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Tuesday/Thursday, March 00, 2004

NEWS 
CME DEDICATION: 
President Robert Koob invites the entire UNI and surrounding community
to the dedication of the new Center for Multicultural Education (CME).
The dedication takes place at 1 p.m. in the CME, on the second floor
of Maucker Union. Come and celebrate the Center's relocation. There
will be a few remarks, music and refreshments. The festivities are
free. Everyone is welcome.
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CSBS PRESENTS RESOURCES FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING:
The UNI College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) will present the
lecture and panel dicussion, "The Changing Face of Iowa: Tapping Resources
for Successful Aging," at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, in the CEEE, Room 11.
The featured speaker will be Toni Calasanti, professor of sociology and
women's studies at Virginia Tech, and co-author of the book, "Gender,
Social Inequalities and Aging." The event will begin with a reception at
6:30 p.m. The formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free
and open to the public. For more information, call 3-2221.
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KUDOS SUBMISSIONS REQUESTED:
The next Kudos will be linked from UNI Online March 30. Please submit
items electronically to kudos@uni.edu by March 25.
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MEMFIS PHASE II UPDATE:
The MEMFIS Phase II implementation date for new Human Resources and
Payroll systems is being extended to January 2005. This includes employee
electronic time entry, bi-weekly payroll for students, and the use of a
new Personnel Action Form (PAF). Contact Eunice Dell, Project Manager,
if you have questions.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

NEW LIBRARY GATEWAY FEATURE:
"Find It!" provides links between article citations in research databases
and online full text so that users can go directly to the full text
without having to search for journal titles in the catalog. This feature
is now found in most research databases.
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APRIL COMPUTER WORKSHOP CALENDAR:
The April schedule of free computer workshops for UNI students, staff
and faculty is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt
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VolunteerNEWS:
VolunteerNEWS is an e-newsletter from Volunteer UNI of the UNI Career
Center. Volunteer to make a difference, gain experience, build a resume,
make new friends and learn about yourself. To subscribe, send an e-mail
to "volunteer@uni.edu" with the body containing SUB Volunteernews
your-email-address@uni.edu
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HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:
Instead of hauling workout clothes to and from campus, rent half or
long lockers at Health Beat. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or
kristy.leen@uni.edu or sign-up at HB.
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CAREER SCHOLARS INFORMATIONAL SESSION:

An informational session covering all aspects of the Career Scholars
Award will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, April 12 in the Presidential
Room in Maucker Union. Topics include program funding, the benefits
for participants (both students and departments), the responsibilities
of the participating departments, and a Q & A. E-mail UNI Student Employment
Coordinator, Tim Bakula (tim.bakula@uni.edu) by April 9 to register.

 

EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:
This teacher recruiting fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 27, in Maucker Union. Educator registration begins at 8 a.m. in
Sabin Hall. Ninety school districts from Iowa and across the United
States will participate. For further information and a list of registered school
districts: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter (click on Nat'l Educator Expo).
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AUCTION:
At 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, UNI will host an auction at the
warehouse at 2412 West 27th St., Cedar Falls. Six items of office
furniture (desks & tables) will be auctioned first, followed by a
large quantity of computers and electronic equipment. All items are
sold "as is" and must be removed that day. Payment must be in cash
(good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available on the
east side of the warehouse. A photo ID is required to obtain a bidding
number. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.
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SANDY WILLIAMSON OPEN HOUSE:
UNI Athletics will host an open house in honor of Sandy Williamson from
3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 in the Hall of Fame Room, UNI-Dome. Thank
Sandy for her 26 years of dedication and service to UNI Athletics.
Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, contact
Kelly Bockenstedt at 3-2471 or kelly.bockenstedt@uni.edu.
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TEACHER ED INDUCTION:
The 27th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place at 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 1, in the GBPAC. Faculty with teacher education
majors may want to attend this celebration. Faculty available to assist
as marshalls should contact Nick Pace for further information.

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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
ITS SPONSORED WEBCAST:
March 24, noon - 1 p.m. in Lang 245. "21st Century Technology Literacy:
Going Beyond the Requirements of No Child Left Behind" a Webcast about
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a public/private sector partnership
created to identify the essential skills that all students will need to be
successful in the 21st century. A review of the partnerships efforts and
deliverables and how school district CTOs can contribute to the success of
the initiative will also be included. For more info, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts/index.html
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MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION WORKSHOP:
A three-day Musical Theatre Audition Workshop led by Broadway, television,
and film actor Kip Niven, will take place March 25-27 at the Strayer-Wood
Theatre. Mr. Niven will work with 15 students one-on-one on audition
techniques for musical theatre. Anyone may observe the workshop sessions.
For a schedule of workshops, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.
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WOMEN & WAR CONFERENCE:
A conference addressing the impact of war upon women's lives will take
place March 29. At 9 a.m. Anne Barstow, author of "War's Dirty Secret"
will speak and Ms. Kristina Koch, USAID staff, will speak at 1 p.m.
A Roundtable on the U.S. role is at 10:15 a.m. and role of NGOs will
be discussed at 2 p.m. in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union.
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WEBCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
ITS-Educational Technology is offering free WebCT workshops for UNI faculty
on March 26, April 9 and April 16 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. These
classes are for faculty who would like a refresher on how to use WebCT
or for those that have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty
to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face
course, or create a course that is completely online. For more information,
visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or call 3-2309.
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PRSSA REGIONAL CONFERENCE:
UNI PRSSA is one of 12 chapters nationwide to be selected to host a
2004 Regional Activity April 2-4 at UNI. Top-notch national
speakers will lead various sessions including "PR and the Oklahoma City
Bombing", "Promoting Diversity", and "Advocating for Professionalism in
the Profession." Registration is open to everyone--faculty, staff and
students (regardless of major). For more info: visit
http://www.uni.edu/prssa/ra or email uniregionalactivity@yahoo.com
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CHILDREN'S GARDENING WORKSHOP:
The UNI Biology Botanical Center is
sponsoring a "From the Garden to the Kitchen" workshop for 3rd-5th
graders on Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hands-on gardening
from making soil to creating healthy snacks. Register at
http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter (*calendar)
Send the form and fees to: Carol Morris, 0421 or call 3-2247.

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EXHIBITS/FILMS
HISTORY CLUB FILM NIGHT: The History Club is showing the film "Aguirre,
Wrath of God" by Werner Herzog on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in
Seerley 115. The event is free and open to the public.
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FILMS ON COMMUNISM IN CENTRAL EUROPE:
The film "Time Stands Still" (Hungary, dir. Gothat, 1982), will be
shown Sunday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Seerley Hall 115. This is the
fourth film in the series Communism and Society in Central Europe:
Film Classics. "Time Stands Still" portrays the 1956 Soviet invasion
of Hungary and the neo-Stalinist normalization that followed.

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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
SALLY RIDE ON CAMPUS:
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, will speak
at the GBPAC at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, as part of the
Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. This year's
lecture co-sponsor is the UNI Speaker's Committee.
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UNI ATHLETICS SPEECH:
Sandra Williamson will speak on "UNI Athletics from 1983 to 2004" tonight
at 7 p.m. in the CEEE. The public is invited.
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CME SPEAKER, VACA:
On Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 in the CME (second floor of Maucker Union),
Nicolas C. Vaca, the author of "The Presumed Alliance: The Unspoken
Conflict between Latinos and Blacks and What It Means for America," will
speak. Vaca is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a Ph.D. in
sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a
practicing attorney in the Bay Area and has been a visiting scholar at
Berkeley for the past two years. This event is free and open to the public.
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PUBLIC LECTURE: Oleg Koshelev, Professor and Head of the Music
Department at Herzen University in St.Petersburg, Russia, will speak
on "Propaganda or Truth in the Music of Shostakovich and Prokofiev"
on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115. A reception will follow.
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Russian and East
European Studies, and International Programs.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Sara Kimble, History, will present
"Justice Undressed: Law, Sexuality, and Politics in Third Republic France."
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GARY KROEGER ON CAMPUS:
The Student Interaction Committe,e through the GBPAC, is hosting Gary Kroeger for
an Actor's Studio-type performance on March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Old Century
Ballroom, Maucker Union. For more information, contact james.kelly@uni.edu
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Lee Potter, Earth Science, will give a presentation on "The Chico Sill
Complex, New Mexico--Revisited: Isotopes, History, and the Black Cow
Camp" 4 p.m. Monday, March 29, in Latham Hall 125.
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REGENT REPORT TO FACULTY:
Greg Nichols, executive director of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa,
will speak to faculty Friday, April 9, at 1 p.m. in Maurker Union. Campus community
invited.

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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DANCE CONCERT:
The UNI International Dance Theatre's annual spring concert, "Music and
Movement Around the World" will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27
and Sunday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. Ticket
prices for adults are $6, students and senior citizens, $4. Call 273-SHOW.
http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm
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OFF-HUDSON SERIES:
Theatre UNI's Off-Hudson Play Reading Series: "Tea," by Velina Hasu Houston,
Tuesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the CAC. "Tea" tells the story
of four Japanese women who come together to honor a friend upon her
death and in the process struggle to accept the lives they have chosen for
themselves and their daughters. Admission is free.

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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

NEW UNI ID CARDS:UNI will begin issuing new photo ID cards -- now called "uCards" -- to students
on March 29. Those students not graduating in May, need a uCard.
The new uCards provide better security against identity theft. The
old card format contains a Social Security Number in the magnetic stripe.
The uCard replaces the SSN with a new university ID number. A new
design makes the uCard easy to distinguish from the old card.
Residence-hall students should pick up uCards at their hall office between March 29 and April 1. Off-campus students, including those
in University Apartments, should pick up uCards in Maucker Union, near
Chats, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 5 to April 8. Following those
dates, uCards will be available in the Department of Residence office
in Redeker Center. Students must pick up and sign for their own uCard.
The new uCards will go into effect May 10. Old cards are needed until
May 9. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/ucard/
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CHILD CARE GRANTS:
The UNI Child Care Committee is accepting applications for the 2004-05
academic year. Criteria for selection include: Enrolled at least half
time (6 hrs undergraduate/5 hrs graduate) as a UNI student working toward
a degree or certification, financial need and out-of-pocket child care
expenses. While all classified students (undergraduate & graduate) are
encouraged to apply, priority will be given to first BA students.
Deadline is May 3. Application available online at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ or from the UNI Financial Aid Office;
Gilchrist Hall; 273-2700 or 800-772-2736.
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FREE PRACTICE LSAT:
The Daniel Webster Law Society and the Career Center are offering students
a chance to take a free practice LSAT exam administered under simulated
testing conditions. This exam will be administered on April 3 at 10 a.m.
in Seerly 115 by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. For details visit
http://www.uni.edu/~petersc/lsat.htm.
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STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
Sigma Xi's 11th Annual Student Research Conference will take place
April 8. Students (graduate & undergraduate) who have conducted
scientific research during the past year are invited to participate.
Conference details and submission guidelines are at http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/


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