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Monday, October 21, 2002

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NEWS 

STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN KICKOFF: Saturday, Oct. 26. The day's events include a public art tour, the National Campaign Kickoff event, a tailgate party followed by the UNI vs. Illinois State football game. RSVP on-line at:
http://www.uni-foundation.org/nck/events.html
. For more information, contact the UNI Foundation office at 3-6078.
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AIDS QUILT IN THE UNION: The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed in the Union this Tuesday (noon-10 pm) and Wednesday (9 am - 3 pm). There will also be a panel discussion on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in SEC 246. Come hear personal stories of those living with HIV/AIDS.
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ROD LIBRARY WEB SITE: Some links within Rod Library's Web site have changed recently such as those for Circulation, Library Instruction, Distance Education, and Special Collections. If you have bookmarked links within the site or placed such links on your course management or WebCT site, please double-check them for accuracy. The homepage remains the same at "http://www.library.uni.edu".
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AUCTION: The next university auction is scheduled for Tuesday Oct. 29 at 10 am in the Warehouse at 2412 West 27th St. A large variety of furniture and office equipment will be sold including desks, chairs, tables, computer equipment, file cabinets, and some antique items. There will also be an automatic paper punch and 4 joggers. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed on the day of sale. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) on site before removal. Bring a photo ID to get a bidding number. Contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 with questions.
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"THE VAGINA MONOLOUGES:" There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in being involved with UNI's V-Day Campaign and benefit production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues." The meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 8:30-9:30 in the Royal Oak Room, Maucker Union. V-Day is a worldwide movement aimed at stopping violence against women and children. Contact Jen Farrell with questions jfarrell@uni.edu or 222-2491
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USED CELLULAR PHONE COLLECTION: The members of Phi Upsilon Omicron, the National Honor Society for Design, Family & Consumer Sciences, will collect used cellular phones on Thursday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Maucker Union. All phones will be donated to the Family Services League. For questions, please contact Serena Tarpy, at starpy@uni.edu or Melba Widmer, at melba.widmer@uni.edu.
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NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK: Oct. 20-26 is National Chemistry Week. The UNI American Chemical Society is sponsoring a free admission day at the Imaginarium Museum in Waterloo on Oct. 26th. Come visit and explore this month's theme of "Grossology." This year's chemistry theme is "Chemistry Keeps Us Clean," and a national collection of hygeine products for charity is taking place. During the week ACS will have collection bins in the Union, McCollum Science Hall and the Career Center. Please donate items like shampoo and soap and help out charity. Comments or Questions? Email Kate Leibold at woodfire@uni.edu.
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NISG REGISTERING STUDENTS TO VOTE: NISG and other groups will 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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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 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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NAR EXHIBIT: Throughout the month of Oct., there is an exhibition of illustrations from the North American Review at the Rod Library, main entrance. Featured are several examples of cover and interior illustrations from recent issues of the magazine (a few of which are the original artworks) by a wide variety of professional, faculty and student illustrators.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENTS: UNI's Public Relations Student Society of America is looking for all PR students. UNI PRSSA is a pre-professional student organization for PR majors and minors. Activities include homecoming, fundraisers, PRide, socials, resume builders, professional networking, national competitions, national conference, scholarships, internships, and most importantly a chance to meet other students in the same field. Meeting is Monday, Oct. 21 at 4:00 in LNG room #12 (next meeting Nov. 4th). Questions, contact Tina Heeren, Chapter president at tina4pr@uni.edu
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NISG LAUNCHES PEPSI GRANT FUND FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: The Pepsi Fund, which is independent of NISG, will operate as a "Block Grant Fund" and has approximately $10,000 for allocation this year. Student organizations with innovative programming ideas are encouraged to contact the NISG Office for the fund's criteria/guidelines and a request form. They will also be available online soon at http://www.uni.edu/nisg. Contact NISG at 3-2650 or nisg@uni.edu for more information.
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EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR: The 4th annual Exploring Majors Fair will be held Oct. 30 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. The Fair, hosted by Academic Advising Services, is designed for undecided students as well as students who have declared but may be uncertain about their choice. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced students from more than 30 departments will be available. Door prizes will be offered.
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STUDENT DISCOUNTS:
UNI students can get a discount at Bishop's Buffet. All you can eat with a beverage for only $5.00. Available any day and time. Just show your UNI I.D
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VOLUNTEER UNI:
Volunteer opportunities for UNI faculty, staff and students. To find out more about volunteer opportunities located on & off campus, subscribe to the VolunteerNEWS e-newsletter published twice a month. You could find a one time or semester long event in areas such as: social services, education, health promotion, marketing, computer science and more. To subscribe to VolunteerNEWS, send an e-mail to Volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS Youremailaddress@uni.edu. For questions or comments, contact Tina at 3.7748 or volunteer@uni.edu.
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YELLOW RIVER BACKPACKING:
UNI Outdoors is organizing a backpacking trip to the Yellow River State Forest on Oct. 26-27. Pre-trip meeting is Oct. 22 @ 5 pm. Take an introductory backpacking trip Iowa style. No experience is necessary. Backpacks and equipment provided. Cost: $25-university or $30-guest.
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SPELUNKING WITH UNI OUTDOORS:
Nov. 1-3 Mammouth Cave, Kentucky. Pre-trip meeting is Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Cost: $99-university or $115-guest. No experience necessary to explore the world's largest cave. Experience a weekend of spelunking in Mammouth Cave National Park. The wild cave tour offers tight places and small spaces. Only 6 spots remaining, call 3-7163.
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EVENTS 


ART EXHIBITION: "Figured Ceramics" opened Oct. 1 and runs through Friday Oct. 25. Internationally renowned artist, Arthur Gonzalez, will give a lecture at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, in the KAB Art Auditorium. The exhibition, lecture, and opening reception are free and open to the public. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery
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FACULTY RECITAL: Monday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Jonathan Chenoweth - cello. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Faculty Chamber Music Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass - Tickets 3-2024 and at the door.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Christopher Martin, Communications Studies, will present "Labor's Fate and Future in the Corporate News." The lecture is free and open to the public, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., SRL 115.
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION: will meet on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. in CBB, room 3. A UNI student and entrepreneur, Adam Clark, will tell about his on-line retail company, Compuvelocity. Learn from Adam's experiences, challenges and rewards. For more information, contact CEO President, Shannon Blake at sblake@uni.edu or call the JPEC office at 3-7350
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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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LEGISLATIVE FORUM: Meet local candidates and legislators during a Legislative Forum Oct. 24, 7 p.m., at Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Heights Drive UNI, Hawkeye Community College and the League of Women Voters are sponsoring this event. The public is invited to address legislators and candidates with their questions. Education needs to be a priority of discussion. UNI has experienced severe budget cuts the last two years. This forum is an excellent opportunity to ask elected officials and candidates their views about public higher education in Iowa.
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"JUST LIVING: WHITE MEN CHALLENGING RACISM": Oct. 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. "Just Living" is adapted and directed by graduate students Jana Gymer-Koch and Lucas Messer and is based on a non-fiction work written by Cooper Thompson, Emmett Schaefer, and Harry Brod. The production portrays the lives of seven of the 35 men from the novel. These men were interviewed for their political and ethical standpoints on racial issues. The authors of the book are scheduled for talk-backs following the performances. Free and open to the public.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI Jazz Band I Concert on Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Chris Merz is the conductor. $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass - Tickets 3-SHOW and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI VOLLEYBALL: The #10 UNI women's volleyball team will be back in action this weekend as they play two key Missouri Valley Conference matches in the West Gym. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Panthers take on Evansville and Saturday, Nov. 2, they battle Southern Illinois. Both matches will start at 7 pm.
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UNI SOCCER: Watch the Panthers continue their recent success and close out their regular season as they host Texas Tech and Friday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. and Indiana University-Ft. Wayne on Sunday at 1 p.m.on the West Athletic Field.
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CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Bertha Martin Theatre. Theatre UNI will host the first of three "Conversations with the Community," a series developed to share with the public our mission and philosophy on producing theatre in an educational environment. The subject of the first conversation will be how and why plays are choosen. Participants include Dr. Jay Edelnant and Dr. Karen Mitchell.
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UNI FOOTBALL: The Panthers are back home to take on Gateway Conference rival Illinois State this Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4:05 p.m. in the Dome.
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GUEST RECITAL: Sunday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Aleksandr Dyachkov - piano. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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MUSEUM EVENT: FACT or FICTION? Oct. 29, 6:30 - 8 pm. Explore the truth and/or fiction behind the cultural phenomenon of urban legends. Too good to be true, these spooky tales unfold through their history and origination. No charge.
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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: Theatre UNI presents the second play of the Off-Hudson Series of Staged Readings, Killer Joe, on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. A dark comedy written by Tracey Letts, Killer Joe exposes a web of greed, manipulation, and murder-for-hire within a family worthy of airtime on the Jerry Springer Show. Richard Glockner will direct the reading in Room 108 of the Communication Arts Center. Admission is free. Note: The show contains strong language and violence.
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"THE VAGINA MONOLOUGES:" There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in being involved with UNI's V-Day Campaign and benefit production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues." The meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 8:30-9:30 in the Royal Oak Room, Maucker Union. V-Day is a worldwide movement aimed at stopping violence against women and children. Contact Jen Farrell with questions jfarrell@uni.edu or 222-2491
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UNI SOCRATIC SOCIETY: will have its monthly membership meeting on Monday, Nov. 4 at 3:30 PM in Baker Hal Room 132. An open forum discussion will follow the meeting. Students and faculty with an interest in Philosophy are welcome to attend and participate. There is also an on-line discussion group at. Contact Louis Engelhart at <engelhl8@uni.edu> for additional information.
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SMALL BUSINESS TOPICS: "Legal Aspects of a Closely Held Business" is being sponsored by the JPEC on Nov. 6 at noon at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. Fourth Street in Waterloo. The presenter Sam Kreamer, a Des Moines attorney, will cover the legal aspects of owning and operating a small business. Presentation is free of charge, but advanced registration is required. Call 3-7350, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or visit http://www.jpec.org.
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