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Monday, May 5, 2003


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NEWS 

EARLY PAY PERIOD CUT-OFF: The May paycheck for students will include hours worked April 16 through May 10. May paychecks and direct deposit notices for students are mailed to the student's home, not local address. If you close or change the bank account to which your pay is deposited, please remember to contact Student Payroll at 3-2656 as soon as possible.
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GETTING TO THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES: Due to continuing construction in the Hudson Road area, traveling to the commencement ceremonies will take some planning. Please refer to http://www.uni.edu/regist and click on the April 24 announcement for construction details and a map of how to best navigate your way to and from the commencement ceremonies.
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PANTHER BASH: Mark your calendars for Sunday, Aug. 24. All students are invited to attend the Panther Bash at 5 p.m. the evening before classes begin next fall. Free food, prizes, and entertainment for all students following Convocation on the grassy area across from the GBPAC. Celebrate what it means to be a Panther. Call the Alumni Association at 3-6409 for more information.
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TOWERS AUCTION: On May 14 at 10 a.m. an auction of kitchen and dining room equipment and furniture will take place in the Tower Dining Center. More information is available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/auction All items sold "as is" and must be removed the day of sale. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) before removal. Bring a photo ID to get a bidding number. Contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 with questions.
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McCOLLUM ELEVATOR OUT: The elevator serving MSH will be out of service for approximately two weeks beginning May 12. For questions, contact Steve Pavelec at 3-6165.
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MAUCKER AUCTION:  UNI has scheduled an auction on May 9 at 10 a.m. in the Maucker Union. The items for sale include butcher block tables with accompanying chairs and wood/upholstered chairs and couches from the Union lounges. Some office furniture such as, desks, chairs, file & storage cabinets, and plastic stack chairs, are also available. All items sold "as is" and must be removed the day of sale. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) before removal. Bring a photo ID to get a bidding number. Contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 with questions.
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GRADUATING WITH HONORS:  For information regarding undergraduate student graduation with honors criteria for Spring 2003, refer to
http://www.uni.edu/regist/information/graduation_with_honors.shtml

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UNI STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW UPDATE:  The Strategic Planning Review Committee has been discussing the beneficial feedback it has received to date, and is making further potential modifications to the UNI Strategic Plan. Check out the new potential changes to the plan at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/stratplan/ Please send comments on the potential changes to the current plan, and the additional revisions that have been added, by May 5, using the e-mail feedback link on the Web site. The committee encourages your input.
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WOMEN'S GOLF: Coach John Bermel has signed Emily Hesseman of West Des Moines to a National Letter of Intent for next season.
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MEN'S GOLF: Coach John Bermel has announced the signing of six players to University Letters of Intent for the next season. Ben Hanson of Waterloo, Derek Thomas of Mason City, Kyle Teeling of Sumner, Derek Bohlen of Waterloo, Jordan Molstead of Charles City, and Eric Sanders of Oelwein will compete on the fairways for the Panthers.
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SENIORS JOIN THE ATHLETIC CLUB: With graduation soon approaching and a move from Cedar Falls eminent, stay close to the UNI Panthers by becoming a member of the UNI Athletic Club. For as little as $50 you can show your loyalty and support for the Panthers. For more information call 3-2471, or visit
http://www.unipanthers.com/athclub/pledgeback.pdf

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STUDENT RESOURCES  

NISG END OF SEMESTER NEWSLETTER: The Northern Iowa Student Government end of semester newsletter is now available for viewing at
htttp://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg
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DELL PC PURCHASE:
Departments or individuals contemplating PC purchases should consider the Dell desktop configuration and pricing that has been selected for the ITS Student Computer Centers purchase this year. This base configuration and several options are available for immediate purchase. Please note that this configuration is also available for individual faculty/staff/student purchasers for their home. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase
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VIRTUAL STUDY BREAK - FLASH FICTION FOR FINALS: "Virtual Study Break" is a Web site produced by students in Beginning Fiction Writing, featuring original short-short fiction by UNI students. http://www.uni.edu/oloughlin/virtualstudybreak
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GradMed INSURANCE PROGRAM: The UNI Alumni Association has partnered with American Insurance Administrators to offer graduating seniors, alumni and friends a short-term health insurance product called GradMed. If you are in need of temporary insurance coverage, visit
http://www.unialum.org/proserv/insurance.html for more information. Questions can be directed to Jennifer Albertsen at 3-6409.
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UNI OUTDOORS MAINE ADVENTURE:  UNI Outdoors Maine Adventure, Aug. 2-12. Spend 5 nights & 6 days paddling & hiking through Maine. Swimming skills are needed. Cost: $450 (UNI) and $475 (guest). Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, July 16 at 5 p.m. Sign up before May 4 and receive a $20 discount. Call 3-7163 for more information.
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FACILITIES PLANNING NEWSLETTER:  The Spring 2003 Facilities Planning newsletter can be found at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/facplan/Content/HTM/Spring2003Newsletter.htm
. This issue includes updates on major construction projects and information about the Facilities Planning staff.
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SUMMER MASSAGES: Massages offered through the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104 May 12 - June 8 on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and June 9 - July 3 on Tuesdays from 3 - 6 p.m. $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule.
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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#springfinals

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LIBRARY HOURS WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#sprngtosmr
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MAUCKER UNION:
Finals Week: Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Monday, May 5,6:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 a.m. - Midnight; Thursday, May 8, 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, May 9, 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Maucker Union will be closed during the summer session due to construction from Sunday, May 11 to Thursday, Aug. 21.
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EVENTS 

CHANGES TO SCHOOL OF MUSIC CALENDAR: A guest recital has been added to the calendar on Tuesday, May 6 at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall the Tsou Cultural Troup of Taiwan will preform under the direction of Susan Tsai. No admission, but tickets are required and available by calling 3-SHOW.
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COMMENCEMENT: May 10, UNI-Dome.
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B.B. KING ADDED AT GBPAC: The King of Blues is coming to the GBPAC. B.B. King is performing in the Great Hall Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu.
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