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Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004

NEWS 

BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET AT UNI:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at UNI Wednesday and
Thursday, Nov. 3 and 4. Specific times for discussion of most items are
unknown. The docket is available on the Web at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html
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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE UNI GRADUATE FACULTY
Minutes from the Oct. 14 meeting are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp

President Robert Koob will speak to the Graduate Faculty on Graduate
Education at UNI at 3:30 p.m. in 117 Lang Hall, Wednesday, Oct. 27. He
will take questions following his address. All graduate faculty are
requested to attend. There will be refreshments after the meeting.
For further information, call the Graduate College at 3-2748.
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GRAD COUNCIL MINUTES:

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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, contact volunteer@uni.edu
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PARKING SURVEY:
UNI faculty and staff are invited to participate in a brief, Web-based
parking survey, focused on a future parking building and related issues.
Look for an e-mail invitation to the survey containing individual access
codes. The survey site will be open through Oct. 27. Questions? Send
a message to: csbr-survey@csbr.csbs.uni.edu or call Dave Zarifis at
3-2712.
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IHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS:
The UNI-Dome will host the 2004 IHSAA State High School Football
Playoffs as follows: Nov. 3, 8 and 9 - 6:15 p.m./8:45 p.m.; Nov. 12 -
10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./4:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 - 10 a.m./1 p.m.; Nov. 15,
10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./4:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.; Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./
7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20, 10 a.m./1 p.m./4 p.m. Traffic will be heavy and
parking will be limited in lots near the UNI-Dome.

 

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 
LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER?
Personal trainers not only motivate people to reach fitness goals,
they also provide instruction on proper form and technique. For more
information contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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MEMFIS TRAINING - NEW HR/PAYROLL SYSTEM:
All university employees will begin using the new HR/Payroll system in
December to record hours worked or absences. Training will begin Nov. 1.
Six different classes are offered. Register though My UNIverse or this link,
https://access.uni.edu/cgibin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS. Use your My UNIverse username and password to register.
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LIBRARY EXHIBITS:
University departments and organizations can use the exhibit cases in
the Rod Library for displays. To submit a proposal, visit
http://www.uni.edu/library/exhibitsproposalform.html
To view guidelines for putting up an exhibit, visit
http://www.library.uni.edu/exhb/exguide.html
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HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:
Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year).
Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen at
3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE:
Experience the wildlife of Africa through the colorful and detailed artwork
of Hava Hegenbarth, (UNI '80) at the University Museum. Visit with African
students dressed in traditional attire and enjoy refreshments with
an African theme at the opening reception, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6 -8 p.m.
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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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TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING:
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, view the eclipsed Moon through the Earth Science
telescope on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Viewing is 9 to 11 p.m.
Signs in McCollum Science Hall will direct viewers to the observatory.
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LIBRARY BOOK SALE:
On Saturday, Oct. 30, Rod Library will host a used-book sale from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Items for sale include books (adult and children's titles),
CDs, LPs, videos and magazines. Call Barb at 3-2781 for more information.
Payment must be made in cash or check on site. Parking will be available in
the "A" lot west of Gilchrist. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.
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FITNESS & FUN:
Learn what Spinnercise (indoor cycling) is all about, Saturday, Oct. 30,
9-11 a.m., WRC 85. Register http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.fitleis.html
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BALLROOM DANCING:
The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a free ballroom dance and
lesson on Sunday, Oct. 31 in the Maucker Expansion. The lesson, from 7-8 p.m.,
will be on Swing variations with dancing afterward from 8-9:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public.
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RUSSIAN-THEMED DINNER BEFORE THE CONCERT:
In honor of Olga Kern and the Warsaw Philharmonic concert on Nov. 1,
a pre-performance gala will take place at the Pipac Centre on the Lake
beginning at 5 p.m. with cocktails. Dinner follows, at 5:30, with a Russian-
themed menu. A brief presentation by Jacqueline Halbloom, host of Morning
Classics on KHKE, will provide insights and background into the evening's
performance. Proceeds benefit KHKE/KUNI. Tickets are $40 at the GBPAC box
office. Call 273-SHOW or toll-free 877-549-SHOW.
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PANTHER PALS CAMP:
UNI's Men's Basketball team will hold its annual Panther Pals Camp on
Sunday, Nov. 7. The camp is for girls and boys, grades one through six.
Cost for the three-hour camp is $40 and includes a t-shirt, basketball,
Subway party, autograph/photo session with all the players/coaches and FREE
admission to ALL UNI Men's Basketball home games. There will be a special
halftime performance at the UNI vs. Wayne State game on Nov. 21. For more
information, call Jason Nellis at 3-2267 or e-mail jason.nellis@uni.edu
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TEACHER CONVOCATION:
The 28th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place Friday,
Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m., in GBPAC. The 340 UNI students eligible for induction
have been sent invitations. Family and friends of the inductees can attend.
Faculty available to assist as marshalls should contact Nick Pace at 3-3564.
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OPEN BOWLING TOURNAMENT:
Open scratch-bowling tournament, singles, doubles, men and women, co-rec,
Monday, Nov. 8 or Thursday, Nov. 11, Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls.
Cost: $5/three lines (pay at alley prior to bowling). Registration: Monday,
Nov. 1 - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101. Play time:
3:30 p.m. either Monday or Thursday. Scratch tournament--singles score
combined with designated partner for doubles score. Open to students,
faculty and staff.
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ATHLETICS
Thursday: Soccer vs. Iowa - 6 p.m. - Cedar Valley Soccer Complex -
Coupons to get in free can be printed at http://www.cvysaonline.org/
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Saturday: Football vs. Southwest Missouri State, 4:05 p.m., UNI-Dome.
Women's Swim meet against Minnesota State - Mankato, 1 p.m. WRC.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

POPULAR CULTURE SERIES CONTINUES:
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 Old
Central Ballroom A of Maucker Union. Discussion will be moderated by
Harry Brod, Philosophy and Religion. Call the University Honors Program
at 3-3175 for more information.
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WALT WHITMAN LIVE:
Bill Koch, English Language & Literature, will present his one-man show,
"Walt Whitman Live!!" at Lang Hall Auditorium, Oct. 27, at 7:30 pm. The
60-minute show presents Whitman speaking on major themes of his poetry,
Abraham Lincoln, American culture, and his experience of the Civil War.
Free and open to the public.
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ART SLIDE SHOW & LECTURE:
Tapestry weaver Rebecca Bluestone will present a slide-show lecture on
how artists use their materials, process and environment to achieve their
unique vision. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday,
Oct. 27, at the KAB. Free and open to the public. For more
information, call 3-3679.
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CROW FORUM:
Monday, Nov. 1, Jesse Swan, English Language & Literature, will present
"Sexing Elizabeth Cary," in the Maucker Union South Room at noon. The Graduate
Program in Women's Studies sponsors CROW Forum. Everyone is invited to
this informal presentation and discussion.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Gary Brons, Earth Science major, will present "Salmon Summers: Working as
a Technician with the U.S. Forest Service in Sitka, Alaska" on Monday,
Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. in Latham 125. Open to all.
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PERFORMING ARTS
OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING:
Theatre UNI presents "Independence" by Lee Blessing, the story of an
emotional, unstable mother and her three adult daughters, set in
Independence, Iowa. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., in CAC, Room 108.
Admission is free.
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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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UNISTA PRODUCTION:
"5 Women Wearing the Same Dress" will be performed in the APR of the
Strayer-Wood Theatre Oct. 28 - 30, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Oct.
30, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $4. This story is wickedly funny, irreverent
and a touching celebration of the women's spirits.
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UNI JAZZ BAND I CONCERT:
Chris Merz will conduct. Friday, Oct. 29, GBPAC Great Hall, 7:30 p.m.
No charge.
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THE BLUESTONES – $5-10 TICKETS:
Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
Presented by the husband-and-wife team, Robert and Rebecca Bluestone,
this performance is one-of-a-kind. A unique multi-media showcase of
acoustic guitar music and distinct artwork. Call 3-SHOW. Ticket prices:
adults $10, youth $8, UNI student $5.
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"BLUES BLOWOUT":
Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo, KUNI
presents the "Blues Blowout" featuring Too Slim and the Taildraggers
from Seattle and Hal Reed and the Mob, winners of the Iowa Blues Challenge.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in
advance, $18 at the door. Purchase tickets by calling 1-800-772-2440,
weekdays during business hours.
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CAPITOL STEPS –*UCARD DISCOUNT:
Saturday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
This troupe of current and former Congressional staffers take a
humorous look at serious political issues. Call 3-SHOW for tickets.
*UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets. Student rush tickets
are $5 on performance day.
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BLACK EYED PEAS COMING TO UNI:
The BLACK EYED PEAS will perform Friday, Nov. 5, in the UNI-Dome.
Tickets are on sale at the UNI-Dome, GBPAC and Maucker Union box offices
and online at http://www.ticketreturn.com, or 273-DOME.
Tickets are $18 for UNI students and $26 for the general public.
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CANADIAN BRASS – *UCARD DISCOUNT
Sunday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC. This holiday concert offers a
blend of musicality, spontaneity and wit, with music from Mozart and Bach
to Gershwin and jazz. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box
Office. UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – *UCARD DISCOUNT
Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 & 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
Charles Dickens' classic tale "A Christmas Carol" will transport
audiences to 19th century England as costumes, sets, acts and
musicians combine to create a "holiday greeting card" at the
GBPAC. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office.
*UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

 

HONOR SOCIETY MEETING:
The Golden Key International Honor Society will hold an
informational meeting for all new and prospective members Tuesday,
Oct. 26, at 5 p.m., in the College Eye Room in lower level of the
Maucker Union.
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THURSDAZE:
"THE BOURNE SUPREMACY" will be shown Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 and
9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Ballroom. The movie is free and open to
all. For more information, call 3-2683.
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BUSINESS WRITING HELP:
Dale Cyphert will present strategies to help students improve writing for
reports, papers, and business plans, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 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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