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Monday, Feb. 18, 2002

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NEWS

GANSKE TO VISIT UNI: Iowa Congressman Greg Ganske (R) will be the keynote speaker and guest of honor at the UNI Army ROTC Annual Military Ball, Fri., Feb. 22 in Maucker Union. All UNI faculty, staff members, veterans and students are invited to attend. For additional information and tickets, call Lt. Col. Mike DePuglio, professor of Military Science, at 3-6220 or 3-7648.
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ANNUAL UNI BUDGET: The cabinet's annual budget planning message is posted on the Web at: http://www.uni.edu/infosys/budget03.shtml
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PHONE DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE: Stop at the Information Desk at Maucker Union to pick up a copy of the UNI campus phone directory.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

PRACTICE MCAT EXAM: To be given Saturday, February 23, 2002. Cost: $25. Limited seats remaining. Review sessions in general physics, general chemistry, and reading/writing will be scheduled between February 24 and April 19. For more information, e-mail: sherry.nuss@uni.edu
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J. MICHAEL MCBRIDE ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP: Applications are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate prospective and declared accounting majors. Other criteria: be at least sophomore standing the fall of 2002; demonstrate financial need as determined by federal guidelines; minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA; strong leadership and citizenship qualities. Value: Undergraduate - tuition & fees, room & board, and books. Graduate - in-state tuition. Deadline: March 1, 2002 file for financial aid with a 2002-03 FAFSA. Applications available in the Accounting Dept, CBB 329 or the Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116 (273-2700 or 1-800-772-2736).
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THE U.S. FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER WRITTEN EXAMINATION is going to be offered twice this year: April 13 and September 21. The registration deadlines are March 11, 2002 for the April 13 test date; August 13, 2002 for the September 21, 2002 test date. Sample registration forms are available in the Career Center Library (Government Employment binder). Interesteed students with international experience and required qualifications are urged to view the Web site: http://www.careers.state.gov to register. For more information, contact Isabela Varela, isabela.varela@uni.edu at the Career Center, 273-6857.
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CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUTANT SCHOLARSHIP: Liberal arts students wishing to pursue graduate accounting study can receive financial aid through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) John L. Carey Scholarship Program. Scholarships are given based on academic achievement, leadership, future career interests and acceptance into a graduate accounting program. Scholarships are for $5,000 and are renewable for one year. Additional information can be obtained from Dr. William Bowlin, 3-7101, bud.bowlin@uni.edu.
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ITS/ET GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRODUCTION: Lamination is one of the many services provided by Educational Technology-Graphics. This process works well for preserving and improving the durability of posters, maps, newspaper clippings and other items. We can accommodate materials up to 37" wide. Bring your items to the Center for Educational Technology, Room 200. Projects submitted by 3 p.m. may be picked up by 3 p.m. the next business day. We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 3-6140.
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PERSONAL TRAINERS: Personal Trainers are a wonderful resource for motivation and guidance while working towards your fitness goals. Call Kristy at 3-7167 for more information.
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UNIPA SCHOLARSHIPS: The University of Northern Iowa Parent Association (UNIPA) will award five scholarships to undergraduate students for the 2002-2003 school year. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from each undergraduate college. Scholarships will be directly credited toward tuition, half in fall 2002 and half in spring 2003. If interested, pick up an application in 205 Commons or Financial Aid Office. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 28th.
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SUMMER/FALL 2002/CO-OP ORIENTATION INFORMATION SESSIONS: Students seeking credit-bearing internship opportunities can view the spring orientation schedule at: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/orisched.html. You must have attained sophomore level or above by summer 2002 and have a GPA of 2.5 or better to participate.
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FAMILY OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS: If you believe your family members have made you what you are today or want to show them just how special they are to you, pick up an application in to 205 Commons, the Admissions Office or Student Activities Office in the Union and nominate them for Family of the Year . The selection process will occur in spring 2002. The winning family will be honored during the Stephen F. Austin game on Sept. 21, during Family Weekend. Applications are due by noon on April 5th.
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MINORITY BUSINESS COMPETITION: The University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is sponsoring a minority business plan competition for a new minority business start-up in the Cedar Valley (this means a new business, owned and operated by a minority, located in Iowa preferably the Cedar Valley). This competition is in conjunction with KBBG Radio and the UNI Regional Business Center. A complete business plan and submission form must be submitted to the JPEC in the Curris Business Building on the UNI campus or the UNI Regional Business Center at 212 E. Fourth Street in Waterloo by March 25, 2002. A $5,000 seed grant will be awarded to the winner, who will be announced at the annual KBBG banquet in May. For a business plan outline and/or submission form, please contact the JPEC at 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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EVENTS

ART EXHIBITIONS: Art exhibitions through March 10 are "Teresa A. Cole: Print Installations" and "Alexander Kvares: Recent Work." Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. through Thurs.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.; noon to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun.
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UNI CONNECTION'S ANNUAL PIE PARTY: Everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy a piece of homemade pie Tues., Feb. 19 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Student Center.
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JOB HUNTING WORKSHOP: The session will focus on locating and researching positions, developing a professional profile, and designing resumes and cover letters. Tues., Feb. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. in Lang 20.
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LECTURE ON RUSSIAN MUSIC: Dr. Victoria Cherva, associate professor of Russian culture at the Russian State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg will speak on contemporary Russian music on Tues., Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Great Reading Room in Seerley.
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MEN'S BASKETBALL VS EVANSVILLE, ILLINOIS ST.: Salute the six seniors as the men's basketball team plays its final two home games this season. The Panthers host Missouri Valley Conference for Evansville Tuesday night at 7:05pm in the UNI-Dome and then face the Illinois State Redbirds at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. Call 3-DOME to buy advance tickets.
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NORTHERN IOWA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Tues., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PHI ALPHA THETA/HISTORY DEPT. LECTURE: Kenneth Lyftogt, UNI Department of History, will give a presentation on "Matthew Mark Trumbull: Iowa, Race and the Civil War." The lecture is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 20, in SRL 115.
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ÚNICOSS: The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers will meet on Wed., Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge of the Maucker Union. Anyone interested in speaking Spanish is welcome to join this informal gathering. For more information, contact Kristiana Houske k.houske@uni.edu or Jennifer Cooley jennifer.cooley@uni.edu.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wed., Feb. 20, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Faculty Recital: Julia Bullard, viola. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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"THE DINNER JOB INTERVIEW": Thurs., Feb. 21, 3:30-4:45 p.m., CBB 1 & 3. Presenters will discuss interview strategies and etiquette tips, formal table settings and what an employer really wants to know about you. The presentations are free and require no advance registration. For more information, contact the JPEC at 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SERIES: February 21, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Series will feature speakers representing government entities: Kellie Greiner, VP, Northern Iowa Student Government; Judith Sistrunk, Sergeant First Class, Military Science, UNI; Cheryl Faries, Coordinator, Community Outreach Partnership Center; and George Stigler, District Court Judge, State of Iowa. The program, in 244-245 SEC, is free and open to the public. RSVP attendance by calling 3-2332.
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SYMPHONIC BAND PERFORMANCE: Thurs., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. UNI Symphonic Band Performance, Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DINNER THEATRE: A Dinner Theater hosted by the College Hill Lutheran Church Lutheran Student Fellowship. It is at 6 p.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Center on Friday, Feb, 22. Menu includes lasagna and the prices are: $4 for students, children, and senior citizens and $6 for others.
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NATIONAL SONG & DANCE OF MOZAMBIQUE: Fri., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.
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GUEST RECITAL: Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m., RHA. Center for New Music Ensemble, David Gompper, director. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP: UNI Track and Field hosts of the MVC Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday in the UNI-Dome. http://www.unipanthers.com

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NORTHERN IOWA VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL: Sun. & Mon., Feb. 24 & 25, All day, GBPAC, Great, Davis and Jebe Halls. Contact: Dyan Baker 3-7175 - bakerds@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WRESTLING TEAM REGUALR SEASON ENDS:
The UNI wrestling team wraps up its regular season home schedule Sunday at 2 p.m. in the West Gym, hosting intastate rival Iowa State. Ticket supplies are limited, order in advance by calling 3-DOME
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CELEBRATE EVERY BODY: Feb. 25-March 1: Mon.: "Know Dieting" 3:-4:30 p.m. WRC 103. Wed.: National Eating Disorder Screening 5-9 p.m. WRC (check in at main entrance). Monday-Friday: "Celebrate Every Body" clothing drive WRC 104. Accept the body that you have! Donate clothes that are too big or too small.
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ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: Tues., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. With more than 500 recordings to its credit, ranging from baroque and classical to the romantic and 20th century, the Academy remains the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world.
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BUS TRIP TO DES MOINES: Northern Iowa Student Government will be taking a bus to Des Moines on Thurs., Feb. 28 to visit with state representatives about the importance of higher education. All students are welcome. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and will return to UNI shortly after 4 p.m. For more information, call the NISG office at 3-2650 or send us an email at NISG@uni.edu.
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"THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO": Theatre UNI presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," a bittersweet romantic comedy by Alfred Uhry, the Tony Award-winning playwright that gave us "Driving Miss Daisy." Performances are Feb. 28 through March 3, and March 6 -10 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Tickets are $8 for general public; $7 for UNI faculty/staff/Alumni Association members and seniors; $6 for UNI students and youths under 18. To purchase tickets, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381 or visit the Theatre UNI Website at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre

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THREE- POINT SHOT CONTEST: Registration: WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Feb. 25-28. Competition: WRC Courts, 7 p.m., March 6.
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"GLOBALIZATION'S IMPACT ON CENTRAL AMERICA: HONDURAS": There are spaces still available for the College of Business Administratio' short-term study abroad course, "Globalization's Impact on Central America: Honduras." Dates for the course are: May 9 - 22, 2002. For syllabus, details, and photos visit: http://www.uni.edu/~schrage/honduras_course.htm
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