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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

NEWS 

UNI IN THE NEWS: UNI's New Iowans Program responds to the recent anti- immigration TV ads in Iowa. http://www.factcheck.org/article.aspx?docID=126
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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 3-6381.
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LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM: A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at Area Education Agency 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. Area legislators will discuss major legislative issues and guests may ask questions and voice opinions. For more information, contact the Office of Governmental Relations, 3-6144.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2004-05: Now is the time for departments to process new and renewal scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Soon, the Financial Aid Office will send 2004-05 award notifications. Process scholarships now so students can start their financial planning for next year. Questions, Contact Evie Waack (3-2799) or Denise Parks (3-2720).
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E-MAIL -- MIGRATE FROM NETSCAPE TO MOZILLA/THUNDERBIRD: In response to the demise of Netscape and recent concerns about e-mail programs, ITS offers documentation to assist those wanting to migrate to Mozilla (including Thunderbird), the suggested replacement for Netscape Messenger. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/mozilla
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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. Your business is appreciated. Watch for more grab-and-go items at the 23rd Street Market during spring semester.
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EVENTS 
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SPECIAL EVENTS
INTRAMURAL 3-POINT SHOOT-OUT: Competition is Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. on WRC south courts. All contestants must have a shooting partner. Register through Feb. 26 in WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Warm-up time available, and all participants must use ball provided by IM program.
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LEARN TO SWING DANCE: Come to MOVEMENT OUTLET where this week's dance style is Swing. Movment Outlet is FREE and open to all UNI students, faculty and staff from 5:30-6:30 in the WRC 185/187. No experience is required. For more information, contact zdanz128@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/moveout.htm
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A-Z INSTITUTE O DAY: University Museum, March 6, 9-noon. Learn about owls and why different birds have the beaks and feet that they do, and make a bird feeder. Registration deadline is one week before the program. $15 for members of the Friends of the Museums; $20 for nonmembers.
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PADDLE, PEDAL, & PACE: ìTriî 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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SPRING BREAK CANOEING: Explore the Rio Grandeís 90-mile stretch of river March 13-21. Cost is $325 (UNI), $345 (Guest). Pre-trip meeting March 4 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Swimming skills and good physical condition are a prerequisite. Sign up early by calling Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS UPCOMING EVENTS:
Mar. 1: Men's Basketball vs. Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome
Mar. 4: Women's Basketball vs. Indiana State, 7:05 p.m., West Gym
Mar. 6: Women's Basketball vs. Illinois State, 3:05 p.m., West Gym
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
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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CREATIVE DRAMA WORKSHOP: A free workshop for pre- and in-service teachers, "Using Creative Drama in Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Classrooms" will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in SEC 121. For reservations and information about CEUs, contact Carolyn Hildebrandt at 287-9415 or Carolyn.Hildebrandt@uni.edu.
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AEOP SPRING WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: Friday, Feb. 27 is the deadline to register for the AEOP Spring Workshop, to be held Monday, March 15, CBB. To obtain a registration form or for questions, contact Judy Dieken, Human Resources, 3-2422.
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EXHIBITS/FILMS

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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
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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"LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP": Speakers discuss their involvement with environmental issues Feb. 26, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 246. Speakers are Cathy Livingston, Sierra Club; Chris Petersen, Iowa Farmers Union; and Bill Witt, UNI Business & Community Services, former state legislator. Free and open to the public. Complete schedule of series speakers at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm
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DEPT. OF JUSTICE REPS ON CAMPUS: Representatives of the U.S. Dept. of Justice will present "Meth and More" in CBB 109 at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26. The mulitmedia presentation exposes the current drug crisis in Iowa communities and efforts to combat illegal use and sale of meth and club drugs in our area. Contact is Kim Kudej, 319-363-0091.
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CROW FORUM: On Monday, March 1, Deirdre Bucher Heistad, Modern Languages, will present "Negotiating Truth: Postcolonial Adventures in Transnational Space" in Baker 161 at noon. The Graduate Program in Women's Studies sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. All are welcome.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI music events:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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 3-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50% off tickets.
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HALF-MASTED 3.2 PRESENTS IMPROV! IMPROV! IMPROV!: Half-Masted 3.2 will perform in the Bertha Martin Theatre in Strayer-Wood Theatre Thursday-Friday, Feb. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m. The Saturday matinee will be a family-friendly show. All 7:30 p.m. shows... anything goes. Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children under 15. For more information, visit http://www.half-masted.com
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VIENNA CHOIR BOYS AT THE GBPAC: Sunday, Feb. 29, 2 p.m. The Vienna Choir Boys have enchanted millions as they carry on the rich traditions of Viennaís musical life as a living heritage that traces its roots to such figures as Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. Sponsored by Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Call 3-SHOW for tickets, UNI students receive 50% off ticket prices.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

APA WORKSHOPS: APA Workshops will be offered by the Graduate College for students writing a thesis or dissertation. Visit http://www.grad.uni.edu for dates and times.
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THURSDAZE FEB. 26 EVENTS: This week's events include: the movie "Radio" at 7 & 10 p.m., Maucker Union Coffeehouse; hypnotist Frederick Winters at 9 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom and free pool 7-11 p.m. in the Maucker Union Gameroom. Call 3-2683 for more information.
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DISNEY WORLD COLLEGE PROGRAM: Disney Recruiters will be on campus Thursday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m. in SEC 247. College students from all over the world attend the the Walt Disney World College Program to live, learn and earn. College credit is possible. For more information, visit http://www.wdwcollegeprogram.com
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION: Deadline for entries for the Leadership Essay Competition is Mon., March 8, 5 p.m. $100 prize for winner. Specific topic to be addressed, formatting details, evaluation criteria, and where to send essay are at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay.htm
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ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARSHIP: Twenty new recipients will be selected to receive $5,200 for the 2004-05 academic year. Selection based on: Junior by fall 2004; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2004-05 FAFSA; have overcome challenging social and/or other barriers to attending college full-time. Applications and additional information available online at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html under ìOnline Scholarship Directoryî. At the field ìCONTAINING THE WORDSî type in ìCarverî and search in ìScholarship Nameî; then click on the view button. Forms also available from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736. DEADLINE: April 1.
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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES UPDATES: Positions are still available for University Committees. Most committees meet once or twice per month, and students may apply 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 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 bachelorís 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; 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736.
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UNI PRSSA 2004 REGIONAL ACTIVITY: The UNI Chapter of PRSSA is one of 12 chapters nationwide that was selected to host a 2004 Regional Activity. Life's a Puzzle, Place your Pieces: Constructing the PR Path to Success, will be held April 2-4 on the UNI Campus. Keynote speaker is Stacy Solovey, PR Manager for Bally's and Paris Las Vegas Hotel/Casions in Las Vegas. All students are invited. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/prssa/ra or email uniregionalactivity@yahoo.com
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