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Vol. 2, No. 57
March 15, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

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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NEWS

BOR DOCKET: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will be meeting this month at UNI. Docket items are available at: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/Docket%20Memos/docketnew.html
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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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TRAVEL WITH THE PANTHERS: Cheer on the UNI women's basketball team as they play at DePaul this Friday night at 7 p.m. in the WNIT postseason tournament. The CF Chamber of Commerce has organized a fan bus to travel to Chicago for the game. It will leave Friday morning and return Saturday. Call 266-3593 for more information or visit http://www.uni.edu/athletic/
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TRAVEL NEWS: TWA is celebrating American's takeover by putting all domestic and international fares on sale for as much as 50% off the regular fare through March 16. The fares are non-refundable and require a 14 day advance purchase. International fares require a 7 day advance. Travel is valid between March 27 and May 31.
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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. A limited number of spots are available for non-university people (there is a cost associated). Additional information regarding the program is available from Tim Klatt, 273-7120 or Chris Denison, 273-7263.
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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 27th 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. Visit the Web site below: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/201.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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SIGMA XI LECTURE: 1998 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D.University of Texas-Houston Medical School will present "Cell Communication Using Nitric Oxide:How the Information Can Help Develop New Drugs", Tues., March 20, 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. A reception will follow in the McElroy Lobby.
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SIGMA XI LECTURE: 1998 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D.University of Texas-Houston Medical School will present "Cellular Signaling with Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP" on Wed., March 21, noon, Lantz Auditorium, McCollum Science Hall. Reception following the Lecture.
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HISTORY DEPARTMENT LECTURE SERIES CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: Professor Jay T. Lees, UNI Department of History, will deliver the lecture, "A Medieval Nun Takes on Sex, Violence, and History." The presentation begins at 7 p.m., Wed., March 21 in Seerley 115.
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The Gallagher-Bluedorn presents The Acting Company in O PIONEERS Thurs., March 22 at 7:30 pm. Great seats available! Call 273-SHOW (7469), toll free 877-549-SHOW, stop by the Box Office, or purchase tickets online at www.uni.edu/gbpac. FOR THIS PERFORMANCE ONLY--$5 tickets are available for UNI students and youth under 18.
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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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