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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

NEWS 

MEET PRESIDENT KOOB:
"Meet the Pres," at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the Maucker
Union, Old Central Ballroom A. All Professional & Scientific and
Supervisory & Confidential Merit Personnel employees are invited
to hear President Koob give an update on the budget situation for
the 2004/05 academic year. The 2004 Regent's Staff Excellence Award
Recipients also will be recognized. Bring your lunch. Cookies and
beverages will be provided. Call Karen Cunningham for more
information, 3-2504. http://www.uni.edu/ps_council
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STUDENT SERVICES CENTER OPEN IN GILCHRIST HALL:
The Student Services Center in Gilchrist Hall provides centralized
services for students. Visit the information station on the 2nd floor
where staff can assist with a variety of services including: major
and career exploration, internships, job placement, financial aid,
billing, registration and records, uCards, and more. A listing
of 450 frequently asked questions is at: http://ask.uni.edu or
call the Student Services hotline at 3-4SSC.
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PARKING PERMITS FOR PLS CP LOT (north of creek):
The Department of Public Safety will begin issuing parking tickets in
the Price Lab C lot on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The lot is now designated CP.
The only vehicles allowed to park in the CP parking lots are those with
a CP permit. Questions can be addressed by the Parking Division of the
Department of Public Safety at 3-2710.
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UNI WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM FUNDRAISER:
A 12 month team calendar selling for $12 features action shots
and still-photos and includes the team schedule and
holidays. Soccer clothing for sale includes T's, baseball hats,
hooded sweatshirts, stocking caps and polos. All feature UNI Soccer
logo and sizes are limited. Call Kathy at the soccer office 3-5425.

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NEW PERSONALIZED ADMISSIONS WEB SITE ONLINE:
PAWS, the new Personalized Admissions Web Site, is available for
on-campus testing. It is targeted at prospective students, allowing
them to create a customized view of their life as a UNI student. Students
can save their account, which begins a communication relationship with
the university. Public awareness begins Oct. 1; on-campus informational
sessions will be scheduled during September. Contact Renee.Romano@uni.edu.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/paws/
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P&S SEARCH:
A search is being conducted for the position of Information Technology
Specialist for the Division of Educational and Student Services. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm.
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NEW ID CARDS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF:
UNI is phasing in a new uCard that contains a university ID number
instead of a Social Security number. Faculty and staff can pick
up new cards during regular business hours at the Student
Services Center in Gilchrist Hall or at the DOR office in the Redeker
Center. Old ID cards will not be accepted after Dec. 18. For more
information, call Cathy Wylam at 3-6038, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/ucard
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2004 HOLIDAY HOURS & SERVICE CHANGES:
Official 2004 UNI holidays are Friday, Dec. 24; Monday, Dec. 27; and
Friday, Dec. 31. The normal workdays affected during this period are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28, 29 and 30. For more information,
visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/383.html
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES:
Minutes for the Graduate Council Sept. 9 meeting are
available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp
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FITNESS & FUN CLINICS:
Try something new or learn from the beginning with these clinics.
Choose from Step 101, Mind/Body/Spirit, Strength Conditioning, Aerobic
Walking, Water Aerobics, or Spinercise.
Check it out and register at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec.

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ORGANIZING A PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE:
Discover how to organize according to use and how to
manage your time and tasks. For more information, call the UNI RBC
at 236-8123, or visit http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html

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LEAF RAKING:
Pi Kappa Alpha wants to rake your lawn for $30. You supply the leaf
bags, or purchase them from the Pikes. Scheduled weekend is Oct. 23 -
24; accomodations can be made. E-mail tzpikes@tzpikes.com for
more information.
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MASSAGE:
Licensed massage therapists will offer massages on Wednesdays
from 10 a.m to 5 p.m (by Lisa Lydon) and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. (by Leta Hanson). Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119
to schedule. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay with cash,
check, u-bill, or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available as well.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
CAR WASH:
The PLS/NU High Music Department is sponsoring a car wash fundraiser
on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Cedar Falls at Wal-Mart,
Tuffy's, and The Other Place on University and in Waterloo at Hobby
Lobby, Arby's on Kimball, Hardee's on Franklin, and Spencer Orthodontics
on University. For more information, contact Dusty Johnson, at 3-2407.
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AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT:
The Quilt will be on display Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sept.
28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., in Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. The Quilt
will also include panels in memory of friends and loved ones from Iowa.
For more information, contact Joan.Thompson@uni.edu or 3-2198.
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FACE TO FACE:
Hear panel members share their personal stories about
their struggles and successes living with HIV/AIDS, Tuesday, Sept. 28
at 7 p.m., in SEC 252. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services and
the Cedar AIDS Support System (CASS). For more information, contact
Joan.Thompson@uni.edu or 3-2198.
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REEL TO REAL FILM SERIES "RAPE IS":
Wednesday, Sept. 29, at noon, University Room South, Maucker
Union. This half-hour documentary video explores the meaning and
consequences of rape from a global and historical perspective. Bring
your lunch and join in the conversation. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/reeltorealfilm.shtml or call 3-2683.
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FITNESS MANIA DAY:
Oct. 2, UNI WRC, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event will 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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HOMECOMING ALUMNI GOLF SPECTACULAR:
UNI Athletics and the UNI Alumni Association invite all staff and
faculty to take part in this year's Homecoming Alumni Golf Spectacular
on Friday, Oct. 8, at Beaver Hills Country Club. There will be a noon
shot gun start. The registration fee for the four person, no-flight,
choice event (best shot or own ball) is $60/person and includes lunch
and a registration gift. To register, go to UNI Golf Tour at
http://www.unipanthers.com or call 3-3860. This event is open to the
public.
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FALL SEMESTER THEATRE CLASSES FOR YOUTH:
Sturgis Youth Theatre is offering creative drama classes for children
ages 3 1/2 through 18, beginning Monday, Oct. 11. For more
information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/
To receive a brochure by mail, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office
at 3-6381.
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SCUBA DIVING IN THE CARIBBEAN:
Join UNI Outdoors Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 in the Bimini Islands for a memorable
holiday break. Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., WRC 174. For more
information call 3-7163 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/outrec.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
THUNDERBIRD (E-MAIL) WORKSHOP:
To learn more than just the basics about Thunderbird,
UNI's officially supported e-mail program, call 3-2309 and
register for the Thunderbird workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 22,
from 2 to 3:50 p.m. For a complete listing of ITS-ET workshops,
see http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt.
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HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:
Sept. 29, 4 - 6 p.m. Learn the basics of starting a small business
including business structure, taxes and resources. Advanced registration
is required. No registration fee. For more information, visit
http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm or call 3-7350 to register.
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IOWA VENTURE CAPITAL CONFERENCE:
Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines.
The Iowa Venture Capital Conference is an opportunity for entrepreneurs,
companies, investors, economic developers, community leaders, and
entrepreneurial students to network, attend informative workshops,
and learn from keynote presentations. Free admission and free
transportation provided for UNI students. Non-student fee is $40.
Advanced registration is required for students at
http:/www.jpec.org/ivcc.htm by Sept. 24. Contact:
katherine.cota@uni.edu; phone: 3-7350.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

SPEAKER ON 'HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA TODAY':
"Human Rights in Guatemala Today," a talk by Meena Jagannath from
the Guatemala Accompaniment Program, will take place Wednesday,
Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in Sabin 201. The program designates volunteers
to accompany people threatened by violence such as returned
refugees and displaced people. All are welcome.

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JUST SEX:
An afternoon of information and discussions regarding sexual violence
on campus takes place Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Lang 40.
Learn more about the Phoenix Center, SAVE organization and SAVE Forum
Actors. For more information, contact Tish Craig at 3-3260 or
tish.craig@uni.edu
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SATELLITE SERIES SEMINAR:
The National Collegiate Honors Council/Phi Theta Kappa 2004 Satellite
Series, "Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are," features
experts in the field of popular culture. The first in the series,
"(Mis)understanding History: Shaping Modern Myth and Popular Values"
featuring Dr. Robert McElvaine, will be aired live Tues., Sept. 28
at 6:30 p.m. in Seerley 115. Discussion will be moderated by Brian
Roberts, History. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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CHANGING MINDS: POLITICS AND MEDIA POLITICAL SERIES:
Mark your October calendar to attend a thought-provoking, interactive
series on how the use of language and media influence thinking, especially
in an election year. Scott Cawelti, English, will present Changing Minds:
Politics and Media, a three-session series at University Book & Supply.
For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/384.html
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PERFORMING ARTS
OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING:
Could chewing gum from the Western world be the weapon of choice to
destroy the morals of young women from the East? This question is
pondered in a clash of cultures in "Gum," a one-act play.
Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Admission is free.
Note: contains explicit sexual content.
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BILL T JONES DANCE COMPANY – UCARD DISCOUNT
Saturday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
The work of the Bill T Jones Dance Company has often been described as
One of the most distinct modern dance performances.
Call 3-SHOW for tickets. UNI students - 50 percent uCcard discount.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

STUDY ABROAD IN SPAIN:
UNI Semester in Spain informational meeting is Monday, Sept. 27 from
3 - 4 p.m. in the Maucker Union Elm Room.
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THURSDAZE, SEPT. 23 EVENTS:
Kwame Jackson, from "The Apprentice" speaks on "Message
from the Boardroom" 7:30 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom. Play
the slots, blackjack and other casino games from 8:30-11:30 p.m. in
Maucker Union for a chance to win some $750 in prizes. The movie
"Troy" will show at 9:30 p.m. For more information call 3-2683.
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TEACHING OVER THE ICN WORKSHOP:
A free, one-credit workshop series, "Teaching over the ICN," is being
offered through ITS-ET for teacher education majors. The workshops are
free for full-time (12 or more semester hours) students.
Pre-registration is required and classes begin Sept. 29 for eight weeks.
For more details, see http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html
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