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Monday, March 29, 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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SPRING MAJOR FAIR:
The spring major fair will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday,March 29, in Redeker; from 5 - 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in the Commons; and from 7 - 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in Dancer Hall. The fair is for undeclared students or those changing majors. Prepare for the major meetings on April 7. Gather major/career information. Sponsored by Academic Advising/PAIR Program.
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NISG POSITIONS OPEN: Northern Iowa Student Government needs to fill three positions for the 2004-2005 school year. The Director of Administration, Director of Public Relations, and Speaker of the Senate are all paid positions. Applications are due April 5 for the directors and April 12 for Speaker of the Senate in the NISG office. For more information and applications, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg or contact NISG at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu.

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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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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE:
Is there someone in your life who has been affected by cancer? Honor them April 16-17 6 pm-6 am in the UNI-Dome. Teams are signing up now! If you would like to participate or donate to this cause, please e-mail relay-for-life@uni.edu for information.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The 2004 USA Wrestling Kids/Cadets/Veterans Folkstyle National Championships will take place in the UNI-Dome April 2-4. More than 2,000 participants will compete on 20 wrestling mats. The UNI-Dome staff is looking for volunteers as scorers, tappers and runners - no prior experience necessary. Volunteers will receive meals while they are working as well as an event t-shirt. Please contact Mary Fosseen at maryfosseen@hotmail.com to sign up or for more information.
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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 pre-shrunk 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 a 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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STUDENT RESOURCES  

CHILD CARE GRANTS: The UNI Child Care Committee is now accepting applications for the 2004-05 academic year. Criteria include: Enrolled at least half time (six hours undergraduate/five hours graduate) as a UNI student working toward a degree or certification, financial need and out-of-pocket child care expenses. While all classified students (undergraduate and graduate) are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to B.A. students. Deadline: May 3.
Application available online at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ or from the UNI Financial Aid Office; Gilchrist Hall; 319-273-2700 or 800-772-2736
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USHERS NEEDED: Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming production of "Ghosts" by Henrik Ibsen. Performances are April 15-17 & 20-24 at 7:30 p.m. and April 17, 18, and 25 at 2 p.m. Ushers get one free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381.
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ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING: Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will be Thursday, April at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center. Two different screnning times will be offered, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening lasts approximately one hour. The screening is free of charge and open to UNI faculty, staff and students. Questions contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 273-2676.
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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY: Freshmen and undeclared students should attend a meeting on Wednesday April 7 at 3 pm in room 7 of the ITC. This meeting is for students who have an interest in declaring an Industrial Technology major. Learn basic information about the department and the different majors offered. If you would like to learn more about our programs before the meeting please visit our website at http://www.uni.edu/indtech/recruit. Students will be able to declare their major the day of the meeting and will then be assigned a new academic advisor. For more information, contact Michelle Lee, 273-2562.
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WSI INSTRUCTION: The School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services is sponsoring three American Red Cross WSI (Water Safety Instruction) Classes this spring. This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of swimming and certify participants for teaching swim lessons. The three different classes will be April 2-4, May 14-16 and May 20-23. Contact Chris Denison at denison@uni.edu or at 273-7263 for more information.
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FREE PRACTICE LSAT: The Daniel Webster Law Society and the UNI Career Center offer 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, offers scholarships to non-traditional students. Applications are available through the Financial Aid Office, and must be submitted by Monday, April 12. UNIConnection has offered non-trad. scholarships since 1971, and has distributed approximately $36,500.

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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 LOCKER SERVICES: The Health Beat 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 Health Beat.
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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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HOURS

LIBRARY SPECIAL HOURS:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spec

EVENTS 

UNI MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: now through April 23 in the KAB. The competition showcases outstanding recent works by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Lee Potter, Earth Science, will give a presentation on "The Chico Sill Complex, New Mexico--Revisited: Isotopes, History, and the Black Cow Camp" on Monday, March 29, 4 pm, in Latham Hall 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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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 March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union. 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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NISEA: The Northern Iowa State Education Association meeting will take place Tuesday, March 30 at 8 p.m., in SEC room 182/183 . Guest speaker is a principal at Bondurant-Farrar. She will discuss interview questions and other concerns for prospective teachers. All education majors are welcome.
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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 come together to honor a friend upon her death. In the process they struggle to accept the lives they have chosen for themselves and their daughters when they married American soldiers following World War II. Directed by Cynthia Goatley. Admission is free.
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SUPERIOR HIKING TRAIL BACKPACKING/SNOWSHOEING: Explore one of Minnesota's most popular trails April 2-4 backpacking the Superior Trail. Cost $55 (UNI) $65 (guest). Pre-trip meeting March 30 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Snowshoes provided if needed. No experience necessary. Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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SYMPHONY CONCERT: The Boston Symphony's principal second violinist, Haldan Martinson, joins The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony this Friday and Saturday night in a program of Sibelius, Mahler and Rouse. The 7:30 p.m. concerts at the GBPAC will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. discussion led by Music Director Jason Weinberger.
Concert tickets are available at 3-7469 and at the door.
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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 a sex object, young girls and their love/hate for Barbie, and 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 for all students. There will be free musical entertainment and a raffle.

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APRIL 1 THURSDAZE EVENTS: Ultra-violet body paints, hair dyes, airbrush UV tatoos combined with high-intensity black lights, 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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PRSSA CONFERENCE: UNI PRSSA will host a 2004 Regional Activity April 2-4. Activities are open to all UNI students for free include a keynote speech by Stacy Solovey, senior public relations manager, Western Region, Caesars Entertainment; casino table games, and a dance, Saturday, April 3. For a free ticket, RSVP by Thursday, April 1 to uniregionalactivity@yahoo.com or call Theresa at 309-696-6560.
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LAURA THUDIUM: MY LIFE IN ART: Theatre UNI will host professional costume and theatrical makeup designer, Laura Thudium, Saturday, April 3 at 7 p.m., for a presentation and discussion of her career and publishing experience.  The presentation will be in CAC Room 108. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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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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ARTS IN APRIL KICK-OFF: UNI will host its fourth annual Arts in April kick-off, a free day-long event featuring workshops and performances, from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at the GBPAC. There will be a series of workshops -- geared toward children -- on juggling, jazz and hip-hop dancing, creative drama and visual arts. Performances will include those by the Habeas Corpus Early Dance Project, the UNI Stage Combat Club, Opera UNI, Orchesis, and UNI's Jazz Band One. Contact: UMPR, 3-2761.
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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 McCormick Place, Chicago. 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, at 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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BECOME AN EDUCATED JEWELRY CONSUMER:
Find out what you are really paying for at a gemstone awareness seminar April 5 at UNI's Latham Hall, Room 125, from 4 to 5 p.m, presented by Dave Cutler from Precieux Arts Jewlery. The seminar will inform the general public and potential gemstone buyers of what to look for when buying jewlery, including cut,clarity and quality. Become an educated consumer and know that you are getting what you are paying for.
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TASTE OF ASIA: AASU presents the Taste of Asia. We will sell tickets on April 1 and April 2 in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The cost is $5, or $6 at the door. The event will be in the International Student Services, upper level of Maucker Union on April 5 (Monday), from 11-2. We will serve authentic Asian foods. Please come and support the Asian American Student Union. For more information, please call Thao Dao (319) 610-4300 or write uni_aasu@hotmail.com.
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5 TIL ARTIST SERIES:
Bring your lunch and listen to singer/guitarist RYAN ADCOCK, Wednesday, April 7 at 11:55 a.m. in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. Ryan is touring in support of his latest album "From Silence and Joy." For more info call 273-5888 or check out www.ryanadcock.com. Sponsored by the Student Involvement & Activities Center (SIAC)
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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 and 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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ROCK CLIMBING/HIKING: Backpack and climb in one of the best outdoor recreation areas in Arkansas April 16-18. Cost $80 (UNI) $90 (Guest). Pre-trip meeting April 13 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Sam’s Throne, Arkansas, offers challenging routes for all skill levels! No experience necessary. All equipment provided.
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SOUP'S ON: FOUR CULTURES, FOUR SOUPS at the University Museum, Thursday, April 15, 5:30-7:30 pm. Experience the Museum in a different light. Sample several different soups and breads from around the world. Bid on silent auction items as you dine. Purchase tickets at the University Museum by April 9. $10/adult; $5/children under 12.
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