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Tuesday, April 06, 2004

NEWS 

FACULTY ANNOUNCEMENT: CONVOCATION, ROBES:
The fall 2004 University Convocation will take place at 4 p.m.,
Sunday, Aug. 22 in the GBPAC. Robe ordering deadline is July 6.
For more information on Convocation and ordering robes, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/364.html
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UNIVERSITY MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS MOVE:
The office of University Marketing & Public Relations is in the
process of moving to Bartlett Hall in two phases. Most of the Public
Relations portion of UM&PR (James O'Connor, Gwenne Culpepper, Vicki
Grimes, Liz Yagla and PR student employees) are now located in a
suite of offices at 103 Bartlett, the former VP for Educational and
Student Services offices. They can be reached at 3-6728. The fax number
is 3-2747. The mail code is 0392. The Marketing portion of UM&PR is
expected to move in two months to offices on the same floor of Bartlett.
In the meantime, Stacey Christensen has moved from 115 to 127 Gilchrist.
The move to Bartlett is considered temporary at this point.
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VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
Volunteer UNI of the UNI Career Center is recognizing Volunteers for their
outstanding contributions to the community. Nominate fellow staff members,
faculty or students by sending an e-mail to volunteer@uni.edu to request
application forms. All applications must be submited to:
Volunteer UNI, The UNI Career Center by April 16.
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FACULTY ELECTIONS:
Voting is now open (until 5 p.m. Friday, April 9) for faculty to participate in
university elections for the Chair of the Faculty, the Chair of the Graduate
Faculty, the Committee on Committees (at large), and the Educational Policies
Commission (at large). To vote, faculty should go to MyUniverse and look under
"Current Announcements." You will be directed to on-line voting.
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WOMEN’S STUDIES GRADUATE DIRECTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Women’s Studies Advisory Board seeks to appoint a director for the
Women’s Studies Graduate Program. A job description can be found at:
http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies, click on the Graduate Director Position link.
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SIREN TO SOUND:
The Blackhawk County Emergency Management Agency will be testing
its emergency siren at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 7.
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USHERS NEEDED:
Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming production of
"Ghosts" by Henrik Ibsen. Performances are Thursday - Sunday, April
15-17, and Tuesday - Saturday, April 20-24, at 7:30 p.m. and April 17,
18, & 25, at 2 p.m. Ushers get one free ticket to the performance. To
volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.
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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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SPRING CLEANING:
The gentlemen of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are available to help with
outdoor spring cleaning. Contact Kevin Grady at 266-2522 or e-mail him at
kpgnoles@msn.com for details.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FREE GATEWAYS:
Approximately 103 Pentium 1.0GHz computers from ITS student computer
centers are available. Although these machines are slightly older
(three-years old) technology, they may be able to replace even older
equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various
locations throughout UNI. These machines were purchased with Student
Computer Fee budget allocations, therefore, PREFERENCE will be given for
placing units providing the most "DIRECT USE BY/DIRECT BENEFIT TO STUDENTS."
This offer is extended only to campus departments, NOT student groups or
individuals. See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2004Notice.htm
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ALCOHOL SCREENING:
A free, anonymous screening for alcohol problems, including assessment
questionnaire, video, and educational materials, will take place at 4 p.m.,
Thursday, April 8, at the Counseling Center. The session is also appropriate
for people concerned about someone else's drinking. Call 3-2676 for more
information.
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SUMMER DINING ON CAMPUS:
The 23rd Street Market in the Commons and Prexy's and Chats at Maucker Union
will provide summer food service beginning with the May session. Dining
centers will not be open. Students and staff may purchase Dining Dollars,
pay cash or charge food and beverages.
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EASTER CANDY:
A fresh new selection of Easter candy from Captain Max Chocolates is
available at Prexy's and Chats. Captain Max is a local company, and
their profits are donated to charity. Currently, they are donating
to the Humane Society and Breast Cancer Awareness.
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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.

HOURS 

SPECIAL LIBRARY HOURS:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spec

EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
46th ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:
Say goodbye to departing colleagues at the Recognition Breakfast on
Saturday, May 1 at 8:15 a.m. in the Old Central Ballroom -- Maucker Union.
The breakfast cost is $6.25; register at the Cashier's office. Click on
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/362.html to view the list of honorees.
Contact Brenda Jordan with University Advancement at 3-6078 for further
information.
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SPORTS CAMPS:
The UNI Athletic Department has released the schedule of summer sports
camps. Camps will be held in Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball,
Football, Volleyball, Wrestling, Soccer, Strength & Conditioning,
Athletic Training and more. For more information, call Jason Nellis
at 3-CAMP or e-mail jason.nellis@uni.edu
Or visit http://www.unipanthers.com/camp for printable brochures.
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SHANTYTOWN:
Shantytown, an overnight event to raise awareness about homelessenss
and poverty housing issues, will take place on Friday - Saturday,
April 16-17. Activities will include constructing cardboard houses and
a speaker. Register at shanty_town2004@hotmail.com Sponsored by UNI
Habitat for Humanity and Student Social Work Association.
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OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
Saturday, April 17 (rain date: Saturday, April 24). Manager’s meeting
Monday, April 12, at 4 p.m., WRC 155. Entries due Wednesday, April 14, by
5:30 p.m., WRC 101. $20 entry fee. Limited to first 16 teams.
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2nd ANNUAL MEN’S SLOW PITCH TOURNAMENT:
Saturday, April 24 (rain date: Sunday, April 25). Registration forms
available week of April 12, WRC 101, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Entries due
Wednesday, April 21, by 5:30 p.m., WRC 101. Entry fee $20 per team/two
game guarantee. Contact Andy Briggs, 222-6180 or foodon42@hotmail.com.
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OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:
Manager’s meeting Monday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m., WRC 155. Entry fee
$20, two game guarantee. Registration is Tuesday - Wednesday, April 13-14,
WRC 101, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Limited to first 12 teams.
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RETIREMENT RECEPTION:
A retirement open house honoring Clark Elmer, Bob Hartman and Tom
Romanin will take place Friday, April 30, from 3 - 5 p.m., in the
Commons Georgian Lounge. A program will begin at 3:30 p.m. For a
printable invitation see: http://www.uni.edu/ssc/retirement.pdf
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ROCK CLIMBING/HIKING:
Backpack and climb in one of the best outdoor recreation areas in
Sam’s Throne, Ark., Friday - Sunday, April 16-18. Cost $80 (UNI) $90 (guest).
Pre-trip meeting Tuesday, April 13, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. This site
offers challenging routes for all skill levels. No experience necessary.
All equipment provided.

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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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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. Several hands-on activities 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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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
EARTH SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Brian Gedlinske, Environmental Specialist with the Iowa Waste Reduction
Center, will give a presentation on "Iowa Waste Reduction Center's Small
Business Environmental Assistance" on Monday, April 12, at 4 p.m., in
Latham Hall, Room 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WAR AGAINST BOYS:
Christina Hoff Sommers, the W.H. Brady Fellow at the American
Enterprise Institute will speak at 8 p.m., Wednesday April 14,
in Maucker Union Expansion C. Sommers is the author of, "The War Against
Boys." For more information, contact Marie Hamer at (319) 560-7277 or
mhamer@uni.edu
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SAFE SCHOOLS FORUM:
Students, community and staff are invited to a public forum, Monday,
April 12, from 7-9 p.m., Lang Hall Auditorium. The forum, "Making
Our Schools Safe for glbt Youth," is one in a series of statewide
events focusing on the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
(GLBT) youth. Legal, religious, family and educational issues will be
addressed. For more information, visit http://www.iowasafeschools.org/

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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html. 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 percent tickets.

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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

MAJOR MEETINGS:
Freshmen, undecided students, and students changing majors should
attend a departmental meeting for their intended major on Wednesday,
April 7, at 3 p.m.
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SENIOR CELEBRATION:
The UNI Alumni Association will host Senior Celebration Monday - Thursday,
April 12-15. In addition to events honoring seniors, all students are
invited to attend "Build Your Credit, Lower Your Debt" on Monday at 6 p.m.,
and "Life in the Actual Real World," on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Both seminars
will take place in Maucker Union's College Eye Room (lower level).
Refreshments and door prizes provided. Please make your students
aware of these opportunities. For more information, call 273-2355 or
visit http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.html
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STUDENT COMMITTEE OPENINGS:
NISG is seeking students to serve on university committees. Students
need not be current members of NISG to serve. Vacancies include:
Military Science Liaison Advisory Committee--1 opening
Wellness and Recreation Services Advisory Committee--2 openings
Maucker Union Policy Board--1 opening
To apply, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. For more
information, contact nateg@uni.edu.
Faculty: Please announce these openings in your classes and encourage
students to apply.
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GREEK WEEK CONCERT:
Monday, April 12 is Greek Week kickoff. There will be an outdoor concert
held just west of the Campanile from 6 p.m. until approximately 9 p.m.
If you have any questions please contact the Student Involvement &
Activities Center at 273-2683.
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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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THE NADAS IN CONCERT:
UNI's favorite band, The Nadas, with special guest Jason Lavasseur,
will perform Thursday April 8, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Admission
is free. The show starts at 8 pm. For more info call, 273-2683.


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