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Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

THE U.S. FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER WRITTEN EXAMINATION: The exam will be offered twice this year: April 13 and Sept. 21. The registration deadlines are: March 11 for the April 13 test date; August 13 for the Sept. 21 test date. Sample registration forms are available in the Career Center Library (Government Employment binder). Interesteed students with international experience and required qualifications can visit http://www.careers.state.gov to register. For more information, contact Isabela Varela, 3-6857, or isabela.varela@uni.edu
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MORE MEMFIS TRAINING: Additional MEMFIS classes have been added for the month of March. Navigation, Purchasing, Executive, General Ledger and Reports training are all available for new employees or those who need a review. Registration will close 3 days prior to the scheduled class date. To register please log in at: http://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/memfis_train.cgi
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AEOP WORKSHOP SCHEDULED: The AEOP Workshop is scheduled for March 18. Registrations are still being accepted. For details or a registration form call Lynn at 3-6232.
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UNI SUBSTANCE ABUSE WEB SITE: The UNI Substance Abuse Services Web site includes: UNI's Alcohol and Drug Policy, local, state and federal alcohol and illicit drug laws and related penalties, health risks of alcohol and drug use and abuse, and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/subabuse.html
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NORTH AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS: The program recognizes outstanding undergraduate entrepreneurs who are simultaneously attending college and running a business. Students could win at the regional level and advance to the national level where a $10,000 winner will be selected. Applications, due March 1, and more information may be obtained in CBB 264 or at http://nace.slu.edu
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FACULTY STORIES NEEDED: Faculty stories about efforts to incorporate the events of Sept. 11 and the subsequent U.S. conflict in Afghanistan in their teaching are needed. If you would like to complete a six-question survey (e-mail available), contact Victoria DeFrancisco, 3-7219 or DeFrancisco@uni.edu or Gayle Pohl, 3-6308 Gayle.Pohl@uni.edu.
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WORDS OF WELLNESS AVAILABLE ONLINE: The January 2002 Words of Wellness newsletter published by WRS, is now available online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html.
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ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING: Anonymous mental health screening, including eating disorder screening, is available online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ Under 'check this out,' click 'online screening.'
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FITNESS CLASSES: Check out the second session of the following WRS services: swing dance, ballroom, Chinese Kung Fu, adult swim lessons - beginning in March. Openings available in the following fitness classes: water kickboxing, water aerobics, combination, step aerobics, circuit weight and strength conditioning. Register in WRC room 101. Check out class times and days at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitleis.html
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STATISTICAL CONSULTING LAB: Bring your data and get a free basic statistical analysis in Wright Hall 338A. Call 3-6514 to schedule an appointment. The Lab will help professors, departments, or programs with statistical analysis and questions that deal with more descriptive statistics. For more information, contact georgia.vajpeyi@uni.edu
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NEWS

CAMPUS NEWS NETWORK: The newest issue of CNN is available today. For the latest information on the budget situation, a success story at the Regional Business Center, Web privacy statistics and a profile of Gwenne Culpepper, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/022602/
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OPEN FORUMS FOR VP OF ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE SEARCH: All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the following open forums for the vice president of administration and finance search. Forums will be held in the Royal Oak Room at Maucker Union. Fri., March 1 - 10:45 a.m. - Noon; Paul McFarland Tues., March 5 - 10-11:15 a.m.; Randal Haack Thurs., March 7 - 2:15-3:30 p.m.; David Wesse Tues., March 12 - 9-10:15 a.m.; Thomas Schellhardt These informal question and answer sessions are an opportunity to get to know the candidates. The search committee is encouraging feedback on the candidates, which may be sent to the search committee via email at VPAF-Feedback@uni.edu
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NISG ELECTIONS: The Northern Iowa Student Government will be holding its annual spring 2002 election for student body president and vice president as well as senators for the 2002-2003 school term from 6 a.m. Tues., Feb. 26 until 6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27 online at http://nisgvote.uni.edu. All students are strongly encouraged to take a few minutes during this 36-hour period to vote. If students have any questions regarding voting procedures or the election, contact Katie Boston, at 3-2494 or at nisg@uni.edu.
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CHEMISTRY STUDENTS TO FLY IN NASA'S VOMIT COMET: Chemistry majors Adam Brustkern, Kelly Boss, Jon Jansen and Kate Leibold and faculty adviser Shoshanna Coon were featured in a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier article Mon., Feb. 18. The group will be going to NASA's Johnson Space Center in April, where the students will perform an electrochemistry experiment aboard a plane that dives to create zero-gravity. For more information, contact UNI Public Relations, or shoshanna.coon@uni.edu
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Dr. Betty DeBerg, head, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, jointly authored a book, "Religion on Campus" which was cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Visit http://chronicle.com/free/v48/i22/22b00701.htm
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PATRON TICKETS FOR SCHAWRZKOPF SOLD OUT; OTHERS STILL AVAILABLE: All patron tickets, available for $100 apiece, for the Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf address taking place at UNI Sat., April 6, at 7:30 p.m. have been sold. The event is being hosted by UNI's Alumni Association, and will be in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. Still available are tickets for $45, $50 and $55. Alumni Association and student Alumni Association members receive a 10 percent discount. To purchase tickets, contact the Alumni Association, 3-2586, toll-free, 1-888-864-2586, or the GBPAC, 3-7469.
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EVENTS

NORTHERN IOWA STRING FESTIVAL: Tues. & Wed., Feb. 26-27, all day, GBPAC, Great and Davis Halls. Contact Rebecca Burkhardt, 3-6272 or burkhardt@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Series focuses on "Environmental Leadership," Thurs., Feb. 28, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 244/245. Speakers are Scott Cooley, project facilitator, Local Food Project and Yards for Kids; Chia-Chi Kuo, EcoVision and co-owner of Roots Market; Chris Petersen, vice president, Iowa Farmers Union; and David Larson, Iowa Green Party. RSVP to 3-2332 or VPESS@uni.edu.
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ASSERTIVENESS SKILLS: Do you have trouble saying "no," standing up for yourself or expressing your thoughts and feelings? This workshop is at the Counseling Center on Thurs. Feb. 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Call 3-2676 for a reservation.
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Thursday night 7:05 p.m., the Panthers host the Wichita State Shockers. Call 3-DOME for tickets.
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THURSDAZE IN THE UNION: Actor Geoffrey Ewing, will perform in a one-man show that is the transformational life story and spiritual journey of Muhammad Ali. Performance is open to the public. Other events include a showing of "Remember the Titans" at 7 & 9 p.m. in the Maucker Union Royal Oak Room. For more info call 3-2683 or visit http://www.uni.edu/thursdaze.
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SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: ITS-Educational Technology is co-sponsoring a free mini-conference featuring uses of educational technology on Fri., March 1, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in SEC. http://www.uni.edu/ietti/showcase.
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SENIOR DAY: Help us salute Panther seniors Abbi Schutte, Fran Reis and Nadine Brandt Saturday afternoon when they play their final game in the West Gym. UNI takes on Southwest Missouri State at 1:05 p.m. Tickets, 3-DOME.
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AN AFTERNOON OF THEATRE: Theatre UNI and the Sturgis Youth Theatre have joined forces to present an afternoon of theatre for children and parents Sat., March 2. While children enjoy a "Play in a Day" hosted by the Sturgis Youth Theatre from 1-4:30 p.m., parents can take in Theatre UNI's production of the bittersweet romantic comedy "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" by Tony Award winning playwright, Alfred Uhry, from 2-4:10 p.m. The fee for "Play in a Day" is $20 per child; tickets for "Ballyhoo" are $8 for the general public/$7 for UNI faculty and staff and Seniors/$6 for UNI students and youth under 18. To make reservations, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.
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IOWA COMPOSERS FORUM FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC: Sat. & Sun., March 2-3, all day, GBPAC Davis and Jebe Halls. Contact Jonathan Schwabe 3-5891 or schwabe@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNITED STATES NAVY BAND CONCERT: The sold out concert will be Sun., March 3 at 2 p.m. Ralph M. Gambone, conductor. GBPAC Great Hall. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: The Management & Professional Development Center presents the following workshops: "Coaching Skills for Improved Performance" on March 6; "Being Strategic: Understand the Process, Share the Vision" on March 7; "Goal Setting: The Secret to Success" on March 14. All sessions are held in CBB 1-3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. UNI employees are offered a reduced fee of $132. To register or for more information, contact Cassie Luze, 3-5851, cassie.luze@uni.edu.
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UNI FACULTY AND STAFF FUN NIGHT: All university employees (plus one adult guest) are invited to a free fun night with refreshments and prizes on Fri., March 8, 8-10:30 p.m., WRC. Call 3-6275 for more information. Please contact WRS office 3-6275 by Mon., March 4th if you plan on attending.
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FORUM FOR DIVERSITY; INTEGRATING LATINO HERITAGE INTO THE CURRICULUM: Conference will be held Fri., March 8, Commons Ballroom, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sat., March 9, Seerley Hall, 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. One-hour credit option for teacher education students. Schindler Endowment funds will support UNI student and faculty registrations. To register contact Christine.canning@uni.edu
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DESIGNER/DIRECTOR PRESENTATION OF "ANGELS IN AMERICA": Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers Presentation for the upcoming production of the Tony Award winning play, "Angels in America, Part 1: Millenium Approaches" on Wed., March 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Director Jay Edelnant 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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LATINO/A LEADERSHIP AWARDS BRUNCH: The 2002 State Latino/a Leadership Awards Brunch is scheduled for April 27 as a part of the Strengthening and Valuing Latina/o Communities in Iowa Conference. Four awards will be granted this year: Outstanding Business Person, Outstanding Youth, Outstanding Latino/a Leader, Outstanding Community or Educational Organization. The award is open to any individual working with Latino populations in Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~socialwk/latinoConference.htm or contact Christine Taylor at (515) 281-4080.
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