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Monday, October 13, 2003


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NEWS 

NISG SEEKS STUDENT INPUT ON LIBRARY HOURS:
The Organization and Finance Committee of the Northern Iowa Student Government is seeking your input on library hours. Please email comments to committee chair Adam Sherer at as517338@uni.edu. A request was recently brought forth to use student activity fee money to restore further hours at the Rod Library. If approved, this allocation would open the library at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for the remainder of the school year (Rod Library currently opens at noon on these days). This allocation would also allow for more summer hours. Under the current plan the library will close at 8 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and will open at noon on Saturdays during the summer. If approved, this allocation would keep the library open until 9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and would also allow it to open at 9 a.m. on Sat. through the summer. Please comment on this matter, especially whether or not you would use the proposed extra hours, or if the current hours are enough. Thank you for your input.
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FLU SHOTS: Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m. Maucker Union; Oct. 29 from 7-8:30 a.m, WRC Main Corridor; Nov. 10 from 1-3 p.m., Maucker Union; Nov. 10 from 5-6:30 p.m.Student Health Clinic; Nov. 11 from 7-8:30 a.m. Student Health Clinic. The cost is $15. Pay by cash, check, ubill, or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted. Go to
http://www.uni.edu/health/forms/registration.pdf
to download a consent form. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 273-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu.

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JUDICIAL BRANCH OPENINGS : Northern Iowa Student Government has three openings on the Judicial Branch. To appy, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg and click on the applications link. Choose the NISG position application, fill it out, and bring it to the NISG office. Any questions? Call 272-2650 or email nisg@uni.edu
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BOSSES DAY: Thursday, Oct. 16. Treat your boss to Captain Max Chocolates or a Halloween treat from Chats at Maucker Union. Give a gift certificate good at any on-campus convenience store, dining center, food cart or restaurant. Or, make the day memorable by taking them out to eat at the Piazza on Oct. 16.
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PANTHER SHUTTLE: The Panther Shuttle is now running. Take it to and around campus for added convenience and comfort. For more information and the Panther Shuttle route, visit the NISG Web site at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.
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HOT WATER IN EAST GYM: Attention East Gym Health Beat users: there is hot water for showers.
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NISG SPECIAL ELECTIONS: Interested in being a student senator? NISG is holding a special election to fill senator openings. Application packets can be picked up at the NISG office (103 Student Services in Bartlett Hall) or online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. Applications are due Oct. 14 by 5 p.m. Call 3-2650 or email nisg@uni.edu with questions.
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CCTR CAREER LIBRARY: Although the Career Center (CCTR) has moved to 113A East Gym, the Career Library is still located in the Student Services Center, Room 126 (East Bartlett.) Please check the library's Web page for more information.
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/careerlibrary/index.html

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2002 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the UNI 2002 calendar year crime statistics are on the Web. Archives of past years' reports are available as well. You may request a printed copy by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Educational & Student Services. http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_report/
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STUDENT RESOURCES  


ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE AVAILABLE: Due to the explosive virus situations on the Internet, it is imperative that anyone connecting their personal computer to the networks at UNI be running current virus protection software. UNI entered into a license agreement making Symantec's AntiVirus software available to all currently enrolled students. The licensing cost is covered by Student Computer Fee funds, and the software for Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP can be downloaded for free.
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/buysymantec.htm

Students with Windows 95 or Macintosh or those who prefer a software CD can obtain it by paying a minimal additional charge via their u bill. If you have a slow (dialup) connection you may prefer to obtain this CD from the Computer Consulting Center (CBB 27).

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INTERESTED IN LAW SCHOOL: Scott Peters, Department of Political Science, pre-law advisor for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, will discuss courses of study that will best prepare students for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs, and other areas of concern for pre-law students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome (freshmen & sophomores are especially encouraged to attend). Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 3:30 pm. in SAB 307. Call 3-2727 for more information.
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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR MAJOR?: Uncertain where and how to begin exploring the possibilities? Attend a workshop offered by Academic Advising Services and the Career Center designed to help you explore career directions. You'll leave with lists of printed and Web resources for learning more about jobs and opportunities. Workshops will be offered for four fields--business, health, communication, and human services. Sign up for one of these workshops today--seating is limited. To register, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/acaadvis/Career_Dev_Workshops/Career_Focus_Groups_Fall03.htm

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SAVE FRONTLINE TRAINING: SAVE (Students Against a Violent Environment) Frontline training takes place Friday, Nov. 7 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9-2 p.m. in Seerley 115. The Frontline program trains UNI students to help victims deal with issues of violence. To register or for more information, contact Tish Craig at 3-3260, tish.craig@uni.edu, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/SAVE.
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CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER (LAC): We are currently taking applications for summer 2004. LAC, the next step in the application process, will give you a better idea of what Camp Adventure is all about. An all freshmen LAC will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 8:45 a.m. in 204 WRC. For more information or to sign up, call 3-5960 or email hr@campadventure.com. For details visit http://www.uni.edu/campadv/prospectivestudents.html
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: The federal government is the largest employer in the U.S. offering career opportunities for every interest and major. The UNI Career Center is offering an informational meeting on Monday, Oct. 6 at noon and 3 p.m. in the Purple Pen Room, Maucker Union. For more information call Isabela Varela, 3-6857, isabela.varela@uni.edu
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BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host a business plan workshop on Oct. 15 from 3-5:30 in CBB 3. This workshop will provide information on how to write a successful business plan. Advanced registration is required by calling 3-7350 or e-mailing katherine.cota@uni.edu. Space is limited. For more information,
http://www.jpec.org/seltop.htm

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BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: UNI students starting a small business should enter the fourth annual Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition for Iowa college students. The deadline to register is Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in CBB 264. The business start-up must be owned or operated by an Iowa college student. $5,000 is awarded to each of three winners at the state-level. For competition guidelines and more information, visit
http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm

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MEMFIS TIMES NEWSLETTER: Soon every employee at UNI will be a MEMFIS user. Find out what you need to know by reading the most recent issue of the MEMFIS Times newsletter at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/times
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2003 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN: The University Campus Cedar Valley United Way campaign is underway, Oct. 7 - 31. Take a moment to visit the UNI United Way campaign Web site http://www.uni.edu/dor/UnitedWay/ Or you may access this Web site: http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/uni.htm to read more about how the Cedar Valley United Way is commited to improving lives in your community.
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EVENTS 


UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:

Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next University Faculty Senate Meeting will take place Oct. 13 from 3:15-5 in the State College Room, Maucker Union. To receive a copy of the agenda, or a copy of the Senate minutes from Sept. 8 or Sept. 22, e-mail Senate Chair Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu. Senate meetings are open to everyone.
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DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers Presentation of the upcoming production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead on Monday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join Director Scott Nice, along with the scenic, lighting, and costume designers, as they discuss their vision for bringing this madcap adventure to life onstage. Admission is free.
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EMPOWERING WOMEN:
Ayanna Najuma, founding director of Lincoln-McLeod, a public relations and marketing firm in Washington, D.C., will speak in Lang Hall Auditorium Tuesday at 7 p.m. on "Empowering Women through Communication and Understanding." A luncheon at the Center for Multicultural Education is at 1 p.m. Najuma will facilitate a discussion on tools for success from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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NISEA MEETING: A monthly meeting of the Northern Iowa State Education Association (NISEA) will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. in SEC 182/183. Vicki Truka will address the transition from college student to student teacher to beginning teacher. All education majors and minors are welcome to come.
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SATELLITE HEALTH CARE SERIES: "Dimensions and Directions of Health: Choices in the Maze" is being co-sponsored by the University Honors Program and the Departments of Biology and Philosophy & Religion. The series features experts in the field of health and healthcare policy. The second seminar in the series, "The Ethical Frontiers of Biomedicine" with Dr. Vicki Lachman will be aired live on Tues., Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Union Central Ballroom A. Discussion will be moderated by Steve O'Kane, Biology. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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PUBLIC DEBATE ON IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION: Oct. 14, 7 p.m. in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall, presented by the UNI Speech & Debate Team. Oxford educated members of the British national debate team and members of the UNI debate team will discuss whether the U.S. and Great Britain should hand over civilian and military decision-making and control in Iraq to a multilateral force from the EU. For more information, contact Cate Palczewski, palczewski@uni.edu, 3-2714.
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SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES: Amnesty International, The American Civil Liberties Union, The Students For Social Justice, LGBSTA, Criminology Club, and the Sociology & Anthropology Club are sponsoring a film series this fall. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in CAC 108. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, "This is What Democracy Looks Like" will be shown.
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INTRAMURALS PASS & KICK CONTEST: Tuesday, Oct 14, registration 9-9:15 p.m., and competition 9:15-11 p.m. @ UNI-Dome northeast corner. (No registrations after 10:45 p.m.). Pass, best of 3; Kick, Field goal (men) punt (women). Tennis shoes or rubber molded athletic shoes accepted, NO square toe kicking shoes. Football & tee provided.
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BLOOD DRIVE: St. Stephens the Witness Catholic Student Center will have a blood drive on Oct. 15 from 2:30-6 p.m. Anyone interested in donating must weigh 110 pounds and be 17 years old. Call to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome but not preferred. Contact Bob Alhers at bahlers@uni.edu if interested.
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THIRD ANNUAL GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: Noon - 1 p.m, Oct. 15 in the Great Reading Room of Seerely Hall. Josh Ruxin, from Columbia University, Coordinator on the UN Millennium Project's Task Force to fight HIV/AIDS, will present "Global Myths & Challenges: HIV/AIDS." For more information contact Global Health Corps at 3-6411.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: David May, Geography, will present "Historical Alluvium in Rapid Creek Valley, Eastern Iowa" on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m, SAB 7. All are welcome.
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BOOK SALE: Books Are Fun, a Readers Digest Company, will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Maucker Union. Select from hundreds of new books and gifts. Save up to 70% on your purchase. Sponsored by Student Activities.
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MIDNIGHT CRAZY HOOPS: Support the UNI women's basketball team Friday, Oct. 17, 11 p.m in the West Gym. Activities include team scrimmage, refreshments, contests, giveaways, and a chance to win a paid semester's tuition. For more information, contact Leon Costello, 3-7044, leon.costello@uni.edu
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RIGOLETTO COMING TO THE GBPAC: Saturday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. The opera tells the story of a court jester, Rigoletto, who with one cruel joke at the expense of an innocent, leads his family and daughter to disgrace and a tragic death. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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DANCE!DANCE!DANCE!: Featuring the renowned Bill Shepherd Big Band, D!D!D! will be held at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. Free dance lessons at 7. Tickets (Students with ID: $8 in advance, $10 at the door) available through the GBPAC box-office, 3-7469.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Michael Roth, Physics, will speak on Monday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m. in Latham 125. The title of his presentation is "Analytical and Computational Modeling of Ground Water Contaminant Transport." Everyone is welcome.
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CEDARLUG EVENTS MEETING: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) will be holding an events planning meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5:15 p.m, CEEE rotunda (room 20). This meeting will address the "Coffee by the Consol" computer talks and recap discussion on the "Install-a-thon". This will be followed by a presentaiton (T.B.A.) and cordial conversation with colleagues. All are welcome.
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V-DAY UNI 2004: Join a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Get involved in planning for V-Day UNI 2004. Interest meeting will be held Oct. 21 at 9:30 p.m. in the College Eye Room of the Union. Contact jalust@uni.edu for more information.
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JEWELRY SALE: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m, Maucker Union. Save 30% to 70% off of genuine 14kt gold, sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones and much more. Sponsored by Student Activities Office.
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JASON MRAZ IN CONCERT: Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. in the West Gym. Jason Mraz with special guest Steadman. Tickets availalbe at the UNI-Dome, GBPAC, and Strayer Wood Theatre. Tickets $13 for UNI students, and $18 for general public. Sponsored by Panther Productions.
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ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC COMING TO GBPAC: Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Established in 1973 to play music as it was originally written on the instruments of the period, the Academy brings together masters of every branch of Baroque and classical performance. The all-Bach program includes Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Orchestral Suite No. 2., as well as Concerti for Harpsichord and small orchestra. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, or visit http://gbpac.com
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UNI MUSEUMS' A-Z INSTITUTE G DAY - GOURDS & GATHERERS: University Museum, Oct. 25, 9:00-Noon. Get creative with gourds and get to know the Gatherers who lived in Iowa about 1,100 years ago. Decorate a gourd to make a rattle, a birdhouse or a bowl. Special visitors from the Office of the State Archaeologist will lead the program. For children grades K-6. Registration fee is $15 for Friends of the Museums members; $20 for nonmembers. Prices include supplies, snacks, certificate and A-Z Institute t-shirt. Register by Oct. 17 by calling 3-2188.
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MICHAEL MOSCHEN COMING TO GBPAC: Sunday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. Call him a juggler, call him a magician, call him––a genius. Michael Moschen is a virtuoso manipulator of objects, making them fly, spin, ricochet, float, suspend or appear, as if by magic. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, or visit http://gbpac.com
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UNI CONCERT CHORALE: The UNI Concert Chorale, the premiere large choral ensemble, presents its fall concert on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. Join the singers afterwards for a meet and greet. Admission is free. For information, call 3-7175.
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FILM SCREENING: The College of Education and University Museum present "To Be and to Have," a new film by renowned French documentarian Nicolas Philibert on Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m, SEC lobby. Free admission. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/coe/_resources/tobe.shtml

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FRIGHT FEST AT SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA: Saturday, Nov. 1, hosted by the Entertainment Committee. Tickets are $35 for UNI students and $40 for non-UNI students (cash and checks only, no U-Bill or credit cards). Price includes transportation and entrance to the park. Busses leave from the 'A' lot across from University Book and Supply at 7 a.m. on Saturday and will return around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. Sign up in the Student Activities Office, 103 Student Services Center. For more information, call 3-2683 or e-mail studentactivities@uni.edu.
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NICKELBACK, TRAPT & THREE DAYS GRACE: Live in concert at the UNI-Dome, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Tickets now on sale at the UNI-Dome (NW), GBPAC or Strayer-Wood Theater Box Offices. Call 3-DOME, 3-SHOW or 3-6381; order online at
http://www.tickets.com
Tickets are $21 for UNI students and $26 for general public. All tickets are general admission. UNI students can purchse up to 6 tickets with their UNI I.D. Cash or credit cards only, no personal checks accepted. Call 3-DOME or e-mail unidome@uni.edu with any questions.

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