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Thursday, September 4, 2003


NEWS 

CAMPUS PHONE DIRECTORY UPDATES: Human Resource Services is beginning to update PERSONAL information for the 2003-2004 UNI campus phone book. To update personal (home) information ONLY, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/328.html Information on submitting changes in departmental listings will appear in Online at a later date.
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MORE MARS VIEWING: If you were not able to view Mars last week when it was closest to Earth, you can still see it this month. There are regular observatory programs at McCollum Science Hall, and several open houses at Hillside Observatory on Jennings Drive as well. For details, http://www.earth.uni.edu
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STUDENT E-MAIL: Beginning Monday, Sept. 15, UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the fall semester will be disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server.
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OFFICE RELOCATION: The Office of Information Management and Analysis has relocated to the Rod Library room 441. Telephone, fax numbers and on-campus mail code stays the same.
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8TH ANNUAL SATURDAY CELEBRATION: All faculty, staff and their families are invited to the 8th Annual UNI Saturday Celebration Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the president's home. Food, drinks & table service are provided. Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Free open recreation will be available for UNI families in the WRC until 5 p.m. (Check in at main desk; clean shoes required and children must be accompanied by an adult). Rain location is Maucker Union.
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PANTHER MEAL PLAN: The "Panther Meal" Plan being promoted on campus and at local restaurants is not associated with the university. It is a declining balance plan organized by a company based in Virginia. Information about UNI Dining Services on the Panther Meal Plan Web site is not correct.
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SYMPHONY TICKETS: Single tickets to the nine Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony concerts, as well as the Sept. 21 Chamber Music concert, are now on sale. Call the GBPAC box office at 3-7469 or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE: Criteria: Preference given to undergraduate UNI students working towards degree or certificate, financial need and off-campus child care expenses. Graduate students may apply. Deadline is Sept. 12. Minimum award: $1,000 for 20-30 students. Applications available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid or UNI Financial Aid Office, 116 Gilchrist Hall; 3-2700.
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WELLNESS NEWSLETTER: The September issue of Words of Wellness (an employee wellness newsletter for UNI faculty and staff) can be found at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html To receive a hard copy of each issue along with each semester's fitness schedule, contact Kathy.Gulick@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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ASK A LIBRARIAN CHAT SERVICE: Get your questions answered when you chat live online with a librarian. Rod Library is offering a new, improved chat service beginning Sept. 2. Hours are M-F, 1-4 p.m. During all other hours, submit questions via email, phone, or in person at the reference desk. For more information, visit: http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askalibrarian.html
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FACULTY SENATE: The University Faculty Senate will hold its first meeting Monday, Sept. 8 from 3:15-5 in Gilchrist 207. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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GATEWAY TO LIBRARY AND INTERNET RESOURCES: The Library's Gateway provides access to the research and information resources available to the UNI community, both print and electronic. Resources are organized by common publication types, such as journal articles and books. The Gateway is accessible from several links on the library's home-page, http://www.library.uni.edu/ and from MyUNIverse.
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RESERVE StudioIT FOR YOUR CLASS: Located in Lang 245, the Studio for Innovative Teaching (StudioIT) is an interactive classroom equipped with a touch screen SMART Board, 20 Gateway wireless laptops, and a video-conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.
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AEOP KICK-OFF: The UNI Association of Educational Office Professionals kicks off the 2003-04 season Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Guest speakers will be Kamyar Enshayan and Pat Higby, presenting "UNI Energywise." The membership drive ends Oct. 31. For questions or a membership application, call Judy Dieken 3-2422.
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MEMFIS TRAINING: The MEMFIS Training Team is investigating campus-wide need for additional training on Phase I applications. Please e-mail memfis-training@uni.edu if you, or someone you know, would like to receive training on basic navigation, preparing requisitions, purchasing inquiries and reports, financial reports, or using MEMFIS forms.
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2004 CALENDARS: Have you ordered your 2004 calendars yet? If you have not received the 2004 information with pricing and items, please call Mary at 3-2451 in Campus Supply.
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WRS FITNESS & LEISURE CLASS SIGN-UP: Classes began Sept. 2. Register now. WRS office (WRC 101) hours: M-F 7:30-5:30. New classes include Indoor Cycling and Walk-n-Tone; as well as employee-only aerobics, Mind, Body, & Spirit (yoga); and belly dancing. Pick up a flyer at the WRC or the Union Information Desk. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec for more information
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EVENTS 
(by category)

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
FOREIGN CAREERS LECTURE: Stanley A. Otto, the First Secretary for Economic Affairs for the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo will speak on "Careers in the Foreign Service" Thursday, Sept. 4 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the State College Room, lower level, Maucker Union. Learn about foreign affairs, careers in the foreign service and living abroad.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: Dr. Rex Honey of the Department of Geography at the University of Iowa will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m, in Sabin 7. The topic is "Cultural Struggles Over Human Rights: Reflections on Nigeria, India and the United States." All are welcome.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
DIVERSITY WEEK SCHEDULE: Celebrate Diversity Week Sept. 7-12. Enjoy events like the Cultural Festival, musical entertainment, student panels, movies and more. For a complete Diversity Week schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker
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SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM: The UNI Speech and Debate team will host an informational meeting Sept. 9 (Tues), at 6 p.m., in Lang 223. Any students interested in joining or getting information are invited. All faculty coaches, as well as present team members, will be there to answer questions. If a student cannot attend, s/he may contact Cate Palczewski (3-2714) or palczewski@uni.edu. Visit http://www.uni.edu/forensic/ for more information.
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CLIMB BACKBONE: On Sept. 12, spend an evening with UNI Outdoors while attempting some of Backbone State Park's famous climbing routes during nightfall. No experience necessary. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 9. Cost is $20 (UNI) $25 (Guest). Contact UNI Outdoors, 3-7163 for more information.
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GOLF AT PHEASANT RIDGE GOLF COURSE: Saturday, Sept. 20, presented by UNI Intramurals. Register Monday, Sept. 8 Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. (limited to 100 entries). Green fees $12 (cash or check); no refunds unless Pheasant Ridge determines course is unplayable. Tee times start at 8:30 a.m.
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HONOR ELDON: A special event honoring Eldon and Dee Miller for their service to UNI will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 in the UNI-Dome. The UNI Foundation invites faculty and staff to make a gift to the McLeod Center in recognition of Eldon and Dee. The goal is to raise $500,000 and to then name the plaza between the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center in their honor. To purchase tickets or make a donation in the Millers' honor, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078 or visit http://www.uni-foundation.org
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