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Tuesday, January 20, 2004

NEWS 

STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS: UNI e-mail accounts for students who are not registered for the Spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Feb. 2.
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LEGISLATIVE CAMPUS UPDATE: An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at noon Friday, Jan. 23, in the lower level of Maucker Union - the Elm Room. Keith Saunders, associate director of UNI's Governmental Relations Office, will give an update about the Governor's budget proposal and other key legislative issues. Keith will be available for questions.
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THEATER AUDITIONS: Auditions for "Barbie Undone" will take place in the Interpreter's Theatre LNG 40 on Monday, Jan. 26 and Tuesday Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. Explore Barbie's transformation from a "living doll" into a "living" action figure. All shapes and sizes wanted. Roles for males and females.
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CONVERSATION PARTNERS: Assist international students with their English. Volunteer to participate in the Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) Conversation Partners Program at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/ or stop in the CIEP office at Bak 72.
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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES UPDATES: Student representation is needed for various UNI Committees. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/344.html
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MANAGEMENT TRAINING CONSORTIUM: The UNI Management and Professional Development Center is seeking additional members for the 2004 Management Training Consortium, an association of businesses and organizations which provides a cost-effective way to fill common training gaps of supervisors, managers and professionals. For workshop schedules and fees, go to http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc UNI departments receive a 15% discount on the fees. To join, contact Debb Vandehaar-Arens at 3-5851 or mpdc@uni.edu.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

RESERVE StudioIT FOR YOUR COURSE: Located in Lang 245, the Studio for Innovative Teaching (StudioIT) is an interactive classroom equipped with a touch screen SMART Board, 20 Gateway wireless laptops and a video-conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.
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STUDY IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA IN JUNE: All students will take the Liberal Arts Core course, Russia/Soviet Union (680:121), a Russian language course, and a course in a major. Find out more and meet the undergraduate Russian students who are on campus at the information meeting on Friday, Jan. 23, 12-12:50 p.m. in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. For more information, visit http://www.chfa.uni.edu/stpetersburg or contact holly.crandall@uni.edu or maria.basom@uni.edu.
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FACULTY OPPORTUNITY: UNI has been awarded a three-year grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to enhance learning in the Liberal Arts Core. Faculty may apply for either of two May, 2004 Institutes. Participants will be 2004 Carver Fellows and will receive a grant stipend and instructional support budget. For more information, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/carver/carver.htm

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SMOKING CESSATION CLASS: The Black Hawk County Health Department will offer "Freedom From Smoking", a six-week group clinic that begins Jan. 20 at the Waterloo Public Library, and meets for six Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee is $25 (includes Nicotine Patches). To register call 291-2413.
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DIVERSITY TRAINING: Enroll now to attend "A Campus of Difference," a session that will discuss the importance of diversity at UNI and generate ideas for understanding and building diversity on campus. Visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi or call Robin at 3-3536.
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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT CLINIC: http://www.psych.uni.edu/clinic/ The Psychological Assessment Clinic provides psychological assessment and diagnostic services to the university and surrounding communities. School-age children to adults are served. Part of UNI's Department of Psychology, the clinic is a clinical, training, and research facility. Phone 273.7941.

 

EVENTS 
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE: An informational meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Maucker Union Elm Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade point average are eligible to attend one of 166 universities across the United States while paying UNI tuition. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse.shtml

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LEGISLATIVE FORUM: A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Area Education Agency 7, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. The public is invited to hear remarks from area legislators. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next meeting of the Faculty Senate will be on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in CBB 319. On the agenda are proposed curricular changes approved by the University and Graduate Curriculum Committees. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information, contact heston@uni.edu.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
ART LECTURE: The UNI Gallery of Art and Visiting Artist Committee will present "Re-Reading the Book" a lecture by book artist and photographer Douglas Holleley on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow this lecture. The lecturer is featured in the exhibition, "Convention and Invention: An Exhibition of Publication Design," which runs through Sun., Feb. 8. Sponsored in part by the Martha Ellen Tye Visiting Artist/Scholar Series. The exhibition, the reception, and the lecture are free and open to the public.
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EARTH SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR: Jeff Hansen, hydrologic technician with the United States Geological Survey in Iowa City, will give a presentation on "The USGS Iowa Sediment Lab: Science for a Changing World" on Monday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125.
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PERFORMING ARTS
VOCAL STUDENTS HONORS RECITAL: 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, GBPAC Davis Hall.
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FACULTY AND GUEST RECITAL: Randy Grabowski, trumpet, and William McGuire, organ at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22 in GBPAC Jebe Hall.
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CIRQUE ELOIZE: Tues. & Wed., Jan. 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. This European-style circus features performers who stage a carnival filled with song, dance, live music, juggling and acrobatic feats. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit www.gbpac.com
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RASCAL FLATTS AT THE UNI-DOME: Rascal Flatts will perform with Chris Cagle and Brian McComas on Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster. Call 319-363-1888, visit a Ticketmaster outlet (HyVee stores), or order online at
http://www.ticketmaster.com
or http://www.cc.com
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SPECIAL EVENTS
VOLUNTEER UNI SPRING 2004 FAIR: Jan. 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Volunteer UNI, of the UNI Career Center, is hosting their annual Spring 2004 Volunteer Fair. Over 50 non-profit Cedar Valley agencies will looking for all types of volunteers to fill a variety of needs. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
or e-mail questions to volunteer@uni.edu
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UNI DANCE TEAM CLINIC: The UNI Dance Team will host its annual Kids Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 24. Participants in grades K-6 are invited to join UNI Dance Team members for an afternoon of fun, dancing and a visit by T.C., the UNI Panther mascot. That evening, participants will perform at half-time of the UNI Men's Basketball game vs. Bradley. Visit
http://www.unipanthers.com/spirit
to register. Contact Jori Wade Booth at uni-dance@uni.edu for additional information.
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X-COUNTRY SKIING: Learn and/or practice cross-country ski skills at Hickory Hills State Park (Iowa) Jan. 24 Hot drinks, lunch, skis, and instructors provided. Cost $15 (UNI) $20 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. in the WRC 174. For more information, contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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ATHLETIC CLUB CARNIVAL: On Saturday, Jan. 24, the UNI Athletic Club will sponsor the 5th Annual Membership Renewal Carnival in the UNI-Dome before the menís basketball game versus Bradley, from 5:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. The carnival is free to anyone with a game ticket. There will be games and inflatables for the kids, snacks and fun with coaches and student-athletes. Athletic Club members can use the coupon sent in the winter benefits package to get free tickets to the game. Support UNI student-athletes by renewing your pledge or joining the UNI Athletic Club. Payroll deduction and automatic deduction from your checking or savings account options are available. Contact Kelly Bockenstedt at 3-2471.
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2nd ANNUAL WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE: Three different events this year: traditional, non-swimmers, and double. T-shirt & certificate of achievement awarded to participants completing the challenge. Registration materials available Monday, Jan. 26 in WRC 101. Cost $12. Contact Tim.Klatt@uni.edu or 273-7120 for more information.
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IM OPEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Registration Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 20-21 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. WRC 101. Entry fee is $20 with two game guarantee; men's & women's divisions. Play begins Monday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the WRC South Courts.
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VOLLEYBALL BANQUET: The 2003 volleyball banquet will be held at noon on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Best Western Starlite Village, Waterloo. Cost is $15 per person. The deadline to register is Monday, Jan. 26. For questions or to register, contact Michelle Coulter at 3-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu
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