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Monday, April 7, 2003


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NEWS 
UNI PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL PROSPECTS: The UNI football team has begun preparation for the 2003 season with spring drills. The annual Spring Game is April 26 at 1 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. The Panthers return 32 of 57 lettermen, including 10 starters, from last year's 5-6 team. For more on Panther Athletics go to http://www.unipanthers.com/
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UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION:  Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., outside the Maucker Union. See the interactive Iowa DNR Mobile Education Trailer, win prizes, view educational displays, listen to live music, and more. Sponsored by the RRTTC in cooperation with UNI Sole Power. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Michaela Rich, michaela.rich@uni.edu, 3-3689. http://www.rrttc.uni.edu
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SUSHI BAR: On April 15, a sushi-bar will open at the 23rd St. Market. Sushi chefs will prepare and sell fresh sushi on a daily basis. (Contrary to popular belief, sushi does not necessarily mean raw fish but refers to the special rice used in the preparation.)
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APRIL DINING SPECIALS: Bent Fork: cheeseburger with a bag of chips $2.64; Biscotti's: Jeanne's frozen pretzel and medium fountain pop $1.58; 23rd Street Market: top hat sub, 99-cent bag of Frito Lay or Old Dutch chips and a medium fountain drink $3.89. Crunch Break, Commodities, Apple Cart: pre-made sandwich, bag of chips and bottled pop or water, $3.50.
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FOREIGN TRAVEL ALERT: UNI students, faculty and staff already abroad or planning to travel to the countries included in the SARS-Travel Advisory may wish to defer non-essential travel to China, Hong Kong; Singapore; and Hanoi. Essential health and safety abroad information is available on the UNI Study Abroad Web site at
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/guide/healthSafety.asp
Also see
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/308.html

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UNI TO HOST ALL-STATE SPEECH FESTIVAL: The 25th Annual Iowa High School Speech Association's Individual Events All-State Festival will take place on campus today. The festival features 400 top high school speech performances in twelve performance centers around campus. Opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. in the West Gym. Festival programs will be available at the West Gym. The full schedule is posted at
http://www.ihssa.org
Free and open to the public.
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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." To join the celebration, R.S.V.P. to haislet@uni.edu by Friday, April 4. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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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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SENIOR CELEBRATION :  The UNI Alumni Association presents Senior Celebration April 8-10. Seniors-only events include grab n go breakfast on Tuesday and pizza and pop at the Campanile on Thursday. ALL students are invited to attend "Backpack to Briefcase: A Q&A Panel," and "Managing Your Credit" on Wednesday at 3:30 and 4:30 respectively. Both seminars will be held in the CBB, room 227. Refreshments and door prizes provided. For more information, call 3-2355 or log on to
http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.html
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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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STUDENT RESOURCES  
UNI SYLLABI WEB SITE:  Need help with class registration? Consult the UNI Syllabi Web site, for information about given course curriculum. This site provides a central location for direct links to the syllabi of participating faculty.
http://www.geocities.com/pantherclasses/

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ROD LIBRARY DATABASE OF THE MONTH:  ScienceDirect provides access to the full text of hundreds of journals published by Elsevier and affiliated publishers, including articles on press and multimedia features. Subjects include science and technology, business, and the social sciences. To access the database, choose ScienceDirect on the Library's Electronic Resources menu at http://www.library.uni.edu/er2/
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THINKING ABOUT TAKING A COURSE AT ANOTHER COLLEGE: If you are considering taking a course at another college this summer and intend for it to meet a requirement at UNI visit the "Check It Out" table in the Maucker Union Expansion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 8 & 9. The Transfer Team will answer questions regarding the transferability of courses from other colleges.
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MULTICULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES DAY: The spring Multicultural Opportunities Day is 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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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 for the 2003-2004 school year. The deadline is April 4.
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/oncampus.html

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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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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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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 are 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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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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EVENTS 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:  http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: "Business Leadership" is the topic Thursday, April 10, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in 246 SEC. Speakers are Elaine Bruns, Harley-Davidson Cycle Center, Waterloo; David Neil, UAW C.A.P., Iowa Region 4; Helen Seenster, Institute for Social and Economic Development, Waterloo; and Danielle Stokes, Pauline Co., Waterloo. For more information, click on http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm
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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 on Monday, April 7 at 3 p.m. in Sabin Hall 103. Speakers are 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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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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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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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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UNI BASEBALL: vs. Minnesota on Student day (T-Shirts to the first 100 students) April 9, 6 p.m., Riverfront Stadium.
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UNI SOFTBALL: vs. Wichita State on April 12, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. also April 13 at noon, Panther Park (West Athletic Fields).
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Edward Osowski, History, will present the final PAT/History Club Lecture of the year, "Christ in the Cave: The Indigenous Reconstruction of History in Post-Conquest Mexico."
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ROBERT EHRLICH LECTURE: Ehrlich, author of "Nine Crazy Ideas in Science--A Few Might Even Be True" and a professor of physics at George Mason University, will discuss some of the ideas covered in his book (such as "More guns mean less crime") at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the CEEE Auditorium. A book signing will follow.
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APRIL 10 THURSDAZE: Showcase your talents at THURSDAZE! Guitarist Steven Jackson 8-9 p.m., Karaoke Party 9-11 p.m., and Caricatures from 9-11 p.m. PLEASE NOTE - All events will be held in Redecker Center/Piazza.
http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/thursdaze/

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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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HILMAR JENSSON TRIO: Thursday, April 10, 8 p.m., Russell Hall Auditorium. Jensson, guitar; Andrew D'Angelo, alto saxophone; Jim Black, drums. No admission charge.
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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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FISH FRY: St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is having their First Annual Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, April 11, from 6 - 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend, however there are only 200 tickets available. Tickets $5 in advance, $6 at the door (if available,) and a discounted rate of $15 for families of four. Tickets available in the Student Center office located next to the book store. For more information, contact Lacy Sprung at ldsprung@uni.edu or call the Student Center at 266-9863.
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PANTHER CUB CLUB: Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. - noon. For kids of all ages. The sixth annual Panther Cub Club will be an exciting time for children of UNI students, faculty, and staff. Various activities include: face painting, balloon animals, games, duck pond, cake walk, and much more. Stay for free pizza, cookies, and juice for the kids.
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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. Entry Fee is $20. To participate, contact Kelley Jenison at kj@uni.edu or Erika Leerberg at scorp@uni.edu.
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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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ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY: The UNI Orchesis Dance Company will present its annual Dance Gala on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Orchesis will perform multiple dances of ballet, jazz, modern and tap. Special guests will include IDT, UNI Dance Team and UNI Capoeira Club. Tickets can be purchased by calling 3-SHOW.
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NORTHERN IOWA CHILDREN'S CHOIR: NICC will present its final concert of the school year on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the GBPAC's Davis Hall. Admission is free.
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