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Monday, Feb. 21, 2005

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NEWS 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS:
Vote Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on MyUNIverse.
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ITS RECOMMENDS USING MULTIPLE BROWSERS:
Information Technology Services (ITS) recommends that students, faculty and staff currently using only Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) strongly consider using other alternatives for browsing off-campus Internet (World Wide Web) sites, whenever possible. This will help minimize exposure to serious Web-based attacks on personal and university computers. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/browsers
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TSUNAMI RELIEF AID EXTENDED:
Contributions have been light to Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society's Tsunami Relief Fund drive and it will be extended to the end of February. Funds go to the special Red Cross account for this tragedy. Contribution points are at Essentials in the Union, the Rod Library Circulation Desk, and Schindler Rooms 107 and 617. Checks made out to American Red Cross Tsunami Relief fund may be sent to Stephen Fortgang, 117 Schindler, 0607.
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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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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. 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 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:
Come to the Habitat for Humantities meeting Tuesday, at 9 p.m. in Sabin 103, to find out how you can help Habitat reach its fundraising and service goals.
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MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION:
Camp MDA Lock-Up, is Thursday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to work check-in, write pledge slips, take photos, and a variety of other jobs. Volunteer for part of a day or all day. Event will be at Hartman Nature Reserve. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.
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ASSISTED LIVING VOLUNTEERS:
Country View, Ridgeway Place Assisted Living and Western Home Communities are seeking volunteers to donate an hour a week or an hour a month to assist clients with writing letters, visiting, reading to them or leading an activity. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

SPRING JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR:
Wednesday, March 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. More than 70 employers will visit with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Twenty employers will take part in Interview Day, Thursday, March 3. For a list of participants and majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/jobfair/jobweb.html
Sponsor: UNI Advising & Career Services, 242 Gilchrist, 273-6857.
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FREE TAX ASSISTANCE:
UNI accounting students are providing free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program until April 14. Sessions are
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m., in CBB Room 224. No appointment is necessary. Bring all tax documents and a copy of last year's tax return (if available).
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CHINESE CULTURE & LANGUAGE CLASS PROGRAM:
This class will provide positive Chinese-culture experiences and promote understanding between the East and West. The class will meet on six Saturdays, from 2 to 4 p.m. To sign-up e-mail pollyc@uni.edu.
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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., in Sabin 102 . The exams will be administered by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. R
egister at http://www.kaptest.com/testdrive.
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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 ACCESS:
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 is April
18; Module 2A is April 20; and Module 2B is April 22. Classes are from 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 visit http://www.unirbc.org
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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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CLUBS/MEETINGS

STUDY ABROAD CLUB MEETING:
T
he Study Abroad Club will meet Monday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Baker 161.
Everyone is welcome.
No international experience necessary.
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CEO MEETING:
UNI CEO will
host a guest speaker 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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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, 60m dash, 400m run, 800m run, 400m relay, 800m relay, and one mile run. Entry forms are available in WRC 101. Entries are due, Thursday, Feb. 24.
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UNI CLIMING COMPETITION: MARCH 5
Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing, and route climbing offered. Cost is $25 for one event; $30 for more than one event. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163. Sponsored by UNI Climbing Club.
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SPEND SPRING BREAK CANOEING:
Explore Georgia’s famous Okefenokee Swamp, March 11-20. Cost is $325 (UNI); $350 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is March 3, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Swimming skills and good physical condition a prerequisite; no experience necessary. Call Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC, West-African bandleader, Yawo Attivor, offers multicultural tales of peace and freedom. Yawo, the band, plays a spicy mixture of Afrofunk, R & B, reggae, rock, and jazz. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html
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'THE MUSIC LESSON':
Theatre UNI and Sturgis Youth Theatre present this poignant drama of a Bosnian woman struggling to deal with haunting memories of war while helping an angry American teenage girl through the healing power of music. Feb. 24-27 and March 2-6 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 youth, and free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO (*U-CARD 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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SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):
Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). First-ever American tour
. This choir sings traditional American and African gospel music with earthy rhythms and rich harmonies. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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EVENTS 

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 follows the program.
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CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT FILM:
The "Eyes on the Prize" film has not been available on video or television for the past 10 years because of expired copyright licenses.
Critics considered it the most important film in history about the civil rights movement. The Center for Multicultural Education will screen the film from 8 to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday Feb. 21, Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Monday, Feb. 28. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250.
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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. 21 is the "fate of the bottle bill" in the legislature. Guests include the Executive Director of the Iowa Recycling Association, Dewayne Johnson; the President of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association, Jerry Fleagle; and a program planner with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Jeff Geerts.
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YAWO, LIVE BAND AT MAUCKER UNION:
Monday, Feb 21, noon to 1 pm, Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. This six-piece band's streamlined, elaborate blend of Afro-Cuban beats and funky scales stands out in world music. They combine luscious melodies with get-up-and-groove backbeats and form a music that never fails to win over crowds. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education as part of Black History Month. Visit http://www.uni.edu/cme for more details.
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EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:
Wednesdays during Lent,
5 - 8:30 p.m. Primetime Mass is offered at 9 p.m. St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is located next to UNI Book and Supply.
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OSHA'S KNOCKING, ARE YOU READY?
Thursday, Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m. 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 Iowa OSHA will answer questions. This workshop is non-regulatory, confidential and takes place 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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THURSDAZE, FEB. 24 MOVIE NIGHT:
This week's movie is
"The Grudge," starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided. Show is free and open to all.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS:
Leaders on Leadership speakers discuss their involvement with environmental issues Feb. 24, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 252. Speakers are Chris Petersen, Iowa Farmers Union; Bill Stigliani, CEEE, UNI; and Bill Witt, former state legislator and UNI
special projects assistant. The schedule of speakers for the semester is at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html.
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SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAIS
ER:
STAGE Inc. will host a silent auction, Feb. 24 through March 6, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Items available for bidding include original works of art and gift certificates from local businesses. For a complete list, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre. Money raised will go to the STAGE Inc. scholarship fund for UNI theatre students.
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PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Thursday: Women's basketball vs. Drake
, West Gym, 7:05 p.m.
Friday: Women's tennis vs. Western Illinois
, Black Hawk Tennis Center,1 p.m.
Saturday: Men's basketball vs. Bradley
, UNI-Dome, 1:05 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. Creighton
, West Gym, 4:05 p.m.
Sunday: Women's tennis vs. Southeast Missouri State
, Black Hawk Tennis Center,
10 a.m.
, Waterloo.
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CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL:
Friday
, Feb. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., a Chinese New Year Festival will take place in the Mauker Union Old Central Ballroom. This event will share Chinese culture. Free food, entertainment, crafts and games.
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CAPOEIRA EVENT:
Capoeira Workshops: Friday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., in WRC. African
-Dance Workshops: Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, in the WRC Dance Studio. Workshops are led by visiting Capoeira instructors from Brazil and artists from the National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique. The fee is $25 dollars for both days of workshops, or $15 for individual days. Everyone welcome, no prior experience needed. For more information contact hanson@uni.edu or 268-0107.
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BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL:
Saturday, Feb. 26, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., a Brazilian Carnaval sponsored by the UNI Capoeira Sport Club, will take place at Pour Richard's Pub on College Hill. Entry fee is $5. Wear a crazy and colorful costume and win prizes.
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IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
A free show, will take place Saturday, Feb. 26, 2-3:30 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC. Bringing Africa and it's diaspora together: Capoeira, Macuele, Samba and traditional Mozambican dance. The CME will host a reception following the show. For more information contact hanson@uni.edu or 268-0107.
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE:
Thursday, March 3, 7-9 p.m. This workshop will provide small businesses with general background of the environmental regulations that may apply to its operation. Cost is $35 per business. For more information, or to register, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org
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"FLOW AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE":
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, psychologist, author and professor known worldwide for his scholarship on flow and creativity, will deliver two free public lectures at UNI Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4. He will discuss "The Creative Person and the Creative Context" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Commons Ballroom. A reception will precede the presentation at 6:15 p.m., and a book signing will follow. Friday, March 4, at 3 p.m., he will speak on "Flow and the Quality of Life" in the Lang Hall Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow in the balcony foyer. Both events are part of "The Changing Face of Iowa: Exploring Creativity in the Community," a program of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, with support from all undergraduate colleges and the Rod Library. For more information, call 273-2221 or visit http://fp.uni.edu/csbs/csikszentmihalyi.htm
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LENTEN FISH FRY:
St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will
host its third annual Lenten fish fry on Friday, March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Social Hall. Fish, tater tots and salad will be served. Cost is $5 per ticket in advance, or $6 at the door. Tickets are available at St. Stephen's, located next to the UNI Book and Supply, or call 266-9863.
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