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Tuesday, December 3, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

LIBRARY NOTICE: Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the Spring Semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 13. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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LIBRARY INSTRUCTION: Now would be a great time to register your Spring 2003 classes for a library instruction session tailored to the needs of your students. Call 3-2839 or register online at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm.
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DELL PC PURCHASE PROGRAM: Dell offers PC discount program to UNI students, faculty & staff for personal purchases. See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase
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GATEWAY 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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DIVERSITY AWARENESS TRAINING: All UNI employees are encouraged to attend "A Campus of Difference," a diversity awareness workshop designed to help promote cultural sensitivity for the UNI community. To register for the 8-hour interactive workshop, go to: http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training
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NEWS

RETIREMENT: Today is Manager/Transportation Services, Alvin Kyhl's last day at UNI after 31+ years of service. Stop by Transportation Services in the Physical Plant from 2-3:30 p.m. today and wish him well and Happy Birthday!
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HOLIDAY LIGHTING: Volunteers will put up limited holiday lighting oncampus Wednesday, Dec. 4. Students, faculty and staff who wish tovolunteer should assemble outside the main Maucker Union entrance(southwest entrance) at 3 p.m. You will be assigned to various campuslocations. The lights will be turned on between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m.Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the Maucker Union Expansionimmediately following the lighting. Questions: contact Dean Shoars, 3-2582.
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HOLIDAY SHOPPING PANTHER STYLE: The Alumni Association has new merchandise and sale items available. For information on new sweatshirts, address labels, and more, visit http://www.unialum.org/merchandise or call 3-2355.
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ATM MACHINES ON CAMPUS: ATM's will be installed in various campus buildings in the next week or two. This action was competitively bid and has been approved by the Cabinet. If you have questions, please contact Roxanne Conrad, UNI Purchasing 3-3524.
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DECEMBER SPECIALS: ClubCafe: Any 2 cookies for 75 cents; JW's: Slice of pizza and 22 oz. fountain pop for $2.79; Asian Creation: Two egg rolls for $1.50; Freshens: Large coffee for $1.09; 23rd St. Market: Hot dog, Frito Lay Big Grab and medium fountain drink for $1.89;Biscotti's: Biscotti and small hot chocolate or cappuccino for $1.29;Commodities, Crunch Break, Apple Cart: Sandwich, salad of the day and bottled pop or water $4.20.
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E-MAIL SERVER UPGRADE: The central e-mail server was upgraded on Nov. 26 to provide several enhancements, including web-based vacation notices for e-mail and improved mail-box filtering at the server level.http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/pmdf-upgrade.shtml
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STUDENT POTTERY SALE: Ceramic students will hold their annual holiday pottery sale Friday, Dec. 6 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 12-3 p.m. in KAB room 126. There will be a large selection of one of a kind pottery and fused glass jewelry available for purchase.
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NEW FOOD AND DRINK POLICY AT LIBRARY: Rod Library's new "Food and Drink" policy allows patrons to drink non-alcoholic beverages from closeable spill resistant containers. For the complete policy, go to
http://www.library.uni.edu/pubpol/food_drink_public.shtml

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FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUMS GIFT SHOP SALE: Dec. 5 & 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dec. 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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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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AUDITIONS FOR "THE VAGINA MONOLOUGES": Auditions for UNI's benefit production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monolouges" takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 8-10 p.m. in Lang Hall 040 Interpreters Theater. All UNI students, faculty, and staff are welcome to audition. There are parts for women and men. Contact Jen Farrell with questions jfarrell@uni.edu or 222-2491.
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STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN: The UNI Foundation thanks all students, faculty and staff involved with the recent Students First Campaign National Kickoff, which announced the new $100 million campaign goal. Photos of the event will soon be available at
http://www.uni-foundation.org/foundation/studentsfirst.shtml

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USED CARTRIDGES AND TONERS: Please direct all USED cartridges and toners to the UNI Campus Supply warehouse for recycling.
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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES FULL RE-ACCREDIDATION: The National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Board of Accreditation approved the NAIT visiting team recommendation to fully re-accredit four Industrial Technology Programs for another six year period. The re-accredited programs are: Construction Management, Graphic Communications, Technology Management, and Manufacturing Technology with options in Automated Manufacturing Systems, Design, and Metal Casting.
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EVENTS 

GREEK STUDY ABROAD: Experiential Learning in Greece; earn three credits. Informational meeting for the June 2003 Greek Study Abroad Course on Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Embassy Room of Maucker Union at 12:15 p.m. Contact Gregory.Bruess@uni.edu or call 3-2752.
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SHOPPING TO HELP ORPHANS: On Tuesday, Dec. 3, St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center is providing the opportunity to shop at Cathy's Hallmark and World's Window on Main St. in Cedar falls, for the benefit of El Faro Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. At World's Window from 5:30 - 8 p.m., 10% of all sales will go to the El Faro Orphanage. If more than $500 in sales are made, 20% will go to El Faro. At Cathy's Hallmark, from 5 - 8 p.m., everything in the store will be 10% off and 10% of all sales will go to El Faro. Contact kathylea@uni.edu with questions.
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RADICAL ORTHODOXY LECTURE: Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Latham 125. Professor David Cunningham of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary will lecture on "The New Archbishop of Canterbury, Radical Orthodoxy, and the Future of Christian Theology." The archbishop has challenged traditionalists and liberals alike on social issues and has influenced the emerging 'Radical Orthodoxy' movement. For questions, call Mike Waggoner at 3-2605.
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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: Theatre UNI's Off-Hudson Play Reading Series continues with Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby," directed by Jay Edelnant. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. CAC Room 108. Admission is free.
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LECTURE ON MARY MAGDALENE: Lecture by Dr. Susan Hill, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Seerley 115. Countering Mary Magdalene's infamous reputation as a reformed prostitute, recent scholarship shows her to be a prominent disciple and leader of the early Christian movement. For questions, call Martie Reineke at 3-6233.
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COLLOQUIUM ON MERCURY CONTAMINATION: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4 p.m., Lantz Auditorium, MSH. Dr. James Wiener, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse will present "Mercury contamination in the Upper Midwest: consequences, scientific challenges, and management implications of a serious environmental problem."
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UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: The Panther men's basketball team hosts defending MVC champion Creighton on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:05 p.m. in the Dome. For only $30, a family recieves four general admission tickets, four slices of pizza, four drinks and a tub of popcorn.
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NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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HEARST LECTURE: "Constructing Community through Communication" presented by Dr. Thomas Steinfatt, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is open to the public and free of charge. Steinfatt is a professor of communication at the University of Miami and a leading expert on intercultural communication. See
http://www.uni.edu/~martin/hearst.html
for details.
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ROTH OPEN HOUSE: On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 8-10 p.m. all prospective and current ROTH residents are invited to an open house. Refreshments will be served and apartments and suites will be open for tours. ROTH is located on the south side of campus. For more information on ROTH go to http://www.uni.edu/dor
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MAKING CONTACTS FOR SUCCESS IN BUSINESS PRESENTATION: Dale Cyphert offers strategies for making business contacts and tips on how good business contacts can help your career. Presentation in the CBB, room 1 on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. No advanced registration or fees. For more information, contact the JPEC at 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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UNI STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT: Thursday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Jonathan Schwabe, coordinator. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SPECIAL EDITION OF WOMEN ON FRIDAYS: Friday, Dec. 6, noon-1:30 p.m., Baker 161. Are there gender-related expectations about how women should act as faculty members? Do women face obstacles in careers in higher education that men do not? Join us for “Phantoms at the Gate: Revisiting and Revising Virginia Woolf’s ‘Professions for Women’,” presented by Susan Koch, Beverly Kopper, Barbara Lounsberry and Jill Wallace.
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UNI VOLLEYBALL: The Panthers have earned a #4 seed and host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Volleyball tournament starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 when Missouri takes on Northwestern. Following that game at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Panthers take on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The second round game takes place Saturday Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. All session tickets are on sale now at the ticket office in the NW corner of the UNI-Dome, $13 adults and $9 youth (3-18), UNI students and seniors. Individual game tickets go on sale the day of the matches and are subject to availability.
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NORTHERN IOWA CONDUCTING WORKSHOP: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, 1-10 p.m. (6th) and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (7th), GBPAC Davis Hall. Contact: Ronald Johnson at 3-6058 or johnsonrw@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOWS: Dec. 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. (7th), GBPAC Great Hall. Cost is $7 advance tickets; $8 at the door - Reserved-seat tickets available by calling 3-SHOW (7469).
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI WRESTLING: The #16-ranked Panthers will host approximately 300 wrestlers from Divisions I, II and III at the UNI Open on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. in the UNI-Dome.
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LOLLIPOP CONCERT: The W-CF Symphony Guild presents "Harp! The Herald Angels Sing", a free concert for children age 4-10 this Saturday at 10 & 11 a.m. at the Hearst Center (304 W. Seerley) featuring the Symphony's Principal Harp and UNI harp instructor Gretchen Brumwell.
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UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL: NORTHERN IOWA YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Concert, Julia Bullard. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI women's basketball team will open their 2002-03 home schedule on Sunday, Dec. 8, when they host intrastate rival Iowa State at 4:05 p.m. in the West Gym. Buy yourtickets now as this game will sell out.
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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & CAROLING: Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Marshall Center School. Get 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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WOMEN'S STUDIES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: Monday, Dec. 9, noon-1 in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI Concert Chorale, UNI Chamber Singers, UNI Singers and UNI Women’s Chorus Chimes of Christmas will perform Monday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., First PresbyterianChurch, Waterloo. Dyan Baker and Brad Barrett, conductors. Cost: $6Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass. Call for tickets 3-2024 and at the door.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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