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Monday, Feb. 14, 2005

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NEWS 

CAMPUS CONVERSATION CONTINUES:
Thanks to all who attended the Feb. 4 Campus Conversation event in the Maucker Union. A White Paper prepared by the Campus Advisory Group was the basis for this discussion. This document is available at http://www.uni.edu/conversation/whitepaper.shtml and anyone from the campus community is welcome to submit comments to conversation@uni.edu through Monday, Feb. 14.
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UNI IN THE NEWS:
Rick Vanderwall, Price Lab, prepared classroom lessons and activities as a companion to the "Slavery and the Making of America" mini-series airing on PBS. Visit http://www.iptv.org/educational_resources.cfm
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STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Student employees: Nominate your UNI supervisor for the 2004-2005 UNI Student Employer of the Year. Learn more about this award and print a nomination form by visiting http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/399.html
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UNI-WMU GAME TO BE TELEVISED ON ESPN2:
The UNI men's basketball game versus Western Michigan on Feb. 19 will be telecast by ESPN2, at 3 p.m. This is UNI's first nationally telecast game originating from Cedar Falls. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/402.html
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OFFICIAL CLASS RING PROGRAM:
Juniors,
seniors and grad students: You have earned the right to wear the Official UNI Class Ring. Speak with a ring representative at our table in Maucker Union, Feb. 15-17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or visit http://www.unialum.org/proserv/ring/ for more information.
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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 273-2650.
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"ESSENTIAL" VALENTINE GIFTS:
Valentine gifts for that "special" person available at Essentials in Maucker Union. For great gift ideas visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/essentials.shtml
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NEW EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY IN LIBRARY:
Stop by Rod Library this month to check out displays created by the Minority Graduate Student Organization.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ONE-TIME VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Waterloo Center for the Arts is seeking project assistants for Feb. 19 and 26; and March 5, 18, and 26. Assistants will work with children in Plumber's Pipe Kaleidoscope workshop, Junior Art Gallery and Spring Break Get-Away activities.
The Northeast Iowa Food Bank needs volunteers for the check-out hunger program, March 4-6. Raise money for the hungry at local HyVee food stores. Shifts are three hours long, volunteer for as many as you'd like.
For more information, or a schedule of these events, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu
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HELP WITH RIDING AND MEAL DELIVERY:
The ASPIRE Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program is seeking volunteers to help individuals with disabilities through animal-assisted activities. Volunteers needed for classes, grant writing, fundraising, data entry and instruction. The Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center is seeking volunteer drivers and runners for the Home Delivered Meals program. Also seeking KBOL Public Radio Street Team PR volunteers. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

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HELP THE BOY SCOUTS :
The Boy Scout 2005 Merit Badge University is Saturday, Feb. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers needed. For information or to volunteer, e-mail kueckera@uni.edu. Lincoln Elementary School is seeking volunteer childcare providers during parent teacher conferences Tuesday, Feb. 15, 5 - 8 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 17, 1 - 4 p.m., and 5 - 8 p.m. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.
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T. REX NAMED SUE VOLUNTEERS:
UNI Museums is bringing a Tyrannosaurus Rex named SUE to Cedar Falls! Volunteers needed March 5 through May 27 for tours, ticketing, exhibit maintenance, gift shop and special events. Minimum commitment
is 15 hours. Training required. Applications available at the UNI Museum and in Advising and Career Services. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum/sue for more information.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

SENIOR CHALLENGE:
The 2005 Senior Class gift is the stage in the Memorial Garden. Seniors who give $25 or more to the class gift
will get a personalized brick inscription in the garden. Visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/seniorchallenge for more information.
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FREE PRACTICE TESTS:
The Career Center is offering students a chance to take a free practice LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT & PCAT
on Feb. 26, 9 a.m., Sabin 102 . The exams will be administered by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. Register at http://www.kaptest.com/testdrive.
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STUDY ABROAD IN ENGLISH:
Thursday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m., College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Learn about study abroad programs in English-speaking countries Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Great Britain and more. For more information call 273-7078, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad
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SMART START CLASS:
Attend this 90 minute information blitz, suited for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. This class will briefly cover business planning, financing, credit, legal and tax issues. Cost is $15 per person.
For more information, and class dates, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org
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MICROSOFT EXCEL:
This comprehensive training will introduce the basic commands, functions and capabilities of Excel. Module 1 covers beginning topics, Module 2 covers intermediate skills and Module 3 will adDress advanced issues. Module 1 is March 7; Module 2 is March 9; and Module 3 is March 11. Class times are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $299 for all modules or $115 per module. For more information, or to register, call 236-8123 or visit htt
p://www.unirbc.org
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HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:
March 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m., CBB 3, learn the components of an effective business plan. Free. Advance registration required, space is limited. Call 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu for reservation.
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STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Consider nominating individuals or organizations for the 2005 Grace Ann Hovet Student Leadership Awards. Visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker to print the nomination forms. Nominations are due Monday, March 7, to the Student Involvement & Activities Center, in Maucker Union. The awards ceremony will
take place Sunday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Maucker Union. For more information, contact 273-2683.
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TEACHER EDUCATION MAJORS:
For help monitoring your progress in the teacher ed program, getting a teaching license, completing forms, where to get the forms, PPST information, OSHA training, GPA requirements, etc, visit
http://www.uni.edu/teached
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TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENTS:
View your progress in the Teacher Education Program by going to MyUNIverse, Academic Planner Tool. Click on "UNI Teacher Education Data (UNITED) Assessment Student System," Entry page," View My Progress." See all your critical data for your progress in the
program.
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PEER ADVISOR IN RESIDENCE (PAIR) POSITIONS:

Advising and Career Services is looking for undergraduate students with strong interpersonal skills and concern for others for the 2005 - 2006 PAIR staff. PAIRs are trained to provide major exploration assistance, advising, scheduling, and academic skill-building resources. Additional information and application are available from http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/pair/who.shtml, from Advising and Career Services, through any current PAIR or michele.peck@uni.edu. Applications are due Feb. 18.
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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
Sixteen on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2005-2006 school year. Positions are for two semesters at 15 hrs/week. Pay is $7.10/hr (max total $3,400). If not registered with UNI Careerlink, come to an orientation meeting. Orientation meetings provide additional information: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/orisched.html. Advantages of participating found at: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/oncampus.html. Call 273-6041 for additional information.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

2006-2007 ROTARY FOUNDATION AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Each year the Rotary Foundation provides graduate and advanced undergraduate study opportunities (U.S. $25,000 maximum) to attend a college or university in another of the many countries where there are Rotary Clubs. The deadline
for applications is March 1. Applications should be sent to the Graduate College, 122 Lang Hall c/o Shirley Uehle. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/401.html
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:
Open to all UNI students. Entry deadline is March 11. $100 prize for the winning essay will be presented at the Student Leadership Awards April 3. The topic to be addressed and other criteria are at
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay-2005.html.
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ONLINE COMMON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR UNDERGRADUATES:
Most scholarships have a deadline date of March 1. The Online Common Scholarship Application for Undergraduates is a new process and can be accessed on MyUNIverse. Completing this one application allows you to apply for most scholarships at UNI.
If you have any questions, contact the Financial Aid Office at 273-2700.
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CLUBS/MEETINGS

STUDY ABROAD CLUB MEETING:
T
he Study Abroad Club meeting will be Monday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Baker 161. Do not miss the opportunity to participare in starting a campus club
. Everyone is welcome.
No international experience necessary.
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CEO MEETING:
UNI CEO will have a guest speaker on Tuesday, Feb
. 22, at 3:30 p.m., in CBB 3. Phil Akin, Director of Marketing, will speak on marketing for business. For more information, contact Sarah Clemens, CEO President, at peach@uni.edu.
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UNI CIRCLE K ME
ETINGS:

The UNI Circle K will meet Sunday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m., in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Circle K, sponsored by Kiwanis International, is focused on service, leadership and fellowship. All students are welcome. For more information visit http://www.circlek.org or contact Melissa at melyocum@uni.edu
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JOIN THE NEW CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD (CAB):
The Student Involvement & Activities Center is creating a Campus Activities Board (CAB). CAB will be responsible for campus-wide programming and entertainment. The group will consist of several committees, including: Thursdaze, Entertainment, Speakers, Film, and Publicity. Applications are available at SIAC, residence hall front desks, or online (http://www.uni.edu/maucker) and are due Feb. 25 to the SIAC.
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WELLNESS/REC

INTRAMURAL WRESTLING
Registration and weigh-in is 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22. Prelims begin at 7:30 p.m., West Gym. Finals are Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., West Gym Wrestling Room. Weight classes: 126, 134, 140, 146, 152, 158, 164, 170, 177, 190, 210, heavyweight (210-230), and super heavyweight (230+). Contact the Intramural Coordinator, 273-7262, for workout times. Wrestling shoes required.
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INTRAMURAL 3 POINT SHOOT-OUT:
Wednesday,March 2, men and women's singles, doubles, and co-rec. All contestants must sign up with a partner. Sign-up Monday, Feb. 21- Thursday Feb. 24, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC 101. Time slots available are 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m.
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INTRAMURAL INDOOR TRACK MEET:
Sunday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., UNI-Dome. Shot put, long jump, high jump, 60 m dash, 400 run, 800 run, 400 relay, 800 relay, and 1 mile run. Entry forms are available in WRC 101. Entries are due, Thursday, Feb. 24.
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PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., third floor in the CA
C, "Union maid, hellraiser, and labor singer" Anne Feeney and Chris Chandler, a performance poet/songwriter, together do something called the "Flying Poetry Circus." Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more info visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html
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LEAHY, CELTIC MUSIC (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):

Wednesday, Feb
. 16, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). This awe-inspiring group of brothers and sisters are a whirlwind of Celtic music and dance. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. * UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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HALF-MASTED 3.2 PRESENT IMPROV:
The UNI Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe presents: "Improv Rain." Performances will take place Feb. 17-19, at 7:30 p,m,, with a "family friendly" show at 2 p.m., Feb. 19. All performances will take place in the Interpreter's Theatre, Lang Hall 040. Admission is free. Seating is first-come, first-serve. For reservations, call 273-6805. http://www.half-masted.com
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DONATIONS 4 NATIONS BENEFIT CONCERT:
Donations
4 Nations, a benefit concert, will take place Feb. 18, at 8 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $5, on sale at Lampost Theatre, 204 W. Seerley Blvd., or at the door. All proceeds go to support AIDS orphans in Tanzania, Africa. Dr. Mike, Brian Bergman, Adam Mellem and Joe Kiel will perform.
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LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO (*UCARD DISCOUNT):
Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC (htp://www.gbpac.com). First capturing international acclaim on Paul Simon's "Graceland" album, the 10-man Zulu a cappella group has become synonymous with the South African sound. Call 273-SHOW for tickets. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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KHKE'S CLASSICAL HOST INTERVIEWS GEORGE GLENN:
Monday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m., The Cedar Falls Community Theatre's Director, George Glenn, will dicuss the CFCT's political and romantic comedy, "Born Yesterday" which opens Feb. 18, and runs through Feb. 27, at the Oster Regent Theatre in Cedar Falls.
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EVENTS 

ART EXHIBITIONS:
UNI Gallery of Art presents 'The Fertile Crescent Portfolio,' 'Veronica's Imprint,' and 'World in a Jar: War and Trauma,' three print exhibitions that address culture and conflict in the Middle East. On display from Thursday, Feb. 10 through Friday, March 4. Artist's lectures by Phyllis McGibbon on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., in KAB 111 and Robert Hirsch, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, KAB 111. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:
KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol. The show airs Mondays, at 10 a.m., throughout the legislative session. The topic on Monday, Feb. 14 is Iowa's Tax Policy. Guests include the Executive Director of the Child and Family Policy Center Charles Bruner, the Executive Vice President of Iowans for Tax Relief Jeff Boeyink, Republican Senator Mark Zieman of Postville, and Democratic Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City.
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SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR:

The UNI Student Reading Association is sponsoring its spring Scholastic Book Fair, Monday -Thursday, Feb. 14 -17, in the rotunda of the S
EC. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with the book fair open until 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15. Proceeds go to local literacy events and projects funded by the UNI-SRA. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.
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MALCOLM X:
Spike Lee's "Malcolm X,"
starring Denzel Washington, offers insight into the Black radicalism of the 1960s. Free and open to the public, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., in Sabin 102. Part of the social justice film series by Amnesty International and Students for Social Justice.
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NISG CANDIDATE DEBATE:
The Political Science Society will sponsor a debate between the candidates running for NISG President and Vice President
, Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 7 - 8 p.m., in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. Learn about the candidates and become an informed voter.
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PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Wednesday: Men's basketball vs. Drake
, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome.
Friday: Track, UNI-Dome Open, all day.
Saturday: Women's tennis vs. Luther, 11 a.m., Black Hawk Tennis Center.
Wrestling vs. Air Force, 1 p.m., West Gym.
Bracket Buster - Men's basketball vs. Western Michigan, 3 p.m., UNI-Dome.
Sunday: Women's tennis vs. Chicago State, 10 a.m., Black Hawk Tennis Center.
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THURSDAZE, FEB. 17:
Live
-band karaoke, '80s arcade games, and other fads of the '80s. Come listen to Mr. Belding, and test your "Saved by the Bell" knowledge with a trivia contest. As always, free food, friends, and fun.
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CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION:
The Catholic Student Association will celebrate the Year of the Eucharist, Wednesday, Feb. 16, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Fr. Pat Geary's "Reflections on the Eucharist" at 9 p.m. Deepen your Lenten experience by praying the rosary, Thursday, Feb. 16, at 9 p.m. at St. Stephen Student Center, next to UNI Book and Supply.
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6TH ANNUAL TEACHER INSTITUTE:
Friday, Feb. 18, the Sixth Teacher Institute will take place at Price Laboratory School, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than sixty different workshop sessions on various aspects of teaching across all curricular areas and activities will be offered by PLS educators. For a complete listing of sessions and times, as well as registration materials, visit http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/. For more information, contact Lee Weber at 273-2056.
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CEEE PRESENTS PRAIRIE FILM:
Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., in the CEEE auditorium
. Professor of Biology and Director of Native Roadside Vegetation, Daryl Smith and the CEEE present "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie." The documentary highlights the impact of the settlers on the prairie and the importance of appreciating the tallgrass that remains. A reception sponsored by Lincoln Savings Bank and Roots Market follows the program.
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OSHA'S KNOCKING, ARE YOU READY?
Thursday, Feb. 24, 7-9 pm. This workshop is appropriate for all businesses with at least one employee. Employers will gain a better knowledge of (OSHA) and how health and safety regulations, can affect their business. Topics include regulations, types of inspections and violations; penalties and record keeping. A representative from the Iowa OSHA will answer questions. This workshop is non-regulatory, confidential and held in partnership with the Small Business Compliance Alliance, $35 per business. For more information or to register call 236-8123 or visit
http://www.unirbc.org
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CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL:
Friday
, Feb. 25, from 6 - 9 p.m., a Chinese New Year Festival will take place in the Mauker Union Old Central Ballroom. This event is taking place to share Chinese culture. There will be free food, entertainment, crafts, and games.
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE 2005:
Friday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., NIACC, Mason City. This annual event, sponsored by all of the John Pappajohn Centers, brings together students, faculty and staff for a day of enlightenment, inspiration and insight into entrepreneurship and small business. Fees for UNI students, faculty and staff are being covered by the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
. The JPEC is providing a free shuttle bus to Mason City. For more information, visit http://www.jpec.org/ceic2005.htm or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350. Registration deadline is Feb. 18. Note: If you are affiliated with UNI, you must use the UNI registration page to receive free admission and transportation.
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