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Thursday, October 24, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FLU SHOTS: Flu shots are available for UNI staff and faculty on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1-3 p.m., Maucker Union Expansion C; Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7-8:30 a.m., WRC main corridor; Tuesday Nov. 12, 1-3 p.m.,Maucker Union Expansion C and Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7-8:30 a.m., Student Health Clinic. The cost is $12. The Student Health Clinic (SHC) can now file claims for insurance coverage. If your insurance provider does not cover the cost, you can pay cash or use payroll deduction. If you want the SHC to file a claim with your insurance company, download the Employee Release of Information form and bring it to the clinic with your insurance card. The form is available at http://www.uni.edu/health/forms/registration.pdf.
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ADVICE ON SPAM E-MAIL: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/email/email18.htm
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BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7-8:30 a.m., WRC main corridor. Blood draws by Allen Hospital staff. The cost is $15 (payment by cash or check only) and tests 23 components. PSA also available for an additional $5. Call 3-6119 to schedule.
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CAMPUS HISTORY WEB PAGES: Rod Library Special Collections and University Archives staff designed a new Web page called Phantom Facilities, a guide to buildings that were planned for the UNI campus, but never built. The address is: http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/phantomfacilities.html To view past Halloween celebrations at UNI: http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/halloween.html
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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 to allocate 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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EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR: The 4th annual Exploring Majors Fair will be held Oct. 30 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. The Fair, hosted by Academic Advising Services, is designed for undecided students as well as students who have declared but may be uncertain about their choice. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced students from more than 30 departments will be available. Door prizes will be offered.
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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 Thursday, Oct. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Join us at Industrial Technology Center Room 24. http://www.shortstravel.com/uni. Contact: Roxanne Conrad at UNI Purchasing 3-3524
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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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WORDS OF WELLNESS: 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 receive a hard copy of each issue, contact kathy.gulick@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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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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NEWS 

CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION UPDATES: For the latest on campus construction, visit, http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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REGENTS FACULTY AWARDS: Four UNI faculty members recently received Faculty Excellence Awards from the Board of Regents, state of Iowa. They were among 14 regents institution faculty so honored. The recipients are: Cynthia Goatley, associate professor of theatre;Richard Allen Hays, professor of public policy; Karen Mitchell,associate professor in communication studies; and Clare Struck, elementary guidance counselor at Malcolm Price Laboratory School.
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UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN: UNI's United Way Campaign will be completed at the end of October. Complete your pledge forms soon. UNI has given over $60,000 to Cedar Valley United Way in each of the past two campaigns. To find out about this year's campaign, and the 25 Cedar Valley agencies whose 43 programs are supported by United Way, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/UnitedWay.
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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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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. Come visit and explore this month's theme of "Grossology." This year's chemistry theme is "Chemistry Keeps Us Clean," and a national collection of hygeine products for charity is taking place. During the week ACS will have collection bins in the Union, McCollum Science Hall and the Career Center. Please donate items like shampoo and soap and help out charity. Comments or Questions? Email Kate Leibold at woodfire@uni.edu.
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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 at UNI. 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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UNI LEGISLATIVE GRASSROOTS MESSAGE: Public support for public education is essential to the state. State funding support is vital to the state's public education systems, faculty, students, family, alumni, businesses, and industries. The link below describes four alarming trends which have serious consequences for students and Iowa's economic future. Please 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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EVENTS 

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. The exhibition is free and open to the public. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery
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HAUNTED HOUSE: Saturday October 26, 5-9 p.m., Maucker Union. Cost is $3. Activities will be available for children of all ages. All proceeds from this event will go to Jamie & Jim's kids, a local non-profit organization created to provide a worry free vacation for chronically and terminally ill children. For more information contact Margie @ 3-6335.
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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 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 are scheduled for talk-backs following the performances. Free and open to the public.
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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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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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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.
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UNI FOOTBALL: The Panthers 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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CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY: Theatre UNI hosts 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 include Dr. Jay Edelnant and Dr. Karen Mitchell.
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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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"GIRLS FIGHT BACK": presented by speaker Erin Weeds to the UNI campus on Monday, Oct. 28th at 7 p.m., in the Union Expansion. This event is sponsered by Alpha Phi Sorority and NISG.
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UNICOSS: The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers meet from noon-1 p.m. on Mondays at the Vibe Coffee House (909 W. 23rd St.). Come speak Spanish with friends in an informal setting. The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 28.
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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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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: Theatre UNI presents the second play of the Off-Hudson Series of Staged Readings, "Killer Joe", on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in room 108 of the CAC. This dark comedy exposes a web of greed, manipulation, and murder-for-hire. Admission is free. Note: The show contains strong language and violence.
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GUEST AND FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Torleif Ander - flute, and Robin Guy - piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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BALLET NATIONAL DU SENGAL: The premier dance company in the world touring traditional music and dances of West Africa. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. To order ticket call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu.
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SPELUNKING WITH UNI OUTDOORS: Nov. 1-3 Mammouth Cave, Kentucky. Pre-trip meeting is Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Cost: $99-university or $115-guest. No experience necessary to explore the world's largest cave. Only 6 spots remaining; call 3-7163.
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CAPITOL STEPS: Sunday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. GBPAC. Capitol Steps is a musical political satire troupe. A pre-show political convention in the lobby begins at 6 p.m. To order tickets call 273-SHOW (7469) or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu.
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UNI SOCRATIC SOCIETY: Monthly membership meeting is Monday, Nov. 4 at 3:30 PM in Baker room 132. An open forum discussion will follow the meeting. Students and faculty with an interest in philosophy are welcome to attend and participate. Visit an on-line discussion group at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UNI_Socratic_Society>. Contact Louis Engelhart <engelhl8@uni.edu> for additional information.
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PHILANTHROPY WEEK 2002: Visit the Philanthropy Week table in MaukerUnion Nov. 11-15. A symposium on philanthropy will take place on Thursday, Nov. 14, from noon-1:30 pm in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Free refreshments in the Student Lounge before the symposium at 11:30 am. Experts in philanthropy from the Cedar Valley area will speak. For information, contact Laura Lundahl in the Development Office, 3-3557.
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UNI BASEBALL CAMP: The UNI Baseball team will hold their annual winter baseball camps Jan. 19 (Offense/Defense Camp) and Jan. 26 (Pitching/Catching Camp). For more information and brochure requests, call Jason Nellis, 3-CAMP or e-mail jason.nellis@uni.edu.
http://WWW.UNIPANTHERS.COM/CAMP
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