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Vol. 2, No. 39
January 11, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

UNIVERSITY HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING: Wed., Jan. 17, 3:304:30 p.m., Maucker Union University Room North. The speaker will be Bill McKinley of the Intermodal Transit Center. On the agenda: 1) Review of Emergency Management Manual, 2) 2001 meeting schedule, 4) Committee member appointment status, 4) Mission, 5) Roles and responsibilities.
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CHECK OUT OUR EQUIPMENT: Please call the Center for Educational Technologies "Equipment Check Out" department if you need specific items such as digital video/still cameras, LCD projectors, laptop computers, P.A. systems, overheads, and more. University departments, faculty, staff and student organizations can check these items out for short-term use. Rental charges may apply. Equipment Check Out is located in 113 CET or call 3-2342.
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CAMPUS NEWS NETWORK ONLINE: The latest issue of Campus News Network is available at: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/010901
Highlights of this issue include: -UNI now offers tickets online; -UNI makes "Courier" top 10 stories; and -UNI marks MLK holiday.
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AIRFARE SALE: The following rules will apply: Valid for travel from Jan. 17-May 31, 2001. Lower rates apply for travel before March 14, 2001; Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 12, 2001. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/174.html
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RETIREES' NAMES NEEDED FOR RECOGNITION BREAKFAST: The annual retirees' recognition breakfast will be held Sat., April 28. Faculty and staff who are planning to retire this academic year are asked to contact Yvonne Duggan in University Advancement at 3-2484 or yvonne.duggan@uni.edu. Those honored must have worked at UNI for the equivalent of at least 5 years full time. Retirees identified so far are Meredith Bakley, Ronald Bigelow, Gene Bruhn, John Conner, Lorraine Crotty, David Davis, Dorla Dutcher, Marlys Floss, Albert Gilgen, Glenn Hansen, Carol Hutchison, Marvin Jensen, Connie Loonan, Jane Mertesdorf, Doris Miller, Germana Nijim, Jons Olsson, Marcia Simpson, Judy Vowell, Joel Wells, David Whitsett, and Charlotte Wilson.
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FREE FAX PAPER: The Economics Department has four rolls of AccuFax Thermal Facsimile Paper to give away to any department who can use it. Please contact Bev at 3-2412 for more information.
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NEWS

JAMES EARL JONES TICKETS: The University of Northern Iowa will host internationally celebrated actor James Earl Jones at 7:30 p.m., Mon., Jan. 22 in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. "An Evening with James Earl Jones" is free of charge, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available exclusively to current UNI students on Jan. 17-18 at the GBPAC, UNI-Dome, Strayer-Wood Theatre and UNI Conferences and Visitor Services. GBPAC, CVS and Dome ticket offices are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The SWT box office will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 18-19. Limit two tickets per person. A current UNI student I.D. is required. Remaining tickets will be made available to the public at 8 a.m., Fri., Jan. 19. http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/newsroom/releases/010901.html
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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY EVENTS: UNI will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday with a series of events beginning Monday, Jan. 15, and continuing through Sunday, Jan. 20. Kicking off the programming will be an address by Ronald V. Dellums. Dellums, a former California congressman and founding president of the Congressional Black Caucus, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. For more information and other event listings, visit: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/newsroom/releases/011001.html
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SUMMER ORIENTATION STAFF MEMBERS NEEDED: Do you know students who possess strong communication and interpersonal skills along with an interest in working with new students? Sixteen students will be selected to assist with summer orientation programming. Applications are available in residence halls, the Union, Admissions or online. Questions should be directed to Jon Buse or Shelley Milks at 3-2281 in the Office of Admissions. http://www.uni.edu/~admiss/summer/sosapp.html
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MARATHON RUNNING: Train to run a 26.2 mile marathon. Class meets 5:15-7 p.m. on Wednesdays in WRC 250 and at 8 a.m. on Saturday for long runs. Cost is $100 for UNI students and $120 for employees. The program will culminate in the running of the Nashville Country Music Marathon on April 28 in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information contact Dana Foster, dana.foster@uni.edu or 3-5859 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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AEROBICS: Sign up for employee-only combination aerobics. This class combines step and floor aerobics and is adaptable to all exercise levels. Register in WRC 101.
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SWIMMING LESSONS: The WRC is going to have swimming lessons on Saturday mornings. The times are 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. We have three new instructors which have guaranteed to be there most Saturdays, which will help with instructor consistency. If you are interested in signing up for Spring swimming lessons please e-mail christopher.denison@uni.edu or call 3-7263.
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UNI TICKETS ONLINE: We have just launched another first for UNI! The UNI Ticketing Committee is pleased to announce that the UNI Electronic Ticketing System has added the convenience to purchase tickets online via the World-Wide Web! Check out: http://tickets.uni.edu
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DR. SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: A $1,000 scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions and potential to model leadership for women. Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed at least their freshmen year at UNI and will be returning for the following fall semester. Completed applications must be submitted by 4 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2001 to 103 SSC. http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/follon/
Individuals who wish to contribute to the endowment to provide scholarships in future years may send contributions to the UNI Foundation, UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0282, designated for the Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership.
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CIEP COURSE: UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is offering a special course in the pronunciation of English as a second language. The course is open to any member of the UNI student body, faculty or staff whose native language is not English. The class is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Baker 60. Classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16. There is no fee to take the class but space is limited. Please call 3-2182 to register. For further information, contact the CIEP director, Bob Pesek, at 3-2853. --------------------------------------------------------------------

HOURS

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Hours
Rod Library
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#mlutherjr

Instructional Resources and Technology Services
Closing at 5 p.m. Friday January 12th and will reopen at 7:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 16th.

The WRC will be open regular hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15. However, there will be NO fitness classes that day. For more information call 3-2391 or check our website at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec.
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TRAINING

E-MAIL AND CALENDAR TRAINING: ITS-Educational Technology is offering e-mail and calendar training for new employees or others wishing to brush up on their skills. Follow the link below for further information. http://www.uni.edu/its/ts/netscape.html
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EVENTS

BEAUSOLIEL TICKETS: GBPAC welcomes Louisiana's famous bayou band, Beausoliel, on Fri., Jan. 12th at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 3-SHOW (7469), toll free 1-877-549-SHOW, or stop by the Box Office.
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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Thursday, Jan. 11 the Panther Men's Basketball team will be back in the UNI-Dome taking on Evansville at 7:05 p.m. http://www.uni.edu/athletics
Online tickets: http://www.tickets.uni.edu
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: This Saturday the Panther Women's Basketball team will host Bradley in the West Gym at 3:05 p.m. The Panthers are coming into to this game 4-0 in the MVC. http://www.uni.edu/athletics
Online tickets: http://www.tickets.uni.edu
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WATERLOO/CF SYMPHONY: The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony will present "Something Old, Something Moo and A Rhapsody in Blue" this Friday at the Oster Regent Theatre. The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature UNI piano faculty member Jeongwon Ham. Advance tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.
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ADINKRA CLOTH STAMPING WORKSHOP: The UNI Museums will host a workshop focused on the decorative textiles used by the Ashanti people of Ghana, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2-4 p.m. at the University Museum. We will briefly discuss the Ashanti culture, its use of symbolic designs and how textiles tell the story of many cultures around the world. Each participant will make a textile during the workshop. A registration fee of $10 covers all materials. To register, please call the Museum at 3-2188 by January 11. http://www.uni.edu/museum/
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COFFEE HOUR: Please join the UNI Athletic Department in an informal discussion Jan. 17 and Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. in the Maucker Union Ambassador Room. Bring a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and sit with some of the Athletic staff members and coaches and talk about either the department and/or program happenings.
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SCRAPBOOKING WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the University Museum. Make your memories last a lifetime! Learn the how and why of scrapbooking your memories. Bring 10 photos of the same theme and leave with 3 scrapbook pages. Register by calling 3-2188 by Jan. 18. Registration fee: $10. http://www.uni.edu/museum/
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