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Vol. 2, No. 41
January 18, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

DISCOUNT HOTEL RATES: The 2001 discount rates on the State Universities of America (SUA) hotel agreement are available at http://www.purchasing.uc.edu/sua/
UNI participates in this agreement and the rates are available for UNI employee travel. Any questions, notify roxanne.conrad@uni.edu
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SABIN GATED LOT CLOSED: Mon., Jan. 22 the Sabin Hall Gated "G" parking lot will be closed for soil investigation borings to be completed for the proposed addition to McCollum Science Hall.
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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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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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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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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 7th-12th 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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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 MS 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

MLK EVENTS: Thurs., Jan. 18, Dialogues on Race, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Unionšs Hemisphere Lounge. Fri., Jan. 19, Collegiate Oratorical Contest, 9 p.m., Maucker Union Club š91. Sat., Jan. 20, King Award Ball, speaker, Councilwoman Deborah Berry, 9 p.m. The MLK celebration will end with A Taste of UNI in the Maucker Union Expansion from 1-4 p.m., cost is $3. For more information about any of the events, contact the Center for Multicultural Education, 3-2250.
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STUDENT RECITAL: Sigma Alpha Iota Mr. Music Competition at GBPAC Davis Hall on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. - No admission charge.
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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.
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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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STUDENT RECITAL: Frederick Halgedahl Studio Recital at GBPAC Davis Hall on Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. - No admission charge.
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DON QUIXOTE: The GBPAC will present the Moscow Festival Ballet in Don Quixote on Fri., Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or by calling 3-SHOW (7469) or toll free 877-549-SHOW (7469).
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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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THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF BREAST CANCER: The Cedar Falls AAUW will host Dr. Sue Joslyn on Mon. Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the CF 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.
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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KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT: KUNI Blues Blowout is Sat., Feb. 3, 8 p.m. in Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom. Headlining the show is Indigenous and opening the show is The Chris Duarte Group. Advance tickets are $15 at KUNI, 3rd floor CAC; Co-op Records; Bob's Guitars; or Electric Park Ballroom. Tickets at the door are $18. Call charge orders to KUNI: 3-6400, ext. 0. http://www.kuniradio.org/blues.html
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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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