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Monday, February 10, 2003


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NEWS 

FLU HAS ARRIVED:
Influenza is now apparent in Cedar Falls and surrounding communities.  The UNI Student Health Center has flu vaccine available. The cost is $12.  Visit the Student Health Center to be vaccinated.
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GOVERNOR VILSACK RELEASES FY 2004 BUDGET PROPOSAL:
UNI's Governmental Relations Web site will be updated weekly with legislative issues affecting the state and the Regents institutions. The focus at the Capitol this last week has revolved around Governor Vilsack's FY 2004 proposed budget. Please visit
http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html for information about the Governor's proposal and UNI's operating budget.
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STOMP DOWN TUITION HIKES: Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG), along with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University student governments, is sponsoring a one-day rally against future tuition increases at the state capitol on March 5. Please join us. We will take a greyhound bus to Des Moines. E-mail NISG Senator Brad Frevert to sign-up: bf464775@uni.edu
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ITEMS NEEDED FOR V-WEEK AUCTION: Proceeds from UNI's V-week events are mostly donated to local organizations working to stop sexual violence.  Items are needed for the silent auction before/after performances of "The Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 14/15. Items relating to soothing the soul will be auctioned. If you can help, please contact Kathryn Tripp at clark@uni.edu or 277-8114.
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STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR: Student employees: Nominate your UNI supervisor for the 2002-2003 UNI Student Employer of the Year. Find out more about this newly created award and print a nomination form at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/stdtemployernom02-03.pdf

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NUHS CHOIR TELEVISION PROGRAM: The Northern University High School Concert Choir (Price Lab) is featured on "Hotline Happenings", a CFU Channel 15 program, for the next 30 days. The choir and director Linda Sharp will be performing a solo concert, "Iowa Culture", and will participate in a festival choir singing Schubert's "Mass in G" in Carnegie Hall, New York, on Monday, May 26. Contact Linda Sharp at 3-6236 or email Linda.Sharp@uni.edu for more information on the NUHS Carnegie trip.
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VOTE FOR ELECTRONIC RESOURCE: Last week to vote for your favorite electronic resource. Tell which is your favorite and why, and you could receive an official Rod Library mug. Use the ballot box located in the lobby of the Rod Library or near the Reference Desk. Or...vote online at http://www.library.uni.edu/
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FEBRUARY DINING SPECIALS: 23rd Street Market: free fountain drink with a purchase of nachos ($1.25 minimum order). Commodities in Curris Business Building, Apple Cart in Schindler Education Center, Crunch Break in WRC: soup, cookie and bottled pop or water for $2.50. Bent Fork in Maucker Union Expansion: bread sticks and cheese sauce for $1.09 or a mega cinnamon roll for $1.25. Biscotti's: drawing for a CD portable stereo. We appreciate your patience with the relocation of Maucker Union dining operations. Visit the new dining services Web site at
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/dinop/market.htm
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HIP-HOP CONCERT: Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland will be the special guest of Ja Rule in a concert at the UNI-Dome Thursday, Feb. 13. Rowland replaces hip-hop artist Eve. Along with Rowland will be three other guests: Benzino, Solange Knowles and Charli Baltimore. Tickets, $25 for UNI students and $30 for all others, are available at all UNI ticket outlets. They also are available at http://tickets.uni.edu or (319) 273-DOME.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 

LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION: $250 will be awarded to the winning author. The competition is open to all UNI students. See the topic to be addressed, criteria for composition, and directions for submitting the essay at:
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay.htm Deadline is Monday, March 3.

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:
MBNA America is looking for a junior or senior who will be returning to UNI for the 2003-04 academic year and is studying marketing, economics, or business management to participate in their summer internship program in Cleveland, Ohio. The position pays $11/hour and continues throught the 03-04 academic year. More information is available via the UNI Alumni Association, 204 Commons.
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TAE KWON-DO: The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club will hold a self-defense seminar for all UNI students in the Noehren Hall Recreation room Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. This free seminar does not require any previous experience.
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X-SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING:  Visit Clear Lake Lodge, MN with UNI Outdoors for a winter adventure, Feb. 21-23. Spend time cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and enjoying the outdoors. All expenses are covered, except for a fishing license and gear. All experience levels are welcome. Price: $70 (university) or $80 (guest).
Pre-Trip Meeting: Feb. 18, 5 p.m. WRC 174.

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CUSTOM VALENTINE COOKIES:
Treat that special someone to a custom-made 12 inch chocolate chip conversation heart. Place your online order at
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/dinop/CookieOrders.htm
or call Carolyn Young at 3-3555. Pick-up days are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Feb. 12, 13, and 14. The last day to pre-order your conversation cookie is Feb. 13. And you can get your cookie at three convenient locations: Biscotti's, 23rd Street Market, and Maucker Union Food Service. Payment is due upon pick-up.
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WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNSHIPS: Rebecca Gill of The Washington Center will present information on this opportunity Thursday, Feb. 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Room at Maucker Union. Scholarships and financial assistance is available; all majors are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Connie Collin at 3-6857, call The Washington Center (800) 486-8921, email info@twc.edu or visit, http:// www.twc.edu
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CSBS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE:  Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in the 10th Annual CSBS Undergraduate Research Conference. Information and on-line submission forms are available at:
http://www.uni.edu/psych/conference03/
Abstracts are due March 24. The speakers include Dr. Keith Maddox from Tufts University, who will speak on "Shades of Black: Skin Tone Bias Among African Americans" and Dr. Kent Sandstrom from UNI, who will speak on "Living with HIV/AIDS in Iowa: New Challenges and Prospects."
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RESEARCHING A COMPANY:  Feb. 19, 3-4:30 p.m. in CBB room 3 and requires no advanced registration. Learn tips, techniques, and resources for finding out about a company before you interview. You will learn how to have the knowledge to be able to answer the question, "So, what do you know about our company?" when you are being interviewed. Use this information to prepare for the UNI Job Fair on March 4.
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INTRAMURAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT:  Registration and weigh-in: Feb. 18, 12 p.m. - 4:30 pm, West Gym. Prelims: Feb. 18, 7 p.m., West Gym. Finals: Feb. 23, 2 p.m., West Gym.
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CAMP & RECREATION FAIR: Looking for a summer job? Stop by the Camp & Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10-2 in the Maucker Union Expansion. Many organizations will be recruiting summer employees. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, Student Services Center #19. Check out the list of recruiting organizations:
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/campfair/camp.html

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LUX SERVICE AWARD:  Do you know a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI? Nominate him or her for the 2003 Lux Service Award. This award is the highest undergraduate honor awarded for service to UNI. Students are encouraged to nominate their peers. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for award requirements and on-line nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 14. Direct questions to Jennifer Albertsen at 3-6409.
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TAX FORMS AVAILABLE:  Federal and state of Iowa tax forms and instructions are available in Rod Library. For more information see
http://www.library.uni.edu/news/taxforms.html

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DANCE MOVEMENT OUTLET:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/293.html
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PERSONAL TRAINING AVAILABLE: Personal training is available through UNI Wellness and Recreation Services for those interested in starting an exercise regimen as well as those looking to add to their current exercise routine. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 for more information.
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MOTHER EARTH NEEDS YOU: By volunteering in the Earth Steps project, you will learn about increasing environmental and health awareness and receive a free step counter and activity diary. Contact: Michaela Rich or Katie Venter at 3-3689 or stop by the RRTTC office in 224B of the WRC.
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SELF-ESTEEM SMALL GROUPS: All female students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a small group experience focused on self-esteem. You will write about self-esteem, share with the other participants and meet in a focus group to reflect on the experience. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco, DeFrancisco@uni.edu, or April Chatham-Carpenter, Chatham@uni.edu, or Jenny Kuderer, semper@uni.edu
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EVENTS 

HELP PLAN FOR OPPORTUNITY: Opportunity Works is hosting a Regional Planning Conference, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Waterloo's Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Help plan strategies to reduce poverty and increase opportunity. No cost to attend. Childcare, translation and transportation available. No cost for resource tables to share your organizational information. 1-866-696-3560 or
http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org

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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Dr. Lee Potter, Earth Science, will present "Geochemistry of the southern Eastern Rocky Mountain Alkalic Belt" on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall.
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GUEST RECITAL: Monday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. University of Southern Mississippi Horn Quartet. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST RECITAL: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Paul Hartfield, tenor. NO charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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OFF HUDSON SERIES: Theatre UNI's Off Hudson Series of Staged Readings continues on Tuesday, Feb. 11, with Naomi Wallace's "In the Heart of America," a dramatic look at the human cost of war and hate set against the backdrop of the Gulf War. The reading, directed by Cynthia Goatley, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the CAC, Room 108. It is free and open to the public.
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HEARST LECTURE BY SARAH VOWELL:  The Department of Communication Studies and KUNI welcome author, social observer, and "This American Life" radio contributor Sarah Vowell to Lang Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. She will read from her recent book 'Partly Cloudy Patriot' (Simon & Schuster, 2002), and take questions from the audience. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/comstudy
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FACULTY AND GUEST RECITAL: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. David Rachor, bassoon, and Ricardo Rapoport, bassoon. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Feb. 13, 3:30-4:45 pm, in 246 SEC -- Greg Buntz, Exec. Director of the Iowa Peace Institute,will address "Peace-making for Leaders" and engage his audience in scenarios involving mediation and conflict resolution; see
http://www.uni.edu/vpess//leadership/peace-inst.htm
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48th ANNUAL TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15, all day, GBPAC Great and Davis Halls and RHA. Contact: Chris Merz - 319-273-3077 - merz@uni.edu http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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52nd ANNUAL SINFONIAN DIMENSIONS IN JAZZ SHOWS: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Ray Anderson, trombone, with UNI Jazz Band I, Chris Merz, conductor. Tickets available at 3-7469 and at the door. Cost: $5 for public and student. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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JEWISH SYNAGOGUE TOUR: On Saturday, Feb. 15 the St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will be visiting the Son's of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo to learn more about the Jewish faith and tradition. If interested in going, meet at the St. Stephen Catholic Student Center (right by the bookstore) at 4:20 p.m. Contact Joshua Hanna 2-1395 or Rebfilms@uni.edu with questions.
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BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO: On Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. the best party band in the world will visit the GBPAC. Get tickets now at the GBPAC box office by calling 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu. Regular tickets are $19-$28, student prices are $15.20-$22.40. Join the annual Gallagher-Bluedorn Mardi Gras party in the lobby at 6 p.m.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Ken De Nault, Geology, will present "The Sea of Cortez and the Sierra Madre, Mexico: A Geologist's Sojourn" on Monday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall.
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ART EXHIBITS: Feb. 17 - March 10 at the UNI Gallery of Art. Two print exhibitions, Propinquity and Demographics. Opening reception for both exhibitions: Tues., Feb.18 at 7:30 p.m. following a 6:30 p.m. lecture by printmaker Beth Grabowski. Support for the Grabowski lecture comes from the Martha Ellen Tye Visiting Artist/Scholar Series.
http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery

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CEO MEETING: CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization) will have a Monopoly Tournament on Feb. 18 from 5-6:15 p.m. in CBB room 3. Prizes and refreshments. Meeting/tournament open to all UNI students. For more information, contact Shannon Blake, CEO President, at sblake@uni.edu
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PLS TEACHER INSTITUTE: On Friday, Feb. 21, the second Teacher Institute will be held at Price Laboratory School. More than 250 teacher education students participated in the first Institute in October, attending over 70 different sessions offered by PLS educators. The Teacher Institute is offered at no cost.
A complete listing of sessions and times, as well as registration materials, is available at
http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/

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RETREAT OPPORTUNITY: St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is sponsoring an Antioch retreat for college students. Antioch is an opportunity to listen, discuss, and reflect on what it means to be a Christian community. It will be held at Camp Pine Lake in Eldora from Feb. 21-23. Applications can be picked up at St. Stephen's (1019 W. 23rd St.). Contact Alli Wittrock at 266-4107 or angelic_alli@yahoo.com with any questions.
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WONDERS OF GRAVITY: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. - noon, at the University Museum. Learn about gravity with fun hands-on activities, eat space food, and hear from UNI students who have been a part of NASA's Weightless Wonder Program. This program is a appropriate for 3rd-6th graders. Please register by Feb. 14. $7 per child.
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PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE: UNI's Gallagher-Bluedorn presents PILOBOLUS Dance Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. For tickets visit or call the box office at 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu Regular ticket prices are $23-29 and students pay $18.40-23.20. For more information visit, http://www.uni.edu/gbpc

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