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Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005

NEWS 

UNI RESEARCHERS ALERT:
All UNI faculty, staff and students conducting research with
human participants MUST use the revised (as of Jan. 3)
application and consent form. Forms and updated "Information for
Investigators" are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/research/protocol.asp or by calling the
Graduate College (3-2748). Allow a minimum of two weeks
for review and approval.
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HEARST LECTURE SERIES RESCHEDULED:
The Hearst Lecture by Academy Award-nominated actress and activist
Shohreh Aghdashloo, originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 24, has
been rescheduled for Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the
Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free.
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OUTSTANDING GRADUATE-FACULTY TEACHING AWARD:
This award recognizes full-time members of the regular graduate
faculty for outstanding teaching in all facets of the graduate
program with a $500 prize. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 24.
Information and nomination materials are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/teaching.asp or by contacting David
Walker, associate dean for faculty scholarship, at 3-6148 or
david.walker@uni.edu.
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BUILDING SIGNS:
New signs are being installed at building entrances to identify the
building's name and street address. The first set will be installed
this year. Additional signs will be installed in phases. This is part
of a larger program to make campus more user-friendly.
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IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:
KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the
Law Library in the Iowa Capitol. The show airs Mondays at 10 a.m.
throughout the legislative session. The topic on Jan. 24 will be
Medicaid -- Iowa's healthcare program for the poor.
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JOB POSTINGS

The current Merit postings are available at:
http://www.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.htm
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

MICROSOFT EXCEL CLASSES:
This comprehensive training will introduce the basic commands,
functions and capabilities of Excel. Module 1 covers beginning
topics, Module 2 intermediate skills and Module 3 will
address advanced issues. Module 1: March 7, Module 2: March 9,
Module 3: March 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $299 for all
three modules or $115 per module. For more information or to register
call 236-8123, or e-mail mike.hahn@uni.edu
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MICROSOFT ACCESS CLASSES:
This database will provide quick, selective access to information
to make you and your staff more productive. Module 1 covers
beginning topics and Module 2 covers intermediate and advanced issues
over two sessions. Module 1: April 4, Module 2A: April 6, Module 2B:
April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $349 for both Modules or
$125 for Module 1 and $249 for Module 2. For more information or
to register call 236-8123, or e-mail mike.hahn@uni.edu
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LIBRARY INSTRUCTION FOR CLASSES:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm to request a library
session customized for your students.
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A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE SESSIONS:
This program, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League's A World of
Difference Institute, explores issues of identity, culture and
awareness and emphasizes skills needed to confront and combat bias.
Led by UNI faculty and administrators, February sessions at the
CME include: Thursday, Feb. 10; Wednesday, Feb. 16; Thursday, Feb. 17;
Monday, Feb. 21; and Thursday, Feb. 24. Each session is from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. To register, or view a complete list of available sessions,
call 3-2250, e-mail CME-Reservations@uni.edu or visit
http://www.uni.edu/cme
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EVENTS 
(by category)
SPECIAL EVENTS
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:
A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations,
including UNI, will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, at AEA
267, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls. Public feedback is welcome.
For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
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FREE BALLROOM DANCE AND LESSON:
The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a free ballroom
dance and lesson Sunday, Jan. 23, 7 - 8 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion.
The lesson will be fast waltz, including non-turning variations,
taught by Daniel Wells. A dance will follow, 8 - 9:30 p.m. For
information call 3-6195.
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3rd ANNUAL WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:
There will be three different challenges: traditional,
non-swimmers, or double. Complete mileage by March 4 and win a
t-shirt and certificate of achievement. Registration materials
available Jan. 24, WRC 101. Cost is $15. Contact
Timothy.Klatt@uni.edu or 3-7120 for more information.
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CEEE'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY:
The celebration begins Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the CEEE auditorium.
Professor Carl Bollwinkel; UNI Library Special Collections and
Archives Curator Gerald Peterson; and Emeritus Professor David McCalley
will speak about UNI's history as a leader in environmental education
and the impact it has had on Iowa. A reception, sponsored by the Iowa
Environmental Council, will follow the program.
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AUDITIONS:
Acting auditions for "In The Boom Boom Room" will be held Monday,
Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. Callbacks and dance auditions will be Tuesday,
Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. All auditions and callbacks will be held in the
APR, Strayer-Wood Theatre. Prepare one 2-minute dramatic
monologue. If there are any scheduling conflicts for auditions,
e-mail pambrown@uni.edu.

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KINDERGYM SPRING 2005 OPEN ENROLLMENT:
Physical Activity Program for Children two - five-years old. Saturday
mornings at the WRC, Jan. 29 - March 5.
Four to five-year olds at 9 - 9:50 a.m.
Two to three-year olds at 10 - 10:50 a.m.
The cost is $25 (includes t-shirt) and $20 for a second child.
Contact 3-3066 or karyn.finn@uni.edu for enrollment forms.
Sponsored by: UNI -Youth Fitness & Obesity Institute.
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WOMEN AT PLAY EVENT:
The first annual Women At Play fundraising event, "Investing in the
Futures of UNI Women Athletes," will take place Tuesday, Feb. 8. Social
hour begins at 6 p.m. with a program at 7 p.m. in the Commons
Ballroom and Lounge. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Call 3-3100 for tickets. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com and
click on the "Women At Play" button for more details.
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ATHLETICS
Friday: Women's basketball vs. Indiana State, 7:05 p.m., West Gym.
Saturday: Women's swimming vs. Luther, WRC Pool, 1 p.m.
Women's tennis vs. Eastern Michigan, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 11:30 a.m.
Sunday: Women's basketball vs. Illinois State, 4:05 p.m., West Gym.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
INTERNSHIPS AND OFF-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
The Office of Advising & Career Services, in collaboration with the
International Services Office, will host a workshop on "Internships
and Off-Campus Employment for International Students" Jan. 20, from
1 to 2:30 p.m., Gilchrist 207. This workshop is intended for faculty
and staff interested in learning about the variety of international
student visas and their respective employment possibilities. For
more information call Isabela Varela (3-6857) Isabela.Varela@uni.edu
or Ross Schupbach (3-6421) Ross.Schupbach@uni.edu
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EARLY CHILDHOOD WORKSHOP:
Esperanza Uribe, of the University of Monterrey, Mexico, will present
a free workshop for early childhood educators, "How to Deal With
Difficult Children," on Saturday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. - noon, at the
Freeburg Early Childhood Center, 1913 Heath St., Waterloo.
For reservations contact Carolyn Hildebrandt at 287-9415, or Carolyn.Hildebrandt@uni.edu.
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FAST TRAC PLANNING ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING:
This comprehensive eight-session training course will provide the
tools necessary to successfully start or grow a business, through
classroom instruction, discussion with local business experts and
hands-on business planning. Certified Fast Trac trainers teach the
classes held Thursday evenings from Feb. 3 through March
24, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $199 per business. For more
information and to register, call 236-8123, or e-mail Mike
Hahn at mike.hahn@uni.edu
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS
THURSDAZE MOVIE:
"LADDER 49" will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Jan. 20, in the Maucker Union
Old Central Ballroom. Free to students, faculty and staff. Snacks
and beverages provided. For more information, call 3-2683.
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DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: THE MUSIC LESSON:
Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers' Presentation for the
upcoming production of "The Music Lesson," by Tammy Ryan, on Wednesday,
Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Co-produced by
the Sturgis Youth Theatre, "The Music Lesson" is a poignant drama
of a Bosnian couple's struggle to build a new life in America.
Admission is free.
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PERFORMING ARTS
SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENT:
Faculty recital by Sean Botkin, piano, Friday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.,
GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.
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KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE: JAN. 24
Amy Martin, of Missoula, Mont., will bring her bluesy vocals to the
KUNI studios on the third floor of the CAC, Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.
Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more
information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html
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ROMEO & JULIET, BALLET- (*UCARD DISCOUNT):
Sunday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
The St. Petersburg Ballet will perform Shakespeare's classic, "Romeo
& Juliet." Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office.
*UNI students receive 50 percent-off tickets.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

STUDENT PAYROLL PAYSLIP:
Beginning with the Jan. 19 bi-weekly payroll, direct deposit
payslips for students will only be available online. Payslips can
be viewed from the UNI Student Employee Self Service menu item
in Oracle. Directions are at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/documents/View_Your_Payslip.pdf.
Further assistance viewing the information is available from the
MEMFIS Help desk 3-5555, option 2. Specific questions regarding
pay should be directed to payroll at 3-2656.
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