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Tuesday, September 17 , 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

VOLUNTEER TO BE A MENTOR: UNI's Partner in Education, Black Hawk
Elementary School, needs volunteers willing to mentor students 1 hour
per week. Sharon Voigt will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 26 from
9 am-2 pm in SEC 246 to accept applications and conduct interviews.
For additional information, contact Sharon at 291-4800 ext. 248,
email svoigt@waterloo.k12.ia.us, or go to
http://www.uni.edu/contined/mentors.
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NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (NSEP) DAVID L. BOREN
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS:
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
for study abroad are available to degree-seeking undergraduates planning
to study abroad in summer 2003, fall 2003, and/or spring 2004. Information
and an online application are available at http://www.iie.org/nsep.
The application deadline is Feb. 14, 2003. For more information or
to request application materials, please contact: avandyke@iie.org
or Ella Sweigert at ella.sweigert@uni.edu.
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CALENDARS: It is time to place orders for 2003 calendars. If you
have not received a calendar brochure with instructions to order,
please call Mary at Campus Supply at 3-2451.
Delivery will be in 2-4 days after order is placed.
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WEBCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY: ITS-Educational Technology is offering
free WebCT workshops on Oct. 4, 11, and 18 at 9 am until noon for UNI
faculty. WebCT is a system that allows you to create online courseware
as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or helps you create
a course that is completely online. These classes are for those who would
like a refresher on how to use WebCT as well as for those who have never
used WebCT. To create courses in WebCT it is helpful to have some
experience in creating Web pages. For more information, visit
http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or call 3-2309.
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WRITING ASSISTANCE: The Writing Center offers free, one-on-one
help with writing assignments and general writing skills. Writing
assistants are available to visit classes. Contact Deanne.Gute@uni.edu
for more information or to request a presentation. Go to
http://fp.uni.edu/writingcenter/ and click on "Faculty Resources" for
links of interest to faculty who incorporateswriting in their coursework.
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EMPLOYEE FITNESS OPPORTUNITIES: WRS offers an Employee ONLY Combination
Aerobics and Buddy Walks, a new program that rewards you just for
participating! Check out these classes as well as Ballroom and Swing
Dancing in our BRIGHT blue flyer. Register in WRC 101; 8 am - 5:30pm,
Monday-Friday
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FIT HAPPENS PERSONAL TRAINING PROGRAM: sign up deadline Sept. 18.
Grab 3 friends (4 people total) and get in shape starting Sept. 23
from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm for 3 consecutive Mondays for $42 per person.
Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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NEWS

VILSACK ON CAMPUS TODAY: Gov. Tom Vilsack will be on-campus today.
He will host a "Listening Post" session with students from
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. All students
are encouraged to attend, particularly those in teacher education.
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BOR AGENDA AVAILABLE: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will
meet in Iowa City this week. The meeting agenda is available at:
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/meetings.html
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DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND CAMPUSES REGULATIONS: Standards of conduct
concerning alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and related disciplinary
sanctions, local, state & federal laws and sanctions concerning AOD
use, health risks of AOD use and abuse, and alcohol and drug
counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs are available to
students and employees. This information is provided in compliance
with the Drug-free Schools and Campuses Regulations and is available
at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/subabuse.html
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SHOW YOUR PANTHER PRIDE: Car flags which display the NEW athletics
logo (see www.unipanthers.com to view logo) are now on sale. Each UNI
intercollegiate athletic team and the cheer and dance teams are selling
the flags for $15. For more information or to purchase a car flag, please
contact any UNI coach or Sloane Tyler at 3-6667 or sloane.tyler@uni.edu.
Flags will be on sale at the next home football and volleyball games.
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PROPOSED ACADEMIC CALENDARS: Proposed academic calendars for
2004 and 2005 are posted on the Office of the Registrar's Web site.
Please review these models and submit your comments or questions to
registrar@uni.edu. The site address is http://www.uni.edu/regist/
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OBSERVATORY CORRECTION: The information in the Family Weekend
brochure, referring to Friday's 8 p.m. event (view the planets and
stars) should read as follows:
8 p.m., Earth Science Department -- view the planets and stars, UNI
Hillside Observatory. (Access from Jennings Drive, south of Hillside
Courts). If the sky is cloudy, visit the planetarium in the Earth Science
Department in Latham Hall.
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JOB SHADOWING IN THE YUCATAN, MEXICO:
Students will participate in job shadowing and interviewing activities
with employers and professionals who are working in fields related to
the students' areas of study and career interest, visit cultural and
historical sites, live with a family, and earn credits Jan. 2-13. For
more information visit
http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/mexico/yucatan.html
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EVENTS

SOLE POWER DAY: Sole Power Day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17
from 10 am to 2 pm on the Union Plaza. Receive a FREE tune-up
courtesy of Europa Cycle and Ski, purchase a reduced price bike helmet
and register your bike with Public Safety. Sole Power is based on the
elements of Callenbach's Green Triangle; money, health, and environment.
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ART LECTURE: Lectures by Russian State Pedagogical University art
professors Gennady Khoroshaylov and Ksenia Pochtennaya take place
Sept. 17, 8 p.m., KAB 111.
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GUEST RECITAL: Christina Bausman, organ Sept. 17 (Tuesday),
8 p.m. GBPAC, Jebe Hall. No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS' PRESENTATION: Director Cynthia Goatley and the
production designers will share their vision and how they will
bring it to life onstage Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.in the
Bertha Martin Theatre. "The Laramie Project" opens at the Strayer-
Wood Theatre Oct. 10. Admission is free.
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WING DING: Sample the Cedar Valley's best chicken wings at the 4th
Annual Wing Ding, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 19 in Overman Park, Cedar Falls.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the gate. The Wing Ding is hosted by
the Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce. UNI is an institutional member of
the chamber, and Renee Romano, UNI vice president for Educational &
Students Services is chair-elect of the organization.
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JOHN PAPPAJOHN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY: will take place Sept. 19 in CBB
with a series of morning presentations and afternoon workshops.
Advanced registration is required by Sept. 16 for the workshops
and space is limited. A light lunch will be provided for those
attending the workshops. No registration is required for the morning
presentations. To register, call JPEC at 3-7350. For a listing of
all the workshops and presentations, visit http://www.jpec.org
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION MEETING: A CEO meeting will be
held on Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in CBB, rooms 1 & 3. CEO is for anyone
interested in entrepreneurship and small business. For more
information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at the JPEC at 319-273-7350
or katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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UNI VOLLEYBALL: The highest ranked team in school history opens
home conference play this weekend in the West Gym. The Panthers play
state rival Drake on Friday night at 7 pm and Creighton on Saturday
night at 7:30 pm. Cheer on UNI Volleyball this weekend.
These matches will sell out so get your tickets now.
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EARTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT: Friday, Sept. 20 8 p.m. view the planets
and stars, UNI Hillside Observatory. (Access from Jennings Drive,
south of Hillside Courts). If the sky is cloudy, visit the planetarium
in the Earth Science Department in Latham Hall.
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UNI FOOTBALL: The nationally-ranked Panthers host Stephen F. Austin
in the UNI-Dome this Saturday afternoon at 4:05pm. For only $40,
a family recieves four general admission tickets, four slices of pizza,
four drinks and a tub of popcorn.
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FAMILY WEEKEND OPEN HOUSES: Enjoy collection tours and a college
yearbook display at the University Museum from 1-4 pm, Sept. 21.
The Marshall Center One-Room School will be open from 11-2, with
costumed interpreters.
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A NEW PLAY: 'Grand Isle Stories,' written and directed by UNI alum
and associate professor of communication studies at Central Iowa
College, Dennis Doyle, will be presented Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday,
Sept. 21 at 7:30 pm in the UNI Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040.
No admission charge. For information, call Karen Mitchell at 3-2640.
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PANTHER STYLE SHOW: A free show will take place Saturday, Sept. 21
at 1 p.m. UNI-DOME, East plaza. Come get a good look at Panther gear
for all ages and special store discounts.
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FAMILY WEEKEND DANCE CONCERT: The UNI Orchesis Dance Company and
the UNI International Dance Theatre will present a concert Sunday
Sept. 22 at 1 PM in the GBPAC, Great Hall. Admission is free. For
more information please contact: Ranae Keane-Bamsey, 273-3560;
or Dr. Kathy Kerr, 273-6195.
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EARTH SCIENCE/SCIENCE EDUCATION SEMINAR: William Desmarais, Earth
Science Teacher at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, will present
"Track 'em down and dig 'em up: Cretaceous dinosaurs of Alberta,
Canada" on Monday Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall.
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CAREER FAIR: Monday, Sept. 23, 2-6 pm in the UNI-Dome. Some 140
organizations and graduate and professional schools will be
represented. Twenty-five employers will be signing up students
for interviews on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 9-4:30 pm in the Maucker
Union. All interviews will be scheduled during the Career Fair.
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POETRY PERFORMANCE: Theatre UNI presents "The Good Wife" a poetry
performance along the theme of post-World War Poland by Georgia Scott,
on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. A
reception and book-signing will follow. Admission is free.
For more information: http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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FACULTY RECITAL: Jeffrey Funderburk, tuba, Tuesday, Sept. 24,
8 p.m. GBPAC, Davis Hall. No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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HISTORY CLUB: The year's first history club meeting will be held Wed.
Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Seerley room 112. The club is open to anyone
who is interested in history, meeting new people and having fun.
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UNI INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11 am - 3 pm,
in the Maucker Union Expansion. Long-term study abroad, short-term study
abroad, internships, and volunteer work abroad opportunities will be
featured. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
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STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES: Creative drama classes for children
in preschool through high school begin Oct. 7. New this semester is an
Improv Troupe for students in grades 4 and up. Registration and more
information at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis.
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