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Monday, October 6, 2003


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NEWS 

VOTE FOR NEW PEP BAND NAME: Visit http://www.unipanthers.com and vote on the new name for the UNI Pep Band. Vote as many times as you like Oct. 6-10.
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HOT WATER IN EAST GYM: Attention East Gym Health Beat users: effective Wednesday, Oct. 1, there is hot water for showers.
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NISG SPECIAL ELECTIONS: Interested in being a student senator? NISG is holding a special election to fill senator openings. Application packets can be picked up at the NISG office (103 Student Services in Bartlett Hall) or online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. Applications are due Oct. 14 by 5 p.m. Call 3-2650 or email nisg@uni.edu with questions.
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CCTR CAREER LIBRARY: Although the Career Center (CCTR) has moved to 113A East Gym, the Career Library is still located in the Student Services Center, Room 126 (East Bartlett.) Please check the library's Web page for more information.
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/careerlibrary/index.html

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2002 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the UNI 2002 calendar year crime statistics are on the Web. Archives of past years' reports are available as well. You may request a printed copy by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Educational & Student Services. http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_report/
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PANTHER SHUTTLE:
The Panther Shuttle is now running. Take it to and around campus for added convenience and comfort. For more information and the Panther Shuttle route, visit the NISG Web site at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.
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LOBSTER ALICE:
Tickets are now available for Theatre UNI's first production of the 2003/04 season, "Lobster Alice," a quirky adventurous romantic comedy by Minneapolis playwright Kira Obolensky. Performances are Oct. 9-11 & 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11, 12 & 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free to UNI students with their Panther Pass. Call the Strayer-Wood box office at 3-6381.
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CELLULAR PHONE RECYCLING:
Drop boxes for old cellular phones will be located in WRC 224, ITC 9, CEEE 111 and the DOR Office in Redeker Center now through Oct. 24. The phones are remanufactured for use in domestic violence shelters. For more information contact Michaela Rich, 3-3689, michaela.rich@uni.edu; http://www.rrttc.uni.edu
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:
Free, anonymous screening for depression will be conducted at the UNI Counseling Center on Thursday Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sessions will consist of information about various types of depression, completion of a brief screening questionnaire, and a meeting with a mental health professional. Visit http://www.uni.edu/counseling/special.html for more information.
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: The federal government is the largest employer in the U.S. offering career opportunities for every interest and major. The UNI Career Center is offering an informational meeting on Monday, Oct. 6 at noon and 3 p.m. in the Purple Pen Room, Maucker Union. For more information call Isabela Varela, 3-6857, isabela.varela@uni.edu
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BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host a business plan workshop on Oct. 15 from 3-5:30 in CBB 3. This workshop will provide information on how to write a successful business plan. Advanced registration is required by calling 3-7350 or e-mailing katherine.cota@uni.edu. Space is limited. For more information,
http://www.jpec.org/seltop.htm

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BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: UNI students starting a small business should enter the fourth annual Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition for Iowa college students. The deadline to register is Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in CBB 264. The business start-up must be owned or operated by an Iowa college student. $5,000 is awarded to each of three winners at the state-level. For competition guidelines and more information, visit
http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm

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MEMFIS TIMES NEWSLETTER: Soon every employee at UNI will be a MEMFIS user. Find out what you need to know by reading the most recent issue of the MEMFIS Times newsletter at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/times
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PERSONAL TRAINERS: 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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2003 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN: The University Campus Cedar Valley United Way campaign is underway, Oct. 7 - 31. Take a moment to visit the UNI United Way campaign Web site http://www.uni.edu/dor/UnitedWay/ Or you may access this Web site: http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/uni.htm to read more about how the Cedar Valley United Way is commited to improving lives in your community.
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UNICOSS: The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers meet every Friday this semester from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeehouse (23rd St. Cedar Falls). Feel free to come at any time during this hour to converse with friends in Spanish. íNos veremos! Questions, contact Jennifer Cooley: jennifer.cooley@uni.edu or Sara Quenzer: driftright@hotmail.com
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USHERS NEEDED: Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for "Lobster Alice", performances Oct. 9-11 & 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11, 12 & 19 at 2 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Ushers are needed one hour before curtain and can view the show free. Contact the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381 to sign up.
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JOIN THE PANTHER POSSE: Students, guarantee your spot for the Dec. 9 men's basketball game against Iowa in the Dome by joining the Panther Posse. Must join by Oct. 17. Membership includes a free courtside ticket, t-shirt, membership card, and best seats in the house. For more information, call 3-7044 or go to http://www.unipanthers.com.
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VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER: Volunteer UNI, in the Career Center, publishes VolunteerNEWS, a bi-weekly e-newsletter for students, faculty and staff. Subscribe to this free newsletter to learn about local volunteer opportunities. Send an e-mail to volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS including your-email-address@uni.edu
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FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES: Classes began Sept. 2nd, but many classes are still available. Register in WRC 101, M-F 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Classes include new indoor cycling, combo aerobics, kickboxing, and ballroom dancing. Pick flyers up at the WRC or Maucker Union Office. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
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EVENTS 

FREE ROOTBEER FLOATS: Today from 3-5 p.m. on the corner of 23rd and College Streets, NISG will be giving away free root beer floats for students.
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UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:

Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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BLOOD DRIVE AND SILENT AUCTION: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Donate blood to the American Red Cross. To sign up for a specific time, e-mail mtaylor@uni.edu. Bid on tanning packages, gift certificates, car washes, video rentals, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
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UNI ATHLETICS HOME EVENTS: Football: Saturday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m. vs. Indiana State, UNI-Dome. Volleyball: Saturday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. vs. Bradley, West Gym. Women's Soccer: Friday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m. vs. Indiana State, West Soccer Field. Sunday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m. vs. Evansville, West Soccer Field (senior day).
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ART EXHIBIT: The UNI Gallery of Art will present "Opera," installations and performance art works by Jeffery Byrd, UNI professor of art, and "The House of Bernarda Alba: A Play Without Performers," installations by Julie McLaughlin in the KAB through Friday Oct. 24. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: "Europe in Three Weeks (With an Eye Toward the Geology)" will be presented by Matt Boyce, Geology major, on Oct. 6, 4 p.m. in Latham 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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BLOOD DRIVE: St. Stephens the Witness Catholic Student Center will have a blood drive on Oct. 15 from 2:30-6 p.m. Anyone interested in donating must weigh 110 pounds and be 17 years old. Call to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome but not preferred. Contact Bob Alhers at bahlers@uni.edu if interested.
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8-ON-8 CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Entry forms available at WRC 101 during week of Oct. 6. Team entry due by Oct. 15 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Entry fee $20 (2-game guarantee). Schedule will be posted Friday, Oct. 17 after 9 a.m. WRC IM bulletin board. Tournament play begins Sunday, Oct. 19, IM field.
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FALL SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL: The Department of Modern Languages and Sigma Delta Pi Spanish honor society are hosting a Spanish Film Series every Wednesday in October in CAC 108 starting at 7 p.m. Five films from Oscar-award-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will be screened. Every film will be proceded by a short introduction and discussion. All films will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Questions contact jennifer.cooley@uni.edu
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INTERPRETERS THEATRE:
The UNI Interpreters Theatre and Department of Communication Studies present "Voices for Freedom: The Brazilian Slave Stories." Performances will take place Wednesday - Saturday, Oct. 8-11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, LNG 040.For information contact Karen Mitchell, 3-2640, karen.mitchell@uni.edu
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CREATIVE COSTUMES YOU CAN MAKE: University Museum, Oct. 9, 7-8 p.m. See a variety of creative ideas for quick and innovative costumes for Halloween using inexpensive materials and props you already have at home. Bring one of your own creative designs to share.
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DEDICATION FOR MCCOLLUM ADDITION: Friday, October 10, 11 a.m., located on the lawn south of the addition. President Koob and former Dean McCollum are among those speaking at the ceremony. The addition will be open for self-guided tours afterwards. All are welcome. Questions, contact Jane Larson at 3-6144.
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STEVEN WRIGHT COMING TO THE GBPAC: Steven Wright - the monotone man - has perfected the deadpan delivery. His stoic manner, wry wordplay jokes and absolute straight-faced style makes him one of today's hottest acts to catch - if you can find him when he momentarily lapses into reality. Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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EARTH SCIENCE ACTIVITY FAIR: "A UNI Earth Science Department Activity Fair" 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 outside Latham Hall West Entrance (rain site inside Latham Hall lobby). Everyone is invited to this free event. A number of activities for children and adults will be available. For more information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/index.html
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FALL FEST: Students in Free Enterprise and Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization are sponsoring FALL FEST to be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at the GBPAC from 4-8 p.m. Seven bands will battle for $600 in prizes. Door prizes, food and much more for concert attendees. Local and regional media will be judging the competition. Bands include rap, R & B and rock. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Call 3-SHOW. For more information on this event, e-mail Ben Kuhl at kuhlb99@uni.edu.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next University Faculty Senate Meeting will take place Oct. 13 from 3:15-5 in the State College Room, Maucker Union. To receive a copy of the agenda, or a copy of the Senate minutes from Sept. 8 or Sept. 22, e-mail Senate Chair Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu. Senate meetings are open to everyone.
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HEALTH CARE SERIES: "Dimensions and Directions of Health: Choices in the Maze" is being co-sponsored by the University Honors Program and the Departments of Biology and Philosophy & Religion. The series features experts in the field of health and healthcare policy. The second seminar in the series, "The Ethical Frontiers of Biomedicine" with Dr. Vicki Lachman will be aired live on Tues., Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Union Central Ballroom A. Discussion will be moderated by Steve O'Kane, Department of Biology. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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PUBLIC DEBATE ON IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION: Oct. 14, 7 p.m. in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall, presented by the UNI Speech & Debate Team. Oxford educated members of the British national debate team and members of the UNI debate team will discuss whether the U.S. and Great Britain should hand over civilian and military decision-making and control in Iraq to a multilateral force from the EU. For more information, contact Cate Palczewski, palczewski@uni.edu, 3-2714.
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INTRAMURALS PASS & KICK CONTEST: Tuesday, Oct 14, registration 9-9:15 p.m., and competition 9:15-11 p.m. @ UNI-Dome northeast corner. (No registrations after 10:45 p.m.). Pass, best of 3; Kick, Field goal (men) punt (women). Tennis shoes or rubber molded athletic shoes accepted, NO square toe kicking shoes. Football & tee provided.
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UNI VOLLEYBALL CLUB: Informational meetings will be held Monday, Oct. 13 and Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. in WRC 103. Faculty, staff, and students are invited. If you have questions, contact Deedra Billings at 3-7162.
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DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers Presentation of the upcoming production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead on Monday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join Director Scott Nice, along with the scenic, lighting, and costume designers, as they discuss their vision for bringing this madcap adventure to life onstage. Admission is free.
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RIGOLETTO COMING TO THE GBPAC: Saturday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. The opera tells the story of a court jester, Rigoletto, who with one cruel joke at the expense of an innocent, leads his family and daughter to disgrace and a tragic death. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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NICKELBACK, TRAPT & THREE DAYS GRACE: Live in concert at the UNI-Dome, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Tickets now on sale at the UNI-Dome (NW), GBPAC or Strayer-Wood Theater Box Offices. Call 3-DOME, 3-SHOW or 3-6381; order online at
http://www.tickets.com
Tickets are $21 for UNI students and $26 for general public. All tickets are general admission. UNI students can purchse up to 6 tickets with their UNI I.D. Cash or credit cards only, no personal checks accepted. Call 3-DOME or e-mail unidome@uni.edu with any questions.

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS DOWNHILL SKIING: Break into the New Year by skiing in Colorado from Dec. 5-10. Two packages to choose from. Sign-up deadline Nov. 15 with $100 deposit. Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2, 7 p.m. (Sign up before Sept. 27 and receive $30 discount.) More info: 3-7163 or WRC 174.
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