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Monday, February 24, 2003


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NEWS 
2002-2003 UNI FACT BOOK AVAILABLE:  The 2002-2003 UNI Fact Book is available online at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/uni-factbook.pdf The Fact Book is a comprehensive source for university statistics. It is compiled by the Office of Information Management Analysis.
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UNI IN THE NEWS:  A guest editorial by President Koob appeared in the Cedar Rapids Gazette on Feb. 9. He takes a stand on Iowa's need to embrace a new way of thinking regarding the state budget and the "brain drain." To read it, visit
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/newsroom/op-ed/koob.shtml
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FREE ADMISSION TO THEATRE UNI PERFORMANCES: Theatre UNI seeks volunteer ushers for "Roosters" by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, Feb. 27 - March 9. Volunteers receive free admission to the performances they work. The work is light and open to anybody. For more information call the Strayer-Wood Theatre Box Office at 3-6381. Limited spaces available.
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FAMILY OF THE YEAR:  Nominate your family for the UNI Family of the Year. The winning family receives one free night in a local hotel, four free tickets to the Family Weekend football game, admission to the Family Fest Tailgate Dinner, and a special award at the tailgate event and at half time of the football game. The nominating student receives a $250 gift certificate to the University Book & Supply. Applications available online or in 205 Commons. The deadline for application is April 5.
http://www.uni-foundation.org/unipa/FOTYinfo.shtml
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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 3-5555, or call your computer support person. From Tom Peterson, director, ITS User Services.
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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 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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FRESHMAN STATE OF IOWA SCHOLARS: Review your university bill to ensure that this scholarship credited to your account. Do this by looking at the bill or by logging into MyUNIversity under "My Personal Records" and then under "Last U-Bill Sent" or "Activity Since Last U-Bill and History". If you were to receive this award and it has not credited to your account, please stop by or telephone the Financial Aid Office at 3-2700. Deadline: Wednesday, March 5.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

SPRING JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR: Tuesday, March 4, 10-3 in the Maucker Union Expansion. All majors are encouraged to attend. Over 50 organizations, graduate and professional schools will be present. Many employers will also be signing students up for interviews the following day. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, Student Services Center #19. Check out the participating organizations: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
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HABITAT CANDLE SALE: UNI Habitat for Humanity is selling candles as a fund raiser for Greater Black Hawk Habitat for Humanity. Candles are made from soy, in various scents and will burn for 40-50 hours. Contact Corena Kadolph at 222-3267or kadolph@uni.edu. On campus deliveries are free of charge.
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ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARHIP: 20 new recipients will be selected to receive $5,200 for the 2003-04 acadmeic year. Selection based on: junior by fall 2003; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2003-04 FAFSA; overcome unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full-time. Application available at:
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/forms/CAAP.DOC
or from the Financial Aid Office, 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736. Deadline: April 1, 2003

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STUDY IN HONDURAS:
May 12 - 23. The program is limited to 14 students to study "Globalizations' Impact on Central America." Airfare, program expenses, and tuition is included in a registration of $2005. Scholarship money of $700, per person, is available. Information available:
http://www.uni.edu/~schrage/honduras_course.htm
Further information: 3-7078, International Programs Office, Baker 59.
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HUNGER AWARENESS: St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is hosting a Hunger Banquet March 1 from 6-8 pm. The banquet is to increase awareness about the great disparity in the world regarding food distribution and the millions of people who go under fed each day. The cost is $5, proceeds go to El Faro Orphanage in Mexico. Tickets need to be purchased in advance at St. Stephen's (next to the bookstore) or contact Ryan Hoffman at 222-5517 or hoffy@uni.edu
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KURT WARNER FIRST THINGS FIRST SCHOLARSHIP: Criteria to receive: demonstrate an ongoing & strong history of community service; graduated from an eastern Missouri, southern Illinois or Iowa high school in the past year; have financial need from the 2003-04 FAFSA; minimum cumulative 2.5 gpa. Two new recipients selected for 2003-04 to recevie $2,000 each year for up to four years or upon completion of a first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. Deadline: March 1. Applications available at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/Apps/FTFScholarapplication.pdf
or from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736.

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ROBETRA S. TAMRES SCI-FI WRITING AWARD:
Win $50 for your science fiction writing. The contest is open to all UNI students. Submissions may include poetry, fiction, drama, and essay (max 20 pages). Deadline is March 3. Send submissions or questions to professor Grant Tracey, Baker Hall 117. No names on manuscripts; instead, include cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, social security number, and title(s) of works submitted. Please, no email submissions.
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VOLUNTEER NEWS:
VolunteerNEWS is a bi-weekly e-newsletter sent to inform students, faculty and staff of the volunteer needs within the community. To subscribe, e-mail: Volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS <your-email-address>@uni.edu VolunteerNEWS is published by Volunteer UNI, a service of The UNI Career Center. http://www.uni.edu/careercenter Quick Link Volunteer UNI.
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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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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 students, staff and faculty. 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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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 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PANEL: The Center for Multicultural Education will host a panel discussion on affirmative action, featuring attorney Shirley J. Wilcher, at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Wilcher is the executive director of Americans for a Fair Chance, an organization that serves as an educational resource for affirmative action and equal opportunity resources. Free and open to the public.
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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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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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NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT:
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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ISEA MEETING:
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. in SEC 182/183. All majors and minors in education invited to come. Florida experiences will be shared.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP:
Addressing environmental issues will be the focus of speakers Chris Petersen, Iowa Farmers Union; Leah Wilson, UNI Food Project; and Bill Witt, former state legislator February 27, 3:30-4:45, room 246 SEC. For further information:
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm
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SENIOR CHALLENGE ROCK RALLY:
Maucker Union Coffee House Thursday, Feb. 27, from 7:30-11 p.m. Featuring the bands of Stavross & Marcato. $500 travel voucher and other prizes will be given away. Free food, good music and great prizes.
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ROOSTERS:
Theatre UNI presents the Hispanic-American drama, "Roosters" by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, Feb. 27-March 10 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Emotions run high in this explosive drama of family conflict when a long-absent father and grown son face off over the future of the family and the fate of their prize possession, a fighting bird. Tickets at: 3-6381 or http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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MUSIC ENTRANCE/SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS: Friday, Feb. 28, all day, GBPAC Davis Hall and RHA. Contact: Alan Schmitz at 3-7180 or schmitz@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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MUSEUM RECEPTION: A public reception for Rick Bausman, award-winning teacher and conga player, will be held at the UNI Museum on Friday, Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m. Come see the new World of Music exhibit and enjoy some Haitian-style drumming. For information, contact Carolyn Hildebrandt at 3-7179 or Carolyn.Hildebrandt@uni.edu.
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PERCUSSION CLINIC: Rick Bausman, Haitian-style conga player, will conduct a free percussion clinic for UNI students on Friday, Feb. 28 from 11-11:50 a.m. in Davis Hall. For further information, contact Carolyn Hildebrandt at 3-7179 or Carolyn.Hildebrandt@uni.edu.
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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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GUEST RECITAL: Saturday, March 1, 3 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Amy Appold, violin. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI Concert Chorale Performance on Monday, March, 3, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Conductor - Dyan Baker Meyer. Cost is $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a
current Panther Pass. - Tickets available by calling 3-SHOW (7469) and at the door.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Janice Boekhoff, Research Geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will present "Bacteria at Iowa's Beaches" on Monday, March 3 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall. Bacteria beach monitoring at Iowa's 35 state-owned beaches will be discussed, including bacteria results from an intensive watershed investigation conducted in 2002 at George Wyth State Park Beach.
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LYSISTRATA READING: UNISTA (UNI STudent Theatre Assocation) in conjunction with a world wide peace campaign known as The Lysistrata Project presents a staged reading of "Lysistrata", March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in KAB 111. Admission is free. As of Feb. 21, there are 620 readings planned in 38 countries.
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MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION: Come to the BASH before the FAST. St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration on Fat Tuesday, March 4 from 8-10 p.m. Come for free food, music, and fun. Call 266-9863 with questions.
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"...LARGGY...": UNISTA (UNI Student Theatre Association) will present the independent film "The Story About When Larggy Got a Bee Sting and Shut Himself in His Room and Went Insane" on March 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Tickets are $3 at the door. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information.
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