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Thursday, November 13, 2003


NEWS 

MCLEOD CENTER APPROVED: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, yesterday gave UNI approval to move ahead with construction of the McLeod Center, a 100,000-square-foot sports and entertainment facility to be located south of the UNI-Dome. The UNI Foundation has raised approximately $17 million of the $18 million in private support needed to build the center. The anticipated total project cost is approximately $20 million. The remaining funds will come from the university and a $500,000 loan from the city of Cedar Falls. See the full news release at http://www.uni.edu/news.asp
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RELOCATION OF ITS-INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Effective November 21, the ITS-IS Department will be located in SSC 19. The new mail code is 0381. The telephone and fax numbers will remain the same.
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MAIL CENTER REMINDER: Now that the new on-campus phone books have arrived, make sure to use the correct 4-digit mail code. Several mail codes have changed due to offices or departments moving.
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CELEBRATE THE PURPLE IN YOUR LIFE: The Nov. 6 Celebrate The Purple in Your Life Davenport event, sponsored by the Alumni Relations Office, UNI Parents Association and University Marketing & Public Relations was a success. The more than 75 alumni and parents who attended heard from university officials and students about UNI. Attendees will receive communication about how to stay connected with UNI. Future events are being planned for the spring.
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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity sponsored blood drive will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in the Maucker Union Expansion. To schedule an appointment, rather than waiting in line, email Adam Sherer at:
as517338@uni.edu

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ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY: Rod Library is offering its annual survey on which types of projects should be supported with student computer fee money. The survey will run Nov. 8-16 and will be available online at
http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml
and in paper form in the library and at Maucker Union.

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CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND AT UNI: Football hosts third-ranked Southern Illinois, with the winner claiming the Gateway Championship and an automatic bid into the NCAA I-AA Playoffs, which begin Nov. 29. Enjoy $1 hot dogs at the football game, and UNI students can get one extra free ticket to the football game by presenting their student ID by Friday Nov. 14. Seats are limited; a sellout is anticipated.
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RELOCATION OF CASHIERS WINDOWS: Effective Nov. 17, the Cashier's windows will be located in Gilchrist 207/209 lobby entrance. All U-Bill payments and departmental deposits can be brought to this area for processing. Questions, call 3-2628.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

UNI WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made only after the provost and vice president for administration and finance, or their designees, have conferred. Announcements will be made via local radio and TV stations, as well as the UNI home page. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/339.html
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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Nov. 13: Wrestling vs. South Dakota State, 7:00 p.m., West Gym.
Nov. 14: #13 Volleyball vs. Southwest Missouri State, 7:00 p.m., West Gym.
Nov. 15: Swimming vs. Illinois State, 2:00 p.m., WRC.
Nov. 15: #6 Football vs. #3 Southern Illinois, 5:05 p.m., UNI-Dome.
Nov. 15: #13 Volleyball vs. Wichita State, 7:30 p.m., West Gym.

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CONFERENCES/METTINGS/WORKSHOPS

FREE WORKSHOP: Marilyn Watson will present a free workshop for preschool and elementary school teachers, "Leaving No Child Behind: The Role of Learning to Trust" on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at McBride Auditorium, Allen College Campus, Waterloo. She will be talking about her new book, "Learning to Trust: Transforming Difficult Elementary Classrooms Through Developmental Discipline." For reservations and information about CEUs, contact Carolyn Hildebrandt (319) 287-9415 ext. 103, or Carolyn.Hildebrandt@uni.edu
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TOWN HALL MEETING: UNI will host a town hall meeting, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., at Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) in Sioux City. President Koob and Dr. Dunker, president WITCC, will present "Iowa's Students are Its Future: Why It's Everyone's Business." The event is for alumni, parents and citizens concerned about public higher education in Iowa. For more information, contact stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or phone the Governmental Relations Office, 3-6144.
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EXHIBITS/FILMS
WOMEN ON FRIDAYS: VIDEO VIEWPOINTS: On Friday, Nov. 14, noon, in Baker 161, the video ìRachel on Stage in Gaiaî will be presented. This video is a documentary about performance artist Rachel Rosenthal that includes excerpts of her work, her 60th birthday party and more. Bring a lunch, dessert will be provided.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: On Monday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. in Latham 125, Steven Emerman, assistant professor of geology at Simpson College, will speak on "Deforestation, arsenic, and the self-organizing jungle in the Terai region of Nepal." Everyone is welcome.
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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: On Monday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. in SEC 252, David Thornburg will present "From Data to Understanding: Navigating Informational Spaces in the Age of Overwhelm." This presentation explores the use of specific software tools designed to build bridges from data to information, from information to knowledge, and from knowledge to understanding. For more information, visit http://ci.coe.uni.edu/edtech or http://www.tcpd.org/
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SATELLITE SEMINAR SERIES: The final seminar in the 2003 Satellite Seminar Series, "Heads vs. Feds: The Great Debate," will be aired live on Tues., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. in SEC 244. The seminar will feature Steven Hager, Robert Stutman, and Billy R. Martin and their differing experiences with the war on drugs. Hager is the editor of "High Times Magazine," Stutman served as a DEA agent for 25 years, and Martin is internationally known for his research on abused drugs. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: On Wednesday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. in SAB 7, Jeff Dorale, department of geology, University of Iowa, will present "Maximum Interglacial Conditions of the North American Mid-Continent During a Time of Rapid Global Glaciation." 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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IN:VERSE PERFORMING AT INTERPRETERS THEATRE: In:Verse is a one-hour poetic extravaganza about the triumph of love over everything. Performances will be held Nov. 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre LNG 040. Admission is free, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at karen.mitchell@uni.edu
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KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT: KUNI presents Chris Duarte at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 15 at Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom. Opening act is Magic Mike and the Blue Side (winners of the 2003 Iowa Blues Challenge). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available online at https://access.uni.edu/radio/tickets.html or by calling 3-6400.
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FOUR BITCHIN' BABES & CHRISTINE LAVIN COMING TO GBPAC: Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Singer, songwriter and comedienne Christine Lavin has been a major force in the contemporary music world for two decades. She joins the Babes for this performance. Call 273-SHOW or visit http://www.gbpac.com for tickets.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will present the family concert "Peter and the Wolf" this Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at the GBPAC. A Hearst Center craft activity will take place in the GBPAC lobby at 12:30 p.m. Call 3-7469 to register and for concert tickets.
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"SEX DRUGS ROCK & ROLL": Presented by UNISTA on Nov. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. Performances in the Acting Practice Room (APR) of the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $4 at the door. For more information visit http://unista.org
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SPECIAL EVENTS
JESSICA BRAVENDER BENEFIT: Saturday, Nov. 15, noon-1 a.m. at Paulie's Place on LaPorte Road, Waterloo. There will be food, raffles, auctions and live bands playing all day. For more information, contact Beccy Johnson at beccy.johnson@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/337.html
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IM DODGEBALL: Students, Faculty, & Staff register for the 8-on-8 Menís & Womenís Open Dodgeball Tournament. Entry forms available Nov. 17, WRC 101. $20 entry fee, two game guarantee. Entries due Dec. 3, WRC 101 (Limit to first 16 teams). Play begins Saturday, Dec. 6, WRC South Courts at 1 p.m.
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5-ON-5 CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER: Faculty, students & staff - IM Open Soccer Tournament play begins Dec. 7 on WRC South Courts. Registration is Dec. 1-3 in WRC 101 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Limited to first eight teams). Entry forms will be available the week of Nov. 17 in WRC 101. $20 entry fee, two game guarantee.
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