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Tuesday, September 30, 2003


NEWS 

HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE MENINGITIS CASE: A male Hawkeye Community College student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, type B. He is in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The student lives in Cedar Falls and recently returned from a trip with the UNI Navigators group. The Black Hawk County Health Department has already met with the UNI students from the trip, all have received preventive medication. At this point, there is no link to the UNI case from last week. The strain involved with the UNI case was type C. UNI contacts: Martha Ochoa and Tom Romanin.
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2002 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the UNI 2002 calendar year crime statistics are on the Web. Archives of past years' reports are available as well. You may request a printed copy by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Educational & Student Services. http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_report/
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UNION RENOVATION RELATED CLOSING: Due to construction, Maucker Union will close Friday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m. and re-open Sunday, Oct. 5. at noon. The Chats food outlet will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3 and re-open for business at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5.
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LOBSTER ALICE: Tickets are now available for Theatre UNI's first production of the 2003/04 season, "Lobster Alice," a quirky, romantic comedy. Performances are Oct. 9-11 and 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11, 12 & 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free to UNI students with their Panther Pass. Call the Strayer-Wood box office at 3-6381.
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UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB: Recently brought home 5 medals. Visit http://www.unitkd.com/welcome.htm for more information.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

USHERS NEEDED: Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for "Lobster Alice." Performances Oct. 9-11 and 15-18 at 7:30 p.m, Oct. 11, 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Ushers are needed one hour before curtain and are invited to view the show free. Contact the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381 to sign up.
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MEMFIS USERS GROUP MINUTES: Minutes from the Sept. 18 MUG meeting are available at: http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/mug/mug_minutes.asp
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MACINTOSH G5 DEMO: See the new Macintosh G5 and a preview of Panther Friday, Oct. 3 in the CAC, room 111B. The Macintosh G5 demo is at 10 a.m. and the Mac OS X v10.3 Panther preview is at 11 a.m. Pizza, Q&A, and a chance to look inside the G5 will take place at noon. http://www.chfa.uni.edu/tech/news/article.asp?ContentID=357
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CALENDARS AVAILABLE: The Alumni Association's calendar of university events is now available for sale in 204 Commons. The four-color calendar sells for $10 and features campus photos and important University dates. Runs Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2004. Call 3-2355 to order.
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FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES: WRS Fitness & Leisure classes began Sept. 2, but many classes are still available. Register in WRC 101, M-F 7:30-5:30. Classes include new indoor cycling, new walk-n-tone, employee only aerobics, super Sunday, and ballroom dancing. Pick flyers up at the WRC or Maucker Union Office. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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REGISTER FOR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION: It is not too late to register your classes for a library instruction session at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm or call 3-3718
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RESERVE StudioIT: 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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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
UNI TOWN HALL MEETING: Faculty, staff and students are invited to a UNI town hall meeting, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., in the GBPAC's Jebe Hall. President Koob, Renee Romano, 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 is also for alumni, parents and citizens concerned about the public good of public higher education in Iowa. RSVP to Stacey Christensen by e-mail, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or phone the Governmental Relations Office, 3-6144.
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EXHIBITS/FILMS

ART EXHIBIT: "Dali Works from the Permanent Collection." The UNI Gallery of Art is exhibiting the works of Salvador Dali in the KAB Lobby Display Cases now through the month of October. Other exhibits include "Opera" installations and performances by Jeffery Byrd and "The House of Bernarda Alba: A Play Without Performers" installations by the collaborative team of Julie McLaughlin, Linda Grimm, and Eric Lange.
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FALL SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL: The Department of Modern Languages and Sigma Delta Pi Spanish honor society are hosting a Spanish Film Series every Wednesday in October in CAC 108 starting at 7 p.m. Five films from Oscar-award-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will be screened. Every film will be proceded by a short introduction and discussion. All films will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Questions contact jennifer.cooley@uni.edu
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
SATELLITE 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 Francis Degnin, Philosophy & Religion. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: "Reflections on a Fulbright-Hays Geography Curriculum Development Project in India" by Dan Walsh, Metro High School, Cedar Rapids, Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. in Sabin 7. All are welcome.
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CROW FORUM: Monday, Oct. 6, noon, in Baker 161, Margaret Holland, Philosophy and Religion, is presenting žIris Murdoch: Social Convention and Neurosis as Obstacles to Freedom.Ó Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
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PERFORMING ARTS
SYMPHONY: UNI music faculty visiting artist Sean Botkin (piano) joins the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony on a program of Brahms Friday and Saturday night. The 7:30 p.m. concerts at the GBPAC will include a new piece commissioned for the WCFSO. Tickets at 3-7469, at http://www.wcfsymphony.org, and at the door starting at 6:30.
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KRASNOYARSK NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF SIBERIA AT THE GBPAC: Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Be enthralled by the vivid character portrayals, musical movements and fanciful dance patterns of the Siberian companyŪs unique choreography. Call 3-SHOW or visit http://www.gbpac.com for tickets.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:

Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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SPECIAL EVENTS
INDIANS OF IOWA: University Museum, Sept. 30, 7-8 p.m. This is a "meet the author" opportunity. Lance Foster, Ioway tribal member, has written a history of native peoples of Iowa which will be published this fall.
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ALUMNI RECEPTION: The Alumni Association's Annual All Alumni Reception will take place Friday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Commons Georgian Lounge. Tickets are $10; includes food and drink. Call 3-2355 to register.
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