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Tuesday , Sept. 28, 2004

NEWS 

MCLEOD CENTER GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR OCT. 9:
The McLeod Center Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place at 2:15 p.m.,
Saturday, Oct. 9, just outside the south doors of the UNI-Dome. The
rain location will be the UNI-Dome south deck. Faculty, staff and
students are invited. For more information about the McLeod Center,
see http://www.uni-foundation.org/
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UNI IN THE NEWS:
John Fritch, head of Communication Studies, was quoted in a story in
the San Francisco Chronicle about the upcoming presidential debates.
http://tinyurl.com/5owuh
Monday's Des Moines Register featured a story on page one about the
state of physical education in Iowa schools. Larry Hensley, director
of the Youth Fitness & Obesity Institute is quoted.
http://tinyurl.com/55sy5
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ROD LIBRARY CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY & MILLIONTH VOLUME:
The library has planned a week-long celebration Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.
Enjoy a trivia contest, historical displays, tours and faculty speakers
each day. Friday, Oct. 1, all are welcome at 3 p.m. to join President
Koob and Senator Grassley on the 4th floor for the official ceremony.
For details, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/news/millionthvolume.shtml
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SAMPLE DAY AT BISCOTTI'S:
UNI Catering is hosting sample days each day this week at Biscotti's in
Redeker Center. More than 34 items from the "Make it Easy" take-out catering
menu will be featured including fresh salads, sandwiches, sweets and more.
The sample buffet will be different each morning and afternoon; the hours
are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thirty-minute parking for Biscotti’s customers
is available east of Redeker Center. For catering information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/catering or call 3-2333.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

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 Regional
Business Center at (319) 236-8123, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CALENDARS AVAILABLE:
The 2004-2005 Alumni Association Calendar of Events is for sale in
204 Commons. Calendars are $10 and include campus photos and UNI
events scheduled from October 2004 through October 2005. Call
3-2355 to order.
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MEMFIS MINUTES:
Minutes of the September MEMFIS Users Group Meeting are available at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp.
Read for information regarding the timecard approver option.

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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS
FREE HIV TESTING:
Sept. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Old Central Ballroom,
Maucker Union. The event is sponsored by the Blackhawk County Health
Department and Wellness & Recreation Services. Contact
Joan.Thompson@uni.edu or 3-2198.
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REEL TO REAL FILM SERIES 'RAPE IS':
Wednesday, Sept. 29, noon, University Room South, Maucker Union.
This half-hour documentary explores the meaning and consequences of
rape. Bring your lunch and join the conversation. For more information,
visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/reeltorealfilm.shtml or call 3-2683.
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DEBATE WATCH:
The Department of Political Science will host a campus wide-debate watch
at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 30 in Sabin 102. Debate Watch is a voter education
program of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) and brings citizens
together to watch the televised debates, discuss them, and share
reactions with the CPD. For more information, contact donna.hoffman@uni.edu
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DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY, OCT. 7:
The UNI Counseling Center, 213 East Bartlett Hall, is offering a
free, anonymous screening for depression and anxiety on Thursday,
Oct. 7 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screenings are at the Counseling
Center, and no appointment is needed. If you have questions
or concerns, call 3-2676. If appropriate, professors are
encouraged to include this as an extra-credit activity.
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SCUBA DIVING IN THE CARIBBEAN:
Join UNI Outdoors Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 in the Bimini Islands for a 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

ORACLE CALENDAR WORKSHOP:
Do you want to know more than just the basics about Calendar, UNI’s
collaborative scheduling system? If so, call 3-2309 to register for
the calendar workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2-3:50 p.m. For a complete
listing of ITS-ET workshops, see http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt.
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SECURITY FLASHPOINTS IN EAST ASIA:
The Center for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) will
present a conference on "Security Flashpoints in East Asia: North Korea
and Taiwan", Monday, Oct, 4, in Old Central Ballroom A of the Maucker
Union. The morning session (9 a.m. - noon) speakers will discuss North
Korea. The afternoon session (1 - 3 p.m.) will cover Taiwan. All welcome.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

ART EXHIBIT/LECTURE:
"Body Trouble = The Facts of Life," an exhibition by Chicago artist
Phyllis Bramson runs Sept. 27 to Oct. 22. The artist will give a
lecture about her work on Thurs., Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in KAB 111. A
reception will follow. Prints from the UNI permanent art collection,
"Culture Hero: A Fanzine of Stars of the Super World," also will be
on display. Free and open to the public.
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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 seminar 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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CLOTHING IN IOWA - 1920s STYLE:
Sept. 28, 6 p.m., University Museum. Costume designers will discuss
the creation of authentic period clothing. Learn what Iowans wore in the
1920s.
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POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY SPEAKERS SERIES:
Philip Mauceri will present "Privatizing State Coercion: State, Elites
and the Response to Violent Contenders," Wednesday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m. in
Sabin Hall 201.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Monday, Oct. 4, in Latham Hall 125 at 4 pm. Scott Beason, Earth Science
major, will give a presentation on "Summer in Paradise" describing his
experiences at the Park Service at Mt. Rainier National Park. Everyone is
welcome.
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CROW FORUM:
Monday, Oct. 4, introductory remarks by Associate Provost and Interim
Graduate College Dean, Susan J. Koch. Marybeth Stalp, Sociology,
Anthropology, and Criminology will present "Hiding the Fabric Stash:
Collecting, Hoarding and Hiding Strategies of Contemporary US Quilters"
at noon in Maucker Union, Presidential Room. Faculty, staff, students
and community are invited to gather for informal presentation
and discussion.
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PERFORMING ARTS
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:
UNI music faculty members Jonathan Chenoweth (cello), Tom Tritle (horn),
Julia Trahan (viola), Karin Paradis (bassoon) and Frederick Halgedahl plus
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Music Director Jason Weinberger (clarinet),
Therese Fetter (violin) and Joe Klapper (bass) will perform chamber music
Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the GBPAC. Tickets are $10 by calling
3-SHOW.
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BLACK EYED PEAS COMING TO UNI:
Panther Productions presents the Black Eyed Peas, Friday, Nov. 5 in the
UNI-Dome. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 1 at the UNI-Dome,
GBPAC and Maucker Union ticket outlets. Tickets can be purchased online at
http://www.ticketreturn.com, http://www.musictoday.com or by phone 3-DOME.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

AMERICAN IDOL JOSH GRACIN CONCERT:
Thursdaze presents Josh Gracin from American Idol, Thursday,
Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The
event is free and open to all. Special guest Zane Williams. Doors open
at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Student Involvement &
Activities Center at 3-2683.
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