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Monday, October 20, 2003


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NEWS 

SPECIAL ELECTION: Vote this Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Northern Iowa Student Government Special Election. Select your student senate representatives by voting on MyUNIverse or through the icon in any on-campus computer lab.
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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. E-mail 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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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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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, U-bill, 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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EVANESCENCE IN CONCERT: Top 40 artists, Evanescence, will be in concert on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Opening for Evanescence will be Seether, Godhead and Finger Eleven. Tickets go on sale at the UNI-Dome NW Box Office and all campus outlets, by calling 273-DOME or online at
http://www.tickets.com
on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.

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NICKELBACK, TRAPT, THREE DAYS GRACE: Live in concert at the UNI-Dome Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available. Get your tickets today by calling 273-DOME, visit the UNI-Dome NW Box Office or online at http://www.tickets.com Tickets are only $21 for UNI students and $26 for general public.
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AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK: UNI will salute local educators by offering UNI faculty, staff and student programming to area schools during American Education Week, Nov. 17-21. For more information and to participate in this outreach effort, visit
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/edweek/

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MEMFIS PAYROLL "GO LIVE" POSTPONED TO JULY 2004: Read more about the delay and other project information in the most recent issue of the MEMFIS TIMES newsletter at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/times.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

IM VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS WANTED: Rules Clinic Tuesday, Oct 28 (WRC 252) and/or Wednesday, Oct 29 (WRC 150) at 7:30 p.m. (If canít attend one of the meetings stop in WRC 101). Pay: $5.70 first year officials; $5.75-$5.90 veteran officials. Team members who wish to officiate may play with their respective teams.
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WEATHERIZE A HOUSE: Learn to weatherize a house on Monday, October 20 at 5:30 at 303 Walnut St. in Cedar Falls. Cedar Falls Utilities will instruct volunteers on caulking, weatherstriping, and thermostat settings as part of UNI's CEEE Housewarming project. For more information, contact Pat Higby at 3-6012.
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PERSONAL TRAINER: Personal trainers not only motivate you to reach your fitness goals, but they also help educate you on proper form and technique. Get inspired this year. For more information contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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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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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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EVENTS 


UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:

Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SEAC (STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COALITION) MEETING: Monday, Oct. 20, Sabin 13, 7-8 p.m.
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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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COFFEE BY THE CONSOLE: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) will be hosting four early morning technical presentations. Every Thursday morning from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20, join us for caffeine and computers in the Presidential Room, located on the lower level in Maucker Union. Each talk will begin at 7 am, and will address issues relevant to today's computing. All attendees will be eligible for a brand new Linux system, thanks to Computer Doctor of Cedar Falls. This system will be on display starting Oct. 20 in Wright Hall room 339. For details and promotional information, visit http://www.cedarlug.org.
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FACE-TO-FACE: A panel discussion with those living with HIV/AIDS. Panel members will share personal stories about their struggles & successes living with HIV/AIDS. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. in SEC 246. Sponsored by WRS & the Cedar AIDS Support System.
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OFF-HUDSON STAGED READING: Theatre UNI's Off-Hudson Series continues with "The House of Bernarda Alba" by Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. The reading, held in conjunction with the exhibition in the UNI Gallery of Art, is free.
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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% on genuine 14kt gold, sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones and much more. Sponsored by Student Activities Office.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m. in Sabin 7, Stanley Okafor, Geography, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, will speak on "The Enigma of International Development." All are welcome.
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SIGMA XI TALK ON THE HUMAN EYE: "The Eye's Aqueous Humor and Intraocular Pressure" presented by Jay W. McLaren of the Mayo Clinic. He will discuss his research on the structure and dynamics of the human eye. The talk is at 7 p.m, Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Seerley 115. Free and open to the public.
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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 Thursday, Oct. 23, "The Myth of the Liberal Media" will be shown.
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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 available 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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RESNET GAME NIGHT: Friday, Oct. 24. Compete against friends at this year's first RGN. Both PC's and Video Consoles are invited. XBOX, Gamecube, PS2 and others will be there to play. Bring your own or just come to compete. Play for fun or in tournaments. For more information, visit http://www.resnet.uni.edu/rgn/ Free for on-campus students, and $5 (charged to U-Bill) for off-campus students.
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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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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next meeting of the Faculty Senate is Oct. 27 at 3:15 in the State College Room of Maucker Union. These meetings are open to the everyone. Agenda items include the Liberal Arts Core Category 4 Report and the possible provision of "transcripts" listing a student's volunteer activities. For more information, Melissa L. Heston at heston@uni.edu.
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IM 6-ON-6 VOLLEYBALL: Manager's meeting Thursday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m. in SEC 246. Register Oct 27-28 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in WRC 101. (Entries taken until available slots are filled or until deadline). League play begins Tuesday, Nov. 4. A $50 forfeit fee applicable for this activity.
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HOXIE FORUM: The Hoxie Forum on Congressional-Presidential Relations: "From the Cold War to the War on Terror" will take place Monday, Oct. 27 from 3-6 p.m. in Seerley 115. Featured participants are members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Honorable Bill Goodling (R-PA), 1975-2001, and the Honorable Harold Volkmer (D-MO), 1977-1997. For more information contact donna.hoffman@uni.edu.
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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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SATELLITE HEALTH CARE SERIES: The third seminar in the 2003 Satellite Seminar Series, "Keeping Our Promises: Improving Care at the End of Life" with Diann Uustal, will be aired live on Tues., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. in the Union Central Ballroom A. Discussion will be moderated by Julia Wallace, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The series features experts in the field of health and healthcare policy. It is being co-sponsored by the University Honors Program and the Departments of Biology and Philosophy & Religion. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR: The 5th annual Exploring Majors Fair will be held Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. The Fair, hosted by Academic Advising Services, is designed for undecided students as well as students who have declared but may be uncertain about their choice. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced students from more than 30 departments will be available. Door prizes will be offered.
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HISTORY CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY: The History Club is throwing a Halloween Costume Party on Thursday, Oct. 30 in Club '91 in the Union. There will be a prize for best costume, so think creatively. The party begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and there is no admission charge.
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IMPROV: Half-Masted 3.2, the UNI Improv comedy theater troupe, is back for another show this semester. Shows will be Thursday Oct. 30, Friday Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Tickets are free. Reservations can be made by calling 3-6805. All shows will be at the Interpreters Theater in Lang Hall.
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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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YAMATO DRUMMERS COMING TO THE GBPAC: Sunday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Pre-show party beginning at 6 p.m. in the lobby. The musicians of Yamato, performing on drums ranging from the size of a dinner plate to a massive six-foot diameter drum, blend phenomenally powerful and dramatic drumming with music of delicate beauty and humor. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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BACKPACKING THE BIG DITCH: Explore the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona for 4 days and 3 nights of backpacking with UNI Outdoor Rec. Fitness level should be good. $300 (UNI student) $330 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Nov 11, 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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BACKPACKING THE HAVASUPI: Discover the Grand Canyonís Western edge for 4 days and 3 nights backpacking around the magnificent canyons and spectacular waterfalls with UNI Outdoor Rec. No experience necessary. $320 (UNI student) $350 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Nov 11, 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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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. More info: 3-7163 or WRC 174.
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