University of Northern Iowa
MyUniverse News


Monday, September 8, 2003


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NEWS 

MORE MARS VIEWING: If you were not able to view Mars last week when it was closest to Earth, you can still see it this month. There are regular observatory programs at McCollum Science Hall, and several open houses at Hillside Observatory on Jennings Drive as well. For details, http://www.earth.uni.edu
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SYMPHONY: Single tickets to the nine Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony concerts, as well as the Sept. 21 Chamber Music concert, are now on sale. Call the GBPAC box office at 3-7469 or visit www.wcfsymphony.org
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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED: UNI E-mail accounts for students not registered for fall semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server begining Monday, Sept. 15.
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PANTHER MEAL PLAN: The "Panther Meal" Plan being promoted on campus and at local restaurants is not associated with the university. It is a declining balance plan organized by a company based in Virginia. Information about UNI Dining Services on the Panther Meal Plan Web site are not correct.
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NISG WEB ADDRESS: The Northern Iowa Student Government Web address has changed. The new address is http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. You can still link to our page from the UNI main page under student life. Check out the Web site for all the newest NISG news.
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FAIR PRICE POLICY: The NISG special book prices advisory committee has implemented a new fair price policy at University Book and Supply. UBS will match prices on new books not sold on auction sites. Visit University Book and Supply to learn the details regarding this policy.
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STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: For the latest information on campus street closings, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE: Preference to undergraduate UNI students working towards degree or certificate, financial need and off-campus child care expenses. Graduate students may apply. Deadline is Sept. 12. Minimum award: $1,000 for 20-30 students. Applications available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid or UNI Financial Aid Office, 116 Gilchrist Hall; 3-2700.
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ASK A LIBRARIAN CHAT SERVICE: Rod Library is offering a new, improved chat service. Hours are M-F, 1-4 p.m. During all other hours submit your questions via email, phone, or in person at the reference desk. For more information, see
http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askalibrarian.html

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COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT: ITS-Educational Technology is again offering some of their computer workshops for credit. Two series, Creating Web Pages and Mastering Microsoft Office, are available at no additional cost for fully enrolled students. For complete details, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt
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PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED: Like helping others? As a personal trainer you can provide motivation for individuals wanting to attain their fitness goals An informational meeting is Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. in WRC 150, and classes begin Sept. 19 in WRC 150. For more information contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167.
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FALL MASSAGE SCHEDULE: The Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104, offers massages by a licensed massage therapist. Come for relief Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the fall from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes and sessions up to one hour may be purchased. Pay by cash, check, U-bill, or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.
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LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER? Personal trainers not only motivate you to reach your fitness goals, but they also help educate you on proper form and technique. For more information contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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TAE KWON-DO AT THE WRC: The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is now 34 years old. We practice Traditional Chung do Kwan Tae Kwon-Do. The focus is on discipline, courtesy, and respect, and it's a fun way to exercise. Classes are available 5 times per week in the WRC. http://www.UNITKD.com
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GATEWAY TO LIBRARY AND INTERNET RESOURCES: The library's Gateway provides access to the research and information resources available to the UNI community, both print and electronic. Resources are organized by common publication types, such as journal articles and books. The Gateway is accessible from several links on the library's homepage http://www.library.uni.edu/ and from MyUNIverse.
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RBC FALL CLASSES: The UNI Regional Business Center offers classes in small business skill development, hands-on computer software training, and regulatory workshops. All classes are open to the public. To view the fall schedule, visit http://www.unirbc.org, or call 236-8123 for more information.
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SWIM LESSONS: Paddling Panther Learn-to-Swim Program is accepting registrations for children of students, faculty and staff. All instructors are American Red Cross Certified and will teach Preschool through Level VII. Classes will be held throughout the fall semester on Saturday mornings. Contact Chris Denison for further information.
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EVENTS 

AUDITIONS TONIGHT: Theatre UNI will hold auditions tonight for the Off-Hudson Play Reading of "Our Lady of 121st Street" from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre, Room 001. Those auditioning will read from the script provided.
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CELEBRATE DIVERSITY WEEK: September 7-12. Enjoy events like the Cultural Festival, musical entertainment, student panels, movies and much more. For a complete Diversity Week schedule, see http://www.uni.edu/maucker
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UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE: The University Faculty Senate will meet today, Sept. 8 from 3:15-5 p.m. in Gilchrist 207. Everyone is welcome.  
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PANTHER VOLLEYBALL VS. ISU CYCLONES: (West Gym) Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. vs. Iowa State (If you havenít seen UNI Volleyball, you wonít unless you get to the West Gym early)
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UNI SPEECH AND DEBATE: The UNI Speech and Debate team will have an informational meeting Sept. 9 (Tues), at 6 p.m, in Lang 223. Any students interested in joining the team, or finding out more, are invited. All of the faculty coaches, as well as present team members, will be there to answer questions.
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READY FOR A NIGHT OF CAMPINí: Join UNI Outdoors for a night of camping on the Campanileís west lawn, Sept. 10. Food & camping equipment provided. Festivities start at 12 pm. For more info: 3-7163 & ask for Jeremiah or Andy or stop by WRC 174.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: Dr. Rex Honey of the Department of Geography at the University of Iowa will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m, in Sabin 7. The topic is "Cultural Struggles Over Human Rights: Reflections on Nigeria, India and the United States." All are welcome.
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DESIGN PRESENTATION FOR LOBSTER ALICE: Theatre UNI will host a Design Presentation for the upcoming production of "Lobster Alice" on Wednesday, Sept 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes of this romantic comedy. Admission is free.
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THURSDAZE FOR SEPT. 11: Come out for an exciting night of musical fun. Movie "Bringing down the House" 7 & 9:30 p.m, Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Japanese, Chinese & Korean Bookmarks 8 p.m, Maucker Union Coffeehouse, and at 8 p.m. enjoy the cool sounds of Jamaica with Keith Eric and Waterhouse Reggae Band.
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ART AFTER 9/11: Panel Discussion on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre: What has been said by the art community since 9/11/01? What are the implications of creating art that deals with the attacks with remembrance of the victims, skepticism, protest, and hopes of preventing another such attack?
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BACKBONE STATE PARK TRIP: On Sept. 12th, spend and evening with UNI Outdoors while attempting some of Backbone State Park's famous climbing routes during nightfall. No experience necessary. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 9. Cost is $20 (UNI) $25 (Guest). Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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FAME: Friday & Saturday, Sept. 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m. Tickets still available. The dynamic 24-member ensemble of this national tour takes you inside the souls of the gifted students at New York City's legendary High School for the Performing Arts. This group from diverse backgrounds is brought together by their uncommon talent, ambition, and a common quest for immortality through FAME. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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UNI SOCCER BACK AT HOME THIS WEEK (West Athletic Field): Friday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. vs. DePaul, and Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. vs. Western Illinois.
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UNI ATHLETICS ON THE ROAD: Womenís Tennis, Sept. 12-13 at Western Illinois Invitational (Macomb, IL); Cross Country, Sept. 12 at Bradley Open (Peoria, IL); Menís Golf, Sept 13-15 at Illinois State Invitational (Normal, IL ).
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OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Saturday, Sept. 13. Entries due 5:30 p.m, Wednesday, Sept. 10 in WRC 101 (registration limited to first 16 teams). Entry fee is $20 per team (cash, check, or u-bill).
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OSHA'S KNOCKING, ARE YOU READY? The UNI Regional Business Center is hosting "OSHAís Knocking, Are You Ready?," a workshop for all employers and personnel managers, Tuesday Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.- noon at the RBC office, 212 E. 4th St., in downtown Waterloo. Topics discussed will include federal and state OSHA regulations, types of inspections and violations, penalties, record keeping, how to tell if you are having a bad inspection and the top OSHA-cited violations. Fee is $35 per business or organization. Contact katie.macdonald@uni.edu, call (319) 236-8123, or visit www.unirbc.org.
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SPEAKER ROY BOURGEOIS: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 PM, Seerley 115. The UNI Inter-American Studies Program presents Father Roy Bourgeois, Vietnam veteran and missionary, who will speak on his fight to close the US Army School of the Americas, which has trained Latin American soldiers responsible for documented human rights abuses.
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CANOEING IOWA STYLE: On Sept. 16, spend the afternoon (1-6 p.m.) paddling "The Mighty" Cedar River. All skill levels invited & all canoeing equipment will be provided. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. Cost $10 (UNI) $15 (Guest). Contact UNI Outdoors 3-7163 for more information.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/329.html
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UNI FOOTBALL ON TV: UNI Football heads to Stephan F. Austin on Thursday, Sept. 18 for a 6:30 p.m. kick-off on Fox Sports Midwest.
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THE PEAK BAGGER, COLORADO: From Sept. 19-21 spend a weekend with UNI Outdoors as they head to Colorado for summit attempts. Both hikes non-technical, but fitness level should be very good. Pre-trip meeting Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. Cost $105 (UNI) $115 (Guest). Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR: Wednesday, Sept. 17, Maucker Union 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registered student organizations will be featured at the 2003 Student Organization Fair. Come find out more about these groups and how you can get involved.
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GOLF AT PHEASANT RIDGE GOLF COURSE: Saturday, Sept. 20, presented by UNI Intramurals. Register Monday, Sept. 8 – Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (limited to 100 entries). Green fees $12 (cash or check); no refunds unless Pheasant Ridge determines course is unplayable. Tee times start at 8:30 a.m.
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EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: University Museum, September 18, 6:30-8 pm; gallery talk at 7:00. Celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, "In the Spotlight: Dressing for the Theatre," with a gallery talk by costume designer Katy Sue Nicklos.
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THE UNI INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR:
Takes place Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central A & B. This annual event is an opportunity for UNI students, faculty and staff to learn about overseas study, internships, volunteer and work options. UNI program providers and campus-based international organizations/groups wishing to exhibit at the fair should contact Linda Wiges at linda.wiges@uni.edu or at 3-7078 for further information.
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/iof2003.asp for details.

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