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Monday, Feb. 25, 2002

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NEWS

NISG ELECTIONS: The Northern Iowa Student Government will be holding its annual Spring 2002 election for student body president and vice president as well as senators for the 2002-2003 school term This Tuesday and Wednesday, from 6:00 A.M. on February 26 until 6:00 P.M. on February 27 online at nisgvote.uni.edu. All students are strongly encouraged to take a few minutes during this 36-hour period to vote on who will carry their voice through the UNI and larger Cedar Valley community as well as at the state lobbying level. If students have any questions regarding voting procedures or the election, they may contact election commissioner, Katie Boston, at 273-2494 or at nisg@uni.edu.
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AUDITIONS FOR "EXTRA-CURRICULAR: A NOVEL OF RAPE ON CAMPUS": Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday Feb. 25 and 26 at 7:00 in the Interpreters Theatre. This novel, written by Anne Hasselbrack, focuses on the story of two rape survivors. Roles are available for approximately 10 women and 5 men. No preparation or prior experience is needed. The production dates are April 17, 18, 19, and 20.
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NORTH AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS: it is time again for the North American Collegiate Entrepreneur Awards. The program recognizes outstanding undergraduate entrepreneurs who are simultaneously attending college and running a business. Students could win at the regional level and advance to the national level where a $10,000 winner will be selected. The application deadline is March 1, 2002. Applications and more information may be obtained at http://nace.slu.edu or you may visit the Pappajohn Center in Curris Business Building 264 to see information on past winners.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Dr. Betty DeBerg, head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, jointly authored a book, "Religion on Campus" which was cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Visit http://chronicle.com/free/v48/i22/22b00701.htm
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CHEMISTRY STUDENTS TO FLY IN NASA'S VOMIT COMET: Chemistry majors Adam Brustkern, Kelly Boss, Jon Jansen and Kate Leibold and faculty adviser Shoshanna Coon were featured in a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier article Monday, February 18. The group will be going to NASA's Johnson Space Center in April, where the students will perform an electrochemistry experiment aboard a plane that dives to create zero-gravity. For more information, contact UNI Public Relations, or shoshanna.coon@uni.edu
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PATRON TICKETS FOR SCHWARZKOPF SPEECH SOLD OUT; OTHERS STILL AVAILABLE: All patron tickets, available for $100 apiece, for the Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf address taking place at UNI Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. have been sold. The event is being hosted by UNI's Alumni Association, and will be in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). Still available are tickets for $45, $50 and $55. Alumni Association and student Alumni Association members receive a 10 percent discount. To purchase tickets, contact the Alumni Association, 3-2586 (toll-free, 1-888-864-2586), or the GBPAC, 3-7469.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

UNI'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE WEB SITE: The following information can be accessed at the UNI Substance Abuse Services website: the University's Alcohol and Drug Policy, local, state and federal alcohol and illicit drug laws and related penalties, health risks of alcohol and drug use and abuse, and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students and employees http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/subabuse.html This information is provided in compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.
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STUDENTS STILL NEEDED FOR CAMP ADVENTURE: We are still looking for students to join our Camp Adventure team of 2002! This is your chance to get involved and start the process. If you are interested in having a spectacular summer experience working with youth all over the world in a camp setting, replying to camp.adventure@uni.edu or check out our website at www.campadventure.com.
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JOY COLE CORNING LEADERSHIP LECTURE SERIES: The video from the Joy Cole Corning Leadership Lecture Series featuring former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is available to check out at the Reserve Desk at the Library through the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Hanish at 273-2257.
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KURT WARNER FIRST THINGS FIRST SCHOLARSHIP: Criteria - demonstrate an ongoing & strong history of community service; graduated from an eastern Missouri, southern Illinois or Iowa high school in the past year; have financial need from the 2002-03 FAFSA; minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Two new recipients selected for 2002-03 to receive $2,000 each for upto four years or upon completion of a first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. Deadline: March 15, 2002. Application available from: http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/ft/ftcollege.html#other OR from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; (319) 273-2700 or 1-800-772-2736.
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LIFEGUARDS NEEDED: Register for lifeguarding in WRC 101 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Mon.- Fri. sessions start on March 1 and March 9.
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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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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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FITNESS CLASSES: It's not to late to get moving! Check out the second session of the following WRS leisure services: Swing dance, Ballroom, Chinese Kung Fu, Adult swim lessons - Beginning in March. Openings available in the following fitness classes: Water Kickboxing, Water aerobics, Combination, Step aerobics, Circuit Weight and Strength Conditioning. Check out class times and days at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitleis.html Register in WRC room 101.
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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

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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TEST ANXIETY: This Counseling Center Workshop will offer practical solutions for dealing with test anxiety. Monday, Feb. 25, 3:30-5 p.m. Please call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 to make a reservation.
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NORTHERN IOWA PIANO FESTIVAL: February 25 (Monday) - Northern Iowa Piano Festival - GBPAC Great and Davis Halls - All Day - Contact: Robin Guy - 319-273-2193 - guy@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHERN IOWA VOCAL ARTS/PIANO FESTIVAL CONCERT: February 25 (Monday) - Northern Iowa Vocal Arts/Piano Festival Concert - GBPAC Great Hall - 7:30 p.m. - No admission charge
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Series focuses on "Environmentall Leadership," Thurs., Feb. 28, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 244/245. Speakers are Scott Cooley, Project Facilitator, Local Food Project and Yards for Kids; Chia-Chi Kuo, EcoVision and co-owner of Roots Market; Chris Petersen, Vice President, Iowa Farmers Union; and David Larson, Iowa Green Party. RSVP to 273-2332 or VPESS@uni.edu.
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MUSIC ENTRANCE/SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS: Fri., March 1, all day, Russell Hall. Contact: Alan Schmitz - 3-7180 - schmitz@uni.edu (also see March 9 & 27)
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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NORTHERN IOWA STRING FESTIVAL: Tues. & Wed., Feb. 26 & 27, all day, GBPAC Great and Davis Halls. Contact: Rebecca Burkhardt , 3-6272 - burkhardt@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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ASSERTIVENESS SKILLS: Do you have trouble saying "no," standing up for yourself, or expressing your thoughts and feelings? This workshop at the Counseling Center on Thurs. Feb. 28, 3:30-5 p.m. will help you understand and assert your personal rights. Please call the Counseling Center at 3-2676 for a reservation.
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THURSDAZE IN THE UNION: UNI welcomes actor Geoffrey Ewing Thurs., Feb 28th Maucker Union Expansion at 9 p.m. In a one-man show that is the transformational life story and spiritual journey of Muhammad Ali, a man who transcended the sports world to become a global legend and a champion of honor, respect and dignity. Performance is open to the public. Other events include the blockbuster movie "Remember the Titans" at 7 & 9 p.m. in the Maucker Union Royal Oak Room. For more info call 3-2683
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM ENDS REGULAR SEASON: The 2001-2002 UNI women's basketball team concludes their regular season schedule this week with two home games against Missouri Valley Conference foes. Thurs. night at 7:05 p.m. the Panthers host the Wichita State Shockers. Call 3-DOME for tickets.
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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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SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: ITS-Educational Technology is co-sponsoring a FREE mini-conference featuring uses of educational technology. Spotlight on Educational Technology wil be held on Friday, March 1, from 9am -4pm in the Schindler Education Center. The day will feature presentations and displays by Showcase on Educational Technology winners from across the state; UNI faculty and staff will show how they integrate technology into their classes; and there will be vendor displays. This is a perfect opportunity for UNI faculty and students to talk with real students and real teachers from across the state. See this WWW site for more information: http://www.uni.edu/ietti/showcase.
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SYMPHONY: Led by conductor candidate Mark Mandarano,The W/CF Symphony will present works by Brahms, Wagner, and Wild March 1-2 at 7:30 pm. at the GBPAC. Special guest will be pianist Eric Himy. Advance tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m.
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SENIOR DAY: Help us salute the success of Panther seniors Abbi Schutte, Fran Reis and Nadine Brandt Saturday afternoon when they play their final game in the West Gym. UNI takes on Southwest Missouri State at 1:05 p.m. Tickets, 3-DOME.
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IOWA COMPOSERS FORUM FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC: Sat. & Sun. March 2 & 3, all day. GBPAC Davis and Jebe Halls. Contact: Jonathan Schwabe - 3-5891 - schwabe@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Sun., March 3, 2 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Ralph M. Gambone, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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"THE MERRY WIDOW": The Merry Widow Presented by London City Opera Thursday, March 7, 2002, 7:30 p.m. The highly acclaimed London City Opera presents waltzing rhythms and soft, dreamy melodies in a score that will make you want to follow our hero Danilo to Paris and the grisettes at Maxim’s!
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FORUM FOR DIVERSITY - INTEGRATING LATINO HERITAGE INTO THE CURRICULUM: Conference will be held Friday, March 8, Commons Ballroom, 8-5:30 and Saturday, March 9, Seerley Hall, 8:45-5 . One-hour credit option for teacher education students. Schindler Endowment funds will support UNI student and faculty registrations. To register contact Christine.canning@uni.edu
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PENN & TELLER: Sat., March 9, 7:30 p.m. - Sun., March 10, 7:30 p.m.. Together since 1975, their award-winning theater show has been a long running hit on and off Broadway.
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NUHS PRESENTS "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF": Production dates are March 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 10 at 2 p.m. in Butzier Auditorium of Malcolm Price Laboratory School. Tickets will go on sale February 25. They can be purchased PLS 220, by phone at 3-6047, or at the door . All tickets are for general admission and there is no reserved seating.

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"DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION OF "ANGELS IN AMERICA": Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers Presentation for the upcoming production of the Tony Award winning play, "Angels in America, Part 1: Millenium Approaches" on Wed., March 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Free and open to the public.
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LATINO/A LEADERSHIP AWARDS BRUNCH: The awards brunch is scheduled for April 27 as a part of the Strengthening and Valuing Latina/o Communities in Iowa Conference. Four awards will be granted this year: 1-Outstanding Business Person, 1-Outstanding Youth, 1-Outstanding Latino/a Leader, 1-Outstanding Community or Educational Organization The award is open to any individual working with Latino populations in Iowa. For More Information please look at http://www.uiowa.edu/~socialwk/latinoConference.htm (under Latino/a awards brunch) or contact Christine Taylor at the Iowa Division of Latino Affairs (515) 281-4080.



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