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UNI Online
Vol. 1, No. 60
March 28, 2000
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NEWS
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FORUMS ON CURRICULUM REFORM: The Faculty Senate will hold open forums
on the curriculum reform proposal Wednesday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. in
Sabin 201 and Tuesday, April 3 in Gilchrist 209. Please come and give
your input. The proposal is posted on the senate website,
http://www.uni.edu/senate/
The senate will vote on the proposal April 24.
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FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS SET FOR UNI STUDENT: Funeral services for UNI
student Michael Ross Shelton are being held today at the Runge Funeral
Home, 838 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.,
followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Shelton's family requests that
memorials be sent to the University of Northern Iowa Ultimate Frisbee
Club, c/o Tim Klatt, WRS Office, 101 WRC, mail code 0201.
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SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR EMPLOYEES TEENS: The Department of Residence
employs students 14 and older in dining services. Students learn team
work, service skills and time management in a fun, safe, flexible work
environment. Work 6-40 hours per week. Web site includes job
descriptions and application.
http://uni.edu/dor
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PROJECT VIP STUDENT COORDINATOR NEEDED: Project VIP invites 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
at the Maucker Union Information Desk and Placement & Career Services,
SSC 19. Deadline: Friday, April 7. For more information: see
http://www.uni.edu/placement/VIP/ or email: Laura.Praglin@uni.edu.
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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:
http://www.uni.edu/placement/coop/orisched.html
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STUDY ABR0AD DEADLINES: The Study Abroad Scholarship application deadline
for the Summer and Fall 2000 and Academic Year 2000/2001 study abroad
programs is Thursday, March 30. Students participating in programs
sponsored and administered by the Office of International Programs are
eligible to apply. If you have questions or comments, contact the Study
Abroad Coordinator at 3-7652 or e-mail ella.sweigert@uni.edu.

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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES
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RETIREMENT INFORMATION ON THE WEB: New information dealing with
retirement benefits has recently been placed on the HRS web page at http://www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/retirement.htm
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.
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HEALTH SCREENING DAY: A Health Screening Day for UNI students, faculty
and staff will be 7-8:30 a.m. Friday, April 7 in the WRC Corridor near
Room 175. Blood chemistry profiles by Allen Hospital Lab for $15, cash or
check. Free bagels and juice after testing. Free blood pressure screening
and more. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.
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EAP WORKS SPRING 2000 PUBLICATION ON HUMAN RESOURCE WEB SITE: The latest
edition of this employee assistance program newsletter is now available
on the Human Resources web site:
http://www.uni.edu/hrs/eap/newsletter.htm.
Hard copies are available from Linda K. Miller, 3-7162.


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TRAINING
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ADVISOR INSERVICE: General Education Advising Made Easy-Integrating
Liberal Arts. A review of the role of General Education in advising.
Requirements will be reviewed, including specific course information,
advisories, and considerations for helping students make appropriate
choices. Darrel Davis, chair of General Education Committee, will
discuss the development of the General Education program. Open to
faculty advisors and staff or students assisting with registration
and advising.
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UNCOVER DOCUMENT DELIVERY TRAINING: Rod Library staff will provide
three additional training sessions this month on the UnCover Gateway
document delivery service: March 24, 28,and 31. See details at
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/instruction/schedule.html


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EVENTS
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ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION: The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
is now up in the KAB. The competition showcases outstanding recent
works by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art.
The exhibition will be on display through April 19, admission is free.
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MANNING MARABLE FEATURED AT CME 4TH ANNUAL LECTURE: Manning Marable,
Professor of History and Founding Director of the Institute for
Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University will
discuss "The Political Landscape of Multiculturalism in the 21st
Century." Mr. Marable will speak at 7 p.m., March 28 in 2532 McCollum.
Reception and book signing follows. For more information contact the
Center for Multicultural Education at 3-2250.
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WINONA LADUKE CONCLUDES CME LECTURE SERIES: Winona LaDuke, Program
Officer of The Seventh Generation Fund Environmental Program will
conclude the CME lecture series on "The Political Landscape of
Multiculturalism in the 21st Century. Ms. LaDuke will speak at 4 p.m.,
March 29 in 2532 McCollum. Reception and book signing follow the lecture.
For more information contact the CME at 3-2250.
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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE: Winners of the state-wide Showcase
on Educational Technology project will be displayed from 9 a.m.- 3p.m.
Friday, March 31, in the SEC lobby. Teachers and students of 18 winning
projects will give a 20-minute presentations along with hosting table
displays for their projects. One of the sponsors is the Iowa Educational Technology and Training Institute (IETTI) from UNI. Contact Doreen Hayek
at 3-7300; mailto:doreen.hayek@uni.edu with questions. Visit the showcase
site at http://www.uni.edu/ietti/showcase
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WOMEN'S STUDIES POTLUCK PRIOR TO UNCLE IRENE: Please bring a friend
and join the Women's Studies program in celebrating Women's History
Month with a Night of Women-Powered Blues and Community starting with
a Finger-Food Potluck Friday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. in Baker 161. Then
on to "Uncle Irene" a women-powered blues band (see below).
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UNCLE IRENE WRAPS UP WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: Uncle Irene, women-powered
blues, will be performing original blues and classic covers in a free
concert Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Hemisphere
Lounge. Uncle Irene, includes UNI's own Rebecca Burkhardt on guitar
and piano. The group will also give "A Brief History of Women in Blues,"
an informal performance/lecture Thursday at 12:30 in 111 Russell.
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ARENA FOOTBALL IN THE UNI-DOME: The Iowa Barnstormers face the Buffalo
Destroyers this Friday night in an Arena Football game in the UNI-Dome.
Kick-off is at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the UNI-Dome
ticket office or by calling 319-363-1888. See the first-ever Arena
Football game in Northeast Iowa!
http://www.uni.edu/athletic
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SAE OPEN HOUSE: The men of SAE would like to invite the University
community to an open house of their new home, Saturday, April 1, from
noon to 2 P.M. The house is located at 1115 West 23rd Street. All
faculty, staff, and students are welcome.
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DANCE AROUND THE WORLD: The UNI International Dance Theatre will present
its annual Spring Dance Concert, "Dance Around The World," in the Oster-
Regent Theatre 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2.
The concert will feature dances from Bosnia, Mexico, France, Russia,
Israel, Italy, Poland and the United States. Tickets are $6 general
admission and $4 for children, students and seniors, and are available
at the door or by calling 3-6195.
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UNI SOFTBALL THIS WEEKEND: Panther Softball hosts their first home
games of the 2000 season this weekend. UNI faces Southern Illinois
Saturday and Evansville on Sunday at the on-campus UNI Diamond. Both
doubleheaders start at noon.
http://www.uni.edu/athletic
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PANTHER BASEBALL HOSTS NATIONALLY RANKED CREIGHTON: Northern Iowa
Baseball faces the nationally ranked Creighton Bluejays this weekend
at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium. Friday's game begins at 2 p.m.,
Saturday's doubleheader starts at noon and Sunday's first pitch is
1 p.m. Don't miss UNI vs. #18 Creighton this weekend!
http://www.uni.edu/athletic
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LEOPARD SPOT CONTEST: Count the spots! Win a prize! Stop by the Museum
April 1-9 to count the spots on our recently-acquired leopard. Guesses
are .25 or 5/$1.00. The winner will be announced and awarded a special
prize at a "Leopard Party" on Sunday, April 9. Regular hours are M-F,
9:00-4:30 and S-S, 1:00-4:00.
http://www.uni.edu/museum/
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KUNI SPRING ON-AIR FUNDRAISER: KUNI Public Radio will be holding its
Spring On-Air Fundraiser April 1-10, from 5:45 a.m.-mMidnight.
Volunteers are needed to answer phones during KEY shift times:
8:30 a.m.-noon; 3-6 p.m.; and a few at 5:45-8:30 a.m. If you can lend
a hand, please contact Development Associate Catherine Orth at 3-6403;
e-mail:catherine.orth@uni.edu
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MILLENNIUM LECTURE SERIES: "Jive and Kickin': The State of Poetry in
the Year 2000" will be presented in the next Millennium Lecture Series
Monday, April 3 in the Commons Slife Ballroomat 7 p.m. Vince Gotera,
poet and professor in English Language and Literature, says poetry is
not dead, it is scintillatingly alive-perhaps in ways the academic
mainstream has not traditionally valued. A poetry reading by various
members of the UNI community will follow.
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WAR ON DRUGS CONFERENCE: "Winners and Losers in America's War on Drugs:
Conference on U.S. Drug Policy" will be 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. April 5 in the
Maucker Union Expansion. Keynote addresses at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. are free
and open to the public. To register, contact Linda Love at
linda.love@uni.edu, 3-6855. Regular registration: $29 by March 29, $34
after; Students: $19 by March 29, $24 after. Ask about team discounts.
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GRACE ANN HOVET STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS: Students, faculty and staff
are invited to attend a Sun., April 9 reception at 2 p.m., with program
at 2:30 p.m. Student Organization Awards will be presented and the winners
will be announced for the Sue Follon Women and Leadership Essay, and
Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. Keynote speaker is
James Malinchak, a contributor to "Chicken Soup for the College Soul."
Reservations are needed by April 4. call 3-2332 or e-mail
margaret.corson@uni.edu.
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