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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MEMFIS TRAINING: Additional MEMFIS training sessions have been scheduled for the month of January, 2002. To enroll, visit http://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/memfis_train.cgi
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MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING AVIALABLE ONLINE: Anonymous mental health screening for depression, alcohol and eating disorders is available online through University Health Services. https://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/welcome.asp
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HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS: The Committee on Honorary Degrees is soliciting nominations for potential recipients of honorary degrees for submission to the President. A statement of the policies and procedures can be found in the UNI Policies and Procedures Manual or by contacting the Graduate College at 3-2748. Nominations, marked "confidential," should be submitted to the Graduate Dean's Office, LNG 122, by Jan. 25, 2002 for consideration. Supporting material must accompany nominations.
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WELLNESS FACILITY FEES PRO-RATED: Facility user fees are pro-rated as of Jan. 14, 2002. This allows access to WRC, East Pool, and Health Beat. The fee includes family hours and is good through August 2002. The cost is $80.
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STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT'S FALL REPORT: Please visit http://www.uni.edu/nisg to view the fall report. Feel free to direct any questions or comments to nisg@uni.edu
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AEOP ADOPT A FAMILY: For those who contributed, thank you for your help and generosity in making this a special holiday season for our AEOP adopted families.
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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES UPDATE REQUEST: If you are the chair of a university committee, please go to the committees Web site(listed below), check the membership listing, and send any updates to umpr@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/pres/committees.shtml
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TECHNOLOGY CLASSROOM RESERVATIONS: Located in Lang 245, the Studio for Innovative Teaching is an interactive classroom equipped with a touch screen SMART Board, 20 Gateway wireless laptops, and a videoconferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit
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SPRING FITNESS SCHEDULE: The spring class schedule for fitness, leisure, and certification classes is available in Maucker Union and the WRC. Registration began Mon., Dec. 10. Check out new classes including: Water Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Tae Kickboxing, Chinese Kung Fu and Total Body Conditioning. Pay by U-bill, payroll or cash in WRC 101.
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TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY: ITS-Educational Technology will be offering 13 workshops between semesters. Faculty Focus workshops are for faculty only and focus on creating instructional materials and making them available on the Web. For a schedule and registration information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/focus
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NEWS

CAMPUS NEWS NETWORK: For the latest edition of CNN, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/121801 You will find information on UNI-CUE's new facility, art work for Lang Hall, a profile on Frank Esser, the spring semester schedule for CNN and Kudos and more.
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MAIL CENTER REDUCED OPERATIONS: Mail Center will not deliver during university reduced operations. Mail can be picked up at the Mail Center window between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon December 26, 27, 28, 31. If you only want designated personnel to pick up your mail, call 3-2448. The Mail Center will not process outgoing U.S. mail or Federal Express during the reduced operations period. Print Services (PHP) & Copy Central (147 Rod Library) will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.
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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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PRESIDENT'S OFFICE MOVING TO SEERLEY: The following have moved to Seerley 20: President Koob, Brenda Buzynski, Jane Larson and Sandra Harberts. Fri., Dec. 21, Pat Geadelmann will be located in Seerley 20; and Keith Saunders, Tim McKenna and Carla Maletta will be located in Seerley 12. All phone numbers and fax numbers remain the same.
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PROVOST'S OFFICE MOVING TO SEERLEY 001: The following people will be moving: Aaron Podolefsky, Mike Mixsell, Nancy Scoggins-Rose, Susan Koch, Bev Kopper, Coleen Wagner, Chuck Means, Cheryl Nedrow, Garry Bozylinsky and Pat Woelber. The new fax number is 3-3153. The new mail code is 0707 (this information is in the phone directory). All will be moved by Wed., Dec. 19.
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SCHEDULING ROOMS IN GILCHRIST: Beginning Mon., Dec. 17, contact Jenny Hansmann, administrative assistant to the Interim Vice President for Administration and Finance, at 3-2382 for scheduling rooms 207 and 209 in Gilchrist Hall.
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OPERATIONS IN SEVERE WEATHER: It is the policy of UNI to continue normal hours of operation and maintain a regular work schedule for staff members during adverse/severe weather conditions. The basic premise of UNI policy is that faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to make their own decision about reporting to work or class with due consideration for travel safety conditions. To review the compete policy, visit http://www.uni/pres/policies/407.html
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WEB HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS AT UNI: Rod Library Special Collections and University Archives staff recently completed an illustrated Web history of Christmas celebrations at UNI. To learn about traditions such as the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Messiah performances, and other UNI Christmas celebrations, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/speccoll/christmas.html
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VISIT THE ROD LIBRARY DISPLAY CASES: The first floor case contains an exhibit by ROTC, while the case on second floor has a Harry Potter theme. The case in Reference has a collection of cameos and costume jewelry. If you would like to put up an exhibit in the library, contact Rebecca Berg, chair of the Exhibits Committee.
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RRTC CALLS FOR PROPOSAL: The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center has again joined the College of Natural Science Applied Technology Research Program (ATR) in soliciting pre-proposals for projects. The RRTTC plans to award $40,000 and CNS anticipates awarding $40,000 for new projects. For a copy of the call for proposals visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu or contact Michaela Rich, RRTTC program manager, at 3-3689 or michaela.rich@uni.edu
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OFFICIAL UNI SIDELINE APPAREL AVAILABLE: The College Hill Classics line consists of seven different articles of clothing. Hatwear will be online soon. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com to order. For more information call 3-3168 or e-mail, collegehillclassics@uni.edu.
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RUNNING CLUB T-SHIRTS: The UNI Running Club has extra, long sleeve t-shirts available from the Fall 2001 Homecoming 5K. The cost is $10 and sizes are available in M,L,XL,and XXL. Contact Steve Olson at olson1031@yahoo.com for more information.
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AFSCME MEETING: The AFSCME meeting scheduled for Dec. 13, has been rescheduled for Dec. 20, 2001, at 6:00 p.m.
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STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN THANK YOU: Thanks to all the faculty and staff who have made pledges to UNI's Students First Campaign. Your gifts will give UNI students scholarship support, enhance the quality of UNI programs and build outstanding facilities for UNI students and the UNI community. If you have not yet made a pledge, please consider doing so by the end of the semester. If you have questions about the Student First Campaign or the Faculty/Staff/Emeritus, contact Noreen Hermansen at 3-2355 or noreen.hermansen@uni.edu.
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HOURS

IRTS WINTER BREAK HOURS: Instructional Resources and Technology Services will close at 5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 21 and reopen at 7:45 a.m. Mon., Jan. 14.
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COUNSELING CENTER WINTER BREAK HOURS: The UNI Counseling Center and the Office of Disability Services will be closed from 4:45 p.m. Dec. 21 through 8 a.m Jan. 2. In case of a student mental health emergency, please contact UNI Public Safety at 3-2712 or the Crisis Line at 233-8484. Regularly scheduled appointments for both offices will resume Mon., Jan. 14, 2002.
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MAUCKER UNION HOURS: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/256.html
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LIBRARY WINTER BREAK HOURS: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#christmas
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WRC WINTER BREAK HOURS: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/winterbreak.html
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EVENTS

FREE WEBCT WORKSHOPS: ITS-Educational Technology is offering free WebCT workshops for UNI faculty on December 20th and 21st and on January 7th and 8th during this holiday break. Visit our Web site for more information. http://webct.uni.edu/institute/workshop_schedule.htm
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WORLD OF OWLS: Come to the Museum and explore the world of owls, Thurs., Dec. 27, 1-3 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m. - Noon. This program is appropriate for children ages 6-10. Registration fee of $5 must be received by Dec. 21.
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PROJECT VIP: Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join UNI's Project VIP on Wed., Jan. 23rd, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., for the annual spring semester Volunteer Fair in the Maucker Union Expansion. Representatives from over 40 not-for-profit agencies from the Cedar Valley will be present to recruit volunteers for a variety of service opportunities. All majors are welcome.
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FAST TRAC OPPORTUNITIES: Maximize your full entrepreneurial potential with Fast Trac, a national entrepreneurial training program for new and existing businesses. Get started on this 8-week program just as the new semester begins and finish before spring break. Classes will be held Saturday mornings, 8:30-noon, from January 12 - March 2, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., downtown Waterloo. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Katie at macdonald@uni.edu or call (319) 236-8123.
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