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Monday, OCTOBER 14, 2002

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NEWS 

NISG REGISTERING STUDENTS TO VOTE: Northern Iowa Student Government is currently registering students to vote - and the process is easy. Volunteers will be in each residence hall on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 11-4, with registration and absentee ballot request forms. NISG and other groups will also be registering students at tables in Maucker Union and in classrooms over the next two weeks. Be sure to register and get an absentee ballot. Contact NISG at 3-2650 or nisg@uni.edu for more information, or go to
http://www.uni.edu/nisg. Register and VOTE ON NOV. 5.
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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: All students are invited to attend the Board of Regents' Public Forum on tuition and fees. The forum is Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. Come and show the Regents that UNI students care about the cost and quality of their education. Contact Northern Iowa Student Government at 3-2650 or nisg@uni.edu for more information.
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HOOBASTANK CONCERT: Purchase your tickets today for the first headlining tour from chart toppers HOOBASTANK. Their electricifying show will be on campus Saturday, October 19th, 8 p.m., West Gym. Openers for the tour are BLINDSIDE AND GREENWHEEL. Tickets are available at all UNI ticket outlets, http://www.tickets.com or charge by phone 3-DOME. Presented by Panther Productions
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FULBRIGHT GRANTS: The 2003-2004 competition for United States Department of State Fulbright and related grants for graduate study or research abroad in academic fields and for practical training in the creative and performing arts will close October 25, 2002. Approximately 900 awards available to over 100 countries. Complete program information is available at http://www.iie.org/fulbright/. Students currently enrolled at UNI should contact Ella Sweigert, Fulbright Program Adviser in 59 Baker Hall.
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UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM EXPANDS: Current UNI sophomores may now apply for the University Honors Program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.30 or better and will be asked to submit an essay and faculty recommendation. For more information and an application, e-mail brenda.hackenmiller@uni.edu, call University Honors at 3-3175 or visit the office in CAC 257.
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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH: LexisNexis Congressional (Universe) indexes a range of federal legislative materials from 1789 to the present. Locate information in resources such as pending legislative bills, Congressional hearings, committee reports, and the Serial Set. For more details visit
http://www.lexisnexis.com/academic/universe/congress/features.asp
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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, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 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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CLUB '91: Located on the lower level of Maucker Union, Club '91 has reopened with a large multi-level seating area, two food venues and televisions. JWs opens Oct. 7 and features pizza, bread sticks, toasted sandwiches and fountain pop. Club Cafe opened Oct.10 and features sandwiches on homemade deli buns, fresh pastries and cookies, bottled beverages, fountain pop, hot cocoa and specialty coffees. JWs is open 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Club Cafe is open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: For full or part-time Iowa college student or team of five or fewer students who are starting a new business. The competition involves multiple rounds of judging and various deadlines. The entry deadline is Oct. 14. Three state winners will be selected in December and each will win $5,000. Please e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu for the competition guidelines, visit CBB 264, or http://www.jpec.org.
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OCTOBER BISCOTTI'S SPECIAL: Get a Deli Express Sandwich, 99 cent Frito Lay chips, and a 20 oz. bottled pop for $3.49 all through October.
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OCTOBER DINING SPECIALS: Freshens & Seatlle's Best -- Pumpkin bar for 50 cents. Asian Creations -- Two egg rolls for $1.50. Bent Fork -- Baked potato and chili $1.79. Club Cafe -- Any muffin, 25 cents off. JW's Pizza -- Slice of pizza, bread sticks, and 22oz. foutain pop combo meal is 50 cents off.
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POPCORN IN SCHINDLER EDUCATION CENTER: The UNI-Student Reading Association will sell popcorn in the rotunda of the SEC on Mondays from 11-12:15 and on Wednesdays from 10:15-12:15. Cost is 50 cents. All proceeds are used to support literacy service projects.
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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 3-2656.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL: Manager's Meeting: (League/Open Co-Rec) SEC 246, 4 p.m., Oct. 24. Registration: (League /Open Co-Rec) WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Oct. 28-29. Open co-rec tournament brackets Posted: Nov. 1. Open co-rec tournament play: WRC courts, 1:15 pm, Sat. Nov. 2. League schedules: Nov. 4.League play begins: WRC courts, Nov. 5.
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INTRO TO FORGIVENESS GROUP: To learn more about what forgiveness is and is not and how to actually forgive after you have been hurt, join this group. Call Dr. Suzanne Freedman 3-2843 or 277-7282 for more information.
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INTRAMURAL SOCCER: 8-on-8 Co-Rec tournament for students, faculty, and staff. Entry forms available in WRC 101 (8 am-5:30pm) starting Oct. 7. Entry fee: $20, two game guarantee. Entry form due by Oct. 16, WRC 101. Schedules posted Oct. 18. Tournament: Sunday, Oct. 20, IM Fields. Limited to first 12 teams.
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MEN AND WOMEN 3-ON-3 INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL LEAGUES: Registration: Monday, Oct. 14 - Thursday, Oct. 17, WRC 101, 8 am - 5:30 pm. League play begins Oct. 26; games played on Saturday mornings.
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JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS: At the Career Center, students can get assistance in building and posting resumes. 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 Career Center, Student Services Room 19. Phone: 3-6857. Monday-Friday 8-5.
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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, are available at http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/. For more information contact lee.weber@uni.edu or at 3-2056.

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EVENTS 

ART EXHIBITION: "Figured Ceramics" opened Oct. 1 and runs through Friday Oct. 25. The exhibition is free, and open to the public. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery
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"THE LARAMIE PROJECT": Presented by Theatre UNI on Oct. 10-13 & 16-20 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. The Laramie Project is a candid docudrama that examines a small town's reaction to the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, and challenges audiences to consider the question: Could this happen in our community? Tickets: $10/$8/$5 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office (273-7381) or online at: www.uni.edu/theatre
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FACULTY RECITAL: Monday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Robert Washut, piano, and Chris Merz, saxophones. No Charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DESIGN PRESENTATION: Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers Presentation for the upcoming collaboration with the School of Music, The Threepenny Opera, on Monday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. No charge.
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INTRAMURAL PASS AND KICK: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 9-11 p.m. Registration: 9-9:15 p.m. and during competition up until 10:45 p.m. Pass: Men and Women, best of 3 passes. Kick: Men - field goal, 2 attempts. Women - punt, 3 attempts. Footwear: tennis shoes or rubber molded athletic shoes only.
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UNI CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Brad Barrett, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WAR AGAINST IRAQ FORUM: The History Club and Phi Alpha Theta are sponsoring a forum discussing the proposed war plans for Iraq on Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115. A panel of experts will discuss different viewpoints regarding the military action. The floor will be open for audience participation.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Randy Hogancamp, percussion. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html .
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GUEST RECITAL: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m., GBPAC Jebe Hall. Christina Bausman, organ. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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TAKACS AND GARRICK OHLSSON: The Takacs Quartet and American pianist Garrick Ohlsson will preform Saturday, Oct. 19th, 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. For ticket information call 3-SHOW or tickets can be ordered online at http://tickets.uni.edu/. Visit the GBPAC on the Web at www.uni.edu/gbpac for more information on the Center and our 2002-2003 season.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Monday, Oct. 21, 4 pm, 125 Latham Hall. Student participants in the Summer 2002 Canadian Rockies Field Trip will talk about "Paleontology in the Canadian Rockies."
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HEALTH SYMPOSIUM:
Monday, Oct. 21, at 12:15 in the great Reading Room, Seerley Hall Room 116. Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen will be speaking on the topic "World Hunger and Malnutrition." No cost. For more information call 3-6411.
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"SUCCESS COACHING TO GROWTH AND GREATNESS": Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. in Curris Business Building, room 3. Learn to use your strengths and talents to live the life you dream and desire. For more information, contact the JPEC at 3-7350, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu, or visit http://www.jpec.org.
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