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Monday, November 10, 2003


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NEWS 

ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY: Rod Library is offering its annual survey on which types of projects should be supported with student computer fee money. The survey will run Nov. 8-16. The survey will be available online at
http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml
and in paper form in the library and at Maucker Union.

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CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND AT UNI: Football hosts third-ranked Southern Illinois, with the winner claiming the Gateway Championship and an automatic bid into the NCAA I-AA Playoffs, which begin Nov. 29. Enjoy $1 hot dogs at the football game, and UNI students can get one extra free ticket to the football game by presenting their student ID by Friday Nov. 14. Seats are limited; a sellout is anticipated.
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THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is putting on its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Stop by the Center and pick up a menu, buy the items, and return them to St. Stephen's Nov. 22-23. This is a great project for group organizations. Each menu costs less than $30. Contact lmmurphy@uni.edu for more info or call St. Stephen's at 266-9863.
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NISG COMMITTEE OPENINGS: The Northern Iowa Student Government is forming a committee to create a faculty evaluation service for all students. There are currently two openings on the committee for non-senate member students. If you are interested, contact Virgina Weiss, weissv@uni.edu
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ATM AT MAUCKER UNION: A new ATM is now available for use at the main entrance of Maucker Union.
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OFFICES RELOCATING TO MAUCKER UNION: On Monday, Nov. 17, the Student Activities Office and the Northern Iowa Student Government will move into offices in the new upper level of Maucker Union. The Center for Multicultural Education and the International Services office will move into new offices on Wednesday, Nov. 19, also located in the new upper level of Maucker Union.
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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES: NISG is seeking students to serve on University Committees. There are two openings for the Campus Childcare Advisory Committee, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 23rd Street Market; one opening on the Educational Policies Commission, which usually meets every other Friday at 2; and three openings for the Parking Appeals Committee, which meets every Monday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. If interested, contact Nate Green, NISG Vice President, at nateg@uni.edu or 273-2651 for more information.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

MICROSOFT OUTLOOK TRAINING: "Microsoft Outlook -- It Does More Than E-mail?" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon, on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. Learn time-saving and project-management tips using Outlook. This training is hands-on in a computer lab. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html#outlook2
or contact Katie at 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu

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DRAKE LAW SCHOOL ON CAMPUS:
An admissions officer from Drake University Law School will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m., in SAB 307.
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IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW ON CAMPUS: Amy Liu, associate director of admissions at the U of I College of Law, will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in SAB 307.
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HEATING ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IN NEED: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will help qualifying low-income households supplement winter heating bills. Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis beginning Nov. 1. For more information visit http://www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/caa/LIHEAP. This message sponsored by NISG.
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PERSONAL TRAINER: End of semester stress is rapidly approaching. Exercise not only relieves stress, but refreshes your mind as well. If interested in a WRS personal trainer to help with an exercise program, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.
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EVENTS 

UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Nov. 10 -- Women's Basketball vs. Johnson Financial (Exhibition) -- 7:05 p.m., West Gym.
Nov. 11 -- #13 Volleyball vs. #12 Notre Dame -- 7:00 p.m., West Gym.
Nov. 12 -- Men's Basketball vs. Australia Select (Exhibition) -- 7:05 p.m., West Gym.
Nov. 13 -- Wrestling vs. South Dakota State -- 7:00 p.m., West Gym.
Nov. 14 -- #13 Volleyball vs. Southwest Missouri State -- 7:00 p.m., West Gym.
Nov. 15 -- Swimming vs. Illinois State -- 2:00 p.m., WRC.
Nov. 15 -- #6 Football vs. #3 Southern Illinois -- 5:05 p.m., UNI-Dome.
Nov. 15 -- #13 Volleyball vs. Wichita State -- 7:30 p.m., West Gym.

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THEATRE DESIGN EXHIBITION: "In the Spotlight: A Collage of Theatre UNI Design," a collection of scenic renderings and models, properties, masks, puppets and costumes by Theatre UNI faculty, staff and student designers from various productions, is on display at the Waterloo Center for the Arts through Nov. 13. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/theatre

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ART EXHIBITION: The 2003 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Nov. 3-24. The exhibition is a formal presentation of art media in painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography and installation. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next faculty senate meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 10, 3:15-5 p.m. in the State College Room, Maucker Union. President Koob will be speaking with the senate. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: On Monday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m., in Latham 125, Kenneth J. De Nault, earth science, will talk about "The Geology and Culture of Easter Island." Everyone is welcome.
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MULTIMEDIA PERFORMER RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT RAPE: On Monday, Nov. 10, multimedia performer and educator Nancy Hulse will present “A Rose by Any Other Name” at 7 p.m. in SEC 244. Through a dramatic combination of music, poetry, dance, video, lighting, and dialogue, “Rose” will focus on the effect of rape on women’s lives.
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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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CME SPEAKER: UNI's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host a visit by Jennifer Holladay, associate producer of "Teaching Tolerance," the anti-bias education project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Holladay will deliver a public address, discussing her anti-bias work, white privilege, and becoming an antiracism advocate, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Lang Hall Auditorium. On Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon, and again from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., she will conduct workshops for administrators, staff, student workers and student leaders in UNI's Division of Educational and Student Services. A limited number of others may attend. To do so, contact the CME, (319) 273-2250.
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SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: The UNI-Student Reading Association is hosting its fall Scholastic Book Fair on Monday-Thursday, Nov. 10-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the SEC rotunda/lobby. A special family event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday night with craft related literacy events for children. Adults must accompany the children.
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PANEL DISCUSSION -- ISSUES AFFECTING LATINO YOUTH: CSBS will present a panel discussion, "The Changing Face of Iowa: Issues Affecting Latino Youth," Thursday, Nov. 13, in the CEEE, Room 11. Reception at 6:30 p.m. Keynote address by Francisco Villarruel, associate professor of family & child ecology and research associate at the Institute for Children, Youth and Families at Michigan State University, at 7:30 p.m. The panel discussion will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/338.html

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IN:VERSE PERFORMING AT INTERPRETERS THEATRE: In:Verse is a one-hour poetic extravaganza written by Katie F-S about the triumph of love over everything. Fusing a dynamic plot with the mad, bad energy of performance poetry, Linda Foulk, Aubrey Hubert, Jesse Wozniak, and Katie F-S slam mightily. Performances will be held November 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre LNG 040. Admission is free, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at karen.mitchell@uni.edu.
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"ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD": Theatre UNI presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award winning comedy, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," a madcap misadventure of Shakespearean proportion. Performances are Nov. 13-15 & 20-23, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $8 for UNI faculty and staff and free to UNI students with ID. Call 273-6381 or online at: http://www.theatreuni.com
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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HOWARD DEAN AT UNI: Presidential candidate Gov. Howard Dean will speak in the Hemisphere Lounge on Friday, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Raiyan Syed at rsyed@deanforamerica.com
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSIGNMENT PRESENTATION: David Landis, assiciate professor of education, is presenting "Students' Ethnographic Writing About Their Communities in Kazakhstan" on Friday, Nov. 14, 1-2 p.m., in SEC 122. This slide presentation and discussion is free and open to the public.
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FOUR BITCHIN' BABES & CHRISTINE LAVIN COMING TO GBPAC: Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Singer, songwriter and comedienne Christine Lavin has been a major force in the contemporary music world for two decades. She joins the Babes for a bitchin’ performance. Call 273-SHOW or visit http://www.gbpac.com for tickets.
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THANKSGIVING DINNER: St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner Sun., Nov. 16. Group-X will again prepare the home cooked meal featuring the traditional Thanksgiving fixings. Call 266-9863 or stop by the student center to purchase tickets, $3 each. Seats are limited.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: On Monday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. in Latham 125, Steven Emerman, assistant professor of geology at Simpson College, will speak on "Deforestation, arsenic, and the self-organizing jungle in the Terai region of Nepal." Everyone is welcome.
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FROM DELMAR TO BAGHDAD: St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center will welcome back former student John Farrell on Monday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. John is active with Voices in the Wilderness and recently spent three weeks in Iraq. He will speak on ways to promote peace and nonviolence as a way to settle some of today's international problems. The Cedar Valley Pax Christi group will provide refreshments. The presentation is open to the public.
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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: On Nov. 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Red Cross and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity will be holding the second SAE sponsored blood drive of the semester. Those who donated in the Sept. 16 drive are now eligible to donate again, and more staff has been added so the drive will move more quickly.
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CENTERING PRAYER: St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center, along with Contemplative Outreach of Northeast Iowa, is sponsoring an introductory workshop to Centering Prayer. The workshop will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the American Martyrs Retreat House, 2209 Union Road, Cedar Falls. Make reservations by Friday, Nov. 21. Contact Jenny Adamson, 266-8225 or adamsonje@cfu.net, for more information.
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