Fermilab Today Sept. 14-18, 2015

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Process Piping Design (ASME) and Process Piping, Material, Fabrication, Examination and Testing (ASME & API) scheduled October 13, 14, 15 and 16
This four day training is intended for piping engineers and designers who need a greater understanding of code design and analysis requirements to produce a safe, economical piping system. To learn more and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9344

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.

Third-Thursday Volunteer Clean-Up
Join the Fermilab community in a volunteer lunchtime clean-up this Thursday Sept. 17th. Transportation to clean-up site from Wilson Hall east ground floor at 11:45 sharp. Cleaning gear provided. Lunch will be served at the Kuhn Barn to all volunteers. Any questions please call Jeannette at x3303

Professional & Organization Development 2015-16 fall/winter course schedule
The Office for Professional & Organization Development 2015-16 fall/winter course schedule is available. The schedule includes management, professional development, technical and computing courses, including all Microsoft 2013 application courses. To view course descriptions and to enroll, please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html If you have a request for specialized training, contact Barbara Brooks x5021.

Employee Art Show reception 9/23 5-7pm
On Wednesday September 23 from 5-7pm join us in the Art Gallery for the reception of the Employee Art Show, Where Science Inspires Art. At 5pm sharp there will be a group photo taken of the participating artists.

FSPA Officer Nominations
he Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association (FSPA) is calling for nominations for next year's FSPA Officers! If you are a young researcher at the lab and want to give something back to the community consider nominating yourself or someone you know. This is a great opportunity to see how the lab is run, to have a chance to meet your Congressional representatives in Washington DC, and to organize activities with your fellow students. The nomination period ends on Monday Sep. 21st, 2015. Candidates will be announced and voting will begin shortly thereafter. Send nominations and questions directly to fspa_officers@fnal.gov

Norris Recreation Center Employee Discount
Norris Recreation Center, 1050 Dunham, St. Charles, is offering Fermilab employees a discount. $18 setup fee. $49/mo/family. $29/mo/individual. Does not include tennis time. www.norrisrec.org

OS X El Capitan (10.11) not yet certified for Fermilab use
Apple has announced that the latest version of the operating system, OS X El Capitan (10.11), will be released on Sept. 30. Desktop Engineering has begun testing to ensure that OS X El Capitan works with Fermilab tools and services including dependent vendor tools that enable Fermilab to remain DOE compliant. Once confident that OS X El Capitan meets the performance requirements, an approval announcement will be sent out, and you may submit a request through the Service Desk to have the upgrade installed. Desktop Engineering expects to complete this process by early December.

Internet Explorer upgrade Thursday, Sept. 17
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 17, the Core Computing Division will upgrade older Internet Explorer versions to version 11 to supply necessary functionality for upcoming service improvements. This change will not affect servers or Accelerator Division computers. All affected users will receive email notifications from the Service Desk with the date of their upgrade and instructions. The Core Computing Division staff will make every attempt to minimize the potential for negative impact by performing this upgrade after work hours. Staff will work as quickly as possible to remediate any issues that do occur.

PowerPoint 2013: Introduction / Intermediate scheduled Dec. 3
Individuals wishing to learn the art of presentation skills should consider enrolling in this one day computer training. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9293

Excel 2013: Level 2/Intermediate scheduled October 8
Individuals with basic knowledge of Excel and those who have experience creating worksheets and charts but could use additional benefits should enroll in this one day computer training. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9291

Access 2013: Level 2 / Intermediate scheduled October 7
This one day computer training class is for individuals responsible for creating new databases, the designing of tables and relationships, intermediate level queries, forms, reports, and data access pages. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=9259

Back Pain & Spine Surgery Prevention Lunch & Learn
Are you suffering from chronic back pain or facing spine surgery? Join us for an educational workshop to learn about a rapid recovery benefit that eliminates pain while preventing surgeries, injections, and other invasive care. Also learn how injuries and conditions occur, and what you can do to impact your own recovery. Thursday, September 24th from 12-1pm, Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor, Curia II. Lunch will be provided. Limited to 25 attendees. Must RSVP to Megan Diehm at Megan.Diehm@Airrosti.com.

English country dancing, September 27, in Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, September 27, 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 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.

Interpersonal Communication Skills scheduled October 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 visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865

Managing Conflict (am only) scheduled November 4
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, learn and practice a step-by-step collaborative approach to resolving conflict. Enroll here http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=1865

Python Programming Basics scheduled for October 14, 15 and 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, 10 and 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 .

Scottish country dancing moves to Kuhn Barn Tuesdays evenings after Labor Day
Scottish country dancing will meet on Sept. 1 at Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall, then move after Labor Day, beginning Sept. 8, to Kuhn Village Barn for the fall season. Dancing is held weekly 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.

International folk dancing returns to Kuhn Barn Thursday evenings after Labor Day
nternational folk dancing will meet on Sept. 3 in Ramsey Auditorium, then will move back to Kuhn Village Barn for the fall season, beginning Sept. 10. Dancing is held weekly, Thursday evenings, 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. For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or call 630-584-0825 or 630-232-9089

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 x5228

Fermilab Lecture Series presents Visualizing the Future of Biomedicine - Sep.18 at 8pm
Huge computing advances have created the need to make corresponding progress in our ability to understand large amounts of information arising from multiple sources. To understand and use the vast amounts of information being produced is one of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st Century. Visual computing, which takes advantage of the interplay among techniques of visualization, large-scale computing, data management, and imaging, is fundamental to understanding models of complex phenomena, which are often multi-disciplinary in nature. Dr. Johnson provides examples of visual computing as applied to important problems in biomedicicine, tickets $7 - www.fnal.gov/culture or x ARTS

Fermilab Arts Series presents 10,000 Maniacs!
The marvelous closing (Hey Jack Kerouac) sent the crowd away feeling fulfilled and elated to spend the Saturday night with 10,000 Maniacs. It is not often music fans have the opportunity to experience an influential band such as 10,000 Maniacs in such an intimate setting. It can not be understated the impact the band had on Alternative Rock during the 1980s, and thankfully their legacy still continues all these years later. Cryptic Rock. Join us for 10,000 Maniacs. One of the most significant bands for the last twenty years will play old favorites and new music on Sat., Sept. 26 at 8pm. Tix are just $39/$20 for ages 18 & under, info & tix at www.fnal.gov/culture or call 630/840.ARTS