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Monday, Sept. 10, 2001


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NEWS

CONVOCATION FEEDBACK: The Convocation Committee is interested in your feedback on this year's Convocation. We would also be interested in your thoughts on the date. Last year's event was the Monday after the first week of class, and this year's the first Wednesday. Please send your comments no later than Wednesday, Sept. 12, to Convocation@uni.edu.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Iowa students' average score on the SAT test is 1,196; the U.S. average score is 1,020. For the complete story, visit
http://DesMoinesRegister.com/news/stories/c4780927/15730363.html or
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NEW ATHLETICS WEBSITE: http://www.unipanthers.com is the official site for UNI Athletics. Stop by for everything you ever wanted to know about the UNI Athletics teams, coaches and student-athletes, not to mention the ability to listen to old broadcasts and read the Fact of the Day.
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ENERGY SERVICES: With the budget cut backs and sharp rise in fuel prices, UNI is looking into ways to further optimize energy use and save dollars. You can assist with this effort by turning off lights, computers, window air conditioners and equipment when not in use. For more facts and information.http://www.uni.edu/phyplant/energy
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SYMPHONY TICKETS: Single tickets are now on sale for the seven 2001-02 W/CF Symphony performances, including the season opener Oct. 5-6 at the GBPAC. For details, call 3-7469 or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org
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UNI COMPUTER DESKTOP WALLPAPER: A selection of UNI computer desktop wallpapers are available for downloading from the UNI Alumni Association Website. To access the wallpaper and installation instructions, visit http://www.unialum.org/justfun/desktops/desktop.html
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O.R. LATHAM STADIUM: The Rod Library Special Collections Division has just made available a brief Web history of O. R. Latham Stadium, UNI's football field before the construction of the Dome. The Stadium was located west of the West Gymnasium. For a number of years, it included a men's dormitory. If you would like to read about the Stadium and see some pictures, go to: http://www.uni.edu/petersog/bhlathamstad.html
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SPORT CLUBS: UNI's Sport Clubs offer the chance to develop or learn new skills while socializing with others. Call 3-6275 for more information.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

STUDENT DISCOUNTS: This year's Student Alumni Association offers discounts at 29 area businesses! For $18, you'll receive a members-only t-shirt, a UNI Calendar, free tickets to select athletic events, and a membership card to use at participating merchants like Papa Johns, Peppers, Iowa Sports Supply, and more! Visit http://students.unialum.org to sign up today! P.S. Your $18 dues can be charged to your U-Bill!
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CONVERSATION PARTNERS: The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking American students who would like to be conversation partners with international students. Meet just one hour a week You and your partner pick the time and place This is a great opportunity to learn about another culture and make a great friend! For information stop by Baker Hall 72, or call 273-2182
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HOURS

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/246.html
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EVENTS

DIVERSITY WEEK: Sept. 10-14. http://www.uni.edu/maucker/diversity_week_2001.htm
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FITNESS/LEISURE CLASSES: Fitness, Leisure classes are still open, it's not too late to get registered. A variety of classes for all fitness levels! Water aerobics, strength conditioning, karate, kickboxing, boot camp, absolutely abs, ballroom and swing dance lessons. Register in WRS 101. Join with your friend, spouse or co-worker for double the fun!
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INTRAMURAL CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Managers meeting at 4 p.m., Mon., Sept. 10. in WRC 150. Tournament is open to faculty, staff and students. $15 entry fee. Tournament play on Sept. 15
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PADDDLING PANTHERS: Learn- to- Swim program will continue swim lessons this semester with classes being taught at 10:00am and 11:00am Saturdays. Private lessons are also available. For further information, contact Christopher Denison, 3-7263 or email christopher.denison@uni.edu
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PIAZZA GRAND OPENING: The Grand Opening for the Piazza will be Mon. - Wed., Sept. 10-12. The event will include door prizes, nightly give-aways, Piazza events for students and student performances. Everyone with a valid UNI ID card will have an ID coupon "programmed" onto their card which will be good for a fountain drink at Biscotti's Mon. - Wed. between 2 and 4 p.m. or at the Piazza during Late Late Night, 10:15 - midnight. The first 500 guests to redeem their ID coupon will get their beverage in a re-usable Piazza/Biscotti's cup. This coupon can be redeemed Sept. 10, 11 or 12.

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FACULTY RECITAL: Mon., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Faculty Jazz Quartet - Chris Merz, saxophones; Robert Washut, piano; Jonathan Schwabe, bass; and Bob Dunn, guitar, with Linda Tate, guest jazz vocalist. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/music
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GUEST RECITAL: Tues., Sept. 11, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Jebe Hall. Ji-Yoen Choi, organ. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/music
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FLAG FOOTBALL REMINDERS: League and official's schedules available after 1 p.m in WRC 101 on September 11. League play begins September 12 on the Intramural fields.
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FUN RUN: Registration: September 14, 3-3:45 p.m. in WRC 101. Run begins at 4 p.m. at the Intramural fields.
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PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE: Director/Designers' Presentation: Picasso at the Lapin Agile 6:30 pm Wed., Sept. 12, Strayer-Wood Theatre. Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers' Presentation for the upcoming production of Steve Martin's comedy, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Director Steve Taft and the scenic, lighting, and costume designers share their vision of the production and the process of bringing the play to life on stage. Contact: Jascenna Haislet-Carlson; email: Jascenna.Haislet@uni.edu; phone: 273-6387. Free and open to the public
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LECTURE: "'Family Values:' Myths and Realities of the American Family." Lecture by Elaine Tyler May, Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Professor May is the 28th Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecturer in History. The Becker Memorial Lecture inaugurates the Department of History's annual lecture series. Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. in Seerley 115. Questions: contact Gregory Bruess at 32752.
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HEALTHY ATTITUDES: A six-week workshop designed to promote healthy attitudes and behaviors toward eating, exercise, and weight. Every Wednesday from Sept.19-Oct.24 in WRC 104. 7-8 p.m. To register or for more information call Joan Thompson at 3-2198.

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