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Tuesday, April 2 , 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

EMPLOYEE AND SUPERVISORY TRAINING AVAILABLE: Workshops available on the following topics: job stress, depression, personal issues that affect job performance, EAP (Employee Assistance Program) services and referrals, and other related issues. Call Human Resources at 3-3408.
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JOINT REMINDER FROM CONTROLLER AND PURCHASING: To prepare for the approaching fiscal year end, it is time for departments to check monthly account statements to see what is encumbered. Please look for several things, including: 1) orders that are complete but still show open balances, 2) orders that need to be cancelled or have specific lines that need to be cancelled, 3) amount-based orders that need to have encumbrances adjusted up or down. Please notify Jane, 3-2212 or Pam, 3-3116 to close out or adjust orders, or if you have questions regarding open encumbrances. Failure to respond to this notice could result in loss of available dollars.
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REGENTS STAFF AWARD NOMINATIONS: Professional & Scientific employees at UNI are invited to submit nominations for the 2002 Regents Staff Excellence Award. The awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. To submit a nomination, go to http://ww.uni.edu/ps_council/nomination.html. The deadline is Fri., April 26. For more information, call 3-2436.
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SUMMER COURSES ON WEBCT: In May, all on-campus summer courses will be moving to version 3.6 of WebCT. Next academic year, all Fall 2002 and Spring 2003 courses will also use the new version. Because there are a few new features, ITS Educational Technology has scheduled four, two hour demonstration workshops during April. The schedule for these classes is available at http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm. These classes are only for faculty that have used or are currently using the current WebCT version 3.0. Please remember to call and sign up.
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LIBRARY CIRCULATION RULES: All faculty and P&S employees, please read the letter available at the link below. http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/msc/Fee_Structure.htm
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SPANISH PLACEMENT EXAM: The Department of Modern Languages and Academic Advising Services will be offering a Spanish placement exam for all students who have not previously taken Spanish at UNI and who plan on registering for a Spanish class for the Fall 2002. This exam will be offered in CAC 115-116 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Fri., April 5 and Mon., April 8. For those who cannot come to this administration of the test, the test may also be taken on the Web at http://webcape.byu.edu/UNI-entry/menu.uni The username is: uni user (with a space in between the words) The password is: panthers1. For questions, contact the Dept. of Modern Languages, 3-2749.
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PEER ADVISOR POSITIONS: The Career Center is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic students to assist peers through resume critiques, peer advising and outreach. All majors may apply. 10 hours/week with stipend (approx. $8/hour). For postition description and application, visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter. Application deadline, 5 p.m., Fri., April 12.
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PARENTS NIGHT OUT: Rider Hall Citizenship committee is giving parents a night out. Rider Hall residents will volenteer to baby-sit for free in the Rider Hall Rec room Fri., April 5 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. for children 9 and under. There will be a sign-in list and parents will need to bring an ID to pick up childeren.
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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 early in the Fall 2002 semester. Additional information will be forthcoming. Contact David Walker, david.walker@uni.edu
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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.
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NEWS

ROAD CLOSING: Nebraska Street near the Power Plant will close on Wed., April 3 and remain closed for 5 to 6 weeks for construction of a portion of new steam tunnels.
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INTERSECTION CLOSED: The intersection of Ohio and 27th will be closed Wed., April 3 to repair a water leak. The area will be blocked east of the 27th and S. Minnesota Street intersection and north of the intersection of Ohio and Redeker Drive. It is unknown exactly how long this area will be closed.
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MICROSOFT PURCHASE AGREEMENT: Information Technology Services (ITS) has recently signed a campus-wide Microsoft Select Agreement that allows university departments (NOT Individuals) to purchase Microsoft products at a significantly lower than market value. To receive this low pricing, ITS agreed to manage this campus agreement and maintain the appropriate records. For instructions and pricing, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase and select the "Microsoft Campus Select Software Agreement".
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CONCERT CANCELLATION: Wed., April 3 concert of Christopher Vuk, has been cancelled.
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UNI ONLINE STUDY: A random sample of UNI faculty and staff have been selected to complete a questionnaire about their use of UNI Online and the way that they receive university information. If you have been invited to participate in this study please complete the questionnaire and return it by April 5. 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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EVENTS

ARTS IN APRIL: The second annual UNI Arts in April Celebration kicked off April 1 and runs through April 30. Highlighted events this week include the "We Are Not Gypsies" opening reception at the UNI Museum; the UNI International Dance Theatre Spring Concert; and Evelyn Glennie in concert at the GBPAC. For a full list of events this week and throughout the month, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/arts-in-april/
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S WEEK OF ACTION: 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 opened April 1 at the University Museum. Matthew Kollasch's photos capture the spirit of the Roma people in western Slovakia. There will be an opening reception and gallery talk, April 4, 6:30-8 p.m. 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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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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NORTHERN IOWA FLUTE CONCERT: The Northern Iowa Flute Choir and the Floyd Flute Studio invite you to attend "A Prisim Concert: The Multi-Faceted Flute" on Wed., April 3 at 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Thurs., April 4, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Leaders on Leadership speakers represent the media. Julie Kraft is a TV Consultant with Frank N. Magid Associates, Cedar Rapids, formerly with WOI-TV; Nancy Raffensperger Newhoff is Managing Editor with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier; from KBBG Radio in Waterloo will be Jim Porter, founder and CEO, and Lou Porter, President and Development Director. The program will be in SEC 244-245. This presentation is free and open to the public.
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SPIRITUAL WELLNESS: Learn techniques to enhance your spiritual well-being. Thurs., April 4, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Counseling Center. Call 3-2676 for a reservation.
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PLS BAND CONCERT: All-School Band Festival Concert Thurs., April 4, at 7:30 pm in Butzier Auditorium. No charge.
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PANTHER BASEBALL: The Panthers play their first home league games this weekend against Southwest Missouri State Fri., April 5, 3 p.m. Saturday's doubleheader begins at 2 p.m. and Sunday's first pitch between the Panthers and Bears will be at noon. All games will be played at Waterloo's Riverfront Stadium. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com/base/ for more information.
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WOMEN'S TENNIS: The UNI women host Bradley Fri., April 5, 9 a.m. and Illinois State at 3 p.m. On Sun., April 7 Indiana State comes to town at 9 a.m. All matches are held at Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo. Call 3-DOME for more information.
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ANNUAL SPRING DANCE CONCERT: The UNI International Dance Theatre will present "Dance Around the World," this weekend at the Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main Street, Cedar Falls. Performances will be Sat., April 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., April 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $4 for students and senior citizens and $6 for adults and will be available at the door or by calling 3-6195.
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ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty, and staff $10/team. Registration: Monday-Wednesday, April 8-10 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC 101. Schedules will be posted after 1 p.m. Thurs., April 11 on the WRC IM bulletin board. Play: Sun., April 14, noon, WRC Intramural Field. *Only 2 Club Members/team.
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"ON LOCATION": Mon., April 8, 7 p.m., University Museum. Jeannie Steele & Kurt Meredith spent five years living and working in Slovakia to improve education for Roma students.
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ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB: Summer Jobs Workshop presenting resources and techniques to help students begin their summer job search will be held in the Embassy Room on Tues., April 9 from 5-6 p.m.
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AEOP MEETING: Tues., April 9, noon, in Expansion Room C of Maucker Union. The session will discuss how to "Be Happy in Eight Minutes." Members may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch. For more information, call Lynn Perigo, 3-7644.
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SENIOR CELEBRATION: The UNI Alumni Association presents Senior Celebration, three days of events to honor UNI Seniors, held April 9-11th. Events include free food giveaways and a concert finale. Seniors can claim their free Senior Pak April 2-4 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Maucker Union information table. Please share this information with your senior students. For more information, call 3-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.html.
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ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNATIONAL HEALTH: Wed., April 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion. Panel members include UNI and SUI faculty, and visiting international researchers. For more information, contact Joseph Ogah, 3-6411, or visit http://www.globalhealthcorps.org.
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CAREERS IN AGING FAIR: Students and faculty are invited to attend the fair on Thurs., April 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. Nursing homes are not the only options for rewarding careers. There are opportunities for all majors. For a listing of participating organizations visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter.
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FACULTY APPRECIATION: All faculty and staff are invited to attend a reception hosted by the UNI Greek community Mon., April 15 from 11-1 p.m. in the Royal Oak Room, Maucker Union. There will be free lemonade and cookies, along with a video.
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CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty and staff Managers meeting: Mon., April 15, 4:30 p.m. WRC 154. Registration: Tuesday-Wednesday, April 16-17, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. WRC 101. Schedules Posted: afer 1 p.m. Fri., April 19, WRC IM bulletin boards. Play Begins: Sun., April 21, Intramural Fields. Limited to first 12 teams registered.
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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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TIAA CREF FINANCIAL EDUCATION SEMINARS: Retirement Distribution Flexibilities - Wed., April 24, 7 - 8 p.m., GIL 207. Asset Allocation - Thurs., April 25, 10 - 11 a.m., CBB 319. 2002 New Tax Law - Thurs., April 25, noon - 1 p.m. in CBB 319. To register for these seminars, call Sandy Law, 3-2423.
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