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Monday, April 12, 2004

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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
Kenny Chesney will bring his tour to the UNI-Dome Friday, Aug. 6,
at 8 p.m. Opening for Chesney will be Uncle Kracker. Tickets will go on
sale Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the
UNI-Dome NW Ticket Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at
http://www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 319-363-1888.
All seats will be reserved.

WANTED: ANOTHER T.C.: The UNI Spirit Squad is looking for dedicated and spirited persons to fill a second spot as "T.C," the UNI Panther Mascot.
If interested, contact Shandon Dohmen at shandon.dohmen@uni.edu or at 273-6334. For more information, visit http://www.unipanthers.com/spirit
GRAD ASSISTANT OPENING: ITS Educational Technology is accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant for the 2004-2005 academic year. This position involves teaching computer application workshops to students, staff, and faculty. You must be accepted into a graduate program at UNI to be eligible for this position. For additional information and application materials send mailto:its-tnt@uni.edu or call 273-2309.
CONTINUING ED TO MOVE: The Continuing Education Office is in the process of relocating from the west wing of the Student Health Center to the building previously occupied by Conference and Event Services (on the corner of Hudson Rd. and 27th St.) The move is expected to be completed by Wednesday, April 14. Phones, fax, and campus zip code (0223) will remain the same.
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, & 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.
SOCK COLLECTION: Collection of thick, new or gently-used socks for Iowa Homeless sponsored by the Foundation MSW Students.
April 12 to April 23, Rod Library and the Social Work Office;
April 16 to April 21, Maucker Union;
April 19 to April 30, Waterloo Public Library and Simpson Furniture.
For more information, contact Jennifer McClain at: azrielspirit@rocketmail.com

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: Beginning Monday, May 10, 2004, summer hours for University offices are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, August 13, 2004.
REGENTS STAFF AWARD NOMINATIONS: Professional & Scientific employees at UNI are invited to submit nominations for the 2004 Regents Staff Excellence Award. The awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from the Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. To submit nominations go to http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/nomination.html. The deadline is Friday, April 23, at 4 p.m. For more information, call Karen Cunningham at 273-2504.
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 Friday, April 16.
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.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKER'S DAY: Tuesday, April 20 is National Library Workers Day. Stop by the library to thank the good people who make Rod Library work.

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.


FINDING JOURNALS: Rod Library reference staff will assist you in tracking down known journal articles, books, or other publications. Contact them via chat <http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml> (M-F, 1-4), e-mail, or in person <http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/ask.shtml>
COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT: Plan now to learn more about Microsoft Office and/or Creating Web Pages next fall and earn credit for it. For further information, http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html
FITNESS MANIA DAY: Saturday, April 24, WRC, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will provide the UNI community an opportunity to check out different fitness classes, improve certain skills, or develop new ones. Try WRS Fitness classes on for size. Cost $10 (includes lunch). For more information, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitnessmania.html
MAY-TERM CLASS: The Dept. of Theatre will offer "Acting for Life" (490:059), a May term class that 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



Wednesday, Apr. 14, Softball vs. Iowa State, UNI Softball Field, 4 p.m.
Friday, April 16, Baseball vs. Rockhurst, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 17, Baseball vs. Rockhurst, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Evansville (DH), UNI Softball Field, Noon
Sunday, April 18, Baseball vs. Rockhurst, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Evansville, UNI Softball Field, Noon
For more information, http://www.unipanthers.com
FACULTY SENATE MEETING: On Monday, April 12, at 3:15 p.m., 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.
EARTH SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR: Brian Gedlinske, environmental specialist with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, will give a presentation on "Iowa Waste Reduction Center's Small Business Environmental Assistance" on Monday, April 12, 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The UNI Alumni Association presents Senior Celebration. Seniors-only events include "Grab N’ Go Breakfast" on Tuesday, "Ice Cream Social" on Wednesday, and "Pizza and Pop at the Campanile" on Thursday. ALL students are invited to attend "Build Your Credit, Lower Your Debt" on Monday at 6 p.m. and "Life in the Actual Real World," on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Both seminars will take place in Maucker Union’s College Eye Room (lower level). Refreshments and door prizes provided. For more information, call 273-2355 or http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.html
Students, community and staff are invited to a public forum, Monday,
April 12, from 7-9 p.m., Lang Hall Auditorium. The forum, "Making
Our Schools Safe for GLBT Youth," is one in a series of statewide
events focusing on the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
(GLBT) youth. Legal, religious, family and educational issues will be
addressed. For more information, visit http://www.iowasafeschools.org/
NISEA MEETING: There will be an NISEA (Northern Iowa State Education Association) meeting on Tuesday, April 13. This will be the last meeting of the semester.
STOP DEMOLISHING PALESTINE: Stories of non-violent resistance to the Israeli Occupation will be presented at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in SEC 247. Joe Carr, a peace activist, will present stories and show pictures of incidents he witnessed, including the death of 23-year old U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie. Cheryl Brodersen, Corrie's aunt, will discuss her family's reaction to Rachel's murder. Sponsored by: UNI ACLU, Amnesty International, SSJ, Iowans for a Free Palestine.
The Political Science Speaker Series will present a talk by Pita Agbese,
Political Science, on the impact of Shar'ia (Islamic law) on
Nigerian politics, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in Sabin 201.
The Center for International Peace and Security Studies and the Department
of History, present a talk by Stephen Rapp, a senior trial attorney in the
Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
He will present, "An Impossible Dream? Can Human Rights Violations be
Deterred by International Prosecution?" The talk will take place in the Seerley Hall,
Great Reading Room, (Room 116) on Thursday, April 15, at
9:30 a.m.
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 Old Central Ballroom 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.
RUSSIAN GYPSY MUSIC: The Romen Gypsy Theatre and Talisman present Early Music of Russian Gypsies at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in KAB 111. Open and free to the public. TALISMAN's Russian-Gypsy program recreates a concert of the famous Gypsy singer Stepanida Soldatova (1787- 1822). Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Russian and East European Studies, and International Programs.
THEATRE WORKSHOPS: Theatre UNI and the GBPAC are offering two workshops with theatre, film, and television actor Anthony Zerbe, Monday and Tuesday, April 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre, Room 1. The workshops, "Interpretation & Performance of Text" and "Acting for Stage and Film" are open to the UNI community. For more information, http://www.theatreuni.com
IMPROV: 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 Saturday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. All performances are free 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/
FILM RESCHEDULED: "Man of Marble," the fifth film in the series "Communism and Society in Central Europe: Film Classics" could not be shown April 4. It is rescheduled for 7 p.m., Sunday, April 18, in Seerley 115. "Man of Iron," originally scheduled to be shown April 18, will be shown Sunday, April 25 (also 7 p.m., Seerley 115).
DATING DOCTOR COMES TO UNI: David Coleman, nine-time national speaker- of-the-year, will speak at 7 p.m., Monday, April 19, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Coleman is known as the "Dating Doctor." For more information on David Coleman, visit http://www.datingdoctor.com. Coleman's visit is sponsored by the UNI Speakers Fund, in conjunction with the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council and Order of Omega.
INTRAMURAL BENCH PRESS COMPETITION: Open to men and women. Competition is Wednesday, April 21, at 7:05 p.m., WRC 153 – Free Weight Room. Entry taken at time of weigh-in, April 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. Three attempts, all lifts must be legal.
SHANTYTOWN: Shantytown will be held Friday and Saturday, April 16-17. This is an overnight event to raise awarness about homelessness and poverty housing issues. Activities 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.
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS RESEARCH: Senior Presidential Scholars will be presenting their senior thesis research projects on Saturday, April 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.
ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY IN CONCERT: Orchesis Dance Company presents "A Maelstrom of Mirage" Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., 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
BACKPACKING IN MICHIGAN: Backpack the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Thursday - Sunday, April 22-25. Cost $80 (UNI) $90 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Thursday, April 15, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. A great adventure with impressive views and a “rain forest” feel. Contact Outdoor Rec, 3-7163.
CLIMB THE WRC ROCK WALL: Still haven't climbed the WRC rock wall? Come climb on Thursday, April 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163.
Celebrate UNI’s Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Maucker Union Plaza. A variety of booths and services will be available to encourage environmental awareness and education. Europa Cycle & Ski will provide free bicycle tune-ups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. UNI Police will register bikes for identification in case of loss or theft. Extra credit cards for personal wellness students will be available at Sole Power table.
BAND-4-BANDZ: A battle of the bands will take place at the UNI West Gym on Saturday, April 24, followed by a headlining concert with Lucky Boys Confusion. The purpose of this all-day music festival is to bring live music to the area and to promote responsible drinking habits, since April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the battle and at 7:30 p.m. for Lucky Boys Confusion. An all-day pass is $5, which includes all 8 bands. Visit, http://www.band4bandz.com for more information.
OUTDOOR TRACK MEET: An intramurals track meet will take place Sunday, April 25, at 4 p.m., on the UNI All-Weather Track (west of NU High School). Registration is Monday-Thursday, April 19-22, in WRC 101 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
GEORGE WINSTON IN CONCERT: Sunday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC. Winston blends jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, stride and classical music to create a sound unlike any other. Support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by bringing a donation of non-perishable food to the concert. Collection barrels will be available in the lobby.
Call 3-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50% off tickets.
The Cedar Valley Dance Club will hold its 9th Annual Spring Serenade Charity Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 24, at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. The Ken Paulsen Orchestra will be playing. There will be workshops on the waltz, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., and cha cha, from 4:45-5:45 p.m. The workshop fees are $12 each or $20 for both. The fee for workshops and the dance is $30. Dance only price is $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Student rates are $5 with ID. Tickets can be purchased at Image Makers on Main St. in Cedar Falls. Proceeds will benefit the Waterloo Exchange Club and the UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers.
DO-RUN-RUN: The 15th Annual UNI PRSSA Do-Run-Run will take place Saturday, May 1, at 9 a.m. in Gateway Park, Cedar Falls. Half of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity. Registration fees include a T-shirt, refreshments, and eligibility for prizes. To print a registration form, visit http://www.uni.edu/prssa or contact Matt Mettille at mmettill@uni.ed or Lindsay McCracken at lindsuni@uni.edu.
OIL DRILLING DEBATE: The question of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a hotly contested issue. Although attempts to open the ANWR for oil exploration have failed in Congress, the question remains one of the most important issues before Americans today. On Tuesday, April 27, the students from the Land, People, and Economics class will debate this question in the CBB Room 223, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and vote to determine the winning side. Contact Hans Isakson (273-2950) for additional information.
CANOEING IN MINNESOTA: Experience tranquil beauty in the pristine northern Minnesota wilderness during this post-finals canoe tripSunday-Friday, May 9-14. Cost $130 (UNI) $155 (Guest). Pre-trip meeting Tuesday, 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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