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Tuesday, August 20, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 
MEMFIS TRAINING: A session of MEMFIS for Deans, Directors, and
Department Heads has been scheduled for Friday, August 23 at 9 am.
The session is open to anyone. To enroll, visit
https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/memfis_train/memfis_train.cgi
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MEMFIS FOR STUDENT EMPLOYEES: Classes for student employees have
been scheduled. To register, go to (or have your students go to)
https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/memfis_train/memfis_train.cgi
These sessions are designed for student employees but are open to
anyone. Student employees who will be accessing the MEMFIS system
for their jobs must be added to the position hierarchy before they
can get their passwords. To add your student employee to the
hierarchy, go to https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#M
and complete a MEMFIS Authorization for Access.
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BISCOTTI'S RE-OPENING: Biscotti's at Redeker Center will re-open
Wednesday, August 21, 7:30 a.m. featuring fresh bakery items, snack
foods and lunch items to go.
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LIBRARY DATABASES: Take some time out this fall for a
subject-specific tour of the many electronic databases provided by
Rod Library. Request a library instruction session at
http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm or call 273-2839.
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LEARN TO SWIM: The Paddling Panthers Learn-to-Swim Program is
taking registration for the fall semester. Lessons are available
for children of UNI students, faculty and staff. Classes are
taught throughout the semester on Saturday mornings at 9, 10 and
11 am. Contact Chris Denison at 3-7263 or
christopher.denison@uni.edu for more details.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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NEW LIBRARY REMOTE ACCESS METHOD: On Aug. 2, Rod Library
implemented an improved and less complicated remote access method.
The new method involves NO computer set up for off-campus access to
Rod Library's restricted databases. Additionalinformation can be
found at http://www.library.uni.edu/er2/proxy.asp.
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GATEWAY DESKTOP OFFER:The Gateway E4000 Desktop
quote (ITS computer lab purchase) has been extended to Aug. 31 for
students/faculty/staff as well as departmental offices. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gateway/E4000.htm for details.
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WEB CT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:ITS-Educational Technology is offering
free WebCT workshops on Aug. 20 and 21 for UNI faculty.
These classes are for both faculty who would like a refresher on how
to use WebCT and for faculty that have never used WebCT. WebCT
allows you to create online courseware as a supplement
to an existing face-to-face course, or helps you create a completely
online course. You should have some experience in creating your
own Web pages. For more information, please visit
http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or call 3-2309.
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LIBRARY INSTRUCTION: A host of new information resources provided
by the Rod Library, will be available to students and faculty
this fall. Register today at
http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm or by calling Cindy
Kruckeberg at 3-2839.
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NEWS 

CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION UPDATES: Several major construction projects
on campus have caused traffic and parking to be redirected. Visit
the Web site below for a list of major traffic and parking
disruptions. Photos are included to help describe the areas in
question. Please make sure anyone you invite to campus knows where
to park and how to reach your building. More updates will follow as
construction continues. Parking questions can be answered by Public
Safety, 3-2712. http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
This site is accessible from the home page.
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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The August 22 Board of Regents meeting
is a telephonic meeting at 8:30 a.m. The meeting agenda is
available on the Web at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/Agendas/agenda.html
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ONLINE UPDATE: After reviewing research done by the Center for
Social & Behavioral Research, UM&PR has decided to discontinue
Campus News Network(CNN). Several of the standing columns in CNN will
be incorporated into UNI Online. From time to time, links to Kudos
and UNI in Motion will be included. UNI Online will continue to
evolve to better meet the communication needs of the university.
Semiweekly production (Tuesdays and Thursdays) resumes the week
of August 26. MyUNIverse News (for students) resumed production
yesterday.
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CASHIER'S OFFICE MOVES TO THE UNION:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/276.html
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CONVOCATION: A convocation to mark the beginning of the academic
year will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28 in the Great
Hall, GBPAC. Your attendance will help stress the importance of this
milestone in students' lives. This year's speaker is UNI alum Carl
Boyd, Esq.
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INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM: The International Friendship
Program promotes intercultural exchange, understanding and
friendship by matching local families with international students.
If interested, contact Ross Schupbach, International Student
Advisor, at 3-6421 or by e-mail at ross.schupbach@uni.edu
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UNI IN THE NEWS: ABC's 20/20 piece showcasing Dr. Kim MacLin's
research on criminal stereotypes and lineups and featuring several
UNI students participating in experiments, was scheduled to air
this Friday. It has been postponed to later in the fall so that
the show can do additional shooting of her new research looking
at criminal stereotypes and eyewitness identification. This will
ultimately result in a longer piece and thus more coverage of the
research and UNI students.
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SYMPHONY: The W-CF Symphony is offering two new season ticket
packages. For details, visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org/facstaff.html
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JUMP START 2002 ORIENTATION PROGRAM: The UNI Jump Start 2002
Orientation Program will host 100 new ethnic minority freshmen and
transfer students during the week of August 18 - 23. The program
is designed to assist new ethnic minority students in making a
smooth transition to UNI.
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EVENTS 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The first meeting of the
University Senate will be Monday, Aug. 26 at 3:15 pmin Gilchrist
207. For further information, contact Senate Chair, Carol Cooper
(carol.cooper@uni.edu; 3-2601) or Faculty Chair, Melissa L.
Heston (heston@uni.edu; 3-2236). All are welcome.
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FALL FACULTY MEETING: The fall meeting for all university faculty
will be Monday, Sept. 9, from 3:30-4:45 pm in the Lang Hall Auditorium.
President Koob will speak. All interested individuals are welcome.
Light refreshments will be served immediately following the meeting.

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