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Monday, January 27, 2003

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NEWS 

V-DAY UNI: V-Week UNI is Feb. 10-14. Participate in a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls. Events include:
Monday, Feb. 10: Rape Free Zone Campaign and Proclamation Ceremony, at noon, in Maucker Union.
Tuesday, Feb. 11: Reproductive Health Fair, at 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. Speaker, Dr. Michael Kimmel, in SEC 244-245, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 12: Panel Discussion: Student Survivors of Sexual Assault, at 7 p.m. in SRL 115.
Thursday, Feb. 13: Create Your Own Vagina Workshop, at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union; Benefit Bands, The Reverb, 9:30 p.m..
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15: Benefit production of "The Vagina Monologues," 8 p.m. Lang Hall Auditorium and benefit Art Show Lang 040 (Interpreters Theater) before and after the show. Tickets are available now by calling 3-SHOW or at any UNI ticket outlet.
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NISG BUDGET PACKETS: NISG budget packets for fiscal year 2003-2004 are currently available. All recognized student organizations interested in applying for funds for next year can pick up a packet at the NISG office (103 SCC) or fill one out online at
http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg
. Completed forms are due Feb. 7. Call 3-2650 if you have any questions.
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LEGISLATIVE FORUM: A Legislative Public Forum hosted by numerous local agencies and organizations, including UNI, takes place Friday, Jan. 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Area Education Agency 7 Building, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. The public is invited to hear remarks from area legislators and ask questions. UNI faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends are encouraged to show their support of UNI.
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UNI PSYCHOLOGIST IN THE NEWS: An assistant professor in the department of psychology was quoted in a feature about gender differences in the brain and hormonal influences on behavior. Catherine DeSoto was interviewed by First for Women for a story appearing in the Jan. 13 issue. The magazine is available at most local news outlets.
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SENIOR CELEBRATION COMMITTEE:  Would you like to help plan a week of special events just for seniors? If so, consider joining the Senior Celebration Committee. Several volunteer positions are still available. E-mail Jason for more information, jbzmail@uni.edu.
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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:  UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin Monday, Feb. 3.
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EXHIBITORS NEEDED:  The exhibits committee of Rod Library announces that there are exhibit spaces available in the library for the current semester and for summer 2003. Contact Dr. Asher at 266-2572 for further information.
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NISG OPENINGS: Applications are now available in the NISG office (103 Student Services Center) for those considering becoming an NISG Senator. There are 46 student senate positions that need to be filled. Election is Feb. 25 and 26 with application packets due on Feb. 11. Stop by, call, or e-mail NISG for more information.
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FAMILY OF THE YEAR:  Nominate your family for 2003 Family of the Year. Find out more about this award and the 2002 Family of the Year at
http://www.uni-foundation.org/unipa.shtml. If would like to nominate your family, pick up a form in 205 Commons or print one from the Web site.
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PLAN TO END POVERTY:
  HPELS encourages all students and faculty to attend the Opportunity Works Strategy Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Waterloo's Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Lunch is provided; no cost to attend. Registration deadline is Feb. 14. Contact Telisa Burt at 1-866-696-3560 or visit
http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org
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HIP-HOP CONCERT: Ja Rule will be in concert Thursday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Tickets, at $25 for UNI students and $30 for all others, are on sale at all UNI ticket outlets. They also are available at http:// tickets.uni.edu, or 3-DOME. The concert is sponsored by the UNI-Dome and Panther Productions.-
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

SPRING 2003 MASSAGE SCHEDULE: Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 for 15 minutes; sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available as well. Call 3-6119 to schedule.
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UNI STUDY ABROAD NEWSLETTER
:
The first issue of the UNI Study Abroad
Newsletter was published on Dec. 12. To view the newsletter, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/newsletter.asp
. E-mail Ella Sweigert
at ella.sweigert@uni.edu with comments, suggestions or other feedback.

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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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UNIPA SCHOLARSHIP:
  The University of Northern Iowa Parent Association will award five scholarships for the 2003-2004 school year. Pick up an application in 205 Commons or visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/unipa.shtml.
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McELROY FELLOWSHIP:  If you are planning to pursue a Ph.D., consider applying for the R.J.McElroy fellowship. Valued at up to $30,000 ($10K/year for 3 years), this fellowship can help pay for graduate school. Applications are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu
, and are due JAN. 31.
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WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:  Who: Students and faculty/staff/spouse paid users of the WRC. Where: You determine workout site (WRC/Health Beat/Outdoors). Cost: $12 – includes t-shirt and certificate upon completion of the challenge. Registration begins Jan. 27; mileage completed by March 7. Contact Tim Klatt at 3-7120 or timothy.klatt@uni.edu for more info. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER: Interested in becoming a Personal Trainer or would like to know more about the process of becoming a PT? Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information on the program offered here at UNI. An informational meeting will be held Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. in WRC 103.
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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH:  netLibrary, a customized collection of over 5,000 electronic books. To access UNI's custom Web site, choose netLibrary on the Library's Electronic Resources menu at http://www.library.uni.edu/er2/ Search the collection, browse a book, or create an account to check out a title. Records for all titles also appear in UNISTAR.
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INTRAMURAL TEAM BOWLING: Managers meeting: Jan. 15, 4 p.m., WRC 150. Registration: Jan. 16-17, 8 a.m. - 5:30 pm, WRC 101. Schedules ready: Jan. 27, after 1 p.m., WRC 101. Play begins: Jan. 29-31, 3 p.m., Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls.
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INTRAMURAL INDOOR TRACK MEET: Entries due: Feb. 6 (entry forms available in WRC 101). Meet: Feb. 9, 7 p.m., UNI-Dome.
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2003 MINORITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: New for-profit, full-time business start-ups, located in Iowa, preferably in the Cedar Valley, owned and operated by minority entrepreneurs are encouraged to enter their original business plans into this competition. The submission deadline is March 24. The maximum award is $5,000 and will be presented in May. For contest details, visit the JPEC Web site at
http://www.jpec.org
, call 3-7350, or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.

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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Registrations are being accepted in the Management and Professional Development Center’s Business and Management Certificate Program to begin Feb. 10. The five-month, 80-hour program is designed along the lines of an abridged MBA and is geared toward those new to management or technical professionals moving into management who want to improve their business skills. Sessions will be held twice per month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in CBB. For registration, logistics, and fee information, contact Cassie Luze at cassie.luze@uni.edu, or 3-5851, or click on http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/programs/Management.html
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EVENTS 

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION: CEO will meet Tuesday, Jan. 28, 5-6 p.m. in CBB, room 3, for pizza, a social activity, and a 1/2 presentation on goal-setting. All UNI students interested in small business or entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend. For more information, e-mail Shannon Blake at sblake@uni.edu, or visit the CEO webpage at http://www.jpec.org/ceo.htm
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LECTURE ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WELLNESS BY VISITING SCHOLAR. Dr. Ming-Kai Chin, recipient of the 2003 Monica Wild and Doris White Scholar Award, will present a lecture to the public on "Promotion of Physical Activity and Wellness in Schools and Community: An Asian Pacific Perspective." The lecture and presentation of the award will take place at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the UNI Commons Ballroom.
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ARTIST LECTURE:  Artist Deborah Zlotsky will present a lecture about her artwork on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kamerick Art Building Art Auditorium, room 111. An opening reception will follow. This lecture is funded in part by the Martha Ellen Tye Visiting Artist/Scholar Series. Free and open to the public.
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CHUCK D VISIT: Chuck D, the seminal rap artist and Internet visionary, will speak Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. His talk is supported by the Meryl Norton Hearst Chair in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, created by an endowment from James Schell Hearst, author, poet and professor of creative writing at UNI from 1941 until his retirement in 1975. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see
http://www.uni.edu/~martin/hearst.html
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GUEST RECITAL:
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Anibal Dos Santos, viola. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ISEA MEETING:
Wednesday, Jan. 29. Committees may meet at 8 p.m., with the regular meeting beginning at 9 p.m. in SEC 182/183. Retired teachers will share their perspectives and the Feb. fundraiser will be introduced. All students with an education major or minor are welcome to attend.
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VISITING LEADERS SERIES
:
Leaders on Leadership begins Thursday, Jan. 30, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 246. Free and open to the public. Students may also earn one credit; weekly writing assignment involved (course #680:186, sec. 05). For information call Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 or e-mail YLA@uni.edu.

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UNI WRESTLING: The UNI wrestling team will host North Dakota State in a dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the West Gym.
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UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI wome's basketball team will host Evansville on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:05 p.m. in the West Gym.
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SENIOR RECITAL: Friday, Jan 31, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Paul Hovey, bass trombone. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SYMPHONY:  The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony with guest cellist Mark Kosower will present works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. $5 student rush tickets on the day of show with valid picture ID. Box office open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., reopening at 6 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. -2 p.m., reopening at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
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NORTHERN IOWA STRING FESTIVAL: Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., GBPAC Great and Davis Halls. The Friday, January 31 festival orchestra portion of the Northern Iowa String Festival has been cancelled. Contact: Rebecca Burkhardt at 3-6272 or burkhardt@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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BLUES BLOWOUT: The next KUNI Blues Blowout is Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m., at Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom. The show features Texas blues from Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King plus Chicago blues from Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang. Tickets are $15 in advance at KUNI weekdays, 3-6400, or Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. Tickets at the door are $18. For more info or tickets online, visit http://www.kuniradio.org.
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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Music is an international language signified by the instruments in "A World of Music: Instruments from Many Cultures." Many styles of instruments from various countries, some dating back hundreds, even thousands, of years are represented in this display. This exhibit opens Feb. 1 and runs through May 31. An opening reception is scheduled for Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. with a gallery talk at 7 p.m.
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UNI VOLLEYBALL BANQUET: The 2002 UNI Volleyball Banquet will be help Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Holiday Inn on University Ave. The brunch and program will begin at 11 a.m.; cost is $15 per person. If interested in attending, register and pay by Monday, Jan. 27. Contact Michelle Coulter at 3-3176; michelle.coulter@uni.edu; or UNI Volleyball, 101 West Gym 0163, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS IOWA CONFERENCE: Feb. 21, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City. This state-wide, all-day conference brings together college students and faculty for networking and education. Former E-Toys vice president to speak. Free admission and transportation provided by Pappajohn Center. Registration deadline is Feb. 12. Information/registration on-line at http://www.jpec.org, call 3-7350, or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu
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