UNI Online

(Vol. 1, No. 45)

Feb. 1, 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.


ROD LIBRARY CLASSES: Keeping Up with the Changes?: The Rod Library will

be conducting workshops on the latest versions of research tools -

Lexis/Nexis, INFOTRAC, and SilverPlatter(ERIC, PsychINFO, etc.).

Workshops will be held on:

-Thursday, Feb. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Rod Library Room 286

-Friday, Feb. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Rod Library Room 286

-Thursday, Feb. 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Rod Library Room 286.

Call 273-2838 to sign up for one of these sessions of "Introduction to

Rod Library Electronic Resources."



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.




UNI IN THE NEWS: UNI has been featured in several regional and national

media outlets recently. On Monday, Jan. 24, footage of UNI was featured

on ABC's World News Tonight as part of a story on UNI alumnus Kurt Warner.

The Des Moines Register has printed two Opinion/Editorial articles

authored by UNI faculty recently. On Tuesday, Jan. 25, an Op/Ed on

non-food uses for genetically-modified crops was published. It was

written by Lou Honary, associate professor and director of UNI's Ag-Based

Industrial Lubricants program. To see a text copy of the Op/Ed, go to:


An editorial on local school control, written by President Robert Koob,

was published by the Register on Thursday, Jan. 27. To see a text copy

of the Op/Ed, go to:


On Sunday, Jan. 30, the New York Times published an article on the alma

mater's of Super Bowl quarterbacks Kurt Warner and Steve McNair. UNI

President Robert Koob was quoted in the article. To view copy of the

article on the New York Times web site, go to:



KUNI ONLINE: KUNI's programming is now available on your computer.

Audio streaming of KUNI's programs is available on KUNI's main page:


Audio streaming of KHKE's programming is planned for the near future.


COMMUNITY VISITATION DAY: UNI promotes external outreach to Iowa's

communities through Community Visitation Days. These events focus on

programming that involves a great deal of interaction with UNI faculty,

staff, students and the targeted community. The next Community

Visitation Day will be in Mason City April 10. Staff, faculty and student

organizations are needed to program with Mason City local schools and/or

other community organizations. If you are interested in doing an activity

with a class or teaching a lesson please contact Stacey Christensen at

3-2761, mailto:stacey.christensen@uni.edu. For more information



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.





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.



Founder of Black History Month; Ella Fitzgerald, Scat Singer and Louis

Armstrong, Jazz Trumpeter and Showman. Also, Celebrating America's

Heritage: Black History in Focus featuring dancing/singing by the East

High Expressions Choir. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 5:30-7 p.m., Maucker Union

Expansion A & B. For further information please contact the Center

for Multicultural Education.


ARCHEOLOGY PROGRAM: The Black Hawk Regional Chapter of the Iowa

Archeology Society presents "Archeology in Iowa that Nobody's Heard

About!" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in 220 Seerley. David Benn

will present the latest findings on archeology research conducted by

Bear Creek Archeology, a private firm from Northeast Iowa. For more

information, call Pat Higby, program coordinator, at 266-4934.


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.


KUNI Blues Blowout: The Friends of KUNI/KHKE will host its mid-winter

Blues Blowout featuring Shemekia Copeland, followed by Roomful of Blues,

Saturday, February 5, 8:30 p.m., Electric Park Ballroom. Tickets are $15

in advance; $18 at the door. Tickets are available by calling KUNI/KHKE

at 3-6400, ext. 0. Proceeds benefit public radio KUNI/KHKE.


KHKE ON-AIR FUNDRAISER: The on-air fundraiser for KHKE will be held Monday,

Feb. 7 through noon, Sunday, Feb. 13. Pledges in support of KHKE's day-time

jazz and evening classical music programming can be made on those days by

calling 3-6000.


GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES & STUDY ABROAD FAIR: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

in the Maucker Union, Exp. A. The fair will feature Camp Adventure,

Continuing Education, Global Health Corps, International and Out-of-State

Student Teaching, Department of Modern Languages, Placement and Career

Services, Study Abroad/Office of International Programs and Iowa Regents

Semester Programs. Please spread the word to students in your classes and

offices. For more information, contact Ella Sweigert at 3-7652 or visit:

http://www.uni.edu/international_programs and http://www.uni.edu/global


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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