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Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005

NEWS 

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 Essentials 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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STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:
Supervisors, nominate student employees for the 2004-2005 UNI
Student Employee of the Year. View eligibility criteria and print
a nomination form at
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/398.html
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LUX SERVICE AWARD:
Nominations are being accepted for the 2005 Lux Service Award.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have
demonstrated outstanding service to UNI. Students with 90 or more
credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award.
Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements
and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by
Feb. 11. Direct questions to Jennifer Noehl at 3-6409.
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VALENTINE COOKIES ARE BACK:
Surprise someone special with a personalized 12-inch chocolate chip
cookie ($6.99) or treat friends and co-workers to a dozen frosted
sugar cookies ($7.49). Place your 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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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

STROKE RISK SCREENINGS:
WRS is sponsoring stroke screenings Friday, March 4, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
WRC 104. Screening includes full vascular profile, EKG, and blood
pressure for $105. For more information contact Kathy Green, 3-6921
or Deedra Billings, 3-7162. Appointments required, call 1-866-478-7653
to schedule.
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A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE SESSIONS:
This program, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League's "A World of
Difference Institute," explores issues of identity, culture and
awareness and emphasizes skills needed to confront and combat bias.
Led by UNI faculty and administrators, February sessions at the
CME include: Thursday, Feb. 10; Wednesday, Feb. 16; Thursday, Feb. 17;
Monday, Feb. 21; and Thursday, Feb. 24. Each session is from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. To register, or view a complete list of available sessions,
call 3-2250, e-mail CME-Reservations@uni.edu or visit
http://www.uni.edu/cme
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VALENTINE GIFTS FROM ESSENTIALS:
Valentine gifts for that "special" person are available at Essentials
in Maucker Union. For great gift ideas visit
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/essentials.shtml
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FOR SALE: HP TONER CARTRIDGE FOR HP 4V
The office of Information Technology Services has an overstock of
HP Toner Cartridges for Hewlett Packard 4V, 4MV laser jet printers.
The toners are genuine C3900A's that have never been opened. To
purchase these toners at a discounted price, contact Laurie Knipp
at 3-7607 or e-mail laurie.knipp@uni.edu
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The ASPIRE Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program is seeking volunteers
to help individuals with disabilities through animal-assisted activities.
Volunteers are needed for classes, grant writing, fundraising, data entry
and instruction. The Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center is seeking volunteer
drivers and runners for the home-delivered meals program. Also seeking
KBOL Public Radio Street Team PR volunteers. For more information
e-mail volunteer@uni.edu
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A T. REX NAMED SUE VOLUNTEERS:
UNI Museums is bringing a tyrannosaurus rex named Sue to Cedar Falls.
Volunteers are needed March 5 through May 27 for tours, ticketing,
exhibit maintenance, gift shop and special events. Minimum commitment
of 15 hours. Training required. Applications available at the UNI
Museum and Advising and Career Services. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/museum/sue for more information.
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DIRECT-DEPOSIT PAYSLIP FOR STAFF AND FACULTY:
Beginning with the Jan. 31 monthly payroll, direct-deposit payslips
are only available online. View payslips from the UNI Employee
Self Service menu item in Oracle. Directions can be found at
http://tinyurl.com/6ygeg. Further assistance is available from the
MEMFIS help desk, 3-5555, option 2. Specific questions regarding pay
should be directed to payroll at 3-6211.
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MEMFIS HR/PAYROLL SYSTEM:
Read the February issue of the MEMFIS Times to learn how to view
payslips, leave balances, and reduce the number of e-mail notifications
received. Information about HR/Payroll reports is also included.
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/news/memfis_times.asp.
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HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:
This free, information-packed workshop is designed to teach the basics
of starting a small business. Advanced registration is required. Call
3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu to reserve space.
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EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

V-DAY EVENTS 2005:
Tuesday, Feb. 8, Benefit Bands Concert, at 7 p.m. - midnight, in Lang
Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $2 at the door.
Wednesday, Feb. 9, Envision a Violence Free World Open Mic Night/Rally,
at 9 p.m., in Maucker Union Expansion.
Thursday, Feb. 10, Vagina Carnival, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., in Maucker Union
Expansion.
Friday/Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12, "The Vagina Monologues," at 7:30 p.m.,
in Lang Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at GBPAC
or call 3-SHOW. Silent art auction before and after both shows.
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PHOTO EXHIBIT BY RUSSIAN ARTISTS:
In association with Russian Language Diversity Week, a photo exhibit by
Russian artists titled "St. Petersburg, Cedar Falls: Two Sides of
the Same World," will be appearing all this week (Feb. 7 - 11)
in the KAB lobby displays.
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KHKE'S CLASSICAL HOST INTERVIEWS ROD CHESNUTT AND PHYLLIS MCGIBBON:
Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m., Assistant Professor of Music, Rod
Chesnutt will discuss UNI's Northern Festival of Bands. The festival
opens Thursday evening, Feb. 10 and continues through Saturday
afternoon, Feb. 12 at the GBPAC.
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m., Associate Professor of Art at Wellesley
College in Massachusetts, Phyllis McGibbon, will discuss her upcoming
UNI Gallery of Art exhibit and lecture.
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ART EXHIBITIONS:
UNI Gallery of Art to present 'The Fertile Crescent Portfolio,'
'Veronica's Imprint,' and 'World in a Jar: War and Trauma', three print
exhibitions that address culture and conflict in the Middle East. On
display from Thursday, Feb. 10 through Friday, March 4. Artists Phyllis
McGibbon will lecture Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., and Robert Hirsch
at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, both in KAB 111. For more information
visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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RUSSIAN TABLE: CONVERSATION ABOUT RUSSIA IN ENGLISH:
As part of Russian Language Diversity Week, a conversation table for
discussion of contemporary issues pertaining to Russia, and also for
help with conversation in Russian, will take place from
10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Hemisphere Lounge in
Maucker Union.
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89.7 FM KHKE'S "CLASSICALLY BLACK - ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK":
Friday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in honor of Black History
Month, KHKE will air a "Classically Black" special called "Celebration -
Adolphus Hailstork." The special gives a sample of Hailstork's music
and a glimpse into his creative processes.
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FITNESS & FUN 101:
Go back to the basics and learn all there is to know about mind, body,
and spirit (yoga and stretching). Saturday, Feb. 12, 9 - 11 a.m.,
WRC 85. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec.
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SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR:
The UNI Student Reading Association is sponsoring its spring Scholastic
Book Fair, Monday - Thursday, Feb. 14-17 in the rotunda of the SEC.
Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, the book fair will be
open until 7 p.m. Proceeds go to local literacy events and projects
funded by the UNI-SRA. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
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SAE OPEN HOUSE:
The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are hosting an open house, Friday,
Feb. 25, from 4 - 6 p.m., 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 Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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ATHLETICS
Thursday: Women's basketball vs. Southern Illinois, West Gym, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday: Women's basketball vs. Evansville, West Gym, 4:05 p.m.
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FACULTY/STAFF NIGHT:
UNI Athletics is offering UNI faculty and staff two free tickets to
the UNI vs. Southern Illinois women's basketball game on Feb. 10 in
the West Gym. Pick up your tickets at the UNI-Dome ticket office
anytime or at the West Gym the day of the game. Bring the special-offer
card you should have received in campus mail, or print this page and
bring it to the game.
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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

WOMEN ON FRIDAYS:
Women on Fridays returns on Feb. 11, at noon, in Baker 161. The kickoff
of the Women and Leadership series features Stacy Van Gorp, executive
director of Opportunity Works and director of American Humanics &
Community Parnerships at UNI on "Women’s Leadership and the Non-profit
Sector."
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UNICOSS:
The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers meets every Friday at 1 p.m., at
the Vibe to speak Spanish and play games. There will be a special
meeting at Chat's (different location) in the Maucker Union on
Friday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m.
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GRADUATE FACULTY BROWN BAG LUNCH:
The objective of this series of talks is to encourage intellectual
activity, promote cross-disciplinary dialogue, and provide a monthly
forum for graduate faculty to gather and interact. Sue Joslyn (School
of HPELS), this year's UNI Distinguished Scholar, will give the
inaugural talk Wednesday, Feb. 16, noon-12:50 in the
Presidential Room at Maucker Union. Joslyn will speak on the
epidemiology of cancer. The Graduate College will provide
cookies and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE 2005:
Friday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., NIACC, Mason City. This annual event,
sponsored by all of the John Pappajohn Centers, brings together students,
faculty and staff for a day of enlightenment, inspiration and insight
into entrepreneurship and small business. Fees for UNI students,
faculty, and staff are being covered by the UNI John Pappajohn
Entrepreneurial Center. The JPEC is providing a free shuttle bus to
Mason City. For more information visit http://www.jpec.org/ceic2005.htm
or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350. Registration
deadline is Feb. 18. Note: If you are affiliated with UNI, you must
use the UNI registration page to receive free admission and
transportation.
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

CEEE PRESENTS "WINDS OF CHANGE":
On Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., Dave Martin from Cedar Falls
Utilities and Kelly Vowels from Waverly Light & Power will speak
about the growth of renewable energy and how it has changed the
utilities industry.
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LECTURE: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN RUSSIAN EDUCATION:
Vitalii Kantor, a visiting scholar from Russia, will lecture on
"Contemporary Issues in Russian Education," on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at
10 a.m., in the Seerley Great Reading Room. A reception will follow. For
more information call 3-7078,
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/languagediversity2005.asp
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AGING IN RURAL PLACES:
John Krout, Gerontology Institute at Ithaca College, will present
"Aging in Rural Places: Does 'Rural' Matter?" via ICN on Feb. 9, at
4 p.m., in SEC 103A. The presentation will examine why it is important
to study aging in rural communities. Seating is limited. For questions,
contact Amy Unruh (3-7961), Amy.Unruh@uni.edu.
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LECTURE: THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF THE RUSSIAN COUNTRYSIDE:
Aleksei Vorontsov, a visiting scholar from Russia, will present a lecture
on "Social and Economic Problems of the Russian Countryside" with a reception
immediately following, Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., in CAC 108. For more
information call 3-7078,
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/languagediversity2005.asp
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FILM: "OSAMA"
Theatre UNI will show the Golden Globe Award-winning film "Osama" by
Siddiq Barmak, on Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., in Sabin 102. Inspired by actual
events, the film explores the oppression of women in Afghanistan under
Taliban rule. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI PRESENTS TOMMY STINSON AT THE REVERB:
Friday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m., at the Reverb in Cedar Falls, Tommy
Stinson will perform. Stinson has performed with garage punkers the
Replacements and Guns N' Roses. Tommy will play a special solo
acoustic set in support of his new album with Dave Phillips from
Frank Black and the Catholics. Admission is $6.
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., third floor in the CAC, "Union maid,
hellraiser, and labor singer" Anne Feeney and Chris Chandler, a
performance poet/songwriter, together do something called the "Flying
Poetry Circus." 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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TELL YOUR STUDENTS

THURSDAZE, FEB. 10 MOVIE NIGHT:
This week's feature movie is "Ray". 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 or
http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/thursdaze
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PEER ADVISOR IN RESIDENCE (PAIR) POSITIONS:
Advising and Career Services is looking for undergraduate students with
strong interpersonal skills and concern for others for the 2005 - 2006
PAIR staff. PAIRs are trained to provide major exploration assistance,
advising, scheduling and academic skill-building resources. Additional
information and application are available from
http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/pair/who.shtml and from Advising and
Career Services, through any current PAIR or michele.peck@uni.edu.
Applications are due Feb. 18.
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JOIN THE NEW CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD (CAB):
The Student Involvement & Activities Center is creating a Campus
Activities Board (CAB). CAB will be responsible for campus-wide
programming and entertainment. The group will consist of several
committees, including: Thursdaze, Entertainment, Speakers, Film,
and Publicity. Applications available at SIAC, residence hall front
desks, or online (http://www.uni.edu/maucker) due Feb. 25 to the SIAC.
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SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS FOR FUNDED DEPARTMENTAL POSITIONS:
Sixteen positions are available for students to assist in staffing
university departments and programs on a part-time, temporary basis
for fall 2005-spring 2006. Proposal packets may be completed and
downloaded from the Cooperative Education/Internship Web site:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/16onproposal.html and mailed to
Cooperative Education, 224 Gilchrist 0384. Deadline is 5 p.m.,
Monday, Feb. 28.
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STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE:
The Study Abroad Center is hosting an open house, Friday, Feb. 11,
2 - 5 p.m., in 161 Baker Hall. Past participants will share their
experiences in an informal setting. Refreshments, door prizes. For
more information call 3-7078, http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad
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SUMMER STUDY ABROAD IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA:
Maria Basom will conduct an informational session about a summer
study abroad opportunity in St. Petersburg, Russia. Wednesday,
Feb. 9, noon - 1 p.m. (bring your lunch), North Room,
Maucker Union. For more information call 3-7078,
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/languagediversity2005.asp
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2006-2007 ROTARY FOUNDATION AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Each year the Rotary Foundation provides graduate and advanced
undergraduate study opportunities (U.S. $25,000 maximum) to attend
a college or university in another country where there are Rotary
Clubs. The deadline for applications is March 1. Applications
should be sent to the Graduate College, 122 Lang Hall c/o Shirley
Uehle. For more information visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/401.html
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CAMP & REC FAIR:
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom. Fifty
organizations from across the U.S. will recruit summer employees.
Sponsored by UNI Advising & Career Services, Gilchrist 242. List of
recruiting organizations:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/campfair/campweb.html
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:
Open to all UNI students, entry deadline March 11. $100 prize for
the winning essay will be presented at the Student Leadership Awards
April 3. Essay topics and criteria are at
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay-2005.html.
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