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Monday, February 9, 2004

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NEWS 

UNI SPRING ENROLLMENT: On Thursday, Feb. 5, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ran a story on the front page of the Metro section headlined "UNI forced to cap spring enrollment." The headline is incorrect. The term "cap" has broad implications for the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; and the General Assembly. UNI is not allowed to cap enrollment without the consent of the Board of Regents.
For clarification:
- No qualified student has been, or will be, turned away from UNI.
- Spring enrollment is tied to fall enrollment. Our spring enrollment is consistent with our projections. Historically, spring enrollment has been approximately 92 percent of fall enrollment -- this is where we are this spring.
- Our first priority continues to be our students. We will not compromise quality. We will maintain our academic quality by matching enrollment with resources.
See the UNI news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=973
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OPENINGS ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES:
Student representation is needed on university committees. Interested students are encouraged to contact Nate Green, NISG Vice President, at nateg@uni.edu, for more information. Applications can be filled out online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. For a list of committees in need of student members, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/352.html
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LEGISLATIVE CAMPUS UPDATE: An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at noon Friday, Feb. 13, in the lower level of Maucker Union - the Elm Room. Keith Saunders, associate director of UNI's Governmental Relations Office, will give an update about major legislative issues and funding for public higher education. Keith will be available for questions.
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LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM: A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Area Education Agency 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. Area legislators will speak about major legislative issues and guests have an opportunity to ask questions and voice their opinions. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION: Open to any UNI student. Write on the topic: "Are disagreement and dissent important factors in the ethical leadership of an organization or a country?" Follow the specific criteria, format, and other instructions listed at
http://www.uni.edu/vpress/leadership/essay.htm Deadline is March 8. Winner will be announced at the April 4 Student Leadership Awards, and will receive $100 donated by the Cedar Falls Firefighters' Association.

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VISIT WASABI AT PREXY'S:
Those following the Atkins or South Beach diets can find healthy alternatives for lunch at Wasabi. Stop by 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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LUX SERVICE AWARD: Students are encouraged to nominate their peers for the 2004 Lux Service Award, the highest undergraduate honor awarded for service to UNI. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 13. Questions, contact Jennifer Albertsen at 273-6409.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE: UNI accounting students will provide free income tax assistance this year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program runs Feb. 10 through Apr. 15. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. in room 224, CBB. No appointment is necessary.
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VALENTINE TREAT: Order a 12 inch heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie decorated with a personal message for $6.99 or try one dozen delicious iced sugar cookies, only $7.49. Complete the order form at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies Cookies may be picked up on Thursday, Feb. 12 or Friday, Feb. 13 at either the 23rd St. Market, Biscotti's or Prexy's.
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VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT BAGS: Purchase a Valentine's Day Gift Bag from the University Museum. "Nuts About You," "Sweets for your Sweetie," and "Chocolate Lovers" are the three choices available, $5 per bag. Bags can be purchased at Maucker Union, Feb. 11-13 from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, 7-10 p.m. or call the University Museum (3-2188) to place and pick up an order. Money raised will be used for programming at the University Museum and Marshall Center School.
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COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS WORKSHOP: Explores the grieving process and identifies ways to help cope with loss. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center. Call 3-2676 to reserve a space at the workshop.
http://www.uni.edu/counseling

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ASSERTIVENESS SKILLS WORKSHOP: Do you have trouble saying "no," standing up for yourself, or expressing your thoughts and feelings? This workshop will help you understand and assert your personal rights. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center. Call 3-2676 to reserve a space at the workshop. http://www.uni.edu/counseling
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SURVIVING COLLEGE WORKSHOP: Learn about resources on campus which will help you survive the college experience at UNI. Thursday, Feb. 12, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center. Call 3-2676 to reserve a space at the workshop. http://www.uni.edu/counseling
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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING: Contact UNI Outdoor Rec at 273-7163 if interested in a Saturday or Sunday afternoon ski/snowshoe class. Add your name to the waiting list, and you'll be called when the weather is "right." Cost is $15 ($10 with own equipment).
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RACQUETBALL CHALLENGE COURT: Challenge court will be held Tuesdays from 3-11:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3-9:30 p.m., court 4 only. "Honor Rule" in effect during all games and in determining the order of challengers. Reserve other courts by calling 273-2413. For more information, contact Jim Langel at james.langel@uni.edu or 273-7160.
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CAREER CENTER PEER ADVISOR POSITIONS: Outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic students should apply for the position of Career Center Peer Advisor for 2004-05. Peers assist students through resume critiques, peer advising and outreach. Ten hours per week paid by stipend (approx. $8/hour). Application forms available at
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter

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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT CLINIC: http://www.psych.uni.edu/clinic/ The clinic provides psychological assessment and diagnostic services to the university and surrounding communities. School-age children to adults are served. Phone 273.7941.
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TAX FORMS:
Federal and state of Iowa tax forms are now available at Rod Library. See the display on the main floor of the library near the elevators. Information on e-filing and printable forms are also available at http://www.irs.gov/ (federal) and
http://www.state.ia.us/tax/index.html
(state of Iowa).
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SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY: Stop by the Camp & Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. More than 50 organizations will be recruiting summer employees. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, #113A East Gym. Further information and a list of recruiting organizations is at
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter

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GRE PREP COURSE: Academic Advising Services is offering a free preparation course for students planning to take the GRE general test. The class will meet 1-2:50 on Tuesdays, Feb. 17 through March 9. Purchase of a prep book is required. Register online at
http://fp.uni.edu/acaadvis/Effective_Study_Strategies/Courses_Invite.htm
, or call 273-6023 for more information.
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FEBRUARY FOOD SPECIALS: At food carts in CBB, WRC and SEC: soup, cookie and beverage for $2.50; at the 23rd St. Market in Commons free fountain drink with nacho purchase of $1.25 or more; and at Biscotti's in Redeker Center from Feb 1 to Feb. 15, yogurt, piece of fruit and Dole juice for $1.69; from Feb. 16 to Feb. 29, enter to win a TV/DVD player.
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS: The UNI Alumni Association will award three scholarships for the fall 2004 academic semester. Two will be awarded to undergraduate students of senior standing and the third to a graduate student who received a BA from UNI. For detailed information, visit http://www.unialum.org/scholarship.html or stop by 204 Commons for an application.
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MOVEMENT OUTLET STARTING: Join Movement Outlet every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in WRC 185/187. Free to all UNI students and faculty, experienced and non-experienced dancers. Learn hip-hop, tap, jazz, swing and celtic. A new style every Wednesday. Questions, or for more information, contact Lyndsey Stephenson at zdanz128@uni.edu
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EVENTS 

UNI MUSIC EVENTS: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Feb. 9 in CBB 319, 3:15 p.m. The agenda includes two tabled course proposals and several requests for item docketing and deliberation. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact heston@uni.edu
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UNI PRSSA MEETING: Today, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. Featured speaker will be Renee Uecker from Mathis, Earnest & Vandeventer. Renee will be speaking about agency vs. non-profit public relations.
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PEACE ACTIVISM IN PALESTINE: Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in SEC 247. Peace activist Joe Carr worked with International Solidarity Movement in Palestine from January to April 2003. Joe talks about the murder of peace activists and Palestinian civilians. This event is sponsored by Amnesty International, and Iowans for Free Palestine. Open to all.
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STUDY ABROAD IN IRELAND, WALES OR AUSTRALIA: Attend an informational meeting on Feb. 9, 6-7 p.m. or on Feb. 11, 4-5 p.m., in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union .
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Jill Wagner, Departments of Anthropology and Native American Studies, Iowa State University, will present "Marketing the Myth: Selling the Lewis- Clark Expedition." Open to all.
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SIGMA XI PHYSICS TALK: Kenneth S. Krane, Physics, Oregon State University, will talk on "Measuring Neutron Cross Sections of Radioactive and Stable Nuclei by Activation: An Undergraduate Research Program," Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., MSH 201. Free and open to all.
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THURSDAZE FEB. 12 EVENTS: Celebrate Black History Month with the movie "intolerable Cruelty" at 7 and 10 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom; 7 p.m. panel discussion: "Exploring the Relationships Between African Americans and Americans in the United States" Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge; 8 p.m. African story teller KALA JOJO, Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge; 9 p.m. Capoeira Dancers, fashion show and West African Drummers, Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Come sample African food. For more info, call 273-2683.
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A-Z INSTITUTE N DAY: Children's activity at the University Museum, Feb. 13, 9-noon. See how a story idea gets from the reporter to what we read in the newspaper. Write your own articles, learn interviewing techniques, and gain more journalistic skills. A field trip to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is included. Reading skills necessary. Registration deadline is one week before the program. $15 for members of the Friends of the Museums; $20 for nonmembers.
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EARTH SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR: Richard Jarrell, Natural Science, York University, Ontario, Canada, will present "Big Science in a Small Country: The Curious History of Canadian Radio Astronomy" on Monday, Feb. 16, 4 p.m. in Latham 125. Free and open to all.
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FREE TRIP TO THE CAPITOL: NISG will be providing a bus free to students on Monday, Feb. 16 for the Regent's Universities day at the Capitol. The bus will leave UNI at 7 a.m. and is expected to return around 7 p.m. Help lobby for more funding for higher education and lower tuition costs. For more information, call 273-2650 or e-mail nisg@uni.edu.
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X-COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING/ICE FISHING: Spend three days and two nights in the northwoods cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and enjoying winter Minnesota style. Dates are Feb. 20-22. Cost is $70 (UNI) and $80 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Feb. 17, 5 p.m., WRC 174. For more information, contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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ICF WORKSHOPS: ICF's (Insulated Concrete Forms) can lower heating bills up to 50% and help save the environment. Attend an ICF workshop at the CEEE, Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Stephanie at ceee-pr@uni.edu or 273-3850 for more information.
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MENTAL ILLNESS SIMULATION WORKSHOP: The MSWSA is hosting a "Hearing Voices That Are Distressing" simulation workshop, facilitated by Nancy Tue, MLSW, CPRP, on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 1-3 p.m. Headphones are used to listen to specialized tapes while participants undertake a series of tasks including social interactions and group activities. Lunch provided. Contact Nicole Arnold at arnoldn79@yahoo.com
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UNI GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS: Younkers is sponsoring Community Day on Feb. 28. For $5, get a $5 coupon, six 20% off coupons, two bonus item coupons and a chance to win a trip to Cancun. Global Health Corps gets to keep all $5 from each coupon book purchased. Visit WRC 220 to buy a coupon book or e-mail jendeery@uni.edu
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SKIING IN WISCONSIN: Feb. 28 at Mt. Lacrosse. Cost is $50 (UNI), $55 (guest). Skis or snowboards included in cost of trip. Pre-trip meeting Feb. 24, 5 p.m. in WRC 174. For more information, contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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SPRING BREAK CANOEING: Get adventurous this spring break by exploring the Rio Grande's 90-mile stretch of river March 13-21. Cost $325 (UNI), $345 (guest). Pre-trip meeting March 4, 5 p.m., WRC 174. Swimming skills and good physical condition are a prerequisite. Sign up early, call Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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