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Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005

NEWS 

WARNING SIREN TO SOUND:
The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency will conduct
a test of the outdoor early warning siren system Wednesday,
Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. One sound is used for the test -- a steady
wail lasting for three minutes. If severe weather conditions are
present, the test will be canceled to avoid confusion.
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BOARD OF REGENTS APPOINTMENT:
To review the statement of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa,
regarding the appointment of Teresa Wahlert, view UNI's legislative
update at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html
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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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FEB. 4 - CAMPUS CONVERSATION - DISCUSS WHITE PAPER:
Please review the white paper posted at
http://www.uni.edu/conversation and plan to attend either the morning
(8:30 - 11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1 - 4 p.m.) session in the
Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union for discussion. If questions,
contact a member of the Campus Advisory Group listed at
http://www.uni.edu/pres/univcomm/advisory.shtml
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VOLUNTEER WITH IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES:
The Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration (formerly New
Iowans Program) is seeking volunteers to work with immigrants and
refugees, tutoring international students, or assisting at El Centro
Latinoamericano. To find out more, contact Abbie at abbie@uni.edu
or 3-3306.
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UNIVERSITY HOUSES FOR RENT:
Two university houses are available for rent. They are located at
1209 W. 23rd St. (four bedrooms) and 3204 Panther Lane (three
bedrooms). Contact Doug Jensen at 3-6827 for details.
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VALENTINE COOKIES ARE BACK:
Surprise someone special with a personalized, 12" chocolate-chip cookie
($6.99) or treat friends and co-workers to a dozen frosted sugar
cookies ($7.49). Order online and pick up the cookies Feb. 11 or
14 at 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's or Prexy's.
http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/
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"SOUP'ER" BOWL SPECIALS AT ESSENTIALS:
"Soup'er Bowl" specials at Essentials in Maucker Union Jan. 31,
through Feb. 6. include discounts on snacks, beverages, soups-at-
hand, and ice cream bars.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

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 topic on Monday,
Feb. 7 is Women in Politics in Iowa. Guests include former Iowa
Assistant Attorney General, Roxanne Conlin; Lt. Governor
Sally Pederson; and Rep. Libby Jacobs of Des Moines.
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STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Consider nominating individuals or organizations for the 2005 Grace
Ann Hovet Student Leadership Awards. Visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker
to print the nomination forms. Nominations are due Monday, March 7,
to the Student Involvement & Activities Center, located in Maucker
Union. The awards ceremony will take place Sunday, April 3, at
3:30 p.m. in Maucker Union. For more information, contact 3-2683.
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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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WOW JANUARY:
The January 2005 issue of Words of Wellness (an employee wellness
newsletter for UNI faculty and staff) is available at
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html. To receive a
hard copy of each issue along with the fitness program schedule, contact Kathy.Green@uni.edu, 3-6921.
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DIVERSITY AT UNI: FOCUS ON SPANISH
Celebrate Spanish language and culture by participation in Study
Abroad Center and Modern Languages Department events. Visit
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/languagediversity2005.asp or
call 3-7078.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS:
Celebrate Black History Month throughout February. Events
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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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:
International Education Week is Jan. 31 - Feb. 4. The UNI Spanish
Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, is sponsoring the following activities:
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., in Lang 23, the film "Maria Full of Grace"
or "A hora Estás Sola" will be shown.
UNISIS informational meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 3, from
4 to 5 p.m. in Maucker Union.
Friday: 1 p.m. at The Vibe on 23rd St., join fellow Spanish speakers,
UNICOSS, for an hour.

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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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WINTER ADVENTURE:
Spend two nights and three days in the northwoods cross-country
skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and enjoying winter, Minnesota
style. Dates are Feb. 11 - 13. Cost is $85 (UNI) $95 (guest).
Pre-trip meeting Feb. 8, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. For more information
contact Outdoor Rec, at 3-7163.
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UNI CATERING VALENTINE DINNER:
Saturday, Feb. 12, 5 - 9 p.m., at the UNI Commons Ballroom and Georgian
Lounge. The UNI Catering event features prime rib, chicken cordon bleu,
and eggplant parmesan as the main entree choices. The prices, ranging
from $16 - $22, include beverages and dessert. Tips are not accepted.
Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Make
reservations before Feb. 10. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/dor/valentinedinner/
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DOWNHILL SKIING IN WISCONSIN:
Saturday, Feb. 12, spend the day skiing at Mt. Lacrosse, one of the
Midwest's best-kept secrets. Cost $50 (UNI) $55 (guest). Skis or
snowboards included in cost of trip. Pre-trip meeting, Feb. 8 at
5 p.m., WRC 174. For more information contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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OPEN HOUSE:
The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are hosting an open house, Friday,
Feb. 25, from 4 - 6 p.m. The purpose of this event is to welcome and
introduce the university community to the facility and the programs
of the chapter.
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SPEND SPRING BREAK CANOEING:
Explore Georgia's famous Okefenokee Swamp, March 11 - 20. Cost $325
(UNI); $350 (guest). Pre-trip meeting, March 3, at 5 p.m., WRC 174.
Swimming skills and good physical condition are a prerequisite; no
experience necessary. Sign up early at the Outdoor Rec, at 3-7163.
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ATHLETICS
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, versus Evansville
at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Stop by the UNI-Dome ticket office in
the NW corner of the UNI-Dome for tickets. UNI employee Sherri Baldwin
will sing the national anthem.
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Wednesday: Men's basketball vs. Evansville, UNI-Dome, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday: Track, Panther Classic, all day.
Women's tennis vs. Truman State, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 1:30 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. Bradley, West Gym, 4:05 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Southern Illinois, UNI-Dome, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday: Wrestling vs. Northern Illinois, West Gym, 2 p.m.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

LEGISLATIVE CAMPUS UPDATE:
An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at 12:15 p.m.,
Friday, Feb. 4, in the Maucker Union Elm Room.
Keith Saunders, state relations officer, Board of Regents, State of
Iowa, will give an update about the Governor's budget proposal and
other key legislative issues. Keith will be available for questions.
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CROW FORUM:
Monday, Feb. 7, noon, Julia Trahan, School of Music, will present
"An Intimate Voice: The Music of Rebecca Clarke" in Maucker Union,
South Room. The Graduate Program in Women's Studies sponsors
the Current Research on Women Forum Series. All are welcome to gather
for informal presentation and discussion.
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AEOP MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:
UNI-AEOP meeting, Feb. 8, noon, CME conference room, upper level,
Maucker Union. Dennis Lindner, director, Information Systems, will
present a program on "Identify Theft." Bring order forms for
the Martin Brothers' fundraiser. http://www.uni.edu/aeop
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PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS:
The UNI chapter of Amnesty International is part of a worldwide
movement to promote human rights at home and abroad. Meetings are at
9 p.m. every Wednesday in Sabin 13. For more information, contact
Jessica Maas at jmaas@Uni.edu or Stephanie Smelser at ssmelser@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 19th-Century Roots and
Rhetorics of African-American Conservatism." Free and open to all.
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SLIDE PRESENTATION ON ALASKA:
Filmmaker Jeff Barrie and Alaska Gwich'in native Peter Solomon will
present, "Arctic Quest: Our Search for Truth", Thursday, Feb. 3,
4 p.m., McCollum Science Hall, Room 001. The multimedia presentation
will highlight the spectacular flora and fauna found on the coastal
plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the impact the proposed
extraction of oil from this region would have on the area and its
people. Refreshments will be provided.
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HOLOCAUST GUEST LECTURE:
Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in Seerley 115, Eric Ehrenreich will
present a lecture on "'Neutral' Antisemitism: Scientific Racial
Propaganda and the Holocaust." Ehrenreich is the 2004-2005 Douglas
and Carol Cohen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust
Studies where he is researching "Genealogy and Genocide: The Nazi
'Proof of Ancestry' and its Origins." Free and open to all.
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PERFORMING ARTS

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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SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Wednesday, Feb. 2, Davis Hall, 8 p.m., Northern Iowa Flute Choir
Concert, Angeleita Floyd, conductor.
Friday, Feb. 4, Davis Hall, 8 p.m., faculty recital: Micah Everett,
trombone, Genadi Zagor, piano.
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CELTIC MUSIC SESSIONS:
The UNI Gaelic Club sponsors Celtic Music Sessions on the first Friday
of the month at 7 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeeshop, 909 West 23rd St.,
above Bought Again Books. Sessions are free and open to the public.
Join in or just listen. For more information visit
http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm
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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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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., singer-songwriter Michael Jerling performs
on six- and 12-string guitars, harmonica and mandolin. Each Monday
evening's show is staged in the KUNI studios in the CAC.
Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For
more info visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html
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LEAHY, CELTIC MUSIC (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
This group of brothers and sisters are a whirlwind of Celtic music
and dance. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office.
*UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):
Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com).
First capturing international acclaim on Paul Simon's Graceland album,
the 10-man Zulu a cappella group has become synonymous with the
South African sound. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. *UNI students receive
50 percent off tickets.
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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

THURSDAZE, FEB. 3 MOVIE NIGHT:
This week's feature movie is "Alfie" starring Jude Law. Showtimes
are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free
refreshments and snacks provided. For more information call 3-2683.
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STUDY SPANISH IN UNIVERSIDAD DE TARAPACA, CHILE:
Hildegard (Pochy) Morales, representative of the Universidad de
Tarapaca, will provide information on studying abroad in Chile,
Feb. 3, Maucker Union, College Eye Room, 3 p.m. For more information
call 3-7078, or http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 

 

 

 


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