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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

ADVICE FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER: For information on counseling available on campus and for tips on starting the recovery process of coping with this national tragedy, visit the following link, http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/248.html
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REQUEST FOR EXTERNAL FUNDS: To ensure that requests to funding agencies have been coordinated through the UNI Foundation, an REF form has been developed. Faculty and staff are required to submit this completed form to the Foundation before submitting a proposal to a funding agency. The form is available to download, http://www.uni.edu/advance/grantinfo. For more information, call Vicki Collum at 3-6078.
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AFSCME CHANGE: Human Resources Director Nick Bambach will be conducting briefings regarding changes to the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement that went into effect July 1 for a two year period. Individuals who supervisor AFSCME employees and interpret the contracts are invited to attend. Briefings will be held 9 a.m., Tues., Sept. 25 and Thurs., Sept. 27 in GIL 207. The briefings will last 30-45 minutes. New bargaining agreement booklets will be at the sessions. To register, contact Sandy Law at 3-2423 or sandra.law@uni.edu.
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TRAIN AT YOUR DESK: UNI wants to help you deal with work and family issues successfully and productively. From your desk, you can learn to manage these challenges. The training module is sponsored by UNI's Training and Career Development. For more information, contact Robin at 3-3536. To view the training module, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training/life_in_the_balance.htm
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LEARN MORE ABOUT ONLINE EDUCATION: Online activities can be used to enhance regular classes as well as deliver entire courses.ITS- Educational Technology is offering a two-week workshop about online education Sept. 17-28. It is entirely on the Web with no face-to- face meetings. For more information or to register visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/idd/olt
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TYPEWRITER NEEDED: Have an unused typewriter? CEEE Energy Education Programs needs a typewriter. Contact Elizabeth Plasket, 3-6012.
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NEWS

CAMPUS NEWS NETWORK: The latest edition of Campus News Network is available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/091101/
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BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross has been overrun with donors. If you wish to donate blood this week, call ahead for an appointment: (319) 234-6831. The annual UNI/American Red Cross blood drive will take place as scheduled from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tues., Sept. 18, in the Maucker Union Expansion. The 9-10 a.m. hour has been reserved for faculty and staff.
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UNI SATURDAY CELEBRATION TO PROCEED: President and Mrs. Koob's annual picnic for faculty, staff and their families will take place on Saturday as scheduled, unless subsequent disasters occur. In times such as these, the importance of gathering together as a community takes on renewed significance. In light of recent events, the focus will be on fellowship. In deference to the loss suffered by so many Americans, the usual live entertainment will be curtailed. The activities for children will go on as planned. Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Rain location is Maucker Union.
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T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE: If you did not receive a Saturday Celebration T-shirt, please contact Jennifer Yarrow at jennifer.yarrow@uni.edu. Please wear your shirt Saturday. Any extra T-shirts will be available for sale at the picnic for $5 each. The funds to purchase the T-shirts came from the President's community-building fund. Any money received from T-shirt sales will go into that fund.
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FAST TRAC: The UNI Regional Business Center at 212 E. Fourth St. in Waterloo will offer a business start-up course called Fast Trac from Oct. 1 - Oct. 31 on Mon. and Wed. evenings. Applications are available in CBB 264. Fee is $199.
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UNI MAIL CENTER: The latest disaster related information on USPS mail and Federal Express deliveries is available at http://www.print-services.uni.edu.
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BOARD OF REGENTS: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, meets this week in Iowa City. Docket items are available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/DocketMemos/memos.html
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EVENTS

FITNESS/LEISURE CLASSES: It's not too late to get registered. A variety of classes for all fitness levels! Water aerobics, strength conditioning, karate, kickboxing, boot camp, absolutely abs, ballroom and swing dance lessons. Register WRS room 101. Join with your friends, spouse or co-worker for double the fun!
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SOLE POWER: Thurs., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Maucker Union Plaza. Leave your car at home for the day and join us in promoting non- motorized commuting. Free bicycle tune-ups, reduced-price helmets, bike registrations, and more.
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UNI VOLLEYBALL: Panther Volleyball opens their 2001 home schedule at 7 p.m., Fri. against Southern Illinois and Sat. against Evansville at 5 p.m., (note this time change). The team will sign autographs immediately following Saturday's match. Both matches are in the West Gym. Call 3-DOME for tickets.
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UNI WOMEN'S SOCCER: Panther Women's Soccer hosts two home matches this weekend as they play Loyola-Chicago Fri. at 4 p.m. and Illinois State, Sun. at 1 p.m. The Panthers will host a FREE CVYSA Adult/Youth clinic at 11 a.m. prior to Sunday's match. Both matches are on the West Athletic Field adjacent to the UNI-Dome. For more information call 3-GOAL, for tickets, call 3-DOME.
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LANGUAGE SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM: The second fall Language Science Colloquium will be held Fri., Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. in CAC 263. Edgar Boedeker from the Department of Philosophy and Religion will present "Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus': An Overview". Please RSVP to john.grinstead@uni.edu. Remaining fall semester Language Science Colloquia can be found at http://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/research/languageScience.html
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SENIOR RECITAL: Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Kristi Colton, trumpet, and Brenna Blair, trumpet. No charge.
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RURAL SCHOOL FASHION SHOW: Sun., Sept. 16, 2 p.m., Marshall Center School. Historically accurate clothing of the 1920's will debut in a fashion show at the Marshall Center School. Costumes have been reproduced through grants from the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Community Foundation.
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IVCC CONFERENCE: The Iowa Venture Capital Conferece will be held at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines, Sept. 25 from 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Free admission and free transportation provided for UNI students. Registration materials are available in CBB 264. Registration fee for non-students is $35; deadline is Sept. 17.
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