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Tuesday, October 14, 2003


NEWS 

STATE BUDGET UPDATE -- REGENT UNIVERSITIES CUT: On Friday, Oct. 10, Gov. Vilsack announced an $82.7 million mid-year budget cut for the current fiscal year. That translates to an approximate $2 million cut in state appropriations for UNI's operating budget. This cut is the result of updated projections from the state Revenue Estimating Conference. Up to this point, we were assured there was no reason to expect a mid-year budget recision. It's too early to make any decisions about how we will be able to respond.
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BOR MEETS THIS WEEK: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, meets Oct. 15-16 at the University of Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. The agenda is available at: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html
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VOLUNTEER HOST FAMILIES NEEDED: The UNI Career Center is seeking warmhearted local families to host one or more students from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico coming to visit UNI and the Cedar Valley area from Jan. 5-17, 2004. Interested families should contact Isabela Varela at 3-6857 or isabela.varela@uni.edu
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DISPLAY: Rod Library is celebrating the recently promoted/tenured UNI faculty with a display featuring some of their photos and/or publications.
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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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

WEBCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY: ITS-Educational Technology is offering free WebCT workshops for faculty members at UNI on Oct. 24, 31, and Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. until 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 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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CAMPUS SUPPLY: It is not too late to order your 2004 calendars. Please place your requisitions as soon as possible. If you have any questions or have not received the 2004 calendar brochure, call Mary at 3-2451.
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ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE FOR STUDENTS: Due to the explosive virus situations on the Internet, it is imperative that anyone connecting their personal computer to UNI networks run current virus protection software. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/buysymantec.htm Note: Faculty and staff are not eligible for this program.
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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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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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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
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
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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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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PROVIDING CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE: Oct. 17-18, WRC. A workshop to improve the ability of health care workers to serve in a more culturally competent and effective manner, conducted by Global Health Corps and facilitated by UNI Conference & Event Services. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/ghc or contact Tammy Bern at tamara.bern@uni.edu or 3-6899.
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CEDARLUG EVENTS MEETING: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) will be holding an events planning meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5:15 p.m, CEEE rotunda (room 20). This meeting will address the "Coffee by the Consol" computer talks and recap discussion on the "Install-a-thon". This will be followed by a presentaiton (T.B.A.) and cordial conversation with colleagues. All are welcome.
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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
SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES: Amnesty International, The American Civil Liberties Union, The Students For Social Justice, LGBSTA, Criminology Club, and the Sociology & Anthropology Club are sponsoring a film series this fall. "This is What Democracy Looks Like" will be shown today, Oct. 14. All films shown at 7 p.m in CAC 108.
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RUSSIAN FILM AND LECTURE: "Russian Ark," Alexander Sokurov's film will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115 (in Russian with English subtitles). Filmed in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, with a cast of thousands, three live orchestras and an army of technicians, Russian Ark is the longest uninterrupted shot in film history (96 minutes), and the first feature film ever created in a single take. There will be a brief introduction by Alexander Mazhuga, Art, and the film will be followed by a discussion. For details, visit http://www.russianark.spb.ru/eng/
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WOMEN ON FRIDAYS - VIDEO VIEWPOINTS: Friday, Oct. 17, noon-1:30 p.m, Baker 161 "You Donít Know Dick: The Courageous Hearts of Transsexual Men," a documentary that explores the stories of six female-to-male transsexuals. Conventional notions of gender are deconstructed through the complicated stories of men who were born as women. Bring your lunch, dessert will be provided. For more information contact susan.hill@uni.edu or cynthia.goatley@uni.edu.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
EMPOWERING WOMEN: Ayanna Najuma, founding director of Lincoln-McLeod, a public relations and marketing firm in Washington, D.C., will speak in Lang Hall Auditorium Tuesday at 7 p.m. on "Empowering Women through Communication and Understanding." A luncheon at the Center for Multicultural Education is at 1 p.m. Najuma will facilitate a discussion on tools for success from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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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 second seminar in the series, "The Ethical Frontiers of Biomedicine" with Vicki Lachman will be aired live on Tues., Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Union Central Ballroom A. Discussion will be moderated by Steve O'Kane, Biology. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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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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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Michael Roth, Physics, will speak at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in Latham 125 on "Analytical and Computational Modeling of Ground Water Contaminant Transport." Everyone is welcome.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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RIGOLETTO COMING TO THE GBPAC: Saturday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. The opera tells the story of a court jester, Rigoletto, who with one cruel joke at the expense of an innocent, leads his family and daughter to disgrace and a tragic death. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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SPECIAL EVENTS
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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BOOK SALE: Books Are Fun, a Readers Digest Company, will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Maucker Union. Select from hundreds of new books and gifts. Save up to 70% on your purchase. Sponsored by Student Activities.
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CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER (LAC): We are currently taking applications for summer 2004. LAC, the next step in the application process, will give you a better idea of what Camp Adventure is all about. An all-freshmen LAC takes place Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8:45 a.m. in 204 WRC. For more information or to sign up, call 3-5960 or email hr@campadventure.com. For details visit http://www.uni.edu/campadv/prospectivestudents.html
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DANCE!DANCE!DANCE!: Featuring the renowned Bill Shepherd Big Band, D!D!D! will be held at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. Free dance lessons at 7. Tickets (Students with ID: $8 in advance, $10 at the door) available through the GBPAC box-office, 3-7469.
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WOMEN'S STUDIES FALL RECEPTION: Monday, Oct. 20, 3:30-5 p.m, Baker 161. Reception will preview spring semester Women's Studies courses and introduce new faculty. Refreshments served.
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UNI MUSEUMS' A-Z INSTITUTE G DAY - GOURDS & GATHERERS: University Museum, Oct. 25, 9-Noon. Get creative with gourds and get to know the Gatherers who lived in Iowa about 1,100 years ago. Decorate a gourd to make a rattle, a birdhouse or a bowl. For children grades K-6. Registration fee is $15 for Friends of the Museums members; $20 for nonmembers. Price includes supplies, snacks, certificate and a t-shirt. Register by Oct. 17 by calling 3-2188.
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SAVE FRONTLINE TRAINING: SAVE (Students Against a Violent Environment) Frontline training takes place Friday, Nov. 7 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9-2 p.m. in Seerley 115. The Frontline program trains UNI students to help victims deal with issues of violence. To register or for more information, contact Tish Craig at 3-3260, tish.craig@uni.edu, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/SAVE.
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