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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE MEETING: Help is available in projecting your scholarship accounts in light of the current economic conditions; training provided by UNI Financial Aid & Development Offices; Tues., Nov. 13, 9-10:30 a.m. State College Room (NEW LOCATION), Maucker Union. RSVP to Denise Parks at 3-2720 or denise.parks@uni.edu
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INTENDED MAJOR MEETINGS: Departmental meetings for students with an intended major will be held Wed., Nov. 7, 3 p.m. Students can identify major courses, learn about the registration process and guidelines for their majors and declare their major. Locations of departmental meetings can be found at: http://www.uni.edu/acaadvis/decmajor.html
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MORE MEMFIS TRAINING: Additional MEMFIS classes have been added for the month of November. Navigation, Purchasing, General Ledger and Reports training are all available for new employees or those who would just like a review. To register please log in at: http://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/memfis_train.cgi
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TRAINING FOR WEBCT: ITS-ET is offering training on version 3.1 of WebCT for faculty who want to develop an on-line aspect to current courses or who want to develop a course that is entirely on-line. See the Web site for more information. http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm
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TEACHING LARGER CLASSES: The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is offering a professional development program titled, "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 3-5858, fax 3-2974, or campus mail 0463.
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UNI RONALD E. MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM RECRUITMENT: The McNair Scholars Program is a TRIO program funded by the U.S. 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, and first generation, or 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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NEWS

PANTHER PRODUCTIONS WELCOMES SMASH MOUTH: Wed., Dec. 5, 8 a.m. in the UNI-Dome. Tickets go on sale Wed., Nov. 7, 10 a.m. at all UNI Ticket Outlets: UNI-Dome, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Strayer-Wood Theatre, and Maucker Union. Charge by phone at 3-DOME or online at http://www.tickets.com. Tickets are just $15 for UNI Students and $20 for general public. http://www.smashmouth.com
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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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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, located on the second floor of Redekker Center, is a great 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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EVENTS

WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: The W/CF Symphony will present works by Mozart, Ravel, and Rimsky-Korsakov this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 & 3, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Call 3-7649 for tickets or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. 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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ÚNICOSS: The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers will meet Mon., Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge of the Maucker Union. This is an informal gathering to speak Spanish with friends.
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2001 DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION: The creative accomplishments of the faculty of the UNI Department of Art will be on display in the Gallery of Art, KAB, Nov. 5 - Dec. 2. Gallery hours are Mon. - Thurs.; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. Noon - 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed Nov. 21-25. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more info contact the gallery at 3-6134 or http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery There will be an opening reception Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the KAB.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC HOSTS JAZZ BAND CONCERTS: Tues., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. GBPAC, Great Hall. UNI Jazz Bands II and III Concert, Chris Merz, Chris Schmitz and Bill Scheidecker, conductors. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC HOSTS UNITUBA CONCERT: Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. UNI Tuba/Euphonium ensemble concert, Jeffrey Funderburk, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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AEOP MONTHLY MEETING: Tues., Nov. 13, Maucker Union Expansion Room C, at noon. Drake Martin from DOR will present "We are UNI's Shining Stars." Please bring a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch in the Union. If you have not yet paid your dues or you want to join AEOP it is not too late. For details call Lynn Perigo, 3-6232.
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KENNY CHESNEY AND SARA EVANS CONCERT: Kenny Chesney and Sara Evans will be performing live in the UNI-Dome Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at any UNI Box Office (UNI-Dome, Gallagher-Bluedorn, Maucker Union and Strayer-Wood Theater) or by calling 3-DOME or log on to http://tickets.com. Tickets are $25 for general public and $20 for UNI students.
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