Global Services Newsletter


Please contact us regarding any of the topics below.


Changes to the User Computer Account and ID Badge Request Forms

In the next few months, you may notice some changes to our request forms for User computer accounts and ID badges.  Most of these changes will be small differences in wording and/or the way the information fields look.  These changes are meant to clarify the information being collected and help ensure that these requests are handled properly.  Any major changes that will be made will be announced in Fermi Today prior to their release.  If you have any questions when filling out these forms, please don’t hesitate to call the Users Office at ext. 3111 or ext. 4376, or email us at


Chicago Marathon Volunteer Opportunity – October 7

Join your co-workers to volunteer at the Chicago Marathon, October 7, 11am. This year we will once again be welcoming runners at the finish line.

Plus you get cool gear!

Contact Valery Stanley to sign up.

Fermilab Events

Festival of Lights – October 12th

You are invited to a celebration of the Festival of Lights on Friday, October 12th at 5:30 PM. Join Global Services and members from the Fermilab Indian, Nepali, and Pakistani communities for delicious food, dancing, henna tattoos and more. Tickets are $7, children under 12 are free.


Halloween Movie Night

Join us for a Halloween themed Movie Night! Visit the Frontier Pub’s facebook to help us choose between Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, E.T. and Nightmare before Christmas or suggest your favorite movie!


Playgroup summer fun!

Trick-or-Treating in the Fermilab Village will take place on Saturday, October 27th at 4 PM. If you are interested in joining us OR if you live in the village and would like more information, visit


Dia de Los Muertos

Join us on November 2nd as we mark Dia de los Muertos, a holiday celebrated in some Latin American counties to celebrate and remember the dead. We will be showing the popular children’s movie, “Coco”. Coco is the story of a talented young musician, Miguel, who, when confronted with his families ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.  Coco is rated PG and is Certified  Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Learn more at


FSPA Annual Halloween party

(with Playgroup!)
Friday, October 26th
Stay tuned for more details


Chicago area events

Bacon and Beer Classics October 6

Kick off October with an afternoon of bacon and beer in the middle of Soldier Field at this tasting event.

Chicago International Film Festival October 10 – 21

Film buffs get a chance to see the hottest movies on the festival circuit at the Chicago International Film Festival, which presents a lineup of dramas, documentaries, comedies, foreign films and more.

Open House Chicago October 13 – 14

Want to walk inside some of the city’s most amazing structures? The Chicago Architecture Center offers a behind-the-scenes look at more than 250 buildings throughout the city, allowing you to explore chruches, skyscrapers, historic homes, theaters and more.

SOFA Chicago November 1 – 4

Sculptures, objects and functional art (SOFA for short) take the spotlight at one of Chicago’s longest continually running art fairs.

Jazz – Kamasi Washington + Butcher Brown  November 30

Even if you don’t know the difference between John Coltrane and Charlie Parker, you’ll find the groove in Washington’s refreshingly contemporary melodies. For more musical events, check here.

Holiday Events in Chicago Month of December

Chicago is a magical place to spend the holidays. Get in the spirit with the season’s top theater productions, warm drinks at Chicago’s best dive bars and an order of potato pancakes at Christkindlmarket. Cut down your own Christmas/Yule tree or watch tree lighting ceremonies around the area.

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