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Thursday, April 3, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

LIBRARY NOTICE: Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 11. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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CEDARLUG'S FREE SOFTWARE PEEK AND TWEAK: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) is hosting a "Free Software Peek and Tweak" on April 5 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Maucker Union, Expansion Room B. Various free software will be on display, including the GNU/Linux operating system, office and productivity software, CD recording tools, audio and video applications and games. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/306.html
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STATISTICAL CONSULTING CENTER: Bring your data for a free routine statistical analysis. The Center, located in Wright Hall 338A, assists UNI faculty, staff, and students with statistical analyses, descriptive statistics, and other common questions. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 3-6514 or e-mail jennifer.chesnutt@uni.edu.
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WORDS OF WELLNESS: The March Words of Wellness (a newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html To receive a hard copy, contact kathy.gulick@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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NEWS 

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The next meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa is April 10 at UNI.›The agenda for the meeting will be available on April 3 at 11 a.m. at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html
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SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER: UNI is hosting a special "Relay for Life" to support the local American Cancer Society on April 11 and 12 at the UNI/PLS outdoor track. UNI Students have volunteered to run/walk for 12 hours to raise funds, but faculty/staff are needed to chaperone for 2 hour time intervals between 6 p.m. April 11, and 6 a.m. April 12. Contact Sue Joslyn at 3-6155 or sue.joslyn@uni.edu
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LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM: Show your support for higher education and learn about the outcome of the education appropriations budget and its effects on UNI. A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agenices and organizations, including UNI, will take place Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at Area Education Agency 7, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. The public is invited to hear remarks from area legislators and ask questions.
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VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED: Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for performances of "To Kill a Mockingbird," April 10-13 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers receive a free ticket to the performance. Call 3-6381 to volunteer. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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ATTENTION ACADEMIC ADVISORS: Advisees who are considering taking a course at another college during the summer and wanted credit to meet a UNI requirement, should visit the "Check It Out" table in the Maucker Union Expansion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 & 9. The Transfer Team will be available to answer questions regarding the transferability of courses from other colleges.
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APRIL DINING SPECIALS: Bent Fork: cheeseburger with a bag of chips $2.64; Biscotti's: Jeanne's frozen pretzel and medium fountain pop $1.58; 23rd Street Market: top hat sub, 99-cent bag of Frito Lay or Old Dutch chips and a medium fountain drink $3.89. Crunch Break, Commodities, Apple Cart: pre-made sandwich, bag of chips and bottled pop or water, $3.50.
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SPRING CLEANING: On April 26, the men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon will do raking, clean the attic, rain gutters, etc. Contact Paul Godson at 266-2225 to make your reservation. $6 per hour per person.
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UNI TO HOST ALL-STATE SPEECH FESTIVAL: The 25th Annual Iowa High School Speech Association's Individual Events All-State Festival will take place on campus Monday, April 7. The festival features 400 top high school speech performances in twelve performance centers around campus. Opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. in the West Gym. Festival programs will be available at the West Gym. The full schedule is posted at http://www.ihssa.org Free and open to the public.
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HUBBARD AWARD: Integrated DNA Technologies of Coralville, Iowa, and its founder Dr. Joseph Walder have renewed the $18,000 award to recognize an outstanding UNI faculty member in all areas: teaching, scholarship, and professional service. Nomination deadline is Monday April 28. For details, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/hubbard.asp or contact Associate Dean David Walker at 3-6148 or david.walker@uni.edu
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STRAYER-WOOD 25th ANNIVERSARY:› Theatre UNI will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Strayer-Wood Theatre with a reception Saturday, April 12, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, following the evening performance of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Join in the celebration. R.S.V.P. to haislet@uni.edu by Friday, April 4. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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EVENTS 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: "Media Leadership" is the topic Thursday, April 3, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in 246 SEC. Speakers are Ann Kerian, KWWL-TV; John Hess, KUNI; Julie Kraft, Frank N. Magid Assocs., Cedar Rapids; and Nancy Raffensperger Newhoff, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm.
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THURSDAZE: Casino Night is this week, April 3, at THURSDAZE 7-11 p.m. Play casino games for chances to win $350+ in prizes. Also "Maid in Manhattan" will be showing at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion, and free pool and video games in the game room from 7-11 p.m. For more info call 3-2683.
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UNI CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT: Thursday, April 3, 8 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall. Brad Barrett, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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VONNEGUT CUBED AND IMPROV TROUPE PERFORMANCES: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, LNG 040. Vonnegut Cubed is a collection of three short stories from the Vonnegut collection, "Welcome to the Monkey House."› An Improv Troupe directed by Doug Shaw will also perform. Admission is free;›seating is limited. For further information, contact Karen Mitchell at 3-2640.
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CAMPUS-WIDE TEACH-IN: THE WAR IN IRAQ: Friday, April 4 SEC 244/245. 10 a.m. - Tom Capshew: "Depleted Uranium and Gulf War Syndrome." 11 a.m. - Kamyar Enshayan: "Life in the Middle East" 12 p.m. - Chris Martin: "From Watchdog to Lapdog: The News Media's Performance So Far" 1 p.m. - Kent Sandstrom: "Group Discussion on the Hidden Costs of War" Professors are welcome to bring their classes. Sponsored by UNI Students for Social Justice and Amnesty International.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony with guest flutist William Bennett will perform works by Nielsen, Debussy and Tchaikovsky, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 4 & 5 at the GBPAC. Pre-concert talk at 6:30. Concert tickets at 3-SHOW and at the door.
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UNI BASEBALL: hosts Wichita State this weekend in a four-game series at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium. Attend the game on Friday, April 4, 6 p.m., and play baseball bingo. Family day is Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m., double header, $10 admission for a family of four. Regular ticket price is $6. Bring a church bulletin to the game on Sunday, April 6, 1 p.m. and get $2 off.
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IOWA FLUTE FESTIVAL 2003: Saturday, April 5, all day. GBPAC Davis and Jebe Halls. Contact Angeleita Floyd at 3-2199 or floyd@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: James Caldwell, hydrologist/groundwater specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Iowa District Office in Iowa City, will present "The U.S. Geological Survey in Iowa" on Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in Latham Hall 125.
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PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE WAR IN IRAQ: The Department of Political Science and the Political Science Society are presenting a panel discussion on the war in Iraq Monday, April 7 at 3 p.m. in Sabin 103. Speakers will include Pita Agbese, Dhirendra Vajpeyi, Michael Hall, Taifa Yu and Steven Lobell. Issues to be discussed include the role of the UN and international law, the reaction of public opinion and governments around the world, and the impact of the war on U.S. foreign policy.
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CROW FORUM: On Monday, April 7 at noon in Baker 161, Audrey Murrell, associate professor of Business Administration, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, is presenting "Women in Business." Sponsored by the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics and the Graduate Women's Studies Program.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS: Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are $6 public; $5 senior citizen; $4 student or admission with a current Panther Pass. Tickets available at 3-SHOW (7469) and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PUBLIC INVITED TO STUDENT DEBATE: Students from the course Land, People, and Economics will debate the question, "Should the U.S. Drill for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge?" on Tuesday, April 8, 9:30 -10:45 a.m. in MSH 2430. The audience will vote to determine the winning side. Call Hans Isakson at 3-2950 for more information.
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UNI VOCAL STUDENTS PERFORMANCE: Tuesday, April 8, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY AND STAFF DAY AT UNI BASEBALL: Show your UNI identification card at the gate and receive one free admission to the UNI baseball game on Wednesday, April 9 against Big Ten opponent, Minnesota. Game time is 6 p.m. and the game will be held at Riverfront Stadium.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Professor Edward Osowski, History, will present the final PAT/History Club Lecture of the year, "Christ in the Cave: The Indigenous Reconstruction of History in Post-Conquest Mexico." The lecture is free and open to the public.
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UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT: Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Rod Chesnutt, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ROBERT EHRLICH LECTURE: Ehrlich, author of "Nine Crazy Ideas in Science--A Few Might Even Be True" and a professor of physics at George Mason University, will discuss some of the ideas covered in his book (such as "More guns mean less crime") at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the CEEE Auditorium. A book signing will follow. Free and open to the public.
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UNI WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT: Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Dyan Baker Meyer, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FISH FRY: St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host its First Annual Lenten Fish Fry Friday, April 11, from 6 - 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend, however there are only 200 tickets available. Tickets $5 in advance, $6 at the door (if available,) and a discounted rate of $15 for families of four. Tickets available at St. Stephen's (next to the book store). For more information, contact Lacy Sprung at ldsprung@uni.edu or call St. Stephen's at 266-9863.
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ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY: The UNI Orchesis Dance Company will present its annual Dance Gala on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Orchesis will perform multiple dances of ballet, jazz, modern and tap. Special guests will include IDT, UNI Dance Team and UNI Capoeira Club. Tickets can be purchased by calling 3-SHOW.
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NORTHERN IOWA CHILDREN'S CHOIR: NICC will present its final concert of the school year on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the GBPAC's Davis Hall. Admission is free.
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