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Thursday, January 22, 2004

NEWS 

GOVERNOR'S BUDGET PROPOSAL: Governor Vilsack's fiscal year 2005 budget proposal includes $30 million for the regent universities. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

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DR. SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Application deadline is Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. to the Office of the Vice President for Educational and Student Services, 200 Gilchrist. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html The guidelines and application forms are available at the Redeker Center, Gilchrist 116, Gilchrist 200, Baker 168, Maucker Union, or 20 Seerley Hall. Call 3-2331 with questions.
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OBSERVATORY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall will begin its public viewings on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Meet outside of Lantz Auditorium (MSH 137) before 8 p.m. for the start of the program. For full details, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html
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PEER ADVISORS NEEDED: Academic Advising Services is accepting applications for the Peer Advisor in Residence position, a student employee trained to work in both AAS and the Department of Residence to provide advising, scheduling, and academic skill-building resources to undergraduate students (12-15 hours per week). A 3.0 GPA is required. Applications, due Jan. 30, are available in 125 Student Services Center or at
http://www.uni.edu/acaadvis/peerap.html

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STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES: Sturgis Youth Theatre is offering creative drama classes for children in preschool through high school this semester, beginning Feb. 5. Enrollment is limited. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

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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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

MEMFIS TRAINING: New MEMFIS training sessions have been added. To enroll, visit
http://tinyurl.com/2mcjy

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MUG Minutes: Minutes from the Jan. 15 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at:
http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/documents/mug_minutes/mm011504.pdf

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MASSAGES: The WRC will be offering massages by a licensed massage therapist on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, Ubill or payroll deduct. Gift certificates are also available. Call the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.
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SPRING FITNESS CLASSES NOW ONLINE: Classes include indoor cycling, kickboxing, circuit weights (at Health Beat), racquetball lessons or water aerobics. To register or for more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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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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EVENTS 
(by category)

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
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 issues. Keith will be available for questions.
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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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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 is Monday, Jan. 26, 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
BIOMEDICAL ETHICS LECTURE: Sunday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m. in MSH 137 (Lantz Auditorium). Mark B. Blocher, nationally recognized speaker, lecturer and author in the area of biomedical ethics from Grand Rapids, MI, will speak on cloning, stem cell research, euthanasia, and healthcare ethics. This event is sponsored by the pre-medical club and is open to all majors.
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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
UNI MUSIC EVENTS: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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DESIGN PRESENTATION: Theatre UNI will host the director/designers presentation of the upcoming production of Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land" on Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join Director Sandra Walden, along with the scenic, lighting, and costume designers, as they discuss their vision for bringing this American opera to life onstage. Admission is free.
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UNISTA PERFORMANCE: "Portrait of the Virgin Mary Feeding the Dinosaurs," by Jeff Goode, January 29-31, 8 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre, directed by Jeff Johnson. Tickets are $4 at the door. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information. This play contains nudity and is intended for mature audiences only.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
MAUCKER UNION GRAND OPENING JAN 26-30: During the week of Jan. 26, there will be food specials as well as opportunities to meet staff and visit the newly renovated facilities in Maucker Union. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, there will be self-guided tours 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, call 3-2683 or visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/345.html
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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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