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Tuesday, April 22, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

WebCT 3.8 UPGRADE: To the average user WebCT Version 3.8 will not appear to be any different than version 3.6. Although your course may look and act the same, in WebCT Version 3.8 there are a number of updates to existing teaching and learning functionality. To learn more about these upgrades, attend a workshop or visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html for more information.
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"STAFF AND STUFF: A TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE:" On April 29 from noon to 1 p.m. in StudioIT, ITS-Educational Technology will sponsor a Webcast discussing how several universities across the nation have built a viable technology infrastructure to support their teacher preparation efforts. Visit
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts/catalise/
for more details, then bring your lunch and join us next Tuesday.
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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: The latest issue of the EAP Works document containing information on depression screenings, methamphetamines, and habits for successful anger has been posted at http://www.uni.edu/hrs/eap/newsletter.htm Questions regarding the EAP can be directed to Deedra Billings, Wellness Resource Coordinator, at 3-7162.
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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). The event is 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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SWIM LESSONS: The Paddling Panther Learn-to-Swim Program is currently taking registrations for this summer. American Red Cross water safety instructors will be offering Parent/Infant through Level VII lessons for children of students, faculty and staff. Please contact Chris Denison for further information at denison@uni.edu or 3-7263.
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SUMMER FITNESS/LEISURE & CERTIFICATION CLASSES: Registration for Summer Fitness/Leisure and Certification Classes begins April 28 in WRC 101 (7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F). All of your favorites plus several new classes including Walk-n-Tone and Belly Dancing are offered during the summer session, May 12 - Aug. 1.
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec

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MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:› UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization will host a free workshop on Marketing for Small Business from 5-6 p.m. in CBB, room 3 on April 23. Advanced registration is required. E-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 3-7350 to register.
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MEN'S OPEN SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: UNI's 1st Annual Softball Tournament. Team entries are due Wednesday, April 23 by 5 p.m. in WRC 101 (registration forms available April 21). Entry fee 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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NEWS 

UNIVERSITY BUDGET UPDATE FROM THE CABINET: The Iowa General Assembly has not finished the fiscal year 2004 state budget. We will not know the specifics about UNI funding until the state budget is finalized. The university will meet the contractual provisions negotiated for salary increases, but there will not be an increased appropriation for salaries and it is very likely that our base budget will be reduced again before the legislature adjourns. Therefore, multiple strategies will have to be used to offset the loss of state apropriations, including the use of new tuition revenue and internal reallocations. We will keep the campus informed as more information is known. Call Brenda at 3-2566 if you have questions.
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UNI STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW: A diverse committee of students, faculty and staff have been charged to review the UNI Strategic Plan. The committee's recommendations, after review by the campus community, will be sent to the President's Cabinet by the end of the fiscal year. The committee would like input from the campus. Please encourage students, faculty and staff to review the potential changes to the current plan and submit their thoughts and suggestions. The plan and an e-mail feedback link are posted at http://www.uni.edu/stratplan
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SENATE NOMINATIONS: Voting Faculty (those who are not tenure-track or tenured but teach a class each year or already designated non-voting faculty) hold a 3-year position on the University Faculty Senate. Senate meets 2nd and 4th Mondays at 3:15 p.m. during the school year. If you wish to nominate a member of Non-Voting faculty or self-nominate, e-mail CarolCooper@UNI.edu by noon, Thursday, April 24.
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SAVE MENTORS MEN'S WEEK: The week's activities are meant to bring men (and women) together to address many issues, including masculinity and women's issues. For a listing of the activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/312.html
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UNI SYLLABI WEBSITE MOVED: The UNI Syllabi website has moved to UNI Web space. This site provides a central location for direct links to the syllabi of participating faculty. Now students can be more informed about the courses they choose to take. Faculty who wish to participate are encouraged to submit URLs of personal sites and/or Word documents of syllabi for PDF conversion. See Matt Jaeger for details.
http://www.scholars.uni.edu/syllabi/

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CAMPUS ENVELOPES: Please send excess amounts of campus envelopes to the UNI Mail Center, mail code 0195. The envelopes will be redistributed.
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JUNIOR BAND CAMP: The School of Music announces the first annual Junior Band Camp scheduled for June 23-27 on the UNI campus. Day camp and resident packages available. Nationally renowned middle school conductor Marguerite Wilder will serve as clinician. For more information, contact the UNI Conference and Event Services at 3-6899, Dr. Rod Chesnutt at 3-2173, or online at http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/music2003
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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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UNI FOOTBALL DATE CHANGE: The Panther's football game at Stephen F. Austin has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 18, from Saturday, Sept. 20, to accommodate television. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports Chicago and Fox Sports Southwest. The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m.
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BASEBALL: The Panther baseball team made a big leap in the MVC standings after sweeping a tough Creighton team over Easter Weekend. UNI scored 45 runs off of 55 hits in the four-game series against the Bluejays
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UNI VOLLEYBALL: Coming off their third Sweet 16 appearance at the NCAA Tournament, the Panther volleyball team has announced its 2003 schedule. The Panthers will open up the season Aug. 29 when they travel to Los Angeles for the USC Tournament, where they will face defending national champion, USC.
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STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY PLANT SALE:› The Student Nature Society will have a plant sale at the Union Thursday, April 24 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Friday, April 25 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plants are from the UNI greenhouse and range in price from $2 - $10.
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CARNEGIE HALL DRESS REHEARSAL CONCERTS: The NUHS Concert Choir will present a series of dress rehearsal concerts every Tuesday and Friday for their solo Carnegie Concert, "Iowa Culture." The concerts will be from 9:45-10:20 in Butzier Auditorium at PLS. Free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Linda Sharp, NUHS Choral Director, at 3-6236 or Linda.Sharp@uni.edu for more information.
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CONSTRUCTION UPDATES: Access drives to Kamerick, Strayer Wood and Russell Hall will be closed by branch tunnels crossing 27th St. until Aug. 4th. Construction updates are available on the UNI home page and at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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SECURING ROBES FOR CONVOCATION: Convocation is Sunday, August 24 at 4 p.m. Academic apparel will be provided free of charge, with orders handled by the Registrar's Office. For ordering information visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/311.html
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EVENTS 

WOMEN'S GOLF: The UNI women's golf team will compete in the final round of the MVC Championship today starting at 9 a.m. at Beaver Hills Country Club.
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UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AND SOLE POWER DAY: Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Union Plaza. Receive a free tune-up courtesy of Europa Cycle and Ski and register your bike with Public Safety. 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. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Michaela Rich, michaela.rich@uni.edu, 3-3689.
http://www.rrttc.uni.edu

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WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA YOUTH CONCERTS: Tuesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. No charge. Contact: Jo Duea at 266-3606 or joan.duea@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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FACULTY AND STUDENT RECITAL: Tuesday, April 22, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Robert Washut, piano, Chris Merz, saxophones, et al. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNITUBA ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Tuesday, April 22, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Jeffrey Funderburk, director. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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OFF HUDSON SERIES: Theatre UNI's Off Hudson Play Reading Series continues on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108 with "By 'N' By" by Kim Hines. The dramatic story of a woman in the 1930s who sees a grim future for her family and calls on a psychic to help her. Admission is free. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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UNI TROMBONE ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Wednesday, April 23, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Nancy Vogt, director. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI PERCUSSION/MARIMBA AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLES CONCERT: Wednesday, April 23, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Randy Hogancamp, conductor, with guest Michael Taylor, jembe. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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BASEBALL: Wednesday, April 23, 3 p.m. vs. Minnesota (Faculty/ Staff Night: Faculty/Staff get in free with a UNI ID card). Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. vs. Illinois State (Baseball Bingo). Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m. vs. Illinois State (Family Day: $10 admission for a family of four). Sunday, April 27, 1 p.m. vs. Illinois State (Church Day- Bring your church bulletin and get a ticket for 1/2 price). Games take place at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium.
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SOFTBALL: Thursday, April 24, 3 p.m. vs. Bradley. Saturday, April 26 at 12 p.m. vs. Creighton. Sunday, April 27, 12 p.m. vs. Creighton. Games take place at the West Athletic Fields.
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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 246 SEC. 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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WOMEN'S STUDIES/SAVE PROGRAM END OF YEAR PARTY: Thursday, April 24, 4 p.m., in the Bertha Martin Theater. The party will feature an interactive performance by Brianna Waychoff, Women's Studies graduate student. There will be refreshments and great conversation.
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PROCTER AND GAMBLE SPEAKER: Thursday, April 24, 4 - 5 p.m., CBB room 332. Bud Babcock, Manager of Logistics, Packaging, & Product Identification for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati will discuss P&G's new supply chain management system, and the benefits it brings to consumers. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CONCERT: Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Robert Byrnes, director. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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STAR PARTY: The Earth Science Department and the Grout Museum will host a Star Party at UNI's Hillside observatory on April 25, 9 - 11 p.m.. Several telescopes will be set up to provide views of a variety of celestial objects. In the event of cloudy weather, tours of the observatory will take place. Hillside observatory is located along Jennings Drive, southeast of Hillside Courts. http://www.earth.uni.edu/starparty.html
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GEORGE WALKER SOCIETY PERFORMANCE: As a prelude to the National Association of Negro Musicians Central Regional meeting, the George Walker Society, a UNI student music group with a focus on bettering inter-racial communication and visiting baritone Mark Rucker will entertain at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in RHA. ›The performance is free and open to the public.› http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WOMEN ON FRIDAYS: UNI's Women's Studies will conclude its discussion series at noon, Friday, April 25, in Baker 161 with the topic "Women's Studies in the Community--the Community Speaks." Join representatives from the Family Service League, the Iowa Women's Foundation, Opportunity Works, the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Business and Professional Women, and the YWCA for a brainstorming session on working more effectively together. The event is free and open to the public. Those attending may bring a lunch; dessert will be provided.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. 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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UNI YOUNG PEOPLES DANCE THEATRE: Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m., Strayer-Wood Theatre. Elementary school children will share their creative dances in an informal and informational performance. General admission is $1 at the door.
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UNI JAZZ BAND I CONCERT: Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Chris Merz, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI CONCERT CHORALE PERFORMANCE: Monday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Dyan Baker Meyer, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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"WALT WHITMAN LIVE:" William Koch, English Language and Literature will present "Walt Whitman Live" in the Auditorium of Lang Hall April 30, at 7 p.m. The 50-minute, one-man show presents Whitman speaking on some of the major themes of his poetry, his observations on American culture, his Civil War experiences and his views on Abraham Lincoln, while incorporating slide pictures and music.
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CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA CELEBRATION: The annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta celebration will take place near the reflecting pool outside Maucker Union on Friday, May 2, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Activities will include cascarones (confetti filled eggs) and pinatas. Musical entertainment will also be provided. Food available for purchase includes fajitas, beans, chips, dessert, and soda. For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at 3-2683 or e-mail studentactivities@uni.edu. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside to the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.
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