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Thursday, January 29, 2004

NEWS 

NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS: Students are encouraged to consider running for student body president, vice-president or student senate. Applications are available in the NISG office (Student Services in the Plaza Level of Maucker Union).
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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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OBSERVATORY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall is open to the public on Thursdays 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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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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VISIT WASABI AT PREXY'S: Those following the Atkins or South Beach diets can find healthy alternatives for lunch at Wasabi. Stop by 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES: Student representation is needed for various UNI Committees. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/347.html
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

TAX FORMS: Federal and state of Iowa tax forms are now available at Rod Library. See the display on the main floor of the library near the elevators. Information on e-filing and printable forms are also available at http://www.irs.gov/ (federal) and
http://www.state.ia.us/tax/index.html
(state of Iowa).
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MONTHLY FOOD SPECIALS: Food cart specials in CBB, WRC and SEC: pre-made sandwich, soup and beverage for $4.20; special at Biscotti's in Redeker Center, Uncle Ben's Rice Bowl, vegetables with dip and milk for $4.89; and the 23rd Street Market special is a UNI pastry and small coffee for $1.29.
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LISTENING SKILLS WORKSHOP: Mary Bozik, Communication Studies, is the facilitator for the "We Hear But Do We Listen" Management and Professional Development Center Workshop on Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee for non-consortium members is $195 less the 15% UNI employee discount. Complete workshop description is at
http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc
Register by contacting Debb Vadehaar-Arens at 3-5851 or mpdc@uni.edu
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AVOIDING CUT AND PASTE PLAGIARISM: "Partnering with Students to Avoid Cut and Paste Plagiarism." Resources to constructively address this problem are offered as one LTA [Low-Threshold Application/Activity] by the Teaching, Learning, and Technology group led by Steve Gilbert. For a nine-minute audio-narrated intro, go to:
http://www.tltgroup.org/LTAs/LTAotWeek32/index.html
For the full description and links, go to: http://tc.unl.edu/cansorge/lta/lta32.htm
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TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHING: Donít miss out on this opportunity to jumpstart important courseware projects. Work directly with experienced technology professionals during ITS-Educational Technologyís Courseware Camps. FREE to UNI faculty/staff. Choose June 7-11 or June 28-July 2. Space is limited. See detailed descriptions, dates & registration information at http://www.uni.edu/cwc
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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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EVENTS 

(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Thu., Jan. 29: Women's Basketball vs. Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m., West Gym
Fri., Jan. 30: Track and Field hosts UNI INvitational, 3 p.m., UNI-Dome
Sat., Jan. 31: Track and Field hosts UNI Invitational, noon, UNI-Dome
Sat., Jan. 31: Women's Basketball vs. Evansville, 3:05 p.m., West Gym
Mon., Feb. 2: Wrestling hosts NWCA All-Star Duals, 8:05 p.m., UNI-Dome
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE): Information meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in Maucker Union's Elm Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade point average may attend. NSE allows students to attend one of 166 universities across the USA while paying UNI tuition. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse.html

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THEATRICAL MAKEUP WORKSHOP: The Department of Theatre will host a theatrical makeup workshop and presentation featuring guest artist Laura Thudium on Saturday, Feb. 7, 1-5 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit
http://www.theatreuni.com
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS IOWA CONFERENCE 2004: will be held at UNI in Maucker Union on Feb. 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. This conference is free to all Iowa college students and faculty/staff. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/348.html

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EXHIBITS/FILMS
WELCOMING NEW IOWANS: "A 200 Year Tradition," a new exhibit at the University Museum, will be on display through May 31. This exhibit explores why people left their homeland and why they chose Iowa as their new home. The exhibit includes immigration documents, personal belongings and photographs from nearly 40 countries. Opening reception is Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. At 7 p.m., former Governor Robert D. Ray will speak on Iowa's history of welcoming immigrants and refugees.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
MODERN LANGUAGES LECTURE: Thursday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. in CAC 108. Victoria Cherva of Herzen University, St. Petersburg, will present "Russian Orthodox Church Music," accompanied by excerpts from recordings of Russian church music. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Sponsored by Russian and East European Studies and the Department of Modern Languages.
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CROW FORUM: Monday, Feb. 2, in Baker 161 at noon. Scharron Clayton, Philosophy and Religion, will present "Shifting the Center: Utilizing the Matrix of Domination in Majority White College Classrooms."
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SIGMA XI TALK ON NEANDERTHALS: Milford H. Wolpff, Anthropology, University of Michigan, will present "A Neanderthal in Your Closet?" 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, Seerley Hall 115. Free and open to the public.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: David Malone, Geology, Illinois State University, will give a presentation on "The Heart Mountain Detachment, Wyoming: Solving a Classic Structural Geology Problem" on Thursday, Feb. 5. 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SPONSORED WEBCAST: "Adjunct Faculty Professional Development: Using a Combination of Online and Face-to-Face Methods," Feb. 11, 4-5 p.m. in StudioIT (LNG 245). Presenters will share the program models that their institutions use to provide professional development opportunities to adjunct faculty. The Webcast will also discuss how to help adjunct faculty be more proficient with technology and be willing to engage learners with online learning tools. For more information, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts/index.html
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI music events: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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 PRESENTS "DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH": by Sherry Kramer on Feb. 4-6, 7 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Directed by Melissa Wallace, tickets are $4 at the door. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information.
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INTERPRETERS THEATRE: AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCE ART: Performances will take place Feb. 4-7 at 7:30 p.m. in Lang Hall 040. A different piece will be performed each night exploring images of women and the labels placed on them. Admission is free and seating is on a first- come, first-served basis.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
THURSDAZE, JAN 29 EVENTS: "DUI: A Powerful Lesson," featuring the story of Mark Sterner, 8 p.m.; Drunk Driving Simulator, 5-11 p.m.; "Seabiscuit," 10 p.m.; Free pool, 7-11 p.m. All events are free and located in Maucker Union. For more information, call 3-2683.
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SPELUNKING IN KENTUCKY: Spend Feb. 6-8 exploring Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Cost is $115 (UNI), $130 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. in WRC 174. For more information contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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