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Thursday, November 21, 2002




EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING: Faculty, if you have ever wondered what students experience when taking a course entirely online, with no face-to-face meetings, ITS-Educational Technology will offer you an opportunity to experience the student perspective of learning online from Dec. 2 - Dec. 13. Details, including the registration form, areat:
http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt/default.htm
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GATEWAY COMPUTER HOLIDAY SPECIALS: Gateway Computer is offering special holiday configurations and pricing to UNI students, faculty and staff for individual personal purchases. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gateway for details.
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FREE HP TONER CARTRIDGES: (2) HP (92295A) toner cartridges for II/III Laser Printer free at 230 CAC, Barbara 3-2496.
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PDA CALENDAR SYNCHING: The UNI central electronic ("Steltor") calendar system was purchased by Oracle and subsequently the PDA/Handheld Calendar Synching software is now free for UNI calendar users. Contact your computer liaison for assistance in obtaining/installing this software product. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/software/restrict/
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LAST CHANCE FLU VACCINATION CLINIC: The Student Health Clinic on campus is offering one more flu vaccination clinic, Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Health Clinic, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Price is $12 and insurance claim forms may be picked up in advance at the Student Health Clinic. Call Margaret at 3-7289 with questions.
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NEW ONLINE E-MAIL AND PHONE DIRECTORY: The online E-mail and Phone Directory has been re-written and is now in production. The new version includes a more robust search feature, including phonetic searches and restricting a search to 'student only' or 'faculty/staff only'. Directory listings may be customized by adding preferred name, other e-mail addresses and phone numbers, instant messenger ID's, or restricting the release of directory information. The URL has changed to http://access.uni.edu/phone/ so change any links ondepartmental pages.
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NEWS 

MYUNIVERSENEWS HOLIDAY DEADLINE: The deadline will change for MyUNIverseNews due to the Thanksgiving holidays. Deadline for items to be included in the Mon., Dec. 2 edition of MyUNIverseNews is Wed., Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. There will be no UNI Online on Nov. 28.
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LIBERAL ARTS CORE WEB SITE: A new Web site that offers information about the liberal arts core including requirements, course descriptions and availability, transfer credit, category statements for use in course syllabi, and useful tools to facilitate advising and registration is available at http://fp.uni.edu/lac.
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR QUESTION: Would you favor starting the fall semester on a Thursday, two days earlier than currently, if in return there would be no classes the entire week of Thanksgiving? There would be no change in the start of the spring semester. Please provide the University Calendar Committee with your input by e-mail at: registrar@uni.edu.
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FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUMS GIFT SHOP SALE: University Museum, December 5 & 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; December 7 & 8 from 1-4 p.m. All items 10% off plus a sale table with merchandise up to 50% off.
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RETIREMENTS: Transportations Services and the Motor Pool are losing two staff members with a combined 50 years of service in the next 45 days. Manager Alvin Kyhl is retiring Tuesday, Dec. 3 and a reception will be held in the Transportation Services garage at the Physical Plant from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec 3. Dee Sheerer is officially retiring Jan. 3; her reception will be Friday, Dec. 20 in the carpenter shop area of the Physical Plant from 2-3:30 p.m. Stop by and wish them well.
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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: To celebrate the contributions of international education and exchange to our community, UNI joins schools nationwide in commemorating International Education Week Nov. 18-22. For event information, go to
http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad
. Questions? Call Ella Sweigert at 3-7078.
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AEOP ADOPT A FAMILY: The UNI-AEOP is encouraging faculty and staff to adopt needy UNI families who live on campus. The families and the items they need are listed at http://www.uni.edu/aeop/adoptafamily1.html. All items should be new. Please deliver all items by December 10, to Lynn Perigo, University Apartments 3900 Jennings Drive. If you have any questions call Lynn at 3-7644.
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PARKING AT WRC: WRC users will be allowed to park in the lots near the WRC without paying the $3 parking fee being charged during the football playoffs. If you have a UNI parking pass you will be waved in. The days affected include Nov. 22 and 23.
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AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK: American Education Week is Nov. 17-23. This year's theme is "Making Public Schools Great For Every Child." UNI is promoting American Education Week in local schools with a variety of programs. KWWL will be taping several Cedar Valley schools and classrooms promoting American Education Week. Some of these spots will highlight UNI graduates and student teachers. These promotions will air Monday through Friday during the 6 p.m. news.
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UNISTA AUDITIONS: Please announce to your students that UNISTA is holding auditions for Slaughter City, a provocative play by Naomi Wallace, Monday, December 9 at 6 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Prepare to read two minutes of contemporary poetry; pieces available upon request. Open to all students. Email questions to unista_board@hotmail.com.
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HOURS

MAUCKER UNION THANKSGIVING HOURS: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.;Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 28-30, Closed. Sunday, Dec. 1, 5 p.m.-midnight. Resume regular hours on Monday, Dec. 2.
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LIBRARY HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks
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IRTS LABS AND CURRICULUM LIBRARY: Closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 and will reopen at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
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MUSEUM HOLIDAY HOURS: Both the University Museum and Marshall Center School will be closed Nov. 28 through Dec. 1.
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WRC THANKSGIVING HOURS: The WRC facility hours for Thanksgiving break are posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/thnksgvngfachrs.html
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EVENTS 

NADAS CONCERT: Thursdaze welcomes THE NADAS Thursday, Nov. 21, 9 p.m., Maucker Union Expansion. The concert is free. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Student Activities at 3-2683.
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ART SONG AND ARTISTRY SERIES RECITAL: Friday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ANNUAL SAHAI LECTURE: On Monday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. in Seerley Hall's Great Reading Room Dr. Paul Trafton, professor of mathematics and Sahai Distinguished Professor, will speak on "Young Children Do Powerful Mathematics: A Decade of Research and Development on StudentLearning and Teacher Change." The public is invited to attend the lecture and the reception preceding.
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UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI men's basketball team will tip-off the 2002-03 regular season Monday, Nov. 25 against Wayne State(NE) in the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m.
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UNI TROMBONE ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Monday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Nancy Vogt, director. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE: Information meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 25, 4 p.m., Maucker Union, Embassy Room. Freshmen and sophomores with 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade point average are urged to attend. For additional information, visit,
http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse.shtml

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UNI WRESTLING: The Panther wrestling team begins the 2002-03 home schedule facing Arizona State on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. in the West Gym.
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CROW FORUM: Karen Mitchell and Jana Gymer-Koch, Department of Communication Studies, present "Finding a Voice: Ethnography of the Origins of SAVE Forum Actors," Monday, Dec. 2, noon, in Baker 161.
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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & CAROLING: December 3, 7 p.m., Marshall Center School. Get the whole family into the holiday spirit with carols, homemade ornaments and refreshments similar to those from the 1920's. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 3-2188.
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