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Thursday, January 15, 2004

NEWS 

MAUCKER UNION GRAND OPENING JAN 26-30: During the week of Jan. 26, there will be food specials as well as opportunities to meet staff and visit the newly renovated facilities in Maucker Union. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, there will be self-guided tours 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, call 3-2683 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/345.html

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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES UPDATES: Student representation is needed for various UNI Committees. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/344.html

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MANAGEMENT TRAINING CONSORTIUM: The UNI Management and Professional Development Center is seeking additional members for the 2004 Management Training Consortium, an association of businesses and organizations which provides a cost-effective way to fill common training gaps of supervisors, managers and professionals. For workshop schedules and fees, go to http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc UNI departments receive a 15% discount on the fees. To join, contact Debb Vandehaar-Arens at 3-5851 or mpdc@uni.edu.
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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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FACULTY OPPORTUNITY: UNI has been awarded a three-year grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to enhance learning in the Liberal Arts Core. Faculty may apply for either of two May, 2004 Institutes. Participants will be 2004 Carver Fellows and will receive a grant stipend and instructional support budget. For more information, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/carver/carver.htm

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TRAINING FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS: Plan to attend the next series of Flight School, part of UNI's Soar! Initiative to achieve new heights in managerial excellence. The first session takes place Jan. 28, 9 a.m. - noon in Old Central Ballroom A, Maucker Union. Visit http://aflink.af.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/school.htm or call Robin at 3-3536 for more information.
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DIVERSITY TRAINING: Enroll now to attend "A Campus of Difference," a session that will discuss the importance of diversity at UNI and generate ideas for understanding and building diversity on campus. Visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi or call Robin at 3-3536.
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SPRING FITNESS CLASSES: Choose from the many classes WRS has to offer including indoor cycling, kickboxing, circuit weights (at Health Beat), racquetball lessons or water aerobics. To register or for more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP): The Allen EAP provides services to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits and for their immediate, dependent family members. Individuals receive six free, confidential counseling sessions per calendar year. For appointments, call the EAP at 235-3550 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening appointments are also available. When calling, identify yourself as a UNI employee or family member. For questions, contact Deedra Billings, at 3-7162.
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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 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND: Visit
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#mlutherjr

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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
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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VOLLEYBALL BANQUET: The 2003 volleyball banquet will be held at noon on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Best Western Starlite Village, Waterloo. Cost is $15 per person. The deadline to register is Monday, Jan. 26. For questions or to register, contact Michelle Coulter at 3-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu
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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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VISITING LEADERS SPEAKER SERIES: Presentations will take place 3:30-4:45 p.m. on ten Thursdays beginning Jan. 29. Free and open to the public. Additionally, students can register by Jan. 26 for a one-credit course (680:186, sect. 5). Contact Geraldine Perreault at 3-6898 or geraldine.perreault@uni.edu for instructor consent, speakers' schedule and requirements for credit.
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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
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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