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Vol. 2, No. 63
March 29, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

NEWSPAPERS ONLINE: Rod Library recently subscribed to a web version of the Des Moines Register (1999-), the Cedar Rapids Gazette (1992-) and the Chicago Tribune (1985-) from NewsBank as part of a State Library of Iowa consortium. The Library's Indexes, Abstracts & Databases page include the following link: http://www.library.uni.edu/dbandcat/db.html
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ATTENTION ACADEMIC ADVISORS: If you have advisees who are curious about taking a course at another college during the summer and intend for it to meet a requirement at UNI, it is in their best interest to check it out BEFORE they take the course. Admissions Office personnel will be available to answer their questions regarding the transferability of courses from 10-2 p.m. in Maucker Union on April 2,3,4.
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PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES NEEDED: The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations is once again photographing academic activities for use in Admissions publications and other university marketing materials. We're looking for a variety of lab, field experience, traditional classroom, arts, sciences, business and technology opportunities. We want to feature students interacting with faculty, other students, children and employers. Faculty willing to spare a few minutes to help UMPR represent their academic areas are asked to e-mail class times and a brief description of the activity to: mary.reidy@uni.edu.
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LIBRARY NOTICE: Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the Summer Session should do so by Fri., April 6. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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RESEARCH RESOURCES: Whatever your research interests, you will find a host of new electronic resources at the Rod Library. Try the "Grove Dictionary of Art Online." Wander through the new "American Chemical Society Journals Online." For details, read the latest Online Rod Library Newsletter at http://www.library.uni.edu/news/
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AREA CODE SPLIT: A split of the 319 area code becomes effective March 25, with a new area code, 563 to be implemented for the eastern section of the geographic area. Callers will be able to use either code beginning March 25th but mandatory dialing of the correct area code will be necessary beginning Dec. 2. For a list of exchanges in the 319/563 area codes, access http://www.state.ia.us/government/com/util/exchanges319.htm
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NEW ADDRESS: Communication Studies Department, LNG 326, mail code 0139. Phone and fax numbers will remain the same. If you have any questions contact Annie Williams, Clerk Typist, at 3-2204 or Annie.Williams@uni.edu.
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CALENDAR USERS UPGRADE: Why you should upgrade to Steltor CS&T 5.1 Calendar Client: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/announce/03212001.htm
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NEWS

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Legislature Anticipates Details of the Governor's Revised Budget. Both Democrat and Republican leaders in the Iowa legislature are waiting to see a more detailed budget reduction plan for fiscal year 2002 from Governor Vilsack. Those details are expected to be announced by March 28. For the complete update visit: http://www.uni.edu/govrel/032701.shtml
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TRAVEL ALERT FROM THE PURCHASING DEPT.: Comair announced that it is cancelling all Comair flights through 9 a.m. Thur., April 5. Comair will continue to cancel all flights seven days in advance until an agreement is reached with its pilots' union. For more info, call Purchasing at 3-2211.
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COACH CANDIDATES: Candidates for the position of head football and men's basketball coach are interviewing on campus. As part of the process, each candidate meets with the media for a brief Q&A session. The campus community is invited to attend and hear more from the finalists. Interviews will take place at the times listed below in the Panther Room, located in the northeast corner of the UNI-Dome. For more information on the candidates, visit http://www.uni.edu/athletic/
Thursday, March 29 2:45-3:15 p.m. Nick Quartaro (FB) 3:15-3:45p.m. Greg McDermott (MBB)
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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: The American Cancer Society is sponsoring formation of a Community Action Team at UNI and PLS. The purpose of this group is to bring together 7-10 members of the UNI community for the purpose of assessing the cancer burden at UNI and to prioritize future actions that will make a significant impact on the cancer burden. The time commitment is attending approximately 3 - 4 meetings over the next three months, each meeting lasting no longer than 2 hours. The first meeting will be held in early April. Contact Sue Joslyn, 3-6155, for more information.
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TRANSLATORS NEEDED: The UNI Regional Business Center is hosting an International Open House on April 16 from 5-8 p.m. and April 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. We are still in need of Spanish and Bosnian translators. If you speak either of these languages and would like to serve as a translator, please contact Maureen Collins-Williams at 236-8123.
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TRAINING

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT TRAINING: Student Employment is offering interactive training sessions designed to assist both the new student employee supervisor and the old pro. During the training, student supervisors will get a basic overview of Work Study/ Departmental Employment policies, how to complete employment forms and much more. See the link below for more information. http://www.uni.edu/finaid/Invite.PDF
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EVENTS

WRITING CONFERENCE: UNI's annual "Celebrating Critical Writing" Conference will be held Fri., March 30 in SEC. The Conference is free and open to the public, beginning at 8:45 a.m. with greetings from Provost Podolefsky and ending at 3 p.m. with an address from Rekha Basu, a columnist at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Basu will speak on "Writing From the Margins for the Mainstream." An awards ceremony giving away over $20,000 in cash prizes and UNI tuition scholarships will follow.
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WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY: The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony will present Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on March 30-31 at the GBPAC. The 7:30 p.m. concerts will feature the UNI Concert Chorale and UNI Singers, plus four world-renowned vocalists. Advance tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m.
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EDUCATOR EXPO: National Educator Expo, Sat., March 31, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Maucker Union. More than 100 school districts, including 38 from Iowa, will be recruiting educators for the 2001-02 school year. Registration for educators begins at 8 a.m. in Sabin Hall, Room 102. For a list of participating school districts visit the Web site or phone Libby Vanderwall at 3-2062. http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/consortium/nee.html
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UNI BASEBALL: This weekend the baseball team hosts its home opener with Bradley. The series will be held on Sat., March 31, with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. and continuing on Sun., April 1, with a doubleheader at 12 p.m. at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium. Call 3-DOME to order your season pass for only $25, good for all home dates. http://www.uni.edu/athletic
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EARTH SCIENCE FORUM: Mon., April 2 at 4 p.m., Dr. Siobahn Morgan presents "How is Superman able to fly? Recent Astronomical discoveries and how they pertain to the world of Graphic Novels (comic books)" in 125 Latham Hall. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/206.html
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SENIOR RECITAL: Mon., April 2, Stephen Baillie, viola - GBPAC Davis Hall at 6 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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BRASS CHOIR CONCERT: Mon., April 2, UNI Brass Choir Concert, Randy Grabowski, director in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST MASTER CLASS: Tues., April 3, Solar Winds in RHA, 10 a.m.-noon. No charge. Contact: Jack Graham, 3-6229 or graham@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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REGIONAL BUSINESS CENTER WORKSHOP: Smart Start Class, April 3-May 24. Tuesdays from noon-1 p.m., and Thursdays 3-4 p.m. No charge. For more info call 236-8123.
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UNI SOFTBALL: The softball team hosts its home opener Tues., April 3, against the Iowa Hawkeyes, in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. The softball team is off to a great start with a record of 4-2. http://www.uni.edu/athletic
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HIV/AIDS DISCUSSION: Face-to-Face is a panel discussion with those living with HIV/AIDS. Panel members will share their personal stories Tues., April 3 at 7 p.m. in WRC 150. For more information contact Joan Thompson at 3-2198.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Tues., April 3, Jeongwon Ham, piano in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHWIND QUINTET: Wed., April 4, Dominique Cawley, flute; Tom Barry, oboe; Jack Graham, clarinet; Thomas Tritle, horn; and David Rachor, bassoon in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Thurs., April 5, the focus of discussion will be human rights leadership. Presenters are Elaine Pfalzgraf, Leo Prieto, Walter Reed and Andy Moomaw. The program, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in 323 SEC, is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested; phone the Leadership Studies Program office, 3-6898.
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CONFERENCE: A conference entitled Men, Family,and Community will be held on Fri., April 6 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. For more information see the link below. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/205.html
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OPEN BOWLING TOURNAMENT: Registration: WRC 101, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., April 2-5. Tournament Play: Fri., April 6 Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls; sign up for 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., or 4 p.m. time slot. Open to faculty, staff and spouses. Cost: $4, includes shoes and ball (pay at alley prior to bowling). Competition Divisions: Singles & Doubles, Men-Women-Co-rec. For more information please contact Cindy Klatt 3-7262
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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBIT OPENING: "Spirits of Wood: Carvings of the Asmat" showcases wood carvings created by the Asmat people of Irian Jaya. These shields, drums and sculptures are part of a new acquisition to the Museums' permanent collection. The opening reception is April 6, 5-7 p.m., with a gallery talk by Dr. Sue Grosboll, Director, at 6 p.m. and live music by Sharon Anway. http://www.uni.edu/museum/
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PRSSA FUNDRAISER: Participate in the 12th annual Do Run-Run Sat. April 7. It is a 5K run/walk held on and near campus. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the CAC. It is $15 for pre-registration and $20 the day of the race. For more info call Shelly Hill, 277-5298.
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HUMAN RACE: The 2nd Annual Human Race, a 5K-10K Run/Walk will be on Sat., April 14, 8:30 a.m. Registration fees: $18 - entry forms available at the Psychology Department in Baker 334 or online at www.active.com. Race will start at the UNI WRC. Pre-registration by April 2. The 2nd Annual Human Race is a run for head and neck cancer and prostate cancer awareness honoring Dr. David Whitsett, psychology professor who will be retiring at the end of this semester.
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