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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004

NEWS 

CAMPUS CONVERSATION:
All UNI faculty, staff and student employees are invited to
participate in a campus conversation that addresses the questions,
"What makes UNI a great place to work? What would make it better?"
By Dec. 1, please submit comments to these questions
by e-mail to: conversation@uni.edu, or anonymously via the Web
site: http://www.uni.edu/conversation If you have questions,
please contact a member of the Campus Advisory Group,
http://www.uni.edu/pres/univcomm/advisory.shtml
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UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced
university operations will be made via local radio and TV stations,
and the UNI home page. For more information about weather announcements
and UNI policies and procedures, see
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/390.html
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UNI CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN:
The United Way benefits agencies like the NE IA Food Bank, Salvation Army,
Cedar Valley Preschool & Child Care, Family Service League and Scouts. If
you have not had the chance to review your pledge form, please do so today
and return it to your building volunteer, or to Seerley 20 by 10 a.m.,
Friday, Nov. 12. For more information, visit
http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org
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MCLEOD CENTER CONSTRUCTION -- UNI-DOME/WRC ACCESS:
A construction fence at the McLeod Center work site (south UNI-Dome
parking lot) has been 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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ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY:
Rod Library invites the campus to participate in its annual survey
about which activity categories should be supported with student computer
fee money. The survey will run from Thursday, Nov. 11, through Tuesday,
Nov. 23. The survey is at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml
and in paper form in the library lobby.
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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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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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

POWERPOINT TEMPLATES:
University Marketing & Public Relations has created several different
designs for powerpoint templates with the UNI nameplate for university
use. They can be downloaded at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/powerpoint
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PRESIDENT KOOB'S SPEECH TO THE GRADUATE FACULTY:
President Koob's speech to the graduate faculty delivered on Oct. 27, is
available for two-hour reserve viewing in the Rod Library. Please check
with the Library Reserve Desk for more information on the viewing policy.
For additional questions, contact Syed Kirmani, chair of the graduate
faculty, 3-2940 syed.kirmani@uni.edu or Jacqueline McGlade, associate
dean, Graduate Gollege, 3-3399, jackie.mcglade@uni.edu.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES:
Minutes for the Oct. 28 meeting are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp
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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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HOURS

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

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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CELEBRATION RIALTO:
Celebrate Rialto Nov. 15, 16 and 17, 5-8 p.m. nightly. There will
be giveaways, live music, door prizes, friends night (Tuesday) and
a special Thanksgiving meal (Wednesday). The Rialto opened this fall
in Towers Center. It includes the new dining center and Dashes, a
"grab and go" venue.
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NEED RELATIONSHIP ADVICE?
David Coleman, the Dating Doctor, will speak Wednesday, Nov. 17, at
7 p.m. in Lang Hall auditorium. Coleman is a 15-time nominee for
national speaker of the year. He speaks on the complicated, and
often comical aspects, of relationships. The program is free for all
UNI students, faculty and staff.
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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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ATHLETICS

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.
**Faculty/Staff Receive Two FREE Tickets to the game. Tickets must be
redeemed at the NW UNI-DOME Ticket Office by 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12.
Sunday: Women's basketball vs. Upper Iowa (Exh.), West Gym, 4:05 p.m.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Brian Craig and Chris Watts, UNI geology majors, will give a presentation
on "Summer 2004 Geology Field Camp Experiences," Monday, Nov. 15, at
4 p.m., in Latham 125.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION:
"Long-term Monitoring and Ecosystem Research at NASA's Kennedy Space
Center" by Carlton Hall, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral,
Fla. Monday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Sabin 7. Open to the public.
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SATELLITE SEMINAR:
The National Collegiate Honors Council/Phi Theta Kappa 2004 Satellite
Series concludes with "Sports in Popular Culture: Are We Winning or
Losing?" Tues., Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m., in Old Central Ballroom A of
Maucker Union. Discussion will be moderated by Carol Phillips, HPELS.
Call the University Honors Program at 3-3175 for more information.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Joanne Goldman, History, will
present "Blurred Boundaries and False Dichotomies: Science and the
Federal Government." Free and open to all.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

 

BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION WORKSHOP:
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 5:15-6:15 p.m., CBB 3. This workshop is sponsored
by UNI CEO and teaches how to generate and evaluate small business
ideas. No advanced registration required. Open to all. For more information,
contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or 3-7350.
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SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING :
Presenters will cover chart of accounts for small business and define
terms with expamples. They will talk about basic bookkeeping.
Additionally, they will explain what financial statements are necessary
for the small business owner and how to utilize them for effective
management of your small business. Nov. 20., 9-11 a.m. CBB 3
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PERFORMING ARTS

HEARST LECTURE SERIES:
Anna Deavere Smith: actor, playwright and professor, presents "Snapshots:
Glimpses of America in Change," a lecture exploring issues of race,
community and character in America. Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m., GBPAC.
Admission is free. http://www.theatreuni.com
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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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SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Thursday, Nov. 11, UNITUBA (tuba/euphonium) Ensemble Concert.
Jeffrey Funderburk, conductor, GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 12, School of Music Spotlight Series: UNI Wind Symphony
Concert, William Shepherd, conductor. GBPAC, Great Hall 7:30 p.m. $6
public, $5 seniors, $4 student or U-card free. TicketS 3-SHOW (7469).

Saturday, Nov. 13, Graduate Recital: Peterhof String Ensemble GBPAC
Davis Hall, 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 15, Faculty/Student Recital: Northern Iowa Chamber
Orchestra, GBPAC, Davis Hall 6 p.m. Burkhardt and Geith, conductors.

Monday, Nov. 15, UNI Horn Choir Concert, Thomas Tritle, director,
GBPAC Davis Hall 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 16, Julia Trahan Viola Studio Recital, GBPAC, Davis
Hall, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 16, UNI Jazz Bands II and III Concert, Washut,
Giampietro, and Milenkovic, conductors. GBPAC, Great Hall 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 17, UNI Concert Band Performance, Rod Chesnutt,
conductor, GBPAC Great Hall 7:30 p.m.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

SUMMER ORIENTATION STAFF SELECTION:
Applications are now available for students interested in being a
member of the UNI Summer Orientation Staff (SOS). The SOS serve as a
resource for university policies, procedures and support services.
They assist new students in the development of their first-semester
class schedules and the registration process. In addition the SOS
facilitate group discussion, organize recreational activities and
lead campus tours. Compensation includes $2,000 plus room and board.
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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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