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Thursday, April 4, 2002

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Two courseware camps have been scheduled for this spring and summer. Complete details may be found at http://www.uni.edu/cwc. You may register beginning Monday, April 8th by mailing or faxing the registration form from the website (telephone registrations will not be accepted). Registration is limited PROCUREMENT CARD ACTIVATION: After receiving the new US Bank procurement card, call the 800 number to activate the card. For verification, provide the following phone number (319) 273-3576. If they don't accept that phone number try (319) 273-3544.
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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://www.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 who have used or are currently using the current WebCT version 3.0. Please remember to call and sign up.
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SPANISH PLACEMENT EXAM: The Department of Modern Languages and Academic Advising Services will offer 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 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 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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NEWS 

ROAD CLOSING: Nebraska Street near the Power Plant closed Wed., April 3 and will 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 closed 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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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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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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ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING: The UNI Counseling Center is sponsoring this screening April 4. There are three separate sessions: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Please choose only 1 session to attend. The sessions will last approximately an hour. Participants must arrive on time to take part in the screening. The screening is free. Direct any questions to 3-2676.
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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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GRADUATE RECITAL: Thurs., April 4, 6 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Jason Richard, clarinet. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LECTURE ON RURAL POLAND: "The E-Unification of Rural Poland," Thurs., April 4, 7 p.m., SAB 102. Professor Patrick H. Mooney will discuss the EU intergration process for candidate states and the impact of integration on rural Poland.
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PLS BAND CONCERT: All-School Band Festival Concert Thurs., April 4, at 7:30 pm in Butzier Auditorium. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT: Thurs., April 4, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Carol Tralau, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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Floyd Barwig, Director of the Iowa Energy Center, will give a presentation on "The Future of Energy and Transportation," Friday, April 5, 10am - noon, in CET 202 (the ICN room). The presentation will be transmitted live from Iowa State to UNI and other universities. It's part of the weekly spring Transport Seminar sponsored by the Midwest Transportation Consortium. For further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/transport/ 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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SENIOR RECITAL: Fri., April 5, 6 p.m.. GBPAC, Davis Hall. Rebecca Johnson, flute. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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MEN'S GLEE CLUB CONCERT: Fri., April 5, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Robert Byrnes, director. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS: Faculty and staff are invited to attend the presentation Sun., April 7, 1 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion A-B. Awards will be presented for student organizations and activities, the leadership essay competition, and the Sue Follon Women in Leadership Scholarship. Questions, 3-2332.
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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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SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty, and staff. $10/team. Entry forms now available. Registration: April 8-10, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. WRC 101. Schedules posted: after 1 p.m., Thurs., April 11, WRC IM bulletin boards. Play: Sat., April 13, noon, WRC sand volleyball court.
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IOWA HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH ASSOCIATION'S ALL-STATE FESTIVAL: Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. on Mon., April 8 in the West Gym. Performances will be held at: Lang Hall, Maucker Union Expansions, SEC, Strayer-Wood Theatre and the Great Reading room in Seerely. There is no admission charge. Programs will be available at the West Gym on the morning of the festival.
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FACULTY SENATE: The UNI Faculty Senate will meet Mon., April 8 at 3:15 p.m. in the Gilchrist Board Room. A faculty member will be elected at the meeting to serve on the GBPAC Advisory Board. Other agenda items include the policy on computer systems privacy.
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"ON LOCATION": Mon., April 8, 7 p.m., University Museum. Jeannie Steele & Kurt Meredith will share their experiences from five years of living and working in Slovakia.
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PETER YARROW ON CAMPUS: Best known as part of "Peter, Paul and Mary," Peter Yarrow is now embarking on an educational crusade to keep children from becoming bullies. He will discuss this revolutionary program, "Don't Laugh At Me," during a presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Mon., April 8 in the GBPAC, Great Hall. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited. To reserve tickets, call 3-SHOW. For more information on the program, visit http://www.dontlaugh.org
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CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS CONCERT: Mon., April 8, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ANGER MANAGEMENT: Learn techniques designed to help recognize triggers for anger, thoughts and feelings associated with the anger, consequences of anger and methods to gain positive self-control. Tues., April 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Counseling Center. Call 3-2676 for reservations.
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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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CEEE PRESENTATION: Rapid prototyping will be the topic of a technical presentation and live demonstration on Tues., April 9 in the CEEE auditorium from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (student & senior chapters) are sponsoring the presentation.
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OPERA SCENES: Tues., April 9, Russell Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m. Don Rierson, director. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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PAT/HISTORY DEPT. LECTURE: Trudy Eden, Dept. of History, will present "The Diary, the Dappled Boy and the Disinterred Dad." The lecture is free and open to the public, at 7 p.m., Wed., April 10, SRL 115.
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THE TIBETANS: A STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE: Steve Lehman will present his award-winning book Wed., April 10, 7 p.m. in SEC 244-245. If you have any questions contact Donkar Wangmo, dolwang7@yahoo.com or Emiliano Lerda, Emiliano@uni.edu
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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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ABC's & RECESS - THE PERFECT COMBINATION: Learn about life in the 1920's, at school and at home. This program for children ages 6-10 will be held Sat., April 13, 10 a.m. - noon, at the Marshall Center One-Room School. To register, call 3-2188; fee is $5 per child.
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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, call Sandy Law, 3-2423.
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