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Tuesday, April 16, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next university faculty senate meeting will be Mon., April 22 at 3:15 p.m. in GIL 207. This is the last regularly scheduled meeting of the academic year.
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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 June 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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COURSE RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS: To reinstate your current reserve list for May Term/Summer and/or Fall 2002 semester, click on the Web link provided. 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 offering a new electronic course reserve service. The full text of journal articles or book chapters, course syllabi, lecture notes, exams, and homework solutions are now available through the course reserve option in the library catalog. For student and faculty information, call 3-6002 or visit http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/msc/electronic_course_reserves2.htm
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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP: Robert Eller Scholarship for Study Abroad the application deadline has been extended Oct. 30. Application instructions and printable application form is available at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad. Follow financial aid & scholarship link.
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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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NEWS

BOARD OF REGENTS: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, meets in Council Bluffs this week. Docket items are available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/DocketMemos/memos.html
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FAMILY WEEKEND PLANNING: Any college, department or organization planning special events for Family Weekend 2002 (Sept. 20-22), should submit that information to Gwenne.Culpepper@uni.edu, for inclusion in the Family Weekend brochure and poster. Deadline to submit information is Wednesday, May 1. Space is limited, so please be brief. Submissions may be edited.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: an article by Michael Waggoner on his journal "Religion and Education" was featured in "Religious Studies News, AAR Edition", March 2002 edition, page 8.
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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/dean/
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NORTHERN IOWAN CAMPUS AND OPEN RATE INCREASE: The Northern Iowan Newspaper has been forced to raise all advertising rates due to the cost of printing. Effective July 1, the on-campus organizational rate will be $3.90/inch.
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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/268.html
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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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EVENTS

ARTS IN APRIL: The second annual UNI Arts in April Celebration kicked off April 1 and runs through April 30. 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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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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UNI SOFTBALL: The UNI softball team hosts the University of Minnesota Gophers Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. The game will be held at Panther Park Field, northwest of the UNI-Dome. http://www.unipanthers.com/soft
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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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PANTHER BASEBALL: The Panthers take on the Minnesota Gophers Wed., April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Riverfront Stadium. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com/base for directions to the field.
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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 hold a 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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BECOMING A PARENT: Thurs., April 18, 3:30-5 p.m., Counseling Center. This workshop will focus on how to deal with this new experience and how to balance various roles when becoming a parent. Call 3-2676 for a reservation.
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INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS: Extra-Curricular: A novel of rape on campus. April 18-20, 7:30 Lang Hall. Mature Audiences Only. Admission is free; seating is limited.
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MEN'S TENNIS: The UNI men's tennis team concludes their season this weekend at Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo. Fri., April 19, 11 a.m. the Panthers host Wichita State. Sun., April 21, 10 a.m. UNI hosts the Southwest Missouri State Bears.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Fri., April 19, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Robert Washut, conductor. Tickets 3-SHOW and at the door. Public, $6; Senior Citizen, $5; student or admission with a current Panther Pass, $4. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI TRACK TEAM: Catch them in action as they host the annual UNI Open, Sat., April 20 at noon on UNI's outdoor track complex.
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SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH CONFERENCE: On Sat., April 20, the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference will be held in the lobby of Schindler Education Center and adjoining lecture halls. Dr. Mark Grey will talk about "Immigration in Iowa" and Dr. Roy Malpass will present on "Psychological Issues in Eyewitness Identification and Facial Recognition." UNI Alumni will be featured in panel discussions on graduate school and careers in the social sciences. For a schedule of the day's events, visit http://csbsnt.csbs.uni.edu/conferences/ssresearch/
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WOMENS RUGBY HOSTS ELITE 8: The tournament will be held Sat. and Sun., April 20-21 on the fields behind the dome. In addition to the UNI women, seven teams from across the United States will be competing this weekend for a chance to play for the National Title on May 4. Their first game is at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday against San Jose State, admission is free. Questions contact Jennifer Murra at 3-2676 or jennifer.murra@uni.edu
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FUNDRAISER FOR KENYAN VILLAGE: Randy Mercer, professor of Biology at UNI, invites you to a fund raiser for Kithyoko Village Polytechnic, Kenya, where he was a U.S. Peace Corps teacher. The event is co-sponsored by the UNI International Student Association (ISA). All funds will go toward the technical training of Kenyan young people. Join us for traditional foods, slides, music and crafts. The event will be held Sun., April 21, 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 902 Main St., CF. Tickets ($5 donation) are available in Mauker Union 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., April 16-18, or from ISA members. For information contact randy.mercer@uni.edu or isa_uni@hotmail.com
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FUNK FEST 2002: Sunday, April 21st from 2 - 7 p.m., Lawther Field. Admission is free. Features live bands, Rearview Mirror, Soul Fusion, Town Crier and Hop on Jonny. There will be games and food vendors (they will charge for food). For more information call Joe Schulte, 2-4365 or e-mail at eoj11@uni.edu Afterwards the George Clinton Parliament/Funkadelic concert will be held in the West Gym. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at all UNI ticket outlets, http://www.tickets.com, or charge by phone, 3-DOME. Tickets are $18 for students and $23 for the general public.
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STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT: Mon., April 22, 8 p.m. Jonathan Schwabe, coordinator. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WATCH YOUR BACK: Although 90% of back injuries are preventable, 80% of adults develop back problems at some time in their lives. This workshop will raise your awareness to "risk-makers", show you safer ways to manage tasks, general stretching exercises for the back and strategies for maintaining a healthy back. Dress comfortably for gentle movements and stretching and sign up for the session on Tues., April 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. in WRC 176. Sign up by calling 3-3536 or visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training.
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PANEL DISCUSSION ON MUSLIM WOMEN AND THE MEDIA: "Nothing But a Burka? Muslim Women and U.S. Media." Wed., April 24, 7:30 p.m., SRL 115. UNI Panelists: Shafiqa Fakir, Salma Akbar, Susan Hill and Martha J. Reineke.
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HEARST LECTURER SEMINAR: All faculty and staff are invited to a Hearst Lecturer seminar with Brown University Professor Joy James from 9-10:30 a.m., Fri., April 26 in Baker 161. The panel will discuss a chapter from her book "Shadow-boxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics." The chapter is called "Revolutionary Icons and Neoslave Narratives." Contact Martie Reineke, 3-6233 or martha.reineke@uni.edu if you plan to attend and a copy of the chapter will be sent to you.
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