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Tuesday, November 4, 2003


NEWS 

WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK: Nov. 3-7 is Winter Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. This week is an annual reminder that Iowa’s winter weather season is rapidly approaching. The Department of Public Safety has made a variety of winter weather awareness and travel tips available online at:
http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/safe/wintertravel.html

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TAG SALE: On Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon, UNI will hold a tag sale at the East Gym in the large gymnasium on the second floor. Older office and classroom furniture, including desks and tablet arm chairs, will be available, as well as some cabinets, bookshelves and athletic mats and equipment. All items are specifically priced for sale, sold "as is" and must be removed by 1 p.m. on Saturday. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the "A" lot south of West 23rd Street, across from the Catholic Student Center. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.
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OFFICE RELOCATION: The Vice President for Administration and Finance Office has relocated to Gilchrist 109. Telephone numbers, fax number, and mail code remain the same. The Administration and Finance IT staff is still located in Gilchrist 224.
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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES: NISG is seeking students to serve on university committees. There are two openings for the Campus Childcare Advisory Committee, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month; one opening on the Educational Policies Commission, which usually meets every other Friday at 2 p.m.; and three openings for the Parking Appeals Committee, which meets every Monday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Interested students should contact Nate Green, NISG Vice President, at nateg@uni.edu or 3-2651 for more information.
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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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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS: Customers at the food carts in the SEC, CBB, WRC, the 23rd St. Market and Biscotti's will be invited to complete a brief customer service survey this week.
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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 RELOCATE 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 International Services will move Wednesday, Nov. 19, to the upper level of Maucker Union.
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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: 27th Street has reopened. 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 

HERITAGE HONOURS AWARDS NOMINATIONS: Nominations for the Heritage Honours Awards are due Dec. 15. The Heritage Honours awards are sponsored by the UNI Alumni Association and honors UNI graduates for their exemplary personal and professional accomplishments and/or outstanding service to the university. Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations. For more information call 3-2355 or visit
http://www.unialum.org/heritagehonours.html

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CAMPUS SUPPLY: Six free 92275A toner cartridges. Call Mary at 3-2451
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SUSHI SAMPLING: There will be sushi sampling at the 23rd St. Market this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-6, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. A Southern Tsunami Sushi chef will create a variety of sushi selections onsite
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MICROSOFT ACCESS TRAINING: "Microsoft Access" will be offered three consecutive Fridays, from 8 a.m. to noon, beginning this Friday, Nov. 7, at the UNI Regional Business Center. The three-session course will cover two modules. Participants can enroll for either module, or both for a discount. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html#access
, or contact Katie at 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu.

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APPAREL RENTAL FOR FALL COMMENCEMENT: The deadline for ordering academic apparel for the fall commencement ceremony has been extended to Tuesday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m. Call 3-2283 or e-mail norma.riley@uni.edu to reserve your apparel. Fall commencement is Saturday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. in the UNI-Dome.
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TRANSLATOR NEEDED: 2,000 words from Danish to English. The translator will be credited in and receive a copy of the book. For questions, contact Thomas Hockey, 3-2065.
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MICROSOFT OUTLOOK TRAINING: "Microsoft Outlook -- It Does More Than E-mail?" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon, on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. Learn time-saving and project-management tips using Outlook. This training is hands-on in a computer lab. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html#outlook2
or contact Katie at 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu

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PERSONAL TRAINER: It's never too late to begin an exercise program. WRS personal trainers are available. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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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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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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EVENTS 
(by category)

CONFERENCES/METTINGS/WORKSHOPS
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 Tuesday, Nov. 4, noon-1 p.m. in the Purple Pen Room, Maucker Union or 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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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next faculty senate meeting takes place Monday, Nov. 10, 3:15-5 p.m. in the State College Room, Maucker Union. President Koob will be speaking with the senate. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@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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EXHIBITS/FILMS
ART EXHIBITION: The 2003 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition runs Nov. 3-24. The exhibition is a formal presentation of art media in painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography and installation. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 - 9; Friday, 9 - 5; Saturday-Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. For more information, call 3-3095 or http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
SATELLITE HEALTH CARE SERIES: The fourth seminar in the series, "The Young and the Ruthless: Youth Violence and Public Health" with James Alan Fox, will be aired live Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Union Central Ballroom A. Fox is an authority on homicide and appears regularly on national television programs including "Today" and "Oprah." Discussion will be moderated by Clemens Bartollas, criminology. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM: "Higher Education and College Student Migration," by James F. Fryman, geography, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Sabin 7. All are welcome.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: On Monday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m., in Latham 125, Kenneth J. De Nault, earth science, will present "The Geology and Culture of Easter Island." Everyone is welcome.
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PERFORMING ARTS
NICKLEBACK, TRAPT & THREE DAYS GRACE: Live in concert this Sunday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Tickets are still available by calling 273-DOME, visiting the UNI-Dome N.W. Box Office, or online at http://www.tickets.com Tickets are only $21 for UNI students and $26 for the general public.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SYMPHONY: Bass-baritone Simon Estes will perform traditional spirituals and Broadway selections as he debuts with The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony this weekend. The 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday concerts at the GBPAC also will feature works by Bolcom and Copland. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: The UNI-Student Reading Association is hosting its fall Scholastic Book Fair on Monday-Thursday, Nov. 10-13, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., in the SEC rotunda/lobby. A special family event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday night with craft-related literacy events for children. Adults must accompany children.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS DOWNHILL SKIING: Break into the New Year by skiing in Colorado from Jan. 5-10. Six days, five nights lodging, four-day lift tickets. Cost is $450 (UNI) $485 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Contact Wellness and Recreation Services UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more info.
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