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Vol. 2, No. 37
April 12, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES
PAYROLL CALENDAR: To view the revisions on the 2001 payroll calendar, visit the link below. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/payroll.html
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UNIVERSITY HOURS WEB SITE: We are in the process of developing a University Hours Web page. It will be located just off the main page, linked off the 'About UNI' Web page, and will include links to the hours of operation for various facilities on campus. If you would like a link to your facility/department hours included on the site, please e-mail the Web link to webteam@uni.edu.
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IMAC FOR SALE: Department Use Only, Apple IMAC computer, used 1 year, 32MB SDRAM/1 SO DIMM memory, 6GB IDE Drive, CD Rom drive, 56K internal modem, excellent condition, $500 or best offer by April 25. Contact Benda Jordan, Ctr. for Enhancement of Teaching, 441 LIB, 3-5858, M-F, 8:30-5.
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TIME TO ORDER ACADEMIC APPAREL FOR FALL CONVOCATION: Faculty support and participation in last fall's "rebirth" of the University Convocation was tremendous. The committee is hoping even more of you will plan to march in the processional in full academic regalia on Wed., Aug. 29. This year, P&S employees who have a master's degree or higher, are also invited to march. If you do not have your own academic apparel, it will be provided free of charge, with orders handled by the Registrar's Office. Please order your apparel before leaving campus this spring. A form can be accessed at:http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/214.html (Orders must be returned no later than July 13.)
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EMERALD LIBRARY: All researchers in Marketing, Human Resources, Training, Education, Engineering, and Management now have 142 new electronic journals to choose from. For more details read the latest issue of the Rod Library Newsletter at: http://www.library.uni.edu/news/
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ROD LIBRARY RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS: Reserve reinstatement letters have been sent. If you would like to have the same items on reserve for the Summer or Fall semesters, please fill a form and return it with the item list to the Reserve Desk (3675). The forms are due May 4. After this date all items will be returned to the shelves or to the faculty member. For more information: e-mail libmsc@uni.edu or call 3-6002. http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/msc/reserve_request.htm
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NEWS
BOARD OF REGENTS DOCKET: To view this month's docket items, visit the link below: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/Docket%20Memos/docketnew.html
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2001 REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS - UNI-SCMP: One Supervisory/Confidential merit employee is selected bi-annually to receive this award. You are encouraged to send in a nomination. More information, including a list of those eligible, is available at: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/scmpnomination.html
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SPRING CLEANING: The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are interested in helping with yard work, rain gutters, etc. For information, contact Justin Lossner at 2-0012.
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RESIGNATION: Wendell McConnaha, associate professor and director of UNI's Malcolm Price Laboratory School, has announced his resignation, effective at the end of this school year. McConnaha will become an associate professor in the College of Education at Zayed University, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. McConnaha will be in charge of the planning and development of two laboratory schools, one on the university's Abu Dhabi campus and one on its Dubai campus. According to Switzer, an interim director will be named as soon as possible. A decision regarding a permanent replacement will be made after the legislature and the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, provide clarification on the university's funding for Fiscal Year 2002.
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UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION SET FOR FALL: Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the University Convocation honoring the beginning of the 2001-2002 academic year at 3:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 29, in the Dome. Morris Dees, chief trial counsel for The Southern Poverty Law Center, will be the keynote speaker. His topic will be "Responding to Hate: Voices of Hope and Tolerance." To learn more about Dees, go to: http://www.kepplerassociates.com/dees.htm
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PARKING SURVEY: If you haven't already done so, please fill out the survey regarding a proposed Multimodal Transit/Parking Facility on campus. Your input is needed. You can link to the survey at http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?LBL07FAP68RMX4JW010MPNX1
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MIDDLE LEVEL SYMPOSIUM: UNI and Price Laboratory School are pleased to offer a two-week summer enrichment program for middle level students in Mathematics and English. The Symposium will be held Mon.-Fri., June 18-29 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information call 3-7174 or e-mail: megan.balong@uni.edu.
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UNI-DOME REPLICAS: The Alumni Association is now offering UNI-Dome Replicas for $15 plus shipping. The replica stands 2" tall, features the original fiberglass roof. To order call 3-2355 or follow the link below. Shipping charges are waived for orders placed by phone and picked up in 204 Commons. http://www.unialum.org/nonmembers/merchandise.htm
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EVENTS
ANNUAL ROTC AWARDS CEREMONY: On Fri., April 13 at 1 p.m. several people will be acknowledged for their roles in supporting the ROTC at UNI. For more info visit the link below: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/212.html
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GRADUATE FACULTY ANNUAL MEETING: The annual meeting of the Graduate Faculty will be held Thurs., April 12, at 3:30 in SRL 115. For more info visit the link below: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/210.html
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TEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION AT ROD LIBRARY: Artwork from Darrell Taylor's Drawing II class will be exhibited in the Library through the end of the semester. The pieces are located near the Reference Collection on the second floor and outside Special Collections and University Archives on the third floor. 16 pieces are on display focusing on the human skeleton and collage.
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GLEE CLUB CONCERT: Thurs., April 12, Varsity Men's Glee Club Concert, Robert Byrnes,director. GBPAC Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LANGUAGE COLLOQUIUM: Fri., April 13, at 1 p.m. in CAC 263, the Language Science Colloquium presents Ardith Meier of the TESOL Program in the English Language and Literature Department, on "A changing (sociopragmatic) research agenda in view of World Englishes." Please RSVP to John Grinstead at 3-2417 or by e-mail at: john.grinstead@uni.edu
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UNI SOFTBALL: Sat., April 14, the Panthers take on Wichita State at noon and on Sun., April 15 again at noon. A reminder, admission is FREE to all home softball games.
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CONCERT CHORALE: Mon., April 16, 7:30 p.m., UNI Concert Chorale Performance, Dyan Baker, conductor, GBPAC Great Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI BASEBALL: Tue., April 17th the Panthers will take on the Cyclones for the last time at 6 p.m. at Waterloo's Riverfront Stadium. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for youth.
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WOMEN'S CONCERT: Tue., April 17, 7:30 p.m., UNI Women's Chorus Concert, Dyan Baker, conductor, GBPAC Great Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Managers Meeting, Monday, April 16, 4 p.m. WRC 150 (Mandatory). Entries are due, Wed., April 18, 4:30 p.m., WRC 101.Entry fee is $15 per team. Open to faculty, staff, and spouses. One day tournament, Sat., April 21(rain date: Sat., April 28) For more information please contact Cindy Klatt at 3-7262.
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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 is April 17-18, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., WRC 101. Co-Rec Soccer Play: IM fields, Sun., April 22. Entry Fee is $15 (two game guarantee).For more information contact Cindy Klatt at 3-7262.
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LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP: A workshop on "CHANGE LEADERSHIP" will be presented by Doug Whittle, Performance Development Manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, on Thur., April 19, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 244/245. For more information visit the link below. http://www.uni.edu/vpess/Change.html
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THEATRE UNI: In cooperation with Theatre UNI the Sturgis Youth Theatre, will present the World Premiere of The Rose of Treason by James DeVita, which is based on a true story, April 19-22, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $6-$8. Recommended for audiences 12 years and older. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 3-6381 or visit: http://tickets.uni.edu For more information about The Rose of Treason, visit the Theatre UNI website at:
http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHALLENGE SOCCER MATCH: Sun., April 22, the members of the Cedar Valley soccer community will scrimmage against the Soccer Panthers on the UNI Soccer Field. $30 donation. Refreshments and t-shirts included. Call 3-5425 for more details.
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R. GORDON HOXIE LECTURESHIP: The Foundation will host a lecture by Dr. Ronald Roskens '53, '55, "The American Presidency: From the Outside In" on Thur., April 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Dr. Roskens is president of Global Connections, an international business-consulting firm based in Omaha. A reception will follow. No charge.
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SOLE POWER: Thursday is Sole Power Day! This event is sponsored by WRS to promote the advantages of being car-free. Europa Cycle and Ski will be doing bike tuneups at Maucker Union Plaza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arrive Alive will sell reduced-price bike helmets, and Public Safety will register bikes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact Kathy Gulick at 3-6921 or check the Web site below. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/solepower/solepowerhome.html
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