UNI Online  
(Vol. 1, No. 33)
Dec. 7, 1999

Rod Library: 
Wellness/Recreation Center: 
Maucker Union Finals Week Hours:
IRTS: IRTS will extend its hours the week before finals, Dec. 6th-12th. 
FACULTY STRATEGIC PLAN MEETING: The UNI Faculty Senate will hold an 
open meeting for faculty to give input to the strategic plan Monday, 
Dec. 13, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the Seerley Great Reading Room. 
Any questions, contact Suzanne McDevitt, Faculty Senate Chair, 3-5928. 
STRATEGIC PLAN MESSAGE BOARD: A Message Board has been set-up online 
to allow feedback to the UNI Draft Strategic Plan. Your input is 
critical in the process to develop a Strategic Plan for UNI. This 
Strategic Plan will set the University's  direction for the next 
several years. Please visit the Strategic Plan Draft web site or the 
Message Board and provide your feedback.

Draft Strategic Plan:

Message Board:
SCHOLARSHIPS: If you have recently awarded scholarships to UNI 
students for Fall/Spring  1999-2000, please make sure you have 
either entered the information on the computer or sent a scholarship 
roster to the Financial Aid Office by Friday, December 10. This 
processing includes spring awards. Questions?  Contact Evie Waack at 
3-2799 or 
SPRING 2000 COURSE RESERVE REQUESTS:  To have Spring 2000 Course 
Reserve Requests processed and ready for students to check out on the
first day of the spring 2000 semester, the MultiService Center in 
Rod Library  needs to receive your reserve requests by Dec. 23. For 
course reserve lists after December 23, we can not guarantee that the
reserve items will be processed and available for check out on the 
first day of classes.  Lists submitted during the first few weeks of 
the semester  can take up to two weeks to process. 
For copies of the Reserve Request Form, visit 
For more information:
mailto:gail.briddle@uni.edu, or phone 3-6002.
faculty and staff, in cooperation with Continuing Education, Contract 
Training, is planning a technical workshop on campus for April 15, 2000
on distance learning tools. We request that any faculty members 
currently working on distance learning projects contact
us with information about your project and technical interests. These
projects could involve any number of distance learning tools and
technologies. This workshop and project is funded by Deere, Inc.  
If you want more information:
mailto:joan.ketels@uni.edu, or 
Page 13 (University Fax numbers):
Marilyn Drury's name is spelled wrong, fax number should be 3-2917;
Dennis Lindner's name is spelled wrong, fax number should be 3-5836.
offering additional workshops on Netscape Messenger and Netscape 
Calendar. If you are new to UNI, or have recently decided to use 
Messenger and/or Calendar, or just need a refresher on either program, 
check the December schedule.
TAILORED LIBRARY TRAINING OFFERED: Will your spring Semester classes 
be using the Internet or the Library?  You may want to consider 
reserving a library instruction session tailored to your specific 
course objectives and assignments.  The Rod Library faculty can
offer your class instruction ranging from a basic introduction to 
advanced workshops on information retrieval.  Interested?  Call Cindy 
Kruckeberg or Chris Neuhaus at 273-2838.  Rod Library instruction 
sessions are quite popular - so be sure to call early to reserve
instruction for your classes this coming semester.  Please be sure 
to call at least two weeks in advance.
INTERNET/DATABASE WORKSHOPS:The Rod Library will be offering 
Internet and Database Workshops once per week throughout January 
and February 2000.  Visit the Rod Library Workshop Calendar at
or call 273-2838 to learn more about these workshops.

GOVERNOR'S RECEPTION: Governor Tom Vilsack, First Lady Christie 
Vilsack, and Lieutenant Governor Sally Pederson invite all UNI 
employees to a Holiday Open House at the Governor's Office, First 
Floor, State Capitol, on Friday, Dec. 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 
4-6 p.m.
AEOP ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Thanks to all of those who have already given us
your commitment, Santa is filling up his sleigh but there is still 
room for more gifts to take to our UNI-AEOP adopted families. If you 
have not already done so, please sign up today. Gift certificates or 
cash donations are welcome and will be used to purchase gifts, food 
items or additional gift certificates for the families. Thank you for
your help and generosity to help make this Holiday Season special 
for our AEOP adopted families!Items still needed by the families are 
available on the web at:
Campus News Network is planning a special "1999 in Review" article. 
What’s the biggest thing you, your department or your college 
accomplished this year? Please send submissions by Jan. 3 to:

FICTION READING: Grant Tracey will be giving a Fiction Reading Tuesday, 
Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in Baker 161, as part of the Northern Iowa Reading 
Series. Tracey is an English professor specializing in film studies 
and fiction writing. He recently completed a novel entitled "Young 
Ice," a story cycle about hockey. The reading is free and open to 
the public.
MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. IOWA:  UNI vs. Iowa TONIGHT!  Tickets are still 
available by calling the UNI ticket office at 3-DOME.  Avoid the rush 
and buy your tickets ahead of time.  Panthers vs. Hawkeyes TONIGHT, 
7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome.
CONGRATS UNI VOLLEYBALL: The Northern Iowa volleyball team, with wins
this past weekend over Ball State and Indiana, advanced to the "Sweet 
Sixteen" of the NCAA Volleyball Championship for the first time in the 
history of the program.  The Panthers, now 30-0, face Pacific in 
Stockton, California on Friday.  Go Panthers!
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:  UNI Women's Basketball Home Opener, Panthers vs. 
Tulsa,tomorrow night, 7:05 p.m., in the West Gym. Women's basketball 
season tickets are available for the low cost of $30 (adults) and $20 
(students/youth).  Call 273-DOME for more information.
OPEN HOUSE: A Wellness Resource Lab Open House will be held Wednesday, 
Dec. 8 from 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m., WRC 104. Please 
join us for refreshments, free blood pressures, and register for prizes.
For more information, call Linda K. Miller at 3-7162.
INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR: The last International Coffee Hour of the 
year will be held in the International Services Center on Friday, 
Dec. 10, from 4- 5:30 p.m. The university community is cordially 
invited to attend. Stanislav Mann, A UNI international music majors, 
will sing a selection of his favorite songs at 4:30 sharp. For more 
information, please call Germana Nijim at 3-6421.
COCOA AND CAROLS: Bring your family to enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, 
sing traditional carols and reminisce about the traditions and 
activities in a one-room school. The University Museum will present 
"Cocoa and Carols" at the Marshall Center One-Room  School  Sunday, 
Dec. 12, from 2-3 p.m. The programs is free and everyone is invited!
CHILDREN'S CHOIR PERFORMANCE: The Northern Iowa Children's Choir will  
perform a concert on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in UNI's Russell Aud.  
The group is composed of 80 students in grades 4 through 8 in the 
Cedar Valley area. 	The NICC is under the direction of Dr. Debra Gordon.
ARTISTS SERIES: The UNI Artists Series welcomes "A Scottish Christmas" 
Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Russell Hall. An all-star cast 
performs a vibrant collection of Scottish carols, wassail tunes, and 
traditional holiday Highland music and dance.  Call 273-SHOW for 
ticket information.
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