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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

LUNCH AND LEARN: To communicate your training and development needs, come to the next lunch and learn session on Thurs., Dec. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in Maucker Union Columbia Room. Bring your lunch and join us for an informal conversation about your needs and goals, and how Training and Career Development can help. For more information call Robin at 3-3536.
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LIBRARY NOTICE: Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for library study rooms for the Spring Semester should do so by Fri., Dec. 14. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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SIGN UP FOR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SESSIONS: Get a jump on your Spring Semester plans and sign up your classes for library instruction sessions today! Call or 3-2839 or go online at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm
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PC PRICING EXTENDED TO STUDENTS/FACULTY/STAFF: Some vendors have extended PC purchasing to UNI students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/
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CAMPUS PHONE BOOK INFORMATION: For a listing of phone directory corrections, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/ To submit a correction for office/departmental listings, 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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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 please e-mail nar@uni.edu, come by BAK 24, or phone 3-6455.
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NEWS

CAMPUS NEWS NETWORK: Read the latest issue of CNN for news on UNI's legislative priorities for FY 2003, holiday festivities, a profile on Deanne Ubben, a forum with legislators and Kudos. Visit: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/120401
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UNI VOLLEYBALL IN SWEET SIXTEEN: UNI Volleyball defeated Minnesota 3-2 Saturday to advance to the NCAA Division I Volleyball Sweet Sixteen. They will play this Thursday night in California against Long Beach State at 9 p.m. (Central time).
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SMASH MOUTH VENUE CHANGE: The Smash Mouth concert will be held in the West Gym on Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. (not the UNI-Dome). The opening act will be local band Gravity Crush. Tickets are $15 for UNI students and $20 for the general public. There will be no refunds.
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STUDENT GRADE SHEETS NO LONGER BEING MAILED: Commencing with the Fall 2001 semester, printed grade reports will no longer be mailed to students. Please refer to http://www.uni.edu/regist/gradesfa.htm for information about accessing and printing grade reports. Students who need a printed copy and do not have Web access may request a copy by calling the Office of the Registrar at 3-2241.
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NEW AREA CODE DIALING ENFORCED: In March, the eastern area of the 319 area code was split and given the new area code 563. For a period of time calls to the area could be placed using either area code. However, as of December 2nd, it will be necessary to use the 563 area code to the area subject to the split. A list of area code locations is available at http://www.state.ia.us/government/com/util/util.htm.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Anelia Dimitrova, associate professor Communication Studies, is writing a series of articles about Iowa's new immigrants for the Courier. Her piece on Nov. 25, featured Ute Brandenburg, the interim director of the UNI Suzuki School.
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NEW LIBRARY HOMEPAGE: During the first week in January the Rod Library will be implementing a new homepage. In anticipation of that event the library would like to make the new design available for review and comment by the UNI community. Please feel free to take a look at the following URL and submit comments via the Contacts page: http://www.library.uni.edu/test/
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WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS: All vehicles should be removed from G, A and B parking lots between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Failure to do so hinders snow removal activities and can result in a fine or towing. Weather can cause delays or cancellation of classes. Local TV and radio stations will announce UNI weather-related decisions. Announcements also will be posted on the UNI home page. If there is no announcement, plan on normal operations. If you are unsure about reporting to work, contact your supervisor.
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EVENTS

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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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 p.m. This event is open to all faculty, students and staff as well as the community.
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MEN'S BASKETBALL VS IOWA: The UNI Men's basketball team hosts Iowa tonight in the UNI-Dome. Tip off is 7:05 p.m. Tickets are still available, call the ticket office at 3-DOME.
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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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PLANT SALE: The Conservation Club Plant Sale will be held in Mauker Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5th and Thurs., Dec 6th. There will be a wide variety of plants, from herbs to succlents as well as a few water plants. Plant prices range from $2-4 and make great Christmas gifts.
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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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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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SCREENING OF "MY HEART IS MY WITNESS": The Women's Studies Program invites everyone to view this video on women in Islam. The one-hour video will be shown twice in Baker 161: Thurs., Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 7 at noon. This screening is made possible through the generosity of "Women Make Movies," a video distribution company in New York, which hopes to enhance understanding of Islam on US campuses in the wake of September 11. Questions? Contact Martie Reineke at 3-6233 or martha.reineke@uni.edu.
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UNI STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT: Fri., Dec. 7, 6 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Jonathan Schwabe, coordinator. No charge. (changed from 11/15 at 8 p.m.) http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CONCERT: Fri., Dec. 7 and Sat., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sat. at 2 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE 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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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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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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AEOP CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: If you would like to attend the AEOP Christmas luncheon it is not to late to sign-up. The luncheon is scheduled for Tues., Dec. 11 at noon in Maucker Union Expansion Room C. The cost of the luncheon is $8.90, please send a check made out to AEOP, campus code 0025, attention Vickie Turner. The deadline to register is Dec. 7. Questions? Call Lynn, 3-6232.
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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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SPECIAL SATURDAY SMART START CLASS: The UNI Regional Business Center will be holding workshops on starting a business and writing and researching a business plan. The workshops are free, but advanced registration is required, and space is limited. The workshops will be held at 212 E. 4th St. in Waterloo from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The first workshop will offer an overview of the decisions and requirements for starting a small business. The second workshop is Business Plan Writing. The third workshop is Hands-on Research and Writing in the RBC computer lab. To register, contact Katie MacDonald at the UNI RBC at 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu.
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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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NCAA PLAYOFF GAME IN THE UNI-DOME: After a win at Eastern Illinois, UNI Football will host the University of Maine in an NCAA DIvision I-AA second round playoff game Saturday in the UNI-Dome. Kickoff is 1:30pm. Tickets are available by calling 3-DOME or visiting the UNI athletic ticket office.
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UNI WRESTLING HOSTS WISCONSIN: The nationally ranked UNI Wrestling team hosts the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the West Gym. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the UNI ticket office at 3-DOME.
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CHAMBER WINDS CONCERT: Mon., Dec. 10, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE: Mon., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GBPAC ADDS THREE SHOWS: Mon., Jan. 14, 2002, 7:30 p.m., Porgy and Bess. Sun., Feb. 17, 2002 at 7:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Ice Ballet performs Cinderella. Penn and Teller, Sat., March 9, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 3-SHOW or 1-877-549-SHOW or reserve your tickets online at http://www.uni.edu/gbpac or http://tickets.uni.edu
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