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Tuesday, November 18, 2003


NEWS 

CANCELLATION: The Internships in Washington D.C. information session, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19 has been cancelled. Questions, contact Connie Collin at 3-6857.
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DEADLINE FOR FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS: Enrollment forms for the 2004 Flexible Spending Account are due at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Forms must go to the Office of Human Resource Services - Gilchrist 104.
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HAVE YOURSELF A PURPLE HOLIDAY: The President's Office and GBPAC are providing an opportunity for the entire family to see "The Nutcracker" at the 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 29. All faculty and staff will receive 50 percent discount on adult tickets and 'A Buck A Kid' for youth 18 and under. Santa will be available for pictures beginning at 1 p.m. in the lobby. Call 273-SHOW for tickets.
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UNI TRANSPORTATION SURVEY: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MET), the UNI Physical Plant, and Department of Geography have prepared an anonymous survey on campus transportation perceptions and commuter travel behavior. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete, and the information you provide will be useful in many community and campus transportation and policy applications. The survey will be available on MyUNIverse Nov. 13-30. To access the survey, log in to your MyUNIverse account and click on the link to the survey under "Current Announcements" (or "Voting and Surveys").
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HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE: Due to the Gilchrist remodeling schedule, the Human Resources office will be closed during the December reduced operations period beginning Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 4.
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VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS EARN ACADEMIC HONORS: Seniors Jill Arganbright and Molly O'Brien were named first team CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District VII, while junior Jessi Worrell was a second-team selection. Arganbright holds a 3.97 GPA in Biology/Chemistry; O'Brien holds a 3.86 GPA in Physical Education/ Teaching; and Worrell holds a 3.92 GPA in Biology-Biomedical.
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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.umpr.uni.edu/News.asp
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RELOCATION OF ITS-INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Effective Nov. 21, the ITS-IS Department will be located in SSC 19. The new mail code is 0381. The telephone and fax numbers remain the same.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

UNI HOLIDAY CARDS: Now available from UM&PR. The cards feature a photo on the front and holiday message inside. No blank cards are available. Cards may be ordered by calling 3-2761 and orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 21. The cost is $8 per 10 and includes blank envelopes (A-6). Cards may be picked up beginning Dec. 3. To see this year's card, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/holidaycard.pdf Departments ordering cards may not use general university account funds; payment must come from the department's Foundation account. Payment must be made when cards are picked up.
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UNI SYLLABI WEBSITE: To include curriculum online at the UNI Syllabi Web site, visit http://www.scholars.uni.edu/syllabi/ to submit your class URL. If there is no available Web site, submit Word documents to be converted for student access and viewing.
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FACULTY RESERVE LISTS: The deadline for reinstating Fall 2003 course reserves for the spring semester is Dec. 19. New reserve lists for spring semester should be submitted no later than Dec. 24. For questions call the Multi- Service Center (3-6002) or visit http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reinstate.htm
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HELPFUL COMPUTER RESOURCES:
Visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/resources.html Some of the available resources include a list of keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office, Windows, or another HTML editor, information on free images, information to help find the best digital camera for your budget and help with creating a Web page.

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LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER?: WRS Personal Training Programs are available to help achieve health and fitness goals. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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HOURS 

LIBRARY HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING VACATION:
Visit http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks

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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Friday, Nov. 21-Men's Basketball vs. Chicago State (West Gym), 7:05 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 24-Women's Basketball vs. Houston (West Gym), 7:05 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 24-NCAA Cross Country National Championships (Irv Warren Golf Course, Waterloo) Men's Race: 11:00 a.m.; Women's Race: 12:15 p.m. For more information go to
www.unipanthers.com
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CONFERENCES/METTINGS/WORKSHOPS

FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Nov. 24 from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in the State College Room in Maucker Union. The agenda includes a report from the Liberal Arts Core Committee. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
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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NASA LECTURE AND SLIDE SHOW: "The International Flavor of the Space Station" by Clay Anderson, American astronaut. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall. Clay was the crew support astronaut for Expedition 4 (for more information, http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/crew/exp4/index.html), and Space Station Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for Station missions and as the Astronaut Office crew representative for the Station's electrical power system. A reception will follow.
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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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COMPUTERS AND ETHICS: Sigma Xi presents Keith Miller, Computer Science, University of Illinois-Springfield, talking on "Science, Computer Science & Ethics: Searching for the Truth in a Make-Believe World", 7 p.m., Thursday Nov. 20, in MSH 201. He will discuss how using computers and technology in the quest for knowledge has raised questions about how and what we know. Free and open to the public. More information at
http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/

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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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RECITAL TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF CME: "Dreamer: A Portrait of Langston Hughes," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the GBPAC to celebrate the opening of the Center for Multicultural Education. Tenor Darryl Taylor will chronicle song settings by various composers inspired by Hughes. The UNI George Walker Society of Music will also perform. A panel discussion on Langston Hughes will precede the program, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the multipurpose room of the new center, in Maucker Union. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michael Blackwell, at 3-2250.
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"SEX DRUGS ROCK & ROLL": Presented by UNISTA on Nov. 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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"ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD": Theatre UNI presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award winning comedy, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," a madcap misadventure of Shakespearean proportion. Performances are Nov. 20-23, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $8 for UNI faculty and staff and free to UNI students with ID. Call 273-6381 or online at http://www.theatreuni.com
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SPECIAL EVENTS
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK: UNI salutes local educators during American Education Week Nov. 17-21. Faculty, staff and students will offer programming to 11 local schools, reaching more than 1700 students. Programs include communication skills, Young People's Dance Theatre, wolves, physical fitness, UNI Jazz Band II, bullying and teasing and book readings. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen or Molly Muehe, University Marketing & Public Relations, 3-2761.
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KAPPA DELTA PI SHIRT SALE: Kappa Delta Pi will hold a pre-holiday t-shirt and other gift sale in the SEC lobby on Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 2-4, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All proceeds are used for the organization's educational and service projects.
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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM'S HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP SALE: Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 5, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy gingerbread cookies & cider while shopping for puzzles, books, cultural music, toys & games, puppets, calendars & much more. Friends of the Museums always receive a 10% discount; bring in the green flier and receive an additional 5% off. For more information, call 3-2188.
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SPELUNKING AT HUNTERS CAVE, MISSOURI: "Enter night, exit light." With darkness lurking around every corner, UNI Outdoors will explore a cave that will make even the bravest wonder where the lights are. $45 (UNI) $55 (guest); Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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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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