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Thursday, March 14, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

EMPLOYEE AND SUPERVISORY TRAINING: Workshops are available on the following topics: job stress, depression, personal issues affecting job performance, EAP services and referrals, and other issues. For more information, call Human Resources at 3-3408 or visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/eap/index.html
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FACULTY SENATE APPROVES POLICY: On March 11, the Faculty Senate approved the policy on Distributed Learning and Intellectual Property Rights. The next meeting of the Senate is March 25 at 3:15 pm in Gilchrist Rm. 207. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/senate.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES AVAILABLE: Minutes for Feb. 28 meeting are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes913.asp
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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: Learn how to deal with difficult people by attending a training session Mon., March 25, 1-3:30 p.m., Tues., March 26, 9:30 a.m. - noon, or Tues., March 26, 1-3:30 p.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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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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NEWS

BOARD OF REGENTS: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, meets in Ames this week. Docket items are available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/DocketMemos/memos.html
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CAMPUS ADVISORY GROUP: The UNI Faculty Senate endorsed the creation of a Campus Advisory Group at its Jan. 28 meeting. The purpose of the group is to consult with the university president and provide advice on broad campus issues; and to encourage and facilitate communication and coordination among the various constituencies at UNI. The president will chair the group, which will meet at least once each fall and spring. The first meeting of the Campus Advisory Group will be March 15. Individuals with topics or items for discussion by this group should contact their appropriate representative. If you have any questions, contact the Office of the President at 3-2566, or refer to the minutes from the Jan. 28 Faculty Senate meeting at: http://www.uni.edu/senate. To view a list of representatives, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/263.html
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MAUCKER UNION CLOSED DUE TO ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN: Maucker Union will be closed on Tues., March 19 due to an electrical and steam shutdown. The entire building including all food service areas will be closed. If you have any questions, contact the Reservations Desk at 3-2256.
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ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARSHIP: 15-20 new recipients will be selected to receive $3,800 for the 2002-03 academic year. Selection is based on: Junior standing by fall 2002; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing 2002-03 FAFSA; unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full-time. Applications, due by April 1, are availabe at: the Financial Aid Office, GIL 116 or at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/current/other.html scroll down to Carver Scholarship.
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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.
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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 PayrollOffice before spring break. Time sheets are by noon, Mon., March 18.
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HOURS

MAUCKER HOURS: http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hrs-b-current.txt
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INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES HOURS: IRTS-SEC 222 will close Fri., March 15 at 5 p.m. and reopen Mon., March 25 at 7:45 am.
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UPDATED LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#spring
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EVENTS

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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AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL: UNI was chosen to host the Central Region Dance Festival for 2002. The festival will be held March 15-19. The community is welcome to attend the adjudicated concerts, the faculty/guest artist concert and the Zorongo Flamenco concert. Tickets can be ordered by calling 3-SHOW. For more information contact Ranae Keane-Bamsey at 3-3560. To see a schedule of the concerts, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/265.html
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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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MEDICAL ETHICS CONFERENCE: Legal and Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research and Cloning on 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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MATHEMATICS OF JUGGLING: Peter Floodstrand Blanchard, the current and two-time International Jugglers Association Ball Juggling Champion and 7-time Nine Ball Qualifier, will speak on The Mathematics of Juggling. The ancient art of juggling was recently revolutionized by the introduction of a system of notation and an elegant mathematical theory. These new ideas will be explained and demonstrated on Wednesday, March 27, at 3:00 p.m. in Sabin 102.
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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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