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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

ATTENTION ACADEMIC ADVISORS: If you have advisees who are curious about taking a course at another college during the summer and intend for it to meet a requirement at UNI, it is in their best interest to "Check It Out" before they take the course. The Office of Admissions will have a "Check It Out" table in the Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11, 12, 13. The Transfer Team will be available to answer questions regarding the transferability of courses from other colleges.
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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: 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, 1-3:30 p.m., Thurs., March 7, 9-11:30 a.m., or Wed. March 13, 9-11:30 a.m. To sign up, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training and click on the workshop registration link or call 3-3536.
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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). Interested 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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ASSERTIVENESS SKILLS: Do you have trouble saying "no," standing up for yourself, or expressing your thoughts and feelings? This workshop can help, call the Counseling Center, 3-2676, for a reservation.
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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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JOHN L. CAREY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Liberal arts students wishing to pursue graduate accounting study can receive financial aid through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) John L. Carey Scholarship Program. Scholarships are given based on academic achievement, leadership, future career interests, and acceptance into a graduate accounting program. Scholarships are $5,000 and are renewable for one year. Additional information on the scholarship and UNI's Master of Accounting Program can be obtained at 3-7101 or bud.bowlin@uni.edu.
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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: This 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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NEWS

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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STUDENTS STILL NEEDED FOR CAMP ADVENTURE: If you are interested in having a spectacular summer experience working with youth all over the world in a camp setting, reply to camp.adventure@uni.edu or check out our Web site at http://www.campadventure.com.
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FREE FILM SERIES: The UNI Inter-American Studies Program is hosting a free film series every Thursday at 7:30 through April in CAC 108. Films that explore this year's theme, "Terrorism, Peace and Human Rights in the Americas," will be screened. All are welcome to attend. A full list of the films is available at http://www.uni.edu/modlangs/
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LESLIE MORGAN RECITAL POSTPONED: The March 1 Voice Studio Recital has been postponed until March 12, 6 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall.
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EVENTS

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: The "Environmentall Leadership," session is 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 273-2332 or VPESS@uni.edu.
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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 a one-man show about the life story and spiritual journey of Muhammad Ali at 9 p.m. in Maucker Expansion. Performance is open to the public. A showing of "Remember the Titans" at 7 & 9 p.m. takes place 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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W/CF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Led by conductor candidate Mark Mandarano, the W/CF Symphony will present works by Brahms, Wagner, and Wild March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Special guest will be pianist Eric Himy. Advance tickets at 3-7469 and at the door.
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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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UNI WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT: Tues., March 5, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PERCUSSION/MARIMBA AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLES CONCERT: Wed., March 6, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Randy Hogancamp, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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THE MERRY WIDOW: Presented by London City Opera, Thurs., March 7, 7:30 p.m. The highly acclaimed London City Opera presents waltzing rhythms and soft, dreamy melodies. Tickets 3-SHOW.
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MID-LENT MIXER: Fri., March 8, 7:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center, (next to bookstore). There will be a coffeehouse with snacks and fellowship featuring Christian musician John Hanna at 8 p.m. All are welcome.
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NUHS PRESENTS "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF": The NUHS spring production, "Fiddler on the Roof" will be presented March 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 10 at 2 p.m. in Butzier Auditorium of Malcolm Price Laboratory School. Tickets can be purchased in PLS 220, by phone at 3-6047, or at the door. All tickets are general admission and there is no reserved seating.
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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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