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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CAMPUS PHONE BOOK INFORMATION: For a listing of phone directory corrections, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/ To submit a correction, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/correction.html
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ATHLETIC DEPT. SIDELINE COACHES: Any faculty & staff interested in observing practice & games/meets of MBB, WBB, WR, TR and Swimming please contact Colleen Heimstead at colleen.heimstead@uni.edu for more information.
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FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Check out the schedule of FREE computer workshops offered during December for UNI students, staff, and faculty. Call 3-2309 for reservations. http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt
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SMART START CLASSES: Do you have a business idea? Our Smart Start class can help you make it a reality. Classes are held alternating Tuesdays at 12 p.m. and Thursdays at 3 p.m. every week. This free, one-hour class covers the information you need to know to start a business and is held at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. Call 236-8123 or email Katie at katie.macdonald@uni.edu to register.
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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 from 12:05 to 12:50 in SEC 182. For details contact Kathy Gulick, 3-6921.
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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, a listing of university activities organized in date order. The calendar can be searched by subject or by date. The calendar can be accessed directly from the UNI home page. When planning events, it's a good idea to check date availability by visiting: http://access.uni.edu/acal/
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PAY PERIOD CUTOFFS: The Web site below lists various monthly time period cutoffs for merit and student time sheets and final dates for any payroll changes. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/254.html
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NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW SUBSCRIPTION: Looking for a unique, affordable holiday gift? Consider a one-year (bimonthly) gift subscription to the North American Review at the reduced rate of $18. For more information on purchasing a gift subscription please e-mail nar@uni.edu, come by Baker 24, or phone us at 3-6455.
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NEWS

GOVERNOR ON CAMPUS: Gov. Vilsack will be on campus Tues., Dec. 4. He will be holding an open forum in Maucker Union Expansion from 3:45 - 4:45 pm. This event is open to all faculty, students and staff as well as the community.
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NCAA VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE CHANGE: UNI hosts the first and second rounds of the NCAA Volleyball Championships this Friday and Saturday in the West Gym. On Friday, Minnesota and DePaul play at 5:30 p.m. followed by UNI vs Northern Illinois at 7:30 p.m. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SCHEDULE. The final round will be played Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets for all three matches are $13 for adults and $9 for youth/students/seniors. Single session tickets will only be sold the day of the match and are based on availability. Call 3-DOME for tickets.
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UNI-CUE HAS MOVED: UNI Center for Urban Education has moved to 800 Sycamore Street, Waterloo, 50703-4730. The UNI directory includes the new address, but NOT the new mail code. Please change your directories to 4730. UNI-CUE includes the following programs: Educational Opportunity Center, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, and the Upward Bound Math and Science.
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LAST CHANCE FLU SHOTS: The UNI Student Health Clinic will be offering one last flu shot clinic on Mon., Dec. 3 in Expansion A of Maucker Union from 1 to 3 p.m. or until supplies last. Cost is $11 cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Open to students, faculty, staff, and spouses.
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PANTHER NCAA TICKETS AVAILABLE: Tickets for the Panther's NCAA first round football game at Eastern Illinois can be purchased at the UNI-Dome ticket office or by calling 3-DOME. Adult tickets are $11, youth $5. Also UNI @ Iowa State MBB tickets are available at the UNI-Dome Ticket Office. Ticket price is $20 for everyone.
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TRAVEL WITH PANTHER FOOTBALL: UNI Football travels to Eastern Illinois this Saturday for the first round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Kickoff is 12:30 p.m. Plans are being finalized to provide transportation for fans to Charleston, IL for the game. If interested, contact Sloane Tyler at 3-6667 or sloane.tyler@uni.edu. Further information will also be available at http://www.unipanthers.com.
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ROD LIBRARY NEWSLETTER: The latest edition of the online Rod Library Newsletter features new online journals, library instruction registration, online reference services, and the new "My Library Account" service. Read the latest online Rod Library Newsletter at http://www.library.uni.edu/newsletter/ or click on "Library Newsletter" from the Rod Library home page http://www.library.uni.edu/
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EVENTS

2001 DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION: The creative accomplishments of the faculty of the UNI Department of Art are on display in the Gallery of Art, KAB, now through 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. 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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CREDIT: HOW TO GET IT, MANAGE IT & FIX IT: Thurs., Nov. 29, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., CBB, rooms 1 & 3. Alan Jessen of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Northeast Iowa will cover information about getting and managing credit and how to fix a personal debt situation. Handouts and resources will be available. Much of the information presented here is part of a fee-based service offered by Consumer Credit Counseling, but you will get this information for FREE. No advanced registration is required and the presentation is free to all UNI students, staff and faculty. For more information, you may contact katherine.cota@uni.edu, 3-7350 or visit CBB 264.
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INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR: International Coffee Hour is scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 29 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Union Hemisphere Lounge. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Sara Lyness at 3-6421.
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BASKETBALL TIME/LOCATION CHANGE: Due to the postseason play of Panther football and volleyball, tonight's (Thur., Nov. 29) UNI men's basketball game time and location have changed. The game, versus Texas-Pan American, will now be played at 8:05 p.m. in the West Gym.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Thurs., Nov. 29, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Northwind Quintet - Dominique Cawley, flute; Tom Barry, oboe; Jack Graham, clarinet; Thomas Tritle, horn; and David Rachor, bassoon. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHERN IOWA CONDUCTING WORKSHOP: Fri., Nov. 30, 2-10 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 1, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. For more information, contact Ronald Johnson, 3-6058 or johnsonrw@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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STUDENT POTTERY SALE: The UNI Annual Student Pottery Sale will be held in KAB 126 (the ceramics lab) on Fri., Nov. 30 from 3 - 7 p.m. and on Sat., Dec. 1 from noon until 4 p.m. Choose handmade ceramic gifts for family and friends.
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GBPAC PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER BALLET: The Nutcracker by Ballet Internationale Fri., & Sat., Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat. at 2 p.m. GBPAC, Great Hall. Tickets, 3-SHOW
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UNI SUZUKI PLAYATHON: UNI Suzuki School will hold a playathon at College Square Mall Sat., Dec. 1 from 1-4:30 p.m. This fund raiser will feature ensemble performances by students ages 3 to 18 on violin, viola, cello and flute. A performance by the school's violin special performance group Fiddlesticks and the parent orchestra will end the event. Students will gather pledges from family and friends to raise money for a new computer and other technological improvements. For more information about the UNI Suzuki School visit http://www.uni.edu/music/frames/ensembles/suzuki.html
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UNI WRESTLING HOSTS UNI OPEN: The 2001-2002 Panther Wrestling team hosts the annual UNI Open Sun., Dec. 2 in the UNI-Dome. Action begins at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Purchase tickets by calling 3-DOME.
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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Mon., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Waterloo. UNI Concert Chorale, UNI Chamber Singers, UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus Chimes of Christmas, Dyan Baker and Carol Tralau, conductors. Admission is $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass. Tickets are available by calling 3-2024 and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI BLOOD DRIVE: Tues., Dec. 4 in the Maucker Union Expansion. Reserved donation time for Faculty/ Staff, 9-10 a.m. General Public 10-5 P.M.
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MARIMBA AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE: Tues., Dec. 4, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Jeffrey Smith, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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JENOGWON HAM PIANO RECITAL: Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE MEETING: A National Student Exchange information meeting will be held Wed., Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in Maucker Union Embassy Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade-point average are urged to attend. Learn how you can attend one of 165 universities across the USA and pay UNI tuition.
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COMPLIANCE ASSITANCE WORKSHOP: An Environmental and Safety Compliance Assistance Workshop will be held at the UNI Regional Business Center, Thurs., Dec 6, 8 a.m. - noon. The workshop will cover hazardous and solid waste regulations, air emissions regulations, pollution prevention techniques, and more. The workshop is confidential and non-regulatory and will be held at 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. The cost is $15. Registration is necessary. Contact the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, 3-8905, for more information.
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FREE WORKSHOP: The UNI Regional Business Center will be offering a free, hands-on computer training, "Using the Internet for Business Research" Thurs., Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m. The workshop will examine technologies' role in small business, give participants a chance to search for business information on the Internet, and explore some basic marketing strategies. The class will be held at 212 E. 4th St., in downtown Waterloo. Please contact Katie MacDonald at 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu for more information.
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HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP SALE: Friends of the UNI Museum host their annual gift shop sale of unique items from around the world. Or choose from a wide selection of natural history-related items such as puzzles, puppets, books and games. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 6 & 7 and 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 8 & 9.
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IOWA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM HOLDS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Recipients of consortium research grants will report on their projects at the annual meeting of the NASA-sponsored group on Dec. 7 at Iowa Valley Community College in Marshalltown. The International Space Station will be the subject of the invited speaker. UNI is one of the founding members of the consortium. For additional information, visit the ISGC Web site at http://www.public.iastate.edu/~isgc or call 1-800-854-1667.
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"THE TALE OF THE RED DRAGON": UNIfy, Theatre UNI's performance outreach team, will present "The Tale of the Red Dragon," a play for all ages based on a Chinese folk tale, on Dec. 7 & 8 at 2 and 7 p.m. and December 9 at 2 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults and may be purchased by calling 3-6381.
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CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER: Camp Adventure Youth Services Organization is holding it's Leadership Assessment Center for everyone interested in participating in Camp Adventure for the 2002 summer. The event is all day on Sat., Dec. 8 at the UNI Wellness Center. Participants should arrive at 8:45 a.m. Contact the Camp Adventure office with further questions at 3-5960 or visit http://www.campadventure.com.
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CELEBRATING THE SEASON: The Student Life Team and the Maucker Union are collaborating with community representatives to bring a program to UNI that is lively, educational and entertaining. "Celebrating the Season", a new and inclusive holiday program will explore and highlight a number of major cultural celebrations which take place during the winter season. The traditional treelighting ceremony has been enhanced to reflect the changing and diverse campus community of UNI. The program is scheduled for Thurs., Dec. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. with a formal program, then followed by a number of interactive activities. For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at 3-2683.
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