Fermilab TodayWednesday, September 10, 2003  
Wednesday, September 10
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Fermilab Health Fair - Wilson Hall Atrium
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: A. Lennox, Fermilab
Title: Hadron Therapy for Cancer Treatment

Thursday, September 11
2:30 pm Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Lenz, Universitaet Regensburg
Title: Baryons in QCD
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Wednesday, September 10
Garden Vegetable Soup
Roasted Turkey $4.75
Fish and Chips $3.75
Italian Hero $4.75
Swiss Mushroom Burger $4.75
Turkey Club Salad $3.75

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Chez Leon
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(Left-Right) Bob Willford, Debbie Griffin, Wei Gao, Cheri McKenna, Mike Witherell, Brad Trygar
(Left-Right) Bob Willford, Debbie Griffin, Wei Gao, Cheri McKenna, Mike Witherell, Brad Trygar
Key players in project accounting receive awards
At a second-floor reception Tuesday afternoon, Director Mike Witherell presented Employee Performance Recognition Awards to Brad Trygar, Deborah Griffin, Wei Gao, Cheryl McKenna, and Robert Willford for their key roles in the biggest accounting makeover lab history.

"The project touched everybody at the lab. Everybody knew what a budget code was," Associate Director for Administration, Bruce Chrisman, told a crowd of 50 people, describing the impact of the project on the lab. Since April 2003, lab transactions rely on project and task numbers, which allow for better tracking of individual tasks as well as overall budget performance.

Witherell thanked the award recipients and all others involved in the smooth transition to the Oracle Projects software. "The wonderful thing is we got the benefits of project accounting without the time in between where things don't work," he said.

Health Fair Today
From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today, in the atrium of Wilson Hall, you can find out how to manage stress, control those migraines, and get the latest on healthcare. After a gap of two years, Fermilab's Wellness Committee has organized the Health Fair for employees and their families. Several hospitals, clinics, and community services will provide information on various aspects of health care. Among the community services represented will be Big Brothers/Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, Youth and Family Services, and Eldercare Services.
Bernadette Dugan
Bernadette Dugan
"We have tried to make this fair as fun as possible," said Bernadette Dugan of the Wellness Committee. "People can take back gifts and prizes like sports and health care equipment."

FESS-Operations Celebrates Safety Achievements
Dave Nevin (left) and Jed Brown at the safety celebration picnic.
Dave Nevin (left) and Jed Brown at the safety celebration picnic last Friday.
At a picnic lunch in Kuhn Barn on September 5, FESS-Operations celebrated achieving over 400 days without a lost or restricted workday. Operations Department Manager Bill Shull opened the Shutdown Safety Rally by thanking the group for its safety focus and offering congratulations on the impressive safety mark. Operations employees heard from FESS Section Head David Nevin and Associate Director Jed Brown, who each gave a plea to pay special attention to safety during the upcoming shutdown. FESS-Operations provides HVAC, Electrical, Mechanical, Carpentry, Controls, Fire Protection and High Voltage Distribution maintenance and operations of the lab's infrastructure systems.

In the News
Capitol FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, September 8, 2003
FY 2004 NSF Budget Coming Into Focus
Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have completed work on their versions of the FY 2004 VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill for FY 2004. The House bill contains the most money for the National Science Foundation in the new fiscal year, with an increase of 6.2%. The Senate bill recommends an increase of 5.2%.
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Network Access a Problem?
In the wake of the Windows worm infections of two weeks ago, sixty-some infected systems (mostly laptops) are still blocked from accessing the Fermilab network. If you are having trouble connecting to the Fermilab network, or are having trouble reaching the off-site Internet, please don't start swapping network cards. Contact the Computing Division's HelpDesk (helpdesk@fnal.gov, x2345) to determine if your system is on the infected list.

News Books in the Fermilab Library
The new materials are located behind the circulation desk in the Library (Wilson Hall 3X). They will remain on display for a two-week period.
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Bible Exploration for Lunch
Bible Exploration for Lunch is canceled for today to allow for participation in the Fermilab Health Fair.

Fermi Singers
Come join the Fermi Singers! We will be rehearsing in the Auditorium at Noon today. You bring the voice... we provide the music! If you have any questions call or email our President Anne Heavey.

Interior Window Cleaning Schedule for Wilson Hall
September 10: 9th, 8th, 7th floors
September 11: 6th, 5th, 4th floors
September 12: 3rd, 2nd, 1st floors
September 15: Ground floor and mezzanine

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