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Monday, December 1, 2003


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NEWS 

STATE OF THE STUDENT BODY: Student Body President Emiliano Lerda will be giving the state of the student body address for fall 2003 Wednesday, Dec. 3 during the Northern Iowa Student Government Senate Meeting. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Union Old Central Ballroom. All students and staff are welcome.
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IMMUNIZATIONS: Attention freshmen, transfer, & international students.You must have immunization records in order to register for class. Call Student Health, 3-2009 for more info or fax records to 3-3155.
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REDUCED HOURS AT HEALTH CLINIC: The Student Health Clinic will have reduced hours Dec. 8 - 12 and Dec. 15 -19. The Health Clinic will be closed from 8 - 10 AM for two weeks to accommodate clinic staff training. They are open for
regular business from 10 AM - 4:45 PM Monday through Friday during these
two weeks.
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HEALTH BEAT ON THE MOVE: East Gym HB will close Monday, Dec. 15. The new HB re-opens in Maucker Union lower level on Monday, Jan. 12, same hours 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Locker & towel services available, see fitness supervisor. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or contact Kristy Leen @ 3-7167.
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GILCHRIST CONSTRUCTION: Due to construction in Gilchrist Hall,
the north entrance will be closed Nov. 27-30 and again from Dec. 11-22.
The north entrance will be open on Dec. 24 and should be used to get to
the Registrar's Office. Dec. 24-Jan. 4, public access to departments in Gilchrist Hall will be limited. Most offices will be closed. There are two specific exceptions:
The University Police Department will be open as usual. The Registrar's
Office will be open during regular hours on Dec. 24.
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TOWN HALL MEETING: The Oct. 2 UNI Town Hall Meeting, "Iowa's Students Are Its Future: Why It's Everyone's Business," will be broadcast on CFU Cable and Mediacom Channel 15 on Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.; Dec. 4, 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. It will air on UNI TV - CFU Channel 99 and Mediacom Channel 18: Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
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PAID VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Rod Library is conducting a use study of its web site and seeks student input during the first two weeks of December. Participants will answer questions about using the library's web site and receive a gift certificate as a thank you. Please contact Stan Lyle, stanley.lyle@uni.edu
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ETHNIC STUDENT PROMOTERS PRESENT: The Ethnic Student Promoters recently presented at the 29th Annual Regional Mid America Association of Educational
Opportunity Program Personnel Conference (MAEOPP) . Their presentation entitled " The Benefits of Ethnic Student Recruitment Organizations" focused on pertinet information in regards to the recruitment and retention of students of color on predeominantly white campuses. Tamala Douglas, Lawrence Daniel, Latasha Grant, Nina Jackson, MicahelJohnson and Michelle McClellan represented UNI.
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COOKIE DOUGH SALE
: Start your seasonal baking now with Fresh Beginnings 3.5-pound tubs of cookie dough. Order by e-mailing Carolyn.Young@uni.edu with the quantity, flavors and pick-up point: Biscotti's, 23rd Street Market or Prexy's in the Maucker Union. The first pick-up date is Dec. 2.
Choices include chocolate chocolate chip, chocolate chip, monster, peanut
butter, sugar, molasses, and peanut butter chip, all available with one-day
notice. (Other UNI varieties available with two days notice.) Each tub
will make about 3 1/2 dz. cookies for $6.99. Order dough before 1:30 p.m.
and pick it up the next day after 9 a.m.

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STUDENT LITERARY MAGAZINE: Inner Weather, UNI's student-run literary magazine, is seeking submissions in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and black and white artwork. Submissions can be taken to the Department of English office, Baker 117, or submitted via e-mail to inner- weather@uni.edu. The deadline is Dec. 10.
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NEW PHONE BOOK AVAILABLE: Off-campus students can pick up a copy 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 RESOURCES  

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES WEB SITE: http://www.uni.edu/subabuse
The UNI Substance Abuse Services website includes: UNI's Alcohol and Drug policy; standards of conduct for employees; local, state and federal alcohol and illicit drug laws and related penalties; health risks of alcohol and drug use and abuse, and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.
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FINALS WEEK MASSAGE: Massages by a licensed massage therapist. Tues., Dec. 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Wed., Dec. 17 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u bill, or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available-a great gift idea for the holidays. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.
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COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: The UNI Alumni Association is seeking students to serve on the 2004 Senior Celebration committee. Seniors and underclassmen are encouraged to participate. An informational meeting will be held on Dec. 9. Interested students should e-mail Jennifer.Albertsen@uni.edu or call 273-6409.
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HUMANITIES I AND II WEBSITE: The site: http://fp.uni.edu/humanities has been updated with the spring 2004 class schedule. The site contains a variety of information about the courses, including sample syllabi from the faculty who teach those courses.
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UNIQUE COURSE IN CONJUNCTION WITH RUSSIAN UNIVERSITY: The Geography Departments at UNI and Herzon State Pedagogical University of St. Petersburg, Russia will offer a colloborative videoconferenced course via live satellite link during the spring semester. Titled "Studies in Russian/American Political and Economic Issues", the course is scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9-10:45, plus 1 hour discussion to be arranged. The course can be taken in Geography (970:186 section 9; 970:280 section 17), Modern Languages (770:186g section 14), or Political Science (943:186g section 1). For more information, contact the UNI instructor at tim.strauss@uni.edu.
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EVENTS 

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

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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Monday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in Latham 125. Stephanie Tassier-Surine, research geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will present "Geologic Mapping in Iowa: It's not all Glacial Drift" on Everyone is welcome.
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CEEE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS: Stop by Information Table #1 in the Maucker Union on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 10-2 and help support the CEEE's community programs. Buy Fresh, Buy Local totebags, aprons, t-shirts and signed Gary Kelley Farmers Market posters will be for sale.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SKIING: Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Ski in Colorado for six days & five nights from Jan 5– 10. Discounts on ski rentals, lessons included in the packages (two packages to choose from), and transportation is included. Contact Outdoor Rec, 3-7163 for more info.
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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: Theatre UNI will present Caryl Churchill's "Far Away" on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. at University Book & Supply. "Far Away" is a surrealistic political drama commenting on a future in which the whole world is at war, even the animals and the weather. Directed by Jay Edelnant. Admission is free.
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KAPPA DELTA PI SHIRT SALE: Kappa Delta Pi will hold a pre-holiday t-shirt and other gift sale in the SEC lobby on Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 2-4, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All proceeds are used for the organization's educational and service projects.
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HEARST LECTURE: Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. Steven Pinker of MIT, will speak on "The Blank Slate, The Modern Denial of Human Nature." A reception and book signing will follow. The address is the 2nd in a series of seven Hearst lectures hosted by the Department of Communicative Disorders.
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AUDITIONS: Auditions for V-Day UNI 2004's "The Vagina Monologues" are Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the BMT of the Strayer-Wood Theater. Callbacks will be held on the 4th, 8-10:30 p.m.
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CIRCLE K: The UNI Circle K will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the College Eye Room at 9 pm in Maucker Union. Circle K is an organization sponsored by Kiwanis International focused on service, leadership, and fellowship. For more information, visit: www.circlek.org or contact Melissa at melyocum@uni.edu.
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MOCK CAUCUS: Thursday, Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the Presidential Room of the Maucker Union. The Department of Political Science is sponsoring a mock caucus to help students and the campus community understand the purpose and procedures of a caucus and to encourage participation in the electoral process. Participants will break up into two groups led by Democratic and Republican party representatives. For more information contact Philip Mauceri, Interim Head of Political Science, 3-2528.

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CELEBRATE THE SEASONS: Thursday, Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m. in Maucker Union, student organizations representing Ramadan, Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Posada will have interactive games, crafts, music and more. Sleigh rides through campus will also be available. For more information, call the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683.
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SIGMA TAU DELTA LECTURE: Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.in Seerley Hall's Great Reading Room. Nationally renowned scholar and critic of post World War II American literature, Jerome Klinkowitz, will discuss "Vonnegut ≠ War." For more information, contact kevitron@uni.edu
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CAUCUS TEACH-IN: The NI Dems are having a caucus teach in during the meeing
on Thurs. Dec. 4 in SAB 107 at 6 PM. Bill Teaford will explain how the caucus works and answer any questions.

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OPPORTUNITY WORKS' CELEBRATION OF GIFTS: Thurs. Dec. 4, 3-7 p.m., Waterloo Sullivan Bros. Convention Center. Participants will learn about the region's poverty reduction plan, find out how to get involved and honor community collaborations. Register and nominate collaborations at: http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org/register.cfm, 266-3560 or e-mail vangorp@uni.edu.
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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM'S HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP SALE: Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 5, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy gingerbread cookies & cider while shopping. Friends of the Museums always receive a 10% discount; bring in the green flier and receive an additional 5% off. For more information, call 3-2188.
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CME PRESENTATION:The Center for Multicultural Education will host a conversation with the authors of "Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America," for faculty, students and staff at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in the center's new home on the top floor of Maucker Union. The authors are Kumea Shorter-Gooden, a licensed psychologist in private practice and a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University in Los Angeles; and Charisse Jones, a national correspondent for "USA Today," former staff writer for the "New York Times and the Los Angeles Times," contributing "writer for "Essence" magazine, and former commentator for National Public Radio. A second conversation, open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. at the CME.
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POTTERY SALE: Friday, Dec. 5 from 3-7 PM and Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon-3 PM in the Ceramics Studio, 126 Kamerick Art Building. Come and buy unique handmade pottery to give as gifts during the holiday season. Proceeds will help send students to the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts Annual Conference.
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KULT-LP 94.5 FM: Dec. 5-7 at Crossroads Mass during all mall hours, DJ's from KULT-LP 94.5 FM will be available to answer questions about the station, with lots of free goodies to pass out. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/kult KULT-LP is UNI's only student owned and operated radio station.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: http://www.uni.edu/senate/
Monday, Dec. 8, from 3:15 to 5 p.m.in the State College Room in Maucker Union. Agenda items include considerations of curriculum proposals, and (as time allows) a proposal for change to the current Capstone course structure in the Liberal Arts Core. Everyone is welcome. For further information contact Senate Chair Melissa L. Heston at heston@uni.edu.
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SAVE FORUM OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m., Lang Hall room 40. Students committed to ending violence on campus by participating in an interactive theatre group, should attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 3-3260.


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