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Vol. 2, No. 40
January 16, 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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NEWS

MYUNIVERSE STUDENT PORTAL: ITS is pleased to announce the release of the student portal, MyUNIverse, which allows users to personalize their access to University Web sites. MyUNIverse is a key component in expanding electronic services to students at UNI. Students can access all available Web resources from a single, personalized web page. Anyone within the university community can access their portal, although the current version is student oriented and many of the default links may not be relevant to faculty/staff. A version of the portal specifically for faculty/staff will be coming within the next year. http://myuniverse.uni.edu
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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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ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY: The Rod Library Ad Hoc Student Computer Fee Committee invites your input to help it decide which library projects to recommend for funding with student computer fee money. The survey will be available from Tues., Jan. 16, until Fri., Jan. 26, in the library, Maucker Union or at the site below. http://www.uni.edu/library/survey.htm
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NEW WRS PROGRAMS: WRS is offering three new programs for 2001. Win By Quitting: An eight week smoking cessation program, Learned Optimism: A four week program for changing pessimistic thinking into optimistic thought, Healthy Eating: A six week program designed to establish healthy and realistic eating habits. Programs begin the week of Feb. 12 and meet once a week for 50 min. Register by calling the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 or contact Kathy Gulick at 3-6921 or kathy.gulick@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/175.html
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Dr. GRAMMAR TO APPEAR ON IPTV: James HiDuke, UNI's Dr. Grammar, will be featured on the Iowa Public Television program "Living in Iowa" at 8:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 19 and at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 21. http://www.drgrammar.org/.
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VENUE NAMES: We need names for the three new food venues in Redeker Center: (1) convenience store/bakery outlet, (2) "bag and go" carryout meals, (3) main dining center. Send your name suggestions to: Name it, DOR Towers Center 0252 or submit suggestions online to eat@uni.edu. We'll be collecting ideas through Jan.
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R.J. MCELROY FELLOWSHIP: Please encourage graduated or graduating seniors to apply for this fellowship. Candidates must have a strong academic background, a record of extracurricular activities and intend to pursue a Ph.D. An annual stipend of $10,000 is available. Contact Grad College (l Seerley) for application and additional information. Application deadline is Jan. 29.
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CALL FOR JUDGES: The Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair is seeking volunteers to judge exhibits Sat., March 17. Exhibit judging takes place from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Special awards judges are needed for 4 hour slots all throughout the day. The fair is being held at Lindale Mall in Northeast Cedar Rapids. The Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair is an opportunity for 7-12 grade students to display and discuss their work on a physical/biological engineering or science project. Call Brad Ajango at (319) 395-9980 or visit the Web site for more information. http://www.eisef.org
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NEW USPS MAILING RATES: For a brief summary of the new United States Postal Service mailing rates which went into effect Jan. 7 click on the link below. For specific questions regarding your particular mailings please call the UNI mail center at 3-2448 and ask for one of our mail clerks.
http://www.print-services.uni.edu/usps/uspsrates2001.html
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MARATHON RUNNING: Train to run a marathon. Class meets 5:15-7 p.m. on Wed. in WRC 250 and at 8 a.m. on Sat. 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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HOURS

EXTENDED HOURS AT JW'S IN MAUCKER UNION:
JW's hours have been extended to meet customer demand for pizza, breadsticks and hot sandwiches in Maucker Union. JW's, located on the lower level of the union, is now open Mon-Wed. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. & Fri. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Your business is appreciated and your suggestions are welcome.
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TRAINING

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SESSIONS FOR YOUR CLASSES: - Make life easier for you and your students - visit the link below (or call 3-2839) to register for library instruction that focuses on the particular information needs of your class. http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm
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STUDENT WEBCT TRAINING: Special workshops for students who will be using WebCT this semester will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Follow the link below for more information. http://www.uni.edu/its/ts/c.html
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WORD WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS: Introductory workshops on Microsoft Word will be offered hourly on Thurs. this week. We'll cover the basics of using Microsoft Word to produce a word processing document, including editing, formatting, using the ruler to set tabs and indents and using tables. http://www.uni.edu/its/ts/c.html
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EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: The Management and Professional Development Center will present "Goal Setting for Employee Performance: The Secret to Success" on Jan. 16 and repeated Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the CBB. The tuition for UNI employees is $132 and includes participant materials, lunch and light morning and afternoon refreshments. To register or for more information contact Cassie Luze, 3-5851, cassie.luze@uni.edu.
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EVENTS

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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GUEST MASTER CLASS: Pianist Thomas Lanners will perform at the GBPAC in Davis Hall from 1-3 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 18. There is no admission charge. Thomas Lanners is an associate professor of piano at Oklahoma State University.
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GUEST RECITAL: Thomas Lanners also will present Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and "Sonata" (1918) by Charles Tomlinson Griffes will be performed along with many others at the GBPAC in Davis Hall on Thurs., Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. There is no admission charge.
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GEO-ECOLOGY OF CHOLERA IN BANGLADESH: Dr. Mohammad Ali of the Public Health Science Division International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh will be speaking on Fri., Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. in Sabin 7. Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome. Dr. Ali will discuss relationships between ecological change and cholera risk in rural Bangladesh.
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AAUW TO HEAR PRESENTATION ON BREAST CANCER RESEARCH: Cedar Falls AAUW, Mon. Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., C.F. Women's Club. Dr. Joslyn will discuss her research on racial differences in breast cancer survival as featured in the New York Times. Contact Stacy Van Gorp to make a reservation by Jan.18 at 3-5826 or at vangorp@uni.edu. For more information go to http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/155.html
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SPRING INTO VOLUNTEERING WEEK: Mon.-Wed., Jan. 22-24 from 11-2 each day in the State College Room, Maucker Union lower level. Mon., Jan. 22: Youth Services and Education, Tues., Jan. 23: Community Support Services (includes legal services, special needs, family support services) and Wed., Jan. 24: Health Care and Eldercare. Call 3-7331 or email Laura.Praglin@uni.edu for more information. http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/events/fairs/spring.html
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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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JEPSON SYMPOSIUM: "Genetically Modified Organisms: European Policy--U.S. Problem" will be the topic of the presentation by Dr. David Jukes, a Lecturer on Food Technology in the School of Food Biosciences at Reading University in the United Kingdom. The symposium will be Tues., Feb. 6 beginning at 6 p.m. in the UNI Commons Ballroom. Contact Bev Barber by Feb. 1 at 3-2412 for reservations and/or more information.
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