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Monday, October 27, 2003


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NEWS 

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: On Monday, Oct. 27, 27th Street will reopen. Ohio Street will be closed for re-paving. For more information, contact Facilities Planning at 3-2611, or visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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NEW PHONE BOOK AVAILABLE: The new UNI phone book will be delivered to students in the residence halls this week. Off-campus students can pick up a copy Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31 between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. at Copy Central, located in the basement of Rod Library. Quantities are limited; off-campus students will be allowed one per person. Contact University Marketing & Public Relations at 3-2761 with questions.
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STUDENT COMPUTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The Student Computer Advisory Committee needs students to serve on its committee as voting members. Students on the committee influence policies related to computing on the UNI campus, and make recommendations to the associate vice president for Information Technology. No computing or IT expertise is necessary. The committee meets on the last Wednesday of each month, at 8 a.m. in Maucker Union. If interested in serving, contact Nate Green, NISG vice president, at nateg@uni.edu or 3-2650.
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PLAN OF STUDY GOES ONLINE: ITS announces the release of a new online planning tool for undergraduate students to help students better plan their overall educational experience and graduate as efficiently as possible. Students can access the program by logging into MyUNIverse and clicking on the "Plan of Study" link in the "My Personal Records" channel. Anyone can view the majors templates at http://www.uni.edu/pos.
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NICKELBACK, TRAPT, THREE DAYS GRACE IN CONCERT: UNI-Dome Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available. Purchase tickets by calling 273-DOME, visiting the UNI-Dome N.W. Box Office or order online at http://www.tickets.com Tickets are $21 for UNI students and $26 for general public.
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EVANESCENCE IN CONCERT: Top 40 group, 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 N.W. 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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STUDENT RESOURCES  

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS: Dining services customer satisfaction surveys will be available in UNI dining centers, convenience stores, food carts and at Chats in Maucker Union. Your opinion is important and appreciated. Survey distribution dates vary by location beginning this week and continue through Nov. 14.
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STUDENTS TODAY ALUMNI TOMORROW: There is still time to join UNI STAT, Students Today Alumni Tomorrow. Members receive a t-shirt, calendar, keychain, a chance to win a $300 textbook scholarship, and discounts at 32 area businesses. For more information, visit http://www.unialum.org/stat
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UP 'TIL DAWN: Up 'Til Dawn is a campus organization that raises money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. The organization is looking for teams of six, or individuals to help fundraise by writing letters. The fundraising leads up to the final event. Last year's final event was a battle of the bands. Sign up at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/utd or e-mail Val Schmitz at vschmitz@uni.edu
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VOLUNTEERNEWS: VolunteerNEWS, an e-newsletter published by Volunteer UNI, of the UNI Career Center, contains the latest volunteer opportunities in the Cedar Valley. To subscribe, send an e-mail to volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS and your-email-address@uni.edu
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GREEK STUDY ABROAD: Experiential Learning in Greece; earn three credits. Two informational meetings for the June 2004 Greek Study Abroad Course will take place on Monday, Oct. 27, in the Elm Room of Maucker Union at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Contact Gregory.Bruess@uni.edu or call 3-2752.
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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 today. Seating is limited. To register, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/acaadvis/Career_Dev_Workshops/Career_Focus_Groups_Fall03.htm

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STUDENTS FOR DEAN: If you are interested in getting involved with the Dean for America Campaign, or the UNI Students for Dean organization, contact Raiyan Syed, the Black Hawk County Organizer of Dean for America at 287-6081 or raiyansyed@yahoo.com.
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IM VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS WANTED: Rules Clinic Tuesday, Oct. 28 (WRC 252) and/or Wednesday, Oct. 29 (WRC 150) at 7:30 p.m. (If you 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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EVENTS 

WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT: Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. in SEC 247, Brian Wogan from Pella Corporation, a recent UNI graduate, will present "What Employers Want" workshop along with Career Center Peer Advisors. Topics include the transition from college into the world of work, expectations of employers, internships and more.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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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:
Managers' 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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3RD ANNUAL DAY OF PEACE AT UNI: Tuesday, Oct. 28. All events located in the Maucker Union Lobby and Old Central Ballroom A. Peace Fair, 11 a.m. -1 p.m; Taste the World Reception, 11:30 a.m; Rev. Frank Cordero-An Activist's Perspective on Peace, 1-1:30 p.m; A Republican Perspective on Peace, 1:30-2 p.m; panel discussion: Diverse Perspectives on Peace, 2-3:30 p.m; and Fabian Ramallo, founder of a condor reserve in Argentina, 4-5 p.m.
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DISNEY RECRUITERS: On Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m, Disney recruiters will be in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The program is a chance for students to gain experience living, learning and earning. For more information, visit
http://www.wdwcollegeprogram.com
or e-mail heidi82@uni.edu

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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, at 6:30 p.m. in the Union Central Ballroom A. Discussion will be moderated by Julia Wallace, dean, 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 Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. 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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HEPATITIS C SEMINAR: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m. in WRC 252. Medical professionals from Allen Memorial Hospital's Center for Digestive Disorders will discuss how Hepatitis C damages the liver and affects the body. Signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment will be discussed. For more information, contact Joan Thompson, 3-2198.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m, SRL 115. Thomas Connors, assistant professor of history, will present "Poe's 'Conqueror Worm' and Irving's 'Sleepy Hollow': The Landscape of Death in Mid-Nineteenth Century America." The lecture is free and open to the public.
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UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: Meet the 2003-04 UNI men's basketball team at the West Gym on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6:45 p.m. Fans have a chance to win numerous prizes, and the first 100 fans to arrive get a free t-shirt. Free Pepsi will be served. UNI students, faculty and staff will be able to purchase tickets to the UNI-Iowa men's basketball game being played in the UNI-Dome Dec. 9 before they go on sale to the general public on Monday, Nov. 3. Cost is $20 per ticket.
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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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HISTORY CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY: The History Club is throwing a Halloween costume party on Thursday, Oct. 30 in Club '91, Maucker Union. There will be a prize for best costume. The party begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.
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COFFEE BY THE CONSOLE: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) will host four early morning technical presentations. Every Thursday morning from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20, join us for caffeine and computers in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Talks will begin at 7 a.m, and will address issues relevant to today's computing. All attendees will be eligible for a 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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TRICK-OR-TREATING FOR UNICEF: The Student Social Work Association will trick-or-treat on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Cedar Falls. They will ask for donations to provide children around the world with lifesaving medicine, better nutrition, clean water and sanitation, quality basic education and emergency relief. Anyone interested in participating,contact Katie Coltrain at kc496523@uni.edu
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COMEDY 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 at 6 p.m. in the lobby. The musicians of Yamato perform on drums ranging from the size of a dinner plate to a massive six-foot diameter drum. They 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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MAJOR MEETING FOR INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY: An important meeting for freshmen and undeclared students interested in declaring a major in the Deptartment of Industrial Technology will take place Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. in the Industrial Technology Center, Room 7. This meeting will review basic information about the department and majors offered. To learn more, visit http://www.uni.edu/indtech/recruit You can declare your major the day of the meeting. You will be assigned a new academic adviser. Questions, contact Michelle Lee at 3-2562.
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HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host a workshop on "How to Write a Business Plan" on Nov. 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in CBB 323. The workshop is free, but space is limited and advanced registration is required. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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BACKPACKING THE BIG DITCH: Explore the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona for four days and three 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 four days and three 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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JESSICA BRAVENDER BENEFIT: Saturday, Nov. 15, noon-1 a.m. There will be food, raffles, auctions and live bands playing all day. For more information, contact beccy.johnson@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/337.html
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