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Tuesday, April 22, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

PHOTOCOPYING AT ROD LIBRARY: Effective June 9 mediated photocopy service will be discontinued at the 1st floor photocopy desk in the Rod Library. The six self-serve public photocopiers will remain available.
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SUMMER MASSAGES: Massages offered through the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104 May 12 - June 8 on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and June 9 - July 3 on Tuesdays from 3 - 6 p.m. $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule.
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"HOOKED ON GARDENING NEWSLETTER:" The May issue can be viewed at http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/
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TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHING: Don't miss this opportunity to jump start important courseware projects. Work directly with experienced technology professionals during ITS-Educational Technology's Courseware Camps. Free to UNI faculty/staff. Choose May 19-23 or June 9-13. Space is limited. See detailed descriptions, dates & registration information at http://www.uni.edu/cwc/
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TIAA-CREF INVESTMENT FUNDS: Effective May 1, nine additional funds will be available for faculty and staff who participate in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan. These nine funds will be in addition to the ten funds that are currently available. An information packet will be sent to all active faculty and staff members who participate in TIAA-CREF at their home address. Eight information sessions will be held in GIL Room 207. The meetings will be on Monday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Tuesday, May 13, meetings will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 3:30 p.m. On Wednesday, May 13, meetings will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Additional meetings will be held in the fall.
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NEWS 

GILCHRIST A LOT RECONSTRUCTION STARTS MONDAY:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/314.html

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GOVERNOR'S VOLUNTEER AWARDS: Nominations are being accepted to recognize individual and group volunteer efforts benefitting state agencies, their sub-divisions, branches and partnering organizations. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 to Ilene Tuttle, Board of Regents, State of Iowa at 515-281-6425 or
ituttle@iastate.edu
Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/313.html
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ONLINE SUMMER SCHEDULE: UNI Online will be e-mailed once a week, on Tuesdays, beginning the week of May 12. The final issue of MyUNIverse News was Monday, May 5. Twice a week production of Online will resume the week of Aug. 18. MyUNIverse News will resume production on Monday, Aug. 18. To submit items for either, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/
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LEGISLATIVE SPECIAL SESSION: The 2003 legislative session adjourned Thursday, May 1, with unfinished business. A special legislative session will be called this month to discuss the Iowa Values Fund, an $810 million bonding program for economic development. This fund includes a $50 million plan to improve the commercialization of research at state universities. The Iowa Values Fund passed the House but failed to get action in the Senate. Without Senate approval, UNI's Innovation Accelerator and Business Park proposal, and the Cedar Valley TechWorks proposal, would be in jeopardy. UNI's operating budget was cut approximately $5.5 million during this legislative session. This includes underfunding of salaries.
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RETAIL FOOD OPERATIONS: This summer, Biscotti's at Redeker Center and the 23rd Street Market in Commons will be open weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., beginning May 12. Closed May 26, July 3 at 2 p.m. and July 4. Each store carries convenience items, beverages, lunch items, fresh baked goods, greeting cards and more.
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/dinop/market.htm

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NORTHERN IOWAN MOVE: The Northern Iowan newspaper will be moving to 203 East Gym for the summer session. They will return to 112 Maucker Union the first part of August. The phone number will remain 3-2157.
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SUBMIT INFO FOR 2003 FAMILY WEEKEND:н 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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"DAY BY DAY" NAME CHANGE: The Department of Residence's "Day by Day" handbook/planner will be called to "Panther Planner" for the 2003-2004 academic year.
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SCHOLAR-ATHLETE: Sophomore Mikkell Korver has earned 2003 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete honorable mention honors. The Orange City, native has a 3.37 GPA in elementary education. Korver was third on the team in stroke average this season at 82.1. She had seven rounds in the seventies this season, including a career-best 73 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28-29).
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UNI WOMEN'S GOLF: Women's golf coach, John Bermel, has signed Emily Hesseman of West Des Moines to a national letter of intent for next season.
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UNI MEN'S GOLF: Men's golf coach John Bermel has announced the signing of six players to university letters of intent for the next season. Ben Hanson of Waterloo; Derek Thomas of Mason City; Kyle Teeling of Sumner; Derek Bohlen of Waterloo; Jordan Molstead of Charles City; and Eric Sanders of Oelwein will compete on the fairways for the Panthers
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SUPPORT PANTHER ATHLETICS: The annual UNI Athletic Club fund drive to support scholarships is underway. UNI employees are entitled to special discounted membership rates starting as low as $50. For more information call 3-2471, or visit
http://www.unipanthers.com/athclub/pledgeback.pdf

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GETTING TO THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES: Due to continuing construction in the Hudson Road area, traveling to the commencement ceremonies will take some planning. Please refer to http://www.uni.edu/regist and click on the April 24 announcement for construction details and a map of how to best navigate your way to and from the commencement ceremonies.
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SIGN UP FOR G LOTTERY: Public Safety is now accepting names of employees interested in the drawing for "G" lot parking for the 2003-2004 year. A written request to be included in the drawing must be turned in to Public Safety by 5 p.m. August 8. 23 permits will be sold for 23 spaces. The proposed price for the "G" permit for the coming year is $276.
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MAUCKER UNION: will be closed due to construction from May 11 to August 21. You can reach the Maucker Union staff by phone at 3-2256 or by e-mail. For reservations you can call 3-2256 or by sending an e-mail to Union-Reservations@uni.edu.
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HABITAT CANDLE SALES: Need a gift for Mother's Day? Stop by the Union Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and purchase a soy candle. Cinnamon, vanilla, strawberry and black cherry. Students $7, Non-students $10 or buy 3, get one free. All proceeds go towards UNI Habitat for Humanity.
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HOURS

WRC: During finals week the WRC hours will change as follows: Thursday, May 8: Early close at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9: 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (family hours begin after 3 p.m.) Saturday, May 10: closed Sunday, May 11: 3-9 p.m. (family hours the entire day) The WRC's summer facility hours are available on the WRC's homepage or at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/fachrs.html

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LIBRARY HOURS WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#sprngtosmr

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EVENTS 

UNI/ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY: The UNI Department of Military Science invite all to the commissioning ceremony in honor of Army ROTC UNI senior cadets on Saturday, May 10 at 8 a.m. in the Auditorium of Lang Hall.
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TOWERS AUCTION: On May 14 at 10 a.m. an auction of kitchen and dining room equipment and furniture will take place in the Tower Dining Center. There will also be approximately 200 dormitory desks and chairs. More information is available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/auction 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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B.B. KING ADDED AT GBPAC: The King of Blues is coming to the GBPAC. B.B. King is performing in the Great Hall Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu
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