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Tuesday, October 29, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCES: Sign-up now to participate in this diversity awareness program licensed to UNI through the Anti Defamation League. The eight-hour workshop will be an opportunity to explore issues of culture and diversity. To register for a session, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training
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ITS EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL SERVICES: will conduct brief presentations to any department regarding the services and support offered by ITS. Contact Marilyn Drury, director of ITS Educational Technology, at 3-2309.
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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. To have the SHC file a claim with your insurance company, download the 'Employee Release of Information' form and bring it to the clinicwith a copy of BOTH SIDES of your insurance card. The form is available a
http://www.uni.edu/health/forms/registration.pdf.
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RRTTC FY 2003/2004 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) is soliciting pre-proposals for projects. For a copy of the call for proposals visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu or contact Michaela Rich, RRTTC program manager, at 3-3689 or michaela.rich@uni.edu
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STUDY IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: Attend one of the informational meetings: Monday, Nov. 4, 3-4 p.m. in the North Room, Maucker Union; or Tuesday, Nov. 5, noon-1 p.m. in the Columbia Room, Maucker Union. Contact holly.crandall@uni.edu or maria.basom@uni.edu with questions. http://www.chfa.uni.edu/stpetersburg
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ADVICE ON COMPUTER SECURITY: Passwords are likely the weakest link in a computer security scheme. Strong passwords are important because password cracking tools continue to improve and the computers used to crack passwords are more powerful than ever. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/security/
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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER SCHEDULE OF FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Would you like to upgrade your computer skills? Learn how to create a web page? Create your own digital movie? Scan photos and email them? All these topics and more are offered on our calendar of FREE computer workshops found at
http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt
.
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BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7-8:30 a.m., WRC main corridor, by Allen Hospital staff. The cost is $15 (payment by cash or check only). 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 have 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 visit http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/halloween.html
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EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR: The 4th annual Exploring Majors Fair will be Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. The fair, hosted by Academic Advising Services, is 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 on hand. Door prizes will be given.
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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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NEWS

CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION UPDATES: For the latest on campus construction, visit, http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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P&S COUNCIL ELECTION: will be held the week of Nov. 4. P&S staff can access the on-line voting form through My Universe beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. The UNI home page has a direct link to My Universe. The following P&S Council positions will be filled: at-large, instructional, educational and student services, administration and finance. For more information, contact Karen Cunningham, P&S Nominating Committee, at 3-2504.
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AEOP FUNDRAISER: Association for Educational Office Professionals to host fundraisers for cholarships. The Home Interior jar candles start at $6. Also available are the larger candles, as well as toppers and accessories. Catalogs available. Ask any AEOP member for information. Orders and money need to be turned in to Dianna Jones, 3-2179.
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POWER OUTAGES AFFECTING COMPUTER SERVIES: The first two of three power outages for the computer room (CBB 19/21) and all of CBB have been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4-7 am (computer room only) and Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4 to 7 am (all of CBB). These are necessary for the installation of the new UPS for the computer room. The third outage will affect the computer room only, and will be scheduled at a later time. During these times, all central files servers and services, with exceptions listed below, will be unavailable. Primary DNS server will be available to resolve hostnames and addresses, and an "answering machine" for Web services normally hosted in the computer room. Internet service for the majority of campus will NOT be affected by these outages.
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IHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Starting the first week in November, the IHSAA State Football Playoffs will be in the UNI-Dome. There will be games held at various times on the following days: Nov 6, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 22 and 23. Parking will be limited due to the large crowds. Dates and times are listed on the UNI-Dome Web page.
http://www.uni.edu/unidome/ihsaa02.html

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NEW CAMPUS PHONE BOOKS AVAILABLE: at Maucker Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm; and at the Info Desk, Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 4 pm.
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UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN: UNI's United Way Campaign will be completed at the end of October. UNI has given more than $60,000 to Cedar Valley United Way in each of the past two campaigns. To find out about this year's campaign visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/UnitedWay.
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EVENTS

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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THE VAGINA MONOLOUGES: There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in being involved with UNI's V-Day Campaign and benefit production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Royal Oak Room, Maucker Union. V-Day is a worldwide movement aimed at stopping violence against women and children. Contact Jen Farrell with questions, jfarrell@uni.edu or 222-2491
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SPELUNKING WITH UNI OUTDOORS: Nov. 1-3 Mammouth Cave, Kentucky. Pre-trip meeting is Tuesday, 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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UNI VOLLEYBALL: The #10 UNI women's volleyball team will be back in action this weekend in the West Gym. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Panthers take on Evansville; and Saturday, Nov. 2, they battle Southern Illinois. Both matches will start at 7 p.m.
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IAHPERD CONVENTION: The 2002 Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) Convention will be at Price Laboratory School and the WRC on Nov. 2-3. Graduate credit and licensure renewal credit will be offered. Contact Lori Smith at lori.smith@uni.edu or 3-2558; or Conferences and Event Services at 3-6988.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, led by music director Jason Weinberger, will present works by American composers George Gershwin, Aaron Copland and Charles Ives Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m . http://www.wcfsymphony.org
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GUEST MASTER CLASS: Sunday, Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. William Wellborn, piano. No admission charge. Contact: Robin Guy at 3-2193 or guy@uni.edu.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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CROW FORUM: Monday, Nov. 4, BAK 161 at noon. Cathy DeSoto, Department of Psychology, will present "The Link Between Estrogen, Brain, and Behavior: Why it Matters." The Graduate Program in Women's Studies sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series.
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UNI HORN CHOIR CONCERT: Monday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall. Thomas Tritle, conductor. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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. Students and faculty with an interest in philosophy may attend. 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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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Monday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall, students who attended summer geology field programs last summer through Southern Utah University and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will present "Summer 2002 Geology Field Course Experiences."
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UNITUBA: (UNI Tuba/Euphonium) Ensemble Concert, Jeffrey Funderburk,conductor, Nov. 5, GBPAC, Davis Hall, 8 p.m. - No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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GBPAC PERFORMANCE: Pianist Emanuel Ax & king'singers, one of the world's most sought-after vocal ensembles, will be performing together on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. For tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu. For more information on the center and our 2002-2003 season, visit http://www.uni.edu/gbpac.
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PHILANTHROPY WEEK 2002: Visit the Philanthropy Week table in MauckerUnion Nov. 11-15. A symposium on philanthropy will take place on Thursday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Free refreshments in the student lounge at 11:30 a.m. 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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