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Thursday, February 6, 2003

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

SELF-ESTEEM SMALL GROUPS: All female students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a small group experience focused on self-esteem. You will write about self-esteem, share with the other participants and meet in a focus group to reflect on the experience. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco, DeFrancisco@uni.edu, or April Chatham-Carpenter, Chatham@uni.edu, or Jenny Kuderer, semper@uni.edu.
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CUSTOM VALENTINE COOKIES: Treat that special someone to a custom-made 12 inch chocolate chip conversation heart. Place your online order at
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/dinop/CookieOrders.htm
or call Carolyn Young at 3-3555. Pick-up days are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Feb. 12, 13, and 14 at three convenient locations: Biscotti's, 23rd Street Market, and Maucker Union Food Service. Payment is due upon pick-up. The last day to pre-order the cookies is Feb. 13.
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PERSONAL TRAINERS AVAILABLE: WRS has personal trainers ready to help people keep their New Year's resolutions. 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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LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION: $250 will be awarded to the winning author. The competition is open to all UNI students. See the topic to be addressed, criteria for composition, and directions for submitting the essay at:
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay.htm
Deadline is Monday, March 3.
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LUX SERVICE AWARD: Nominations are now being accepted for the 2003 Lux Service Award. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who demonstrated outstanding service to UNI. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for award requirements and on-line nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 14. Direct questions to Jennifer Albertsen at 273-6409.
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WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNSHIPS: Rebecca Gill of The Washington Center will present information on this opportunity Thursday, Feb. 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Room at Maucker Union. Scholarships and financial assistance is available; all majors are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Connie Collin at 3-6857, call The Washington Center (800) 486-8921, email info@twc.edu or visit,
http:// www.twc.edu
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TAX FORMS AVAILABLE: Federal and state of Iowa tax forms and instructions are available in Rod Library. For more information see
http://www.library.uni.edu/news/taxforms.html

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NEWS 

OSHA'S FORM 300A SUMMARY: Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses for 2002 has been posted on the Human Resource Services Web site at
http://www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/workerscomp.html
. If you have any questions, please call Jan Flick at 3-2824.
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GOVERNOR VILSACK RELEASES FY 2004 BUDGET PROPOSAL: UNI's Governmental Relations Web site will be updated weekly with legislative issues affecting the state and the Regents institutions. The focus at the Capitol this last week has revolved around Governor Vilsack's FY 2004 proposed budget. Please visit
http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html
for information about the Governor's proposal and UNI's operating budget.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES: Minutes are available for the Jan. 23, Graduate Council meeting at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp
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CAMPUS DIRECTORY UPDATE: Stephen Taft, GBPAC Room 78, mail code 0802, phone 3-3679. Send correspondence for the Department of Theatre to Katrinka Smith at mail code 0371. Steve is the new GBPAC Coordinator of Special Projects, Grants and Contracts. Eric Lange is the acting head of the Department of Theatre.
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FEBRUARY DINING SPECIALS: 23rd Street Market: free fountain drink with a purchase of nachos ($1.25 minimum order). Commodities in Curris Business Building, Apple Cart in Schindler Education Center, Crunch Break in WRC: soup, cookie and bottled pop or water for $2.50. Bent Fork in Maucker Union Expansion: bread sticks and cheese sauce for $1.09 or a mega cinnamon roll for $1.25. Biscotti's: drawing for a CD portable stereo. Thank you for your patience with the relocation of dining services in Maucker Union. Check out the new dining web site: http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/dinop/market.htm
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ITEMS NEEDED FOR V-WEEK AUCTION: Proceeds from UNI's V-week events are mostly donated to local organizations working to stop sexual violence.  Items are needed for the silent auction before/after performances of "The Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 14/15. Items relating to soothing the soul will be auctioned. If you can help, please contact Kathryn Tripp at clark@uni.edu or 277-8114.
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CSBS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in the 10th Annual CSBS Undergraduate Research Conference. Information and on-line submission forms are available at:
http://www.uni.edu/psych/conference03/
Abstracts are due March 24. The speakers include Dr. Keith Maddox from Tufts University, who will speak on "Shades of Black: Skin Tone Bias Among African Americans" and Dr. Kent Sandstrom from UNI, who will speak on "Living with HIV/AIDS in Iowa: New Challenges and Prospects."
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EVENTS 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 246, Michael Blackwell, Director of UNI's Center for Multicultural Education, will speak on the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. For additional information, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm
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"DEATH AND DANCING:" On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre, a UNISTA production by Claire Dowie will be performed. Ticket price is $4. This short play explores a variety of issues such as gender, homosexuality, and philosophy with humor and honesty.
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NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6, 7 and 8, all day, GBPAC Great Hall. Contact: Ronald Johnson at 3-6058 or johnsonrw@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI LEGISTLATIVE BRIEFING: Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a legislative briefing Friday, Feb. 7, at noon in the Embassy Room, Maucker Union. Keith Saunders, Associate Director of UNI's Governmental Relations Office will give an overview of the Governor's budget proposal and how this affects some of UNI's legislative requests. He will also forecast major legisative issues affecting higher education, specifically UNI.
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GUEST RECITAL: Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m., GBPAC Jebe Hall. Lucius Weathersby, organ. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WOMEN'S STUDIES BOARD MEETING: The next Women's Studies Board meeting is Monday, Feb. 10, noon-1 p.m. in Baker 161.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Dr. Lee Potter, Adjunct Instructor of Earth Science at UNI, will present "Geochemistry of the southern Eastern Rocky Mountain Alkalic Belt" on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall.
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GUEST RECITAL: Monday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. University of Southern Mississippi Horn Quartet. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST RECITAL: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Paul Hartfield, tenor, and Richard Williams, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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CAMP & RECREATION FAIR: Many organizations will be recruiting summer employees at the Camp & Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10-2 in the Maucker Union Expansion. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, Student Services Center #19. For a list of recruiting organizations visit:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/campfair/camp.html
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FACULTY AND GUEST RECITAL: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m., GBPAC. David Rachor, bassoon, and Ricardo Rapoport, bassoon
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THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: Allen Women's Health Department will be offering a free, fun, and educational program on talking with your child or grandchild about sex Thursday, Feb. 13 at 12 p.m. in the Embassy Room of Maucker Union. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to register. Feel free to bring a lunch.
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BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO: On Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. the best party band in the world will visit the GBPAC. Get tickets now at the GBPAC box office by calling 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu. Regular tickets are $19-$28, student prices are $15.20-$22.40. Join the annual Gallagher-Bluedorn Mardi Gras party in the lobby at 6 p.m.
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