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Monday, Oct. 25, 2004

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NEWS 

FLU UPDATE FROM THE STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC:
Take the flu risk test. Are you:
1. Under age 64 with chronic medical conditions?
2. Pregnant, or planning to be pregnant during flu season?
3. A health-care worker?
4. Someone who has regular contact with children younger than 6 months old?
If you answered NO to all these questions you are not at high risk, but should still visit the Student Health Clinic Web site for tips on staying healthy during the cold and flu season: http://www.uni.edu/health/flutips.html
If you answered YES to any of these questions, the Black Hawk County Department of Public Health strongly recommends you receive a flu vaccination. Click on the following link, http://www.uni.edu/health/flu-form.html
Complete the short form and click "submit." The UNI Student Health Clinic will contact you about arranging a flu shot.
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STUDY IN NICARAGUA:
Nicaragua--Socio-Economic Reality of Nicaragua. May 10-20, 2005. (Three credit hours-experiential learning course). Approximate cost is $1,510 plus tuition expense. For program information, call Chris Schrage, 273-2126. For registration information, call International
Programs, 273-7078.
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ANTI-SPAM APPLIANCE A SUCCESS:
September was the first month the anti-spam appliance was in full operation with a full complement of faculty, staff and student e-mail users. It quarantined almost 4.5 million messages (http://www.uni.edu/its/ad/committe/ppcit/Quarantined%20Email.pdf), significantly reducing the load on e-mail (http://www.uni.edu/its/ad/committe/ppcit/Sept%20email%20traffic.pdf).
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GOLF EQUIPMENT SALE:
Check out the UNI Golf Tour Pro Shop for fall specials on clothing and gifts. Visit the UNI Golf Tour at http://www.unipanthers.com
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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:
The UNI Office of International Programs and the Study Abroad Center will celebrate the important contributions of international education, experiences and exchange at UNI during the International Education Week, Nov. 15-19, with a variety of events and activities. Student organizations, RAs and students interested in proposing activities, contact the Study Abroad Center at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu by Oct. 29.
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STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS:
The UNI-Dome will again be hosting the 2004 IHSAA State High School Football Playoffs as follows: Nov. 3, 8 and 9 - 6:15 p.m./8:45 p.m.; Nov. 12 - 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./4:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 - 10 a.m./1 p.m.; Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./4:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.; Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20, 10 a.m./1 p.m./4 p.m. Traffic will be heavy and parking will be limited in lots near the UNI-Dome.
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UNI SUBSTANCE ABUSE WEB SITE:
The UNI Substance Abuse Services Web site includes UNI's Alcohol
and Drug Policy; local, state and federal alcohol and illicit drug
laws and related penalties; health risks of alcohol and drug use and
abuse; and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students
and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions
of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/subabuse
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2003 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT:
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security
Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the UNI 2003 calendar-year
crime statistics are on the Web. Archives of past years' reports
are available as well. You may request a printed copy by contacting
the Office of the Vice President for Educational & Student Services.
http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/crimereport03/index.html
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Covenant Medical Center needs greeters and information desk assistants to welcome visitors and give directions. Training will be provided. Country View needs assistants to work with residents around the grounds, make purchases, etc. For more information or to volunteer, contact volunteer@uni.edu
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AFTER-SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
After-school programs looking for volunteers a few times each week to provide tutoring for kids in need. Mid Iowa Family Therapy program runs Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m. and works with high-risk adolescents. Kids Cafe with NE Iowa Food Bank works daily with low-income children. For more information, or to volunteer, contact volunteer@uni.edu.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

FREE WEB WORKSHOP:
ITS-Educational Technology has added an additional section of the popular "Creating Web Pages" workshop series for credit, beginning Thursday, Nov. 4, from 9-10:50. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html or call 273-2309 for more details.
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RESEARCH HELP VIA LIVE CHAT:
Rod Library offers live research help via online chat sessions. Hours: Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Thursday 11a.m.-8:30 p.m.; and Friday 11a.m.-4:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link under "Shortcuts" on library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help also is available via e-mail, phone, and in person.
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TIME CARD TRAINING:
All university employees will begin using the new HR/Payroll system in December to record hours worked or absences. Training will begin Nov. 1. Six different classes are offered. Register though My UNIverse or this link
https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS. Your My UNIverse username and password will be needed for registration.
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BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS:
Nov. 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Dale Cyphert will present strategies to help students improve writing for reports, papers, and business plans. 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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FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES FOR PAPERS:
Rod Library can help find articles via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday -Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. -8:30 p.m; and Friday 11 a.m. -4:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help also is available via e-mail, phone, and in person.
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GET ACTIVE:
It’s not too late to register for any of the fitness,leisure or certification Classes the WRS offers. Register for all classes online (http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis) or WRC 101.
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EXCEL TRAINING:
Learn the basics to the more advanced commands and capabilities of Microsoft Excel. Chris Training starts Friday, Oct. 29. For more information, call 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.

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LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER?
Personal trainers not only motivate you to reach your fitness goals, but they also help educate you on proper form and technique. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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T-SHIRTS FOR SALE: 
The UNI women's swim team is selling T-shirts to raise money for their program. Shirts are $10 for sizes small thru x-large and $12 for xx-large. Contact Head Swim Coach, Stacey Simmer at 273-7946 or by e-mail stacey.simmer@uni.edu
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STUDY ABROAD:
Find out what programs UNI Study Abroad Center has to offer. Foreign language skills not required. For most programs abroad you pay UNI tuition. Scholarships are available as well. Stop by 59 Baker Hall (ground floor) or call 273-7078 and sign up for a general info session. Program descriptions are available at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad
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LIBRARY EXHIBIT CASES:
Use of exhibit cases in the Rod Library may be requested by university departments and organizations for displays of interest to the university community. To submit a proposal visit http://www.uni.edu/library/exhibitsproposalform.html
To view guidelines for putting up an exhibit click http://www.library.uni.edu/exhb/exguide.html
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EVENTS 


LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
KUNI presents Jonathon Byrd, winner of the prestigious Kerrville songwriting contest, 3rd floor CAC, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Adults $3, children under 12 free.

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THE IRAQI QUAGMIRE IN PERSPECTIVE: A TEACH-IN:
Speakers include professors John Johnson, Barbara Cutter and Gregory Bruess of the history department; and Allen Hays of public policy. The event will take place Monday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. For more information contact Wallace Hettle: wallace.hettle@uni.edu.
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GEOGRAPHY PRESENTATION:
"The Black Hills: Sketches of a Western Landscape" by Martin Mitchell, Department of Geography, Minnesota State University-Mankato. Monday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. Sabin 7. Open to all.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Monday, Oct. 25, GBPAC Great Hall, 7:30 p.m., UNI Women's Chorus and UNI Singers' concert, Nicole Lamartine and Brad Barrett, conductors. No charge.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m., UNI School of Music Spotlight Series: Faculty chamber music concert, Jonathan Chenoweth, coordinator. Tickets $6 public, $5 senior citizen, $4 student or U-Card Free. 273-SHOW (7649).

Friday, Oct. 29, GBPAC Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. UNI Jazz Band I concert, Chris Merz, conductor. No charge.

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MOOT COURT INFORMATIONAL MEETING:
A judge from previous competitions will inform students about how to prepare a case and attend competitions.
All majors welcome to attend the meeting Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in CBB 127. For more information contact Stephanie Grant at sgrant@uni.edu
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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING:
Theatre UNI presents "Independence" by Lee Blessing, the story of an emotional, unstable mother and her three adult daughters, set in Independence, Iowa. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. CAC, Room 108. Admission is free.
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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" continues with "The Empire of Images: Growing Up Male and Female in a World Dominated by Popular Culture," Tues., Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Central Ballroom A of Maucker Union. Discussion will be moderated by Harry Brod, Philosophy and Religion. Call the University Honors Program at 273-3175 for more information.
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THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE:
Experience the wildlife of Africa through the colorful and detailed artwork of Hava Hegenbarth, (UNI '80).Visit with African students dressed in traditional attire and enjoy refreshments with an African theme at the opening reception, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m.
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LUNAR ECLIPSE:
A total lunar eclipse will occur Wednesday, Oct. 27. View the eclipsed moon through the earth-science telescope on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Viewing is 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Signs in McCollum Science Hall will direct viewers to the observatory.
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SWEENEY TODD AUDITIONS:
Open auditions for "Sweeney Todd" will take place Oct. 27 and 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Russell Hall Auditorium. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/news/index.html
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CREATIVITY PANEL DISCUSSION:
CSBS will present a panel discussion and exhibition, "The Changing Face of Iowa: Exploring Creativity in the Community," Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the CEEE, Room 11. A reception, catered by Martha Ives, begins at 6:30 p.m. The formal presentation begins at 7:15 p.m., followed by a performance by the UNI West African Drum Ensemble. Also featured will be a display of two student-generated pieces of public art. Free and open to the public.
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ART LECTURE:
Tapestry weaver Rebecca Bluestone will present a slide show-lecture on how artists use their materials, process and environment to achieve their unique vision. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in KAB. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 273-3679.
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WALT WHITMAN LIVE!:
Bill Koch, English Department, will present his one-man show, Walt Whitman Live! at Lang Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27. The 60-minute show presents Whitman speaking on major themes of his poetry, Abraham Lincoln, American culture, and his experience of the Civil War. Free and open to the public.
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DRACULA:
The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "DRACULA" Oct. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 040. Admission is free. Seating is first-come, first-served.
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THURSDAZE:
See "THE BOURNE SUPREMACY", Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 & 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free and open to all. For more information, call 273-2683.
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UNISTA PRESENTS PLAY:
"5 Women Wearing the Same Dress" will be performed in the APR of the
Strayer-Wood Theatre on Oct. 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee show on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $4. This story of five very different women is wickedly funny and irreverent.
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THE BLUESTONES – $5 TICKETS
Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (www.gbpac.com). Husband-and-wife team, Robert and Rebecca Bluestone, offer a multi-media showcase of acoustic guitar music and artwork. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. UNI student tickets $5.
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CAPITOL STEPS – UCARD DISCOUNT
Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). This troupe of current and former Congressional staffers take a humorous look at serious political issues. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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SOCCER VS. IOWA:
Thursday, 6 p.m. - Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. Coupons to get in free can be printed at http://www.cvysaonline.org/
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FOOTBALL GAME:
Saturday: Football vs. SMS - 4:05 p.m. - UNI-Dome. Ucard free for UNI students.
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WOMEN'S SWIM MEET:
W omen's swim team meet against Minnesota State - Mankato
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FITNESS & FUN:
Go back to the basics and learn what Spinercise (indoor cycling) is all about. Saturday, Oct. 30, 9-11 a.m., WRC 85. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.fitleis.html.
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LIBRARY BOOK SALE:
On Saturday, Oct. 30, Rod Library will host a used-book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include books (hardcover and paperback), CDs, LPs, videos and magazines. Call Barb at 273-2781 for more info. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site. Parking will be available in the “A” lot west of Gilchrist Hall. Call Vince at 273-3527 with questions.
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CO-REC VOLLEYBALL:

Open co-rec volleyball tournament Saturday, Oct. 30, WRC south courts at 1:15.
Pick up entry forms at the managers' meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21 SEC Room 247 or at the WRC Room 101 on registration day.
Registration: WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 - 26.
Entry Fee: $20 per team. Open to students, faculty and staff.

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FREE BALLROOM DANCE AND LESSON:
The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a free ballroom dance and lesson Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The lesson, from 7 to 8 p.m., will be on Swing variations with dancing afterward from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Gary Brons, Earth Science major, will present "Salmon Summers: Working as a Technician with the U.S. Forest Service in Sitka, Alaska" on Monday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m., Latham 125.
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FILM: TWILIGHT LOS ANGELES:
Theatre UNI will show the film "Twilight: Los Angeles" by Anna Deavere Smith, Monday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in KAB Room 111. Set in the aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King trial and verdict, the film is a series of personal stories from victims, witnesses, participants and observers. Admission is free. http:www.uni.edu/theatre
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WARSAW PHILHARMONIC:
Monday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com), the Warsaw Philharmonic, one of the world’s GREATEST orchestras will perform. Pianist Olga Kern, who recently performed at Carnegie Hall, will be featured.
A pre-performance gala at the Pipac Centre on the Lake in Cedar Falls begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails. A dinner follows at 5:30 p.m. with a Russian-themed menu including Tsar Salad, a choice of Chicken Kiev or Beef Stroganoff for the entrée, and Bolshoi Profiteroles for desert. A brief presentation by Jacqueline Halbloom, host of Morning Classics on KHKE, will provide insights and background into the evening's performance. Proceeds benefit KHKE/KUNI. Tickets $40 at the GBPAC box office: 319-273-SHOW or toll-free 877-549-SHOW.
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POLITICAL SCIENCE MEETING:
The Political Science Society will meet Monday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. in Sabin 327. Professor Berner will speak about careers with a degree in Public Administration. All majors are welcome. For more info, e-mail uni_politicalsociety@hotmail.com
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BLACK EYED PEAS AT UNI-DOME:
The Black Eyed Peas will perform Friday, Nov. 5 in the UNI-Dome. Tickets are on sale at the UNI-Dome, GB-PAC and Maucker Union box offices, online at http://www.ticketreturn.com, or 273-DOME. Tickets are $18 for UNI students and $26, general public.
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MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NY TIMES:
UNI's American Democracy Project is sponsoring "Newspapers on Campus" with representatives from the New York Times and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 3:30-5 p.m., Maucker Union, Presidential Room. Session will cover use of newspapers in the classroom. Faculty, staff and students are invited. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault AT 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
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INTRAMURAL SWIM MEET:
Sunday, Nov. 7, 8:30 p.m., WRC pool (warm ups at 8 p.m.)
Registration: Monday, Nov. 1 - Thursday, Nov. 4 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101.
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OPEN BOWLING TOURNAMENT:
Open scratch-bowling tournament, Monday, Nov. 8 or Thursday, Nov. 11, Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls. Singles & Doubles, Men - Women - Co-rec
Cost: $5/three lines (pay at alley prior to bowling). Registration: Monday, Nov. 1 - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101. Play time: 3:30 p.m. either Monday or Thursday.Scratch tournament--singles score combined with designated partner for doubles score. Open to students, faculty and staff .
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FORMER CNN ANCHOR TO SPEAK:
Emmy-award winning journalist and former CNN anchor, Andria Hall, will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Center for Multicultural Education. The title of her workshop is "Bringing Your Best Self to Work: Balancing Priority Choices and Spirituality in the Workplace." She will discuss finding meaning in one's work and how the stresses and challenges of the workplace can affect one's spirituality and balance. Reception and book signing for her book, "The Walk at Work: Seven Steps to Spiritual Success on the Job" begins at 11:30 a.m. The workshop begins at noon. Bring lunch--refreshments and drinks will be provided. http://www.uni.edu/cme.html.

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TEACHER INDUCTION:
The 28th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place Friday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m. in GBPAC. The 340 UNI students eligible for induction have been sent invitations. RSVP cards should be returned by Nov. 5. Family and friends of the inductees may attend.

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AFRO-DANCE CLUB:
Led by artists from the National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique. Starting Nov. 26, the club will meet three times per week in the evenings. To join, contact hanson@uni.edu or call 319-268-0107.
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CANADIAN BRASS – *UCARD DISCOUNT
Sunday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Featuring an unbeatable blend of musicality, spontaneity and wit with music from Mozart and Bach to Gershwin and jazz. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. *UNI students receive a 50 percent discount.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – *UCARD DISCOUNT
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). Charles Dickens classic tale "A Christmas Carol" will once again transport audiences to 19th century England as costumes, sets, acts and musicians combine to create a dazzling “holiday greeting card” at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive a 50 percent discount..

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