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Monday, February 3, 2003


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NEWS 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES: UNI's Office of Governmental Relations will post weekly legislative updates for faculty, staff and students. These updates offer a brief overview of legislative news, issues affecting UNI and events at the State Capitol. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html for information.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Kenneth Atkinson, Department of Philosophy and Religion (CHFA) was featured on KWWL television's 10 p.m. newscast as part of their Wednesday feature on religion. Atkinson appeared on both Jan. 22 and 29 and spoke about the historical roots of Islam and contemporary Islamic practices. The KWWL series will explore Judaism on Feb. 5 and 12 at 10 p.m.
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PEDESTRIAN COLD-WEATHER SAFETY: Reminder to pedestrians -- according to the Code of Iowa, when crossing a roadway at any point other than a marked crosswalk, or at an intersection, pedestrians must yield the right of way to vehicles. Reminder to drivers -- drivers must slow down or stop, if necessary, to yeild to a pedestrian within a marked crosswalk, or at an intersection. For more information, contact Public Safety.
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NISG OPENINGS: Applications are now available in the NISG office (103 Student Services Center) for those considering becoming a 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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IOWA STATE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION VALENTINE SALE: The UNI chapter of the Iowa State Education Association Student Program will sell Valentine gifts in Maucker Union Feb. 3, 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick-up will be on Feb. 13 .
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VOTE FOR ELECTRONIC RESOURCE: Starting Feb. 3, vote for your
favorite electronic resource. Tell which is your favorite and why, and you could receive an official Rod Library mug. Use the ballot box located in the lobby of the Rod Library or near the Reference Desk. Or...vote online at http://www.library.uni.edu/
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FEBRUARY DINING SPECIALS: 23rd Street Market: free fountain drink with a purchase of nachos ($1.25 minimum order). Commodities in Curris Business Building, Apple Cart in Schindler Education Center, Crunch Break in WRC: soup, cookie and bottled pop or water for $2.50. Bent Fork in Maucker Union Expansion: bread sticks and cheese sauce for $1.09 or a mega cinnamon roll for $1.25. Biscotti's: drawing for a CD portable stereo. We appreciate your patience with the relocation of Maucker Union dining operations. Check out the new dining services web site at
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/dinop/market.htm.
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V-DAY UNI: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/294.html
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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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HIP-HOP CONCERT: Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland will be the special guest of Ja Rule in a concert at the UNI-Dome Thursday, Feb. 13. Rowland replaces hip-hop artist Eve. Along with Rowland will be three other guests: Benzino, Solange Knowles and Charli Baltimore. Tickets, $25 for UNI students and $30 for all others, are available at all UNI ticket outlets. They also are available at http://tickets.uni.edu, or (319) 273-DOME.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

CAMP & RECREATION FAIR: Looking for a summer job? Stop by the Camp & Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10-2 in the Maucker Union Expansion. Many organizations will be recruiting summer employees. Don't miss your chance for a great summer job. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, Student Services Center #19. Check out the list of recruiting organizations:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/campfair/camp.html

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LUX SERVICE AWARD:  Do you know a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI? Nominate him or her for the 2003 Lux Service Award. This award is the highest undergraduate honor awarded for service to UNI. Students are encouraged to nominate their peers. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for award requirements and on-line nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 14. Direct questions to Jennifer Albertsen at 3-6409.
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION: $250 will be awarded to the winning author. The competition is open to all UNI students. See the topic to be addressed, criteria for composition, and directions for submitting the essay at:
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay.htm
Deadline is Monday, March 3.
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TAX FORMS AVAILABLE:  Federal and state of Iowa tax forms and instructions are available in Rod Library. For more information see
http://www.library.uni.edu/news/taxforms.html

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DANCE MOVEMENT OUTLET:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/293.html
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4-ON-4 INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL: Registration: Feb. 5 & 6, 8 a.m - 5:30 p.m., WRC 101. League schedules ready: Feb. 13, after 1 .p.m, WRC 101. League play begins: Feb. 15, 10 a.m., WRC courts, and continues on designated Saturdays.
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INTRAMURAL FREE THROW CONTEST: Registration: Feb. 3 & 6, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC 101. Competition: Feb. 11, 7 p.m., WRC Courts.
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PERSONAL TRAINING AVAILABLE: Personal training is available through UNI Wellness and Recreation Services. The program is great for those interested in starting an exercise regimen as well as those looking to add something new to their current exercise routine. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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SPRING 2003 MASSAGE SCHEDULE: Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 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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MOTHER EARTH NEEDS YOU: Are you concerned about the environment? Would you like to help Mother Earth? By volunteering in the Earth Steps project, you will learn about increasing environmental and health awareness and receive a free step counter and activity diary. Contact: Michaela Rich or Katie Venter at 3-3689 or stop by the RRTTC office in 224B of the WRC.
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SELF-ESTEEM SMALL GROUPS: All female students and faculty are invited to participate in a small group experience focused on self-esteem. You will write about self-esteem, share with the other participants and meet in a focus group to reflect on the experience. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco, DeFrancisco@uni.edu, or April Chatham-Carpenter, Chatham@uni.edu, or Jenny Kuderer, semper@uni.edu.
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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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EVENTS 

SENIOR RECITAL: Monday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Deborah Coltvet, violin. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GRADUATE RECITAL: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Nancy Borsay, voice. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY RECITAL: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Julia Bullard, viola, and Robin Guy, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SMALL POX LECTURE: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., 115 Seerley. Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, State of Iowa Epidemiologist, presents a talk about smallpox, sponsored by the UNI chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, and the College of Natural Sciences. Her talk will cover the history of smallpox, how history was changed by it, and its use as a weapon. She will also provide an overview of the disease, its prevention and treatment. There will be a question and answer period. Free and open to the public.
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"ROOSTERS:" On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre, Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers Presentation for its upcoming production of the Southwest American drama "Roosters." Join guest director Kim Hines of Minneapolis and the production designers for a presentation and discussion of their visions for bringing the play to life onstage. "Roosters" opens Feb. 27 for a two-weekend run. Free and open to the public.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 246, Michael Blackwell, Director of UNI's Center for Multicultural Education, will speak on the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. For additional information on the Leaders on Leadership series of speakers, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers/htm
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Tom Barry, oboe and saxophone. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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EXHIBIT RECEPTION: An opening reception for the exhibit "A World of Music: Instruments from Many Cultures" will be held at the University Museum on Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 7 p.m.
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NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6, 7 and 8, all day, GBPAC Great Hall. Contact: Ronald Johnson - 3-6058 - johnsonrw@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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ANNUAL PRSA MEDIA BREAKFAST: Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9-11 a.m. on the Commons Sun Porch. Members of the local media including Ann Kerian (KWWL), Pat Blank (KUNI), Lou Porter (KBBG), and Dr. Anelia Dimitrova (Des Moines Register) will explain how to make beneficial contacts with the media. This will be a good opportunity for students to gain useful career knowledge and network with Cedar Valley professionals. Questions and registration to autumn@uni.edu.
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GUEST RECITAL: Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m., GBPAC Jebe Hall. Lucius Weathersby, organ. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST RECITAL: Monday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. University of Southern Mississippi Horn Quartet. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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OFF HUDSON SERIES: Theatre UNI's Off Hudson Series of Staged Readings continues on Tuesday, Feb. 11, with Naomi Wallace's "In the Heart of America," a dramatic look at the human cost of war and hate set against the backdrop of the Gulf War. The reading, directed by Cynthia Goatley, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the CAC, Room 108. It is free and open to the public.
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JEWISH SYNAGOGUE TOUR: On Saturday, Feb. 15 the St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will be visiting the Son's of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo to learn more about the Jewish faith and tradition. If interested in going, meet at the St. Stephen Catholic Student Center (right by the bookstore) at 4:20 p.m. Contact Joshua Hanna 2-1395 or Rebfilms@uni.edu with questions.
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BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO: On Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. the best party band in the world will visit the GBPAC. Get tickets now at the GBPAC box office by calling 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu. Regular tickets are $19-$28, student prices are $15.20-$22.40. Join the annual Gallagher-Bluedorn Mardi Gras party in the lobby at 6 p.m.
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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.jpeg.org, call 3-7350, or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu
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