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Monday, May 6, 2002

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NEWS

COMMENCEMENT RECEPTIONS: Each of UNI's colleges will host receptions immediately following their respective commencement ceremonies. The schedule is available on the Web at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/news/stories/2002/030502.shtml.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Donna Thompson, director of UNI's National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS), will be interviewed on NBC's Today Show on Monday, May 6. Next week is child safety week on the Today Show. NPPS was recently featured on the Early Show on CBS.
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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - 30TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION: 30th Street between Ilinois Street and Ohio Street will be closed for reconstruction beginning Monday, May 13. The construction period is expected to last 6 weeks and weather permitting, the street will reopen to traffic in late June. Once the reconstruction has been completed and the street is open, traffic flow is designated to be ONE-WAY west bound.
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MAY FOOD SPECIALS ON CAMPUS: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/269.html
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PARKING PERMITS AVAILABLE ONLINE: Parking permits for the 2002-2003 year can be ordered online through August 15. The application link is available via MyUNIverse. Log in to MyUNIverse at http://myuniverse.uni.edu. In "Current Announcements" (upper left corner of the page) click on "Parking Permits". You will again be prompted to log in using your social security number and PIN. The parking permit application will then be available for your completion. If there are any questions regarding the application, contact the Parking Division of Public Safety, 3-2710. Parking permits will be processed and billed in August. Changes can be made to a current application until August 1st.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

DE-STRESS DAYS: May 6, 7, & 8 in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enjoy free mini massages, puppies and kittens to pet, comedy videos, play-doh and coloring books. Take time to unwind from finals week! Sponsored by WRS.
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CHANGES REGARDING USE OF 15-PASSENGER VANS -- The following changes are in response to National Highway Traffic Administration safety warnings regarding fully loaded 15-passenger vans. Beginning with the May term, drivers of leased 15-passenger vans will be required to have a CDL (commercial driver's license). If the driver does not have a CDL, the UNI motor pool will have a limited number of 15-passenger vans available that have the rear seat removed -- which limits the number of passengers to 10. For more information, call Alvin Kyhl at 3-2620.
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UNI WEB DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2002: A Web site development conference for users who already have a basic knowledge of html and some experience developing a Web site will be offered at UNI Friday, June 7. The conference was planned by a cross-section of campus web developers to help anyone who designs, plans, or maintains a Web site expand their skills (not an entry-level conference). For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/webtools/webdevcon/
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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP: Robert Eller Scholarship for Study Abroad - Application deadline has been extended from October 15 to October 30, 2002. Application instructions and printable application form is available from: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad. Follow Financial Aid & Scholarship link.
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THE U.S. FOREIGN SERVICE EXAMINATION: Offered September 21. The registration deadline is August 13. Sample Registration Forms are available in the Career Center Library (Government Employment binder). Interesteed students with international experience and required qualifications are urged to view the Web site: http://www.careers.state.gov to register. For more info, contact Isabela Varela, isabela.varela@uni.edu
3-6857.
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RECIPES FROM HOME: Dining Services wants to feature some "recipes from home" next year to celebrate our diversity. Faculty, staff & students may submit a recipe from their culture or a family favorite. Submit by May 15, 2002, for consideration. Selected recipes will be featured on the menu and published. To submit, send to:
Mona Milius
Department of Residence
Redeker Center 0252
Or email: mona.milius@uni.edu
Submissions should include: recipe name, number of servings, ingredients with amounts, assembly instructions, submitter name, email address and phone number.
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PHILANTHROPY WEEK: If you are looking for some volunteer time and experience working with event planning for Fall 2002, we are in the process of planning a week of activities for students to learn about philanthropy and have fun while doing it! For more information call Ali at 3-7849.
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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DEGREE: Attention Undeclared Majors! Are you interested in being a team leader, managing materials, processes and people? A UNI Construction Management degree is what you're looking for. This UNI bachelor of science degree involves courses pertaining to architecture, business and engineering. Construction professionals often teach courses, which brings additional industry insight and experience to the classroom. Career opportunities are outstanding with a nearly 100 percent placement rate and starting salaries ranging from $30,000 to $50,000. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/indtech/construction.
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SUMMER FITNESS CLASSES: Registration for summer fitness/leisure and certification classes has started; classes begin Monday, May 13. Register and pick up class schedules in WRC 101 Monday -Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information call 3-6275.
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STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE: The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering summer creative drama classes and production opportunities for children entering pre-school (age 4) through 12th grades. For a complete list of activities, visit the Sturgis Youth Theatre Web site at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis Registration started May 1; enrollments are limited.
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GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS: The UNI Alumni Association has great gifts for as little as $6! Visit https://www.uni.edu/unialumni/secure/merchandise/merchandise.html for more options.
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GIFT IDEA FOR THE GRADUATE: A commemorative coverlet to celebrate the UNI campus, its historic buildings and educational traditions. Stop by the University Museum gift shop, 3219 Hudson Road, 273-2188.
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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#springfinals
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EVENTS

ART EXHIBITION: The UNI Gallery of Art presents the BFA Exhibition through May 11. The graduating artists will host a reception on May 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. Six artists are participating in this exhibition in partial fulfillment of their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees: Molly I. Brauhn, Gillian G. Christy, William Pendry, Stephanie Sailer, Ann Schwab, and Crystal Weiss. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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DEAN OF LIBRARY SERVICES PRESENTATION OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS: Students are invited to attend the presentation by Marilyn Mercado, candidate for Dean of Library Services, in Seerley 115 on Tuesday, May 7 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Ms. Mercado will speak for 10-20 minutes on "Role of the Academic Library in the 21st century: Definition and Implementation" with the rest of the hour for questions. For the full interview schedule, see http://www.library.uni.edu/searches/dean/
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WINE & TULIPS: The Friends of KUNI/KHKE host the 17th annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine and Tulips" Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. in Maucker Union. Over 200 domestic and imported wines can be sampled, plus midwest cheeses. Signed Gary Kelley posters will be for sale and there will be a silent auction of art and gift items. Fresh cut tulips and jazz by the Bob Dunn Quartet add to the atmosphere. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Call KUNI/KHKE weekdays at 273-6400, ext. 0 or buy them online at http://www.kuniradio.org

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OUTDOOR TRIPS: CANOEING: May 11-16 Boundary Waters Camp Area Wilderness, MN/Canada. $130 (University) $155 (Guests). MAINE ADVENTURE: August 2-12 West Branch Penobscott River/Mt. Kahtadin, ME. $425 (University) $450 (Guest). Pre-Trip Meeting: Tue., July 16 at 5 p.m. For more information or to sign up call 3-7163 or stop in at the UNI Outdoors Office (WRC 174)
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