University of Northern Iowa
MyUniverse News


Monday, March 31, 2003


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NEWS 
GET PAID, GET EXPERIENCE, GET AN INTERNSHIP: Go to the UNI Career Center's Web site and find out more about the 16 BEST INTERNSHIPS ON CAMPUS. The internships are for the 2003-2004 school year. The deadline for signing up for these internships is April 4. http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/oncampus.html
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NEW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The UNI Alumni Association will award three scholarships to current UNI students. Two scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students who will be classified as a senior in the fall. The third scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student. Application deadline - April 23rd. Information and application forms can be picked up in 204 Commons or downloaded from
http://www.unialum.org/scholarship.html
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STRAYER-WOOD 25th ANNIVERSARY:  Theatre UNI will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Strayer-Wood Theatre with a reception on Saturday, April 12, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, following the evening performance of To Kill a Mockingbird. Join in the celebration. R.S.V.P. to haislet@uni.edu by Friday, April 4. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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MULTICULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES DAY: The spring Multicultural Opportunities Day will be held on Monday, April 7 from 1-3 p.m. in the Commons Ballroom. Visit with prospective employers regarding summer/fall UNI employment. This event is co-sponsored by the Educational Opportunity Programs, Graduate College, and Multicultural Coordinating Council. http://www.grad.uni.edu
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VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED: Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for performances of To Kill a Mockingbird, April 10-13 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers receive a free ticket to the performance. Call 3-6381 to volunteer. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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MAJOR MEETINGS: On Wednesday, April 2 at 3 p.m., academic departments will have group meetings for students interested in their majors. The meetings will provide information on departmental guidelines, procedures to schedule for fall semester classes and advising assistance. Meeting locations can be found at: http://www.uni.edu/acaadvis/majormtg.html
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ATTENTION SENIORS:  The UNI Alumni Association presents Senior Celebration April 8-10th. Claim your free Senior Pak at the Commons Plaza (between Commons and the Campanile) on April 1, 2, and 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 3-2355 or log on to http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.html.
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TIMELY DEPOSITS OF CASH RECEIPTS: University policy, requires departments and related organizations to make daily deposits if funds on hand equal or exceed $250. Departments and organizations must make a deposit of funds on hand at least weekly. Deposit forms can be found on MyUNIverse, MEMFIS Forms. If you have any questions, contact Diane Headington, Cashier's Office, 3-2628.
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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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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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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  
MASSAGE: Massages offered through the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104. Tuesdays from 11 to 3:30 and Thursdays from 11 to 5. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Gift certificates available as well. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/lab/massage.html
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APRIL COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Check out the April schedule of free computer workshops at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt for help with those last minute projects. Come see some demonstrations of the "new" Tablet PCs you may have read about.
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ATTENTION MAY GRADUATES: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to pre-printed graduation announcements? Consider the Alumni Association's new UNI notecards.
http://www.unialum.org/merchandise.html
or call 3-6409 for more information.
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ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY: Thursday, April 3, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening will be held at the Counseling Center located at 213 Student Services Center. The screening lasts approximately one hour. The screening is free of charge and open to UNI faculty, staff, and students. Questions contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 3-2676.
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UNI TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM: April 1-3; April 15-17; April 29-May 1. Explore how UNI utilizes technology to enhance both the working and learning environments. Free to UNI faculty, staff, and students. See http://www.uni.edu/its/symposium for details.
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QUICK BOOKS TRAINING: Quick Books Pro 2003 training will be offered by the UNI RBC from April 22 - May 13 on Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m.-noon. The four-session hands-on workshops cover setting up a company, entering bills, setting up inventory, payroll, and more. The optional first session will be introductory for those new to the software or needing a refresher. For more information, call 236-8123, e-mail katie.macdonald@uni.edu or visit http://www.unirbc.org
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CEDARLUG'S FREE SOFTWARE PEEK AND TWEAK: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) is hosting a "Free Software Peek and Tweak" on April
5 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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 information visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/306.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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EVENTS 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:  http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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OLGA KERN PIANO MASTER CLASS: Olga Kern, recent gold medalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will give a Master Class Monday, March 31 from 9-11 a.m. in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Four UNI students will perform for her. The class is free and open to the public.
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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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STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: The UNI Gallery of Art will present its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the KAB from 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.
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CEO MEETING: Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization invites UNI students to listen to and speak with entrepreneur, Brad Flanagan, owner of the Red Eye Cafe on College Street, on Tuesday, April 1 from 5-6 p.m. in CBB, room 3. Light refreshments and a door prize. For more information, e-mail Shannon Blake at sblake@uni.edu or call the CEO advisor at 3-7350.
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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 from11-1 in the Maucker Union Expansion to learn how students at UNI understand feminism.
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FACULTY RECITAL: Wednesday, April 2, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Jean McDonald, soprano, and Robin Guy, piano. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Series continues with a panel discussion about media leadership on Thursday, April 3, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in SEC room 246. Panelists will be Ann Kerian, news anchor with KWWL-TV; John Hess, interim director of broadcasting for KUNI; Julie Kraft, television consultant for Frank N. Magid Associates in Cedar Rapids; and Nancy Raffensperger Newhoff, managing editor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. For more information, call Gerri Perreault at 3-6898, or e-mail at YLA@UNI.edu.
http://fp.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm

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UNI CHAMBERS SINGERS CONCERT: Thursday, April 3, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Brad Barrett, conductor. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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HARI SHANKAR LECTURE SERIES: "Magic with Mathematics: Is the Formula Faster than the Eye?" by Edward Burger, Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., SEC Auditorium. This mathematician has written jokes for for Jay Leno, appeared on NBC and NPR and knows how to make math funny. No math background necessary and math will not be explicitly discussed.
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THURSDAZE: Casino Night is this week, April 3, at THURSDAZE 7-11 p.m. Play casino games for chances to win $350+ in prizes. Also "Maid in Manhattan" will be showing at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion, and free pool and video games in the game room from 7-11 p.m. For more info call 3-2683.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony with guest flutist William Bennett will perform works by Nielsen, Debussy and Tchaikovsky, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 4 & 5 at the GBPAC. Pre-concert talk at 6:30. Concert tickets at 3-SHOW and at the door.
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VONNEGUT CUBED: Interpreters Theatre and Communication Studies present Vonnegut Cubed and Improv Troupe performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, LNG 040.
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IOWA FLUTE FESTIVAL: Saturday, April 5, all day, GBPAC Davis and Jebe Halls. Contact: Angeleita Floyd at 3-2199 or floyd@uni.edu.
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE WAR IN IRAQ: The Department of Political Science and the Political Science Society are presenting a panel discussion on the War in Iraq to be held on Monday, April 7 at 3 p.m. in Sabin Hall 103. Speakers will include, Dr. Pita Agbese, Dr. Dhirendra Vajpeyi, Dr. Michael Hall, Dr. Taifa Yu and Dr. Steven Lobell. Among the issues to be discussed are the role of the UN and international law, the reaction of public opinion and governments around the world, and the impact of the war on US foreign policy.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES - PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS: Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets cost $6 Public; $5 Senior; Citizen; $4 Student or admission with a current Panther Pass - Tickets available by calling 3-SHOW and at the door. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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PUBLIC INVITED TO STUDENT DEBATE: Students from the course Land, People, and Economics will debate the question, "Should the U.S. Drill for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge?" Tuesday, April 8, 9:30 -10:45 a.m. in MSH, room 2430. Student teams will present both pro and con arguments as well as rebuttals. The audience will vote to determine the winning side. Call Dr. Hans Isakson at 3-2950 for more information.
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ORGAN DONATION PROGRAM:  Thursday, April 10, 7-8 p.m., WRC 252. This presentation explains how to become an organ donor and answers common questions regarding organ/tissue donation. Hear a former UNI student speak about her experience in being a bone marrow donor that helped save the life of an 18-year-old. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at 3-2198.
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TEXTILE AND APPAREL RUNWAY EXHIBITION: The Textile and Apparel Program is having a runway exhibtion on Saturday, April 12 at 8 pm. in Lang Hall Auditorium.
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