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Thursday, March 13, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

DATABASES OF THE MONTH: ABC-Clio's America: History and Life and
Historical Abstracts. The databases include citations to
dissertations, and book and media reviews. Scope of coverage
includes anthropology, gender studies, multicultural studies,
political science, psychology, and more. To access, visit
http://serials.abc-clio.com/
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CSBS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE: The abstract submission for the UNI CSBS Undergraduate Research Conference is March 24. For more
info on the conference, visit http://www.uni.edu/psych/conference03/
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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING EQUIPMENT: With winter ending cross country
skiing equipment is on sale at local stores. To "try before you
buy," rent ski equipment from UNI Outdoors, 273-7165. Snow shoes are
also available.

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NEWS 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: The Republican leadership released their Fiscal
Year 2004 budgets. Regarding the education budget, the Republicans
do not recommend funding work study; allow no increases for the
Tuition Grant Program; include no technololgy funding for community
colleges and show no replacement of one-time funds borrowed last year
for regent universities salaries. For more information about how these
budget targets affect UNI, visit
http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html
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MAIL CENTER INFORMATIONAL SESSION: The zip code plus 4 digits for all
residence halls changed late this past summer for the US Postal Service.
Please note the following changes in your campus phone book: Bender
(3404); Dancer (3406); Campbell (3407); Bartlett (3554); Lawther
(3080); Noehren (6703); Hageman (6702); Shull (4921); Rider (4923);
Roth (0297). Attend the informational session in Maucker Union
Expansion Wednesday, March 26 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Chris Kula from
Central Mail/University of Iowa and representatives of the UNI Mail
Center will be available to answer questions. You may forward
questions in advance to <MAIL-CENTER-L@uni.edu> to be sure they get
addressed.
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NEW TRANSCRIPTS ORDERING FORM:  Beginning Monday, March 17,
transcripts may be ordered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with payment
by credit card by calling 1-800-865-0762 or over the Web at
http://www.gettranscript.com Transcripts may still be ordered by
mail, fax, or in person 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Office of the
Registrar, 227 Gilchrist Hall, with payment by check, cash, or U-bill.
For additional information about transcript ordering options beginning
March 17, visit
http://www.uni.edu/regist/students/transcripts-new.shtml
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MAIL CODE CHANGE: Chuck Pugh's new mail code is 0802.
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SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY IN JAPAN:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/300.html

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SPRING BREAK HOURS


WRC
: The WRC will be open during spring break. The facility hours
are posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec under "Check It Out" or at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/break.html Hours can also be
accessed via the new search engine found on the WRC home page.
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RETAIL FOOD OPERATIONS: 23rd Street Market will be open March 17
- March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Red Hat Deli, Greens Plus Salad Bar
and homemade soup available 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Biscotti's and
Maucker Union will be closed.
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MAUCKER UNION: Due to construction, Maucker Union will be closed
during the week of spring break. You may still reach staff and make
reservations by phone or e-mail during that week. Questions or
concerns may be directed to Jan Hanish, Director of Maucker Union.
Hours are posted at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/298.html
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LIBRARY: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring
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IRTS-SEC 222:  IRTS Curriculum Library and Computer Labs close
Friday, March 14 at 5 p.m. for the week of spring break. Labs reopen
7:45 a.m. Monday, March 24.

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EVENTS 

AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL: The Central Region American College
Dance Festival is being hosted by HPELS. Seven concerts will take
place in the GBAPC Great Hall showcasing the works choreographed and
performed by the festival participants. The concerts are open to the
public Thursday March 13, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday March
14, 15 and 16 at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per show or $25
for all seven (each concert is unique). For tickets call 3-show. For
questions about the conference contact festival coordinator, Ranae
Keane-Bamsey 3-3560.
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE MEETING: A representative from the
International Development Office will conduct one hour informational
meetings on Thursday, March 13 at 12 noon and 4 p.m. in Baker 161.
The presentations are open to the university community. For more
information about this program, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/programs/Australia.asp If you
have questions, contact the UNI Study Abroad Office at 3-7078.
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RUSSIAN ICON LECTURE: Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m., in the the Great
Reading Room, Alexei Neiman will present "Russian Icons of the
Classic Period and their Influence on Modern Painting." A reception
will follow the slide presentation and lecture. Sponsored by the
REEES Distance Learning Consortium and the Department of Modern
Languages.
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TANGO BUENOS AIRES: The sultry and sexy dance of love, performs at
GBPAC Sunday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 273-SHOW or
order online at http://tickets.uni.edu. Regular ticket prices are
$24-$30, student prices are $19.20-24.
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BUSINESS START-UP AND BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP: March 26 in CBB room
3, from 3-4 p.m. "How to Start a Small Business." 4-5:30 p.m. is
"How to Write a Business Plan." Attend one or both. Advanced
registration strongly encouraged. Free to UNI faculty, staff, and
students. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu to register.
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SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC: The Tobacco Free Coalition of Black Hawk
County is offering "Freedom From Smoking" clinic, Thursdays, March
27 through May 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at AEA7, Seminar E (3712 Cedar
Heights Drive). Nicotine patches are available. For registration
and 'sliding scale' fee information, call 291-2413.
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