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Tuesday, April 27, 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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LIBRARY WEB SITE REDESIGN: Rod Library is redesigning its Web site and invites comments on a new prototype. Submit comments via the form at
http://www.uni.edu/library/websurvey/
. A revised home page will be implemented over the summer and will be in place for the start of the fall semester.
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CAREER SERVICES MOVE: The UNI Career Services office will move from the East Gym to Gilchrist 242 this week. The campus mail code (0384) and all phone numbers will remain the same.
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FINANCIAL AID MOVE: The UNI Financial Aid Office has moved to Gilchrist 255. The campus mail code (0024) and all phone numbers 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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

LIBRARY RESERVE REINSTATEMENT DUE MAY 7: Reserve reinstatement letters have been sent. After Friday, May 7, all items will be removed from the reserve area and returned to the shelves or to the faculty member. To have the same items on reserve for the summer or fall semesters, fill out the form with the item list attached and return it to the Reserve Desk - mail code, 3675. Electronic submissions forms are at:
http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve_request.htm

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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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SUMMER GUEST HOUSING: Summer housing is available on campus for individuals and groups participating in campus-sponsored programming. Pat Beck, 3-7438, is the contact person. Information about hospitality in Bartlett Hall is available by calling toll free 866-207-9411 or visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences/housing/individual/
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PROMOTION OF STUDENT PERSONAL EDUCATION EVENTS: If your organization or department has annual days, weeks or months traditionally devoted to any topic related to students' personal growth and well-being, contact drake.martin@uni.edu and/or visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/370.html for more information
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HOURS 

LIBRARY HOURS:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#springfinals
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
RETIREMENT RECEPTIONS: Charles Means will be honored for his twenty-one years of service to UNI. His reception will take place Tuesday, April 27, from 3-5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, 116 Seerley Hall. 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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CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION: Friday, April 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in front of Maucker Union. Feast on fajitas, refried beans, chips, a beverage and dessert for $4. Live entertainment provided by Las Guitarras de Mexico. For more information, call 3-2683.
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MEXICAN FIESTA: St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center is hosting a fundraiser dinner on Sunday, May 2, at 5 p.m. to celebrate the Mexican holiday Dia de los Ninos (Children's Day). Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students. All proceeds will benefit three children's homes in Tijuana, Mexico. Enjoy Mexican food, live entertainment and door prizes. Questions? Call the Student Center at 266-9863.
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ATHLETICS

UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Wednesday, April 28 -- Baseball vs. Iowa, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 29 -- Softball vs. Bradley, Panther Park, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 30 -- Baseball vs. Creighton, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 1 -- Softball vs. Illinois State (DH), Panther Park, noon;
Baseball vs. Creighton (DH), Riverfront Stadium, 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 2 -- Softball vs. Illinois State, Panther Park, noon;
Baseball vs. Creighton, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.unipanthers.com
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
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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EAST AFRICAN MUSIC AND FOLKLORE: Kelly Armor and Fadhil Nkurlu will present a free workshop for teachers, "Folk Art: A Bridge to Literacy" on Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the Freeburg Early Childhood Program, 1913 Heath Street, Waterloo. For reservations and information about CEUs, call 3-7179 or e-mail Theresa.Johnson@uni.edu.
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EXHIBITS/FILMS
ART EXHIBITION: The UNI Gallery of Art will present "MA Exhibition/BFA Exhibition," from Saturday, May 1 through Saturday, May 8. Graduating students will host a reception May 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
ASSOCIATE VP-ESS/DEAN OF STUDENTS OPEN FORUM: Wednesday, April 28 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the CME. Candidate Edgar Berry, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Retention Program at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, will make a brief presentation on an important student issue, with the balance of the time for questions/answers and conversation.
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PRESENTATION ON BURMESE REFUGEES: Jeannie Steele and Kurt Meredith will present, "Children, Education and Democracy: Three Pillars of Hope for Burmese Refugees Living in Thailand," on Friday, April 30, 9-11 a.m., in SEC 247. Steele and Meredith have been training teachers in Burmese refugee camps, addressing the critical need for education in that community.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

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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