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Monday, March 24, 2003


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NEWS 

CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction
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NATIONAL SECURITY ALERT STATUS -- ORANGE ALERT: The country is under a heightened security alert (orange alert). Faculty, staff and students are encouraged go about business as usual, but also to pay extra attention to safety and security on campus. Contact Public Safety immediately if you see anything out of the ordinary. The UNI Department of Public Safety Web site is the primary UNI site for information regarding homeland security/terrorism issues. http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/safe/terrorthreat.html
Important phone numbers: Emergency: 9-911; UNI Public Safety (non-emergency):
3-2712
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EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS BILL: The Legislative Education Appropriations Subcommittee voted on the proposed education appropriations budget. Ninety-one percent of the cuts are targeted to the Board of Regents. Read more about the impacts to UNI at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

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BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2003/Academic Year 2003-2004. Visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/296.html
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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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NEW TRANSCRIPTS ORDERING FORM:  Beginning Monday, March 17, transcripts may be ordered 24 hours a day 7 days a week with payment by credit card by calling 1-800-865-0762 or over the web at http://www.gettranscript.com. Transcripts may also still be ordered by mail, fax, or in person 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Office of the Registrar, 227 Gilchrist Hall, with payment by check, cash, or U-bill. For additional information about transcript ordering options beginning March 17, please refer to
http://www.uni.edu/regist/students/transcripts-new.shtml
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PRSSA Do-Run-Run: 14th Annual Do-Run-Run 5k Walk/Run presented by UNI PRSSA & Mix 96 at 8:02 a.m. Saturday, April 12. Early bird fee $15, after April 5, $20.
To participate, contact Kelley Jenison at kj@uni.edu or Erika Leerberg at scorp@uni.edu

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STUDENT USER ID CHANGE:  User ID Amnesty will be in effect from March 31, through April 13. During this time, students may select a new user ID, even if a change from the UNI-assigned user ID has already been made. Visit the User ID Selection page, http://access.uni.edu/select_userid.cgi, during User ID Amnesty and choose a new user ID to replace your current one. E-mail sent to your old user ID will be automatically forwarded to your new one. http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/userid-amnesty.shtml
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOMELESS EVENT: The UNI chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Social Work Club will host 'Shanty town' an event to raise awareness about homelessness on Friday, April 11 in the Commons courtyard. Participants will sleep outdoors in cardboard 'homes' they will create at the event. Register online by replying to shantytownuni@yahoo.com Participation is limited to the first 50 respondents.
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STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR: Student employees, don't miss out on the opportunity to nominate your UNI supervisor for the 2002-2003 UNI Student Employer of the Year. the nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28. 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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OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE AND EQUITY MANAGEMENT SURVEY:The Office of Compliance and Equity Management is seeking information about how the function of their office is understood by the campus community. Your input is important. Please take a few minutes to complete the on-line survey. Responses are confidential. http://myuniverse.uni.edu

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STUDENT RESOURCES  

HANDLING ANXIETY ABOUT WAR AND TERROR THREATS: Written materials are available about coping with personal safety and anxiety about current
world events on the Counseling Center's Web site, www.uni.edu/counseling.
Students who need help coping with stress and anxiety are encouraged to
seek services at the Counseling Center, 213 Student Services Center.
Faculty and Staff who want help are encouraged to contact the Employee
Assistance Program at 235-3550.
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SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY IN JAPAN:
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/300.html
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CEDARLUG'S FREE SOFTWARE PEAK AND TWEAK: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) is hosting a "Free Software Peek and Tweak" on April 5th from 10am - 4pm at the Maucker Union, Expansion Room B. Various free software will be on display, including the GNU/Linux operating system, office and productivity software, CD recording tools, audio and video applications, and games.For more inof, http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/305.html
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STATISTICAL CONSULTING CENTER: Bring your data for a free routine statistical analysis. The Center, located in Wright Hall 338A, assists UNI faculty, staff, and students with statistical analyses, descriptive statistics, and other common questions. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 273-6514 or e-mail jennifer.chesnutt@uni.edu.
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THURSDAZE, MARCH 27th EVENTS: Attend this week's THURSDAZE...you have a chance to win $500 in CASH! At 9:30 pm play the game show BLIZZARD OF BUCKS.
7 & 9:30 PM Movie "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" Maucker Union Expansion
8 PM Guitarist Zane Williams Maucker Union Coffeehouse
6-12 Mid Funny Photos Maucker Union Expansion Lobby
7-11 PM Free Pool and Video Games Maucker Union Gameroom

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STUDY IN NICARAGUA: August 10 - 20, 2003
This is a two-week study abroad program limited to 14 students to study "International Cultural Sensitivity." Airfare,
program expenses, and tuition will be included in a registration fee of $1,956. Scholarship money is available. A three
credit hour experiential course is part of the program.
Information available: http://www.uni.edu/~schrage/int_cultural_sens.htm
Registration: 273-7078, International Programs Office, Baker 59.
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DATABASES OF THE MONTH: ABC-Clio's America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts abstract articles from historical journals published worldwide. The databases also include citations to dissertations, and book and media reviews. Scope of coverage includes anthropology, gender studies, multicultural studies, political science, psychology, and more. To access, go to http://serials.abc-clio.com/

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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING EQUIPMENT: With winter ending cross country skiing equipment is a great buy at local stores. To "try before you buy," rent ski equipment from UNI Outdoors, 3-7165. Snow shoes are also available.
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3 ON 3 TOURNEY: The 2nd annual Hoops for Hearts 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held Saturday, April 5 at the WRC. All proceeds go to benefit Sartori Hospital. Cost is $40/per team. Three game guarantee. Prizes will be awarded. To register visit http://www.iatheta.org or call Nate Lombardi at 240-8644.
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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 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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INTRAMURAL OPEN-CO REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Managers meeting: April 7, WRC 4 p.m. Entries due: April 8-9, WRC 101 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Brackets posted: April 11, IM bulletin boards 1 p.m. Open co-rec soccer play: April 13, IM fields
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INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Managers Meeting: April 7, WRC 4 p.m. Entries due: April 8-9, WRC 101 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Brackets posted: April 10, IM bulletin boards 1 p.m. Open co-rec play: April 12, IM Fields 9 a.m. Rain date: April 19.
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INTRAMURAL TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Registration: April 7 - 10, WRC 101 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tournament play: singles - April 15, doubles - April 16, WRC Courts 7 p.m.
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INTRAMURAL BADMINTON TOURNAMENT: Registration: March 24-27, WRC 101 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tournament play: Singles - April 1, Doubles - April 2, WRC Courts 7 p.m.
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EVENTS 

SENIOR AND STUDENT RECITAL:  Monday, March 24, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Jensen Barnes, violin, and Go Yamamoto. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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STUDENT RECITAL: Tuesday, March 25, 6 p.m., RHA. Kimiko Yamada, euphonium and faculty member Robin Guy will be the pianist. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FACULTY RECITAL: Tuesday, March 25, 8 p.m., GBPAC Jebe Hall. Melody Turnquist Steed, organ. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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BUSINESS START-UP AND BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP: March 26 in CBB room 3, from 3-4 p.m. "How to Start a Small Business." 4-5:30 p.m. is "How to Write a Business Plan." Attend one or both. Advanced registration strongly encouraged. Free to UNI faculty, staff, and students. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu to register.
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STUDENT RECITAL: Wednesday, March 26, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Emperor String Quartet . Members of the quartet will be violinists Go Yamamoto and Ben Frambach, violist Dawna Dewhirst and cellist Jesse Luke. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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GUEST RECITAL: Wednesday, March 26, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Classical Indian Music. Guest performers on the concert will be Sandip Burman, tabla; Sima Burman, vocal; John Wubbenhorst, bansuri; Leonice Shinneman, ghatam and percussion; and Nick Holmes, percussion. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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AMERICAN HUMANICS MEETING: Wednesday, March 26, 9.m.. in the WRC faculty lounge American Humanics is an organization that promotes service, and academics to help prepare successful non-profit leaders. If you have any questions please e-mail Natalia Schadt, President, at Schadtn@uni.edu.
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STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: The UNI Gallery of Art will present its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Kamerick Art Building March 26 - April 20.
More than 100 works have be chosen for display by juror Susan Messer, professor of drawing and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., March 26, in the KAB Art Auditorium, Room 111, and an opening reception will follow.
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UNISTA PRESENTS SLAUGHTER CITY BY NAOMI WALLACE: March 27-29 at 7:3 0pm and March 30 at 2 pm in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Tickets are $3 at the door. NOTE: CONTAINS MATURE MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE SOME AUDIENCES. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information.
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SENIOR AND GUEST RECITAL: Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m., RHA. Jessica Buesing, clarinet, and Esprit Du Vent Woodwind Quintet. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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JUNIOR SENIOR RECITAL: Friday, March 28, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Daniel Perszyk, flute, and Meghan Reynolds, horn. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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VAN CLIBURN WINNER TO PLAY AT GBPAC: Olga Kern, the 26-year-old gold medallist of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will be performing at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Sunday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 273-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu. Regular ticket prices are $14-$20, student prices are $11.20-16.

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SENIOR RECITAL: Monday, March 31, 6 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Matthew Boucher, tuba. Pianists will be faculty member Robin Guy and graduate student Kirstin Ihde. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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FEMINISM AT UNI: The Women's Studies Senior Seminar class conducted a survey asking UNI student's opinions regarding feminism. Attend our program on Wed. April 2 from 11-1 in the Maucker Union Expansion to learn how students at UNI understand feminism.
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: Harper Lee's classic novel set in the 1930s American South explores the issues of racism, justice, and courage that are still relevant today. April 10-13 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets at: 273-6381 or online at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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VONNEGUT CUBED: Interpreters Theatre and Communication Studies present Vonnegut Cubed and Improv Troupe performanceson Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, LNG 040.
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RICKY SKAGGS TO PERFORM AT GBPAC: Renowned Bluegrass artist Ricky Skaggs comes to the Gallagher-Bluedorn Sunday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m. The 1985 CMA Entertainer of the Year and eight-time Grammy-Award winner, blends traditional elements of bluegrass, gospel, honky-tonk, and western swing with contemporary songs. Pre-show party in lobby, at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $23-$29 for adults and $18.40-$23.20 for students.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: James Caldwell, hydrologist/groundwater specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Iowa District Office in Iowa City, will present "The U.S. Geological Survey in Iowa" on Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in Latham Hall 125.


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