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UNI Online
Vol. 1, No. 62
April 4, 2000
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NEWS
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PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES NEEDED: The Office of Public Relations is once
again photographing academic activities for use in Admissions
publications and other university marketing materials. We're looking
for a variety of laboratory, field experience, traditional classroom,
arts, sciences, business and technology opportunities. We want to
feature students interacting with faculty, other students, children
and employers. Faculty willing to spare a few minutes to help OPR
represent their academic areas are asked to e-mail class times and a
brief description of the activity to: mary.reidy@uni.edu


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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES
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TIAA-CREF SEMINARS: Representatives from TIAA CREF will be on campus
presenting seminars on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11-12. Topics
and available times are:
Building your Financial Future Tuesday, 4/11 3-4:30 p.m.
Retirement Income Options Tuesday, 4/11 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/12 10-11:30 a.m.
Asset Allocation Wednesday, 4/12 1-2:30 p.m.
To register for a session, you may contact Sandy Law by e-mail at
sandra.law@uni.edu or call 3-2423.
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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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P&S EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS: For the ninth consecutive year the
Professional & Scientific employees at UNI have an opportunity to
recognize up to three P&S employees for their outstanding contributions
to the University by nominating them for the 2000 Regents Staff
Excellence Awards. Employees are encouraged to fill out the nomination
form and submit it prior to April 28 to the Chair of the Employee
Relations Committee, Sharon Drachenberg, CBB 15, 0121.
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FREE CALENDAR ACCOUNTS: Any UNI faculty or staff member may request an
Electronic Calendar Account from ITS. The electronic calendar is
available via the WWW as well as from the individual's desktop unit.
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/calendar.htm


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TRAINING
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APRIL ITS-ET TRAINING WORKSHOPS: The April schedule of free computer
workshops from ITS-ET is now online! Visit our website and check out
the "tried and true" offerings as well as the "new and unique".
Faculty -- please tell your students about these workshops and
encourage them to attend!
http://www.uni.edu/its/et
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MANAGEMENT FORUM: The UNI Department of Management will present a forum,
"Success in Contemporary Business: New Rules for a New Era," Tuesday,
April 11, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the John Deere Auditorium (CBB 109).
The purpose of the event is to explore business' need for the "soft-skills"
of critical thinking, effective communication, teamwork capability and
leadership. Speakers will include representatives of major Iowa businesses.
http://www.cba.uni.edu/managementforum
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CHANGE LEADERSHIP: Doug Whittle, Performance Development Manager for
Pioneer Hi-Bred, will conduct a workshop April 13, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in
247 SEC. Doug will provide a hands-on opportunity for you to assess
your views related to change; learn about the 4 phases of the change
curve; identify skills to manage change; and learn how to lead others
through the change process. Free, RSVP to Leadership Studies at
3-6898 or 3-2332; or e-mail margaret.corson@uni.edu.


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EVENTS
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The UNI Modern Languages Department is sponsoring two lectures by Alicja
Siniarska, from Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland. The first,
"English Loan Words In Polish In The Cultural Context" will be
Wednesday, April 5 at 10 a.m. in the Ambassador Room, Maucker Union.
The second presentation "Teaching English As A Foreign Language In
Poland" will be Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. in the Ambassador Room,
Maucker Union.
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ARCHEOLOGY SOCIETY PROGRAM: The Black Hawk Regional Chapter of the Iowa
Archeology Society presents "The Biblical City of Bethsaida" at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5 at the Cedar Falls Public Library. Dr. Chip Bouzard
of Wartburg College will be presenting an overview of the biblical city
of Bethsaida. For more information please call Pat Higby, program
coordinator, at 266-4934.
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ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY: The UNI Counseling Center is sponsoring
Anxiety Disorder Screening Day April 6, with sessions at 10 a.m.,
1 and 3 p.m. Please choose ONLY 1 session to attend. The sessions will
last approximately 1 hour. Participants must arrive on time to take
part in the screening. The Counseling Center is located at 213 Student
Services Center. The screening is free of charge. Please direct
questions regarding the screening to 3-2676.
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NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY IN THE GBPAC: Experience the Great Hall of the
Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the Northern Iowa Symphony
Orchestra Spotlight Series Concert Thursday April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Guest
artist Carol Kruescher is sponsored by the Martha Ellen Tye visiting
artist fund. The concert will be conducted by Rebecca Burkhardt.
Tickets: 273-2034 and at the door. $6, $5 seniors, $4 students.
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THEATRE UNI PRESENTS MACBETH: Theatre UNI will present William
Shakespeare's great tragedy, Macbeth, directed by George Glenn, in
the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are April 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 at
8 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception will be hosted
by Red Lobster and a reception following the performance on Friday,
April 7, will be hosted by STAGE, Inc. For tickets, call the Theatre
UNI box office at 3-6381.
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SLEEPOUT FOR THE HOMELESS: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. will be
holding its annual Sleepout. Thursday April 6 at 3 p.m. until Friday
April 7 at 3 p.m. the students will be sleeping in cardboard boxes on
top of Maucker Union, collecting donations of non-perishable food items
and clothing to be donated to local charities. If you have any questions
contact Ryan Williamson at 3-7613 or Ryan.Williamson@uni.edu.
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ROMANIA SCIENCE WORKSHOP: Students interested in participating in a
Science Education Workshop to be held in Romania July 31-August 12 are
encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, April 6
from 4-6 p.m. in 130A SEC. The program will be based at Ovidius
University in Constanta on the Black Sea coast. Dr. David McCalley will
be the instructor. For more information, please contact Judy McConnaha
at 3-7362 or visit http://www.uni.edu/ife/programs/index.html
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WALLER TO DELIVER RENINGER LECTURE: Robert James Waller, author Of
"The Bridges of Madison County" and numerous books of essays and other
novels, will deliver the Reninger Lecture Thursday, April 6 in Russell
Hall Auditorium at 8 p.m. The topic: "The Bridges of Madison County: The
Perquisites and Costs of Fame." The public is invited at no charge.
Waller also will deliver the Keynote Address at UNI's "Celebrating
Critical Writing" Conference Friday, April 7. Waller's talk, "Getting
the Words Rightly Set: Technique, Magic, Execution," is 3 p.m. in
SEC 244. The public is invited at no charge.
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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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LEOPARD PARTY: Enjoy food and fun with the whole family at the final
event of our week-long Leopard Spot Contest! Come to the University
Museum on April 9, 2-4 p.m. to learn about leopards and other big cats
with Laura Griffith, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines. See the Museum's
recently-acquired leopard and play "Pin the Tail on the Leopard" and
other games. The winner of the "Leopard Spot Contest" will also be
announced. (guesses will be accepted until 2:30)
http://www.uni.edu/museum/
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CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: Are you needing a little "Chicken Soup for
the Soul"? James Malinchak, contributing author of Chicken Soup for
the Soul will give a presentation on some of the stories from the
series on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion.
For more information call, 3-6335.
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CHRISTIANITY AND HOMOSEXUALITY: "WCCD? (What Could Christians Do?) -
A Very Civil Conversation About Christian Opportunities and Obligations
Regarding the Campus Climate for Homosexuals at UNI", 7 p.m., Tuesday,
April 11 2532 McCollum. Join clergy from U.N.I.'s Campus Ministries
and gay/lesbian Christian students from U.N.I. in a thoughtful, open
discussion of this important topic.
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GRADUATE FACULTY ANNUAL MEETING: All faculty and graduate students are
invited to Annual Meeting of the Graduate Faculty, Thursday, April 13,
at 3:30 p.m. in the UNI Gallery of Art. Refreshments are at 3:30 p.m.,
awards (Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation , Outstanding Master's Thesis,
Outstanding Master's Paper, Outstanding Graduate Teaching) will be
announced at 3:45 p.m. At 4 p.m. there will be a forum on "Graduate
Education at a Comprehensive University: Asset or Debit, Boon or Bane?"
For more information, contact Martie Reineke at 3-6233.
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EARTH YEAR 2000 CONFERENCE: A one-day workshop on community-based
environmental management programs, "Earth Year 2000", will be held
Thursday, April 13, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Black Hawl Rotary
Reserve. For more information, contact Marci Carter at 3-8905, by e-mail
at marci.carter@uni.edu, or via the online .pdf flyer at
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/earthyear2000.pdf


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