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Monday, Feb. 4, 2002

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NEWS

GOVERNOR VILSACK TO VISIT CAMPUS: Governor Vilsack will be on campus Wed., Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. for a news conference in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. The news conference is expected to last approximately 20-30 minute and is open to all faculty, staff and students. The Governor will discuss the salaries of Regent university employees and the higher education tax credit.
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ERRORS IN EARNINGS STATEMENTS: The January 31, 2002, direct deposit earnings statements have printing errors. The errors caused earnings and deductions to print in the wrong area of the statement or, in some cases, not at all. The net pay amounts that appear in the top right and lower left hand area of the statement are correct. Corrected earnings statements will be mailed to your local home address within the next few days. For immediate access to corrected statements, go to http://myuniverse.uni.edu/. Under "My Personal Records" click on "Direct Deposit 01-2002."
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UNI LEADERSHIP STUDIES OFFICE HAS MOVED: Leadership Studies is now in 125 SSC (Student Services Center), mail code 0383; fax number, 3-7578. Please note the changes in the phone directory for Geraldine "Gerri" Perreault, Leadership Studies Director.
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THE OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE & EQUITY MANAGEMENT MOVES: The Office of Compliance & Equity Management has moved to 242 GIL, mailcode 0028. Please update your UNI Directory to reflect this new address for the office and the following administrators/staff -- Winston Burt, assistant to the President, Leah Gutknecht, associate director, Marlene Hills, clerk IV and Darlene Imhoff, secretary II. All phone numbers and the fax number remain unchanged.
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FLOWER AND CANDY DELIVERY FOR VALENTINES: The Programming Board of Lawther Hall is planning a campus-wide "program" for Valentines day. During the week of February 4th-8th they will be selling flowers and candy to be delivered free anywhere on campus. (no delivery off campus.) This includes the nine residence halls and ROTH. Tables will be set up outside a dining center entrance each day for lunch and dinner.
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"BERING THE FROZEN STRAIT": WRS is implementing a lap swim incentive program this semester. The theme is "Bering the Frozen Strait". Participants will swim 26 miles over 14 weeks from Russia to Alaska. The program will cost $4.00. Swimmers receive a t-shirt and certificate upon completion. Stop in WRC 101, or email christopher.denison@uni.edu for registration information.
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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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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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STUDENT RESOURCES

FAMILY OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS: If you feel your family has made you what you are today or want to show them just how special they are to you, pick up an application in to 205 Commons, the Admissions Office or Student Activities Office in the Union and nominate them for Family of the Year . The selection process will occur in Spring 2002. The family who is awarded will be honored during the Stephen F. Austin game on Sept. 21, during Family Weekend. Applications are due by noon on April 5th.
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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP: The Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership recognizes students for their leadership contributions and potential to model leadership for women. Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed at least one year at UNI and are returning the following fall semester. A cumulative grade point of 3.25 or higher is required. The amount of the award is $1,000. Applications must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Educational and Student Services by Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. The application is available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html
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SMART START CLASSES: Classes are held each week on alternating Tuesdays at noon and Thursdays at 4 p.m. This free, one-hour class covers the information you need to know to start a business. Held at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. Call 236-8123 or email Katie at katie.macdonald@uni.edu to register.
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SENIOR CHALLENGE EVENT: The UNI Foundation is in the process of planning the annual Senior Challenge event. Additional volunteers are needed 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/resume experience. For more information, please call the Office of Development at 273-7849 and ask for Ali.
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QUITTING SMOKING CLASSES: Thinking of quitting smoking? Call the Wellness Resource Lab (273-6119) for information on smoking cessation classes.
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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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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The UNI Alumni Association is currently planning a special event for seniors to be held in the spring entitled "Senior Celebration". Two to three additional volunteers are needed to serve on the planning committee. 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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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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EVENTS

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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VOCAL HONORS RECITAL: Mon., Feb. 4, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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"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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"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. 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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NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS: Thurs., Fri. & Sat., Feb. 7, 8 & 9 all day in the GBPAC, Great Hall. Contact: Ronald Johnson, 3-6058 or johnsonrw@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SAVE FRONTLINE: This student-to-student outreach program is created to give sexual assault victims a safe and comfortable place to report their offense, is holding a spring training session February 8th and 9th. Training is provided by the Family Service League and is available to anyone interested. Sessions run Friday 5-10pm and Saturday 8-1pm. The training is free and will be held at the SAVE Center, located at 2222 College Street. If interested, contact Lanette Watson at 268-2084 or email lanette.watson@uni.edu.
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LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB?: Stop by the Camp and Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 13th from 10-2 in the Maucker Union Expansion. Many organizations will be recruiting summer employees. Check out http://www.uni.edu/careercenter for a list of participating organizations. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center.
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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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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONCERT: Sun., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Fourth annual concert featuring Ruby Hinds, mezzo-soprano, and David Holkeboer, piano - "See There in the Distance: A Tribute to Marian Anderson." No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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CINDERELLA ICE BALLET: St. Petersburg Ice Ballet Cinderella Sunday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. The ice ballet combines the grace and elegance of classical ballet with the breathtaking athleticism of ice-skating to create a unique theatrical experience sure to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
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WHAT A HOOT: Sat., Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m. Learn about owls and their habits and see Spirit the owl (injured barred owl rehabilitated by Linda Nebbe and the Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project). This is a special program for children ages 6-10. Please preregister and submit payment by Feb. 15; space is limited. Cost: $5.
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