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Thursday, September 16, 2004

NEWS 

KUDOS:
The latest edition of Kudos is available at
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/archive/2004/sep16.shtml
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NEW ID CARDS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF:
UNI is phasing in a new uCard that contains a university ID number
instead of a Social Security number. Faculty and staff can pick
up new cards during regular business hours at the Student
Services Center in Gilchrist Hall or at the DOR office in the Redeker
Center. Old ID cards will not be accepted after Dec. 18. For more
information, call Cathy Wylam at 3-6038, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/ucard
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BEST COMPUTER PRACTICES:
Recently a "Turn it off" flyer was distributed which contradicts the
operating and maintenance scenarios for most campus office personal
computers. It has been, and continues to be, the recommendation that
most personal computer system units should be left on (with monitors
and peripherals off) at night and on weekends. This permits automated
security and antivirus patch protection as well as application upgrade
procedures to occur during non-business hours. If you have questions,
check with your local support services staff. See power saving details
at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/PCenergytips.htm
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2004 HOLIDAY HOURS & SERVICE CHANGES:
Official 2004 UNI holidays are Friday, Dec. 24; Monday, Dec. 27; and
Friday, Dec. 31. The normal workdays affected during this period are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28, 29 and 30. For more information,
visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/383.html
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MAIL CENTER UPDATE:
Central Mail Service customers may check their monthly mail metering,
international and bulk mail charges on the Web. Go to
http://www.uiowa.edu/~fuscmail/cost/costs.htm and enter your
department's twenty-nine digit mail code (no decimals) and the dates
for which you wish information. The data base will contain charges
made begining March 1, 2004. The service was unavailable during a
software upgrade.
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SATURDAY CELEBRATION PHOTOS ONLINE:
UNI's Ninth Annual Saturday Celebration for faculty and staff took
place Saturday, Sept. 11, on the south lawn of the president's home.
Photos from this UNI-family event can be seen at
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/picnic
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UPDATING THE 2004-2005 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK - OFFICE INFO ONLY:
Changes for the new phone book, sections A) Office Directory, pages
5-12, B) Campus Governance Group page 12, C) UNI fax numbers, pages
13-14, and D) Departmental Web sites, pages 15-16, can be made at
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/ Deadline for these changes is
Friday, Sept. 17. If you have questions, contact Melissa Barber at
3-2761.
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UPDATING '04-'05 PHONE DIRECTORY - PERSONAL INFO ONLY:
Human Resource Services is updating information for the new UNI
directory. We are asking for updated personal (home) information
only. To verify your personal data, go to:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/382.html Deadline is Friday,
Sept. 24, for personal updates. Faculty & Staff listings on pages
31-71 and departmental changes will be accepted only from each
department's secretary/office coordinator; please refer any office
phone or address changes to this individual. A departmental listing
has been sent by campus mail for verification.
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
Announcing a Professional & Scientific internal search for the position
of academic advisor in Advising & Career Services. For details go to:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

MASSAGE:
Licensed massage therapists will be offering massages on Wednesdays
from 10 a.m to 5 p.m (by Lisa Lydon) and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. (by Leta Hanson). Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119
to schedule. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay with cash,
check, u bill, or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available as well.
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ADOBE ACROBAT PDF TRAINING:
Adobe® Acrobat® is the standard for document review, exchange and
distribution among governments, universities, and businesses worldwide.
Learn how to create, manage and share PDF documents. For more
information, call the UNI RBC at 236-8123, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html. Offered in association
with Ketels Contract Training.
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TRAINING: QUICK BOOKS PRO - BEGINNING:
The 3-session training workshop is aimed specifically at beginners
to the QuickBooks Pro software series. Beginning topics include the
Easy Step Interview process, setting preferences, check entry, setting
up accounts and other lists, deposits, bank reconciliation, entering
and paying bills, and reports. For more information, call the UNI
RBC at 236-8123, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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MEMFIS PHASE-I TRANING CLASSES OFFERED:
Phase-I MEMFIS classes are scheduled for new users or for
others who wish to take a refresher class. Offered are "MEMFIS
Approvals and Reports for Deans, Directors, and Department Heads,"
"Using MEMFIS Forms Effectively (BFT, Procurement Card, Journal Entry),"
and the "Requisition Process in MEMFIS." To register, click on the class
you want to attend.
http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/schedule.asp
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
TEACHING IN TODAY'S ONE-ROOM SCHOOLS:
Educators will discuss "teaching without technology" in local Amish
schools at the Marshall Center School on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. and Sept.
19 at 2 p.m..
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WOMEN ON FRIDAYS:
Women on Fridays, now on Thursdays. The first of a series
on women and finance features Deb Giarusso, CFA, of the College
of Business Administration, speaking on why and how you can
"Own Your Personal Finance." Thursday, Sept. 16, noon in Baker 161.
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ALLIANT ENERGY IOWA ELECTRATHON RACE:
The third annual Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon race takes place on
Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Electrical cars from all over Iowa will
compete at UNI in the parking lot south of the GBPAC. For more
information about the race or volunteer opportunities, visit
http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon.
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FAMILY FEST CHEMISTRY MAGIC SHOW:
Saturday, Sept. 18, the Chemistry Department open house will
feature a chemistry magic show, presented by UNI chemistry majors.
Show times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the top floor of McCollum
Science Hall. Look for the signs pointing the way. Refreshments
will be served. All are welcome and the show is free.
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FAMILY FEST DANCE CONCERT - FREE EVENT:
The UNI International Dance Theatre and Orchesis Dance Company will
present the 2004 Family and Friends Dance Concert Sunday, Sept. 19
at 2 p.m. in the GBPAC, featuring original and traditional dance works
from student and faculty choreographers. The free concert is open to
the public.
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CLIMBING DEVILS LAKE:
Spend the weekend with UNI Outdoors climbing some of the best rocks
in the Midwest Sept. 24-26. Cost $45 (UNI); $55 (guest). Pre-trip
meeting Sept. 21 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. All levels welcome. Call 3-7163
for more information.
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PHOENIX CENTER, SAVE:
An afternoon of information and discussions regarding sexual violence
on campus takes place Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Lang 40.
Learn more about the Phoenix Center, SAVE organization and SAVE Forum
Actors. For more information, contact Tish Craig at 3-3260 or
tish.craig@uni.edu
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BACKPACKING THE PORKIES:
Head to Michigan for the most unique backpacking in the Midwest,
Sept. 30-Oct. 3. Cost $80 (UNI); $90 (guest). Pre-trip
meeting Sept. 28 at 5 pm, WRC 174. Call UNI Outdoors at 3-7163
for more information.
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HOMECOMING ALUMNI GOLF SPECTACULAR:
UNI Athletics and the UNI Alumni Association invite all staff and
faculty to take part in this year's Homecoming Alumni Golf Spectacular
on Friday, Oct. 8, at Beaver Hills Country Club. There will be a noon
shot gun start. The registration fee for the four person, no flight,
choice event (best shot or own ball) is $60/person and includes lunch
and a registration gift. To register, go to UNI Golf Tour at
http://www.unipanthers.com or call 3-3860. This event is open to the
public.
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ALAN JACKSON AND MARTINA MCBRIDE:
Alan Jackson and Martina McBride will be in concert at the UNI-Dome
on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the UNI-Dome
NW Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, by phone at (319) 363-1888,
or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unidome
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ATHLETICS

Panther Athletics: Family Weekend
Volleyball, UNI Invitational, Friday and Saturday, West Gym
Football vs. Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, UNI-Dome, 4:05 p.m.
Baseball, Family-Day Scrimmage, Saturday, Riverfront Stadium, 10 a.m.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS:

THUNDERBIRD (E-MAIL) WORKSHOP:
To learn more than just the basics about Thunderbird,
UNI’s officially supported e-mail program, call 3-2309 and
register for the Thunderbird workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 22,
from 2 to 3:50 p.m. For a complete listing of ITS-ET workshops,
see http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt.
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IOWA VENTURE CAPITAL CONFERENCE:
Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines.
The Iowa Venture Capital Conference is an opportunity for entrepreneurs,
companies, investors, economic developers, community leaders, and
entrepreneurial students to network, attend informative workshops,
and learn from keynote presentations. Free admission and free
transportation provided for UNI students. Non-student fee is $40.
Advanced registration is required for students at
http:/www.jpec.org/ivcc.htm by Sept. 24. Contact:
katherine.cota@uni.edu; phone: 3-7350.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

ELIZABETH MCCRACKEN READING AND LECTURE:
National Book Award-nominated novelist, Elizabeth McCracken, will
give a reading and lecture on Friday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in Lang
Hall Auditorium. McCracken is the author of "The Giant's House"
and "Niagara Falls All Over Again." "Niagara Falls" is the 2004
All Iowa Reads book selection. Throughout the year, colleges,
libraries, and local book clubs have joined together to encourage
Iowans to read and discuss this one book. For more information,
contact Jim O'Loughlin at 3-2002 or visit
http://www.iowacenterforthebook.org/air/2004/index.html.
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ARTISTS LECTURE:
Yulia Vasil'evna Gusarova, Russian State Pedagogical University in
St. Petersburg, will deliver the lecture, "Contemporary Ceramics
in St. Petersburg," on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in KAB 111. A
reception will follow. Free and open to the public.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Justin Funk, geology major, will give a presentation on his participation
in the Katmai 2004 International Volcanology Field School, Katmai
National Park and Preserve, Alaska on Monday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m., in
Latham Hall 125. The public may attend.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS


THURSDAZE, SEPT. 23 EVENTS:
Kwame Jackson, from "The Apprentice" speaks on "Message
from the Boardroom" 7:30 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom. Play
the slots, blackjack and other casino games from 8:30-11:30 p.m. in
Maucker Union for a chance to win over $750 in prizes. The movie
"Troy" will show at 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom.
For more information call 3-2683.
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STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE:
The UNI Study Abroad Center will have an open house on Friday,
Sept. 17, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., 59 Baker Hall. Learn about overseas
opportunities from those who have already "been there" and "done
that." Refreshments will be provided. Call 3-7078 or see
http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad
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UNI CAREER FAIR
Monday, Sept. 20, 2-6 p.m., UNI-Dome. More than 150 employers,
graduate and professional schools will visit with students and alumni
about jobs, internships and continuing education. Twenty employers
will sign up students to interview on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Fair participants
are listed at http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
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