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Thursday, September 18, 2003


NEWS 

CELLULAR PHONE RECYCLING: Drop boxes for old cellular phones will be located in WRC 224, ITC 9, CEEE 111 and the DOR Office in Redeker Center now through Oct. 24. The phones are remanufactured for use in domestic violence shelters. For more information contact Michaela Rich, 3-3689, michaela.rich@uni.edu; http://www.rrttc.uni.edu
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IRS RULING ON MEDICAL/DENTAL FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: An IRS ruling released 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 used 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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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES: Minutes from the Sept. 11 Graduate Council meeting are available at: http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Dr. Grammar was featured in a piece on KCRG TV this week.
http://www.kcrg.com/article.aspx?art_id=66502&cat_id=123

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IMPROV TROUPE AUDITIONS: On Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. the UNI Interpreters Theatre Improv Troupe will host auditions in Lang Hall 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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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, at 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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STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE: Sturgis Youth Theatre is accepting registrations for fall classes, beginning Oct. 13. Under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, the Sturgis Youth Theatre offers creative drama classes for children ages 3 1/2 and up. Class information and registration form at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis
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NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY: Are you on the board, or are you a member of a not-for-profit organization? If so, then you know someone who could benefit from a new program: "Nonprofit Management Academy." This collaboration between UNI and the ISU Extension is a series of 10 monthly eight-hour workshops starting in October. The registration fee is $50 per workshop. A Certificate in Nonprofit Management is available. For more information, contact Conference Event Services at 3-6899.
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VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER: Volunteer UNI, in the Career Center, publishes VolunteerNEWS, a bi-weekly e-newsletter for students, faculty and staff. Subscribe to this free newsletter to learn about local volunteer opportunities. Send an e-mail to volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS including
your-email-address@uni.edu

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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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UNI ATHLETICS ON NATIONAL TV: The football team will appear on Fox Sports Midwest and Fox Sports Chicago tonight, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. vs. Stephen F. Austin. Panther Volleyball's Sept. 21 match will be televised live by College Sports Television. CSTV can be seen on Direct TV Channel 610.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
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 Sept. 8, or the Sept. 22 agenda, contact Melissa Heston (heston@uni.edu).
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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 sign up students for 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 host its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in SEC Room 247 at 7:30 p.m. 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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UNI INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Maucker University Union Old Central Ballroom. This annual event is for UNI students, faculty and staff wishing to learn about the variety of overseas study, internships, volunteer, and work options available. UNI study abroad programs and outside organizations will exhibit at the fair. Please announce in classes and plan to attend. Contact 3-7078 or visit the study abroad Web site at http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/iof2003.asp for details.
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LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: UNI's Community Outreach Program and UNI's Leadership Studies Program are sponsoring an eight-week leadership institute at UNI-CUE in Waterloo. The Institute begins Tuesday, Sept. 30, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Open to the public and free of charge. Students are welcome. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898, YLA@UNI.edu or Cheryl Faries at 287-8164.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

AFRO-COLOMBIANS TELL THEIR STORY: Monday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m, Lang Hall Auditorium. Afro-Colombians 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.
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GET GOOD CREDIT: UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and Students in Free Enterprise are hosting a presentation on credit in CBB, Room 3, Sept. 24 from 5-6 p.m.
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30th ANNUAL CARL L. BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE: "Historical Thinking on Foreign Policy, and American Thinking," Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m, SRL 115. Paul W. Schroeder, professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus, at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, will deliver the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Contact Gregory Bruess at 3-2752 or Bruess@uni.edu.
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STEM CELL LECTURE: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m, Schindler 244. Robert Weise will speak on Cloning for Stem Cells: Scientific and Theological Directions. The scientific debate over cloning and its acceptable uses appears to be centered on the meaning of human life. Weise will show a simple understanding of the science of human cloning, especially focusing on the scientific and theological directions of cloning for stem cells. Weise is professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and has testified before the National Human Embryo Research Board as well as the National Bioethics Advisory Commission regarding human embryo research and cloning. Additionally, he is a published author of articles in the fields of zoology, clinical pathology, and bioethics.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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FREE LOLLIPOP CONCERT: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Guild will present a free Lollipop Concert Saturday, Sept. 20, for children ages 4-10. The performance, featuring a WCFSO percussion ensemble, will take place in the GBPAC at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m.
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THE DAVE MATTHEWS COVER BAND CONCERT: See The Dave Matthews Cover Band Thursday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m, Lawther Field (rain site West Gym). Free admission. The Dave Matthews Cover Band is the offically endorsed cover band of Dave Matthews. Visit http://www.davematthewscoverband.com
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JASON MRAZ COMING TO UNI: Purchase your ticket to see Jason Mraz, appearing 8 p.m, Thursday Oct. 23, West Gym. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m, Wednesday Sept. 24 at all UNI ticket outlets, tickets.uni.edu, or charge by phone 3-DOME. Tickets are $13 for UNI students, $18 for the general public. Sponsored by Panther Productions.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
THURSDAZE SEPT. 18: This week's events include: Movie at 7 and 9:45 p.m. "X Men 2," Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. From 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 PRAIRIE PRESERVE 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Saturday, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. the UNI Biological Preserves Committee will honor the UNI prairie and celebrate the achievements of the Preserves System Founders. President Koob will honor the founders at 9:30 a.m. in the CEEE rotunda. Prairie tours, a plant sale, exhibits, children's activies and refreshments will follow. For further information contact either: 3-7152 or 3-2247.
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HOMECOMING GOLF OUTING AT BEAVER HILLS: The UNI Athletic Club Golf Tour invites all alumni, friends, faculty and staff to take part in the Homecoming Golf Outing on Friday Oct. 10. The 4-person choice event will have an 11 a.m. shotgun start at Beaver Hills Country Club in Cedar Falls. The $55 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, chili & sandwich lunch, and UNI Golf Tour cap. Call 3-3860 to register your group today. Space is limited.
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