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Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004

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NEW HOMECOMING PARADE ROUTE:
The UNI homecoming parade will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. It
will follow a new route this year. The parade will stage in the Gilchrist
A lot. It will proceed down Campus Street., turn left on Missouri St.,
then right on Dakota St. (between University Avenue and Latham Hall).
It will move up Wisconsin St. and turn right on 26th St. (in front of
Seerley Hall) to College St. It will turn left on College Street, then
left on 23rd St. It will end just before Hudson Rd. The reviewing stand
will be in its usual location across from University Book & Supply.
Please share this information with faculty, staff, students and guests.
See a map of the route at http://www.unialum.org/events/paraderoute.shtml
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MEET THE PRES.:
Come "Meet the Pres." Tuesday, Oct. 12 at noon in the Maucker Union
Old Central Ballroom A. All Professional & Scientific and Supervisory &
Confidential Merit Personnel employees are invited to hear President Koob
give an update on the budget situation for the 2004/05 academic year. The
2004 Regent's Staff Excellence Award Recipients will also be recognized.
Bring your lunch. Cookies and beverages will be provided. Call Karen
Cunningham for more information, 3-2504.
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MCLEOD CENTER GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR OCT. 9:
The McLeod Center Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place at 2:15 p.m.,
Saturday, Oct. 9, just outside the south doors of the UNI-Dome. The rain
location will be the UNI-Dome south deck. Faculty, staff and students are
invited. For more information about the McLeod Center, see
http://www.uni-foundation.org/
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STRATEGIC PLAN:
The university's Strategic Planning Review committee has completed its
preliminary work on the draft of the fiscal year 2004-2009 strategic plan.
To view the draft of the proposed plan, visit
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/stratplan. Your review and input is requested
prior to Nov. 1, so that a final draft plan can be presented to the
University Cabinet for its review and action. Click on "Feedback"
on the Web site to provide comments via e-mail or contact committee
members, listed on the Web site. The committee is also soliciting input
from various university committees and student groups. The Board of Regents,
State of Iowa, approved a new 2004-2009 Strategic Plan at its February
2004 meeting. Each of the three public universities has been asked to
submit its respective plans for review at the February 2005 Board meeting.
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EMERGENCY SIREN:
The Blackhawk County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of
the outdoor early warning siren system Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. One
sound is used for the test - a steady wail lasting for three minutes. If
severe weather conditions are present, the test will be canceled to avoid
confusion in the event there may be a need for an actual warning.
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MCLEOD CENTER GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING EFFORT UNDERWAY:
A grassroots fundraising effort is underway for UNI's McLeod Center. Donations
of $1,000 or more will be recognized with nameplates as part of a "Wall of
Champions" within the McLeod Center. To be part of the Wall of Champions,
contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078 or visit http://www.uni-foundation.org
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Volunteer UNI has a number of volunteer opportunities available. It
currently has requests for tutors in Cedar Falls schools, mentors with
Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Waterloo schools, helpers for senior
citizens and tutors and guides for immigrants at the Centro Latinoamericano
in Waterloo. For more information, e-mail abbie@uni.edu
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DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR HEART OF DARKNESS HAUNTED HOUSE:
The Panhellenic and Interfraternal Councils are selling tickets to the
Heart of Darkness Haunted House for $5 on a first-come-first-
served basis. All proceeds go toward Jamie and Jim's Kids.
For more information about tickets, contact Joshua
Meyer at meyer3@uni.edu or 319-230-1103. For more information
about the haunted house, visit http://www.entertheheartofdarkness.com.
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UNI IN THE NEWS:
UNI's Local Food Project received prominent mention in the Sept. 24 issue
of the Chronicle of Higher Education, a weekly national publication
for university faculty and administrators. The article focused on
efforts by colleges and universities to buy food from local sources.
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NEW METHOD FOR TIME REPORTING FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF:
Employees will begin using the new MEMFIS electronic timecard
Sunday, Dec. 12. To learn more about how this affects you, read the
September issue of the MEMFIS TIMES newsletter
at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/db_documents/times/sept04.pdf
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Please note that the 4th Annual Norman Borlaug Symposium on
Global Health and Health Disparities has been cancelled.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

WEBLOGS IN HIGHER EDUCATION:
Many faculty members are combining Web sites and online discussions with
classroom teaching. ITS-Educational Technology is sponsoring a Web
conference discussing what you need to know to get started, today
from noon to 2 p.m. in StudioIT (LNG 245).
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DEPRESSION SCREENING:
The UNI Counseling Center, 213 East Bartlett Hall, is offering a free,
anonymous screening for depression and anxiety on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 9:30
a.m. and 2 p.m. The screenings are at the Counseling Center, and no
appointment is needed. If you have any questions, call 3-2676.
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OCTOBER SPECIALS:
Biscotti's, Oct. 1-15: cup of soup, roll and medium fountain pop for $2.49.
23rd Street Market, Oct. 1-15: hotdog, cookie and medium pop for $2.09.
Carts: Bottle of juice and a piece of fruit for $1.30. Featured at Maucker
Union this week: Panther-tail pastries at Chats, Octoberfest Johnsonville
brats at Flares, taco pizza at Avanti and panini grilled subs at Blimpies.
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MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE TRAINING:
FrontPage makes it possible to create and maintain a professional quality
Web site without writing code. This training will introduce new users to the
Web page creation and Web site management features of FrontPage. For more
information, call the UNI RBC at 236-8123, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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T-SHIRTS FOR SALE:
The UNI Women's Swim team is selling T-shirts to raise funds for
the program. Shirts are $10 for sizes small thru X-large, and $12 for
XX-large. Contact Head Swim Coach Stacey Simmer at 3-7946 or by e-mail
stacey.simmer@uni.edu
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
VOICES OF IOWA FARM WOMEN:
"Voices of Iowa Farm Women," a short documentary by Cynthia Vagnetti,
will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Sabin 102. The film
will be followed by a roundtable discussion with the filmmaker and
eastern Iowa farm women.
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CAPOEIRA FUNDRAISER GARAGE SALE:
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2622 Olive
Street, Cedar Falls. For more information, contact 319-268-0107.
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UNI-AEOP:
Tuesday, Oct. 12, noon, at the GBPAC, meet special guest Jason Weinberger,
Director of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and take a PAC
tour. This month's door prize is a pair of WCFSO concert tickets, donated
by the Symphony. Open to all university employees. For more information,
visit http://www.uni.edu/aeop/
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FAREWELL RECEPTION:
Advising and Career Services is hosting a farewell reception for Michael
Broshears Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 1 - 3 p.m. in Gilchrist 207 & 209. Brody
has been at UNI since 1995. He has accepted a position as Coordinator of
Academic Advising at Northern Illinois University.
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AMERICAN HUMANICS GOLF CLASSIC:
American Humanics is hosting its 11th Annual Golf Classic Sunday, Oct.
17 at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. Registration deadline is Oct. 10.
For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/385.html
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BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):
Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL,
LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 7 - 8:30 a.m., WRC
Main Corridor. The cost is $15 for BCP or $5 for total cholesterol only.
A prostate test is $5 extra. Pay by cash or check only. Call
the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS:

WEBCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
ITS-Educational Technology is offering WebCT workshops 1, 2 and 3
Oct. 29, Nov. 12, and 19 from 9 a.m. until noon for faculty members
who need a refresher on how to use WebCT, or for those that 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 details, visit
http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or call 3-2309.
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SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING WORKSHOP:
Oct. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn how to identify your target market
and design strategies to reach that target market. Advanced
registration is required. No registration fee. For more information,
visit http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm or call 3-7350 to register.
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PLS TEACHERS INSTITUTE:
The 5th biannual PLS Teacher Institute will take place at Price Laboratory
School Friday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. PLS faculty will present
some 60 different sessions on teaching/administration at the preK-12 level.
UNI students and faculty may attend at no cost. Pre-registration
is not necessary. For a schedule of presentations, visit
http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

SATELLITE SEMINAR SERIES:
The National Collegiate Honors Council/Phi Theta Kappa 2004 Satellite Series,
"Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are" features experts in the
field of popular culture. The second in the series, "Creating and
Marketing Youth: Youth Music and Culture in 20th Century America" featuring
Dr. Tricia Rose will be aired live Tues., Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Central
Ballroom A of Maucker Union. Discussion will be moderated by Michael
Blackwell, CME. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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PERFORMING ARTS:

JAZZ COMBOS' CONCERT:
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC. Coordinated by Chris Merz.
No Charge.
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GUEST ARTIST, PAULA FAN, PIANO RECITAL:
Thursday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC. No Charge.
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KAREN PARADIS, BASOON AND ROBIN GUY, PIANO:
Friday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge.
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BILL T. JONES DANCE COMPANY (UCARD DISCOUNT*):
Saturday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). The work
of the Bill T. Jones Dance Company has been described as a fusion of
dance and theater. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box
Office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:
UNI music faculty members Jonathan Chenoweth (cello), Tom Tritle (horn),
Julia Trahan (viola), Karin Paradis (bassoon) and Frederick Halgedahl plus
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Music Director Jason Weinberger (clarinet),
Therese Fetter (violin) and Joe Klapper (bass) will perform chamber music
Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the GBPAC. Tickets are $10 by calling
3-SHOW.
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ALAN JACKSON AND MARTINA MCBRIDE THIS SUNDAY:
Tickets are still available to see Alan Jackson and Martina McBride
in concert at the UNI-Dome Sunday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are
available at the UNI-Dome NW Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by
phone at 319-363-1888 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Attend KUNI's live radio show, "Live from Studio One," Monday, Oct. 11
at 7 p.m. 3rd Floor CAC. Greg Klyma,a touring musician who "plays folk
music with a backbeat and writes songs about stuff that matters." Cost
is $3 per person, children under 12 free.
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VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL CONCERT:
Monday Oct. 11, 7 p.m. GBPAC Great Hall. Area high school students who
participated in the two-day Vocal Arts Festival will perform. No charge.
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CHANTICLEER (UCARD DISCOUNT*):
Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
This 12-member, Grammy-award winning, all-male ensemble has toured since
1978 with a sound for all ages. Chanticleer will present an a cappella
concert with music ranging from contemporary gospel to Renaissance.
Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office.
*UNI students receive 50 percent discount.
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NORTHERN IOWA YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT:
Sunday Oct. 17, 5 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall. Coordinated by Cathy Craig
and music director Jason Weinberger.
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SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ (UCARD DISCOUNT*):
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2 and 8 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
Broadway's longest-running musical revue has won a Grammy and received
seven Tony nominations. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box
Office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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THE BLUESTONES – $5 TICKETS:
Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
Husband and wife team, Robert and Rebecca Bluestone, present a unique
multi-media showcase of acoustic guitar music and artwork. Call 3-SHOW
for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. UNI student tickets only $5.
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CAPITOL STEPS (UCARD DISCOUNT*):
Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). This
troupe of current and former Congressional staffers takes a humorous look
at serious political issues. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC
Box Office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets. Student rush
tickets are $5, day of performance.
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BLACK EYED PEAS COMING TO UNI:
Panther Productions presents the Black Eyed Peas, Friday,
Nov. 5 in the UNI-Dome. Tickets are available at UNI-Dome, GBPAC and
Maucker Union, online at http://www.ticketreturn.com,
http://www.musictoday.com or by phone 3-DOME.
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ATHLETICS

HOMECOMING WEEK IN PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Tuesday: Volleyball vs. Iowa, West Gym, 7 p.m.
Friday: Soccer vs. Drury, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, 6 p.m.
Saturday: Football vs. Western Kentucky, UNI-Dome, 4:05 p.m.
Baseball Alumni Game, Riverfront Stadium, 11 a.m.
Sunday: Soccer vs. SMS, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.
Visit http://www.unipanthers.com for more information.
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UNI/HCC MEN'S ICE HOCKEY CLUB GAME:
Friday, Oct. 8, 10 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 9, 12:10 p.m. at Young Arena
in Waterloo. Both games vs. University of South Dakota. No charge.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

CHANCE AT FREE TUITION FOR STUDENTS:
Students who attend one event at each of six venues (GBPAC, UNI
athletics, TheatreUNI, Thursdaze, UNI School of Music) will be entered
into a drawing for free spring tuition and other prizes.
http://www.uni.edu/prowl
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