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Thursday, August 12, 2004

NEWS 

CONVOCATION: Convocation will take place at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, in the GBPAC. New students to the university are invited to officially begin their academic journey by attending convocation, setting the tone for a year of dedication and motivation. UNI President Robert Koob will deliver the keynote address, "Great Expectations." Brendon Moe, NISG president, will offer a special welcome to the student body.
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HONORS PROGRAM: UNI is announcing changes to the Honors Program, from how students are recruited, to who is eligible, to scholarships associated with the program. For more information see the news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=1274 or contact Jessica Moon, director of the University Honors Program, 3-3175.
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NEW STUDENT SERVICES CENTER GRAND OPENING: The grand opening of the new Student Services Center in Gilchrist Hall, will take place the week of Aug. 16. The center provides centralized services for students including advising, career services, financial aid, registration and records, and student accounts. Faculty, staff and students may participate in informational sessions in 207 Gilchrist on Aug. 16, 10-11 a.m.; Aug. 17, 3-4 p.m. and Aug. 18, 10-11 a.m.
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ON CAMPUS NEXT WEEK: The UNI Jump Start Orientation Program begins Sunday, Aug. 15 and concludes Friday, Aug. 20. This orientation program is in its seventh year of providing ethnic minority students a "jump start" on their first year at UNI. For more information contact the Office of Admissions at 3-2281 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/admissions/orientation/jumpstart.shtml

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JE PROCESS REVISED: The university's journal entry process has been revised. More information requested in the journal description will assist users in tracking entries. To satisfy state audit concerns, department heads should be copied on all adjustment entries submitted. The Journal Entry Guidelines are at
http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/presentationstips.asp

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PA NEEDED: UNI Softball is looking for someone to be the public address announcer for the fall season. Tournaments are held during the weekends of Sept. 4, 11 and 25. Contact Shandon Dohmen at shandon.dohmen@uni.edu
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

STAFF TRAINING GRANT: Applications for the fall 2004 Staff Training Grant program are due in the Human Resource Services office by Monday, Aug. 23. Application forms are at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S. If you have questions, phone Human Resource Services at 3-6060.
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HOURS 

FALL UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS: Beginning Monday, Aug. 16, regular business hours (8 a.m. -5 p.m.) for university offices resume. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access should inform them of regular business hours.
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MUSEUM CLOSED: The University Museum will be closed until Friday, Aug. 13. The museum will be open 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The Marshall Center School will be open its usual hours of Fridays and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Normal hours will resume Monday, Aug. 16. To contact the museum, call 3-2188.
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EVENTS 

WEBCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY: ITS-Educational Technology is offering WebCT workshops 1, 2 & 3 on Aug. 16, 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. until noon for faculty members who would like a refresher on using WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For more information, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or call 3-2309.
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: SMALL BUSINESS REGULATIONS: This workshop will provide small businesses with a general background of the environmental regulations that may apply to their operations. The workshop will take place Aug. 30, 4-6 p.m. Fee: $25. For more information, call the UNI Regional Business Center at 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/new/calendar.html.
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