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Monday, Dec. 10, 2001

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NEWS

ACCESS UNI WEBSITE TO BE RETIRED: The AccessUNI site will go into retirement effective the week of December 17, 2001. All links previously available through AccessUNI are available through the MyUNIverse portal. A direct login to MyUNIverse will be included on the AccessUNI home page for your convenience during the transition period. Any links to http://access.uni.edu should be replaced with a link to http://myuniverse.uni.edu. Please send your comments and suggestions to access-uni@uni.edu.
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TEXTBOOKS COLLECTED FOR STUDENTS IN ROMANIA: The MSW Student Association will be collecting text books related to the behavioral sciences to help students in Romania. The country is very poor and lacks books for students and for the university libraries. There will be a collection site inside the Social Work office (Sabin 30) starting December 7th through the 21st as well as a space in Maucker Union during finals week (December 17th-21st). Please consider dropping off your books you find are non buy backs and other books you feel will be helpful . We are also gathering children's books for the orphanages libraries. These books can be for children as young as toddlers up to books appropriate for "middle school" aged children (12-14 yrs old).
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION T-SHIRTS: The Alumni Association has two new long-sleeve t-shirts for sale. Choose from two different designs on purple tees. Available in adult sizes M-XXL at a cost of $15 to Alumni Association members and $18 to non-members (XXL, $2 additional charge). Log on to http://www.unialum.org/merchandise.html or call 3-2355.

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PRINTED GRADE REPORTS NO LONGER MAILED: Commencing with the Fall 2001 semester, printed grade reports will no longer be mailed to students. Please refer to http://www.uni.edu/regist/gradesfa.htm for information about accessing and printing grade reports. Students who need a printed copy and do not have web access may request a copy by calling the Office of the Registrar at 319-273-2241.
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AREA CODE SPLIT ENFORCED: In March, the eastern area of the 319 area code was split and given the new prefix 563. It is necessary to use the 563 area code to the area subject to the split. A list of area code locations is available at http://www.state.ia.us/government/com/util/util.htm.
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NEW LIBRARY HOMEPAGE: During the first week in January the Rod Library will be implementing a new homepage. In anticipation of that event the library would like to make the new design available for review and comment by the UNI community. Please feel free to take a look at the following URL and submit comments via the Contacts page: http://www.library.uni.edu/test/
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STUDENT RESOURCES

CULTURE AND INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS: The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is making 50% tuition scholarships available to members of the Cedar Falls/Waterloo community. These scholarships are for the term beginning January, 2002, and subject to space availability. Contact Bob Pesek, 3-2853 for more information.
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ANNUAL REGENTS UNIVERSITIES JOB FAIR: The UNI Alumni Association will help sponsor the Annual Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair in Des Moines. Admission is free and those who attend have the chance to win door prizes or a $200 cash prize. The job fair will take place at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines on Wed.,, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.regentsjobfair.org or call the Alumni Association at 3-2355.
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PROJECT VIP VOLUNTEER FAIR: Wed., Jan. 23, UNI's Project VIP will be hosting the annual Spring semester Volunteer Fair from 11a.m. -2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion Room. Over 40 not-for-profit agencies from the Cedar Valley area will be attending. This is an opportunity for students to connect with local agencies and match your personal interests and skills with agency's needs. Agencies will be recruiting volunteers for a variety of service opportunities, both short-term and semester-long.

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SPRING SCHEDULE FOR FITNESS CLASSES AVAILABLE: The Spring Class Schedule for fitness, leisure, and certification classes is available in Maucker Union and the WRC. Registration begins Mon., Dec. 10. Check out our new classes including: Water Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Tae Kickboxing, Chinese Kung Fu and Total Body Conditioning. Pay by U-bill, payroll or cash in WRC101.
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CAMPUS DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE: Students who live off-campus may pick up their free copy of the 2001 - 2002 UNI phone directory at the Information Desk at Maucker Union.
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BISCOTTI'S: Looking for a holiday gift? Come in to Biscotti's and create your own holiday gift box or bag.
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PC PRICING EXTENDED TO STUDENTS: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/
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THINK TANK SEMINAR: The President's think tank seminar has researched and summarized how the budget cuts will affect each of the five colleges at UNI. You'll also find tips for registering, and clep information at http://www.scholars.uni.edu/~ferring.
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GBPAC GIFT CERTIFICATES: Are you out of gift ideas for the holidays? How about a gift certificate to the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Call the ticket office at 3-SHOW or 1-877-549-SHOW.
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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS: Library Hours over Seasonal Break http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#christmas
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WRC HOURS: The WRC hours for Winter Break are now posted on the WRS website at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/winterbreak.html
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EVENTS

"2001 MA/BFA EXHIBITION": The UNI Gallery of Art will present the work of MA artists, Patricia J. Smith and Alexandra Dooley, and BFA artists, Erin Hoffman and Jill Ann Zevenbergen. The exhibition runs Dec. 10-21 and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. -Thurs.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.; noon to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. The gallery is located on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery. An opening reception will be held Sat., Dec. 15 at 4 p.m.
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CHAMBER WINDS CONCERT: Mon., Dec. 10, 6 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI CONCERT BAND: Mon., Dec. 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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STUDY IN POLAND: Informational meeting for European Studies in Poland, Tues., Dec. 11, 4-6 p.m., BAK, 59 which is the location of the International Programs Office. Refreshments will be available. The program offers four credit hours for Humanities II and three credit hours for Studies of the Holocaust. Contact: Aurelia Klink, 3-7078 or email: aurelia.klink@uni.edu
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JEONGWON HAM PIANO RECITAL NO. 2: Tues., Dec. 11, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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VAGINA MONOLOGUES AUDITIONS: Auditions for the all-female cast of The Vagina Monologues production are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Auditions will be held December 11th and 12th at 7pm in the Interpreter's Theater Space, Lang Hall. For more information about auditions or other volunteer opportunities, contact Kate Timmermans at kt451067@uni.edu, or call 277.8199.
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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT USED CLOTHING SALE: Thurs., Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on the South Concourse in the UNI-Dome. The sale will include the following: warm-ups, uniforms, shoes, sweat,s t-shirts and shorts. All items will be pre-priced and sold "as is" and must be removed the same day of the sale; all items must be paid in cash (checks accepted) at site before removal. Please enter the Dome through the South entrance.
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"CELEBRATING THE SEASON": The Student Life Team and the Maucker Union are collaborating with community representatives to bring to UNI a program that is lively, educational, and entertaining. The "Celebrating the Season" program is scheduled for Thurs., Dec. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. with a formal program, then followed by a number of interactive activities. For more information, please contact the Student Activities Office at 3-2683.
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MARTHA-ELLEN TYE VISITING ARTIST: Thurs., Dec. 13, Michael Spiro, percussion - GBPAC Davis Hall/RHA - Contact: Jeffrey Smith - 3-2228 - jeffrey.smith@uni.edu.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SYMPHONY POPS CONCERT: The W/CF Symphony presents their Holiday Pops Fri. and Sat., Dec. 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Special guests include vocalist and UNI music faculty member Jean McDonald. Tickets at 3-SHOW and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.
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A CELTIC CHRISTMAS: Mon., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. GBPAC.
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NORHTERN IOWA CHILDREN'S CHOIR: Performance will be Fri., Dec. 21 at 7p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Free admission.
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GBPAC ADDS THREE SHOWS: The GBPAC is adding three shows to their season's schedule. Mon., Jan. 14, 2002, 7:30 p.m. will be an additional show of Porgy and Bess. Next, is the St. Petersburg Ice Ballet, Sun., Feb. 17, 2002, 7:30 p.m. Finally, an additional show of Penn and Teller will take place Sat., March 9, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 3-SHOW or 1-877-549-SHOW. You can also reserve your tickets online at http://www.uni.edu/gbpac or http://tickets.uni.edu
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