Thursday, August 21, 2003

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

CALENDAR ORDERING INFORMATION: Campus Supply has sent out the 2004 calendar order forms. If you have not received your price list and brochure, call Mary at 3-2451. Delivery will be in two - four days.
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PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE: Get ready to "Soar!" UNI is launching a new performance improvement initiative for all managers and supervisors. With a monthly newsletter, WebCT course, and 10- session training series, "Soar" will help you achieve new heights in managerial excellence! For more information, go to:
http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar
or email uni-soar@uni.edu

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NEW-EMPLOYEE E-MAIL ACCOUNTS: E-mail accounts for new employees can be set up at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/email/email16.htm
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NEWS 

CONVOCATION: Fall Convocation is at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 24 in the GBPAC. Doors open at 3 p.m. Those planning to march in the processional are asked to be there no later than 3:30 pm. If you have placed your order for academic apparel, you can pick it up at the GBPAC chorus dressing rooms beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday. Please return it to the same place immediately after the event. Faculty and staff who participate in Convocation are invited to the Student Bash which will take place outside the GBPAC following Convocation. This will be an opportunity to meet and greet new and returning students. If you have any questions, contact Jan Hanish, 3-2257.
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NEW AND IMPROVED MAUCKER UNION RE-OPENS: Maucker Union will re-open for business on Friday, Aug. 22. Closed since May, Maucker Union has remodeled 20,000 square feet and constructed an additional 42,000 square feet. The project includes new housing for the Center for Multicultural Education. The CME will officially open later this fall. New features include a coffee bar called Chat's, where Freshen's Smoothies and Premium Yogurt will be located; new and renovated meeting rooms; and handicapped-accessible entrances. For more details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/324.html
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COURSE PACKETS:
UNI Print Services no longer produces course packets. This service is available at the book store or commercial copy centers.
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UNI ONLINE SURVEY: We are considering making some adjustments to UNI Online -- specifically to the "Events" section. Currently the information is listed in date order. Would it be helpful to organize the information by category, such as athletics, lectures, performing arts, etc? Send comments or suggestion to elizabeth.yagla@uni.edu
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INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM: The International Friendship Program promotes intercultural exchange, understanding, and friendship by matching local families with international students. If interested, contact Ross Schupbach, international student advisor, at 3-6421 or ross.schupbach@uni.edu
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MINORITY STUDENTS CHOOSE UNI: Since 1988, some 200 students from such historically diverse colleges as Southern University of New Orleans, Dillard College, Xavier College of New Orleans, Tulane, Loyola College of New Orleans, and Florida A&M University have chosen UNI to pursue their graduate studies. Visit
http:// www.grad.uni/information/news/asp
to meet some of the minority students who have recently joined the UNI graduate learning community and view their experiences and educational accomplishments.

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KUDOS: For the most recent issue of Kudos, visit:
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/archive/2003/aug19.shtml

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STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: For the latest information on campus street closings, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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HEALTH BEAT UPDATE: The East Gym Health Beat fitness area will reopen for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 25 (hours M-F, 6:30 am-6:30 pm). Fall semester operation will be based on the East Gym construction schedule. Locker and towel service will continue to be available. Arrangements can be made through the Health Beat fitness supervisor. Locker room custodial service will be minimal and that there will be no hot water for showers. WRS will keep you posted as plans are finalized for the Health Beat relocation to Maucker Union.
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HOURS 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS: Please visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/
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LIBRARY HOURS FOR FALL SEMESTER:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml

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EVENTS 

ART EXHIBITION: From Aug. 25 to Sept. 19 the UNI Gallery of Art will present "David Delafield Retrospective," a joint project with the Waterloo Center for the Arts and the Hearst Center for the Arts sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Foundation. Exhibition Curator and UNI Professor of Art, Roy Behrens, will present a lecture about David Delafield on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m in the KAB Art Auditorium. A reception will follow. Free and open to the public. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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FACULTY MEETING: The opening faculty meeting will be Monday Aug. 25 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Strayer-Wood Theatre. Refreshments from 3 - 3:30 and at 4:45 in the lobby. All faculty and staff may attend.
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MARS VIEWING: Aug. 27 will be the first time in about 55,000 years that Mars has been this close to the Earth. To mark this close encounter, the Department of Earth Science will host an open house at the Hillside Observatory on Jennings Drive. The public is invited to see the red planet through the observatory's 16-inch telescope. Other telescopes also will be set up to see other objects in the night sky. The open house is at 9 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 27. In the event of bad weather, the event will be cancelled.
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UNI VS. ISU TAILGATE: The UNI Alumni Association will host a tailgate prior to the UNI vs. ISU game in Ames Aug. 30th. All alumni and friends are welcome! Cost is $8 for association members or children 12 and under. $10 for non-members. The tailgate is from 4-5:30 p.m. Kick-off is 6 p.m. Call 3-2355 for reservations.
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VOLUNTEER FAIR: The UNI Career Center's Volunteer UNI program will host the Fall 2003 Volunteer Fair on Sept. 3, from 11 a.m..-.2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For a list of participating agencies visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter or email volunteer@uni.edu
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