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Monday, August 25, 2003

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CIEP CONVERSATION PARTNERS: UNI students, faculty and staff can help international students learn more about American culture by volunteering as conversation partners in the Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP). Partners meet for one hour each week to converse in English. Stop by Baker 72/73 or visit our Web site at
http://fp.uni.edu/ciep to apply
MINORITY STUDENTS CHOOSE UNI: Since 1988, some 200 students from such historically diverse colleges as Southern University of New Orleans, Dillard College, Xavier College of New Orleans, Tulane, Loyola College of New Orleans, and Florida A&M University have chosen UNI to pursue their graduate studies. Please visit http://www.grad.uni/information/news/asp to meet some of the minority students who have recently joined the UNI graduate learning community and view their experiences and educational accomplishments.
STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: For the latest information on campus street closings, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
NEW AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM FOR MYUNIVERSE: A new authentication system is in place for access to MyUNIverse; administrative Web applications such as registration, residence contracting, parking permits, viewing financial aid awards and U-bills; as well as login to computers in the ITS Student Computer Centers. Students will use their UNI student number. You are also required to select a new, longer password consisting of alpha, numeric, and special characters. This is an effort by the University to increase the security of confidential records and to maintain your privacy.
NEW AND IMPROVED MAUCKER UNION: On Aug. 22, Maucker Union re-opened for business. Chats, the new coffee bar, opens at 7 a.m. The Coffee House, Hemisphere Lounge, new and renovated meeting rooms, and the administrative offices for Maucker Union will also be open. Temporary food service will be in Old Central Ballroom C (formerly the Expansion) beginning on Aug. 25. For more details, please visit
To schedule rooms or for more information, call 3-2257.



MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURSUING A Ph.D.? UNI’s McNair Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to encourage and to help dozens of UNI juniors and seniors prepare themselves for doctoral-level study. The McNair Scholars Program encourages first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds to enter Ph.D.-granting programs and to consider careers in college teaching. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/327.html
WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES: Begin Sept. 2nd. Register now. WRS Office (WRC 101) hours: M-F 7:30 - 5:30. Classes include NEW Indoor Cycling, Combo Aerobics, Kickboxing, Mind, Body, & Spirit (yoga), and Belly Dancing. Pick up flyers at the WRC or Union Information Desk. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
HEALTH BEAT UPDATE: The East Gym Health Beat fitness area will reopen Monday, August 25 (hours M-F, 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.). Fall semester operation will be contingent on the East Gym construction schedule. Locker and towel service will continue to be available. Arrangements can be made through the Health Beat fitness supervisor. Users should be advised that locker room custodial service will be minimal and that there will be no hot water for showers. WRS will keep you posted as plans are finalized for the Health Beat relocation to the student union.




ART EXHIBIT: From Aug. 25 to Sept. 19 the UNI Gallery of Art will present "David Delafield Retrospective," a joint project with the Waterloo Center for the Arts and the Hearst Center for the Arts sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Foundation. Exhibition Curator and UNI Professor of Art Roy Behrens will present a lecture about David Delafield on Sept. 4 at 7:00 p.m in the Kamerick Art Building Art Auditorium. An opening reception will follow. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.; and noon to 5 p.m. Sat. - Sun.

MARS VIEWING: Aug. 29 will be the first time in about 55,000 years that Mars has been this close to the Earth. To mark this close encounter, the Department of Earth Science will host an open house at the Hillside Observatory on Jennings Drive. The public is invited to see the red planet through the observatory's 16-inch telescope. Other telescopes also will be set up to see other objects in the night scky. The open house is at 9 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 27. In the event of bad weather, the event will be cancelled.
NATIVE ROADSIDE VEGETATION CENTER (NRVC) DEDICATION: The NRVC, located on West 27th Street about one-half mile west of Hudson Road, will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29. Refreshments and building and plot production tours will follow remarks by dignitaries, including Sen. Charles Grassley and a representative of Sen. Tom Harkin. The center's programs-- the Roadside Program, Prairie Institute and Iowa Ecotype Project-- are interwoven to restore Iowa prairie and bring native grasses and flowers back to Iowa's roadsides.
 THURSDAYZ DRIVE-IN MOVIE: Come watch the blockbuster "The Matrix Reloaded" under the stars. Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Quads Courtyard.
Sponsored by the Student Life Team.

VOLUNTEER FAIR: The UNI Career Center's Volunteer UNI program will host the Fall 2003 Volunteer Fair on Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. - 2.p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For a list of participating agencies visit
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter or email volunteer@uni.edu

 STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE OPEN HOUSE: Theatre UNI & UNI Student Theatre Association will host an open house at the Strayer-Wood Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. for anyone interested in auditions, volunteering, getting tickets, etc. Building tours and refreshments as well.

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