Fermilab Today Aug. 17-21, 2015

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Walk 2 Run on Thursdays
This FREE 10-week program will teach you to run, improve your fitness, and assist you in losing weight and lowering cholesterol. Week One will consist of running 2 minutes and walking 4, repeated 5 times. Your running potential will gradually increase each week. Week Ten will consist of a 30 minute continuous run. You are welcome to join us regardless of age, speed or level of experience. Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes. Bring water. Minimum 6 participants/session. Walk 2 Run will be held on Thursdays, August 27 October 29 from 4:45 5:30pm. We will depart from outside WH East Side Entrance. For more info call Jeanne Ecker in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov .

Pine Street Road Closing this Sunday, 8/23/15 from 6:00am to 6:00pm
This Sunday, 8/23/15, Pine Street INBOUND and OUTBOUND lanes from Kirk Rd to Rd A2 will be closed from 6:00am to 4:00pm to perform culvert repairs. All personnel will be rerouted to use Wilson Rd entrance during this time.

Commercializing Innovation: Office Hours at IARC
The University of Chicago Innovation Fund invests in early business development and proof-of-concept work for projects created by faculty/students/staff by awarding grants & investing in promising technologies/start-ups with high potential for societal and commercial impact. The University of Chicago has committed to expanding the Fund to $20 million. In past cycles, the Innovation Fund has awarded funds ranging from $20,000 to $150,000. The Innovation Fund will be hosting an information session at Fermilab on Monday, August 24 at IARC, Room 337 from 2-3:30. Please RSVP or submit any questions to Wolfgang Connell, Assistant Director, Programming, CIE, at wolfgangc16@uchicago.edu.

English country dancing Sunday, August 23, at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, August 23, 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 September 27, will feature live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. The group meets monthly, year-round, and is looking forward to a special October weekend with the nation's most famous English dance musicians, Bare Necessities. For more information visit http://chicagolandecd.org or contact folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Employee Art Show
Where Science Inspires Art the 2015 Fermilab Employee Art Show deadline is quickly approaching on September http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/EmployeeArt2015.pdf. To print the form and send to MS 232. Drop off date 9/14 8-noon. Exhibition dates 9/18-11/30. Reception 9/23 5-7pm. Let's make it the best one yet!

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: Saturday, August 15, or Saturday, September 19, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM. A complete schedule of sessions and registration information can be found at http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/quadrat. For more information, contact edreg@fnal.gov or x8258.

Fermilab Golf Outing
Fermi Golf League will host a Final Outing at Orchard Valley Golf Course, 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, on Fri., Sept. 11 at 7:30am. Shotgun start. "Shamble" format. Pick best drive of foursome. Contest holes, individual & team prizes. League handicaps or fun "blind" handicaps for those without a hdcp. Individuals or foursomes composed of Fermi employees, retirees, Users, active contractors, and immediate family are eligible. $55 (golf, cart, range, hot lunch, and contests). Cash or check (Fermilab Golf League) due by Aug. 28. Contact William Wester, wester@fnal.gov, x2113; Don Arnold, arnold@fnal.gov, x2871; Mike Matulik, matulik@fnal.gov, x4091; Kevin McDonough, kevinmic@fnal.gov, x3721.

September AEM Meeting date change
The All Experimenters' Meeting in September will meet on Monday, September 14, 2015. This is a change from what was previously announced because Sept. 7th is Labor Day and a holiday at Fermilab. Please make a note of this new meeting date.

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.

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.