UNI Online  
(Vol. 1, No. 25)
Nov. 4, 1999

FORUM ON PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT: a live satellite forum will provide
an opportunity to learn more about "The New Reality: Performance 
Measurement," Nov. 10 from 1-3 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion, 
Room B. According to a recent survey by the Rockefeller Institute of 
Government, two-thirds of states either have or are likely to adopt 
programs that use performance results in budgeting for higher 
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. 
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. 

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.  
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAMES: Get your first look at the UNI 
women's basketball team as they open their exhibition schedule this 
Friday night in the West Gym at 7:05 p.m. against a team from 
Lithuania.  Panther men's basketball, coming off a win in their first
 exhibition, faces Croatia at 7:05 p.m. in the West Gym on Saturday 
night.  Both games are FREE.
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.  
THEATRE UNI-CABARET: Theatre UNI/UNI Lyric Theatre presents the 
Kander and Ebb musical "Cabaret" in the Strayer-Wood Theatre for six 
performances beginning Nov. 11.  An evening of song and dance at 
the legendary Kit Kat Klub is the backdrop for this Tony Award 
winning musical that captures all the glamour, heartache, and 
trepidation of pre-war Berlin.
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.
The UNI Women's Rugby team will be playing in the Midwest 
Championships this weekend in Champagne, Illinois.  They are 
currently ranked 6th in the Midwest, but will be ranked at least 4th 
in the Midwest at the end of the weekend. If they win this weekend, 
they will travel to Las Vegas to play in the National Championships.
The team is lead by coach Steve Murra whose record coaching the 
team is 185-9. The team is comprised of UNI students from all 
different majors.
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