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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

WRS FITNESS CLASSES: Classes start Jan. 15. 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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STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES: Sturgis Youth Theatre is offering creative drama classes this semester for children in preschool through 4th grade, beginning Feb. 3. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis
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WEBCAST ADVANCED NETWORKS FOR E-LEARNING: Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 2-3:30 p.m., in StudioIT (Lang 245). Host Kenneth Green, founder & director of The Campus Computing Project, will explore next generation advanced network updates in the U.S. and overseas with a panel of guest speakers. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts/index.html
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PERSONAL TRAINERS AVAILABLE: Would you like guidance with your New Year's Resolution? WRS has willing and able Personal Trainers ready to help! The program is open to faculty/staff and spouses of faculty/staff. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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LIBRARY ORIENTATION: Reserve a spot for your students on a subject specific tour of online and print research resources. Contact the Rod Library at 3-2839 or register online at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.html
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SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC: The 8-week clinic begins Jan. 23 at United Medical Park, Waterloo. Call Black Hawk County Health, 291-2413, to register. Cost is $25 (or reduced fee for qualifiers) and includes nicotine patches.
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STATISTICAL CONSULTING CENTER: Bring your data for a free routine statistical analysis. The Center, located in Wright Hall 338A, assists University faculty, staff and students with statistical analyses, descriptive statistics and other common questions. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 3-6514 or e-mail jennifer.chesnutt@uni.edu.
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HANDS-ON BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP: Jan. 22, 3 - 7 p.m., in CBB room 3. Workshop provides specific information and examples about business plan writing. Be sure to bring rough drafts of your business plan or any notes/research which you have as there will be one-on-one work. Advanced registration is required. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu for a reservation.
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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. Fourth 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 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu to register.
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2003 MINORITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: New for-profit, full-time business start-ups, located in Iowa, preferably in the Cedar Valley, owned and operated by minority entrepreneurs are encouraged to enter their original business plans into this competition. The submission deadline is March 24. The maximum award is $5,000 and will be presented in May. Visit http://www.jpec.org, call 3-7350, or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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THE MARKET IS OPEN: 23rd St. Market resumed its regular hours Monday, Jan. 13. Biscotti's in Redeker Center returned to its regular hours Monday, Jan. 13. Your business is appreciated.
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CHECK OUT THE NEW FOOD VENUES IN MAUCKER UNION: Relocated food services opened in Maucker Union Expansion C Monday, Jan. 13. Homemade soup, coffee and a full line of bottled beverages are available. Other highlights include:
Blimpie: Subs and Salads
Bent Fork: Burgers, Burritos, Rice Bowls
Seattle's Best Coffee: 50 cents all semester
JW's: Pizza and Breadsticks.
Thank you in advance for your patience with the changes ahead!
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DON'T FORGET PIAZZA: Enjoy the company of your friends and colleagues as you dine on campus. If you haven't experienced the Piazza at Redeker Center, that pleasure should be included in your 2003 resolutions. Dining Center greeters accept charges to u-bill, payroll deduction and cash. All dining centers offer all-you-can-enjoy choices and beverages for $6.75 for the noon meal (no gratuity). Menus and hours are listed at http://www.uni.edu/food/ Meal plans are available.
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FACULTY USING WEBCT: Workshops have been scheduled to help students become familiar with WebCT. Please encourage them to attend one of these 50-minute sessions presented by ITS-Educational Technology. The schedule and more details may be found at: http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html
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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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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Registrations are being accepted in the Management and Professional Development Center’s Business and Management Certificate Program to begin Feb. 10. The five-month, 80-hour program is designed along the lines of an abridged MBA and is geared toward those new to management, or technical professionals moving into management who want to improve their business skills. Sessions will be held twice per month, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in CBB. For registration, logistics and fee information, contact Cassie Luze at cassie.luze@uni.edu, or 3-5851, or click on http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/programs/Management.html
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NEWS 

DEADLINE FOR McELROY FELLOWSHIPS: Encourage UNI students who plan to pursue Ph.D's to apply for the R.J. McElroy fellowship. Valued up to $30,000 ($10K per year), this fellowship can assist with graduate school expenses. The deadline for applying is Jan. 31, so encourage students to apply today. For more information visit, http://www.grad.uni.edu
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FY2004 LEGISLATIVE REQUESTS: The 80th Iowa General Assembly convened Jan. 13. UNI's Office of Governmental Relations has announced the university's FY 2004 legislative requests approved by the Board of Regents. UNI's legislative requests can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/request. This information details UNI's budget requests to the Governor and General Assembly. Contact Keith Saunders, ext. 3-6144 or email, keith.saunders@uni.edu.
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HERITAGE HONOURS AWARD NOMINATIONS: Due Feb. 1. The Heritage Honours awards program is sponsored by the UNI Alumni Association and recognizes graduates who have achieved significant personal and professional accomplishments since graduating from UNI. Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations. Call 3-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/heritagehonours.html.
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RETURN OF RENTAL APPAREL FOR COMMENCEMENT: Faculty members who failed to return commencement apparel should do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Contact Norma in the Registrar's Office, 3-2283.
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HIP-HOP CONCERT: Ja Rule will be in concert Thursday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. His special guest will be Eve. Tickets, at $25 for UNI students and $30 for all others, will go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 at all UNI ticket outlets. They also are available at tickets.uni.edu, or 3-DOME. The concert is sponsored by the UNI-Dome and Panther Productions.
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AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL NEEDS USHERS: Jan. 22-25, volunteer to usher and see up to eight plays by eight different colleges FREE. Several show times throughout the day and night. More volunteering means more benefits. For more information or to sign up, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office, 3-6381.
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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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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#mlutherjr
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WRC HOURS FOR SPRING 2003:
The Spring 2003 WRC hours are available on the WRC's website
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec (under facility hours) or directly at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/fachrs.html
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SPECIAL MAUCKER UNION HOURS:
Friday, January 17 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 18 Closed
Sunday, January 19 Closed
Monday, January 20 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 Midnight
Tuesday, January 21 Resume Regular Spring Hours
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EVENTS 


ART EXHIBIT: Jan. 13 - Feb. 9. The UNI Gallery of Art presents two exhibitions, "Deborah Zlotsky" and "Crit Streed." Zlotsky will lecture on her work at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111. An opening reception will follow the lecture. Support for the Zlotsky presentation comes from the Martha Ellen Tye Visiting Artist/Scholar Series. Free and open to the public. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery
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MEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI men's basketball team will continue its run through the Missouri Valley Conference when it hosts Indiana State Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7:05 p.m., in the Dome. For only $30 families can join the Family Fun Zone. Families will receive 4 tickets, 4 soft drinks, 4 slices of pizza and a tub of popcorn.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, led by music director Jason Weinberger, will present an all-Mozart performance Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Oster Regent Theatre, downtown Cedar Falls. Tickets are available at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Hosts Bradley on Sunday, Jan. 19, in the West Gym at 3:05 p.m. Don't miss your chance to get your free Emily Berry and Amy Swisher trading cards at the game!
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VOLUNTEER UNI SPRING FAIR: Wednesday, Jan. 22, Maucker Union Expansion,
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Over 45 organizations will participate. One-time and semester-long volunteer opportunities are available in areas such as social services, education, youth services, healthy promotion, legal, judicial, arts, marketing and more.
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BOARD OF REGENTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO SPEAK: At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Greg Nichols, executive director of the Board of Regents, 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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VISITING LEADERS SERIES: The Thursday afternoon visiting leaders series (Leaders on Leadership) begins Thursday, Jan. 30, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 246. Free and open to the public. Students may also earn 1 credit; weekly writing assignment involved (course #680:186, sec. 05). For information: call Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or e-mail YLA@UNI.edu.
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