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Tuesday, February 20, 2003

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

VOLUNTEER NEWS: The E-Newsletter that can make a difference. VolunteerNEWS is a bi-weekly published e-newsletter to inform students, faculty and staff of the volunteer needs within their community. To Subscribe to VolunteerNEWS send an e-mail to: Volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS <your-email-address>@uni.edu VolunteerNEWS is published by Volunteer UNI, a service of The UNI Career Center Student Services Center #19, 3-6857 http://www.uni.edu/careercenter Quick Link Volunteer UNI
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UNICOSS: The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers meet every Friday from 3-4 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeehouse. This is an informal gathering to speak Spanish with friends. All are welcome.
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STUDY ABROAD INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS: Study abroad "Been There Done
That" informational sessions will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21. These informational sessions will be held in 161 Baker Hall and the schedule of presentations on both days is the same. Anyone interested is invited to attend. No pre-registration is required. Sessions include Been There Done That: Cork, Ireland, at 3 p.m. Been There Done That: Swansea, Wales at 4 p.m. Been There Done That: Newcastle, Australia at 5 p.m. Contact the UNI Study Abroad Office at 3-7078 if you have questions. Program information is available at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/. Please forward this announcement to interested students.
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HABITAT CANDLE SALE: UNI Habitat for Humanity is selling 8 oz. scented soy candles ($10 each or 4 for $30). All proceeds go to the Black Hawk County Chapter affiliate. These candles will burn for 40-50 hours. Contact Corena Kadolph at 222-3267 or kadolph@uni.edu to order. Free deliveries on campus.
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BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES: Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Blood draws by Allen Hospital. The cost is $15, payable by cash or check. $5 PSA available for men as well. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule your 5-minute appointment.
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RESEARCH PARTICIPANT OPPORTUNITIES

INTIMACY & MARITAL EXPECTATIONS STUDY NEEDS PARTICIPANTS: A senior UNI psychology major is conducting a study on intimacy and marital expectations. He needs to survey men and women who are engaged to be married. The e-mail survey is confidential and anonymous. If willing to participate, email Matthew@uni.edu
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NEWS 

UNI IN THE NEWS: A guest editorial by President Koob appeared in the Cedar Rapids Gazette on Feb. 9. He takes a stand on Iowa's need to embrace a new way of thinking regarding the state budget and the "brain drain." To read it, visit
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/newsroom/op-ed/koob.shtml

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FREE UNI ATHLETICS TICKETS: The UNI Athletic Department invites UNI faculty and staff to attend the following home athletic events for free. Women's Basketball, UNI vs. Southwest Missouri State, 7:05 p.m., Feb. 20, West Gym; Track & Field, UNI-Dome Open, 3 p.m., Feb. 21, UNI-Dome; and Wrestling, UNI vs. Fresno State, 5 p.m., Feb. 23, West Gym. Simply show your UNI I.D. at the gate and receive one free admission.
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2002-2003 FACT BOOK AVAILABLE ONLINE: The 2002-2003 UNI Fact Book is available online at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/uni-factbook.pdf The Fact Book is a comprehensive source for university statistics. It is compiled by the Office of Information Management Analysis.
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MEETING CANCELLED: University Faculty Senate will NOT meet Monday, Feb. 24. The next scheduled meeting is Monday, March 10 3:15 p.m.
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ZIP CODE CORRECTION: Rod Chestnutt, School of Music at GBPAC - 0802.
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UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM OPENINGS: Current 1st and 2nd year UNI students may now apply for the University Honors Program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.30 or better, submit an essay and faculty recommendation. If you know of students who qualify, encourage them to apply. Application deadline for fall ‘03 classes is March 14. 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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UPDATE FOR UNI OFF-CAMPUS E-MAIL USERS (disregard this message if you use Mailman or Mailspinner to access your UNI e-mail account): E-mail is not necessarily secure. If you have a UNI e-mail address (name@uni.edu), and access your UNI e-mail from off-campus via software such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger or Eudora, UNI Information Technology Services asks you to turn on your e-mail encryption (scrambled code) option as soon as possible. This is a personal and university security issue. Without encryption, third parties on the Internet can intercept your e-mail messages, User I.D. and password. You simply need to "check" the appropriate boxes within your e-mail software preferences. See detailed instructions at
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/ssl/
For help, contact the ITS Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555, or call your computer support person. From Tom Peterson, director, ITS User Services.
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PA ANNOUNCERS NEEDED: The Athletic Department is looking for an energetic person(s) to announce at UNI baseball and softball games. Both baseball and softball home seasons start the last weekend in March and commence in mid-May. Games are mostly on weekends with a few weeknights. Contact Ryan at 3-3591 or ryan.mckernan@uni.edu.
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SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: MBNA America is looking for a junior or senior who will be returning to UNI for the 2003-04 academic year and is studying marketing, economics, or business management to participate in their summer internship program in Cleveland, Ohio. The position pays $11/hour and continues throughout the 2003-2004 academic year. More information is available via the UNI Alumni Association, 204 Commons.
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EVENTS 

BLACK HISTORY EVENTS ON CAMPUS:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/295.html
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THURSDAZE EVENTS: Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Food: wedding cake,
nuts, mints and punch. Music: Zane Williams (guitarist). Other: Color
Caricature Drawings.
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UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: They host Southwest Missouri State Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:05 p.m. and Wichita State Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3:05 p.m. in the West Gym.
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UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT: Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rod Chesnutt, conductor. No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNI WOMEN'S TENNIS: The UNI Women's Tennis team hosts Northern Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
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UNI TRACK AND FIELD: The Panther Track & Field teams host the UNI-Dome Open Friday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.
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PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE: UNI's Gallagher-Bluedorn presents PILOBOLUS Dance Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu Regular ticket prices are $23-29 and students pay $18.40-23.20. For more information visit, http://www.uni.edu/gbpc
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UNI WRESTLING: The #13 ranked UNI wrestling team will host their last home match and also celebrate Senior Day on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. UNI will battle Fresno State in a key regional matchup in the West Gym.
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NORTHERN IOWA VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL: Sunday and Monday, Feb. 23 and 24, all day, GBPAC Great hall and RHA. Contact: Dyan Baker Meyer at 3-7175 or bakermeyer@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHERN IOWA PIANO FESTIVAL: Monday, Feb. 24, all day, GBPAC Great and Davis Halls. Contact: Robin Guy at 3-2193 or guy@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHERN IOWA VOCAL ARTS/PIANO CONCERT: Monday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PANEL: The Center for Multicultural Education will host a panel discussion on affirmative action, featuring attorney Shirley J. Wilcher, at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Wilcher is the executive director of Americans for a Fair Chance, an organization that serves as an educational resource for affirmative action and equal opportunity resources. Free and open to the public.
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UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Lang Hall Auditorium. Almost everyone knows someone who has experienced depression or some form of mental health problem, but no one seems to want to talk about it. Gain a better understanding of mental illness and what to do when it affects you or someone you know. No admission charge.
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NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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ROOSTERS: Theatre UNI presents the Hispanic-American drama, "Roosters" by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, February 27-March 10 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. See this drama of family conflict when a long-absent father and grown son face off over the future of the family and the fate of their prize possession, a fighting bird. Tickets at: 3-6381 or
http://www.uni.edu/theatre

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"CATS" HITS GBPAC: The longest-running show in Broadway history is coming to the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 1 and 2. Additional performances at 2 p.m. on March 1 and 2. For tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu Regular tickets are $33-45 and student prices are $26.40-$31.20. Check out the multi-media gallery at http://www.uni.edu/gbpac
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2003 ATHLETIC CLUB CARNIVAL: The UNI Athletic Club Renewal Carnival will be held on Saturday, March 1, before the men's basketball game against Drake, starting at 10 a.m. The carnival will have kid's games, snacks and fun with UNI student-athletes and coaches.
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