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Monday, January 26, 2004

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NEWS 

NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS: Taking place Feb. 24-25. If interested in running for student body president, vice-president or becoming a student senator, visit the NISG office (111J Student Services in the Plaza level of Maucker Union) to pick up an election application packet. Questions, contact NISG at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu
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OBSERVATORY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall will begin its public viewings on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Meet outside of Lantz Auditorium (MSH 137) before 8 p.m. for the start of the program. For full details, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html
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UNI STUDENT APPOINTED TO BOARD OF REGENTS: Jenny Rokes, a junior history education major from Dike, has been appointed to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. See the full news release at
http://www.governor.state.ia.us/news/2004/january/january2204_1.html

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LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION: Open to any UNI student. Write on the topic: "Are disagreement and dissent important factors in the ethical leadership of an organization or a country?" Follow the specific criteria, format, and other instructions listed at
http://www.uni.edu/vpress/leadership/essay.htm Deadline is March 8. Winner will be announced at the April 4 Student Leadership Awards, and will receive $100 donated by the Cedar Falls Firefighters' Association.

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ART FOR V-DAY: V-Day UNI 2004 is looking for art work for a silent auction to take place the week of Feb. 16-21. Looking for artists willing to donate pieces that celebrate the beauty of women. Call Jess, 504-1703, or Julie, 222-5652.
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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES: Student representation is needed for various UNI Committees. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/347.html
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MAUCKER UNION GRAND OPENING JAN 26-30: There will be food specials, meet staff and visit the renovated facilities in Maucker Union. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, there will be self-guided tours 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, call 3-2683 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/345.html

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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED: UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Feb. 2.
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PEER ADVISORS NEEDED: Academic Advising Services is accepting applications for the Peer Advisor in Residence position, a student employee trained to work in both AAS and the Department of Residence to provide advising, scheduling, and academic skill-building resources to undergraduate students (12-15 hours per week). A 3.0 GPA is required. Applications, due Jan. 30, are available in 125 Student Services Center or at
http://www.uni.edu/acaadvis/peerap.html

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CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED: Assist international students in their use of English and expand your horizons. Volunteer to participate in the Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) Conversation Partners Program. Visit
http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/
or stop in the CIEP office at Baker 72.

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STUDENT RESOURCES  

GREEK STUDY ABROAD: The deadline for applying for the June 2004 Study Tour of Greece is Jan. 28. To participate, contact Professor Bruess at 273-2752 or bruess@uni.edu as soon as possible. For information about the program, visit
http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/Greece/Greece2004.htm

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WALES STUDY ABROAD: Angela Jones, a representative from the University of Wales, Swansea, will be available on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Baker 59 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to talk with students interested in studying in Wales. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS IOWA CONFERENCE 2004: will be held at UNI in Maucker Union on Feb. 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. This conference is free to all Iowa college attendees. Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/346.html
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DR. SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Application deadline is Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. to the Office of the Vice President for Educational and Student Services, 200 Gilchrist. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html The guidelines and application forms are available at the Redeker Center, Gilchrist 116, Gilchrist 200, Baker 168, Maucker Union, or 20 Seerley Hall. Call 3-2331 with questions.
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MASSAGES: The WRC will be offering massages by a licensed massage therapist on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, Ubill or payroll deduct. Gift certificates are also available. Call the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.
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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT CLINIC: http://www.psych.uni.edu/clinic/ The clinic provides psychological assessment and diagnostic services to the university and surrounding communities. School-age children to adults are served. Phone 273.7941.
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SPRING FITNESS CLASSES NOW ONLINE: Choose from the many classes WRS has to offer, including indoor cycling, kickboxing, circuit weights (at Health Beat), racquetball lessons or water aerobics. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec to register.
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WIN A $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE: Take the Thursdaze survey in your MyUNIverse account and be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Best Buy. The survey only takes 10 minutes to complete and ends Feb. 2.
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IRONMAN TRIATHLON: The WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge, a fitness incentive program, will take place during the spring semester. Three different events will be offered: traditional challenge, non-swimmers, and double challenge. Registration begins Jan. 26.
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EVENTS 

UNI MUSIC EVENTS: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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AUDITIONS FOR "BARBIE UNDONE":
6-8 p.m. on Monday Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27 in LNG 40. Explore Barbie's transformation from a "living doll" into a "living" action figure. All shapes and sizes wanted. Roles available for males and females. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 273-2640.
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UNI CIGAR SMOKING SOCIETY: will hold its first meeting of the semsester on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Tony's Lounge. Enjoy cigars in a friendly atmosphere with fellow students. For more information, contact Mike Hoff at mhoffa@uni.edu
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Jan. 26, 3:15-5 p.m. in CBB 319. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact heston@uni.edu
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UNI PRSSA MEETING: The UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will hold their first meeting of the semester on Jan. 26, 4 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. The UNI PRSSA Student-Run Firm, PRide, will meet prior to the meeting at 3:15 p.m., also in Lang Hall Auditorium. PRSSA gives students the chance to meet professionals, work in the community, attend training sessions and gain pre-professional experience. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/prssa
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EARTH SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR: Jeff Hansen, Hydrologic Technician with the United States Geological Survey in Iowa City, will give a presentation on "The USGS Iowa Sediment Lab: Science for a Changing World" on Monday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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CIRQUE ELOIZE AT THE GBPAC: Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 27 and 28, 7:30 p.m. This European style circus features performers who stage a carnival filled with song, dance, live music, juggling and acrobatic feats. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit
http://www.gbpac.com

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DESIGN PRESENTATION: Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designers Presentation of the upcoming production of Aaron Copland's opera "The Tender Land" on Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join Director Sandra Walden, along with the scenic, lighting, and costume designers, as they discuss their vision for bringing this American opera to life onstage. Admission is free.
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TEST ANXIETY WORKSHOP: Learn to reduce or manage your test anxiety Thursday, Jan. 29, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Counseling Center, SSC 213. Call 3-2676 to register.
http://www.uni.edu/counseling

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MODERN LANGUAGES LECTURE: Thursday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. in CAC 108. Victoria Cherva of Herzen University, St. Petersburg, will present "Russian Orthodox Church Music," accompanied by excerpts from recordings of Russian church music. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Sponsored by Russian and East European Studies and the Department of Modern Languages.
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THURSDAZE, JAN 29 EVENTS: "DUI: A Powerful Lesson," featuring the story of Mark Sterner, 8 p.m.; Drunk Driving Simulator, 5-11 p.m.; "Seabiscuit," 10 p.m.; Free pool, 7-11 p.m. All events are free and located in Maucker Union. For more information, call 3-2683.
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"LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP" SERIES BEGINS: The first session of the 10-part series "Leaders on Leadership" is Thursday, Jan. 29, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 247. Speakers are the president of Hawkeye Community College, and UNI's President Robert Koob. Sessions are free and open to the public. Students may earn one credit. All sessions are on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:45 p.m. To obtain a flyer on the entire series, e-mail yla@uni.edu or call 273-6898.
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UNISTA PERFORMANCE: "Portrait of the Virgin Mary Feeding the Dinosaurs," by Jeff Goode, January 29-31, 8 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre, directed by Jeff Johnson. Tickets are $4 at the door. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information. This play contains nudity and is intended for mature audiences only.
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OFF-HUDSON SERIES: Theatre UNI's Off-Hudson Play Reading, "The Music Lesson" by Tammy Ryan uses the music of Bach and memories of the Bosnian War to tell the story of a conflicted teacher and a rebellious student who help each other heal. Free admission. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Directed by Gretta Berghammer.
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V-DAY VOLUNTEER MEETING: V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Volunteers are needed. Attend the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 9 p.m. in the Maucker Union Elm Room to get involved.
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UNISTA PRESENTS "DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH": by Sherry Kramer on Feb. 4-6, 7 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Directed by Melissa Wallace, tickets are $4 at the door. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information.
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IM 4-ON-4 SATURDAY MORNING VOLLEYBALL: Registration Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4-5, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in WRC 101. Four team leagues available; first come, first served. Play begins Saturday, Feb. 14, WRC South Court ($50 forfeit fee aplicable for this event; valid UNI ID must be presented to officials prior to each contest).
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STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES: Sturgis Youth Theatre is offering creative drama classes for children in preschool through high school this semester, beginning Feb. 5. Enrollment is limited. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

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THEATRICAL MAKEUP WORKSHOP: The Department of Theatre will host a theatrical makeup workshop and presentation featuring guest artist Laura Thudium on Saturday, Feb. 7, 1-5 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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VOLLEYBALL BANQUET: The 2003 volleyball banquet will be held at noon on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Best Western Starlite Village, Waterloo. Cost is $15 per person. Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 26. Contact: Michelle Coulter, 3-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu
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A-Z INSTITUTE N DAY: Children's activity at the University Museum, Feb. 13, 9-noon. See how a story idea gets from the reporter to what we read in the newspaper. Write your own articles, learn interviewing techniques, and gain more journalistic skills. A field trip to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is included. Reading skills necessary. Registration deadline is one week before the program. $15 for members of the Friends of the Museums; $20 for nonmembers.
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