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Vol. 2, No. 64
April 3, 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 includes a NewsBanklink: http://www.library.uni.edu/dbandcat/db.html
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UPDATING CAMPUS INFO: To change personal information, such as address, name or phone number: Faculty and Staff may either contact Human Resources at 3-2422 or stop in 104 Gilchrist Hall. Changes can also be made via the Web using the "Update My Personal Information" option on the AccessUNI menu at http://access.uni.edu. To change an office or departmental listing, such as room number, mail code or phone number: Office or departmental secretaries may fax changes to Marketing and Public Relations: 3-2888.
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FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT: The Office of Human Resource Services has recently updated the information on Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) which is located on the Web site below.If you have any questions about FMLA, please contact Regina Smith at 3-2521. http://www.uni.edu.hrs/benefits/fmla.html
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NEWS

CNN: The latest edition of Campus News Network is available at the link below: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/040301
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Responding to a sharp downturn in state tax revenues, Governor Vilsack has proposed $285 million in cuts and revenue adjustments to his FY 2002 budget, including nearly $42 million to be cut from Board of Regents institutions. The GovernorŐs proposal represents a six percent reduction for the Regents institutions and most other state agencies and programs. Find the complete update at: http://www.uni.edu/govrel/040301.shtml
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KOOB BUDGET SPEECH: President Koob's March 19 address to the university community is available in it's entirety via the Web at: http://mm3.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/content_local/admin/koob_budget_2001.rm. The presentation's focus was the UNI budget for FY2002.
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STUDENT EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR WINNERS: Campus departments recongnize their student employees during National Student Employment Week (April 2-6) by displaying signs, giving thank you gifts, bringing treats to the office and other creative ideas. Nominations were accepted and a committee selected four students to receive the award this year. 2000-01 UNI Student Employees of the Year: Andrew Drenner - Network Assistant, College of Natural Sciences Heather Johnson - Marketing Assistant, UNI Dome Christy Larson - Information Technology Assistant, College of Business Adm. Allison Sieren - Telesales Supervisor, Alumni Relations
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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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EVENTS

WOMEN'S RUGBY TEAM: The UNI Women's Rugby Team began the spring season last weekend in Chicago at the Black and Blue Tournament. They won all four of their games thereby winning the tournament. The team will play in the Collegiate Cup Tournament Sat., April 7 and Sun., April 8, on the fields behind the UNI-Dome. Questions or comments please e-mail jennifer.murra@uni.edu.
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STUDENT EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR WINNERS: Campus departments recongnize their student employees during National Student Employment Week (April 2-6) by displaying signs, giving thank you gifts, bringing treats to the office and other creative ideas. Nominations were accepted and a committee selected four students to receive the award this year. 2000-01 UNI Student Employees of the Year: Andrew Drenner - Network Assistant, College of Natural Sciences Heather Johnson - Marketing Assistant, UNI Dome Christy Larson - Information Technology Assistant, College of Business Adm. Allison Sieren - Telesales Supervisor, Alumni Relations
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UNI ATHLETICS: Tuesday morning will mark a special day in history of the UNI athletic department as we to welcome a new head football and men's basketball coach. We want to invite you to be part of the news conference of both coaches in the UNI-Dome at 9 a.m., April 3. We want to show these coaches how supportive the University community is of their programs, so come and meet the newest members of the UNI family.
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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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HUMAN RIGHTS PANEL: On Tues., April 3rd,there will be a global panel discussion on the topic, 'Human Rights to Health,' presented by The International Student Association. Students from Croatia, Palestine, India, Tibet, Mexico, and others will be sharing their experiences. Dr. Susan Koch will moderate the panel which will be in Maucker Expansion A, from 4-6 p.m.
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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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UNI BASEBALL: Wed., April 4, the Panthers take on Minnesota at 3 p.m. at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo. Call 3-DOME to order your tickets.
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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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LOS ANGELES QUARTET: The Gallagher-Bluedorn PAC is proud to present one of the most charismatic and versatile ensembles, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Thurs., April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets by calling 3-SHOW, stop by the box office, or online at: http://www.uni.edu/gbpac
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UNITUBA ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Thurs., April 5, Jeffrey Funderburk, director GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Sun., April 8, Performance Competition Finals, GBPAC Great Hall, 3 p.m. Admission: $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass. Tickets 3-SHOW and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PIANO RECITAL: Mon., April 9, Jeongwon Ham Piano Studio Recital, GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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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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GUEST RECITAL: Fri., April 6 the Uncle Irene Band will be playing at GBPAC Davis Hall, 4 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT: Fri., April 6, John Vallentine, conductor in GBPAC Great Hall, at 7:30 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DANCE THEATRE: The UNI International Dance Theatre will present their annual spring concert, Dance Around the World, Sat., April 7, at 8 p.m. and Sun., April 8, at 2 p.m. in the Oster Regent Theatre. The concert will feature both faculty and student choreography, with dances and music from Germany, Russia, Japan, Mexco, Hungary, Costa Rica, Egypt and the United States. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens, and are available at the door or may be reserved at 3-6195.
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CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT: Sat., April 7, Carol Tralau, conductor, GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS: Faculty, staff, students,friends and families of student award nominees are all invited to celebrate the Student Leadership Awards Sun., April 8, in Maucker Union Expansion A, with a reception at 2 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m. Please RSVP: margaret.corson@uni.edu. The various awards are listed at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/Awards.html.
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NAME CHANGE: The UNI Faculty Senate will be considering a name change for the General Education Program at our April 9th meeting at 3:15 p.m. in GIL 207. Interested faculty and students are invited to the meeting to make comments. http://www.uni.edu/senate/agen0104.html
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SIGMA XI LECTURE: The College of Natural Sciences and Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, will host a lecture by Michael Turner, "What We Know About How the Universe Began, And What We Are Still Trying to Find Out" on Mon., April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Great Hall of the GBPAC. Turner is chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Unversity of Chicago. A reception in the GBPAC lobby will follow. There is no charge. Turner will present "The Dark Side of the Universe" at a special Physics Colloquium at 3 p.m. Mon., April 9, in 201 Physics.
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EARTH SCIENCE FORUM: "Health for Desk Jockeys who need to be ready for Field Work," will be presented Mon., April 9 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/207.html
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SENIOR WEEK: Senior Week is a week of programming for graduating seniors. All events are free and promise to be a good time! Sat., April 7, Senior Nite Out Celebrations, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Free food and live entertainment. Located next to Broosters. Mon., April 9,Campus Clean Up, Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Tues., April 10, Pizza and Pop at the Campanile (Rain location West Gym), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chat with fellow seniors while enjoying free pizza and pop over lunch! Wed., April 11, Meet and Eat with Koob,Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Chat with President Koob while he makes breakfast for the seniors! Thurs,. April 12,The Nadas Live at Maucker Union, 9:30 p.m. Open to all students free admission and food!
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INTRAMURAL 8-ON-8 CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Open for faculty, staff, and spouses. Managers Meeting: WRC 150 4:30 p.m., April 16 (mandatory) Registration: Tues.-Wed., April 17-18, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., WRC 101 Co-Rec Soccer Play: IM fields, Sun., April 22. Entry Fee: $15 (two game guarantee). For more information contact Cindy Klatt at 3-7262.
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