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Thursday, December 5, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

PERSONAL TRAINING AVAILABLE: The WRC has personal trainers available to help you reach your fitness goals. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information on how to get started.
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StudioIT RESERVATIONS: ITS Educational Technology is taking reservations for spring 2003 for StudioIT (Studio for Innovative Teaching), a flexible, interactive technology classroom located in Lang 245. StudioIT is equipped with a touch screen SMART Board projector with integrated instructor computer, 20 Gateway wireless laptop computers, a VCR, and a Polycom video conferencing unit and is available at no charge to UNI faculty to use for classroom instruction. For more information about reservation policy and to submit a reservation inquiry, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/studioit/about.htm
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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH: Ethnic NewsWatch provides access to the full text of 200 American newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Over 700,000 articles available, including 150,000 in Spanish. Database is searchable in both English and Spanish. To access, go to http://enw.softlineweb.com/
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LIBRARY INSTRUCTION: To register spring 2003 classes for a library instruction session call 3-2839 or register online at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm.
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FREE USED HANGING FILE FOLDERS: Approximately 800 letter size and 400 legal size in good condition. Call Karla at 3-2801 for more information.
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NEWS

WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Public announcements regarding cancellation ofclasses and/or reduced university operations will be made only after theprovost and vice president for administration and finance, or theirdesignees, have conferred. Announcements will be made via local radioand TV stations, as well as the UNI home page. For specifics on whatto do, http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/288.html
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PAYROLL CUTOFF DATES: The Web site below lists various monthly time period cutoffs for merit and student time sheets and final dates forpayroll changes. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/254.html
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McELROY FELLOWSHIP NOMINATIONS: The McElroy fellowship provides recipients $10,000/year for up to three years for graduate study. If you know students who may qualify, please suggest that they apply. Specific information is available at the Graduate College Web site http://www.grad.uni.edu.
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REINSTATEMENT OF FACULTY FALL RESERVE LIST: The deadline for reinstating fall 2002 course reserves for the spring 2003 semester is Dec. 9. For questions call the Multi-Service Center (3-6002) or visit http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/unionlinereinstatement.htm
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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, 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 mailbox filtering at the server level. http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/pmdf-upgrade.shtml
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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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EVENTS

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? Attend “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 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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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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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 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, 1:30 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 p.m. in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.
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NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. NHB is a 45 member concert band conducted by Bill Shepherd, Associateprofessor in UNI School of Music. The concert will feature Christmas music, marches and other band music. No charge.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI Concert Chorale, UNI Chamber Singers, UNI Singers, Northern Iowa's Children Choir and UNI Women’s Chorus Chimes of Christmas will perform. Monday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Waterloo. Dyan Baker and Brad Barrett, conductors. Cost: $6 Public; $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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TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING WEBCAST: "Supporting Faculty Use of Technology in Teaching" will be webcast on Tuesday, Dec. 10, noon to 1 p.m. in StudioIT (Lang 245). An opportunity for discussion will follow the webcast. Call ITS-Educational Technology at 3-2309 for further information, or visit, http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts/catalise/index.html#dec10
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SYMPHONY: The W-CF Symphony will present their Holiday Pops Dec. 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Featured guests include the Cedar Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines, bell ringer Aaron Hansen and vocalist Effie Burt. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m.
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