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Monday, Oct. 11, 2004

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NEWS 

FLU CLINICS CANCELLED DUE TO VACCINE SHORTAGE: 
The fall 2004 UNI flu clinics have been canceled due to a shortage of available vaccine. Clinics will be rescheduled as soon as vaccine supplies allow. Iowa does not typically see influenza cases until December, so there is time to deal with the situation. The Iowa Department of Public Health has requested that healthcare providers assess vaccine needs based on a list of priority groups. See http://www.idph.state.ia.us/ The UNI Student Health Clinic will announce rescheduled clinics as soon as possible. http://www.uni.edu/health/index.html
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REGISTER TO VOTE: 
Information on voter registration, absentee ballots, important deadlines, locating your polling place, and much more is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/gov/election/index.html.
Information and forms are also available at the display case in the Rod Library lobby.
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NEW SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY:
Two policies have been added to the UNI's Policies and Procedures. The policies are "3.15 Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct Policy" and "13.12 Policy on Use of Social Security Numbers." The policies were approved by the UNI President's Cabinet May 14, 2004. The full text of the Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct policy may be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/315.shtml, and the Social Security Numbers policy is at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/1312.shtml.
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HAUNTED HOUSE TO BENEFIT JAMIE AND JIM'S KIDS:
IFC and PHC are selling tickets to the Heart of Darkness Haunted House at a discount rate. All proceeds of the ticket sales go towards Jamie and Jim's kids. The ticket are normaly $8 but we are selling them for $5. Contact Joshua Meyer for more information. meyer3@uni.edu or 319-230-1103.
http://www.Entertheheartofdarkness.com - Haunted House Website
http://www.mix96.net/Kids/ - Jamie and jim's KidsWebsite
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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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VOLUNTEER 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 volunteer@uni.edu
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NEW FOOD SELECTIONS IN MAUCKER UNION:
Chats has added new items: strawberry & pumpkin muffins, lemon bread, glazed peanut butter roll, M&M & chocolate chip bars, molasses cookies, and cinnamon twists.
Beginning Oct. 13 - fresh-baked pizzas and pastas at Avanti, grilled sandwiches at Flares,
and a new home cookin' feature on Wednesdays at Wasabi.


 

STUDENT RESOURCES  

ADOBE ACROBAT PDF: 
Adobe® Acrobat® is the standard for document review, exchange and distribution among governments, universities, and businesses worldwide. Learn how to create, manage and share PDF documents. For more information, call (319) 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.

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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 through Oct. 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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EVENTS 


GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION:
 
"Measuring and Modeling the Dispersion of Odors from Hog Confinements" by Alan Czarnetzki, Earth Science. Monday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. Sabin 7. Open to the public.
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DIRECTOR/DESIGNER PRESENTATION: SUENO
Monday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. Strayer-Wood Theatre, admission is free.
Director Jay Edelnant and the production designers will share their plan to incorporate elements of contemporary society into a classic Spanish drama for this spicy, comic interpretation of Calderon's "Life is a Dream."
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VOLLEYBALL CLUB INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS:
Come to a UNI volleyball club informational meeting to learn about how to get involved. The meetings will take place Monday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. by the Maucker Union fountain. If you have questions, direct them to univball@yahoo.com
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONCERT:
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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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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BACKCOUNTRY GOURMET COOKING:
Come learn from UNI Outdoors newest backcountry chef, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Cost is $5 (UNI) $10 (guest). Not only will you learn at this clinic, but you’ll eat as well. Call 273-7163 for more information.
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RIVER ROAD BIKING:
Let UNI Outdoors be your support crew on this bike ride along the Mississippi River. They’ll supply everything needed for the trip, except a bike and an abled body. Oct. 15-17, $40 (UNI) $50 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Oct. 12 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Call 273-7163 for more information.
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AMUSEMENT PARK WEEKEND:
Enjoy steep drops, high speeds, and vertigo? Then make the trip with UNI Outdoors to Six Flags in St. Louis, Oct. 16-17. Cost $100 (UNI) $120 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., WRC 174. Call 273-7163 for more information.
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SATELLITE SEMINAR SERIES:
The National Collegiate Honors Council/Phi Theta Kappa 2004 Satellite Series, "Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are" features experts in the field of popular culture. The second seminar in the series, "Creating and Marketing Youth: Youth Music and Culture in 20th Century America" featuring Dr. Tricia Rose will be aired live Tues., Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Central Ballroom A of Maucker Union. Discussion will be moderated by Dr. Michael Blackwell, CME. Call 273-3175 for more information.
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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 "Sweeney Todd." Workshops will take place 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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UNI CIRCLE K MEETING:
The UNI Circle K will hold a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. in the College Eye Room in the basement of the Maucker Union. Circle K is an organization sponsored by Kiwanis International focused on service, leadership, and fellowship. All students are welcome.
This meeting is our Charter night. Bring $15 for year dues if interested. Free pizza and officer
elections. For more information, visit: http://www.circlek.org or contact
Melissa at melyocum@uni.edu.

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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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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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CHANTICLEER – (UCARD DISCOUNT*)
Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30pm at the GBPAC. This 12-member, Grammy-award 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 the Renaissance. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. *UNI students get a 50 percent discount. $5 student rush tix day of the performance

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THURSDAZE:
Thursdaze Oct. 14 movie night featuring the comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" 7 & 9:30 p.m. Maucker Union Ballroom. Free to all. Beverages and snacks provided. Sponsored by the Student Life Team
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HOME PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Friday: Volleyball vs. Drake; West Gym; 7:00 p.m.
Friday: UNI Women's Basketball Team at Midnight Crazy Hoops, West Gym. Doors opening at 11 p.m. Activities include one lucky student to shoot a half court shot for tuition and books, a progressive cash giveaway, free throw contest and more. ADMISSION IS FREE. FREE T-SHIRTS TO THE FIRST 100 FANS.
Saturday: Volleyball vs. Creighton; West Gym; 7:00 pm.

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WORKSHOP: DiSC DIMENSIONS OF BEHAVIOR: ENHANCING BEHAVIOR THROUGH YOURSELF AND OTHERS:
Discover the secret to building productive teams, developing effective managers, training a powerful sales force, improving customer service, and minimizing workplace frustration and conflict during this four hour workshop offered on Friday, Oct. 15. For more information, call 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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35th ANNIVERSARY PROMOTIONAL TESTING:
The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club celebrates it's 35th year on campus. Join us for our 210th promotional testing to be held on Oct. 16 in Room 176 of the WRC, 11 a.m. For more information visit http://www.unitkd.com/photo270.htm.

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SATURDAY COMBO AEROBICS:
This class offers 75 minutes with variety of cardiovascular conditioning and strength training for a total body workout. Saturday, Oct. 16, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., WRC 85. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.
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INTRAMURAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT:
Intramural 11 on 11 open co-rec soccer tournament on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.at the Intramural fields. Open to students-faculty-staff. Entry forms available at the WRC room 101.
Entry fee:$20 fee/two game guarantee. Registration: Team entry due by Oct. 13 at the WRC rooom 101 between 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Limited to the first 12 teams to register.

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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.

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SUPER SUNDAY:
75 minutes of step, kickboxing, and spinercise. Build strength, improve endurance, and tone muscle. Sunday, Oct. 17, 7 – 8:15 p.m., WRC 85. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Richard Gilewitz, a nationally acclaimed acoustic guitarist and composer, performs at KUNI's live radio show, "Live from Studio One", 3rd Floor CAC, October 18 at 7 p.m. Cost is $3 per person, children under 12 free.
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PREPARING FOR LAW SCHOOL Q&A:
The Daniel Webster Law Society is sponsoring a Q&A session about preparing for law school with Scott Peters, CSBS pre-law advisor. We'll discuss courses of study, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome.
Monday, Oct. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in SAB 307. Call Peters at 273-2727 or e-mail scott.peters@uni.edu for more information.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE SOCIETY MEETING:
The UNI Political Science Society is meeting on Oct. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Sabin 327. Professor Hall will speak about careers in political science and international relations. A political discussion on such topics as gay marriage, the presidential candidates, and the legalization of marijuana will take place. The Political Science Society is a nonpartisan group of students interested in politics. It is open to all students of any major. Any question? Contact us at uni_politicalsociety@hotmail.com
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MOONLIGHT HIKE:
Head to Yellow River, Iowa, with UNI Outdoors for a Moonlight Hike. Enjoy the campfire, smores, and conversation. Trip is Oct. 22. Cost $10 (UNI) $12 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is Oct. 18 at 5 pm, WRC 174. Call 3-7163 for more information.
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HEARST LECTURE SERIES:
Professional scenic designer and Director of Theatre at Trinity University, Steven L. Gilliam will discuss the opportunities and challenges of articulating viewpoints through theatrical design at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 18, Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free.
http://www.uni.edu/theatre/news/indexb.html

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ICORE CONFERENCE:
A must for all outdoor recreation majors. This conference will take place at Montgomery Bell State Park, Tennessee, from Oct. 27 – Nov. 1. Pre-trip meeting Oct. 19 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Call UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR:
The 6th Annual Exploring Majors Fair will take place Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The Fair, hosted by Advising and Career Services, is designed for undecided students, as well as students who have declared a major but may be uncertain about their choice. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced students from more than 30 departments will be available. Door prizes will be given.
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NETWORKING - A KEY TO SUCCESS:
Oct. 20, 5:15-6:15 p.m., CBB 3, UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization presents Professor Dale Cyphert speaking on networking - an important skill for all business owners and employees. 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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VOLLEYBALL 6-ON-6:
Manager’s meeting for league volleyball and open co-rec tournament Oct. 21 at 4 p.m., SEC 247. Registration is Oct. 25-26, WRC 101 from 8 am – 5:30 pm. Play begins Saturday, Oct. 30.
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SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ – (UCARD DISCOUNT*)
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2 and 8 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). Broadway’s longest running musical revue filled with the rock ‘n roll music of Elvis, The Coasters, The Drifters, Peggy Lee and more. Winner of a Grammy and recipient of seven Tony award nominations. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office.
*UNI students - 50 percent off tickets.

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FITNESS & FUN:
Go back to the basics and learn Water Aerobics 101, Saturday, Oct. 23, 9-11 am, WRC Leisure Pool. This clinic will cover deep water and shallow water basics. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.
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INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRODUCTION:
The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present DRACULA. This play version of Dracula remains true to Stoker’s original story, retaining his major character and the epistolic style of the original novel. Performances are Oct. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 040. Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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