UNI Online

(Vol. 1, No. 40)

Jan. 13, 2000





Rod Library:


IRTS Curriculum Library Hours



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

the "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)


ROD LIBRARY WORKSHOPS: It's not too late to sign up for Rod Library

workshops on the latest in electronic information and the Internet.

Call 3-2838 to reserve your spot for the upcoming demonstrations or visit


for details.



tackle your assignments using the latest (and the more traditional)

information resources? Consider signing your classes up for Rod Library

instruction. Sessions can be designed to help meet the specific needs

of your students.


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.


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



MARTIN MEMORIAL: The family of James G. Martin, retired Vice President

and Provost at UNI, has established the James G. Martin Memorial

Scholarship Fund. Martin worked at UNI from August 1, 1971 until his

retirement on August 4, 1989. He passed away on December 14 in Dayton,

Ohio. Donations may be sent to: UNI Foundation, 205 Commons,

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0282.


YOUSEFI MEMORIAL: Memorials for Mahmood Yousefi, UNI professor of

Economics may be directed to the ALS Association Office, 27001 Agoura

Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104 or Cedar Valley Hospice,

2101 Kimball Avenue, Suite 401, Waterloo, IA 50702. Yousefi passed away

on December 9 of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Dr. Yousefi worked at UNI

from August 24, 1981 until his death.





UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Tonight (Thursday), the Panthers face conference

rival Illinois State at 7:05 p.m. UNI is also at home this Saturday

at 3:05 p.m. versus Indiana State. Both games are in the West Gym.



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." Schlanger will present a lecture Friday,

Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. in KAB 111. The opening reception will follow at

7 p.m. in the Gallery.



UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: The Panthers look to win their third consecutive

home game this Saturday evening when Illinois State visits the UNI-Dome.

UNI is at home again on Monday night when they face MVC rival Evansville.

Tip-off for both games is 7:05 p.m.



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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