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Tuesday, April 9 , 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES


FACULTY AND ACADEMIC YEAR P&S EMPLOYEES 12 MONTH PAYCHECK OPTION: Faculty and academic year P&S employees may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in ten or twelve equal installments beginning with the August 30 or July 31 payroll respectively. Employees who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a form from Payroll, 256 Gilchrist, 3-6510, prior to May 15.
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LIBRARY NOTICES VIA E-MAIL: For details about library services read the latest faculty edition of the Rod Library Newsletter. http://www.library.uni.edu/newsletter/newstest.html
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LIBRARY NOTICE: Full-time tenured or tenure-track instuctional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 12. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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EXCELLENT ADVENTURES IN TEAM BUILDING: Grab your walking shoes and get ready for an experiential learning expedition guaranteed to change the way you view team work. During this three-hour "tour" you will learn new team building techniques, gain heightened appreciation for team work, and learn more about UNI. This session is Thurs., April 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. To sign up go to the Web site http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.htm or call 3-3536.
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FALL 2002 FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIPS: The Financial Aid and Admissions Offices will send scholarship certificates to high school guidance counselors near the end of April. To have your scholarships included, enter them on the "FMAP" system by Friday, April 12. Contact Evie Waack at 3-2799 with any questions.
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FACULTY COURSEWARE CAMP REGISTRATION: Two courseware camps have been scheduled for this spring and summer. Complete details may be found at http://www.uni.edu/cwc. Registration available by mailing or faxing the registration form from the Web site (telephone registrations will not be accepted). Registration is limited.
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ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE LICENSE ENDING: Command (F-Prot) AntiVirus Software Licensing ends July 31. With the ITS acquisition of Norton AntiVirus Software for the entire campus, Command (F-Prot) AntiVirus software licensing will not be renewed. If you are still using Command (small yellow "C" icon on right side of the taskbar) on your Windows system, please make arrangements with your support coordinator to remove this product and to have Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition installed.
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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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MICROSOFT PURCHASING 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 prices 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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NEWS

ALL CAMPUS MEETING: All UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an all-campus meeting at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 15 in the Lang Hall Auditorium. President Koob will address the budget issues facing the university. Supervisors are encouraged to make necessary arrangements for employees to attend. For more information, contact the President's Office at 3-2566.
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CAMPUS NEWS NETWORK: The latest edition of CNN is available today. For news on athletics rankings, communication tips, a profile of Greg Davies and a list of new hires, visit: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/040902/
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CAMPUS ADVISORY GROUP: The next meeting of the Campus Advisory Group is Friday, April 12 at 8 a.m. in GIL 207. Employees and students are encouraged to contact one of the group members before April 12, if they wish to make suggestions on how to make changes to fit within budget constraints and the university strategic plan. To view a list of the 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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CAMPUS SAFETY: The Department of Public Safety recently received a report of a suspicious male making physical contact with a female student on campus. Earlier this year, a female student was sexually assaulted on campus. The department reminds all university community members to think "safety first." Safety Tips: Travel in groups when possible. Use the university's lighted walkways. Request an escort when you have to walk alone at night. Report suspicious persons to public safety. Lock your car doors when driving. "This is a very safe campus," noted David Zarifis, director of public safety. "But that doesn't mean we should take that safety for granted. We all have to take responsibility for keeping ourselves safe." More more safety tips, visit the UNI Department of Public Safety Web site at: http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP RESCHEDULED: The Leaders on Leadership in Business presentation is rescheduled from April 11 to April 18. Speakers include: DyAnn Longseth, Vice President/Marketing, John Deere Community Credit Union; David Neil, President UAW C.A.P., Iowa--Region 4; and Danielle Stokes, Pauline Co., Inc., Waterloo.
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OVERNIGHT HOMESTAYS FOR UNI JAPANESE SUMMER PROGRAM: UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program will host 20 college students from Japan for a 4-week language program. As part of their stay, the students spend one night, July 27, in the home of an Amercian family. Families are asked to host 2 students and interact with them. The date this year is July 27. If you are interested contact Phil Plourde, 3-6909 or June Hershberger, 3-2182.
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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 Opera Scenes on Tuesday and a reception for Iowa artists at Lang Hall on Friday. 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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ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty, and staff $10/team. Entry forms now available. Registration: April 9-10 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. WRC 101. Schedules: Posted after 1 p.m. Thurs., April 11 WRC IM bulletin board. Play: Sun., April 14, noon, WRC intramural fields. *Only 2 Club Members/team
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SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty, and staff. $10/team. Entry forms now available. Registration: April 9-10, 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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BONE MARROW REGISTRY: Join the National Marrow Donor Registry on Tues., April 9 in Mauker Union Expansion A from 4-9 p.m. All it takes is a small sample of blood to be entered into the National Marrow Donor Registry.
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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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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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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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PANTHER BASEBALL: The Panthers continue home play when Grandview comes to town tonight for a 6pm contest at Waterloo's Riverfront Stadium. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com/base for more information.
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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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PANTHER SOFTBALL: Head coach Sara Hayes and the 2002 UNI softball team return to home action this week. Catch the Panthers in action Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. when they host Iowa State. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com/soft for more information.
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ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNATIONAL HEALTH: Global Health Corps and the Borlaug Foundation sponsors the Annual Symposium on International Health, Wed., April 10, from 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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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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A.F.S.C.M.E. MEETING: UNI Merit Employees Union Local # 2659 will meet April 11, 6 p.m. at the union hall, 704 1/2 Main Street, Cedar Falls. Nominations are being taken for Local 2659 officers. For more information, visit http://www.afscmelocal2659.org/
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MEN'S TENNIS: The men's tennis team hosts two MVC rivals in weekend action at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo. The Panthers host Evansville Friday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. the Southern Illinois Salukis come to town. For more information, visit http://www.unipanthers.com/mten
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PANTHER BASEBALL: The "UNI nine" take the field this weekend at Waterloo's Riverfront Stadium for four games against Creighton. Friday night's action begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, the Panthers and Bluejays play a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. The series finishes Sunday with a 1 p.m. game. Tickets, 3-DOME.
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LANGUAGE SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM: The next UNI Language Science Colloquium, "Persuasion or Propaganda? An Analysis of the Language of an Anti- Immigration Electronic Magazine", is Fri., April 12, 1 pm in CAC 263. At 12:30 will be an informal discussion and refreshments.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony, with conductor candidate Jeffrey Pollock and guest pianist Louis Nagel, will perform works by Mozart, Mussorgsky and Wagner this Friday and Saturday. Concert is at the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m.
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NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO: Saturday, April 13, 100+ school districts from across the U.S. will recruit teachers for the 2002-03 school year. Educators may register in Sabin Hall, room 102, at 8 a.m. on April 13 - $25 fee. For further information and a list of participating school districts: 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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PANTHER SOFTBALL: The UNI softball team hosts rival Drake this weekend. Doubleheaders are slated at noon on both Saturday and Sunday at Panther Park Field, located northwest of the WRC.
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FASHION SHOW: The Textile and Apparel Association will present their 10th Annual TAA Fashion show April 13 at 8:00 p.m. in Lang Auditorium. All of the clothing and "wearable art" in the show is created by the students. The show will be broadcast around the world on the internet and can be viewed at http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/livemedia/events.htm
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SILENT AUCTION: UNI Habitat for Humanity will hold a silent auction as a fund raiser Sunday, April 14h from 2-4 p.m. at the Waterloo Country Inn and Suites. Items included are autograph selections from Kurt Warner, Eddie Berlin and James James, plus many other items donated by local patrons.
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RUSSIAN FILM: Russian Film (in Russian with English Subtitles) "Wedding"(2001): Sunday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in SRL 115. Introductory lecture by Galina Aksenova, Russian film and theatre critic.
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LECTURE BY RUSSAIN ACTOR: Veniamin Smekhov will present "The Master and Margarita at the Taganka Theatre in Moscow." Mon., April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Great Reading Room (Seerley 116).
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: The Management & Professional Development Center will present "Excelling as a First Time Supervisor" on Tuesday April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in CBB 1-3. UNI employees are offered a discounted tuition of $132, which includes participant materials, lunch, and refreshments. For more information or to register, contact Cassie Luze at 3-5851 or cassie.luze@uni.edu.
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IOWA & THE THIRD REICH: Learn about Iowans who lived in the Third Reich and Germans who had direct connections with Iowa during World War II. Dr. Luick-Thrams will present stories based on his research as the executive director of the American-German non-profit organization TRACES. University Museum, Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY: National Alcohol Screening Day will be held on Thurs., April 18 from 4-5 p.m. in WRC 103. Participants will view a short video highlighting distinctions among alcohol use, abuse and dependency. They may then complete a brief questionnaire about their drinking habits and review the results privately with a mental health professional. Educational and counseling referrals will be provided when appropriate. The screening is anonymous and free-of-charge.
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HONORARY SOCIETY: On Sat., April 20, a chapter of the computer science honorary society Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) will be formally installed at UNI. UPE is the first and only honor society in the computing sciences. The installation ceremony will be conducted by Dr. James R. Comer of the Department of Computer Science, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas.
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UNI/PLS MIDDLE LEVEL SYMPOSIUM: The symposium, June 17-28, is for talented and motivated students currently enrolled in 5th-8th grade. Students will select from offerings in math, language arts, photography, meteorology, botany, Iowa history, and creative drama. The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information contact J.D. Cryer 3-2294 or jd.cryer@uni.edu.
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