UNI Online

(Vol. 1, No. 39)

Jan. 11, 2000





Rod Library:



ITS COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Check out the January schedule of FREE computer

workshops from ITS-Educational Technology. Special emphasis this month

is on introductory sessions: Windows 95/98, Microsoft Word (word

processing), PINE (email), Excel (spreadsheet), PowerPoint presentations

and WebCT for students (web-based courses). We're also offering two of

our "Creating Web Pages" series, one for Macs and one for Windows. We

especially encourage faculty to tell their students about the workshops.

http://www.uni.edu/its/et (choose Computer Workshops)


WebCT 2.0 TRAINING: ITS-ET is offering training on the newest version

of WebCT. These classes are for faculty that want to develop an on-line

aspect to current courses or that want to develop a course that is

entirely on-line. Please refer to the course prerequisites before

enrolling in each class. Dates for the training are Jan 14, 21, and 28

from 1-3 p.m.



VIDEOS IN THE LIBRARY: During the spring and summer of 1999, the

ITS/CET video collection was transferred to Rod Library. Bibliographic

records for those and for new videos are now being integrated with

other materials in UNISTAR, the Rod Library online catalog. This means

that a subject search on a topic such as "critical thinking" will find

BOTH video and print materials related to the subject in a single search.


CEDAR VALLEY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM: Waterloo Public Library materials are

now listed in the Cedar Valley Library Consortium [CVLC] online catalog.

The other members of CVLC are: UNI Rod Library, Hawkeye Community College

Library, Cedar Falls Public Library, UNI Instructional Resources and

Technology Services collection, UNI Placement & Career Services collection,

and the UNI Center for Multicultural Education collection. The entire CVLC

online catalog may be searched at


Please contact the Rod Library Reference Desk [3-2838] for assistance

in using the online catalog.


IPERS VISIT: IPERS is coming to Waterloo Feb. 29-March 2. They will be

conducting individual counseling at City Hall, 715 Mulberry St. Call

the IPERS office at 1-800-622-3849 by Feb. 23 to schedule an appointment.


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.


DIFFICULT EMPLOYEES WORKSHOP: The CBA Management and Professional

Development Center will conduct "Effectively Managing Difficult

Employees" Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m-4 p.m. in CBB 1-3. The

workshop, designed exclusively for UNI staff, will be conducted by

Dr. Frank Barrios of the UNI Psychology Department. For more

information and to register call 273-5851 or 273-2965.


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.





MILLENNIUM LECTURE SERIES: The first presentation in the Millennium

Lecture Series is Jan. 19. For more information, visit



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.






STUDENT TEACHING ROUND-UP: Spring 2001 student teachers will be

attending Student Teaching Round-Up Jan. 10 or 11 from 3:30-5 p.m. in

244/245 SEC. Students may attend either session. All teacher education

faculty are invited to attend.


THEATRE UNI AUDITIONS: Theatre UNI and director George Glenn will hold

auditions for the upcoming production of "Macbeth" on Jan. 10-12, at

7 p.m.in 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 AUDITIONS: 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.


EXHIBITION: "Prairie Dreams," by Gregg A. Schlanger, will be exhibited

at THE UNI Gallery of Art Jan. 14-Feb. 12. "Prairie Dreams," an exhibition

that examines the loss of native vegetation and wildlife habitats in Iowa,

is "...an acknowledgment and statement about the disappearance of the

tall-grass prairie in Iowa."


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.



VOLUNTEER FAIR: The Spring Semester 2000 Volunteer Fair will be Wed.

Jan. 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. Match your

interests, skills and career goals with a wide variety of volunteer

opportunities offered by over 35 local nonprofit agencies. All students,

faculty, and staff are welcome.For more information and organizations

attending, visit:




of Religious Studies at Iowa State University will keynote the

Volunteer Fair at 3 p.m. Jan 19 in Maucker Union Expansion A as part

of the MLK, Jr. observance. She will discuss "Living Lives of Service:

Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr." At 2:30 p.m. there will be a

video, poetry and several selections from Waterloo East High's

"Expressions" upcoming Carnegie Hall appearance. Faculty and staff are

encouraged to attend and recommend the event to their students.



ADINKRA WORKSHOP: Create napkins, placemats, wall hangings and other

items by learning the African cloth stamping technique called Adinkra.

This special workshop for adults will be held at the Museum, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 20. The registration fee of $10 covers the cost of all

materials. Space is limited. The deadline is Jan. 18.


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



STUDENT ACTIVITIES ADVISORS LUNCHEON: All student organization advisors

are invited to attend the Student Activities' Advisor Luncheon on

Wednesday, Jan. 26 from Noon-1 p.m. in Expansion C, Maucker Union. The

topic will be "Showin' you the money!" (an update on funding sources

avaliable for your organization) If you would like to attend,

please R.S.V.P. by Friday, Jan. 21 at 3-2683.


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