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Monday, January 19, 2004

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NEWS 

IOWA CAUCUSES TODAY: The Iowa Democratic Party and Republican Party caucuses will take place at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19. To find your caucus location, or to learn more about the caucuses, see the Iowa Secretary of State site at
http://www.sos.state.ia.us/newsevents/caucus/easysteps.html

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MAUCKER UNION GRAND OPENING JAN 26-30: There will be food specials, meet staff and visit the renovated facilities in Maucker Union. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, there will be self-guided tours 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, call 3-2683 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/345.html

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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES: Student representation is needed for various UNI Committees. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/344.html
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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED: UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Feb. 2.
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PEER ADVISORS NEEDED: Academic Advising Services is accepting applications for the Peer Advisor in Residence position, a student employee trained to work in both AAS and the Department of Residence to provide advising, scheduling, and academic skill-building resources to undergraduate students (12-15 hours per week). A 3.0 GPA is required. Applications, due Jan. 30, are available in 125 Student Services Center or at http://www.uni.edu/acaadvis/peerap.html
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CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED: Assist international students in their use of English and expand your horizons. Volunteer to participate in the Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) Conversation Partners Program. Visit
http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/
or stop in the CIEP office at Baker 72.

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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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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  

STUDY IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, JUNE: (For information see
http://www.chfa.uni.edu/stpetersburg
). All students will take the Liberal Arts Core course, Russia/Soviet Union (680:121), a Russian language course, and a course in a major. Find out more (and meet the undergraduate Russian students who are on campus) at the information meeting: Friday, January 23, 12:00-12:50 p.m. in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Contact Holly Crandall (holly.crandall@uni.edu) or Maria Basom (maria.basom@uni.edu) with questions.

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JANUARY SCHEDULE OF FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Check out January's schedule at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt for information about WebCT workshops this week, as well as many other workshops on Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Creating Web Pages. Some may be taken for credit.
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SMOKING CESSATION CLASS: "Freedom From Smoking," a six-week group clinic through the Black Hawk County Health Department, sponsored by WRS. The clinic begins Jan. 20 at the Waterloo Public Library and meets for six Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee is $25 (includes Nicotine Patches). To register, call 291-2413.
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WIN A $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE: Take the Thursdaze survey in your MyUNIverse account and be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Best Buy. The survey only takes 10 minutes to complete and ends Feb. 2.
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SPRING FITNESS CLASSES NOW ONLINE: Classes include indoor cycling, kickboxing, circuit weights (at Health Beat), racquetball lessons or water aerobics. To register or for more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec

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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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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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EVENTS 

JOHN AMOS' HALLEY'S COMET: Monday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. John Amos of "Roots" and "West Wing" fame, brings his one-man production to the GBPAC for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day performance. 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 may 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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NISEA MEETING JAN. 20: The Northern Iowa State Education Association (NISEA) will have their monthly meeting on Jan. 20, 8 p.m. in SEC 182/183. Election of officers will be completed. If any education major or minor is interested in a leadership position, there are still open positions to be filled.
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ART EXHIBIT AND LECTURE: The UNI Gallery of Art and Visiting Artist Committee will present "Re-Reading the Book," a lecture by book artist and photographer Douglas Holleley on Jan. 20, 7 p.m. in KAB 111. A reception will follow. The lecturer is featered in the exhibition, "Convention and Invention: An Exhibition of Publication Design," which runs through Sunday, Feb. 8. The exhibition, reception and lecture are free and open to the public.
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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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CIRCLE K MEETING: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9 p.m., in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Circle K is an organization sponsored by Kiwanis International focused on service, leadership, and fellowship by helping the community through service and social events. All students are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.circlek.org
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LEGISLATIVE CAMPUS UPDATE: Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an on-campus legislative briefing at noon on Friday, Jan. 23 in the lower level of Maucker Union - the Elm Room. Keith Saunders, of UNI's Governmental Relations Office, will give an update about the Governor's budget proposal and other key legislative issues. Keith will be available for questions.
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LEGISLATIVE FORUM: A Legislative Public Forum, hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Area Education Agency 7, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. The public is invited to hear remarks from area legislators. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 273-2761.
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IM 5-ON-5 BASKETBALL: 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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AUDITIONS FOR "BARBIE UNDONE": 6-8 p.m. on Monday Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27 in LNG 40. Explore Barbie's transformation from a "living doll" into a "living" action figure. All shapes and sizes wanted. Roles available for males and females. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 273-2640.
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UNI CIGAR SMOKING SOCIETY: will hold its first meeting of the semsester on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Tony's Lounge. Enjoy cigars in a friendly atmosphere with fellow students. For more information, contact Mike Hoff at mhoffa@uni.edu
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Jan. 26, 3:15-5 p.m. in CBB 319. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact heston@uni.edu
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EARTH SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR: Jeff Hansen, Hydrologic Technician with the United States Geological Survey in Iowa City, will give a presentation on "The USGS Iowa Sediment Lab: Science for a Changing World" on Monday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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IM OPEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: 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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X-COUNTRY SKIING: Learn and/or practice your cross-country ski skills at Hickory Hills State Park (Iowa) Jan. 24. Hot drinks, lunch, skis and instructors provided. Cost is $15 (UNI) $20 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. in WRC 174. For more information, contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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BIOMEDICAL ETHICS LECTURE: Sunday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m. in MSH 137 (Lantz Auditorium). Mark B. Blocher, nationally recognized speaker, lecturer and author in the area of biomedical ethics from Grand Rapids, MI, will speak on the areas of cloning, stem cell research, euthanasia, and healthcare ethics. This event is sponsored by the pre-medical club and is open to all majors.
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CIRQUE ELOIZE AT THE GBPAC: Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 27 and 28, 7:30 p.m. This European style circus features performers who stage a carnival filled with song, dance, live music, juggling and acrobatic feats. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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VISITING LEADERS SPEAKER SERIES: Presentations will take place 3:30-4:45 p.m. on ten Thursdays beginning Jan. 29. Free and open to the public. Register by Jan. 26 for a one-credit course (680:186, sect. 5). Contact Geraldine Perreault at 3-6898 or geraldine.perreault@uni.edu for instructor consent, speakers' schedule and requirements for credit.
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DESIGN PRESENTATION: Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers Presentation of the upcoming production of Aaron Copland's opera "The Tender Land" on Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join Director Sandra Walden, along with the scenic, lighting, and costume designers, as they discuss their vision for bringing this American opera to life onstage. Admission is free.
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VOLLEYBALL BANQUET: The 2003 volleyball banquet will be held at noon on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Best Western Starlite Village, Waterloo. Cost is $15 per person. Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 26. Contact: Michelle Coulter, 3-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu
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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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