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Tuesday, March 12, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

PROCUREMENT CARD REMINDER: Employees who have procurement cards must notify the Controller's Office when changing departments. Also, notify Short's Travel when changing departments if your procurement card number is on file with them. Procurement cards of people leaving the university should be turned in to the Controller's Office. Questions, call 3-3576 or 3-3524.
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UNI RESEARCHERS ALERT: A task force has been working since July 2001 to bring the University into full compliance with federal regulations related to the protection of human participants in research conducted by UNI faculty, staff and students. This will involve a new review form and a longer time period to complete the approval process. Information and training sessions will be held in early Fall 2002. Contact David Walker, david.walker@uni.edu
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STATISTICAL CONSULTING LAB: Get a free, basic statistical analysis in Wright Hall 338A. The Lab will help with statistical analysis, descriptive statistics and more common questions that many people may have. Call 3-6514 to schedule an appointment. For more information, contact georgia.vajpeyi@uni.edu
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CHILDCARE SURVEY: Visit the link below to complete a survey on childcare needs. The deadline to respond is March 15 by 5 p.m. The survey takes only 10 minutes to complete. The intent is to determine if the childcare needs of students and staff on campus are being met. For more information, call Lynn Perigo at 3-7644. http://access.uni.edu/cgi-bbs/bbspl03.cgi
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NEWS

CNN: The latest edition of Campus News Network includes stories on the Arts in April celebration, tips on writing for the Web,a profile on Kevin Buisman, kudos, and a listing of new hires. http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/031202
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FACULTY ELECTIONS: Elections for University Faculty positions will be available online until Thurs., March 14 at noon. To access the online ballot, go to http://myuniverse.uni.edu, log in and click on the election link. If there are problems accessing the ballot, contact Human Resources.
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SPRING COMMENCEMENT UPDATE: Because the UNI-Dome will be under construction in May, spring commencement will be moved to the GBPAC. For full details, see the news release at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/news/stories/2002/030502.shtml
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UNI-DOME UPDATE: The UNI-Dome will close from Mar. 18 to Aug. 16 for internal structural repairs. This is phase II of a process that began last year. In 2001, the UNI-Dome was closed from March through August for structural work. While no events will be held in the Dome this spring and summer, staff housed in the UNI-Dome will be able to continue to use their offices. It's expected that the UNI-Dome will be open for the first football game in the fall, and we plan to be able to schedule events inside the UNI-Dome as usual for spring and summer 2003. For more information, contact James O'Connor, at 3-2761.
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STUDENT TIME SHEET CUT-OFF: The cut-off for student time sheets is March 14. Departments need to forward approved student federal work study time sheets to Financial Aid/Student Employment and departmental employment time sheets to the Payroll Office before spring break. Time sheets are by noon, Mon., March 18.
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MARCH FOOD SPECIALS: 23rd Street Market, order a large soup, fresh roll and medium fountain pop for $2.39; Biscotti's, order of three breadsticks, dipping sauce and a medium fountain pop for $1.53. Maucker Union specials include JW's: slice of cheese pizza and 22 oz. fountain pop for $2.79; Club Caf≥: muffin and 12 ounces of coffee for $1.90; Freshens/Seattle's Best: coffee smoothie for $3.20; and Bent Fork: jumbo baked potato and cheese sauce for $1.30. Food cart specials include soup, cookie and a 20 oz. pop for $2.50.
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HOURS

UPDATED LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#spring
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EVENTS

COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS WORKSHOP: This workshop will explore the grieving process and will identify ways to help you cope with loss. Tues., March 12, 3:30-5 p.m. at the UNI Counseling Center. Call 3-2676 for a reservation.
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LESLIE MORGAN VOICE STUDIO RECITAL: Tues., March 12, 6 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUESTS AND FACULTY RECITAL: Tues., March 12, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber, flute, and Robin Guy, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: Learn how to deal with difficult people by attending a session on 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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U OF I ART PROFESSOR TO LECTURE: Will Mentor will lecture Wed., March 13, 6 p.m. in KAB 111. Mentor is this year's juror for the UNI "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" which runs from March 27 to April 15. Both events are free and open to the public.
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PAT/HISTORY DEPT. LECTURE: Barbara Cutter, Department of History, will present "Female Fiends and Innocents Rewarded: Women and Murder in U.S. History." The lecture is free and open to the public, at 7 p.m., Wed., Mar. 13, SRL 115.
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL TEACH-IN: A teach-in about music and revolution on Wed., March 13th at 7 p.m. in the Union Expansion C. The teach-in will talk about music's role in culture and how this role has been played in the past. Presenters include Dr. Chris Merz, David Aguier, and Dr. Sonia Yetter.
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PEACE CORPS RECRUITER TO VISIT UNI: Matthew Dufresne will visit UNI on Thursday, March 14. There will be an information table in the Maucker Union from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. An informational seminar in the Maucker Union, Ambassador Room will be held at noon. To schedule an interview call Matthew Dufresne at 1-800-424-8580 ext. 226. Visit http://www.peacecorps.gov.
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THE POWER OF SELF-TALK: Positive self-talk is a useful and effective approach to enhancing or changing messages. This approach boosts esteem, deflates depression and anxiety, and helps us move through difficult life events. Thurs., March 14, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. at the UNI Counseling Center. Call 3-2676 for a reservation.
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THURSDAZE IN THE UNION: Thurs., March 14. Watch the award-winning movie Moulin Rouge at 7 & 9 p.m. Learn about condoms at Condom Sense at 7 p.m. See what sex is better with Battle of the Sexes at 8 p.m. Take a humorous look at the awkwardness of dating communication between couples with Sex Signals at 9 p.m. At the end of Sex Signals, one lucky audience member will win a 20" TV! And don't forget about free pool & video games in the gameroom. All activities are free. http://www.uni.edu/thursdaze
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AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL: UNI is hosting the Central Region festival, March 15-19. All concerts will be held at the GBPAC. Adjudicated Concerts: Sat., March 16, 12:30 p.m.; Sun., March 17, 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Mon., March 18, 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Gala Concert: Tues., March 19, 12:30 p.m. Faculty & Guest Artist Concert: Sat., March 16, 7:30 p.m. Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre: Tues., March 19, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, 3-SHOW. Contact Ranae Keane- Beamsey for more information, ranae.keane-bamsey@uni.edu
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SMART START YOUR BUSINESS: Sat., March 16 from 10 a.m. - noon at 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. This free, introductory class will discuss financing, the differences between sole proprietors and corporations, and the other steps needed to start a business in the Cedar Valley. For more information or to register, email katie.macdonald@uni.edu, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org.
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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Legal and Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research and Cloning. Tues., March 26, 9:30 a.m. Keynote address by Dr. David Orentlicher, Indiana University School of Law. Panels on legal and ethical issues follow at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. To register for the conference, contact Non-Credit Programs, 3-6855.
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BEGINNING READING CONFERENCE: Fri., April 12, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., SEC. The conference will feature award-winning author/illustrator Denise Fleming. Call Non-Credit Programs, 3-6855 for more information or visit http://www.pls.uni.edu/read.
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"SPRINT INTO SPRING": Join Pi Sigma Epsilon on Sat., April 13, 8 a.m. for a 5k run. Registration fee is $13 and medals will be awarded to top competitors. The route will begin and end at Maucker Union, proceeding through the Cedar Falls community. Registration forms can be picked up at Scheels, the information desk at Maucker Union, and the WRC. Contact: erin1135@uni.edu for more information
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"SEE HOW THEY GROW": Sat., April 13, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., SEC. This conference is an opportunity to uncover the latest resources and techniques as a child care professional. For more information, contact Non-Credit Programs at 3-6988.
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