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Thursday, October 23, 2003


NEWS 

BUDGET UPDATE: Regarding the recently announced 2.5 percent reduction in state appropriations, we intend to continue to meet this challenge as we have the previous cuts -- with short-term reductions that have the least affect on our students. There are no plans for further layoffs this fiscal year. Our long-term strategy is to maintain the quality of education for our students. This may require further reductions in the size of UNI should state support continue to diminish. -- President Koob.
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PLAN OF STUDY GOES ONLINE: ITS announces the release of a new online planning tool for undergraduate students to help students better plan their overall educational experience and graduate as efficiently as possible. Students can access the program by logging into MyUNIverse and clicking on the "Plan of Study" link in the "My Personal Records" channel. Anyone can view the majors templates at http://www.uni.edu/pos.
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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS: Customers at Chats in Maucker Union will evaluate customer service, food quality and atmosphere Oct. 27-30. The survey also will be conducted in the Piazza and Commons Oct. 27 - 30.
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MEMFIS PAYROLL "GO LIVE" POSTPONED TO JULY 2004: Read more about the delay and other project information in the most recent issue of the MEMFIS TIMES newsletter at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/times
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FACULTY MARSHALLS NEEDED FOR FALL COMMENCEMENT: Any faculty member who wishes to volunteer to be a faculty marshall for the fall commencement ceremony should contact April Chatham-Carpenter at 3-5901 or
april.chatham-carpenter@uni.edu
. Fall commencement is 11 a.m, Saturday, Dec. 20, in the UNI-Dome. Academic apparel is provided for all faculty marshalls.

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UNI SPORTS CAMPS: The UNI Athletic Department has released the dates of its 2003-04 winter baseball and softball camps. For more information, contact Jason Nellis at 3-2267 or jason.nellis@uni.edu http://www.unipanthers.com/camp
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

LEAF RAKING: UNI Habitat for Humanity is raking leafs as their annual fundraiser to help build houses in the Black Hawk County area. If you wish to request the service, please contact Susan Rhines at 222-0014 or srhines@uni.edu
------------------------------------------------------------------- VOLUNTEERNEWS: VolunteerNEWS, an e-newsletter published by Volunteer UNI, of the UNI Career Center, contains the latest volunteer opportunities in the Cedar Valley. To subscribe, send an e-mail to volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS and your-email-address@uni.edu
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WORDS OF WELLNESS: The Oct. 2003 issue of Words of Wellness (a wellness newsletter for UNI faculty and staff) can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html
To receive a hard copy of each issue along with each semester's fitness program schedule, contact Kathy.Gulick@uni.edu, 3-6921.

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PANTHER PALS CAMP: The UNI Athletic Department has scheduled the 2003 Panther Pals Camp for boys and girls grades 1-6, Nov. 7. The $40 camp fee includes a three-hour camp, t-shirt, basketball, autograph session, subway party, halftime performance at the UNI vs. Butler game and free admission to all UNI men's home basketball games. For more information, call Ben Jacobson ay 3-4864 or e-mail ben.jacobson@uni.edu
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GREEK STUDY ABROAD: Experiential Learning in Greece; earn three credits. Two informational meetings for the June 2004 Greek Study Abroad Course will take place on Monday, Oct. 27, in the Elm Room of Maucker Union at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Contact Gregory.Bruess@uni.edu or call 3-2752.
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PERSONAL TRAINING: Interested in starting an exercise routine? Consider a personal trainer to inspire you to reach your fitness goals. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK: Fri., Oct. 24 Women's Soccer vs. Drake, 4 p.m. West Athletic Field; Volleyball vs. Southern Illinois, 7 p.m. West Gym; Sat., Oct. 25, Volleyball vs. Evansville, 7 p.m. West Gym; Sun., Oct. 26, Women's Soccer vs. Creighton, 1 p.m. West Athletic Field.
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CONFERENCES/METTINGS/WORKSHOPS
FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next meeting of the Faculty Senate is Oct. 27 at 3:15 p.m. in the State College Room, Maucker Union. These meetings are open to everyone. Agenda items include the Liberal Arts Core Category 4 Report and the possible provision of "transcripts" listing a student's volunteer activities. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.
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DISNEY RECRUITERS: On Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m, Disney recruiters will be in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The program is a chance for students to gain experience living, learning and earning. For more information, visit
http://www.wdwcollegeprogram.com
or e-mail heidi82@uni.edu

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EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR: The 5th annual Exploring Majors Fair will take place Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. The Fair, hosted by Academic Advising Services, is designed for undecided students, as well as students who have declared but may be uncertain about their choice. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced students from more than 30 departments will be available. Door prizes will be given.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
HOXIE FORUM: The Hoxie Forum on Congressional-Presidential Relations: "From the Cold War to the War on Terror" will take place Monday, Oct. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Seerley 115. Featured participants are members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bill Goodling (R-Pa.), 1975-2001, and Harold Volkmer (D-Mo.), 1977-1997. For more information contact donna.hoffman@uni.edu.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m, SRL 115. Professor Thomas Connors, History, will present "Poe's 'Conqueror Worm' and Irving's 'Sleepy Hollow': The Landscape of Death in Mid-Nineteenth Century America." The lecture is free and open to the public.
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HEPATITIS C SEMINAR: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m. in WRC 252. Medical professionals from Allen Memorial Hospital's Center for Digestive Disorders will discuss how Hepatitis C damages the liver and affects the body. Signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment will be discussed. For more information, contact Joan Thompson, 3-2198.
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COFFEE BY THE CONSOLE: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) will host four early morning technical presentations every Thursday morning from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20. Join us for caffeine and computers in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Each talk will begin at 7 a.m, and will address issues relevant to today's computing. Attendees will be eligible for a new Linux system, thanks to Computer Doctor of Cedar Falls. This system will be on display starting Oct. 20 in Wright Hall, Room 339. For details and promotional information, visit http://www.cedarlug.org.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC COMING TO THE GBPAC: Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Established in 1973 to play music as it was originally written on the instruments of the period. The all-Bach program includes Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Orchestral Suite No. 2., as well as Concerti for Harpsichord and small orchestra. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, or visit http://gbpac.com
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MICHAEL MOSCHEN COMING TO THE GBPAC: Sunday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. Call him a juggler, call him a magician, call him a genius. Michael Moschen is a virtuoso manipulator of objects. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, or visit http://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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NICKELBACK, TRAPT & THREE DAYS GRACE: Live in concert at the UNI-Dome Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available, call 273-DOME, visit the UNI-DOME NW Box Office, or order online at http://www.tickets.com Tickets are $21 for UNI students and $26 for the public.
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EVANESCENCE IN CONCERT: Top-40 group, Evanescence, will be in concert Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Opening for Evanescence will be Seether, Godhead and Finger Eleven. Tickets go on sale at all campus ticket outlets Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.
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COMEDY IMPROV: "Half-Masted 3.2," the UNI Improv comedy theater troupe, is back for another show this semester. Shows will be Thursday Oct. 30, Friday Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., with a family friendly matinee at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Tickets are free. Reservations can be made by calling 3-6805. All shows will be at the Interpreters Theater in Lang Hall.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
3RD ANNUAL DAY OF PEACE AT UNI: Tuesday, Oct. 28. All events located in Maucker Union Lobby and Old Central Ballroom A. Peace Fair, 11 a.m. -1 p.m; Taste the World Reception, 11:30 a.m; Rev. Frank Cordero-An Activist's Perspective on Peace, 1-1:30 p.m; A Republican Perspective on Peace, 1:30-2 p.m; panel discussion: Diverse Perspectives on Peace, 2-3:30 p.m; and Fabian Ramallo, founder of a condor reserve in Argentina, 4-5 p.m.
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HISTORY CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY: The History Club is throwing a Halloween Costume Party Thursday, Oct. 30 in Club '91, Maucker Union. There will be a prize for best costume, so think creatively. The party begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.
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JESSICA BRAVENDER BENEFIT: Saturday, Nov. 15, noon-1 a.m. There will be food, raffles, auctions and live bands playing all day. For more information, contact beccy.johnson@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/337.html
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