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Monday, November 25, 2002

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NEWS 

MYUNIVERSENEWS HOLIDAY DEADLINE: The deadline will change for MyUNIverseNews due to the Thanksgiving holidays. Deadline for items to be included in the Mon., Dec. 2 edition of MyUNIverse is Wed., Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. There will be no UNI Online on Nov. 28.
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR QUESTION:
Would you favor starting the fall semester on a Thursday, two days earlier than currently, if in return there would be no classes the entire week of Thanksgiving? There would be no change in the start of the spring semester. Please provide the University Calendar Committee with your input by e-mail to: registrar@uni.edu.
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STUDENT ALUMNI AMBASSADOR APPLICATIONS DUE:
Applications for Student Alumni Ambassadors are due today to the UNI Admissions Office (Gilchrist 120). For more information, call the Admissions Office at 3-2281 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/~admiss/saa/SAA.html
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UNI PRSSA: The UNI Communication Studies PRSSA was recently acknowledged as the Most Outstanding PRSSA Chapter in the United States out of 231 chapters. Jackie Wilson, a UNI Communication Studies PRSSA member, was the recipient of the new Lawrence Coster Scholarship.
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HY-VEE RECEIPTS: Our Partner in Education needs your help! Hy-Vee will donate $1 to Black Hawk Elementary School for every $200 in receipts that we collect. Please drop off yellow or yellow striped Hy-Vee receipts in the envelopes located in each residence hall office.
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FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUMS GIFT SHOP SALE: University Museum, Dec. 5 & 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dec. 7 & 8 from 1-4 p.m. All items 10% off plus a sale table with merchandise up to 50% off.
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STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN THANK YOU: The UNI Foundation thanks all students, faculty and staff involved with the recent Students First Campaign National Kickoff, which announced the new $100 million campaign goal. In coming weeks, photos of the event will be available on the Students First campaign Web site at
http://www.uni-foundation.org/foundation/studentsfirst.shtml

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UNIVERSITY BOOK AND SUPPLY ACCESSABLITIY: University Book and Supply is under renovation and the lower level wheelchair entrance is temporarily closed now through the spring semester. During this time, use the 23rd Street entrance for wheelchair access and associates will assist with service for the lower level.
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JOIN THE SENIOR CELEBRATION COMMITTEE: The UNI Alumni Association is looking for 5 to 6 dedicated students, preferably juniors and seniors, to serve on the 2003 Senior Celebration planning committee. Committee members assist with planning, promotion, and implementation of Senior Celebration events. Send an e-mail to jennifer.albertsen@uni.edu or call 3-6409 for details.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

SHOPPING TO HELP ORPHANS: On Tuesday, Dec. 3, St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center is providing the opportunity to shop at Cathy's Hallmark and World's Window on Main St. in Cedar falls, for the benefit of El Faro Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. At World's Window from 5:30 - 8 p.m., 10% of all sales will go to the El Faro Orphanage. If more than $500 in sales are made, 20% will go to El Faro. At Cathy's Hallmark, from 5 - 8 p.m., everything in the store will be 10% off and 10% of all sales will go to El Faro. Contact kathylea@uni.edu with questions.
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CAREER DECISIONS: Now there's a Web site that puts resources for making decisions about majors and career directions in one place. It's called Major Decisions and is available through WebCT. To access this resource, go to http://webct.uni.edu and click on Version 3.6. Use "decisions_guest" as the user name and 'panther' as the password.
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GREEK STUDY ABROAD: Experiential Learning in Greece; earn 3 credits. Informational meeting for the June 2003 Greek Study Abroad Course on Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Embassy Room of Maucker Union at 12:15 p.m. Contact Gregory.Bruess@uni.edu or call 3-2752.
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GATEWAY COMPUTER HOLIDAY SPECIALS:
Gateway Computer is offering special holiday configurations and pricing to UNI students, faculty and staff for individual personal purchases. Visit, http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gateway for details.
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AUDITIONS FOR "ROOSTERS": Theatre UNI will hold auditions for the upcoming production of "Roosters" on Monday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. For more information about the show and how you should prepare for auditions, visit the Theatre UNI Web site. Theatre UNI auditions are open to all UNI students. http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
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AUDITIONS FOR "THE VAGINA MONOLOUGES": Auditions for UNI's benefit production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monolouges" will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 7-9 p.m.and Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 8-10 p.m. in Lang Hall 040 Interpreters Theater. There are parts for women and men. Contact Jen Farrell with questions jfarrell@uni.edu or 222-2491.

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INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Entry and registration: Dec 2-4, WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tournament schedule: Dec. 6, after 9 a.m. Tournament play: Sunday, Dec. 8, WRC Courts, Time TBA
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NEW ONLINE E-MAIL AND PHONE DIRECTORY:
The online E-mail and Phone Directory has been re-written and is now in production. The new version includes a more robust search feature, including phonetic searches and restricting a search to 'student only' or 'faculty/staff only'. Directory listings may be customized by adding preferred name, other e-mail addresses and phone numbers, instant messenger ID's, or restricting the release of directory information.
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NOVEMBER- CAREER DEVELOPMENT MONTH: To find resources on career exploration & job hunting, visit: http://www. uni.edu/careercenter/careerlibrary
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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT SOUGHT:
The Senior Challenge Committee is looking for students who want to be involved. Students can choose from an array of options, including event planning, marketing, fundraising, etc. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Ali Schissel at 3-7849 or ali.schissel@uni.edu
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FREE OR LOW COST EVENING CHILDCARE: An evening childcare program has been established through funds from the U.S. Department of Education. The program runs from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Pell qualifiers receive free childcare, others billed hourly on a sliding fee scale. For more information call the CDC, at 3-2263.
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HOURS 

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks
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WRC THANKSGIVING HOURS:
The WRC facility hours for Thanksgiving break are posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/thnksgvngfachrs.html
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MAUCKER UNION THANKSGIVING HOURS:
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 28-30, Closed. Sunday, Dec. 1, 5 p.m.-midnight. Resume regular hours on Monday, Dec. 2.
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IRTS LABS AND CURRICULUM LIBRARY:
will be closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 and will reopen at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
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MUSEUM HOURS:
Both the University Museum and Marshall Center School will be closed November 28 through December 1.
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EVENTS 

UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI men's basketball team will tip-off their home schedule TONIGHT (November 25th) when they host Wayne State(NE). The game is scheduled to start at 7:05PM in the Dome.
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UNI TROMBONE ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Monday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Nancy Vogt, director. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ANNUAL SAHAI LECTURE: On Monday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. in Seerley Hall's Great Reading Room Dr. Paul Trafton, professor of mathematics and Sahai Distinguished Professor, will speak on "Young Children Do Powerful Mathematics: A Decade of Research and Development on Student Learning and Teacher Change." The public is invited to attend the lecture and the reception preceding.
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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE: Information meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 25, 4 p.m., Maucker Union, Embassy Room. Freshmen and sophomores with 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade point average are urged to attend. Learn how you can attend one of 167 universities across the USA while paying UNI tuition. For additional information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse.shtml

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UNI WRESTLING: The #16-ranked Panthers open their home schedule this Saturday (November 30th) when they host #15-ranked Arizona State at 2 p.m. in the West Gym.
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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & CAROLING: Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Marshall Center School. Get the into the holiday spirit with carols, homemade ornaments and refreshments similar to those from the 1920's. Free and open to the public. For more information call, 3-2188.
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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: Theatre UNI's Off-Hudson Play Reading Series continues with Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby", directed by Jay Edelnant. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. CAC Room 108. Admission is free.
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NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT: Thursday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall.
Jonathan Schwabe,
coordinator. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHERN IOWA CONDUCTING WORKSHOP: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, 1-10 p.m. (6th) and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (7th), GBPAC Davis Hall. Contact: Ronald Johnson at 3-6058 or johnsonrw@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOWS: Dec. 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. (7th), GBPAC Great Hall. Cost is $7 Advance Tickets; $8 at the door - Reserved-seat tickets available by calling 3-SHOW (7469).
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Don't forget to stop by the UNI ticket office at the NW corner of the Dome to pick up your free ticket to watch the Panthers take on intrastate rival Iowa State on Sunday, Dec. 8 in the West Gym. The game is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. You will need an actual game ticket to get into the West Gym for the game, due to limited seating.
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UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL: NORTHERN IOWA YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Concert, Julia Bullard. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI Concert Chorale, UNI Chamber Singers, UNI Singers and UNI Women’s Chorus Chimes of Christmas. Monday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Waterloo. Dyan Baker and Brad Barrett, conductors. Cost: $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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WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets 3-SHOW (7469) and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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