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Thursday, April 15, 2004

NEWS 

OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS MOVE: The Office of Business Operations has moved to its permanent home of Gilchrist 256, the former location of the Controllerís Office. Areas that have moved include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cashiers, Fixed Assets, Payroll and Purchasing. The mail code for Business Operations is 0008. Purchasing (mail code 0016) and Payroll (mail code 0040) will maintain their mail codes for a transition period. Questions should be directed to Lisa Steimel, ext. 3-5885.
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REGENTS STAFF AWARD NOMINATIONS: UNI P&S employees are invited to submit nominations for the 2004 Regents Staff Excellence Award. The awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. To submit nominations, go to
http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/nomination.html
. The deadline is Friday, April 23 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Cunningham at 3-2504.
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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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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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NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKER'S DAY: Tuesday, April 20 is National Library Workers Day. Stop by the library to thank the people who make Rod Library work.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

APPLE ILIFE SUITE WORKSHOP: "Livin' the iLife with Ed Cranston," a free workshop on using the tools of the Apple iLife Suite will take place Friday, April 23, from 1-3 p.m. in SEC 127-128. The iLife suite of applications allows you to integrate five multimedia applications, iPhoto for digital photography, iMovie for editing digital video, iTunes for managing music and audio, GarageBand for creating music, and iDVD for creating DVD's - and integrate them so that they work together seamlessly. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/coe/_news/ilife.shtml
Intended audience: teacher education students and faculty.
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APRIL SPECIAL AT BISCOTTI'S: Biscotti's, Redeker Center, is offering a cookie and pint of milk for 95 cents through the end of the month.
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EVENTS 
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SPECIAL EVENTS
RON CAMARATA RETIREMENT RECEPTION: A retirement open house honoring Ron Camarata will take place Thursday, April 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Biology Botanical Center's new foyer. Refreshments will be provided and a short program will begin at 3:30 p.m. You may contact Carol or Billie at the Botanical Center, 3-2247.
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DANCE BENEFIT WITH THE KEN PAULSEN ORCHESTRA: The Cedar Valley Dance Club will hold its 9th Annual Spring Serenade Charity Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 24 at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. There will be workshops on the waltz, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and cha cha, from 4:45-5:45 p.m. The workshop fees are $12 each or $20 for both. The fee for workshops and the dance is $30. Dance only price is $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Student rates are $5 with ID. Tickets can be purchased at Image Makers on Main St. in Cedar Falls. Proceeds will benefit the Waterloo Exchange Club and the UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers.
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15th ANNUAL PRSSA DO-RUN-RUN: The run is Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. in Gateway Park, Cedar Falls. 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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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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FALL CONVOCATION, 4 P.M., SUNDAY, AUG. 22, GBPAC: Pres. Koob will deliver the address, "Great Expectations." Jay Edelnant is convocation marshal. This traditional event honors the beginning of the academic year and sets a tone of dedication to education by both students and faculty. The Panther Bash, a picnic and rally for new and returning students, will follow. Those making first-time orders for academic apparel may visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/363.html
. Those who have ordered in the past may order by contacting Norma Riley, 3-2283, norma.riley@uni.edu. All orders are due by July 6.
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ARTS IN APRIL EVENTS
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/artsinapril/calendar.shtml
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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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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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HALF-MASTED 3.2 PRESENTS LOREM IMPROV DOLOR: A 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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GUEST ARTISTS' LECTURE: The sculpture team of Ed McGowin and Claudia DeMonte, the creators of the new sculpture located at the colonnade entrance to the Center for Multicultural Education, will present a lecture on their public artwork at 7 p.m., Monday, April 19 in the Art Auditorium, KAB 111.
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"BEHIND THE BROKEN WORDS," STARRING ANTHONY ZERBE AND ROSCOE LEE BROWNE: Browne and Zerbe, award-winning stage, film and TV actors, will perform master works of poetry, comedy and drama 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. Tickets are free, but required. Call 273-6381 to reserve tickets.
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ATHLETICS

UNI ATHLETICS THIS WEEK: 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
PLS OFFERS BEGINNING READING CONFERENCE: Friday, April 16, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Explore new and exciting ways to spice up your reading curricula. Keynote speaker is Janet Stevens, author and illustrator; featured speaker, Timothy Shanahan, Director, University of Illinois Center for Literacy. Visit http://www.pls.uni.edu/read for more information.
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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. Presentations will follow. At 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.
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THEATRE WORKSHOPS: Theatre UNI and the GBPAC are offering two workshops with theatre, film and television actor Anthony Zerbe, Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre, Room 1. The workshops, "Interpretation & Performance of Text" and "Acting for Stage and Film" are open to the UNI community. For more information, http://www.theatreuni.com
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FAIR HOUSING CONFERENCE: "Keepers of the Dream," Cedar Valley Fair Housing Conference, will take place Thursday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Waterloo Center for the Arts. Keynote speaker is George Galster, a leading fair housing scholar. Workshops will cover predatory lending, landlord/tenant issues, etc. Registration, $10, call 291-4441. Sponsors: UNI Public Policy, Waterloo Human Rights Commission.
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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
MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES: "Neuroimaging of Skilled Reading and Reading Disability," with Ken Pugh will take place Friday, April 16, at 10 a.m., SEC 252. View and/or print the flyer at http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/hearst/pugh.pdf
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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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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

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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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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