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Thursday, February 19, 2004

NEWS 

NEW CENTER OPENING: UNI will officially open the new Center for International Peace & Security Studies with an inaugural address by Rep. Jim Leach at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23 in Maucker Union. Rep. Leach will discuss, "Progress in the War on Terrorism." Free and open to the public. The Center for International Peace & Security Studies is housed within the Department of Political Science. It is designed to foster discussion, research and teaching about international conflicts and the meaning of security in the 21st century.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: The story in Wednesday's USA Today, section C (sports), page 4, "Northern Iowa contains costs like academics" is a very favorable story about UNI. Rick Hartzell and President Koob are quoted. This story is in contrast to the front-page story, "Athletic spending grows as academic funds dry up."
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/2004-02-17-low-paid-coaches_x.htm

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TELL YOUR STUDENT: A new section, 'Tell your student' has been added to UNI Online. This section includes news pertinent to students. It is located after the 'Events' section.
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USHERS NEEDED: Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming production of Aaron Copland's opera, "The Tender Land." Performances are Feb. 27, March 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. Ushers get one free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call the Strayer- Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381.
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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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BOR MEETING: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, meets this week at the University of Iowa. The docket is available on the Web at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

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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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

SUSHI AVAILABLE AT 23RD ST. MARKET: Sushi will continue to be available at the 23rd Street Market through March 5. Small packages and party trays are offered in your choices of flavors. Sales have been below the level needed for the franchise to continue beyond March 5. Your business is appreciated. Watch for more grab-and-go items at the 23rd Street Market during spring semester.
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UNI STUDENT READING ASSOCIATION: The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the lobby of SEC March 1-4, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Purchase some favorites for your favorite people and support literacy.
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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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EVENTS 
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SPECIAL EVENTS
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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ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
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. Please call 3-DOME for more information.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
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 ˇ 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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EXHIBITS/FILMS
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
MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES: presents "Clinical Genetics: 'The New Genetics' in Everyday Practice" with G. Bradley Schaefer, MD - Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., CAC 108. Reception to follow. View and/or print the flyer at
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/hearst/schaefer.pdf

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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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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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MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES: presents "Black Identity and Getting Past Race" with John McWhorter, Ph.D. - Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education. Reception to follow. View and/or print the flyer at
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/hearst/mcwhorter.pdf

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POLITICAL SCIENCE SPEAKER SERIES: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. in Sabin 201. Michael Hall will present "Models of Capitalism: The Role of Executives and Legislatures." All are welcome.
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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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NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC. An all-star mix of veterans and the younger generation perform together. Come early for the annual Gallagher-Bluedorn Mardi Gras party in the lobby, at 6 p.m. Dance to New Orleans and The Saints Band and purchase chicken creole, jambalaya and carrot cake. Call 273-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50% off tickets.
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Tell Your Student

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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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES UPDATES: Positions are still available for University Committees. Most committees meet once or twice per month, and UNI students apply through the NISG Web site at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg For a list of current openings, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/354.html
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NISG ELECTIONS: Student Government elections will take place Tuesday, Feb. 24 and Wednesday, Feb. 25. For more information about the candidates, visit one of the links below. Kevin Koppes and Ben Humphrey: http://www.demanddirectdemocracy.com
Brendon Moe and Joe Murphy: http://www.moe-murphy.com
Adam Sherer and Mike Young: http://www.followtheleaders.com
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KURT WARNER FIRST THINGS FIRST SCHOLARSHIP: To qualify for the scholarship a student must demonstrate an ongoing and strong history of community service; graduate from an Iowa, eastern Missouri, or southern Illinois high school in the past year (2003 or 2004); have financial need from the 2004-05 FAFSA; minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. The scholarship awards $2,000 each year for up to four years or upon completion of a first bachelorÝs degree, whichever comes first. Deadline to apply is March 15. Applications and additional information available online at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html under "Online Scholarship Directory". At the field "containing the words" type in "Warner" and search in "Scholarship Name"; then click on the view button. Forms also available from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; 273-2700 or 1-800-772-2736.
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JOB SHADOW IN THE YUCATAN PENINSULA, MEXICO: Students are invited to participate May 10-21 in job shadowing and interviewing activities with employers and professionals 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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