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Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004

NEWS 


MCLEOD CENTER CONSTRUCTION -- UNI-DOME/WRC ACCESS:
A construction fence at the McLeod Center work site (south UNI-Dome
parking lot) is being installed, changing access to the UNI-Dome
and Wellness/Recreation Center. For a map highlighting UNI-Dome
event parking and handicapped access, see
http://www.uni.edu/infosys/construction/
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EARLY PAY PERIOD CUT-OFF:
The "Important Message" notice on student direct deposit statements
dated Oct. 29, listed incorrect cut-off dates. The November
paycheck for students will include hours worked Oct. 15 - Nov. 10.
The December pay period includes hours worked Nov. 11 - Dec. 11.

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TOWERS STUDENT COMPUTER CENTER BACK ONLINE:
The Towers Student Computer Center (lab) has reopened to serve students,
faculty and staff, with 59 workstations available 24 hours a day and
seven days a week. See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/tours/tow.gif
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SEALED BID AUCTION:
UNI is offering five pianos and seven marching band drums for sale by
sealed bid. Bids are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30. For more
information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/389.html

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MERIT BARGAINING EMPLOYEES MEET THE PRES.:
All Merit Bargaining Unit employees are invited to "Meet the Pres."
and hear an update on the budget situation for the '04/'05 academic
year from President Koob, either Tuesday, Nov. 9, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.,
or Wednesday, Nov. 10, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in Room 109 of the Center
for Multicultural Education. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please contact Susie Baker at susan.baker@uni.edu or call 3-6972
if you have any questions.
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ART NEEDED FOR DONATION:
The V-day Comittee for 2005 will host a silent art auction on
Feb. 11 and 12. The committee is seeking donations of pieces that
celebrate the beauty of women. The auction will follow performances
of "The Vagina Monologues" For more information or to donate,
contact Erica McClellan at ericam@uni.edu.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS:
William Downs, Social Work Department, and the Integrative
Services Project have a new address and fax number. The new address
is Baker #312, mail code 0535 and fax number 3-3498.
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NOMINATIONS FOR VAGINA WARRIORS WANTED:
A vagina warrior is someone who helps/helped end gender-based
violence. They can be man or woman, young or old. The V-Day Committee is
seeking nominations. These people will be honored for their accomplishments
during V-Day events Feb. 7-12. Send nominations to
uni_vdaycommittee@hotmail.com All nominations are due by Dec. 17.
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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:
The UNI Office of International Programs and the Study Abroad Center
invite UNI faculty and students to celebrate the important
contributions of international education experiences and exchange
during the International Education Week Nov. 15 - 19. The list of
events is available at http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/IEW2004.asp
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DINING SPECIALS FOR NOVEMBER:
The 23rd Street Market in Commons: large soup, roll and medium
fountain drink for $2.89.
Biscotti's in Redeker Center: pre-made sandwich, side salad and
medium fountain drink for $3.59.
Food carts: large soup, cookie and bottled pop or water for $3.15.
Prexy's and Chats in Maucker Union: breads baked for gift-giving.
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USHERS NEEDED:
Theatre UNI needs volunteer ushers for "Sueno," Nov. 11 - 13 at 7:30 p.m.
and Nov. 13 & 14 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 3-6381.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

DONALD MCKAY FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD:
The Donald McKay Faculty research award honors full-time, tenured UNI
faculty with a $1,000 cash prize for excellence in research and
scholarship, including the creative arts. Deadlines: department
nomination to college dean by Dec. 6; college finalist(s) to Graduate
College by Feb. 7. Contact Associate Dean David Walker, 3-6148;
david.walker@uni.edu. Nomination materials are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/mckay.asp
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TONER FOR SALE:
Brand new toners are available to campus departments by funds transfer.
Five black HP C8061X, $60 each. Also 2 cyan HP C3102A, 3 yellow HP
C3103A, 3 magenta HP C3104A, 4 black HP C3105A, $10 each. Contact
3-2801 or Brenda.Jordan@uni.edu
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MEMFIS TRAINING - NEW HR/PAYROLL SYSTEM:
All university employees will begin using the new HR/payroll system
in December. Learn how to access MEMFIS, view and update your personal
information and W-4 information, print your payslip, create, review
and approve timecards. Training sessions are scheduled through November.
Additional sessions will soon be added for December. Register through
My UNIverse in the MEMFIS section.
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MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:
Minutes from the Oct. 21 MUG meeting are available at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp
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EXERCISE ADHERENCE:
If you struggle with exercise adherence or just aren't sure what to do,
then a personal trainer is the answer. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 3-7167.
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html
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HOURS

WRC HOLIDAY HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/thanksgiving.pdf
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EVENTS
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

HIP HOP CLASS:
Movement Outlet's Hip Hop class is Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Movement Outlet is free to all UNI students, faculty and staff.
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NATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN'S DAY of ACTION SOCIAL SERVICES FAIR:
Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Maucker Union Ballroom A,
local social service organizations will offer information about
services they provide to the community and ways young people can get
involved.
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MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Come watch the intramural flag football championships in the UNI-Dome,
Wednesday, Nov. 10. The women play at 9 p.m. The men play at 10 p.m.
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SUPER SUNDAY:
Sign up for 75 minutes of step, kickboxing and spinnercise, Sunday,
Nov. 14, 7 – 8:15 p.m., WRC 85. Register at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitleis.html
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DANCE TEAM CLINIC:
The UNI Dance Team will host its annual kids clinic Sunday, Nov. 21.
Kids in grades K through 6th can join the Dance Team from 11:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m., for fun, dancing and a visit by T.C., the Panther mascot.
That evening participants will perform at halftime of the UNI Men's
Basketball game at 5:05 p.m. To register and for more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unidome/spirit or call Shandon Dohmen at 3-6334.
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HEAD TO THE UNDERWORLD:
UNI Outdoors will explore Hunters Cave, Mo., Dec. 4-5. Cost is
$50 (UNI); $60 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is Dec. 1, at 5 p.m., WRC 174.
Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163 for more information.
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SCUBA DIVE THE CARIBBEAN:
Join UNI Outdoors Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 in the Bimini Islands during
holiday break. Cost is $1,250 (UNI); $1,350 (guest). Payment plans are
available. Pre-trip meeting is Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., WRC 174. Call 3-7163
or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/outrec
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HIT THE SLOPES:
Ski in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Jan. 3-8, with UNI Outdoors. Pre-trip
meeting is Dec. 2 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Two payment plans to choose
from. For more information call 3-7163 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/outrec
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ATHLETICS
Tonight: Volleyball vs. Western Illinois, West Gym. 7 p.m.
Saturday: Men's basketball vs. Southwest Minnesota State (Exh.),
West Gym, 2:05 p.m.
Football vs. Illinois State, UNI-Dome, 5:05 p.m.
Sunday: Women's basketball vs. Upper Iowa (Exh.), West Gym, 4:05 p.m.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

SATELLITE SEMINAR:
The 2004 Satellite Series, "Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting
Who We Are" continues on Tues., Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. with "Courting
Disaster? Changing Values about Love, Sex, and Marriage." The presentation
will be aired live in Old Central Ballroom A of Maucker Union and will
be followed by a panel discussion with faculty from the College of Social
and Behavioral Sciences. Call the University Honors Program at 3-3175
for more information.
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ROUNDTABLE ON ELECTIONS 2004: WHAT NOW?
Political Science faculty members Donna Hoffman, Scott Peters, Michael
Hall and Michael Licari will present a roundtable on the implications
of the 2004 elections Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. in Sabin 102.
All are welcome.
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STORIES FROM AFRICA:
On Thursday, Nov. 11, join Kristi Marchesani, UNI assistant
director/administrator of International Relations for "Stories from
Africa." UNI graduate student and Kenya native, Virginia Tathua, will
present stories about Africa's culture and wildlife. The program
begins at 6 p.m. at the University Museum.
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WOMEN ON THURSDAYS:
"Education Pays: The Correlation between Education of Wives and Husbands'
Earnings," Thursday, Nov. 11, noon, Baker 161. Women on Thursdays concludes
its "Women and Finance" series with Lisa Jepsen and Shahina Amin of the
College of Business presenting their research on the effects of a wife's
education on her husband's earnings using data from Malaysia.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Brian Craig and Chris Watts, UNI geology majors, will give a presentation
on "Summer 2004 Geology Field Camp Experiences" on Monday, Nov. 15, at
4 p.m., in Latham 125.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

OPEN MEETING:
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and UNI will present an
initial offer to the UNI United Faculty regarding the 2005-2007
Master Agreement. This meeting will be open to the public and
will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Seerley Hall,
Room 101.
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AFRICAN DANCE CLUB:
The African dance club will meet in the WRC, Room 176, on Mondays
through Thursdays from 10 to 11 p.m. Three visiting artists from
the National Song and Dance Co. of Mozambique will lead the club.
Contact hanson@uni.edu, or 268-0107.
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PERFORMING ARTS

"SUENO" BY JOSE RIVERA:
A modern, comic interpretation of the Spanish classic "Life is a Dream."
Performances are Nov. 11 - 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 and 14, at 2 p.m.
in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets: $12 regular. Free for UNI students.
Call 3-6381. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
KUNI presents "The Bluegrass Pals," Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., 3rd floor
CAC. Adults $3 and children under 12 free.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

HEALTH UPDATE FROM THE UNI STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC:
Black Hawk County has had 140 confirmed cases of whooping cough since
July 1. Whooping cough is not usually life-threatening for adults, but it
is serious. If you contract whooping cough, the State Department of Health
mandates isolation for five days. That could hamper graduation plans.
Tips for staying healthy:
• If you feel sick from the flu, stay home. This will
help slow the spread of disease to others.
• Cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissue 
whenever you sneeze or cough.
• Wash hands frequently, using soap and warm water
for at least 15 seconds.
• Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat properly.
• Clean surfaces you touch frequently (door knobs,
water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones).
For more tips, see: http://www.uni.edu/health/flutips.html
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NEW CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE COURSES:
In addition to Environment, Technology and Society (820:140),
14 sections of several new Capstone Experience courses will be
offered for spring 2005. Check the spring schedule of classes
for a complete listing of all Capstone sections and the Liberal
Arts Core Web site at http://fp.uni.edu/lac/ for the new
course descriptions.
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CAPSTONE IN GREECE:
Informational meetings for the June 2005 Capstone Study Abroad
Course in Greece are at noon and 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, and
Wednesday, Nov. 10, South Room, Maucker Union. Contact Gregory
Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 3-2752. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/greece/greece.htm
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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE):
Information meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m.
in the Maucker Union Elm Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a
2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA are urged to attend. Learn how
to attend one of 168 universities across the United States while
paying UNI tuition. For additional information, go to
http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse
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LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER:
Camp Adventure™ Youth Services will host a Leadership Assessment
Center Saturday, Nov. 13 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WRC, Room 204.
Learn more about the program. RSVP or send questions to
hr@campadventure.com or visit http://wwww.campadventure.com
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