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Thursday, June 3, 2004

NEWS 

UNI IN THE NEWS: UNI has been cited for its "high performance" in graduation rates, in a national report released May 26 by the Education Trust, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that works for high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college. The Courier, Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette covered the story, as did other news outlets. For the full report, visit
http://www2.edtrust.org/EdTrust/Press+Room/higher+ed+report.htm

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IOWA STATE FAIR, AUG. 12-22: UNI will help the Iowa State Fair celebrate its 150th anniversary showcasing the university's long history of service to Iowans through education. The exhibit will feature a reconstructed 1920s one-room school, Marshall Center School memorabilia, alumni educator profiles and hands- on activities. To reserve a shift and date, (shifts are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.) e-mail stacey.christensen@uni.edu. Student volunteers are also needed. Faculty and staff overseeing student organizations are encouraged to share this information with students.
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2004 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY: The 2004 Iowa Legislative Session ended with a status quo budget for UNI. A UNI legislative summary can be viewed at
http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate

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UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM MOVE: The University Honors Program has moved to 2401 College St.(formerly the Center for Multicultural Education). Mail code, fax and phone numbers remain the same.
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MEMFIS USERS GROUP MEETING: Minutes of the May MEMFIS Users Group meeting are now available at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp

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GUESTS ON CAMPUS JUNE 3-10: Guests using the residence hall facilities this week include those participating in the Freshman Quarterback Camp, Mid-America Instititute of Professional Photographers, Orientation Session I and Quarterback School I.
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FY 2004 YEAR-END CLOSING SCHEDULE: To assist the campus community in meeting deadlines for fiscal year-end activities, the FY 2004 closing schedule has been set by Business Operations, Purchasing, and Financial Accounting and Reporting Services. The schedule can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/yqz7f
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FREE PRINTER CARTRIDGES: The UNI Athletic Club has three HP Laserjet Toner Cartridges 92295A free to anyone who can use them. First-come, first-served. Contact kelly.bockenstedt@uni.edu or 3-2471.
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STATE OF IOWA CONTRACT - COPIERS: Ikon Office Solutions has been awarded a contract to provide copiers (Canon & Ricoh) to all agencies and institutions. Duration of contract is April 14, 2004 to April 30, 2005.The contract is available in lieu of competitive bids. Call Chuck Neil, Office of Business Operations, at 3-2980 with any inquiries or visit http://www.das.gse.iowa.gov/purchase/contracts/contract.html
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TIAA-CREF COUNSELING SESSIONS: There are a few openings for TIAA-CREF individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, June 8 and Friday, June 11. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call Sue Muellner at 800-877-6602.
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EXPANDED CHAT REFERENCE HOURS: Rod Library has expanded hours for its online chat reference service. Most daytime and some evening hours will be covered during the summer session. Link to "Chat Reference" from the library home page. See
http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml
for hours and contact form.
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HOURS 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR SUMMER SESSIONS:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

COMPOST BIN SALE: Saturday June 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the parking lot south of University Avenue across from the GBPAC. Bins are $37 plus tax and measure 33" high by 33" diameter. Hosted by the Iowa Recycling Association. For more information, 3-3689, or michaela.rich@uni.edu
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DOR AUCTION NOTICE: Tuesday, June 15, 10 a.m. in the parking lot west of Noehren and Hagemann Halls. Items for sale include stainless-steel-top and butcher-block-top work tables, fiberglass and vinyl chairs, pianos, wooden desks, wooden shelves, metal desks, beds, two-drawer file cabinet, dining equipment, a bedroom set and more. Some items are pictured at http://www.uni.edu/dor/auction All items are sold "as is" and must be removed on that day. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the parking lot. A photo ID is required to obtain a bidding number. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

YOUR UNIQUE SCHOOLHOUSE CONFERENCE:
Thursday-Saturday, June 17-19. This conference will bring together scholars, educators, historians, museum professionals and volunteers interested in one-room and two-room school preservation and interpretation. For information about the conference or registration, contact sarah.vit@uni.edu; 3-6899, or visit http://www.uni.edu/museum/events
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EXHIBITS/FILMS

ART EXHIBITION, JUNE 7-JULY 2:
"A-lumina: Metalworks by Louise Rauh and Karen Brown." Rauh will present etched, hammered, and ink-dyed aluminum bowls, and Brown will present sculptures made of anodized aluminum, raku-fired ceramics and holographic images. Also on display will be two-dimensional works from the UNI Permanent Art Collection. The opening reception is Tues., June 8 at 6 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon. through Fri. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun.
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PERFORMING ARTS

CREME DE LA CREME 4 AT THE GBPAC:
Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn will present Creme de la Creme 4 at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 6, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. All performers have some tie to the Cedar Valley. To view the list of scheduled performers, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/376.html
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for those 18 and under. Light refreshments are included. Call 3-SHOW (7469), for tickets.
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THEATRE UNI SUMMER PRODUCTION: Theatre UNI will present Lee Blessing's political drama, "Two Rooms," June 10-13 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. "Two Rooms" tells the emotional story of a man taken hostage in Beirut and his wife's struggle with the U.S. government and the media to gain his freedom. Tickets are $8 for general public and $4 for students. Call 3-6381 or visit at http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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