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Monday, January 20, 2003

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NEWS 
2002-2003 ON CAMPUS STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Sixteen on-campus positions will be available for the 2003-2004 school year. These positions are for two semesters at 15 hours a week. Pay is $7.10/hr (total of $3,400). Register with the Co-op/Internship Program by Feb. 7 to start the application process. A video tape explaining the registration process is available for viewing in SSC 19. Advantages of participating found at: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/advantages.html. Call 3-6041 for additional information.
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SENIOR CELEBRATION COMMITTEE:  Would you like to help us plan a week of special events just for seniors? If so, consider joining the Senior Celebration Committee. Several volunteer positions are still available. E-mail Jason for more information, jbzmail@uni.edu.
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CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER:  Camp Adventure is taking applications for summer 2003. The next Leadership Assessment Center (Interview) takes place on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. In 256 WRC. E-mail susan.edginton@uni.edu to confirm your attendance. For more information call, 3-5960.
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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:  UNI e-mail accounts for students who are not registered for the Spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Feb. 3.
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EXHIBITORS NEEDED:  The exhibits committee of Rod Library announces that there are exhibit spaces available in the library for the current semester and for summer 2003. Please contact Dr. Asher at 266-2572 for further information.
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NISG OPENINGS:  NISG is now seeking applications for several positions that have come open. Positions available include: Speaker of the Senate, and Senators for Bender, Bartlett, Univ. Apartments, Hagemann, and four off-campus spots. Fill out an application today by visiting NISG online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg and turn it in to the NISG Office (103 Student Services Center). Application deadline for the Speaker position is Monday, Jan. 27, 5 p.m.
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FAMILY OF THE YEAR:  Nominate your family for 2003 Family of the Year. Find out more about this award and the 2002 Family of the Year at
http://www.uni-foundation.org/unipa.shtml. If would like to nominate your family, pick up a form in 205 Commons or print one off on the website.
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PLAN TO END POVERTY:
  HPELS encourages all students and faculty to attend the Opportunity Works Strategy Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Waterloo's Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Lunch is provided; no cost to attend. Registration deadline is Feb. 14. Contact Telisa Burt at 1-866-696-3560 or visit
http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org
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DINING SPECIALS:  Take advantage of these specials during the month of January: 23rd Street Market at the Commones: Krispy Kreme donut and small coffee for 99 cents; Biscotti's at Redeker Center: Bagel, cream cheese and a Dole juice for $1.40; Food Carts at SEC, CBB, and WRC: Pre-made sandwich, soup and bottled pop or water for $4.20.
Crunch Break, the food cart at the WRC, is now open 5-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. This is in addition to the Monday through Friday lunch schedule.
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HIP-HOP CONCERT: Ja Rule and Eve will be in concert Thursday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m.
in the UNI-Dome. Tickets, at $25 for UNI students and $30 for all others, went on sale Thursday, Jan. 16 at all UNI ticket outlets. They also are available at http:// tickets.uni.edu, or 3-DOME. The concert is sponsored by the UNI-Dome and Panther Productions.-
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EAST GYM RENOVATIONS: The East Gym and East Gym Pool will be renovated to house the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center. This facility will give students, faculty and staff easy access to high tech classrooms. This project is funded through state appropriations and is expected to begin fall of 2003. The gym and gym pool will be closed beginning fall 2003. Use of the WRC lap pool and leisure pool, and the Price Lab School pool will be coordinated by appropriate university staff. If you have any questions regarding this renovation project, contact Morris Mikkelsen, Renee Romano or Aaron Podolefsky.

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AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL NEEDS USHERS: Jan. 22-25, volunteer to usher and see up to eight plays by eight different colleges free. Several show times throughout the day and night. More volunteering means more benefits. For more information or to sign up, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office, 3-6381.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

PEPSI GRANT DEADLINE EXTENDED:  The Jan. deadline for the Pepsi Grant Fund has been extended until Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. Any student organizations seeking money from the fund may do so by filling out an application online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg and turning it into the NISG office (103 SCC) by the deadline. Contact Kim Theulen at ktheulen@uni.edu or 3-2494 with questions.
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UNIPA SCHOLARSHIP:
  The University of Northern Iowa Parent Association will award five scholarships for the 2003-2004 school year. Pick up an application in 205 Commons or visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/unipa.shtml.
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COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:
This semester you have the option of earning one to two semester hours of credit for ITS-Educational Technology computer
workshops. Several sections of two workshop series, Mastering Microsoft Office and Creating Web pages, are being offered beginning January 27. Students must pre-register by calling 3-2309 before the first meeting. http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt
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HOOKED ON GARDENING:  the UNI Botanical Center's January issue of the "Hooked on Gardening Newsletter" can be viewed and printed at
http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/HOG.html
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SPEED READING AND STUDY CLASSES:  Announcing free, fun, short courses to help you enjoy studying this semester: Speed Reading: Most students double their reading efficiency in only four weeks. Effective Study Strategies: A two-week course sharing superb strategies for preparing for exams. To see the schedule of sections and register online:
http://fp.uni.edu/acaadvis/Effective_Study_Strategies/Courses_Invite.htm

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WRS FITNESS CLASSES:  Classes began Jan. 15. Stop in WRC 101 to sign-up (8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F). Choose from: Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Water Aerobics, Tai-Chi, Belly Dancing and more. See the yellow brochure for a listing of all classes. Payable via U-bill, check, or payroll deduction.
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STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES:  Sturgis Youth Theatre is offering creative drama classes this semester for children in preschool through 4th grade, beginning Feb. 3. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis
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McELROY FELLOWSHIP:  If you are planning to pursue a Ph.D., consider applying for the R.J.McElroy fellowship. Valued at up to $30,000 ($10K/year for 3 years), this fellowship can help pay for graduate school. Applications are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu
, and are due JAN. 31.
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WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:  Triathlon Challenge Who: Students and faculty/staff/spouse paid users of the WRC. Where: You determine workout site (WRC/Health Beat/Outdoors). Cost: $12.00 – includes t-shirt and certificate upon completion of the challenge. Registration begins Jan. 27; mileage completed by March 7. Contact Tim Klatt at 3-7120 or timothy.klatt@uni.edu for more info. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER: Interested in becoming a Personal Trainer or would like to know more about the process of becoming a PT? Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information on the program offered here at UNI. An informational meeting will be held on Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. in WRC 103.
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PERSONAL TRAINERS AVAILABLE: Would you like guidance with your New Year's Resolution? The WRS has willing and able Personal Trainers who can help you.
Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or at Kristy.Leen@uni.edu for more information.
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STUDENT COMPUTER CENTERS:  SCCs provide convenient computing and network access for students, faculty & staff in various facilities. These centers are located in the Rod Library, Maucker Union, Redeker Center, Redeker Cyber bar, ROTH Complex, Schindler Education Center, Campbell Hall, Lawther Hall, Bridge Lounge, Wellness Center, and Towers Center. Each computer center offers a variety of software applications, access to UNI's e-mail system and the Internet as well as laser printing.
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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH:  netLibrary, a customized collection of over 5,000 electronic books. To access UNI's custom Web site, choose netLibrary on the Library's Electronic Resources menu at http://www.library.uni.edu/er2/ Search the collection, browse a book, or create an account to check out a title. Records for all titles also appear in UNISTAR.
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INTRAMURAL 5-on-5 BASKETBALL: Managers meeting: Jan. 16, 4 p.m., SEC Room 244/245. Registration: Jan. 21 & 22, 8 a.m.-5:30 pm, WRC 101. Open pre-season tournament play: Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-4, evenings, WRC courts. League begins: Feb. 5, WRC courts. Basketball officials clinic: attend either Jan. 21 (WRC 150) or Jan. 22 (WRC 154); everyone attends Jan. 23 (WRC 154), 7:30 p.m.
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INTRAMURAL TEAM BOWLING: Managers meeting: Jan. 15, 4 p.m., WRC 150. Registration: Jan. 16-17, 8 a.m. - 5:30 pm, WRC 101. Schedules ready: Jan. 27, after 1 p.m., WRC 101. Play begins: Jan. 29-31, 3 p.m., Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls.
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SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC: Eight-week clinic begins Jan. 23 at United Medical
Park, Waterloo. Call Black Hawk County Health, 291-2413, to register. $25.00 (or reduced fee for qualifiers) includes nicotine patches.
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2003 MINORITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: New for-profit, full-time business start-ups, located in Iowa, preferably in the Cedar Valley, owned and operated by minority entrepreneurs are encouraged to enter their original business plans into this competition. The submission deadline is March 24. The maximum award is $5,000 and will be presented in May. For contest details, visit the JPEC Web site at
http://www.jpec.org
, call 3-7350, or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.

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FREE WEBCT WORKSHOPS:Are you taking a class using WebCT? ITS-Educational Technology has scheduled short workshops to help you become familiar with the features of WebCT. For the complete schedule and more information, click on the following link: http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html
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HANDS-ON BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP: This workshop will provide specific information and examples about business plan writing. Be sure to bring rough drafts of your business plan or any notes/research which you have. Jan. 22 from 3-7 p.m. in Curris Business Building 3. Advanced registration is required. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu for a reservation.
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FAST TRAC ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING: The UNI Regional Business Center will be hosting Fast Trac, a national training program for new and existing entrepreneurs, Saturdays from Jan. 25 - March 15. Each session will include classroom instruction, a presentation by an expert from the local business community, and an opportunity to network with other Cedar Valley entrepreneurs. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 through March 15, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. The fee is $199 per business. Visit http://www.unirbc.org or contact Katie at 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu for more information.
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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Registrations are being accepted in the Management and Professional Development Center’s Business and Management Certificate Program to begin Feb. 10. The five-month, 80-hour program is designed along the lines of an abridged MBA and is geared toward those new to management or technical professionals moving into management who want to improve their business skills. Sessions will be held twice per month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in CBB. For registration, logistics, and fee information, contact Cassie Luze at cassie.luze@uni.edu, or 3-5851, or click on http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/programs/Management.html
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HOURS
LIBRARY HOURS ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#mlutherjr
SPRING 2003 MASSAGE SCHEDULE:
Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 for 15 minutes; sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available as well. Call 3-6119 to schedule.
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IRTS-SEC 222:
IRTS-SEC 222 Curriculum Library and Labs will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Will reopen at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday.
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J.W. MAUCKER UNION
Spring Semester Hours began Monday, Jan. 13:
Regular Hours: Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 12 midnight
Friday 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday noon - midnight

Martin Luther King's Birthday observance:
Monday, Jan. 20 5 p.m. - midnight
Tuesday, Jan. 21 resume regular spring hours
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WRC SPRING HOURS: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/fachrs.html
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UNI-DOME OPEN REC HOURS: UNI-Dome OPEN REC hours for spring 2003 are
9 pm - 11 pm, Monday-Thursday. Hours are subject to change due to
athletics and other events. Check the calendar posted near the entrance
to the UNI-Dome Tunnel (in between WRC and UNI-Dome).
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EVENTS 

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA: 2002 Grammy award-winners Blind Boys of Alabama are performing at the GBPAC Monday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Regular tickets are $19-$28, student prices are $15.20-$22.40. To order tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu.
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GALLERY TALK: Jan. 21 from 2-3 p.m. Crit Streed will give an informal gallery talk in the UNI Gallery of Art in conjunction with the exhibition titled "Crit Streed: Installations." The gallery is located on the ground floor of the Kamerick Art Building. The event is free and open to the public.
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VOLUNTEER FAIR: Volunteer UNI spring fair, Wednesday, Jan. 22, Maucker
Union Expansion, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. More than 45 organizations will participate. One-time and semester-long volunteer opportunities are available. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/vip/vipindex.html for the list of participating agencies.
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GREG NICHOLS VISIT: At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Greg Nichols, Executive Director of the Board of Regents for the State of Iowa, will address university faculty on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. All interested staff and students are welcome to attend.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Sean Botkin, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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OUTDOOR RISK MANAGEMENT SPEAKERS: A presentation describing adventures in mountaineering and outdoor recreation will take place Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in SEC 247. Sponsored by CSRA, Speakers Committee, WRS and HPELS.
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FACULTY AND GUEST RECITAL: Thursday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m., GBPAC Jebe Hall. Randy Grabowski, trumpet, and William McGuire, organ. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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COMM STUDIES TO HOST CHUCK D VISIT: Chuck D, the seminal rap artist and Internet visionary, will speak at UNI on Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. His talk is supported by the Meryl Norton Hearst Chair in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, created by an endowment from James Schell Hearst, author, poet and professor of creative writing at UNI from 1941 until his retirement in 1975. The event is free, and open to the public. For more information, see http://www.chfa.uni.edu/comstudy/about/news.asp?NewsID=29
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VISITING LEADERS SERIES
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Leaders on Leadership begins Thursday, Jan. 30, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 246. Free and open to the public. Students may also earn one credit; weekly writing assignment involved (course #680:186, sec. 05). For information call Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 or e-mail YLA@uni.edu.

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Music is an international language which is signified by the instruments in "A World of Music: Instruments from Many Cultures." Many styles of instruments from various countries, some dating back hundreds, even thousands, of years are represented in this display. This exhibit opens Feb. 1 and runs through May 31. An opening reception is scheduled for Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. with a gallery talk at 7 p.m.
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UNI VOLLEYBALL BANQUET: The 2002 UNI Volleyball Banquet will be help Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003 at the Holiday Inn on University Ave. The brunch and program will begin at 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per person. If interested in attending you must register and pay by Monday, Jan. 27. Please contact Michelle Coulter at 3-3176; michelle.coulter@uni.edu; or UNI Volleyball, 101 West Gym 0163, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.
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