UNI Online  
(Vol. 1, No. 24)
Nov. 2, 1999

School Football Playoffs will be played in the UNI-Dome on Nov. 3, 8,
12, 13, 15, 19 and 20. While thousands of prospective students and 
their families are able to see first hand what the University of 
Northern Iowa has to offer, parking will be at a premium. Please 
keep this in mind when parking on campus on those dates. 
COMPUTER TRAINING:  Do you need to upgrade your computer skills? 
Learn some new skills? Create a web page? See some new technologies? 
Check out the November listing of computer training workshops offered
by ITS-Educational Technology.
NCA ACCREDITATION:  The UNI Self-Study Committee for the North 
Central Association accreditation process has a web site to keep 
faculty/staff updated on the committee's progress. A list of 
committee members, the charge to the committee, meeting minutes and 
other information is available at: 
POLICY CHANGES:  Policy changes approved by the Cabinet have been 
updated on the UNI Policies web site. 

PUBLIC SAFETY WEAPONS FORUM: On Tuesday, Nov. 3 and Wednesday, Nov. 4
the Northern Iowa Student Government will be holding a student forum
to address the issue of the arming of Public Safety. The event will 
be held in the Hemisphere Lounge of Maucker Union from 12:15-1:15 on 
Tuesday and 12- 1 on Wednesday. Make every effort to attend as this 
is a very important campus issue. If you have any questions, contact 
the NISG office at 3-2650 and ask for Nick or Andrea.
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE LOCALLY:  The UNI Health Clinic is out of the flu
vaccine, but you can still get a flu shot locally for $8 through 
Nov. 30. Contact Linda K. Miller at 3-7162 or see the sites listed 
under "Wellness Programs/Self-Care Services" at:

RETIREMENT PARTY: You are invited to celebrate Mary Ann Karsjens 
retirement from the Controller's Office on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 
2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Gilchrist Board Room.  The event will recognize 
almost 23 years of service to the University by Mary Ann.
ATHLETICS: The UNI men's and women's basketball seasons begin this 
week at the West Gym. The men play tonight vs. Pella Windows at 
7:05 p.m., while the women open up Friday against a team from Lithuania 
at 7:05 p.m. Kudos to the UNI women's cross country team, whose second 
place finish at the MVC Championships was a best-ever showing. 
Meanwhile, the UNI football team improved to 7-2 while the UNI 
volleyball team improved to 23-0. They are the last remaining 
undefeated team in the country. For all the info on UNI Athletics:
PUBLIC LECTURE:  The Black Hawk Regional Chapter of the Iowa 
Archeology Society presents "Effodeo, Ergo Sum (I Dig, Therefore I Am):  
The Archeological Contribution to our Knowledge of the Greco-Roman
Past" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 in 115 Seerley. 
EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR: The 1st annual Exploring Majors Fair will be 
held Nov. 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. The 
Fair, hosted by Academic Advising Services, is designed for all 
undecided students as well as students who have declared a major, but
may be uncertain about their choice. It's an opportunity for 
students to investigate various curricular and career  options in one
place at one time. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced 
students from more than 30 departments will be available.  Faculty 
and staff:  Please announce this opportunity in your classes and 
offices. For more information, please contact Michael Broshears at 
3-6023 or michael.broshears@uni.edu.
MASTER CLASS PRESENTATION: One of the brightest stars on stages in 
the U.S. and abroad, Harolyn Blackwell will present a master class to 
students at the School of Music on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999.  Admission
is free and the genenral public is invited to attend.  Charismatic 
and sensational, Ms. Blackwell has been hailed by audiences and 
critics alike as a "model of agility, spunk, charm and silvery tone."
Her visit is part of Minority High School Visitation Day in the 
School of Music.  
The Iowa Space Grant Consortium will hold its ninth annual conference
on Friday, Nov. 5, at the CEEE. Grant recipients will present the r 
results of the research they have conducted with ISGC funding.  The 
keynote speaker will be John F. Houlihan of Region 7 of the EPA, who 
will speak on "Water Quality Assessment and Water Quality Management 
at EPA."  For further details, visit the Consortium website at 
NU HIGH PLAY: Northern University High School presents "Twelve Angry 
Jurors" Nov. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Butzier Auditorium of 
Malcolm Price Laboratory School.  Tickets may be purchased in advance
by calling 3-6047 ($4 for adults and $3.50 for students) They 
may also be purchased the evening of the performance. 
UNI ARTISTS SERIES:  The University of Northern Iowa Artists Series 
welcomes the exuberant harmonies of Piffaro˜The Renaissance Band 
performing "A Florentine Carnival" on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 
p.m. in UNI's Russell Hall.  In their Cedar Valley debut, Piffaro 
creates a lively musical portrait of 16th century Italy.  For tickets
to Piffaro at UNI call 3-SHOW. 
IMANI! DANCERS: The UNI Museums and Hearst Center for the Arts invite
you to a performance by IMANI! DANCERS on Sunday, Nov. 7.  Directed 
by Dorian Byrd, graduate of The Julliard School, IMANI! DANCERS 
introduces audiences to traditional forms of African dance and 
movement.  The dancers have been performing in area schools and will 
present this free performance for the community at 3 p.m. in the 
Russell Hall auditorium.  
THE WAR AT HOME: GUNS, SOCIETY & FAMILY: There are no easy answers to
gun-related violence. However, working together and educating each 
other does make a difference--not only at the legislative level, but 
also in our homes, neighborhoods and schools.  You're invited to 
attend "The War at Home: Guns, Society & Family" conference Nov. 9, 
sponsored by the Graduate Program in Public Policy.  
FACULTY MEETING: The next Faculty Meeting will be held Monday, 
Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Strayer-Wood Theatre.  President Koob will 
address the faculty.
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