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Tuesday, February 4, 2003

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNSHIPS: Rebecca Gill of The Washington Center will present information on this opportunity Thursday, Feb. 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Room at Maucker Union. Scholarships and financial assistance is available; all majors are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Connie Collin at 3-6857, call The Washington Center (800) 486-8921, email info@twc.edu or visit, http:// www.twc.edu
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TAX FORMS AVAILABLE: Federal and state of Iowa tax forms and instructions are available in Rod Library. For more information see http://www.library.uni.edu/news/taxforms.html
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SELF-ESTEEM SMALL GROUPS: All female students and faculty are invited to participate in a small group experience focused on self-esteem. You will write about self-esteem, share with the other participants and meet in a focus group to reflect on the experience. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco, DeFrancisco@uni.edu, or April Chatham-Carpenter, Chatham@uni.edu, or Jenny Kuderer, semper@uni.edu.
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DANCE MOVEMENT OUTLET: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/293.html
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS IOWA CONFERENCE: Feb. 21, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City. This state-wide, all-day conference brings together college students and faculty for networking and education. Former E-Toys vice president to speak. Free admission and transportation provided by Pappajohn Center. Registration deadline is Feb. 12. Information/registration on-line at http://www.jpec.org, call 3-7350, or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu
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ELECTRONIC CLASS ROSTERS: Get class rosters in a format ready to open in Excel. Send roster requests to ken.connelly@uni.edu with a statement requesting the roster for each class--include course and section number. For further information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/tools/excel_gradebook.HTM
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StudioIT RESERVATIONS: StudioIT offers a multimedia classroom where students can present projects using PowerPoint as well as a lab where students can develop Web pages, PowerPoint presentations or burn CDs for class projects. Reservations for spring semester are still available. For more information about equipment and software available, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/studioit/about.htm or call 3-6730.
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PERSONAL TRAINING AVAILABLE: Personal training is available through UNI Wellness and Recreation Services. The program is great for those interested in starting an exercise regimen as well as those looking to add something new to their current exercise routine. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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NEWS 

NEW P & S HIRES: Jane Bentley-Gadow, academic advisor, College of Ed Advising; Mark Fober, accounting manager/financial operator, ControllerŪs Office; Shirley Greer, Gear Up Program director, EOP/SCS; Lisa Kremer, assistant manager/dining, Dining Service Admin.; Erica (Lee) Schultz, membership manager, Broadcasting Services; Darrell R. Taylor, Art Gallery director, Art; William Witt, special project assistant, Business & Community Services-IDM.
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UNI WINS DESIGN AWARDS: UM&PR recently won three awards during the annual competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VI. A gold award for excellence in fundraising publications went to the publications staff, including Gerald Anglum, Elizabeth La Velle, Randy Darst, Mary Taylor, Denton Ketels and Bev Schomaker for the creation of the UNI Foundation's national campaign kick-off materials. For excellence in graphic design for the GBPAC display, a silver award went to Darst and Janelle Barnett, GBPAC marketing director. A silver award also went to DeWayne Purdy, electronic communications manager, Kali Miller, student Web designer and Barnett for excellence in multimedia for the design of the GBPAC home page.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES: Minutes are available for the Jan. 23, Graduate Council meeting at http://www.grad.uni.edu/counci/minutes.asp
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Kenneth Atkinson, Department of Philosophy and Religion (CHFA) was featured on KWWL television's 10 p.m. newscast as part of their Wednesday feature on religion. Atkinson appeared on both Jan. 22 and 29 and spoke about the historical roots of Islam and contemporary Islamic practices. The KWWL series will explore Judaism on Feb. 5 and 12 at 10 p.m.
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FEBRUARY DINING SPECIALS:
23rd Street Market: free fountain drink with a purchase of nachos ($1.25 minimum order). Commodities in Curris Business Building, Apple Cart in Schindler Education Center, Crunch Break in WRC: soup, cookie and bottled pop or water for $2.50. Bent Fork in Maucker Union Expansion: bread sticks and cheese sauce for $1.09 or a mega cinnamon roll for $1.25. Biscotti's: drawing for a CD portable stereo. Thank you for your patience with the relocation of dining services in Maucker Union. Check out the new dining web site: http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/dinop/market.htm
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FUNDED DEPARTMENTAL POSITIONS:
Sixteen positions are available for students to assist in staffing university departments and programs on a part-time, temporary basis for the academic year fall 2003-spring 2004. If your department would like to be considered, proposals may be downloaded from the Cooperative Education/Internship Web site at: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/16onproposal.html and mailed to Cooperative Education, SSC 19 0389. Deadline for submission of proposals is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2003.
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ITEMS NEEDED FOR V-WEEK AUCTION: Proceeds from UNI's V-week events are mostly donated to›local organizations working to stop sexual violence.› Items are needed for the silent auction before/after performances of "The Vagina Monologues" on Feb.›14/15. Items relating to soothing the›soul will be auctioned.›If›you can help, please contact Kathryn Tripp at clark@uni.edu or 277-8114.
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VOTE FOR FAVORITE ELECTRONIC RESOURCE:
Starting Feb. 3, vote for your favorite electronic resource. Tell which is your favorite and why, and you could receive an official Rod Library mug. Use the ballot box located in the lobby of the Rod Library or near the Reference Desk. Or...vote online at http://www.library.uni.edu/
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CONCERT CHANGE:
Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland will be the special guest of Ja Rule in a concert at the UNI-Dome Thursday, Feb. 13. Rowland replaces hip-hop artist Eve. Along with Rowland will be three other guests: Benzino, Solange Knowles and Charli Baltimore. Tickets, $25 for UNI students and $30 for all others, are available at all UNI ticket outlets. They also are available at tickets.uni.edu, or (319) 273-DOME.
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EVENTS 

V-DAY UNI: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/294.html
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GRADUATE RECITAL:
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Nancy Borsay, voice. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY RECITAL:
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Julia Bullard, viola, and Robin Guy, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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"ROOSTERS:" On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre, Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers Presentation for its upcoming production of the Southwest American drama "Roosters." Join guest director Kim Hines of Minneapolis and the production designers for a presentation and discussion of their visions for bringing the play to life onstage. "Roosters" opens Feb. 27 for a two-weekend run. The Director/Designers Presentation is free and open to the public.
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SMALL POX LECTURE: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., 115 Seerley. Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, State of Iowa Epidemiologist, presents a talk about smallpox, sponsored by the UNI chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, and the College of Natural Sciences. Her talk will cover the history of smallpox, how history was changed by it, and its use as a weapon. She will also provide an overview of the disease, its prevention and treatment. There will be a question and answer period. Free and open to the public.
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FACULTY RECITAL:
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Tom Barry, oboe and saxophone. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP:
On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 246, Michael Blackwell, Director of UNI's Center for Multicultural Education, will speak on the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. For additional information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers/htm
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"DEATH AND DANCING:" On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre, a UNISTA production by Claire Dowie will be performed. Ticket price is $4. This short play explores a variety of issues such as gender, homosexuality, and philosophy with humor and honesty.
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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Music is an international language signified by the instruments in "A World of Music: Instruments from Many Cultures." This exhibit opens Feb. 1 and runs through May 31. An opening reception is scheduled for Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. with a gallery talk at 7 p.m.
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NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6, 7 and 8, all day, GBPAC Great Hall. Contact: Ronald Johnson at 3-6058 or johnsonrw@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI LEGISTLATIVE BRIEFING: Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a legislative briefing Friday, Feb. 7, at noon in the Embassy Room, Maucker Union. Keith Saunders, Associate Director of UNI's Governmental Relations Office will give an overview of the Governor's budget proposal and how this affects some of UNI's legislative requests. He will also forecast major legisative issues affecting higher education, specifically UNI.
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GUEST RECITAL:
Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m., GBPAC Jebe Hall. Lucius Weathersby, organ. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WOMEN'S STUDIES BOARD MEETING:
The next Women's Studies Board meeting is Monday, Feb. 10, noon-1 p.m. in Baker 161.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Dr. Lee Potter, Adjunct Instructor of Earth Science at UNI, will present "Geochemistry of the southern Eastern Rocky Mountain Alkalic Belt" on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall.
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GUEST RECITAL: Monday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. University of Southern Mississippi Horn Quartet. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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OFF HUDSON SERIES:
Theatre UNI's Off Hudson Series of Staged Readings presents Naomi Wallace's "In the Heart of America" Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the CAC, Room 108. This dramatic look at the human cost of war and hate set against the backdrop of the Gulf War, is directed by Cynthia Goatley. Free and open to the public.
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CAMP & RECREATION FAIR: Many organizations will be recruiting summer employees at the Camp & Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10-2 in the Maucker Union Expansion. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, Student Services Center #19. For a list of recruiting organizations visit: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/campfair/camp.html
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JEWISH SYNAGOGUE TOUR:
On Saturday, Feb. 15 the St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will visit the Son's of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo to learn more about the Jewish faith and tradition. If interested, meet at the St. Stephen Catholic Student Center (right by the bookstore) at 4:20 p.m. Contact Joshua Hanna 2-1395 or Rebfilms@uni.edu with questions.
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