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Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES ONLINE: Minutes are now available for the Graduate Council meeting of Jan. 24, 2002 at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes911.stm
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NEW HOTEL RATES: UNI Purchasing reports that newly negotiated hotel rates on the State Universities of America agreement are in place through Dec. 31, 2002. The Web site has changed to: http://www.purchasing.uc.edu/sua/default.asp The password to access pricing information is: stsuadisc Please read the instructions located in the introduction page on how to request and obtain the discounted rates. Questions, contact Roxanne Conrad, UNI Purchasing, 3-3524.
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LIBRARY INSTRUCTION REGISTRATION: Register your classes for Library Instruction. To sign classes up for a review of library resources and services, call 3-2839 or visit http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm
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AEOP SPRING WORKSHOP: AEOP Spring Workshop is scheduled for Mar. 18. Registration forms were mailed out last week. Please note many classes have limited enrollment, so register early. If you did not receive a registration form and want to attend this wellness focused workshop, please call Lynn, 3-6232.
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ITS/ET EQUIPMENT CHECK OUT: Educational Technology-Equipment Check- Out has audiovisual equipment (including laptop computers) available to supplement what each department offers. Equipment is delivered to and picked up from departmental offices on campus once a day Mon. through Fri., or items can be picked up at the Center for Educational Technology room 113. Reservations should be made at least two days before the equipment is needed. For reservations or inquiries call 3-2342, or e-mail: ITSEquipmentCheckout@uni.edu
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NEWS

CAMPUS NEWS NETWORK: The latest issue of CNN is available. For news on Norman Schwarzkopf's visit to campus, highlights from 2001, e-mail tips, a profile and Kudos visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/012902/
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EMERGENCY PHONES NOW OPERATIONAL: Eight blue-light emergency phones are now operational throughout campus. The blue-light phones connect directly to the Public Safety communications center with a one-touch button. When activated, a strobe on top will flash -- marking the location for responding officers. The phones are for emergency use only. A map of emergency phone locations is available at: http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/commserv/bluelightMAP.html
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SIDEWALK REPAIR: The contractor for the McCollum Science Hall addition project will be working on underground utilities starting Jan. 30. Pedestrian traffic will be re-routed and directed by signs to be posted by the contractor. Handicapped accessiblity will be routed through Gilchrist. The sidewalk to be affected is located between Missouri St. and Gilchrist (the southwest corner of the construction site). This work should take no more than two weeks. For more information, contact Steve Pavelec at 3-6165.
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LEADERSHIP STUDIES OFFICE HAS MOVED: The Leadership Studies office has moved to 125 SSC (Student Services Center), mail code 0383; the fax number is now 319-273-7578. Please note the changes for the office in your UNI phone directory and for Geraldine "Gerri" Perreault, Leadership Studies Director.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Recent news reports about possible changes to Iowa's "Bottle Deposit Law" have cited a survey conducted by UNI's Center for Social and Behavioral Research. The full report is available at the Center's Web site: http://csbsnt.csbs.uni.edu/dept/csbr/data/dnr_bott00/
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EVENTS

STUDY IN SPAIN OR MEXICO: Study in Spain or Mexico during the fall of 2002 through the Dept. of Modern Languages. Informational meeting Tues., Jan. 29 from 3-5 p.m., North Room, Maucker Union.
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GUEST RECITAL: Tues., Jan. 29, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Ted Reuter, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEARNED OPTIMISM TRAINING SESSION: Kathy Gulick from WRS will be presenting a training session for all faculty and staff on Learned Optimism. The training session will be held Wed., Jan. 30 from 1-3 p.m. in GIL 207. Sign up on the Training and Development Web site or by calling Anneliese at 3-3536.
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TIME & STRESS MANAGEMENT: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host two free presentations to help students and staff start the semester off right. For more information, call 3-7350, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu, or stop by the office in CBB 264. Stress Management is in CBB 1 & 3 on Wed., Jan. 30 from 3-4 p.m. Pat Galasso returns as presenter to make stress fun. Time Management is in CBB 1 & 3 on Thurs., Jan 31 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Joyce Barbatti will help us squeeze every second out of every day.
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EXHIBIT OPENING AT THE MUSEUM: "Thirty Years of Rock and Roll: Photography by Larry Hulst" will be on display in the museum through Mar. 17. This exhibit features 70 of the best "in concert" shots. Opening reception, Jan. 31, 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Museum hours: M-F, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Series focuses on "Educational Leadership," Thurs., Jan. 31, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 244/245. Speakers are Aaron Podolefsky, Provost and Vice President, and Renee Romano, Vice President, Educational and Student Services. RSVP to 3-2332.
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SEMINAR ON AFGHANISTAN: The seminar "Afghanistan in Context: The Politics and People of the Central Asian Region" will provide a richer understanding of the people and nations involved in the current conflict. Experts will provide a broad overview of the critical issues facing the region and also offer new resources for classroom use. The seminar will be held Jan. 31 in SEC 322 and 325. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Resources for educators; 5:30 - 6:15 p.m., light supper; 6:15 - 7:20 The political context; 7:20 - 8:30 Culture, peoples and religion. This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail Lonnie Buchanan at the Stanley Foundation at lbuchanan@stanleyfoundation.org
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THURSDAZE IN THE UNION: Come to the Union Thurs., Jan. 31st for an exciting night of fun filled activities! Lazer Arena 6 p.m.- midnight, featuring state of the art laser technology inside a fogged arena. Also featured will be the game show OUTCAST, a game based on "Survivor", which will award a grand prize of a cruise to the Bahamas on board the "Discovery One" cruise liner plus 3 nights accommodations in Freeport, Bahamas at the Taino Beach Club!!! Only UNI students are eligible to win. Game show starts at 9 p.m. in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Other events include the movie "The Fast and the Furious" at 7 & 9 p.m. as well as free pool and video games. Call 3-2683 for more info.
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W/CF SYMPHONY CONCERT: The W/CF Symphony will present works by Bruch, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff this Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Special guest will be violinist Helen Kim. Advance tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m. Free pre-concert talk in Davis Hall at 6:30 p.m.
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SYMPHONY LOLLIPOP CONCERT: Sat., Feb. 2, at 10 & 11 a.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Lollipop Concerts. No charge.
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FREE MEN'S BASKETBALL TICKETS: The UNI men's basketball team returns to home action this Saturday afternoon as the Panthers host Missouri Valley Conference rival Bradley at 4:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Fill out and return your purple flier to the Sports Marketing Department to get your FREE ticket. Stay after the game to get autographs from Panther players and coaches! For more information, call Erin at 3-7044 or the ticket office at 3-DOME.
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NCAA SELF-STUDY OPEN FORUM: UNI's NCAA Certification Steering Committee will host an open forum from 2:30 - 4 p.m., Feb. 4, in the Gilchrist Hall Board Room. The purpose is to provide the campus and public an overview of UNI's year-long self-study process, which will culminate with a visit from an NCAA certification team in April. The forum will include comments from sub-committee chairs and the Athletic Director about conclusions and recommendations contained in the committee's NCAA Certification Self-Study Report. A draft of the report is available on the Web at: http://www.uni.edu/ncaa. Following public input, the final report will be presented to the NCAA for review next month.
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"THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO": Theatre UNI will host a Director/ Designers Presentation for the upcoming production of the Tony Award winning play, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" on Wed., Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Director Richard Glockner and the scenic, lighting, costume, makeup & hair, and sound designers will share their vision for bringing the play to life onstage. Free and open to the public.
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"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN": Tues. & Wed., Feb. 5-6, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. The glorious Irving Berlin score features some of the best songs ever written for the Broadway stage; "There's No Business Like Show Business"; "I Got the Sun in the Morning"; "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun; "They Say It's Wonderful; and "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)".
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Management & Professional Development Center of the College of Business Administration presents the following workshops: "Goal Setting: The Secret to Success" on Feb. 7; "Being Strategic: Understand the Process, Share the Vision" on Feb. 12; and "Coaching Skills for Improved Performance" Feb. 19. All workshops are held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in rooms 1-3 of CBB. UNI staff and faculty are offered a discounted tuition of $132 per workshop, which includes participant materials, lunch and refreshments. For more information or to register contact Cassie Luze, cassie.luze@uni.edu or 3-5851.
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CPR SUNDAY: American Red Cross, Hawkeye Chapter, will host CPR Sunday on Feb. 24 at the WRC with classes starting every hour from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adult CPR is $10 and Infant CPR is $10. To register call 234-8851. If you have any questions, call Jim Hall at 3-2406.
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