UNI Online

(Vol. 1, No. 38)

Jan. 6, 2000




Y2K: Midnight passed on New Year's Eve with no major problems at UNI.

If you encounter problems you believe are related to Y2K, please call

the Y2K hotline at 3-4Y2K.


NEW DRAFT STRATEGIC PLAN: Based on your input, the Values, Vision,

Mission and Goals statements have been revised in the UNI Draft

Strategic Plan, and a new, much more detailed document identifying

objectives, actions and performance indicators for each goal has been

posted on the web. Please take the time to provide the same

thoughtful analysis and comment on this document that you did on the

previous one. You may send your comments to the committee via

e-mail or post them to the Draft Strategic Plan Message Board.

Draft Strategic Plan:


Message Board:



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The CBA Management and Professional Development

Center will conduct "Building a Culture for Motivating People and

Maximizing Performance," the first of the MPDC'S Management Training

Consortium workshop series for 2000. The workshop will be held in

CBB 1-3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Jan. 13 and again on Jan. 19. For

more information and to register, call 3-5851 or 3-2965.


TIAA-CREF SESSIONS: TIAA CREF representatives will be on campus

Jan. 11&12 for individual counseling sessions. If you're interested

in scheduling a session, call 1-800-842-2005, Extension 3010.





CONVOCATION SPEAKERS: The committee planning a Fall 2000 Convocation

is seeking nominations for speakers who are: controversial or topical;

engage a broad audience rather than being single-discipline specific;

challenge or inspire on an educational level; and, preferably, have

some kind of book or media artifact that might be used to complement

his or her appearance. Brief, explanatory statements of nomination are

welcome immediately. Deadline is Jan. 19, 2000. Submit via E-mail to:



DES MOINES HIGHER ED CENTER DIRECTOR: On Jan 9, a search will begin

for a director for the joint Drake/Regents Des Moines Higher Education

Center. Persons interested in applying may view the Job Description

and application procedures at:



CNN YEAR-IN-REVIEW: 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. 14.






Please join us in celebrating the retirement of David Loonan from the

Physical Plant. An Open House will be Friday, Jan. 7, from 2-3:30 p.m.


Theatre UNI and director George Glenn will hold auditions for the

upcoming production of "Macbeth" on Jan. 10-12, at 7 p.m.

in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Auditions are open to all UNI students.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare a short serious soliloquy from a

work other than "Macbeth." It may be memorized or read. To sign up for

an audition time or for more information, call 3-6387 or stop by the

Department of Theatre office in the Strayer-Wood Theatre.


Theatre UNI and director Tisch Jones are looking for rappers, both male

and female; and people with skills in poetry reading, giving speeches,

and stand-up comedy for the upcoming production of "I Ain't Yo' Uncle,"

by Robert Alexander. Auditionees are asked to prepare two minutes of

material that best demonstrates their abilities and interest. Auditions

will be held on Jan. 10-12 at 7 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood. For more

information, call 3-6387.


MLK PROGRAM: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Life, The Legacy will

be presented Monday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m.,in the Maucker Union Expansion.

Join the UNI Community as time is taken to remember the life and

legacy of one of the world's greatest leaders of social change.

Through song, poetry, and reflection, the memory of Dr. King will

come alive.




Education and the Placement and Career Services office present the

annual Volunteer Fair and Martin Luther King, Jr. program. The fair

is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 19. Mary Sawyer, author of "Black Ecumenism:

Implementing the Demands of Justice" and professor at Iowa State

University will keynote the event with a lecture on "Living Lives of

Service: Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr." All faculty and

staff are encouraged to attend and recommend the event to their students.


ARTISTS SERIES: The UNI Artists Series welcomes one of the world's

great chamber orchestras, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, on Thursday,

Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Russell Hall. For ticket information call



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