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Vol. 2, No. 56
March 13, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

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 up to 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: Governor Tom Vilsack is widely expected to veto most of a $26 million fiscal year 2001 deappropriation bill passed by the Iowa House and Senate last week. The bill as written would cut UNI's current fiscal year budget by $908,000. For more details visit http://www.uni.edu/govrel/031301.shtml
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VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER: The Visitor Information Center (booth off of University Avenue) will be closed during Spring Break. Visitors to campus may obtain a guest/visitor parking pass from the Public Safety office or from the University Visitor Center (corner of 27 th Street and Hudson Road).
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UNI IN THE NEWS: ABIL got a mention in a Christian Science Monitor story about bio-fuels. See attached. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/201.html
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UNI IN THE NEWS: UNI Jazz 50th Annivesary on IPTV -- An upcoming edition of Iowa Public Television's "Living in Iowa" will include a segment on the first 50 years of Jazz at UNI. The program will air at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 23 and will be rebroadcast on Sunday, March 25 (check local listing for time).
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UPDATED UNI FACTS ON THE WEB: The "This is Northern Iowa" brochure has been uploaded to the Web as a replacement to the About UNI facts site. The site is linked off the "About UNI" home page. Access the page at http://www.uni.edu/infosys/aboutuni.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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WRS PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Wellness and Recreation Services encourages faculty and staff to consider getting involved with the Noon Basketball Program (NBA), a drop in program, offered weekday noon hours on the WRC south gym courts. Additional information regarding the program is avail- able from Tim Klatt, 273-7120 or Chris Denison, 273-7263.
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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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PRE-PROFESSIONAL PREVIEW EXPERIENCE IN MERIDA, MEXICO: Please pass the following information along to your students. The UNI Career Center, in collaboration with the UNI Modern Languages Department, is offering an international pre-professional preview experience in Merida, Mexico. The program is called "UNI Job Shadowing and Informational Interviewing in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico" and will take place from July 16-25, 2001. We are looking for students who have junior or senior status, can speak Spanish, and would like to participate in the program. For more information contact Isabela Varela, 273-6857 or visit http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/mexico/yucatan.html
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EVENTS

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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