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Monday, January 12, 2004

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NEWS 

PAYROLL CUTOFF DATES: The monthly time period cutoff dates for student and merit staff time sheets and final dates for payroll changes can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/controller/payroll/deadlines.html

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TAG SALE: On Friday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., UNI will hold a tag sale at 8712 University Ave.(aka Graceland or the Memfis House), just SW of the PAC. Items for sale include desks, credenzas, and chairs (mostly wooden). All items are specifically priced for sale, sold “as is” and must be removed by 2 p.m. on that day. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Turn from University Ave. on Ohio St., then immediately onto 31st St. and left again on the dead-end service road to the first house. Call Vince at 273-3527 with questions.
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RASCAL FLATTS AT THE UNI-DOME: Rascal Flatts will perform with Chris Cagle and Brian McComas on Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster. Call 319-363-1888, visit a Ticketmaster outlet (HyVee stores), or order online at
http://www.ticketmaster.com or http://www.cc.com

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BASKETBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:
Choose either Tuesday, Jan. 20 or Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in WRC 155. Rules test Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in WRC 155. Practical work experience with pay. For more information contact WRC Office at 273-6275.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE FOR CREDIT: ITS-Educational Technology is offering two series of computer workshops for credit during the spring semester: Mastering Microsoft Office and Creating Web Pages. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html
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IOWA CAUCUS INFORMATION: Iowa Caucuses 2004 Web page,
http://www.library.uni.edu/gov/caucus/index.shtml
, linked from the What's New section of the library's home page. The site provides links to calendars, caucus FAQs and news sites, the official Web pages of the Democratic contenders, and lists of relevant materials in the library's collections.

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PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED: Personal trainers provide motivation for individuals wanting to attain their fitness goals. If interested, attend an informational meeting on Jan. 23, 3 p.m. in WRC 103. Classes begin Jan. 30 in WRC 103. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167.
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FRATERNITY LIFE: Come and meet the men of Pi Kappa Alpha all this week. Ask questions. Break your stereotypes. Check out http://www.tzpikes.com for more information.
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1098T TAX DOCUMENTS: For the 2003 year will be mailed to "home" addresses Jan. 12 and will be available online shortly after that.
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IRONMAN TRIATHLON: The WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge, a fitness incentive program, will take place during the spring semester. Three different events will be offered: traditional challenge, non-swimmers, and double challenge. Registration begins Jan. 26.
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STIPEND/SCHOLARSHIP TRACKING AVAILABLE: Students who have a Graduate Assistantship Stipend and/or a Graduate College Tuition Scholarship can now track processing through two new WebCT sites -- Graduate Assistantship Tracking and Graduate College Scholarship Tracking. Access these sites at http://webct.uni.edu If you have not yet used WebCT, click on the "UNI Student - Enrolled in On-Campus Course" link for information to set up account password. With the availability of these sites, reminder notices will no longer be sent through the mail.
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HOURS 

MAUCKER UNION SPRING SEMESTER HOURS: Spring semester hours begin Monday, Jan. 12. Visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/
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LIBRARY HOURS OVER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND: Visit http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#mlutherjr
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EVENTS 

FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Jan. 12, 3:15-5 p.m. in the State College Room in Maucker Union. Consideration of at least a portion of the new curriculum proposals is likely. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, e-mail heston@uni.edu
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ART EXHIBIT: From Jan. 12 through Feb. 8 the UNI Gallery of Art will present "Convention and Invention: An Exhibition of Publication Design" featuring the traveling exhibition "50 Books/50 Covers," organized by the American Institute for Graphic Arts. In addition, three artists are highlighted: Douglas Holleley, international book artist; Nikki McClure, papercutter and book artist; and Walter Hamady, printmaker, papermaker and poet.
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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION TALK: Thursday, Jan. 15, 12:30-2 p.m. in SEC 247. The Center for International Peace and Security Studies and Student Pugwash USA will present "Weapons of Mass Destruction," by Washington-based journalist Martin Schramm. All are welcome.
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A-Z INSTITUTE M DAY: University Museum, Jan. 19, 9-noon. Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Appropriate for elementary-age children. Registration deadline is Jan. 12. $15 for members of the Friends of the Museums; $20 for nonmembers.
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JOHN AMOS' HALLEY'S COMET AT THE GBPAC: Monday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. John Amos of Roots and West Wing fame, brings his one-man production to the Gallagher-Bluedorn for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day performance. Halley's Comet describes the journey one man has taken since the first time he saw the comet as a young boy to his second meeting, 76 years later. Amos tells the story of one man and the experience of black America in a changing and tumultuous world. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit
http://www.gbpac.com

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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE: Informational meeting will take place Tuesday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m. in the Maucker Union Elm Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade point average are urged to attend to learn about attending one of 166 universities across the USA while paying UNI tuition. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse.shtml

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VOLUNTEER FAIR: Volunteer UNI, of the UNI Career Center, is hosting the Spring 2004 Volunteer Fair on Jan. 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. More than 50 non-profit Cedar Valley agencies will attend in search of volunteers. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
or e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

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IM BOWLING: Manager's meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m., WRC 155. Registration will take place on Thursday and Friday, Jan 15-16, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in WRC 101. Cost is $5 per bowler, per day. Schedules available Monday, Jan. 26 after 1 p.m. League play begins Jan. 28 & 30 at Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls.
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IM 5-ON-5 BASKETBALL: Manager's meeting Thursday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m. in SEC 247. Registration will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 20-21, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in WRC 101. Play begins Wednesday, Feb. 4 on the WRC courts. ($50 forfeit fee applicable for this event.)
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IM OPEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Manager's meeting Thursday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. SEC 247. Registration Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 20-21 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. WRC 101. Entry fee is $20 with 2 game guarantee; men's & women's divisions. Play begins Monday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the WRC South Courts.
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