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Tuesday, April 1, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FREE COMPUTERS: ITS is giving away 55 GATEWAY PENTIUM 650 computers from the Student Computer Centers. Although these machines are slightly older technology, they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations on campus. These machines were purchased with student computer fee budget allocations, therefore, preference will be given for placement that provides the most direct use and benefit to students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. For details see
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2003Notice.htm

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WORDS OF WELLNESS: The March Words of Wellness (a newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html To receive a hard copy of each issue, contact kathy.gulick@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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MASSAGE: Massages offered through the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104. Tuesdays from 11 to 3:30 and Thursdays from 11 to 5. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Gift certificates available as well. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/lab/massage.html
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FOR SALE: Two coin operated Canon 4050 NP copy machines. Will sell to a UNI campus department in a set (1 copier + 1 coin-op). Copiers are approximately 6 years old with two 500 sheet drawers, size adjustable, auto duplexing, reduction/enlargment and minimum 40 copies/minute speed. Coin-ops are approximately 11 years old and a stand is included. $400/set (1 copier + 1 coin-op) or best offer. You buy, you haul. Contact Nancy 3-3342 (8-1) in IRTS/SEC 222
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APRIL COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Check out the April schedule of free computer workshops at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt There will be demonstrations of the "new" Tablet PCs.
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PERSONAL TRAINERS AVAILABLE: Personal training is available through UNI Wellness and Recreation Services. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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UNI TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM: April 1-3; April 15-17; April 29-May 1. Explore how UNI utilizes technology to enhance both the working and learning environments. Free to UNI faculty, staff, and students. See http://www.uni.edu/its/symposium for details.
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FINAL CUT PRO TRAINING: Final Cut Pro (audio/video editting software) training may be offered to interested faculty and staff on campus in May or June. Cost would be between $150 and $250 per person for a two day Basics--Nuts and Bolts workshop as well as the same cost for a two day advanced course. E-mail marilyn.drury@uni.edu if you are interested in attending either course. Approximately 20 attendees needed for the course to be offered. Sponsored by Educational Technology, CHFA, and Apple Computer.
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ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY: Thursday, April 3, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The free screening will be held at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center. The free screening lasts approximately one hour, and is open to UNI faculty, staff, and students. Questions, contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 3-2676.
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NEWS 

FOREIGN TRAVEL ALERT: UNI students, faculty and staff already abroad or planning to travel to the countries included in the SARS-Travel Advisory may wish to defer non-essential travel to China, Hong Kong; Singapore; and Hanoi. Essential health and safety abroad information is available on the UNI Study Abroad Web site at
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/guide/healthSafety.asp
Also see
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/308.html

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45th ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST: Saturday, May 4, 8:15 a.m. in the Commons Ballroom. Tickets may be purchased for $6 from the cashier's window at the Contoller's office until April 29. Come for breakfast and help to honor this year's retirees. For additional information, contact the Development office at 3-6078.
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REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD: For the 12th consecutive year, UNI Professional & Scientific employees may "honor their own" by nominating and selecting two recipients for the 2003 Regents Staff Excellence Award who have made "outstanding professional contributions during his/her career." Complete details and nomination forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/nomination.html Nominations are due April 18. Direct questions to Karen Cunningham at 3-2504.
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McNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM: The McNair Scholars program is looking for promising juniors and seniors who have aspirations to attend graduate school. For eligibility criteria visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/307.html
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UNI TO HOST ALL-STATE SPEECH FESTIVAL: The 25th Annual Iowa High School Speech Association's Individual Events All-State Festival will take place on campus Monday, April 7. The festival features 400 top high school speech performances in twelve performance centers around campus. Opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. in the West Gym. Festival programs will be available at the West Gym. The full schedule is posted at
http://www.ihssa.org
Free and open to the public.
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HUBBARD AWARD: Integrated DNA Technologies of Coralville, Iowa, and its founder Dr. Joseph Walder have renewed the $18,000 award to recognize an outstanding UNI faculty member in all areas: teaching, scholarship, and professional service. Nomination deadline is Monday April 28. For details, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/hubbard.asp or contact Associate Dean David Walker at 3-6148 or david.walker@uni.edu
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STRAYER-WOOD 25th ANNIVERSARY:› Theatre UNI will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Strayer-Wood Theatre with a reception Saturday, April 12, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, following the evening performance of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Join in the celebration. R.S.V.P. to haislet@uni.edu by Friday, April 4. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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MAJOR MEETINGS: On Wednesday, April 2 at 3 p.m., academic departments will have group meetings for students interested in their majors. The meetings will provide information on departmental guidelines, procedures to schedule for fall semester classes and advising assistance. Meeting locations can be found at:
http://www.uni.edu/acaadvis/majormtg.html

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TIMELY DEPOSITS OF CASH RECEIPTS: University policy requires departments and related organizations to make daily deposits if funds on hand equal or exceed $250. Departments and organizations must deposit funds on hand at least weekly. Deposit forms can be found on MyUNIverse, MEMFIS Forms. If you have any questions, contact Diane Headington, Cashier's Office, 3-2628.
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OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE AND EQUITY MANAGEMENT SURVEY: The Office of Compliance and Equity Management is seeking information about how the function of their office is understood by the campus community. Please take a few minutes to complete the on-line survey. Responses are confidential. http://myuniverse.uni.edu
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EVENTS 

FEMINISM AT UNI: The Women's Studies Senior Seminar class conducted a survey asking UNI student's opinions regarding feminism. Attend a program on Wednesday, April 2 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion to learn how students at UNI understand feminism.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, April 2, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Jean McDonald, soprano, and Robin Guy, piano. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Series continues with a panel discussion about media leadership Thursday, April 3, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in SEC room 246. Panelists will be Ann Kerian, news anchor with KWWL-TV; John Hess, interim director of broadcasting for KUNI; Julie Kraft, television consultant for Frank N. Magid Associates in Cedar Rapids; and Nancy Raffensperger Newhoff, managing editor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. For more information, call Gerri Perreault at 3-6898, or e-mail at YLA@UNI.edu.
http://fp.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm

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HARI SHANKAR LECTURE SERIES: "Magic with Mathematics: Is the Formula Faster than the Eye?" by Edward Burger, Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., SEC Auditorium. This mathematician has written jokes for for Jay Leno, appeared on NBC and NPR and knows how to make math funny. No math background necessary and math will not be explicitly discussed.
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THURSDAZE: Casino Night is this week, April 3, at THURSDAZE 7-11 p.m. Play casino games for chances to win $350+ in prizes. Also "Maid in Manhattan" will be showing at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion, and free pool and video games in the game room from 7-11 p.m. For more info call 3-2683.
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UNI CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT: Thursday, April 3, 8 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall. Brad Barrett, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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VONNEGUT CUBED AND IMPROV TROUPE PERFORMANCES: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, LNG 040. Vonnegut Cubed is a collection of three short stories from the Vonnegut collection, "Welcome to the Monkey House."› An Improv Troupe directed by Doug Shaw will also perform. Admission is free,›seating is limited. For further information, contact Karen Mitchell at 3-2640.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony with guest flutist William Bennett will perform works by Nielsen, Debussy and Tchaikovsky, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 4 & 5 at the GBPAC. Pre-concert talk at 6:30. Concert tickets at 3-SHOW and at the door.
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UNI BASEBALL: hosts perennial MVC power Wichita State this weekend in a four-game series at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium. Friday, April 4, 6 p.m., Baseball Bingo. Family day is Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m., double header, $10 admission for a family of four. Sunday, April 6, 1 p.m., bring church bulletin and get $2 off game ticket.
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IOWA FLUTE FESTIVAL 2003: Saturday, April 5, all day. GBPAC Davis and Jebe Halls. Contact Angeleita Floyd at 3-2199 or floyd@uni.edu.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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RICKY SKAGGS TO PERFORM AT GBPAC: Renowned Bluegrass artist Ricky Skaggs comes to the GBPAC Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $23-$29 for adults and $18.40-$23.20 for students for the 1985 CMA Entertainer of the Year and eight-time Grammy-Award winner. Pre-show party in lobby, at 6 p.m.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: James Caldwell, hydrologist/groundwater specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Iowa District Office in Iowa City, will present "The U.S. Geological Survey in Iowa" on Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in Latham Hall 125.
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PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE WAR IN IRAQ: The Department of Political Science and the Political Science Society are presenting a panel discussion on the war in Iraq Monday, April 7 at 3 p.m. in Sabin 103. Speakers will include Pita Agbese, Dhirendra Vajpeyi, Michael Hall, Taifa Yu and Steven Lobell. Issues to be discussed include the role of the UN and international law, the reaction of public opinion and governments around the world, and the impact of the war on U.S. foreign policy.
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CROW FORUM: On Monday, April 7 at noon in Baker 161, Audrey Murrell, associate professor of Business Administration, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, is presenting "Women in Business". Sponsored by the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics and the Graduate Women's Studies Program.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS: Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are $6 public; $5 senior citizen; $4 student or admission with a current Panther Pass. Tickets available at 3-SHOW (7469) and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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HILMAR JENSSON TRIO: Thursday, April 10, 8 p.m., Russell Hall Auditorium. Jensson, guitar; Andrew D'Angelo, alto saxophone; Jim Black, drums. No admission charge.
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THEATRE UNI: "To Kill a Mockingbird:" Harper Lee's classic novel set in the 1930s American South explores the issues of racism, justice, and courage that are still relevant today. April 10-13 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets at: 3-6381 or online at:
http://www.uni.edu/theatre

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"CURRENT ISSUES IN HUMAN RIGHTS:" On Monday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC, Dr. William Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, will speak on "Current Issues in Human Rights." His appearance is co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in Public Policy, the UNI Amnesty International chapter, the Political Science Department, and the UNI Speakers'Fund.
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NORTHERN IOWA CHILDREN'S CHOIR: NICC will present its final concert of the school year on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the GBPAC's Davis Hall. Admission is free.
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