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Tuesday, April 30, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MEMFIS YEAR-END ACTIVITIES: The ControllerŐs Office and Purchasing Department will conduct a general information session to provide the schedule of deadlines for year-end activities. The MEMFIS Training Team will also present tips on account reconciliation. Some year-end activities have changed. Every department should send a representative to a session. Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, May 1, and again on Wednesday, May 8, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Gil 207/209. Additional drop-in sessions for specific questions are scheduled throughout May and June, see http://www.uni.edu/vpaf/memfis/sessions.htm. Registration is not necessary for either session. Review the FY 2002 Closing Schedule at http://www.uni.edu/vpaf/memfis/announce_04-18-02.html prior to attending either information session. The regular suite of MEMFIS classes will be offered during May and June; see http://www.uni.edu/vpaf/memfis/sessions.htm
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UNI WEB DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2002: A Web site development conference for users who already have a basic knowledge of html and some experience developing a Web site will be offered at UNI Friday, June 7. The conference was planned by a cross-section of campus Web developers to help anyone who designs, plans, or maintains a Web site expand their skills (not an entry-level conference). For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/webtools/webdevcon/
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GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS: The UNI Alumni Association has great gifts for as little as $6. For gift ideas, visit https://www.uni.edu/unialumni/secure/merchandise/merchandise.html
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STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE: The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering summer creative drama classes and production opportunities for children entering pre- school (age 4) through 12th grades. Registration begins May 1; enrollment is limited. For a complete list of activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis
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SUMMER FITNESS CLASSES: Registration for summer fitness/leisure and certification classes begins Mon., April 29. Classes start Mon., May 13. Register and pick up class schedules in the WRS Office (WRC 101) Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. For more information call 3-6275.
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RECIPES FROM HOME: Dining Services wants to feature some "recipes from home" next year to celebrate our diversity. Faculty, staff & students may submit a recipe from their culture or a family favorite. Submit by May 15 for consideration. Send recipes to: Mona Milius Department of Residence Redeker Center 0252 Or email: mona.milius@uni.edu Recipes submitted should include recipe name, number of servings, ingredients with amounts, assembly instructions, submitter name, e-mail address and phone number.
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NEWS

CAMPUS ADVISORY GROUP: The Campus Advisory Group will meet with President Koob on Friday, May 3, at 8 a.m. in Gilchrist 207 to continue discussions of shaping the university to fit within budget constraints and the strategic plan. Ideas will be shared about how to maintain the proper balance among instruction, services and the physical plant. Employees and students are encouraged to contact one of the group members before May 3 to make suggestions on how to best pursue discussion of these issues. To view a list of representatives, visit: http://www.uni.edu/pres/committees.shtml. If you have any questions, contact the Office of the President at 3-2566. ---------------------------------------------------------------
CONVOCATION: A convocation to honor the beginning of the academic year will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28 in the GBPAC, Great Hall. Campuswide support and attendance is needed to help stress the importance of this milestone in students' lives. P & S staff members who have advanced degrees and are eligible to wear a hood with their robes are invited to march with the faculty. If you need to order academic apparel, please do so before leaving campus this spring, or no later than July 15. Academic apparel will be provided free of charge. Call 3-2283 to place your order or order online at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/214.html.
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PARKING PERMITS AVAILABLE ONLINE: Parking permits can be ordered online now through August 15. Log on to MyUNIverse at http://myuniverse.uni.edu. In "Current Announcements" (upper left corner of the page) click on "Parking Permits". You will again be prompted to log in using your social security number and PIN. The parking permit application will then be available for your completion. If there are any questions contact the Parking Division of Public Safety, 3-2710. Parking permits will be processed and billed in August. Changes can be made to a current application until August 1.
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"G" LOT LOTTERY: To be included in the drawing for the "G" lot parking permits for the 2002-2003 year, requests need to be submitted in written form, or via e-mail to Public Safety by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Once again, the current "G" lot will not be oversold. 23 permits will be sold for 23 spaces. The price for the "G" permit for the coming year will be $263.00.
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KOOB ADDRESS STILL AVAILABLE ON WEB: An archived video on demand of the April 15 all-campus meeting with President Koob is available on the Web at http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/livemedia/events.htm. This is available only to users who are connected to the UNI campus network. The free RealPlayer is required to view the Web cast. Download from http://www.real.com. Click on "Free RealOne player."
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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS ADDRESS STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL: The presidents of Iowa's three state universitites released a joint guest editorial to the media regarding proposed state budget allocations for the regent institutions. The statement is available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/news/stories/2002/042202.shtml
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COORDINATOR NEEDED FOR PROJECT V.I.P.: A brief job description and an application form are located at http://www.uni.edu/careercenter. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. Interviews will be scheduled for the following week.
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MAY FOOD SPECIALS ON CAMPUS: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/269.html
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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#springfinals
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EVENTS

OUTDOOR RECREATION TRIPS: Canoeing, May 11-16, Boundary Waters Camp Area Wilderness, MN/Canada. $130 (University) $155 (Guests). Pre-trip meeting: Monday, April 29, 5 p.m. Maine adventure, August 2-12, West Branch Penobscott River/Mt. Kahtadin, ME. $425 (University) $450 (Guest). Pre-trip meeting Tue., July 16 at 5 p.m. For more information or to sign up call 3-7163 or stop in WRC 174. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/outrec/outrec.html
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CONCERT CHORALE: Dyan Baker, conductor, April 29, GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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RETIREMENT RECEPTION: The Department of English Language & Literature will hold a retirement reception for Dr. Carolyn Shields on Wednesday, May 1, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Baker 161.
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PANTHER SOFTBALL: The Panthers host MVC foe Bradley Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Panther Park Field, located to the northwest of the WRC. Admissio
n to the game is FREE.
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INTERPRETERS THEATRE PERFORMANCES: The program features presentations of oral interpretation and public address events by UNI team members who competed at the national level during the 2001-2002 acadmic year. Free and open to the public. Thurs., May 2, 7:30 p.m. in Lang 040. For more information, call Leah White, 3-7200
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CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION: Fri., May 3, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in front of Maucker Union. This event will feature live music and great food at an affordable price. Rain site will be Maucker Union Expansion. For more information, call 3-2683.
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PANTHER BASEBALL: The Panthers host Evansville in a four game series that begins Friday at 6 p.m. and continues with a double- header on Saturday at 2 p.m. and concludes with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday afternoon. All games are played at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo.
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POPS CONCERT: May 3 & 4 (Friday & Saturday) - Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert. GBPAC, Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets 3-SHOW and at the door.
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RECOGNITION BREAKFAST: The Fourty-Fourth Annual Recognition Breakfast is Saturday, May 4 at 8:15 a.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. Tickets are available through today for $6 at the Cashier's office in Gilchrist. Join the entire campus community in honoring this year's retirees. Questions, e-mail Brenda.Jordan@uni.edu or call 3-2484.
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MORE PANTHER SOFTBALL: The softball team wraps up their home season this weekend with a three game series against Evansville at Panther Park Field (located to the NW of the WRC) on Saturday and Sunday. Games on both days begin at noon; Saturday's contest is a doubleheader.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Management & Professional Development Center will present "Excelling as a First-Time Supervisor" on Thursday, May 9, and "Navigating Organizational Change" on Friday, May 10. All workshops are held in CBB 1-3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. UNI employees are offered a discounted fee of $132, which includes participant materials, lunch and refreshments. Contact Cassie Luze, cassie.luze@uni.edu, 3-5851, or visit http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/
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