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Tuesday, April 8, 2003


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WebCT 3.8 WORKSHOP: Come see how easy it is to put a course online by attending the WebCT workshops on April 11, 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the CET. For more information visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm
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UNI TECHNOLOGY EXPO: A Technology Expo will take place April 24, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UNI Maucker Union (Expansions A and B). This event is being hosted by ITS-Educational Technology and is open to all UNI faculty and staff as well as educators. Vendors such as Apple, Dell, Gateway, Pratt A/V, Klaus A/V, and Midwest Computers, will be in attendance. A wide variety of computers and other A/V related equipment will be exhibited. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse/technologyexpo/ for more information.
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TABLET PC DEMONSTRATION: On April 17 come see why Tablet PCs are the next step in the evolution of computers. Learn how the Tablet PC will change the way you interact with your computer at work, home and especially in the classroom. There will be demonstrations on two different types of Tablet PCs.
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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH:›ScienceDirect provides access to the full text of hundreds of journals published by Elsevier and affiliated publishers, including articles on press and multimedia features. Subjects include science and technology, business, and the social sciences. To access the database, choose ScienceDirect on the Library's Electronic Resources menu at http://www.library.uni.edu/er2/
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55 FREE GATEWAY PENTIUM 650 COMPUTERS: From ITS Student Computer Centers Spring 2003. 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 throughout UNI. These machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee budget allocations, therefore, preference will be given for placing units providing the most direct use to/direct benefit to students. This offer is extended only to campus departments not student groups or individuals. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2003Notice.htm
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QUICK BOOKS TRAINING: Quick Books Pro 2003 training will be offered at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo, on Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, April 22 - May 13. The four-session hands-on workshop covers setting up a company, entering bills, setting up inventory, payroll, and more. The optional first session will be introductory for those new to the software or needing a refresher. For more information, call 236-8123, write to
katie.macdonald@uni.edu
or visit http://www.unirbc.org.
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LIBRARY NOTICE: Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 11. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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NEWS 

FACULTY AND ACADEMIC YEAR P&S EMPLOYEES 12 MONTH PAYCHECK OPTION: Faculty and academic year P&S employees may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in ten or twelve equal installments beginning with the August 29 or July 31 payroll respectively. Employees who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months or vice versa, must complete a form available from Payroll, 256 Gilchrist, 3-2656, prior to May 15.
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FACULTY AND P&S ANNUAL RETURN NOTICE: Rod Library is e-mailing the end of the year notices to faculty and P&S employees. Due to constraints with our software you will receive multiple emails if you have more than ten items checked out. The list of books in each e-mail will be different. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
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45th ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST: is Saturday, May 3 at 8:15 a.m. in the Commons Ballroom. Plan to attend to say farewell to friends and colleagues who are leaving UNI. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Gilchrist cashier's window until April 29. Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/309.html to view a list of this year's honorees. For further information, contact the Development office at 3-6078.
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UNI PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL PROSPECTS: The UNI football team has begun preparation for the 2003 season with spring drills. The annual Spring Game is April 26 at 1 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. The Panthers return 32 of 57 lettermen, including 10 starters, from last year's 5-6 team. For more on Panther Athletics go to http://www.unipanthers.com/
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ROD LIBRARY DISPLAY: April 6 - 12, is National Library Week. Learn more about libraries at UNI, and in Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa and the United States by viewing the display mounted opposite the MultiService Center on the first floor of the Library.
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SUSHI BAR: On April 15, a sushi-bar will open at the 23rd St. Market. Sushi chefs will prepare and sell fresh sushi on a daily basis. (Contrary to popular belief, sushi does not necessarily mean raw fish but refers to the special rice used in the preparation.)
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SUMMER HOURS: Beginning Monday, May 12, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 15.
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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The next meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa is April 10 at UNI.›The agenda is available at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

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SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER: UNI is hosting a special "Relay for Life" to support the local American Cancer Society on April 11 and 12 at the UNI/PLS outdoor track. UNI students have volunteered to run/walk for 12 hours to raise funds, but faculty/staff are needed to chaperone for 2 hour time intervals between 6 p.m. April 11, and 6 a.m. April 12. Contact Sue Joslyn at 3-6155 or sue.joslyn@uni.edu
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APRIL DINING SPECIALS: Bent Fork: cheeseburger with a bag of chips $2.64; Biscotti's: Jeanne's frozen pretzel and medium fountain pop $1.58; 23rd Street Market: top hat sub, 99-cent bag of Frito Lay or Old Dutch chips and a medium fountain drink $3.89. Crunch Break, Commodities, Apple Cart: pre-made sandwich, bag of chips and bottled pop or water, $3.50.
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SPRING CLEANING: On April 26, the men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon will do raking, clean the attic, rain gutters, etc. Contact Paul Godson at 266-2225 to make your reservation. $6 per hour per person.
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EVENTS 

UNI VOCAL STUDENTS PERFORMANCE: Tuesday, April 8, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY AND STAFF DAY AT UNI BASEBALL: Show your UNI identification card at the gate and receive one free admission to the UNI baseball game Wednesday, April 9 against Big Ten opponent, Minnesota. Game time is 6 p.m. at Riverfront Stadium.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Professor Edward Osowski, History, will present the final PAT/History Club Lecture of the year, "Christ in the Cave: The Indigenous Reconstruction of History in Post-Conquest Mexico." The lecture is free and open to the public.
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UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT: Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rod Chesnutt, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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APRIL 10 THURSDAZE: Showcase your talents at THURSDAZE. Guitarist Steven Jackson 8-9 p.m., Karaoke Party 9-11 p.m., and Caricatures from 9-11 p.m. NOTE - All events will be held in Redecker Center/Piazza. http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/thursdaze/
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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.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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ROBERT EHRLICH LECTURE: Ehrlich, author of "Nine Crazy Ideas in Science--A Few Might Even Be True" and a professor of physics at George Mason University, will discuss some of the ideas covered in his book (such as "More guns mean less crime") at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the CEEE Auditorium. A book signing will follow.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP Speaker Series: "Business Leadership" is the topic Thursday, April 10, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in 246 SEC. Speakers are Elaine Bruns, Harley-Davidson Cycle Center, Waterloo; David Neil, UAW C.A.P., Iowa Region 4; Helen Seenster, Institute for Social and Economic Development, Waterloo; and Danielle Stokes, Pauline Co., Waterloo. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm.
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RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN AREA STUDIES LECTURE: Thursday, April 10, 5 p.m. in SRL 115. Professor Tatiana Artemieva, St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, will present a lecture on "Adam Smith in Russia."
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UNI WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT: Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Dyan Baker Meyer, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ORGAN DONATION PROGRAM:› Thursday, April 10, 7-8 p.m., WRC 252. This presentation explains how to become an organ donor and answers common questions regarding organ/tissue donation. Hear a former UNI student speak about her experience in being a bone marrow donor that helped save the life of an 18-year-old. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at 3-2198.
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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: 273-6381 or online at:
http://www.uni.edu/theatre

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FISH FRY: St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host its First Annual Lenten Fish Fry Friday, April 11, from 6 - 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend, however there are only 200 tickets available. Tickets $5 in advance, $6 at the door (if available,) and a discounted rate of $15 for families of four. Tickets available at St. Stephen's (next to the book store). For more information, contact Lacy Sprung at ldsprung@uni.edu or call St. Stephen's at 266-9863.
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ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY: The UNI Orchesis Dance Company will present its annual Dance Gala on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Orchesis will perform multiple dances of ballet, jazz, modern and tap. Special guests will include IDT, UNI Dance Team and UNI Capoeira Club. Tickets can be purchased by calling 3-SHOW.
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TEXTILE AND APPAREL RUNWAY EXHIBITION: The Textile and Apparel Program is having a runway exhibtion on Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium.
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PANTHER CUB CLUB: The sixth annual Panther Cub Club will take place Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. - noon for children of UNI students, faculty, and staff. Various activities include: face painting, balloon animals, games, duck pond, cake walk, and more. Stay for free pizza, cookies, and juice for the kids.
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LOLLIPOP CONCERT: Saturday, April 12, 10 and 11 a.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI SOFTBALL: vs. Wichita State on April 12, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. also April 13 at noon, Panther Park (West Athletic Fields).
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WOMEN'S STUDIES BOARD MEETING: Monday, April 14, noon-1 in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.
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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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UNI STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT: Monday, April 14, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Jonathan Schwabe, coordinator. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION:›Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., outside the Maucker Union. See the interactive Iowa DNR Mobile Education Trailer, win prizes, view educational displays, listen to live music and more. Sponsored by the RRTTC in cooperation with UNI Sole Power. For more information contact Michaela Rich, michaela.rich@uni.edu, 3-3689.
http://www.rrttc.uni.edu

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