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Tuesday, November 12, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

NOVEMBER "HOOKED ON GARDENING" NEWSLETTER: is now available on-line by visiting http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/HOG.html
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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK OPENING EVENT: The Fulbright Program: Funding for Teaching, Research, and Graduate Study Abroad Nov. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Maucker Union Expansion A. Attend this panel discussion featuring recent UNI Fulbright Scholars and a UNI student. Opening remarks by Dr. Susan Koch, Associate Provost. Refreshments are provided. Contact David.Walker@uni.edu or Ella.Sweigert@uni.edu for more information.
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MASSAGE GIFT CERTIFICATES: Massages are offered through the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) by a licensed massage therapist. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to 1 hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct. Purchase a gift certificate by stopping by the Wellness Lab or call 3-6119.
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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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VOLUNTEER UNI: To find out more about volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer UNI, located in the UNI Career Center or subscribe to the VolunteerNEWS e-newsletter published twice a month. To subscribe, send an e-mail to Volunteer@uni.edu with the body-containing SUB VolunteerNEWS <youremailaddress>@uni.edu.
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NEW FOLDERS IN STOCK: New UNI double pocket portfolios are now available for $1 each through Campus Supply. High gloss laminated purple covers with pictures of our beautiful campus. Great for meetings, conferences, and workshops. Stock number is 15-19020.
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FLU SHOTS: Flu shots are available for UNI staff and faculty on 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 clinic with a copy of BOTH SIDES of your insurance card. The form is available at
http://www.uni.edu/health/forms/registration.pdf
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NEWS 

REGENTS MEETING: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet this week in Ames. The meeting agenda is available at:
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/meetings.html
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UNITED FACULTY PROPOSAL: United Faculty's initial proposal to the Board of Regents for a Master Agreement for 2003-2005 is available at the Reserve Desk in the Rod Library. The document is listed under UNI United Faculty 2003-2005 contract initial proposal. Direct any questions or comments to Chuck Quirk, chief negotiator, at 3-2206.
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NOVEMBER UNIVERSITY HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE DATE CHANGE: The new date is Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Royal Oak Room, Maucker Union. If you have questions call the University Safety Office, 3-5855.
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HELP FEED THE HUNGRY: Stop by St. Stephen Catholic Student Center (next to the book store) to pick up a list of menu items, collect the food, and bring the food back on Nov. 23 - 24. The food will be organized into baskets and delivered to needy families in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area for Thanksgiving. Questions? Contact Kathy Rottinghaus 266-9863.
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WAL-MART CARDS: Wal-Mart requires each UNI procard user to have a Wal-Mart identification card. Get one by going to the Wal-Mart service desk prior to going through the checkout or get one from UNI Purchasing. Any questions call Roxanne 3-3524.
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MACURH CONFERENCE: Nov. 15-17, 700 university and residence hall leaders will be at UNI for the regional MACURH (Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls) Conference. They will utilize the Maucker Union, Wright, Lang, Curris Business Building, and Redeker Center.
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EVENTS 

UNI STUDENT READING ASSOCIATION BOOK FAIR: The UNI-Student Reading Association is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair Monday, Nov. 11 - Thursday, Nov. 14 in the rotunda of the SEC, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., with a special Wednesday evening children's event. All proceeds support local literacy activities and events.
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UNI JAZZ BANDS II and III CONCERT: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Robert Washut and Bill Scheidecker, conductors. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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VIOLA STUDIO RECITAL: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Julia Bullard Viola Studio recital. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR FROM DENMARK TO VISIT UNI: Janeen Smith Jorgensen, International Coordinator, Faculty of Humanities at Aalborg University (a UNI Exchange Partner Institution) will visit UNI on Thursday, Nov. 14. Ms. Jorgensen will present an information session on study/internship opportunities for UNI students and faculty at noon in the Colombia Room of Maucker Union.
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UNI BASKETBALL: The UNI men's basketball team will look to continue their winning ways as they take on H.P. Minnesota on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:05 p.m. in the West Gym. Season tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 3-DOME.
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WOMEN'S STUDIES WOMEN ON FRIDAY: This month, "Women on Fridays" evaluates what it means to teach women's studies. Friday, Nov. 15, noon-1:30 p.m., Baker 161. Bring a lunch; desert will be provided. For more information, contact susan.hill@uni.edu or cynthia.goatley@uni.edu.
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RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR LOWELL NORLAND: Business and Community Services is hosting a reception for Lowell as he retires after 15 years of service to UNI on November 15, 5 -7 p.m., GBPAC.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI Wind Symphony Concert Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. Cost: $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass - Tickets 3-SHOW (7469) and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI FOOTBALL: The Panthers close out their 2002 season in the DOME Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5:05 p.m. against Southwest Missouri State. Don't miss your chance to cheer on the Panthers and see the seniors play their final game in the DOME.
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UNI VOLLEYBALL: The #8 ranked Panther volleyball team will look to capture another MVC Championship as they close out the regular season this weekend in the West Gym. The Panthers take on Illinois State, Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Indiana State, Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. Support the Student Athlete Advisory Committee on Saturday by bringing a canned food item to the West Gym.
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CONSTRUCTIVIST EDUCATION IN ACTION: Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at McBride Auditorium, 1950 Heath St., Waterloo. Rheta DeVries, Ph.D. and Betsy Zan, Ph.D. will present "Creating a Constructivist Sociomoral Atmosphere in Project-Oriented Classrooms." The workshop is free for preschool - 3rd grade pre- and in-service teachers. For reservations, contact Carolyn Hildebrandt at 287-9415 or Carolyn.Hildebrandt@uni.edu.
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KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT: Bernard Allison will appear Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 p.m. at the John Deere Supervisors' Club, Ridgeway Ave. & Dewitt Rd, Waterloo. Advance tickets $12; available online at http://www.kuniradio.org and at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. Tickets at the door are $15.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Dr. Raymond Anderson of the Iowa Geological Survey will present "Iowa Landscapes: Much More Than One Large, Flat Corn Field" on Monday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in Latham 125.
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UNI CONCERT CHORALE: Monday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Dyan Baker, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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