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Tuesday, March 2, 2004

NEWS 

INTERNAL SEARCH: An on-campus only/internal search is being conducted for the P&S position of Coordinator of Student Activities in Maucker Union. For more information, http://aflink.af.uni.edu/hrs/employ/
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UNI STUDENT ATHLETES RANK HIGH IN GFC GRADUATION RATES: Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/357.html
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at noon, Friday, March 5, in the lower level of Maucker Union, the Elm Room. Keith Saunders, associate director of UNI's Governmental Relations Office, will provide updates on major legislative issues and funding for public higher education. Keith will be available for questions.
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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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CAMPUS ENVELOPES: The Mail Center is in need of campus envelopes. Please send them to the Mail Center to be recirculated. Send any old departmental envelopes that can be reused.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

MARCH SPECIALS ON CAMPUS: These specials are good through March: at food carts in CBB, WRC and SEC - juice and a piece of fruit for $1.30; at Biscotti's in Redeker Center from 3/1 to 3/14 Slimfast Bar, Del Monte fruit cup and a pint of milk for $3.49; and at the 23rd Street Market in Commons enter a drawing for a 12" television and DVD player.
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RESERVE StudioIT FOR YOUR COURSE: Located in Lang 245, the Studio for Innovative Teaching (StudioIT) is an interactive classroom equipped with a touch screen SMART Board, 20 Gateway wireless laptops and a video-conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.
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CATERING IN THE COMMONS: Note of clarification: Though the Commons Dining Center will not re-open next August, catering events in the Commons will continue without interruption. Catering reservations can be made two years in advance by contacting the Department of Residence Catering Services, 3-2333.
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BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: Instructor Francis Degnin will teach American and International styles of ballroom, Latin, and swing dance. Classes are Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. March 11-April 22. Cost $30 (employee) $25 (student). Intermediate/beginning level. No partner required. Register in WRC 101, 7:30 a.m. ‚ 5:30 p.m. Contact Dana.Foster@uni.edu or 3-5859.
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THUNDERBIRD E-MAIL WORKSHOP: Due to the popularity of the first Thunderbird workshop for faculty and staff, ITS-Educational Technology is offering another on Wednesday, March 3, from 9-11 a.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt to view the monthly schedule. Call 3-2309 to register.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
CELTIC SOCIAL DANCE: Saturday, March 6, 7 p.m., Russell Hall. Participants can learn Irish, Scottish, Welsh and American contra dances. $5/person, $3/student ID at the door. Proceeds go to the UNI dance program. For more information, call 3-3613 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm
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IM TENNIS & RACQUETBALL DOUBLES: Men, women, and co-rec divisions; single elimination format. Registration is Monday, March 8-Thursday, March 11 in WRC 101, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Play begins Monday, March 22. Sign-up early, entry slots are limited.
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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 by calling Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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DONATE TO THE PRSSA DO-RUN-RUN: The UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), in conjuction with Habitat for Humanity and Mix 96, will hold the 15th annual Do-Run-Run May 1, 9 a.m., at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls. Donations for this fundraiser are needed. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/355.html

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ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS UPCOMING EVENTS:
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
WOMEN'S STUDIES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: The next meeting will be Monday, March 8, noon in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The Faculty Senate will meet Monday, March 8 in the Maucker Union Presidential Room at 3:15 p.m. The agenda focuses primarily on proposals for changes to the Liberal Arts Core. All are welcome. For further information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu
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NATIVE PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP: The UNI Native Roadside Vegetation Center is hosting a Native Plant Propagation Workshop on Thursday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Propagating from seed and vegetative plant parts, soil mixes and amendments, greenhouse fertilization and watering will be presented. Participants will pot up their handiwork to take hoome. The $35 fee covers lunch and reference materials. Call 3-3005 to register.
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SCOLA FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONFERENCE: The 2004 SCOLA Foreign Language Conference will take place March 25-26 in Omaha. SCOLA provides authentic foreign television and offers four full-time channels. The conference registration fee is $100, with registration available at http://www.scola.org/0105/scm.html.
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SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE: Saturday, April 24, John Skowronski of Northern Illinois University will speak. Panelists 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
FILM: "When Father Was Away on Business" (Yugoslavia, 1985), 7 p.m., Sunday, March 7, in Seerley 115. This is the third film in the series "Communism and Society in Central Europe: Film Classics." Set in the early 1950s, Kusturica examines love and infidelity in the context of Tito's harsh communist party rule. Nominanted for an Oscar for Best Foreign Picture.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: David Malone, Geology, Illinois State University, will present "The Heart Mountain Detachment, Wyoming: Solving a Classic Structural Geology Problem" Tuesday, March 2, at 4 p.m. in Latham Hall 125. This talk was postponed from Feb. 5 due to bad weather. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m., The Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall. Women's History Month begins with a lecture by Margaret Ezell, Texas A&M University. Ezell's presentation "Accumulating Culture: Or, How to Be an Early Modern Learned Lady," explores how seventeenth century books taught young women manners, and helped them become educated, literary ladies. Free and open to the public.
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"LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP": This week's session focuses on spiritual and religious leadership, Thursday, March 4, 3:30-4:45, in 247 SEC. Speakers are Mohammed Fahmy, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Islamic Center; Susan Manshadi, Bahai Faith; Ellen Miller, World's Window; and Pastor Ben Webb, St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Free and open to the public. See series schedule at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm.
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CIPSS SPEAKER: "The Peace Community: Alternatives to Aggression..." Talk by Ella Cecilia Florez Alvarez, peace activist from Colombia on Friday March 5 in Sabin 102 at 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Peace and Security Studies.
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DISCOVERING AND PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY HERITAGE: A panel of experts share information on how to research family heritage and preserve objects, photos, traditions and oral histories. Speakers include Riki Saltzman, folklorist/anthropologist, Iowa Arts Council; Loren Horton, senior historian emeritus, State Historical Society of Iowa; and George Geisler, president, Iowa Geneaological Society. Sunday, March 7, 1:30-3 p.m., University Museum. Free and open to the public.
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PANEL DISCUSSION: MEL GIBSONíS PASSION OF THE CHRIST: Monday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Panelists are Ken Atkinson, "A Biblical Scholar's Perspective;" Harry Brod, "The Rise of Spectacular Christianity;" Betty DeBerg, "Atonement and Mel Gibson" and James Robinson, "Another Battle in the Culture Wars." For more information, contact Martha Reineke, 3-6233
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI music events:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FIVE 'TIL ARTIST SERIES: Guitarist Deidre McCalla, in support of her new album "Playing for Keeps," will perform Wednesday, March 3, 11:55 a.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge. Bring a lunch and enjoy the music. Sponsored by Student Activities Office. Call 3-2683 for more information.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will present an all- orchestral concert this Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. The program will include works by Debussy, Bermel and Dvorak. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m.
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ALTAN TO PERFORM: Sunday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC. This quintet ranks among the world's top Irish, traditional bands. They perform jigs, reels and ballads. Bagpipe music and the Claddaugh Dancers from Dubuque perform in the lobby, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guinness Beer and Irish food available for purchase in the lobby pre-show. Call 3-SHOW for tickets, UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets.
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MOMIX TO PERFORM AT THE GBPAC: Monday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. See people who aren't people, sculptures that come alive, groups that combine into strange and magical creatures. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets.
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WORLD MUSIC CONCERT: UNI Percussion/Marimba and West African Drum Ensembles Concert, Randy Hogancamp, conductor, with guests Anthony DiSanza, Brazilian percussion and Arabic tabla, and University of Iowa Afro/Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble, James Dreier and Paul Cunliffe, directors - March 8, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. No admission charge.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS 

ACTING FOR LIFE: This May term class will teach techniques for relaxation and focus, increasing self-awareness and communication skills, decreasing performance anxiety, and expressing creative impulses and emotions. For more information, visit
http://www.theatreuni.com

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GREECE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM: The June 2004 Greece Study Abroad Program has a few openings. To study in Greece and earn UNI credit, contact Bruess, History, at 3-2752, bruess@uni.edu, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/Greece/Greece2004.htm

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: UNIConnection, a group of faculty, staff, and partners, is offering scholarships to non-traditional students. Applications are available throught the Financial Aid Office, and must be submitted by Monday, April 12.
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THURSDAZE EVENTS, MARCH 4: Play OUTCAST, The Ultimate College Survival Game, Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Someone will walk away with a cruise aboard Discovery One. Must be present at 8:30 p.m. in order to play. Also see the blockbuster "School of Rock," 7 and 10 p.m., Macker Union Ballroom. Call 3-2683 for more information.
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SPRING JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR: Wednesday, March 3, 10-3, Maucker Union Ballroom. All majors are encouraged to attend. Many employers will be signing students up for interviews the following day. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, East Gym #113A. Check out the participating organizations: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
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