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Thursday, April 24, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FREE TONER: Apple Toner Cartridge (unopened) stock #M1960G/A for a Laser Writer Select 300, 310,360 or 610. Contact Dennis Hayes at the Physical Plant 3-7653.
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CENTER FOR ENHANCEMENT OF TEACHING: The Advisory Board for the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching seeks faculty discussion and input about the role a CET can play at UNI. If you were not able to participate in the discussions within your college, please take a moment to provide your input now at dale.cyphert@uni.edu. The discussion questions are available at http://www.cba.uni.edu/cyphert/CETdiscussion.htm You can also review a short summary of the CET's current program at
http://www.cba.uni.edu/cyphert/CETProgramSummary.htm http://fp.uni.edu/teachctr/

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ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING: Faculty, if you've ever wondered what students experience when taking a course entirely online, with no face-to-face meetings, ITS-Educational Technology is offering an opportunity to experience the student perspective from May 27-June 6. Details, including the registration form, are at
http://http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt/default.htm

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UNI TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM: Last chance to attend the Symposium to learn how ITS enhances the learning and working environments at UNI by utilizing the latest in educational and informational technology. April 29-May 1; Lang Hall Room 385; 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. each day. Free to UNI faculty, staff and students. See the Symposium Web site for more details http://www.uni.edu/its/symposium
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MEMFIS TIMES NEWSLETTER: This publication is designed to keep the university community informed of what's happening with MEMFIS. The newsletter will keep you up to date about the project, provide information about training opportunities and tips, give advance notice of upcoming changes and let you know if and how changes will affect you. Articles with information regarding payroll, system upgrade and budget are at
http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/times

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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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SWIM LESSONS: The Paddling Panther Learn-to-Swim Program is 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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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: The latest issue of the EAP Works document containing information on depression screenings, methamphetamines, and habits for successful anger is 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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NEWS 

AUCTION: UNI has scheduled an auction on May 9 at 10 a.m. in the Maucker Union. The items for sale include butcher block tables with accompanying chairs and wood/upholstered chairs and couches from the Union lounges. Some office furniture such as, desks, chairs, file & storage cabinets, and plastic stack chairs, are also available. All items sold "as is" and must be removed the day of sale. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) before removal. Bring a photo ID to get a bidding number. Contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 with questions.
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UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY: The UNI Women's Rugby team qualified for nationals this weekend by beating College of Charleston 10-7 and St. Joseph's College 27-14. They will play for the D2 National Title against the University of Dayton, on May 3 in San Jose, California. Contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or 3-2676 with questions.
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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 contractural 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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PAPER PURCHASES: UNI is mandated by Iowa law to purchase recycled paper for copiers and printers. UNI shares in a regent's paper contract. Paper is provided through Campus Supply at a significant cost-savings. Please contact Roxanne at 3-3524 in Purchasing if you have extenuating circumstances.
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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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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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GRADUATING WITH HONORS: For information regarding undergraduate student graduation with honors criteria for Spring 2003, refer to
http://www.uni.edu/regist/information/graduation_with_honors.shtml

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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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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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EVENTS 

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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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.
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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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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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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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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." The event is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch; dessert will be provided.
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BASEBALL: Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. vs. Illinois State (Baseball Bingo). Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m. vs. Illinois State (Faily 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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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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RETROSPECTIVE LOOK AT WOMEN'S PAY EQUITY AT UNI: Tuesday, April 29, 4 p.m., join Women's Studies and AAUW to celebrate the struggle for women's pay equity at UNI. Join us and our special guests for conversation and refreshments in the rotunda of the CEEE.
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OPERA SCENES PERFORMANCE: The School of Music will present Opera A La Carte: A Sampling of Operatic "Treats" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Featured scenes will be from Die Fledermaus, Hansel and Gretel, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Cos' fan tutte, La Rondine, and La Traviata. Free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, April 30, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Won Cho, bass-baritone, and Sean Botkin, piano. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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