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Tuesday/Thursday, March 25, 2004

NEWS 

ARTS IN APRIL KICKOFF:
UNI will host its fourth annual Arts in April kick-off, a free day-long
event featuring workshops and performances, from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday,
April 3, at the GBPAC. There will be a series of workshops -- geared
toward children -- on juggling, jazz and hip-hop dancing, creative drama
and visual arts. Performances will include those by the Habeas Corpus
Early Dance Project, the UNI Stage Combat Club, Opera UNI, Orchesis, and
UNI's Jazz Band One. Contact: UMPR, 3-2761.
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LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING:
An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at noon Friday, March 26,
in Maucker Union - the University Room, South. Keith Saunders, associate
director of UNI's Governmental Relations Office, will give an update about
major legislative issues and funding for public higher education. Keith
will be available for questions.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
The 2004 USA Wrestling Kids/Cadets/Veterans Folkstyle National Championships
will take place in the UNI-Dome on April 2-4. Over 2,000 participants will be
competing on 20 wrestling mats in the tournament. Volunteers are needed to
work as scorers, tappers and runners - no prior experience necessary. All
volunteers will receive meals while they are working as well as an event
t-shirt. Contact Mary Fosseen at maryfosseen@hotmail.com to sign up or
for more information.
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WINE & TULIPS RAFFLE:
KUNI presents its annual wine tasting event from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday,
May 8 in Maucker Union. This year raffle tickets will be sold for $10
for a chance to win the original Gary Kelly artwork created for this year's
event. Event tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. For tickets,
call 3-6400.
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COMMEMORATIVE COVERLET FOR SALE:
The Friends of the UNI Museums offer a commemorative coverlet featuring
illustrations of well-known campus buildings. The coverlet is U.S. made
of preshrunk 100% cotton, machine washable and colorfast. Coverlets are
$45 or $50 to mail and are available at the University Museum, 3-2188.
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KUDOS SUBMISSIONS REQUESTED:
The next Kudos will be linked from UNI Online March 30. Please submit
items electronically to kudos@uni.edu by March 25.
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MEMFIS PHASE II UPDATE:
The MEMFIS Phase II implementation date for new Human Resources and
Payroll systems is being extended to January 2005. This includes employee
electronic time entry, bi-weekly payroll for students, and the use of a
new Personnel Action Form (PAF). Contact Eunice Dell, Project Manager,
if you have questions.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING WORKSHOP:
Participants will experience the student point of view of online learning
while learning about and discussing online teaching with colleagues during
this two-week workshop hosted by ITS-Educational Technology. The workshop
will be conducted entirely on the Web using WebCT with no face-to-face
meetings. For more information: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt/default.htm
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ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY:
Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will take place Thursday, April 1
at the Counseling Center located in 213 Student Services Center.
Two different screening times will be offered, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The screening lasts approximately one hour. The screening is free
and is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information,
contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 3-2676.
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CAREER SCHOLARS INFORMATIONAL SESSION:
An informational session covering all aspects of the Career Scholars
Award will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, April 12, in the Presidential
Room in Maucker Union. Topics include program funding, the benefits
for participants (both students and departments), the responsibilities
of the participating departments and a Q & A. E-mail UNI Student Employment
Coordinator, Tim Bakula (tim.bakula@uni.edu) by April 9, to register.

 

EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
CME DEDICATION:
The Center for Multicultural Education will host a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m.,
Friday, March 26, at the new center (top floor of Maucker Union). The brief
program will feature a member of the UNI-7, a group of students whose
actions helped establish the Ethnic Minorities Cultural and Educational Center
in the early '70s; Matt Close, former NISG president; Pres. Robert Koob;
Michael Blackwell, director of multicultural education; and Nicolas Vaca,
author of "Presumed Alliance: The Unspoken Conflict between Latinos and
Blacks and What it Means for America." Tours will follow. Refreshments
will be served and entertainment will be provided by members of the
university's George Walker Society. For more information, call 3-2250.
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NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:
This teacher recruiting fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday,
March 27, in Maucker Union. Educator registration begins at 8 a.m. in
Sabin Hall. Ninety school districts from Iowa and across the United
States will participate. For further information and a list of registered school
districts: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter (click on Nat'l Educator Expo).
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SUPERIOR HIKING TRAIL BACKPACKING/SNOWSHOEING:
Explore one of Minnesota's most popular trails by spending April 2-4
backpacking the Superior Trail. Cost is $55 (UNI) and $65 (guest). A
pre-trip meeting will take place at 5 p.m., March 30, in the WRC 174.
Snowshoes will be provided if needed. No experience necessary. Contact
Outdoor Rec, 3-7163.
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THURSDAZE - APRIL 1:
Dance the night away in the GLOW ZONE starting at 9 p.m. UV body paints,
hair dyes, airbrush UV tattoos combined with high intensity black lights &
3D laser lighting and EFX, brings dancing to a whole new level.
Tye dye T's from 7-11 p.m., and watch the movie "LORD OF THE RINGS: THE
RETURN OF THE KING" at 7 p.m. For more information, call 3-2683.
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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE:
Honor those affected by cancer from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., April 16 to 17,
in the UNI-Dome. Teams are signing up now. To participate or donate,
e-mail relay-for-life@uni.edu for information.

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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
PHOTOGRAPHING WILDLIFE SEMINAR:
Wildlife phtographer, writer and photo tour operator, Weldon Lee, will
lead a seminar from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, March 27, in the ITC 3.
He will cover topics such as how to locate wildlife and call predators,
wildlife photo techniques and equipment needed. Sponsored by the UNI
Camera Club. For more information, call Conference & Event Services at
3-6899. Pre-registration fee $70, walk-in fee is $75.

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EXHIBITS/FILMS
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT:
The UNI Gallery of Art will present its "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition"
in the KAB, March 25 through April 23. The competition showcases outstanding
recent works by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art.
The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in the KAB
Art Auditorium, Room 111. An opening reception will follow. The exhibition
and opening reception are free and open to the public. For more
information, call 3-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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FILMS ON COMMUNISM IN CENTRAL EUROPE:
The film "Time Stands Still" (Hungary, dir. Gothat, 1982), will be
shown Sunday, March 28, at 7 p.m., in Seerley Hall 115. This is the
fourth film in the series Communism and Society in Central Europe:
Film Classics. "Time Stands Still" portrays the 1956 Soviet invasion
of Hungary and the neo-Stalinist normalization that followed.

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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
SALLY RIDE ON CAMPUS:
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, will speak
at the GBPAC at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, as part of the
Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. This year's
lecture co-sponsor is the UNI Speaker's Committee. The 4:30 p.m. lecture
is geared toward students and will include a question-and-answer period.
The 7:30 p.m. event will be Ride's general address. There is no cost to
attend the lectures, but tickets are required. They may be obtained by
calling 3-SHOW. If tickets remain on the date of the lecture, they may be
obtained at the box office before the event.
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CME SPEAKER, VACA:
On Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the CME (second floor of Maucker Union),
Nicolas C. Vaca, the author of "The Presumed Alliance: The Unspoken
Conflict between Latinos and Blacks and What It Means for America," will
speak. Vaca is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a Ph.D. in
sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a
practicing attorney in the Bay Area and has been a visiting scholar at
Berkeley for the past two years. This event is free and open to the public.
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CSBS PRESENTS RESOURCES FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING:
The UNI College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) will present the
lecture and panel dicussion, "The Changing Face of Iowa: Tapping Resources
for Successful Aging," at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, in the CEEE, Room 11.
The featured speaker will be Toni Calasanti, professor of sociology and
women's studies at Virginia Tech, and co-author of the book, "Gender,
Social Inequalities and Aging." The event will begin with a reception at
6:30 p.m. The formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free
and open to the public. For more information, call 3-2221.
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GARY KROEGER ON CAMPUS:
The Student Interaction Committee, through the GBPAC, is hosting Gary Kroeger
for an Actor's Studio-type performance Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m., in the Old
Century Ballroom, Maucker Union. For more information, contact james.kelly@uni.edu
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Lee Potter, Earth Science, will give a presentation on "The Chico Sill
Complex, New Mexico--Revisited: Isotopes, History, and the Black Cow
Camp" 4 p.m. Monday, March 29, in Latham Hall 125.
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MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES:
Communicative Disorders presents "Rapid Prompting Method with Soma and
Tito Mukhadophay" from 9 - 11:50 a.m., Thursday, April 1, at the Cedar Falls
Holiday Inn. The discussion will be about a teaching method for children
with autism. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/hearst/mukhadophay.pdf
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REGENT REPORT TO FACULTY:
Greg Nichols, executive director of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa,
will speak to faculty Friday, April 9, at 1 p.m. in Maucker Union. Campus
community invited.

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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

DANCE CONCERT:
The UNI International Dance Theatre's annual spring concert, "Music and
Movement Around the World" will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27,
and at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. Ticket
prices for adults are $6, students and senior citizens, $4. Call 273-SHOW.
http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm
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BARBIE UNDONE:
The Interpreter's Theatre will present "Barbie Undone" at 7:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 31, and Thursday through Saturday, April 1-3, in the
Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall, Room 40. Some of the play's content is
for mature audiences only, due to strong language and sexual situations.
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UNISTA PRESENTS "FUDDY MEERS:"
UNISTA presents "Fuddy Meers" by David Lindsay-Abaire, Friday and Saturday,
April 2-3 at 7:30 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $4 at
the door. No Panther Pass. Visit www.unista.org for more information.

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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

NEW UNI ID CARDS:
UNI will begin issuing new photo ID cards -- now called "uCards" -- to
students on Monday, March 29. Those students not graduating in May, need
a uCard. The new uCards provide better security against identity theft.
The old card format contains a Social Security Number in the magnetic stripe.
The uCard replaces the SSN with a new university ID number. A new design
makes the uCard easy to distinguish from the old card. Residence-hall
students should pick up uCards at their hall office between Monday, March
29 and Thursday, April 1. Off-campus students, including those in
University Apartments, should pick up uCards in Maucker Union, near
Chats, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, April 5 to Thursday, April 8.
Following those dates, uCards will be available in the Department of Residence
office in Redeker Center. Students must pick up and sign for their own uCard.
The new uCards will go into effect Monday, May 10. Old cards are needed through
Sunday, May 9. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/ucard/
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CSBS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
The submission deadline is Friday, March 26. All poster and paper presentations
should be submitted at http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm
for the conference on Saturday, April 24. Additional information regarding the
conference can be found at the Web address above.
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SPRING MAJOR FAIR:
The spring major fair will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday,
March 29, in Redeker; from 5 - 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in the
Commons; and from 7 - 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in Dancer.
The fair is for undeclared students or those changing majors. Prepare
for the Major Meetings on April 7. Gather major/career information.
Sponsored by Academic Advising/PAIR Program.
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CHILD CARE GRANTS:
The UNI Child Care Committee is accepting applications for the 2004-05
academic year. Criteria for selection include: Enrolled at least half
time (6 hrs undergraduate/5 hrs graduate) as a UNI student working toward
a degree or certification, financial need and out-of-pocket child care
expenses. While all classified students (undergraduate & graduate) are
encouraged to apply, priority will be given to first BA students.
Deadline is Monday, May 3. Application available online at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ or from the UNI Financial Aid Office;
Gilchrist Hall; 273-2700 or 800-772-2736.
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STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
Sigma Xi's 11th Annual Student Research Conference will take place
Thursday, April 8. Students (graduate & undergraduate) who have conducted
scientific research during the past year are invited to participate.
Conference details and submission guidelines are at http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/


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