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Tuesday, October 22, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

STUDENTS FIRST-THE SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS: To learn more about UNI's new way to advertise scholarships on My UNIverse, receive information about administering scholarships and managing accounts, attend an informational seminar, Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Maucker Union Expansion C. Presentations start at 8:30 a.m. with small group help sessions at 10 a.m. RSVP to Denise Parks at 3-2720 or denise.parks@uni.edu
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UNI PURCHASING AND SHORT'S TRAVEL: Short's Travel now offerson-line e-travel reservations and Web shopper. Training and assistance will be offered and questions answered on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Join us at Industrial Technology Center Room 24 for any one of these sessions. http://www.shortstravel.com/uni. Contact: Roxanne Conrad at UNI Purchasing 3-3524.
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STATISTICAL CONSULTING LAB: Bring your data and get a free basic statistical analysis in Wright Hall 338-A. The Lab will help professors, departments, or programs with statistical analysis, descriptive statistics and more. Contact georgia.vajpeyi@uni.edu or call 3-6514 to schedule an appointment.
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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH: LexisNexis Congressional (Universe) indexes a range of federal legislative materials from 1789 to the present. Locate information in resources such as pending legislative bills, Congressional hearings, committee reports, and the Serial Set. For more details visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/academic/universe/congress/features.asp
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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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INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL: Manager's Meeting: (League/Open Co-Rec) Oct. 24, 4 p.m., SEC 246. Registration: (League /Open Co-Rec) Oct. 28-29, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC 101. Open co-rec tournament brackets Posted: Nov. 1. Open co-rec tournament play: Saturday Nov. 2, 1:15 pm, WRC courts. League schedules: Nov. 4. League play begins: Nov. 5, WRC courts.
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PANTHER PALS: The UNI Men's Basketball Team will be holding its annual Panther Pals camp on Nov. 8 from 6-9:30 p.m. This camp is open to boys and girls from grades 1-6. Cost of the camp is $35. Panther Pals receive a 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, contact Ben Jacobson @ 3-4864 or e-mail ben.jacobson@uni.edu
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UNI BASEBALL CAMP: The UNI Baseball team will be holding their annual winter baseball camps starting in January. Dates are Jan. 19 (Offense/Defense Camp) and Jan. 26 (Pitching/Catching Camp). For more information and brochure requests, please call Jason Nellis @ 273-CAMP or e-mail jason.nellis@uni.edu. http://WWW.UNIPANTHERS.COM/CAMP
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VOLUNTEER UNI: To find out about volunteer opportunities located on & off campus, subscribe to the VolunteerNEWS e-newsletter published twice a month. To subscribe to VolunteerNEWS, e-mail Volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS <youremailaddress>@uni.edu. For questions or comments, contact Tina at 3-7748 or volunteer@uni.edu.
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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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NEWS

STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN KICKOFF: Saturday, Oct. 26. The day's events include a public art tour, the National Campaign Kickoff event, a tailgate party followed by the UNI vs. Illinois State football game. RSVP on-line at: http://www.uni-foundation.org/nck/events.html. For more information, contact the UNI Foundation office at 3-6078.
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FIFTY-SEVEN FUND: Established by the UNI graduates of 1957 to provide funding to faculty who invite UNI alumni to discuss with current UNI students connections between their work, their lives, and their education atUNI. Faculty who would like to apply for funding can visit https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#F. For more information contact Cheryl Nedrow at 3-2519 or cheryl.nedrow@uni.edu
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ROD LIBRARY WEB SITE: Some links within Rod Library's Web site have changed recently such as those for Circulation, Library Instruction, Distance Education, and Special Collections. If you have bookmarked links within the site or placed such links on your course management or WebCT site, please double-check them for accuracy. The homepage remains the same at "http://www.library.uni.edu".
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UNI LEGISLATIVE GRASSROOTS MESSAGE: UNI believes that public funding of public education is vital to the state. The link below describes four trends which have serious consequences for students and for Iowa's economic future. Visit http://www.uni.edu/govrel/budgetcuts/ to learn how severe budget cuts have put Iowa's public higher education and Iowa's econonmic future at risk.
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NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK: Oct. 20-26 is National Chemistry Week. The UNI American Chemical Society is sponsoring a free admission day at the Imaginarium Museum in Waterloo on Oct. 26th. This year's chemistry theme is "Chemistry Keeps Us Clean." During the week ACS will have collection bins in the Union, McCollum Science Hall and the CareerCenter for people to donate items like shampoo and soap for charity. Comments or Questions? Email Kate Leibold at woodfire@uni.edu.
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USED CELLULAR PHONE COLLECTION: The members of Phi Upsilon Omicron, the National Honor Society for Design, Family & Consumer Sciences, will collect 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, contact Serena Tarpy, at starpy@uni.edu or Melba Widmer, at melba.widmer@uni.edu.
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FACULTY BOOK LISTS: 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. The submission deadline for second semester is quickly approaching. Please contact NISG at 273-2651 or nisg@uni.edu with questions.
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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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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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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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HERITAGE HONOURS AWARDS: The UNI Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2003 Heritage Honours Awards which 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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EVENTS

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Christopher Martin, Communications Studies, will present "Labor's Fate and Future in the Corporate News." The lecture is free and open to the public, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., SRL 115.
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION: will meet on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. in CBB, room 3. UNI student and entrepreneur, Adam Clark, will tell about his on-line retail company, Compuvelocity. For more information, contact CEO President, Shannon Blake at sblake@uni.edu or call the JPEC office at 3-7350
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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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LEGISLATIVE FORUM: Meet local candidates and legislators during a Legislative Forum Oct. 24, 7 p.m., at Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Heights Drive. UNI, Hawkeye Community College, the League of Women Voters, and the AAUW are sponsoring this event. This forum is an excellent opportunity to ask elected officials and candidates their views about public higher education in Iowa.
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ART EXHIBITION: "Figured Ceramics" opened Oct. 1 and runs through Friday Oct. 25. Free and open to the public. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI Jazz Band I concert. Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Chris Merz, conductor. Cost: $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass - Tickets 3-2024 and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI SOCCER: Watch the Panthers continue their recent success and close out their regular season as they host Texas Tech on Friday at 4 p.m. and Indiana University-Ft. Wayne on Sunday at 1 p.m. on the West Athletic Field.
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UNI VOLLEYBALL: The #10 ranked Panthers look to avenge their only conference loss as they battle Bradley on Friday at 7 p.m. in the West Gym. Get your tickets early as this event will sell out.
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UNI FOOTBALL: The Panthers are back home to take on Gateway Conference rival Illinois State this Saturday at 4:05 p.m. in the Dome. For only $40 a family receives 4 tickets in the Family Fun Zone, 4 drinks, 4 slices of pizza and a tub of popcorn.
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GUEST RECITAL: Sunday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Aleksandr Dyachkov, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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MUSEUM EVENT: FACT or FICTION? Oct. 29, 6:30 - 8 pm. Explore the truth and/or fiction behind the cultural phenomenon of urban legends. No charge.
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