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Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TEACHING LARGER CLASSES: The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is offering a professional development program entitled, "Teaching Larger Classes Well" in SEC 244/245 which will be offered in three different time periods and formats: Sat., Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. to noon Tue., Nov. 13, 1:00-2:15 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16,11:00-11:50 a.m. To register, e-mail ctr.enh.tchg@uni.edu, phone 273-5858, fax 273-2974, or campus mail 0463.
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WASHINGTON CENTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Robert Walter from The Washington Center internship program (http://www.twc.edu) will be on campus on Thurs., Nov. 15. A student information session has been scheduled from 4-5 p.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge of Maucker Union (http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/washingtoncenter.pdf) To schedule a time to have Mr. Walter speak briefly in a class or to meet with him individually or over lunch, call Donna Vinton at 3-6857 or e-mail donna.vinton@uni.edu
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ATTENTION SECRETARIES AND OFFICE ASSISTANTS: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) fliers are available to display in offices around UNI. If your office is in need of a flier that includes the phone number of the EAP, call 3-7162 and state what mail code you'd like a flier sent to. The services of the EAP are avalable to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits, and their immediate family members. Contact Deedra Billings, 3-7162 with questions.
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UNI RONALD E. MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM RECRUITMENT: The McNair Scholars Program is a TRIO program funded by the Department of Education to assist undergraduates interested in attaining a doctoral degree. In order to reach students on the UNI campus, the McNair Scholars Program needs your help. Students from low- income, first generation and minority backgrounds may be eligible to participate in the program. Your assistance is needed to identify juniors and seniors in your department or with whom you are acquainted who have the potential to do graduate level work and are interested in furthering their education. Questions, 3-7205.
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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?: Volunteer News is your email link to upcoming volunteer opportunities in the community. This newsletter is sent when organizations in the community need volunteers for special events and activities. 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 newsletter, you can e-mail projectvip@uni.edu  to request that you be added to the list (include your e-mail address in your message) or you can sign up directly by sending an e-mail directly to MAILSERV@UNI.EDU with SUB volunteer news and your e-mail address as the first and only line in the body of the message (sub volunteernews youremailaddress) You can unsubscribe yourself at any time.
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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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NEWS

UNI IN THE NEWS: Madeleine Albright's recent visit to our campus was covered by both the AP and Reuters news wire services. Visit the link below to get their perspectives. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/252.html
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ENERGY MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES: During this budget reduction time, the university is asking everyone's cooperation in conserving energy. Savings in utilities will mean fewer reductions in other campus units. Please implement these important suggestions immediately: http://www.uni.edu/vpaf/
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CUSTODIAL CHANGES: Budget reductions will require changes in custodial services effective Mon., Nov. 5. Everyone's assistance is needed to maintain the university's clean and safe campus. Please read these important changes: http://www.uni.edu/vpaf/
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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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UNI-DOME SECURITY MEASURES: The UNI-Dome staff has asked that no bags, backpacks, or purses be brought to events. If someone needs to bring a bag (ie: baby bag), it will be searched at the door. Patrons will be asked to return inappropriate items to their cars. The CFPD, UNI Public Safety and Sartori paramedics are on site at every UNI football game and other major events.
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PIAZZA MEETING ROOM: This is a reminder that the Piazza makes a great meeting location for your lunchtime meeting. All- you-care -to-eat made-to-your-specifications mid-day dining is available for $6.50, including beverages. Although the meeting room cannot be reserved at this time, small groups are welcome to share the space with UNI students.
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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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WEB SITE LOOKS AT UNI HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS: UNI students have celebrated Halloween since the school's earliest days. If you would like to learn about those celebrations as well as about UNI's two well-known ghosts, take a look at the Web site listed below http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/speccoll/halloween.html
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EVENTS

UNI TO HOST TECHNOLOGY EXPO: A Technology Expo will be held Tues., Oct. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union (Expansion B). This event is being hosted by ITS-Educational Technology and is open to all faculty and staff. Vendors such as Sony, AMX, Da-Lite, Smart Technologies, Extron, ELMO, and Mackie will be in attendance. A detailed list of vendors/activities may be found at: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse/technologyexpo/techexpo.htm
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RESIDENCE HALL HAUNTED HOUSES: Rider Hall Haunted House, Rider Hall REC Room, Oct. 30, 7-10 p.m. Campbell Hall Fall Ball: Wed., Oct. 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m.- children; adults,7-10 p.m. Admission is a canned food item that will be donated to the Cedar Valley Food Drive. Noerhen Hall Haunted House: Noerhen Hall REC Room 6-8 p.m. All ages welcome.
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TRICK-OR-TREATING IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS: Bartlett, Lawther, Campbell, Bender, Dancer, Hagemann, Noehren, Shull, Rider, and ROTH. Wed., Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Children of all ages can participate.
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THEATRE UNI TO PRESENT "MEASURE FOR MEASURE:" Performances will take place November 1-4 & 7-10 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. This classic Shakespeare 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 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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WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Fri. and Sat., Nov. 2 & 3, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are available by calling 3-SHOW and at the door the night of the performances. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI FOOTBALL TAKES ON INDIANA STATE: UNI football returns to the Dome Saturday to take on Indiana State at 4:05 p.m. The day has been designated "Waukon Day" in honor of first year head coach Mark Farley, the original "Walk-On from Waukon." That day, Panther bobble head dolls will be given away to 750 lucky fans. Call 3-DOME for advance tickets.
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UNI HOSTS GUEST RESIDENT: Sat., Nov. 3, 3 p.m., GBPAC-Davis Hall. Michael Burritt, percussion. For more information, contact Jeffrey Smith, 3-2228 or jeffrey.smith@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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CHARACTERS FROM THE PAST: Characters come alive to describe life at a one-room school in 1920's rural Iowa. Authentically costumed characters will help visitors imagine the schoolhouse abuzz with activity. Sun., Nov. 4, 2 p.m., Marshall Center School.
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HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO: Sun., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC-Great Hall. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will amaze you with their imaginiative use of jazz, ballet and acrobatics as a rhythmically based dance that is impeccably performed and fast-paced. They have thrilled audiences with their artistry and spirit.
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