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Thursday, April 22, 2004

NEWS 

STRATEGIC PLAN: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a new 2004-2009 Strategic Plan at their February 2004 meeting. Each of the three public universities has been asked to submit their respective strategic plans for review at the January 2005 Board meeting. A Strategic Planning Review Committee, formed by President Koob in April 2003 to review the University's current Strategic Plan for 2001-2006, has been meeting regularly. To coincide with the timeframe of the Board of Regents Strategic Plan, the review committee is now drafting a 2004-2009 plan for campus review and approval by December 1, 2004. To view the current draft of the 2004-2009 plan, please visit the Web site at
http://www.uni.edu/stratplan
. Committee members are listed on the Web site.
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TELNET AND FTP ACCESS FROM OFF-CAMPUS WILL BE DENIED: Telnet and FTP protocols, used for interactive logins and file transfers, will be disallowed from off-campus sources to UNI resources effective Monday, May 10. This will affect those accessing campus servers such as ACAD or ISCSSUN (now SUNNY) to access or transfer files. Newer Telnet and FTP software is available, follow link below. Those performing Web page maintenance, using programs like WS_FTP or Composer and Dreamweaver (using the automated "Publish" button) are also affected. To continue using those unsecured programs, follow link below.
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/announce/April212004.htm

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UNI FINANCIAL AID MOVE: The UNI Financial Aid Office has moved to Gilchrist 255. The campus mail code (0024) and all phone numbers will remain the same.
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PHONE NUMBER CORRECTION: Brad Williams, GBPAC Box Office Manager, 3-3681.
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PHILIP G. HUBBARD AWARD: Integrated DNA Technologies of Coralville, and its founder Dr. Joseph Walder, have renewed the $18,000 award to recognize an outstanding UNI faculty member who combines teaching, scholarship and professional service. Nomination deadline is Monday May 17. See the award announcement at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/hubbard.asp
or contact Associate Graduate Dean David Walker, at 3-6148 or david.walker@uni.edu.
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46TH ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST: May 1, 8:15 a.m. in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Several new names have been added to the retiree listing. For the complete list, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/369.html The last day to purchase tickets is Monday, April 26 at the Cashier's office. Contact Brenda Jordan at 3-6078 for further information.
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COVERLET SALE: The Friends of the UNI Museums offer a commemorative coverlet featuring illustrations of well-known campus buildings. The coverlet is made in the U.S. of preshrunk 100% cotton, machine washable and colorfast. Available in several colors, it sells for $45 or $50 to mail. Coverlets can be purchased at the University Museum, 273-2188.
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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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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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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
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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RON CAMARATA RETIREMENT RECEPTION: A retirement open house honoring Ron Camarata will take place Thursday, April 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Biology Botanical Center's new foyer. Refreshments will be provided and a short program will begin at 3:30 p.m. You may contact Carol or Billie at the Botanical Center, 3-2247.
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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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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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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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RETIREMENT RECEPTION: The UNI community is invited to an open house honoring Charles Means on his retirement after twenty-one years of service to UNI. The reception will take place on Tuesday, April 27, from 3-5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, 116 Seerley Hall.
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WINE & TULIPS: KUNI presents its annual wine tasting event from 6 - 8 p.m., Saturday, May 8 in Maucker Union. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 for a chance to win the original Gary Kelly artwork created for this year's event. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. For tickets, call 3-6400.
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CANOEING IN MINNESOTA: Experience the Northern Minnesota wilderness during this canoe trip Sunday - Friday, May 9-14. Cost is $130 (UNI) or $155 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is Tuesday, April 27, at 5 p.m., in WRC 174. Canoeing and camping gear provided. Swimming skills are a prerequisite. Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163 for further information.
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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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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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ATHLETICS

UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK: Thursday, April 22, Softball vs. Wisconsin, 5 p.m. in 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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THE IOWA MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: "Spotlight on Anger Management," Friday - Saturday, April 30 - May 1. Discover the latest tools and strategies for a number of mental health issues. Keynoter Raymond DiGiuseppe will discuss anger management. See http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/imhca for more information
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2004 UNI WEB DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE MAY 27-28: This conference is open to UNI students, faculty and staff. Thursday, May 27 will be an all-day session with nationally-recognized usability expert Christine Perfetti, of User Interface Engineering, presenting "Web Sites That Work," a usability seminar. Sessions on Friday, May 28, will be targeted at UNI Web issues. The conference is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/webtools/webdevcon/
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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 tells 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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"COMMUNISM AND SOCIETY IN CENTRAL EUROPE: FILM CLASSICS": "Man of Iron" (Poland, 1981), will be shown Sunday, April 25, at 7 p.m., in Seerley 115. Introduction by Konrad Sadkowski beginning at 6:30 pm. This is the sixth and final film in the series. The powerful sequel to "Man of Marble," this is the story of the birth of "Solidarity," the independent trade union that helped bring down communism in Poland.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
CHANGE LEADERSHIP: An interactive session on Change Leadership will focus on the change curve, including the steps individuals and organizations go through when confronting a change. It takes place Thursday, April 22, from 3:30-4:45 p.m., SEC 247.
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MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES: "Problem-Based Learning," with Miranda Rose, April 26, 3 p.m., CAC 212. View and/or print the flyer at
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/hearst/rose.pdf

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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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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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FREE CHILD CARE: The Northern Iowa Family Service Organization (NIFSO) will host a day of free child care for UNI student parents on Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the PLS cafeteria. The event is open to children age three and older who are potty-trained. RSVP to nifso@hotmail.com and indicate the number of children attending and their ages. Student ID required.
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