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Thursday, October 10, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM EXPANDS: Current UNI sophomores may now apply for the University Honors Program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.30 or better and will be asked to submit an essay and faculty recommendation. If you know of students who qualify for the program, please encourage them to apply. For more information and an application, e-mail brenda.hackenmiller@uni.edu, call University Honors at 3-3175 or visit the office in CAC 257.
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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS: Faculty, staff and students inviting legislative candidates and officials to on-campus events need to notify Jane Larson in UNI's Office of Governmental Relations, 3-6144. The office has the most current contact information for legislative officials and can offer assistance in a variety of areas.
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CHOLESTEROL SCREENING: Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 7 to 8:30 a.m., WRC Main Corridor. The cost is $15 for BCP-23. Men can pay $5 extra for a PSA. Provided by Allen Hospital. Call the Wellness Lab at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.
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BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: For full or part-time Iowa college student or team of five or fewer students who are starting a new business. The entry deadline is Oct. 14. Three state winners will be selected in December and each will win $5,000. Please e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu for the competition guidelines, visit CBB 264, or see
http://www.jpec.org.
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FREE, ANONYMOUS DEPRESSION SCREENING: The Counseling Center will offer students, staff, faculty, and community members the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of depression and other mood disorders, and to be screened for mental health problems during National Depression Screening Day. Sessions will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center. Call 3-2676 for more information.
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OCTOBER DINING SPECIALS: Freshens & Seattle's Best -- pumpkin bar for 50 cents. Asian Creations -- two egg rolls for $1.50. Bent Fork -- baked potato and chili $1.79. Club Cafe -- Any muffin, 25 cents off. JW's Pizza -- slice of pizza, bread sticks, and 22 oz. fountain pop combo meal is 50 cents off.
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NEWS

BOR MEETING: The next meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will take place on our campus Oct. 16 - 17. The meeting agenda is available at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/meetings.html
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BOARD OF REGENTS PARKING: The north row of parking spots in the Gilchrist A-lot will be reserved for visitors attending the Board of Regents meetings on Oct. 16 and 17. The spots will be reserved from 7 a.m. until the start of the meetings both days. For more information contact UNI Public Safety.
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FULBRIGHT GRANTS: The 2003-2004 competition for United States Department of State Fulbright and related grants for graduate study or research abroad in academic fields and for practical training in the creative and performing arts will close October 25, 2002. Approximately 900 awards available to over 100 countries. Complete program information is available at http://www.iie.org/fulbright/. Students currently enrolled at UNI should contact Ella Sweigert, Fulbright Program Adviser in 59 Baker Hall.
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MEET THE PRES: Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Maucker Union Expansion. All Professional and Scientific employees are invited to hear President Koob address the current budget situation in Iowa and its impact on UNI. The 2002 Regents Staff Excellence Award Recipients will also be recognized. Bring your lunch; cookies and beverages will be provided. Call Sharon Drachenberg for more information, 3-2436. http://www.uni.edu/ps_council
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UNI SPEAKERS BUREAU: The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations is updating the UNI Speakers Bureau. This service is available to all of Iowa's communities, organizations, businesses and industries. The UNI Speakers Bureau provides an excellent opportunity for the university to share its resources and expertise with the citizens of Iowa. To view current topics and presentations visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers. To submit a new presentation, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers/submit.shtml. Current UNI Speaker Bureau participants wishing to change/edit heir information, should contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170, or stacey.christensen@uni.edu
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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH: LexisNexis Congressional (Universe) indexes a range of federal legislative materials from 1789 to the present. Locate information in resources such as pending legislative bills, Congressional hearings, committee reports, and the Serial Set. For more details visit
http://www.lexisnexis.com/academic/universe/congress/features.asp

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THE UNIVERSITY HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM: Updates have been mailed to all deans, directors and department heads this week. Review to assure you are complying with the changes. Contact the University Safety Office at 3-5855 with questions.
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UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN: UNI is kicking off its 2002 United Way campaign, to be completed by the end of October. UNI has given over $60,000 to Cedar Valley United Way in each of the past two campaigns. To find out about this year's campaign, and the 25 CedarValley agencies whose 43 programs are supported by United Way, visit
http://www.uni.edu/dor/UnitedWay

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EVENTS

LINGUIST TO SPEAK: Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Peter Ladefoged, world-renowned linguist from the UCLA Phonetics Laboratory, and linguistic consultant on films such as "My Fair Lady," will give a general interest talk on "Recording the Endangered Languages of the World". Professor Ladefoged will also give a more technical lecture on "Breathing for Speech, Syllables and Stress" to the Language Science Colloquium on Friday, Oct. 11, 1 PM in CAC 263.
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"THE LARAMIE PROJECT": Presented by Theatre UNI on Oct. 10-13 & 16-20 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. The Laramie Project is a candid docudrama that examines a small town's reaction to the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, and challenges audiences to consider the question: "Could this happen in our community?" Tickets: $10/$8/$5 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office (273-7381) or online at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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UNI VOLLEYBALL: The #10-ranked Panthers return to the West Gym to host two conference rivals. UNI faces Wichita State on Friday night and Southwest Missouri State on Saturday night. Both matches begin at 7:00 pm in the West Gym.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, led by new music director and conductor Jason Weinberger and with guest pianist Wang Xiaohan, will perform an all-Beethoven concert Oct. 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Advance tickets are available at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m.
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MIDNIGHT CRAZY HOOPS: Get a look at the 2002-03 Panther men's and women's basketball teams this Friday night (Oct. 11) in the West Gym. Doors open at 11 pm. No charge. Free t-shirts to the first 200 fans plus fun contests.
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NORTHERN IOWA ALL-STATE STRING WORKSHOP: Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 Student registration fee. Contact Rebecca Burkhardt at 3-6272 or burkhardt@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DESIGN PRESENTATION: Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers Presentation for the upcoming collaboration with the School of Music, The Threepenny Opera, on Monday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. No charge.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Monday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Robert Washut, piano, and Chris Merz, saxophone. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WOMEN'S STUDIES BOARD MEETING: Monday, Oct. 14, noon-1 p.m. in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.
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UNI CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall, Conductor Brad Barrett. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WAR AGAINST IRAQ FORUM: The History Club and Phi Alpha Theta are sponsoring a forum discussing the proposed war plans for Iraq on Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115. A panel of experts will discuss different viewpoints regarding the military action. The floor will be open for audience participation.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall.Randy Hogancamp, percussion. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: Monday, Oct. 21, at 12:15 in the great Reading Room, Seerley Hall Room 116. Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen will be speaking on the topic "World Hunger and Malnutrition." No cost. For more
information call 3-6411.

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