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Vol. 2, No. 58
March 20, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

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 CBB. 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, 3-5851 to register or for more information.
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NEWS

ALL CAMPUS MEETING: President Koob has scheduled an all-campus meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Mon., March 26 in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Great Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to put the budget cuts for FY '02 into context and discuss the likely impact on the university. The meeting will be simulcast on closed-circuit TV and live on the web. Directions to these will be in Thursday's UNI Online.
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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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LATEST LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Continued weakness in state tax receipts could mean millions in budget cuts in fiscal year 2002 for Iowa¼s state agencies, including UNI. Following the release of an official estimate predicting revenue growth of less than 1 percent in the current fiscal year, Governor Tom Vilsack has proposed reducing his budget recommendation for the next fiscal year by 6 percent for most state agencies and programs. http://www.uni.edu/govrel/032001.shtml
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NEW STUDENT E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR FALL 2001: ITS is beginning the migration to a consistent UserID for student access to most computer systems on campus. As of March 15 students can select their new UserID. For more information on this new system, visit http://access.uni.edu/select_userid.cgi
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PRE-PROFESSIONAL PREVIEW EXPERIENCE IN MERIDA, MEXICO: Students are being offered 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. 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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PROJECT V.I.P. STUDENT COORDINATOR POSITION: The Career Center's Project V.I.P. (Volunteers are Important People) invites applications for the part-time, paid position of Student Coordinator, beginning in late summer. Applications are available at the Career Center, SSC 19. Deadline: Tues., March 27. For more information email Laura.Praglin@uni.edu or see the link below:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/vip
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UNI IN THE NEWS: See the following link for UNI in the news:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/202.html
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EVENTS

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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HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING: Wed., March 21, 3:30‚4:30 p.m., Maucker Union, University Room South. Regina Smith will answer Workers¼ Comp, OSHA 200 Log and record keeping questions. Agenda: 1) Review of Emergency Management Manual, 2) Web page information, 3) University of Iowa smoking policy debate, 5) Workshop and special training sessions.
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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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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SERIES: Thurs., March 22, the Leaders on Leadership series presents a discussion on "Spiritual/Religious Leadership." The program, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in 323 Schindler Ed Center, is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested; phone the UNI Leadership Studies office, 3-6898.
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O PIONEERS: 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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UNI JAZZ ON IPTV: 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., Fri., March 23 and will be rebroadcast on Sun., March 25 (check local listings for time).
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FLUTE CHOIR CONCERT: The Northern Iowa Flute Choir, under the Direction of Dr. Angeleita Floyd, will present a concert entitled "Global Panorama; Flute Music from Around the World." There will be two performances: Sat., March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hearst Center for the Arts and Sun., March 25th at 1:30 p.m. at St. Stephens Catholic Student Center. For more information please write to angeleita.floyd@uni.edu or call 3-2199.
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ORCHESIS ANNIVERSARY: UNI Orchesis 75th Anniversary Dance Gala, Sat., March 24 at 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall & Sun., March 25 at 2 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. For tickets call the PAC at 3-SHOW.
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FACULTY/STAFF/SPOUSE INTRAMURAL TENNIS AND RACQUETBALL: 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. $5.00 entry fee. Round Robin play depending on entries. 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 3-7262.
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EARTH SCIENCE FORUM: "Employment as a Geologist in State Government," Mon., March 26, 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall. For the complete story see the following link: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/203.html
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GUEST AND FACULTY RECITAL: Tues., March 27, Fritz Kaenzig, tuba, and Iva Navratova, piano in GBPAC Davis Hall at 6 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY LECTURE/RECITAL: Tues., March 27, Rebecca Burkhardt, "Scenes from 'The Misses Pirie and Woods'" in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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MUSIC AUDITIONS: Wed., March 28, Music Entrance/Scholarship Auditions (Voice Only) in Russell Hall, all day. Contact: Alan Schmitz 3-7180, schmitz@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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AN EVENING OF SPIRITUALS: the Art Song and Artistry Series at the School of Music presents "An Evening of Spirituals" on Wed., March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. No charge.
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ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING: Anxiety Disorder Screening Day on March 29. There will be two separate sessions throughout the day: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Please choose only 1 session to attend. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour. Participants must arrive on time in order to take part in the screening. The Counseling Center is located at 213 Student Services Center. The screening is free of charge. Please direct questions regarding the screening to 3-2676.
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