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Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION CLASSES: Introduce your students to any of the hundreds of specialized research resources and databases offered by the Rod Library. To make a reservation for the upcoming semester, call 3-2839 or visit http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm
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TYPEWRITER NEEDED: Price Laboratory School is in need of a typewriter. If your department has one they are no longer using and would like to free up some desk space, please call 3-6136.
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WORLDCAT DATABASE AVAILABLE TO FACULTY: Remote access to WorldCat, a catalog of bibliographic records of holdings of participating libraries worldwide, is available to University faculty from their offices and homes via remote access. To connect, go to the Electronic Resources menu on the Rod Library's home page at http://www.library.uni.edu/er2/
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BISCOTTI'S GIFT IDEAS: Come to Biscottti's and create your own holiday gift box or bag filled with the items you would like.
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PC PRICING EXTENDED TO STUDENTS/FACULTY/STAFF: For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/
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NEWS

ACCESS UNI SITE TO BE RETIRED: The AccessUNI site will go into retirement effective the week of December 17. All links previously available through AccessUNI are available through the MyUNIverse portal. A direct login to MyUNIverse will be included on the AccessUNI home page for your convenience during the transition period. Any links to http://access.uni.edu should be replaced with a link to http://myuniverse.uni.edu. Please send your comments and suggestions to access-uni@uni.edu.
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FALL COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULED: UNI Fall 2001 Commencement will be held Sat., Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. in the UNI-Dome. Students who have made prior arrangements to participate in the ceremony should report to the West Concourse at 9:30 a.m. Faculty who plan to participate should report outside the Hall of Fame room at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call 3-2241 or e-mail registrar@uni.edu.
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NCA ACCREDITATION: The North Central Association of Colleges and Universities (NCA) Higher Learning Commission recently continued UNI's accreditation. The announcement came after an evaluation team reviewed UNI's self-study process and made a campus visit in February. They cited among the university's strengths a fiscally sound and dynamically managed university, the institution's maintenance of relatively small classes, continued development of new program initiatives, and newer facilities.
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AUCTION: UNI's next auction is scheduled for Tues., Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at 2412 West 27th St. A large variety of misc. furniture and equipment will be sold including desks, chairs, computer equipment, files, cabinets, fluorescent ceiling lights, Sony color cameras, bikes, projectors, vehicle parts, stereo equipment and more. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed the day of the sale. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) at the site before removal. A photo ID will be required to obtain a bidding number.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Dhirendra Vajpeyi, Political Science, was quoted in a story which ran in the Toronto Globe and Mail on Nov. 29. To read the story, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/255.html
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ALUMNI T-SHIRTS FOR SALE: The Alumni Association has two new long-sleeve t-shirts for sale. Choose from two different designs available in adult sizes M-XXL at a cost of $15 to Alumni Assoc. members and $18 to non-members (XXL, $2 additional charge). Visit http://www.unialum.org/merchandise.html, or call 3-2355.
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TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS: The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is making 50% tuition scholarships available to members of the Cedar Falls/Waterloo community. These scholarships are for the term beginning January, 2002, and subject to space availability. Contact Bob Pesek, 3-2853 for more information.
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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 visit the URL below and submit comments via the Contacts page: http://www.library.uni.edu/test/
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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 prefix 563. It is 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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EVENTS

"2001 MA/BFA ART EXHIBITION": The UNI Gallery of Art will present work by MA artists, Patricia J. Smith and Alexandra Dooley, and BFA artists, Erin Hoffman and Jill Ann Zevenbergen. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. through Thurs.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.; noon to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. There will be an opening reception Sat., Dec. 15, 4 p.m. The gallery is located on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.
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JEONGOWN PIANO STUDIO RECITAL NO. 2: Tues., Dec. 11, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNIVERSITY HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING: Wed., Dec. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Maucker Union University Room South 1. Discussion on emergency action plans and preparedness. Full agenda available by contacting committee members or through safety office 3-5855.
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VAGINA MONOLOUGES AUDITIONS HELD: Auditions for the all-female cast of The Vagina Monologues production are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Auditions will be held Dec. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. in the Interpreter's Theater Space, Lang Hall. For more information about auditions or other volunteer opportunities, contact Kate Timmermans at kt451067@uni.edu, or call 277-8199.
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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT CLOTHING SALE: There will be an Athletic Dept. used clothing sale Thurs., Dec. 13, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on the South Concourse in the UNI-Dome. The sale will include: warm-ups, uniforms, shoes, sweats, t-shirts and shorts. Items will be pre-priced and sold "as is" and must be removed the same day of the sale; all items must be paid in cash (checks accepted) at site before removal. Please enter through the South entrance.
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MARTHA-ELLEN TYE VISITING ARTIST: Thurs., Dec. 13, GBPAC, Davis Hall/ Russell Hall Auditorium. Michael Spiro, percussion. Contact: Jeffrey Smith, 3-2228 - jeffrey.smith@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT: The W/CF Symphony will present their Holiday Pops Concert Fri. and Sat., Dec. 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Special guests include vocalist and UNI music faculty member Jean McDonald. Tickets at 3-SHOW and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DE-STRESS DAYS: De-Stress Days will be held in Maucker Union Mon., Dec. 17 through Wed., Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is open to UNI faculty and students. Free activities include mini massages, puppies and kittens to pet, coloring books, popcorn and videos, board games, and more. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation.
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GBPAC PRESENTS A CELTIC CHRISTMAS: Mon., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall.
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ANNUAL REGENTS UNIVERSITIES JOB FAIR: The UNI Alumni Association will help sponsor the Annual Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair in Des Moines. The job fair will take place at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines on Wed., Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This is an opportunity for students to interview for full time positions or internships. Please encourage students to attend. Admission is free and those who attend have the chance to win door prizes or a $200 cash prize. For more information, visit http://www.regentsjobfair.org or call 3-2355.
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