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Monday, April 19, 2004

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NEWS 

PANTHER SHUTTLE SERVICE CONTINUING: The Panther Shuttle will continue service until Friday, April 30.
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REGISTER ONLINE FOR FALL PARKING PERMITS: Parking permit applications are now being accepted online. To access the application, follow the link under "Current Announcements" on MyUNIverse. Students must be enrolled, and faculty/staff must be currently employed. G and CP permits are excluded from this process. If you have questions, contact the Department of Public Safety, Parking Division at 273-2710.
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OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS MOVE: The Office of Business Operations has moved to its permanent home of Gilchrist 256, the former location of the Controllerís Office. Areas that have moved include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cashiers, Fixed Assets, Payroll and Purchasing. The mail code for Business Operations is 0008. Purchasing (mail code 0016) and Payroll (mail code 0040) will maintain their mail codes for a transition period. Questions should be directed to Lisa Steimel, ext. 3-5885.
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COMPLIANCE & EQUITY MANAGEMENT MOVES: The Office of Compliance & Equity Management has temporarily moved to 115 & 121 Gilchrist, mailcode 0028. All phone numbers and fax number remain unchanged.
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PROGRAM COORDINATOR, VOLUNTEER UNI: The position of Student Program Coordinator for Volunteer UNI, a program area of the Career Center, is available for the 2004-2005 academic year. The role of the program coordinator is to promote volunteerism through presentations, the annual Volunteer Fair and the biweekly e-newsletter, "VolunteerNews" and the creation of printed materials. The time commitment is 12 hours per week and the wage is $7.10 per hour. For a complete job description and application, vsit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter. For more information contact Susie Schwieger, Associate Director, Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services at 273-6857.
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GET INVOLVED WITH ELECTION 2004: The New Voters Project is the largest non-partisan & non-profit grassroots effort to mobilize young voters in the history of the United States. The Iowa goal is to register 50,000 18-24 year-olds and get them to the polls in November. A voter registration drive will take place Tuesday - Thursday, April 20-22. For more information, contact Lanni, the UNI campus organizer, at llantto@newvotersproject.org.
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FALL CONVOCATION, 4 P.M., SUNDAY, AUG. 22, GBPAC: Pres. Koob will deliver the address, "Great Expectations." Jay Edelnant is convocation marshal. This traditional event honors the beginning of the academic year and sets a tone of dedication to education by both students and faculty. The Panther Bash, a picnic and rally for new and returning students, will follow.
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COVERLET SALE: 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 several colors, it sells for $45 or $50 to mail. Coverlets can be purchased at the University Museum, 273-2188.
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GRAPHIC DESIGN CONTEST: Rod Library is redesigning its Web site and invites students to create icons for the library home page. If your design is selected, you will receive a $50 gift certificate good at various local businesses. Contact Stan Lyle at stanley.lyle@uni.edu for details.
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OFF-CAMPUS SURVEY PRIZE WINNERS: The following students won gift certificates for participating in the Off-Campus Student Survey conducted in March: Lucas Brady, Jennifer Freitag, Nicole Heck, Joshua Stamp and Valerie Steinbeck. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all students who participated.
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UNI-DOME SUMMER CONCERT ANNOUNCED: 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 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.
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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
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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.
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CONTINUING ED MOVE: The Continuing Education Office has moved 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.) Phones, fax, and campus zip code (0223) will remain the same.
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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.
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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.
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NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKER'S DAY: Tuesday, April 20 is National Library Workers Day. Stop by the library to thank the people who make Rod Library work.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

VOLUNTEER AND RECEIVE GIFT CERTIFICATE: Rod Library is conducting a use study of a redesigned Web site and seeks student opinion. Freshmen and sophomores are preferred. Participants will answer questions about using the revised library site and receive a gift certificate as a thank you. Please contact Stan Lyle, stanley.lyle@uni.edu
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MISSING CITATION DETAILS: Finishing a paper and realize you forgot to record all the needed details for your reference list? Rod Library reference staff will assist you in finding the missing details. Contact them via chat, http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtm M-F, 1-4 p.m.; telephone; email; or in person, http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/ask.shtml
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APPLE ILIFE SUITE WORKSHOP: "Livin' the iLife with Ed Cranston," a free workshop on using the tools of the Apple iLife Suite will take place Friday, April 23, from 1-3 p.m. in SEC 127-128. The iLife suite of applications allows you to integrate five multimedia applications, iPhoto for digital photography, iMovie for editing digital video, iTunes for managing music and audio, GarageBand for creating music, and iDVD for creating DVD's - and integrate them so that they work together seamlessly. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/coe/_news/ilife.shtml
Intended audience: teacher education students and faculty.
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APRIL SPECIAL AT BISCOTTI'S: Biscotti's, Redeker Center, is offering a cookie and pint of milk for 95 cents through the end of the month.
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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>
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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
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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. Cost $10 (includes lunch). For more information,
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitnessmania.html

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EVENTS 

UNI MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI ATHLETICS:
http://www.unipanthers.com
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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
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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.
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GUEST ARTISTS' LECTURE: The sculpture team of Ed McGowin and Claudia DeMonte, the creators of the new sculpture located at the colonnade entrance to the Center for Multicultural Education, will present a lecture on their public artwork at 7 p.m., Monday, April 19 in the Art Auditorium, KAB 111.
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"BEHIND THE BROKEN WORDS," STARRING ANTHONY ZERBE AND ROSCOE LEE BROWNE: Browne and Zerbe, award-winning stage, film and TV actors, will perform master works of poetry, comedy and drama Monday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Strayer-Wood Theatre. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Tickets are free, but required. Call 273-6381 to reserve tickets.
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TAKE BACK THE NIGHT: April 20, 5 p.m., at the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union. This annual event protests violence against women. Schedule of events: 5 p.m. SAVE Forum Actors performance; 6 p.m. Capoeira dance performance; 6:30 p.m. audience poetry/music sharing; 7 p.m. victim resource information; 7:20 p.m. Open Mic; 7:45 p.m. march throughout College Hill area. For more information, contact Courtney Clausen at clausen3@uni.edu or Julie Thompson at 273-2137.
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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 Tuesday - Sunday, April 20-25, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $8 for UNI faculty and staff and free to UNI students with ID. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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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.
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CLIMB 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. Climbing is free, all equipment is provided and extra staff will be at the wall to assist beginners.
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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: 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 the Sole Power table.
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THURSDAZE APRIL 22 EVENTS: A night of stress-free fun. From 5-10 p.m., enjoy inflatable fun, wax hands, and frame-a-name, Maucker Union Plaza. For more information, call 273-2683 or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/thursdaze
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will present "May the Force be with You" on Friday and Saturday April 23 and 24, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. On the program will be music from "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Harry Potter," "Jaws" and others. Tickets at 273-7469 and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.
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BAND-4-BANDZ: A battle of the bands will take place at the UNI West Gym Saturday, April 24, followed by a headlining concert with Lucky Boys Confusion. The all-day music festival will 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.
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UNI YOUNG PEOPLES DANCE THEATRE INFORMANCE: Saturday, April 24, 2 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Under the direction of UNI students, children from local elementary schools will share their creative dances in an informal performance. General admission is $1 at the door. http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm
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UNI BIOLOGY PRESERVES SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK: Sunday, April 25, 2 p.m. Join members of the UNI Biology Preserves Committee, who will lead a spring wildflower walk through the University Avenue Preserves. Meet at the Lampost Theatre parking lot, 204 W. Seerley Blvd. For more information, call Jean at 3-7152.
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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.
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DANCE BENEFIT: 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.
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HILLSIDE OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE: Saturday April 24 marks "Astronomy Day." The UNI observatory, located on Jennings Drive, will be open to the public from 9-11 p.m. Various telescopes will be set up to provide views of several planets, nebulae and the Moon. No cost. If the weather is cloudy, the event will be cancelled.
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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. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The final meeting of the 2003-2004 Faculty Senate will be on Monday, April 26, in CBB 319 at 3:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.
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OIL DRILLING DEBATE: Tuesday, April 27, the students from the "Land, People, and Economics" class will debate the question of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), in CBB 223, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and vote to determine the winning side. Contact Hans Isakson, 3-2950, for additional information.
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VOICES AND RHYTHMS OF AFRICA: Chris Ogbondah, communication studies, will be the featured presenter on Tuesday, April 27, 5 p.m. at University Book and Supply. After briefly talking about his book, "State Press Relations in Nigeria," Ogbondah will play African drums. Children of all ages will be invited to play drums and dance to an African beat. Ogbondah will describe the clothing from Nigeria he and his family will be wearing as well as many of the African artifacts on display. A video depicting diverse cultural festivals of the peoples Rivers States of Nigeria entitled "Rivifest" will be shown. Ogbondah will tell stories and spin African tales.
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FAIR HOUSING CONFERENCE: "Keepers of the Dream," Cedar Valley Fair Housing Conference, will take place Thursday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Waterloo Center for the Arts. Keynote speaker is George Galster, a leading fair housing scholar. Workshops will cover predatory lending, landlord/tenant issues, etc. Registration, $10, call 291-4441. Sponsors: UNI Public Policy, Waterloo Human Rights Commission.
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CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION: Friday, April 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in front of Maucker Union. Feast on fajitas, refried beans, chips, a beverage and dessert for $4. Live entertainment provided by Las Guitarras de Mexico. For more info, call 273-2683.
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PRAIRIE VIDEO: The premiere showing of "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie," will be Friday, April 30, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The feature-length documentary is directed by Daryl Smith, professor and director of the Native Roadside Vegetation Center. It is narrated by Annabeth Gish, critically acclaimed film and television actress. The film covers one of the world's great ecosytems and its transformation from natural landscape to farmland. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu~lostland
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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.edu or Lindsay McCracken at lindsuni@uni.edu.
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"KISS ME KATE" AT THE GBPAC: Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. One of the all-time great musicals, "Kiss Me Kate" sparkles with wit and romance. Winner of five Tony Awards. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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