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Thursday, April 18, 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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STATE AGENCY SALARY BOOK: The Legislative Fiscal Bureau of the State of Iowa has published Fiscal Year 2001 Salary Book data for all state agencies. The "University of Northern Iowa" can be selected from the Search by Agency dropdown list. A search by name across all agencies is also provided. http://staffweb.legis.state.ia.us/lfb/salbook/
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SIGN UP FOR COURSEWARE CAMPS: Get your registration in for the ITS-Educational Technology Courseware Camps on May 20-24 and June 3-7. Visit the Web site below for complete information and a registration form. http://www.uni.edu/cwc
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HUBBARD AWARD: Integrated DNA Technologies of Coralville, Iowa, and its founder Dr. Joseph Walder, have created an award to recognize an outstanding UNI faculty member in all areas: teaching, scholarship and service. Nomination deadline is May 6; the $18,000 prize will be presented next fall. Contact David Walker at 3-6148 or david.walker@uni.edu
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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP: Robert Eller Scholarship for Study Abroad application deadline has been extended to Oct. 30. Application instructions and printable application form are available at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad Follow financial aid & scholarship link.
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NEWS

NPPS CLIP ON CBS MORNING SHOW: On Sat., April 20, The Early Show on CBS will feature a clip on playground safety. This will occur sometime between 7-9 a.m. EDT. The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) will be part of that program. Dr. Donna Thompson, Director of the program was interviewed for the feature. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/playground/home.html
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SUMMER HOURS: Beginning Monday, May 13, summer hours for university offices are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, August 16. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, please inform them of summer hours.
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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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STUDENT GROUP RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER SOCIETY: The UNI Communication Student Association (CSA), will be participating in Relay for Life, a benefit for the American Cancer Society. If you would like to make a donation, please send it to: Dr. Jayne Morgan, faculty advisor, 326 Lang Hall, mail code 0139. Make checks payable to the American Cancer Society.
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AD 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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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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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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"ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART 1": Theatre UNI will present "Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches," the Pulitzer-Prize winning drama about politics, religion, and sex in the '80s by Tony Kushner, April 18-20 and 25-28 in Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets: $8, $7, $6. Call 3-6381 or online at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre Note: contains challenging material not suitable for some audiences.
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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 SEC lobby 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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WOMEN'S 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 11:30 a.m. 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 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, featuring live bands Rearview Mirror, Soul Fusion, Town Crier and Hop on Jonny. Admission is free. 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 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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PRESENTATION BY DAN NEMTEANU: Theatre UNI will host a presentation and discussion by scenic and costume designer Dan Nemteanu, Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m.in 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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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 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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NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT: The New Horizons Band will give a free concert Tues., April 23, 7 p.m. in Russell Hall auditorium.
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UNI SINGERS CONCERT: Tues., April 23, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Carol Tralau, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS WEEK: To recognize the Awareness Week, April 21-27, there will be a booth in the Union on Wed., April 24 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Educational materials, registration information will be available. Recent legislation now makes it possible for people to register online at http://www.iadn.org. For more info, call Jessi (319) 859-0689.
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TROMBONE ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Wed., April 24, 6 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Nancy Vogt, director. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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TIAA-CREF SEMINARS: Retirement Distribution Flexibilities - Wed., April 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. Asset Allocation - Thurs., April 25 from 10-11 a.m. 2002 New Tax Laws - Thursday, April 25 from noon - 1 p.m. To register, call Sandy, 3-2423 or sandra.law@uni.edu
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CREDIT PRESENTATION: UNI'S John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will offer its final presentation for this semester, Credit: How to Get It, Manage It & Fix It, Thurs., April 25, 3:30-4:45 p.m., CBB 1&3. The presenter will be Kent Baldwin, credit counselor. This presentation is free and no advanced registration is required. For more information, call 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Workshop on Change Leadership will be presented by Dr. Doug Whittle Thurs., April 25, 3:30-4:45 in SEC 244/245. The program is free and open to the public. A reservation is needed to prepare printed materials. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpess/Change_Leadership.htm. To register, e-mail VPESS-Web@uni.edu or call 3-2332.
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BROWN UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR TO SPEAK AT UNI: "Race, Gender, and Incarceration" will be the topic Dr. Joy James will address Thurs., April 25, 7 p.m., Sabin 102. Dr. James specializes in African- American social and political thought, black feminist thought, critical race theory, urban politics and the prison industrial complex. A book signing and reception follows the lecture.
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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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VENTURE CAPITAL PRESENATION: UNI'S John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial will host a question and answer session for small business owners and entrepreneurs interested in venture capital. Tues., April 30, 1-2 p.m. at the Regional Business Center at 212 E. 4th St. in Waterloo. Matt Kinley, of Equity Dynamic in Des Moines, will answer questions about venture capital financing, venture capital deal structures, return on investment for venture capitalists, expectations of venture capitalists, etc. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, please call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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ROTC SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY: Fri., May 3, 10 a.m. in the West Gym. Outstanding cadets will be recognized by many local groups and awards will be presented to several people in the local community who promote ROTC.
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AEOP DINNER: AEOP members are invited to attend the Installation and Recognition Dinner, Tues., May 7, at the Steak-Out restaurant. For more details and reservations call Lynn Perigo, 3-6232.
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