Fermilab Today Aug. 3-7, 2015

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Nominations for Physics Slam 2015 due Monday, August 17
Nominations for Fermilab's 4th annual Physics Slam (scheduled for November 20) are now being taken. Submit a short video explaining your proposed topic by Monday, August 17. Details are at http://www.fnal.gov/culture/NewArts/Lectures/15-16/physics-slam-info.shtml. If you have any questions contact physicsslam@fnal.gov.

Muscle Toning Registration Due August 11
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. Class will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 18 – October 8, from 5 – 6pm, at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $82/person. Register by August 11. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548 for more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

The Fermilab Women’s Initiative invites everyone to hear Carole Cowperthwaite-O’Hagan present “Guiltless: Work/Life Balance” on Thursday, August 13 at 3 PM in One West.
Carole is especially gifted in the areas of organization, time-management, and building quality relationships. A recognized expert for her coaching work, Carole is also an author, popular speaker, and trainer known for her engaging presentations and creative training style. She is a Registered Corporate Coach and instructor for the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and a Principal Coach for Advantage Coaching & Training in West Chicago.

Call for proposals: URA Visiting Scholars Program - Deadline is Aug. 31
Universities Research Association Inc. has announced a deadline of Aug. 31st, for the submission of applications for the fall 2015 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) at Fermilab. Award recipients will be notified by the end of September. These awards provide financial support for faculty and graduate students from URA's 89 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. URA makes two rounds of awards each year, in the spring and fall. The application deadline for the spring 2016 cycle is Feb. 29, 2016. For details on the URA Visiting Scholars Program, visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_visiting_scholars/index.html

Python Programming Basics is scheduled for October 14-16, 2015
Learn the basics of Python programming and become proficient enough to apply the language for day to day tasks. For more information and to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647

Python Programming Advanced on December 9-11, 2015
This course is for individuals who have basic Python Programming skills and are interested in learning intermediate and advanced skills. For more information and to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3691.

Fermi Singers invite all visiting students and staff
The Fermilab Singers invite all visiting summer students, as well as regular staff, to join them in singing a variety of Madrigal and Modern vocal music each Wednesday from noon until 1pm on the Ramsey Auditorium stage in Wilson Hall. No prior experience or tryouts are necessary. All vocal parts (SATB) needed, (we will sort you if you don't know your vocal part!) Please stop by on Wednesday, or contact Terry Hart tlh@fnal.gov for more information.

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.gov for more information.

Prescription Safety Eyewear
Attention Prescription Safety Eyewear Customers: Please be advised that the eye technician will not be on-site August 5, 2015. Normal service will resume on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Ramsey Auditorium
International folk dancing is held every Thursday evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. through September 3, in the air-conditioned comfort of Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall. Newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. The group dances year- round, moving to Kuhn Barn after Labor Day. For more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or call 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825.

Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings in Ramsey Auditorium
Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings through September 1, in the air-conditioned comfort of Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall. Dancing is held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. 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.

Fermilab Bicycle Commuters Web Page has moved
The Fermilab Bicycle Commuters web site has moved to http://orgs.fnal.gov/bike. Please update your bookmarks, or check us out for the first time!

Pool Memberships on Sale
Pool Memberships on sale effective July 13 - August 16. Single Pool Membership $65. Family Pool Membership (up to 4 members) $152. Family Member #5 or more (living in the same household) $27 each. Pool Memberships can be purchased in the Wellness Office, WH15W, from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday with cash, check, VISA or Mastercard. Day Passes can be purchased at the pool from the lifeguard. Cash only. $8/day or $6 after 4pm. Fermilab Village Pool is open Tuesday - Friday, Noon-7pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1-6pm (closed Mondays). For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Fermilab Prairie Plant Survey
Be a field scientist along with Fermilab docents to help monitor prairie restoration. Learn to identify plants, map a prairie quadrat, and gather data that will be used to help track the progress of the prairie.Join us on one or more of the following dates: July 14, July 25, August 4, August 15, or September 19. A complete schedule of sessions and registration information can be found at http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/quadrat. For more information, contact edreg@fnal.govor x8258

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 or x2548.

English country dancing Sunday, July 26, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, July 26, 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. The group meets monthly, year-round, with live music usually every other month. For more information, 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/