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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

NEWS 

UNI ONLINE: With this edition, UNI Online resumes twice weekly publication. MyUNIverse News resumed publication yesterday.
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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. 17, 3-4 p.m. and Aug. 18, 10-11 a.m.
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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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ON CAMPUS THIS 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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

MAIL METERING CHARGES ON THE WEB: Central Mail Service customers may check monthly mail metering, international and bulk mail charges on the Web. Visit
http://www.uiowa.edu/~fuscmail/cost/costs.html
and enter your department's 29-digit mail code and the dates for which you wish information. The database will contain charges made begining March 1, 2004. The service was unavailable during a software upgrade.
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MICROSOFT ACCESS TRAINING: Learn to easily manage, filter and share data using Microsoft Access. Join instructor Chris Case on Sept. 13, 15, and 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the Regional Business Center at 236-8123, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html
. Offered in partnership with Ketels Contract Training.
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MANAGERIAL EXCELLENCE SERIES HAS OPENINGS: There are openings in the fall 2004 Flight School series for UNI managers and supervisors. Achieve new heights in managerial excellence, help the university achieve its vision, motivate staff and support institutional core values. Print an application at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/registration/registration.htm
or call Robin at 3-3536.
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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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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

'MEET THE PRES': Come "Meet the Pres" at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom A. All P & S employees are invited to hear President Koob give an update on the budget situation for the 04/05 academic year. The 2004 Regent's Staff Excellence Award Recipients also will be recognized. Bring a lunch; cookies and beverages will be provided. Call Karen Cunningham for more information, 3-2504 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/ps_council

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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

FACULTY MEETING:
The fall UNI Faculty meeting is Monday, Aug. 23 from 3:15 to 5 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. This is an open meeting. President Koob will address the group. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. If you have questions, contact Dan Power, UNI Faculty chairperson.
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MULTICULTURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE: The CME is facilitating one of the first multicultural health conferences in the Midwest, "Overcoming Health Disparities: Tools for Advocacy, Action, and Success," Oct. 21-22, in Waterloo. Presentation proposals are now being accepted: deadline is Aug. 31, and notifications will be made by Sept. 6. For a proposal form or more information contact Lydia Perez Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/Conferences.html. Sponsors include: Project Export Center for Excellence at UNI, Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and the Carver College of Medicine at UofI.
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RAPID RESULT BRANDING: Discover how to make your advertising more productive while cutting costs, how to differentiate your small business from the competition and tactics you can use to increase your profits. For more information, call the UNI Regional Business Center at 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

WEB CT WORKSHOPS: ITS-Educational Technology is offering WebCT workshops for students on Aug. 25, 26, 30 and 31. For the complete workshop schedule, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html
or call 3-2309 for more details.
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