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Thursday, December 4, 2003


NEWS 

MENINGITIS UPDATE: The Black Hawk County Department of Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health strongly recommend that UNI students, ages 17 to 29, receive both the influenza vaccine and meningitis vaccine. This population has been defined by the county and state departments of health as the population at risk.

The Student Health Clinic is also making available immunizations for UNI faculty and staff in the defined population. The clinic will file insurance claims for faculty and staff, ages 17 to 29, who receive immunizations at clinics sponsored by the Student Health Clinic.

Other faculty and staff who have concerns or want to be vaccinated against the flu or meningitis should contact their family doctors. For more information on meningitis, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/342.html

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LIBRARY NOTICE: Deadline for full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members to apply for library study rooms for the spring semester is Friday, Dec. 12. Application forms are available in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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AEOP ADOPT-A-FAMILY: UNI faculty and staff may donate gift items to one or two UNI families needing assistance to make their holiday a little brighter. For a list of suggested gift items and drop-off locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/aeop/ and click on Adopt-A-Family.
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ARTWORK SALE: 'Prairie Celebration' prints are available now through Dec. 19. Prices for each 8X10 are $10 or $15 each with shipping/handling. Visit
http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/GiftShop.html
to view the original watercolor by artist and UNI graduate, Megan Thorne. Order by phone at 3-2247.

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NEW EMPLOYEE: A new P & S employee, Nora M Rodriguez, is a translator/ researcher in Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology.
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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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

REGISTER FOR FLIGHT SCHOOL: UNI managers and supervisors, may register for the Spring 2004 Flight School, a 10-session certified training series for managers and supervisors. Visit http://aflink.af.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/registration/registration.htm or call Robin at 3-3536
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PERSONAL TRAINER: It's never too late to begin an exercise program. The WRS Personal Training Program helps with achieving health and fitness goals. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
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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UNI-DELAWARE GAME TO BE TELECAST BY MEDIACOM: UNI's 1-AA quarterfinal football game at second-seed Delaware on Saturday will be telecast live statewide by Mediacom in addition to being available on ESPN Gameplan. Kick off is 11:05 a.m.
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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
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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INTERPRETERS THEATRE: "The Streets Are Burning: The '68 Chicago Eight Conspiracy Trial," Dec. 10-13 at 7:30 p.m. in Lang Hall, Room 040. Admission is free; seating is first come, first served.
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SYMPHONY'S HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT: Led by guest conductor Milt Crotts, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will present its Holiday Pops Dec. 12-13, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Other guests include the Northern Iowa Children's Choir, East High School's Concert Choir and Show Choir, and members of the Attitudes Dance by Aimee. Call 3-7469 for tickets.
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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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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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CHERISHED MEMORIES: Celebrate the holiday season at the Marshall Center One-Room School, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Enjoy classic carols, a reenactment of a spelldown and the sharing of one room school experiences. Free and open to the public.
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