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Monday, SEPTEMBER 16, 2002

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NEWS 

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UNI VOLLEYBALL: Panther Volleyball is home this week. UNI Volleyball, ranked in the
top ten in the nation for the first time ever, hosts their first home match of the season this
Wednesday night at 7:30 pm in the West Gym against the Iowa Hawkeyes. You MUST
have an actual game ticket for this match...visit the UNI-Dome ticket office (NW corner
of the UNI-Dome) to pick up your FREE ticket.
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UNI FOOTBALL: Nationally-ranked UNI Football returns to the UNI-Dome this Saturday
against Stephen F. Austin at 4:05pm. All home athletic events for the 2002-03 season are
FREE for UNI students. However, you will need an actual game ticket to attend. Click here
for more information
:https://access.uni.edu/cgibin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=ATHL
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STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE DEADLINE: The deadline to enroll in the UNI
student health insurance plan is Sept. 21. UNI students who are U.S.
citizens can enroll in the UNI student health insurance plan at
http://www.chickering.com. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/health/insurance.htm, or call Shelley Joblinske in the
Student Health Clinic at 3-7736. You also can contact Chickering
customer service at 1-800-841-9978.
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VILSACK TO VISIT UNI: Gov. Tom Vilsack will be on-campus Tuesday,
Sept. 17. He will host a "Listening Post" session with students from 4:15
- 5:15 p.m. in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. All students are
encouraged to attend, particularly those in teacher education.
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PROPOSED ACADEMIC CALENDARS: Proposed academic calendars for 2004
and 2005 are posted on the Office of the Registrar's Web site. Please review these
models and submit your comments or questions to registrar@uni.edu. The site address is
http://www.uni.edu/regist/
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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT SOUGHT: The Northern Iowa Student Government
is looking for students to fill university committee vacancies. Students can choose from an
array of options, including the university entertainment committee and the university speakers
committee. For more information on how you can get involved contact the Northern Iowa Student
Government at 3-2650. or visit http://www.uni.edu/nisg
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SOLE POWER DAY: Sept. 17 Sole Power Day will be Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10 am
to 2 pm on the Union Plaza! Receive a FREE tune-up courtesy of Europa Cycle and Ski,
purchase a reduced price bike helmet and register your bike with Public Safety. Sole Power
is based on the elements of Callenbach's Green Triangle; money, health, and environment.
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KRISPY KREMES DONUTS ON CAMPUS: Delivered daily to Biscotti's at
Redeker Center and 23rd Street Market at the Commons.
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DROP/AD FEES: Wednesday, Sept. 4th, was the last day the student
self-registration system was available for student use. Any
registration change must now be done at the Scheduling Office, 243 Gilchrist Hall. Courses
dropped are subject to a $16 charge on your university bill.
Friday, Sept. 13, was the last day to drop a full-semester course without a 'W'. Dropping a
course without a 'W' removes the course from your academic record and is subject to a
tuition refund if the drop results in less than full-time (12 hours undergraduates and 9 hours
graduates). Courses dropped after Sept. 13 through Nov. 1st are dropped with a 'W' and are
not subject to any type of tuition refund. Please note this methodology only pertains to a
portion of the courses being dropped. When all of the courses are dropped for a semester
(total withdraw), the amount of tuition refund is based upon the withdraw date - see page 9
in the Schedule of Classes.
For students who are receiving some type of financial aid, if any type of drop results in
less than full-time, it could impact the amount of aid. Please contact the Financial Aid
Office if you have any questions in regards to the impact of dropping a course.
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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED: for students
who are not registered.
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ONLINE CHAT REFERENCE TEST: Rod Library is pilot
testing a chat service to assist UNI students while
they are conducting online research. Clicking the
'Ask a Librarian' links on the Rod Library website
http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/ris/askalibrarian.html
will connect users to a reference librarian. Hours are
2 to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

JOHN PAPPAJOHN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY: This conference is being held on Sept. 19, in the CBB and features several prominent guest speakers and two workshops. Guest speakers include Mr. John Pappajohn, experts on venture capital, and an
entrepreneurial success story from 2 UNI grads. Guest speakers begin at 9 a.m. and
workshops begin at 12:15 p.m. Workshops require advanced registration and are
"How to Write a Business Plan" and "How to Start a Small Business." Be sure to check
out our webpage at http://www.jpec.org for full details or contact the JPEC at 3-7350
or katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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SENIOR CHALLENGE 2002-2003: Attention Juniors & Seniors interested in planning
events on campus. Senior Challenge has funded many campus projects. Call Ali Sieren at
3-7849 for more information.
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WATER FITNESS INSTRUCTORS NEEDED: Learn how to teach all aspects of water
based fitness classes. Student instructors must be current UNI students, commit to 3
semesters after training and have a current life guarding and CPR certification.
Training is held on Sunday's from 5 - 8 pm at WRC. Fee is $95. More information,
contact Dana Foster at Dana.Foster@uni.edu or 3-5859.
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CAREER FAIR: Monday, Sept. 23, 2-6 pm in the UNI-Dome. 140 organizations are
partipating, as well as Graduate and Professional Schools. There are opportunities for jobs
and internships for students. 25 employers will be signing up students for interviews on
Tuesday, Sept. 24. The UNI Interview Day will run from 9-4:30 pm in the Maucker Union.
(All interviews for this event will be scheduled during the UNI Career Fair.)
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CONVERSATION PARTNERS: Spend one hour a week in English conversation with
an international student to further his or her understanding of American English and culture.
Volunteer by stopping at the CIEP office in 72 Baker Hall and filling out a Conversation
Partner application form. To learn more visit http://www.uni.edu/ciep.
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STURGIS YOUTH THEARE CLASSES: Creative drama classes for children in preschool through high school. Classes begin Oct. 7. Registration and more information at:
http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis.
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FAMILY WEEKEND OPEN HOUSES: Enjoy collection tours and a college yearbook
display at the University Museum from 1-4 pm. The Marshall Center One-Room School
will be open from 11-2, with costumed interpreters.
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CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE: Fifteen $1,000 awards. Criteria: Preference to
undergraduate UNI students working towards degree or certificate, financial need and
off-campus child care expenses. DEADLINE: Oct. 1. Applications available at UNI
Financial Aid Office, 116 Gilchrist Hall, 3-2700.
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JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS: At the Career Center, students can
get assistance in building and posting their resume for prospective employers. Employers
can view resumes of graduating students as well as provide summer internships for students.Check out CareerLink:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter or visit the UNI Career Center,
Student Services Room 19. Phone: 3-6857. Monday-Friday 8-5.
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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS: The application cycle for the 2003-2004 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for study abroad is now open. These scholarships are available to degree-seeking undergraduates planning to study abroad in summer 2003, fall 2003, and/or
spring 2004. Emphasized world regions include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern
Europe, the NIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Information and an online application are availableat: http://www.iie.org/nsep. Paper
applications are also available upon request. The application deadline is Feb. 14, 2003.
For more information, contact ella.sweigert@uni.edu.

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WRITING ASSISTANCE: The Writing Center offers, free, one-on-one help with
writing assignments and general writing skills. Writing assistants work with all assignments,
all majors, at times that work with your schedule. The Writing Center, 214 Student Services
Center (northeast corner of Bartlett Hall), is open 8-5. Whether you're worried about getting
started with a project or finishing one successfully, call 3-2346 to schedule an appointment
and learn how to help yourself do your best.
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RAD-Rape Aggression Defense: Sign up for this great self-defense program for
women! Based on SIMPLE techniques to improve personal safety. Taught by Public Safety
officers who know what works. Class meets for 6 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 pm,
Sept. 17-Oct. 24. Register in WRC 101, 8 - 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday
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PERSONAL TRAINING PROGRAM: sign up deadline Sept. 18. Grab 3 friends
(4 people total) and get in shape starting Sept. 23 from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm for 3 consecutive
Mondays for a low price of $42.00 per person. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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GATEWAY COMPUTER OFFER: Sept. 30 Gateway is extending pricing of the
Desktop unit purchased this year for the ITS SCCs to students, faculty and staff. Special pricing
is also available on the new Profile line of computers.
See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gateway
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BUY AT BISCOTTI'S AND WIN: Throughout September purchase any food items at
Biscotti's using your university ID, and register to win a 19" GE color television.
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POLISH LANGUAGE STUDY: Satisfy your language
requirement with Polish. It's not too late to register. (MWF 1-2)
Combine this with the "Humanities in Poland" program
n Krakow in May-June 2003 (Humanities II credit and more).
See or e-mail Dr. Alicja Boruta-Sadkowski.
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WANT TO BE A PERSONAL TRAINER? The UNI Wellness and
Recreation Services Personal Training Program is
currently looking for students interested in becoming
a personal trainer and who have some knowledge in the
areas of exercise science and/or human anatomy.
Contact Kristy Leen (273-7167, Kristy.Leen@uni.edu)
for more information.
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FITNESS CLASS REGISTRATION: Register now.
Old favorites are still offered plus a lot of new classes
and new formats, including Water Kickboxing, Belly
Dancing, Super Sundays, Buddy Walks and more.
Classes beganTuesday, Sept. 3. Register in WRC 101:
Monday - Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
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REMEBER HEALTHBEAT: Located in the East Gym basement, HealthBeat
has the same cardio and weight equipment as the WRC. Hours are 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Shower and locker facilities available.
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NEW LIBRARY REMOTE ACCESS METHOD:
On Aug. 2, Rod Library implemented
an IMPROVED and LESS COMPLICATED remote
access method. The new method involves NO
computer set up for off-campus access to Rod Library's
restricted databases. Additional information can be found at
http://www.library.uni.edu/er2/proxy.asp.
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EVENTS 

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ART LECTURE: Sept 17, 8 p.m., KAB 111. Lectures by Russian State Pedagogical
University Art Professors Gennady Khoroshaylov and Ksenia Pochtennaya.
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GUEST RECITAL: Christina Bausman, organ - Sept 17 (Tuesday)
GBPAC Jebe Hall - 8:00 p.m. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DESIGN PRESENTATION: Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers' Presentation
for the upcoming production of "The Laramie Project" on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. "The Laramie Project" opens at the Strayer-Wood Theatre on Oct 10. Admission is free.
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION MEETING: A CEO meeting will be held on Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in CBB, rooms 1 & 3. CEO is for anyone interested in entrepreneurship and small business. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at the JPEC 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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VIEW THE PLANENTS AND THE STARS: 8 p.m., Sept. 20 (Friday) Earth Science Department --
view the planets and stars, UNI Hillside Observatory. (Access from Jennings Drive, south of
Hillside Courts). If the sky is cloudy, visit the planetarium in the Earth
Science Department in Latham Hall.
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PANTHER FASHION SHOW: Be at the east plaza of the UNI-DOME at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, for a free fashion show. You'll get a close-up look at panther gear
for all ages and special store discounts.
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FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT: The UNI Orchesis Dance Company and the UNI International Dance Theatre will present a concert on Sunday Sept 22 at 1 PM in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Admission is free. UNI stdents and faculty present ballet, modern, jazz, clogging, Indian, Hungarian, and many more dances from around the world. For more information, contact: Ranae Keane-Bamsey, 3-3560; or Dr. Kathy Kerr ,3-6195.
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UNI INTERPRETERS THEATRE: 'Grand Isle Stories', a new play about the Louisiana barrier island town Grand Isle and its people will be held in UNI Interpreters Theatre,
Lang 040 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. No charge.
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POETRY PERFORMANCE: Theatre UNI presents "The Good Wife" a poetry performance along the theme of post-World War Poland by Georgia Scott, on Monday,
Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. A reception and book-signing will follow.
Admission is free. For more information: http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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EARTH SCIENCE/SCIENCE EDUCATION SEMINAR: William Desmarais,
Earth Science Teacher at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, will present
"Track 'em down and dig 'em up: Cretaceous dinosaurs of Alberta, Canada" on
Mon. Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall.
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INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP: Designed for the chronic dieter. Learn how to reject the
diet mentality, feel feelings without food, honor hunger and feel fullness. Workshop is held
every Tuesday from Sept. 24 - Dec. 3 from 4-5 pm Cost $20 Contact Joan Thompson,
3-2198 to register or for more information.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Jeffrey Funderburk, tuba - Sept. 24 (Tuesday)
GBPAC Davis Hall - 8 p.m. - No admission charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11 am - 3 pm
in the Maucker Union Expansion. Long-term study abroad, short-term study abroad,
internships, and volunteer work abroad opportunities will be featured. No registration fee.
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INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL: leagues for men and women
Managers meeting: Thursday, Sept. 26, 4 pm, SEC 246
Registration: Monday, Sept. 30 & Tuesday Oct. 1 WRC 101, 8 am - 5:30pm
League Play Begins: Tuesday., Oct. 8 $50.00 forfeit fee applicable.
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INTRAMURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: UNI Intramural Golf Tournament at Pheasant Ridge
Golf Course for both men and women on Sunday, Sept. 29. Registration: (sign up and pay
green fees) Sept. 23- 25, WRC 101, 8 am - 5 pm Green fees: $11.00 (students), $16.00
(faculty/staff). Tee times start at 11 am and are limited to the first 100 entries.
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BS DEGREE IN 4 YEAR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: UNI IEEE Student &
Cedar Rapids Sections jointly present:, "The first BS Degree granting 4-year Engineering
Technology Program in the State of Iowa" by Recayi Pecen, Ph.D. Tuesday, Sept. 17,
7 pm Ind Tech Center 30-34.
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