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Monday, September 15, 2003


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NEWS 

IOWA VALUES FUND PUBLIC HEARING: The Grow Iowa Values Fund is a $503 million economic development fund designed to stimulate and expand the economy, increase the wealth of Iowans and increase the population of Iowa. The public is welcome to attend a public hearing, 4:30-6:30 p.m, Sept. 18, CBB 225, to share thoughts, ideas and suggestions about proposed rules. To view a copy of the proposed rules, go to
http://www.iowasmartidea.com
For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu
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IMPROV TROUPE AUDITIONS: On Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. the UNI Interpreters Theatre Improv Troupe will hold auditions in Lang 040. No preparation or experience necessary. All members of the university community are invited. Performances will take place on and off campus. For further information contact Doug Shaw: 3-6805 doug.shaw@uni.edu
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CRITICAL MS WINDOWS PATCH: There is a new critical vulnerability with microsoft windows XP, 2000, 2003, and NT operating systems. This vulnerability can be exploited to damage network resources and potentially damage personal data. A software patch from Microsoft must be applied to your computers. Security bulletin ms03-039 covers the details. This bulletin can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/security
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UM&PR LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE DESIGN: The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations has launched a new design for the university's home page and upper layers of the Web space. The design maintains and enhances much of the existing navigational structure, while emphasizing the faculty, staff and students that make this a "Students First" university. Pages with a similar design are being developed for the Office of Admissions Web presence, with later phases planned to encompass other portions of the UNI Web site.
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CAREER CENTER IS MOVING: Beginning Sept. 29, you’ll find the Career Center in 113A East Gym. Then during spring semester the Career Center will move to Gilchrist to be part of the new Integrated Student Services Center. E-mail, phone numbers, and services stay the same. http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
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WRS FITNESS & LEISURE CLASS SIGN-UP: WRS office (WRC 101) hours:
M-F 7:30-5:30. New classes include Indoor Cycling and Walk-n-Tone;
as well as employee-only Aerobics, Mind, Body, & Spirit (yoga); and
Belly Dancing. Pick up a flyer at the WRC or the Union Information Desk.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec for more information

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STUDENT RESOURCES  

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE: Preference to undergraduate UNI students working towards degree or certificate, financial need and off-campus child care expenses. Graduate students may apply. Deadline is Sept. 12. Minimum award: $1,000 for 20-30 students. Applications available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid or UNI Financial Aid Office, 116 Gilchrist Hall; 3-2700.
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ASK A LIBRARIAN CHAT SERVICE: Rod Library is offering a new, improved chatservice. Hours are M-F, 1-4 p.m. During all other hours submit your questions via email, phone, or in person at the reference desk. For more information, see
http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askalibrarian.html

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COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT: ITS-Educational Technology is again offering some of their computer workshops for credit. Two series, Creating Web Pages and Mastering Microsoft Office, are available at no additional cost for fully enrolled students. Forcomplete details, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt
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PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED: Like helping others? As a personal trainer you can provide motivation for individuals wanting to attain their fitness goals An informational meeting is Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. in WRC 150, and classes begin Sept. 19 in WRC 150. For more information contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167.
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LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER? Personal trainers not only motivate you to reach your fitness goals, but they also help educate you on proper form and technique. For more information contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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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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EVENTS 

BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16 in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
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INTERNSHIPS:
Learn the value of internships, how to become part of the Co-op/Internship Program, turn a part-time job into credit, and services offered by the Career Center. Attend an orientation meeting 4-5 p.m. Monday, September 15, Schindler Ed. Ctr 252. http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop
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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: "Our Lady of 121st Street" by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Richard Glockner. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m, CAC Room 108. Admission is free. This dark, but humorous play tells the story of a group of old friends who reunite for the funeral of their former teacher.
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PRE-MEDICAL CLUB MEETING: The first pre-medical club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 17 in McCollum Science Hall Room 033. Students who are interested in any area of the medical field should attend.
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THURSDAZE SEPT. 18: This weeks events include: Movie at 7 and 9:45 p.m. "X Men 2," Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. 7-11 p.m. enjoy the Maucker Union Gameroom. What do you get when you combine comedy and karaoke? Comaroke night. Enjoy stand-up comedian John P. Hopkins at 9:30 p.m, Maucker Union Coffeehouse, then stick around for open karaoke.
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OSHA'S KNOCKING, ARE YOU READY? The UNI Regional Business Center is hosting "OSHA’s Knocking, Are You Ready?," a workshop for all employers and personnel managers, Tuesday Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.- noon at the RBC office, 212 E. 4th St., in downtown Waterloo. Topics discussed will include federal and state OSHA regulations, types of inspections and violations, penalties, record keeping, how to tell if you are having a bad inspection and the top OSHA-cited violations. Fee is $35 per business or organization. Contact katie.macdonald@uni.edu, call (319) 236-8123, or visit www.unirbc.org.
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SPEAKER ROY BOURGEOIS: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 PM, Seerley 115. The UNI Inter-American Studies Program presents Father Roy Bourgeois, Vietnam veteran and missionary, who will speak on his fight to close the US Army School of the Americas, which has trained Latin American soldiers responsible for documented human rights abuses.
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CANOEING IOWA STYLE: On Sept. 16, spend the afternoon (1-6 p.m.) paddling "The Mighty" Cedar River. All skill levels invited & all canoeing equipment will be provided. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. Cost $10 (UNI) $15 (Guest). Contact UNI Outdoors 3-7163 for more information.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/music/frames/uniframes.html
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: Kay Weller, Department of Geography, will speak Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m, in Sabin 7. The topic is "Window on a Delhi Tent City." Everyone is welcome.
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STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR: Wednesday, Sept. 17, Maucker Union 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registered student organizations will be featured at the 2003 Student Organization Fair. Come find out more about these groups and how you can get involved.
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UNI FOOTBALL ON TV:
UNI Football heads to Stephan F. Austin on Thursday, Sept. 18 for a 6:30 p.m. kick-off on Fox Sports Midwest.
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THE PEAK BAGGER, COLORADO: From Sept. 19-21 spend a weekend with UNI Outdoors as they head to Colorado for summit attempts. Both hikes non-technical, but fitness level should be very good. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. Cost $105 (UNI) $115 (Guest). Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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INTRAMURALS FUN RUN: Run the 1.5 mile course on the Intramural Fields west of the UNI-Dome on Friday, Sept. 19, 4 p.m. Registration is from 3 - 3:45 p.m. on the day of the run in WRC 101. Contestants should report to the starting area by 3:55 p.m.
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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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EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: University Museum, Sept. 18, 6:30-8 pm; gallery talk at 7 p.m. by costume designer Katy Sue Nicklos. Celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, "In the Spotlight: Dressing for the Theatre."
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UNI CAREER FAIR:
Monday, Sept. 22, 2 - 6 p.m, UNI-Dome. 150 organizations, graduate and professional schools. Twenty-one employers will be signing up students for the Interview Day, Tuesday, Sept. 23. Participants listed at:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter

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FACULTY SENATE MEETING:
Sept. 22, 3:15 to 5 p.m. in Gilchrist 207. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like a copy of the draft minutes from Sept. 8, or the Sept. 22 agenda, please contact Chair Melissa Heston, heston@uni.edu.
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AFROCOLOMBIANS TELL THEIR STORY: Monday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m, Lang Hall Auditorium. Afrocolombians Fr. Rafael Castillo and Ms. Luz Marina Becerra will speak on their experiences with the armed conflict in Colombia and the impact of U.S. Policy. Their presentations will be in Spanish with English translation provided.
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UNI STUDENT READING ASSOCIATION: The UNI Student Reading Association will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in SEC Room 247 at 7:30 pm. Tammy Frost, a Title 1 teacher and reading coach at Irving Elementary, plans to share new information on programs of instruction. The UNI Student Reading Association is open to students interested in increasing literacy.
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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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GET GOOD CREDIT: UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and Students in Free Enterprise are hosting a presentation on credit in CBB, Room 3, Sept. 24 from 5-6 p.m.
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HIKING THE KETTLE MORAINE: From Sept. 26-28, spend 3 days & 2 nights backpacking through the pristine wilderness at Kettle Moraine State Park in Wisconsin. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 23, 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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MARSHALL CENTER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.. 1920's one-room school teacher will discuss educational practices in rural Iowa. The School is located at the corner of 23rd & Minnesota Streets.
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10TH ANNUAL AMERICAN HUMANICS GOLF CLASSIC: Sunday, Sept. 28, Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. Tee times begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 3-6819 or visit http://ahgolfevent.org
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UNI TOWN HALL MEETING: Faculty, staff and students are invited to a UNI town hall meeting, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., in GBPAC's Jebe Hall. President Koob, students, community leaders and the Office of Governmental Relations will present "Iowa's Students are Its Future: Why It's Everyone's Business." The event is also for alumni, parents and citizens concerned about public higher education in Iowa. RSVP to Stacey Christensen by Sept. 26, e-mail, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or phone the Governmental Relations Office, 3-6144.
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INTRAMURALS FLAG FOOTBALL: Register in WRC 101 from 8 a.m - 5:30 p.m. from Sept. 29-30. Managers meeting Sept. 25, 4 p.m. in SEC 246. Officials clinic can be attended either Sept. 30 or Oct. 1 in WRC (TBA), 7:30 p.m. League play begins Oct. 7 on intramural fields.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS DOWNHILL SKIING: Break into the New Year by skiing in Colorado from Dec 5 - 10. Two packages to choose from. Sign-up deadline Nov. 15 with $100 deposit. Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2, 7 p.m. (Sign up before Sept. 27 and receive a $30 discount.) More info: 3-7163 or WRC 174.
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