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Thursday, February 12, 2004

NEWS 

THE WRIGHT CHALLENGE: The Wright Challenge, a math contest, is underway with prizes, problems, and solutions. Visit http://www.math.uni.edu and click on The Wright Challenge. All UNI students may participate.
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RECYCLE CELLULAR PHONES: Drop boxes will be located in WRC 224, ITC 9, CEEE 111 or the DOR Office in Redeker Center on an ongoing basis. The first priority for remanufactured phones is for use in domestic violence shelters. For more information contact Michaela Rich, 3-3689, michaela.rich@uni.edu; http://www.rrttc.uni.edu
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STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: Nominate student employees for the 2003-2004 UNI Student Employee of the Year. View eligibility criteria and print a nomination form by clicking on the link at http://www.uni.edu/finaid
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WIN A CAR: Buy a raffle ticket for $5 for a chance to win a rebuilt car from Chase Auto Parts. This is a fundraiser for Second International Capoeira Conference/Batizado and Educational Workshops at U.N.I. on April 1-4. For more information contact hanson@uni.edu
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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 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 

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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E-MAIL WORKSHOP: In response to the demise of Netscape and recent concerns about e-mail programs and problems at UNI, ITS-Educational Technology is offering a workshop using Thunderbird, the suggested replacement for Netscape Messenger, on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m., for faculty and staff only. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt to view the monthly schedule, and call 3-2309 to register.
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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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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Sat., Feb. 14: Women's Tennis vs. Luther, Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo, 1 p.m.
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UNI FACULTY AND STAFF DAY AT PANTHER MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Panther athletics is offering all UNI faculty and staff, along with family and friends, special ticket pricing at the following games: Feb. 18, Men's Basketball vs. Wichita State, UNI-Dome, 7:05 p.m. Faculty/Staff price: $3, Family/Friends price: $5. Feb. 20, Women's Basketball vs. Creighton, West Gym, 7:05 p.m. Faculty/Staff price: $1, Family/Friends price: $3. Faculty and staff must show their ID at the door to take advantage of this special pricing. For more information, contact Nate Clayberg in the UNI athletic marketing office (nate.clayberg@uni.edu) at 3-3860.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
ICF WORKSHOPS: ICF's (Insulated Concrete Forms) can lower heating bills up to 50% and help save the environment. Attend an ICF workshop at the CEEE, Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Stephanie at ceee-pr@uni.edu or 3-3850 for more information.
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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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EXHIBITS/FILMS
FILM: The first in the film series, "Communism and Society in Central Europe: Film Classics" will be shown Sunday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., in SRL 115. "Ashes and Diamonds" (Poland, 1958), depicts Poles in the late 1950s as they chart their own road to socialism following Stalin's death.
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ART EXHIBITION: From Feb. 16 through March 5, the UNI Gallery of Art present "Slop Brand Art," a supermarket of fine art. Mon., Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. there will be a performance and opening reception. Exhibition curators, Adriane Herman and UNI alumnus Brian Reeves will present a lecture Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in KAB 111. Free and open to the public.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
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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ADOLFO FRANCO TO SPEAK: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4:30 p.m. in CBB 223. Franco is the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean and a UNI alumnus. He is one of the highest-ranking Hispanic-Americans in the Bush administration.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI music events: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SPECIAL EVENTS
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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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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BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL ON THE HILL: Friday, Feb. 20 from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. at Pour Richard's Pub. $5 Entrance fee. Dance and costume party. Fundraiser for UNI Capoeira Club's second International Capoeira Conference/Batizado and Educational Workshops at UNI April 1-4.
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SMASH A CAR: Friday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the TKE lawn (across from Bartlett Hall). Pay $5 and take a hit or spray paint a smashed car. Fundraiser for the International Capoeira Conference/Batizado.
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COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER: AEOP is participating in Younker's Community Day Event Saturday, Feb. 28. UNI-AEOP is entitled to keep all proceeds from the sales of coupon packets, which will be used for college scholarships. 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 at 3-2422 to purchase a coupon packet. Pre-Sales at Younkers will take place Feb. 23-27.
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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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