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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

NEWS 

UNI SPRING ENROLLMENT: On Thursday, Feb. 5, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ran a story on the front page of the Metro section headlined "UNI forced to cap spring enrollment." The headline is incorrect. The term "cap" has broad implications for the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; and the General Assembly. UNI is not allowed to cap enrollment without the consent of the Board of Regents. For clarification, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/353.html

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FUNDED DEPARTMENTAL POSITIONS: Sixteen positions are available for students to assist in staffing university departments and programs on a part-time, temporary basis for the academic year fall 2004- spring 2005.›Proposals may be downloaded from the Cooperative Education/Internship Web site at
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/16onproposal.html
and mailed to Cooperative Education, 0389.›Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 3.
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LEGISLATIVE CAMPUS UPDATE: An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at noon Friday, Feb. 13, 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 major legislative issues and funding for public higher education. Keith will be available for questions.
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LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM: A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Area Education Agency 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. Area legislators will speak about major legislative issues and guests may ask questions and voice opinions. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
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UNI BUDGET MESSAGE: The Cabinet's message regarding the proposed fiscal year 2005 budget is posted on the Web at: http://www.uni.edu/infosys/budget05.shtml
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LUX SERVICE AWARD: The 2004 Lux Service Award honors students who have demonstrated outstanding service to UNI. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations are due Feb. 13. Direct questions to Jennifer Albertsen, 3-6409.
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UNI CAREER SCHOLARS AWARD: To provide UNI students a scholarship, in addition to a quality work experience, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/350.html for information on the Career Scholars Award or contact the UNI Financial Aid Office at 3-2701.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

MEMFIS TIMES NEWSLETTER: Read about options for managing timecards which will be included with the next MEMFIS implementation and other project information in the MEMFIS TIMES newsletter at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/times
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VALENTINE TREAT: Order a 12 inch heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie decorated with a personal message for $6.99 or try one dozen delicious iced sugar cookies, only $7.49. Complete the order form at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies Cookies may be picked up on Thursday, Feb. 12 or Friday, Feb. 13 at either the 23rd St. Market, Biscotti's or Prexy's.
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VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT BAGS: Purchase a Valentine's Day Gift Bag from the University Museum. "Nuts About You," "Sweets for your Sweetie," and "Chocolate Lovers" are the three choices available, $5 per bag. Bags can be purchased at Maucker Union, Feb. 11-13 from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, 7-10 p.m. or call the University Museum (3-2188) to place and pick up an order. Money raised will be used for programming at the University Museum and Marshall Center School.
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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING: Contact UNI Outdoor Rec at 3-7163 if interested in a Saturday or Sunday afternoon ski/snowshoe class. Add your name to the waiting list, and you'll be called when the weather is "right." Cost is $15 ($10 with own equipment).
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RACQUETBALL CHALLENGE COURT: Challenge court will be held Tuesdays from 3-11:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3-9:30 p.m., Court 4 only. "Honor Rule" in effect during all games and in determining the order of challengers. Reserve other courts by calling 3-2413. For more information, contact Jim Langel at james.langel@uni.edu or 3-7160.
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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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TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION CONVERSATIONS: Macromedia is sponsoring an Education Conversation Series to identify significant ways in which technology is transforming education. Six different conversations are scheduled during the spring semester. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts/ for further information. The series begins March 2, and enrollment is limited.
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EVENTS 

(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Wed., Feb. 11: Men's Basketball vs. Southwest Missouri State, UNI-Dome, 7:05 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 14: Women's Tennis vs. Luther, Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo, 1 p.m.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
PLS TEACHER INSTITUTE: Malcolm Price Laboratory School will offer its 4th Teacher Institute, free for UNI Teacher Education students on Friday, Feb. 20. Information on the more than 60 sessions is available at http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/
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MENTAL ILLNESS SIMULATION WORKSHOP: The MSWSA is hosting a "Hearing Voices That Are Distressing" simulation workshop, facilitated by Nancy Tue, MLSW, CPRP, on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 1-3 p.m. Headphones are used to listen to specialized tapes while participants undertake a series of tasks including social interactions and group activities. Lunch provided. Contact Nicole Arnold at arnoldn79@yahoo.com
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
PEACE ACTIVISM IN PALESTINE: Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in SEC 247. Peace activist Joe Carr worked with International Solidarity Movement in Palestine from January to April 2003. Joe talks about the murder of peace activists and Palestinian civilians. This event is sponsored by Amnesty International, and Iowans for Free Palestine. Open to all.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Jill Wagner, Departments of Anthropology and Native American Studies, Iowa State University, will present "Marketing the Myth: Selling the Lewis- Clark Expedition." Open to all.
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SIGMA XI PHYSICS TALK: Kenneth S. Krane, Physics, Oregon State University, will talk on "Measuring Neutron Cross Sections of Radioactive and Stable Nuclei by Activation: An Undergraduate Research Program," Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., MSH 201. Free and open to all.
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EARTH SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR: Richard Jarrell, Natural Science, York University, Ontario, Canada, will present "Big Science in a Small Country: The Curious History of Canadian Radio Astronomy" on Monday, Feb. 16, 4 p.m. in Latham 125. Free and open to all.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI music events: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SPECIAL EVENTS
CAMP AND RECREATION FAIR: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. All majors are welcome. More than 50 organizations will recruit summer employees. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, East Gym #113A. For a list of recruiting organizations, visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
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THURSDAZE FEB. 12 EVENTS: View the movie "Intolerable Cruelty" at 7 and 10 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom; 7 p.m. panel discussion: "Exploring the Relationships Between African Americans and Americans in the United States" Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge; 8 p.m. African story teller KALA JOJO, Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge; 9 p.m. Capoeira Dancers, fashion show and West African Drummers, Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Come sample African food. For more info, call 3-2683.
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CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY WITH JAZZ DESSERTS: This benefit for KUNI/KHKE takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at The Cellar in Waterloo. Enjoy coffee, desserts, a silent auction and the jazz of the Dan Knight Trio. Tickets are $15 and are available at https://access.uni.edu/radio/tickets.html or call 3-6400, extension 0.
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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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COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER: AEOP and Global Health Corps are participating in Younker's Community Day event Saturday, Feb. 28. Both groups may keep all proceeds from the sales of coupon packets. With each $5 coupon packet purchase, customers receive one $5 coupon, six additional 20% off coupons, two specially priced merchandise offers and a chance to win a trip to Cancun. Call Judy Dieken (AEOP) at 3-2422 or e-mail jendeery@uni.edu (GHC) to purchase a coupon packet. Pre-Sales at Younkers will take place Feb. 23-27.
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SKIING IN WISCONSIN: Feb. 28 at Mt. Lacrosse. Cost is $50 (UNI), $55 (guest). Skis or snowboards included in cost of trip. Pre-trip meeting Feb. 24, 5 p.m. in WRC 174. For more information, contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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SPRING BREAK CANOEING: Get adventurous this spring break by exploring the Rio Grande's 90-mile stretch of river March 13-21. Cost $325 (UNI), $345 (guest). Pre-trip meeting March 4, 5 p.m., WRC 174. Swimming skills and good physical condition are a prerequisite. Sign up early, call Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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