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Monday, April 14, 2003


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NEWS 

COPYRIGHT LAWS AND YOU: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/310.html
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McLeodUSA AND HPC PLANS: Shape of things to come - UNI unveils images of proposed McLeodUSA, HPC projects. Visit
http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=301 to see the pictures.

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FALL 2003 SCHEDULE CORRECTION:  Page 54, Course 680:010 Leadership:
Skills & Styles - the 3-credit hour course meets only on Thursday, not on Tuesday.
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SUBMIT INFO FOR 2003 FAMILY WEEKEND:  2003 Family Weekend is Sept. 26-28. Schedules for college, departmental and organizational activities must be received before July 1 for inclusion in the 2003 UNI Family Weekend brochure. Submit activity description, time, date, location and contact to: kgriep@uni.edu, or K. Griep, University Marketing & Public Relations, GIL 127, 0017.
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UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY:  The UNI Women's Rugby Team will host the Elite 8 rugby tournament April 19 and 20. Their first game is on April 19 at 10:30 a.m. on the Intramural fields behind the Dome against College of Charleston. They are playing for the right to defend their National Title. Free admission. Contact Jennifer Murra at jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 3-2676 with questions.
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CONVOCATION:  Fall Convocation is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. in the GBPAC. Please mark your calendars.
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STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY PLANT SALE:  The Student Nature Society will have a plant sale at the Union Thursday, April 24 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Friday, April 25 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plants are from the UNI greenhouse and range in price from $2 - $10.
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SUSHI BAR: On April 15, a sushi-bar will open at the 23rd St. Market. Sushi chefs will prepare and sell fresh sushi on a daily basis. (Contrary to popular belief, sushi does not necessarily mean raw fish but refers to the special rice used in the preparation.)
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FOREIGN TRAVEL ALERT: UNI students, faculty and staff already abroad or planning to travel to the countries included in the SARS-Travel Advisory may wish to defer non-essential travel to China, Hong Kong; Singapore; and Hanoi. Essential health and safety abroad information is available on the UNI Study Abroad Web site at
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/guide/healthSafety.asp
Also see
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/308.html

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SPECIAL LIBRARY HOURS: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spec
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NEW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The UNI Alumni Association will award three scholarships to current UNI students. Two scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students who will be classified as a senior in the fall. The third scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student. Application deadline - April 23rd. Information and application forms can be picked up in 204 Commons or downloaded from
http://www.unialum.org/scholarship.html
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STUDENT RESOURCES  
MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:  UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization will host a free workshop on Marketing for Small Business from 5-6 p.m. in CBB, room 3 on April 23. Advanced registration is required. E-mail
katherine.cota@uni.edu
or call 3-7350 to register.
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TECHNOLOGY AT UNI: For more information about the status of information technology at UNI attend the UNI Technology Symposium April 15-17 and April 29-May 1 in Lang Hall room 385. Free to UNI faculty, staff, and students. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/its/symposium
for details.
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CAEER DIRECTIONS: Major Decisions is a Web site for you--lots of links and ideas for exploring majors and career options. Visit http://webct.uni.edu and click on Version 3.6. Use decisions_guest as the login name and panther as the password. Brought to you by Academic Advising Services and the Career Center.
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter

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UNI SYLLABI WEB SITE:  Need help with class registration? Consult the UNI Syllabi Web site, for information about given course curriculum. This site provides a central location for direct links to the syllabi of participating faculty.
http://www.geocities.com/pantherclasses/

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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH:  ScienceDirect provides access to the full text of hundreds of journals published by Elsevier and affiliated publishers, including articles on press and multimedia features. Subjects include science and technology, business, and the social sciences. To access the database, choose ScienceDirect on the Library's Electronic Resources menu at http://www.library.uni.edu/er2/
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ATTENTION MAY GRADUATES: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to pre-printed graduation announcements? Consider the Alumni Association's new UNI notecards.
http://www.unialum.org/merchandise.html
or call 3-6409 for more information.
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QUICK BOOKS TRAINING: Quick Books Pro 2003 training will be offered by the UNI RBC from April 22 - May 13 on Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m.-noon. The four-session hands-on workshops cover setting up a company, entering bills, setting up inventory, payroll, and more. The optional first session will be introductory for those new to the software or needing a refresher. For more information, call 236-8123, e-mail katie.macdonald@uni.edu or visit http://www.unirbc.org
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MEN'S OPEN SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: UNI's 1st Annual Softball Tournament. Team entries are due on Wednesday, April 23 by 5 p.m. in WRC 101 (registration forms available April 21). Entry fee for the tournament is $20 per team. Tournament date: Saturday, April 26 (rain date is April 27). Contact Cindy Klatt (3-7262) for more information.
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INTRAMURAL OUTDOOR TRACK MEET: The meet is scheduled for April 27 at 4 p.m. on the UNI track (west of NU High). Registration runs April 21-24 (WRC 101 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.). Participate in 100M Dash, Mile Run, 800M Relay, High Jump, and much more.
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EVENTS 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:  http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SIGMA XI LECTURE: "The Electric Power Grid in Iowa and the Midwest: Will Deregulation Ultimately Lower Electricity Prices?" talk by Dr. Thomas J. Overbye, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, on Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., SEC 247.
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UP 'TIL DAWN & A BATTLE OF THE BANDS:  The whole campus is invited to celebrate- the "Rockin for a Cure" Up 'til Dawn Event and VIP Party to benefit St. Jude Chilren's Research Hospital on Thursday, April 17 from 6-11 p.m. Any student who brings 20 names and addresses of friends and family will get into the VIP Party and have a chance to win one of four $50 gift certificates to Target. Free pizza, pop, and prizes. The VIP Party will take place in the Student Services Center and the Battle of the Bands in Maucker Union.
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SOFTBALL: Double header vs. Southern Illinois on Friday, April. 18 at 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 19 at 12 p.m. Games take place at West Athletic Fields.
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WOMEN'S TENNIS: Friday, April 18, 1 p.m. vs. Wichita State; Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. vs. Southwest Missouri State. Matches take place at Black Hawk Tennis Club.
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UNI TWILIGHT TRACK MEET: On Saturday, April 19, at 5 p.m. UNI will host their first track meet under lights.
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WOMEN'S GOLF: April 19-22 Missouri Valley Conference Championships at Beaver Hills in Cedar Falls.
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EUROPE IN THE NEW GEOPOLITICS: Elisabeth Kehrer, Austrian Consul General, will speak on "Europe in the New Geopolitics" on Monday April 21 at 3 p.m. in CBB 109. Kehrer has been part of Austria's Permanent Representation at the United Nations in New York and worked on common security and foreign policy at the European Union. Coordinated by the Department of Political Science.
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THE KOLPAKOV TRIO AND TALISMAN: Authentic Russian Gypsy music and dancing on Thursday, April 17, 8 p.m., Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall 116.
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SOLE POWER DAY: Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Union Plaza. Receive a free tune-up courtesy of Europa Cycle and Ski and register your bike with Public Safety. Sole Power is based on the elements of Callenbach's Green Triangle; money, health, and environment.
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CHANGE LEADERSHIP: Learn more about coping with changes in your life and helping others deal with the impact of change at Dr. Doug Whittle's "Change Leadership" mini-workshop Thursday, April 24, 3:30-4:45 in 246 SEC. Details at
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/change_leadership.htm. Free and open to the public. Reservations needed -- send to VPESS-Web@uni.edu. Sponsored by UNI Leadership Studies.
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DRUMSTICKS AND DING-DONGS: April 26, 9 a.m. - noon at the University Museum. Kids will experience music from other cultures and the instruments they use. Play a marimba, a tabla or an agogo gong. Parents may join a jam session with their child. Register by April 18. $10 per child.
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FOOTBALL: The annual Spring Game is back in the UNI-Dome on Saturday, April 26 at 1 pm.
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NORTHERN IOWA CHILDREN'S CHOIR: NICC will present its final concert of the school year on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the GBPAC's Davis Hall. Admission is free.
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