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Tuesday, February 25, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

CANOEING WITH UNI OUTDOORS: Canoe the Rio Grande with UNI Outdoors over spring break. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and warm desert sunshine while maneuvering your way through rapids ranging from class I-III. Pre-trip meeting: March 3 at 7:30 p.m., WRC 174. Cost is $300 (University) and $325 (guest). Call 3-7163 for more info.
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HIKE COPPER CANYON WITH UNI OUTDOORS: Travel to Copper Canyon, Mexico with UNI Outdoors for an unforgettable experience over spring break. Spend 2 nights and 3 days backpacking the beautiful canyon. Pre-trip meeting: March 3 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Cost: $525 (University) and $575 (Guest). Call 3-7163 UNI Outdoors for more information.
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PERSONAL TRAINERS AVAILABLE: WRS has willing and able personal trainers ready to help. The program is open to faculty/staff and their spouses. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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SPECIALTY DANCE & FITNESS CLASSES: The WRS will offer several specialty dance/fitness classes starting in early March. Register for Belly Dancing (March 10), Ballroom Dancing (March 5), Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) (March 3), Tai-Chi (March 11), and/or Adult Swim Classes (March 11). Stop in WRC 101 for more information and to register. (M-F 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
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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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NEW INGENTA SERVICE: Do you use the Ingenta index and associated document delivery service available to UNI faculty? Use the new "forgot your password?" feature to obtain your username and password via e-mail. New users may contact Kent Snowden, Head of Access Services, at 3-3610, to register for Ingenta.
http://www.gateway.ingenta.com/uni

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CLIMBING COMPETITION: March 1-2. Cost is $25 for UNI related students, staff and faculty. Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing, and route climbing are offered at three different skill levels.
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RESEARCH PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES

INTIMACY & MARITAL EXPECTATIONS STUDY NEEDS PARTICIPANTS: A senior UNI psychology major is conducting a study on intimacy and marital expectations. He needs to survey men and women who are engaged to be married. The e-mail survey is confidential and anonymous. If willing to participate, email Matthew@uni.edu
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NEWS 

ANNUAL UNI BUDGET MESSAGE: The Cabinet's message regarding the proposed FY 2004 budget is posted on the Web at:
http://www.uni.edu/infosys/budget04.shtml

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THEATRE UNI SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Theatre UNI seeks volunteer ushers for "Roosters" by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, Feb. 27 - March 9. Volunteers receive free admission to the performances they work. For more information call the Strayer-Wood Theatre Box Office at 3-6381. Limited spaces available.
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UNI RESEARCHERS ALERT: The human participant application (protocol) has been revised, dated 2/13/03. All UNI faculty, staff and students conducting research with human participants (nee subjects) must use the revised application and consent form. Forms and updated information are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/research/protocol.asp or by calling the Graduate College (3-2748). You must allow a minimum of two weeks for review and approval.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: A guest editorial by President Koob appeared in the Cedar Rapids Gazette on Feb. 9. He takes a stand on Iowa's need to embrace a new way of thinking regarding the state budget and the "brain drain." To read it, visit
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/newsroom/op-ed/koob.shtml

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2002-2003 FACT BOOK AVAILABLE ONLINE: The 2002-2003 UNI Fact Book is available online at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/uni-factbook.pdf The Fact Book is a comprehensive source for university statistics. It is compiled by the Office of Information Management Analysis.
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ZIP CODE CORRECTION: Rod Chestnutt, School of Music at GBPAC - 0802.
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KURT WARNER FIRST THINGS FIRST SCHOLARSHIP: Criteria to receive: demonstrate an ongoing & strong history of community service; graduated from an eastern Missouri, southern Illinois or Iowa high school in the past year; have financial need from the 2003-04 FAFSA; minimum cumulative 2.5 gpa. Two new recipients selected for 2003-04 to recevie $2,000 each year for up to four years or upon completion of a first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. Deadline: March 1. Applications available at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/Apps/FTFScholarapplication.pdf
or from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736.
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ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARHIP: 20 new recipients will be selected to receive $5,200 for the 2003-04 acadmeic year. Selection based on: junior by fall 2003; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2003-04 FAFSA; overcome unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full-time. Application available at: http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/forms/CAAP.DOC or from the Financial Aid Office, 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736. Deadline: April 1.
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EVENTS 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Addressing environmental issues will be the focus of speakers Chris Petersen, Iowa Farmers Union; Leah Wilson, UNI Food Project; and Bill Witt, former state legislator Feb. 27, 3:30-4:45 p.m., room 246 SEC. For further information:
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm

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WOMEN ON FRIDAY: Friday, Feb. 28, noon-1:30 p.m., in Baker 161. Discuss feminist pedagogy and share the best assignments on feminist/gender issues. Also talk about effective teaching and learning strategies. If you have materials to share, bring them. Bring a lunch; dessert will be provided.
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MUSEUM RECEPTION: A public reception for Rick Bausman, award-winning teacher and conga player, will be held at the UNI Museum on Friday, Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m. Come see the new World of Music exhibit and enjoy some Haitian-style drumming. For information, contact Carolyn Hildebrandt at 3-7179 or Carolyn.Hildebrandt@uni.edu.
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MUSIC ENTRANCE/SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS: Friday, Feb. 28, all day, GBPAC Davis Hall and RHA. Contact: Alan Schmitz at 3-7180 or schmitz@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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MUSIC WORKSHOP: Award-winning teacher and Haitian-style conga drummer, Rick Bausman, will offer a free workshop for preschool and elementary school teachers on Saturday, March 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. For information about registration and CEUs, contact Carolyn Hildebrandt at 3-7179 or Carolyn.Hildebrandt@uni.edu.
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GUEST RECITAL: Saturday, March 1, 3 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Amy Appold, violin. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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HUNGER AWARENESS: St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host a hunger banquet March 1 from 6-8 pm. The purpose is to increase awareness about the great disparity in world food distribution and the millions who daily go under fed. The cost is $5, proceeds go to El Faro Orphanage in Mexico. Tickets must be purchased in advance at St. Stephen's (next to University Book & Supply) or contact Ryan Hoffman at 222-5517 or hoffy@uni.edu
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI Concert Chorale Performance on Monday, March, 3, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Conductor - Dyan Baker Meyer. Cost is $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass. Tickets available by calling 3-SHOW (7469) and at the door.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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CROW FORUM: Monday, March 3, Noon, Baker 161. "Mobilizing for Gender Justice: Implementation and Evaluation of the Mentors in Violence Preventon Model on the UNI Campus" presentation by Annette Lynch and Michael Fleming, Department of Design, Family and Consumer Sciences and Derrick Williams, Family Service League and U.S. Justice Department.
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WOMEN'S STUDIES SPRING RECEPTION: Monday, March 3, 3:30-5 p.m., Baker 161. Presentation of student awards and preview Fall 2003 courses. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Janice Boekhoff, Research Geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will present "Bacteria at Iowa's Beaches" on Monday, March 3 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall. Bacteria beach monitoring at Iowa's 35 state-owned beaches will be discussed, including bacteria results from an intensive watershed investigation conducted in 2002 at George Wyth State Park Beach.
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LYSISTRATA READING: UNISTA (UNI STudent Theatre Assocation) in conjunction with a world wide peace campaign known as The Lysistrata Project, presents a staged reading of "Lysistrata", March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in KAB 111. Admission is free. There are some 620 readings planned in 38 countries.
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TECHNOLOGY CONNECTIONS WITH THE SCHOOLS: "Building Bridges: Technology Connections with the Schools," a live national interactive teleconference, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, noon-1 p.m., in StudioIT (Lang 245). For complete details visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts/catalise/
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FILM ANNOUNCEMENT: "notes toward a history" by independent film maker, Francesca Soans, shows Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., KAB 111. A 103 year-old South Asian woman challenges representations of India and the meaning of history. Ms. Soans, from India, will be on campus to show her documentary and facilitate a discussion immediately following the film. No charge; everyone welcome.
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