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Vol. 2, No. 47
February 8, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

UNI SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2001-02: Now is the time to process renewal and new scholarships for the upcoming academic year. For scholarship amounts tied to tuition & fees, the following semester figures have been approved by the Board of Regents: TUITION: Undergrad Resident: 1,558 Undergrad Nonresident: 4,219 Graduate Resident: 1,851 Graduate Nonresident: 4,561 The following mandatory fees are the same for all classifications: COMPUTER: 63, HEALTH: 53, STUDENT ACTIVITY: 46.
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UNI SPEAKERS BUREAU AND MEDIA RESOURCES: The Office of University Marketing and Public Relations thanks those faculty and staff who have volunteered to be part of UNI's Speakers Bureau. More faculty and staff are needed to share their expertise with community organizations and service groups. The deadline for database entries has been extended to February 13. To access the database, click on the link below. www.uni.edu/pubrel/resourcedb.shtml
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SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS: For UNI departments planning to award summer scholarships, there are changes coming this summer. Please contact Evie Waack, 3-2799 and set up an appointment to discuss your situation.
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ICN SCHEDULING: All scheduling relating to the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is now being handled by Michelle Clark in Continuing Education. If you have a question about the ICN or would like to schedule a session, please call 3-5970.
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GRADUATE ASSISTANT TUITION: Based on a recent federal government ruling, tuition scholarships may be charged to grant accounts for those Graduate Assistants who perform work for sponsored projects. This is effective with the Spring 2001 semester. Tuition dollars must be split among accounts in the same proportion as Graduate Assistant stipend dollars. Existing commitments to pay tuition from university funds as a contribution to a grant will be honored. All grant proposals submitted after January 1, 2001 that budget for Graduate Assistant stipends should include dollars for Graduate Assistant tuition remissions. Questions should be directed to edward.ebert@uni.edu or 3-6437.
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NEWS

UNI IN THE NEWS: Whenever possible, we like to let people know about significant media coverage. Click on the link below to read about three recent success. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/181.html
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DEAN TO APPEAR ON IPTV: Rori Carson, College of Education associate dean, will appear on Iowa Public Television at 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Carson will be part of a panel of experts who will share their ideas in a special 90-minute program called, "Who Will Teach Iowa's Children?"
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BEST WISHES: Doris Miller, Administrative Assistant to Pres. Koob, retired from the University on Jan. 31. She is a graduate of UNI and has worked in the President's office since 1965. Her office is organizing a card shower and encourages all who knew Doris to send cards or notes wishing her well. These can be sent to her in care of the President's Office,244 Gilchrist, 0002.
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PANTHER PASSPORT: The weekend of Feb. 16-18 features four exciting UNI sports events on campus and the athletic department has a special ticket offer for you. The Panther Passport allows you admittance to Friday's UNI-Dome Open track & field meet and women's basketball game, Saturday's men's basketball game and Sunday's women's basketball game... all for one low discount price. Get your Panther Passport by calling 3-DOME.
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UNI ATHLETIC CLUB 2001 FUND DRIVE: All UNI faculty and staff can join the club for HALF PRICE! Athletic Club members provide scholarship support for UNI's student athletes and are eligible to purchase discounted season tickets, receive special parking priveleges for football, men's basketball and more. For more information please contact Kelly Bockenstedt at 3-2471 or kelly.bockenstedt@uni.edu.
http://www.uni.edu/athletic/athclub
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UNI FACULTY MAKE PRESENTATIONS ON USES OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: During the Spotlight on Educational Technology on Feb. 23, UNI faculty will share how they are using technology in their courses. The UNI faculty sessions will be held every half hour from 9-1 p.m. To see which UNI faculty are presenting and the topics, please visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/idd/uni_faculty.htm
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TRAINING

ONLINE EDUCATION: Online Learning & Teaching is a two week mini-course about online learning and teaching. The mini-course will be conducted entirely on the web using WebCT with no face-to-face meetings. Registration for the next session (Feb. 19-Mar. 2) is now open. To register or for more information, please visit the link below. http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/idd/olt/default.htm
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EVENTS

NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS: The festival will be Feb. 8, 9 & 10 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) in the GBPAC Great Hall, Davis Hall and RHA. Events will take place all day. Contact: John Baker, bakerj@uni.edu or 3-2173 for more information.
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SYMPHONIC/WIND CONCERT: UNI Symphonic Band and UNI Wind Symphony Concert will take place Fri., Feb. 9 in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m., with John Baker and John Vallentine conducting. There is no admission charge.
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UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: Sat., Feb. 10 the Panthers will host the Drake Bulldogs at 4:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. The last time these two teams met earlier in the year it was a two-point game. Gather your family and sit in the Family Fun Zone, receive 4 tickets, 4 slices of pizza, 4 soft drinks, and 1 tub of popcorn for only $30!
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MARILOU KRATZENSTEIN: A faculty and student recital will be held Sun., Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. in GBPAC Jebe Hall. There is no admission charge.
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MUSEUM SUNDAY SERIES "PRAIRIES": The second of the UNI Museums' Sunday Series programs will be held on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Kirk Henderson, Manager of the Roadside Program at UNI, will talk about the history of prairies, help direct you in creating a prairie of your own and discuss the steps necessary to restore and maintain a prairie. This program is free and open to the public.
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AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE THEATRE: Enjoy dancers, singers and musicians from 14 tribes as the American Indian Dance Theatre hits the GBPAC stage on Sun., Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. with a curtain talk at 6:45 p.m. To purchase tickets for this rare and authentic celebration, call 273-SHOW (7469), toll free 877-549-SHOW, or stop by the Box Office. Great seats still available!
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RAQUETBALL DEMONSTRATION AND CLINIC: Mon., Feb. 12 from 3:15-4 p.m., at the WRC Racquetball Courts. Presentations by: Brad McCunniff, the US National Singles Champion in 2000, Brent Hansen, Iowa State Game Open Champion in 2000, Brad McCunnif & Brent Hansen, Iowa State Open Doubles Champions 2000, Dr. Larry Hensley, School of HPELS Physical Education Division, Bruce Verink, Cedar Falls Recreation Department. ------------------------------------------------------------------
KSENIA NOSIKOVA: Pianist Ksenia Nosikova will perform on Mon., Feb. 12 in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. There is no admission charge.
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EARTH SCIENCE FORUM: Dr. Kenneth J. De Nault, Associate Professor of Geology, will present "A Montage of Past Department Overseas Expeditions: Hawaii, Italy, and Rapa Nui(Easter Island)" on Mon., Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in Latham Hall Room 125. To view the complete story click on the link below. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/messdir/180.html
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UNI-AEOP: The UNI-AEOP will hold its monthly meeting on Tues., Feb. 13, in the Maucker Union, Expansion A at noon. Public Safety will be speaking to the group regarding the Rape, Aggression and Defense Program.
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CAMP AND RECREATION EXPO: The Career Center is hosting a Camp and Recreation Expo on Wed., Feb. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. More than 70 camps, recreation facilities and amusement parks from all over the U.S. will be on hand to talk with students about a wide variety of summer job opportunities. All majors are invited to attend. For further information and a list of participating organizations: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/events/fairs/camp.html
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