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Tuesday, September 23, 2003


NEWS 

CAREER CENTER IS MOVING: Beginning Sept. 29, the Career Center will be located in 113A East Gym. During spring semester the Career Center will move to Gilchrist to be part of the new Integrated Student Services Center. E-mail, phone numbers, and services will not change. http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
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COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AUCTION: UNI has scheduled an auction at noon, Thursday Oct. 2 at the warehouse at 2412 West 27th St., Cedar Falls. Only computer & miscellaneous electronic equipment will be auctioned, however some office furniture will be sold on a tag sale basis. All items will be sold "as is" and must be removed on the day of sale. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) before removal. Bring a photo ID to get a bidding number. Contact Vince Heuer with questions at 3-3527.
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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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSIGNMENT DEADLINE: Professional Development Assignments for 2004-2005 are available to tenured faculty for scholarly research and creative activity. A PDA provides full pay for one semester or one-half salary for an academic year. Application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 1. Materials are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.asp or calling 3-2748.
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MEMFIS TIMES NEWSLETTER: MEMFIS is going strong and ready to take another significant step at UNI. Soon every employee at UNI will be a MEMFIS user. Find out what you need to know by reading the most recent issue of the MEMFIS Times newsletter at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/times.
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WebCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY: ITS-Educational Technology is offering free WebCT workshops on Oct. 24, 31, and Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. - noon. These classes are for faculty who would like a refresher on how to use WebCT, who would like to see the new features of 3.8, or for those that have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to- face course, or helps you create a course that is completely online. For more information, visit
http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm
or call 3-2309.

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A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE: Sign up to attend "A Campus of Difference," a four-hour session to help UNI staff enhance diversity awareness and appreciation on campus. To register for sessions, go to http://tinyurl.com/o9r9 or call Robin at 3-3536.
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CD/DVD DUPLIPCATION SERVICE: The Production House is now offering CD/DVD duplication and labeling services. They also do full scale CD/DVD production and can create a CD or DVD tailored specifically to your needs. For more information, call Chuck Sengstock at 3-6192 or visit:
http://www.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse

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RESERVE StudioIT FOR YOUR COURSE: Located in Lang 245, the Studio for Innovative Teaching (StudioIT) is an interactive classroom equipped with a touch screen SMART Board, 20 Gateway wireless laptops and a video-conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.
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UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB: 451 Black Belts and still kicking.
http://www.unitkd.com/welcome.htm

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UNI INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Maucker 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. 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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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
UNI ATHLETICS HOME EVENTS THIS WEEK: Friday, Sept. 26 - Women's Soccer vs. Illinois State, 4 p.m, West Soccer Field. Saturday, Sept. 27 - Football vs. Northwestern State (Family Day), 4 p.m, UNI-Dome. Televised live by The Football Network (TFN)
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
CREDIT EDUCATION WEEK: This week-long event Sept. 29 - Oct. 3 will provide information and advice to students about the important issues of avoiding debt and using credit wisely. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/332.html

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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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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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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 the "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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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

STEM CELL LECTURE: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m, Schindler 244. Robert Weise will speak on "Cloning for Stem Cells: Scientific and Theological Directions." Weise will focus 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.
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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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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Sam Goertz, Earth Science major, will give a presentation on "Travels in Nigeria" on Sept. 29, 4 p.m. in Latham 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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HEALTH CARE SERIES: "Dimensions and Directions of Health: Choices in the Maze" is being co-sponsored by the University Honors Program and the Departments of Biology and Philosophy & Religion. The series features experts in the field of health and healthcare policy. The first seminar in the series, "America's Health Care System: How Good Is It and Does It Need to Change?" with Dr. Arnold Relman will be aired live on Tues., Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. in the Union Central Ballroom A. Discussion will be moderated by Dr. Francis Degnin, Philosophy & Religion. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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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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FAMILY FEST DANCE CONCERT: The UNI Family Weekend Dance Concert, featuring the UNI Orchesis Dance Company and the UNI International Dance Theatre, will be Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. in the GBPAC. The program will feature modern dance, ballet, jazz and tap as well as international dances, ballroom dance and American clogging. The performance is free and open to the public. For further information call 3-6195.
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JASON MRAZ COMING TO UNI: Jason Mraz is appearing 8 p.m, Thursday Oct. 23, West Gym. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m, Wednesday Sept. 24 at all UNI ticket outlets, http://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
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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FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS AT ROD LIBRARY: Sept. 26-28. Rod Library is celebrating Family Weekend by offering self-guided library tours, a display featuring our student employees, and a raffle for six $10 Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce gift certificates to area businesses. Family members can enter their student's name in a drawing for these gift certificates.
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MARSHALL CENTER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1920's one-room school teacher will discuss educational practices in rural Iowa. The School is located at the corner of 23rd & Minnesota Streets.
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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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HIKING & CLIMBING AT THE SUPERIOR: Oct. 3-5. Explore one of Minnesota's most popular trails by spending 3 days & 2 nights backpacking the Lake Superior Trail. No experience is necessary. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 30, 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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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, lunch and UNI Golf Tour cap. Call 3-3860 to register. Space is limited.
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SCUBA DIVING IN THE CARIBBEAN: Get adventurous this winter break & explore the Carribean Dec. 26 - Jan. 2. Cost $1200 (UNI) & $1300 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Dec 4, 5 p.m. For more info contact UNI Outdoor Rec at 3-7163 or WRC 174.
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