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Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FACULTY POSITION, ENGLISH EDUCATION: Applications sought for Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, in the Department of English. Teach secondary English methods; contribute to English major/minor programs and General Education. AA/EOE. Contact Kris Knebel, 3-5965, for copies of the full position announcement with required qualifications and application directions (due by March 1 to assure full consideration). Please direct this announcement to prospective candidates and those who might know prospective candidates.
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LEARNING TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: Whether they are co-workers or clients, dealing with difficult people can be one of the most stressful experiences of your job. Learn how to deal with difficult people by attending a session on Tues., March 5 or Thurs., March 7. To sign up for the session, go to http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training and click on the workshop registration link.
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SPEAKERS NEEDED: UNI's Speakers Bureau, a service that markets over 150 presentations to Iowa businesses and organizations, needs motivational/inspirational speakers. The Office of University Marketing and Public Relations is being inundated with requests for motivational speakers. Faculty and staff who deliver such presentations are encouraged to be part of UNI's Speaker's Bureau. Some of the audiences requesting motivational speeches are educators, civic leaders, students, environmental/agricultural leaders and professional development staff. Information can be submitted to stacey.christensen@uni.edu. Please include topic, title and summary of presentation in the email.
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MINORITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is sponsoring a minority business plan competition for a new minority business start-up in the Cedar Valley (this means a new business, owned and operated by a minority, located in Iowa preferably the Cedar Valley). This competition is being held in conjunction with KBBG Radio and the Regional Business Center. A complete business plan and submission form must be submitted to JPEC in CBB or the UNI Regional Business Center at 212 E. Fourth St. in Waterloo by March 25, 2002. A $5,000 seed grant will be awarded to the winner, announced at the annual KBBG banquet in May. For a business plan outline and/or submission form, please contact JPEC at 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES AVAILABLE: Minutes from the meeting on January 24 are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes912.asp
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PERSONAL TRAINERS: Personal Trainers are a wonderful resource for motivation and guidance while working towards your fitness goals. Call Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Preferred customer agreements have been reached with four different agencies to provide temporary employee services at a reduced hourly rate. For more information or a fee schedule, contact Human Resource Services at 3-2422.
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ROD LIBRARY DISPLAY CASES: The second floor case displays an ABIL exhibit by the Industrial Tech. Dept. The first floor case has a 30-year history of rock and roll by the UNI Museum. If interested in putting up a library display, contact Rebecca Berg.
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NEWS

CAMPUS NEWS NETWORK: The latest issued of CNN is available today and includes more departmental highlights from the past year as well as news on awards won by staff, a profile of Robin Gurien and a list of new employees. Visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/021202/
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UNI IN THE NEWS: The January/February issue of American Journalism Review profiled the cable program "Here & There," a one-hour show produced by Anelia Dimitrova, Communication Studies, that localizes international events.
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ANNUAL UNI BUDGET: The Cabinet's annual budget planning message is posted on the Web at: http://www.uni.edu/infosys/budget03.shtml
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NOMINATIONS FOR LUX AWARD: The UNI Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2002 Lux Service Award. If you know a senior, undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI, submit a nomination. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15th. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux/ for more info and a link to the nomination form.
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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UPCOMING YEAR: It is time to process renewal and new scholarships for the upcoming academic year. For scholarship amounts tied to tuition & fees, the following semester figures have been approved by the Board of Regents: Tuition: undergrad resident: $1,846, undergrad nonresident: $5,000, graduate resident: $2,194 and graduate nonresident: $5,406. The following mandatory fees are the same for all classifications: computer, $70; health, $56; student activity, $86.75.
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UNIPA SCHOLARSHIPS: The UNI Parent Association (UNIPA) will award five scholarships to undergraduate students for the 2002-2003 school year. The scholarships will be awarded as follows: 1. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from each undergraduate college. 2. Scholarships will be directly credited toward tuition, half in fall 2002 and half in spring 2003. Applications are available in 205 Commons or the Financial Aid office and are due by 4 p.m. on Feb. 28th.
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CANCELLATIONS: The following Lunch and Learn discussion groups are cancelled: Wed., March 6, Thurs. , April 4 and Mon., May 6. If you have questions, call Training and Development at 3-3536.
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SCHWARZKOPF TO VISIT UNI: The UNI Alumni Association will host a visit from renowned Army figure, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, at 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 6. Schwarzkopf's address, "Leadership in Difficult Times," will be in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. Tickets range from $45 to $100 and Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount. To purchase tickets, contact the Alumni Association, 3-2586, or the GBPAC, 3-7469.
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EAST POOL: The East pool is open for normal activities as of Friday Feburary 8.
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EVENTS

AEOP LUNCHEON: At the AEOP Luncheon, noon, Feb. 12, in Expansion Room C, Jean Nebauer will present, "It's Never to Late to Learn."
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MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. WICHITA STATE: The Panthers host Wichita State at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Call 3-DOME for tickets.
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GUEST RECITAL: Tues., Feb., 12, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Oleg Koshelev, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ART EXHIBITIONS: Feb. 13 through March 10, "Teresa A. Cole: Print Installations" and "Alexander Kvares: Recent Work." Kvares will speak at 7 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15, Cole will speak at 4 p.m., Sat., Feb. 16. An opening reception honoring both artists will follow Cole's lecture, at 5 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16. All exhibitions, lectures, and opening receptions are 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.
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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Wed., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall, Faculty Artists Showcase. $6 public; $5 senior citizen; $4 student or admission with a current Panther Pass. Tickets 3-SHOW and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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VALENTINE'S DAY BAKE SALE: The Masters in Social Work student association will hold a bake sale on Thurs., Feb. 14th in the Union.
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PEACE-MAKING WORKSHOP: The workshop "Peace-Making for Leaders," Feb. 14, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in 244/245 SEC. Greg Buntz will discuss how the leader creates an atmosphere that keeps unproductive conflict t o a minimum and empowers followers to talk through differences rather than fighting. The workshop is free and open to the public. Call 3-2332 to register.
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THURSDAZE IN THE UNION: Thursdaze welcomes master hypnotist, Jim Wand and comedian Kivi Rogers on Thurs., Feb. 14th at 9 p.m. This show is free and open to all students and staff. For more info, visit http://www.uni.edu/thursdaze
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. CREIGHTON: The women's basketball team hosts Creighton at 7:05 p.m. in the West Gym, Fri., Feb. 15, doors open at 6 p.m. Call 3-DOME for tickets.
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47TH ANNUAL TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL: Fri. & Sat. Feb. 15-16, all day in GBPAC Great and Davis Halls and Russell Hall. Contact: Robert Washut, 3-6431 - washut@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SINFONIAN DIMENSIONS IN JAZZ: Fri. & Sat. Feb. 15-16, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Rich Perry, tenor saxophone, with UNI Jazz Band I, Robert Washut, conductor. $6 public; $5 student. Tickets 3-SHOW and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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V-DAY COLLEGE CAMPAIGN: A benefit performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will be performed in Lang Auditorium Feb. 15th and 16th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 public, $5 students, and may be purchased by calling 3-SHOW, or at the following locations: GBPAC, Strayer-Wood, UNI Visitor's Center, Union info desk or at the door. Proceeds go to local area women's shelters, and the women of Afghanistan. Other V-Week events include: Tues. 12th: Rape-Free Zone Campaign, 11-2 p.m. in the Union Wed. 13th: Benefit band performances, Burbon St. bar, 9 p.m. Thurs. 14th: Create your own vagina table in the Union, 10-4 p.m.
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. DRAKE: The Panthers host intrastate rival Drake, Sun., Feb. 17 at 3:05 in the Dome.
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ST. PETERSBURG ICE BALLET PRESENTS CINDERELLA: Sun., Feb. 17, 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. With over 100 spectacular costumes and brilliant choreography, the ice ballet combines the grace and elegance of classical ballet with ice-skating to create a unique theatrical experience.
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UNI CONNECTION'S ANNUAL PIE PARTY: Everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy a piece of homemade pie at the AS-American-AS-apple pie party, Tues., Feb. 19, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Student Center.
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TECHNOLOGY EXPO: A Technology Expo will be held Wed., Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion B. This event is being hosted by ITS-Educational Technology and is open to all faculty and staff. Contact Chuck Sengstock, 3-6192 with questions.
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE: The UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is a sponsor of the first Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference to be held Fri., Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gateway Conference Center in Ames. JPEC will provide free registration, lunch and transportation for the event. UNI students, faculty or staff interested in attending need to complete a registration form in CBB 264 or e-mail name, address, phone, and if you would like to ride the bus to katherine.cota@uni.edu by Feb. 15. For more information, call 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu
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OWLS AT THE MUSEUM: Sat., Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m. Learn about owls and their habits and see Spirit the owl (injured barred owl rehabilitated by Linda Nebbe and the Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project). This is a special program for children ages 6-10. Pre-register and submit payment by Feb. 15; space is limited. Cost: $5.
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KENT STEPHENSON, BETTY McCOY HONORED: You are invited to attend the Black Hawk County Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 25 at Sunnyside Country Club, Waterloo. This event is a fundraiser to provide scholarship support to a BHC incoming freshman student athlete. The keynote speaker will be former UNI football star and Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Kent Stephenson '65. The "Friend of Athletics" award will be presented to Kathy McCoy, accepting on behalf of her mother, Betty McCoy. The scholarship award winner will be announced at the event. Tickets are $30 each or, $100 for four tickets. A table sponsorship of 8 seats can be purchased for $200. Contact Sloane Tyler at 3-6667 or sloane.tyler@uni.edu.
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