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Tuesday, October 15, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

WORDS OF WELLNESS NOW AVAILABLE: The October Words of Wellness (a newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services for UNI faculty and staff) is available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html. To join the Wellness Mailing List to receive a hard copy of each issue, contact kathy.gulick@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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USED CELLULAR PHONE COLLECTION: The members of Phi Upsilon Omicron, the National Honor Society for Design, Family & Consumer Sciences, will be collecting used cellular phones on Thursday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Maucker Union. All phones will be donated to the Family Services League. For questions, please contact Serena Tarpy, at starpy@uni.edu or Melba Widmer, at melba.widmer@uni.edu.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SKI TRIP: Jan. 2-8. Costs for Road Runner option(meet there) is $395 (university), $430 (guest). Carrier Pigeon (UNI outdoors provides transportation) option costs are: $445 (university), $480 (guest). The cost of both options includes six days/five nights lodging at Rockies Condo and four-day lift ticket. Pre-trip meeting is Dec. 2 at 5 pm. Sign-up deadline is Nov. 15 ($100 deposit required). http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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PANTHER SPORTS CAMPS: The UNI Men's Basketball team will host its annual Panther Pals camp on Nov. 8 for boys and girls grades 1-6. Panther Pals will receive a Panther basketball and a t-shirt. Panther Pals also get free admission to all home games with a Panther Pal membership card. Cost is $35. For more information, please call Ben Jacobson at 3-4864 or e-mail ben.jacobson@uni.edu
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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS: Faculty, staff and students inviting legislative candidates and officials to on-campus events need to notify Jane Larson in UNI's Office of Governmental Relations, 3-6144. The office has the most current contact information for legislative officials and can offer assistance in a variety of areas.
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NEWS

BOR MEETING: The next meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will take place on our campus Oct. 16-17. The meeting agenda is available at: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/meetings.html
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BOARD OF REGENTS PARKING: The north row of parking spots in the Gilchrist A-lot will be reserved for visitors attending the Board of Regents meetings on Oct. 16 and 17. The spots will be reserved from 7 a.m. until the start of the meetings both days. For more information contact UNI Public Safety.
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NEW FACES AT UNI: Faculty: Kathryn Blecha, instructor/coordinator, Student Field Experience; Fanourios Chalkiadakis, assistant professor, Industrial Technology; Kirsten D. Linney, instructor, Design Family& Consumer Sciences; Julio Noboa, instructor/coordinator, Student Field Experience; Nicholas Pace, instructor/coordinator, Student Field Experience. Merit: Rita S. Hatlevig, cashier II, Controller's Office. P & S: Vincent P. Heuer, fixed asset accountant, Controller's Office.
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UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM EXPANDS: Current UNI sophomores may now apply for the University Honors Program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.30 or better and submit an essay and faculty recommendation. If you know of students who qualify, please encourage them to apply. For more information and an application, e-mail brenda.hackenmiller@uni.edu, call University Honors at 3-3175 or visit the office in CAC 257.
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FACULTY MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT BOOK LISTS EARLY: NISG is encouraging faculty members to submit their book lists to University Book and Supply (and/or other vendors if applicable) as early as possible. Doing so allows UBS to better plan how many used books it can repurchase from students, saving students money on both ends of the transaction. The submissiondeadline for second semester is quickly approaching. Please contact NISG at 273-2651 or nisg@uni.edu with questions.
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HOOBASTANK CONCERT: Tickets are now on sale for the HOOBASTANK concert on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., West Gym. Openers for the tour are BLINDSIDE AND GREENWHEEL. Tickets are available at all UNI ticket outlets, http://www.tickets.com or charge by phone 3-DOME. Presented by Panther Productions.
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FULBRIGHT GRANTS: The 2003-2004 competition for United States Department of State Fulbright and related grants for graduate study or research abroad in academic fields and for practical training in the creative and performing arts will close Oct. 25, 2002. Approximately 900 awards available to over 100 countries. Complete program information is available at http://www.iie.org/fulbright/. Students currently enrolled at UNI should contact Ella Sweigert, Fulbright Program Adviser in 59 Baker Hall.
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UNI SPEAKERS BUREAU: The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations is updating the UNI Speakers Bureau. This service is available to all of Iowa's communities, organizations, businesses and industries. The UNI Speakers Bureau provides an excellent opportunity for the university to share its resources and expertise with the citizens of Iowa. To view current topics and presentations visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers. To submit a new presentation, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers/submit.shtml. Current UNI Speaker Bureau participants wishing to change/edit their information, should contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170, or stacey.christensen@uni.edu
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WINTER REDUCED OPERATIONS: The University will authorize reduced operations for the holiday season. Visit the following Web site for further information: http://www.uni.edu/vpaf/winter2002.html
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EVENTS

MEET THE PRES: Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Maucker Union Expansion. All Professional and Scientific employees are invited to hear President Koob address the current budget situation in Iowa and its impact on UNI. The 2002 Regents Staff Excellence Award Recipients will also be recognized. Bring your lunch; cookies and beverages will be provided. Call Sharon Drachenberg for more information, 3-2436. http://www.uni.edu/ps_council
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UNI CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall, conductor Brad Barrett. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall.Randy Hogancamp, percussion. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WAR AGAINST IRAQ FORUM: The History Club and Phi Alpha Theta are sponsoring a forum discussing the proposed war plans for Iraq on Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115. A panel of experts will discuss different viewpoints regarding the military action. The floor will be open for audience participation.
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NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HALLOWEEN HOOPLA: Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. No charge. For costume contest information contact Julia Bullard at 3-3074 or bullard@uni.edu.
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TAKACS AND GARRICK OHLSSON: The Takacs Quartet and American pianist Garrick Ohlsson will preform Saturday, Oct. 19th, 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. For ticket information call 3-SHOW or tickets can be ordered online at http://tickets.uni.edu/.
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HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: Monday, Oct. 21, at 12:15 p.m. in the great Reading Room, Seerley Hall Room 116. Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen will be speaking on the topic "World Hunger and Malnutrition." No cost. For more information call 3-6411.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Monday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m., 125 Latham Hall. Student participants in the Summer 2002 Canadian Rockies field trip will talk about "Paleontology in the Canadian Rockies."
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WOMEN'S STUDIES FALL RECEPTION: Monday, October 21, 3:30-5 p.m. in Baker 161. Come thank Dr. Phyllis Baker and Dr. Annette Lynch for their service to Women's Studies during the last three years, and preview the year to come.
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