UNI Online  
(Vol. 1, No. 27)
Nov. 11, 1999

UNI STRATEGIC PLAN INPUT NEEDED: The UNI Strategic Planning Committee
seeks your input in developing a university-wide strategic plan. 
On the web page listed below are DRAFT statements of University 
Vision, Mission, Values and Goals prepared by the Committee. Your 
input is critical in the process to develop a Strategic Plan for UNI 
that will address the issues the University as a whole believes are 
important. This Strategic Plan will set the University's  direction 
for the next several years. Please visit the Strategic Plan Draft web
site and provide your feedback by Tuesday, Nov. 23. 
NETSCAPE CALENDAR: The new Netscape Calendar (version 4.0) server 
software will be installed over Thanksgiving weekend, making this 
software Y2K compliant. For more information, visit:
AIRLINE TICKET FEE: On Oct. 8 most major airlines again cut 
commissions to travel agencies...the third in four years. With this 
latest cutback the entire travel industry, including Short's Travel, 
has been forced to shift from commission income rebates to a fee 
structure. In essence, travel agencies can no longer rely on the 
ticket price to determine their revenue, but instead on the number of
tickets they issue. For UNI this means a $20 transaction fee will be
added to all travel effective Oct. 25, 1999.  Detailed information 
will be posted to the Purchasing web site soon; any questions in the 
interim may be addressed to: 
School Football Playoffs will be played in the UNI-Dome on Nov. 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.

CSBS DEAN SEARCH: UNI is seeking an academic leader of high caliber 
to fill the position of Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral 
Sciences. The College consists of undergraduate and graduate programs
in seven academic departments, two research centers and three 
interdisciplinary programs. For more information, visit the CSBS Dean
Search Committee Web Page: 
UNI HOLIDAY CARDS: The 1999 UNI Holiday Cards, featuring an evening 
winter scene of the President's home, are now available for 
departmental or personal purchase through the Office of Public 
Relations. The deadline for orders is Nov. 19. View the card and 
place an order at:
AFCSME: Susan Baker has been appointed by the Executive board to 
replace Paul Hansen (who is retiring) as the president of UNI AFCSME 
Local 2659. Susan is a drafter in the Facilities Planning Department.
NEW VENDING AGREEMENT: The University has entered into a new snack 
vending agreement with Pepsi Cola General Bottlers, dba Iowa Vending.
The machine changeover and transition will occur Nov. 4-16. Any 
questions should be addressed to:

RUSSIAN LECTURE: Veniamin Smekhov, a leading Russian actor, director 
and playwright will lecture on "Russian Directors of the Twentieth 
Century: Faces and Facts" on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Art 
Auditorium (KAB 111). He presents the history of the Russian theatre 
though a series of vignettes, each acted in the manner of Russia's 
leading directors. 
LECTURE: A presentation on "Why Study Mexico's Business?" will be 
given Thursday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in CBB 320 by JosČ Garardo 
Rocha Mier, General Director of the Monterrey Institute of Technology
and Higher Learning, Campus Colima (Mexico). Reception following in 
the CBB.
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.
RUSSIAN FILM: The Russian Film "Brother" ("Brat") will be shown (with
English subtitles) Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Sabin 102. The film 
will be preceded by an introductory lecture, "New Saint Petersburg 
Film," by Dr. Galina Aksenova, a leading Russian film scholar & critic. 
ATHLETICS: On the road this week, both cross country teams attempt to
qualify for nationals at the Regionals in Champaign, IL. The Panther
football team travels to Western Illinois on Sat. at 1:05 p.m., and 
the Panther men's basketball season starts with games Saturday vs. 
Alabama and Sunday vs. Air Force in St. Louis. 
UNI VOLLEYBALL:  The only undefeated Division I team in the nation, 
UNI closes out their home regular season schedule this weekend.  
Friday (vs. Indiana State) is Fan Appreciation Night with giveaways 
and contests and Saturday (vs. Illinois State) is Senior Night.  Both
matches start at 7 p.m. in the West Gym.
CAMP ADVENTURE: An assessment center for the Summer 2000 Camp 
Adventure overseas program will be conducted from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13 in the West Gym. Interested students should apply 
and attend. Students receive 12 hours of credit, and funding of 
airfare, food, and housing. Sites in 1999 included England, Germany, 
Spain, Italy, China, Korea, and Japan. Apply at 1223 West 22nd St. or
by e-mail to:
RETIREMENT: There will be a retirement party for Paul Hansen from 
1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Amvets Post 49 at 20th and Irving Street 
in Cedar Falls.  Paul retires after 24 years with the university and 
served as president of AFSCME Local 2659 from 1980-1999.
UNI MUSEUM: Care & Preservation of Your Collectibles: The Museums' 
Fall Sunday Series concludes on Sunday, Nov. 14.  Join us at 2 p.m. 
at the Museum and learn how to preserve your special items! 
FACULTY MEETING: The next Faculty Meeting will be Monday, Nov. 15 at 
3:30 p.m. in Strayer-Wood Theatre.  President Koob will address the 
POSTAL SEMINAR: The Cedar Valley Postal Customer Council presents 
"The 1999 Fall Postal Forum - Mailing in the 21st Century" Tuesday, 
Nov. 16.  For details, visit:
WOMEN'S STUDIES FORUM: The Women's Studies Program is hosting Roxie 
Tullis of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. 
in Sabin 102. She will be speaking on "The Bruises Will Heal: Violence
in Loving Relationships."  For more info, contact the Women's 
Studies Office. 
RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS FAIR: The "UNI Religious Vocations and Careers in 
Service Fair" will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 3-8 p.m. in Maucker 
Union Expansion, co-sponsored by UNI Placement & Career Services and 
UNI Campus Ministries. The first event of its kind on the UNI campus,
it's an opportunity for students to explore ways to relate their 
career goals to their ideals, faith, and commitment to service. For a
list of participating organizations, visit: 
For more info.: 
mailto:laura.praglin@uni.edu  phone 3-6857.
International Services invites the University community to its monthly 
International Coffee Hour Friday, Nov. 19, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the 
International Services Center (across from University Book and Supply 
on 23rd Street). Special feature this month will be live music. 
Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call Germana 
Nijim at 3-6421.
Other events on the calendar this week at UNI:

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