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Thursday, Sept. 27
, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FACULTY GRANTS: The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching offers a grant program made possible through contributions from the Class of 1957. It's 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. For more information, refer to the flyer mailed to all faculty, visit our Web site at http://www.uni.edu/teachctr/center/fund.html, or phone at 3-5858.
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LUNCH AND LEARN: Want to learn new strategies and tactics to resolve conflict at work? Bring your own lunch and come to the next lunch and learn session, on Tues., Oct. 2. This session will be an excellent follow-up to the Insights on Conflict Management Training session. All employees are encouraged to attend this round-table discussion in the Maucker Union Columbia Room. For more information, call Robin at 3-3536.
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FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: The October schedule of free computer workshops offered by ITS-Educational Technology is now available by following the link below. For those who have created their own Web sites, note the new offerings for "Creating Forms for the World Wide Web". http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/
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FREE WEBCT WORKSHOPS: ITS-Educational Technology is offering a series of three free WebCT workshops from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 for faculty members at UNI. You should have some experience in creating your own Web pages. For more information, please call 3-2309 or visit http://webct.uni.edu/institute/workshop_schedule.htm
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PERSONAL TRAINING: WRS has a personal training program designed especially for you. There are a variety of packages to choose from, For more information call Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or visit WRC 101.
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UNIVERSITY NAMEBADGES: Departments may now order university namebadges via an online order form. The namebadges have the new university logo with the name of the person and the department engraved below the logo. A sample namebadge and ordering information are available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/namebadge
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HOW TO SEEK EXTERNAL FUNDING: Become acquainted with UNI's grant offices and staff members, and learn how the grant process works on campus. The same session is offered twice during October. Mon., Oct. 8, 3-4 p.m., CBB 319; Tues., Oct. 16 Noon, GIL 207. RSVP to the UNI Foundation, 3-6078 or to vicki.collum@uni.edu To ensure a seat, please respond no later than 3 days before the session you wish to attend.
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STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE: The effects of stress in the workplace cannot be overstated. This 10-minute training module is brought to you by UNI's Training and Career Development. Questions, contact Robin at 3-3536. To learn how to better manage stressful events, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training/stressful_effects.htm
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NEWS

CONFERENCE FOOTBALL GAME: The UNI Football Team opens Gateway Conference play when they host Youngstown State at 4:05 p.m., Sat., in the Dome. The Family Fun Zone package is only $40! You receive 4 tickets, 4 slices of pizza, 4 drinks and a tub of popcorn. To reserve your tickets, call 3-DOME.
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PANTHER SHUTTLE: A shuttle service will be available at Saturday's football game for those needing special assistance getting to and from the Dome from external parking lots. Ask a parking lot attendant for assistance in utilizing the shuttle service.
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"MESSIAH SING:" Price Lab School is hosting a second annual MPLS Community "Messiah Sing", a musical holiday event, on Sun., Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. in the GBPAC. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to participate in the chorus or orchestra. Contact Linda.Sharp@uni.edu for an email form.
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BIN LADEN INTERVIEWER TO SPEAK HERE: Robert Fisk, acclaimed correspondent for the London Independent, will speak at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 4, in Davis Hall of the GBPAC. Fisk has twice interviewed Osama bin Laden, the man now suspected of masterminding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. His presentation is free and open to the public.
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NOTICE FROM THE PURCHASING OFFICE: The FAA, in response to the deluge of e-mails, faxes and phone calls it has received since Sept. 11, has set up a centralized communication system. The e-mail address is 9-awa-tellfaa@faa.gov. The fax number is (202) 267-5091. The telephone number is 1-866-289-9673, and is staffed Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. The FAA requests that you e-mail or fax rather than call. Updates of FAA policies can be found at http://www.faa.gov. Questions, 3-3524.
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VOLUNTEER TO BE A MENTOR: Our Partner in Education, Black Hawk Elementary School, needs you. By giving one hour a week, you could help provide the assistance a student needs to achieve personal and academic growth. For more information, send a request to shirley.uehle@uni.edu, or contact Sharon Voigt at 291-4800.
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FLU SHOTS: Clinics will take place on the following days and locations: Mon., Oct. 29, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. in Maucker Union; Wed., Oct. 31, 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. in the WRC; Tues., Nov. 13, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. in the Student Health Clinic; and Wed., Nov. 14, 7 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. in the Student Health Clinic. Cost is $11. No appointment necessary. Questions, call the Student Health Clinic 3-2009.
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ROOF SWATCHES FOR SALE: In celebration of the UNI-Dome's 25th Anniversary, Conferences and Visitor Services is selling swatches of the UNI-Dome's original fabric roof. Swatches are 1-1/4" x 4" and include an information card about the original and new roofs. Cost is $2 with $1 being donated to the American Red Cross Black Hawk County Chapter. Call 3-6899 or come to the CVS office.
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EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR: The first meeting will take place in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union from 4-5 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 27. This is a time for international students and anyone who is interested to gather, eat free food, meet new friends renew acquaintances, catch up on current events, and more.
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BENEFIT CONCERT: Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC-Great Hall. UNI School of Music Scholarship Benefit Concert and Gala Champagne Reception, "Put a Little Romance in Your Repertoire" $25 tax- deductible contribution. Tickets 3-SHOW. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FAMILY WEEKEND: Numerous activities will take place Sept. 28-30 in conjunction with Family Weekend. Events include the football game, college open houses, the Scholarship Benefit concert and the Freeburg Program dedication. For a complete listing of the many activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/familyweekend/
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MCELROY HALL DEDICATION: An official dedication ceremony for R.J. McElroy Hall, home of the Freeburg Early Childhood Education Program, will take place Sat., Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. The event will be at the new building, on the Allen College Campus, 1950 Heath St., Waterloo. Those attending may tour the new building.
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UNI-DOME ANNIVERSARY: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the UNI-Dome. Celebrate the occasion by attending the festivities on Sept. 29. at noon in the south parking lot of the Dome. Inflatable games are available for kids and "Major Healey" will provide live music starting at 1:30 p.m. The rededication ceremony begins at 2 p.m. on the Dome's south plaza. The football game against Youngstown State kicks off at 4:05 p.m. Get there early to receive your commemorative ticket and "Growl Towel"!
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ORCHESIS/INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE: The UNI Orchesis Dance Company and the UNI International Dance Theatre will present a concert in the GBPAC on Sun., Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public.
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INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS: Sun., Sept. 30, 2-5 p.m., GBPAC and Russell Hall. No charge. For more information, call 3-2024
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JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT: Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Chris Merz, coordinator. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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HIV/AIDS PANEL: A panel discussion with those living with HIV/AIDS. Panel members will share their personal stories about their struggles and successes living with HIV/AIDS. Earl Alexander, author of the book, "My Dad Has HIV", will participate in this discussion. Tues., Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in SAB 102.
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MARTIN LUTHER KING III TO SPEAK AT UNI: The son of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will speak at 2 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 4, in Lang Hall Auditorium. A total of 50 seats will be reserved for faculty and staff who must apply for them through a lottery, at uniinpeace@uni.edu. King's address is part of the Day of Peace event on campus. A Peace Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be the Taste the World Reception, featuring free refreshments and appetizers native to countries across the globe.
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INTERMURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: The fee to play in the Intramural Golf Tournament will be $11 (to cover green fees). Sign up for tee times and pay green fees October 1-3 in WRC 101 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tournament play will at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course be on Sun. Oct. 7, beginning at 11 a.m.
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