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Tuesday, April 15, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

2003 COURSEWARE CAMPS: Free to UNI faculty in May and June. Learn to prepare course materials using a variety of technologies. Work directly with ITS-Educational Technology specialists. Discover hardware and software available for your use in staffed facilities. Detailed descriptions, dates & registration information available at
http://www.uni.edu/cwc

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TECHNOLOGY AT UNI: For more information about the status of information technology at UNI attend the UNI Technology Symposium April 15-17 and April 29-May 1 in Lang Hall room 385. Free to UNI faculty, staff, and students. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/its/symposium
for details.
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MEN'S OPEN SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: UNI's 1st Annual Softball Tournament. Team entries are due on Wednesday, April 23 by 5 p.m. in WRC 101 (registration forms available April 21). Entry fee for the tournament is $20 per team. Tournament date: Saturday, April 26 (rain date is April 27). Contact Cindy Klatt (3-7262) for more information.
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QUICK BOOKS TRAINING: Quick Books Pro 2003 training will be offered by the UNI RBC from April 22 - May 13 on Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m. - noon. The four-session hands-on workshops cover 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, e-mail katie.macdonald@uni.edu or visit
http://www.unirbc.org

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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. http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html
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PROFESSOR WEB SITES/SYLLABI ONLINE: The Presidential Scholars Think Tank has designed a site to be a central hub for students to access professors' Web sites/syllabi. This provides students the opportunity to research a professor and his or her teaching style. Students would be able to match learning style with teaching style. It is an objective site, not like "Pick-a-Prof." If you have any questions or would allow a link to your Web site contact Matt Jaeger at mjaeger@uni.edu. Visit
http://www.geocities.com/pantherclasses

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NEWS 

COPYRIGHT LAWS: Respect for a person's work and personal expression is especially critical in a computer environment because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced. Federal copyright law prohibits the sharing of copyright protected material (music, video, software, printed material) without the owner's consent. For more information:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/310.html

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HARRINGTON RETIREMENT RECEPTION: Judith F. Harrington's retirement reception is Friday, April 18, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Commons, Georgian Lounge. Judy is retiring after 38 years at UNI. The reception is given by the Department of Communicative Disorders. RSVP: conf-event-services@uni.edu
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LATEST NEW HIRES: Merit: Fatma Jelecevic, custodian I, Physical Plant; Craig Skilling, patrol officer trainee, Public Safety. P & S: Emerson Linney, systems support specialist, Development; Kristi Petersen, waste reduction specialist, Business & Community Services, IWRC; Heather Tousignant, operations manager/athletic facilities, UNI-Dome Operations; Dennis Vokolek, assistant head football coach/linebacker, Intercollegiate Athletics.
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PANTHER SPORTS CAMPS: A wide variety of camps are available in basketball, football, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, track & field, athletic training, strength & conditioning and a basketball officials school. Ages and prices vary depending on the camp. For more information, call Jason Nellis at 3-2267 or e-mail jason.nellis@uni.edu. Camp schedules are at http://www.unipanthers.com/camp
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FALL 2003 SCHEDULE CORRECTION:› Page 54, Course 680:010 Leadership: Skills & Styles - the 3-credit hour course meets only on Thursday, not on Tuesday.
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BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE: UNI students and Metro Area Redemption are sponsoring a "can drive", April 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. outside Maucker Union. Consider donating redeemable cans and bottles. Proceeds benefit the Iowa Recycling Association. For information contact Katie Venter, 3-3858, venterk@uni.edu. http://www.rrttc.uni.edu
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McLeodUSA AND HPC PLANS: Shape of things to come - UNI unveils images of proposed McLeodUSA, HPC projects. Visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=301 to see the pictures.
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SUBMIT INFO FOR 2003 FAMILY WEEKEND:› 2003 Family Weekend is Sept. 26-28. Schedules for college, departmental and organizational activities must be received before July 1 for inclusion in the 2003 UNI Family Weekend brochure. Submit activity description, time, date, location and contact to: kgriep@uni.edu, or K. Griep, University Marketing & Public Relations, GIL 127, 0017.
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REGENTS STAFF AWARD NOMINATIONS: Professional & Scientific employees at UNI are invited to submit nominations for the 2003 Regents Staff Excellence Award. The awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. To submit nominations, go to http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/nomination.html The deadline is Friday, April 18. For more information, call Karen Cunningham at 3-2504.
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CONVOCATION: Fall Convocation is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. in the GBPAC. Information regarding rental of robes/hoods will be available shortly in UNI Online. Please plan to place your order before the end of the spring semester.
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HOURS

SPECIAL LIBRARY HOURS: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spec
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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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EVENTS 

UNI SINGERS CONCERT: Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Brad Barrett, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT: Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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SIGMA XI LECTURE: "The Electric Power Grid in Iowa and the Midwest: Will Deregulation Ultimately Lower Electricity Prices?" talk by Dr. Thomas J. Overbye, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, on Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., SEC 247. http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX
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10th ANNUAL SIGMA XI RESEARCH CONFERENCE: April 16, in the Georgian Lounge of the Commons from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Graduate and undergraduate research from students in a variety of programs will be on display, including biology, computer science and physics. Come see what sorts of research possibilities are available to students here at UNI. http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX
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HEARST LECTURE ON FUNDRAISING: Kathleen Kelly, a leading authority in fundraising and public relations, will be the guest speaker for the Hearst Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. She will discuss "Society's Third Sector: Our Bedrock of Social, Capital, Civil Society and Democracy." See
http://www.chfa.uni.edu/comstudy

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UNI JAZZ II AND III CONCERT: Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Robert Washut and Bill Scheidecker, conductors. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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THE KOLPAKOV TRIO AND TALISMAN: Authentic Russian Gypsy music and dancing on Thursday, April 17, 8 p.m., Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall 116.
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ROTC AWARDS CEREMONY: The Department of Military Science hosts the Annual ROTC Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 18 at 1 p.m. in the West Gym.
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SOFTBALL: The Panthers will battle the Southern Illinois Salukis in a doubleheader on Friday, April 18 at 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, 12 p.m. at Panther Park.
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UNI TRACK & FIELD: The Panther Track and Field teams will host the UNI Twilight on Saturday, April 19 at the UNI Outhddor Complex. Field events are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
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UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY:›The UNI Women's Rugby Team will host the Elite 8 rugby tournament April 19 and 20. Their first game is on April 19 at 10:30 a.m. on the Intramural fields behind the Dome against College of Charleston. They are playing for the right to defend their National Title. Free admission. Contact Jennifer Murra at jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 3-2676 with questions.
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WOMEN'S GOLF: The UNI women's golf team will host the MVC Championship at Beaver Hills Country Club April 19-22. The rounds are scheduled to begin at 9 am.
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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN LECTURE: "Sustainable Building Material Selection and Use" will be presented via ICN at the CEEE from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21. Contact is Pat Higby (3-6012 or higby@uni.edu).
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EUROPE IN THE NEW GEOPOLITICS: Elisabeth Kehrer, Austrian Consul General, will speak on "Europe in the New Geopolitics" on Monday April 21 at 3 p.m. in CBB 109. Kehrer has been part of Austria's permanent representation at the United Nations in New York and worked on common security and foreign policy at the European Union. Coordinated by the Department of Political Science.
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UNI CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS CONCERT: Monday, April 21, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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CHANGE LEADERSHIP: Learn more about coping with changes in your life and helping others deal with the impact of change at Doug Whittle's "Change Leadership" mini-workshop Thursday, April 24, 3:30-4:45 in SEC 246. Details at
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/change_leadership.htm
. Free and open to the public. Reservations needed -- send to VPESS-Web@uni.edu. Sponsored by UNI Leadership Studies.
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DRUMSTICKS AND DING-DONGS: April 26, 9 a.m. - noon at the University Museum. Kids will experience music from other cultures and the instruments they use. Play a marimba, a tabla or an agogo gong. Parents may join a jam session with their child. Register by April 18. $10 per child.
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