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Tuesday, February 3, 2004

NEWS 

PILKINGTON APPOINTED TO REVENUE ESTIMATING CONFERENCE: Governor Vilsack appointed Randy Pilkington, director of UNI's Center for Decision Making, to the state's newly created Council of Economic Advisers and to the Revenue Estimating Conference.
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: The Iowa House of Representatives passed a resolution urging the governor to reopen collective bargaining. UNI College of Education and regent university student leaders visit the Iowa State Capitol. For more information view
http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

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IOWA STATE FAIR, AUG. 12-22: UNI will help the Iowa State Fair celebrate its 150th anniversary by displaying its long history of service to Iowans through education. The exhibit will feature a reconstructed 1920's one-room school, Marshal Center School memorabilia, alumni educator profiles, activities and more. To reserve a shift and date, (shifts are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.) e-mail Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu
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FEDERAL SURPLUS PROPERTY: UNI departments are eligible to purchase federal surplus property. Inventory can be viewed online at
http://www.state.ia.us/government/dgs/Business/FederalSurplus.htm
Users must be authorized in advance of purchase. Call Roxanne Conrad, 3-3524 if interested.
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CAMPUS SUPPLY WINNERS: The winners of last quarter's Campus Supply HP givaway were Jenny Hansmann from Administration & Finance and Shirley Uehle of Continuing Education. Both chose HP Laser Printers as their free gifts. For information on winning gifts, contact Mary in Campus Supply at 273-2451.
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CAREER CENTER PEER ADVISOR POSITIONS: Outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic students should apply for the position of Career Center Peer Advisor for 2004-05. Peers assist students through resume critiques, peer advising and outreach. Ten hours per week paid by stipend (approx. $8/hour). Application forms available at
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter

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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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UNI CAREER SCHOLARS AWARD: To provide UNI students a scholarship, in addition to a quality work experience, contact the UNI Financial Aid Office at 3-2701 for information on the Career Scholars Award.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7-8:30 a.m., WRC main corridor. Cost is $15, screens for 23 components. Payable by check or cash only to Allen Hospital. Additional $5 for PSA screening. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment. Affiliated with WRS.
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LIBRARY INSTRUCTION: There are still library instruction time slots available in Feb. and March. Call 3-2839 or visit http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm to reserve library instruction for your classes.
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CONFLICT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: Taggart Frost, Management, will facilitate "Conflict Management: I'm Right You're Wrong," Management and Professional Development Center workshop on Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee for non-consortium members is $195 less the 15% UNI employee discount. Complete workshop description at
http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc
. Register by contacting Debb Vandehaar-Arens at 3-5851 or at mpdc@uni.edu.
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WELLNESS NEWSLETTER: The January issue of Words of Wellness can be found at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html To receive a hard copy of each issue along with each semester's fitness program schedule contact Kathy.Gulick@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE: Choose between traditional, non-swimmers or double challenge. Complete mileage by March 5 and receive t-shirt and certificate of achievement for completing the challenge. Register in WRC 101. Cost is $12. For more information, contact Timothy.Klatt@uni.edu or 3-7120.
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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 3-7941.
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SPRING FITNESS CLASSES NOW ONLINE: Choose from the many classes WRS has to offer including indoor cycling, kickboxing, circuit weights (at Health Beat), racquetball lessons, or water aerobics. Go online now http://www.uni.edu/wellrec to register.
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SUMMER CONFERENCE ACTIVITY: The Department of Residence is now accepting online reservations for summer 2004 conference/workshop housing and dining. To host a group on campus, contact Pat Beck, 3-7438 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences/planning/index.htm
for prices, a conference planning guide and an online reservation form.
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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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FEBRUARY FOOD SPECIALS: At food carts in CBB, WRC and SEC purchase soup, cookie and beverage for $2.50; at the 23rd St. Market in Commons get a free fountain drink with nacho purchase of $1.25 or more; and at Biscotti's in Redeker Center from Feb 1 to Feb. 15, yogurt, piece of fruit and Dole juice for $1.69; from Feb. 16 to Feb. 29, enter to win a TV/DVD player.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS

UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Sat., Feb. 7: Track and Field hosts Panther Classic, 10 a.m., UNI-Dome
Sat., Feb. 7: Men's Basketball vs. Indiana State, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

V-DAY VOLUNTEER MEETING: V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Volunteers are needed. Attend the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 9 p.m. in the Maucker Union Elm Room to get involved.
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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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WOMEN'S STUDIES BOARD MEETING: Monday, Feb. 9, noon-1 p.m. in Baker 161. Open to all.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Feb. 9 in CBB 319, 3:15 p.m. The agenda includes two tabled course proposals and several requests for item docketing and deliberation. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact heston@uni.edu
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STUDY ABROAD IN IRELAND, WALES OR AUSTRALIA: Attend an informational meeting on Feb. 9, 6-7 p.m. or on Feb. 11, 4-5 p.m., in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union.
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CHILDREN'S GARDENING WORKSHOP: The UNI Biology Botanical Center is sponsoring a "From the Garden to the Kitchen" workshop for 3rd-5th graders on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hands-on opportunities include making soil and creating healthy snacks. Register at http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/Calendar.html Send the form and fees to: Carol Morris, 0421 or call 3-2247.
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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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DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: The award-winning documentary "Net Loss: The Storm Over Salmon Farming" will be screened Wednesday, Feb 4 at 6 p.m. in SEC 247. A discussion will be led by Dr. Michael Skladany, Director Marine and Fish Conservation Program, Minneapolis. The film assesses the benefits and risks of salmon farming pertaining to environment and indigenous cultures. For more information, contact Wynne Wright at 3-6217.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

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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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER: Michael Blackwell, director for the UNI Center for Multicultural Education, will address "The Leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr." on Feb. 5, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 247 as part of the Leaders on Leadership Series. See the full schedule of speakers at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm
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JACKSON KATZ TO SPEAK: On Thursday, Feb. 5, nationally-known anti- sexist male activist Jackson Katz will lecture on, "More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women," as an introduction to V-Day UNI 2004. This lecture will take place in the Union Ballroom at 9 p.m., in conjunction with Thursdaze.
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PERFORMING ARTS

UNI music events: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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OFF-HUDSON SERIES: Theatre UNI's Off-Hudson Play Reading, "The Music Lesson" by Tammy Ryan uses the music of Bach and memories of the Bosnian War to tell the story of a conflicted teacher and a rebellious student who help each other heal. Free admission. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Directed by Gretta Berghammer.
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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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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will present works by Adams, Mendelssohn and Bizet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Special guests Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, trumpets. Tickets at 273-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m.
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KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT: Lonnie Brooks is the headliner for the KUNI Blues Blowout at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. Brooks combines the swing of Texas, the soul of Memphis and the power of Chicago blues into a musical gumbo. Opening for Brooks is Renee Austin, a multi-instrumentalist and prolific singer songwriter. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Tickets are available at KUNI, Bob's Guitars and online at http://www.kuniradio.org
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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

A-Z INSTITUTE N DAY: Children's activity at the University Museum, Feb. 13, 9-noon. Attendees will write articles, learn interviewing techniques, and gain journalistic skills. A field trip to the Waterloo- Cedar Falls Courier is included. Reading skills necessary. Registration deadline is one week before the program. Fee is $15 for members of the Friends of the Museums; $20 for nonmembers.
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FREE TRIP TO THE CAPITOL: NISG will provide a bus free to students on Monday, Feb. 16 for the Regent's Universities day at the Capitol. The bus will leave UNI at 7 a.m. and is expected to return around 7 p.m. They will lobby for more funding for higher education and lower tuition costs. For more information, call 3-2650 or e-mail nisg@uni.edu.
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MOVEMENT OUTLET STARTING: Join Movement Outlet every Wednesday, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. in WRC 185/187. Free to all UNI students, faculty and staff, experienced and non-experienced dancers. Learn a new style each week including hip-hop, tap, jazz, swing and celtic. For more information, contact Lyndsey Stephenson at zdanz128@uni.edu
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X-COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING/ICE FISHING: Spend Feb. 20-22 in the northwoods cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and enjoying winter Minnesota style. Cost is $70 (UNI) and $80 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Feb. 17, 5 p.m., WRC 174. For more information, contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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UNI GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS: Younkers is sponsoring Community Day on Feb. 28. For $5, get a $5 coupon, six 20%-off coupons, two bonus-item coupons and a chance to win a trip to Cancun. Global Health Corps gets to keep all $5 from each coupon book purchased. Visit WRC 220 to buy a coupon book or e-mail jendeery@uni.edu
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