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Thursday, May 2, 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 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 the 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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NEW CALENDAR SOFTWARE: The newest release of the Steltor calendar software (CorporateTime version 6.0 for Windows; version 5.0 for Motif) is now available, contact your campus computer liaison for installation. These new releases require either IE 5.0 or Netscape 4.76 or above browsers. Additionally, a CorporateTime for the Web (Version 3.0.1) maintenance release will be installed soon. For calendar details, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/announce/04302002.htm If you need an account, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/calendar.htm
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STATE FAIR DISPLAY: UNI will exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 8-18. The university's tradeshow booth will highlight UNI's impact and service to the state. A 10 ft. backdrop is being created to highlight photo profiles of alumni. Faculty and staff from all colleges and departments are encouraged to share names of alumni who are strong examples of the high quality graduates UNI serves. Please email Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, with any or all of the following information: alumni names, graduation year, employer, occupation, contact information and comments/ achievements/honors.
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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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GIFT IDEA FOR THE GRADUATE: A commemorative coverlet to celebrate the UNI campus, its historic buildings and educational traditions. Stop by the University Museum gift shop, or call 3-2188.
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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 began May 1; enrollment is limited. For a complete list of activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis
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CHILDREN'S SWIM LESSONS: Please return your interest surveys to the Wellness and Recreation Office to secure your child's spot. If you have not received a brochure in campus mail, contact Chris Denison at 3-7263 or at christopher.denison@uni.edu
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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

COMMENCEMENT RECEPTIONS: Each of UNI's colleges will host receptions immediately following their respective commencement ceremonies. The schedule is available on the Web at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/news/stories/2002/030502.shtml.
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DEAN OF LIBRARY SERVICES PRESENTATION: The campus is invited to attend the presentation by Marilyn Mercado, candidate for Dean of Library Services, in Seerley 115 on Tuesday, May 7 from 3:15- 4:15 p.m. Ms. Mercado will speak for 10-20 minutes on "Role of the Academic Library in the 21st century: Definition and Implementation" with the rest of the hour for questions. For the full interview schedule, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/searches/dean/
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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. ---------------------------------------------------------------
CHANGES REGARDING 15-PASSENGER VANS: The following changes are in response to National Highway Traffic Administration safety warnings regarding fully loaded 15-passenger vans. Beginning with the May term, drivers of leased 15-passenger vans will be required to have a CDL (commercial driver's license). If the driver does not have a CDL, the UNI motor pool will have a limited number of 15-passenger vans available that have the rear seat removed -- which limits the number of passengers to 10. For more information, call Alvin Kyhl at 3-2620.
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UNIIN THE NEWS: Donna Thompson, director of UNI's National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS), will be interviewed on NBC's Today Show on Monday, May 6. Next week is child safety week on the Today Show. NPPS was recently featured on the Early Show on CBS.
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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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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

NO STRINGS ATTACHED: WIRELESS & PDAs: How are wireless technologies & PDAs changing the education landscape? Learn about best practices, research and technology. ITS-Educational Technology is sponsoring this free satellite downlink on wireless technologies in higher education. Thursday May 2, 1-2:30 p.m. in StudioIT (Lang 245). For more information contact tyann.morehead@uni.edu
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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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ROTC SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY: Friday, May 3, 10 a.m., West Gym. Outstanding cadets will be recognized by many local groups. ROTC will present awards to several people in the local community who promote ROTC and the value of service to our nation.
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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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BRAVO BROADWAY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and the GBPAC will present a tribute to the music of Broadway May 3-4 at the GBPAC. The 7:30 p.m. event will feature Broadway's Susan Egan, Gary Mauer and William Michals, who will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, 3-SHOW and at the door at 6 p.m.
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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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BFA EXHIBITION: The exhibition runs from May 5 - May 11, KAB. The graduating artists will host a reception on May 10 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Six artists are participating in this exhibition: Molly I. Brauhn, Gillian G. Christy, William Pendry, Stephanie Sailer, Ann Schwab and Crystal Weiss. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA: St. Stephen's (next to the bookstore) will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Sunday, May 5 at 5 p.m. It is supporting a service trip to Tijuana, Mexico to help the El Faro orphanage. Tickets are $20 (adults) and $10 (students).
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AEOP HONOREES: New officers for the 2002-2003 academic year are: President-elect, Judy Dieken; Secretary, Diane Hensley; and Treasurer, Nadine Lilleskov. Educational professional of the year is John Krumbholz. Office professional of the year is Judy Dieken. Any AEOP member that would like to join in recognition of and the installation of new officers may attend at 5:00 p.m., May 7 at the Steak-out in Cedar Falls. RSVP - Lynn Perigo, 3-6232
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KUNI/KHKE OFFER "AN EVENING IN CELEBRATION OF WINE & TULIPS": The Friends of KUNI/KHKE host the 17th annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine and Tulips" Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. in Maucker Union. Over 200 domestic and imported wines can be sampled, plus midwest cheeses. Signed Gary Kelley posters will be for sale and there will be a silent auction of art and gift items. Fresh cut tulips and jazz by the Bob Dunn Quartet add to the atmosphere. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Call KUNI/KHKE weekdays at 3-6400, ext. 0 or online at http://www.kuniradio.org
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WORKSHOP ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION: This session will help you understand the reasons for conflict and key steps to conflict resolution that will leave everyone feeling more productive, empowered and satisfied. This session will be held Thursday, May 16 from 1-4 p.m. in Gilchrist 207. To sign up for this training session please go to the Training and Development Web site or call 3-3536.
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OUTDOOR RECREATION TRIPS: 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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