays (6:00 pm 9:00 pm) and Thursdays (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) and Sundays (4:00 pm 7:00 pm) at the Village Soccer Field. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.go for more information.

LArSoft Workshop on June 3 - register now
The LArSoft Architecture and Testing Workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 3, starting at 9:00 a.m. in Fermilab's Hornets Nest WH8X. This workshop is relevant to any LArSoft users and developers. Visit our website for more details and to sign up: http://indico.fnal.gov/event/larsoftworkshop15. Contact Erica Snider (erica@fnal.gov) and Saba Sehrish (ssehrish@fnal.gov) for further information.

WalkingWorks Program Begins Today. Register Now.
A regular routine of brisk-paced walking can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, strengthen your heart and reduce the likelihood of serious health problems down the road. The President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports recommends 30 min/day on 5 or more days a week, or 10,000 steps daily, to produce the best, long-term health benefits for most people. Go to www.walkingworks.com and click "Register Now". Fill in your email, name, and work zip code (60510). Leave "Team Member" checked. You are a member of our Fermilab Team. Plan: Illinois Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Group: Fermilab. Program: 2015 Walking Works. Team: Fermilab Walking Works 2015. Record activity. Info: jecker@fnal.gov

Managing Conflict (half-day) 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. For more details and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=1865.

LDRD Preliminary Proposals due May 29
Laboratory Directed Research and Developement (LDRD) funds employee initiated projects at the forefront of science and technology that are aligned with the missions of DOE and Fermilab. Start with your new novel idea that you want to explore! See the LDRD web site (ldrd.fnal.gov). A first required step is a 1 page Preliminary Proposal that is due May 29, 2015. Additional information can be obtained from William Wester, LDRD Coordinator (wester@fnal.gov).

Wednesday Walkers Begins
Wednesday Walkers will meet on Wednesdays beginning May 6th. Depart outside Wilson Hall East Side at Noon. Everyone welcome. No need to sign up...just show up. Time, distance and speed are up to you. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Adult Water Aerobics at Fermilab Pool
Adult Water Aerobics will be offered on two separate days this year at the Fermilab Pool. Sign up for Mondays or Wednesdays or both. Monday sessions will be held June 15 to August 3 from 11:30am-12:15pm. Fee is $65. Registration closes Monday, June 8. Wednesday sessions will be held June 17 to August 5 from 11:30am-12:15pm. Fee is $65. Registration closes Wednesday, June 10. Register online at jeffellismanagement.com For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Swim Lessons at Fermilab Pool
Four sessions of preschool and youth swim lessons will be offered this summer at the Fermilab Pool. First session is Monday-Thursday, June 15-June 25. Fridays will be used as makeup days if needed. Preschool Lessons are 10:15-11am. All other youth should sign up for Beginner Lessons from 9:30-10:15am (children will be assessed the first day and placed in an appropriate swim lesson group based on ability). Registration closes Monday, June 8th for first session. Fee is $65. Sign up online at jeffellismanagement.com For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Living Green! new Fermilab Library book display
Living Green! is the new book display in the Fermilab Library. We have several books to browse through, along with an audio cd about harnessing the sun and ocean for energy. Topics include solar and wind energy, turbines, climate change. Also on display are copies of our journal Home Power. Check out the WATT Detective kit. There are a few seeds beginning to grow by the window. Can you identify them? http://www-spires.fnal.gov/spires/find/books/www?rawcmd=find+location+DISPLAY&sequence=cl

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