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Thursday, February 17, 2004

NEWS 

BOR MEETING: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, meets this week at the University of Iowa, Wednesday and Thursday. The docket is available on the Web at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

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UNI FACULTY AND STAFF DAY AT ATHLETIC EVENTS: Panther athletics is offering all UNI faculty and staff, along with family and friends, special ticket pricing at the following events: Feb. 18, Men's Basketball, faculty/staff price: $3, family/friends price: $5. Feb. 20, Women's Basketball, faculty/staff price: $1, family/friends price: $3. Feb. 21, Wrestling, 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@uni.edu or call 3-3860.
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THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES: Tickets for "The Vagina Monologues" are now on sale for $10 at the GBPAC or call 3-SHOW.
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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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JOB SHADOW IN MEXICO: UNI Job Shadowing and Informational Interviewing in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, May 10-21. Students are invited to participate in job shadowing and interviewing activities with employers and professionals who are working in fields related to the students' areas of study and career interest, visit cultural and historical sites, live with a family, and earn credits. For more information visit
http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/mexico/yucatan.html
or contact Isabela Varela, 3-2602.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES: Tired of hauling workout clothes to and from campus? The HB locker rooms have half and long lockers available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or sign-up at HB, just ask a fitness supervisor.
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VIDEO CONFERENCING FACILITATES SEMINAR BETWEEN UNI AND ST. PETERSBURG: Faculty and staff are invited to drop by the Center for Educational Technology, Room 5, and observe the Russian-American Studies in Human Geography course. This course is being conducted using video-conferencing over the Internet. Connecting to Herzon University in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dr. Tim Strauss leads the course as interaction and discussion occurs easily between the students at both sites. Plan to come and observe on any of the following Tuesdays: Feb. 17, 24, March 2, 9 between 9 and 10:45 a.m. Topics for the 17th and 24th are: Political geography--federalism; and Political geography--electoral patterns.
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CHOLESTEROL SCREENING: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7-8:30 a.m., WRC main corridor. The test costs $15 and screens for 23 components. Payable by check or cash only to Allen Hospital. PSA screening is an additional $5. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.
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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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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Feb. 18: Men's Basketball vs. Wichita State, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome
Feb. 20: Women's Basketball vs. Creighton, 7:05 p.m., West Gym
Feb. 21: Track and Field hosts UNI-Dome Open, UNI-Dome, 10 a.m.
Feb. 21: Wrestling vs. Ohio State, 7 p.m., West Gym
Feb. 22: Women's Basketball vs. Drake, 3:05 p.m., West Gym
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MVC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: Come see the UNI men's basketball team at "Arch Madness", March 5-8 at the Saavis Center in St. Louis, Mo. An all-session pass, which includes all nine games, is just $80. Call 3-DOME for more information.
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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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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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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next meeting of the Faculty Senate will be on Monday, Feb. 23, in the Piazza Meeting Room of Redeker Center at 3:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information contact heston@uni.edu.
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CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP: "The Path to Profit: Internal and External Customer Relationships," offered by the Management and Professional Development Center Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The fee for non-consortium members is $195 less the 15% UNI employee discount. Complete workshop description at
http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/training/workshops.html
. Register by contacting Debb Vandehaar-Arens at 3-5851 or at mpdc@uni.edu
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SCHOOL COUNSELORS & ADMINISTRATORS CONFERENCE: Tough Challenges, Tender Solutions How to Thrive and Survive, Feb. 24, Waterloo. Join school counselors and administrators as they tackle issues facing the field today. Student pricing available. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/sca or call 3-6899.
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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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SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE: Saturday, April 24. John Skowronski of Northern Illinois University will speak. Panelosts will discuss graduate school, jobs, and undergraduates' professional experiences. Abstract submission deadline is March 26. On-line registration and submission is available at
http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm

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EXHIBITS/FILMS
ART EXHIBITION: From Feb. 16 through March 5, the UNI Gallery of Art presents "Slop Brand Art," a supermarket of fine art. 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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WOMEN ON FRIDAYS: VIDEO VIEWPOINTS: The 1991 documentary, "Paris is Burning," will be shown Friday, Feb. 20, noon in Baker 161. The film exposes what it's like to be gay, black, and poor in a straight, rich, white world. Bring a lunch, dessert will be provided.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
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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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS: "LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP" representing local city, county and student government will be the presenters this Thurs., Feb. 19, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 247. See details at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm. Free & open to the public.
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BIAS and BORDERS: Get a glimpse of the motives, actions and impacts of past and present anti-immigration activities within Iowa. Speakers include Carol Weisenberger, Ph.D., UNI Department of History; and Max E. Cardenas, Iowa Project Director of the Center for New Community. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m., University Museum. Free and open to the public.
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CONGRESSMAN JIM LEACH TO SPEAK: The Center for International Peace and Security Studies will present a speech by Rep. Jim Leach, (R-Iowa) on "Progress in the War on Terrorism". Congressman Leach is a member of the International Affairs Committee and the Banking Committee and is the Chair of the Subcomittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The speech will take place on Monday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in Expansion A of the Maucker Union Ballroom. All are welcome.
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ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SPEAKER: Bill Mohrwinkel, a representative for the Alaska Coalition, will present slides and stories dealing with the fragile landscape, native peoples and wildlife in the refuge. His presentation is Monday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. in the CEEE Auditorium. For more information, visit http://www.alaskacoalition.org
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI music events: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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RASCAL FLATTS LIVE AT THE UNI-DOME: Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Opening acts will be Cledus T. Judd and Brian McComas. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster. Call 319-363-1888, visit a Ticketmaster outlet (HyVee Stores), or order online at
http://www.ticketmaster.com
or http://www.cc.com All seats are reserved.
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MOSCOW STATE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS: Sunday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC. This company of 160 will present an all-Tchaikovsky program. Sponsored by Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Call 3-SHOW for tickets.
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THE TENDER LAND: Theatre UNI & the UNI School of Music present Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land," an American opera set in rural Iowa in the 1930s, Feb. 27, March 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and February 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $13 for UNI faculty and staff and free to UNI students with ID. Call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
THURSDAZE FEB. 19: Events include the Movie "Bowling for Columbine" at 7 & 10 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom; Black History Month Trivia Show 7 p.m., Maucker Union Coffeehouse (sponsored by MGSA); Gender Feud game show 9 p.m., Maucker Union Coffeehouse (sponsored by V Week); free pool 7-11 p.m., Maucker Union Game Room.
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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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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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ANNUAL HLSU LATINO BALL: Saturday, March 6 from 6 p.m.-midnight in the Slife Ballroom. Dinner tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Feb. 23 and Feb. 26 in the Union. Free speaker and dance to follow. Attire is semi-formal/formal. For tickets contact Dalia@uni.edu
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UNI CLIMBING COMPETITION: Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing, and route climbing offered March 6-7. Cost $25 (one event) $30 (more than one event). Contact Outdoor Rec, 3-7163. Sponsored by UNI Climbing Club.
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PADDLE, PEDAL, & PACE: Tri the 1st Annual WRS Indoor Triathlon Sunday, March 7. Run 1.5 miles, swim 400 yards; and bike 6 miles. Registration forms available Feb. 23, WRC 101. Cost is $15 and includes t-shirt and refreshments. Entries due March 3. For more information, contact Reid Bartelt at rbartelt@hotmail.com or 3-7120.
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