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Vol. 1, No. 58
March 21, 2000

REGENTS REACT TO PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS: Members of the Board of Regents
reacted strongly Thursday to a proposal by House Republicans that would
cut approximately $15.5 million from Governor Tom Vilsack’s fiscal year
2001 education budget recommendations. The plan details cuts for each of
the Regent institutions, including a $1.4 million cut at UNI. Negotiations
are continuing in Des Moines to determine the final FY 2001 state budget
and level of educational funding.
WALLACE NAMED DEAN OF CSBS: Julia (Jill) Wallace has been named dean of
the UNI College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has been interim
Dean since the summer of 1999, filling the vacancy left by Aaron Podolefsky,
who left the position to become UNI Vice President of Academic Affairs
and Provost.
Lecture Series "The Political Landscape of Multiculturalism in the 21st
Century" will be held Monday, March 27-Wednesday, March 29. The series
will feature Patricia Duarte, Manning Marable, and Winona LaDuke. Each
lecture will be held in 2532 McCollum. For more information contact
the Center for Multicultural Education at 3-2250.
GBPAC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
wants you to be its newest STAR. Volunteer Ambassadors are needed during
the center's gala opening festival, April 6-27. The festival features
over 15 performances and will be highlighted by Gala celebrations on
April 15-16. If you love the arts, like working with people, and can
commit to four evenings as an usher, tour guide or coat checker - we'd
love to hear from you! To become one of the Gallagher-Bluedorn's
newest Stars as a volunteer ambassador, call Steve Carignan, at 3-3665.

RETIREMENT BENEFITS INFO ON THE WEB: New information has recently
been placed on the HRS web page dealing with retirement benefits.
You will find information on Early Retirement Incentive and on
Phased Retirement; a detailed comparison of ERI, Phased and regular
retirement; a retirement benefits checklist; the Board of Regents
policy on TIAA-CREF Convertibility and a hot link to the TIAA-CREF
home page. If you have any questions or comments please contact
Jan Flick at 3-2824.
GBPAC PARKING LOT: The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will
soon be turned over to the University. Parking is currently prohibited
in the lot, with the exception of construction vehicles. Once the
building is turned over to the University and the lot is open for parking,
it will be a visitor lot. Persons with University parking permits will
not be allowed to park there, with the exception of those person's who
have handicap parking permits and use the handicap parking stalls.
Eventually a park and pay structure will be installed, and it will be
for the use of visitors to the University. If you have any questions,
please contact Ann in the Department of Public Safety.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL TRAINING: Human Resources will be conducting
performance appraisal training programs in March and April. All UNI
staff responsible for completing performance appraisals are invited
to attend. The following sessions currently have space available:
March 29 or 31, April 3 or 5 1:30-5 p.m.
April 4, 7, 10 or 13 8:30 a.m.-noon
Call 3-2423 to sign up or e-mail sandra.law@uni.edu
THANK YOUR STUDENTS: Do something extra special for your students during
National Student Employment Week. You may also nominate any outstanding
student for "UNI Student Employee of the Year". All nominees will receive
a certificate and one will be honored with a plaque. Please submit your
nominations to Brian Will (mail code 0024) by April 3. There will also be
free popcorn in the Financial Aid/Student Employment Office (116 Gilchrist)
on April 3-4. For Nomination Form and more info:
P&S COUNCIL WEBSITE: UNI professional and scientific employees are
encouraged to visit the P&S Council website at
http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/ for the latest
news on hot topics as well as monthly events, council meetings,
employee information and university policies. An on-line suggestion
form is available as well. The P&S Council welcomes your suggestions!
CO-OP INTERNSHIP MEETING: Students seeking co-op/internship experience
through the Cooperative Education Program for fall 2000 or spring 2001
should attend one of the following orientation meetings: Monday, March 27,
3:30-4:30 (131 CBB) or Tuesday, March 28, 3:30-4:30 (126 CBB). Examples
of upcoming internships can be reviewed at:
Project VIP invite applications for the part-time, paid position of
Student Coordinator, beginning this summer or fall. Please forward to
interested students this excellent opportunity to work on Project VIP
(Volunteers are Important People), promoting volunteerism and community
service and serving as a on-campus resource center for UNI students,
faculty, and staff. Applications are available at the Maucker Union
Information Desk and at Placement & Career Services, SSC 19. Deadline:
Friday, April 7. For more information: see
or email: Laura.Praglin@uni.edu.

UNCOVER REVEAL TRAINING: Rod Library staff will provide five additional
training sessions this month on the UnCover Gateway document deliver
service: March 21,22,24, 28,and 31. See details at
CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKSHOP: The Management and Professional Development
Center will present "Developing a Customer Driven Organization" on
March 23 and March 29 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in rooms 1-3 of the
Curris Business Building. For tuition and other information, call
3-5851 or 3-2965.

BASEBALL CANCELLED: Northern Iowa baseball's home opener vs. Simpson,
originally scheduled for today (Tuesday, March 21), has been cancelled
and will not be rescheduled. UNI will open its home league schedule
vs. SW Missouri State Friday at 2 p.m., with games Saturday and Sunday
at noon. All games are played at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium. For more
information on Panther baseball, please visit
THE STORY BEHIND HURRICANE CARTER: Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in
the Maucker Union Expansion, John Artist and Lesra Martin will visit
the UNI community to share their experiences with Rubin "Hurricane"
Carter. John Artist was arrested along side Rubin Carter. Lesra
Martin was instrumental in freeing Rubin Carter from incarceration.
MASKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Masks can hide, protect, disguise,
liberate, or transform the wearer. Made for a wide variety of reasons,
they are simple but powerful creations of almost every world culture.
Join Museum Director Sue Grosboll to learn about the many ceremonies,
stories, and unusual uses of masks from around the globe. Tuesday,
March 21, 7-9 p.m. at the University Museum.
MAKE-A-MASK WORKSHOP: UNI Professor Marianna Delafield will lead
participants through the steps of mask making - from form to finished
mask - at the University Museum. This 3-part workshop will be held
March 22, 29 and April 5 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring scissors and wear
old clothes! Please register by calling the Museum at 3-2188; space
is limited. $20 fee.
ARTISTS SERIES: The UNI Artists Series welcomes the classical guitar
duo "Sergio and Odair Assad" Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Russell
Hall. Tickets are $18 for the general public and $9 for UNI students
and youth under 18. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling
273-SHOW. Advance tickets are available at the Strayer-Wood Box Office.
DIFFICULT DIALOGUES LECTURE: Difficult Dialogues will featuring Que Lan,
UNI assistant professor of Biology, addressing "Working for Respect",
Friday, March 24, noon-1:30 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education.
Born in Wuhan, China, Dr. Que Lan will engage in a discussion of the
barriers she faced as a woman entering the academic world of science,
and now as a professional in entomology.
NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO: The National Educator Expo will be Saturday,
March 25, in Maucker Union. Educators may meet with 110 school
districts from Iowa and across the U.S. to interview for jobs.
Candidates register at 8 a.m., March 25, in Sabin Hall for a $25 fee.
Participating schools are listed on the Web.
CME LECTURE SERIES OPENING SPEAKER: Patricia Duarte, Founding Editor-in-
Chief of Latina Magazine will open the CME 4th annual lecture series
on "The Political Landscape of Multiculturalism in the 21st Century.
Ms. Duarte will speak at 7 p.m., March 27 in 2532 McCollum. A Reception
follows the lecture.
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