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Vol. 2, No. 55
March 8, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MAIL DELIVERY: The Mail Center will be delivering to offices once (Gilchrist twice) per day during the week of Spring Break. They will assume your office is open for mail delivery unless you notify them otherwise. Your normal mail delivery person will inform you of the approximate time of day your mail stop will be made during the break. Please call 32448 or e-mail rose.kading@uni.edu if your office will be closed or if you need a special pickup over the break.
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"BE OUR GUEST": For the first time ever, Wellness and Recreation Services is sponsoring a UNI Faculty/Staff Fun Night. This new event will be held Fri., March 23 from 8-10:30 p.m. in the WRC. Fun Night is free and each employee is allowed one adult guest. There will be refreshments and drawings for prizes. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by 5:30 p.m., Tues., March 20 by calling 3-6275 or emailing WRS@uni.edu. For more information contact Kathy Gulick at 3-6921 or kathy.gulick@uni.edu.
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EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT: UNI's Management and Professional Development Center will present "Effectively Managing Difficult Employees" with Dr. Frank Barrios on Fri., March 30 and repeated Wed., April 4 from 9-4 p.m. in Curris. The fee for UNI employees is $132 and includes all student materials, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments. Contact Cassie Luze, cassie.luze@uni.edu or 3-5851.
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AUDITORIUM RESERVATIONS: The University Auditorium, Lang Hall will be accepting event reservations starting on March 8 with events starting March 29. Through August 2001, lighting requirements will be limited. Event reservations can be made for upto 1 year in advance of the actual event date. Questions can be directed to Bryan Beardsley at 3-2256 or Bryan.Beardsley@uni.edu.
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NEWS

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - IMPORTANT BUDGET NEWS: Protests by college students and state agencies appear to have slowed a move by Republican state legislators to cut $40 million from current fiscal year budgets. The proposed deappropriation would include cuts from the fiscal year 2001 budget of $1.05 million from UNI, $3.3 million from Iowa State University, and $3.95 million from the University of Iowa. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/govrel/030601.shtml
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POSSIBLE AIRLINE STRIKE: Information on the possible Northwest Airlines strike is available from Short's Travel at the link below. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/199.html
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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK: National Student Employment Week is April 2-6: Do something extra special for your students. You are encouraged to nominate an outstanding student for "UNI Student Employee of the Year". During the week, Financial Aid/Student Employment will draw student employee names for gifts-no entry necessary. There will also be free popcorn and candy in the Financial Aid / Student Employment Office (116 Gilchrist Hall) April 2-4. Everyone is welcome to stop by and celebrate. For more information visit the links below. http://www.uni.edu/finaid/stdntemp.html
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/200.html
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TRAINING

MEMFIS TRAINING: Recently a Computer Skills Self-Assessment survey was made available to all UNI personnel whose job responsibilities include account reconciliation, purchasing, budget fund transfers, accounts payable, initiating air travel or document approval. Computer training workshops have been set up to ensure that all those who will be working with MEMFIS are ready to use the system. http://www.uni.edu/its/ts/memfisworkshops.htm
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EVENTS

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: The University of Northern Iowa's Leadership Studies Program continues its spring 2001 series Thurs., March 8 with a special workshop, "Peace-Making for Leaders" from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Schindler Education Center, room 244/245. Reservations are requested; phone the UNI Leadership Studies Program office, 3-6898.
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FACULTY & GUEST RECITAL: Mon., March 19, "Celebrating the Poetry of Emily Dickinson": Jean McDonald, soprano; Darryl Taylor, tenor; Stephen Swanson,baritone; Christine Rutledge, viola; and Iva Navratova, piano in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY RECITAL: Tues., March 20, Jeffrey Funderburk, tuba in GBPAC, Davis Hall at 8 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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MUSIC AUDITIONS: Fri., March 23, Music Entrance/Scholarship Auditions in Russell Hall all day. Contact: Alan Schmitz 3-7180 or schmitz@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST MASTER CLASS: Sat., March 24, Wolfgang Ržbsam, organ in GBPAC, Jebe Hall at 3 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST RECITAL: Sun., March 25, Wolfgang Ržbsam, organ in GBPAC Jebe Hall at 3 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS CONCERT: Mon., March 26, UNI Chamber Wind Players Concert, John Baker, conductor in GBPAC, Davis Hall at 8 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY/STAFF/SPOUSE INTRAMURAL TENNIS AND RACQUETBALLL: Sign up to participate in a tennis or racquetball intramural tournament. Registration is March 19-22, WRC room 101 8 a.m. till 5:15 p.m. $5 entry fee. Play begins March 26 and runs 4-5 weeks. Each player will be responsible for contacting their opponent to arrange date, time and location of play. Contact Cindy Klatt for more information 273-7262.
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