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Thursday, March 28, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING: The UNI Counseling Center is sponsoring Anxiety Disorder Screening Day on April 4. There will be three separate sessions: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m. Choose ONLY one session to attend. The sessions last approximately one hour. Participants must arrive on time in order to take part in the screening. The Counseling Center is located at 213 Student Services Center. The screening is free of charge. For more info, call 3-2676.
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WELLNESS NEWSLETTER: The April Words of Wellness newsletter is available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html To regularly recerive a hard copy, call Kathy Gulick, 3-6921.
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INJURY/ILLNESS FORM: The First Report of Injury or Illness form for Workers' Compensation claims has been revised. It is available in the My UNIverse Forms Repository in Word or PDF formats. It is also available at http://www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/workerscomp/html in Word format. Please be sure to complete the initial treatment code in the lower left hand corner of the form. Reports without this information will be returned to the department. ----------------------------------------------------------------
UNIVERSITY CONSTITUTION: The final draft of the minutes for the Faculty Senate Meeting on Feb. 25 have been published on the Senate Web site. Discussion centered on proposed changes to the structure of Price Laboratory School, and the creation of a professional school model partnership with local school districts for the delivery of teacher education preparation. To learn more about Senate actions and discussions, visit http://www.uni.edu/senate.
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COMPUTER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: The April schedule of computer workshops is now available by visiting http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt FACULTY--if your students have projects due which involve using Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word or Excel) or the creation of a Web site, please encourage them to check out these workshops.
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STATISTICAL CONSULTING LAB: Bring your data and get a free basic statistical analysis in Wright Hall 338A. The lab will help with statistical analysis, descriptive statistics and other 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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NEWS


CAMPUS ADVISORY GROUP: The Campus Advisory Group met with President Koob on March 15 to discuss the issue of how to shape the campus to fit within budget constraints and the University strategic plan. Disscussion occurred about how to maintain the proper balance among instruction, services and the physical plant. The group will meet again on Fri., March 29, at 8 a.m. in Gilchrist Hall 207. Employees and students are encouraged to contact one of the group members before March 29, if they wish to make suggestions on how to best pursue discussion of these issues. To view a list of representatives, visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/263.html. If you have any questions, contact the Office of the President at 3-2566.
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UNI ONLINE STUDY: If you were randomly selected to complete a questionnaire about your use of UNI Online and the way you receive university information, please respond by e-mail or campus mail, by Wed., March 27. The questionnaire takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. Your cooperation in this study is vital to our understanding of the way in which UNI employees receive information. For more information, call Aaron Maitland at 3-3114 or Vicki Grimes at 3-2763.
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HOURS

WRC HOURS FOR EASTER WEEKEND: March 29-31, 2002 Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Please note early closing) Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
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LIBRARY SPECIAL HOURS: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#special
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IRTS-SEC 222 EASTER WEEKEND HOURS: Saturday 1pm-5 pm, Easter Sunday 5:30 pm-10 pm.
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MAUCKER UNION HOURS FOR EASTER WEEKEND: http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hrs-b-current.txt
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EVENTS

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION: The UNI Gallery of Art will present its "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition," through April 15 which showcases over 130 outstanding recent works by students in the Department of Art. There will be an opening reception Wed., March 27, 6:30-9 p.m. as well as an awards ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Normal gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.; noon to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: will discuss human rights issues Thursday, March 28, 3:30-4:45 pm in SEC 244/245. Speakers are: Susan Koch, Assoc. Provost and Professor, UNI; Leo Prieto, Hispanic Community Activist; Walter Reed, Executive Director, Waterloo Human Rights Commission; and Mike Tetzloff, Amenstry International, UNI Chapter. Reservations requested: phone 3-2332 or e-mail VPESS@uni.edu.
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HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS: Thurs., March 28 at 3:30 p.m., in CBB 1 & 3, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will present "How to Start a Small Business," covering the basic forms to be filed, financing, and business plan preparation. No advanced registration required and no fees. For more information, contact 3-7350, e-mail at katherine.cota@uni.edu, or visit http://www.jpec.org.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Northwind Quintet - Dominique Cawley, flute; Tom Barry, oboe; Jack Graham, clarinet; Thomas Tritle, horn; and David Rachor, bassoon - Thurs., March 28, GBPAC, Davis Hall at 8 p.m. - No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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STUDENT AND FACULTY RECITAL: Fri., March 29, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Art Song and Artistry Series: Songs by Dominick Argento. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LANGUAGE SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM: The next Language Science Colloquium, "The Acquisition of Verbal Morphology in Monolingual Child Spanish, is Fri., March 29, 1 pm in CAC 263. At 12:30 will be an informal discussion and refreshments.
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HUMOR AS A STRESS MANAGEMENT TOOL: Participants in this workshop will learn how to capitalize on their own sense of humor and to use this gift to better manage stress in their lives. Mon., April 1, 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Counseling Center. Call 3-2676 reservations.
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ARTS IN APRIL KICK-OFF: A "sneak preview" to the month-long cultural celebration known as "Arts in April" will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mon., April 1 in the GBPAC lobby. The evening will showcase a variety of UNI's performing and visual arts, including music, dance, theatre, works from UNI's permanent art collection and food. In addition, KUNI's "Live From Studio One" will do a remote broadcast from Jebe Hall. For more details, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/arts-in-april/
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S WEEK OF ACTION: Mon., April 1: Information table in the Union 10 am - 2 p.m. will have information on Iraq, Schwarzkopf, and Amnesty International. Tues. April 2: Documentary "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" with questions afterword with Jeff Weiss in Seerley Hall room 115 at 7:30. Wed. April 3: Presentation "American Terrorism?" with Robert Krueger presenting on Nicaragua and Chuck Quilty presenting on Iraqi sanctions. Schindler 246 at 7pm. Fri. April 5: Peace Activist Panel in the Union State College Room at 7 pm. with area activist Peg Mullen, Rusty Martin, and Brian Terrell.
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THE ROMA OF SLOVAKIA: The Roma of Slovakia opens April 1 at the University Museum. Matthew Kollasch's photos capture the spirit of the Roma people in western Slovakia. http://www.uni.edu/museum/events.html
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HEALING THE HEARTBREAK: This workshop offers ideas on how to bring closure to the pain of a broken relationship. Tues., April 2, 3:30 - 5 p.m. at the Counseling Center. Call 3-2676 for a reservation.
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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FORUM: UNI's Department of Management will present a forum on "Leadership and Management" Tues., April 2, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the CBB 109. Speakers include representatives from major Iowa businesses. For more information, visit http://www.cba.uni.edu/cyphert/forum.html
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WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA YOUTH CONCERTS: Tues., April 2, GBPAC, Great Hall - 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No charge. Contact: Jo Duea, 266-3606 or joan.duea@uni.edu
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NORTHERN IOWA FLUTE CHOIR CONCERT: Wed., April 3, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Angeleita Floyd, director. No charge.
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FORUM ON JUDICIAL SELECTION: The Political Science and History Departments are sponsoring a forum on judicial selection April 3 at 3 p.m. in Seerley 115. Panelists include Senator Charles Grassley, federal judges David Hansen and Michael Melloy and Nan Aron, the President of the Alliance for Justice. The forum is open to the public.
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THE E-UNIFICATION OF RURAL POLAND: Thurs., April 4, 7 p.m. SAB 102. Prof. Patrick H. Mooney will speak on Polish agricultural adaptations in the post-communist transition to a market economy and democratic political institutions. He will discuss the dwindling support for EU membership and the consequences for rural Poland.
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TAKE THE FAST TRAC TO START YOUR BUSINESS: The Regional Business Center will host Fast Trac Sat. mornings from April 6 - May 18. Each session includes classroom instruction, discussion with local experts and an opportunity to network with other Cedar Valley entrepreneurs. Classes will be held at 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo from 8:30 a.m. - noon. The fee is $199 per business. For more information or to register, email katie.macdonald@uni.edu, call 236-8123 or visit to http://www.unirbc.org.
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ALL-STATE SPEECH: Opening ceremonies for the All-State High School Speech Festival will begin at 8:30 on Monday, April 8 in the West Gym. The state's outstanding performers in individual events will perform in 12 centers on campus: Lang Hall, Maucker Union Expansions, Schindler, Strayer-Wood Theatre, and the Great Reading room in Seerely Hall. There is no admission charge. Programs will be available at the West Gym on the morning of the festival and at the IHSSA Web site, ihssa.org
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PETER YARROW ON CAMPUS: Pete Yarow, of the famed folk group "Peter, Paul and Mary," is embarking on an educational crusade to keep children from becoming bullies. He will discuss his revolutionary program, "Don't Laugh At Me," 7:30 p.m., Mon., April 8, GBPAC, Great Hall. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited. Tickets, 3-SHOW. For more information, visit http://www.dontlaugh.org.
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A.F.S.C.M.E. MEETING: Merit Employees Union Local #2659 will meet April 11, 6 p.m. at 704 1/2 Main St. Nominations are being taken for Local 2659 officers. For more information, visit http://www.afscmelocal2659.org/
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FUNK FEST 2002: Sun. April 21 from 2-7 p.m., Lawther field. The festival includes local bands, food from area resturants, and games. Following the festival, George Clinton and the Parliment will preform in the West Gym at 7:30pm.
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