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Monday, Sept. 3, 2001


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NEWS

UNI IN THE NEWS: Iowa students' average score on the SAT test is 1,196; the U.S. average score is 1,020. For the complete story, visit
http://DesMoinesRegister.com/news/stories/c4780927/15730363.html or http://www.desmoinesregister.com and select the Education section.
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PANTHER PASS: All Panther Pass holders will have to redeem their pass for a hard ticket to the September 29th family day football game. Redemption will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 4 at the UNI-Dome Box Office only. Students that want to be seated with their parents they must buy their parent's tickets at the same time they redeem their pass.
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NEW ATHLETICS WEBSITE: http://www.unipanthers.com is the official site for UNI Athletics. Stop by for everything you ever wanted to know about the UNI Athletics teams, coaches and student-athletes, not to mention the ability to listen to old broadcasts and read the Fact of the Day.
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ENERGY SERVICES: With the budget cut backs and sharp rise in fuel prices, UNI is looking into ways to further optimize energy use and save dollars. You can assist with this effort by turning off lights, computers, window air conditioners and equipment when not in use. For more facts and information.http://www.uni.edu/phyplant/energy
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SYMPHONY TICKETS: Single tickets are now on sale for the seven 2001-02 W/CF Symphony performances, including the season opener Oct. 5-6 at the GBPAC. For details, call 3-7469 or visit www.wcfsymphony.org
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COURIER INSERT: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ran a special 125th Anniversary supplement on Mon., Aug. 20. Extra copies are in the Marketing & Public Relations office and Rod Library and Maucker Union.
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MODEM POOL: The 30-hour per month limitation on the UNI modem pool (273-2664) resumed Sept. 1. That limitation was not enforced during the summer and interim periods.
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UNI COMPUTER DESKTOP WALLPAPER: A selection of UNI computer desktop wallpapers are available for downloading from the UNI Alumni Association Website. To access the wallpaper and installation instructions, visit http://www.unialum.org/justfun/desktops/desktop.html
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UNI SPORT CLUBS: UNI's best kept secret is a secret no more! UNI's Sport Clubs offer the chance to develop or learn new skills while socializing with others who share your same interest in sports. Choose from 18 active clubs or start a new club! Visit WRC 101 or call 273-6275 for more information.

STUDENT RESOURCES

PART TIME EMPLOYMENT FOR BIOLOGY AND/OR CHEMISTRY MAJOR The Iowa Waste Reduction Center, of the University of Northern Iowa, has a part-time position available to a student majoring in biology/chemistry. Interested students can contact Dan Nickey: daniel.nickey@uni.edu 273-8905.
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CONVERSATION PARTNERS: The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking American students who would like to be conversation partners with international students. Meet just one hour a week You and your partner pick the time and place This is a great opportunity to learn about another culture and make a great friend! For information stop by Baker Hall 72, or call 273-2182
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FINGERPRINTING: Student teachers for Fall 2002 will be fingerprinted at MauckerExpansion on Friday, September 7th, 7:30 AM-2:00 PM. Please allow time before or after your interview for fingerprinting. Bring a $87 money order made out to "Board of Educational Examiners." Make sure money order expiration date is NO SHORTER than one year.
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INTERESTED IN JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS?: Check out UNI CareerLink: www.uni.edu/careercenter or visit The UNI Career Center, Student Services Center 19.
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COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Check out the schedule of FREE computer workshops offered at UNI. Each month ITS-Educational Technology offers lots of workshops ranging from introductory topics like "Introduction to Computers", "Microsoft Word", "Messenger (email)", "Using the Web", "Microsoft Excel" up through advanced topics like "Creating Web Pages", "Photoshop", "Scanners and Digital Cameras" and many others. The complete schedule for August and September is found by clicking on the link below, or, if you don't have access to the web, by calling 273-2309.
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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP: Students wanting information regarding the Cooperative Education/Internship Program will want to attend one of the following informational sessions: Thursday, August 30 4-5 pm 109 Curris Business Building or Tuesday September 4 7-8 pm 109 Curris Business Building. Learn the benefits of the process of obtaining credit, gaining work experience, and job search strategies. UNI Cooperative Education, SSC 126, 273-6041.
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CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN ITS: ITS seeks a graduate student to learn television production by recording in studios and on-location, and editing on VCRs and computers. Student will supervise setting up for recording, and will edit materials into videos for campus use. See complete ad at: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/audio-videoproduction/jobs.htm or call 3-6299.
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SPRING 2002 STUDENT TEACHING INTERVIEWS: Friday, September 7th between 8:00 AM & 1:00 PM in Maucker Union Expansion. Mandatory for all Spring 2002 student teaching candidates. Sign-up for interview times on bulletin board outside of SEC 509 from Friday, August 31 through Wednesday, September 5. Questions? Call 273-7770.
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CLASS INFORMATION

WEBCT: If you are taking a class using WebCT (Web Course Tools) this semester, check out the schedule of special 45 minute WebCT workshops. The schedule is found at, http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html If you can't attend these hands-on workshops, online tutorials for WebCT are available at: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/tutorials.html
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HOURS

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/246.html
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LABOR DAY HOURS: Library hours for Labor Day, http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#labor
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EVENTS

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT: Fitness and certification classes begin Tues., Sept. 4. Register in WRC 101 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Check out our new class MIND, BODY, SPIRIT. There are a variety of classes available for all fitness levels. Look for the bright pink flyers in the UNION or WRC. Pay by U-bill, check, or payroll deduction.
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FUNION: Come to Maucker Union for "Fun in the Union!" Wed., Sept. 5, starting at 10 a.m. Activities taking place from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. are the student organization fair, wax hands, and caricatures. And from 4 p.m. - ??? join in the "no brainer" trivia game in the union coffeehouse.
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VOLUNTEER FAIR:
On Wednesday, September 5, the Project VIP Volunteer Fair will be in the Maucker Union Expansion from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Representatives from over 40 nonprofit agencies will be looking for students interested in opportunities for short-term or semester-long volunteer experiences. All majors are welcome. The fair is sponsored by the UNI Career Center and the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/vip
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HEARST LECTURE: "Kierkegaard on the Internet: Anonymity vs. Commitment in the Present Age." Lecture by Hubert Dreyfus, Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion. Why would Kierkegaard have hated the Internet? Professor Dreyfus explores this question by examining Kierkegaard's view of the 18th century press and its role in fueling an expansion of a "public sphere" characterized by risk-free anonymity, idle curiosity, and incipient nihilism. A noted philosopher who asserts a strong Internet presence through is own elaborate web site, Dreyfus will provoke all of us to reconsider our own love/hate relationships with the Internet. Hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Questions: contact Martie Reineke at 3-6233.
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COLLOQUIUM: The first Language Science Colloquium of the fall will be "How Children Learn Their First Words" by Ken Bleile of UNI's Department of Communicative Disorders. The talk will be in CAC 263 at 1 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 7 at 1 p.m.. Communicative Disorders has again graciously offered to provide a light snack, so please RSVP so that we can provide an appropriate amount of food. We look forward to seeing you then. Our remaining fall semester Language Science Colloquia can be found at http://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/research/languageScience.html
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VOICES OF THE PRAIRIE: Fri., Sept. 7 from 2-4 p.m. in the Commons Ballroom, Lord Richard Acton, writers Ann Struthers and Jim Heynen, and Loess Hills specialist Cornelia Mutel will read from their works and talk to audience members about their writings about Iowa and the Prairie. A book signing and reception will follow. UNI English Professor Barbara Lounsberry will moderate.
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YING QUARTET: Selections by Beethoven performed at the GBPAC on Fri., Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Prahl Chiropractic. For tickets call 3-SHOW.
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CEDARLUG: Cedar Valley Linux Users Group is pleased to announce the Fourth Coming of its semi-annual Linux Install-a-thon. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/245.html
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ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: Sat., , Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. This Western swing band recently won their seventh Grammy Award for best country performance by a duo or group with vocal. Prior to the performance there will be a hoe-down on the front lawn with lots of western-style fun.
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INTRAMURAL CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Managers meeting at 4 p.m., Mon., Sept. 10. in WRC 150. Tournament is open to faculty, staff and students. $15 entry fee. Tournament play on Sept. 15
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PADDDLING PANTHERS: Learn- to- Swim program will continue swim lessons this semester with classes being taught at 10:00am and 11:00am Saturdays. Private lessons are also available. For further information, contact Christopher Denison, 3-7263 or email christopher.denison@uni.edu
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