UNI Online

(Vol. 1, No. 44)

Jan. 27, 2000




MEMFIS INPUT NEEDED: As part of the UNI Modern Executive Management

Financial Information System (MEMFIS) project, the Financial Team

would like your input on deficiencies in the current financial systems

(general ledger, purchasing, and budgeting). A clearer understanding of

your needs are key to the proper design of Oracle financial systems.

Please review your spreadsheets, reports, and data access needs for

specific examples. This information should be forwarded to Bruce Rieks,

either by e-mail at Bruce.Rieks@UNI.edu or sent by campus mail to

Graceland, 0198. If you have any questions, please feel free to call

Bruce Rieks at 3-7498.


NEW COMPLIANCE BROCHURES: The Office of Compliance and Equity Management

will be distributing a copy of two updated brochures, "University Policy

Prohibiting Sexual Harassment," and "University Procedure for Resolution

of Discrimination Complaints." Watch for these two brochures (mailed

separately) the week of Jan. 24. If you have any questions or you would

like further information, contact 3-2846 or visit



FEB. ITS COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: The February schedule of free computer

workshops from ITS-ET is now online! Visit our website and check out

the "tried and true" offerings as well as the "new and unique". Also

look for our full page story in the Tuesday, Jan. 25th, Northern Iowan.

Faculty -- please tell your students about these workshops and

encourage them to attend!




Professional Development Center will conduct "Mastering Employee

Communications" on Feb. 8, 17 and 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in CBB 1-3.

Dr. Dale Cyphert will conduct the workshop. For more information on

workshop tuition and content and to register, call 3-5851 or 3-2965.


DIFFICULT EMPLOYEES WORKSHOP: The CBA Management and Professional

Development Center willl conduct "Effectively Managing Difficult

Employees Wednesday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m - 4 p.m., in CBB 1-3. Dr. Frank

Barrios will conduct the workshop. For more information on workshop

fee and content, or to register, call 3-5851 or 23-2965.




FITNESS CLASSES: It's not too late to join a fitness or leisure class

at the WRC! There are still spaces available in many classes including:

Water Aerobics, Walk & Talk, Karate Lessons and much more. Classes are

adaptable to any fitness or experience level. For more information call

the WRS office at 3-6275. To register, stop in WRC 101.


BUY/SELL/TRADE FITNESS EQUIPMENT: Wellness and Recreation Services now

has a Buy-Sell-Trade Board for used fitness and recreation equipment.

Stop by WRC 101 to complete a card with details about equipment you wish

to buy or sell. Information about the equipment is posted on the display

board in the main hallway of the WRC and at

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec under "Check This Out."



Recontracting Campaign for 2000-2001 continues through February. If

you advise students, your encouragement to consider on-campus housing

for social, academic, and economic reasons will be appreciated.

Information for the students is available in each hall office.

Call 3-2333 for a copy of the recontracting information.


PONDSCAPE SEMINAR FILLED: We have received an overwhelming number of

people wanting to participated in the Biology seminar "PONDSCAPES".

For this reason we are no longer accepting registrations. The seminar

may be repeated during the summer watch your mail for future sessions.


LEADERSHIP ESSAY: The 2000 Leadership Essay Competition, "What are the

most important characteristics needed for leaders in the new millennium?"

is now accepting submissions. For details and requirements, please

contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898. The deadline is Monday, February 21.


UNI ACHIEVEMENTS WEB SITE: The UNI Foundation and Office of Public

Relations are developing a website to showcase UNI's successes. If

your division, college or department has received a significant award

or honor, or has an outstanding achievement to feature, please contact

Vicki Collum at the UNI Foundation Office.



INFLUENZA INFO: Influenza information and updates are available at






LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: President Koob is the first speaker in the

Spring 2000 LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP Series sponsored by the UNI Leadership

Studies Program. His talk on Thursday, Jan. 27, 3:45-4:45 p.m. in

423 SEC is open to the campus community and the public.

Please RSVP to 3-2332.


SYMPHONY CONCERT: The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its

first concert of the new Millenium Friday Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in Russell

Hall. Conducted by Rebecca Burkhardt, the concert will feature symphonies

by W. A. Mozart and William Boyce. Graduate student Tamrara(Tata)Sanikidze

will perform the final movement from Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto, No. 1

and Prof. Ron Johnson will conduct the UNI Chamber Wind Ensemble. It

is free and open to the public.


UNI TRACK & FIELD: Northern Iowa Track & Field hosts the Mercantile

Invitational this Friday in the UNI-Dome. The Panthers will compete

against Iowa State and Drake. Field events begin at 4 p.m., followed

by the running events at 6 p.m.



INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR: The next International Coffee Hour is Friday,

Jan. 28, from 4-5:30 p.m. in International Services, House # 33 across

the street from University Book and Supply. Featured guest Dr. Michael

Blackwell will do some story-telling and read some of his own poetry.

Faculty, Staff, Students are cordially invited. Refreshments will be

served. For details, please call Germana Nijim at 3-6421.


GUEST RECITAL: Flutist Robert Dick will be performing a guest recital

Monday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. Dick is a

contemporary, avant-garde flutist, composer, author and improviser.

Critically hailed for his originality worldwide, he has performed

his music throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. The concert

is sponsored by the UNI Flute Fund and the School of Music and is open

to the public free of charge.


BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: Phi Alpha Theta (the History Honor Society)

and the UNI History Club are pleased to announce its February 2000

lecture in honor of Black History Month. Professor Darryl Taylor,

UNI School of Music, will speak on "The Importance of Studying

African-American Art Song," on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115.


ARTIST'S SERIES: The UNI Artists Series welcomes the Cedar Valley debut

of the Afro-Cuban "Son Cubano" band CONJUNTO CESPEDES on Friday, Feb. 4

at 7:30 p.m. in UNI's Russell Hall. Led by vocalist Bobi Cespedes, the

12-member ensemble blends Spanish melodies with African rhythms to create

sultry Afro-Cuban "Son" music. Call 273-SHOW for ticket information.


DANCE: A dance will be held Friday, Feb. 11 at Electric Park Ballroom

in Waterloo as a fund raiser for Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

music honoraries. From 7-8 p.m. there will be an hour of free dance

lessons included in the ticket price. From 8-11 p.m. dance to the swing

music of the Bill Shepherd Big Band. Tickets for adults-$10 in advance,

students-$8 in advance. For more information call (319) 266-2980.


PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH: To address the mission and goals of the newly

formed College of Public Health (CPH) at The University of Iowa,

faculty at the U of I are initiating collaborative research

opportunities with interested UNIfaculty. A meeting to discuss the

collaboration will be held Monday, Feb. 28,from 3-4 p.m. in 112 Seerley.

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