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Thursday, October 9, 2003


NEWS 

DEDICATION FOR MCCOLLUM ADDITION: Friday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m., located on the lawn south of the addition. President Koob and former Dean McCollum are among those speaking at the ceremony. The addition will be open for self-guided tours afterwards. All are welcome. Questions, contact Jane Larson at 3-6144.
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OFFICE RELOCATION: Facilities Planning - Gilchrist office has relocated to the Art II Building, Room 109. Telephone and fax numbers remain the same. The new on-campus mail code is 0530.
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BOSSES DAY: Thursday, Oct. 16. Treat your boss to Captain Max Chocolates or a Halloween treat from Chats at Maucker Union. Give a gift certificate good at any on-campus convenience store, dining center, food cart or restaurant. Or, make the day memorable by taking them out to eat at the Piazza on Oct. 16.
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BASKETBALL STATS: The UNI athletics Media Relations department needs someone to assist at men's and women's basketball home games with the inputting of computerized game stats. This is a paid position. A knowledge of basketball and an understanding of computers is needed for this position. The women's team has 15 home games, while the men have 18. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com to see the game schedules. For more information, contact Jill Gansemer, 3-5455, jill.gansemer@uni.edu.
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WEAR PURPLE & GOLD: Friday is wear purple and gold day. Show your panther spirit and participate in this traditional Homecoming event.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES: Minutes from the Sept. 25 Graduate Council meeting are available at: http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp
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KUDOS: For the latest edition of Kudos, visit
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/archive/2003/oct7.shtml

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2003 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN: The University Campus Cedar Valley United Way campaign is underway, Oct. 7 - 31. Take a moment to visit the UNI United Way campaign Web site http://www.uni.edu/dor/UnitedWay/ Or you may access this Web site: http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/uni.htm to read more about how the Cedar Valley United Way is commited to improving lives in your community.
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VOTE FOR NEW PEP BAND NAME: Visit http://www.unipanthers.com and vote on the new name for the UNI Pep Band. Vote as many times as you like Oct. 6-10.
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CCTR CAREER LIBRARY: Although the Career Center (CCTR) has moved to 113A East Gym, the Career Library is still located in the Student Services Center, Room 126 (East Bartlett.) Check the library's Web page for more information.
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/careerlibrary/index.html

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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FLU SHOTS: Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m. Maucker Union; Oct. 29 from 7-8:30 a.m. WRC Main Corridor; Nov. 10 from 1-3 p.m. Maucker Union; Nov. 10 from 5-6:30 p.m. Student Health Clinic; Nov. 11 from 7-8:30 a.m. Student Health Clinic. The cost is $15. Pay by cash, check, ubill, or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted. Go to
http://www.uni.edu/health/forms/registration.pdf
to download a consent form. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 3-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu.

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FACULTY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP: Supports research projects, creative activities, or grant applications by full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty. Stipends are $5200 for eight weeks or $2600 for four weeks. Application deadline is Monday, Nov. 3. Materials available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/fellowship.asp
or by calling 3-2748.

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FREE DEPRESSION SCREENINGS THURS. OCT. 9: Complete a written screening test for depression and have the opportunity to discuss the results with a mental health professional. ON CAMPUS: UNI Counseling Center, SSC 213, sessions at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 3-2676 with questions. OFF CAMPUS: Allen Hospital EAP-Dack Hall room 227, session from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 235-3550 to schedule an appointment.
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BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: UNI students starting a small business should enter the fourth annual Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition for Iowa college students. The deadline to register is Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in CBB 264. The business start-up must be owned or operated by an Iowa college student. $5,000 is awarded to each of three winners at the state-level. For competition guidelines and more information, visit
http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm

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UNICOSS: The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers meet every Friday this semester from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeehouse (23rd St. Cedar Falls). Feel free to come at any time during this hour to converse with friends in Spanish. Questions, contact Jennifer Cooley, jennifer.cooley@uni.edu or Sara Quenzer, driftright@hotmail.com
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HOLIDAY PICTURES WITH TC: This year personalize your holiday cards and show your Panther Spirit. Panther fans can have their pictures taken with TC and/or a UNI background on Oct. 13 and Oct. 21 from 6-9 p.m. Call 3-3100 to set up your appointment, get a price list or for more information. All proceeds benefit the UNI Athletic Scholarship Fund.
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UPDATE YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS: With hundreds of prospective and current students accessing the Online Scholarship Directory daily, now is the time to ensure information is accurate. For help, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/334.html or call Denise at 3-2720.
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FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES: Many WRS Fitness & Leisure classes have openings. 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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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS HOME EVENTS THIS WEEK: Football: Saturday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m. vs. Indiana State, UNI-Dome. Volleyball: Saturday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. vs. Bradley, West Gym. Women's Soccer: Friday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m. vs. Indiana State, West Soccer Field. Sunday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m. vs. Evansville, West Soccer Field (SENIOR DAY).
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UNI WRESTLING OPEN PRACTICE: Fans of UNI wrestling are invited to an open practice at the West Gym on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. Last year's team finished 11th in the nation behind coach Brad Penrith, so come get an early look at the 2003-04 UNI wrestling squad. Also, Scott Casper from Takedown Radio (KXNO-1460 AM) will be hosting a special radio show from the West Gym during the practice.
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MIDNIGHT CRAZY HOOPS: Support the UNI women's basketball team Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 p.m in the West Gym. Activities include team scrimmage, refreshments, contests, giveaways, and a chance to win a paid semester's tuition. For more information, contact Leon Costello, 3-7044, leon.costello@uni.edu
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CONFERENCES/METTINGS/WORKSHOPS
IOWA COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH FALL CONFERENCE: Celebrating Poetry in Iowa. Friday, Oct. 10 - Saturday, Oct. 11, in Des Moines. Join keynoter Marvin Bell and special guest Michael Carey for this professional development opportunity celebrating the poets and poetry. For more information or to register, visit
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/icte or contact Sandee Murphy at sandra.murphy@uni.edu or 3-6899.

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WOMEN'S STUDIES BOARD MEETING: Women's Studies Board Meeting is Monday, October 13, noon-1 p.m. in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next University Faculty Senate Meeting will take place Oct. 13 from 3:15-5 p.m. in the State College Room, Maucker Union. To receive a copy of the agenda, or a copy of the Senate minutes from Sept. 8 or Sept. 22, e-mail Senate Chair Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu. Senate meetings are open to everyone.
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AEOP MEETING: The second meeting of the Association of Educational Office Professionals will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. The topic is "Holiday Shopping through Fund- Raising." Presentations will be made and information distributed on AEOP's Fall fund-raising efforts, which are Home Interiors and Tastefully Simple. You will have an opportunity to "sample" the many Tastefully Simple items you will be selling to family and friends. The membership drive continues through Oct. 31.
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BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host a business plan workshop on Oct. 15 from 3-5:30 in CBB 3. This workshop will provide information on how to write a successful business plan. Advanced registration is required by calling 3-7350 or e-mailing katherine.cota@uni.edu. Space is limited. For more information, http://www.jpec.org/seltop.htm
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PRICE LAB OFFERS THIRD TEACHER INSTITUTE: On Friday, Oct. 17, the third Teacher Institute will be held at PLS. A complete listing of sessions and times, as well as registration materials, is available at http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/
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V-DAY UNI 2004: Join a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Get involved in planning for V-Day UNI 2004. Interest meeting will be held Oct. 21 at 9:30 p.m. in the College Eye Room of the Union. Contact jalust@uni.edu for more information.
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MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS: UNI's Business Management Leadership Certificate Program Starts Oct. 22. The program is designed for supervisors, managers and leaders who want to increase their understanding of how to manage and lead dynamically in business. Sessions are held on the UNI campus every other Wednesday from Oct. 22 to March 3. Four hours of college credit is available. For details visit http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/ under the Certificate Programs link. To register, e-mail Debb Vandehaar-Arens at mpdc@uni.edu or call 3-5851.
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IOWA COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES FALL CONFERENCE: "Building Citizens from Local to Global: Social Action, Service Learning, Civic Participation," Oct. 21 - 22, Merle Hay Four Points Sheridan, Des Moines. Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, keynote speaker Ramu Damodarian. Conference sessions throughout the day on Wednesday, Oct. 22. For more information or to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/icss/ or contact Lynn E. Nielsen at
lynn.nielsen@uni.edu
or 3-7759.

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EXHIBITS/FILMS
FILM SCREENING: The College of Education and University Museum present "To Be and to Have," a new film by renowned French documentarian Nicolas Philibert on Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m, SEC lobby. Free admission. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/coe/_resources/tobe.shtml

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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: Theatre UNI will host the Director/ Designers Presentation of the upcoming production of Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" on Monday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join Director Scott Nice, along with the scenic, lighting, and costume designers, as they discuss their vision for bringing this madcap adventure to life onstage. Admission is free.
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PUBLIC DEBATE ON IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION: Oct. 14, 7 p.m. in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall, presented by the UNI Speech & Debate Team. Oxford-educated members of the British national debate team and members of the UNI debate team will discuss whether the U.S. and Great Britain should hand over civilian and military decision- making and control in Iraq to a multilateral force from the EU. For more information, contact Cate Palczewski, palczewski@uni.edu, 3-2714.
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THIRD ANNUAL GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: Noon - 1 p.m, Oct. 15 in the Great Reading Room of Seerely Hall. Josh Ruxin, from Columbia University, Coordinator on the UN Millennium Project's Task Force to fight HIV/AIDS, will present "Global Myths & Challenges: HIV/AIDS." For more information contact Global Health Corps at 3-6411.
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POLITICAL SCIENCE SPEAKER SERIES: Maureen Berner, Political Science, will present "Get a Job Johnny: Policy Implications from New Data on the Effects of Working on High School Grades," Wednesday Oct. 15, 3 p.m. in Sabin 201. All are welcome.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: David May, Geography, will present "Historical Alluvium in Rapid Creek Valley, Eastern Iowa" on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m, SAB 7. All are welcome.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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STEVEN WRIGHT COMING TO THE GBPAC: Steven Wright - the monotone man - has perfected the deadpan delivery. His stoic manner, wry wordplay jokes and absolute straight-faced style make him one of today's hottest acts to catch. Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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UNI CONCERT CHORALE: The UNI Concert Chorale, the premiere large choral ensemble, presents its fall concert on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. Join the singers afterwards for a meet and greet. Admission is free. For information, call 3-7175.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
WOMEN'S STUDIES AT THE THEATRE: Join us on Friday, October 10, for Women's Studies Night at UNI Theater's performance of "Lobster Alice," a quirky supposition of how Salvador Dali influenced the lives and loves of a conservative animator and his adventurous assistant. Buy tickets at the UNI box office, and attend a post-performance conversation in the lobby.
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EARTH SCIENCE ACTIVITY FAIR: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 outside Latham Hall west entrance (rain site inside Latham Hall lobby). Free and open to the public. Activities include observing sun spots, weather forecasting, digging for fossils, making earthquakes and more. For more information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/index.html
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BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Students in Free Enterprise and Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization are sponsoring FALL FEST to be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at the GBPAC from 4-8 p.m. Seven bands will battle for $600 in prizes. Door prizes, food and much more for concert attendees. Local and regional media will be judging the competition. Bands include: House Arrest, Keis Kosovo, 380, Complexx, Marshall Law, Infandous and Brown Suga. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Call 3-SHOW. Doors open at 3 p.m, battle begins at 4 p.m. For more information on this event, e-mail Ben Kuhl at kuhlb99@uni.edu.
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BLOOD DRIVE: St. Stephens the Witness Catholic Student Center will have a blood drive on Oct. 15 from 2:30-6 p.m. Anyone interested in donating must weigh 110 pounds and be 17 years old. Call to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome but not preferred. Contact Bob Alhers at bahlers@uni.edu if interested.
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UNI VOLLEYBALL CLUB: Informational meetings take place Monday, Oct. 13 and Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. in WRC 103. Faculty, staff, and students are invited. Questions, contact Deedra Billings, 3-7162.
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