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Tuesday, December 2, 2003


NEWS 

MENINGITIS UPDATE: According to the Black Hawk County Health Department (BHCHD), a 20-year-old male UNI student died on Nov. 27. Initial lab tests indicate meningococcal disease (meningitis). Under the direction of the BHCHD, the UNI Student Health Clinic is coordinating with Educational and Student Services. Faculty, staff and students who may be at risk have been notified. The BHCHD enourages people ages 18-29 to consider getting the meningitis vaccine and a flu shot.
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STATE OF THE STUDENT BODY: Student Body President Emiliano Lerda will be giving the state of the student body address for fall 2003 Wednesday, Dec. 3 during the Northern Iowa Student Government Senate Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Union Old Central Ballroom. All are welcome.
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HEALTH BEAT ON THE MOVE: East Gym HB will close Monday, Dec. 15. The new HB re-opens in Maucker Union lower level on Monday, Jan. 12. The hours of operation will be 6:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Locker & towel services available, see fitness supervisor. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or contact Kristy Leen @ 3-7167.
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TOWN HALL MEETING: The Oct. 2 UNI Town Hall Meeting, "Iowa's Students Are Its Future: Why It's Everyone's Business," will be broadcast on CFU Cable and Mediacom Channel 15 on Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.; Dec. 4, 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. It will air on UNI TV - CFU Channel 99 and Mediacom Channel 18: Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
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MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES: Minutes for the Nov. 20 MUG meeting are at: http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/mug/mug_minutes.asp
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COOKIE DOUGH FOR SALE: Start your seasonal baking now with Fresh Beginnings 3.5-pound tubs of cookie dough. Order by e-mailing Carolyn.Young@uni.edu stating the quantity, flavors and pick-up point: Biscotti's, 23rd Street Market or Prexy's in the Maucker Union. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/341.html
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CAMPUS SUPPLY WINNERS: All purchases at Campus Supply qualify the buyer for entry in a drawing. Theresa Johnson, Early Child Development, and Debra Laneville, Social Work, won a HP digital camera and a HP laser printer for their departments.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

FACULTY FOCUS INTER-SESSION TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS, JAN 5-9: ITS-Educational Technology is offering workshops that focus entirely on faculty, concentrating on technology's role in teaching and learning. Seating is limited; reservations required. Call 3-2309 to register. For a schedule and detailed descriptions of workshops, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/focus/
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FINALS WEEK MASSAGE: Massages by a licensed massage therapist. Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u bill or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.
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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATES OFFERED: The UNI Management and Professional Development Center is taking registrations now for their Business and Management Certificate Program which starts Feb. 11 and for their Leadership Development Certificate Program which begins Feb. 18. Sessions are held on campus every other Wednesday through June. Visit http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/ and click the Certificate Programs link. To register, e-mail Debb Vandehaar-Arens at mpdc@uni.edu or call 3-5851.
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UNI SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES WEB SITE:
http://www.uni.edu/subabuse
The Web site includes: UNI's Alcohol and Drug policy; standards of conduct for employees; local, state and federal alcohol and illicit drug laws and related penalties; health risks of alcohol and drug use and abuse, and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Shorts Travel Management office will be closed Dec. 24-26, 31 and Jan. 1, and 2. On these days, departments needing to make travel arrangements will be able to access Shorts after-hours service, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-373-8685.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
Dec. 2: MBB vs. Louisiana Tech, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome
Dec. 5: VB vs. UC-Santa Barbara (NCAA 1st round), 5:00 p.m., Minneapolis
Dec. 6: MBB vs. Furman, 1:05 p.m., West Gym
Dec. 6: WR hosts UNI Open, All Day, UNI-Dome
Dec. 6: FB at Delaware, 11:00 a.m. (central), NCAA 1-AA quarterfinals
Dec. 8: WBB vs. Iowa, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome Dec. 9: MBB vs. Iowa, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome

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CONFERENCES/METTINGS/WORKSHOPS
CHEMISTRY SEMINAR: LeRoy McGrew, professor, Chemistry, will present "Chemistry, Catfish, and the Liberal Arts" in MSH 201 at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4.
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WOMEN'S STUDIES BOARD MEETING: Monday, Dec. 8, noon-1 in Baker 161. All are welcome.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Dec. 8, 3:15-5 p.m. in the State College Room in Maucker Union. Items for business include considerations of curriculum proposals, and (as time allows) a proposal for change to the current Capstone course structure in the Liberal Arts Core. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information contact heston@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/senate/
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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE): Information meeting Wednesday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m. in Maucker Union's Elm Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade point average can attend one of 166 universities across the USA while paying UNI tuition. Visit http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse.shtml
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
COE PANEL DISCUSSION: UNI's College of Education will present a free panel discussion, "Using Technology to Improve Teacher Quality for Iowa," for educators and school administrators at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the West Des Moines Marriott. Panelists from UNI include President Koob, Bill Callahan, associate dean, College of Education; Karla Krueger, InTime co-director; Yana Cornish, InTime technical coordinator and Judy Jeffrey, administrator, Iowa Department of Education. The discussion will cover technology in 21st century clasrooms and the COE's InTime project (Integrating New Technologies Into the Methods of Education). For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
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FORMER SNL ACTOR GARY KROEGER TO SPEAK: The UNI American Marketing Association is hosting guest speaker, Gary Kroeger, former writer and actor on Saturday Night Live, and currently the Director of New Media at The Mudd Group. Kroeger will highlight some of the newest ways to capture consumers' attention. Kroeger will speak on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in Sabin 307. For additional information contact UNI AMA President, Steve Hanson at slhanson@uni.edu.
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HEARST LECTURE: Steven Pinker of MIT will speak on "The Blank Slate, The Modern Denial of Human Nature," on Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow.
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SIGMA TAU DELTA LECTURE: Jerome Klinkowitz, professor of English Language and Literature, will discuss "Vonnegut (does not equal) War." The talk will take place in Seerley Hall's Great Reading Room Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. For more information, contact kevitron@uni.edu
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CME PRESENTATION: The Center for Multicultural Education will host a conversation with the authors of "Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the center's new home on the top floor of Maucker Union. The event is free and open to the public. The authors are Kumea Shorter-Gooden, a licensed psychologist in private practice and a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University in Los Angeles; and Charisse Jones, a national correspondent for "USA Today."
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WOMEN'S STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PRESENTATION: Laura Riskedahl on "Gender and Body Image in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Trichotillomania or Hair-Pulling" and Brenna Vogel on "Creating the Women's Studies Archive in Rod Library," Friday, Dec. 5, noon in Baker 161.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: Theatre UNI will present Caryl Churchill's "Far Away" on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. at University Book & Supply. This surrealistic political drama comments on a future in which the whole world is at war. Admission is free.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
MOCK CAUCUS: Thursday, Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the Presidential Room of the Maucker Union. The Department of Political Science is sponsoring a mock caucus to help students and the campus community understand the purpose and procedures of a caucus and to encourage participation in the electoral process. Participants will break up into two groups led by Democratic and Republican party representatives. For more information contact Philip Mauceri, 3-2528.
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CAUCUS TEACH-IN: The NI Dems are having a caucus teach-in during the meeing on Thurs. Dec. 4 in SAB 107 at 6 p.m. Bill Teaford will explain how the caucus works and answer questions.
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AUDITIONS: Auditions for V-Day UNI 2004's "The Vagina Monologues" are Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30-8 p.m. in the BMT of the Strayer-Wood Theater. Callbacks will be held on the 4th, 8-10:30 p.m.
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CELEBRATE THE SEASONS: Thursday, Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m. in Maucker Union, student organizations representing Ramadan, Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Posada will have interactive games, crafts, music and more. Sleigh rides through campus will also be available. For more information, call the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 3-2683.
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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. 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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OPPORTUNITY WORKS' CELEBRATION OF GIFTS: Join OW and the Volunteer Center for an open house celebration, Thurs. Dec. 4, 3-7 p.m., Waterloo Sullivan Bros. Convention Center. Participants will learn about the region's poverty reduction plan, find out how to get involved and honor community collaborations. Register and nominate collaborations at: http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org/register.cfm or call 226-3560 or e-mail vangorp@uni.edu.
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POTTERY SALE: Friday, Dec. 5 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon-3 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio, 126 KAB. Proceeds will help send students to the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts Annual Conference.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SKIING: Ski in Colorado for six days and five nights Jan 5-10. Transportation, discounts on ski rentals and lessons included in the packages. Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163 for more information.
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