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Monday, Feb. 11, 2002

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NEWS

GANSKE TO VISIT UNI: Congressman Greg Ganske (R), Iowa will be the keynote speaker and guest of honor at the UNI Army ROTC Annual Military Ball, Fri., Feb. 22 in Maucker Union. All UNI faculty, staff members, veterans and students are invited to attend. For additional information and tickets, call
Lt. Col. Mike DePuglio, professor of Military Science at 3-6220 or 3-7648.
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ANNUAL UNI BUDGET: The Cabinet's annual budget planning message is posted on the Web at: http://www.uni.edu/infosys/budget03.shtml
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PHONE DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE: Stop at the Information Desk at Maucker Union to pick up a copy of the UNI campus phone directory.
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"RAPE FREE ZONE": On Feb. 12th, red ribbons will be passed out among the students and faculty with instructions to tie them around whatever space s/he wants to designate as a "Rape Free Zone". This nationwide campaign, known as V-Day, brings communities together in opposition to the brutality of sexual assault. Designate an area where your group can put their ribbons, signifying their support with a splash of bright red amidst the snow.
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NOMINATIONS FOR THE LUX SERVICE AWARD: The UNI Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2002 Lux Service Award. If you know a senior undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI, submit a nomination! Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 15. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux/ for more information and a link to the nomination form.
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FEBRUARY FOOD PROMOTIONS ON CAMPUS: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/260.html
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EAST POOL OPEN: The East pool is open for normal activities as of Fri., Feb. 8.
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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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"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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STUDENT RESOURCES

UNIPA SCHOLARSHIPS: The University of Northern Iowa Parent Association (UNIPA) will award five scholarships to undergraduate students for the 2002-2003 school year. The scholarships will be awarded as follows: 1. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from each undergraduate college. 2. Scholarships will be directly credited toward tuition, half in fall 2002 and half in spring 2003. If interested, pick up an application in 205 Commons or Financial Aid office. Applications are due by 4 p.m.Feb. 28th.
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SUMMER/FALL 2002/CO-OP ORIENTATION INFORMATION SESSIONS: Students seeking credit-bearing internship opportunities can view the spring orientation schedule at: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/orisched.html. You must have attained sophomore level or above by summer 2002 and have a GPA of 2.5 or better to participate.
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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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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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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 25, 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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EVENTS

"THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES," V-DAY COLLEGE CAMPAIGN: The V-Day 2002 College Campaign comes to UNI. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/262.html
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MARDI GRAS PARTY: Join us at St. Stephens Student Center (next to the bookstore) on Tue Feb.12th from 8-10 p.m. for a Mardi gras party. There will be international food, music from the jazz band, and games. All are welcome.
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GUEST RECITAL: February 12 (Tuesday) - Guest Recital: Oleg Koshelev, piano - GBPAC Davis Hall - 8 p.m. - No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. WICHITA STATE: Greg McDermott and the Panthers look to continue their climb to the top of the Missouri Valley Conference this week when they host Wichita State. UNI tips off with the Shockers Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Call 3-DOME for tickets.
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LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB?: Stop by the Camp and Recreation Fair on Wed., 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.
Robert Walter, representative from The Washington Center will be on campus as part of the fair. Internships are available in a wide variety of organizations, open to all majors, and offered during fall, spring, and summer terms.
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EXCITING ART EXHIBITIONS: Feb. 13-Mar. 10. "Teresa A. Cole: Print Installations" and "Alexander Kvares: Recent Work." http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/261.html
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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: February 13 (Wednesday) - Faculty Artists Showcase - GBPAC Great Hall - 7:30 p.m. - $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass - Tickets 3-SHOW and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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VALENTINE BAKE SALE: The Masters in Social Work student association will be having a bake sale on Thurs.,, Feb. 14th in Maucker Union.
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PEACE-MAKING WORKSHOP: Workshop on Feb. 14 deals with "Peace-Making for Leaders," 3:30-4:45 p.m. in 244/245 SEC. Greg Buntz, Executive Director of the Iowa Peace Institute, will explore how to create an atmosphere that keeps conflict to a minimum and empowers followers to talk through differences rather than fighting. The workshop is free and open to the public. Call 3-2332 to register. http://www.iapeace.org
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THURSDAZE IN THE UNION: Thursdaze welcomes master hypnotist, Jim Wand and comedian Kivi Rogers on Thurs., Feb. 14, 9 p.m.in Maucker Union. The shows are free and open to all students and staff. For more info go to http://www.uni.edu/thursdaze
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FREE PIZZA & PEPSI: The first 250 UNI students will receive a FREE slice of Papa John's Pizza and a Pepsi at the women's basketball game on Friday night. The Panthers host Missouri Valley Conference rival Creighton at 7:05pm in the West Gym. Doors open at 6pm.
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TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL: February 15 & 16 (Friday & Saturday), GBPAC Great and Davis Halls and RHA - All Day - Contact: Robert Washut -3-6431 - washut@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SINFONIAN DIMENSIONS: February 15 & 16 (Friday & Saturday) - Rich Perry, tenor saxophone, with UNI Jazz Band I, Robert Washut, conductor - GBPAC Great Hall - 7:30 p.m. - $6 Public; $5 Student - Tickets 3-SHOW and at the door.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. DRAKE: Help us break the attendance record for a women's basketball game at UNI when the Panthers host intrastate rival Drake. The game will be played in the Dome Sun. at 3:05pm.
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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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UNI CONNECTION'S ANNUAL PIE PARTY: Everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy a piece of homemade pie Tues., Feb. 19 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Student Center.
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THE WORKSHOP:
A workshop for people who are on the job market or who are planning to enter the job market this year. The session will focus on locating and researching positions, developing a professional profile, and designing resumes and cover letters. Tues., Feb. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. in Lang 20. Undergads, soon-to-be-grads and grad students of all majors are encouraged to attend.
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"THE DINNER JOB INTERVIEW": Thurs., Feb. 21, 3:30-4:45 p.m., CBB 1 & 3. Presenters will discuss interview strategies and etiquette tips, formal table settings and what an employer really wants to know about you. Selected Topics are free presentations and require no advanced registration. For more information, contact the JPEC at 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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FIRST COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will be a sponsor of the first Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference on Fri., Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Gateway Conference Center in Ames. The JPEC will provide free registration, lunch, and transportation for the event. UNI students, faculty, or staff interested in attending need to complete a registration form in CBB 264 or e-mail name, address, phone, and if you would like to ride the free bus to katherine.cota@uni.edu by February 15. Students interested in small business/entrepreneurship are needed to be discussion leaders or discussion recorders for the afternoon focus/discussion groups on student entrepreneurship. Students will be asked to brainstorm and discuss the future of entrepreneurship in Iowa and how to encourage interest in students in entrepreneurship. Interested students will be provided free breakfast in the morning while you are taught to moderate/lead a breakout session. This is an excellent leadership activity and resume builder. You will learn from a nationally known CEO who holds these focus groups/breakouts at universities throughout the United States. Also, needed are student entrepreneurs who are interested in being part of a panel discussion about "Running Your Own Business." For more information, call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu
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NATIONAL SONG & DANCE OF MOZAMBIQUE: Fri., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.
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"GLOBALIZATION'S IMPACT ON CENTRAL AMERICA: HONDURAS": There are spaces still available for the College of Business' short-term study abroad course, "Globalization's Impact on Central America: Honduras." This is a program to experience a new culture and gain insight into business and economics in a 3rd world country. Dates for the course are: May 9 - 22, 2002. For syllabus, details, and photos visit: http://www.uni.edu/~schrage/honduras_course.htm
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