UNI Online
(Vol. 1, No. 46)
Feb. 3, 2000



FY2001 BUDGET INFORMATION: Information related to the potential FY2001
campus incremental budget allocation is posted on the UNI web site for

campus review. Included is information on the Governor's Budget

recommendations and what they mean to UNI initiatives.



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 3-2838 to sign up for one of these sessions of "Introduction to

Rod Library Electronic Resources."


MESSENGER AND CALENDAR TRAINING: Additional workshops have been scheduled

for both Netscape Calendar and Netscape Messenger. If you'd like to switch

from your current e-mail or calendar programs to full-featured

browser-based applications, check these out.






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 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 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:



AUTOGRAPHED KURT WARNER CARDS: Celebrate the success of UNI's Super

Bowl MVP by purchasing a limited edition trading card. Each card,

featuring Kurt Warner in a Panther uniform, is individually signed

by the star quarterback and is enclosed in an acrylic case. All

proceeds benefit the Kurt Warner Scholarship Endowment Fund. Call

3-7044 or visit the UNI Athletic web site for more information.



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






UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: The Panthers host conference rival Southern

Illinois TONIGHT in the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m. Joe Breakenridge, the

leading rebounder in the MVC, leads Northern Iowa into this crucial

game for both schools.



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.


HYPNOTIST: Jim Wand, Master Hypnotist, will be performing in 244 SEC

at 7 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5. Doors open at 6:30. Free to the

University community. Sponsored by the Programming and Activities

Board and Student Activities Office.


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.



Saturday afternoon in the West Gym at 3:05 p.m. The Aces, one of the

best defensive teams in the conference, look to stop UNI's Allison

Starr, who has averaged 26.3 points in her last three home games.

The first 100 fans receive a FREE box of Girl Scout cookies. Women's

basketball is also at home on Monday night versus Southern Illinois

at 7:05 p.m.



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 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.


THEATRE UNI PRODUCTION: In celebration of Black History Month, Theatre

UNI offers a powerful look at the creation and perpetuation of

stereotypes that we still struggle with today. Theatre UNI presents

"I Ain’t Yo’ Uncle, The New Jack Revisionist Uncle Tom’s Cabin", by

Robert Alexander, February 17 through 27 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre.



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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