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Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

LEARN HOW TO WORK SMART: Has mutli-tasking got you down? Is your "Things to do" list getting longer by the hour? As job responsibilities grow, the need to budget time and set meaningful goals becomes increasingly important. UNI's Training and Career Development can help you better manage your time. Visit the link below to learn 5 strategies to help you work SMART. http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training/work_smart.htm
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BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: This series of presentations is free to UNI students, faculty, and staff. No advanced registration is required. The presentation on Thurs., Oct. 11, 3:30 p.m. in CBB rooms 1 and 3 will focus on behavior and business etiquette tips to help people succeed in life and business.
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NETSCAPE MESSENGER WORKSHOP OFFERED: If you are not using Netscape Messenger for your e-mail and would like to learn about the many features of this program, or if you are already using Messenger and would like to brush up on your skills, plan on attending this workshop on Fri., Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Get more details by calling 3-2309 or by following this link: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/netscape.html
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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES AVAILABLE: These services are available to employees who qualify for insurance benefits and for their immediate family members. Up to six free counseling sessions per year may be used. Contacts with the EAP are completely confidential. To schedule an appointment, please call Allen EAP directly at 319-235-3550. For additional questions, contact Deedra Billings, Wellness Resource Coordinator at 3-7162.
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NEWS

CAMPUS NEWS NETWORK: The latest edition of CNN includes stories on the Lang Hall rededication, Madeleine Albright's lecture, John Baker memorial service, United Way and more. To view these stories, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/100901
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NEW VERSION OF MYUNIVERSE PORTAL NOW AVAILABLE: This version of MyUNIverse provides students with direct access to their personal reports and transactions. Students may customize their portal by adding personal links and choosing the content they want displayed. Watch the Northern Iowan in the coming weeks as additional features are highlighted and enhancements are announced. Faculty and staff, to see what the portal offers students, visit http://myuniverse.uni.edu
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CONCERNS ABOUT TIAA-CREF: In view of the tragic events on Sept. 11, several employees have expressed a concern about TIAA-CREF. The offices of TIAA-CREF were not physically harmed by the destruction at the World Trade Center. There are two other major service centers - Denver, CO and Charlotte, NC. Either, or both, of these centers could step in and provide services should something happen to the New York office. In addition, TIAA-CREF has a disaster response plan that includes backup systems in a number of different locations across the country. The response plan was put to the test on Sept. 11 and passed with flying colors.
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UNI PERFORMING FOR PEACE: UNI In Peace has a sub-committee called UNI Performing for Peace. This subcommittee is dedicated to the betterment of this campus and this country as a whole. This orgainzation plans to put on a performance of dancers, musicians, actors, poets, artists of all cultures and walks of life to promote peace here on earth. For more information contact Marie Crowley, 2-5139 or email: crowley@uni.edu
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LEISURE POOL CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE: The WRC leisure pool will be closed through Wed., Oct. 10, 2 p.m. for maintenance. All leisure pool fitness classes, programs and open rec hours will be shifted to the lap pool during the closure. Wellness and Recreation Services regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
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CAMPANILE REPLICAS FOR SALE: In honor of Homecoming and the 75 year history of our Campanile, the Alumni Association is offering its official Campanile replicas at a discount price of $15 each ($12 to Association members). This offer is valid through October 31. Visit the Web site below to order. (Shipping and handling waived for orders picked up in the Alumni office.) http://www.unialum.org/merchandise.html
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Dr. Grammar and UNI received some major publicity when Dr. Grammar was featured in a 'Web Site Spotlight' in the Chicago Tribune, Sept. 24. Newsweek's most recent College guide featured an article on wellness centers. Information on UNI's WRC leads the story and a color photo of the slide and leisure pool is included. The photo was taken by UNI senior Marcy Marshall.
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HOMECOMING BUTTONS: Show your UNI spirit by purchasing this year's official homecoming button! They're only $2 and by purchasing a button, you'll also receive a discount card that can be used at particpating College Square Mall stores throughout the week. Buttons will be sold in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the following dates: Tues. Oct. 9 and Wed., Oct. 10. For more info, call the Student Activities Office, 3-2683.
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EVENTS

MEET THE PRES EVENT: All Professional & Scientific employees are invited to the annual 'Meet the Pres' event being held at noon Tues., Oct. 9 in the Maucker Union Expansion. President Koob will address the current budget situation in Iowa and its impact on UNI. The 2001 Regents Staff Excellence Award Recipients will also be recognized. Bring your lunch; cookies and beverages will be provided.
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GALLERY OF ART PRESENTS "A QUESTION OF FAITH:" This all media, national juried art exhibition explores a multitude of viewpoints concerning religion and spirituality. The juror is Eleanor Heartney, contributing editor to "Art in America." The exhibition is sponsored by the UNI College of Education, the UNI Department of Art, the journal "Religion & Education," and the Iowa Arts Council. The exhibition will run through Oct. 26. Call 3-6134 for gallery hours.
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ANNUAL SAHAI LECTURE: Tues., Oct. 9, 4 p.m., 125 LAT, Dr. Curtiss Hanson, professor of chemistry and Sahai Distinguished Professor, will speak on "Keeping the Faith: Pursuing Mass Spectrometry and Other Highly Esoteric Research at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution." The public is invited to attend the lecture and the reception which follows.
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THEATRE UNI BRINGS A SHAKESPEARE COMEDY TO LIFE: Wed., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m., Strayer-Wood Theatre. Theatre UNI will host a Director/ Designers' Presentation for the Shakespeare comedy, "Measure for Measure." Director Cynthia Goatley and the scenic, lighting, and costume designers share their vision of the production and the process of bringing the play to life on stage.
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CARL L. BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE: "'Family Values': Myths and Realities of the American Family" will be the topic of the 28th Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture, Wed., Oct. 10, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Elaine Tyler May, Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Questions, Gregory Bruess at 3-2752.
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CARTOONIST, SATIRIST AND JOURNALIST TO LECTURE AT UNI: Lalo Alcaraz, cartoonist, satirist, and journalist will lecture on Wed., Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium, followed by a book-signing and reception. Examples of his work can be found at http://www.pocho.com. This event is free.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC TO HOST GUEST RECITAL: Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Eugene Gaub, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FREE DEPRESSION SCREENING OFFERED: Students, staff and faculty can complete a brief, written screening test, receive education about depression and manic-depression, and meet with a mental health professional on Thurs. Oct. 11. This free, anonymous program will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center. Pre-registration is not required.
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MPP TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY: Dr. William Rohe, Director, Center for Urban and Regional Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will present: "Knowledge in Action: Applying Policy Analysis in the 'Real World'" on Thurs., Oct, 11, 7:30 p.m., SRL 115.
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PUBLIC POLICY GRADUATE PROGRAM TO HOST OPEN HOUSE: The Graduate Program in Public Policy will host an Open House in LNG 110, on Thurs., Oct. 11 from 3-5 p.m., to celebrate it's 10th Anniversary. Refreshments served. The new Public Policy Office will also be open to visitors before and after the Lang Hall Dedication.
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LANG HALL REDEDICATION: The entire campus is invited to attend the rededication of Lang Hall, formerly "Old Aud" on Friday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 pm., Lang Hall Auditorium. A reception and tours will follow.
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WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM HOME ACTION: The UNI Women's Soccer team plays Southern Utah Fri. at 4 p.m. and Creighton, Sun. at 1 p.m. Both games are on the West Athletic Field, behind the UNI-Dome.
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TESOL CLUB TO MEET THIS WEEK: The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Club will have an informal meeting on Fri., Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. in BAK 161. Students, faculty and staff from all disciplines are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to share their ideas about language teaching, learning, and cross-cultural experiences.
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"IF YOU COULD SEE US NOW": Come and celebrate this year's theme for Homecoming at some of the featured events. Fri., Oct. 12, 8:15 p.m there will be a pep rally with a fireworks finale and on Sat. Oct. 13 at 10 a.m., the annual parade will take place.
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MARTHA-ELLEN TYE GUEST RESIDENCY: Thurs., Oct. 11 and Fri., Oct. 12. Gordon Mathie, trumpet - Contact: Randy Grabowski 3-2086 or grabowski@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI WIND SYMPHONY AND CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE: Fri., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC-Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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CRAZY HOOPS: UNI's version of Midnight Madness, will be Friday, Oct. 12 in the West Gym. Doors open at 11 p.m., admission is free and the first 200 fans receive FREE t-shirts. Don't miss out on your first chance to see the 2001-2002 UNI Men's and Women's basketball teams in action.
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STUDENTS AGAINST A VIOLENT ENVIRONMENT:
Open House of the SAVE Center Oct. 13, 11a.m. - 1p.m.(after the parade) 2222 College St. Stop by for refreshments and activities. Also, register to win two tickets to a performance at the GBPAC.
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FOOBALL TEAM HOSTS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: The Panther football team hosts Southern Illinois on Sat. at 4:05 p.m. in the Dome. Eight former Panther greats will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at half-time. Call 3-DOME for advance tickets.
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CARROT TOP TO PERFORM AT GBPAC: Carrot Top will perform Sun., Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Tickets are still available, call 3-SHOW.
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CO-REC SOCCER REGISTRATION HELD: Entry and registration for Open Co-Rec Soccer Tournament October 15-17 in WRC 101, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tournament schedule will be posted Fri., Oct. 19 after 9 a.m. at WRC on IM bulletin board. Tournament is Sun., Oct. 21, time TBA.
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FORENSIC PROGRAM TO HOST BRITISH DEBATE TEAM: The UNI Forensic Program will host the British Debate Team Oct. 15 and 16. A public debate will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 16 in CAC 108. The topic for the Parliamentary style debate is: This house would put women on the frontline. UNI faculty and students are encouraged to attend.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC HOSTS CHAMBER WIND CONCERT: Mon., Oct. 15, 8 p.m. GBPAC, Davis Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ASMAT CARVINGS: HOW THE SPIRITS OF WOOD SPEAK TO YOU: Eric P. Kjellgren, Ph.D., Curator of Oceanic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will lecture on "How the spirits of the wood speak to you," at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15. You can meet him at a reception in KAB at 6:45 p.m. that evening.
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VOLLEYBALL FANS' BUS: Join other Panther fans and ride the UNI Volleyball Fans Bus to the game for only $25. Price includes bus and game tickets. The bus will leave from the northwest WRC lot at 2:45 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 16 (cars can be left in that gravel lot). Game time is 7 p.m. The bus will stopfor dinner (fast food) on the way to Bettendorf and will return immediately after the game. To sign up, call Sloane Tyler at 3-6667.
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MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM SPONSORING YOUTH CLINIC: The UNI Men's Basketball team is sponsoring a youth basketball clinic for grades 1-6 at the PEC on Oct. 20. Participants will attend a session from 9-noon OR 1-4 p.m. All attendees will recieve a free T-shirt, a basketball, and a Panther Pass to attend all home men's basketball events. Cost is $30. For more information contact Kyle Green, 3-3865.
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