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UNI Online
Vol. 1, No. 83
July 25, 2000
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES
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MERIT ELECTION: UNI Merit Personnel held an election on May 3 and
elected seven individuals to serve on the Merit Personnel Advisory
Committee (MPAC) for 2000-2001. This committee represents the staff
not covered by the Professional & Scientific Council (P&S) and
Supervisory/Confidential Merit Personnel (SCMP). Please visit this
web site for more information on the purpose of the committee, the
members, etc.:
http://www.uni.edu/hrs/Merit_Personnel_Advisory/index.htm
If you have any questions, please use the e-mail links to contact any
member of the committee.
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FINAL STRATEGIC PLAN ONLINE: The UNI Cabinet and Governance groups have
finalized the UNI 2001 - 2006 Strategic Plan "Focused on Excellence,"
and the plan is now on the university's web site at
http://www.uni.edu/pres/2001-2006strategicplan/
The new strategic plan will be presented to the Board of Regents for
approval later this year. This new plan is the result a collaborative
effort that involved representatives from across campus. The plan is
based on the presumption that UNI does, and will continue to do, many
things well. Therefore the plan focuses on the handful of initiatives
that can have an impact over the next five years, maintaining the core
of an already fine institution while moving us forward at the margins.
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UNI SCHOLARSHIPS: Any scholarships offered to students for the upcoming
2000-01 academic year need to be processed NOW. Questions? Contact
Evie Waack, Scholarship Specialist in the UNI Financial Aid Office,
3-2799.
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ROD LIBRARY/MULTISERVICE CENTER - FALL 2000 COURSE RESERVE REQUESTS
DUE AUGUST 4, 2000: WE WILL BE UNDERGOING STAFF CHANGES IN AUGUST.
Please return your reserve requests as early as possible to guarantee
materials will be ready for checkout the first day of classes. If you
submit your course reserve lists after the semester starts it can take
up to two weeks to process the items because of the large volume of
requests. For copies of the Rod Library/MultiService Center's Reserve
Request Form, visit:
http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/msc/reserve_request.htm
For more information:
E-mail: LibMSC@uni.edu, phone 3-6002.
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2000/2001 PARKING PERMITS: Current parking permits expire on August 20.
Online applications for 2000/2001 parking permits will close on Aug. 15,
to allow for processing. Apply online via Access UNI on the UNI home
page. The online application process is only available during normal
business hours.
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/114.html
Online Parking Permit App.: http://access.uni.edu/staff/home.htm
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VISITOR PARKING CHANGES: To help accommodate an ever-increasing need
for student, staff and faculty parking, the university will soon direct
visitors primarily to a new lot designated specifically for visitors.
"Beginning August 1, the lot on the north side of the Gallagher-Bluedorn
Performing Arts Center will be reserved for campus visitors and should
be the first place we direct general visitors to campus," says David
Zarifis, associate director of Public Safety. "This will help provide
consistent access to parking for staff, faculty and students."
For more information: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/115.html


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WELCOME HOME JOEY WOODY CELEBRATION: The UNI community and the general
public are invited to a celebration welcoming home UNI assistant track
coach Joey Woody, who finished fourth at the US Olympic Trials last
weekend in the 400-meter hurdles. It will be held at Pepper's Tuesday,
July 25 from 6-8 p.m. For more information on Woody's performance, visit
http://www.uni.edu/athletic/mtf
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END OF SUMMER HOURS:
Rod Library:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#lastsummer
SUMMER INTERIM HOURS
Rod Library
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#summerinterim
Wellness/Recreation Center
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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AUCTION: UNI has scheduled an auction for Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m.,
at the Redeker Center east parking lot. Items to be auctioned include:
desks, chairs, mirrors, various sofas, loveseats, patio furniture,
electronic eqmt., exercise eqmt., old hospital eqmt., antique iron. All
items are sold "as is" and must be removed the day of the sale. All
items must be paid for in cash (good check) at the site before removal.
A photo id will be required to obtain a bidding number. Photos and
auction details at
http://www.uni.edu/dor/auction.html
For more information, call Gary Daters at 3-2333.
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WRS AUGUST INTERIM FITNESS CLASSES: Fitness Classes will be held July 31-
August 18. There is a variety of inexpensive classes to help you get
started on your Fall fitness program.
- Land Aerobics Noon MW Rm. 176
- Strength Conditioning Noon TTH Rm. 176
- Water Aerobics Noon MW Leisure Pool
Register in WRC 101 or call 3-6275 for more information.
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NATIONAL CATTLE CONGRESS: UNI is reviving its presence at the National
Cattle Congress Sept. 14-17. We want to promote the university to the
state of Iowa, thus increasing the awareness of our services. The
University will have a booth in Estel Hall that will feature a large
university display with a variety of literature and promotional items.
We are looking for interested faculty and staff to work the booth on the
following shifts:
- Thurs., Sept. 14 to Sat., Sept. 16: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-4 p.m., 4-7 p.m.
and 7-9 p.m.
- Sun., Sept. 17: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-4 p.m., and 4-6 p.m.
Please e-mail Mary Reidy at mary.reidy@uni.edu in the Office of Public
Relations or call her at 3-2761 if you're interested in helping.
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FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR NANCY CLARK: Wellness and Recreation Services
will be hosting a farewell reception for WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator
Nancy Clark Thursday, July 27, 2:30-4 p.m., in 103 WRC. Nancy has accepted
a similar position at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obisipo, California.
She will be leaving UNI mid-August. Nancy has served UNI in a number of
capacities, including adjunct instructor in HPELS; Head Womens and Mens
Tennis coach and most recently WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator. Please
join WRS staff and other colleagues in wishing her well in her new position.
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MUSIC CLEARANCE: KUNI/KHKE is clearing some shelves in the music library.
Hundreds of classical LPs are available free for the taking and CDs
(mostly alternative rock) are available for a $2 donation. Come to the
KUNI/KHKE lobby, 3rd floor Communication Arts Center, M-F 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


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UNI IN THE NEWS
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IWRC LASER TOUCH: The Iowa Waste Reduction Center and its innovative
Laser Touch painting system has been feature recently in two national
trade journals.
Appliance Manufacturer Magazine, April 2000 issue
http://www.ammagazine.com/archives/0400/0400feat12.html
Products Finishing Magazine, July, 2000 issue
http://www.pfonline.com/articles/070002.html


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TRAINING
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INFORMATION LITERACY OPPORTUNITY: Tour the Library. Become acquainted
with the many new research databases acquired this summer. Attend
workshops on Internet navigation and evaluation. Visit
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/instruction/schedule.html
for details. Call 3-2838 to register.
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YOUR CLASSES VS. INFORMATION OVERLOAD: As your students arrive for
classes this fall they will confront a complex array of information
resources. To minimize stress and confusion (both for them and for you)
-schedule an information resources workshop for your class(es) at the
Rod Library. Call 3-2839 (or 3-2838) to schedule a workshop
tailored to the information needs of your class.

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