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Tuesday, September 16, 2003


NEWS 

IRS RULING ON MEDICAL/DENTAL FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: An IRS Ruling released on Sept. 3 states that UNI employees who participate in the Medical/Dental Flexible Spending Account can receive reimbursement for "over the counter" drugs. For more information, visit:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/331.html

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CRITICAL MICROSOFT WINDOWS PATCH: There is a new critical vulnerability with Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, 2003, and NT operating systems. This vulnerability can be exploited to damage network resources and potentially damage personal data. A software patch from Microsoft must be applied to your computers. Security bulletin ms03-039 covers the details. This bulletin can be found at
http://www.microsoft.com/security

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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The Faculty Senate will meet Sept. 22 from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in Gilchrist 207. Everyone is welcome to attend. For a copy of the draft minutes from the Sept. 8 meeting, or the agenda for the Sept. 22 meeting, contact Chair Melissa Heston heston@uni.edu.
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BOR AGENDA: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, are meeting this week. The agenda is available at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

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IMPROV TROUPE AUDITIONS: On Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. the UNI Interpreters Theatre Improv Troupe will hold auditions in Lang 040. No preparation or experience necessary. All members of the university community are invited. Performances will take place on and off campus. For further information contact Doug Shaw 3-6805, or doug.shaw@uni.edu
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IOWA VALUES FUND PUBLIC HEARING: The Grow Iowa Values Fund is a $503 million economic development fund designed to stimulate and expand the economy, increase the wealth of Iowans and increase the population of Iowa. The public is welcome to attend a public hearing, 4:30-6:30 p.m, Sept. 18, CBB 225, to share thoughts, ideas and suggestions about proposed rules. To view a copy of the proposed rules, go to
http://www.iowasmartidea.com
For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu

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ATM SERVICE: UNI has signed a new agreement with Community National Bank for ATM service. The transaction fee remains $1.50. ATMs at Maucker Union, Rod Library, UNI-Dome, GBPAC, 23rd Street Market and Redeker Center should be up and running in two to three weeks. Towers will remain offline until its remodeling is completed. Contact Roxanne Conrad at 3-3524 with questions.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

USING STANDARDS-BASED WEB DESIGN: Internationally recognized Web standards and CSS expert Eric Meyer will discuss standards-oriented Web design Thursday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall. It will not be a highly technical discussion, but an easy to understand overview for anyone involved in Web design about the benefits and process of using standards-based design.
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/webstandards

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WELLNESS NEWSLETTER: The September issue of Words of Wellness can be found at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html To receive a hard copy of each issue along with each semester's fitness schedule, contact Kathy.Gulick@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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REGISTER FOR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION: Where will your students turn for information? Register your classes for library instruction sessions at
http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm or call 3-2839.

EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
HOME EVENTS THIS WEEK: Sept. 19, Women's Soccer vs. Valparaiso, 5 p.m., West Athletic Field. Sept. 19, Volleyball vs. Indiana State, 7 p.m., West Gym. Sept. 21, Volleyball vs. Illinois State, 6 p.m., West Gym. Tickets: 273-DOME For more information about UNI athletics: http://www.unipanthers.com
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

SPEAKER ROY BOURGEOIS: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. at Seerley 115. The UNI Inter-American Studies Program presents Father Roy Bourgeois, Vietnam veteran and missionary, who will speak on his fight to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, which has trained Latin American soldiers responsible for documented human rights abuses.
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POLITICAL SCIENCE SPEAKER: The Political Science Faculty Brown Bag Speaker Series will present the talk, "Revenue or Regulation? The Politics of State Cigarette Taxation" by Michael J. Licari, Political Science, and Associate Director of the Public Policy Program, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, noon, Sabin 201.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: Kay Weller, Department of Geograph,y will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m, in Sabin 7. The topic is "Window on a Delhi Tent City." Everyone is welcome.
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AFROCOLOMBIANS TELL THEIR STORY: Monday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m, Lang Hall Auditorium. Afrocolombians Fr. Rafael Castillo and Luz Marina Becerra will speak on their experiences with the armed conflict in Colombia and the impact of U.S. Policy. Their presentations will be in Spanish with English translation provided.
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UNI TOWN HALL MEETING: Faculty, staff and students are invited to a UNI town hall meeting, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., in GBPAC's Jebe Hall. President Koob, students, community leaders and the Office of Governmental Relations will present "Iowa's Students are Its Future: Why It's Everyone's Business." The event also is for alumni, parents and citizens concerned about public higher education in Iowa. RSVP to Stacey Christensen by Sept. 26, e-mail, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or phone the Governmental Relations Office, 3-6144.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/music/frames/uniframes.html

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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: "Our Lady of 121st Street" by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Richard Glockner. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m, CAC Room 108. Admission is free. This dark, but humorous play tells the story of a group of old friends who reunite for the funeral of their former teacher.
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FREE LOLLIPOP CONCERT: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Guild will present a free Lollipop Concert this Saturday, Sept. 20, for children ages 4-10. The performance, featuring a WCFSO percussion ensemble, will take place at the GBPAC at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16 in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
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STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR: 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Wednesday, Sept. 17, Maucker Union. Registered student organizations from all over campus will be featured. Come find out more about these groups and how you can get involved.
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EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: University Museum, Sept. 18, 6:30-8 p.m; gallery talk at 7 p.m. by costume designer Katy Sue Nicklos. Celebrate the opening of the exhibit, "In the Spotlight: Dressing for the Theatre."
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THURSDAZE SEPT. 18: This weeks events include: Movie at 7 and 9:45 p.m. "X Men 2," Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. 7-11 p.m. enjoy the Maucker Union Gameroom. Enjoy stand-up comedian John P. Hopkins at 9:30 p.m, Maucker Union Coffeehouse, then stay for open karaoke.
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UNI CAREER FAIR: Monday, Sept. 22, 2-6 p.m, UNI-Dome. 150 organizations, graduate and professional schools. Twenty-one employers will be signing up students for the Interview Day, Tuesday, Sept. 23. Participants listed at:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter

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UNI STUDENT READING ASSOCIATION: The UNI Student Reading Association will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in SEC Room 247 at 7:30 pm. Tammy Frost, a Title 1 teacher and reading coach at Irving Elementary, plans to share new information on programs of instruction. The UNI Student Reading Association is open to students interested in increasing literacy.
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CULTURAL FAIR/POW WOW: The Cultural Fair/ Pow Wow takes place Sept. 26 27 in the West Gym. Activities will include native dance competitions, drumming, etc. Free admission for students with UNI ID. Adults with UNI student with ID receive $1 off. For more information, contact Loretta Dominguez or Dr. Zeman at square@uni.edu.
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HIKING THE KETTLE MORAINE: From Sept. 26-28, spend 3 days and 2 nights backpacking through the pristine wilderness at Kettle Moraine State Park in Wisconsin. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 23, 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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10TH ANNUAL AMERICAN HUMANICS GOLF CLASSIC: Sunday, Sept. 28, Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. Tee times begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 3-6819 or visit http://ahgolfevent.org
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS DOWNHILL SKIING: Break into the New Year by skiing in Colorado from Dec 5-10. Two packages to choose from. Sign-up deadline Nov. 15 with $100 deposit. Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2, 7 p.m. (Sign up before Sept. 27 and receive a $30 discount.) More info: 3-7163 or WRC 174.
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