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UNI Online
(Vol. 1, No. 52)
Feb. 24, 2000
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES
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NEW STRATEGIC PLAN DRAFT: The UNI Strategic Planning Committee has made
its first report to the Cabinet, delivering a draft strategic plan.
That plan, "Focused on Excellence - University of Northern Iowa 2001-2006
Strategic Plan" is available for review online at:
http://www.uni.edu/pres/draftstratplan/
Your input is encouraged through the Strategic Plan Message Board at:
http://www.uni.edu/pres/draftstratplan/wwwboard/index.html
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INPUT SOUGHT ON NEWS POLICIES: The University Planning and Policy
Committee for Information Technology (PPCIT) is currently seeking
input on two technology policies:
  World Wide Web
http://www.uni.edu/its/ad/policies/www.html
  Domain Name Service
http://www.uni.edu/its/ad/policies/dns.html
Please send your comments to
mailto:ppcit@uni.edu by March 9th. If you have any questions,
please contact Garry Bozylinsky via e-mail or at 3-7779.
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MOVE-IN FOR GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN PERFROMING ARTS CENTER STAFF: The GBPAC
will be taking up residence in the new building Feb. 28th. Staff
listings are as follows:
NAME PHONE ROOM FAX ZIP
GBPAC OFFICE 3-3660 13 3-7470 0801
Steve Carignan 3-3665 13A
Shawn DuBois 3-3670 37
Beatrice Foley 3-3675 15
Bruce Marquis 3-3662 13B
Carol Thornhill 3-3660 13
Sarah Vit (Grad) 3-7049 13
Joanne Wzontek 3-3680 13
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STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP: There are still openings for Dr. Rick
Stinchfield's workshop on how to Reduce Stress and Make a Million.
The workshop includes three sessions beginning this Wed., Feb. 23
from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in WRC 150. Call Kathy Gulick ASAP at 3-6921
to register.
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DOCUMENT DELIVERY NOW AVAILABLE FOR FACULTY: The Rod
Library Carl UnCover Gateway is now open to serve you at
http://rodnet.library.uni.edu/uncover/uncover.asp. For
additional information consider attending an Uncover Gateway
Training session or visit the Document Delivery FAQ at
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/instruction/docdelivery.html
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NEWS
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DR. SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: This $1,000
scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions and
potential to model leadership for women. Applicants must be undergraduate
students who have completed at least their freshmen year at UNI and will
be returning for the following fall semester. Completed applications must
be submitted by 4 p.m., Friday, March 24.
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/follon/
Individuals who wish to contribute to the endowment to provide
scholarships in future years may send contributions to the UNI Foundation,
UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0282, designated for the Dr. Sue Follon
Scholarship for Women in Leadership.
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ESSAY CONTEST: The Student Leadership Association is sponsoring a Sue
Follon Women and Leadership Essay Contest. Deadline noon March 24.
$100 prize. For further details, call Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.
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DR. GRAMMAR: UNI's Dr. Grammar, Jim HiDuke, professor of English, was
featured in a front page story in the Des Moines Register statewide
edition on Monday, Feb. 21.
http://www.dmregister.com/news/stories/c4788998/10553900.html
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UNI WINS UNITED WAY HONORS: UNI’s "UNIted Way 2000" campaign for
faculty and staff was recently recognized with a 3rd place national
award from United Way of America for campaign strategies using e-mail.
"UNIted Way 2000" was also honored by the Cedar Valley United Way with
one of its "Innovations" awards.
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/85.html

Chris Denison and his colleagues in Wellness and Recreation Services
have been honored with the "educational unit" Circle of Caring Award by
the Cedar Valley United Way at their annual business meeting. The award
recognizes "exceptional employee support of Cedar Valley United Way" and
reflects the fact that 14 employees contribute volunteer time in 18
different Cedar Valley agencies and that giving to United Way by WRS
staff increased by 132% from 1999 to 2000.
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TIBETAN DISPLAY: Rod Library is currently displaying a Tibetan Black
Hat Dance costume in its main exhibit case. In 1996, Tibetan monks
from the Sera Je Monastery performed their traditional dances on
UNI's campus. The University Museum set up the display, which runs
through the end of February.
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WRITING CONTEST: The English Department would like to announce the 4th
Annual Roberta S. Tamres Sci-Fi Award for the best science-fiction
story, poem or essay by a UNI student. The winning writer will receive
$50 and the winning item will be published in the 2000 "Inner Weather"
(UNI's literary magazine). Deadline is March 22. If you have questions,
contact Vince Gotera at
mailto:vince.gotera@uni.edu or 3-7061.
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PEER ADVISOR APPLICATIONS SOUGHT: Academic Advising Services is now
collecting applications for the Peer Advisor position (Work study and
Non-Work Study positions). Peer Advisors provide guidance for students
selecting a major, minor, or certificate program. Students who will be
teaching, have a full-time internship/co-op, or plan to graduate Fall
2001, should not apply. Applications are due March 6, 2000.
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/87.html
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TRAINING
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NETSCAPE MESSENGER/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.
http://www.uni.edu/its/ts/netscape.html
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EVENTS
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UNI SYMPHONIC BAND: The University Symphonic Band will be in concert
Thursday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. in Russell Auditorium, conducted by John
L. Baker, assisted by graduate student John Oelrich. The program will
include Celerations by John Zdechlik, Children's March by Percy Grainger,
Masada by Australian composer Ralph Hultgren, Ballet Music from "Faust"
by Charles Gounod, On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss by David Holsinger,
and Slava by Leonard Bernstein. No admission charge.
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WHITE RESPONSIBILITY AND RACISM PANEL: UNI faculty members Michael
Blackwell, director of the Multicultural Education Center, and Harry
Brod, Philosophy and Religion, will participate in a panel on "White
Responsibility to Racism" on Friday, Feb. 25, 7-9 p.m. at the 320
Gallery and Cafe, 320 East 4th Street, Waterloo,
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INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR: International Services invites you to the
monthly International Coffee Hour--but with a twist. Friday, Feb. 25,
from 4-5:30 p.m., instead of a Coffee Hour, there will be a potluck
to celebrate (belatedly) Chinese New Year as well as Valentine's Day.
Students, staff, faculty, are invited. Please bring a dish to share
and table service for yourself. Drinks will be provided. It will be
held in the International Services House. For more details, call Irene
at 3-2852.
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PANTHER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI women's basketball team is at home
Friday night (Wichita State, 7:05 p.m.) and Sunday afternoon
(SW Missouri State, 2:05 p.m.).
http://www.uni.edu/athletic
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GAME TIME CHANGE: Tip-off for the UNI vs. Drake men's basketball game
this Saturday, originally scheduled for 1:05 p.m., is now at 8:05 p.m.
Please note this change and come out Saturday night and cheer on the
Panthers in this intrastate rivalry.
http://www.uni.edu/athletic
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MVC TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Northern Iowa hosts the Missouri Valley
Conference Indoor Track Championships this Friday and Saturday in the
UNI-Dome. Events begin at 11 a.m. both days. For ticket info, call
273-DOME.
http://www.uni.edu/athletic
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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS TRACK & FIELD INVITATIONAL: On Sunday from
2-4:30 p.m., more than two dozen world-class track and field athletes
from all over the globe will converge on UNI for the International
Superstars Track and Field Invitational. The Invitational was organized
by UNI Assistant Track Coach Joey Woody.
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PUBLIC HEALTH MEETING: To address the mission and goals of the newly
formed College of Public Health (CPH) at The University of Iowa, faculty
there are initiating collaborative research opportunities with interested
UNI faculty. There will be a meeting with the Dean of the CPH, Dr. James
Merchant, on Monday, Feb. 28, from 3-4 p.m. in Seerley 112. Please contact
Sue Joslyn at mailto:sue.joslyn@uni.edu to indicate interest and/or
attendance at the meeting. For more information, visit:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/56.html
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PRESENTATION ON RACISM: Jane Elliott returns to the UNI campus to share
her controversial message on the sociology of racism. Elliott contends,
"A person who has been raised and socialized in America has been
conditioned to be a racist..." This engaging presentation will take
place on Tuesday, Feb. 29 at 7 P.M. in the Maucker Union Expansion. It
is free to the public, seating will be limited.
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/st_activities/page7.html
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ARCHEOLOGY SOCIETY MEETING: The Black Hawk Regional Chapter of the
Iowa Archeology Society presents "A Hopewell Mound in Central Iowa:
Weekend Digging in 1908" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the Cedar
Falls Public Library, 524 Main Street. Lynn Alex, the public
archaeology coordinator for the Office of the State Archaeologist at
the University of Iowa will review early twentieth century research
on a Middle Woodland mound near Boone, Iowa.
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ARTISTS SERIES: The UNI Artists Series welcomes the nation's most
celebrated brass ensemble, the AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET, on Thursday,
March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in UNI's Russell Hall. Purchase tickets by calling
3-SHOW or at the Strayer Wood Theatre Box Office.
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NEW PONDSCAPES SEMINAR SCHEDULED: As a result of the overwhelming
response for the Pondscapes Seminar, a second seminar has been added,
starting March 9th and running the next two Thursdays (March 16 & 23)
If interested please send your check for $25 to Ron Camarata,
Biology Department, 2438 McCollum Science Hall for immediate confirmation.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR KUNI ON-AIR FUNDRAISER: KUNI is holding its
Spring On-Air Fundraiser Saturday, April 1 through Monday, April 10,
between the hours of 5:45 a.m. and Midnight. Volunteers are needed to
answer phones, keep pledge tallies and acknowledge pledges on-air. To
schedule a date/time please contact Development Associate Catherine
Orth at 3-6403 or mailto:catherine.orth@uni.edu. For more information:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/86.html
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Other events on the calendar this week at UNI:
http://access.uni.edu/acal/bin/callist.cgi?date=this_week
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