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Thursday, October 17, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

HOOKED ON GARDENING NEWSLETTER: The Botanical Centers "Hooked on Gardening Newsletter" can be viewed and printed from
http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/HOG.html
. The newsletter will no longer be sent through campus mail to reduce costs and expand the audience. To view the entire Botanical Web site visit:
http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/
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NISG LAUNCHES PEPSI GRANT FUND FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: The "Pepsi Grant Fund" is a new source of funding for student organizations. The fund is independent of NISG, will operate as a "block grant fund," and has approximately $10,000 for allocation this year. Student organizations with innovative programming ideas are encouraged to contact the NISG office for the criteria, guidelines and a request form or go on-line http://www.uni.edu/nisg. Contact NISG at 3-2650 or nisg@uni.edu for more information.
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PANTHER PALS: The UNI Men's Basketball Team will be holding its annual Panther Pals camp on Nov. 8 from 6-9 p.m. This camp is open to boys and girls from grades 1-6. Cost of the camp is $35. Panther Pals get a 3 hour camp, t-shirt and basketball. Children who attend will be given their Panther Pals membership card which entitles them to free admission to all UNI home men's basketball games. For more information, please contact Ben Jacobson @ 3-4864 or e-mail ben.jacobson@uni.edu
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NEWS

YELLOW RIVER BACKPACKING: UNI Outdoors is organizing a backpacking trip to the Yellow River State Forest on Oct. 26-27. Pre-trip meeting is Oct. 22 at 5 pm. Take an introductory backpacking trip Iowa style. No experience is necessary. Backpacks and equipment provided. Cost is $25 for university personnel and $30 for guests.
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AUCTION: The next university auction is scheduled for Tuesday Oct. 29 at 10 am in the Warehouse at 2412 West 27th St. A large variety of furniture and office equipment will be sold including desks, chairs, tables, computer equipment, file cabinets, and some antique items. There will also be an automatic paper punch and 4 joggers. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed on the day of sale. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) on site before removal. Bring a photo ID to get a bidding number. Contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 with questions.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES: Minutes for the Oct. 10 meeting are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp
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AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK: UNI will recognize American Education Week, Nov. 17-23, by inviting UNI students, faculty and staff to offer academic and social programming to Cedar Valley schools. Examples of past programs include hands-on elementary presentations about dinosaurs, birds, dance, multicultural folktales, theatre, science projects and much more. Those interested in participating should contact stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or 3 3170 no later than Oct.23. Please include preferred dates and times, presentation information and ideal audience.
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HERITAGE HONOURS AWARDS: The UNI Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2003 Heritage Honours Awards. The program honors the personal and professional accomplishments of UNI graduates. Awards will be presented during spring commencement. Nominations are due Feb. 1, 2003. For more information or to download a nomination form, visit http://www.unialum.org/heritagehonours.html.
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NAR EXHIBIT: Throughout the month of Oct., there is an exhibition of illustrations from the North American Review at the Rod Library, main entrance. Featured are several examples of cover and interior illustrations from recent issues of the magazine (a few of which are the original artworks) by a wide variety of professional, faculty and student illustrators.
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EVENTS

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.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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SWING IN BEIJING: This film will be shown Friday, Oct. 18, in KAB/CAC Room 270 (next to the CHFA Dean's office) at 3 p.m. The film is directed by Shui Bo Wang and it explores the limits of artistic freedom in the Peoples Republic of China.
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NANOTECHNOLOGY LECTURE: The October Sigma Xi lecture, "Molecular Electronics," will be presented Friday, Oct. 18, at 3:30 pm in Seerley 115 by Dr. Xiaoyang Zhu, professor of chemistry at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He will discuss recent successes in the demonstration of molecular electronic devices and the significant challenges in research. The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be available before the talk.
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FACULTY AND GUEST RECITAL: Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Nancy Vogt - trombone, euphonium and piano; Robin Guy - piano; and Robert Patton - baritone. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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TAKACS AND GARRICK OHLSSON: The Takacs Quartet and American pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform 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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GUEST MASTER CLASSES: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, trumpet. No charge. Contact: Randy Grabowski at 3-2086 or grabowski@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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GUEST RECITAL: Sunday, Oct 20, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, trumpet. No charge.http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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FACULTY AND GUEST RECITAL: Monday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Jonathan Chenoweth, cello and Aleksandr Dyachkov, piano. No charge.http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Faculty Chamber Music Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass.Tickets are available by calling 3-2024 and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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"SUCCESS COACHING TO GROWTH AND GREATNESS:" will be presented by Heather Woody on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. in Curris Business Building, room 3. Learn to use your strengths and talents to live the life you dream and desire. For more information, contact the JPEC at 3-7350, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu, or visit http://www.jpec.org.
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INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS: "Just Living: White Men Challenging Racism": Oct. 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre,Lang 040. "Just Living" is adapted and directed by graduate students Jana Gymer-Koch and Lucas Messer and is based on a non-fiction work written by Cooper Thompson, Emmett Schaefer, and Harry Brod. The production portrays the lives of men interviewed for their political and ethical standpoints on racial issues. The authors of the book are scheduled for talk-backs following the performances. Free and open to the public.
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WOMEN ON FRIDAYS: Women's Studies is initiating a once-a-month conversation series, "Women on Fridays." This month's topic: The History of Women's Studies at UNI, is Friday, Oct. 25, noon-1:30 pm, Baker 161. Bring a lunch; dessert will be provided. For more information, contact susan.hill@uni.edu or cynthia.goatley@uni.edu.
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CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY: Theatre UNI will host the first of three "Conversations with the Community," Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Bertha Martin Theatre. The subject of the first conversation will be how and why plays are selected. Participants will include Dr. Jay Edelnant and Dr. Karen Mitchell.
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