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Monday, Jan. 24, 2005

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NEWS 

HEARST LECTURE SERIES RESCHEDULED:
The Hearst Lecture by Academy Award-nominated actress and activist Shohreh Aghdashloo that was originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 24, has been rescheduled for Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free.
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Attention Student Employees:
Don’t forget to complete and submit an electronic timecard for hours worked during the weeks of Jan. 9 and Jan. 16. Time cards must be submitted for approval by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25 to be included in Feb. 2 paychecks. If you have questions about the process
, contact the MEMFIS help desk at 3-5555, option 2.
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UNI RESEARCH ALERT:
All UNI faculty, staff and students conducting research with human participants MUST use the revised (as of Jan. 3) application and consent form. Forms and updated "Information for Investigators" are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/research/protocol.asp or by calling the Graduate College
(3-2748). Allow a minimum of two weeks for review and approval.
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SAVE THE DATE - FEB. 4 - CAMPUS CONVERSATION:
Plan to attend the campus-wide conference on Friday, Feb. 4, to discuss the "campus conversation" project. All are invited to attend either a morning (8:30 - 11 a.m.) or afternoon (1 - 4 p.m.) session. More details will be avialable soon.
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ATTENTION ALL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:

To request money, pick up a budget packet in the NISG office (located in Maucker Union plaza level) or find it online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. Budget packets are due to the NISG office no later than Friday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. For more information, contact NISG at nisg@uni.edu or 273-265.
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KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:
KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. The show airs Mondays at 10 a.m. and continues throughout the legislative session. The topic on Jan. 24 will be "Medicaid - Iowa's healthcare program for the poor."
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V-DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Volunteers are needed for the Vday Events Feb. 7-12. Attend an informational/signup meeting at 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31, in the Elm Room of Maucker Union. Get involved in ending violence against women. For more information, contact the V-day committee at uni_vdaycommittee@hotmail.com
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TICKETS FOR "THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES":
Tickets for "The Vagina Monologues" are on sale for $10 at the GBPAC or call 273-SHOW.
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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:
UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. That process will begin Monday, Jan. 31.
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OUTSTANDING GRADUATE FACULTY TEACHING AWARD:
This award recognizes full-time members of the regular graduate faculty for outstanding teaching in all facets of the graduate program with a $500 prize. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 24. Information and nomination materials are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/teaching.asp or by contacting David Walker, associate dean for faculty scholarship, at 273-6148 or david.walker@uni.edu.
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V-DAY ART AUCTION:
Art pieces are wanted for the V-Day art auction to be held with the
performance of the Vagina Monologues Feb. 11 and 12. All proceeds go to the Cedar Valley Coalition for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse. Contact Vanessa Mills at vanz610@uni.edu to donate.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

DR. SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: Applications are being accepted for the Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women In Leadership. This $1,100 scholarship for 2005-06 recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI. Apply online until Feb. 18 at
https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/finaid/forms/scholarship_app/scholarship_app.cgi

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SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:
A few places are left in the two-week "Socio-Economic Reality of Nicaragua," a short-term study abroad, May 10 - 20. Three credit hours. Aproximate cost is $1,510, plus tuition. For program information, call Chris Schrage (273-2126). For registration information, call the UNI International Programs Office (273-7078).
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SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD IN NORWAY:
Only one place is left in "Weaving and Design in Norway," May 20 -June 4. Two credit hours. Approximate cost: $2,380 for two weeks. Learn to weave and develop Norwegian garment designs. For program information, phone Carol Colburn, 273-2390. For registration information, phone the UNI International Programs Office, 273-7078.
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SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD IN POLAND:
Only three places remain in "Studies in Humanities and the Holocaust" in Krakow, Poland, May 10 - June 15. Three credit hours for Humanities II; three credits for Studies in the Holocaust, plus three-day conference about women and the Holocaust. For program information, phone Jay Lees, 273-2269. For registration information, phone the International Programs Office, 273-7078.
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ROBERTA S. TAMRES SCI-FI AWARD:
Open to UNI students writing science-fiction stories, poems, plays, screenplays and essays. Prize: $50 and publication in "Inner Weather," UNI's student-run literary magazine. Deadline: Feb. 1. See required guidelines at http://www.uni.edu/~english/CreativeWriting.htm.
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CAPSTONE IN GREECE:
Two informational meetings for the June 2005 Capstone Study Abroad Course in Greece will be held at noon and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Seerley 213. Contact Professor Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 3-2752.Visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.
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STUDENT PAYROLL PAYSLIP:
Beginning with the Jan. 19 bi-weekly payroll, direct deposit payslips for students will only be available online. Payslips can be viewed from the UNI Student Employee Self Service menu item in Oracle. Directions are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/documents/View_Your_Payslip.pdf. Further assistance is available from the MEMFIS Help desk 3-5555, option 2. Specific questions regarding pay should be directed to payroll at 3-2656.
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PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS:
The UNI chapter of Amnesty International is part of a world-wide movement to promote human rights at home and abroad. Amnesty meetings are open to the public. Meetings are at 9 p.m. every Wednesday in Sabin 13. For more information contact Jessica Maas at jmaas@uni.edu or Stephanie Smelser at ssmelser@uni.edu.
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTION PACKETS:
Join the Northern Iowa Student Government, by running in NISG's general election. Packets are available in the Student Government office (Plaza level Maucker Union) or online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. Packets are due in the Student Government office no later than noon, Feb. 1.
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FAST TRAC PLANNING ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING:
This comprehensive eight-session training course will provide the tools to successfully start or grow a business, through classroom instruction, discussion with local business experts, and hands-on business planning. Certified Fast Trac trainers teach the classes, held from 6 - 9 p.m., Thursdays from Feb. 3 through March 24. The cost is $199 per business. For more information and to register call 319-236-8123, or e-mail Mike Hahn at mike.hahn@uni.edu
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AFTER SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS:
Kids Cafe is looking for after school volunteers to provide tutoring, mentoring, recreation, as well as nutritional and enrichment activities in a safe and friendly environment. Host coordinator position also available with Kids Cafe. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.
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SPRING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:
The Bright Move Network is seeking a volunteer intern to assist with managing daily activities. Bright Move Network works with refugees and immigrants to promote tolerance and inclusion of immigrants in the community. Optional academic credit available through UNI Cooperative Education. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.
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CIEP CONVERSATION PARTNERS:
The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) teaches English to international students at UNI. Each CIEP student is matched with an American-conversation partner. The partners meet for one hour each week.
Sign up to be a partner at http://www.uni.edu/ciep or visit the CIEP office in Baker 72.
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"TEACHING OVER THE ICN WORKSHOP":

A free, one-credit workshop series, "Teaching over the ICN," is being offered through ITS-ET for teacher education majors. The workshops are free for full-time (12 or more semester hours) students. Pre-registration is required. Workshop begins Feb. 9, for eight weeks. For more details, see http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html
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WRC SAUNA REOPENS:
The co-ed sauna, in the Wellness/Recreation Center, has reopened after an extensive renovation. This dry-heat sauna is located on the first floor of the WRC, adjacent to the men's and women's PE locker rooms, west hallway.
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PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:
The WRC is looking for motivated individuals to become personal trainers. Expand your fitness knowledge and motivate others toward their fitness goals. Information meeting Jan. 28, at 2 p.m., WRC 155. Class begins Feb. 4. For information, or to enroll, contact kristy.leen@uni.edu or 273-7167.
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MICROSOFT EXCEL CLASSES:
This comprehensive training will introduce the basic commands, functions and capabilities of Excel. Module 1 covers beginning topics, Module 2 intermediate skills and Module 3 will address advanced issues. Module 1: March 7, Module 2: March 9, Module 3: March 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $299 for all three modules or $115 per module. For more information or to register call 236-8123 or e-mail mike.hahn@uni.edu
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MICROSOFT ACCESS CLASSES:
This database will provide quick, selective access to information to make you and your staff more productive. Module 1 covers beginning topics and Module 2 covers intermediate and advanced issues over two sessions. Module 1: April 4, Module 2A: April 6, Module 2B: April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $349 for both Modules, or $125 for Module 1 and $249 for Module 2. For more information or to register call 236-8123 or e-mail mike.hahn@uni.edu
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HOME COMPUTER POP-UPS AND SLOW DOWN PROBLEMS?
Microsoft has just released a beta version (free) of its AntiSpyware removal and guard software for Windows. This Web site also has a video explaining Spyware and Adware, plus good practices to avoid infections. This software is a good addition to the AntiSpyware tools collection. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/virus.htm
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EVENTS 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Monday: Men's basketball vs. Wichita State, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome. Elementary students get in free. Halftime includes mascot basketball game and school-spirit contest.
Wednesday: Men's basketball vs. Indiana State, UNI-Dome, 7:05 p.m.
Friday: #14 Wrestling vs. #1 Oklahoma State, West Gym, 7 p.m. Track, UNI Invitational, UNI-Dome, all day.
Saturday: Track, UNI Invitational, UNI-Dome, all day.
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IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM:

Acting auditions for "In the Boom Boom Room," will take place Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. Callbacks and dance auditions are Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Auditions and callbacks are held in the APR of the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Prepare one 2-minute, dramatic monologue. If there are any scheduling conflicts for auditions, e-mail pambrown@uni.edu.
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MOVIE AND DISCUSSION NIGHT:
See "The Siege" on Jan. 24, in the Art Building, Room 111, at 8 p.m. A discussion on the political aspects of the movie will follow. For more information e-mail uni_politicalsociety@hotmail.com
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DIVERSITY AT UNI: FOCUS ON GERMAN:
Celebrate German language and culture by participation in Study Abroad Center and Modern Languages Department events. The Academy Award-winning movie “Nowhere in Africa” will be shown Tuesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., CAC 110. More events at http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/languagediversity2005.asp
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CEO MEETING:
UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. in CBB 3, Tuesday, Jan. 25. Pizza and soda provided. Learn about the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Iowa Conference in February.
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DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: THE MUSIC LESSON:
Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers' Presentation for the upcoming production of "The Music Lesson" by Tammy Ryan, on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. "The Music Lesson" is a poignant drama of a Bosnian couple's struggle to build a new life in America. Admission is free.
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THURSDAZE GOES WESTERN WILD:
Events include: mechanical bull riding, rodeo roper, horse racing and cow milking from 8 p.m. - midnight. Make your own CD from 6 p.m. - midnight and watch "Friday Night Lights" at 7 p.m. Country dance lessons at 9 p.m. For more information, call 273-2683.
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INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: UNIVERSITY OF KLAGENFURT:
Learn about study abroad opportunities in Austria, at the University of Klagenfurt. Instruction is in both German and English. Thursday, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m., in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. For more information call 273-7078 or visit http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/languagediversity2005.asp
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CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION - LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX:
Thursday, Jan. 27, 9 p.m., St. Stephen Student Center, next to University Book and Supply.
Learn about the Catholic understanding of sexuality, including chastity, masturbation, homosexuality and sex before marriage, from Fr. Ken Glaser. Contact Seth at 266-9863 or snaser@uni.edu for more information.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:
President Koob and Jane Hasek, chancellor of Allen College, are the first presenters in this semester's "Leaders on Leadership" speaker series, Thursday, Jan. 27, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in 252 SEC. The series continues most Thursdays during the semester, and is free and open to the public. Students can register for a one-credit course reporting on the speakers (see spring schedule book, 680:186:05).
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KINDERGYM SPRING 2005 OPEN ENROLLMENT:
Kindergym is a
physical activity program for children two to five-years old, Saturday mornings at the WRC, Jan. 29 - March 5.
Four-to five-year olds at 9 - 9:50 a.m.
Two-to three-year olds at 10 - 10:50 a.m.
The cost is $25 (includes t-shirt) and $20 for a second child.
Contact 273-3066 or karyn.finn@uni.edu for enrollment form.
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ROMEO & JULIET, BALLET (*UCARD DISCOUNT)
Sunday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). The St. Petersburg Ballet will perform Shakespeare's classic, "Romeo & Juliet." Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive 50 percent-off tickets.
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SMART START CLASS:
Attend this 90-minute information blitz, suited for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. The class will briefly cover business planning, financing, credit, legal and tax issues. Monday, Jan. 31, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. Cost is $15 per person. For more information and additional class dates, call 236-8123.
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YOUTH DRAMA CLASSES:
The Sturgis Youth Theatre is offering creative drama classes for children in preschool through high school. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 31, and are held in Room 108 of the CAC. For class information and registration, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html
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INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 LEAGUE BASKETBALL AND CO-REC 4-ON-4 HALF COURT:
Men's AA, A and B, Women's A and B and co-rec divisions.
Play begins Wednesday, Feb. 2, WRC south courts.
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4-ON-4 SATURDAY MORNING VOLLEYBALL:
(Partipation point sport):
Men's, women's and co-rec divisions. Materials available for pick-up at the WRC office
Room 101. Registration: Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 2 and 3, WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Four-team leagues available at 9:50 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 11:50 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. First come, first served. Play begins: Saturday, Feb. 12, WRC south courts.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Julie Husband, English Language & Literature, will present "Martin Delaney and the Nineteenth-Century Roots and Rhetorics of African-American Conservatism." Free and open to all.
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THE MITTENS: LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Local faves the Mittens will be in the studios in support of their CD
release party. This special live performance will take place during Wednesday's "Night Music" show on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., in the third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3, free for children 12 and under.
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KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT:
Saturday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Electric Park Ballroom, Waterloo
, Bobby Rush, one of the most exciting and creative artists in the R & B/blues arena, will headline. Opening act is the Blue Band. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and Cedar Valley Harley-Davidson/Buell Cycle Center, Waterloo and online at http://www.kuniradio.org/store.html. Proceeds support public radio at UNI. Contact: Michelle Rourke; phone: 800-772-2440. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
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UNI CATERING VALENTINE DINNER:
Enjoy an elegant valentine's dinner Saturday, Feb. 12, 5-9 p.m., at the UNI Commons Ballroom and Lounge. The event features prime rib, chicken cordon bleu, and eggplant parmesan as the main entree choices. The prices, ranging from $16 - $22, include beverages and dessert. Tips are not accepted. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Make reservations before Feb. 10. For details visit
http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences/dining/index.htm
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ANNUAL WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:
Three different challenges traditional, non-swimmers, or double. Complete mileage by March 4 and win a t-shirt and certificate of achievement. Registration materials available Jan. 24, WRC 101. Cost $15. Contact Timothy.Klatt@uni.edu or 273-7120 for more information.

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