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Monday, December 9, 2002

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NEWS 

WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Announcements will be made via local radio and TV stations, as well as the UNI home page. If you don't hear an announcement about canceled classes, events or work activities, assume that things will continue as planned. Here are the most common weather-related messages.
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/288.html

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MAUCKER UNION CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: The elevator to the lower level will be closed from Dec. 23 through approximately Sept. 2003. Most food selections currently offered in Club '91 will be moved to the Expansion for the spring semester: The food court area (Blimpies, Asian Creation, Bent Fork and Freshens) will close Wednesday, Dec. 18 for reconstruction. Club '91 will be open for service on Thursday and Friday (Dec. 19/20). No food service will be available in the Union during the holiday break. Beginning Monday, Jan. 13 all Union food service will be relocated in Expansion C of the Union. Pizza, subs, coffee, bagels, and muffins will be available.
Hours of service will be Monday-Thursday: 7am-11pm; Friday: 7am-10pm; Saturday: 10am-10pm; Sunday: noon-11pm.

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NISG DECEMBER NEWSLETTER:
The Northern Iowa Student Government's December newsletter is now available at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. Find information regarding lobbying efforts, financial aid initiatives, and more.
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ATTENTION DECEMBER GRADUATES: Before you leave campus in December, be sure to create a permanent record with the UNI Alumni Association. The form can be completed on-line at http://www.unialum.org/recordsheet. Call 3-2355 with questions.
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GREG NICHOLS VISIT: At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Greg Nichols, Executive Director of the Board of Regents for the State of Iowa, will address university faculty on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. All interested staff and students are also welcome to attend.
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UNI LOCAL FOOD PROJECT'S: Iowa Public Television will run a story which will feature the UNI Local Food Project's accomplishments in expanding local markets for local farmers in Black Hawk and neighboring counties. The program will air on Friday Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. on "Market to Market" and will be re-run on Sunday Dec. 15 at 12:30 p.m.
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ATM MACHINES ON CAMPUS: ATM's will be installed in various campus buildings in the next week or two. This action was competitively bid and has been approved by the Cabinet. If you have questions, please contact Roxanne Conrad, UNI Purchasing 3-3524.
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DECEMBER SPECIALS:
ClubCafe: Any 2 cookies for 75 cents; JW's: Slice of pizza and 22 oz. fountain pop for $2.79; Asian Creation: Two egg rolls for $1.50; Freshens: Large coffee for $1.09; 23rd St. Market: Hot dog, Frito Lay Big Grab and medium fountain drink for $1.89; Biscotti's: Biscotti and small hot chocolate or cappuccino for $1.29; Commodities, Crunch Break, Apple Cart: Sandwich, salad of the day and bottled pop or water $4.20.
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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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STUDENT RESOURCES 

GET PUBLISHED IN INNER WEATHER: Want to add 'published writer' to your resume? Inner Weather, UNI's student-run literary magazine, is looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and black & white artwork for its 2003 edition. Direct submissions to Inner Weather, Baker 117 or via email (in Microsoft Word format, please) to inner-weather@uni.edu. Deadline is Feb. 14.
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STUDY SNACKS FOR STUDENTS: The Northern Iowa Student Government is again sponsoring STUDY SNACKS for students. On Dec. 15, from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Union NISG representatives will hand out free food- apples, candy, pop, chips, and more.
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PERSONAL TRAINING AVAILABLE: The WRC has personal trainers available to help you reach your fitness goals. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information on how to get started.
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PRideAND PRSSA: Are you a Public Relations major or minor? Are you looking for a way to build your resume, gain great contacts, take part in local and national events, and have access to internships, scholarships and awards? Are you looking to be involved in one of the top Student Public Relation Chapters in the Nation? If you are looking for real hands on experience, join PRide (Public Relations Interns Develop Expertise). PRide: Dec. 9, 3:15 p.m., Lang room 12. PRSSA: Dec. 9, 4 p.m., Lang room 12. Questions about PRSSA contact Tina Heeren at tina4pr@uni.edu Questions about PRide contact Teresa Kulow at tkulow@uni.edu
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APPLY FOR THE McELROY:
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 website at
http://www.grad.uni.edu
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E-MAIL SERVER UPGRADE:
The central e-mail server was upgraded on Nov. 26 to provide several enhancements, including web-based vacation notices for e-mail and improved mailbox filtering at the server level. http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/pmdf-upgrade.shtml
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DE-STRESS DAYS:
Come "de-stress" with free mini massages, complementary stress kits, and information Thursday, Dec. 12, Piazza; Friday, Dec. 13, Towers West Lounge; Monday, Dec. 16, Union Ambassador Rm; Tuesday, Dec. 17, Business Building. Call Deedra Billings, Wellness Resource Coordinator at 3-7162 for more information.
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BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER:
Interested in becoming a personal trainer at the WRC? The next training session for the PT program begins in February. Training will be on Fridays, time yet to be determined. The program is open to all students, especially those who have taken anatomy classes. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for information.
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INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:
This ten-week workshop is designed to help participants learn how to: reject the diet mentality, feel feelings without using food, honor hunger, feel fullness, normalize the relationship with food, and more. Call Joan Thompson at 3-2198 for information or to register. On Tuesdays, from Feb. 4 through April 8 at 4 to 5 p.m. in WRC 104. 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 for personal purchases. See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase
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HOURS 

MUSEUM HOLIDAY HOURS: Both the University Museum and Marshall Center School will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 28, 29 and Jan. 1.
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EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#fallfinals
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EVENTS 

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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NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. in Davis Hall of GBPAC, Free admission. NHB is a 45 member concert band conducted by Bill Shepherd, Assoc. prof. in UNI School of Music. The concert will feature Christmas music, marches and other band music.
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STRESS RELIEF RUN: The Panther Pacers Running Club is sponsoring a "Stress Release Run" on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. The run starts at the Mauker Union. It is open to all UNI students and faculty who need a good stress reliever before finals. If you have questions e-mail Brett at redemske@uni.edu.
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CHRISTMAS BALL: The Christmas Ball will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 - 9 p.m. in the lobby of the GBPAC. Formal attire.
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SYMPHONY: The W-CF Symphony will present their Holiday Pops Dec. 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Featured guests include the Cedar Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines, bell ringer Aaron Hansen and vocalist Effie Burt. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m. http://www.wcfsymphony.org
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ANNUAL 'MEET AND EAT' WITH PRESIDENT KOOB: Seniors--take a load off during finals and enjoy an omelet made by President Koob. You come, he cooks, you eat...FREE on Monday, Dec. 16 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge of Maucker Union.
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NORTHERN IOWA CHILDREN'S CHOIR: NICC will present it's Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. No charge.
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GOT CHOCOLATE?: Dec. 30, 9 a.m. - noon, University Museum. Elementary age youth will learn about chocolate's creation, its ingredients and some history about George Cadbury, Milton Hershey and Henri Nestle, the men who made it famous. Register and pay by Monday, Dec. 23. Cost is $10. Call 3-2188 for questions.
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REGENTS UNIVERSITY JOB FAIR: The UNI Alumni Association will co-host the Seventh Annual Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair on Jan. 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines. Employers will be searching for interns and full-time employees in a variety of majors. Visit http://www.regentsjobfair.org or call 3-2355 for more information.
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