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Monday, April 5, 2004

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NEWS 

STUDENT USERID AMNESTY: UserID Amnesty will be in effect throughout the month of April, 2004. This year is the FINAL time that this option will be offered. During UserID Amnesty, students may select a new userid, even if a change from the UNI-assigned userid has already been made. Visit the UserID Selection page, https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/select_userid.cgi, during UserID Amnesty and choose a new userid to replace your current one. E-mail sent to your old userid will be automatically forwarded to your new one. http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/userid-amnesty.shtml
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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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EMERGENCY SIGNAL: The Blackhawk County Emergency Management Agency will be testing their emergency siren on April 7 at 11 a.m..
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VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Volunteer UNI of the UNI Career Center is recognizing volunteers for their outstanding contributions to the community. Nominate fellow students, staff or faculty members for their voluntarism. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu to request application forms. All applications must be submited to:
Volunteer UNI, The UNI Career Center by April 16.
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SHOW YOUR FAMILY YOU CARE: Nominate them to be recognized as the 2004 UNI Family of the Year. The winning applicant receives a $250 gift certificate to UBook & Supply. The family receives great benefits, including recognition during Family Weekend 2004. Apply at http://www.uni-foundation.org/unipa/fotyinfo.shtml
Questions, call the UNI Foundation at 273-6078. Deadline - April 19.
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SERVANT SATURDAY: Need community service volunteer hours or just want to lend a hand? St. Stephen's will hold its semi-annual Servant Saturday on Saturday, April 17. Projects include roadway clean-up and working in the Salvation Army warehouse. Meet at St. Stephen's at 9:30 am. Lasts until noon. Contact Angela Hagarty at angela@uni.edu for more information.
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COMMITTEE OPENINGS: NISG is seeking students to serve on university committees. Students need not be current members of NISG to serve. Vacancies include:
Military Science Liaison Advisory Committee--1 opening;
Wellness and Recreation Services Advisory Committee--2 openings;
Maucker Union Policy Board--1 opening;
Apply at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg For more information, contact nateg@uni.edu.
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MEMFIS UPDATE: On April 5, MEMFIS users will experience a new look and feel to the
MEMFIS system. In preparation for Phase II, MEMFIS technical support
will apply a patch to the current Oracle software that will result in
changes. Basic functionality will remain the same, but the way you
access certain functions will change and the look will be different. To
preview the new look, read the most recent issue of the MEMFIS TIMES
newsletter at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/news/memfis times.asp
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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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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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SUMMER FOOD SERVICE: The 23rd Street Market in the Commons and Prexy's and Chats at Maucker Union will provide summer food service
beginning with the May session. Dining centers will not be open.
Students and staff may purchase Dining Dollars, pay cash or charge food and beverages.

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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ALCOHOL SCREENING: Would you like to change direction? Free, anonymous screening for alcohol problems, including assessment questionnaire, video, and educational materials. Also appropriate for people concerned about someone else's drinking. Thursday April 8, at 4 p.m. at the Counseling Center. 273-2676 for more information.
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START YOUR FINAL PAPER: Rod Library reference staff will assist you in finding journal articles and other publications on the subject of your next paper. Contact them via chat (http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml, M-F, 1-4), email, or in person (http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/ask.shtml).
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DECLARE A MAJOR: Freshman, undecided students, and students changing majors should attend a departmental meeting for their intended major on Wednesday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Purpose: Identify major courses. Learn about the registration process and guidelines for majors. Declare a major.
Departmental meetings locations can be found at:
http://www.uni.edu/acaadvis/decmajor.html
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STUDY IN HONDURAS: Space is available for the 2 week study program in Honduras,
"Globalization's Impact on Central America," August 8-19. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/~schrage/honduras_course.htm
For registration information, contact Linda Wiges at 273-7078 or
linda.wiges@uni.edu in the Study Abroad Office.
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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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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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ATTENTION SENIORS:
The UNI Alumni Association presents Senior Celebration April 12-15. We’re celebrating seniors with free events all week. Claim your free Senior Pak this week on the Commons Plaza (between Commons and the Campanile) on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 273-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.html.
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INTRAMURAL TABLE TENNIS: Singles and doubles competitions for men, women and co-rec. Register April 5-8, WRC 101, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Competition at WRC South Courts. Singles – April 13, at 7 p.m., Doubles – April 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Co-Rec – April 14, at 7 p.m.
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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HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA:
Georgine Getty, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, and former UNI graduate (Philosophy and Women's Studies), will present "Homelessness in America: Problems and Solutions," Monday, April 5, at 3:30 pm, CAC 108.
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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: The Asian American Student Union presents a Taste of Asia in the International Student Services, upper level of Maucker Union on Monday, April 5 from 11-2.The cost is $5, (purchased in advance) or $6 at the door. For more information, please call Thao Dao (319) 610-4300 or write uni_aasu@hotmail.com.
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STUDENT HISTORY LECTURE: The UNI History Club is holding its annual student lecture night on Monday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in SRL 115. Student lecturers will present their current research. Presenters include, Johnny Sanchez, "Railroads and Tourism in the American West;" Andrew Hoff, "The Teaching of Early Man, The Dig!" and Nate Green, "'By an Eye of Faith': The Great Awakening in a Modern Context." The event is free and open to the public.
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LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS:
Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC, one of the top swing and jump
blues bands in the country will be performing. This all-star, eight-piece band,
features some of the finest musicians anywhere. Come and swing; the dance
floor will be down. And after the show, stay for a swing dance party in the
lobby, complete with dance lessons and great music. Call 3-SHOW for tickets.
UNI students receive 50% tickets.
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OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Saturday, April 17 (rain date: Saturday, April 24). Manager’s meeting Monday, April 12, at 4 p.m., WRC 155. Entries due April 14 by 5:30 p.m., WRC 101. $20 entry fee. Limited to first 16 teams.
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WAR AGAINST BOYS: Christina Hoff Sommers is the W.H. Brady Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of "The War Against Boys." She will speak at 8 p.m., Wednesday April 14, in Maucker Union Expansion C.
Sommers will show that it is boys, not girls, who are on the weak side of the gender gap.
For more information, contact Marie Hamer at 319.560.7277.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: On Monday, April 12, at 3:15 in CBB 319, the Senate will discuss proposed changes to the Liberal Arts Core. Senate action on the proposal is possible. Everyone is welcome to attend (seating limited). For further information contact heston@uni.edu.
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OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Manager’s meeting Monday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m., WRC 155. Entry fee $20, two game guarantee. Registration is April 13-14, WRC 101, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Limited to first 12 teams – Sign up early, space is limited.
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IIMPROV: Half-Masted 3.2 presents an all new improv experience, Lorem Improv Dolor! Featuring the Iowa debut of Gorilla Theater! April 15, 16, & 17 at 7:30 p.m. A family friendly matinee takes place April 17 at 3:30 p.m. All performances are freee and take place in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 040.
Reservations recommended at 273-6805 (on campus 3-6805)
More information at http://www.half-masted.com/
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GHOSTS: Theatre UNI presents Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts," a masterpiece of one woman’s struggle against religious hypocrisy and societal oppression. Performances are April 15-18 & 20-25, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $8 for UNI faculty and staff and free to UNI students with ID. Call 273-6381 or online at: http://www.theatreuni.com
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SHANTYTOWN: Shantytown will be held Friday and Saturday, April 16-17. This is an overnight event to raise awarness about homelessenss and poverty housing issues. Activites will include constructing cardboard houses and a speaker. Register at shanty_town2004@hotmail.com Sponsored by UNI Habitat for Humanity and Student Social Work Association.
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PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS RESEARCH: Senior Presidential Scholars will be presenting their senior thesis research projects on Saturday, Apr 17. The conference begins at 9 a.m. in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge with a welcome by President Koob. Following will be five sessions of research presentations. 9:30 - Jill Pedretti, Stacey Noble, Kyle Gerjerts; 10:15 - Amanda Smith, Rachel Kass, Allison Deutsch; 11 a.m.- Jodi Ferring, Matt Jaeger, Kim Mercer; 1 p.m. - Angie Boedeker, Kevin Twedt; 1:45 - Corey Jansen, Ben Watne, Kelley Wilkinson. All sessions are on the ground floor of Lang Hall in rooms 20, 21, and 23. All students, staff, faculty, friends, and family are cordially invited to attend one or more of the presentations.
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ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY IN CONCERT: Orchesis Dance Company presents "A Maelstrom of Mirage" Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. in the GBPAC. The concert will feature jazz, tap, modern and ballet with special guests IDT. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students/seniors. Call 273-SHOW. http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm
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BACKPACKING IN MICHIGAN: Backpack the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, April 22-25. Cost $80 (UNI) $90 (guest). Pre-trip meeting April 15, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. A great adventure with impressive views and a “rain forest” feel. Contact Outdoor Rec, 3-7163.
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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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THE NADAS: UNI's favorite band, THE NADAS, with special guest Jason Lavasseur, will perform Thursday April 8 in Maucker Union Ballroom. FREE ADMISSION! Show starts at 8 pm. For more information, call 273-2683.
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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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2nd ANNUAL MEN’S SLOW PITCH TOURNMENT: Saturday, April 24 (rain date: Sunday, April 25). Registration forms available week of April 12, WRC 101, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Entries due April 21 by 5:30 p.m., WRC 101. Entry fee $20 per team/two game guarantee. Contact Andy Briggs, 222-6180 or foodon42@hotmail.com.
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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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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 (*calendar)
Send the form and fees to: Carol Morris, 0421 or call 3-2247.
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CANOEING IN MINNESOTA: Experience tranquil beauty in the pristine northern Minnesota wilderness during this post-finals canoe trip May 9-14. Cost $130 (UNI) $155 (Guest). Pre-trip meeting April 27, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Canoeing and camping gear provided. Swimming skills a prerequisite. Contact Outdoor Rec, 3-7163 for further information.
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