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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

NEWS 

STRATEGIC PLAN:
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a new 2004-2009 Strategic Plan at their February meeting. The three public universities have been asked to submit their strategic plans for review at the January 2005 board meeting. A Strategic Planning Review Committee was formed by President Koob in April 2003 to review the university's current strategic plan for 2001-2006. The review committee is drafting a 2004-2009 plan for campus review and approval by Dec. 1, 2004. To view the current draft of the 2004-2009 plan, visit
http://www.uni.edu/stratplan Committee members are listed on the Web site.
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REGENTS MEETING, APRIL 21 IN VINTON:
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet this week at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving school. The agenda is available at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

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NEW ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT:
Gerald Anglum has been appointed assistant vice president for Marketing & Public Relations. He will lead the university's integrated marketing efforts and will oversee the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations. His appointment was effective April 1. For more information, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=1138
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UNI IN THE NEWS:
Suzanne Freedman, Ed Psych & Foundations, appeared on CNN, Thursday, April 8. She was featured on the Cooper Anderson 360 show focusing on her work with incest survivors and educating them about forgiveness.
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COMPLIANCE & EQUITY MANAGEMENT MOVE:
The Office of Compliance & Equity Management has temporarily moved to 115 & 121 Gilchrist, mail code 0028. All phone numbers and fax number remain unchanged.
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ASSOCIATE VP-ESS/DEAN OF STUDENTS OPEN FORUM:
Thursday, April 22 from 2:30-3:45 p.m. in the CME. Candidate Kathy Cavins, associate vice president for Student Services, Western Illinois University, will make a brief presentation about an important student issue, with the balance of the time for questions/answers and conversation.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES:
Minutes from the March 11 meeting are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp

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OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS MOVE:
The Office of Business Operations has moved to its permanent home of Gilchrist 256, the former location of the Controllerís Office. Areas that have moved include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cashiers, Fixed Assets, Payroll and Purchasing. The mail code for Business Operations is 0008. Purchasing (mail code 0016) and Payroll (mail code 0040) will maintain their mail codes for a transition period. Questions should be directed to Lisa Steimel, ext. 3-5885.
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REGENTS STAFF AWARD NOMINATIONS:
UNI P&S employees are invited to submit nominations for the 2004 Regents Staff Excellence Award. The awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. To submit nominations, go to http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/nomination.html. The deadline is Friday, April 23 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Cunningham at 3-2504.
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SOCK COLLECTION:
A collection of thick, new or gently-used socks for Iowa homeless is sponsored by the Foundation MSW Students. Collection locations: April 12-23 at Rod Library and the Social Work Office, April 16-21 at Maucker Union, April 19-30 at the Waterloo Public Library and Simpson Furniture. For more information, contact Jennifer McClain at: azrielspirit@rocketmail.com
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NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKER'S DAY:
Tuesday, April 20 is National Library Workers Day. Stop by the library to thank the people who make Rod Library work.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FACULTY AND ACADEMIC YEAR P&S EMPLOYEES 12 MONTH PAYCHECK OPTION:
Faculty and academic year P&S employees may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 30 payroll respectively. Employees who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months or vice versa, must complete a form available from Payroll, 256 Gilchrist, 3-2656, prior to May 15.
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SIGN UP FOR G PARKING LOT LOTTERY:
The Department of Public Safety is accepting names of faculty and staff who want to be included in the drawing for G lot parking for the 2004-2005 year. A written request must be submitted to 102 Gilchrist Hall by 5 p.m. Friday Aug. 6. Requests can be submitted via e-mail to ann.kjeld@uni.edu The same deadline applies.
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REGISTER ONLINE FOR FALL PARKING PERMITS:
Parking permit applications are now being accepted online. To access the application, follow the link under "Current Announcements" on MyUNIverse. Students must be enrolled, and faculty/staff must be currently employed. G and CP permits are excluded from this process. If you have questions, contact the Department of Public Safety, Parking Division at 3-2710.
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STAFF TRAINING GRANT:
Applications for the summer 2004 Staff Training Grant program are due in the Human Resource Services office by Monday, May 10. Application forms can be found at
http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S
. For more information, call Human Resource Services at 3-6060.
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2004 COURSEWARE CAMPS:
Don't miss this opportunity to jumpstart important courseware projects. Work directly with experienced technology professionals during ITS-Educational Technology's Courseware Camps. FREE to UNI faculty/staff. Choose June 7-11 or June 28-July 2. Space is limited. See detailed descriptions, dates & registration information at http://www.uni.edu/cwc
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APPLE ILIFE SUITE WORKSHOP:
"Livin' the iLife with Ed Cranston," a free workshop on using the tools of the Apple iLife Suite will take place Friday, April 23, from 1-3 p.m. in SEC 127-128. The iLife suite of applications allows you to integrate five multimedia applications, iPhoto for digital photography, iMovie for editing digital video, iTunes for managing music and audio, GarageBand for creating music, and iDVD for creating DVD's - and integrate them so that they work together seamlessly. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/_news/ilife.shtml Intended audience: teacher education students and faculty.
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APRIL SPECIAL AT BISCOTTI'S:
Biscotti's, Redeker Center, is offering a cookie and pint of milk for 95 cents through the end of the month.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:
Tuesday, April 20, 5 p.m., at the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union. This annual event protests violence against women. Schedule of events: 5 p.m. SAVE Forum Actors performance; 6 p.m. Capoeira dance performance; 6:30 p.m. audience poetry/music sharing; 7 p.m. victim resource information; 7:20 p.m. Open Mic; 7:45 p.m. march throughout College Hill area. For more information, contact Courtney Clausen at clausen3@uni.edu or Julie Thompson at 3-2137.
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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: Thursday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Maucker Union Plaza. Europa Cycle & Ski will provide free bicycle tune-ups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. UNI Police will register bikes for identification in case of loss or theft. Extra credit cards for personal wellness students will be available at the Sole Power table.
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PRICE LAB CARNIVAL:
"Paradise at Price Lab" carnival will take place Friday, April 23, 5-8 p.m. in the Nielsen Fieldhouse. The fundraiser will benefit grades Pre/K-12 and help fund playground improvements.
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FITNESS MANIA DAY:
Saturday, April 24, UNI WRC, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The UNI community can check out different fitness classes, improve certain skills, or develop new ones. Cost is $10 (includes lunch). For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitnessmania.html
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BAND-4-BANDZ:
A battle of the bands will take place at the West Gym Saturday, April 24, followed by a headlining concert with Lucky Boys Confusion. The all-day music festival will promote responsible drinking habits, since April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the battle and at 7:30 p.m. for Lucky Boys Confusion. An all-day pass is $5, which includes all 8 bands. Visit, http://www.band4bandz.com for more information.
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HILLSIDE OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE:
Saturday, April 24 marks "Astronomy Day." The UNI observatory, located on Jennings Drive, will be open to the public from 9-11 p.m. Various telescopes will be set up to provide views of several planets, nebulae and the moon. No cost. If the weather is cloudy, the event will be cancelled.
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DANCE BENEFIT WITH THE KEN PAULSEN ORCHESTRA:
The Cedar Valley Dance Club will hold its 9th Annual Spring Serenade Charity Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 24 at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. There will be workshops on the waltz, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and cha cha, from 4:45-5:45 p.m. The workshop fees are $12 each or $20 for both. The fee for workshops and the dance is $30. Dance-only price is $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Student rates are $5 with ID. Tickets can be purchased at Image Makers on Main St. in Cedar Falls. Proceeds will benefit the Waterloo Exchange Club and the UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers.
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SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK:
Sunday, April 25, 2 p.m. Join members of the UNI Biology Preserves Committee on a spring wildflower walk through the University Avenue Preserves. Meet at the Lampost Theatre parking lot, 204 W. Seerley Blvd. For more information, call Jean at 3-7152.
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FALL CONVOCATION, 4 P.M., SUNDAY, AUG. 22, GBPAC:
Pres. Koob will deliver the address, "Great Expectations." Jay Edelnant is convocation marshal. This traditional event honors the beginning of the academic year and sets a tone of dedication to education by both students and faculty. The Panther Bash, a picnic and rally for new and returning students, will follow. Those making first-time orders for academic apparel may visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/363.html. Those who have ordered in the past may order by contacting Norma Riley, 3-2283, norma.riley@uni.edu. All orders are due by July 6.
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ARTS IN APRIL EVENTS
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/artsinapril/calendar.shtml

UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:

http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WALT WHITMAN LIVE:
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in Lang Hall Auditorium, William Koch, English Language and Literature, will present his one-man show, Walt Whitman Live!! Whitman will speak on some of the major themes of his poetry, his observations on American culture, his experience of the Civil War and his views on Abraham Lincoln, incorporating slide pictures and music. Free and open to the public.
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SYMPHONY:
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will present "May the Force be with You" on Friday and Saturday April 23 and 24, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. On the program will be music from "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Harry Potter," "Jaws" and others. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.
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UNI YOUNG PEOPLES DANCE THEATRE INFORMANCE:
Saturday, April 24, 2 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Under the direction of UNI students, children from local elementary schools will share their creative dances in an informal performance. General admission is $1 at the door. http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm
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GEORGE WINSTON AT THE GBPAC:
George Winston blends jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, stride and classical music to create a sound unlike any other, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 25. Support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by bringing a donation of non-perishable food to the concert. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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"KISS ME KATE" AT THE GBPAC:
Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. One of the all-time great musicals, "Kiss Me Kate" sparkles with wit and romance. Winner of five Tony Awards. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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ATHLETICS

UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Tuesday, April 20 -- Baseball vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m. (in Cedar Rapids at Veterans Stadium) -- Rain date scheduled for Wednesday.
Thursday, April 22 -- Softball vs. Wisconsin, 5 p.m. -- Panther Park For more information, visit http://www.unipanthers.com
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
FINAL FACULTY SENATE MEETING FOR 2003-2004:
Monday, April 26, in CBB 319 at 3:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.
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FAIR HOUSING CONFERENCE:
"Keepers of the Dream," Cedar Valley Fair Housing Conference, will take place Thursday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Waterloo Center for the Arts. Keynote speaker is George Galster, a leading fair housing scholar. Workshops will cover predatory lending, landlord/tenant issues, etc. Registration, $10, call 291-4441. Sponsors: UNI Public Policy and the Waterloo Human Rights Commission.
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EXHIBITS/FILMS
WOMEN ON FRIDAYS: VIDEO VIEWPOINTS:
Friday, April 23, noon-1:30, Baker 161. View and discuss the video "Bill T. Jones: Still/Here with Bill Moyers." Jones tell the story of his first encounter with white people, confusion over his sexuality and his HIV status. Bring a lunch, dessert will be provided. For more information contact susan.hill@uni.edu or cynthia.goatley@uni.edu.
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PRAIRIE VIDEO:
The premiere showing of "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie," will be Friday, April 30, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The feature-length documentary is directed by Daryl Smith, professor and director of the Native Roadside Vegetation Center. It is narrated by Annabeth Gish, critically acclaimed film and television actress. The film covers one of the world's great ecosytems and its transformation from natural landscape to farmland. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu~lostland.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Louis Fenech, History, will present the last PAT/History Lecture of the year, "A Seventeenth- Century Indo-Persian Poet: The Many Lives of Nand Lal." The event is free and open to the public.
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VOICES AND RHYTHMS OF AFRICA:
Chris Ogbondah, Communication Studies, will be the featured presenter Tuesday, April 27, 5 p.m. at University Book and Supply. After briefly talking about his book, "State Press Relations in Nigeria," Ogbondah will play African drums and describe the clothing from Nigeria he and his family will be wearing. There will be African artifacts on display and a video depicting Nigerian cultural festivals will be shown. Ogbondah will tell stories and spin African tales.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

THURSDAZE APRIL 22 EVENTS:
A night of stress-free fun. From 5-10 p.m., enjoy inflatable fun, wax hands, and frame-a-name, Maucker Union Plaza. For more information, call 3-2683 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/thursdaze

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR, VOLUNTEER UNI:
The position of Student Program Coordinator for Volunteer UNI is available for the 2004-2005 academic year. The role of the program coordinator is to promote volunteerism through presentations, the annual Volunteer Fair, the biweekly e-newsletter, "VolunteerNews" and printed materials. The time commitment is 12 hours per week and the wage is $7.10 per hour. For a complete job description and application, visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter. For more information, contact Susie Schwieger at 3-6857.
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