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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

WEB CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Do people in your office often field calls from the general public regarding what's happening on our campus? The fastest way to find the answer is to visit the UNI Web calendar of events. The calendar can be searched by subject or date and can be accessed directly from the UNI home page. When planning events, check date availability by visiting: http://access.uni.edu/acal/
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES AVAILABLE: Gradute Council minutes from the November 8 meeting are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes/2001-2002/min_911.htm
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NETSCAPE MESSENGER WORKSHOP: Netscape Messenger is being offered Dec. 7 from 9-11 a.m. and a Netscape Calendar workshop is being offered Dec. 14, 9-11 a.m. for UNI faculty and staff who are new to the program or just want to brush up a bit on their skills. Follow the link below for registration information. http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/netscape.html
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BUSINESS TOPICS: 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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HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for healthy eating has been organized by UNI faculty and staff to meet Thursdays, 12:05-12:50 p.m. in SEC 182. Questions? Kathy Gulick, 3-6921.
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STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY: The Rod Library Student Computer Fee Committee is conducting a survey to help decide which projects to recommend for funding with student computer fee money. The survey will run through Sun., November 18 and is available online and in paper form in the library lobby. http://www.uni.edu/library/survey.htm
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BISCOTTI'S BREAD: Thanksgiving is coming soon and a loaf of bread would be great with your Thanksgiving meal. Biscotti's offers several great breads to go with any meal or just a snack.
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UNI ROD LIBRARY COURSE RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS DUE NOV 30th: If you would like to have the same items on reserve for the spring semester you can reinstate online at: http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement_form.htm. After December 14 all items will be removed from the reserve area and returned to the shelves or to the faculty member. For more information: email libmsc@uni.edu or phone 3-6002.
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WEIGHT TRAINING AVAILABLE: Interested in setting up a weight training program with a motivational partner at your side? Personal training might be for you! Call Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or visit WRC 101. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitleis.html#personal
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NEWS

WEB HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING AT UNI: Rod Library Special Collections staff have prepared an illustrated Web history of UNI Thanksgiving celebrations. While some traditions have changed, some parts of the Thanksgiving celebration are quite similar to those of over 100 years ago. To look at these celebrations, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/speccoll/thanksgiving.html
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SUMMER ORIENTATION STAFF APPLICATIONS: Applications are available for students interested in serving on the 2002 Summer Orientation Staff (SOS). The SOS work with incoming students and parents and assist new students in the selection of their first-semester classes. Compensation includes $2,000 and room and board from May 19-July 9. Encourage interested students to apply. Applications are available until Nov. 28 at the Union Information Desk, the Office of Admissions, and online. Application deadline is Thur. Nov. 29. http://www.uni.edu/~admiss/summer/sosapp.html
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BOARD OF REGENTS: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is meeting on our campus this week. To view docket items, visit http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/docketmemos/memos.html
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AEOP ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Once again the members of the UNI AEOP have adopted UNI student families to assist during the holiday season. For a list of donations and drop-off locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/aeop/adoptafamily.html
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AEOP CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: Invitations for the AEOP Christmas luncheon are being mailed out this week to all currently registered members. The luncheon is scheduled for Tues., Dec. 11 at noon in Maucker Union Expansion Room C. If you have not paid your dues yet, please do so immediately so an invitation for the luncheon can be sent to you. For more information contact Lynn Perigo, 3-2622.
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UNI'S MOST POPULAR RECIPES FOR SALE: A recipe card set of 21 of the most popular salads is available for $3.75. The salad recipes are part of a series of recipe sets including cookies, appetizers, and soups. Recipe sets can be purchased at the Department of Residence Office, Biscotti's in Redeker Center and the 23rd St. Market in the Commons.
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NEW EXHIBITS AT THE ROD LIBRARY: The Rod Library invites you to view three new exhibits this month. The main display case features a colorful overview of UNI athletics. The first floor exhibit highlights the Students First campaign, and the display case in Reference offers a collection of cameos and costume jewelry. If you'd like to create a display in the library, please contact Rebecca Berg for more information.
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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#thanks
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WRC THANKSGIVING BREAK HOURS: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/thnksgvngfachrs.html
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EVENTS

STUDY ABROAD AND CIEP OPEN HOUSE: Thurs., Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Office of International Programs, 59 Baker. Students, faculty and staff interested in learning more about study abroad options and the Culture & Intensive English Program are invited to attend. Meet with staff and students from both programs. Refreshments provided.
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"VAGINA MONOLOGUES" VOLUNTEER MEETING: A meeting about volunteer projects in connection with the February 2002 production of "The Vagina Monologues," will be held Thurs., Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Ambassador Room, Maucker Union. This meeting is open to everyone. Contact Kate Timmermans at kt451067@uni.edu for more details.
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INTERPRETERS THEATRE PERFORMANCE: UNI Interpreters Theatre presents its second show of the season, "Performing in the Borders: Interrogating Our Internal Differences." The narratives are conceived and performed by UNI graduate students who have studied under professor Karen Mitchell. The show is one night only, Thurs., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. in LANG Hall 040. Seating is limited.
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I MUSICI DE MONTREAL: I Musici de Montreal with Anton Kuerti, piano, Thurs., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC.
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LANGUAGE SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM: Eugene Wallingford, Computer Science, will discuss "Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language," Fri., Nov. 16th, 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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THE MAGIC FLUTE: Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m., GBPAC. UNI's School of Music and the GBPAC come together for a production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Tickets 3-SHOW. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI FOOTBALL: The 2001 Gateway Conference champions host their final regular season game this Saturday versus Cal Poly in the UNI-Dome. Kickoff is 7:05 p.m. The game is an important one as the Panthers can take a big step toward hosting a home playoff game with a win. Saturday's game is also Senior Night as 12 Panthers play in their final home regular season game. Call 3-DOME for tickets.
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STUDY IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: Complete a general education course (Russia) and earn credit in your major. Find out about the Institute of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Natural Sciences in St. Petersburg (May Term, 2002) at one of two info meetings on: Mon., Nov. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m., or Tues., Nov. 27, 12-1 p.m., South Room of Maucker Union. If you are unable to attend either of these meetings but still interested in participating, contact Holly at 3-7419 or holly.crandall@uni.edu. For more info go to: http://www.chfa.uni.edu/stpetersburg
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FACULTY JAZZ QUARTET: Mon., Nov. 19, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Chris Merz, saxophones and flute; Robert Washut, piano; Jonathan Schwabe, bass; and Bob Dunn, guitar, with Dane Richeson, guest drummer. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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STUDIO FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING OPEN HOUSE: Tues., Nov. 27, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., ITS-Educational Technology will host an open house in their new facility in Lang 245. StudioIT is a room created for faculty members to explore innovative ways of integrating technology into their teaching. Come learn about using wireless laptops, video conferencing, "SMART Board" or other technologies in your class. Prizes and refreshments. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/whatsnew.html
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