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Monday, Nov. 22, 2004

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NEWS 

DEADLINE CHANGE FOR MYUNIVERSE NEWS:
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the submission deadline for the Nov. 29 issue of MyUNIverse News will be noon, Wednesday, Nov. 24.
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UNI MAIL ENCRYPTION:
Effective Nov. 30, the UNI Web mail server, uniwebmail.uni.edu, will be configured to encrypt username, password and message in order to enhance e-mail security. This transition should be transparent to users (current Web browsers are able to automatically detect secure communications). ITS will monitor UNI's server during this transition to ensure performance is maintained.
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CAMPUS CONVERSATION:

All UNI faculty, staff and student employees are invited to participate in a campus conversation that addresses the questions, "What makes UNI a great place to work? What would make it better?" By Dec. 1, submit comments to these questions by e-mail to conversation@uni.edu, or anonymously via the Web site: http://www.uni.edu/conversation. If you have questions, contact a member of the Campus Advisory Group, http://www.uni.edu/pres/univcomm/advisory.shtml
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STATE ELECTION RESULTS AND UNI LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:
The 81st Iowa General Assembly will convene Jan. 10. For a summary of Iowa's elections and to learn about UNI's legislative priorities, visit http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html.
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WIRELESS NETWORKING EXPANDED:
The campus wireless computer network is expanding. Recent expansion includes the Rod Library, Maucker Union, Towers Dining and Redeker Dining. See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/wireless for details including requirements and a map of locations.
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ORNAMENT DRIVE FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE:
The Center for Multicultural Education is having a Multicultural Holiday Tree ornament drive now through Dec. 1. Donate ornaments representing your culture, heritage, or cause. They will be displayed on the CME’s holiday tree each year, tagged with the donor’s name. For more information contact the CME at 273-2250 or visit www.uni.edu/cme.
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ART PIECES NEEDED:
The V-Day committee is looking for pieces of art that celebrate the beauty of women. The art work will be sold in a silent auction during "The Vagina Monologues," Feb. 11 and 12. All proceeds go to charity. To donate, or for more information, contact Vanessa Mills at vanz610@uni.edu.
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UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page. For more information about weather announcements and UNI policies and procedures, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/390.html
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HEALTH UPDATE FROM THE UNI STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC:
Black Hawk County has had 140 confirmed cases of whooping cough since July 1. Whooping cough is not usually life-threatening for adults, but it is serious. If you contract whooping cough, the State Department of Health mandates isolation for five days.
Tips for staying healthy:
• If you feel sick from the flu, stay home. This will help slow the spread of disease to others.
• When you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissue. 
• Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds.
• Get plenty of rest, exercise and eat properly.
• Clean surfaces you touch frequently (door knobs, water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones).
For more tips, see:
http://www.uni.edu/health/flutips.html
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ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY:
Rod Library invites the campus to participate in its annual survey about which activity categories should be supported with student computer fee money. The survey will run through Tuesday, Nov. 23. The survey is at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml and in paper form in the library lobby.
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NEW CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE COURSES:
In addition to Environment, Technology and Society (820:140), 14 sections of several new Capstone Experience courses will be offered for spring 2005. Check the spring schedule of classes for a complete listing, and the Liberal Arts Core Web site at http://fp.uni.edu/lac/ for the new course descriptions.

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SEALED BID AUCTION:
UNI is offering five pianos and seven marching-band drums for sale by sealed bid. Bids are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/391.html Photos of the instruments are available at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/pianos.shtml

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STUDENT RESOURCES  

IT'S ABOUT TIME:
Student employees should prepare for the changes coming Dec. 12, with the implementation of MEMFIS HR and Payroll. Train yourself to create and approve timecards at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/unitime.asp
Learn to print your direct deposit and earnings statement (payslip), update personal information at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/self_service.asp
Formal training available too. Register at
https://access.uni.edu/cgibin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS
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STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITES FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKERS:
A number of programs are available in English-speaking countries: Australia (Newcastle & Tasmania), England, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand. Programs in Austria, Denmark and France also offer courses in English. Call the Study Abroad Center at 273-7078, stop by at 59 Baker Hall (ground floor) or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyaborad.
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SPECIALS ON DESKTOP OR LAPTOP COMPUTERS:
Dell has ongoing holiday promotions for the Dimension and Inspiron systems and some new custom Optiplex and Latitude bundles for UNI. These configurations include Windows XP Pro and 3-year warranty. See Apple, Dell, Gateway, IBM and Microsoft offerings at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase
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FINDING STATISTICS FOR PAPERS:
Rod Library will help you find statistics 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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COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED:
Seniors and underclassmen are invited to join the 2005 Senior Celebration planning committee. Members plan and coordinate Senior Celebration events in April. First meeting will take place in December. Interested students should e-mail Amy.Mohr@uni.edu.
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FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:
Improve computer skills and receive credit for it in only four weeks. Space is limited and sections fill quickly. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html for more information.
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NEW ORGANIZATION:
Students are needed to help start a new honors organization at UNI. Officers and initial members needed. Contact Amy Wertz at awertz@uni.edu for more information.
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TOPICS IN THEATRE DESIGN CLASS:
Spring semester class explores connections between costume and lighting design, focusing on the musical "Sweeney Todd." Non-theatre majors welcome. Contact: Carol Colburn (carol.colburn@uni.edu) or Eric Lange (eric.lange@uni.edu). 490:144g (3 hrs.) Fridays, 1 - 3 p.m.
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HOURS

SSC INFORMATION STATION THANKSGIVING WEEK HOURS:
The Student Services Center Information Station in Gilchrist Hall will close Wednesday, Nov. 24 and will re-open Monday, Nov. 29. For answers to frequently asked questions anytime day or night, visit: http://ask.uni.edu.
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MAUCKER UNION HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/
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WRC HOLIDAY HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/thanksgiving.pdf
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LIBRARY HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks
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IRTS-SEC 222 THANKSGIVING WEEK HOURS:
IRTS-SEC 222 library and computer labs will close at 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23 and re-open Monday, Nov. 29, at 7:45 a.m.
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PANTHER SHUTTLE HOURS CHANGE:
Starting Nov. 22, the Panther Shuttle hours will be reduced by 90 minutes each day. The shuttle will begin service at 7:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. daily. Panther Shuttle schedules are available at the NISG office (upper level Maucker Union) or online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg Call the NISG office at 273-2650 or e-mail nisg@uni.edu with questions or comments.

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EVENTS 


SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Monday, Nov. 22, Student Recital: Christian Anderson, trumpet, RHA, 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 22, Faculty Recital: Halgedahl-Botkin Duo; violin and piano, GBPAC, Davis Hall, 8 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 22, Spotlight Series: UNI Marching Band Spectacular - Rod Chesnutt, conductor, GBPAC, Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. $6 public, $5 seniors, $4 student or U-card free. Tickets 273-SHOW (7469).
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
KUNI presents acoustic folk music duo Curtis & Loretta, Monday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m., 3rd floor CAC. Tickets $3 for adults, children under 12 free.
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PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Friday: Women's basketball vs Northern Illinois, West Gym, 7:05 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament, Wichita, Kan.
For complete results visit http://www.unipanthers.com.
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KUNI PRESENTS:
Live from Studio One. Karla Ruth writes and performs emotion-driven acoustic/folk/pop with intelligent lyrics and distinctive melodies. Monday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., third floor CAC. Tickets $3 for adults, children under 12 free.
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CANDIDATE PRESENTATIONS:
Candidates for the position of Associate Director of Compliance and Equity Management will present their philosophies of affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity. Please join the first two candidates, Vonnie Phillips, on Monday, Nov. 29, and Rebecca Johnson, on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Both sessions will be in the Maucker Union Elm Room from 10:15 - 11 a.m.
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"THE SEARCH FOR NEW THERAPEUTICS AMONG THE AMAZONIAN JIVARO OF PERU":
Dr. Walter Lewis, internationally known ethnobotanist whose work inspired the 1992 movie "Medicine Man," will describe his adventures among the Jivaro, an indigenous people of Peru. He has studied the uses of medicinal plants by the Jivaro and is examining the value of those plants to treat malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases. The talk, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, in Lang Hall Auditorium, is open to the public and free of charge.
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T-SHIRT AND OTHER GIFT SALE:
T-shirts, scrubs, buttons, bumperstickers and other holiday gifts will be available at the UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Annual Holiday Sale, Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., SEC, second floor lobby.
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DECORATING THE CME HOLIDAY TREE:
The Center for Multicultural Education is inviting all students and faculty to help decorate the Multicultural Holiday Tree on Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. It will be decorated with the ornaments received from the drive. Come for holiday music, cultural refreshments, apple cider, and fun. For more information, contact the CME at 273-2250 or visit www.uni.edu/cme.
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CHERISHED MEMORIES: CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE:
Marshall Center School, Dec. 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit UNI's one-room schoolhouse and experience a 1920s Christmas. Cherished Memories features area students singing Christmas carols, holiday readings, Christmas stories from people who attended one-room schools, and craft work of local elementary students. Free and open to the public.
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CELEBRATE THE SEASON:
Enjoy sleigh rides and a visit with Santa, Thursday, Dec. 2 from 7-9 p.m. Experience cultural celebrations found throughout the world. For more information, call the
Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683.
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8-ON-8 MEN'S OPEN DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT:
Saturday, Dec. 4, WRC south courts, starting at 1:30 p.m. Tournament is open to students, faculty and staff. Entry forms available at the WRC Room 101 the week of Nov. 15. There is a $20 entry fee; two-game guarantee. Team entries are due by Dec. 1 at the WRC Room 101 before 5:30 p.m.
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5-ON-5 OPEN CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:
Games will be played on Sunday, Dec. 5, WRC south courts, 1 p.m. Open to students, faculty and staff. Entry forms availabe at the WRC Room 101, the week of Nov. 15. Teams can register Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 at the WRC Room 101, between 8 a.m. - 5:50 p.m. Entry fee of $20; two-game guarantee.
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