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Monday, April 8, 2002

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NEWS

SAFETY ON CAMPUS: The Department of Public Safety recently received a report of a suspicious male making physical contact with a female student on campus. Earlier this year, a female student was sexually assaulted on campus. The department reminds all university community members to think "safety first."

Safety Tips:
Travel in groups when possible.
Use the university's lighted walkways.
Request an escort when you have to walk alone at night.
Report suspicious persons to public safety.
Lock your car doors when driving.
"This is a very safe campus," noted David Zarifis, director of public safety. "But that doesn't mean we should take that safety for granted. We all have to take responsibility for keeping ourselves safe."
More more safety tips, see the UNI Department of Public Safety Web site at: http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP RESCHEDULED: The Leaders on Leadership in Business presentation is RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 11 TO APRIL 18.
Speakers include: DyAnn Longseth, Vice President/Marketing, John Deere Community Credit Union; David Neil,
President UAW C.A.P., Iowa--Region 4; and Danielle Stokes, Pauline Co., Inc., Waterloo.
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VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED: Theatre UNI is seeking volunteers to usher performances of the Tony Award winning drama "Angels in America, Part 1: Millenium Approaches" in the Strayer-Wood Theatre, April 18-20 and 25-28. Ushers help seat people and then see the show free of charge. To sign up to usher, or for more information, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

FREEDOM FROM SMOKING: A seven-week smoking cessation program for UNI faculty, staff, and students
on Thursdays, from April 18 - May 30, from 4 - 5 p.m in WRC 154. The cost is $5 (Includes nicotine patches).
To register, call Hawkeye Community College, at 296-2460 and refer to course #47755, the UNI class. The fee should be mailed to:
Business Office
Hawkeye Community College
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, IA 50704
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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Internship Opportunity for Business or Public Relations Major
MBNA Financial Services of Cleveland is in search of a Marketing Coordinator from UNI. This is a paid summer internship in Cleveland, OH. If you're interested, stop by the Office of Alumni Relations (204 Commons) for a description of the position. Hurry! Deadline is this week!
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TAX FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY: Federal and state tax forms and instruction booklets are available at the Rod Library. For details see the latest student edition of the Rod Library Newsletter, http://www.library.uni.edu/newsletter/newsteststudent.html
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SPANISH PLACEMENT EXAM: The Department of Modern Languages and Academic Advising Services is offering a Spanish placement exam for all students who have not previously taken Spanish at UNI and who plan on registering for a Spanish class for the Fall of 2002. This exam will be offered in CAC 115-116 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Mon., April 8. For those who cannot come to this administration of the test, the test may also be taken on the Web at http://webcape.byu.edu/UNI-entry/menu.uni The username is: uni user (with a space in between the words)
The password is: panthers1. Questions, consult the Department of Modern Languages 3-2749.
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BE A PEER ADVISOR: The UNI Career Center is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic students who are looking to develop these skills: job search, PR, writing, Marketing, career development, presentation. All majors may apply. Ten hours per week with stipend (approx. $8/hour). Position description and application: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter Application deadline 5 p.m., Friday, April 12.
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USER ID CHANGE AVAILABLE APRIL 1: User id Amnesty will be in effect beginning April 1 and lasting through April 14. During this time, students are provided an opportunity to select a new user id, even if a change from the UNI-assigned user id has already been made.
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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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EVENTS

ARTS IN APRIL: The second annual UNI Arts in April Celebration kicked off April 1 and runs through April 30. Highlighted events this week include Peter Yarrow on Monday, Opera Scenes on Tuesday and a reception for Iowa artists at Lang on Friday. For a full list events this week and throughout the month, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/arts-in-april/
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CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS CONCERT: Mon., April 8, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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IEEE-SME-CAPSTONE JOINT EVENT ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES: Presentation by Mr. David R. Nagle, Former US Congressman, Monday April 8, 2 - 3 pm, Industrial Technology Center ITC 3 Reed Auditorium.
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"ON LOCATION": Mon., April 8, 7 p.m., University Museum. Share the experiences of two Americans who spent five years working to improve education for Roma students in Slovakia.
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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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SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty, and staff. $10/team entry form available Mon., April 1. Registration: Tuesday-Wednesday, April 8-10, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC 101. Schedules Posted: after 1 p.m. Thurs., April 11, WRC IM bulletin boards. Play: Sat., April 13, noon, WRC Sand Volleyball court.
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OPEN ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty, and staff. $10/team entry form available April 1. Registration: Mon. - Wed., April 8-10 8 a.m. - 5:30p.m. WRC 101. Schedules posted after 1 p.m. Thurs., April 11 WRC IM bulletin board. Play: Sun., April 14, noon, WRC Intramural Field. *Only 2 Club Members/team.
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ANGER MANAGEMENT: You will learn effective techniques designed to help recognize triggers for anger, thoughts and feelings associated with the anger, consequences of that anger, and methods to change thinking to gain positive self-control. Tues., April 9, 3:30- 5 p.m. in the Counseling Center. Call 3-2676 for reservations.
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BONE MARROW REGISTRY: You Could Save A Life! Join the National Marrow Donor Registry on Tuesday, April 9 in the Mauker Union Expansion A from 4PM to 9PM. All it takes is a small sample of blood to be entered into the National Marrow Donor Registry. Help save cancer patient's lives!
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LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB?: Come to a workshop at the UNI Career Center that will provide resources for preparing to locate summer job possibilities. The workshop will take place Tues., April 9th from 5-6 p.m. in the Embassy Room.
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ATTENTION SENIORS: The UNI Alumni Association presents Senior Celebration April 9-11. Free events, including pizza and pop at the Campanile, grab n' go breakfast, and a concert finale! For more information, call 3-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.html.
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CEEE TECHNICAL PRESENTATION: Rapid prototyping will be the topic of a technical presentation and live demonstration Tues., April 9, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., CEEE auditorium. All persons interested in this cutting-edge technology are welcome.
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OPERA SCENES: April 9 (Tuesday) - UNI Opera Scenes, Don Rierson, director - RHA - 8:00 p.m. - No admission charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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MEN'S BASEBALL: The Panthers continue home play when Grandview comes to town Tuesday night for a 6pm contest. Catch all the exciting Panther action at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com/base for more information and directions to the stadium.
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ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNATIONAL HEALTH: Wed., April 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion. Panel members include UNI and SUI faculty, and visiting international researchers. For more information, contact Joseph Ogah, 3-6411, or visit http://www.globalhealthcorps.org.
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WOMEN'S SOFTBALL: Head coach Sara Hayes and the 2002 UNI softball team return to home action for three games this week. Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Panthers host intrastate rival Iowa State at Panther Park Field, located to the northwest of the WRC. Action continues on the weekend with doubleheaders slated at noon on both Saturday and Sunday against Drake. Admission is free.
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MEETING FOR NEW COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURIAL ORGANIZATION: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will be holding a planning meeting on April 10, 3:15 p.m. in CBB 1 & 3, for a new Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) at UNI. Your input is welcome. For more information, contact us at katherine.cota@uni.edu or call us at 3-7350.
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THE TIBETANS: A STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE: Presentation by: Steve Lehman,photojournalist and author. Wed., April 10, 7 p.m. SEC 244-245
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Wed., April 10, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. Performance Competition Finals. $6, public; $5, senior citizen; $4 ,student or admission with a current Panther Pass. Tickets 3-SHOW and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PAT/HISTORY DEPT. LECTURE: Trudy Eden, Department of History, will present "The Diary, the Dappled Boy and the Disinterred Dad." The lecture is free and open to the public, at 7 p.m., Wed., April 10, SRL 115.
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GUEST RECITAL: Wed., April 10, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Guest Recital: Fredi Gerling, violin. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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CAREERS IN AGING FAIR: Students and faculty are invited to attend the Careers in Aging Fair on Thursday, April 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. See the spectrum of career opportunities in working with the aging population. Nursing homes are not the only options for rewarding careers. There are opportunities for all majors. For a listing of participating organizations see http://www.uni.edu/careercenter.
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SENIOR RECITAL: Thurs., April 11, 6 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Molly Stehn, voice. No charge. Stehn will give this recital in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music degree requirements in performance. Works to be performed include arias from "The Abduction from the Seraglio" by Mozart and Verdi's "La Traviata". Student Chris Hoffman will be the pianist.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UNITUBA ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Thurs., April 11, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Jeffrey Funderburk, director. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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JEONGWON HAM PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: Fri., April 12, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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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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MEN'S TENNIS: The men's tennis team hosts two MVC rivals in weekend action at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo. Friday at 3 p.m. the Panthers host Evansville and Sunday at 9am the Southern Illinois Salukis come to town. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com/mten for more information.
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MEN'S BASEBALL: The "UNI nine" take the field this weekend for four games against Missouri Valley Conference foe Creighton. Friday night's action begins at 6pm. Saturday, the Panthers and Bluejays play a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. The series finishes up Sunday afternoon with a 1pm game. Call 273-DOME for advance tickets.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony, with conductor candidate Jeffrey Pollock and guest pianist Louis Nagel, will perform works by Mozart, Mussorgsky and Wagner this Friday and Saturday. Concert time at the Gallagher-Bluedorn is 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6:00 p.m. http://www.wcfsymphony.org
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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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ABC's & RECESS: Learn about life in the 1920's, at school and at home. Play traditional games that are still fun in 2002! This special program for children ages 6-10 will be held Sat., April 13, 10 a.m. - noon, at the Marshall Center One-Room School. Registration fee $5 per child. To register, call 3-2188. Class size is limited.
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NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO: Sat., April 13. 100+ school districts from across the U.S. will
recruit teachers for the 2002-03 school year. Educators may register in Sabin Hall, room 102,
at 8:00 a.m. on April 13 - $25 fee. For further information and a list of participating school districts:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
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FASHION SHOW: The Textile and Apparel Association will present their 10th Annual TAA Fasion show April 13 at 8 p.m.in Lang Auditorium. All of the clothing and "wearable art" in the show is created by the students. Admission is free.
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CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty, and staff. Managers meeting: Monday, April 15, 4 p.m. WRC 154. Entries Due: Wed., April 17. Entry Fee: $15/team. Brackets posted: after 1 p.m., Thurs., April 18 WRC IM bulletin board. Play date: Sat., April 20 Rain Date: Saturday, April 27
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NATIONAL SCREENING NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY: National Alcohol Screening Day will be held on Thurs., April 18 from 4-5 p.m. in WRC 103. Participants will view a short video highlighting distinctions among alcohol use, abuse and dependency. They may then complete a brief questionnaire about their drinking habits and review the results privately with a mental health professional. Educational and counseling referrals will be provided when appropriate. The screening is anonymous and free-of-charge.
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THEATRE UNI PRESENTS "ANGELS IN AMERICA": The Pulitzer-Prize winning drama about politics, religion, and sex in the '80s by Tony Kushner, April 18-20 and 25-28 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets: $8, $7, & $6. Call 3-6381 or online at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre Note: contains challenging material not suitable for some audiences.
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NEW HONORARY SOCIETY: On Sat., April 20, a chapter of the computer science honorary society Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) will be formally installed at the University of Northern Iowa . UPE is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is the first and only honor society in the computing sciences.
The installation ceremony will be conducted by Dr. James R. Comer, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas.
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PRESENTATION BY DESIGNER DAN NEMTEANU: Theatre UNI will host a presentation and discussion by Scenic and Costume Designer Dan Nemteanu on Sun., April 21, at 2 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre.
Born in Romania, Nemteanu has worked as a designer since 1956 in Romania, Israel, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and the United States, where he has been an associate professor at the University of Iowa since 1986.
The event is free and open to the public.
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FUNK FEST 2002: Sun., April 21 from 2-7p.m. on Lawther field. There will be local bands, food from area resturants, and games. Following the festival George Clinton and the Parliment will be performing in the West Gym at 7:30 p.m.
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UNI/PLS SUMMER MIDDLE LEVEL SYMPOSIUM: The symposium, June 17-28, is for talented and motivated students currently enrolled in 5th-8th grade. Students will select from offerings in math, language arts, photography, meteorology, botany, Iowa history, and creative drama. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2002. For more information contact J.D. Cryer 3-2294 or jd.cryer@uni.edu
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