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Thursday, March 4, 2004

NEWS 

E-MAIL VIRUS: The most recent round of email viruses infecting the Internet and slowing e-mail services at UNI are not detectable by ITS scanning software and has resulted in UNI receiving more infected messages than normal. The source of many of these e-mails are personally owned computers that are connected to CFU and Mediacom high speed networks. Remember to protect your home computer by running an anti-virus program that updates your virus definitions file automatically. Never open attachments, regardless of the sender, unless you are expecting the attachment from that person and the accompanying text is specific and makes sense for the task at hand and the attachment.
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FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: Your help is needed. University Marketing & Public Relations is convening focus groups of faculty, staff and students in an effort to gain a clearer understanding of how "Students First" can be made more effective in articulating UNI's advantages. If you are willing to spend an hour-and-a-half this spring sharing your insights on this important UNI initiative, click on the appropriate link Faculty: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/focus/faculty.html Staff: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/focus/staff.html
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UNI ONLINE PROBLEMS: The onslaught of spam has slowed e-mail traffic. If you submitted an item to UNI Online yesterday, and it does not appear today, you may need to re-submit.
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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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

MEMFIS TRAINING: New MEMFIS training sessions have been added through the end of the Spring semester. To enroll, visit http://tinyurl.com/2mcjy If a class is not offered when you are available, contact memfis-training@uni.edu.
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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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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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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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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE AT UNI: Honor those affected by cancer April 16-17, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. There is a team captains informational meeting March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elm Room at Maucker Union. E-mail relay-for-life@uni.edu for information.
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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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MVC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT GAMES ON TV: UNI's game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday will be carried live by Fox Sports Midwest, and on tape-delay basis on Fox Sports Chicago at 11 p.m. If UNI advances to Sunday, it's 5 p.m. game will be carried live on Fox Sports Midwest. If UNI makes the championship game, it will play at 8 p.m. Monday night live on ESPN. All games will air on KXEL radio 1540 AM, and will be streamed on UNI's athletics Web site, http://www.unipanthers.com
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
WOMEN'S STUDIES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: Monday, March 8, noon in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, March 8 in the Maucker Union Presidential Room at 3:15 p.m. On the agenda are 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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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
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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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: John Groves, Geology, will present "Research on the Permian-Triassic Boundary in Western Tethys: Geology and Geotourism" on Monday, March 8, 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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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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PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM: Sam Cipolla, Physics Department, Creighton University will present, "Atomic Inner-Shell Ionization: Basic Physics and Applications," March 10, at 4 p.m. in Physics 201. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, visit
http://www.physics.uni.edu/cipolla3-10.htm

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SANDRA WILLIAMSON SPEECH: Sandra Williamson will speak on "Women's Athletics at UNI 1978-2004" Tuesday March 23 at 7 p.m. in the CEEE Auditorium. Public is invited. Sponsored by the Physical Education Club and Women's Studies.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI music events:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 7, 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: 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 8. 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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METTA QUINTET AT THE GBPAC: 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 12. The Metta Quintet will present "Going to Meet the Man." The performance is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Allen Hospital and the R.J. McElroy Trust Fund.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

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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