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Thursday, November 20, 2003


NEWS 

KOOB IN SIOUX CITY: President Koob met with the Sioux City Journal's editorial board to discuss state budget cuts and tax structure. http://tinyurl.com/vov7
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UNI'S DR. GRAMMAR DIES NOV. 17: http://www.umpr.uni.edu/News.asp
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FACULTY AND STAFF DAY AT MEN'S BASKETBALL: All UNI faculty and staff have the opportunity to receive a free ticket to the game against Butler on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Must show ID at the door to get one free ticket.
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MASCOT HONORS: UNI's Mascot, Tommy Cat (T.C.), recently received a paid bid to the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National Collegiate Spirit Competition to be held in January in Orlando. Performed by UNI junior Brant Haywood, T.C. is currently ranked fourth in the nation. The paid bid covers all the registration, hotel and airfare costs.
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HAVE YOURSELF A PURPLE HOLIDAY: The President's Office and GBPAC are providing an opportunity for the entire family to see "The Nutcracker" at the 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 29. All faculty and staff will receive 50 percent discount on adult tickets and 'A Buck A Kid' for youth 18 and under. Santa will be available for pictures beginning at 1 p.m. in the lobby. Call 273-SHOW for tickets.
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UNI TRANSPORTATION SURVEY: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MET), the UNI Physical Plant, and Department of Geography have prepared an anonymous survey on campus transportation perceptions and commuter travel behavior. The survey should take no more than five minutes and is available on MyUNIverse through Nov. 30. Log in to MyUNIverse and click on the link to the survey under "Current Announcements" or "Voting and Surveys."
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VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS EARN ACADEMIC HONORS: Seniors Jill Arganbright and Molly O'Brien were named first team CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District VII, while junior Jessi Worrell was a second-team selection. Arganbright holds a 3.97 GPA in Biology/Chemistry; O'Brien holds a 3.86 GPA in Physical Education/ Teaching; and Worrell holds a 3.92 GPA in Biology-Biomedical.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

REFERRAL RESOURCES: The new online 2003-2004 Referral Resources is at
http://fp.uni.edu/acaadvis/Referral_Resources/Referral_Resources.htm
A printable version is linked to the site. The Directory of Referral Resources of Curricular and Career Information will facilitate professional contacts with other departments and university staff as making referrals for students.

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SYLLABI WEB SITE: To include curriculum online at the UNI Syllabi Web site, visit http://www.scholars.uni.edu/syllabi/ On the Web site, there is an e-mail link to submit a class URL. Faculty may submit Word documents (if no site is currently available) to be converted into a PDF for student access and viewing.
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UNI HOLIDAY CARDS: Now available from UM&PR. The cards feature a photo on the front and holiday message inside. No blank cards are available. The cost is $8 per 10 and includes blank envelopes (A-6). To order, call 3-2761. Order deadline is Friday, Nov. 21. Cards may be picked up beginning Dec. 3. To see this year's card, visit
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/holidaycard.pdf
General university account funds may not be used; payment must come from the department's Foundation account. Payment is due when cards are picked up.

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DEADLINE FOR FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS: Enrollment forms for the 2004 Flexible Spending Account are due at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Forms must go to the Office of Human Resource Services - Gilchrist 104.
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FACULTY RESERVE LISTS: The deadline for reinstating Fall 2003 course reserves for the spring semester is Dec. 19. New reserve lists for spring semester should be submitted no later than Dec. 24. For questions call the Multi- Service Center (3-6002) or visit
http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reinstate.htm

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LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER?: WRS Personal Training Programs are available to help achieve health and fitness goals. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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HOURS 

LIBRARY HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING VACATION:
Visit http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks

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IRTS-SEC 222 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS: At 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 IRTS-SEC 222 will close and reopen at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
Friday, Nov. 21-Men's Basketball vs. Chicago State (West Gym), 7:05 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 24-Women's Basketball vs. Houston (West Gym), 7:05 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 24-NCAA Cross Country National Championships (Irv Warren Golf Course, Waterloo) Men's Race: 11:00 a.m.; Women's Race: 12:15 p.m. For more information go to www.unipanthers.com.

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CONFERENCES/METTINGS/WORKSHOPS
FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Nov. 24 from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in the State College Room in Maucker Union. The agenda includes a report from the Liberal Arts Core Committee. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
COMPUTERS AND ETHICS: Sigma Xi presents Keith Miller, Computer Science, University of Illinois-Springfield, talking on "Science, Computer Science & Ethics: Searching for the Truth in a Make-Believe World", 7 p.m., Thursday Nov. 20, in MSH 201. He will discuss how using computers and technology in the quest for knowledge has raised questions about how and what we know. Free and open to the public. More information at
http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/

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CROW FORUM: Monday, Dec. 1, noon in Baker 161, Catherine Palczewski, communication studies, will present "Picturing the Public Arguments Against Suffrage: 1909 Anti-suffrage Postcards." All are welcome for an informal presentation and discussion.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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SPECIAL EVENTS
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK: UNI salutes local educators during American Education Week Nov. 17-21. Faculty, staff and students will offer programming to 11 local schools, reaching more than 1700 students. Programs include communication skills, Young People's Dance Theatre, wolves, physical fitness, UNI Jazz Band II, bullying and teasing and book readings. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen or Molly Muehe, University Marketing & Public Relations, 3-2761.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS DOWNHILL SKIING: Break into the New Year by skiing in Colorado from Jan. 5-10. Six days, five nights lodging, four-day lift tickets. Cost is $450 (UNI) $485 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Contact Wellness and Recreation Services UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more info.
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