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Thursday, February 18, 2003

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: The MPDC will present "Guiding Employees Through Change" on Thursday, March 6 and "The Legal Environment of Business: Rules for Managers" on Tuesday, March 25. The workshops are part of the Management Training Consortium, and UNI employees are welcome to attend at a discounted fee of $140 per session, which includes materials, lunch and light refreshments. The sessions are held in rooms 1-3 of CBB from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information or to register contact Cassie Luze, 3-5851, or cassie.luze@uni.edu, or visit the MPDC web site at http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/
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HABITAT CANDLE SALE: UNI Habitat for Humanity is selling 8 oz. scented soy candles ($10 each or 4 for $30). All of the proceeds will go to our Black Hawk County Chapter affiliate. These candles will burn for 40-50 hours. Contact Corena Kadolph at 222-3267 or kadolph@uni.edu to order. Free deliveries on campus.
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BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES: Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Blood draws by Allen Hospital. The cost is $15, payable by cash or check. $5 PSA available for men as well. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule your 5-minute appointment.
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X-SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING:  Visit Clear Lake Lodge, MN with UNI Outdoors for a winter adventure, Feb. 21-23. Spend time cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and enjoying the outdoors. All expenses are covered, except for a fishing license and gear. All experience levels are welcome. Price: $70 (university) or $80 (guest). Pre-Trip Meeting: Feb. 18, 5 p.m. WRC 174.
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NEWS 

PROPOSED ACADEMIC CALENDARS FOR 2004-2008: Three models for the university academic calendar will be considered by the University Faculty Senate at their Feb. 24 meeting. Those models can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/regist/faculty/ACalendarModels.shtml
Review these models and voice your opinion through your university constituency governing body.
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UPDATE FOR UNI OFF-CAMPUS E-MAIL USERS (disregard this message if you use Mailman or Mailspinner to access your UNI e-mail account): E-mail is not necessarily secure. If you have a UNI e-mail address (name@uni.edu), and access your UNI e-mail from off-campus via software such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger or Eudora, UNI Information Technology Services asks you to turn on your e-mail encryption (scrambled code) option as soon as possible. This is a personal and university security issue. Without encryption, third parties on the Internet can intercept your e-mail messages, User I.D. and password. You simply need to "check" the appropriate boxes within your e-mail software preferences. See detailed instructions at
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/ssl/
For help, contact the ITS Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555, or call your computer support person. From Tom Peterson, director, ITS User Services.
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UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM OPENINGS: Current 1st and 2nd year UNI students may now apply for the University Honors Program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.30 or better, submit an essay and faculty recommendation. If you know of students who qualify,encourage them to apply. Application deadline for Fall ‘03
classes is March 14. For more information and an application, e-mail brenda.hackenmiller@uni.edu, call University Honors at 3-3175 or visit the office in CAC 257.
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STUDY ABROAD INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS: Study abroad "Been There Done That" informational sessions will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21. These informational sessions will be held in 161 Baker Hall and the schedule of presentations on both days is the same. No pre-registration is required. Sessions include Been There Done That: Cork, Ireland, at 3 p.m. Been There Done That: Swansea, Wales at 4 p.m. Been There Done That: Newcastle, Australia at 5 p.m. Contact the UNI Study Abroad Office at 3-7078 if you have questions. Program information is available at
http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/
. Please forward this announcement to interested students.
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PA ANNOUNCERS: The Athletic Department is looking for an energetic person(s) to announce at UNI Baseball and Softball Games. Both Baseball and Softball home seasons start the last weekend in March and commence in mid May. Games are mostly weekends with a few weeknights. Call or email Ryan at, 3-3591 or ryan.mckernan@uni.edu.
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UNI STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: Supervisors, nominate student employees for the 2002-2003 UNI Student Employee of the Year. View eligibility criteria and print a nomination form at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/stdtnomination02-03.pdf
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SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: MBNA America is looking for a junior or senior who will be returning to UNI for the 2003-04 academic year and is studying marketing, economics, or business management to participate in their summer internship program in Cleveland, Ohio. The position pays $11/hour and continues throughout the 2003-2004 academic year. More information is available via the UNI Alumni Association, 204 Commons.
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EVENTS 

BLACK HISTORY EVENTS ON CAMPUS:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/295.html
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ART EXHIBITS: Feb. 17 - March 10 at the UNI Gallery of Art. Two print exhibitions, "Propinquity" and "Demographics." Opening reception for both is Tues., Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. following a 6:30 p.m. lecture by printmaker Beth Grabowski. Support for the Grabowski lecture comes from the Martha Ellen Tye Visiting Artist/Scholar Series.
http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery

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UNI CONNECTION'S ANNUAL PIE PARTY: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Student Center. Enjoy delicious homemade pie and socialize with the campus community.
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IMAGES OF IRAN: "Images of ordinary people in Iran," a slide show and discussion, will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sabin Hall, Room 103 by Kamyar Enshayan, a staff member at the CEEE. The program is sponsored by the UNI Graduate Program in Public Policy.
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GUEST RECITAL: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m., GBPAC Jebe hall. Hector Garcia, guitar. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI men's basketball team hosts Bradley Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. For only $30, a family recieves four general admission tickets, four slices of pizza, four drinks and a tub of popcorn.
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RESEARCHING A COMPANY:  Feb. 19, 3-4:30 p.m. in CBB room 3. Requires no advanced registration. Learn tips, techniques, and resources for finding out about a company before you interview. Use this information to prepare for the UNI Job Fair on March 4.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Professor John Baskerville, History, will present "Elvis as Cultural Bridge: Signifying in American Popular Music." The lecture is free and open to the public.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES; FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great hall. Tickets available by calling 3-7469 and at the door. Cost: $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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THURSDAZE EVENTS: Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Food: wedding cake, nuts, mints and punch. Music: Zane Williams (guitarist). Other: Color Caricature Drawings.
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UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: They host Southwest Missouri State Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:05 p.m. and Wichita State Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3:05 p.m. in the West Gym.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Government Leadership is the topic of a panel presentation on Feb. 20, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 246. For speaker series schedule, see
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm

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UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT: Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rod Chesnutt, conductor. No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI WOMEN'S TENNIS: The UNI Women's Tennis team hosts Norhtern Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
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UNI TRACK AND FIELD: The Panther Track & Field teams will host the UNI-Dome Open on Friday, Feb. 21 with events starting at 3 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.
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PLS TEACHER INSTITUTE: On Friday, Feb. 21, the second Teacher Institute will be held at Price Laboratory School. No cost. A complete listing of sessions and times, as well as registration materials, is available at http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/
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PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE: UNI's Gallagher-Bluedorn presents PILOBOLUS Dance Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu Regular ticket prices are $23-29 and students pay $18.40-23.20. For more information visit, http://www.uni.edu/gbpc
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UNI WRESTLING: The UNI wrestlers will batlle Fresno State in a dual match Sunday, Feb 23 at 5p.m. in the West Gym.
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NORTHERN IOWA VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL: Sunday and Monday, Feb. 23 and 24, all day, GBPAC Great hall and RHA. Contact: Dyan Baker Meyer at 3-7175 or bakermeyer@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHERN IOWA PIANO FESTIVAL: Monday, Feb. 24, all day, GBPAC Great and Davis Halls. Contact: Robin Guy at 3-2193 or guy@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHERN IOWA VOCAL ARTS/PIANO CONCERT: Monday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Lang Hall Auditorium. Almost everyone knows someone who has experienced depression or some form of mental health problem, but no one seems to want to talk about it. Gain a better understanding of mental illness and what to do when it affects you or someone you know. No admission charge.
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"CATS" HITS GBPAC: The longest-running show in Broadway history is coming to the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 1 and 2. Additional performances at 2 p.m. on March 1 and 2. For tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu Regular tickets are $33-45 and student prices are $26.40-$31.20. Check out the multi-media gallery at http://www.uni.edu/gbpac
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2003 ATHLETIC CLUB CARNIVAL: The UNI Athletic Club Renewal Carnival will be held on Saturday, March 1, before the men's basketball game against Drake, starting at 10 a.m. The carnival will have kid's games, snack and fun with UNI student-athletes and coaches.
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"SLAUGHTER CITY": UNISTA (UNI Student Theatre Assoc.) will present "Slaughter City" by Naomi Wallace March 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $4 at the door. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information.
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