Global Services Newsletter

Newsletter – Fall 2017

Please contact us regarding any of the topics below.


Chicago Marathon – No Running Required!

There’s still time to sign up to volunteer at the Chicago Marathon, on October 8. Carpooling to this early morning event is being planned. Register here and join the Fermilab Visa Office in greeting the runners at the Finish Line!


Short-term Smart Bikeshare Program Coming Soon

Global Services will be introducing a Short-Term Bike Share Program later this fall. The program will be available to all active badged Employees, Users, Authorized Guests, and Contractors. The smart bike system will be easy to use, and available for short term trips (Wilson Hall, Fermilab Village, and Grocery Stores near the lab). Riders will need to download a free app to select and unlock a bike electronically using Bluetooth. Tracking the bikes’ activity will assist us with assessing the usability of the program. We will have further information regarding policy and safety rules soon, please check our website for future information and rollout date.


Key & ID Office Is Now Badging Office

The Key and ID Office is now the Badging Office. A new electronic badge request form is being developed. Please continue to use the paper form until the electronic form is rolled out. Key requests will now be managed through the Security Office.


Users Office Fall Events

The Halloween season is upon up. Halloween is a very popular holiday celebrated in the U.S. Children (and adults!) will dress up in costumes, from princesses to monsters to Star Trek Captains, and knock on doors to ask for a “treat”. This is called Trick-or-treating. This year, Global Services celebrates with The Frontier Pub and FSPA with some fun Holiday events!


Friday, October 13th

Movie Night in the Frontier Pub – Nightmare Before Christmas


Date To Be Announced….

FSPA’s annual Halloween Party, stay tuned for details! Global Services will help with activities for the children—games, scavenger hunts, prizes and more!


Saturday, October 28th—4 PM

Trick-or-Treat in the Village! If you live in the village, sign up here to let us know you will be prepared for trick-or-treaters and print out a sign for your window or door.


Other Local Events

Before Trick-or-treating with us in the village, check out Bat Fest in Batavia. It looks like a lot of fun!


Not a kid, but still love Halloween? Check out the very well reviewed Basement of the Dead – America’s Scariest Haunted House, right in our backyard in Aurora, IL.


Being scared is not your thing? Pumpkin patch may be a better choice for you! Pumpkin Farm and Produce in Sugar Grove is a short drive away and fun for the whole family.

Valery Stanley’s family enjoying themselves at the Sugar Grove Pumpkin Farm and Produce in 2015.


Additional local events can be found in the Calendar of Chicago Festivals and Events.


Fall Comfort Food – Pumpkin Zucchini Bread


  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup butter, melted (or 1 cup oil or 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine eggs and sugar.
  2. Add pumpkin, butter (or oil/applesauce) and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients; then gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in zucchini and nuts.
  5. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until breads test done.
  7. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  8. Remove to a wire rack.

Newsletter Archive

Global Services Newsletter – Summer 2017

Global Services Newsletter – Spring 2017

Global Services Newsletter – Winter 2017

Global Services Newsletter – Fall 2016

Global Services Newsletter – Spring 2016



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