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Monday, September 1, 2003


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NEWS 

STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED: UNI E-mail accounts for students who are not registered for the Fall semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Sept. 15.
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PANTHER MEAL PLAN: The "Panther Meal" Plan being promoted on campus and at local restaurants is not associated with the university. It is a declining balance plan organized by a company based in Virginia. Information about UNI Dining Services on the Panther Meal Plan Web site are not correct.
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NISG WEB ADDRESS: The Northern Iowa Student Government Web address has changed. The new address is http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. You can still link to our page from the UNI main page under student life. Check out the Web site for all the newest NISG news.
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TIMELY DEPOSITS OF CASH RECEIPTS: In order to comply with University Policy, departments and related organizations are required to make daily deposits if funds on hand equal or exceed $250. Departments and organizations must deposit funds on hand at least weekly. Forms needed to make these required deposits can be found on MyUNIverse, MEMFIS forms. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Headington, Cashier's Office, 3-2628.
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FAIR PRICE POLICY: The NISG special book prices advisory committee has implemented a new fair price policy at University Book and Supply. UBS will match prices on new books not sold on auction sites. Visit University Book and Supply to learn the details regarding this policy.
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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.

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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.edu/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.

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STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: For the latest information on campus street closings, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

FALL MASSAGE SCHEDULE: The Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104, offers massages by a licensed massage therapist. Come for relief Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the fall from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, U-bill, or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.
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TAE KWON-DO AT THE WRC: The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is now 34 years old. We practice Traditional Chung do Kwan Tae Kwon-Do. The focus is on discipline, courtesy, and respect, and it's a fun way to exercise. Classes are available 5 times per week in the WRC. http://www.UNITKD.com
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GATEWAY TO LIBRARY AND INTERNET RESOURCES: The library's Gateway provides access to the research and information resources available to the UNI community, both print and electronic. Resources are organized by common publication types, such as journal articles and books. The Gateway is accessible from several links on the library's homepage http://www.library.uni.edu/ and from MyUNIverse.
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RBC FALL CLASSES: The UNI Regional Business Center offers classes in small business skill development, hands-on computer software training, and regulatory workshops. All classes are open to the public. To view the fall schedule, visit http://www.unirbc.org, or call 236-8123 for more information.
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SWIM LESSONS: Paddling Panther Learn-to-Swim Program is accepting registrations for children of students, faculty and staff. All instructors are American Red Cross Certified and will teach Preschool through Level VII. Classes will be held throughout the fall semester on Saturday mornings. Contact Chris Denison for further information.
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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
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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
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EVENTS 

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 p.m in the KAB Art Auditorium. A 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.http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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INTRAMURAL TENNIS & RACQUETBALL SINGLES: Registration Tuesday, Sept. 2 – Thursday, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in WRC 101. Tournament bracket posted in WRC after 1 p.m. Play begins Monday, Sept. 8. (Entry slots are limited).
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INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL LEAGUES FOR MEN, WOMEN, & CO-REC: Registration is Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept. 2 & 3 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in WRC 101. League play begins Wednesday, Sept. 10. ($50 forfeit fee applicable)
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DESKS, CHAIRS AND MORE FOR SALE: On Wednesday, Sept. 3, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m, UNI will hold a tag sale at the Price Lab School. Desks and chairs will be for sale, as well as cabinets, bookshelves, power tools and computer equipment. All items are specifically priced. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) before removal. Parking will be available in the "A" lot north of the fieldhouse and on 19th St north of the track. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.
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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

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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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SORORITY RECRUITMENT: The Sorority Recruitment Kick-Off will take place at 8 p.m, Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Sabin 102. Registration begins at 7:15 p.m.
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WOMENS RUGBY: The UNI Women's Rugby Club is looking for new players. There will be an informational meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. in the Elm Room in the lower level of Maucker Union. The coach and players will talk about the team and the sport of rugby and will be available to answer questions. Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary to join the team. Questions: E-mail Jennifer Murra at jennifer.murra@uni.edu
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT UNI: Join us for breakfast in Curris Business
Building, room 3, on Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. and learn about UNI Collegiate
Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE),
conferences, workshops, activities, and the new Certificate in
Entrepreneurship. Open to students, faculty and staff. Contact Katherine
Cota-Uyar at 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu for more information.

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THURSDAZE EVENTS: This week's events include, from 7-11 p.m: lazer tag, spin art, temporary tattoos, free pool and video games. The blockbuster movie "Chicago" will be shown at 7 & 9 p.m, and comedian Craig Carmean at 9:30 p.m. All events are in Maucker Union and are free.
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SMOKEY ROBINSON TO PERFORM AT GBPAC: Saturday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m.
Smokey Robinson is synonymous with Motown and its' rise to prominence
in the recording industry. He served as writer and producer of many of
Motown's most popular hits including such classics as "The Way You Do
the Thing You Do," "Ooo Baby Baby," "The Tracks of My Tears," and
"I Second That Emotion."

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CELEBRATE DIVERSITY WEEK: September 7-12. Enjoy events like the Cultural Festival, musical entertainment, student panels, movies and much more. For a complete Diversity Week schedule, please see http://www.uni.edu/maucker
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UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE: The University Faculty Senate will hold its first meeting on Monday, Sept. 8 from 3:15-5 p.m. in Gilchrist 207. Everyone is welcome to attend.  
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UNI SPEECH AND DEBATE: The UNI Speech and Debate team will be having an informational meeting on Sept. 9 (Tues), at 6 p.m, in Lang 223. Any students interested in joining the team, or finding out more about what we do, are invited. The meeting should last only 30-45 minutes. All of the faculty coaches, as well as present members of the team, will be there to answer questions.
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DESIGN PRESENTATION FOR LOBSTER ALICE: Theatre UNI will host a Design Presentation for the upcoming production of "Lobster Alice" on Wednesday, Sept 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes of this romantic comedy. Admission is free.
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OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Saturday, Sept. 13. Manager’s meeting 4 p.m, Thursday, Aug. 28, in Schindler Rm. 246. Entries due 5:30 p.m, Wednesday, Sept. 10 in WRC 101 (registration limited to first 16 teams). Entry fee is $20 per team (cash, check, or u-bill).
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GOLF AT PHEASANT RIDGE GOLF COURSE: Saturday, Sept. 20, presented by UNI Intramurals. Register Monday, Sept. 8 – Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (limited to 100 entries). Green fees $12 (cash or check); no refunds unless Pheasant Ridge determines course is unplayable. Tee times start at 8:30 a.m.
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THE UNI INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR: Takes place Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central A & B. This annual event is an opportunity for UNI students, faculty and staff to learn about overseas study, internships, volunteer and work options. UNI program providers and campus-based international organizations/groups wishing to exhibit at the fair should contact Linda Wiges at linda.wiges@uni.edu or at 3-7078 for further information.
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/iof2003.asp for details.

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