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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

NEWS 

UNI ONLINE DEADLINE: Due to the Martin Luther King Day holiday, the deadline for submitting items for the Jan. 20 edition of UNI Online is noon, Friday, Jan. 16.
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UNI UPDATE: The University Cabinet and the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations provide periodic updates on the core messages and attributes of the university in order to help faculty, staff and others convey accurate information related to UNI issues and services. See http://www.uni.edu/govrel/unite/core/index.html
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2004 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: The 2004 session convened Monday, Jan. 12. For an overview of UNI's key legislative requests, visit
http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

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PAYROLL CUTOFF DATES: The monthly time period cutoff dates for student and merit staff time sheets, and final dates for payroll changes, are at
http://www.uni.edu/controller/payroll/deadlines.html

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PANTHER PRIDE WEEKEND: Wear purple apparel to either basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 17 and receive half-price admission. For ticket information, call 3-DOME.
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2004 GOLF TOUR SCHEDULE: This year's tour will consist of 16 events, including a new event in Webster City. For more information, visit
http://www.unipanthers.com/athletics/story.asp?storyId=1787

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TAG SALE: On Friday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., UNI will host a tag sale at 8712 University Ave.(Graceland, the MEMFIS House), just southwest of the GBPAC. Items for sale include desks, credenzas and chairs (mostly wooden). All items are specifically priced for sale, sold "as is" and must be removed by 2 p.m. that day. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Call Vince, 3-3527, with questions.
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BOR MEETING: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet via telephone conference call at 3 p.m, Wednesday, Jan. 14. The public can audit the meeting in the Presidential Room, on the lower level of Maucker Union. The docket is available on the Web at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html
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PROCUREMENT CARD REPORTS: Any department wishing a copy of its annual procurement card expenditures should contact Purchasing at 3-3524. These reports are available as a summary by department and/or itemized by individual card holder.
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STAFF TRAINING GRANT CHANGES: Following are the new reimbursement procedures for 2004. UNI staff enrolled at UNI will receive a credit applied directly to their U-Bill at the beginning of the semester. Reimbursement for staff enrolled at other institutions will continue to be paid at the end of the semester. Applications for spring 2004 are due Feb. 1, and can be found at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml For more information, contact Kim Schares at 3-6060.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

RESERVE StudioIT FOR YOUR COURSE: 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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LEARN TO SWIM: The Paddling Panther Learn-to-Swim program is available to children of UNI students, faculty and staff. American Red Cross water safety instructors teach preschool through Level 7. The classes take place on Saturday mornings at 9, 10 and 11. The cost is $35 for a full session, or $17 for a half session. Contact Chris Denison at 3-7263 or e-mail denison@uni.edu for more details.
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JANUARY SCHEDULE OF FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Check out January's schedule at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt for information about Calendar (now an Oracle product) and Messenger (e-mail) workshops, as well as many others on Microsoft Office, and Creating Web Pages.
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EAPWORKS NEWSLETTER: The latest issue of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Newsletter is available online aflink.af.uni.edu/hrs/eap/news.htm Click on "current issue." Topics include workplace change, children's mental health, gambling and breaking the marriage rut. Questions about the EAP? Contact Deedra Billings, 3-7162.
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FREE COPIER DISPERSANT TONER: Six bottles of black, liquid copier dispersant (installs cap side down), toner and one large bottle of clear liquid copier dispersant, toner (installs cap side up). For more information or to pick-up, please call Marcy at 3-7486.
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HOURS 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:
For a complete listing, visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

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LIBRARY HOURS OVER ML KING JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND:
Visit http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#mlutherjr

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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
Wed., Jan. 14: Men's Basketball vs. #23 Creighton, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome
Fri., Jan. 16: Track and Field Hosts Panther Open, 3 p.m., UNI-Dome
Fri., Jan. 16: Women's Swimming vs. Truman State, 5 p.m., WRC Pool
Sat., Jan. 17: Track and Field Hosts Panther Open, 11 a.m., UNI-Dome
Sat., Jan. 17: Women's Basketball vs. Bradley, 3:05 p.m., West Gym
Sat., Jan. 17: Men's Basketball vs. Drake, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome

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UNI ATHLETIC CLUB RENEWAL CARNIVAL: On Saturday, Jan. 24, the UNI Athletic Club will sponsor the Fifth Annual Membership Renewal Carnival in the UNI-Dome before the men's basketball game versus Bradley, 5:15-6:45 p.m. The carnival is free to anyone with a game ticket. There will be games and inflatables for the kids as well as snacks and fun with UNI coaches and student-athletes. Support UNI student-athletes by renewing a pledge or joining the UNI Athletic Club. Payroll deduction and automatic deduction from checking or savings account options are available. Contact Kelly Bockenstedt at 3-2471 or
kelly.bockenstedt@uni.edu
with questions.

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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE: An informational meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Maucker Union Elm Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade point average are eligible to attend one of 166 universities across the United States while paying UNI tuition. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse.shtml

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EXHIBITS/FILMS
ART EXHIBIT: From Jan. 12 through Feb. 8 the UNI Gallery of Art will present "Convention and Invention: An Exhibition of Publication Design" featuring the traveling exhibition "50 Books/50 Covers," which is organized by the American Institute for Graphic Arts. In addition, three artists are highlighted: Douglas Holleley, international book artist; Nikki McClure, papercutter and book artist; and Walter Hamady, printmaker, papermaker and poet.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION TALK: Thursday, Jan. 15, 12:30 to 2 p.m. in SEC 247. The Center for International Peace and Security Studies and Student Pugwash USA will present "Weapons of Mass Destruction," by Washington-based journalist Martin Schramm. All are welcome.
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PERFORMING ARTS
JOHN AMOS' HALLEY'S COMET: Monday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. John Amos of "Roots" and "West Wing" fame, brings his one-man production to the GBPAC for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day performance. Halley's Comet describes the journey one man has taken since the first time he saw the comet as a young boy to his second meeting, 76 years later. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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RASCAL FLATTS AT THE UNI-DOME: Rascal Flatts will perform with Chris Cagle and Brian McComas on Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster. Call 319-363-1888, visit a Ticketmaster outlet (HyVee stores), or order online at
http://www.ticketmaster.com
or http://www.cc.com

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SPECIAL EVENTS
A-Z INSTITUTE M DAY: University Museum, Jan. 19, 9-noon. Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Appropriate for elementary-age children. Registration deadline is Jan. 15. $15 for members of the Friends of the Museums; $20 for nonmembers.
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UNI DANCE TEAM CLINIC: The UNI Dance Team will host its annual Kids Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 24. Participants in grades K-6 are invited to join UNI Dance Team members for an afternoon of fun, dancing and a visit by T.C., the UNI Panther mascot. That evening, participants will perform at half-time of the UNI Men's Basketball game vs. Bradley. Visit
http://www.unipanthers.com/spirit
to register. Contact Jori Wade Booth at uni-dance@uni.edu for additional information.

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