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Monday, March 25, 2002

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NEWS

CAMPUS ADVISORY GROUP: The Campus Advisory Group met with President Koob on March 15 to discuss the issue of how to shape the campus to fit within budget constraints and the University strategic plan. Disscussion occurred about how to maintain the proper balance amoung instruction, services, and the physical plant. The group will meet again on Fri., March 29, at 8 a.m. in Gilchrist Hall 207. Employees and students are encouraged to contact one of the group members before March 29, if they wish to make suggestions on how to best pursue discussion of these issues. To view a list of representatives, visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/263.html. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the President at 3-2566.
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SPRING COMMENCEMENT UPDATE: Because the UNI-Dome will be under construction in May, spring commencement will be moved to the GBPAC. For full details, see the news release at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/news/stories/2002/030502.shtml
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FREE FILM SERIES: The UNI Inter-American Studies Program is hosting a free film series every Thursday through April 4 at 7:30 in CAC 108. Terrorism, Peace and Human Rights in the Americas, will be screened. A list of the films is available at http://www.uni.edu/modlangs/
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SAVE CENTER MOVING: The SAVE (Students Against a Violent Environment) Program will move from College Hill to the WRC. For more information, call 3-3022.
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CHEERLEADING/MASCOT TRY-OUTS: Interested males and females are needed. Try-out practices are Wed., April 3, Thurs., April 4 and Fri., April 5 from 6-9 p.m. in the East Gym, room 218. Try-outs are Sat., April 6, time to be announced. If interested you must attend the first practice on April 3. Mascot practices will be April 3-5 with try-outs on April 6. Practices and try-outs are held in East Gym room 218. If interested you must attend the first night on April 3. If you have any questions contact Robyn Clark at cheerrobyn@mchsi.com
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STUDENT RESOURCES

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Got a project due which involves:
-- a presentation, and you could use some help with PowerPoint for that presentation?
-- a paper, and you don't really know how to use a word processor?
-- a spreadsheet, and Excel has you totally baffled?
-- creating a web site, and you don't know what HTML is?
Check out our schedule of free workshops for April at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt
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FAMILY OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS: Pick up an application in 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 5.
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ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARSHIP: 15-20 new recipients will be selected to receive $3,800 for the 2002-03 academic year. Selections are based on Junior by fall 2002; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing 2002-03 FAFSA; unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full-time. Application availabe at: http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/current/other.html then scroll down to Carver Scholarship or from the Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116, 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736. Deadline: April 1, 2002
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HOURS

LIBRARY SPECIAL HOURS: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#special
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EVENTS

LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN STEM CELL RESEARCH AND CLONING: Tues., March 26. 9:30 a.m. Keynote address by Dr. David Orentlicher, Indiana University School of Law. Panels on legal and ethical issues follow at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. To register for the whole conference, call 3-6855.
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WALT WHITMAN LIVE PERFORMANCE: Dr. Bill Koch, adjunct instructor in English, will portray the American poet Walt Whitman in a 50 minute show, on March 26, at 7 p.m., in the Bertha Martin Theatre at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. No charge.
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THE MATHEMATICS OF JUGGLING: Peter Floodstrand Blanchard will speak on "The Mathematics of Juggling" Wed., March 27, 3 p.m. in SAB 102. These new ideas led, among other things, to the discovery by computer of simple previously unknown juggling patterns that quickly found their way to professional juggling performances worldwide.
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UNI BASEBALL HOME OPENER: The Panthers host Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wed., March 27, 3 p.m. at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium. The Panthers host their first conference series of the season April 5-7 against SW Missouri State.
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"ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION": The exhibition will be held in the KAB March 27-April 15. and showcases over 130 works by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art. Opening reception: Wed., March 27, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Awards ceremony: Wed., March 27, 7:00 p.m. Awards totaling $3,365 will be given to students by various UNI departments and donors. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.; noon to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th St., on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.
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MUSIC ENTRANCE/SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS (VOICE ONLY): Wed., March 27, all day, Russell Hall. Contact: Alan Schmitz, 3-7180, schmitz@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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IRS SMALL BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: The Regional Business Center will offer an IRS Small Business Tax Workshop on Thurs., March 28 from 9 a.m. - 4p.m., just in time to file your 2001 tax returns. Learn about deductible business expenses, health insurance deductions for the self-employed, payroll taxes, deposit requirements, record keeping, tax returns to file, and more. The class will be held at 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. The fee is $35 per participant and includes a light lunch. For more information or to register, email katie.macdonald@uni.edu, or call (319) 236-8123, or log-on to http://www.unirbc.org
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HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will present "How to Start a Small Business," March 28 at 3:30 p.m. in CBB 1 & 3. This presentation covers the basic forms a business needs to file, sources of financing, and business plan preparation. No advanced registration required and there are no fees. For more information, contact 3-7350, e-mail at katherine.cota@uni.edu, or visit http://www.jpec.org.
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FACULTY RECITAL: NORTHWIND QUINTET: Thurs., March 28, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ART SONG AND ARTISTRY SERIES: "SONGS BY DOMINICK ARGENTO": Fri., March 29, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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ARTS IN APRIL KICK-OFF: A "sneak preview" to the month-long cultural celebration known as "Arts in April" will be held from 5:30 to 8 pm Mon., April 1 in the GBPAC lobby. The evening will showcase a variety of UNI's performing and visual arts, including music, dance, theatre, works from UNI's permanent art collection and food. In addition, KUNI's "Live From Studio One" will do a remote broadcast from Jebe Hall. For all the details on Arts in April, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/arts-in-april/
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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FORUM: UNI's Department of Management will present a forum on "Leadership and Management" on Tues., April 2, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in CBB 109. Speakers include representatives from major Iowa businesses. For more information, visit: http://www.cba.uni.edu/cyphert/forum.html
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TAKE THE FAST TRAC TO START YOUR BUSINESS: The UNI Regional Business Center will be hosting Fast Trac on Saturday mornings from April 6 - May 18, from 8:30 a.m. - noon. Each session will include classroom instruction, a discussion with experts from the business community, and an opportunity to network with other Cedar Valley entrepreneurs. Classes will be held at 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. The fee for this class is $199 per business. Two scholarships are available. For more information or to register, e-mail katie.macdonald@uni.edu, call (319) 236-8123, or visit http://www.unirbc.org
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PETER YARROW ON CAMPUS: Peter Yarrow, from the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, is now embarking on an educational crusade to keep children from becoming bullies. He will discuss this revolutionary program, "Don't Laugh At Me," during a presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Mon., April 8, in the GBPAC, Great Hall. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited. Tickets, 3-SHOW. For more information on the "Don't Laugh At Me" program, visit http://www.dontlaugh.org
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ANNUAL BEGINNING READING CONFERENCE: Fri., April 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., SEC. The conference will feature award-winning author/illustrator Denise Fleming. Call Non-Credit Programs at 3-6855 for more information or visit http://www.pls.uni.edu/read
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"WATCHING THEM GROW": Sat., April 13, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEC. If you work with young children, this conference is your opportunity to uncover the latest resources and techniques as a child care professional. For more information, contact Non-Credit Programs at 3-6988.
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SPRINT INTO SPRING:
Join Pi Sigma Epsilon on April 13, 8 a.m. for a 5k run. The registration fee is $13 and medals will be awarded to top competitors. The route will begin and end at Maucker Union, proceeding through the Cedar Falls community. Registration forms can be picked up at Scheels, the information desk at Maucker Union, and the WRC. Contact: erin1135@uni.edu for further information
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"HOOPS FOR HEARTS": The men's 3 on 3 basketball tournament is Sat., April 13 in the WRC. Proceeds go to American Heart Association. Cost is $40/team (4 man max). Registration includes t-shirt, prizes, guarantee of three games; deadline is April 1. To register, contact Corey Jansen at 2-0856 or jansen21@uni.edu.
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