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MyUniverse News

Monday, November 3, 2003


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NEWS 

ATM AT MAUCKER UNION: A new ATM is now available for use at the main entrance of Maucker Union.
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NEW PHONE BOOK AVAILABLE: Off-campus students can pick up a copy between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. at Copy Central, located in the basement of Rod Library. Quantities are limited; off-campus students will be allowed one per person. Contact University Marketing & Public Relations at 3-2761 with questions.
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WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK: Nov. 3-7 is Winter Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. This week is an annual reminder that Iowa’s winter weather season is rapidly approaching. The Department of Public Safety has made a variety of winter weather awareness and travel tips available online at:
http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/safe/wintertravel.html

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OFFICES RELOCATING TO MAUCKER UNION: On Monday, Nov. 17, the Student Activities Office and the Northern Iowa Student Government will move into offices in the new upper level of Maucker Union. The Center for Multicultural Education and the International Services office will move into new offices on Wednesday, Nov. 19, also located in the new upper level of Maucker Union.
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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES: NISG is seeking students to serve on University Committees. There are two openings for the Campus Childcare Advisory Committee, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 23rd Street Market; one opening on the Educational Policies Commission, which usually meets every other Friday at 2; and three openings for the Parking Appeals Committee, which meets every Monday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. If interested, contact Nate Green, NISG Vice President, at nateg@uni.edu or 273-2651 for more information.
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STUDENT COMPUTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The Student Computer Advisory Committee needs students to serve on its committee as voting members. Students on the committee influence policies related to computing on the UNI campus, and make recommendations to the associate vice president for information technology. No computing or IT expertise is necessary. The committee meets on the last Wednesday of each month, at 8 a.m. in Maucker Union. If interested in serving, contact Nate Green, NISG vice president, at nateg@uni.edu or 3-2650.
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PLAN OF STUDY GOES ONLINE: ITS announces the release of a new online planning tool for undergraduate students to help students better plan their overall educational experience and graduate as efficiently as possible. Students can access the program by logging into MyUNIverse and clicking on the "Plan of Study" link in the "My Personal Records" channel. Anyone can view the majors templates at http://www.uni.edu/pos.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

DRAKE LAW SCHOOL ON CAMPUS: An admissions officer from Drake University Law School will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m., in SAB 307. This is a great chance to ask questions about the law school admissions process of the very people who will be making the decisions. All students interested in law school are invited to attend.
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STUDY IN ST. PETERSBURG: Study in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the UNI Institute of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Natural Sciences in June 2004. For more information, attend an informational meeting Monday, Nov. 3, 3-4 p.m., or Tuesday, Nov. 4, noon-1 p.m., in the Purple Pen Room, Maucker Union. For more information, visit http://www.chfa.uni.edu/stpetersburg or e-mail holly.crandall@uni.edu or maria.basom@uni.edu
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HEATING ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IN NEED: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will help qualifying low-income households supplement winter heating bills. Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis beginning Nov. 1. For more information visit http://www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/caa/LIHEAP. This message sponsored by NISG.
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PERSONAL TRAINER: End of semester stress is rapidly approaching. Exercise not only relieves stress, but refreshes your mind as well. If interested in a WRS personal trainer to help with an exercise program, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.
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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS: Dining services customer satisfaction surveys will be available in UNI dining centers, convenience stores, food carts and at Chats in Maucker Union. Your opinion is important and appreciated. Survey distribution dates vary by location beginning this week and continue through Nov. 14.
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UP 'TIL DAWN: Up 'Til Dawn is a campus organization that raises money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. The organization is looking for teams of six, or individuals to help fundraise by writing letters. The fundraising leads up to the final event. Last year's final event was a battle of the bands. Sign up at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/utd or e-mail Val Schmitz at vschmitz@uni.edu
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VOLUNTEERNEWS: VolunteerNEWS, an e-newsletter published by Volunteer UNI, of the UNI Career Center, contains the latest volunteer opportunities in the Cedar Valley. To subscribe, send an e-mail to volunteer@uni.edu with the body containing SUB VolunteerNEWS and your-email-address@uni.edu
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STUDENTS FOR DEAN: If you are interested in getting involved with the Dean for America Campaign, or the UNI Students for Dean organization, contact Raiyan Syed, the Black Hawk County Organizer of Dean for America at 287-6081 or raiyansyed@yahoo.com.
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EVENTS 

UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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THEATRE DESIGN EXHIBITION: "In the Spotlight: A Collage of Theatre UNI Design," a collection of scenic renderings and models, properties, masks, puppets and costumes by Theatre UNI faculty, staff and student designers from various productions, is on display at the Waterloo Center for the Arts through Nov. 13. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/theatre

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ART EXHIBITION: The UNI Gallery of Art will present the 2003 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Nov. 3-24. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, in KAB lobby. The exhibition is a formal presentation of art media in painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography and installation. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
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SATELLITE 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 fourth seminar in the series, "The Young and the Ruthless: Youth Violence and Public Health" with James Alan Fox, will be aired live on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. in the Union Central Ballroom A. Fox is an authority on homicide and appears regularly on national television programs including "Today" and "Oprah." Discussion will be moderated by Clemens Bartollas, professor of criminology. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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AURORA WINTERGUARD: Audition rehearsals will be 9-10:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 and Nov. 6, in the West Gym. Auditions will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, location TBA. For more information, contact Theresa Birch at tsid1219@uni.edu
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MAJORS MEETINGS: Freshmen, undecided students and students changing majors should attend a departmental meeting for their intended major on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. The meeting will identify major courses, give information about the registration process and provide an opportunity to declare a major. Locations of departmental meetings can be found at http://www.uni.edu/acaadvis/decmajor.html
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MAJOR MEETING FOR INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY: An important meeting for freshmen and undeclared students interested in declaring a major in the Department of Industrial Technology will take place Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. in the Industrial Technology Center, Room 7. This meeting will review basic information about the department and majors offered. To learn more, visit http://www.uni.edu/indtech/recruit You can declare your major the day of the meeting. You will be assigned a new academic adviser. Questions, contact Michelle Lee at 3-2562.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: "Higher Education and College Student Migration," by James F. Fryman, geography, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. in Sabin 7. All are welcome.
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PUBLIC LECTURE AND SLIDE SHOW: "St. Petersburg, Russia: Three Centuries on the Banks of the Neva" by Alexander Mazhuga of Herzen University in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. in Seerley 115. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Russian and East European Studies, and International Programs. For more information, contact Maria Basom at maria.basom@uni.edu
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HATS, HELMETS & HEADDRESSES: "H Day" of the UNI Museums' A-Z Institute will be Thursday, Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m. at the University Museum. Learn about haberdashery and see the Museums' marvelous collection of head- wear. Bring a hat (or helmet or headdress) to decorate or show, and brainstorm about the kinds of 'hats' you wear every day. For children grades K-6. Registration fee is $15 for Friends of the Museums members; $20 for nonmembers. Prices include supplies, snacks, certificate and A-Z Institute t-shirt.
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SYMPHONY: Bass-baritone Simon Estes will perform traditional spirituals and Broadway selections as he debuts with The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony this weekend. The 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday concerts at the GBPAC also will feature works by Bolcom and Copland. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.
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TAG SALE: On Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the University of Northern Iowa will hold a tag sale at the East Gym. The sale will be held in the large gymnasium on the second floor. A large variety of older office furniture and classroom furniture, including desks and tablet arm chairs, will be available, as well as some cabinets, bookshelves and athletic mats and equipment. All items are specifically priced for sale. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed by 1 p.m. on Saturday. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the "A" lot south of West 23rd Street, across from the Catholic Student Center. Please call Vince at 273-3527 with questions.
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IM SWIM MEET: Registration Nov. 3-6 in WRC 101, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Swim meet Sunday, Nov. 9 at 8:30 p.m. (Warm-up at 8 p.m. in WRC Pool). Events include 150-yard medley relay, 100-yard free style, 50-yard butterfly, 75 individual medley, and many more.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next faculty senate meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 10, 3:15-5 p.m. in the State College Room, Maucker Union. President Koob will be speaking with the senate. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: On Monday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m., in Latham 125, Kenneth J. De Nault, earth science, will talk about "The Geology and Culture of Easter Island." Everyone is welcome.
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HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host a workshop on "How to Write a Business Plan" on Nov. 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in CBB 323. The workshop is free, but space is limited and advanced registration is required. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.
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SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: The UNI-Student Reading Association is hosting its fall Scholastic Book Fair on Monday-Thursday, Nov. 10-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the SEC rotunda/lobby. A special family event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday night with craft related literacy events for children. Adults must accompany the children. Come and support this student organization as it promotes quality literature and literacy within the UNI community.
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PANEL DISCUSSION -- ISSUES AFFECTING LATINO YOUTH: CSBS will present a panel discussion, "The Changing Face of Iowa: Issues Affecting Latino Youth," Thursday, Nov. 13, in the CEEE, Room 11. Reception at 6:30 p.m. Keynote address by Francisco Villarruel, associate professor of family & child ecology and research associate at the Institute for Children, Youth and Families at Michigan State University, at 7:30 p.m. The panel discussion will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/338.html

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"ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD": Theatre UNI presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award winning comedy, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," a madcap misadventure of Shakespearean proportion. Performances are Nov. 13-15 & 20-23, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $8 for UNI faculty and staff and free to UNI students with ID. Call 273-6381 or online at: http://www.theatreuni.com
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSIGNMENT PRESENTATION: David Landis, assiciate professor of education, is presenting "Students' Ethnographic Writing About Their Communities in Kazakhstan" on Friday, Nov. 14, 1-2 p.m., in SEC 122. This slide presentation and discussion is free and open to the public.
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FOUR BITCHIN' BABES & CHRISTINE LAVIN COMING TO GBPAC: Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Singer, songwriter and comedienne Christine Lavin has been a major force in the contemporary music world for two decades. She joins the Babes for a bitchin’ performance. Call 273-SHOW or visit http://www.gbpac.com for tickets.
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JESSICA BRAVENDER BENEFIT: Saturday, Nov. 15, noon-1 a.m. There will be food, raffles, auctions and live bands playing all day. For more information, contact
beccy.johnson@uni.edu
or visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/337.html

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BACKPACKING THE BIG DITCH: This Thanksgiving, explore the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona for four days and three nights of backpacking with UNI Outdoor Rec. Fitness level should be good. $300 (UNI student) $330 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Nov. 11, 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS DOWNHILL SKIING: Break into the New Year by skiing in Colorado from Jan. 5-10. Six days, five nights lodging, four-day lift tickets. Cost is $450 (UNI) $485 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Contact Wellness and Recreation Services UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more info.
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