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Tuesday, August 26, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

UNI RESEARCHERS ALERT: To comply with the training requirement in its federal-wide research assurance, beginning Sept. 2 all UNI faculty, staff and students conducting research with human participants (nee subjects) MUST complete the required IRB training before submitting a protocol for review. The on-line tutorial is available at
http://cme.nci.nih.gov/. For UNI application forms and information for investigators see: www.grad.uni.edu/research/protocol.asp or call the Graduate College (3-2748). You must allow a minimum of two weeks for review and approval.

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FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAM: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is seeking UNI faculty members to serve on the campus committee. Previous Fulbright teaching or research experience not required. Faculty members interested in serving should contact the UNI Fulbright Student Program Advisor, Ella Sweigert at ella.sweigert@uni.edu or 3-7078.
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TRAINING GRANT PROGRAM: The application deadline for the fall semester Staff Training Grant Program is Sept 2. The application form can be found at
http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml. All applications must be returned to Human Resource Services by Sept 2. For further information phone 3-2422.

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NEWS 

UNI RESNET IS DOWN: Because of the Blaster and Welchia viruses, UNI's ResNet is down. Residence hall students do not have access to the Internet or e-mail from their personal computers or from hall e-mail terminals. ResNet computer consultants are working through each hall to make sure all students' computers have appropriate patches and fixes applied. Residents can check with their hall office for updates. The ResNet Web site also will have updates at www.resnet.uni.edu. UNI contacts: Nancy Lindgard and Todd Thomas.
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RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY SUPPPORT: Due to severe budget reductions, three Graduate College programs have been suspended: supplemental conference travel, small projects, and journal publication. If you have any questions contact David Walker, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, at david.walker@uni.edu or 3-6148.
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UNI STRATEGIC PLAN: The Strategic Planning Review Committee met twice this summer to discuss the beneficial feedback it has received to date from faculty and staff. Potential modifications to the UNI Strategic Plan have been made and can be reviewed at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/stratplan. The committee will meet this fall to discuss how the objectives in the UNI plan mesh with the objectives in the Board of Regents Strategic Plan. Please send comments on the potential changes to the current plan, by Sept. 12, using the e-mail feedback link on the Web site.
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GILCHRIST CONFERENCE ROOMS: Due to the construction of the Integrated Student Services Center in Gilchrist Hall, Gilchrist conference rooms 201, 207 and 209 will not be available for meetings after Oct. 10.
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CIEP CONVERSATION PARTNERS PROGRAM: UNI students, faculty and staff help international students learn more about American culture by volunteering as conversation partners in the Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP). Partners meet for one hour each week to converse in English. Stop by Baker 72/73 or visit our Web site at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep to apply.
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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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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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HOURS 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/
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LIBRARY HOURS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#labor
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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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MARS VIEWING: Aug. 27 will be the first time in about 55,000 years that Mars has been this close to 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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THURSDAZE DRIVE-IN MOVIE: Watch the blockbuster "The Matrix Reloaded" under the stars. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 in the Quads Courtyard. Sponsored by The Student Life Team.
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NATIVE ROADSIDE VEGETATION CENTER (NRVC) DEDICATION: The NRVC, located on West 27th Street about one-half mile west of Hudson Road, will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29. Refreshments and building and plot production tours will follow remarks by dignitaries, including Sen. Charles Grassley and a representative of Sen. Tom Harkin. The center's programs-- the Roadside Program, Prairie Institute and Iowa Ecotype Project-- are interwoven to restore Iowa prairie and bring native grasses and flowers back to Iowa's roadsides.
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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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