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Thursday, April 29, 2004

NEWS 

PRAIRIE FILM PREMIERE MOVING TO THE GBPAC: Because of overwhelming public interest, the premiere of the documentary "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie," is being moved to the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. It will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 30. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Parking will be available in the lots near the GBPAC. For more information, call 3-6078. For more details, see http://www.uni.edu/~lostland/
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UNI SATURDAY CELEBRATION: Bob and Yvonne Koob cordially invite all faculty and staff, and their families, to the 9th annual UNI Saturday Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 11, on the south lawn of the president's home. More details to follow.
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ONLINE SUMMER SCHEDULE: UNI Online will be e-mailed once a week, on Thursdays, beginning the week of May 10. The final issue of MyUNIverse News will be Monday, May 3. Twice-a-week production of UNI Online will resume the week of Aug. 16. MyUNIverse News will resume production on Monday, Aug. 16. To submit items for either, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/
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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 United States of preshrunk 100 percent 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, 3-2188.
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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 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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

SUMMER FITNESS CLASSES: Register for summer fitness/leisure and certification classes. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or in WRC 101 (summer hours M-F, 7:30 a.m. ‚ 5 p.m.) Numerous sessions are offered May 10 ‚ July 30.
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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 submission forms are at:
http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve_request.htm

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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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MAUCKER UNION HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/373.html
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION LISTENING POST:
Thursday, April 29 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Schindler 544. COE faculty are invited to share ideas on salaries, health issues, leaves, travel support and evaluations for next fall's collective bargaining negotiations. Hosted by United Faculty/AAUP.
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CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION: Friday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 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. Rain location is Maucker Union Coffeehouse.
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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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RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE: The department of Communication Studies invites all students, faculty and staffÝto an open house from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 6, in Lang Hall, second floor lounge, in honor of Professor Daya Shankar on her retirement.
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ATHLETICS

UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
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

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. to 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

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, 9-10 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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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

U-BILLS GOING ELECTRONIC: Beginning in September 2004, u-bills will be delivered electronically through MyUNIverse. Paper bills will no longer be mailed to enrolled students or their parents. Students with a balance will receive an e-bill reminder in their University e-mail account and should review bills through MyUNIverse. The August 2004 u-bill will be sent to students in both formats, paper and electronic, to ease the transition. Contact Brian Looby, Bursar, with questions, at 3-3537.
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