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Monday, December 2, 2002

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NEWS 

ARTS UNI ANNNUAL HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE: Monday, Dec. 2, in the CAC lounge from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The sale features many kinds of handmade gifts, including prints, jewelry, ceramics, photos, holiday cards and ornaments. These unique, handcrafted works of art make great holiday gifts. Refreshments will be available.
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E-MAIL SERVER UPGRADE: The central e-mail server was upgraded on Nov. 26. This upgrade provides several enhancements, including web-based vacation notices for e-mail and improved mail-box filtering at the server level.
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STUDENT POTTERY SALE: Ceramic students will be holding their annual Holiday Pottery Sale Friday, Dec. 6 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 12-3 p.m. in room 126 of KAB. There will be a large selection of one of a kind pottery and fused glass jewelry available for purchase.
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LIBERAL ARTS CORE WEB SITE:
A new Web site that offers information about the liberal arts core including requirements, course descriptions and availability, transfer credit, category statements for use in course syllabi, and useful tools to facilitate advising and registration is available at http://fp.uni.edu/lac.
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NEW FOOD AND DRINK POLICY AT LIBRARY: Rod Library's new "Food and Drink" policy allows patrons to drink non-alcoholic beverages from closeable spill resistant containers. For the complete policy, go to
http://www.library.uni.edu/pubpol/food_drink_public.shtml

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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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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: 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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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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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES FULL RE-ACCREDIDATION: The National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Board of Accreditation approved the NAIT visiting team recommendation to fully re-accredit four Industrial Technology Programs for another six year period. The re-accredited programs are: Construction Management, Graphic Communications, Technology Management, and Manufacturing Technology with options in Automated Manufacturing Systems, Design, and Metal Casting.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:
The Intuitive Eating Workshop focuses on rejecting the diet mentality, honoring hunger and feeling fullness, normalizing your relationship with food and more. Next semester's workshop will be held each Tuesday, Feb. 4 - April 8. Time: 4 - 5 p.m. Cost is $20.
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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH:
Ethnic NewsWatch provides access to the full text of 200 American newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Over 700,000 articles available, including 150,000 in Spanish. Database is searchable in both English and Spanish. To access, go to
http://enw.softlineweb.com/

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DELL PC PURCHASE PROGRAM:
Dell offers PC discount program to UNI students, faculty & staff personal purchasers. See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase
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MAKING CONTACTS FOR SUCCESS IN BUSINESS PRESENTATION:
Dale Cyphert offers strategies for making business contacts and tips on how good business contacts can help your career. Presentation in the CBB, room 1 on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. No advanced registration or fees. For more information, contact the JPEC at 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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MASSAGE GIFT CERTIFICATES:
Massages are offered through the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) by a licensed massage therapist. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to 1 hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct. Purchase a gift certificate at the Wellness Lab or call 3-6119.
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PHD FELLOWSHIP: Are you interested in pursuing a Ph.D.? Consider applying for the McElroy fellowship, an award of $10,000/year for up to three years of graduate study. For more information, visit the Graduate College Web site at http://www.grad.uni.edu.
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STUDENT THEATRE AUDITIONS: UNISTA auditions for "Slaughter City," a provocative play by Naomi Wallace are Monday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Open to all students. Prepare to read two minutes or less of contemporary poetry; pieces available upon request. Call backs Dec. 10. E-mail questions to unista_board@hotmail.com.
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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 three 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 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" takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 8-10 p.m. in Lang Hall 040 Interpreters Theater. All UNI students, faculty, and staff are welcome to audition. 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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EVENTS 

UNI SOCRATIC SOCIETY: Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m.., Baker Hall room 132. Following a brief business meeting and welcoming new members there will be a film on current events. Contact Louis Engelhart engelh8@uni.edu for info.
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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & CAROLING: Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Marshall Center School. Get 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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RADICAL ORTHODOXY LECTURE: Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Latham 125. Professor David Cunningham of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary will lecture on "The New Archbishop of Canterbury, Radical Orthodoxy, and the Future of Christian Theology." The archbishop has challenged traditionalists and liberals alike on social issues and has influenced the emerging 'Radical Orthodoxy' movement. For questions, call Mike Waggoner at 3-2605.
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LECTURE ON MARY MAGDALENE: Lecture by Dr. Susan Hill, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Seerley 115. Countering Mary Magdalene's infamous reputation as a reformed prostitute, recent scholarship shows her to be a prominent disciple and leader of the early Christian movement. For questions, call Martie Reineke at 3-6233.
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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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COLLOQUIUM ON MERCURY CONTAMINATION: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4 p.m., Lantz Auditorium, MSH. Dr. James Wiener, from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, will present "Mercury contamination in the Upper Midwest: consequences, scientific challenges, and management implications of a serious environmental problem."
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ROTH OPEN HOUSE: ROTH will hold an open house for all prospective and current ROTH residents on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 8-10 p.m. at ROTH. Refreshments will be served and apartments and suites will be open for tours. ROTH is located on the south side of campus.
For more information on ROTH go to http://www.uni.edu/dor
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UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: The Panthers look to take down defending MVC champion Creighton on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.
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HEARST LECTURE: "Constructing Community through Communication" presented by Dr. Thomas Steinfatt, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Steinfatt is a leading expert on intercultural communication at the University of Miami. See
http://www.uni.edu/~martin/hearst.html
for details.
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CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER: Camp Adventure is taking applications for summer 2003. The next Leadership Assessment Center (Interview) takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. in 256 WRC. E-mail susan.edginton@uni.edu to confirm your attendance. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 4 - 8 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion. For more information call, 3-5960.
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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 Ttckets; $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 WRESTLING: The #16-ranked Panthers will host approximately 300 wrestlers from Divisions I, II and III at the UNI Open on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. in the UNI-Dome.
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UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: 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, 4:05 p.m. in the West Gym. You will need an actual game ticket, 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.
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