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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

NEWS 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES NEEDED: The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations is once again photographing academic activities for use in Admissions publications and other university marketing materials. We're looking for a variety of lab, field experience, traditional classroom, arts, sciences, business and technology opportunities. We want to feature students interacting with faculty, other students, children and employers. Faculty willing to spare a few minutes to help UM&PR represent their academic areas are asked to e-mail class times and a brief description of the activity to: mary.taylor@uni.edu
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SOCK COLLECTION: Collection of thick, new or gently-used socks for Iowa homeless sponsored by the Foundation MSW Students. Collection locations: April 12-23 at Rod Library and the Social Work Office, April 16-21 at Maucker Union, April 19-30 at the Waterloo Public Library and Simpson Furniture. For more information, contact Jennifer McClain at: azrielspirit@rocketmail.com
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GET INVOLVED WITH ELECTION 2004: The New Voters Project is the largest non-partisan & non-profit grassroots effort to mobilize young voters in the history of the United States. The Iowa goal is to register 50,000 18-24 year-olds and get them to the polls in November. A voter registration drive will take place Tuesday - Thursday, April 20-22. For more information, contact Lanni, the UNI campus organizer, at llantto@newvotersproject.org.
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CONTINUING ED MOVE: The Continuing Education Office is in the process of relocating from the west wing of the Student Health Center to the building previously occupied by Conference and Event Services (on the corner of Hudson Rd. and 27th St.) The move is expected to be completed by Wednesday, April 14. Phone and fax numbers and campus mail code (0223) will remain the same.
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UNI-DOME SUMMER CONCERT ANNOUNCED: Kenny Chesney will bring his tour to the UNI-Dome Friday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. Opening for Chesney will be Uncle Kracker. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the UNI-Dome NW Ticket Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 319-363-1888. All seats will be reserved.
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HOURS 

SUMMER HOURS: Beginning Monday, May 10, summer hours for university offices are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 13. Supervisors of staff with no e-mail access, please inform them of summer hours.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
SHANTYTOWN: Shantytown, an overnight event to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty housing issues, will take place on Friday - Saturday, April 16-17. Activities will include constructing cardboard houses and a speaker. Register at shanty_town2004@hotmail.com Sponsored by UNI Habitat for Humanity and Student Social Work Association.
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FITNESS MANIA DAY: Saturday, April 24, UNI WRC, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. An event organized to give the UNI community an opportunity to check out different fitness classes, improve certain skills, or develop new ones. Cost is $10 (includes lunch). For more information
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitnessmania.html

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BACKPACKING IN MICHIGAN: Backpack the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Thursday - Sunday, April 22-25. Cost $80 (UNI) $90 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is Thursday, April 15 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. A great adventure with impressive views and a "rain forest" feel. Contact Outdoor Rec, 3-7163.
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46th ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST: To honor our departing colleagues, a celebration breakfast is being held at 8:15 a.m., on Saturday, May 1 in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Cost for the breakfast is $6.25 and you may register at the Cashier's office. Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/362.html for the list of honorees. For further information, contact Brenda Jordan with University Advancement at 3-6078.
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15th ANNUAL PRSSA DO-RUN-RUN: The run is Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. in Gateway Park, Cedar Falls. This event is sponsored by PRSSA, in partnership with UNI Habitat for Humanity and Mix 96. Half of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity. Registration fee includes T-shirt, refreshments and eligibility for prizes. To print a registration form, visit
http://www.uni.edu/prssa
or contact mmettill@uni.edu or lindsuni@uni.edu.
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CANOEING IN MINNESOTA: Experience tranquil beauty in the Northern Minnesota wilderness during this canoe trip Sunday - Friday, May 9-14. Cost is $130 (UNI) or $155 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is Tuesday, April 27, at 5 p.m., in WRC 174. Canoeing and camping gear provided. Swimming skills are a prerequisite. Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163 for further information.
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UNI MEN'S GOLF SPECTACULAR: UNI faculty and staff are invited to the annual Men's Golf Spectacular Tuesday, May 18, at Beaver Hills Country Club. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/365.html
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ATHLETICS
UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:
Wednesday, April 14 - Softball vs. Iowa State, UNI Softball Field, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 16 - Baseball vs. Rockhurst, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 17 - Track and Field hosts UNI Twilight Invitational, Mark Messersmith Outdoor Complex, 3 p.m.; Softball vs. Evansville (DH), UNI Softball Field, noon; Baseball vs. Rockhurst, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 18 - Baseball vs. Rockhurst, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.; Softball vs. Evansville, UNI Softball Field, noon.

For more information, visit http://www.unipanthers.com
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Senior Presidential Scholars will present their senior thesis research projects Saturday, April 17. The conference begins at 9 a.m., in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge with a welcome by President Koob. Following will be five sessions of research presentations. 9:30 a.m. - Jill Pedretti, Stacey Noble, Kyle Gerjerts; 10:15 a.m. - Amanda Smith, Rachel Kass, Allison Deutsch; 11 a.m. - Jodi Ferring, Matt Jaeger, Kim Mercer; 1 p.m. - Angie Boedeker, Kevin Twedt; 1:45 p.m. - Corey Jansen, Ben Watne, Kelley Wilkinson. All sessions are on the ground floor of Lang Hall in Rooms 20, 21, and 23. Presentations are open to all.
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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, April 17, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Several hands-on activities from making soil to creating healthy snacks. Register at http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter (*calendar) Send the form and fees to: Carol Morris, 0421 or call 3-2247.
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EXHIBITS/FILMS
COMMUNISM AND SOCIETY IN CENTRAL EUROPE FILM: "Man of Marble" (dir. Wajda, Poland, 1977) will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in Seerley 115. Konrad Sadkowski will introduce the film at 6:30 p.m. Rescheduled from April 4. Wajda uses a creative series of flashbacks to portray both the repressive Stalinist years in Poland (early 1950s), and Poland's social problems in the mid-1970s.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
STOP DEMOLISHING PALESTINE: "Stop Demolishing Palestine: Stories of Non-violent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation," will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14,in SEC 247. Peace activist Joe Carr, will present stories and show pictures of incidents he witnessed, including the death of 23- year-old U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie, and home demolitions. Rachel Corrie's aunt, Cheryl Brodersen, will discuss her family's reaction to Rachel's death.
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NIGERIA AND THE POLITICS OF SHAR'IA: The Political Science Speaker Series will present a talk by Pita Agbese, Political Science, on the impact of Shar'ia (Islamic law) on Nigerian politics, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in Sabin 201.
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SENIOR SEMINAR IN WOMEN'S STUDIES: The Senior Seminar in Women's Studies presents "The F Word: Feminisms at UNI" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in the Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall. This presentation/performance celebrates feminism at UNI.
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GENOCIDE IN RWANDA: Stephen Rapp, an attorney with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, will present, "An Impossible Dream? Can Human Rights Violations be Deterred by International Prosecution?" The talk will take place in the Great Reading Room, (Room 116) Seerley Hall, Thursday, April 15, at 9:30 a.m.
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STUDENT DEBATE: Tuesday, April 27, the students from the "Land, People, and Economics" class will debate the question of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), in CBB 223, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and vote to determine the winning side. Contact Hans Isakson, 3-2950, for additional information.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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THE ROMEN GYPSY THEATRE AND TALISMAN: The "Early Music of Russian Gypsies" will be presented Thursday, April 15 at 8 p.m., in KAB 111. Free and open to the public. TALISMAN's Russian- Gypsy program recreates a concert of the famous Gypsy singer Stepanida Soldatova (1787-1822). TALISMAN (Anne Harley, Oleg Timofeyev, and Etienne Abelin) joins forces with the celebrated Gypsy guitarist Vadim Kolpakov.
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HALF-MASTED 3.2 PRESENTS LOREM IMPROV DOLOR: New improv experience, called Lorem Improv Dolor, featuring the Iowa debut of Gorilla Theater will be performed Thursday - Saturday, April 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. A family-friendly matinee takes place Saturday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. All performances are free and held in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 040. Reservations are recommended, call 3-6805. For more information, visit
http://www.half-masted.com/

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GHOSTS: Theatre UNI presents Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts," a masterpiece of one woman's struggle against religious hypocrisy and societal oppression. Performances are Thursday - Sunday, April 15-18 and Tuesday - Sunday, April 20-25, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $8 for UNI faculty and staff and free to UNI students with ID. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY IN CONCERT: Orchesis Dance Company presents "A Maelstrom of Mirage" Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in the GBPAC. The concert will feature jazz, tap, modern and ballet. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students/seniors. Call 3-SHOW. http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm
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"BEHIND THE BROKEN WORDS," STARRING ANTHONY ZERBE AND ROSCOE LEE BROWNE: "Behind the Broken Words," starring award-winning stage, film and TV actors Anthony Zerbe and Roscoe Lee Browne, will be Sunday, April 18, and Monday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Strayer-Wood Theatre. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Browne and Zerbe perform master works of poetry, comedy and drama. Tickets are free, but required. Call 273-6381 to reserve tickets.
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GEORGE WINSTON AT THE GBPAC: George Winston blends jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, stride and classical music to create a sound unlike any other, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 25. Support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by bringing a donation of non-perishable food to the concert. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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NEW EMPLOYEES: Karen Schatz, hired as a secretary II in Educational Opportunity Program; Ryan Jacobs, hired as an assistant baseball coach, for Intercollegiate Athletics.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP: ITS Educational Technology is accepting applications for a graduate assistant for the 2004-2005 academic year. This position involves teaching computer application workshops to UNI students, staff and faculty. You must be accepted into a UNI graduate program to be eligible. For additional information and application materials, e-mail its-tnt@uni.edu or call 3-2309.
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MAY-TERM CLASS: The Dept. of Theatre will offer "Acting for Life" (490:059), a May-term class that 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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THURSDAZE, APRIL 15: Come to Redeker Center for Double Feature Night, Thursday, April 15. "Scary Movie 3" will be shown at 8 p.m., and "The Last Samaurai" at 10 p.m. Both movies will be shown in the Piazza Dining Center. For more information, call 273-2683 or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/thursdaze
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