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Thursday, December 12, 2002


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

SPRING FITNESS CLASS REGISTRATION: Registration for Spring Fitness Classes has started. Stop in WRC 101 to sign-up (8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F). Choose from: Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Water Aerobics, EMPLOYEE ONLY Aerobics, Tai-Chi, Belly Dancing and more. See the yellow brochure for a listing of all classes. Payable via U-bill, check, or payroll deduction.
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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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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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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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NEWS

JOIN THE PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT DEC. 17:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/291.html
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DECEMBER PAY CHECKS: Payday is December 31. Staff direct deposit notices are available for pick-up at the Mail Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Direct deposit notices not picked up on that date will be delivered in campus mail on Thursday, Jan. 2. Staff paychecks will be mailed as usual to staff home address. December paychecks and direct deposit notices for students are mailed to the student's home, not local address.
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NEW EMPLOYEE: P & S: David W. Williams, program associate/IEP, Biology.
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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 Accounts Payable 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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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 they apply. Specific information is available at the Graduate College Web site http://www.grad.uni.edu.
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COOKIE DOUGH: 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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"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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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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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

MAUCKER UNION FINALS WEEK HOURS: Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Monday, Dec 16, 6:30 a.m.- 2 a.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 17, 6:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 a.m.-midnight; Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 20, 6:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21, closed for Commencement.
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WRC WINTER BREAK HOURS: The WRC hours for finals week and winter break are available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/winterbreak.html. The hours are also available via the WRC Web site http://www.uni.edu/wellrec under "Check this Out!"
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LIBRARY HOURS DURING HOLIDAYS & SEMESTER BREAK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#christmas

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

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EVENTS

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 Mauker 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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CHRISTMAS BALL: The Christmas Ball will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 - 9 p.m. in the lobby of the GBPAC. Formal attire.
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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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FACULTY ART EXHIBITION: Ends Dec. 13. The faculty show is a formal presentation of art media in painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography and installation. This week's gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
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BFA EXHIBITION: Dec. 7 - Dec. 21 on the 2nd floor Mezzanine of the GBPAC. Printmaker Vicki Truka's artwork is partial fulfillment of her BFA degree. Her exhibition is titled "It's all about people..." The exhibition is free and open to the public. Building hours at the GBPAC are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery
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UNI WRESTLING: The Panthers hosts the #2-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday, Dec. 13 in the Dome. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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"AND THE BAND PLAYED ON..." CONCERT: The band program at Price Laboratory School presents a concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Butzier Auditorium. The concert is patterned after an “old fashioned concert in the park,” complete with foliage, patriotic decorations, hot dogs, popcorn, and pop. Concessions open at 7 p.m. in the auditorium lobby. There is no admission charge for the concert, but a free-will offering will be accepted to help defray the concert expenses.
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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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UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI women's basketball team takes on Arkansas State Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:05 p.m. in the West Gym.
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VERTIGO A-GOGO: A Performance Art works in the UNI Gallery of Art Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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