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Vol. 2, No. 65
April 5, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES
FACULTY GRANTS: A grants program is offered through the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching. Its purpose is to provide small grants to faculty who want to invite graduates to discuss and demonstrate connections between their work, their lives and their education at UNI with current students. The deadline to submit proposals for the Summer term is April 15th. For more information, contact Brenda Jordan.
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2001 REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS: For the 10th consecutive year the Professional & Scientific employees at UNI have an opportunity to recognize two P&S employees for their contributions to the University. Employees are encouraged to fill out a nomination form and submit it prior to April 27, to the Chair of the Employee Relations Committee, Sharon Drachenberg, CBB 15, 0121. The form is available online at: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/nomination.html
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CORRECTION: 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. Below is the corrected link. http://www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/fmla.html

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NEWS
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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PUBLIC PROTEST POLICY: There have been some recent public protests on campus. The policy's aim is to maintain the health, welfare and safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors. UNI's practices regarding outdoor/public space protests can be viewed on the link below. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/209.html
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STUDENT EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR WINNERS: Campus departments recognize 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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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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TRAINING
COLLECTING DATA USING WEB FORMS: An informational workshop on options for collecting data via the Web will be held Wed., April 11, 1-1:50 p.m., CET 107B. Call 3-2309 for reservations. http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/tools/data.htm
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COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Due to popular demand, additional MEMFIS training workshops have been added to the schedule. Two more "Using Netscape Navigator" workshops have been added on April 12 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and one additional "Excel 2" workshop has been added on April 18 at 1 p.m. Please click on the link below for more information, or call 3-2309 to register for these workshops. http://www.uni.edu/its/ts/memfisworkshops.htm
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PALM COMPUTER WORKSHOP: Fri., April. 13, 9-10 a.m. Personal Digital Assistants can be very useful tools. Topics include the Palm OS, different types of Palm computers, software and accessories available. Call 3-2309 for reservations or visit: http://www.uni.edu/its/ts
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NETSCAPE TRAINING: Workshops have been scheduled during April for using Netscape Messenger for e-mail, or Calendar for scheduling. Please click on the link below for further information. http://www.uni.edu/its/ts/netscape.html

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EVENTS
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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LOS ANGELES QUARTET: The GBPAC 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 charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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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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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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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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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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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: The Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning Conference will be held Tues., April 10 from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the SEC Lobby. Students who have received funding for Research and Experiential Learning Projects in the Fall of 2000 and Spring 2001 will lead Poster presentations. There will be 3 sessions: 11-12:15 p.m.,12:30-1:45 p.m., and 2-3:15 p.m. For more info visit the link below. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/208.html
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TAKE BACK THE NIGHT: Take Back the Night Rally and Candlelight Vigil will be held April 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Maucker Union. This is an opportunity for the community to unify against sexual violence and battering. For more information, contact Julie Thompson at 3-2137 or check the WRS Web site, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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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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