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Monday, SEPTEMBER 9, 2002

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NEWS 

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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT SOUGHT: The Northern Iowa Student Government is looking for students to fill university committee vacancies. Students can choose from an array of options, including the university entertainment committee and the university speakers committee. For more information on how you can get involved contact the Northern Iowa Student Government at 3-2650. or visit http://www.uni.edu/nisg
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SOLE POWER DAY: Sept. 17 Sole Power Day will be Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10 am to 2 pm on the Union Plaza! Receive a FREE tune-up courtesy of Europa Cycle and Ski, purchase a reduced price bike helmet and register your bike with Public Safety. Sole Power is based on the elements of Callenbach's Green Triangle; money, health, and environment.
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KRISPY KREMES DONUTS ON CAMPUS: Delivered daily to Biscotti's at
Redeker Center and 23rd Street Market at the Commons.
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DROP/AD FEES: Wednesday, Sept. 4th, was the last day the student
self-registration system was available for student use. Any
registration change must now be done at the Scheduling Office, 243 Gilchrist Hall. Courses dropped are subject to a $16 charge on your university bill.
Friday, Sept. 13, is the last day to drop a full-semester course without a 'W'. Dropping a course without a 'W' removes the course from your academic record and is subject to a tuition refund if the drop results in less than full-time (12 hours undergraduates and 9 hours graduates). Courses dropped after Sept. 13 through Nov. 1st are dropped with a 'W' and are not subject to any type of tuition refund. Please note this methodology only pertains to a portion of the courses being dropped. When all of the courses are dropped for a semester (total withdraw), the amount of tuition refund is based upon the withdraw date - see page 9 in the Schedule of Classes.
For students who are receiving some type of financial aid, if any type of drop results in less than full-time, it could impact the amount of aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions in regards to the impact of dropping a course.
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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED: for students
who are not registered.
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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP: Students wanting
information regarding the Cooperative Education/Internship
Program should attend one of the following informational
sessions: Wednesday, Sept. 4 7-8 pm, CBB 109 or
Tuesday, Sept. 10 4-5 pm 102 Sabin Hall. Learn
the benefits of of gaining work experience, the process
of obtaining credit, and job search strategies. UNI
Cooperative Education, SSC 19, 3-6041.
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ONLINE CHAT REFERENCE TEST: Rod Library is pilot
testing a chat service to assist UNI students while
they are conducting online research. Clicking the
'Ask a Librarian' links on the Rod Library website
http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/ris/askalibrarian.html
will connect users to a reference librarian. Hours are
2 to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.
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PHILANTHROPY WEEK: Philanthropy Week involves planning a
week's worth of events and activities for all students. If you are
interested or want more information about this event, please
contact Ali Sieren at 273-7849.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

WRITING ASSISTANCE: The Writing Center offers, free, one-on-one help with writing assignments and general writing skills. Writing assistants work with all assignments, all majors, at times that work with your schedule. The Writing Center, 214 Student Services Center (northeast corner of Bartlett Hall), is open 8-5. Whether you're worried about getting started with a project or finishing one successfully, call 3-2346 to schedule an appointment and learn how to help yourself do your best.
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RAD-Rape Aggression Defense: Sign up for this great self-defense program for women! Based on SIMPLE techniques to improve personal safety. Taught by Public Safety officers who know what works. Class meets for 6 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 pm, Sept. 17-Oct. 24.
Register in WRC 101, 8 - 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday
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PERSONAL TRAINING PROGRAM: sign up deadline Sept. 18. Grab 3 friends (4 people total) and get in shape starting Sept. 23 from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm for 3 consecutive Mondays for a low price of $42.00 per person. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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GATEWAY COMPUTER OFFER: SCC - Student Computer Center Machines) Have Been Extended Through September 30, 2002. Gateway is offering special
extending the pricing of the Desktop unit purchased this year for the ITS SCCs to students, faculty and staff. Special pricing
is also available on the new Profile line of computers.

See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gateway
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BUY AT BISCOTTI'S AND WIN: Throughout September purchase any food items at Biscotti's using your university ID, and register to win a 19" GE color television.
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POLISH LANGUAGE STUDY: Satisfy your language
requirement with Polish. It's not too late to register. (MWF 1-2)
Combine this with the "Humanities in Poland" program
n Krakow in May-June 2003 (Humanities II credit and more).
See or e-mail Dr. Alicja Boruta-Sadkowski.
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WANT TO BE A PERSONAL TRAINER? The UNI Wellness and
Recreation Services Personal Training Program is
currently looking for students interested in becoming
a personal trainer and who have some knowledge in the
areas of exercise science and/or human anatomy.
Contact Kristy Leen (273-7167, Kristy.Leen@uni.edu)
for more information.
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FITNESS CLASS REGISTRATION: Register now.
Old favorites are still offered plus a lot of new classes
and new formats, including Water Kickboxing, Belly
Dancing, Super Sundays, Buddy Walks and more.
Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 3. Register in WRC 101:
Monday - Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
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REMEBER HEALTHBEAT:Struggling to get to the WRC for your workout?
Remember HealthBeat! Located in the East Gym basement, HealthBeat has the same cardio and weight equipment as the WRC. Hours are 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Shower and locker facilities available!
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NEW LIBRARY REMOTE ACCESS METHOD:
On Aug. 2, Rod Library implemented
an IMPROVED and LESS COMPLICATED remote
access method. The new method involves NO
computer set up for off-campus access to Rod Library's
restricted databases. Additional information can be found at
http://www.library.uni.edu/er2/proxy.asp.
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CEO: Sept. 4, 3:30 p.m., CBB, Room 3. CEO is for
anyone interested in entrepreneurship and small business.
Contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at 3-7350 or
katherine.cota@uni.edu
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UNI STAT: UNI Students Today Alumni Tomorrow
http://www.uni.edu/unialumni/stat/about.html
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MASSAGES: Wellness Resource Lab, WRC Room 104,
Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursdays from
1-4 p.m. during the
fall semester. Cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Call 3-6119.
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EVENTS 

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2ND ANNUAL DAY OF PEACE: Monday Sept. 9, schedule of events:
10:30-1:30 PEACE FAIR Maucker Union Expansions A & B;
2 p.m. "A NATIVE AMERICAN'S PERSPECTIVE ON WORLD PEACE"
Maucker Union Expansion C:
TASTE THE WORLD RECEPTION in Expansion C, will
immediately follow the speakers' presentations.
7 p.m. Jennifer Read Hswthorne, Maucker Union Expansions.
Ms. Hawthorne is a co-author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller "Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul."
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CULTURAL FESTIVAL: The annual Cultural Festival (part of Diversity
Week) takes place Monday Sept. 9th, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the
Maucker Union Plaza. The rain site is Maucker Union Expansion.
There will be ethnic foods, information and the sounds of Jamaica
with Keith Eric & Waterhouse. For more info, call Student
Activities at 3-2683.
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STEPS TO PEACE VIDEO: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1 pm in CBB 109, "Steps to Peace", a new 15 minute video just released by a group of families of victims of the attacks of 9-11. For more information on the group, visit their website at http://www.peacefultomorrows.org.
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SPECIAL 9/11 PLAY: Theatre UNI: Off Hudson Play Reading Series presents "The Guys" by Anne Nelson, Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Admission is free. Directed by Jay Edelnant, "The Guys" is a moving story that brings together an unlikely pair, a writer and a fire captain, to face the tradegy of 9/11 together as they write eulogies for eight firefighters who lost their lives that day.
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SEPTEMBER 11 REMEBERANCE CONCERT:
http://www.uni.edu/gbpac/season/artists/remembrance.shtml
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GUEST AND FACULTY RECITAL: Melissa Robinson,horn, and Robin Guy, piano - Sept. 12 (Thursday) GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. No admission charge.
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BS DEGREE IN 4 YEAR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: UNI IEEE Student & Cedar Rapids Sections jointly present:
, "The first BS Degree granting 4-year Engineering Technology
Program in the State of Iowa" by Recayi Pecen, Ph.D. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7 pm Ind Tech Center 30-34.
5:30 pm Social Hour (Holiday Inn - Cedar Falls) and Student Chapter 2002-03 Elections ***
6:00 pm Dinner in the Gallery Room (Holiday Inn - Cedar Falls) with choice of chicken Supreme $17, Beef $15, Pasta primavera (Vegetarian) $15
"Cost of IEEE Student Branch members is only $5 "
7:00 pm Travel to the UNI Industrial Technology Center (ITC) for the tour and presentation.
Dinner reservations due by noon Thursday Sept. 12, by calling 3-2598 or e-mail pecen@uni.edu
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John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Day: Conference is on Sept. 19, in the CBB.
http://www.bcs.uni.edu/jpec/jpday.htm
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