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Monday, Nov. 8, 2004

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NEWS 

MCLEOD CENTER CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:
A construction fence at the McLeod Center work site (south UNI-Dome parking lot) will be installed on Monday, Nov. 8. This will change access to the UNI-Dome and WRC. For a map highlighting UNI-Dome event parking and handicapped access, see
http://www.uni.edu/infosys/construction/
Please share this information with campus visitors and constituent groups planning to use the UNI-Dome or WRC.
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E-BILLS:
E-bills were due Friday, Nov. 5. If your account is past due after Nov. 10, you may not be able to register for Spring '05 classes. Registration begins Nov. 12 by classification.
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EARLY PAY PERIOD CUT-OFF:
The "Important Message" notice on student direct deposit statements dated Oct. 29, listed incorrect cut-off dates. The November paycheck for students will include hours worked Oct. 15 - Nov. 10. The December pay period includes hours worked Nov. 11 - Dec. 11.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS:
William Downs, Social Work Department and the Integrative Services Project has a new address and fax number. The new address is Baker 312, mail code 0535 and fax number 273-3498.
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MEMFIS TRAINING - NEW HR/PAYROLL SYSTEM:
All university employees will begin using the new HR/Payroll system in December. Learn how to access MEMFIS, view and update your personal information and W-4 information, print your payslip, create, review and approve timecards. Training sessions are scheduled through November. Additional sessions will be added for December. Register through My UNIverse in the MEMFIS section.
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USHERS NEEDED:
Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for "Sueno," Nov. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. See the show free by volunteering for a couple of hours at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. For more information, call 273-6381.
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NOMINATIONS FOR VAGINA WARRIORS NEEDED:
A vagina warrior is someone who has or is working to help end gender-based violence. They can be man or woman, young or old. The V-day Committee is looking for nominations. These people will be honored for their accomplishments at V-day events during the week of Feb. 7-12. Send nominations to uni_vdaycommittee@hotmail.com. All nominations are due by Dec. 17.
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DINING SPECIALS FOR NOVEMBER:
The 23rd Street Market in Commons: large soup, roll and medium fountain drink for $2.89.
Biscotti's in Redeker Center: pre-made sandwich, side salad and medium fountain drink for $3.59
Food Carts: large soup, cookie and bottled pop or water for $3.15.
Prexy's and Chats in Maucker Union: breads baked in a box for gift-giving.
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CAMPUS DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE AT INFO DESK IN ESSENTIALS IN MAUCKER UNION

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SEALED BID AUCTION:
The University of Northern Iowa is offering (five) pianos and (seven) marching band drums for sale by sealed bid. There are (two) Baldwin upright pianos, (two) Mason & Hamlin grand pianos, and a Conover baby grand piano. There are snare drums, bass drums, tenor drums and a quad set. All of these items have minimum bids. Bid forms are available by contacting Vince at 273-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu. Contact Celeste at 273-2028 for more information regarding age and condition of these items. Sealed bids are due to the Office of Business Operations attn: Vince Heuer, 256 Gilchrist Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-0008 by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Bids should include the item number(s) to be purchased, purchase price, a signature and a telephone number. The high bidders will be notified by Wednesday, Dec, 1, and must remove the instruments from Russell Hall by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8. These instruments are sold “as is.” Payment must be received before items are removed.
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SUMMER ORIENTATION STAFF SELECTION:
Applications are available for students interested
in being a member of the UNI Summer Orientation Staff (SOS). The
SOS serve as a resource for university policies, procedures and
support services. They assist new students in the development of
their first-semester class schedules and the registration process.
The SOS also facilitate group discussion, organize
recreational activities and lead campus tours. Compensation
includes $2,000 plus room and board.

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NISG SENATE SEATS AVAILABLE:
The Northern Iowa Student Government is taking applications for six off-campus Senate seats for the current term. Interested students must live off-campus and have Wednesday evenings available. The Senate meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Contact Adam Sherer, Speaker of the Senate, at as517338@uni.edu, or call 273-2650. Applications available online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisgapp.shtml.
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ART WORK NEEDED:
The V-day Comittee for 2005 will host a silent art auction Feb. 11 and 12. The committee is asking artists to donate pieces that celebrate the beauty of women. The auction will follow performances of "The Vagina Monologues." For more information, or to donate, contact Erica McClellan at ericam@uni.edu.
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STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS:
The UNI-Dome will host the 2004 IHSAA State High School Football Playoffs as follows: Nov. 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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STUDENT RESOURCES  


WRC HOLIDAY HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/thanksgiving.pdf
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MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:
Minutes from the Oct. 21, MUG meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp.
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FINDING BOOKS FOR SPEECH RESEARCH:
Rod Library can help find books via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Friday, 11a.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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Link to download page from http://www.uni.edu/its/us/software
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EXERCISE ADHERENCE:
If you struggle with exercise adherence or just aren't sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. A personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 273-7167. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.
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CAPSTONE IN GREECE:
Informational meetings for the June 2005 Capstone Study Abroad
Course in Greece are at noon and 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 10, South Room, Maucker Union. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 3-2752. Visit http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/greece/greece.htm
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HALF PRICE FITNESS CLASSES:
WRS fitness, leisure or certification classes are half price. Register at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitleis.html or WRC 101.
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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:
The Study Abroad Center features a number of scholarships for students taking a semester overseas. Students with no international experience are highly encouraged to apply. There are a number of options to pay UNI tuition while getting credits abroad. For further information call 273-7078, or write to study-abroad@uni.edu, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

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GERMAN CONVERSATION TABLE:
German students and anyone interested in German Studies are invited to the conversation table "Kaffeestunde" at Chat's (Maucker Union) every Friday from 2 to
4 p.m.
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EVENTS 

ART EXHIBITION:
The "2004 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition" runs through Dec. 1. The exhibition is a formal presentation of painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography, mixed media, performance and installation, featuring the most recent faculty works. Free and open to the public.
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MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES:
Anna Deavere Smith: actor, playwright and professor, presents "Snapshots: Glimpses of America in Change," a lecture exploring issues of race, community and character in America. Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. GBPAC. Admission is free.
http://www.theatreuni.com
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KUNI PRESENTS:
Live from Studio One. Alastair Moock, a songwriter who works from the crossroads of American music where folk, blues and rock intersect. Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., 3rd Floor, CAC. Adults $3, children under 12 free.
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INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT AUCTION:  
On Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., UNI will ho
st an auction at the ABIL facility, 400 Technology Place in Waverly. Approximately 60-70 items of industrial equipment will be available. This includes pumps, tanks, kettles, motors, material handling and lab equipment used in the research and development of making lubricants from soy oil. A complete list of equipment is available by contacting Vince at 273-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu . For information about equipment specifications or condition, contact Mike at 352-5218 or mike.rogers@abiluni.org.  All items are sold "as is" and removal is the responsibility and cost of the buyer. Removal must be completed by 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12. Payment must be made in cash or certified check (required for amounts over $1,000). Preview of equipment will start at 10 a.m. on the day of sale.
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ROUNDTABLE ON ELECTIONS 2004: WHAT NOW?
Political Science faculty members Donna Hoffman, Scott Peters, Michael
Hall and Michael Licari will present a roundtable on the implications
of the 2004 elections. Speakers will address the impact of the Bush
re-election on social and ecomnomic policies, the courts, Congress
and foreign policy, Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. in Sabin 102.
All are welcome.

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NEWSPAPER REPS ON CAMPUS:
UNI's American Democracy Project is sponsoring "Newspapers on Campus" with representatives from the New York Times, USA Today, and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Details at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/387.html
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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). 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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SATELLITE SEMINAR:
The 2004 Satellite Series, "Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are" continues on Tues., Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. with "Courting Disaster? Changing Values about Love, Sex, and Marriage." The presentation will be aired live in Central Ballroom A of Maucker Union and will be followed by a panel discussion with faculty from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Call the University Honors Program at 273-3175 for more information.
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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. 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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HIP HOP CLASS:
Movement Outlet's Hip Hop class is Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Movement Outlet is free to all UNI students and faculty/staff.
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MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Come watch the intramural flag football championships in the UNI-Dome Wednesday, Nov. 10. The women play at 9 p.m. The men play at 10 p.m.
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POWER POINT TRAINING:
Chris Case will cover the more advanced features of PowerPoint, preceded by a special shortcuts class for those needing a little practice. Training is Thursday, Nov. 11. For more information, call 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html

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PRIDE FUNDRAISER:
Thursday, Nov. 11 PRIDE is hosting a karaoke contest at The Library on
the Hill, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The entry fee is $7. There will be
celebrity judges and prizes. Group discounts are available. For more
information contact Renae Assmann at rassmann@uni.edu
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LECTURE: "WOMEN AND MEN"
"Women and Men: Working Together Against Violence," a lecture
by Michael Kaufman, founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., John Deere Auditorium, CBB 109. Contact Harry Brod, 273-2693.
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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:
A National Student Exchange (NSE) information meeting will take place Wednesday, Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union, Elm Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA are urged to attend. Learn how to attend one of 168 universities across the U
nited States . while paying UNI tuition. For additional information, visit http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse
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WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP:
Nov. 10, 4-6 p.m. - Format and strategies for an effective business plan are covered for anyone thinking of starting a business. This course is a must for any student thinking of entering the Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition.  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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"SUENO" BY JOSE RIVERA:
A modern comic interpretation of the Spanish classic "Life is a Dream." Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11 - 13 and at 2 p.m., Nov. 13
and 14 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets: $12 regular. Free for UNI students. Call 273-6381. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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STORIES FROM AFRICA:
On Thursday, Nov. 11, join Kristi Marchesani, UNI assistant director/administrator of International Relations for "Stories from Africa." UNI graduate student and Kenya native, Virginia Tathua, will present stories about Africa's culture and wildlife. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the University Museum.
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LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER:
Camp Adventure™ Youth Services will host a Leadership Assessment Center, Saturday, Nov. 13 from 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the WRC, Room 204. Learn more about the program and your potential role in it. RSVP or send your questions to hr@campadventure.com or visit http://www.campadventure.com for more information.
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SUPER SUNDAY:
75 minutes of step, kickboxing, and spinercise. Build strength, improve endurance, and tone muscle! Sunday, November 14, 7 – 8:15 pm, WRC 85. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitleis.html.
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
KUNI presents The Bluegrass Pals, Ron Stafford on guitar, Dwight Deason on mandolin, Mark Hargrove on banjo and Doug Page on bass. Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., 3rd floor CAC. Adults $3 and children under 12 free.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Brian Craig and Chris Watts, UNI geology majors, will present "Summer 2004 Geology Field Camp Experiences," on Monday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m., in Latham 125. Everyone is welcome.
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INTERVIEW TIPS WORKSHOP:
CSA is sponsoring an Interview Tips Workshop presented by the Career Center, Nov. 16, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Maucker Union Elm Room. Peer Advisors will act out different interview scenarios. Sign up for mock interviews with the Career Center.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Joanne Goldman, history, will present "Blurred Boundaries and False Dichotomies: Science and the Federal Government." Free and open to all.
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ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINOLOGY STUDENTS:
Attend the meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in Sabin 107. They will elect officers and plan activities for the year. Open to all students interested in criminology. Refreshments will be served.
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BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION WORKSHOP:
Nov. 17, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., CBB 3. Attend this workshop, sponsored by UNI CEO, and learn how to generate and evaluate small business ideas. No advanced registration required. Open to all. For more information, contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.
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ACCOUNTING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS:
Nov. 20, 9-11 a.m., CBB 3. Presenters will cover chart of accounts for small business and define terms with examples. They will talk about basic bookkeeping. Additionally, they will explain what financial statements are necessary for the small business owner and how to utilize them for effective management of your small business.
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FREE BALLROOM DANCE AND LESSON:
The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a free ballroom dance and lesson on Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Maucker Expansion. The lesson, from 7-8 p.m., will teach the St. Louis Shag (fast 8-count swing). A dance will follow until 9:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
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HEAD TO THE UNDERWORLD:
UNI Outdoors is heading to Hunters Cave, Misourri, Dec. 4-5. Cost is $50 (UNI); $60 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is Dec. 1, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163 for more information.
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SCUBA DIVE THE CARIBBEAN:
Join UNI Outdoors Dec. 27 –- Jan. 3, in the Bimini Islands. Cost is $1,250 (UNI); $1,350 (guest). Payment plans available. Pre-trip meeting is Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., WRC 174. Call 273-7163 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/outrec.
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HIT THE SLOPES:
Enjoy downhill skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Jan. 3-8, with UNI Outdoors. Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Two payment plans to choose from. For more information call 273-7163 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/outrec.
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