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Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

LUNCH AND LEARN: Come to the next Lunch and Learn on Wed., Nov. 7, for a round-table discussion on diversity and its importance to the UNI community. Bring your own lunch and meet from noon to 1 in the Columbia Room of the Maucker Union. For more information, call Robin at 3-3536
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES: Minutes are now available for the Graduate Council meeting of October 25, 2001 at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes/2001-2002/min_910.htm
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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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NEWS

CNN: The latest issue of Campus News Network is available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/110601. Today's stories include plans for an addition to Russell Hall, faculty awards, a profile of Mike Zwanziger, diversity training and more.
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CELEBRATE PEACEMAKERS & PEACEKEEPERS: From Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) through Nov. 17 the Department of Residence invites the entire campus to celebrate Americans who have left our shores to promote peace in the world. To honor their personal service and sacrifice, free buttons for these veterans and stickers for others are now available at the Dept. of Residence Office or Maucker Info Desk.
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BUSINESS TOPIC TRAINING: Looking for money to start your business? Need help writing a business plan? The UNI Regional Business Center offers a free, one-hour Smart Start class on selected business topics, alternating Tuesdays at noon and Thursdays at 3 p.m., at 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. Contact Katie at macdonald@uni.edu or 236-8123 for more information.
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PANTHER PRODUCTIONS WELCOMES SMASH MOUTH: Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Tickets go on sale Wed., Nov. 7, 10 a.m. at all UNI ticket outlets: UNI-Dome, GBPAC, 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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EVENTS

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
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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE MEETING: A National Student Exchange (NSE) information meeting will be held Tues., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. in Maucker Union, Embassy Room. Freshmen and Sophmores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade-point average are urged to attend. Through this exchange, students can attend one of 165 universities across the U.S. while paying UNI tuition.
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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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"DON'T MILK THE CASH COW DRY": The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's Selected Topics for Students series will present "Don't Milk the Cash Cow Dry: Planning for Your Post-College Lifestyle" on Thurs., Nov. 8 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in CBB rooms 1 & 3. This topic will be especially useful for junior and senior college students. A nation-wide cost of living comparison and two revenue/expenditure scenarios for post-college lifestyles will be presented. All UNI students, faculty, and staff are welcome. No advanced registration or fees are required. For more information, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call the JPEC at 3-7350.
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SIGMA XI LECTURE ON CONSERVATION IN ASIA: Dr. Liette Vasseur, K.C. Irving Chair in Sustainable Development, University of Moncton, Canada, will lecture on "Community-based Conservation in Asia" Fri., Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m. in SRL 115. The talk is free and open to the public. Dr. Vasseur will discuss the importance of integrating public education and community involvment into conservation activities, and will give examples from her own work in both Canada and Asia.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. UNI Wind Symphony Concert, Ronald Johnson, conductor. $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass. For tickets call 3-SHOW. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY RECITAL: Mon., Nov. 12, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Jeffrey Smith, percussion. 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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HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP SALE: Friends of the UNI Museums will host their annual gift shop sale of unique items from around the world, Dec. 6-9. A wide selection of natural history related-items such as puzzles, puppets, books and games are available. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6 & 7 and 1-4 p.m. Dec. 8 & 9. http://www.uni.edu/museum
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