University of Northern Iowa
MyUniverse News


Monday, March 3, 2003


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NEWS 

UNI STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR INFORMATION: 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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LIBERAL ARTS CORE SURVEY:
A survey on student perceptions of the Social Science (Category IV) component of the Liberal Arts Core is available to juniors and seniors on MyUNIverse until March 9. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete. Answers will provide very valuable feedback during a review of the social science curriculum requirements. To access the survey, visit
https://access.uni.edu/mp-cgi/bbs/bbs-candidate.cgi
or log in to your MyUNIverse account and click on the survey link under "Voting and Surveys".
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STUDENT ALUMNI AMBASSADORS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:
Students involved with the Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) have an opportunity to serve as an official host to UNI. Each semester SAA accepts applicants who have a desire to promote UNI, a GPA of at least 3.0, and a willingness to serve UNI by giving tours and volunteering in a variety of other ways. Applications are due March 26 and can be submitted in 120 Gilchrist. They are available online at
http://www.uni.edu/~admiss/saa/SAA.html
Questions can be directed to Allison Wearda at allisonn@uni.edu.
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BUSINESS MAJORS:  Vote now for your favorite professor. Visit
https://access.uni.edu/mp-cgi/bbs/bbs-candidate.cgi
The winning professor will receive a plaque and a $1,000 award.
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SYMPHONY: $5 day-of-show rush tickets will be available for this weekend's Symphony concert with guest violinist Andres Cardenes. The 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night concerts at the GBPAC will feature works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Sibelius. Show your I.D. at the box office to get your ticket.
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MARCH DINING SPECIALS: Blimpie Subs and Salads at Maucker Union: tuna, seafood and veggie max subs featured during Lent and new breads and sauces have been added to the menu. Bent Fork at Maucker Union: cheese pizza for $1.79 or baked potato with cheese for $1.79. March Muffin Madness at Maucker Union: muffins for $1.09. 23rd Street Market at Commons: drawing for a DVD player. Biscotti's: cookie and a pint of milk for 95 cents. Food carts in WRC, SEC and CBB: Juice and a piece of fruit for $1.30.
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION: Deadline is 5 p.m. today. $250 prize.
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay.htm

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2002-2003 UNI FACT BOOK AVAILABLE:  The 2002-2003 UNI Fact Book is available online at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/uni-factbook.pdf The Fact Book is a comprehensive source for university statistics. It is compiled by the Office of Information Management Analysis.
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UNI IN THE NEWS:  A guest editorial by President Koob appeared in the Cedar Rapids Gazette on Feb. 9. He takes a stand on Iowa's need to embrace a new way of thinking regarding the state budget and the "brain drain." To read it, visit
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/newsroom/op-ed/koob.shtml
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FREE ADMISSION TO THEATRE UNI PERFORMANCES: Theatre UNI seeks volunteer ushers for "Roosters" by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, Feb. 27 - March 9. Volunteers receive free admission to the performances they work. For more information call the Strayer-Wood Theatre Box Office at 3-6381. Limited spaces available.
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FAMILY OF THE YEAR:  Nominate your family for the UNI Family of the Year. The winning family receives one free night in a local hotel, four free tickets to the Family Weekend football game, admission to the Family Fest Tailgate Dinner, and a special award at the tailgate event and at half time of the football game. The nominating student receives a $250 gift certificate to the University Book & Supply. Applications available online or in 205 Commons. Application deadline is April 5.
http://www.uni-foundation.org/unipa/FOTYinfo.shtml
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FRESHMAN STATE OF IOWA SCHOLARS: Review your university bill to ensure that this scholarship credited to your account. Do this by looking at the bill or by logging into MyUNIverse under "My Personal Records" and then under "Last U-Bill Sent" or "Activity Since Last U-Bill and History". If you were to receive this award and it has not credited to your account, stop by or telephone the Financial Aid Office at 3-2700. Deadline: Wednesday, March 5.
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STUDENT RESOURCES 
RAISE MONEY FOR ST. JUDE RESEARCH HOSPITAL: The UNI "Up 'til Dawn" program raises money for the children of St. Jude Research Hospital. Teams or individuals can raise money. If you raise $100 dollars or more you will be an "Up 'til Dawn VIP Member" with a special invitation to battle of the bands, free food, and a lot of give-aways. Contact Ryan Hoffmann for more information, hoffy@uni.edu.
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ResNET GAME NIGHT 3.0:
  ResNet is having their 3rd Game Night of the year in the Piazza March 28 from 7 p.m. - 4 a.m. Bring your pc or your favorite video game console. On-campus students pay nothing. Off-campus students pay only $5. There will be an Unreal Tournament and a Halo Tournament with prizes awarded to the winner as well as random door prizes. Register ahead of time to guarantee a spot. Check out more information at
http://www.resnet.uni.edu/rgn

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HOOKED ON GARDENING: The UNI Botanical Center's February issue of
the "Hooked on Gardening Newsletter" is at
http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/HOG.html
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SPECIALTY DANCE & FITNESS CLASSES: The WRS will offer several specialty dance/fitness classes starting in early March. Register for Belly Dancing (March 10), Ballroom Dancing (March 5), Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) (March 3), Tai-Chi (March 11), and/or Adult Swim Classes (March 11). Stop in WRC 101 for more information and to register. (M-F 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
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CANOEING WITH UNI OUTDOORS: Canoe the Rio Grande with UNI Outdoors over spring break. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and warm desert sunshine while maneuvering through rapids ranging from class I-III. Pre-trip meeting: March 3 at 7:30 p.m., WRC 174. Cost is $300 (University) and $325 (guest). Call 3-7163 for more info.
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PEER ADVISORS NEEDED: Academic Advising Services is accepting applications for the Peer Advisor in Residence position. A Peer Advisor in Residence is a student employee trained to work in both AAS and the residence halls to provide advising, scheduling, and academic skill-building resources to undergraduate students (12 - 15 hours per week). A 3.0 GPA is required. Applications, due March 10, are available in 125 Student Services Center.
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INTRAMURAL TENNIS AND RACQUETBALL DOUBLES: Registration: March 10-13, WRC 101 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tournament bracket posted: WRC 101. Play begins: March 24.
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INTRAMURAL 1-on-1 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Registration: March 10-13, WRC 101 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tournament play: March 26 and 27, 7 p.m., WRC Courts.
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HABITAT CANDLE SALE: UNI Habitat for Humanity is selling candles as a fund raiser for Greater Black Hawk Habitat for Humanity. Candles are made from soy, in various scents and burn for 40-50 hours. Contact Corena Kadolph at 222-3267 or kadolph@uni.edu. On campus deliveries are free.
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ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARHIP: 20 new recipients will be selected to receive $5,200 for the 2003-04 academic year. Selection based on: junior by fall 2003; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2003-04 FAFSA; overcome unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full-time. Application available at:
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/forms/CAAP.DOC
or from the Financial Aid Office, 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736. Deadline: April 1.

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STUDY IN HONDURAS:
May 12 - 23. The program is limited to 14 students to study "Globalizations' Impact on Central America." Airfare, program expenses, and tuition is included in a registration of $2005. Scholarship money of $700, per person, is available. For more information: http://www.uni.edu/~schrage/honduras_course.htm or 3-7078, International Programs Office, Baker 59.
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DEADLINE CORRECTION KURT WARNER FIRST THINGS FIRST SCHOLARSHIP: Deadline: March 15. Criteria to receive: demonstrate an ongoing & strong history of community service; graduated from an eastern Missouri, southern Illinois or Iowa high school in the past year; have financial need from the 2003-04 FAFSA; minimum cumulative 2.5 gpa. Two new recipients selected for 2003-04 to receive $2,000 each year for up to four years or upon completion of a first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. Applications available at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships/Apps/FTFScholarapplication.pdf
or from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; 3-2700 or 1-800-772-2736.

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ROBETRA S. TAMRES SCI-FI WRITING AWARD:
Win $50 for your science fiction writing. The contest is open to all UNI students. Submissions may include poetry, fiction, drama, and essay (max 20 pages). Deadline is March 3. Send submissions or questions to professor Grant Tracey, Baker Hall 117. No names on manuscripts; instead, include cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, social security number, and title(s) of works submitted. Please, no email submissions.
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VOLUNTEER NEWS:
VolunteerNEWS is a bi-weekly e-newsletter sent to inform students, faculty and staff of the volunteer needs within the community. To subscribe, e-mail: Volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS <your-email-address>@uni.edu VolunteerNEWS is published by Volunteer UNI, a service of The UNI Career Center. http://www.uni.edu/careercenter Quick Link Volunteer UNI.
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HOURS

MAUCKER UNION CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK: Due to construction, Maucker Union will be closed during the week of spring break. The Union will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14 and will re-open at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 23. You may still reach staff and make reservations by phone or email during that week. Questions or concerns may be directed to Jan Hanish, Director of Maucker Union. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring
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EVENTS 

ROOSTERS: Theatre UNI presents the Hispanic-American drama, "Roosters" by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, Feb. 27-March 10 in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Emotions run high in this explosive drama of family conflict when a long-absent father and grown son face off over the future of the family and the fate of their prize possession, a fighting bird. Tickets at: 3-6381 or http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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UNI STUDENT READING ASSOCIATION SPRING BOOK FAIR: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 8-4:30 in the SEC lobby. Thursday from 6-8 p.m. a family literacy event will be held in conjunction with the book fair. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Books, craft activities relating to the books, and treats will be provided.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI Concert Chorale Performance on Monday, March, 3, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Conductor - Dyan Baker Meyer. Cost is $6 Public; $5 Senior Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a
current Panther Pass. - Tickets available by calling 3-SHOW (7469) and at the door.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: Janice Boekhoff, Research Geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will present "Bacteria at Iowa's Beaches" on Monday, March 3 at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham Hall. Bacteria beach monitoring at Iowa's 35 state-owned beaches will be discussed, including bacteria results from an intensive watershed investigation conducted in 2002 at George Wyth State Park Beach.
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LYSISTRATA READING: UNISTA (UNI STudent Theatre Assocation) in conjunction with a world wide peace campaign known as The Lysistrata Project presents a staged reading of "Lysistrata", March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in KAB 111. Admission is free. There are some 620 readings planned in 38 countries.
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SPRING JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR:
Tuesday, March 4, 10-3 in the Maucker Union Expansion. All majors are encouraged to attend. More than 50 organizations, graduate and professional schools will be present. Many employers will also be signing students up for interviews the following day. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, Student Services Center #19. Check out the participating organizations: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
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UNI PERCUSSION/MARIMBA AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLES CONCERT: Tuesday, March 4, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Randy Hogancamp, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION: St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration on Fat Tuesday, March 4 from 8-10 p.m. Come for free food, music, and fun. Call 266-9863 with questions.
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GALLERY TALK: On March 5 from 2-3 p.m. Tim Dooley, UNI assistant professor of art, will give a talk in the UNI Gallery of Art on the collaborative process that went into the creation of prints for the "Demographics" exhibition currently on view in the gallery through March 10. Free and open to the public. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, March 5, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Sean Botkin, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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DOCUMENTARY ON INDIA: "notes toward a history" by independent film maker, Francesca Soans, shows Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., KAB, 111. A 103 year-old South Asian woman challenges representations of India and the meaning of history. Ms. Soans, from India, will show her documentary and facilitate a discussion immediately following the film. No charge; everyone welcome.
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UNI WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT: Wednesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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GUEST RECITAL: Thursday, March 6, 6 p.m., RHA. David Beckman Quartet. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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NORTHERN IOWA FLUTE CHOIR CONCERT: Thursday, March 6, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Angeleita Floyd, director. No charge.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets available by calling 319-273-SHOW (7469) and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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"...LARGGY...": UNISTA (UNI Student Theatre Association) will present the independent film "The Story About When Larggy Got a Bee Sting and Shut Himself in His Room and Went Insane" on March 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Tickets are $3 at the door. Visit
http://www.unista.org
for more information.
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MUSIC ENTRANCE/SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS: Saturday, March 8, all day, GBPAC Davis Hall and RHA. Contact: Alan Schmitz at 3-7180 or schmitz@uni.edu
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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MADAME BUTTERFLY: Madame Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini's world-renowned opera is coming to the GBPAC Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu. Regular tickets prices are $30-$36 or $24-$28.80 for students.
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