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Tuesday, December 10, 2002




EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

WORDS OF WELLNESS NOW AVAILABLE: The December Words of Wellness (employee wellness newsletter for UNI faculty and staff) is now online at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html
. To receive the printed version of each newsletter and the WRS fitness program schedule, contact kathy.gulick@uni.edu or 3-6921.
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PADDLING PANTHER SWIM LESSONS: The Paddling Panther Learn to Swim Program is available to children of UNI students, faculty and staff. The spring session, from Jan. 18 - May 3, includes preschool through level VI. Lessons are taught on Saturdays for 40 minutes at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. (dependent upon demand). Cost is $35 and registration and further details can be attained by e-mailing christopher.denison@uni.edu
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GARDENING NEWSLETTER: The December issue of The Botanical Center's "Hooked On Gardening Newsletter" is now available at http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/
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WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes 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, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/288.html
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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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DE-STRESS DAYS: Come "de-stress" with free mini massages, complementary stress kits, and information Thursday, Dec. 12, Piazza; Friday, Dec. 13, Towers West Lounge; Monday, Dec. 16, Union Ambassador Rm; Tuesday, Dec. 17, Business Building. Call Deedra Billings, Wellness Resource Coordinator at 3-7162 for more information.
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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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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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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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NEWS

CONTROLLER'S OFFICE DEADLINES: The Controller's Office will be closed for the Christmas break beginning Tuesday, Dec. 24 until Thursday, Jan. 2. Outgoing mail is processed in Iowa City, so checks will be processed on Friday, Dec. 20 and placed in the outgoing mail to ensure prompt delivery. Request for Payments and Travel Reimbursement Forms should be in the Controller's Office no later than Tuesday, Dec. 17 at noon in order to be guaranteed to be in the Friday, Dec. 20 check run. Checks will be processed based on vendor terms as established in the supplier database.
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MAUCKER UNION CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: The elevator to the lower level will be closed from Dec. 23 through approximately Sept. 2003. Most food selections currently offered in Club '91 will be moved to the Expansion for the spring semester: The food court area (Blimpies, Asian Creation, Bent Fork and Freshens) will close Wednesday, Dec. 18 for reconstruction. Club '91 will be open for service on Thursday and Friday (Dec. 19/20). No food service will be available in the Union during the holiday break. Beginning Monday, Jan. 13 all Union food service will be relocated in Expansion C of the Union. Pizza, subs, coffee, bagels, and muffins will be available. Hours of service will be Monday-Thursday: 7am-11pm; Friday: 7am-10pm; Saturday: 10am-10pm; Sunday: noon-11pm.
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ADOPT A FAMILY: UNI-AEOP Adpot a Family is still accepting donations. The collection points are SEC 146, Human Resources - Gilchrist 104, or University Apartments, 3900 Jennings Drive. Donations are being accepted until 5 pm., Dec. 12. The adopted families and the items they need are listed at http://www.uni.edu/aeop/adoptafamily1.html. Send cash donations (checks need to be made out to UNI-AEOP) through campus mail to 0034, 0606, or 0295. Questions, call Lynn Perigo at 3-7644.
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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.html or call 3-2355
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"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" AUDITIONS: Theatre UNI will hold auditions for "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 14 & 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are in April. For more information, visit the Theatre UNI Web site.
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COOKIE DOUGH SALE: The 23rd St. Market, Biscotti's and Bent Fork in Maucker Union are selling 3.5-pound containers of frozen cookie dough for $6.49 a tub: chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter, molasses, sugar, peanut butter chocolate chip and monster. E-mail Carolyn.Young@uni.edu or call 3-3555, place your order and select the pick-up location: 23rd S. Market, Biscotti's or Bent Fork in the Maucker Union. It will be ready the following day. One tub makes approximately 3 1/2 dz. cookies.
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NEW P&S COUNCIL MEMBERS: Five new council members have recently been elected to serve on the P&S Council for 2003: Seth Bokelman, Instructional division; Cindy Houlson, Administration and Finance division; Michael Blackwell, at large; Dana Foster, Educational and Student Services division; and Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, Instructional division. For more information about the P&S Council, please visit
http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/

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NISG DECEMBER NEWSLETTER: The Northern Iowa Student Government's December newsletter contains information regarding lobbying efforts, financial aid initiatives, and more. http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg
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GREG NICHOLS VISIT: At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Greg Nichols, Executive Director of the Board of Regents for the State of Iowa, will address university faculty on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. All interested staff and students are also welcome to attend.
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UNI LOCAL FOOD PROJECT: Iowa Public Television will run a story which will feature the UNI Local Food Project's accomplishments in expanding local markets for local farmers in Black Hawk and neighboring counties. The program will air on Friday Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. on "Market to Market" and will be re-run on Sunday Dec. 15 at 12:30 p.m.
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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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HOURS

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#fallfinals
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EVENTS

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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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI women's basketball team will be back inaction this Wednesday(Dec. 11) as Big Twelve opponent Missouri visits the West Gym at 7:05 p.m. It is the homecoming for former Panther assistant coach Tanya Warren.
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STRESS RELIEF RUN: The Panther Pacers Running Club is sponsoring a "Stress Release Run" on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. The run starts at the Maucker Union. It is open to all UNI students and faculty who need a good stress reliever before finals. If you have questions e-mail Brett at redemske@uni.edu.
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CELEBRATE THE SEASON: holiday celebration, takes place Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. The event will includewinter celebrations of several cultures and religions. Featured will be explanations of holiday celebrations observed by Muslims, East Indians,African Americans, Latinos, and those of the Christian and Jewish faiths.Following will be a series of interactive games, activities and displays allowing attendees to learn more about the topics covered. Santa Claus will make his traditional visit.
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WRESTLING: The Panthers host the #2-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday(Dec. 13) in the Dome. The match is scheduled for 7 p. m.
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI women's basketball team will take onArkansas State this Friday (Dec. 13) at 7:05 p. m. in the West Gym.
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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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