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Thursday, August 19, 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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

THUNDERBIRD (E-MAIL) WORKSHOP: Faculty and staff can learn to use Thunderbird, UNI's officially supported e-mail program, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 9-10:50 a.m. or Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2-3:50 p.m. Call 3-2309 to register. The complete calendar of ITS-ET workshops is at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt.
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LEARN TO SWIM: Children of students, faculty and staff are eligible for the fall semester Paddling Panther Learn-to-Swim program at the WRC. Swim lessons will be taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors on Saturday mornings at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. depending on demand. Classes will last six or 12 weeks. Contact Chris Denison at denison@uni.edu or at 3-7263 for more information.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

PANTHER FANFEST: The UNI Athletic department will hold its first annual Panther Fanfest from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in the parking lot South of the UNI-Dome. This event is open to the public. Free food for the first 500 people in attendance. Attending will be staff, players and coaches. There will be games for kids and autographs available. Current Athletic Club members may pick up their benefits package at the event.
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THEATRE OPEN HOUSE: Theatre UNI will host an open house at the Strayer-Wood Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Learn more about the Theatre UNI season and special events, audition policies, and volunteering and employment opportunities. Free munchies and tours of the theatre will be available.
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'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

MUG MEETING TODAY:
Today's MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. in SEC 252. The agenda includes a review of the Student Employment Approval form, discussion of the FY 04 year-end adjustment period, the new procurement card and guidelines, and a review of changing distributions on requisitions initiated in University Marketing & Public Relations or Facilities Planning. The meeting is open to all.
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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 being accepted until 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
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EXHIBITS/FILMS

ART EXHIBITION: The UNI Gallery of Art will present "The Insomniacís Mansion: Picture- Stories and Drawings by Ben Katchor," from Mon., Aug. 23 through Fri., Sept. 17. The artist will give a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in KAB 111. A reception will follow. All events at the UNI Gallery of Art are free and open to the public.
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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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