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Monday, April 15, 2002

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NEWS

ALL CAMPUS MEETING: President Koob has scheduled an all-campus meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Mon., April 15 in the Lang Hall Auditorium. The purpose of this meeting is to put the budget cuts for FY '02 into context and discuss the likely impact on the university. The meeting will be simulcast on closed-circuit UNI-TV on channels 21 & 22 and live on the web at: http://www.uni.edu/livemedia. The free RealPlayer is required to view the webcast. It is available for download from http://www.real.com
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BOARD OF REGENTS: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa meets this week in Council Bluffs. Docket items are available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/DocketMemos/memos.html
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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; Danielle Stokes, Pauline Co., Waterloo, and Helen Seenstra, Branch Manager, Institute for Social and Economic Development and owner, Sookie's Restaurant, Waterloo.
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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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DINING SERVICES SPECIALS FOR APRIL: To see a list of food specials on campus during April, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/268.html
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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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FAMILIES NEEDED FOR OVERNIGHT HOMESTAY: UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program will host 20 college students from Japan for a 4-week language program. As part of their stay, the students spend one night in the home of an Amercian family. Families are asked to simply interact with with the students. Each family is asked to host 2 students. In the past, this has been a positive experience for both the hosts and the students. The date this year is July 27th. Interest folks should contact Phil Plourde, 3-6909 or June Hershberger, 3-2182.
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CONCERT CANCELLED: The following concert has been cancelled: April 18 (Thursday) - Faculty Recital: Jeongwon Ham, piano - GBPAC Davis Hall - 8 p.m.

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STUDENT RESOURCES

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP: Robert Eller Scholarship for Study Abroad - Application deadline has
been extended from October 15 to October 30, 2002. Application
instructions and printable application form is available from:
http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad. Follow Financial Aid & Scholarship link.
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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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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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EVENTS

ARTS IN APRIL: The second annual UNI Arts in April Celebration kicked off April 1 and runs through April 30. For a full list events this week and throughout the month, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/arts-in-april/
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CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Open to students, faculty and staff. Managers meeting: Monday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. WRC 154. Registration: Tuesday-Wednesday, April 16-17, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. WRC 101. Schedules posted: afer 1 p.m. Friday, April 19 WRC IM bulletin boards. Play begins: Sunday, April 21, Intramural Fields Limited to first 12 teams registered.
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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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LECTURE BY RUSSIAN ACTOR: Veniamin Smekhov will speak Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in SRL 116. Sponsored by International Programs, The Department of Modern Languages, and Russian and East European Studies.
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STUDENT GARAGE SALES: Lawther Hall residents will be selling their retired items nightly from 7-9 p.m. April 15-18 in their main lounge. All UNI students and staff are welcome to browse. If you are a woman, come take advantage of the low prices on slightly worn clothes and shoes. Men are also welcome to look at our unisex items like lofts, appliances and furniture.
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PANTHER SOFTBALL: The UNI softball team hosts the University of Minnesota Gophers Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Panther Park Field, located northwest of the UNI-Dome. Admission is free! http://www.unipanthers.com/soft
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NATIONAL SPEECH SHOWCASE: The UNI Speech team will be showcasing pieces that will be performed at nationals. The showcase is Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Lang Auditorium.
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IOWA & THE THIRD REICH: Learn about Iowans who lived in the Third Reich and Germans who had personal, direct connections with Iowa during World War II. Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams will present stories based on his research as the executive director of the American-German non-profit organization TRACES. At the University Museum, Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.
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WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT: April 16 (Tuesday) - UNI Women's Chorus Concert, Dyan Baker, conductor - GBPAC Great Hall - 7:30 p.m. - No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PANTHER BASEBALL: The Panther baseball team takes on the Minnesota Gophers Wednesday night. First pitch at Riverfront Stadium is at 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com/base for directions to the field.
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JAZZ BAND CONCERTS: April 17 (Wednesday) - UNI Jazz Bands II and III Concert, Chris Merz, Chris Schmitz and Bill Scheidecker, conductors - GBPAC Great Hall - 7:30 p.m. - No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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QUESTIONS ON FAITH/CHRISTIANITY: Have any questions about Christianity in general or the Catholic Faith in particular? Fr. John Haugen of St. Stephen's Catholic Student center has the answers, and the Center is hosting an evening of your questions and his answers. Meet downstairs at St. Stephen's, next to the bookstore on Wednesday, April 17th, at 7:00 pm. All are welcome!!
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BLOOD DRIVE: St. Stephen’s (next to the UNI bookstore) will be holding a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, April 18 from 1:00-4:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome or contact Kari Hill at karibear@uni.edu to schedule an appointment. Everyone is welcome.
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BECOMING A PARENT: Thurs., April 18, 3:30-5 p.m., Counseling Center. The experience of becoming a parent can be overwhelming. This workshop will focus on how to deal with these new experiences and how to balance various roles when becoming a parent. Participants of all ages will learn what to expect and how to cope with this sometimes overwhelming experience. Call the Counseling Center at 3-2676 for a reservation.
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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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INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTATION: Interpreters Theatre presents: "Extra-Curricular: A novel of rape on campus." April 18-20, 7:30, Lang Hall. Mature audiences only. Admission is free; seating is limited.
Directed by Dr. Karen Mitchell
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PANTHER TENNIS: The men's tennis team concludes their season this weekend at Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo starting Friday morning at 11 a.m. when the Panthers host Wichita State. The season wraps up Sunday morning at 10 a.m. as they host Southwest Missouri State. http://www.unipanthers.com/mten

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES:
April 19 (Friday) - UNI School of Music Spotlight Series: UNI Jazz Band I Concert, Robert Washut, conductor - GBPAC Great Hall - 7:30 p.m. - $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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PANTHER TRACK AND FIELD: The Panthers host the annual UNI Open, Saturday afternoon starting at 12 p.m. on UNI's outdoor track complex (located to the NE of the WRC, across Hudson Road). http://www.unipanthers.com/wtf
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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 UNI. 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 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: Funk Fest 2002, Sunday, April 21 from 2 - 7 p.m., Lawther Field. Admission is free. Features
live bands: Rearview Mirror (Our Headliner Band), Soul Fusion, Town Crier and Hop on Jonny. Novelty games, food (vendors will be coming in - they will charge). For more information, call Joe Schulte at 2-4365 or e-mail at eoj11@uni.edu
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FUNDRAISER FOR KENYAN VILLAGE: Randy Mercer, a professor of Biology at UNI, invites you to a fund raiser for Kithyoko Village Polytechnic, Kenya, where he was a U.S. Peace Corps teacher. The event is cosponsored by the UNI International Student Association (ISA). The fund raiser will compliment a Harambee fund raiser in Kithyoko; all funds will go toward technical training of Kenyan young people. Join us for traditional foods, slides, music and crafts. The fundraiser will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 902 Main St., CF, 6 p.m. on April 21. Tickets ($5 donation) will be available in Mauker Union 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., April 16-18 or from ISA members. For more information contact randy.mercer@uni.edu or isa_uni@hotmail.com.
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GEORGE CLINTON: Get ready for a funky time as UNI welcomes legend George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Sunday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. in the West Gym. Tickets are available at all UNI ticket outlets, http://www.tickets.com, or charge by phone at 3-DOME. Tickets are $18 for students and $23 for the general public.
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STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT: April 22 (Monday) - UNI Student Composers Concert, Jonathan Schwabe, coordinator - GBPAC Davis Hall - 8 p.m. - No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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SOLE POWER DAY: is Thursday, April 25 from 10-2 p.m. at the Union Plaza. Activities include: free bike tune-ups, bike registration and $7.00 helmets! Sole Power is based on the principles of the "Green Triangle." The triangle represents finance, health, and environment...any time you do something for one you inevitably do something beneficial for the other two.
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VENTURE CAPITAL PRESENTATION: UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host a question and answer session for small business owners and entrepreneurs interested in venture capital. On April 30 from 1-2 p.m. at the Regional Business Center at 212 E. Fourth Street in Waterloo, Matt Kinley, Vice President of Equity Dynamics, a venture capital firm in Des Moines, will be available to answer questions about venture capital financing, venture capital deal structures, return on investment for venture capitalists, expectations of venture capitalists, etc. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, please call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 319-273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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CREDIT PRESENTATION: UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will offer a class on Credit: How to Get It, Manage It & Fix It, presented by Credit Counselor, Kent Baldwin, on April 25 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Curris Business Building rooms 1 & 3. This presentation is free and no advanced registration is required. For more information, contact us at 319-273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu
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"RACE, GENDER AND INCARCERATION":Will be the topic Dr. Joy James will address at UNI on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in SAB 102. Dr. James is a professor at Brown University and speciializes in African-American social and political thought, black feminist thought, critical race theory, urban politics and the prison industrial complex. This event is sponsored by Meryl Norton Hearst Chair in CHFA, the Department of Philosophy & Religion, and the Center for Multicultural Education. A book signing and reception follows the lecture.
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ORCHESIS ANNUAL DANCE GALA: The UNI Orchesis Dance Company will present their Annual Dance Gala on Saturday April 27th at 7:30 PM and Sunday April 28th at 2:00 PM in the GBPAC Great Hall. Dances will be performed in ballet, modern, tap and jazz. Guest performers will include UNI Faculty, Capoeria Club and the International Dance Theatre. Tickets are available by calling 273-SHOW. Come celebrate one of UNI's oldest traditions. Questions: contact Company Director/Faculty Advisor Ranae Keane-Bamsey at 3-3560.
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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. For more information contact J.D. Cryer 3-2294 or jd.cryer@uni.edu
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