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Thursday, January 7, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

MEMFIS TRAINING: MEMFIS Training sessions have been scheduled through April. All sessions are open to UNI employees and student workers. To access the MMEFIS training registration Web site, go to https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/memfis_train/memfis_train.cgi
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IRS SMALL BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: The UNI Regional Business Center will host an IRS Small Business Tax Workshop Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. Instructors will discuss deductible business expenses, payroll taxes, deposit requirements, record keeping, filing tax returns, and more. The cost for this class is $35 per participant and includes a light lunch. Visit http://www.unirbc.org or contact Katie at (319) 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu to register.
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FAST TRAC ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING: The UNI Regional Business Center will host Fast Trac, a national training program for new and existing entrepreneurs. Each session will include classroom instruction, a presentation by an expert from the local business community, and an opportunity to network with other Cedar Valley entrepreneurs. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 - March 15, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. The fee is $199 per business. Visit http://www.unirbc.org or contact Katie at (319) 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu for more information.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Management & Professional Development Center will present "Creating a Motivating Work Environment" on Jan. 28 and repeated Feb. 18; and "Guiding Employees Through Change" on Feb. 13 and repeated March 6. These workshops are part of the MPDC's Management Training Consortium, UNI employees are offered a discounted fee of $140. Workshops are held in 1-3 CBB from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Workshop fee includes student materials, lunch, and light morning and afternoon refreshments. To register, or for more information contact Cassie Luze, 3-5851 or cassie.luze@uni.edu.
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NEWS 

LEGISLATIVE FORUM: The Cedar Falls and Waterloo Chambers of Commerce and the Cedar Valley Manufacturers Association are sponsoring a legislative forum Jan. 7 at the Starlite Village Hotel in Waterloo. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., with the forum beginning at 7 p.m. Legislators will deliver brief overviews of issues and priorities, followed by a question and answer session. Public support for public education needs to be a priority. UNI needs a strong voice at this forum. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
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RETURN OF RENTAL APPAREL FOR COMMENCEMENT: Faculty members who failed to return commencement apparel should please do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. For questions, contact Norma in the Registrar's Office, 3-2283.
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EAST GYM TO BE RENOVATED: The East Gym and East Gym pool will be renovated to house the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center. This facility will give students, faculty and staff easy access to high tech classrooms. This project is funded through state appropriations and is expected to begin fall of 2003. The gym and gym pool will be closed beginning fall 2003. Use of the WRC lap pool and leisure pool, and the Price Lab School pool will be coordinated by appropriate university staff. If you have any questions regarding this renovation project, contact Morris Mikkelsen, Renee Romano or Aaron Podolefsky.
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P & S COUNCIL NEWS: The Professional & Scientific Staff Council elected officers for 2003 at its Dec. 12th meeting. The new P&S Council president is Bob Frederick, associate director of Education Services, Career Center. The new vice president is Patti Rust, associate registrar of Student Services and Systems, Registrar's Office. They began their terms of office Jan. 1. For more information about the P&S Council and its 2003 slate of officers and council members, visit http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/.
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COACH OF THE YEAR: Bobbi Petersen, UNI's head volleyball coach, has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association/Tachikara National Coachof the Year. For the second straight year, Petersen led her Panther squad to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16, this year earning the fourth seed, the highest in school history. The Panthers finished the season ranked sixth in the nation, the school's all-time high, and had wins over No. 3 Florida, No. 7 UCLA, No. 8 Pepperdine, No. 20 Minnesota and No. 20 Missouri. UNI finished the year with a 34-3 record. Earlier this season, the UNI volleyball team earned its fifth consecutive Missouri Valley Conference title with a mark of 17-1.
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BEST OF 2002: UNI's Funk Fest 2002 was recognized by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier as one of the top events in the Cedar Valley this year. The UNI Department of Leisure, Youth & Human Services' (LYHS) Festivals and Special Events class hosted the event. The 9/11 Remembrance event also made the Courier's Best of 2002 list (Pulse 12/26).
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NEW P & S HIRES: Yana Cornish, technology coordinator, College of Education; Robert Dippel, operations director, GBPAC; Sachin Kirtane, head tennis coach, women, Intercollegiate athletics; Kymberlee Price, recruiter/advisor, Ed Talent Search; Allison Schissel, assistant director/annual giving, University Development.
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RRTTC CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) is soliciting pre-proposals for projects. The deadline is Jan. 17. For a copy of the call for proposals visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu or contact Michaela Rich, RRTTC Program Manager, at 3-3689 or michaela.rich@uni.edu
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FOOD SERVICE: Jan. 9-10: 23rd St. Market will be open. Jan. 13: Maucker Union Expansion C service will open.
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EVENTS 

MEN'S BASKETBALL: The Panthers host Illinois State, Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cheer on the Panthers Jan. 11 at 2:05 p.m. in the West Gym.
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VIOLIN STUDIO RECITAL: Frederick Halgedahl Violin Studio presentsBeethovenfest, 2 p.m., Jan. 11 in GBPAC, Davis Hall. $15 admission includesfood and wine. For tickets call 3-SHOW (7469). http://www.chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WRESTLING: The Panthers will be back in action Saturday, Jan. 11. They host Northern Illinois at 6 p.m. in the West Gym.
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BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA: 2002 Grammy award-winners Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at the GBPAC Monday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Regular tickets are $19-$28, student tickets are $15.20-$22.40. To order, call the ticket office at 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu.
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VOLUNTEER FAIR: Volunteer UNI spring fair, Wednesday, Jan. 22, Maucker Union Expansion, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. More than 45 organizations will participate. One-time and semester-long volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteer UNI is located at the UNI Career Center, Student Services Center #19.
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