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Monday, October 28, 2002

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NEWS 

NEW CAMPUS PHONE DIRECTORIES ARE HERE: Tues. and Wed. 10 am - 8 pm. And at the Info Desk, Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 4 p.m.
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POWER OUTAGES AFFECTING COMPUTER SERVIES: The first two of three power outages for the computer room (CBB 19/21) and all of CBB have been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4 am-7 am (computer room only) and Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4 am - 7 am (all of CBB). These are necessary for the installation of the new UPS for the computer room. The third outage will affect the computer room only, and will be scheduled at a later time. During these times, all central files servers and services, with exceptions listed below, will be unavailable. Unavailable services include central e-mail, administrative mainframe, MEMFIS, and all file servers and services housed in the computer room. The power is scheduled to be turned back on by 7 am, but t takes 30-60 minutes to return the computer room to fully function after a power-outage. Systems will be brought back online in priority order. The following special arrangements have been made for certain services normally housed in the computer room: Primary DNS server will be available to resolve hostnames and addresses, and an "answering machine" for web services normally hosted in the computer room will provide a generic "this server is down due to a scheduled power outage, please try again later" message to requests for web pages. Internet service (in and out) for the vast majority of campus will NOT be affected by these outages.
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CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION UPDATES:
For the latest on campus construction, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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REGENT WANTS STUDENT INPUT: Neala Arnold, a University of Iowa senior, and student member of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, wants your concerns, ideas and suggestions. The Board of Regents oversees the three state universities as well as the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. Arnold will be available each Monday and Wednesday, during the academic year, from 2 to 3 p.m. in her office, 211 Macbride Hall on the University of Iowa campus. Students can also contact her by e-mail, neala-arnold@uiowa.edu; by phone, (319) 335-1518; or by fax, (319) 353-2575.
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IHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS:
Starting the first week in November, the IHSAA State Football Playoffs will be held in the UNI-Dome. There will be games held at various times on the following days: Nov 6, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 22 and 23. Parking will be limited do to the large crowdsthat attend these events. Dates and times are listed on the UNI-Dome Web page.
http://www.uni.edu/unidome/ihsaa02.html
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AUCTION: The next university auction is scheduled for Tuesday Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. 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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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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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RE-ACCREDITATION:The visiting team from the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) has recommended full re-accreditation for four of UNI's academic programs in Industrial Technology: construction management, graphic communications, manufacturing technology, and technology management. The final decision is expected in November.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

FLU SHOTS: UNI students can get flu shots at the following dates and locations: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1-3 p.m., Maucker Union Expansion C. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7-8:30 a.m., Wellness/Recreation Center main corridor. The cost is $12. The Student Health Clinic (SHC) can now file claims for insurance coverage. If your insurance provider does not cover the cost, you can pay cash or charge to your u-bill. If you want the SHC to file a claim with your insurance company, download the Insurance Consent Form and bring it to the flu shot clinic with a copy of both sides of your insurance card. The form is available at
http://www.uni.edu/health/forms/ins-consent.pdf
. For information about flu shots and who should get them, see http://www.uni.edu/health/
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ADVICE ON COMPUTER SECURITY: Passwords are likely the weakest link in a computer security scheme. Strong passwords are important because password cracking tools continue to improve and the computers used to crack passwords are more powerful than ever. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/security/
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ADVICE ON SPAM E-MAIL: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/email/email18.htm
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CAMPUS HISTORY WEB PAGES: Rod Library Special Collections and University Archives staff designed a new Web page called Phantom Facilities, a guide to buildings that were planned for the UNI campus, but never built. The address is:
http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/phantomfacilities.html
To view past Halloweens at UNI: http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/halloween.html
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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION WORKSHOPS: Plan now to attend a Graduate College workshop, designed to demystify application processes. Short workshops will be held: Tuesday, 11/5 at 12:30PM (South Room, Union), Wednesday,, 11/6 at noon (North Room, Union), and Thursday, 11/14 at 11AM. Graduate student panel discussions will follow these workshops.
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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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STUDY IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: Attend one of the informational meetings: Monday, Nov. 4, 3-4 p.m. in the North Room, Maucker Union or Tuesday, Nov. 5, noon-1 p.m. in the Columbia Room, Maucker Union. Contact holly.crandall@uni.edu or maria.basom@uni.edu with questions. http://www.chfa.uni.edu/stpetersburg
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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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PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENTS: UNI's Public Relations Student Society of America 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 a chance to meet other students in the same field. Meeting is Nov. 4 in LNG room #12. 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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VOLUNTEER UNI:
To find out about volunteer opportunities 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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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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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. Only 6 spots remaining, call 3-7163.
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EVENTS 

UNICOSS: The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers meet from noon-1 p.m. on Mondays at the Vibe Coffee House (909 W. 23rd St.). Come speak Spanish with friends in an informal setting. The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 28.
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"GIRLS FIGHT BACK": presented by speaker Erin Weeds to the UNI campus on Monday, Oct. 28th at 7 p.m., in the Union Expansion. This event is sponsered by Alpha Phi Sorority and NISG.
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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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BALLET NATIONAL DU SENGAL: The premier dance company in the world touring traditional music and dances of West Africa. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. To order ticket call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu.
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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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GUEST AND FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Torleif Ander, flute, and Robin Guy, piano. No charge. 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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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, led by music director Jason Weinberger, will present works by American composers George Gershwin, Aaron Copland and Charles Ives this Friday and Saturday night, 7:30 p.m. at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m . http://www.wcfsymphony.org
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IAHPERD CONVENTION: The 2002 Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) Convention will be held at Price Laboratory School and the WRC on Nov. 2-3. Graduate credit and licensure renewal credit will be offered. Contact Lori Smith at lori.smith@uni.edu or call her at 3-2558, or Conferences and Visitor Services at 3-6988.
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CAPITOL STEPS: Sunday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. GBPAC. Capitol Steps is a musical political satire troupe. A pre-show political convention in the lobby begins at 6 p.m. To order tickets call the box office at 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu.
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GUEST MASTER CLASS: Sunday, Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. William Wellborn, piano. No admission charge. Contact: Robin Guy at 3-2193 or guy@uni.edu.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI HORN CHIOR CONCERT: Monday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall. Thomas Tritle, conductor. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Monday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall, students who attended summer geology field programs last summer through Southern Utah University and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will present "Summer 2002 Geology Field Course Experiences."
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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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UNITUBA (UNI TUBA EUPHONIUM) ENSEMBLE CONCERT:
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Jeffrey Funderburk, conductor. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST RECITAL: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. William Wellborn, piano. No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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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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UNI CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rod Chesnutt, conductor. No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT: Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30, GBPAC Great Hall. Dyan Baker, conductor. No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GBPAC PERFORMANCE: Pianist Emanuel Ax & King's Singers, one of the world's most sought-after vocal ensembles will be performing together on Friday Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. For tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu. For more information on the Center and our 2002-2003 season go to www.uni.edu/gbpac.
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THE THREEPENNY OPERA: UNI Lyric Theatre/Theatre UNI presents Kurt Weill’s “The Threepenny Opera,” Sandra Walden, director; Rebecca Burkhardt and Ronald Johnson, musical directors. November 8, 9, 14, 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. (except 2 p.m. on the 17th), Strayer-Wood Theatre. Cost: $15 Adult; $13 Senior/Faculty/Staff; $10 UNI Student/Youth. For tickets call 3-6381; http://tickets.uni.edu/
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WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FAMILY CONCERT: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m., RHA. Tickets 3-SHOW (7469) and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST CONCERT: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Maj. Kelly Bledsoe, conductor. No admission charge - Tickets 3-SHOW (7469). http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PHILANTHROPY WEEK 2002: Visit the Philanthropy Week table in the Mauker Union during the week of Nov. 11-15. Also a symposium on philanthropy will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, from noon-1:30 pm at Lang Hall Auditorium. Six experts will present varied perspectives on issues related to philanthropy in today's world. Refreshments in the Student Lounge before the Symposium at 11:30 am. All are welcome, admission and refreshments are free.
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