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Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005

NEWS 

FEB. 4 - CAMPUS CONVERSATION - WHITE PAPER:
Please review the white paper posted at
http://www.uni.edu/conversation and plan to attend either the morning
(8:30 - 11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1 - 4 p.m.) session in the
Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union for discussion.
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/400.html
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GOVERNOR VILSACK'S FISCAL-YEAR 2006 BUDGET PROPOSAL:
Governor Vilsack submitted a $4.9 billion Fiscal Year 2006 budget
proposal to the state legislature. Included in the budget proposal
is the the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, request for $40 million
for the state universities. For more information about the governor's
budget priorities, see http://www.governor.state.ia.us
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UNI IN THE NEWS:
Don Briggs, instructor with HPELS, is featured in a story in the LA
Times describing how to climb an ice-encrusted silo. Visit
http://tinyurl.com/6ss4j
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STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:
Supervisors, nominate student employees for the 2004-2005 UNI
Student Employee of the Year. View eligibility criteria and print
a nomination form at
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/398.html
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UNIVERSITY HOUSES FOR RENT:
Two university houses are available for rent. They are located at
1209 W. 23rd St. (four bedrooms) and 3204 Panther Lane (three
bedrooms). Contact Doug Jensen at 3-6827 for details.
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LUX SERVICE AWARD:
Nominations are being accepted for the 2005 Lux Service Award.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have
demonstrated outstanding service to UNI. Students with 90 or more
credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award.
Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements
and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by
Feb. 11. Direct questions to Jennifer Noehl at 3-6409.
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"SOUP'ER" BOWL SPECIALS AT ESSENTIALS:
"Soup'er Bowl" specials at Essentials in Maucker Union Jan. 31,
through Feb. 6. include discounts on snacks, beverages, soups-at-
hand, and ice cream bars.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

DIRECT-DEPOSIT PAYSLIP FOR STAFF AND FACULTY:
Beginning with the Jan. 31 monthly payroll, direct-deposit payslips
will only be available online. View payslips from the UNI Employee
Self Service menu item in Oracle. Directions can be found at
http://tinyurl.com/6ygeg. Further assistance is available from the
MEMFIS help desk, 3-5555, option 2. Specific questions regarding pay
should be directed to payroll at 3-6211.
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MEMFIS HR/PAYROLL SYSTEM:
Read the February issue of the MEMFIS Times to learn how to view
payslips, leave balances, and reduce the number of e-mail notifications
received. Information about HR/Payroll reports is also included.
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/news/memfis_times.asp.
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TEACHER PREPARATION FACULTY:
The teacher-ed Web page includes information about the teacher
education program (eCompass), information for students, and
information for faculty at http://www.uni.edu/teached.
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HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:
This free, information-packed workshop is designed to teach the basics
of starting a small business. Advanced registration is required. Call
3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu to reserve space.
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KUNI'S 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 Monday,
Feb. 7 is Women in Politics in Iowa. Guests include former Iowa
Assistant Attorney General, Roxanne Conlin; Lt. Gov.Sally Pederson;
and Rep. Libby Jacobs of Des Moines.
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WOW JANUARY:
The January 2005 issue of Words of Wellness (an employee wellness
newsletter for UNI faculty and staff) is available at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html. To receive a
hard copy of each issue along with the fitness program schedule,
contact Kathy.Green@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:
International Education Week is Jan. 31 - Feb. 4. The UNI Spanish
Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, is sponsoring the following activities:
UNISIS informational meeting, Thursday, Feb. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in
Maucker Union. Friday: 1 p.m. at The Vibe on 23rd St., join fellow
Spanish speakers, UNICOSS, for an hour.

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KHKE'S CLASSICAL HOST JACQUELINE HALBLOOM INTERVIEWS JASON WEINBERGER:
Friday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m., the music director and conductor of the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Jason Weinberger, and visiting guest
soprano, Karen Holvick, will discuss the WCFS's 75th Anniversary,
Saturday evening concert at the GBPAC.
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KHKE'S JACQUELINE HALBLOOM INTERVIEWS MICHAEL BLACKWELL:
Friday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m., Michael Blackwell, UNI's director for
Multicultural Education, will talk about the importance of
celebrating Black History Month and highlight UNI's month-long Black
History activities.
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V-DAY EVENTS 2005:
Monday, Feb. 7, Self Defense Seminar, at 7 p.m., in Maucker Union
Expansion.
Tuesday, Feb. 8, Benefit Bands Concert, at 7 p.m. - midnight, in Lang
Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $2 at the door.
Wednesday, Feb. 9, Envison a Violence Free World Open Mic Night/Rally,
at 9 p.m., in Maucker Union Expansion.
Thursday, Feb. 10, Vagina Carnival, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., in Maucker Union
Expansion.
Friday/Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12, "The Vagina Monologues," at 7:30 p.m.,
in Lang Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at GBPAC
or call 3-SHOW. Silent art auction before and after both shows.
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KHKE's CLASSICAL HOST JACQUELINE HALBLOOM INTERVIEWS SIMON ESTES:
Monday, Feb. 7, internationally famous bass-baritone, Simon Estes,
will discuss his Feb. 12 performance with the Wartburg Community
Symphony. Mr. Estes will talk about the Mozart arias
he'll perform with the symphony, as well as his narration of
Copland's famous "Lincoln Portrait."
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WINTER ADVENTURE:
Spend two nights and three days in the northwoods cross-country
skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and enjoying winter, Minnesota
style. Dates are Feb. 11 - 13. Cost is $85 (UNI); $95 (guest).
Pre-trip meeting Feb. 8, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. For more information
contact Outdoor Rec, at 3-7163.
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DOWNHILL SKIING IN WISCONSIN:
Saturday, Feb. 12, spend the day skiing at Mt. Lacrosse, one of the
Midwest's best-kept secrets. Cost $50 (UNI); $55 (guest). Skis or
snowboards included in cost of trip. Pre-trip meeting, Feb. 8 at
5 p.m., WRC 174. For more information contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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PEACEMAKING IN PALESTINE:
Joe Carr, of the Christian Peacemaker Team, will speak on nonviolent
protest of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
He will speak at noon, Saturday, Feb. 12, in Maucker Union, and at
7 p.m., Feb. 12, in the ITC. Sponsored by UNI Amnesty International
and Students for Social Justice. For more information contact Jessica
Maas at jmaass@uni.edu.
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ATHLETICS
Saturday: Track, Panther Classic, all day.
Women's tennis vs. Truman State, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 1:30 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. Bradley, West Gym, 4:05 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Southern Illinois, UNI-Dome, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday: Wrestling vs. Northern Illinois, West Gym, 2 p.m.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

LEGISLATIVE CAMPUS UPDATE:
An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at 12:15 p.m.,
Friday, Feb. 4, in the Maucker Union Elm Room.
Keith Saunders, state relations officer, Board of Regents, State of
Iowa, will give an update about the governor's budget proposal and
other key legislative issues. Keith will be available for questions.
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LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:
A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations,
including UNI, will take place at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, at
Area Education Agency 7, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. The
public is invited to hear remarks from area legislators and ask
questions. A key topic will be the Board of Regents, State of Iowa,
request for an additional annual investment of $40 million to the three
public universities. UNI's funding would allow for stable and moderate
tuition increases, new academic programs and enrollment growth. Contact
Stacey Christensen, 3-3170, for further information.
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CROW FORUM:
Monday, Feb. 7, noon, Julia Trahan, School of Music, will present
"An Intimate Voice: The Music of Rebecca Clarke" in Maucker Union,
South Room. The Graduate Program in Women's Studies sponsors
the Current Research on Women Forum Series. All are welcome to gather
for informal presentation and discussion.
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AEOP MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:
UNI-AEOP meeting, Feb. 8, noon, CME conference room, upper level,
Maucker Union. Dennis Lindner, director, Information Systems, will
present a program on "Identify Theft." Bring order forms for
the Martin Brothers' fundraiser. http://www.uni.edu/aeop
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

SLIDE PRESENTATION ON ALASKA:
Filmmaker Jeff Barrie and Alaska Gwich'in native Peter Solomon will
present, "Arctic Quest: Our Search for Truth", Thursday, Feb. 3,
4 p.m., McCollum Science Hall, Room 001. The multimedia presentation
will highlight the spectacular flora and fauna found on the coastal
plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the impact the proposed
extraction of oil from this region would have on the area and its
people. Refreshments will be provided.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR ON TORNADO PATHS:
Philip Suckling, Department of Geography, will present "Path Direction
for Tornadoes in Central and Eastern U. S.," Monday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m.,
Latham 125.
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CEEE PRESENTS "WINDS OF CHANGE":
On Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m., Dave Martin from Cedar Falls
Utilities and Kelly Vowels from Waverly Light & Power will speak
about the growth of renewable energy and how it has changed the
utilities industry.
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FILM: "OSAMA"
Theatre UNI will show the Golden Globe Award-winning film "Osama" by
Siddiq Barmak on Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., in Sabin 102. Inspired by actual
events, the film explores the oppression of women in Afghanistan under
Taliban rule. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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PERFORMING ARTS

SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Friday, Feb. 4, Davis Hall, 8 p.m., faculty recital: Micah Everett,
trombone, Genadi Zagor, piano.
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CELTIC MUSIC SESSIONS:
The UNI Gaelic Club sponsors Celtic Music Sessions on the first Friday
of the month at 7 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeeshop, 909 West 23rd St.,
above Bought Again Books. Sessions are free and open to the public.
Join in or just listen. For more information visit
http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., singer-songwriter Michael Jerling performs
on six- and 12-string guitars, harmonica and mandolin. Each Monday
evening's show is staged in the KUNI studios in the CAC.
Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For
more info visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

2006-2007 ROTARY FOUNDATION AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Each year the Rotary Foundation provides graduate and advanced
undergraduate study opportunities (U.S. $25,000 maximum) to attend
a college or university in another country where there are Rotary
Clubs. The deadline for applications is March 1. Applications
should be sent to the Graduate College, 122 Lang Hall c/o Shirley
Uehle. For more information visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/401.html
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PEER ADVISOR IN RESIDENCE (PAIR) POSITIONS:
Advising and Career Services is currently looking for undergraduate
students with strong interpersonal skills and concern for others for
the 2005 - 2006 PAIR staff. PAIRs are trained to provide major
exploration assistance, advising, scheduling, and academic skill-building
resources through our office and the residence halls. Additional
information and application are available from
http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/pair/who.shtml, from Advising and
Career Services, through any current PAIR or michele.peck@uni.edu.
Applications are due Feb. 18.
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CAMP & REC FAIR:
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom. Fifty
organizations from across the U.S. will recruit summer employees.
Sponsored by UNI Advising & Career Services, Gilchrist 242. List of
recruiting organizations:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/campfair/campweb.html
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:
Open to all UNI students, entry deadline March 11. $100 prize for
the winning essay will be presented at the Student Leadership Awards
April 3. Essay topics and criteria are at
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay-2005.html.
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THURSDAZE, FEB. 3 MOVIE NIGHT:
This week's feature movie is "Alfie" starring Jude Law. Showtimes
are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free
refreshments and snacks provided. For more information call 3-2683.
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STUDY SPANISH IN UNIVERSIDAD DE TARAPACA, CHILE:
Hildegard (Pochy) Morales, representative of the Universidad de
Tarapaca, will provide information on studying abroad in Chile,
Feb. 3, Maucker Union, College Eye Room, 3 p.m. For more information
call 3-7078, or http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 

 

 

 


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