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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

COMPUTER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE: The ITS-Educational Technology computer workshops schedule for November and December is now available. Faculty, please remind your students of these opportunities. New this fall is a workshop on creating forms for the World Wide Web (Please note prerequisites). Access the calendar at http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/
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PERSONAL TRAINING OFFERED: WRS has a personal training program designed especially for you with a variety of packages to choose from. For more information call Kristy, 3-7167 or visit WRC 101.
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10 MINUTE WRITING WORKSHOP: The increased use of e-mail and other written message formats requires you to be an especially skilled writer. If you have difficulty distinguishing between a colon, semicolon and ellipse, attend this 10-minute training module brought to you by UNI's Training and Career Development. For more information, contact Robin at 3-3536. http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training/writing_skills.htm
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ENERGY SAVINGS: A typical PC CPU uses between 40 and 150 watts of power. In addition to the monitor, which uses 75-100 watts a laser printer uses 50 watts. With the number of PCs on campus, UNI could save as much as $50,000/year in utility costs assuming half the University is not following the conservation practices listed at the link below. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/PCenergytips.htm
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE: In an effort to reduce paper and printing costs and e-mail volume, Graduate Council agendas and minutes will only be available from the Graduate College Web site at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/. New agendas will be posted by Tuesday before each meeting.
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"WORDS OF WELLNESS" AVAILABLE ONLINE: September and October issues of "Words of Wellness" can be found on the WRS Web site at: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html If you would like to be added to the Wellness mailing list to regularly receive a hard copy, please contact Kathy Gulick at 3-6921 or kathy.gulick@uni.edu.
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NEWS

PRESIDENT KOOB TO ADDRESS MERIT STAFF: President Koob will speak to all merit staff regarding budget issues and the effect on UNI. In order to accommodate the large number of employees in the merit group and their work schedules, two meeting times have been scheduled. Attendance at these meetings is not required, but merit employees are encouraged to participate. Supervisors are encouraged to make necessary arrangements for employees to attend. Meetings will be held on Fri., Nov. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. and Tues., Nov. 27 from 4-5 p.m. Both meetings will be held in SEC 244/245 and will include question and answer time.
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PARKING REMINDER: The Sabin A lot is now permanently closed. If you received a ticket for parking there on the evening of 10/22, it will be forgiven. The contractor neglected to erect a fence to keep cars out of the lot. The lot has now been secured.
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REDUCED OPERATIONS BEGIN DEC. 21: The University will authorize reduced operations beginning at 5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 21 through Tues., Jan. 1. For more informtion, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/winter_reduced_operations.html
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SMART START YOUR BUSINESS: The UNI Regional Business Center offers a free, one-hour Smart Start Class twice a week, that briefly covers all the topics you need to know to start your own business. Classes are held Tuesdays at 12 p.m. and Thursdays at 3 p.m., at 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. To sign up, call Katie at 236-8123 or e-mail macdonald@uni.edu
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FLU SHOT CLINICS ON CAMPUS: Clinics will take place on the following days and locations: Mon., Oct. 29, 1-3 p.m. in Maucker Union; Wed., Oct. 31 from 7-8:30 a.m. in the WRC; Tues., Nov. 13 from 5-7 p.m. in the Student Health Clinic; and Wed., Nov. 14 from 7-8:30 a.m. in the Student Health Clinic. The cost is $11. No appointment necessary. Contact the Student Health Clinic with any questions, 3-2009.
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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?: Volunteer News is your e-mail link to upcoming volunteer opportunities in the community. It is a service of Project VIP, a volunteer program from the UNI Career Center and the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley. To sign up for the news- letter, e-mail projectvip@uni.edu (include your e-mail address in your message), or send an e-mail to MAILSERV@UNI.EDU with SUB volunteernews and your e-mail address as the first and only line in the body of the message. You can unsubscribe at any time.
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EVENTS

FINAL WEEK FOR ART EXHIBIT: "A QUESTION OF FAITH" an all media, national, juried art exhibition explores a multitude of viewpoints concerning religion and spirituality. 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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UNI CONCERT CHORALE PERFORMANCE: Thurs., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC-Great Hall. Dyan Baker, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LANGUAGE SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM: Edgar Boedeker, Philosophy and Religion, will discuss "Wittgenstein's Tractatus" on Fri., Oct. 26th, at 1 p.m. in CAC 263. There will be refreshments following; 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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FINAL WOMEN'S HOME SOCCER MATCH: Fri., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. is your last chance to see the 2001 Panther Women's Soccer team play as they host Wisconsin-Green Bay. Four seniors will be honored on the West Athletic Field that day; #9 Amy McCoy, #15 Abby Sloss, #18 Jane Masteller and #22 Alaina Shoopman.
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VOLLEYBALL RETURNS FOR CONFERENCE PLAY: Friday the Panthers host Southwest Missouri State at 7 p.m. Saturday night has been designated Dike-New Hartford Night in honor of first year head coach Bobbi Petersen. Action that night also begins at 7 p.m. Call 3-DOME to purchase advance tickets.
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JAZZ BAND I CONCERT: Fri., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC-Great Hall. Robert Washut, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WOMEN'S RUGBY SWEET 16 TOURNAMENT: The UNI Women's Rugby Club will compete in the Sweet 16 tournament this weekend in Iowa Falls (see ifrugby.com for directions to the pitch). They will be playing ISU Sat., Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. to advance to the Final Four which will be held at the same location on Nov. 3. Questions, contact Jennifer Murra at 3-2676.
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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS WOODCARVERS: Sun., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. at the University Museum, several area woodcarvers will demonstrate techniques and styles used in contemporary carving. The Asmat carvings currently on exhibit will serve as a backdrop of contrast to the refined carvings of these local craftsmen.
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THEATRE UNI PRESENTS "MEASURE FOR MEASURE:" November 1-4 & 7-10 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. This classic Shakespearean drama of justice, governmental and moral corruption, and the human desire for balance are subjects hotly debated and discussed in today's society. Tickets: $6-$8 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office, 3-6381 or online at: http://tickets.uni.edu
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NU THEATRE DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT "RUMORS:" The Theatre Department of NU High School will present its fall production, "Rumors" by Neil Simon on November 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Butzier Auditorium, Price Lab School. Tickets are $3.50 for students and senior citizens, $4 for adults and are available by calling 3-6047 and at the door on the performance nights.
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