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Monday, March 8, 2004

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NEWS 

PANTHER SHUTTLE TO WAL-MART: The Panther Shuttle is now going to Wal-Mart on Fridays. The shuttle will make five stops on campus and continue on to Wal-Mart between 6 and 8 p.m. For more information and to see the route, visit
http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg
or contact NISG at nisg@uni.edu or 273-2650.

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IRS REVAMPS INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:
The Internal Revenue Service has rewritten its primary guidance for students and parents, Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. The new version covers scholarships and fellowships, education tax credits, tax deductions, savings plans, and more. For more information, visit
http://tinyurl.com/yt8hb

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UNI STUDENT ATHLETES RANK HIGH IN GFC GRADUATION RATES:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/357.html
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E-MAIL VIRUS: The most recent round of email viruses infecting the Internet and slowing e-mail services at UNI are not detectable by ITS scanning software and has resulted in UNI receiving more infected messages than normal. The source of many of these e-mails are personally owned computers that are connected to CFU and Mediacom high speed networks. Remember to protect your home computer by running an anti-virus program that updates your virus definitions file automatically. Never open attachments, regardless of the sender, unless you are expecting the attachment from that person and the accompanying text is specific and makes sense for the task at hand and the attachment.
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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 newly created award and print a nomination form by clicking on the proper link at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid

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STUDENT PAYROLL TIMESHEET:
The March pay period ends March 15. If you will not be working during spring break, make sure your supervisor has your signed timesheet prior to the break.
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TRYOUTS FOR CHEERLEADERS, DANCERS AND MASCOTS:
Tryouts for the UNI Spirit Squads will be April 1-4, Physical Education Center. Times are as follows: Apr. 1-2, 6-9 p.m.; Apr. 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Apr. 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, be full-time UNI student and/or bring a copy of UNI Admissions acceptance letter (current high school seniors). Other requirements are at
http://www.unipanthers.com/spirit
; Contact the dance team coach at UNI-Dance@uni.edu or a cheer squad captain e-mail UNI-Cheer@uni.edu
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CELTIC CULTURE CLUB: The Gaelic language/Celtic culture club is looking for members. Visit http://www.quamada.com/gaelic/ for more information.
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DONATE TO THE PRSSA DO-RUN-RUN:
The UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), in conjuction with Habitat for Humanity and Mix 96, will host the 15th annual Do-Run-Run May 1, 9 a.m., at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls. Donations for this fundraiser are needed. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/355.html

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STUDENT RESOURCES  

CAMPUS PHONE BOOKS AVAILABLE: If you didn't get your copy of the UNI campus directory, they are available this week in the Union and at Copy Central in the Rod Library, lower level.
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ROD LIBRARY WEB SITE REDESIGN: Rod Library is evaluating its Web site and would like to hear student comments on new design prototypes. View the prototypes and submit comments at http://www.uni.edu/library/websurvey.html
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FREE TUTORING:
Free tutoring is available for most Liberal Arts Core courses and some major corses from student tutors in the Academic Advising Services office. Develop effective strategies for reading textbooks, taking notes, and preparing for tests. To schedule an appointment call 273-6023.
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MEMFIS TRAINING: New MEMFIS training sessions have been added through the end of the spring semester. To enroll, visit http://tinyurl.com/2mcjy If a class is not offered when you are available, contact memfis-training@uni.edu.
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FREE TAX ASSISTANCE: Senior and graduate accounting students will prepare federal and state tax returns for free. Sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4-5 p.m. in CBB 224, ending April 15. No appointment is necessary. Bring all tax forms and a copy of last year's tax returns (if available).
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ACTING FOR LIFE:
Job interviews coming up? Looking for a summer elective that will help? The Dept. of Theatre will offer Acting for Life (490:059). This May term class will teach techniques for relaxation and focus, increasing self-awareness and communication skills, decreasing performance anxiety, and expressing creative impulses and emotions. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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GET CERTIFIED, BECOME A LIFEGUARD: WRS has lifeguard certification classes available. A 36-hour training course is spread over six days, beginning April 4. Cost is $111 (cash, check, or U-bill). For more information contact Phyllis Boeke in WRC 101, 273-6275.
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BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: Learn American and International styles of ballroom, Latin, and swing dance. Classes are March 11-April 22, Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost $30 (employee) $25 (student). Intermediate/beginning level. No partner required. Register in WRC 101, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Contact Dana.Foster@uni.edu or 273-5859.
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GREECE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM: The June 2004 Greece Study Abroad Program has openings. Study in Greece and earn UNI credit, contact Bruess, History, at 273-2752, bruess@uni.edu, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/Greece/Greece2004.htm

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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring

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WRC SPRING BREAK HOURS: To view the Wellness and Recreation Centerís spring break hours, visit us online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/springbreak.html.
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WRC 154 PC LAB HOURS: Open lab hours for the COE PC lab in WRC 154 are Sunday-Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Details about the lab can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/coe/irtsweb/services/wrc_win.shtml
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EVENTS 

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

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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, March 8 in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union at 3:15. The agenda focuses primarily on proposals for changes to the Liberal Arts Core. All are welcome. For further information, contact Melissa Heston at
heston@uni.edu
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: John Groves, Geology, will present "Research on the Permian-Triassic Boundary in Western Tethys: Geology and Geotourism" on Monday, March 8, 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125. All are welcome.
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UNI PRSSA MEETING TODAY: The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will meet today, March 8, at 4 p.m. in Lang Auditorium. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/prssa or email jdemouth@uni.edu
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CIGAR SMOKING SOCIETY: The UNI Cigar Smoking Society will meet Monday, March 8, 6:30 p.m., at Tony's Lounge. Enjoy smoking cigars and discussing current issues in politics, sports and everything else. Membership fees are cut in half.
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PANEL DISCUSSION: MEL GIBSONíS PASSION OF THE CHRIST: Monday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Panelists: Ken Atkinson: "A Biblical Scholar's Perspective," Harry Brod: "The Rise of Spectacular Christianity," Betty DeBerg: "Atonement and Mel Gibson," James Robinson: "Another Battle in the Culture Wars." For more information, contact Martha Reineke, 273-6233
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MOMIX TO PERFORM AT THE GBPAC: Monday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. See people who aren't people, sculptures that come alive, groups that combine into strange and magical creatures. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets.
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WORLD MUSIC CONCERT: UNI Percussion/Marimba and West African Drum Ensembles Concert, Randy Hogancamp, conductor, with guests Anthony DiSanza, Brazilian percussion and Arabic tabla, and University of Iowa Afro/Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble, James Dreier and Paul Cunliffe, directors - March 8, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. No admission charge.
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BOOK SALE: 9 a.m. - noon Tuesday, March 9, in Maucker Union. Books will be sold for $1 an inch. All genres will be available: fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, etc. Proceeds will go to the UNI History Club.
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NATIVE PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP: The UNI Native Roadside Vegetation Center is hosting a Native Plant Propagation Workshop on Thursday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Propagating from seed and vegetative plant parts, soil mixes and amendments, greenhouse fertilization and watering will be presented. Participants will pot up their handiwork to take home. The $35 fee covers lunch and reference materials. Call 3-3005 to register.
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METTA QUINTET AT THE GBPAC:
7:30 p.m., Friday, March 12. The Metta Quintet will present "Going to Meet the Man." The performance is free and open to the public.
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1-ON-1 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:
Register March 8-11, WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Prelims Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m.; finals Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Three divisions offered: women, men under 6í, men 6í plus. Valid UNI ID required. Participation point and individual event.
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SPRING BREAK CANOEING:
Explore the Rio Grande March 13-21. Cost is $325 (UNI), $345 (Guest). Swimming skills and good physical condition are a prerequisite. Call Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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HISTORY CLUB FILM: The History Club is showing the film "Aguirre, Wrath of God" by Werner Herzog at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in Seerley 115. Free and open to the public.
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BADMINTON COMPETITION: Register for Intramurals badminton March 22-25, WRC 101 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Men, women, and co-rec play. Singles are March 30 and doubles are March 31, both at 7 p.m. and on WRC South Courts. Doubles partners must be from same housing affiliation (exception co-rec play).
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SALLY RIDE TO SPEAK: Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, will speak at the GBPAC at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series.
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WOMEN AND WAR CONFERENCE: Conference addressing the impact of war upon women's lives, March 29. Speakers: 9 a.m., Dr. Anne Barstow, author of "War's Dirty Secret" and 1 p.m., Ms. Kristina Koch, USAID staff, Bosnia and International Rescue Committee staff, Sierra Leone. Roundtables on U.S. role (10:15 a.m.) and role of NGOs(2 p.m.) Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. No charge.
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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE AT UNI: Honor those affected by cancer April 16-17, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. There is a team captain's informational meeting March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elm Room at Maucker Union. E-mail
relay-for-life@uni.edu
for information.
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SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE: Saturday April 24. Speaker is John Skowronski of Northern Illinois University. Listen to panels discussing graduate school, jobs, and undergraduates' professional experiences. Present your research or learn about current students' research. Abstract submission deadline is March 26. On-line registration and submission is available at http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm
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