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Monday, March 22, 2004

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NEWS 

NEW UNI ID CARDS: The university will begin issuing new photo ID cards -- now called "uCards" -- to students on March 29. If you are not graduating in May, you need a uCard.
The new uCards provide better security against identity theft. The old card format contains your Social Security Number in the magnetic stripe. The uCard replaces the SSN with a new university ID number. A new design makes the uCard easy to distinguish from the old card.
Residence-hall students should pick up uCards at their hall office between March 29 and April 1. Off-campus students, including those in University Apartments, should pick up uCards in Maucker Union, near Chats, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 5 to April 8. Following those dates, uCards will be available in the Department of Residence office in Redeker Center.
Students must pick up and sign for their own uCard. The new uCards will go into effect May 10. Old cards are needed until May 9. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/ucard/
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FOCUS GROUP: University Marketing & Public Relations is looking for students who are willing to share their insights into the meaning of žStudents FirstÓ for a focus group on Wednesday, March 31. To sign up, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/focus/student.html
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ARGANBRIGHT AWARDED NCAA POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: For full story, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/360.html
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UNI COMMEMORATIVE COVERLET: The Friends of the UNI Museums offer a commemorative coverlet featuring illustrations of well-known campus buildings. The coverlet is made in the U.S. of preshrunk 100% cotton, machine washable and colorfast. Available in cranberry, navy, hunter green or Williamsburg blue, with an ivory background. $45 or $50 to mail. Coverlets can be purchased at the University Museum, 273-2188.
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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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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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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 RESOURCES  

FREE PRACTICE LSAT: The Daniel Webster Law Society and the Career Center are offering students a chance to take a free practice LSAT exam administered under simulated testing conditions. This exam will be administered on April 3 at 10 am in Seerly 115 by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. For details visit http://www.uni.edu/~petersc/lsat.htm
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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: UNIConnection, a group of faculty, staff, and partners, is offering scholarships to non-traditional students. Applications are available through the Financial Aid Office, and must be submitted by Monday, April 12. UNIConnection has been offering non-trad. scholarships since 1971, and has distributed approximately $36,500 to date.

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APRIL COMPUTER WORKSHOP CALENDAR: The April schedule of free computer workshops for UNI students, staff and faculty is available at
http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt

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FIND IT!, A NEW LIBRARY GATEWAY FEATURE: Find It! provides links between article citations in research databases and online full text so that users can go directly to the full text without having to search for journal titles in the catalog.
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SUBSCRIBE TO VOLUNTEERNEWS:
VolunteerNEWS is an e-newsletter from Volunteer UNI of the UNI Career Center. Stay informed about community needs. To subscribe, send an e-mail to volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing 'SUB Volunteernews' your-email-address@uni.edu
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MEMFIS PHASE II UPDATE: The MEMFIS Phase II implementation date for new Human Resources and Payroll systems is being extended to January 2005. This includes employee electronic time entry, bi-weekly payroll for students, and the use of a new Personnel Action Form (PAF).
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HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES: The HB locker rooms have half and long lockers available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or sign-up at HB.
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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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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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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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HOURS

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: 3:15 p.m. on Monday, March 22 in CBB 319. Discussion is likely to focus on proposed changes to the Liberal Arts Core, and a tabled motion calling for the elimination of Capstone. Everyone is welcome to attend (limited seating). For further information contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.
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PUBLIC MUSIC LECTURE: Oleg Koshelev, Professor and Head of the Music Department at Herzen University in St.Petersburg, Russia, will speak on "Propaganda or Truth in the Music of Shostakovich and Prokofiev" on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in SRL 115. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
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AUCTION: On Wednesday, March 24 at 10 a.m., UNI will hold an auction at the warehouse at 2412 West 27th St., Cedar Falls. Six items of office furniture (desks & tables) will be auctioned first, followed by a large quantity of computers and electronic equipment. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed that day. Payment must be in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available on the east side of the warehouse. A photo ID is required to obtain a bidding number. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.
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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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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Sara Kimble, History, will present "Justice Undressed: Law, Sexuality, and Politics in Third Republic France." Free and open to all.
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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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MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION WORKSHOP: The Dept. of Theatre will host a 3-day Musical Theatre Audition Workshop led by Broadway, television, and film actor Kip Niven, March 25-27 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Mr. Niven will work with 15 students one-on-one on audition techniques for musical theatre. Anyone may observe the workshop sessions. For a schedule of workshops, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.
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LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING: An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at noon Friday, March 26, in Maucker Union - the University Room, South. 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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CME DEDICATION: The Center for Multicultural Education will host a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m., Friday, March 26, at the new center (top floor of Maucker Union). The brief program will feature a member of the UNI-7, a group of students whose actions helped establish the Ethnic Minorities Cultural and Educational Center in the early '70s; Matt Close, former NISG president; Pres. Robert Koob; Michael Blackwell, director of multicultural education; and Nicolas Vaca, author of "Presumed Alliance: The Unspoken Conflict between Latinos and Blacks and What it Means for America." Tours will follow. Refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided by members of the university's George Walker Society. For more information, contact Gaile Tolbert, 3-2250.
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NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO: Saturday, March 27, Maucker Union. Educators can meet and interview with school districts from across the nation. Open to certified educators seeking employment for 2004-05. For a list of participating school districts, a registration form and important information: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter.
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INTERNATIONAL DANCE CONCERT: The UNI International Dance Theatre's annual Spring Concert, "Music and Movement Around the World" will be on Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. Adults $6, Students & Senior Citizens, $4. For tickets, call 273-SHOW.
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HEAVEN'S GATES & HELL'S FLAMES: 7 p.m. March 27-28, Lang Hall Auditorium. "Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames" is a high impact-drama. The subject is people who live life, make choices, die and find themselves outside heaven. If their name is in the "Book of Life" they're welcomed into heaven. If not, hell becomes an all-too-real reality. No charge.
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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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GARY KROEGER: The Student Interaction Committee through the GBPAC is hosting Gary Kroeger for an Actor's Studio type performance on March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Old Central Ballroom in the Union. Gary has been working in LA since his graduation from UNI and has many professional experiences to share. This is a great opportunity for people to ask questions about what "show business" is like and how to enter into the business. For questions, contact james.kelly@uni.edu
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OFF-HUDSON SERIES: Presents "Tea," by Velina Hasu Houston, Tuesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. "Tea" tells the story of four Japanese women who have come together to honor a friend upon her death and in the process struggle to accept the lives they have chosen for themselves and their daughters when they each married an American soldier following World War II. Directed by Cynthia Goatley. Admission is free.
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INTERPRETERS THEATRE'S BARBIE UNDONE: "Barbie Undone" adapted and directed by Karen Mitchell and Brianne Waychoff will be performed March 31, April 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m. Combining the prose and poetry of a variety of contemporary authors, this romp through the world of Barbie explores adolescent boys' obsession with Barbie as sex object, young girls and their love/hate for Barbie, Barbie's imagined view of herself at mid-life. For mature audiences only; strong language and sexual situations. Performances are in the Interpreters Theatre LNG 040. Admission is free, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 7 p.m.
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CO-CURRICULAR TRANSCRIPT TASK FORCE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in being a part of the co-curricular transcript task force? Attend the meeting on March 31 at 8 a.m. in the Purple Pen Room at the Union for nominations and election of new chairperson. Positions also open for members (election not required). Questions? Contact Amanda at ajs81682@uni.edu.
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FREE GRILLOUT WITH MUSIC: Thursday, April 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Campanile. NISG will host its second annual Student Bash. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, and soda are available for all students. There will also be free musical entertainment and a raffle.
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APRIL 1 THURSDAZE EVENTS: Dance the night away in the GLow Zone. Ultra-violet body paints, hair dyes, airbrush UV tatoos combined with high intensity black lights and 3D laser lighting and EFX brings dancing to a whole new level. Dance starts at 9 p.m., Tye Dye T's from 7-11 p.m., and movie "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" at 7 p.m. (one show only). For more information, call 273-2683.
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UNISTA PRESENTS "FUDDY MEERS": April 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Directed by Josh Johnson. Tickets are $4 at the door. No Panther Pass. Visit www.unista.org for more information.
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30 HOUR FAMINE: The Catholic Student Association is sponsoring a 30 Hour Famine, Friday, April 2 through Saturday, April 3. All students are invited to participate in the fast to raise awareness of world hunger. Sign up at St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center or contact angela@uni.edu or njgruber@uni.edu.
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PANTENE TOTAL YOU TOUR: The UNI Entertainment Committee is sponsoring a bus trip to the Pantene Total You Tour, Saturday, April 3 at the McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Bus(es) will leave from the 'A' Parking Lot at 7 a.m. and return is anticipated around midnight. Tickets are $15 (cash or check, no U-Bill). Payment is due by Wednesday, March 31, 4 p.m. in the CME, upper level, Maucker Union. For more information about the trip, contact 273-2683. For more detailed information on the Pantene Total You Tour, visit
http://www.pantenetotalyoutour.com/tour/cities/chicago.php

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11TH ANNUAL SIGMA XI STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Sigma Xi's 11th Annual Student Research Conference will be April 8. Students (graduate & undergraduate) who have conducted scientific research during the past year are invited to participate in the conference. Details about the conference & submission guidelines can be found at http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/
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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, April 17 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hands-on gardening from making soil to creating healthy snacks. Register at http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter Send the form and fees to: Carol Morris, 0421 or call 3-2247.
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