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Monday, February 23, 2004

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NEWS 

VOTE IN NISG ELECTIONS: Vote tomorrow and Wednesday for your student body President/Vice-President and Student Senators. Voting is easy: simply vote through MyUNIverse or click on the icon in all on-campus computer labs. For more information about the candidates, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg or visit one of the links below.
Kevin Koppes and Ben Humphrey: http://www.demanddirectdemocracy.com
Brendon Moe and Joe Murphy: http://www.moe-murphy.com
Adam Sherer and Mike Young: http://www.followtheleaders.com

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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES UPDATES:
Positions are still available for University Committees. Most committees meet once or twice per month. Apply via the NISG Web site at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg For a list of current openings, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/354.html

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THE WRIGHT CHALLENGE:
a math contest, is underway with prizes, problems, and solutions. Visit http://www.math.uni.edu and click on The Wright Challenge. All UNI students may participate.
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PA ANNOUNCERS NEEDED: The Athletic Department is looking for an energetic person(s) to announce UNI baseball and softball games. Both home seasons start in late March and commence in mid-May. Games are mostly on weekends with a few weeknights. Payment can be arranged. Game schedules are at http://www.unipanthers.com Contact Shandon at 3-6334 or shandon.dohmen@uni.edu.
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STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR: Student employees: nominate your UNI supervisor for the 2003-2004 UNI Student employer of the year. Find out about this award and print a nomination form by clicking on the proper link at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid

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JOIN HOMECOMING COMMITTEE: Help plan events such as window painting, Panther Pride Cry, Panther scramble, pep rally and the parade. People are needed to help with public relations, residence hall involvement and philanthropy. Stop by the Student Involvement & Activities Center in Maucker Union to pick up an application or for more information email: homecoming@uni.edu
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MVC TOURNAMENT TICKETS: MVC Men's Basketball Tournament tickets now available. Come see the UNI men's basketball team at "Arch Madness", March 5-8 at the Saavis Center in St. Louis, Mo. An all-session pass, which includes all nine games in the tournament, is just $80. Call 273-DOME for more information. Single-session passes are $8 at the UNI Ticket Office (NW Corner of the UNI-Dome) with a valid student ID.
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WIN A CAR: Buy a raffle ticket for $5 for a chance to win a rebuilt '96 Chrysler Cirrus from Chase Auto Parts. This is a fundraiser for Second International Capoeira Conference/Batizado and Educational Workshops at U.N.I. on April 1-4. Tickets can be purchased Wednesday, 12-2 p.m., Thursday, 5-7 p.m., or Friday, 12-2 p.m. at Commons or Piazza; at the Capoeira Club Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10 p.m. (WRC 176) or anytime at the Multicultural Center in Maucker Union. For more information contact hanson@uni.edu
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE: UNI accounting students will provide free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through Apr. 15. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. in room 224, CBB. No appointment is necessary.
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GRADUATE COLLEGE APA WORKSHOPS:
For graduate students writing a thesis or dissertation, APA Workshops will be offered by the Graduate College in Rm 122M, Lang Hall. Dates and times: Feb. 26, 1:30-3; Feb. 27, 8:30-10; March 1, 3:30-5; March 2, 1:30-3; March 10, 10-11:30. No registration required. Bring your APA Manual, 5th ed. Direct questions to: barbara.kueter@uni.edu or 273-2851.
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SUSHI AVAILABLE AT 23RD ST. MARKET:
Sushi will continue to be available at the 23rd Street Market through March 5. Small packages and party trays are available. Sales have been below the level needed for the franchise to continue beyond March 5. Watch for more grab-and-go items at the 23rd Street Market during spring semester.
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION:
Deadline for entries for the Leadership Essay Competition is Mon., March 8, 5 p.m. $100 prize for winner. Specific topic to be addressed, formatting details, evaluation criteria, and where to send essay are at
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay.htm

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ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARSHIP:
Twenty new recipients will be selected to receive $5,200 for the 2004-05 academic year. Selection based on: Junior by fall 2004; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2004-05 FAFSA; have overcome challenging social and/or other barriers to attending college full-time. Applications and additional information available online at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html under ìOnline Scholarship Directoryî. At the field ìCONTAINING THE WORDSî type in ìCarverî and search in ìScholarship Nameî; then click on the view button. Forms also available from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; 273-2700 or 1-800-772-2736. DEADLINE: April 1, 2004.
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HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:
Tired of hauling workout clothes to and from campus? The HB locker rooms have half and long lockers available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or sign-up at HB.
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MEMFIS TIMES NEWSLETTER: Read about options for managing timecards and other project information in the most recent issue of the MEMFIS TIMES newsletter at
http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/times

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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIPS:
Seeking information on co-op/internships? Attend a Co-op Orientation meeting, Tuesday 4-5 p.m. Feb. 24, CBB Room 223 or Wednesday 4-5 p.m. Feb. 25, CBB Room 229. Learn about application process; the best internships on campus, credit, and using work study for an internship. UNI Cooperative Education, EST 113B, 273-6041; http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/
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JOB SHADOW IN MEXICO:
UNI Job Shadowing and Informational Interviewing in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, May 10-21. Students are invited to participate in job shadowing and interviewing activities with employers and professionals working in fields related to the students' areas of study and career interest, visit cultural and historical sites, live with a family, and earn credits. For more information visit
http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/mexico/yucatan.html or contact Isabela Varela, 273-2602

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KURT WARNER FIRST THINGS FIRST SCHOLARSHIP:
To qualify for the scholarship a student must demonstrate an ongoing and strong history of community service; graduate from an Iowa, eastern Missouri, or southern Illinois high school in the past year (2003 or 2004); have financial need from the 2004-05 FAFSA; minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. The scholarship awards $2,000 each year for up to four years or upon completion of a first bachelorís degree, whichever comes first. Deadline to apply is March 15. Applications and additional information available online at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html under ìOnline Scholarship Directoryî. At the field ìcontaining the wordsî type in ìWarnerî and search in ìScholarship Nameî; then click on the view button. Forms also available from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; 273-2700 or 1-800-772-2736.
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EVENTS 

UNI MUSIC EVENTS: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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CONGRESSMAN JIM LEACH TO SPEAK: The Center for International Peace and Security Studies will present a speech by Rep. Jim Leach, (R-Iowa) on "Progress in the War on Terrorism". Congressman Leach is a member of the International Affairs Committee and the Banking Committee and is the Chair of the Subcomittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The speech will take place on Monday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in Expansion A of the Maucker Union Ballroom. All are welcome.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next meeting of the Faculty Senate will be on Monday, Feb. 23, in the Piazza Meeting Room of Redeker Center at 3:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information contact heston@uni.edu.
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UNI PRSSA GENERAL MEETING TODAY: The UNI Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will meet today at 4 p.m. in Lang Aud. Guest speaker will be Michelle Scoville, marketing manager, from Panera Bread.
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LET'S TALK ON FEB. 23: Learn to communicate with your classroom instructors. It's vital to your academic success and to your future. Pick any of three locations and times on Monday, Feb. 23: 7-8 p.m. in Shull Hall Lobby; 8-9 p.m. in Bender Hall Rec Room; 9-10 p.m. in Rider Hall Rec Room. Free cookies.
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ART EXHIBITION: Now through March 5, the UNI Gallery of Art presents "Slop Brand Art," a supermarket of fine art.
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ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SPEAKER:
Bill Mohrwinkel, a representative for the Alaska Coalition, will present slides and stories dealing with the fragile landscape, native peoples and wildlife in the refuge. His presentation is Monday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. in the CEEE Auditorium. For more information, visit http://www.alaskacoalition.org
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CELEBRATE EVERY BODY: Feb. 23-27 participate in celebrating every body. Four events are planned for the week: Eating Disorders presentation, Intuitive Eating presentation, 'Whatís Your Eating Attitude?' and Celebrate Every Body clothing drive. Contact Joan.Thompson@uni.edu or 273-2198 for more information.
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SCHOOL COUNSELORS & ADMINISTRATORS CONFERENCE: Tough Challenges, Tender Solutions ó How to Thrive and Survive, Feb. 24, Waterloo. Join school counselors and administrators as they tackle issues facing the field today. Student pricing available. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/sca or call 273-6899.
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MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES: presents "Black Identity and Getting Past Race" with John McWhorter, Ph.D. - Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education. Reception to follow. View and/or print the flyer at
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/hearst/mcwhorter.pdf

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NISEA MEETING: There will be a Northern Iowa State Education Association meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. in the SEC, Rm. 182/183. All education majors are welcome. The officers that went to Dallas will discuss their conference experience.
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VISIT WITH THE PRESIDENTS: Visit with President Bob Koob and Student Body President Emiliano Lerda in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse Wednesday, Feb. 25, noon-1:30 p.m. Stop by to say hello, ask questions, share comments and/or concerns.
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LEARN TO SWING DANCE: Come to MOVEMENT OUTLET where this week's dance style is Swing. Movment Outlet is FREE and open to all UNI students and faculty/staff from 5:30-6:30 WRC 185/187. No experience is required. For more information, contact zdanz128@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/moveout.html
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NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC. An all-star mix of veterans and the younger generation perform together. Come early for the annual Gallagher-Bluedorn Mardi Gras party in the lobby, at 6 p.m. Dance to the tunes of New Orleans and The Saints Band. Purchase chicken creole, jambalaya and carrot cake. Call 273-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50% off tickets.
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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. 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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"LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP": Speakers discuss their involvement with environmental issues Feb. 26, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 246. Speakers are Cathy Livingston, Sierra Club; Chris Petersen, Iowa Farmers Union; and Bill Witt, UNI Business & Community Services, former state legislator. Free and open to the public. Complete schedule of series speakers at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm
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DISNEY WORLD COLLEGE PROGRAM: Disney Recruiters will be on campus Thursday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m. in SEC 247. Come learn about the Walt Disney World College Program. College students from all over the world head to sunny Orlando, Florida to live, learn and earn. College credit is possible. For more information, visit
http://www.wdwcollegeprogram.com

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DEPT. OF JUSTICE REPS ON CAMPUS: Representatives of the U.S. Dept. of Justice will present "Meth and More" in CBB 109 at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26. The mulitmedia presentation exposes the current drug crisis in Iowa communities and efforts to combat illegal use and sale of meth and club drugs in our area. Contact is Kim Kudej, 319-363-0091.
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THURSDAZE FEB. 26 EVENTS: This week's events include: Movie "Radio" at 7 & 10 p.m. Maucker Union Coffeehouse; hypnotist Frederick Winters at 9 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom and free pool 7-11 p.m. in the Maucker Union Gameroom. Call 3-2683 for more information.
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THE TENDER LAND: Theatre UNI & the UNI School of Music present Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land," an American opera set in rural Iowa in the 1930s, Feb. 27, March 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free to UNI students with ID. Call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE: Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Maucker Union. This conference is for UNI students with an interest in small business, entrepreneurship, or who just want to be inspired to follow a dream. Many great speakers and exciting topics. Sessions designed to fit a MWF class schedule. Come and go as needed, but advanced registration required. Visit http://www.jpec.org/ceic.htm for information and registration.
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CHILDREN'S GARDENING WORKSHOP: The UNI Biology Botanical Center is sponsoring a "From the Garden to the Kitchen" workshop for 3rd-5th graders on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hands-on opportunities include making soil and creating healthy snacks. Register at http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/Calendar.html Send the form and fees to: Carol Morris, 0421 or call 3-2247.
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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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VIENNA CHOIR BOYS AT THE GBPAC: Sunday, Feb. 29, 2 p.m. The Vienna Choir Boys have enchanted millions as they carry on the rich traditions of Viennaís musical life as a living heritage that traces its roots to such figures as Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. Sponsored by Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, UNI students receive 50% off ticket prices.
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UPCOMING UNI ATHLETICS HOME EVENTS:
Mon., Mar. 1 -- Men's Basketball vs. Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome
Thu., Mar. 4 -- Women's Basketball vs. Indiana State, 7:05 p.m., West Gym
Sat., Mar. 6 -- Women's Basketball vs. Illinois State, 3:05 p.m, West Gym
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BOOK FAIR: The UNI Student Reading Association is hosting a Spring Scholastic Book Fair in the lobby of SEC on March 1-4, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Purchase some favorites for your favorite people and support literacy.
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FIVE 'TIL ARTIST SERIES: Guitarist Deidre McCalla, in support of her new album "Playing for Keeps", Wednesday, March 3, 11:55 a.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge. Bring your lunch and enjoy great music. Sponsored by Student Activities Office. Call 3-2683 for more information.
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INTRAMURAL 3-POINT SHOOT-OUT: Competition is Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. on WRC south courts. All contestants must have a shooting partner. Register Monday, Feb. 23-Thursday, Feb. 26 in WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Warm-up time available, and all participants must use ball provided by IM program.
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A-Z INSTITUTE O DAY: University Museum, March 6, 9-noon. Learn about owls and why different birds have the beaks and feet that they do, and make a bird feeder. Registration deadline is one week before the program. $15 for members of the Friends of the Museums; $20 for nonmembers.
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STEP UP TO THE MIC: The ultimate karaoke contest is at Pour Richard's on The Hill, Saturday, March 6. The top three winners take home cash prizes. Additional door prizes will be awarded. Open mic is from 9 to 10 p.m., competition begins at 10. Entrants will be taken until 12:30 when the finals begin. "Step Up to the Mic" is brought to you by UNI American Marketing Association and sponsored by Sterling Mills University and Q92.3.
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ANNUAL HLSU LATINO BALL: The Ball is Saturday, March 6 from 6 p.m.-midnight in the Slife Ballroom. There will be a live performance, national speaker, dancing, contests, prizes, and free refreshments. Dinner tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased 2/23 and 2/26 in the Union. Free speaker and dance to follow. Attire is semi-formal/formal. For tickets contact Dalia@uni.edu
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UNI CLIMBING COMPETITION: Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing, and route climbing offered March 6-7. Cost $25 (one event) $30 (more than one event). Contact Outdoor Rec, 273-7163. Sponsored by UNI Climbing Club.
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DISCOVERING AND PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY HERITAGE: A panel of experts share information on how to research your family heritage and how to preserve objects, photos, traditions and oral histories. Speakers include Dr. Riki Saltzman, folklorist/anthropologist, Iowa Arts Council; Dr. Loren Horton, senior historian emeritus, State Historical Society of Iowa; and George Geisler, president, Iowa Geneaological Society. Sunday, March 7, 1:30-3 p.m., University Museum. Free and open to the public.
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ALTAN TO PERFORM: Sunday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC. This quintet ranks among the worldís top Irish traditional bands. They perform jigs, reels and ballads from Irelandís County Donegal. Catch the Irish spirit with bagpipe music and The Claddaugh Dancers from Dubuque performing in the lobby, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Have a Guinness Beer, beef and vegetable stew on biscuits, shepherdís pie, Irish soda bread and triple fruit scones for dinner...all available for purchase in the lobby pre-show. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, UNI students receive a 50% discount on ticket prices.
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PADDLE, PEDAL, & PACE:
ìTriî the 1st Annual WRS Indoor Triathlon Sunday, March 7. Run 1.5 miles, swim 400 yards, and bike 6 miles. Registration forms available Feb. 23, WRC 101. Cost $15; includes t-shirt and refreshments. Entries due March 3. For more information contact Reid Bartelt at rbartelt@hotmail.com or 273-7120.
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IM TENNIS & RACQUETBALL DOUBLES: Men, women, and co-rec divisions; single elimination format. Registration is Monday, March 8-Thursday, March 11 in WRC 101, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Play begins Monday, March 22. Sign-Up early, entry slots are limited.
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SPRING BREAK CANOEING: Explore the Rio Grandeís 90-mile stretch of river March 13-21. Cost is $325 (UNI), $345 (Guest). Pre-trip meeting March 4 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Swimming skills and good physical condition are a prerequisite. Sign up early by calling Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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UNI PRSSA 2004 REGIONAL ACTIVITY: The UNI Chapter of PRSSA is one of 12 chapters nationwide that was selected to host a 2004 Regional Activity. Life's a Puzzle, Place your Pieces: Constructing the PR Path to Success, will be held April 2-4 on the UNI Campus. Keynote speaker is Stacy Solovey, PR Manager for Bally's and Paris Las Vegas Hotel/Casions in Las Vegas. All students are invited. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/prssa/ra
or email uniregionalactivity@yahoo.com
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