Fermilab Today Sept. 21-25, 2015

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Computing Technology Day - Tuesday, Oct. 6
Fermilab Computing will host a Computing Technology Day in Wilson Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An industry exhibit featuring 20 companies will be on display in the atrium along with technical presentations in One West. This is an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data, computer network, hardware and software. All Fermilab employees and users are welcome to attend. No registration is required. For details, please see http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2015/today15-09-30.html

Power Outage at Fermilab Village Tomorrow, Saturday, October 3
On Saturday, October 3, there will be a power outage that will affect the entire Fermilab Village. The power outage is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No computing network will be available during the outage. For more information, residents can contact the Housing Office at x3994 or housing@fnal.gov . Others can contact the Outage Coordinators at x8910 or x3004.

FY 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Open
US Department of State began accepting online registrations for the FY 2017 Diversity Visa lottery ("Green Card lottery"). Foreign nationals have until November 3 to file online. For more information and to see if you are eligible, visit DOS website at http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/diversity-visa/instructions.html

Muscle Toning Registration Due, October 8th
The next session of Muscle Toning will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 15 - Cecember 15 from 5-6pm in the Fitness Center Exercise Room. No class on 11/5 or 11/26. Fee is $82/person. Please register in the Wellness Office, WH15W, by October 8th. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html

Scheduling a meeting with the Visa Office
Scheduling a meeting with the Visa Office, just got easier. We no longer require you to schedule a meeting; however, if you wish to schedule a time with a staff member please use Outlook. If you don't have outlook no worries we have an open door policy. We welcome all visa related questions and are excited to work with you.

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn
International folk dancing meets 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. There will be a special workshop on English dancing on Thursday, October 15, 7:30 to 10 p.m., at Kuhn Barn, with various guest teachers joining us for the Harvest Moon Dance Weekend. The group will celebrate Halloween with a party on October 29. For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://orgs.fnal.gov/folkdance/ or call 630-584-0825 or 630-232- 9089.

Scottish country dancing meets Tuesdays evenings at Kuhn Barn
Scottish country dancing meets weekly from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. The group will hold a Halloween party on Tuesday, October 27. For more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://orgs.fnal.gov/scottishdance/ or call 630-584-0825 or 630-232-9089.

English country dancing Sunday afternoons, Oct. 4 and 25, at Kuhn Barn, and special workshop Thursday evening Oct. 15
An "extra" session of English country dancing will be held Sunday, October 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. The program will focus on preparation for the upcoming Harvest Moon Dance Weekend, Oct. 16-18, featuring Bare Necessities, the nation's most famous English dance musicians. The next regular Sunday English dance at Fermilab will be the Halloween party on October 25. English dancing will also be featured in a special evening workshop at Fermilab international folk dancing on Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:30 to 10 p.m. For more information visit http://chicagolandecd.org or http://orgs.fnal.gov/folkdance/english/ or contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825.

Ecologist Ryan Campbell discusses Betz Prairie's 40th birthday - Sept. 30
Ryan Campbell speaks at the Fermilab Collquium on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in One West. Amongst Fermilab's accelerators are over 2,500 acres of grasslands, woodlands and wetlands. Fermilab is where Robert F. Betz began his large-scale prairie reconstruction project in 1975. Ryan Campbell, ecologist, will present lessons learned after 40 years of prairie restoration. His talk will also cover woodland/savanna restoration, expanded invasive species control, developments in wildlife monitoring and volunteer stewardship and how GIS advancements have made operations more effective and efficient.

FSPA Officer Elections
Elections are now open for the Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association. Candidate statements and voting details are available online here: http://orgs.fnal.gov/fspa/pages/elections/. The voting period ends on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. After the election, join us at the Users Center on Friday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. to meet your newly elected FSPA officers. Food and beverages will be provided.

Siemens Mobile Showcase Is Coming to Fermilab
Siemens will be onsite, Tuesday, September 29, 9am to 1pm, exhibiting a fully-functioning instrumentation demo rig on wheels, showcasing their latest Process Instrumentation and Analytics products. You'll get free hands-on demonstrations, interactive process simulations, video training, and the chance to meet with Siemens product specialists, all under a single roof. ALL Fermilab personnel are welcome and encouraged to attend! Location: Fermilab Parking Lot, West of Wilson Hall, on Kautz Rd, next to the Reflection Pond.

NALWO Evening Social
Everyone is invited to an Evening Social sponsored by NALWO, Fermilab's Community Organization, on Wedensday October 7, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Users' Center (Music Room). Hors d'oeuvres and lemonade will be provided; other beverages may be purchased at the bar. Contributions of food are welcome, and we encourage you to share your recipe for later distribution in a pamphlet! (Recipes may be sent to mady.newfield@gmail.com, or brought to the event.) Questions? Contact nalwo@fnal.gov or Susan Kayser at 630-876-5998.

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.

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.

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.

PowerPoint 2013: Introduction / Intermediate scheduled Nov 18
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 22
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 21
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

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 .