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Monday, Oct. 4, 2004

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NEWS 


UNI HOMECOMING THIS WEEK:
http://www.unialum.org/events/h-schedule.shtml
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MCLEOD CENTER GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR OCT. 9: 
The McLeod Center Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place at 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, just outside the south doors of the UNI-Dome. The rain location will be the UNI-Dome south deck. Faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information about the McLeod Center, see
http://www.uni-foundation.org/
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NORMAN BORLAUG SYMPOSIUM CANCELLED:

Please note that the 4th Annual Norman Borlaug Symposium on
Global Health and Health Disparities has been cancelled.
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NEW TIME REPORTING FOR STUDENT EMPLOYEES:
Employees will begin using the new MEMFIS electronic timecard Sunday, Dec. 12. To learn how this implementation will affect you, read the September issue of the MEMFIS TIMES
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/db_documents/times/sept04.pdf
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STRATEGIC PLAN:
The University’s Strategic Planning Review committee has completed its preliminary work on the draft of the fiscal year 2004-2009 Strategic Plan. To view the draft of the proposed plan, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/stratplan.
Your review and input is requested prior to Nov. 1, so that a final draft plan can be presented to the University Cabinet for its review and action. Click on “Feedback” on the Website to provide comments via e-mail or contact committee members, listed on the Website. The committee is also soliciting input from various university committees and student groups.
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a new 2004-2009 Strategic Plan at their February 2004 meeting. Each of the three public universities has been asked to submit their respective plans for review at the February 2005 Board meeting.
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OCTOBER FOOD SPECIALS:
Biscotti's, Oct. 1-15: cup of soup, roll and medium fountain pop for $2.49.
23rd Street Market, Oct. 1-15: hotdog, cookie and medium pop for $2.09
Carts: Bottle of juice and a piece of fruit for $1.30.
Featured at Maucker Union this week: Panther tail pastries at Chats, Octoberfest Johnsonville brats at Flares, taco pizza at Avanti and panini grilled subs at Blimpies.
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PAPPAJOHN NEW VENTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:
Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. - Intent to Compete due for the business plan competition. Three winning businesses will be awarded $5,000 each at the state-round of judging. For more information, visit http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm or call 273-7350.
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VOLUTEER OPPORTUNITES:
Volunteer UNI has a number of volunteer opportunities available. They currently have requests for tutors in Cedar Falls schools, mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisers in the Waterloo schools, helpers for senior citizens and tutors and guides for immigrants at the Centro Latinoamericano in Waterloo. For more information, e-mail abbie@uni.edu.
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SUPREME COURT OPENINGS:
http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisgapp.shtml
Applications are due Tuesday Oct. 5, at 3pm.
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UNI WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM FUNDRAISER:
A 12-month team calendar selling for $12 features action shots
and still-photos and includes the team schedule and
holidays. Soccer clothing for sale includes T's, baseball hats,
hooded sweatshirts, stocking caps and polos. All feature UNI Soccer
logo and sizes are limited. Call Kathy at the soccer office 3-5425.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

VOICE YOUR OPINION ON UNI ATHLETICS:
The UNI Athletic Department is conducting a survey on the athletic interests of freshman women. Your feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet your athletic needs. If you are a freshman woman, visit MyUNIverse at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi from Oct. 4 through 15, and select the "Interest in Women's Sports at UNI Survey" in the announcements section. Contact kristin.moser@uni.edu with any questions.
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COMM. SERVICES LEARNING OPPORTUNITES:
Are you searching for employment that will provide valuable work experience and networking possibilites in the Cedar Valley? Community Service Learning (CSL) students work in local non-profit agencies, earning a minimum of $6.50. Visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/info4.html for more information. Current openings are listed on the UNI Online Job Board under off-campus, work-study. For more information, or to verify eligiblity, contact Tim Bakula, at 273-2722.
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UNI-TIE:
S top by the New Iowans Program table in the Union Monday, Oct. 4, to learn about opportunities to help serve the immigrant and refugee populations in our community. For more information, contact Abbie at abbie@uni.edu
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T-SHIRTS FOR SALE:
The UNI Women's Swim team is selling T-shirts to raise funds for their program. Shirts are $10 for sizes small thru X-large and $12 for XX-large. If interested, contact Head Swim Coach Stacey Simmer at 273-7946 or e-mail stacey.simmer@uni.edu

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JOIN A UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE:
Get involved. Join a university committee. Apply online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/unicommapp.shtml
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ORGANIZING A PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE:
Discover how to organize according to use and how to manage your time and tasks. For more information, call 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html
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MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE TRAINING:
FrontPage makes it possible to create and maintain a professional quality Web site without writing code. This training will introduce new users to the Web page creation and Web site management features of FrontPage. For more information, call 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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STUDY ABROAD GENERAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Study Abroad Center is hosting general info sessions Monday through Friday at 4 p.m., in 59 Baker Hall. Learn how you can study abroad at a highly affordable price and earn credits towards your degree. Prior reservation is required. If you do not speak a foreign language, there are programs in English-speaking countries. Stop by or call 273-7078 or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.
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UNICOSS:
Spanish speakers meet at noon every Friday at the Vibe on 23rd Street. Practice your Spanish with other learners and speak with native speakers about topics of your choice.
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HOURS

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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 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Monday, Oct. 4, in Latham Hall 125 at 4 pm. Scott Beason, Earth Science major, will give a presentation on "Summer in Paradise" during which he will describe his experiences and show scenes from his internship with the Park Service at Mt. Rainier National Park this summer. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION:
"Tornado Path Direction: Spatial and Temporal Characteristics and Its Role in Hazard Mitigation" by Philip W. Suckling, Geography, UNI. Monday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Sabin 7. Open to the public.
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SECURITY FLASHPOINTS IN EAST ASIA:
The Center for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) will present a conference on "Security Flashpoints in East Asia: North Korea and Taiwan", Monday Oct. 4, in Central Ballroom A, Maucker Union. Morning session (9 a.m.- noon) speakers will discuss North Korea. Afternoon session (1 - 3 p.m.) speakers will cover Taiwan. All are welcome.
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HOMECOMING WEEK IN PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Tuesday: Volleyball vs. Iowa; West Gym; 7 p.m.
Friday: Soccer vs. Drury, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, 6 p.m.
Saturday: Football vs. Western Kentucky, UNI-Dome, 4:05 p.m.;
Baseball Alumni Game, Riverfront Stadium, 11 a.m.
Sunday: Soccer vs. SMS, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONCERTS:
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC. UNI Jazz Combos' Concert. No Charge.

Thursday, October 7, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Guest artist, Paula Fan will be performing a piano recital. No Charge.
Friday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall
UNI Graduate Student Mira Kim, performs her graduate recital on piano. No Charge
Friday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall
UNI Faculty Members Karen Paradis, basoon and Robin Guy, piano. No charge.

Monday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. GBPAC Great Hall.
Area high school students
from the Vocal Arts festival in concert. No charge.

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STARTING AND RUNNING A TECHNOLOGY COMPANY:
Oct. 6, 5:15-6:15 p.m., CBB 3. UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization presents a technology company owner speaking on starting and running a technology business. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at 273-7350, katherine.cota@uni.edu, or http://www.jpec.org/ceo.htm
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DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY, OCT. 7:
The UNI Counseling Center, 213 East Bartlett Hall, is offering a free, anonymous screening for depression and anxiety on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screenings are at the Counseling Center, and no appointment is needed. If you have any questions, call 273-2676.
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UNI/HCC MENS ICE HOCKEY CLUB HOMECOMING WEEKEND GAMES:
Friday, Oct. 8, 10 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 9, 12:10 p.m. both games vs. Univ. of South Dakota.
Games are played at Young Arena in Waterloo. Admission is free.

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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Attend KUNI's live radio show, Live from Studio One, 3rd Floor CAC, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.. Greg Klyma, a touring musician who "plays folk music with a backbeat and writes songs about stuff that matters." Cost is $3 per person, children under 12 free.
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UBU ROI BY ALFRED JARRY:
This family-friendly version of Jarry's absurdist classic with a circus theme runs Oct. 7 - 10 and 13 - 17. Clowns, magicians, acrobats, and carnival games are all part of the fun. For tickets, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381 or purchase online at http://www.theatreuni.com
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CAPOEIRA FUNDRAISER GARAGE SALE:
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2622 Olive Street, Cedar Falls.
For more information, contact 319-268-0107.

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BILL T JONES DANCE COMPANY – (UCARD DISCOUNT*):
Saturday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). The work of the Bill T Jones Dance Company has often been described as a fusion of dance and theater. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. *UNI students get 50 percent off tickets.
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ALAN JACKSON AND MARTINA MCBRIDE LIVE THIS SUNDAY:
Tickets are still available to see Alan Jackson and Martina McBride in concert at the UNI-Dome. The country super-stars take the stage THIS Sunday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets at the UNI-Dome NW Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 319-363-1888 or online at
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MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION WORKSHOP:
Two Musical Theatre Audition Workshops, led by Sandra Walden, director of Sweeney Todd, will be held for anyone interested in auditioning for the Theatre UNI/School of Music/GBPAC production of "Sweeney Todd." Workshops will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Davis Hall (GBPAC) and Friday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. For information about what to prepare and how to sign up, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/news/index.html
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SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING WORKSHOP:
Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m. - Learn how to identify target markets and design strategies to reach that market. Advanced registration is required. No registration fee. For more information, http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm or call 273-7350 to register.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Charlotte Wells, History, will present, "Foreign Devils: Xenophobia and the Development of Nationalism in Early Modern France." The event is free and open to the public.
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CHANTICLEER – (UCARD DISCOUNT*):
Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). This 12-member, Grammy- winning, all-male ensemble has toured since 1978 with a sound for all ages. Chanticleer will present an a cappella concert with music ranging from contemporary gospel to Renaissance. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. *UNI students receive 50 percent discount.
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DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION IN BURMESE REFUGEE CAMPS IN THAILAND:
Jeannie L. Steele and Kurt Meredith will provide a slide/lecture presentation "Children, Education and Democracy: Three Pillars of Hope for Burmese Refugees Living in Thailand." They will discuss their work with Burmese refugee teachers living in refugee camps in Thailand. Thursday, Oct. 14, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sabin 102.
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DESIGNER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:
"Issues Facing Theatre Educators Today" is the topic of a Designers' Roundtable discussion hosted by the Department of Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. in the UNI Gallery of Art. Panelists include theatre designers/educators from UNI, University of Iowa, and Iowa State. Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series.
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FIRST ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE:
The Center for Multicultural Education will be hosting the First Annual Multicultural Health Conference on Oct. 21 - 22. This conference is geared towards students and professionals. Scholarships are available by contacting jan.cornelius@uni.edu. Volunteers are needed, if interested contact jingerjo@uni.edu. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/conferences.html.
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BLACK EYED PEAS COMING TO UNI:
Panther Productions presents BLACK EYED PEAS, Friday, Nov. 5 in the UNI-Dome. Tickets are available at the UNI-Dome, GBPAC and Maucker Union, online
at http://www.ticketreturn.com, http://www.musictoday.com or by phone 273-DOME.
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