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Monday, September 6, 2004

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NEWS 


E-BILL DUE Tuesday, Sept. 7.
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WIN FREE TUITION WITH THE PANTHER PROWL:
Win free UNI tuition or other great prizes between Labor Day and Thanksgiving by spending time with friends at six great UNI leisure/recreation venues. For more information, just click on Panther Prowl.
http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/WinTuition.pdf
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ESSENTIALS GRAND OPENING:
Essentials, the new retail store in the Union, will host grand opening events from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept.14 and 15. Featured will be drawings for prizes, special coupons, free ice cream from Wells Blue Bunny (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and samples of "Pitch Black" Mountain Dew (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Prizes include gift baskets prepared by Essentials, tickets to UNI football and men's basketball games, tickets to a performance at the GBPAC, and gifts from the WRC. Bags of popcorn will sell for 50 cents from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIPS:
Attend a Co-op Orientation meeting from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 8, CBB 109 or Thursday, Sept. 9, SEC 252. Learn about application process; credit; locating an internship; possible credit for job you have now. UNI Cooperative Education, GIL 224, 273-6041; http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/
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CABINET POSITIONS OPEN:
The Moe-Murphy administration is taking applications for their executive cabinet. To learn more about the positions: http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/cabduties.shtml
To Apply: http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisgapp.shtml
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WEBMASTER OPENING:
The Northern Iowa Student Government is now taking applications for the fall and spring Webmaster position. To learn more about the position: http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/bylaws.shtml
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NEW IOWANS PROGRAM:
The UNI New Iowans Program moved to Lang 221 on Sept 1. The phone number is the same, 273-3029, but the mail code changed to 0133. Please call the program office for additional information, or e-mail jan.cornelius@uni.edu. Visit http://www.bcs.uni.edu/idm/newiowans.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

UNI OFFERS LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS:
UNI offers specialized health insurance programs for college students. The plan provides
worldwide coverage 24 hours-a-day whether you're studying abroad, on
school breaks, traveling or on vacation. Review the policy at
http://www.chickering.com/stu_conn/default.aspx UNI's policy number is
724534. Click on "Policy Info" and choose the 2004/2005 policy. The
premium can be added to your U-bill or paid by check or credit card
directly to the company. The deadline to enroll is Sept. 21.
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VOLUNTEER AT PRICE LAB:
Price Laboratory School at 19th and Campus Sts. has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available for UNI students. Those who complete a semester of volunteering successfully, based on attendance and satisfactory faculty report, will receive a certificate of participation suitable for inclusion in their teaching portfolio.
If you are interested visit:
http://www.uni.edu/~east/pls/step04-5.html
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MEMFIS MINUTES:
Minutes of the August MEMFIS Users group meeting are at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp
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TRAINING: QUICKBOOKS PRO - BEGINNING:
The 3-session training workshop is designed for beginners to the QuickBooks Pro software series. Topics include the Easy Step Interview process, setting preferences, check entry, setting up accounts and other lists, deposits, bank reconciliation, entering and paying bills, and reports. For more information, call 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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ADOBE ACROBAT PDF TRAINING:
Adobe® Acrobat® is the standard for document review, exchange and distribution among governments, universities, and businesses worldwide. Learn to create, manage and share PDF documents. For more information, call 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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MICROSOFT ACCESS TRAINING:
Microsoft Access can help manage, filter, and share large and small amounts of data. The training takes place Sept. 13, 15, and 17 from 8 a.m. - noon.. For more information, call 236-8123, or visit http:www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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RAPID RESULTS BRANDING:
Discover how to make your advertising more productive while cutting costs, how to differentiate your small business from the competition, and tactics you can use to increase your profits. For more information, call 236-8123, or visit http:www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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TEACHING OVER THE ICN:
A free, one-credit workshop series, "Teaching over the ICN," is being offered through ITS-ET for teacher education majors. Pre-registration is required; begins Sept. 29 for 8 weeks. For more details, see
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html
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JOIN UNI STAT:
UNI STAT members save money at 31 area merchants, enjoy a benefits package including a t-shirt, ID holder, and UNI calendar, and are automatically entered to win door prizes, including a $300 textbook scholarship. Membership is just $18 for one academic year. Visit http://www.unialum.org/stat for more information or call 273-6409.
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AFRO-DANCE SPORT CLUB:
The National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique will arrive in late October and will teach traditional Mozambican song and dance. At least 10 UNI students are needed to officially form an Afro-Dance club at UNI. If interested, please contact Francesca Zogaib at hanson@uni.edu or call 319-268-0107.
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IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS WRITNG WORKSHOP:
Dale Cyphert will provide strategies to help students improve their writing for reports, papers, and business plans Sept. 8, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Advanced registration is required. No registration fee. For more information, visit http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm or call 273-7350 to register.
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HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICE:
You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up also available at HB, just ask a fitness supervisor
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FITNESS REGISTRATION:
Pick up the orange program at the WRS, Maucker Union, Gilchrist or online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec. Check out new Spinercise, Absolutely Muscle and Step/Kick/Spinercise classes. Saturday Combination Aerobics and Super Sunday available
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PERSONAL TRANING:
The WRC is looking for a few motivated individuals to become Personal Trainers. Expand your fitness knowledge and motivate others toward their fitness goals. Information meeting Sept. 10 at 3 p.m., WRC 150. Class begins Sept. 17. For more information or to enroll, contact kristy.leen@uni.edu or 273-7167.
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UNI CIGAR SM0KING SOCIETY:
The UNI Cigar Smoking Society meets six to seven times a semester to enjoy cigars and discussion. Contact Mhoffa@uni.edu with any questions.
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FALL MASSAGE:
Massages by a licensed massage therapist will be offered on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct. Call 273-6119 to schedule.
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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#labor
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MAUCKER UNION:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bfl.txt

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WELLNESS RECREATION CENTER:
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/fachrs.html

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DINING CENTERS:
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours.htm

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EVENTS 



WHITEWATER CANOEING IN MINNESOTA:
Challenge the running whitewater rapids by canoe Sept. 11-12 in St Louis/Kettle River, Minn. Sign-up deadline is Sept. 6, with limited spots. Pre-trip meeting is Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. in WRC174. Cost $60 (UNI) $70 (guest). For more information contact UNI Outdoors, 3-7163.
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DIVERSITY WEEK EVENTS:
Kick-off celebration and Cultural Festival include food and live performances. See yourself as a different race with the Human Race Machine. Dr. Michael Fowlin and Dr. Robert Jensen will perform. Diversity Film Series held Tuesday-Thursday. got ignorance? program and Different Voices forum promote further student awareness. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/divwk2004.shtml or email mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu.
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VOLUNTEER FAIR:
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. -2 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom. Meet with some 70 organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Hearst Center for the Arts and many more. One-time or semester-long commitments. This will be the only Volunteer Fair this year.http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/volunteerfairs/fall.htm
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2004 SORORITY RECRUTMENT:
2004 sorority recruitment will be held Sept. 9-12 with a kick-off/informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the Maucker Union Central Ballroom A, B. Registration starts at 7:15 p.m. Contact Cynthia at cynthiah@uni.edu or Jill at jihughes@uni.edu with any questions or for more information.
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PRE-MEDICAL CLUB:
6 p.m., Wed. Sept. 8, - Pre-Medical Club Meeting in McCollum Science Hall #101. ALL MAJORS WELCOME! You do not have to be decided as pre-medicine to attend. Attend if you simply have an interest in any aspect of medicine. Speaker: Kris Marmie of Covenant Volunteer Services. Questions? E-mail redroses@uni.edu.

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BUS TRIP TO SIX FLAGS:
The Entertainment Committee is sponsoring a bus trip to Six Flags Great America Amusement Park (Gurnee, Ill.). Saturday, Sept. 11. Cost: $29 for UNI students and $35 for non-students. Tickets may be purchased at the Student Involvement and Activities Center, Upper Plaza of Maucker Union. Bus will leave from the 'A' parking lot (Across from U Bookand Supply) at 7 a.m. Return time will be approximately 1 a.m. Deadline for sign-up: Wednesday, Sept. 8, noon. Cash and checks only. No refunds unless trip is cancelled. For more information, call 273-2683.
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DESIGN PRESENTATION: UBU ROI:
Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers Presentation: Ubu Roi on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Join director Scott Nice and the production designers as they discuss their plan to bring this classic spoof of Shakespeare's Macbeth to life. http://www.theatreuni.com
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HISTORY LECTURE:
31ST ANNUAL CARL L. BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE: "Ending Exclusion: How Women's Workplace Activism Built the Women's Movement and Changed the Country." Wednesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Nancy Maclean, Professor of History and African-American Studies, at Northwester University will deliver the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Contact Wallce Hettle at 3-2942 or Wallace.hettle@uni.edu.
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LILY TOMLIN – UCARD DISCOUNT:
Thursday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. (http://www.gbpac.com). Well-known for her amazing cast of character and endless supply of witty insights, Lily Tomlin has won five Emmys, two Tonys and a Grammy. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. UNI students - 50% off tickets.
http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/lily.shtml
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INTRAMURAL FUN RUN:
Open to men and women, Friday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. 1.5 mile course on IM fields west of Dome. Registration: 3 - 3:45 p.m. on the day of the run, WRC 101. Contestants report ro the starting area by 3:55 p.m.
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YARD SALE:
UNI Child Development Center Parent Yard Sale Fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 1901 Campus (front lawn of Price Lab School). Proceeds to go to UNICDC Playground Fund. Sale tems include a gas grill, clothing, and toys.
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THE GUYS – UCARD DISCOUNT:
Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m. at the GBPAC (www.gbpac.com). This performance tells the true story of how a writer helped a grieving fire captain compose eulogies for eight men lost in the collapse of the Twin Towers. Call 273-SHOW for tickets. UNI students - 50% off tickets. $5 student rush tix day of the performance (depending on availability).
http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/guys.shtml
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PRE-LAW CLUB INFORMATIONAL MEETING:
The Pre-Law Club will hold an informational meeting Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the CBB 127. Learn about law school and career options. For more information, contact Stephanie Grant at sgrant@uni.edu.
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TRI-BETA FIRST MEETING:
The first Tri-Beta meeting of the year takes place Monday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. Tri-Beta is an honorary biolgy group open to all students. Learn about the group and enjoy a dessert buffet.

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STOMP – UCARD DISCOUNT:
Tues./Wed., Sept. 14-15, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). They fill the stage with rhythm using everything but conventional instruments –brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. UNI students - 50% off tickets.
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KYAKING IN MINNESOTA:
Be a part of the first ever sea kayaking trip by UNI Outdoors. Kayak the Saint Croix River in Minnesota, Sept. 17-19. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 13 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Cost $70 (UNI) $80 (guest). All skill levels and first-timers welcome. Contact 3-7163 for more information.
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ELIZABETH MCCRACKEN READING LECTURE:
National Book Award-nominated novelist, Elizabeth McCracken, will give a reading and lecture on Friday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. McCracken is the author of "The Giant's House" and "Niagara Falls All Over Again," the 2004 All Iowa Reads book selection. For more information, contact Jim O'Loughlin at 3-2002 or visit http://www.iowacenterforthebook.org/air/2004/index.html.
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DR. NORMAN BORLAUG SYMPOSIUM:
T he Annual "Norman Borlaug Symposium on Global Health & Health Disprities" takes place Monday, Oct. 11, from noon - 1 p.m.in the Commons Ballroom. To participate in a learning session with Dr. Borlaug following the symposium, contact the Project EXPORT office at 3-7965 or email annie.vanderwerff@uni.edu for more details.
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