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Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005

NEWS 

BOARD OF REGENTS AGENDA:
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet in Iowa City on Feb.
2 and 3. The agenda is available at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html
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BOARD OF REGENTS RESIGNATIONS:
To review the statement of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa,
regarding resignations of Regents John Forsyth and David Neil,
view UNI's legislative update at
http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html
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CAMPUS CONVERSATION - FEB. 4:
Two sessions have been scheduled to discuss the white paper prepared
by the President's Campus Advisory Group in response to the input
received to the two questions, "What makes UNI a great place to work?"
and "What would make it better?" The white paper is available at
http://www.uni.edu/conversation/index.shtml Contact a member
of the President's Advisory Group
(http://www.uni.edu/pres/univcomm/advisory.shtml) if you have any
questions. Attend either the 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or the 1 - 4 p.m.
session, Feb. 4, in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union.
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TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND DRIVE:
A Tsunami Relief Fund Drive, sponsored by UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education
Honor Society, is underway through Feb. 16. Contributions of any
size are welcome. Campus dropoff sites are at the Essentials cash
registers in Maucker Union, the Rod Library circulation desk, and
Suites 107 and 617 in SEC. All donations will be forwarded to the
American Red Cross International Response Fund, earmarked for the
Tsunami Relief and Recovery Operation.
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HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS:
The Committee on Honorary Degrees is soliciting nominations for
potential recipients of honorary degrees for submission to the president.
A statement of the policies and procedures can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/205.shtml or contact the Graduate
College at 3-2748. Nominations, marked "confidential," should be
submitted to the Graduate Dean's Office, Lang 122, by Feb. 18.
Supporting material must accompany nominations.
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FACULTY EVALUATION OF PRESIDENT KOOB:
Recently, voting faculty were sent a questionnaire as part of the
five-year review of President Koob. The deadline for returning the
questionnaire is Feb. 1. Faculty wishing to participate in the
review are encouraged to complete the questionnaire and return
it to the Center for Social and Behavioral Research (0402) using
the envelope included. For questions, please contact Daniel Power
(3-2987), Daniel.Power@uni.edu.
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NEW OFFICE DEPOT CATALOGS:
The new Office Depot catalogs have been mailed to each department.
For more copies, call Campus Supply at 3-2451.
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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:
UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring
semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server
after the end of the third week of classes. That process will begin
Monday, Jan. 31.
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V-DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Volunteers are needed for the V-day Events Feb. 7-12. An informational/
signup meeting will take place at 9 p.m., Monday Jan. 31, in the
Elm Room, Maucker Union. Get involved in ending violence
against women. Any questions, contact the V-day committee at
uni_vdaycommittee@hotmail.com
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MAUCKER UNION RESTAURANT SPECIALS:
Current specials at Maucker Union restaurants:
Chat's & Prexy's: large hot chocolate for the price of a small, $1.09;
Avanti: featuring the new ham & cheese calzone;
Flares: featuring a new grilled grinder, with ham, salami, pepperoni,
and provolone cheese.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 
2005 CARVER SUMMER INSTITUTES:
Instructors in the Liberal Arts Core are eligible to apply for a
Carver Fellowship to participate in either of two 2005 Carver Summer
Institutes. The institutes this summer will be: Critical Reading
and Writing in the Liberal Arts Core, and Integrating Disciplines
in the Liberal Arts Core. The institutes meet from 8:30 a.m. -
12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday for two weeks during May. For more
details and to apply, visit:
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/carver/carver.htm. For more information
contact Jill Trainer at 3-3282.
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WEB CLASS LIST AND GRADE SHEETS:
Web class lists and grade sheets are available on MyUNIverse.
For additional information about this new service for faculty and
academic departments, visit
http://www.uni.edu/regist/information/webclasslistinfo.shtml
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KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:
KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from
the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol. The show airs Mondays, at 10 a.m.,
throughout the legislative session. The guests for the show on Jan.
31 are UNI President Robert Koob; Director of the State Department of
Education, Judy Jeffrey; and Vice President of Instruction at Kirkwood
Community College, Mary Lou Lauer. The topic will be education.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS:
Celebrate Black History Month throughout February. Events will
include the month-long showings of the "Eyes on the Prize" Civil
Rights video series at the CME, Afrofunk Adventures music by YAWO
on Feb. 22, and a Capoeira and Mozambican performance at the GBPAC
on Feb. 26. For a complete list of events, visit
http://www.uni.edu/cme, or call 3-2250.
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ART EXHIBITION:
Three Ceramics Exhibitions: "JoAnn Schnabel: Works in Clay," "UNI Alumni
Ceramics Exhibition, 1990-2005," and ""Out of the Cupboard, Into the
Light: Ceramics Works from JoAnn Schnabel's Personal Collection"
end Wednesday, Feb. 2. Free and open to the public.
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3rd ANNUAL WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:
There are three different challenges: traditional, non-swimmers, or
double. Complete mileage by March 4 and win a T-shirt and certificate
of achievement. Registration materials available now, WRC 101. Cost
is $15. Contact Timothy.Klatt@uni.edu or 3-7120 for more information.
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LABYRINTH:
Walking the labyrinth allows for relaxation, centering, meditation
and quietness. Jan. 27, 5-6 p.m. and Jan. 28, noon - 1 p.m., WRC,
Room 204. Allow 20 minutes. Call Joan Thompson, 3-2198 to register.
There is no charge for this event sponsored by Wellness & Recreation
Services.
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KHKE - JACQUELINE HALBLOOM TALKS WITH STEVE CARIGNAN:
Thursday, Jan. 27, 89.5 FM KHKE's classical music host Jacqueline
Halbloom talks with guest Steve Carignan, executive director of the
GBPAC, at 10 a.m., to discuss the rest of the 2005 season.
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YOUTH DRAMA CLASSES:
The Sturgis Youth Theatre offers creative drama classes for children
in preschool through high school. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 31. All
classes are in CAC, Room 108. For class information and registration,
visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html
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KHKE - JACQUELINE HALBLOOM TALKS WITH CHUCK STILWILL:
Monday, Jan. 31, 89.5 FM KHKE's classical music host Jacqueline
Halbloom talks with Chuck Stilwill, director of the Waterloo Community
Playhouse, at 10 a.m., about its new show, "Déjà Vu."
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ATHLETICS
Friday: #14 Wrestling vs. #1 Oklahoma State, West Gym, 7 p.m.
Track, UNI Invitational, UNI-Dome, all day.
Saturday: Track, UNI Invitational, UNI-Dome, all day.
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FACULTY/STAFF NIGHT:
UNI faculty and staff are invited to pick up two free tickets
to the UNI Men's Basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 2. The Panthers will
host Evansville at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Stop by the UNI-Dome
ticket office in the NW corner of the Dome for tickets. UNI employee
Sherri Baldwin will sing the national anthem.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

FAST TRAC PLANNING ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING:
This comprehensive eight-session training course will provide the
tools necessary to successfully start or grow a business, through
classroom instruction, discussion with local business experts and
hands-on business planning. Certified Fast Trac trainers teach the
classes, held Thursday evenings, from Feb. 3 through March
24, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $199 per business. For more
information and to register, call 236-8123, or e-mail Mike
Hahn at mike.hahn@uni.edu
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Julie Husband, Department of English,
will present "Martin Delany and the Nineteenth-Century Roots and
Rhetorics of African-American Conservatism." Free and open to all.
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CSIKSZENTMIHALYI /CREATIVITY STUDY GROUP:
In preparation for Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's (Me-HI CHIK-sent-me-hi)
visit to UNI on March 3 and 4, the College of Social & Behavioral
Sciences will sponsor a study group throughout February, for faculty
and staff, who would like to read and discuss his book "Creativity:
Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention." Advance
registration required. The group will be limited to the first 20
registrants. For more information, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/csbs/csikszentmihalyi.htm
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PERFORMING ARTS

SCHOOL OF MUSIC:
Friday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Visiting Artist-Faculty Recital:
Genadi Zagor, piano.
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ROMEO & JULIET, BALLET- (*UCARD DISCOUNT):
Sunday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
The St. Petersburg Ballet will perform Shakespeare's classic, "Romeo
& Juliet." Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office.
*UNI students receive 50 percent-off tickets.
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KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., Denny Garcia. will perform a solo acoustic
show in the KUNI studios on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3
for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information
visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html
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THE MITTENS - LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
The Mittens will be in the studios to support their CD release party.
This special live performance will take place during Wednesday's "Night
Music" show on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC.
Admission is $3, free for children 12 and under.
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KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT:
Saturday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., at the Electric Park Ballroom, Waterloo.
Bobby Rush, one of the most exciting and creative artists in the R
& B/blues arena, will headline. Opening act is the Blue Band. Proceeds
support public radio at UNI. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at
Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and Cedar Valley Harley-Davidson/Buell
Cycle Center in Waterloo. For tickets call 800-772-2440 or
http://www.kuniradio.org/store.html. Tickets are $20 in advance,
$25 at the door.
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SYMPHONY:
The W-CF Symphony and the Metropolitan Chorale will perform Mahler's
Second Symphony (Resurrection) Saturday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC.
Also on the program, a piece written specifically for this concert by UNI
music composition professor and former WCFSO conductor Lathon
Jernigan. For tickets call 3-SHOW or http://www.wcfsymphony.org.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP:
This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership
contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women.
Application deadline is Feb. 18. Encourage students to apply
using the Common Scholarship Application at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/. Written applications will also be
accepted until 4 p.m., in the Office of the Vice President for
Educational & Student Services, 200 Gilchrist.
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ROBERTA S. TAMRES SCI-FI AWARD:
This award is open to UNI students writing science-fiction stories,
poems, plays, screenplays and essays. Prize is $50 and publication
in "Inner Weather," UNI's student-run literary magazine. Deadline is
Feb. 1. See required guidelines at
http://www.uni.edu/~english/CreativeWriting.htm. Established by
Provost Aaron Podolefsky as a memorial tribute to his mother.
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CAPSTONE IN GREECE:
Two informational meetings for the June 2005 Capstone Study Abroad
Course in Greece will be held at noon and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26,
in Seerley 213. Contact Professor Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu
or 3-2752 or visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.
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THURSDAZE GOES WESTERN WILD:
Events include: mechanical bull riding, rodeo roper, horse racing,
cow milking, 8 p.m. - midnight. Make CDs from 6 p.m. - midnight and
watch the movie "Friday Night Lights" at 7 p.m. Country dance lessons
at 9 p.m. For more information contact 3-2683.
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