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Tuesday, November 25, 2003


NEWS 

LIFE INSURANCE BENEFICIARIES: Beneficiary confirmation letters have been distributed to all university employees who currently have a life insurance policy as part of their employee benefit package. Return completed forms to Human Resource Services by Dec. 12. If you have a policy and did not receive a form, contact HRS at 3-2422.
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GILCHRIST HALL RENOVATION UPDATE: Due to construction in Gilchrist Hall, the north entrance will be closed Nov. 27-30 and again from Dec. 11-22. The north entrance will be open on Dec. 24 and should be used to get to the Registrar's Office. For further details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/340.html
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COOKIE DOUGH FOR SALE: Start your seasonal baking now with Fresh Beginnings 3.5-pound tubs of cookie dough. Order by e-mailing Carolyn.Young@uni.edu stating the quantity, flavors and pick-up point: Biscotti's, 23rd Street Market or Prexy's in the Maucker Union. The first pick-up date is Dec. 2. Choices include chocolate chocolate chip, chocolate chip, monster, peanut butter, sugar, molasses, and peanut butter chip, all available with one-day notice. (Other UNI varieties available with two days notice.) Each tub will make about 3 1/2 dz. cookies for $6.99. Order dough before 1:30 p.m. and pick it up the next day after 9 a.m.
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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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CAMPUS SUPPLY WINNERS: All purchases at Campus Supply qualify the buyer for entry in a drawing. Theresa Johnson, Early Child Development and Debra Laneville, Social Work won a HP digital camera and a HP laser printer for their departments.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

HOLIDAY COMPUTER SPECIALS: Dell and Apple computers are offering special prices in time for the holiday season. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase
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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 making referrals for students.

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UNI SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES WEB SITE:
http://www.uni.edu/subabuse
The Web site includes: UNI's Alcohol and Drug policy; standards of conduct for employees; local, state and federal alcohol and illicit drug laws and related penalties; health risks of alcohol and drug use and abuse, and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Shorts Travel Management office will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1, and 2. On these days, departments needing to make travel arrangements will be able to access Shorts after-hours service, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contact number for these days is 800-373-8685.
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HOURS 

MUSEUMS HOLIDAY HOURS: The University Museum and Marshall Center School will be closed November 27-30.
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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)

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
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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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Stephanie Tassier-Surine, research geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will present "Geologic Mapping in Iowa: It's not all Glacial Drift" on Monday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in Latham 125. Everyone is welcome.
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COE PANEL DISCUSSION: UNI's College of Education will present a free panel discussion, "Using Technology to Improve Teacher Quality for Iowa," for educators and school administrators at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the West Des Moines Marriott. Panelists from UNI include President Koob, Bill Callahan, associate dean, College of Education; Karla Krueger, InTime co-director; Yana Cornish, InTime technical coordinator and Judy Jeffrey, administrator, Iowa Department of Education. The discussion will cover technology in 21st century clasrooms and the COE's InTime project (Integrating New Technologies Into the Methods of Education). For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
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SIGMA TAU DELTA LECTURE: Nationally renowned scholar and critic of post World War II American literature, Jerome Klinkowitz, will discuss "Vonnegut does not equal War." The talk will take place in Seerley Hall's Great Reading Room on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. For more information, contact kevitron@uni.edu
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CME PRESENTATION: The Center for Multicultural Education will host a conversation with the authors of "Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the center's new home on the top floor of Maucker Union. The event is free and open to the public. The authors are Kumea Shorter-Gooden, a licensed psychologist in private practice and a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University in Los Angeles; and Charisse Jones, a national correspondent for "USA Today."
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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THE NUTCRACKER: Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. the holiday tradition featuring Ballet Internationale and children of the Cedar Valley visits the GBPAC. Call 273-SHOW or visit http://www.gbpac.com for tickets.
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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: Theatre UNI will present Caryl Churchill's "Far Away" on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. at University Book & Supply. "Far Away" is a surrealistic political drama commenting on a future in which the whole world is at war, even the animals and the weather. Directed by Jay Edelnant. Admission is free.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
CEEE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS: Stop by Information Table #1 in the Maucker Union on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and help support the CEEE's community programs. 'Buy Fresh, Buy Local' totebags, aprons, shirts and signed Gary Kelley Farmers' Market posters will be for sale.
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KAPPA DELTA PI SHIRT SALE: Kappa Delta Pi will hold a pre-holiday t-shirt and other gift sale in the SEC lobby on Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 2-4, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All proceeds are used for the organization's educational and service projects.
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OPPORTUNITY WORKS' CELEBRATION OF GIFTS: Join OW and the Volunteer Center for an open house celebration, Thurs. Dec. 4, 3-7 p.m., Waterloo Sullivan Bros. Convention Center. Participants will learn about the region's poverty reduction plan, find out how to get involved and honor community collaborations. Register and nominate collaborations at:
http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org/register.cfm
or call 266-3560 or e-mail vangorp@uni.edu.

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CELEBRATE THE SEASONS: Thursday, Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m. in Maucker Union, student organizations representing Ramadan, Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Posada will have interactive games, crafts, music and more. Sleigh rides through campus will also be available. For more information, call the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 3-2683.
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