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Tuesday, June 18, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CONVERSATION PARTNERS
: Learn more about people from other countries and cultures. The UNI Culture & Intensive English Program offers American students the opportunity to meet and learn more about international students through its Conversation Partners Program. Volunteer to meet students from other countries for one hour a week for English conversation. For more information contact Mike at Mikelee@uni.edu or pick up an application form at the CIEP office in Baker 72.
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SCHEDULING GILCHRIST CONFERENCE ROOMS: Gilchrist Conference Rooms 201, 207, 209, 121, and 117 can be reserved through the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance. Please send an email to GIL-CONFERENCE-ROOMS@UNI.EDU and provide the following information: 1) purpose of meeting or group involved; 2) contact person and phone number; 3) date, time, and length of meeting; and 4) size of the group. If a specific room is needed, please indicate that. A confirmation email will be sent.
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NEWS

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet on Wed. and Thurs. of this week in Ames. The agenda is available at: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/DocketMemos/memos.html
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REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS: The 2002 Regents Staff Excellence Award winners are Julie Bright, Al Stamberg, and David Zarifis. They will be honored this fall at an event at the University of Iowa. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/274.html
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NEW VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE: Thomas G. Schellhardt has begun his first week as UNI's new vice president for administration & finance. He will oversee athletics, business and financial services, facilities planning, the physical plant, and public safety. Schellhardt holds a B.S. in business administration from Southern Illinois University, and an M.S. in Education Administration from Purdue University. He comes to UNI from Kansas State University, where he served 12 years as associate vice president for administration and finance. He replaces John Conner, who held the position for 17 years and left UNI in 2000. Eunice Dell served as interim vice president untiyesterday. Thomas Schellhardt's phone extension is 3-2383.
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MAIL CENTER CHANGES: Effective July 1, the university's Mail Center will operate under the auspices of the Department of Transportation. Although several changes will occur, the university community can still expect timely, efficient service. The university will partner with Central Mail at the University of Iowa to meter and process outgoing UNI mail. The U of I is partnering with PSI, a bulk mail presorting firm, to achieve postal savings for both universities. Mail will be picked up at the Mail Center by PSI twice each day, and taken to Iowa City for processing. The UNI Mail Center will continue to sort and deliver all incoming mail. The second orientation session is today, June 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. in Royal Oak Room, Maucker Union. For further details visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/272.html
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SOLAR BOAT TEAM TO COMPETE: UNI's zero emission boat will represent UNI in the 9th Solar Electric Boat World Championship June 19-22 in Buffalo, New York. For more information please visit: http://www.uni.edu/indtech/ems/senproj2002.html.
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NEW FACES: The following people are the new employees hired in May. New merit employees are Amber Jones, food service supervisor, Redeker and Timothy Owens, public safety dispatcher, Public Safety. New P & S employee is Todd Thomas, residential network specialist, ITS-Network Services.
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REFEREES NEEDED: UNI will be hosting the Iowa Games Basketball Regional this Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23. Volunteer referees are needed to work the games (meals and a t-shirt will be provided). For more information, call 3-7044.
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SUMMER INTRAMURAL SPORTS TO ORGANIZE: There will be an organizational meeting on Monday, June 17, 4:30 pm, in the WRC room 150 for students, faculty, and staff interested in participating in intramural Co-ed slow pitch softball and/or Co-ed 4on4 sand volleyball during the summer session. All potential team managers and interested participants should attend to discuss eligiblity, rules, scheduling format, days/times for play, registration, and cost. If you have questions please contact either Keith Musser or Tim Klatt at 3-7120 or timothy.klatt@uni.edu.
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SUMMER CONFERENCES & CAMPS: The following conferences and camps will be on campus during the week of June 16 - June 23: Iowa Games (Regional), Men's Basketball Offensive Improvement Camp, Studies in Weather Analysis & Forcasting, UNI Jazz Combo Camp, All Sports Camp- Girls, and Geology of Iowa Workshop for Teachers. ---------------------------------------------------------------

HOURS

RTS-SEC 222 SUMMER HOURS: (June 10-August 2) Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8:00pm Friday 7:30am-5:00pm Closed Weekends

EVENTS

SUMMER ART EXHIBITS: The UNI Gallery of Art presents two summer exhibitions: "ALCHEMY: From Common Materials To Extraordinary Objects," an invitational exhibition of jewelry and small sculpture, and the "UNI Permanent Collection: Works from the Koob Residence." Both exhibitions run from June 10 to August 4 and are free and open to the public. The gallery will be closed all day July 4
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FUN WITH AFRICA: Use your imagination to experience life in western Africa through traditional art and games. At the University Museum, June 18 (ages 5-7) and June 20 (ages 8-11), 10:00-12:00. To register, call 3-2188; cost is $6.00 per child.
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FOSSILS AND DINOSAURS: Explore the history of dinosaurs and make your own fossils! At the University Museum, June 24 (ages 5-7) and June 27 (ages 8-11), 10:00-12:00. To register, call 3-2188; cost is $6.00 per child.
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OPENING CEREMONY FOR NEW TRAIL: A ceremony commemorating Iowa's first "glasphalt" trail, will be Thursday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Seerley Blvd. entrance to the trail near the Hearst Center for the Arts. The recreational trail is made of "glasphalt," a mix of ground glass and asphalt. For more information contact Michaela Rich, RRTTC, at 3-3689, michaela.rich@uni.edu


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