UNI Online

Vol. 2, No. 21

October 24, 2000





MOTOR POOL CHANGES: UNI Motor Pool is loading the latest update to

the motor pool scheduling module this weekend and Monday, following

the October cut-off. We believe this upgrade will resolve some of

the problems we have been experiencing. This is our busiest time of

the year for daily reservations. We depend on contracts with outside

vendors to meet our peak demands. In the past couple of weeks we have

on 2-3 occasions maxed out the combined resources of the motor pool and

all three of our outside vendors. Please do not assume you have a

reservation until you have received confirmation. Getting reservation

requests in early helps us plan for your trip.



freeware program that we've found very interesting and useful for sight

impaired users. Once you launched the program the mouse becomes a

magnifying glass with which you can roam the screen. It also places a

little magnifying glass icon onto the far end of the start menu bar.

When you subsequently click this icon the magnifying glass program is

available for a 2nd, 3rd, etc. use. The freeware software is at:



SUMMER 2000 SCHOLARSHIPS: Any remaining scholarship issues for summer

2000 need to be taken care of this month. Contact Evie Waack,

Scholarship Specialist in the UNI Financial Aid Office, at 3-2799.


MERIT SYSTEM MEETINGS: The Iowa Department of Personnel will conduct

two information sessions for Merit system employees regarding the

2001 Open Change Period. These sessions will be broadcast over the

Iowa Communications Network (ICN) in Schindler 130C. The first session

is Friday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m. The second session is Monday, Oct. 30

from 2-4 p.m. Representatives from the carriers will present

information on the State of Iowa health insurance plans. Employees will

also have an opportunity to ask questions during these sessions.


FIRST-YEAR PROGRAM EXPLORATION: You are invited to participate in a

day-long exploration of First-Year Programs at UNI on Thursday, Oct. 26

beginning at 8:30 a.m. Dr. John Gardner, will present and facilitate

discussions related to the development of First-Year Opportunities at

UNI. Please visit the website for the schedule.







DELL NAMED INTERIM VP FOR A&F: Eunice Dell, assistant vice president

and budget director for administration and finance, has been appointed

interim vice president for administration and finance, pending approval

by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Dell replaces John E. Conner,

who served as vice president of administration and finance for 17 years.

Conner left UNI to become chief financial officer at the University of

Ill., Springfield. In addition to Dell's move, Doug Jensen, assistant

to the vice president of administration and finance, will serve as

executive assistant to the interim vice president.


CANDIDATES’ FORUM: The American Association of University Women is

co-sponsoring a candidates’ forum on Tuesday, October 24 for Black

Hawk County Sheriff (7-8) and Auditor (8-9) at Area

Education Agency 7, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. There will

be opportunity for questions from the audience.


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: UNI will celebrate International

Education Week Nov. 13 to 17. We want to highlight all of UNI's

internationally oriented activities and programs during that week.

If you have events, please update the UNI calendar immediately.

If you have programs or activities you'd like the campus to know

about, e-mail Stacey.Christensen@uni.edu by Oct. 25.


UNI IN THE NEWS: UNI's minority recruitment efforts were the focus

of a major story in the Oct. 17 Christian Science Monitor. The story

was the result of a collaboration between the Offices of University

Marketing and Public Relations, Admissions and Financial Aid.

See "A search for diversity," by Mark Clayton at


College of Education Dean Tom Switzer was featured in a page-one story

in Friday's Des Moines Register. You can reach the story online at:



HALLOWEEN PARTY: Children and grandchildren 10 and under of faculty,

staff and students can attend a Halloween Party at the President's

House on Sunday, October 29 from 3-4:30 p.m. Children can come

dressed as their favorite Harry Potter character or their favorite

muggle but they must be accompanied by an adult. After the party

there will be a children's play, "Wiley and the Hairy Man," at the

Strayer-Wood Theatre at 5 p.m., free of charge.



What: Haunted House

When: Saturday, October 28 from 5-9 p.m.

Where: UNI Maucker Union

Cost: $3 (All proceeds go to Jamie and Jim's Kids, a non-profit

organization that was created to provide a worry-fee vacation for

chronically and terminally ill children) Sponsored by: UNI Greek

Community and Mix 96.1 FM For more information, please call: 3-2683


ROTC TRAINING: Last weekend, 18 Cadets from UNI's Army ROTC Panther

Battalion traveled to Camp Ripley, Minnesota to compete in an annual

military skills competition, the Ranger Challenge. UNI competed

against teams from seven Midwest universities. More than 130 cadets

competed in extremely demanding events, which included, 10 Km Ruck run,

Grenade Assault Course, Land Navigation, M-16 Weapons assembly/

disassembly, and the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Several UNI

Cadets received top honors in the competition. For more information on

Ranger Challenge or Army ROTC contact LTC Mike DePuglio at 3-6220.


YOUR TYPE COULD SAVE A LIFE: UNI Marrow Project, a blood marrow

typing drive will be held in Maucker Union on Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The drive consists of giving a small blood sample and filling out

a simple health questionnaire, which will place you on the National

Bone Marrow Registry. This project seeks to increase the number on the

registry in hopes of providing more matches for dying patients.

For more information, contact UNIMarrowProject@yahoo.com or

call Ben Russo at 277-2170.


HEALTH SCREENING DAY @ WRC Main Corridor: Fri., Oct. 27 from 7-8:30a.m.

Allen Hospital Lab will draw blood for a 23 component test. $15 cash or

check. Results mailed to you within one week. Call 3-6119 to schedule, or see


under "Check This Out".






MINORITY STUDENT LEADERSHIP RETREAT: The 2nd Minority Leadership Retreat,

sponsored by The Center for Multicultural Education and Joint Committee

on Diversity Programming, is open to all students interested in leadership.

The Retreat is Nov. 3-4 in the Common's Slife Ballroom. There is no cost

to attend the retreat, however Oct. 27 is the registration deadline.

The retreat includes facilitators from various cultural backgrounds and

offers a combination of workshops and speakers, a banquet Friday night

and a social on Friday night. Faculty and staff: Please make this

announcement in your class and offices.






HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AMERICAS: David Padilla of the Organization of

American States (OAS) will speak at UNI Tuesday, Oct. 24 on the topic

"The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: Human Rights in the

Americas". Dr. Padilla, who is Assistant Executive Secretary of the

Commission, will speak about the Commission and the Inter-American Court

of Human Rights: their origins, histories, structures, resources, legal

bases and principal functions; and their work in the Americas in general

and Latin America in particular. His talk will be at 7:30 p.m. in

115 Seerley. The event is open to the public free of charge.



Tues., Oct. 24 at GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 Public;

$5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass.

For tickets call 3-SHOW.



FACULTY RECITAL: Randy Hogancamp, percussion. Wed., Oct. 25 at GBPAC

Davis Hall at 8 p.m. No admission charge.



GATHERING THE TRIBE CONFERENCE: Thurs-Fri, Oct. 26 - 27 in the CEEE.

This first-of-its-kind event brings together creative writers,

writing instructors and graduate students. Session readings and

the keynote address by award-winning author Gary Gildner are free

and open to the public. Full conference registration is $49, $20 for

students. See web site at


or call Kim Andersen at 3-6988 for more information.


UNI SOCCER: Due to a schedule change, Panther women's soccer will

host their final game of the season this Friday afternoon versus

Ball State. Match time is 3 p.m. on the West Athletic Field,

adjacent to the UNI-Dome.



UNI JAZZ BAND CONCERT: School of Music Spotlight Series: Fri., Oct. 27

Robert Washut, conductor at GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are

$6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a

current Panther Pass. For tickets call 3-SHOW.


UNI BASKETBALL: Get your first look at the 2000-01 UNI men's

basketball team this Saturday afternoon at the annual Purple & Gold

game. Tip-off is at 1:30 pm in the West Gym. The first 500 fans

receive FREE t-shirts and admission is FREE!



UNI FOOTBALL: The Panthers continue their march to the NCAA playoffs

this Saturday afternoon when they host the SW Missouri State Bears in

the UNI-Dome. Kickoff is at 4:05 pm. Be part of the Family Fun Zone-

four game tickets, four slices of pizza, four sodas and a tub of

popcorn...only $40!



BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP for ADULTS: Nov. 3, 12:30-4:30 at the Museum.

Learn to cut your own block and the block printing technique. Led by

Elsa Sreenivasam and Cindy Gould, curators of the Museum's current

exhibit, "Temple & Village: Patterns & Prints of India". Register

by Oct. 27 by calling 3-2188. Class size is limited. $25/person


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