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Monday, Jan. 28, 2002

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NEWS


EMERGENCY PHONES NOW OPERATIONAL: Eight blue-light emergency phones are now operational throughout campus. The blue-light phones connect directly to the Public Safety communications center with a one-touch button. When activated, a strobe on top will flash -- marking the location for responding officers. The phones are for emergency use only. A map of emergency phone locations is available at: http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/commserv/bluelightMAP.html
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SIDEWALK REPAIR: The contractor for the McCollum Science Hall addition project will be working on underground utilities starting Jan. 30. Pedestrian traffic will be re-routed and directed by signs to be posted by the contractor. Handicapped accessiblity will be routed through Gilchrist. The sidewalk to be affected is located between Missouri St. and Gilchrist (the southwest corner of the construction site). This work should take no more than two weeks. For more information, contact Steve Pavelec at 3-6165.
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NCAA SELF-STUDY OPEN FORUM: UNI's NCAA Certification Steering Committee will host an open forum from 2:30 - 4 p.m., Feb. 4, in the Gilchrist Hall Board Room. The purpose is to provide the campus and public an overview of UNI's year-long self-study process, which will culminate with a visit from an NCAA certification team in April. The forum will include comments from sub-committee chairs and the Athletic Director about conclusions and recommendations contained in the committee's NCAA Certification Self-Study Report. A draft of the report is available on the Web at http://www.uni.edu/ncaa. Following public input, the final report will be presented to the NCAA for review next month.
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ITS ANNOUNCES NEW WEB SITE: ITS-Educational Technology is announcing the release of a new Web site for "Live Media" This site features live media events occurring at the University of Northern Iowa being delivered to your computer via the Internet/Intranet. Items delivered this way are speeches, homecoming activities, Panther athletic broadcasts, UNI radio stations and campus webcams. The site's URL is http://www.uni.edu/livemedia. The site will also be available off of UNI’s homepage and the MyUniverse Web portal. To view most of the media from this site, you will need to download the RealPlayer from http://www.real.com/player (click on the “FREE PLAYER” link) To request a live Internet/Intranet broadcast of an event, please contact Chuck Sengstock at 273-6192 or Rick Seeley at 273-7218. If you have any questions about the Web site please contact Scott Kipp kipp@uni.edu or Chuck Sengstock charles.sengstock@uni.edu.
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SPRING FITNESS CLASSES STILL AVAILABLE: Many classes are still available! Check out Strength Conditioning, Circuit Weight, Kickboxing H2O, Step Aerobics, Boot Camp and much more! Class schedule available online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitleis.html and in WRC 101. Register in WRC 101.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

TIPS FOR CONTACTING LEGISLATORS:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/259.html
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MINORITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: The UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is pleased to announce a minority business plan competition for business start-ups in the Cedar Valley. This competition is being held in conjunction with KBBG Radio and the UNI Regional Business Center. A minority business start-up must submit a complete business plan and submission form to the UNI JPEC or the UNI RBC by March 4, 2002, to be eligible for the competition. One $5,000 seed grant will be awarded to the winner of the competition. The winner will be announced at the annual KBBG banquet in May of 2002. For more information, contact the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 319-273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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PARENTS ASSOCIATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS: The University of Northern Iowa Parents Assocaition (UNIPA) will award five scholarships to undergraduate students for the 2002-2003 school year. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each undergraduate college. Pick up application with qualifications in 205 Commons, the financial aid office or in your department's main office. The deadline for this scholarship is 4 p.m., Feb. 28.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The UNI Alumni Association is currently planning a special event for seniors to be held in the spring entitled Senior Celebration. We are looking for 2-3 additional volunteers to serve on the planning committee and help organize this event. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a student organization and gain some valuable volunteer experience. For more information, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 273-2355 and ask for Jennifer or Amy.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: This session focuses on "Educational Leadership," Thurs., Jan. 31, 3:30-4:45 pm in SEC 244/245. Speakers are Aaron Podolefsky, Provost and Vice President, and Renee Romano, Vice President, Educational and Student Services. RSVP to 3-2332 to help us plan for number of handouts.
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LIBRARY NOTICES AVAILABLE BY E-MAIL: To receive your Rod Library notices via e-mail go to: http://unistar.uni.edu/patroninfo/
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ON CAMPUS JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 16 on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2002-2003 school year. These positions are for two semesters at 15 hrs/wk and pay $7.10/hr (total earnings of $3,400). Register with the Co-op/Internship Program by February 8 to be eligible. Advantages of participating found at: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/advantages.html Call 3-6041 for additional information.
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FREE WORKSHOPS: ITS-Educational Technology offers lots of FREE training on using computers. We cover everything from word processing to email; from WebCT to creating your own web site. Click the link below for complete information, and call 273-2309 to make a reservation. http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt
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SPRING MASSAGE SCHEDULE: Call 3-6119 or stop into the Wellness Lab, room 104, of the WRC to schedule a massage with a licensed massage therapist. The Spring 2002 schedule is as follows: Mondays from 10 AM to 5 PM and Wednesdays from 12:35 PM to 5PM. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes; sessions up to 1 hour can be purchased. Payment with cash, check, U-bill, or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available as well.
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EVENTS

GALLERY OF ART EXHIBITION: UNI Gallery of Art presents: "Pandemonium: Recent Paintings by Susan Chrysler White" and "A Loess Hills Suite," photographs by Richard Colburn. These exhibitions are running concurrently. 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.
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STUDY ABROAD IN WEST AFRICA: Informational Meeting for UNI May Institute in Burkina Faso, West Africa is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2002, Baker Hall, Room 230. Meeting time is 2 - 3 p.m. This four-week study abroad program offers 5 credit hours for selected courses, one course being Africa (680:128) for three-credit hours. Contact: Aurelia Klink, 3-7078 or email: aurelia.klink@uni.edu
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STUDY ABROAD IN SPAIN OR MEXICO: Interested in Study Abroad in Spain or Mexico? Please attend these informational meetings this week: Fall 2002 Study in Spain or Mexico throught the UNI Department of Modern Languages. Informational meeting Tues., Jan. 29 from 3-5 p.m., North Room, Maucker Union.
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STUDY IN POLAND: Informational Meeting for European Studies in Humanities and the Holocaust--Poland: Tuesday, January 29, Baker Hall, Room 59, location of International Programs Office. Meeting time is 4 p.m. This six-week study abroad program offers two courses: Humanities II, four credit hours and Studies of the Holocaust, three credit hours. Contact: Aurelia Klink, 3-7078 or email: aurelia.klink@uni.edu
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GUEST RECITAL: Tues., Jan. 29, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Ted Reuter, piano. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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STRESS MANAGEMENT PRESENTATIONS: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host two presentations as part of its Selected Topics for Students & Staff to help students and staff start the semester off right. Both presentations are free. For more information, call 3-7350, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu, or stop by CBB 264. Stress Management is in CBB 1 & 3 on Wed., Jan. 30 from 3-4 p.m. Pat Galasso returns as presenter to make stress fun. Time Management is in CBB 1 & 3 on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Joyce Barbatti will help us squeeze every second out of every day.
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W/CF SYMPHONY: The W/CF Symphony will present works by Bruch, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Special guest will be violinist Helen Kim. Advance tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m. Free pre-concert talk in Davis Hall at 6:30 p.m.
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LOLLIPOP CONCERTS: Sat., Feb. 2, at 10 and 11 a.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Lollipop Concerts. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SEMINAR ON AFGHANISTAN: The seminar "Afghanistan in Context: The Politics and People of the Central Asian Region" will provide a richer understanding of the people and nations involved in the current conflict. Experts will provide a broad overview of the critical issues facing the region and also offer new resources for classroom use. The seminar will be held Jan. 31 in SEC 322 and 325. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Resources for educators; 5:30 - 6:15 p.m., light supper; 6:15 - 7:20 p.m. the Political context; 7:20 - 8:30 p.m. Culture, peoples and religion. This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail Lonnie Buchanan at the Stanley Foundation at lbuchanan@stanleyfoundation.org for a reservation.
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THURSDAZE: Come to the Union Thursday, Jan. 31st for an exciting night of fun filled activities! LAZER ARENA, 6 PM-Midnight, featuring state of the art laser technology inside a fogged arena. Also featured will be the game show OUTCAST, a game based on "Survivor", which will award a grand prize of a cruise to the Bahamas on board the "Discovery One" cruise liner plus 3 nights accommodations in Freeport, Bahamas at the Taino Beach Club!!! Only UNI students are eligible to win. Game show starts at 9 p.m. in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Other events include the movie "The Fast and the Furious" at 7&9 p.m. as well as free pool and video games. Call 3-2683 for more info.
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"THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO:" Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers Presentation for the upcoming production of the Tony Award winning play, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" on Wed., Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Join us as director Richard Glockner and the scenic, lighting, costume, makeup & hair, and sound designers share their vision for bringing the play to life onstage. Free and open to the public.
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"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN:" Annie Get Your Gun, Tues. & Wed., February 5-6, 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC, Great Hall.The glorious Irving Berlin score features some of the best songs ever written for the Broadway stage. "There's No Business Like Show Business," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun," "They Say It's Wonderful" and "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)."
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MASTERS SWIM MEET: Panther Masters Swimming will host a swim meet Sun., Feb. 10, 10 a.m., WRC. The meet is for all swimmers who are 19 years of age or older and is an opportunity to compete with people in your age group and to help to support UNI's swimmers and divers. All proceeds will be donated to the UNI Foundation's Glen F. Henry Endowment Fund. For more information call Mike Savage, 3-7885, Julie Pontasch, 3-7111 or Danny May, 3-7946 or visit http://www.uni.edu/~savage/masters.html.
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ROCK & ROLL GREATS - Comments by Bob Dorr Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Bob will discuss R & R artists and their contribution to the history of music. Bob is a founding member of The Blue Band and was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Music Association Hall of Fame. If you enjoy Bob's insight on KUNI radio, you'll love to see him at the Museum.
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CPR SUNDAY: American Red Cross, Hawkeye Chapter, has their CPR Sunday on Feb. 24. It will be at the WRC with classes starting every hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult CPR is $10 and Infant CPR is $10. To register call 234-8851. If you have any questions, call Jim Hall at 3-2406.
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