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Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004

NEWS 

2004 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN:
 
The UNI Cedar Valley United Way campaign runs Oct. 18 – Nov. 5.
Take a moment to visit the United Way Web site at
http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/ to read more about how the
Cedar Valley United Way.
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SUMMER FELLOWSHIP:
Deadline for tenured and tenure-track faculty to apply for a 2005
Summer Fellowship is Monday, Nov. 1. Application and guidelines are
available by calling 3-2748 or online at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/fellowship.asp
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ANTI-SPAM APPLIANCE A SUCCESS:
September was the first month the anti-spam appliance was in full
operation with a full complement of faculty, staff and student email
users. It quarantined almost 4.5 million messages -
(http://www.uni.edu/its/ad/committe/ppcit/Quarantined%20Email.pdf)
that never got to user e-mail inboxes, thereby also significantly
reducing the load on e-mail
(http://www.uni.edu/its/ad/committe/ppcit/Sept%20email%20traffic.pdf).
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Covenant Medical Center needs greeters and information desk assistants
to welcome visitors and give directions. Training will be provided.
Country View needs assistants to work with residents around the grounds,
make purchases, etc. For more information or to volunteer, contact
volunteer@uni.edu
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AFTER-SCHOOL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS:
Mid Iowa Family Therapy program is seeking volunteers to tutor
high-risk adolescents daily 4 - 6 p.m. Kids Cafe with NE Iowa Food
Bank needs volunteers to provide activities, tutoring and mentorship
for low-income children. For more information, or to volunteer,
contact volunteer@uni.edu
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

 

RESEARCH HELP VIA LIVE CHAT:
Rod Library offers live research help via online chat sessions. Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.;
and Friday, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link under Shortcuts on
library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml.
Help is also available via e-mail, phone and in person.
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WORDS OF WELLNESS:
The October issue of "Words of Wellness" (an employee wellness newsletter
for UNI faculty and staff) can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html. To receive a hard
copy of each issue and a fitness program schedule, contact
Kathy.Green@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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GET ACTIVE:
It's not too late to register for any of the fitness, leisure or
certification classes the WRS offers. Register online
(http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis) or WRC 101.
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ADOBE ACROBAT PDF:
Learn how to create, manage and share PDF documents. For more information,
call the UNI Regional Business Center at 236-8123, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html.
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UNI SUBSTANCE ABUSE WEB SITE:
The UNI Substance Abuse Services Web site includes UNI's Alcohol
and Drug Policy; local, state and federal alcohol and illicit drug
laws and related penalties; health risks of alcohol and drug use and
abuse; and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students
and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions
of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/subabuse
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HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:
Lockers are available for rent at Health Beat. Contact Kristy Leen at
3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or sign-up at Health Beat.
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PERSONAL TRAINING:
Consider a personal trainer to inspire you to reach your fitness goals.
For more information, contact Kristy Leen, 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE DE IOWA CLOTHING:
Buy Universidad del Norte de Iowa clothing this week in Maucker
Union (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) or SEC from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Spanish
Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi's annual sale. Cash only at time of
order. Contact Michelle: bowman@uni.edu (277-2373) or Jamie Williams:
jmw@uni.edu for additional information.
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PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:
Catherine Palczewski's political communication class is hosting a
presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Central
Ballroom of Maucker Union. Prior to and after the debate, hundreds of
issue briefs (summaries of the candidates' positions) will be available
for review. Audience members can register to vote,
request an absentee ballot, or learn more about the voting process. For
more information, contact palczewski@uni.edu
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TAG SALE:
UNI will host a tag sale Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
at the warehouse on West 27th St. (west of the Dome). For sale details,
visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/386.html
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PLS TEACHER INSTITUTE:
The 5th bi-annual PLS Teacher Institute will take place at Price
Laboratory School Friday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. UNI students and
faculty can attend at no cost. Pre-registration is not necessary. For a
schedule of presentations, visit
http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/
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MIND, BODY, SPIRIT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING:
Learn to teach the principles behind UNI's "Mind, Body, Spirit" class Oct.
23 and 24, WRC 87. Cost is $65. Open to the public. Contact
Dana.Foster@uni.edu or 3-5859, for more information.
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FITNESS & FUN:
Learn Water Aerobics 101, Saturday, Oct. 23, 9-11 a.m., WRC Leisure
Pool. This clinic will include deep- and shallow-water basics. Register
at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis
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BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):
Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol,
HDL, LDL, blood sugar and iron, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7-8:30 a.m.,
WRC main corridor. The cost is $15 for BCP or $5 for total cholesterol
only. A prostate test is $5 extra. Pay by cash or check only. Call
the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.
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SATURDAY AEROBICS:
75 minutes loaded with variety of cardiovascular
conditioning and strength training for a total body workout. Saturday,
Oct. 30, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., WRC 85. Register online at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.
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TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:
The 28th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will be Friday,
Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m. in GBPAC. The 340 students eligible for
induction have been sent invitations. Family and friends may
attend. Maribelle Betterton, Curriculum and Instruction,
is the speaker. Faculty available to assist as marshalls
should contact Nick Pace, 3-3564 for information.
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AFRO-DANCE CLUB:
Starting Nov. 26, the Afro-Dance Club, led by artists from the National
Song and Dance Company of Mozambique, will meet three times per
week. To join, contact hanson@uni.edu or call 268-0107.
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ATHLETICS

Thursday: Women's Soccer vs. Illinois State, Cedar Valley Soccer
Complex, 4 p.m.
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Friday: Volleyball vs. Illinois State, West Gym, 7 p.m.
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Saturday: Football vs. Western Illinois, UNI-Dome, 3:05 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Indiana State, 7:30 p.m.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS:

MICROSOFT EXCEL TRAINING:
Learn the basics of the more advanced commands and capabilities of
Microsoft Excel. Training starts Friday, Oct. 29. For more information,
call the UNI Regional Business Center at 236-8123, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/rbc/services/classes.html
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WEBCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
ITS-Educational Technology is offering WebCT workshops 1, 2 & 3 on
Oct. 29, Nov. 12, and Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. until noon for faculty members who
want a refresher on how to use WebCT or for those that have never used WebCT
before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to
an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online.
For more details, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or
call 3-2309.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY SPEAKER SERIES:
Donna Hoffman, assistant profesor of political science, will speak on
"Donning the Hat of Chief Legislator: The President, Congress and the
State of the Union," Wednesday, Oct. 20 at
3 p.m. in Sabin 201.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION:
Dr. Martin Mitchell, Department of Geography, Minnesota State University-Mankato
will present, "The Black Hills: Sketches of a Western Landscape" by
Monday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Sabin 7. Open to all.
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SATELLITE SEMINAR SERIES:
The National Collegiate Honors Council/Phi Theta Kappa 2004 Satellite Series,
"Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are" continues with "The
Empire of Images: Growing Up Male and Female in a World Dominated by Popular
Culture" Tues., Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Central Ballroom A of Maucker Union.
Discussion will be moderated by Harry Brod, Philosophy & Religion. Call the
University Honors Program at 3-3175 for more information.
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CHANGING FACES OF IOWA EVENT:
CSBS will present a panel discussion and exhibition, "The Changing Face of
Iowa: Exploring Creativity in the Community," Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the
CEEE, Room 11. A reception, catered by Martha Ives, begins at 6:30 p.m.
The formal presentation begins at 7:15 p.m., followed by a performance by
the UNI West African Drum Ensemble. Also featured will be a display of two
student-generated pieces of public art. Free and open to the public.
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PERFORMING ARTS
SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall- School of Music
Spotlight Series Concert: UNI Concert Chorale, Nicole Lamartine,
conductor. Tickets- $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 student or
U-Card free. Call 3-SHOW (7469).
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Wednesday, Oct. 20, GBPAC Davis Hall, 6 p.m. Guest Recital: Eddie
Mora, violin with Sean Botkin, piano. No charge.
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Thursday, Oct. 21, GBPAC Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. UNI Symphony Orchestra
Concert. Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. No charge.
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Monday, Oct. 25, GBPAC Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. UNI Women's Chorus
and UNI Singers' Concert, Nicole Lamartine and Brad Barrett,
conductors. No charge.
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Tuesday, Oct. 26, GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. UNI School of Music
Spotlight Series: Faculty Chamber Music Concert, Jonathan Chenoweth,
coordinator. Tickets $6 public, $5 senior citizen, $4 student or
U-Card Free. 3-SHOW (7649).
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Friday, Oct. 29, GBPAC Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. UNI Jazz Band I
Concert, Chris Merz, conductor. No charge.
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SYMPHONY:
The W-CF Symphony will present "The Haunted Orchestra" family concert
Sunday at 2 p.m. at the GBPAC. Kids will be introduced to timeless
classics though a series of musical pranks. Prior to the concert, there
will be children's activities. For tickets, call 3-SHOW or
http://www.wcfsymphony.org
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NU/PRICE LAB FALL CONCERT:
The Northern University High School/Price Lab Music Dept. will
present a fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in
Butzier Auditorium at PLS. The concert will feature the Concert
Band conducted by J.Dusty Johnson, Concert Choir directed by
Mavis Chen, and the Orchestra conducted by Pamela Meier.
There is no charge.
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
KUNI presents Jonathon Byrd, winner of the prestigious Kerrville
songwriting contest, 3rd floor CAC, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Adults $3,
children under 12 free.
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OFF HUDSON PLAY READING: INDEPENDENCE
Theatre UNI presents "Independence" by Lee Blessing, the story of an
unstable mother and her adult daughters set in Independence, Iowa.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. CAC, Room 108. Admission is free.
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WARSAW PHILHARMONIC – (UCARD DISCOUNT*)
Monday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
This 115-piece ensemble features pianist
Olga Kern. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. *UNI students receive 50 percent
Ucard discount.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

FLU UPDATE FROM THE STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC:
Take the flu risk test. Are you:
1. Under age 64 with chronic medical conditions?
2. Pregnant, or planning to be pregnant during flu season?
3. A health-care worker?
4. Someone who has regular contact with children younger than 6 months old?
If you answered NO to all these questions you are not at high risk, but
should still visit the Student Health Clinic Web site for tips on staying
healthy during the cold and flu season: http://www.uni.edu/health/flutips.html
If you answered YES to any of these questions, the Black Hawk County Department
of Public Health strongly recommends you receive a flu vaccination. Click on
the following link, http://www.uni.edu/health/flu-form.html
Complete the short form and click "submit." The UNI Student Health Clinic
will contact you about arranging a flu shot.
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FIRST ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE:
The Center for Multicultural Education will host its first
annual Multicultural Health Conference Oct. 21-22 with keynote speaker,
Jocelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General. There will be an
opportunity to receive CEU credits in many fields. For more information visit
http://www.uni.edu/cme/conferences.html or email MHC_Information@uni.edu.
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EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR:
The 6th annual Exploring Majors Fair will be Oct. 20 from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The
fair, hosted by Advising and Career Services, is for undecided
students, and those who have declared a major but may be uncertain
about their choice.
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VOLLEYBALL 6-ON-6:
Manager's meeting for league volleyball and open co-rec tournament
Oct. 21 at 4 p.m., SEC 247. Registration is Oct. 25-26, WRC 101,
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Play begins Saturday, Oct. 30.
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ICORE CONFERENCE:
This conference for outdoor recreation majors will take place
at Montgomery Bell State Park, Tenn., Oct. 27 – Nov. 1.
Pre-trip meeting Oct. 19 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Call UNI Outdoors at
3-7163 for more information.
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