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Monday, March 4, 2002

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NEWS

USER ID CHANGE AVAILABLE APRIL 1: User ID amnesty will be in effect beginning April 1- April 14. During this time, students are provided an opportunity to select a new user ID, even if a change from the UNI-assigned user ID has already been made. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/userid-amnesty.shtml
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WEEKLY UNI CABLE NEWS PROGRAM: "The Northern Iowa Report," a 30-minute news program produced by UNI electronic media students is cablecast on UNI cable live each Thurs. at 11:30 a.m., and can be seen live on the ground floor and second floor monitors in Lang. The program is rebroadcast at 7:30 p.m. each Thurs. on Mediacom Ch. 17, and rebroadcast several times on CFU and Mediacom Ch. 15: Fri. at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and Sat. at 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/~martin/unitv.html.
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FREE FILM SERIES: The UNI Inter-American Studies Program is hosting a free film series every Thursday through April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Films that explore this year's theme, "Terrorism, Peace and Human Rights in the Americas," will be screened. All are welcome to attend. A list of the films and basic information about their content is available at the Department of Modern Languages Web site. http://www.uni.edu/modlangs/
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PATRON TICKETS FOR SCHWARZKOPF SPEECH SOLD OUT; OTHERS STILL AVAILABLE: All patron tickets, available for $100 apiece, for the Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf address taking place at UNI Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. have been sold. The event is being hosted by UNI's Alumni Association, and will be in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. Still available are tickets for $45, $50 and $55. Alumni Association and student Alumni Association members receive a 10 percent discount. To purchase tickets, contact the Alumni Association, 3-2586 (toll-free, 1-888-864-2586), or the GBPAC, 3-7469.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

PEER ADVISOR NEEDED FOR ACADEMIC ADVISING SERVICES: Academic Advising Services is now collecting applications for the Peer Advisor in Residence position. A peer advisor in residence is a student employee that is trained to work in both Academic Advising Services and the residence halls to provide advising, scheduling and academic skill-building resources to undergraduate students. A 3.0 GPA is required. Applications are due March 11 and can be picked up in 125 Student Services Center.
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THINKING ABOUT TAKING A COURSE AT ANOTHER COLLEGE DURING THE SUMMER? If you are considering taking a course at another college this summer and intend for it to meet a requirement at UNI, you should "Check It Out" before taking the course. The Office of Admissions will have a "Check It Out" table in the Maucker Union from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. March 11, 12, 13. The Transfer Team will be available to answer questions regarding the transferability of courses from other colleges.
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THE U.S. FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER WRITTEN EXAMINATION: The registration deadlines are March 11 for the April 13 test date; August 13 for the September 21, 2002 test date. Sample registration forms are available in the Career Center Library (Government Employment binder). Interested students with international experience and required qualifications are urged to view the Web site: http://www.careers.state.gov to register. For more information, contact Isabela Varela isabela.varela@uni.edu at 3-6857.
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FREE CHILD CARE: Rider Hall Citizenship committee is giving parents a night out. Rider Hall residents will be volenteering to baby-sit for free in the Rider Hall Rec room March 8th and April 5th from 6:30-10:30 pm. Ages for children aged 9 and under. There will be a sign in list and parents will need to bring an ID to pick childeren up.
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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: This workshop will help you deal effectively with difficult people without letting it ruin your day. Tues., March 5, 3:30-5 p.m. UNI Counseling Center. Register by calling the Counseling Center at 3-2676.
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SOCIAL ANXIETY: Do you find yourself extremely anxious in social situations in which you either interact or perform in front of others? Do you find yourself escaping or avoiding social situations due to a fear of being negatively criticized, humiliated, or embarrassed by others? This workshop will educate you about social anxiety and offer ways to manage your anxiety more successfully. Thurs., March 7, 3:30-5 p.m. at the UNI Counseling Center. Please call the Counseling Center at 3-2676 for reservations.
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UNI'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE WEB SITE: The following information can be accessed at the UNI Substance Abuse Services Web site: the University's Alcohol and Drug Policy, local, state and federal alcohol and illicit drug laws and related penalties, health risks of alcohol and drug use and abuse, and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students and employees http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/subabuse.html This information is provided in compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.
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STUDENTS STILL NEEDED FOR CAMP ADVENTURE: Students are still needed to join Camp Adventure. If interested in working with youth all over the world in a camp setting, reply to camp.adventure@uni.edu or visit http://www.campadventure.com.
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ALBRIGHT VIDEO AVAILABLE: The video from the Joy Cole Corning Leadership Lecture Series featuring former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is available to check out at the Reserve Desk at the Library through the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Hanish at 3-2257.
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KURT WARNER FIRST THINGS FIRST SCHOLARSHIP: Criteria - demonstrate an ongoing & strong history of community service; graduated from an eastern Missouri, southern Illinois or Iowa high school in the past year; have financial need from the 2002-03 FAFSA; minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Two new recipients selected for 2002-03 to receive $2,000 each for upto four years or upon completion of a first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. Deadline: March 15. Application available from: http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/ft/ftcollege.html#other OR from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736.
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LIFEGUARDS NEEDED: Register for lifeguarding in WRC 101 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Mon.- Fri. Sessions start on March 1 and March 9.
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ITS/ET GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRODUCTION: Lamination is one of the many services provided by Educational Technology-Graphics. This process works well for preserving and improving the durability of posters, maps, newspaper clippings and other items. We can accommodate materials up to 37" wide. Bring your items to CET 200 Projects submitted by 3 p.m. may be picked up by 3 p.m. the next business day. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.- Fri. For more information, call 3-6140.
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EVENTS

ROTC TO HOST HIBBS MEMORIAL: UNI's ROTC Corps of Cadets will conduct a brief ceremony in honor of 2nd Lt. Robert J. Hibbs, UNI class of 1964, on the 36th anniversary of his death and winning of the Medal of Honor. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 a.m., Mon., Mar. 4, at the base of the Hibbs Memorial, between the West Gym and Rod Library. This is an annual event . The Hibbs Memorial flag will remain at half staff for 24 hours following the ceremony. The public is invited.
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"THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO": Theatre UNI presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," a bittersweet romantic comedy by Alfred Uhry, the Tony Award-winning playwright that gave us "Driving Miss Daisy." Performances are March 6 -10 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Tickets are $8 for general public; $7 for UNI faculty/staff/Alumni Association members and seniors; $6 for UNI students and youths under 18. To purchase tickets, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381 or visit the Theatre UNI Web site at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT: Tues., March 5, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FREE SENIOR NIGHT: Seniors--Come enjoy FREE music, FREE food, FREE pool and FREE ping pong on Wed., March 6 from 7-10 p.m. This will also be the last chance to get your FREE stein mugs, compliments of Senior Challenge 2002.
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UNI PERCUSSION/MARIMBA AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE: Wed., March 6, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Randy Hogancamp, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Thurs., March 7, 3:30-4:45 p.m., topic will be "Spiritual/Religious Leadership," with speakers: Mohammed Fahmy of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Islamic Center; Sousan Manshadi of the Baha'i faith; Fr. John Haugen of St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center; and George Zucker of the Sons of Jacob Synagogue. Program is held in 244/245 SEC. Reserve attendance: e-mail to VPESS-Web@uni.edu or 3-2332.
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"THE MERRY WIDOW": The Merry Widow Presented by London City Opera Thursday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. The highly acclaimed London City Opera presents waltzing rhythms and soft, dreamy melodies.
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MID-LENT MIXER: Sponsored by the UNI Campus Ministry Association, Fri., March 8, 7:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center, (next to bookstore). There will be a coffeehouse with snacks and fellowship featuring Christian musician John Hanna, at 8 p.m. All are welcome.
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FORUM FOR DIVERSITY - INTEGRATING LATINO HERITAGE INTO THE CURRICULUM: Conference will be held Friday, March 8, Commons Ballroom, 8-5:30 and Saturday, March 9, Seerley Hall, 8:45-5 . One-hour credit option for teacher education students. Schindler Endowment funds will support UNI student and faculty registrations. To register contact Christine.canning@uni.edu
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MUSIC ENTRANCE/SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS: Sat., March 9, all day, Russell Hall. Contact: Alan Schmitz, 3-7180 - schmitz@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY RECITAL: Sun., March 10, 2 p.m., Hearst Center for the Arts. Jazz Duo - Robert Washut, piano, and Chris Merz, saxophones. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PENN & TELLER: Sat., March 9, 7:30 p.m. - Sun., March 10, 7:30 p.m.. Together since 1975, their award-winning theater show has been a long running hit on and off Broadway.
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NUHS PRESENTS "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF": Production dates are March 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 10 at 2 p.m. in Butzier Auditorium of Malcolm Price Laboratory School. Tickets can be purchased PLS 220, by phone at 3-6047, or at the door . All tickets are for general admission and there is no reserved seating.

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DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION OF "ANGELS IN AMERICA": Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers Presentation for the upcoming production of the Tony Award winning play, "Angels in America, Part 1: Millenium Approaches" on Wed., March 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Free and open to the public.
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LATINO/A LEADERSHIP AWARDS BRUNCH: The awards brunch is scheduled for April 27 as a part of the Strengthening and Valuing Latina/o Communities in Iowa Conference. Four awards will be granted this year: outstanding business person, outstanding youth, outstanding Latino/a leader, outstanding community or educational organization The award is open to any individual working with Latino populations in Iowa. For more information visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~socialwk/latinoConference.htm (under Latino/a awards brunch) or contact Christine Taylor at the Iowa Division of Latino Affairs (515) 281-4080.
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