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Monday, April 26, 2004

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NEWS 

TELNET AND FTP ACCESS FROM OFF-CAMPUS WILL BE DENIED: Telnet and FTP protocols, used for interactive logins and file transfers, will be disallowed from off-campus sources to UNI resources effective Monday, May 10. This will affect those accessing campus servers such as ACAD or ISCSSUN (now SUNNY) to access or transfer files. Newer Telnet and FTP software is available, follow link below. Those performing Web page maintenance, using programs like WS_FTP or Composer and Dreamweaver (using the automated "Publish" button) are also affected. To continue using those unsecured programs, follow link below.
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/announce/April212004.htm

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STRATEGIC PLAN: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a new 2004-2009 Strategic Plan at their February 2004 meeting. Each of the three public universities has been asked to submit their respective strategic plans for review at the January 2005 Board meeting. A Strategic Planning Review Committee, formed by President Koob in April 2003 to review the University's current Strategic Plan for 2001-2006, has been meeting regularly. To coincide with the timeframe of the Board of Regents Strategic Plan, the review committee is now drafting a 2004-2009 plan for campus review and approval by December 1, 2004. To view the current draft of the 2004-2009 plan, please visit the Web site at
http://www.uni.edu/stratplan
. Committee members are listed on the Web site.
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PHONE NUMBER CORRECTION: Brad Williams, GBPAC Box Office Manager, 273-3681.
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PANTHER SHUTTLE SERVICE CONTINUING: The Panther Shuttle will continue service until Friday, April 30.
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REGISTER ONLINE FOR FALL PARKING PERMITS: Parking permit applications are now being accepted online. To access the application, follow the link under "Current Announcements" on MyUNIverse. Students must be enrolled. G and CP permits are excluded from this process. If you have questions, contact the Department of Public Safety, Parking Division at 273-2710.
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SOCK COLLECTION: Collection of thick, new or gently-used socks for Iowa Homeless sponsored by the Foundation MSW Students.
Now through April 30, at the Waterloo Public Library and Simpson Furniture.
For more information, contact Jennifer McClain at: azrielspirit@rocketmail.com
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PROGRAM COORDINATOR, VOLUNTEER UNI: The position of Student Program Coordinator for Volunteer UNI, a program area of the Career Center, is available for the 2004-2005 academic year. The role of the program coordinator is to promote volunteerism through presentations, the annual Volunteer Fair, the biweekly e-newsletter, "VolunteerNews" and printed materials. The commitment is 12 hours per week. The wage is $7.10 per hour. For a complete job description and application, visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter. For more information, contact Susie Schwieger, at 273-6857.
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COVERLET SALE: The Friends of the UNI Museums offer a commemorative coverlet featuring illustrations of well-known campus buildings. The coverlet is made in the U.S. of preshrunk 100 percent cotton, machine washable and colorfast. Available in several colors, it sells for $45 or $50 to mail. Coverlets can be purchased at the University Museum, 273-2188.
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OFF-CAMPUS SURVEY PRIZE WINNERS: The following students won gift certificates for participating in the Off-Campus Student Survey conducted in March: Lucas Brady, Jennifer Freitag, Nicole Heck, Joshua Stamp and Valerie Steinbeck. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all students who participated.
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OFFICE MOVES

FINANCIAL AID: The UNI Financial Aid Office has moved to Gilchrist 255. The campus mail code (0024) and all phone numbers will remain the same.
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CAREER SERVICES: The UNI Career Services office will move from the East Gym to Gilchrist 242 this week. The campus mail code (0384) and all phone numbers will remain the same.
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OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS: The Office of Business Operations has moved to its permanent home in Gilchrist 256, the former location of the Controllerís Office. Areas that have moved include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cashiers, Fixed Assets, Payroll and Purchasing. The mail code for Business Operations is 0008. Purchasing (mail code 0016) and Payroll (mail code 0040) will maintain their mail codes for a transition period. Questions should be directed to Lisa Steimel, ext. 3-5885.
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COMPLIANCE & EQUITY MANAGEMENT: The Office of Compliance & Equity Management has temporarily moved to 115 & 121 Gilchrist, mailcode 0028. All phone numbers and fax number remain unchanged.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT: Plan now to learn more about Microsoft Office and/or Creating Web Pages next fall and earn credit for it. For further information, http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html
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MAY-TERM CLASS: The Dept. of Theatre will offer "Acting for Life" (490:059), a May- term class that will teach techniques for relaxation and focus, increasing self-awareness and communication skills, decreasing performance anxiety, and expressing creative impulses and emotions. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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FIX YOUR BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Have questions about how to cite certain types of publications in your paper's works cited list? Rod Library reference staff will assist you. Contact them via chat, http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml M-F, 1-4 p.m.; e-mail; telephone; or in person, http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/ask.shtml.
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2004 UNI WEB DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE MAY 27-28:
This conference is open to UNI students, faculty and staff. Thursday, May 27 will be an all-day session with nationally-recognized usability expert Christine Perfetti, of User Interface Engineering, presenting "Web Sites That Work," a usability seminar. Sessions on Friday, May 28, will be targeted at UNI Web issues. The conference is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/webtools/webdevcon/
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APRIL SPECIAL AT BISCOTTI'S: Biscotti's, Redeker Center, is offering a cookie and pint of milk for 95 cents through the end of the month.
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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#springfinals
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EVENTS 

UNI MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI ATHLETICS:
Wednesday, April 28 -- Baseball vs. Iowa, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 29 -- Softball vs. Bradley, Panther Park, 4 p.m.
Friday, April 30 -- Baseball vs. Creighton, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 1 -- Softball vs. Illinois State (DH), Panther Park, noon
Baseball vs. Creighton (DH), Riverfront Stadium, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 2 -- Softball vs. Illinois State, Panther Park, noon
Baseball vs. Creighton, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.
http://www.unipanthers.com
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, April 26, in CBB 319 at 3:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.
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RETIREMENT RECEPTION: The UNI community is invited to an open house honoring Charles Means on his retirement after 21 years of service to UNI. The reception will take place Tuesday, April 27, from 3-5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, 116 Seerley Hall.
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VOICES AND RHYTHMS OF AFRICA: Chris Ogbondah, communication studies, will be the featured presenter on Tuesday, April 27, 5 p.m., at University Book and Supply. After briefly talking about his book, "State Press Relations in Nigeria," Ogbondah will play African drums. Children of all ages will be invited to play drums and dance to an African beat. Ogbondah will describe the clothing from Nigeria he and his family will wear as well as many of the African artifacts on display. A video depicting cultural festivals titled "Rivifest" will be shown. Ogbondah will tell stories and spin African tales.
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FAIR HOUSING CONFERENCE: "Keepers of the Dream," Cedar Valley Fair Housing Conference, will take place Thursday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Waterloo Center for the Arts. Keynote speaker is George Galster, a leading fair housing scholar. Workshops will cover predatory lending, landlord/tenant issues, etc. Registration is $10. Call 291-4441. Sponsors: UNI Public Policy, Waterloo Human Rights Commission.
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CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION: Friday, April 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in front of Maucker Union. Feast on fajitas, refried beans, chips, a beverage and dessert for $4. Live entertainment provided by Las Guitarras de Mexico. For more info, call 273-2683.
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PRAIRIE VIDEO: The premiere showing of "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie," will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The feature-length documentary is directed by Daryl Smith, professor and director of the Native Roadside Vegetation Center. It is narrated by Annabeth Gish, critically acclaimed film and television actress originally from Cedar Falls. The film covers one of the world's great ecosytems and its transformation from natural landscape to farmland. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu~lostland. RSVP to 273-6078.
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THE IOWA MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: "Spotlight on Anger Management," Friday - Saturday, April 30 - May 1. Discover the latest tools and strategies for a number of mental health issues. Keynoter Raymond DiGiuseppe will discuss anger management. See
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/imhca
for more information
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ART EXHIBITION: The UNI Gallery of Art will present "MA Exhibition/BFA Exhibition," from Saturday, May 1 through Saturday, May 8. Graduating students will host a reception May 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, call 273-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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"KISS ME KATE" AT THE GBPAC: Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. One of the all-time great musicals, "Kiss Me Kate" sparkles with wit and romance. Winner of five Tony Awards. Call 273-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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MEXICAN FIESTA: St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center is hosting a fundraiser dinner on Sunday, May 2, at 5 p.m. to celebrate the Mexican holiday Dia de los Ninos (Children's Day). Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students. All proceeds will benefit three children's homes in Tijuana, Mexico. Enjoy Mexican food, live entertainment and door prizes. Questions? Call the Student Center at 266-9863.
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