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Monday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2002

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NEWS 

DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS ON CAMPUSES REGULATIONS: Standards of conduct concerning alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and related disciplinary sanctions, local, state & federal laws and sanctions concerning AOD use, health risks of AOD use and abuse, and alcohol and drug counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs are available to students and employees. This information is provided in compliance with the Drug-free Schools and Campuses Regulations. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/subabuse.html
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FRESHMAN STATE OF IOWA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: Review your university bill to ensure that the scholarship credited. You can review the bill on MyUNIverse in "My Personal Records" under "Last U-Bill Sent" or "Activity Since Last U-Bill and History". If you were to receive this award and it still needs to be credited to your U-Bill, please contact the Financial Aid Office by Oct. 1 at 3-2700 or 116 Gilchrist Hall.
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VOLUNTEER TO BE A MENTOR: UNI's Partner in Education, Black Hawk Elementary School, needs volunteers willing to mentor students one hour per week. Sharon Voigt will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 26 from 9 am-2 pm in SEC 246 to accept applications and conduct interviews. For additional information, contact Sharon at 291-4800 ext. 248, email svoigt@waterloo.k12.ia.us, or go to http://www.uni.edu/contined/mentors.
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CAREER FAIR
: Monday, Sept. 23, 2-6 pm in the UNI-Dome. 140 organizations are
partipating, as well as Graduate and Professional Schools. There are opportunities for jobs
and internships for students. 25 employers will be signing up students for interviews on
Tuesday, Sept. 24. The UNI Interview Day will run from 9-4:30 pm in the Maucker Union.
(All interviews for this event will be scheduled during the UNI Career Fair.)
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PROPOSED ACADEMIC CALENDARS: Proposed academic calendars for 2004
and 2005 are posted on the Office of the Registrar's Web site. Please review these
models and submit your comments or questions to registrar@uni.edu. The site address is
http://www.uni.edu/regist/
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CHEERLEADERS WANTED: The UNI Cheerleaders are looking for some more male participants. If you are interested and want more information, please email Philip at, pjpierce@uni.edu.

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RUGBY PLAYERS TO S. AFRICA:The Collegiate All-American Men's
rugby team is in Cape Town, South Africa, playing three tough matches in eight days.
The 2002 Collegiate All-American Touring Squad includes UNI back Paul Emerick.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

PRICE LAB OFFERS FIRST "TEACHER INSTITUTE": Designed to enrich the experience of UNI teacher education students as well as offer refresher experiences for new teachers in the field. The sessions will all be held at Price Laboratory School, 1901 Campus. No Cost. A complete listing of sessions and times, as well as registration materials, will be available in early Oct. on the PLS website at www.pls.uni.edu. For more information contact lee.weber@uni.edu or at 3-6457
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JPEC SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: The JPEC is providing scholarships for two UNI students to attend FastTrac, a comprehensive small business start-up class, being offered at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. Fourth Street in Waterloo from Oct. 5 through Nov. 23, 8-11:30 a.m. An application form may be obtained in CBB 264 and is due Oct. 1. For more information, call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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SMOKE CESSATION CLINIC: Sept. 26. A $25 fee is required, nicotine patch included. Call the UNI Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 for more details.
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT GROUP:
If you are a student from another country you might want to consider joining our Academic Support Group. We will explore academic/classroom topics that you find challenging in this new academic environment. Join us on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 161 in Baker Hall.
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JOB SHADOWING IN THE YUCATAN, MEXICO: Students will participate in job shadowing and interviewing activities with employers and professionals who are working in fields related to the students' areas of study and career interest, visit cultural and historical sites, live with a family, and earn credits Jan. 2-13. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/mexico/yucatan.html
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STUDENT WEBCT WORKSHOPS: ITS Educational Technology is offering Student WebCT workshops. There is limited seating (20) for each workshop; call 3-2309 for a reservation. If you are taking a class that is using WebCT and have never used it before, you are highly encouraged to attend. Times, days, and location are on our website. For more information, visit http://www.webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or call 3-2309.
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INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:
Designed for the chronic dieter. Learn how to reject the diet mentality, feel feelings without food, honor hunger and feel fullness. Workshop is held every Tuesday from Sept. 24 - Dec. 3 from 4-5 pm Cost $20 Contact Joan Thompson, 3-2198 to register or for more information.
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SENIOR CHALLENGE 2002-2003
: Attention Juniors & Seniors interested in planning events on campus. Senior Challenge has funded many campus projects. Call Ali Sieren at 3-7849 for more information.
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WATER FITNESS INSTRUCTORS NEEDED: Learn how to teach all aspects of water based fitness classes. Student instructors must be current UNI students, commit to 3 semesters after training and have a current life guarding and CPR certification. Training is held on Sunday's from 5 - 8 pm at WRC. Fee is $95. More information, contact Dana Foster at Dana.Foster@uni.edu or 3-5859.
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CONVERSATION PARTNERS: Spend one hour a week in English conversation with an international student to further his or her understanding of American English and culture. Volunteer by stopping at the CIEP office in 72 Baker Hall and filling out a Conversation Partner application form. To learn more visit http://www.uni.edu/ciep.
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STURGIS YOUTH THEARE CLASSES: Creative drama classes for children in preschool through high school. Classes begin Oct. 7. Registration and more information at:
http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis.
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IOWA VENTURE CAPITAL CONFERENCE III: The UNI JPEC is a co-sponsor of this conference on Sept. 30, at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Guest speakers include Don Keough, retired preseident of Coca-Cola Corporation, John Pappajohn, experts on business financing and investment. The JPEC is providing free registration and transportation for UNI students. Visit ou Webpage at http://www.jpec.org for full details or contact us at 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu. Advanced registration is required.
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CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
: Fifteen $1,000 awards. Criteria: Preference to undergraduate UNI students working towards degree or certificate, financial need and off-campus child care expenses. DEADLINE: Oct. 1. Applications available at UNI Financial Aid Office, 116 Gilchrist Hall, 3-2700.
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-JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS: At the Career Center, students can get assistance in building and posting their resume for prospective employers. Employers can view resumes of graduating students as well as provide summer internships for students.Check out CareerLink: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter or visit the UNI Career Center,
Student Services Room 19. Phone: 3-6857. Monday-Friday 8-5.
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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
: The application cycle for the 2003-2004 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for study abroad is now open. These scholarships are available to degree-seeking undergraduates planning to study abroad in summer 2003, fall 2003, and/or
spring 2004. Emphasized world regions include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern
Europe, the NIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Information and an online application are availableat: http://www.iie.org/nsep. Paper
applications are also available upon request. The application deadline is Feb. 14, 2003.
For more information, contact ella.sweigert@uni.edu.
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SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: Robert Eller Scholarship for Study Abroad application deadline has been extended from October 15 to October 30, 2002. Application instructions and printable application form is available at: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.
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GATEWAY COMPUTER OFFER
: Gateway is extending pricing of the Desktop unit purchased this year for the ITS SCCs to students, faculty and staff until Sept. 30. 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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EVENTS 


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POETRY PERFORMANCE
: Theatre UNI presents "The Good Wife" a poetry performance along the theme of post-World War Poland by Georgia Scott, on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. A reception and book-signing will follow. Admission is free.For more information: http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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EARTH SCIENCE/SCIENCE EDUCATION SEMINAR: William Desmarais,
Earth Science Teacher at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, will present
"Track 'em down and dig 'em up: Cretaceous dinosaurs of Alberta, Canada" on
Mon. Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall.
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UNI OUTDOORS: Enjoy an afternoon paddling "The Mighty" Cedar River. Start at Janesville and canoe to Black Hawk Park. All skill levels invited. All canoeing equipment provided. Pre-Trip Meeting Sept. 24, 1:30. Cost is $10 (UNI) $15 guest.
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ORIGINAL SHORT FILM COMES TO UNI:
See "The Permanent" before it is submitted to the Sundance Film Festival. Preview and discussion with director and members of the production team on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC Room 108.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Jeffrey Funderburk, tuba - Sept. 24 (Tuesday)
GBPAC Davis Hall - 8 p.m. - No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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HISTORY CLUB MEETING: This year's first History Club meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 5:30 p.m. Seerley, room 112. The club is open to anyone who is interested in history, meeting new people, and having fun.
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS SEMINAR: "Salmon and the Pacific Coastal Rainforest," presented by Deanne Drake, University of Washington, Seattle. The seminar will be held on Sept. 25 at 4:00 p.m. in room 1536 in McCollum Science Hall. Environmental Science seminars are held every Wednesday in MSH 1536 at 4 pm.
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CARL L. BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE: "The 'Dual Revolution' in Seventeenth-Century China" Wednesday, Sep. 25, 7 pm, SRL 115. Chun-shu Chang, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, will deliver the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Contact Gregory Bruess at 3-2752 or Bruess@uni.edu.
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UNI INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11 am - 3 pm in the Maucker Union Expansion. Long-term study abroad, short-term study abroad, internships, and volunteer work abroad opportunities will be featured. No registration fee. http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/iof2002-uni.asp
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INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL: leagues for men and women
Managers meeting: Thursday, Sept. 26, 4 pm, SEC 246.
Registration: Monday, Sept. 30 & Tuesday Oct. 1 WRC 101, 8 am - 5:30 pm
League p
lay begins on Tuesday., Oct. 8 $50 forfeit fee applicable.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT AND GALA CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION: Firday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. - GBPAC Great Hall -$25 tax-deductible contribution - Tickets 319-273-SHOW (7469).
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INTRAMURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: For men and women on Sunday Sept. 29. Registration: (sign up and pay green fees) Sept. 23- 25, WRC 101, 8 am - 5 pm Green fees: $11.00 (students), $16.00
(faculty/staff). Tee times start at 11 am and are limited to the first 100 entries.
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HEARST SPEAKER SERIES: Begins Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Lang with an address by Bliss Browne, founder and president of Imagine Chicago. Free and open to the public. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/~martin/hearst.html.
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