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Monday, February 17, 2003


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NEWS 

UPDATE FOR UNI OFF-CAMPUS E-MAIL USERS (disregard this message if you use Mailman or Mailspinner to access your UNI e-mail account): E-mail is not necessarily secure. If you have a UNI e-mail address (name@uni.edu), and access your UNI e-mail from off-campus via software such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger or Eudora, UNI Information Technology Services asks you to turn on your e-mail encryption (scrambled code) option as soon as possible. This is a personal and university security issue. Without encryption, third parties on the Internet can intercept your e-mail messages, User I.D. and password. You simply need to "check" the appropriate boxes within your e-mail software preferences. See detailed instructions at
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/ssl/

For help, contact the ITS Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555, or call your computer support person. From Tom Peterson, director, ITS User Services.
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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/295.html

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STOMP DOWN TUITION HIKES: Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG), along with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University student governments, is sponsoring a one-day rally against future tuition increases at the state capitol on March 5. Join and take a Greyhound bus to Des Moines. E-mail NISG Senator Brad Frevert to sign-up: bf464775@uni.edu
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STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR: Student employees: nominate your UNI supervisor for the 2002-2003 UNI Student Employer of the Year. Find out more about this newly created award and print a nomination form at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/stdtemployernom02-03.pdf

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HONORS PROGRAM OPENINGS: Current 1st and 2nd year UNI students may now apply for the University Honors Program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.30 or better and will be asked to submit an essay and faculty recommendation. Application deadline for Fall 2003 classes is March 14. For more information and an application, e-mail brenda.hackenmiller@uni.edu, call University Honors at 3-3175 or visit the office in CAC 257.
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NUHS CHOIR TELEVISION PROGRAM: The Northern University High School Concert Choir (Price Lab) is featured on "Hotline Happenings", a CFU Channel 15 program, for the next 30 days. The choir and director Linda Sharp will be performing a solo concert, "Iowa Culture", and will participate in a festival choir singing Schubert's "Mass in G" in Carnegie Hall, New York, on Monday, May 26. Contact Linda Sharp at 3-6236 or email Linda.Sharp@uni.edu for more information on the NUHS Carnegie trip.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

PRSSA: Join Public Relations Student Society of America and learn to build your portfolio, gain new contacts, find job opportunities and internships, and find out what the public relations field is all about. PRSSA meets Monday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m., LNG 12. PRide, Public Relations Interns Develop Expertise is the student-run PR firm. For great hands on experience and lots of opportunities to learn, come to PRide every Monday at 3:15 in LNG 12.
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FLU HAS ARRIVED:
Influenza is now apparent in Cedar Falls and surrounding communities.  The UNI Student Health Center has flu vaccine available. The cost is $12.  Visit the Student Health Center to be vaccinated.
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COMPUTER RESOURCES:
  Helpful computer resources are available at
http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt
Links to free images, copyright information, help with Microsoft Office, Web page development, and many other topics are covered in this comprehensive listing.
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UNICOSS:  The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers meet every Friday from 3-4 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeehouse. This is an informal gathering to speak Spanish with friends. All are welcome.
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INTRAMURAL 3 POINT SHOT CONTEST:  Registration: Feb. 24 - Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-5:30 pm, WRC 101. Competition: March 5, 7 p.m., WRC Courts.
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CLIMBING COMPETITION:  March 1-2. Cost is $25 for UNI related student, staff and faculty. This competition will push your limits, leave you exhausted, and fulfill your soul. Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing, and route climbing are offered at three different skill levels.
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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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SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:
MBNA America is looking for a junior or senior who will be returning to UNI for the 2003-04 academic year and is studying marketing, economics, or business management to participate in their summer internship program in Cleveland, Ohio. The position pays $11/hour and continues throughout the 2003-2004 academic year. More information is available via the UNI Alumni Association, 204 Commons.
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X-SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING:  Visit Clear Lake Lodge, MN with UNI Outdoors for a winter adventure, Feb. 21-23. Spend time cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and enjoying the outdoors. All expenses are covered, except for a fishing license and gear. All experience levels are welcome. Price: $70 (university) or $80 (guest). Pre-Trip Meeting: Feb. 18, 5 p.m. WRC 174.
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CSBS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE:  Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in the 10th Annual CSBS Undergraduate Research Conference. Information and on-line submission forms are available at:
http://www.uni.edu/psych/conference03/
Abstracts are due March 24. The speakers include Dr. Keith Maddox from Tufts University, who will speak on "Shades of Black: Skin Tone Bias Among African Americans" and Dr. Kent Sandstrom from UNI, who will speak on "Living with HIV/AIDS in Iowa: New Challenges and Prospects."
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INTRAMURAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT:  Registration and weigh-in: Feb. 18, 12 p.m. - 4:30 pm, West Gym. Prelims: Feb. 18, 7 p.m., West Gym. Finals: Feb. 23, 2 p.m., West Gym.
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RESEARCH PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES

INTIMACY & MARITAL EXPECTATIONS STUDY NEEDS PARTICIPANTS: A senior UNI psychology major is conducting a study on intimacy and marital expectations. He needs to survey men and women who are engaged to be married. The e-mail survey is confidential and anonymous. If willing to participate, email Matthew@uni.edu
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EVENTS 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Ken De Nault, UNI Assoc. Professor of Geology, will present "The Sea of Cortez and the Sierra Madre, Mexico: A Geologist's Sojourn" on Monday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall.
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ART EXHIBITS: Feb. 17 - March 10 at the UNI Gallery of Art. Two print exhibitions, "Propinquity" and "Demographics." Opening reception for both is Tues., Feb.18 at 7:30 p.m. following a 6:30 p.m. lecture by printmaker Beth Grabowski. Support for the Grabowski lecture comes from the Martha Ellen Tye Visiting Artist/Scholar Series.
http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery

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IMAGES OF IRAN: "Images of ordinary people in Iran," a slide show and discussion, will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sabin Hall, Room 103 by Kamyar Enshayan, a staff member at the CEEE. The program is sponsored by the UNI Graduate Program in Public Policy.
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USAID OFFICIAL TO SPEAK AT UNI: Adolfo Franco, the USAID assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, will be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 18. He will be speaking at 4:30 p.m. in CBB 223. Students are invited to attend. Franco is one of the highest-ranking Hispanic-Americans in the Bush administration, as well as a UNI alum. Contact the Economics Department with questions.
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GUEST RECITAL: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m., GBPAC Jebe Hall. Hector Garcia, guitar. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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CEO MEETING: CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization) will have a Monopoly Tournament on Feb. 18 from 5-6:15 p.m. in CBB room 3. Prizes and refreshments. Meeting/tournament open to all UNI students. For more information, contact Shannon Blake, CEO President, at sblake@uni.edu
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RESEARCHING A COMPANY:  Feb. 19, 3-4:30 p.m. in CBB room 3. Requires no advanced registration. Learn tips, techniques, and resources for finding out about a company before you interview. Use this information to prepare for the UNI Job Fair on March 4.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Professor John Baskerville, History, will present "Elvis as Cultural Bridge: Signifying in American Popular Music." The lecture is free and open to the public.
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UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI men's basketball team hosts Bradley Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets available by calling 3-7469 and at the door. Cost: $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP:
Government Leadership is the topic of a panel presentation on Feb. 20, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 246. For speaker series schedule, see
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm
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UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Panther women take on two pivitol games in their run towards a MVC title. They host Southwest Missouri State Thursday, Feb 20 at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3:05 p.m. in the West Gym.
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UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT: Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rod Chesnutt, conductor. No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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THURSDAZE EVENTS: Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Food: wedding cake, nuts, mints and punch. Music: Zane Williams (guitarist). Other: Color Caricature Drawings.
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RETREAT OPPORTUNITY: St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is sponsoring an Antioch retreat for college students. Antioch is an opportunity to listen, discuss, and reflect on what it means to be a Christian community. It will be held at Camp Pine Lake in Eldora from Feb. 21-23. Applications can be picked up at St. Stephen's (1019 W. 23rd St.). Contact Alli Wittrock at 266-4107 or angelic_alli@yahoo.com with any questions.
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PLS TEACHER INSTITUTE: On Friday, Feb. 21, the second Teacher Institute will be held at Price Laboratory School. More than 250 teacher education students participated in the first Institute in October, attending over 70 different sessions offered by PLS educators. The Teacher Institute is offered at no cost.
A complete listing of sessions and times, as well as registration materials, is available at
http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/

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UNI TRACK AND FIELD: The UNI Track and Field teams host the UNI-Dome opener on Friday, Feb 21 at 3 p.m.
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WONDERS OF GRAVITY: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. - noon, at the University Museum. Learn about gravity with fun hands-on activities, eat space food, and hear from UNI students who have been a part of NASA's Weightless Wonder Program. This program is a appropriate for 3rd-6th graders. Please register by Feb. 14. $7 per child.
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PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE: UNI's Gallagher-Bluedorn presents PILOBOLUS Dance Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. For tickets visit or call the box office at 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu Regular ticket prices are $23-29 and students pay $18.40-23.20. For more information visit, http://www.uni.edu/gbpc

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UNI WOMEN'S TENNIS: The UNI Women's Tennis team hosts Norhtern Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
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UNI WRESTLING: The UNI wrestlers will batlle Fresno State in a dual match Sunday, Feb 23 at 2 p.m. in the West Gym.
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NORTHERN IOWA VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL: Sunday and Monday, Feb. 23 and 24, all day, GBPAC Great hall and RHA. Contact: Dyan Baker Meyer at 3-7175 - or bakermeyer@uni.edu.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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NORTHERN IOWA PIANO FESTIVAL: Monday, Feb. 24, all day, GBPAC Great and Davis Halls. Contact: Robin Guy at 3-2193 or guy@uni.edu.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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NORTHERN IOWA VOCAL ARTS/PIANO CONCERT: Monday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK: Feb. 24-28: All week: "Celebrate Every Body," WRC 104, donate clothes that don't fit to those in need; Monday: "Intuitive Eating" presentation 7 p.m., WRC 103; Tuesday: "Eating Attitudes Test" 4-6 p.m., WRC 104. Also available online at http://www.uni.edu/counseling under 'special events'.
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HELP PLAN FOR OPPORTUNITY: Opportunity Works is hosting a Regional Planning Conference, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Waterloo's Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Help plan strategies to reduce poverty and increase opportunity. No cost to attend. Childcare, translation and transportation available. No cost for resource tables to share your organizational information. 1-866-696-3560 or http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org
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UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Lang Hall Auditorium. Almost everyone knows someone who has experienced depression or some form of mental health problem, but no one seems to want to talk about it. Gain a better understanding of mental illness and what to do when it affects you or someone you know. No admission charge.
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"CATS" HITS GBPAC: The longest-running show in Broadway history is coming to the Gallagher-Bluedorn at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 1 and 2. Additional performances at 2 p.m. on March 1 and 2. For tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at
http://tickets.uni.edu
. Regular tickets are $33-45 and student prices are $26.40-$31.20. Check out our Multi-media gallery at http://www.uni.edu/gbpac.
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"SLAUGHTER CITY": UNISTA (UNI Student Theatre Assoc.) will present "Slaughter City" by Naomi Wallace March 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m. Performances will be at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $4 at the door. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information.
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