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Tuesday, April 29, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FACILITIES PLANNING NEWSLETTER: The Spring 2003 Facilities Planning newsletter can be found at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/facplan/Content/HTM/Spring2003Newsletter.htm
This issue includes updates on major construction projects and information about the Facilities Planning staff.
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FREE TONER FOR CANON COPIER: Three boxes of NP-4335/4835. Contact Karla at 3-2801 for more information.
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WHAT'S NEW IN WebCT 3.8: 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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SUMMER FITNESS/LEISURE & CERTIFICATION CLASSES: It's time to register for Summer Fitness/Leisure and Certification Classes in WRC 101 (7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F). Several new classes including Walk-n-Tone and Belly Dancing will be offered during the summer session, May 12 - Aug. 1. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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EMPLOYEE ONLY AEROBICS: Due to requests, this class is for UNI employees only and combines step and floor aerobics. Adaptable to all exercise levels. Variable intensity without the impact. 4:45 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. MW. Cost: $33. Register in WRC 101, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F.
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FINALS WEEK MASSAGE: Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule a massage for finals week. Massages will be given on Tuesday, May 6, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesday, May 7, 1 - 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, ubill, or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available as well.
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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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NEWS 

ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST: Please purchase your ticket by today for the 45th Annual Recognition Breakfast taking place this Saturday, May 3, at 8:15 in the Commons Ballroom. 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 SATURDAY CELEBRATION: Bob and Yvonne Koob cordially invite all faculty and staff, and their families to the 8th annual UNI Saturday Celebration Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the president's home. More details to follow.
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REINSTATEMENT OF FACULTY SPRING RESERVE LIST: The deadline for reinstating Spring 2003 course reserves for the May/Summer 2003 semester is May 9. New reserve lists for Fall semester should be submitted no later than August 11. For questions call the Multi-Service Center (3-6002) or visit http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reinstate.htm
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UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY: The UNI Women's Rugby team qualified for nationals by beating College of Charleston 10-7 and St. Joseph's College 27-14. They play for the D2 National Title against the University of Dayton, on May 3 in San Jose, Calif. Contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or 3-2676 with questions.
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JUNIOR BAND CAMP: The School of Music announces the first annual Junior Band Camp scheduled for June 23-27. Day camp and resident packages available. Nationally renowned middle school conductor Marguerite Wilder will serve as clinician. For more information, contact 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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UNI STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW UPDATE: The Strategic Planning Review Committee has been discussing the beneficial feedback it has received to date, and is making further potential modifications to the UNI Strategic Plan. Check out the new potential changes to the plan at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/stratplan/ Please send comments on the potential changes to the current plan, and the additional revisions that have been added, by May 5, using the e-mail feedback link on the Web site. The committee encourages your input.
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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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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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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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HOURS

LIBRARY SPRING FINALS WEEK HOURS:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#springfinals

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MAUCKER UNION: Finals Week: Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Monday, May 5, 6:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 a.m. - Midnight; Thursday, May 8, 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, May 9, 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Maucker Union will be closed during the summer session due to construction from Sunday, May 11 to Thursday, Aug. 21.
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EVENTS 

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. Come 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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"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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CHANGES TO SCHOOL OF MUSIC CALENDAR: The Wednesday, April 30, Won Cho faculty recital scheduled for 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall has been canceled. A guest recital has been added to the calendar on Tuesday, May 6 at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall the Tsou Cultural Troup of Taiwan will preform under the direction of Susan Tsai. No admission, but tickets are required and available by calling 3-SHOW.
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MAY 1st THURSDAZE: End the school year by attending the Drive-In Movie featuring the box office hit "OLD SCHOOL" Thursday, May 1, 9 p.m. in the Quads Courtyard. Drive in munchies will be served. Rain site will be Maucker Union Expansion. Call 3-2683 with questions.
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CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA: 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. Rain sie is the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.
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SYMPHONY: Popular swing trio The Manhattan Rhythm Kings join The W-CF Symphony this Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC Great Hall. You'll hear works works by Gershwin, Ellington, and Berlin, among others. For tickets, call 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6:30. http://www.wcfsymphony.org
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St. STEPHEN'S 5 de MAYO CELEBRATION: St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center is celebrating Cinco De Mayo Sunday, May 4 at 5 p.m. Attend the celebration and support the 14 members of the St. Stephen's community going on a service trip to the El Faro Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students. Stop by St. Stephen's, 23rd Street next to the bookstore, or call 266-9863 to reserve tickets. Contact Kathy Rottinghaus (kathylea@uni.edu) with any questions.
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