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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

BEGINNING READING CONFERENCE 2002: It's not too late to present at this celebrated forum for Iowa's early elementary reading educators. Quality presentations in all areas of early reading and language arts instruction are being sought. Visit the Beginning Reading Web site for more information. http://www.pls.uni.edu/read/proposal.html
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Mon., Nov. 12, 3:15 p.m. in the Board Room, Gilchrist. Agenda items include: Further review of recommended changes to the Faculty Constitution, calculus substitution in general education.
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WASHINGTON CENTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Robert Walter from The Washington Center internship program will be on campus Thurs., Nov. 15. A student information session has been scheduled from 4-5 p.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. 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 For more information on this program, visit the following Web sites. http://www.twc.edu http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/washingtoncenter.pdf
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES: Minutes are now available for the Graduate Council meeting of October 25. http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes/2001-2002/min_910.htm

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NEWS

PARKING DURING FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Due to IHSAA Football Playoffs, parking lots around the UNI-Dome will be monitored. If you have a University parking permit you will not be charged for parking. Please visit http://www.uni.edu/unidome/info/ihsaa.html for dates and times of games.
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UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN: UNI's United Way Campaign continues this week as 99 faculty and staff volunteers receive donations and pledges from colleagues across the university. Please return pledge forms this week to your United Way volunteer. For more information, visit http://uni.edu/dor/UnitedWay.
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WOMEN'S RUBGY WINS NATIONAL TITLE: The UNI Women's Rugby team is the Midwest Division II Champion for the second year in a row. They beat Bowling Green State University 62-10 and the University of Minnesota 18-10 to win the title last weekend. They will travel in May 2002 to defend their title.
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PEACEMAKERS & PEACEKEEPERS: November 11 (Veterans Day) kicks off a week of honoring UNI faculty/staff and students who are veterans of the Peace Corps or U.S. Military. Celebrate those among us who left our shores to be peacekeepers and peacemakers. Free vet pins and supporter stickers at the Deparment of Residence Office, dining centers and Maucker Union Information Desk.
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MASSAGES: Get a relaxing massage at the Wellness Resource Lab. Massages are $10 for 15 minutes (cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct). Sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Gift certificates are available. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment or stop in WRC 104.
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HOURS

WRC THANKSGIVING BREAK HOURS: For the Wellness and Recreation Center's Thanksgiving Break hours visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/thnksgvngfachrs.html
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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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"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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UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Get your first look at the 2001-02 Panther Women's Basketball team tonight (Thurs., Nov. 8) as they host Iowa's Best in exhibition action. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. in the West Gym.
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SIGMA XI LECTURE: 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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"THE LOST ELEPHANT": The W/CF Symphony presents the "The Lost Elephant" Sat., Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in Russell Hall. This charming show, with narration, characters and costumes, is an introduction to classical music for children ages 4-10. A pre-concert craft activity will take place at The Hearst Center. Tickets, 3-7469 and at the door starting at 1 p.m.
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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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ANNUAL REVIEW & UPDATE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS: 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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KENNY CHESNEY/SARA EVANS CONCERT: Kenny Chesney and Sara Evans will perform in the UNI-Dome Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at any UNI Box Office (UNI-Dome, GBPAC, Maucker Union and Strayer-Wood Theater) by calling 3-DOME or by logging onto http://tickets.com. Tickets are $25 for General Public and $20 for UNI Students.
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PAT/HISTORY DEPT. LECTURE: Charles Holcombe, UNI Department of History, will give a presentation on "Immigrants and Strangers: From Cosmopolitanism to Confucian Universalism in Tang China (618-907)." The lecture is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 14, in SRL 115.
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NORTH INDIA CLASSICAL CONCERT: Wed., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., Russell Hall Auditorium. The School of Music will host Debu Chaudhuri, sitar and Anup Ghosh, tabla, in a concert of the classical music of North India. Tickets at the door: general admission, $10, N.E.Iowa India Soc. $5, students with UNI I.D $4. For more information contact Thomas Tritle, 3-2429 or tritle@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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