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Thursday, April 01, 2004

NEWS 

NEW LOOK FOR MEMFIS:
On April 5, MEMFIS users will experience a new look and feel to the
MEMFIS system. In preparation for Phase II, MEMFIS technical support
will apply a patch to the current Oracle software that will result in
changes. Basic functionality will remain the same, but the way you
access certain functions will change and the look will be different. To
preview the new look, read the most recent issue of the MEMFIS TIMES
newsletter at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/news/memfis_times.asp
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FACULTY SENATE ELECTIONS:
Any non-voting faculty (or person not tenure/tenure track but who teaches
at least one class a year) may self-nominate to run for UNI Faculty Senate
(to replace Tom Romanin) or to be a member of Athletic Advisory Committee by
notifying Carol.Cooper@uni.edu by Monday, April 5. Paper ballots will follow.
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REGENTS STAFF AWARD NOMINATIONS:
UNI Professional & Scientific employees may submit nominations for the
2004 Regents Staff Excellence Award. The awards are presented annually
to those P&S employees from the Regents institutions who have made
outstanding professional contributions during their careers. To submit
nominations, visit http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/nomination.html
The deadline is Friday, April 23 at 4 p.m. For more information, call Karen
Cunningham at 3-2504.
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KUDOS:
The most recent issue of Kudos is available at
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/archive/2004/mar30.shtml
To submit items for Kudos, e-mail them to kudos@uni.edu
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CELL PHONES:
The Purchasing Dept. has announced that UNI has negotiated special pricing
on cell phones with US Cellular, UNI's preferred supplier for cell phone
service. Since each department is likely to have individualized needs,
contact the UNI rep, Jeff Studer, at 319/551-5000 for UNI pricing. If you
have questions, call Roxanne, 3-3524.
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LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM: A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local
agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be held at 4:30 p.m.,
Friday, April 2, at Area Education Agency 267, 3712 Cedar Heights
Dr., Cedar Falls. Area legislators will discuss major legislative
issues and guests may ask questions and voice opinions. For more
information, contact the Office of Governmental Relations, 3-6144.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

 

LIBRARY NOTICE:
Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish
to apply for study rooms in the Library for the summer session should do
so by Friday, April 9. Application forms are available in the Library's
main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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EAP WORKS:
The latest issue of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Works
Newsletter is available at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/hrs/eap
Click on "Quarterly Newsletter" and then "Current Issue." For more
information on the EAP, contact Deedra Billings, Wellness Resource
Coordinator, at 3-7162.
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HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES: The Health Beat locker rooms have half and
long lockers available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or
kristy.leen@uni.edu or sign-up at HB, just ask a fitness supervisor.
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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
ARTS IN APRIL KICKOFF:
UNI will host its fourth annual Arts in April kick-off, a free event
featuring workshops and performances, from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday,
April 3, at the GBPAC. There will be a series of workshops -- geared
toward children -- on juggling, jazz and hip-hop dancing, creative drama
and visual arts. Performances will include those by the Habeas Corpus
Early Dance Project, the UNI Stage Combat Club, Opera UNI, Orchesis, and
UNI's Jazz Band One. Contact: UM&PR, 3-2761.
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FREE DANCE AND LESSON:
A ballroom dance and lesson will be offered Sunday, April 4, in Maucker
Union Expansion. The lesson in Swing Hustle will be taught by Frances Degnin,
at 8 p.m. Dancing will follow until 10 p.m. This event, sponsored by UNI
Folk and Ballroom Dancers, is free and open to the public.
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SINGLE MEN NEEDED:
If you would like to meet a handful of single ladies in a safe environment,
register for speed dating to be held at the GBPAC, Saturday, April 10, at 6
p.m., prior to the 7:30 performance of Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet
Lickers on Saturday, April 10. To register, call the GBPAC box office at
273-SHOW by April 2, and receive $5 off your show ticket.
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SOUP'S ON:
FOUR CULTURES, FOUR SOUPS will take place at the University Museum,
Thursday, April 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Experience the Museum in a different
light. Sample several different soups and breads from around the world.
Bid on silent auction items. Purchase tickets at the University Museum
by April 9. $10/adult; $5/child under 12.
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TASTE OF ASIA:
The Asian American Student Union presents the Taste of Asia in the
International Student Services, on the the upper level of Maucker
Union on Monday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold
on Thursday - Friday, April 1 and 2 in the Maucker Union from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The
cost is $5 in advance and $6 at the door. The AASU will be serving
authentic Asian foods. For more information, call Thao Dao (319)
610-4300 or e-mail uni_aasu@hotmail.com.
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SPRING FASHION SHOW "REDEFINITION"
The Textile and Apparel Students will be presenting "reDefinition,"
its annual Spring Fashion Show, at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 3 in Lang
Auditorium. The show is free and a reception will follow.
Refreshments will be available. Seniors will also be presenting their
portfolios. For more information,
http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/tapp/index.html
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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE:
Honor those affected by cancer Friday - Saturday, April 16-17, from 6 p.m.
- 6 a.m. in the UNI-Dome. Teams are signing up now. To participate or donate
to this cause, e-mail relay-for-life@uni.edu
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BACKPACKING IN MICHIGAN:
Backpack the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area in the Upper Peninsula of
Michigan Thursday - Sunday, April 22-25. Cost $80 (UNI) $90 (guest). Pre-trip
meeting is Thursday, April 15 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. A great adventure with
impressive views and a "rain forest" feel. Contact Outdoor Rec, 3-7163.

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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
GRADUATE FACULTY MEETING:
The Annual Graduate Faculty meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, at
3:30 p.m., in Seerley 115. In addition to awarding prizes to outstanding
graduate students and faculty, there will be a panel discussion on "Diversity
and Graduate Study." There will be refreshments after the meeting.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING:
The Faculty Senate will meet at 3:15 p.m., Monday, April 12, in CBB 319. The Senate
will discuss proposed changes to the Liberal Arts Core. Senate action on the
proposal is possible. Everyone is welcome to attend (seating limited). For more
information contact Melissa L. Heston at heston@uni.edu.

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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
LAURA THUDIUM: MY LIFE IN ART
Theatre UNI will host professional costume and theatrical makeup designer,
Laura Thudium, Saturday, April 3, at 7 p.m., for a presentation and
discussion of her career and publishing experience.  The presentation
will be in CAC Room 108. There is no admission charge. For information,
call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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BECOME AN EDUCATED JEWELRY CONSUMER:
Learn what to look for when buying jewlery, including cut, clarity and
quality. Find out what you are really paying for at a gemstone awareness
seminar, from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, April 5 in Latham Hall, Room 125.
Dave Cutler, from Precieux Arts Jewelry will be the presenter.
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HISTORY CLUB STUDENT LECTURE NIGHT:
The UNI History Club is holding its annual student lecture night on
Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in SRL 115. Student lecturers will present
their current research. Presenters include, Johnny Sanchez, "Railroads
and Tourism in the American West," Andrew Hoff, "The Teaching of Early
Man, The Dig!" and Nate Green, "'By an Eye of Faith': The Great Awakening
in a Modern Context." The event is free and open to the public.
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HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA:
Georgine Getty, Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the
Homeless, and UNI graduate, Philosophy and Women's Studies, will speak on
"Homelessness in America: Problems and Solutions," Monday, April 5, 3:30 pm,
in the CAC Room 108. LAURA THUDIUM: MY LIFE IN ART
Theatre UNI will host professional costume and theatrical makeup designer,
Laura Thudium, Saturday, April 3, at 7 p.m., for a presentation and
discussion of her career and publishing experience.  The presentation
will be in CAC Room 108. There is no admission charge. For information,
call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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BECOME AN EDUCATED JEWELRY CONSUMER:
Learn what to look for when buying jewlery, including cut, clarity and
quality. Find out what you are really paying for at a gemstone awareness
seminar, from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, April 5 in Latham Hall, Room 125.
Dave Cutler, from Precieux Arts Jewelry will be the presenter.
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HISTORY CLUB STUDENT LECTURE NIGHT:
The UNI History Club is holding its annual student lecture night on
Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in SRL 115. Student lecturers will present
their current research. Presenters include, Johnny Sanchez, "Railroads
and Tourism in the American West," Andrew Hoff, "The Teaching of Early
Man, The Dig!" and Nate Green, "'By an Eye of Faith': The Great Awakening
in a Modern Context." The event is free and open to the public.
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HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA:
Georgine Getty, Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the
Homeless, and UNI graduate, Philosophy and Women's Studies, will speak on
"Homelessness in America: Problems and Solutions," Monday, April 5, 3:30 pm,
in the CAC Room 108.

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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SYMPHONY:
The Boston Symphony's principal second violinist, Haldan Martinson,
joins The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony this Friday and Saturday night
on a program of Sibelius, Mahler and Rouse. The 7:30 p.m. concerts at
the GBPAC will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. discussion led by music director
Jason Weinberger. Tickets are available at 3-7469 and at the door.
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BRAZILIAN PARTY:
A Capoeira show by capoeira masters visiting from Brazil and TY:
California. The show takes place from 9 p.m. till 2 a.m., Saturday,
April 3, at Pour Richard's Pub on the Hill.
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CAPOEIRA:
The Capoeira Masters will perform from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 4, in the
WRC, basketball courts, upstairs. Admission is $3. The show includes
Samba-Reggae, African dancing, drumming, and Capoeira (Afro-Brazilian
Martial Arts). Interact with the Capoeira Masters after the show, during
the social hour at the CME. For more information, contact Francesca
Hanson at 268-0107 or hanson@uni.edu
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5 TIL ARTIST SERIES
Bring your lunch and listen to singer/guitarist Ryan Adcock, Wednesday,
April 7, at 11:55 a.m., in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. Ryan is
touring in support of his latest album "From Silence and Joy" For more
information, call 3-5888 or visit http://www.ryanadcock.com. Sponsored by the
Student Involvement & Activities Center.
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LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS:
Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC, one of the top swing and jump
blues bands in the country will be performing. This all-star, eight-piece band,
features some of the finest musicians anywhere. Come and swing; the dance
floor will be down. And after the show, stay for a swing dance party in the
lobby, complete with dance lessons and great music. Call 3-SHOW for tickets.
UNI students receive 50% tickets.
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GHOSTS:
Theatre UNI presents Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts," a masterpiece of one woman's
struggle against religious hypocrisy and societal oppression. Performances
are April 15-18 and 20-25, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $8 for
UNI faculty and staff and free to UNI students with ID. Call 3-6381 or online
at: http://www.theatreuni.com

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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

 

STUDENT UserID CHANGE:
UserID Amnesty will be in effect throughout the month of April.
This year is the FINAL time that this option will be offered.
During UserID Amnesty, students may select a new userid, even if a
change from the UNI-assigned userid has already been made. Visit the
"UserID Selection" page,
https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/select_userid.cgi,
E-mail sent to your old userid will be automatically forwarded to the
new one. http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/userid-amnesty.shtml
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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY MAJOR INFORMATION:
Freshmen and undeclared students interested in declaring a major in
Industrial Technology should attend a meeting Wednesday, April 7, at
3 p.m., in the ITC Room 7. To learn more about the program before the
meeting, visit http://www.uni.edu/indtech/recruit. Students may declare
their major the day of the meeting and will be assigned a new academic
advisor. For more information, contact Michelle Lee, 3-2562.
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FREE STUDENT GRILL-OUT:
NISG is hosting a student bash Thursday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
in front of the Campanile. Free hotdogs, hamburgers, musical entertainment
and raffle prizes will be available for all students and staff.


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