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Tuesday, March 25, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

CEDARLUG'S FREE SOFTWARE PEEK AND TWEAK: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) is hosting a "Free Software Peek and Tweak" on April 5 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Maucker Union, Expansion Room B. Various free software will be on display, including the GNU/Linux operating system, office and productivity software, CD recording tools, audio and video applications and games. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/306.html
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STATISTICAL CONSULTING CENTER: Bring your data for a free routine statistical analysis. The Center, located in Wright Hall 338A, assists UNI 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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HANDLING ANXIETY ABOUT WAR AND TERROR THREATS: Written materials are available on the Counseling Center's Web site about coping with personal safety and anxiety about current world events. Visit http://www.uni.edu/counseling Students who need help coping with stress and anxiety are encouraged to seek services at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center. Faculty and Staff who want help›are encouraged to contact the Employee Assistance Program at 235-3550.
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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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SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC: The Tobacco Free Coalition of Black Hawk County invites UNI employees to their "Freedom From Smoking" clinic, Thursdays, March 27 thru May 1, 6:30 - 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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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Management & Professional Development Center will present "Creating a Motivating Environment" on March 27; "The Legal Environment of Business: Rules for Managers" on April 17; and "Planning and Organizing Skills for Managers" on May 8. All workshops are held in 1-3 CBB, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. UNI staff pay a discounted fee of $140, which includes materials, lunch and refreshments. For more information or to register, cassie.luze@ui.edu or 3-5851.
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BUSINESS START-UP AND BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP: "How to Start a Small Business," March 26 in CBB room 3, from 3-4 p.m. "How to Write a Business Plan," 4-5:30 p.m. 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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NEWS 

A MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: The world is a very different place this week than it was last week. Students, faculty and staff may hold strong opinions about world events. Some may wish to express support for our men and women in combat; others may wish to express disdain for our policies. At its best, a university is a setting that encourages the free and open expression of ideas and differences of opinions. Over the next days and weeks, I ask that you respond thoughtfully and with tolerance to expressions of deeply held beliefs peacefully expressed. I ask that deans, department heads, faculty and staff use common sense and good professional judgment in response to the coming events.
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ARTS IN APRIL: Visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/artsinapril/ for information on the month-long celebration of the arts on our campus.
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EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS BILL: The Legislative Education Appropriations Subcommittee voted on the proposed education appropriations budget. Ninety-one percent of the cuts target Board of Regent institutions. Read more about the impacts to UNI at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html
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PUBLIC SAFETY TO SOUND SEVERE WEATHER SIREN: As part of the observance of Severe Weather Week, sirens will sound on Wednesday, March 26, at 10 a.m. It is important, in these tense times, that students, staff and faculty understand the siren will be for drill purposes only.› UNI contact: Dave Zarifis. For a Weather Awareness bulletin: http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/safe/weatherawareness.html Locations of UNI emergency shelters: http://aflink.af.uni.edu/phyplant/safety/tips/shelters.shtml
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MAIL CENTER INFORMATIONAL SESSION: The zip code plus 4 digits for all residence halls changed last summer. 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
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES: Graduate Council minutes for the March 13 meeting are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp
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STUDENT USER ID CHANGE: User ID Amnesty will be in effect from March 31, through April 13. During this time, students may select a new user ID, even if a change from the UNI-assigned user ID has already been made. Students can visit the User ID selection page, http://access.uni.edu/select_userid.cgi, during User ID Amnesty and choose a new user ID to replace your current one. E-mail sent to the old user ID will automatically be forwarded to the new one. http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/userid-amnesty.shtml
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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction
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NATIONAL SECURITY ALERT STATUS -- ORANGE ALERT: The country is under a heightened security alert (orange alert). Faculty, staff and students are encouraged go about business as usual, but also pay extra attention to safety and security on campus. Contact Public Safety immediately if you see anything out of the ordinary. The Public Safety Web site is the primary UNI site for information regarding homeland security/terrorism issues. http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/safe/terrorthreat.html Important phone numbers: Emergency: 9-911 UNI Public Safety (non-emergency): 3-2712
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BOARD OF REGENTS ADDRESSES BUDGET CUTS: Owen Newlin's public statement regarding budget cuts to the regent universities is available at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/304.html
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: The UNI chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Social Work Club will host "Shanty town," an event to raise awareness about homelessness on Friday, April 11 in the Commons courtyard. Participants will sleep outdoors in cardboard "homes" they will create. Register online by replying to shantytownuni@yahoo.com Participation is limited to the first 50 respondents.
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EVENTS 

"THE FAILURES OF FEMINISM": will be discussed by Angela "Bay" Buchanan, sister of three-time presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Free and open to the public.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Melody Turnquist Steed, organ, March 25, GBPAC Jebe Hall, 8 p.m. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST RECITAL: Classical Indian Music, March 26, GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: The UNI Gallery of Art will present its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Kamerick Art Building March 26 - April 20. More than 100 works have be chosen for display by juror Susan Messer, professor of drawing and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., March 26, in the KAB Art Auditorium, Room 111, and an opening reception will follow.
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THURSDAZE, MARCH 27 EVENTS: At 9:30 p.m. play the game show BLIZZARD OF BUCKS. At 7 & 9:30 p.m. the movie "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" will be playing in the Maucker Union Expansion. At 8 p.m. guitarist Zane Williams plays in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. From 6-12 Mid Funny Photos Maucker Union Expansion Lobby and from 7-11 p.m. play free pool and video games in the Maucker Union Gameroom.
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UNISTA PRESENTS SLAUGHTER CITY BY NAOMI WALLACE: March 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Tickets are $3 at the door. NOTE: CONTAINS MATURE MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE SOME AUDIENCES. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information.
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WOMEN ON FRIDAYS: Friday, March 28, Noon-1:30 p.m., in Baker 161. This month, former graduates of the Women's Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Program return to talk about how their education in Women's Studies has shaped their careers. Join us for "What Can I do with a Degree in Women's Studies?" Bring a lunch; dessert will be provided.
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"REPORT ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN IOWA": Friday, March 28, 3-5 p.m., in Baker 161. In November 2002, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released its "Report on the Status of Women in Iowa." This report analyzes issues such as employment and earnings, political participation, and health and well-being, issues vital to women and families. April Shaw, former UNI student and Policy Analyst for the IWPR will talk about the report.
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INTERNATIONAL DANCE CONCERT: The UNI International Dance Theatre will present their Spring Concert, "A World of Dance," on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are available at the door or from the GBPAC Box Office, 3-SHOW. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. For further information: http://www.uni.edu/dance/idt03.shtml or call 3-6195.
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ARTS IN APRIL FESTIVAL: Saturday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., GBPAC. Attend this one-day kick-off event for Arts in April. The festival will showcase the arts and culture available on the UNI campus. Activities include workshops, master classes, performances and exhibits. Disciplines represented include theatre, music, dance, literature and the culinary and visual arts in the three performance spaces of the GBPAC. For more information contact Michelle Coleman, 3-7480 or visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/artsinapril/
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KUNI PRESENTS "AN EVENING WITH GREG BROWN": One of America's best known singer-songwriters will be in Cedar Falls Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. General Admission seating is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available through the GBPAC at 3-SHOW (7469) or online at http://tickets.uni.edu.
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VAN CLIBURN WINNER: Olga Kern, the 26-year-old gold medallist of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform at the GBPAC Sunday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu. Regular ticket prices are $14-$20, student prices are $11.20-$16.
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UNI PRSSA DO-RUN-RUN: The 14th Annual Do-Run-Run 5k Walk/Run will start at 8:02 a.m. Saturday, April 12. Presented by UNI PRSSA & Mix 96. Early bird fee $15, after April 5, $20. Contact Kelley Jenison at kj@uni.edu or Erika Leerberg at scorp@uni.edu
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