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Monday, SEPTEMBER 30, 2002

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NEWS 

HOMECOMING: Support UNI Homecoming and purchase your "Surfin' UNI" 2002 Homecoming Button for $2.00! Please call Mike @ 273-5888 and we will deliver your
button same day! Events start today. Visit
http://www.unialum.org/events/schedule.html

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NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS: Anyone wanting to become a student senator should pick-up an election packet at the NISG office, 103 Student Services Center- Bartlett Hall. Packets are due back to the NISG office no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Voting will take place online on Tuesday, Oct. 15 & Wednesday Oct. 16. For more information contact nisg@uni.edu.
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ROD LIBRARY CIRCULATION AND INTERLIBRARY LOAN NOTICES: Effective Sept. 3, Rod Library began sending all Circulation and Interlibrary Loan notices to all faculty/staff and students via e-mail only. Please read http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/access/UNIONLINE.htm for further details.
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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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DIRECT DEPOSIT OF PAYROLL CHECKS IS EASY: It will simplify your life, and you will have your money on payday. You can find the Direct Deposit Authorization form on My Universe under Tools for Success, Forms Repository. Authorizations should be turned in to the Payroll Office, 256 Gilchrist. Any questions, call Payroll at 32545.
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IOWA NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS: Review your university bill to insure that the assistance is 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 credit to your U-Bill, contact the Financial Aid Office by Oct. 7 at 3-2700 or 116 Gilchrist Hall.
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ATTENTION EDUCATION MAJORS AND MINORS:
The College of Education Web Redesign Committee is redesigning the COE Website and requests input. The survey is available via a pop-up window at the COE site at http://www.uni.edu/coe or via this direct link: http://www.uni.edu/coe/redesign/survey/.
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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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SHOW YOUR PANTHER PRIDE:
Car flags which display the new athletics logo (see http://www.unipanthers.com to view logo) are now on sale. Each UNI intercollegiate athletic team and the cheer and dance teams are selling the flags for $15. For more information or to purchase a car flag, please contact any UNI coach or Sloane Tyler at 3-6667 or sloane.tyler@uni.edu. Flags will be on sale at the next home football and volleyball games.

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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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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 


FREE, ANONYMOUS DEPRESSION SCREENING: The Counseling Center will offer students, staff, faculty, and community members the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of depression and other mood disorders, and to be screened for mental health problems during National Depression Screening Day. Sessions will be held Thursday Oct. 10, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center. Call 3-2676 for more information.
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NEW STUDENT COMPUTER CENTER IN WRC: A
new SCC (Student Computer Center) in the Wellness Recreation Center Room 156 is open. This 24 workstation facility is a joint venture of Information Technology Services, Health Physical Education and Leisure Services, Wellness and Recreation Services, and the Student Computer Fee.
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OCTOBER SCHEDULE OF FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS:
If you have papers to create using Microsoft Word, presentations to prepare in PowerPoint, need a spreadsheet in Excel, want to learn how to create a Web site, or many other compute operations, Technology and Training can help. Visit http:www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt to see schedule.
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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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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT GROUP:
International students can join the Academic Support group to explore academic/classroom topics that may be challenging in this new academic environment. The group meets on Monday evenings from 7 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. For more information, visit http://www.webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or call 3-2309.
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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 president of Coca-Cola Corporation, and John Pappajohn, experts on business financing and investment. The JPEC is providing free registration and transportation for UNI students. Visit 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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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 available at: 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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EVENTS 


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 play begins on Tuesday., Oct. 8 $50 forfeit fee applicable.
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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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UNI WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT: Firday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Ronald Johnson is the conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI CHAMBER WINDS CONCERT: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Ronald Johnson is the conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT: Tuesday, Oct. 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Chris Merz is the coordinator. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday Oct. 9, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Randy Grabowski, trumpet. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Oct. 11 & 12, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. For tickets call 3-SHOW (7469) or available at door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHERN IOWA ALL-STATE STRING WORKSHOP: Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., GBPAC. $5 registration fee. Contact: Rebecca Burkhardt at 3-6272 or burkhardt@uni.edu.
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