UNI Online
Vol. 1, No. 79
June 27, 2000

MEMFIS DEMONSTRATION: On Wednesday, June 28, at 1:30 p.m., in CBB 221
the MEMFIS Project Implementation Team will be conducting another
demonstration of the prototype system using Oracle applications. The
purpose of the demonstration is to provide a "sneak preview" of the
system and most importantly, to solicit input from the campus community.
coming to campus over the next three weeks interviewing for the assistant
Vice President for Marketing and Communications position. The first
candidate, David Mathis, executive director of University Communications
at Illinois State University, will be on campus this week. A public
forum will be held Tuesday, June 27, from 3-4 p.m., in 113 CBB, in which
Mathis will make an informal presentation on "Developing a Marketing and
Public Relations Oriented University." The meeting is open to the public.
LAB PCs AVAILABLE: 30-40 Pentium 166 Machines Coming From ITS Student
Computer Centers are available for Exchange ONLY! Although these machines
are older technology we recognize they may be able to replace even older
equipment, providing valuable services for students at various locations
throughout campus. As these machines were purchased with Student Computer
Fee allocations, preference is for replacing units providing the most
direct service to students. These machines are anticipated to be available
the first week in August after replacement equipment arrives.
See details at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gatep5-166.htm
SUMMER INTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES: Team Sports: Co-rec sand volleyball,
Co-rec slow pitch softball, Men's and Women's half court basketball.
Individual Sports: Tennis/Racquetball singles and table tennis singles,
Hotshot, free throw and 3 point contest nights, Men's/Women's co-rec
alternate shot golf tournament. For dates, costs (no cost to summer
school students), sign-up and general information contact Cindy Klatt at
3-7262 or e-mail cynthia.klatt@uni.edu
Rod Library hours for July 4th.
GATEWAY PURCHASE OFFER: Gateway 2000 provided the winning bid for the
purchase of 100 PCs for the ITS Student Computer Centers. Gateway is
extending this offering to all departments on UNI campus, any of the
Regents institutions, any student or faculty/staff member at UNI.
PIANOS FOR SALE: For sale by bid by the UNI School of Music: 5 upright
pianos 44" - 1951 Gulbransen #417741, 2 1962 Story & Clark #344774 &
#344842, 2 Baldwin #322888 (1978) & #347062 (1980). To view call 3-2024
(7:30-4). Sealed bids by noon on June 30 to Judy Kuhlmann, 256 Gilchrist.
Sold without any warranty or guarantee. The right to reject any or all
bids is reserved."
UNI MEDIA COVERAGE: Nationally recognized math educator and UNI professor
of mathematics, Paul Trafton, recently addressed a group of sixth-through
eighth-grade teachers to explain the "math wars" being fought in the media.
The story was covered by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the
Associated Press (AP). The Courier's story ran in its Friday, June 23
edition. The AP story ran in the June 24 Des Moines Register. The topic
prompted the Courier to print an editorial in its Sunday, June 25
edition. The editorial, which highlighted many of Traton's key points,
is available online at:
ROD LIBRARY CURRENT DISPLAYS: The Exhibits Committee at Rod Library
invites you to check out the current displays:
1) "Iowa Adventures" located in the main lobby, included are free travel
guides and brochures.
2) "Paper Clip Attraction" located in the Reference area. This display
includes text about the history of paper clips and the controversy over
who invented them.
3) "Iowa & Midwestern Studies" located on the 1st floor.
approaching and UNI will be back for a fourth straight year, featuring a
brand new display. The State Fair is Aug. 10-20. We need UNI volunteers
to staff the booth with our alumni volunteers.
UNI staff and faculty will work a six hour shift, from 9 a.m-3 p.m. or
from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Two UNI staff persons will be assigned to each shift
along with approximately four alumni vounteers.
Admission and parking passes are provided for all volunteers, as well as a
UNI T-Shirt. Please call Stacey Christensen in the Office of Public Relations,
3-3170, or e-mail stacey.christensen@uni.edu by June 28 if you're interested
in working at the State Fair Booth.
UNI EDITORIALS ONLINE: Text of published editorials by UNI faculty and
staff are now posted on the UNI Web site at:
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/newsroom/op-ed. New editorials will be added
to the site as they are published. If you would like to take part in
the UNI Opinion-Editorial Program, please contact James O'Connor, media
relations director in the UNI Office of Public Relations, at
james.oconnor@uni.edu, or call him at 3-2761.
RECENT UNI EDITORIALS: Editorials by President Koob and College of
Education Dean Thomas Switzer recently ran in the Des Moines Register
and Cedar Rapids Gazette. President Koob took on the topic of bringing
more immigrants to Iowa, while Dean Switzer addressed the need for
visionary leaders in Iowa schools. Text of both editorials is available
on the Web at:
NPPS NEWS COVERAGE: The National Program for Playground Safety, based
at UNI, has had news coverage recently from the Associated Press,
CNN.COM, WebMD and Accenthealth.com.

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT: The Management and Professional Development Center
of the UNI College of Business will present "Diversity in the Workplace"
on Friday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in 1-3 CBB.
The workshop leader is UNI Psychology Professor Frank Barrios. The sessions
are a part of the MPDC's ongong Management Training Consortium. Tuition is
$132 and includes participant materials, lunch, and light morning and
afternoon refreshments. For more information or to register call 3-5851
or 3-2965.
offering workshops on Netscape Calendar (July 5, 1-3 p.m.) and Netscape
Messenger (July 6, 1-3 p.m.). If you're new to UNI, have recently decided
to use Messenger and/or Calendar, or just need a refresher, call 3-2309
to register. For additional workshop opportunities go to

MUSEUM EXHIBIT OPENED JULY 1: "Temple & Village: Patterns and Prints of
India" offers an introduction to the history and culture of India through
a colorful cross-section of regional textiles which embodies religious
practice, ritual, the home environment and various customs. Over 50
textiles are included in this exhibit. The exhibit will be on display
at the University Museum July 1-November 25. Museum hours are
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
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