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Thursday, April 11, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

REMINDER TO MERIT BARGAINING EMPLOYEES: Payroll frequency surveys are due by April 25. Surveys must include names to be counted. To obtain a survey, contact Susan Baker, 3-6972 or une Watkins, 3-3408. Informational meetings: Tues., April 16, 1 p.m., GIL 207 and Fri., April 19, 8 a.m., SEC 182.
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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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COURSE RESERVE REINSTATEMENT INFORMATION: To reinstate your current reserve list for May term/summer and/or fall 2002 semester, click on the link below. Requests for reinstatement and/or new reserve requests for May Term/Summer should be received by May 6. New items for fall 2002 should be received by August 12. http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement_form.htm
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ELECTRONIC COURSE RESERVE: Rod Library is pleased to offer a new electronic course reserve service. The full text of journal articles or book chapters, course syllabi, lecture notes, exams, andhomework solutions are now available through the course reserve option in
the library catalog. For student and faculty information go to http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/msc/electronic_course_reserves2.htm
or call 3-6002.
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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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STUDY ROOM RESERVATIONS: 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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FREEDOM FROM SMOKING: A seven-week smoking cessation program for
UNI faculty, staff, and students, 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays, April 18-May 30, WRC, room 154. The costis $5 and includes nicotine patches. To register call Hawkeye Community College, at 296-2460
and refer to course #47755, the UNI class. Mail class fees to:
Business Office
Hawkeye Community College
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, IA 50704
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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, visit 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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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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UNI/GATEWAY PURCHASE AGREEMENT: This agreement provides UNI the ability to receive highly competitive pricing on Gateway products. Currently there is an April special on the E3600 Desktop series. Individuals may also purchase this configuration by paying an additional $88 shipping. This pricing can also be extended to any Iowa K-12 school. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gateway
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LIBRARY DEAN SEARCH: The Provost announces a campus-wide search for the position of Dean of Library Services. Applications are invited from UNI employees only. Applications received by April 26 will be given full consideration. The vacancy announcement containg required qualifications and application procedures can be found at: http://www.library.uni.edu/searches/
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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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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 American family. Families are asked to host 2 students and interact with
them. If interested, contact Phil Plourde, 3-6909 or June Hershberger, 3-2182.
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CONCERT CANCELLATION: The Faculty Recital, Jeongwon Ham, piano, scheduled for Thurs., April 18, 8 p.m., has been cancelled.
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DINING SERVICES SPECIALS FOR APRIL: To see a list of food specials on campus during April, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/267.html
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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 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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SIGMA XI LECTURE: Dr. Kevin Grazier from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will present on the Cassini Mission to Saturn on Thurs., April 11 at 7 p.m. in Lantz Auditorium (2532 MSH). Following the seminar, there will be an open house at the UNI observatory at 9 p.m. On Fri., April 12, noon, 2229 MSH, Dr. Grazier will discuss the
practical applications of remote sensing. The lectures are free and open to the public.
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UNITUBA: (UNI Tuba/Euphonium) Ensemble Concert, Jeffrey Funderburk, director - GBPAC, Davis Hall, April 11 - 8:00 p.m. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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" by Joyce Milambiling (TESOL/English), is Fri., April 12, 1 pm in CAC 263. At 12:30 will be an informal discussion and refreshments.
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TRANSPORT SEMINAR: Lisa Skubal, Director of Marketing of the Cedar Valley Economic Development Corporation, and Cindy Angel, Research Manager at UNI's Institute for Decision Making, will give a presentation on "Transportation and Economic Development: Site Selection." The focus of the presentation will be the Target distribution center being constructed in Cedar Falls. Friday, April 12, 10am - noon, in CET 202. It's part of the weekly spring Transport Seminar sponsored by the Midwest Transportation Consortium.
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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. On 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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JEONGWON HAM PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: Fri., April 12, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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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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SPRING CHARITY BALL: The Cedar Valley chapter of USABDA is hosting a spring serenade charity ball and workshops Sat., April 13.Workshop sessions are: Waltz 2:15-3:15 p.m., Cha Cha 3:30-4:30 p.m.;$12/person for each, $20 for both. Ken Paulsen Orchestra 8 p.m.-midnight. $13/person advance, $15 at the door. Both workshops and dance for $30. Student discount - half price with ID. Dress is semi-formal to formal. Tickets at West Music, Cedar Falls. Proceeds go to UNI International Dance Theater and Cedar Falls Sertoma Club.
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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 14 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, 7 p.m. SRL 115. Introductory lecture by Galina Aksenova, Russian film and theatre critic.
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CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty, and staff. Managers meeting Mon., April 15 4 p.m. WRC 154. Entries due: Wed., April 17. Entry fee: $15/team. Brackets posted after 1 p.m., Thurs., April 18, WRC IM bulletin board. Play date: Sat., April 20. Rain Date: Sat., April 27
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GUEST & FACULTY RECITAL: Mon., April 15, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Randall Faust, horn. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY APPRECIATION: All faculty and staff are invited to attend a reception hosted by the UNI Greek Community on Mon., April 15 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Royal Oak Room in the Union. There will be free lemonade and cookies, along with video with clips.
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LECTURE BY RUSSIAN 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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NATIONAL SPEECH SHOWCASE: The UNI Speech team will showcase pieces that will be performed at nationals. The showcase is Tues., April 16, 6:30 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium; doors open at 6 p.m.
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WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT: Tues., April 16, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Dyan Baker, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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JAZZ BANDS II & III CONCERT: Wed., April 17, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Chris Merz, Chris Schmitz and Bill Scheidecker, conductors. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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BLOOD DRIVE: St. Stephen's (next to the UNI bookstore) will holda Red Cross Blood Drive Thurs., April 18 from 1-4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or contact Kari Hill at karibear@uni.edu to schedule an appointment.
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NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY: National Alcohol Screening Day is Thurs., April 18 from 4-5 p.m. in WRC 103. Participants will view a short video and 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.
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"ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART 1: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES": The Pulitzer-Prize winning drama about politics, religion, and sex in the '80's by Tony Kushner, April 18-20 and 25-28 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre.
Tickets: $8, $7, $6. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre. Note: contains challenging material
not suitable for some audiences.
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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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THEATRE UNI HOSTS DESIGNER DAN NEMTEANU: Sun., April 21, at 2 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Nemteanu has worked as a designer since 1956 in Romania, Israel, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway
and the United States, where he has been an associate professor at the University of Iowa since 1986. The event is free and open to the public.
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UNITED FACULTY ASSOCIATION HOSTS CONFERENCE: The United Faculty Association at UNI will host the spring state conference of the American Association of University Professors on Sat., April 27. The program runs from 8:30-11:55 a.m. The keynote speaker, Dr. Marcus Harvey, Associate Secretary of the AAUP, will address the topic "Trends Affecting Community Colleges: Implications for the Four Year Sector." Questions, contact Chuck Quirk, 3-2206.
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ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST: The 44th Annual Recognition Breakfast is scheduled for Sat., May 4 at 8:15 a.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. Watch campus mail for a flyer announcing this year's retirees. Tickets are available for $6 each through the Cashier's office in Gilchrist. Questions, call Brenda, 3-2484 or e-mail
Brenda.Jordan@uni.edu
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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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