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Monday, April 21, 2003


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NEWS 
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE:  UNI students and Metro Area Redemption are sponsoring a "can drive", April 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. outside Maucker Union. Consider donating redeemable cans and bottles. Proceeds benefit the Iowa Recycling Association. For information contact Katie Venter, 3-3858, venterk@uni.edu. http://www.rrttc.uni.edu
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CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA CELEBRATION: The annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta celebration will take place near the reflecting pool outside Maucker Union on Friday, May 2, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Activities will include cascarones (confetti filled eggs) and pinatas. Musical entertainment will also be provided. Food available for purchase includes fajitas, beans, chips, dessert, and soda. For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at 3-2683 or e-mail studentactivities@uni.edu. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside to the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.
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SAVE MENTORS MEN'S WEEK:
The week's activities are meant to bring men (and women) together to address many issues, including masculinity and women's issues. For a listing of the activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/312.html.
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COPYRIGHT LAWS AND YOU:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/310.html
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UNI MEN'S GOLF:
The team concluded the 2002-03 regular season with a 17th place finish in the 2003 Arkansas State Indian Classic. Mike Lewis finished tied for 8th after firing a 75, 68, 75. The Panthers have the week off before traveling to the 2003 Missouri Valley Conference Championships April 27-29 in Sterling, Illinois.
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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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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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STUDENT RESOURCES  
UNI SYLLABI WEB SITE HAS MOVED:  Need help with class registration? Consult the UNI Syllabi Web site at it's new location on UNI Web space. This site provides a central location for direct links to the syllabi of participating faculty. Now students can be more informed about the courses they choose to take.
http://www.scholars.uni.edu/syllabi/
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SUMMER FITNESS/LEISURE & CERTIFICATION CLASSES: Registration for Summer Fitness/Leisure and Certification Classes begins April 28 in WRC 101 (7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F). All of your favorites plus several new classes including Walk-n-Tone and Belly Dancing are offered during the summer session, May 12 - Aug. 1. Prices are great and numerous sessions are offered. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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FINALS WEEK MASSAGE: Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule a massage for finals week. Massages will be given on Tuesday, May 6, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesday, May 7, 1 - 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, ubill, or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available as well.
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UNI COLORGUARD AUDITIONS:  May 2 from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the West Gym. Please have prepared a 1.5-2.5 minute solo done to music of your choice. RSVP to Rod Chesnutt at 3-2173 or pantherband@uni.edu
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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. http://www.jpec.org
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TECHNOLOGY AT UNI: For more information about the status of information technology at UNI attend the UNI Technology Symposium 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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CAREER 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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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 Wednesday, April 23 by 5 p.m. in WRC 101 (registration forms available April 21). Entry fee 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 BENCH PRESS COMPETITION: Registration and competition: April 23, WRC Free Weight Room, 6 p.m. weigh-ins, 7 p.m. competition.
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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 more.
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EVENTS 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:  http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN LECTURE: "Sustainable Building Material Selection and Use" will be presented via ICN at the CEEE from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21. Contact Pat Higby (273-6012 or higby@uni.edu) for more information.
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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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UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AND 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. See the interactive Iowa DNR Mobile Education Trailer, win prizes, view educational displays, listen to live music, and more. Sponsored by the RRTTC in cooperation with UNI Sole Power. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Michaela Rich, michaela.rich@uni.edu, 3-3689.
http://www.rrttc.uni.edu
Sole Power is based on the elements of Callenbach's Green Triangle; money, health, and environment.
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OFF HUDSON SERIES: Theatre UNI's Off Hudson Play Reading Series continues Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108 with "By 'N' By" by Kim Hines. The dramatic story of a woman in the 1930s who sees a grim future for her family and calls on a psychic to help her. Admission is free. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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BASEBALL: Wednesday, April 23, 3 p.m. vs. Minnesota (Faculty/ Staff Night: Faculty/Staff get in free with a UNI ID card). Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. vs. Illinois State (Baseball Bingo). Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m. vs. Illinois State (Faily Day: $10 admission for a family of four). Sunday, April 27, 1 p.m. vs. Illinois State (Church Day- Bring your church bulletin and get a ticket for 1/2 price). Games take place at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium.
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ISEA MEETING: There will be an Iowa State Education Association meeting Wednesday, April 23 in SEC 182/183 at 9 p.m. A director of special education will share her roles and responsibilities. This will be the last meeting of the sememster.
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SOFTBALL: Thursday, April 24, 3 p.m. vs. Bradley. Saturday, April 26 at 12 p.m. vs. Creighton. Games take place at the West Athletic Fields.
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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 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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PROCTER AND GAMBLE SPEAKER: Thursday, April 24, 4 - 5 p.m., CBB room 332. Bud Babcock, Manager of Logistics, Packaging, & Product Identification for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati is coming to speak at UNI. He will be speaking about P&G's new supply chain management system, and the benefits it brings to consumers. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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"CORPUS CHRISTI AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM: A PANEL DISCUSSION:" Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., SEC, room 252. Panelists will give their views on the value of the play staged at UNI in December 2001, the controversy it created; and the implications for academic freedom for students and faculty. Participants include UNI president; provost and vice president; senior theatre major, who performed the lead role in "Corpus Christi"; a senior theatre major and director of "Corpus Christi"; and a drama critic. The panel will be moderated by Scott Cawelti, English Language and Literature. Admission is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the CHFA and United Faculty.
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STAR PARTY: The Earth Science Department and the Grout Museum will host a Star Party at UNI's Hillside observatory on April 25, 9 - 11 p.m.. Several telescopes will be set up to provide views of a variety of celestial objects. In the event of cloudy weather, tours of the observatory will take place. Hillside observatory is located along Jennings Drive, southeast of Hillside Courts.
http://www.earth.uni.edu/starparty.html

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FOOTBALL: The annual Spring Game is back in the UNI-Dome Saturday, April 26 at 1 pm.
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OPERA SCENES PERFORMANCE: The School of Music will present opera scenes on Tuesday, April 29 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The performance, entitled Opera A La Carte: A Sampling of Operatic "Treats" features scenes from Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck), The Ballad of Baby Doe (Moore), Cos' fan tutte (Mozart), La Rondine (Puccini), and La Traviata (Verdi). This performance is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.
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"WALT WHITMAN LIVE:" William Koch, English Language and Literature will present "Walt Whitman Live" in the Auditorium of Lang Hall April 30, at 7 p.m. The 50-minute, one-man show presents Whitman speaking on some of the major themes of his poetry, his observations on American culture, his Civil War experiences and his views on Abraham Lincoln, while incorporating slide pictures and music.
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