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Thursday, October 30, 2003


NEWS 

NEW UNI PHONE DIRECTORY AVAILABLE FROM UM&PR: Phonebooks have been distributed to all faculty and staff (one per employee). If you did not receive yours, check with your department secretary first. Additional books for departmental work stations can be obtained through UM&PR at 3-2761.
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ATM AT MAUCKER UNION: A new ATM is now available for use at the main entrance of Maucker Union.
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STUDENTS FEATURED IN ADMISSIONS MARKETING CAMPAIGN: As part of our integrated marketing campaign, UNI is placing ads in targeted high school newspapers around the region, in and out of state. Each ad features a student who has graduated from that high school and is attending UNI. The students also will be added to the Web profiles. Each community will receive a news release about the student profile, and each high school principal will receive a large color copy of the ad and a letter about the campaign and their alum. Call UM&PR at 3-2761 with questions.
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OFFICES RELOCATING TO MAUCKER UNION: On Monday, Nov. 17, the Student Activities Office and the Northern Iowa Student Government will move into offices on the new upper level of Maucker Union. The Center for Multicultural Education and the International Services office will move into new offices on Wednesday, Nov. 19, also located in the new upper level of Maucker Union.
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USHERS NEEDED: Theatre UNI is seeking ushers for the upcoming production of the comedy "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at the Strayer- Wood Theatre. Performances are Nov. 13-15 and 20-23. Ushers receive a free ticket to the show. For more information, call 3-6381.
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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: 27th Street reopened on Monday, Oct. 27. Ohio Street is closed for re-paving. For more information, contact Facilities Planning at 3-2611, or visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

UNITED WAY PLEDGE FORMS: If you need a pledge form, contact Al Hays at 3-2910, Dennis Hayes at 3-7653 or Susie Schwieger at 3-6857 before Friday, Oct. 31.
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INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM: The International Friendship Program promotes intercultural exchange, understanding and friendship by matching local families with international students. If interested, contact Ross Schupbach at 3-6421 or ross.schupbach@uni.edu
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PADDLING PANTHER PROGRAM: The Paddling Panther Learn to Swim Program will start session II for the fall semester Saturday Nov. 1. There are openings in the 9 a.m. Level IV; 10 a.m. Preschool, Level I, Level III; and the 11 a.m. Preschool, Level I, Level II, Level IV and Level V/VI. Contact Chris Denison at denison@uni.edu for more information.
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ARE YOU A FORMER RA?: The Department of Residence is interested in knowing which of our faculty and staff have been resident assistants, members of residence halls staffs, or involved in faculty-in-residence programs, at UNI or elsewhere. E-mail drake.martin@uni.edu with information.
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STUDENTS FOR DEAN: If you are interested in getting involved with the Dean for America Campaign, or the UNI Students for Dean organization, contact Raiyan Syed, Black Hawk County organizer of Dean for America at 287-6081 or raiyansyed@yahoo.com.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: Meet the 2003-04 UNI men's basketball team at the West Gym Thursday, Oct. 30, at 6:45 p.m. Fans have a chance to win numerous prizes. The first 100 fans to arrive get a free t-shirt. Free Pepsi will be served. UNI students, faculty and staff will be able to purchase tickets to the UNI-Iowa men's basketball game to be held in the UNI-Dome Dec. 9. Tickets are $20 each and go on sale to the general public Monday, Nov. 3.
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CONFERENCES/METTINGS/WORKSHOPS
CEDAR FALLS MUNICIPAL FORUM: UNI, the League of Women Voters, AAUW- Cedar Falls, and the Cedar Falls police and fire departments are co- sponsoring a municipal forum for Cedar Falls city council and mayoral candidates on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m., at the Cedar Falls City Hall. Betty DeBerg, professor and head of philosophy and religion at UNI, will moderate the forum.
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STUDY IN ST. PETERSBURG: Study in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the UNI Institute of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Natural Sciences in June 2004. For more information, attend an informational meeting Monday, Nov. 3, 3-4 p.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 4, noon-1 p.m. in the Purple Pen Room, Maucker Union. For more information, visit
http://www.chfa.uni.edu/stpetersburg
or e-mail holly.crandall@uni.edu or maria.basom@uni.edu

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MAJOR MEETINGS: Freshmen, undecided students and students changing majors should attend a departmental meeting for their intended major on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m. The purpose of these meetings is to identify major courses, learn about the guidelines for majors and to declare a major. Locations of departmental meetings can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/acaadvis/decmajor.html

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PUBLIC LECTURE AND SLIDE SHOW: "St. Petersburg, Russia: Three Centuries on the Banks of the Neva" by Alexander Mazhuga of Herzen University in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. in Seerley 115. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Russian and East European Studies, and International Programs. For more information, contact Maria Basom at maria.basom@uni.edu
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HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host a workshop, "How to Write a Business Plan," on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in CBB 323. The workshop is free, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES: Minutes from the Oct. 23 Graduate Council meeting are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp
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EXHIBITS/FILMS
THEATRE DESIGN EXHIBITION: In the Spotlight: A Collage of Theatre UNI Design, a collection of scenic renderings and models, properties, masks, puppets and costumes by Theatre UNI faculty, staff and student designers from various productions is on display at the Waterloo Center for the Arts through Nov. 13. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/theatre

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ART EXHIBITION: The UNI Gallery of Art will present the 2003 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Nov. 3-24. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, in KAB lobby. The exhibition is a formal presentation of art media in painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography and installation. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
CROW FORUM: Monday, Nov. 3, at noon in Baker 161, Leslie Sandra Jones, biology, will present "What Is It About the Culture of Science? The Persistent Under-representation of All Women," sponsored by the graduate program in Women's Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSIGNMENT PRESENTATION: David Landis, Curriculum & Instruction, is presenting "Students' Ethnographic Writing About Their Communities in Kazakhstan" on Friday, Nov. 14, 1-2 p.m. in SEC 122. This slide presentation and discussion is free and open to the public.
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PERFORMING ARTS
COMEDY IMPROV: "Half-Masted 3.2," the UNI improv comedy theater troupe, will perform 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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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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YAMATO DRUMMERS COMING TO THE GBPAC: Sunday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Pre-show party at 6 p.m. in the lobby. The musicians of Yamato perform on drums ranging from the size of a dinner plate to six feet in diameter. They blend phenomenally powerful and dramatic drumming with music of delicate beauty and humor. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit
http://www.gbpac.com

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SPECIAL EVENTS
HATS, HELMETS & HEADDRESSES: "H Day" of the UNI Museum's A-Z Institute will be Thursday, Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m. at the University Museum. Learn about haberdashery and see the Museum's marvelous collection of head- wear. Bring a hat (or helmet or headdress) to decorate or show, and brainstorm about the kinds of 'hats' you wear every day. For children grades K-6. Registration fee is $15 for Friends of the Museums members; $20 for nonmembers. Prices include supplies, snacks, certificate and A-Z Institute t-shirt. Register by Friday, Oct. 31.
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BACKPACKING THE BIG DITCH: Explore the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona for four days and three nights of backpacking with UNI Outdoor Rec. Cost is $300 (UNI student) $330 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Tuesday, Nov. 11, 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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BACKPACKING THE HAVASUPI: Discover the Grand Canyon’s Western edge for four days and three nights backpacking around the magnificent canyons and spectacular waterfalls with UNI Outdoor Rec. No experience necessary. Cost is $320 (UNI student) $350 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Tuesday, Nov. 11, 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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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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